Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Sanibel Beach Parking Permits are Available Again to Residents

Sanibel Beach Parking Permits are Available Again to ResidentsEveryone knows that Sanibel Island has some of the most amazing beaches in the world. What some people may not realize until they get here is that the parking around the beaches is limited and has an added fee unless you purchase a permit. If you have just purchased a home on Sanibel Island or are considering purchasing a home it is good to know the basics of beach parking permits on the island.

Since the hurricane did a number on beaches, beach access was prohibited for some time and then the beaches slowly opened back up. This put a pause on beach parking permits for public beach parking...

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Vacation Home in a Sanibel Resort Community

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Vacation Home in a Sanibel Resort CommunitySanibel and Captiva islands have long been a premier vacation destination. The two islands see a significant population increase during peak times of the year. This is because there are many vacation properties on these seemingly oasis-like islands just off the southern coast of Florida. Some of the vacation properties on Sanibel and Captiva are within resorts that have hotel-like amenities. If you are considering the purchase of the ideal vacation property on the islands you may have wondered if purchasing a vacation property within a resort is a good idea.

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Are Solar Panels Worth the Investment on Your Sanibel Home?

Are Solar Panels Worth the Investment on Your Sanibel Home?Some Sanibel Island homeowners are always looking for ways to save money on Sanibel homeownership. There are also a good number of homeowners wondering what they might do to add value to their Sanibel Island home and whether certain home improvements might increase their equity or allow them to list their home for a higher price when they one day decide to sell their Sanibel Island home

A home improvement that many Sanibel homeowners wonder about is solar panels. Being in one of the sunniest locations on the globe, Sanibel homeowners feel they could save a good deal of money on energy bills while...

The Perks of a Sanibel Home on a Canal

When considering a home purchase on Sanibel Island a large number of buyers are often looking for a waterfront property. Waterfront properties come in all types on the island not just the Gulf-front dream homes that many people think of when they picture a dream waterfront home on Sanibel. 

One alternative type of waterfront property on Sanibel is the canal-front home. These homes are in some cases just as desirable and sought after for good reason. If you have not experienced the canal-front properties of Sanibel, let us share with you three major perks of a canal-front home.

Convenient Water Access

This one may seem like an obvious reason to purchase a canal-front home when considering waterfront properties on the island. But what some people may not consider is that canal properties often come with the opportunity...

Tips for Purchasing a Sanibel Golf Course Home

Tips for Purchasing a Sanibel Golf Course HomePurchasing a Sanibel Island golf course home is a dream for many homebuyers. Before you go shopping and sign on the dotted line for a purchase it is a good idea to know all you can about golf course living to make sure you will actually love living on the border of the greens. Here are some good things to consider when thinking about buying a Sanibel golf home. 

Grounds Maintenance Happens at All Times Even Early Morning

If there is ever a place that needs consistent landscaping maintenance it is a golf course. A course is only worth playing when it is well-maintained....

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Listed - 848 Birdie View Point - MLS#2230903

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848 Birdie View Point

BEACHVIEW GETAWAY

One of the few larger homes in Beachview, on one of Sanibel's most beautiful streets! Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 offices (den), 2 laundry rooms, phenomenal garage, custom built Wolter home with expansive Golf course views. Impact doors & windows, new garage doors, new plantation shutters and a new metal roof. New A/C's (3 of 4), stainless steel hot water heaters, partial house generator, Turkish marble & wood floors. Wonderful floor plan, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, formal dining with wet bar and wine cooler,...

New Listing - Sanibel Real Estate - 488 Lighthouse Way - MLS#2230891

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488 lighthouse way

BEAUTIFUL DIRECT BAY-FRONT HOME

A rare opportunity to own a Bayfront home on one of Sanibel’s most prestigious private streets. Stunning beach home with panoramic water views. Meticulously built & maintained: metal roof (2020), new Hardi board siding, new impact windows & doors. New kitchen w/quartz tops, Grohe faucet, Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove appliances. Renovated master bath w/new cabinet, sinks, Grohe fixtures & quartz top. All new HVAC units, new central vac unit, new fans, LED light fixtures. New paint inside & out. The view is like no other as you’ll...

Sound Waves Music Festival is Coming to Captiva in December

If you have just moved to Sanibel or are considering a move to Sanibel you are probably searching to learn more about what it is like to live in the area. One of the ways to learn this is by discovering what there is to do on the islands including community events. Sanibel and Captiva Islands host many great community events. One great event coming up is the Sound and Waves Music Festival. 

Sound and Waves Music Festival on Captiva Island

On Saturday, December 2 at 5 pm FISH is hosting a fundraiser concert event at the Tween Waters Resort. The entire day will be full of activities starting with a 5k and 10k race earlier in the day. The concert will round out the day featuring a...

What Does Sanibel Have in Common With the Grand Canyon?

Sanibel Island is one of the most amazing places in Florida, the country, and maybe even the world. Sanibel quickly became many people's favorite place for several different reasons. This might be why it makes several best-of lists. The most recent list that Sanibel has made is a bit different. Sanibel has been placed on Amazon's "Unique Places in the World" list for deliveries. What Does Sanibel Have in Common With the Grand Canyon?

What is the Amazon "Unique Places in the World" List?

 Amazon compiles a list of the places in the world that come with a bit of difficulty and less than ordinary tactics to get a package delivered. Sanibel has made...

Can Retired Sanibel Homebuyers Qualify for a 30-Year Mortgage?

Just because you are retired does not mean that you are not considering a move. WhetherCan Retired Sanibel Homebuyers Qualify for a 30-Year Mortgage? you are moving to Sanibel because it is a dream retirement destination or you are looking to find a Sanibel home that works better for you. Some homebuyers in their golden years wonder if they are still able to qualify for a 30-year mortgage loan when their age is above 60.

The answer is a resounding yes. Because whether you are 32 or 72 a lender is looking at important numbers but not your age to help you qualify for a home purchase. These important numbers include your credit score, your income, and other items like your assets and debts. It can be a bit more complicated to lock in a 30-year mortgage in retirement...