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Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 857 Birdie View Point - MLS#2210947

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857 Birdie View Point


Beautiful, near beach home located in Beachview Estates overlooking the golf course and lake.Great split floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Foyer with marble floors bring you to the vaulted ceiling great room with hardwood floors and gas fireplace. Formal Dining room has built-in cabinets with bar area and sliders that open to the spacious screened lanai with expansive views. Custom kitchen with granite counters, gas cook top and breakfast nook. Large primary suite with sitting area, tray ceiling and custom carpet. Primary bathroom offers a walk-in shower,...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 697 Birdie View Point - MLS#2210914

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697 Birdie View Point


Completely remodeled, near beach 3 bedroom, 2 bath, heated pool home situated in Beachview Estates overlooking the golf course. Wonderful split floor plan offering a formal living room, dining room and family room with a wet bar, wine cooler and vaulted beamed ceiling. New roof, resurfaced pool, new impact windows and doors including the garage door. New kitchen with granite counters, tray ceiling and stainless-steel appliances. New plank tile floors and a beautiful granite double sink vanity in guest bathroom. Primary...

Bring Your Bike to Sanibel Island

Bring Your Bike to Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is most famously known for its amazing white sugar sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico in southwestern Florida. What some people do not realize is that Sanibel Island has a great series of bike trails that stretch 25 miles from end to end and all throughout.

While traversing Sanibel Island on a bike, you may think there is no place better. Some would say there truly is not and that biking throughout the island is one of the best Florida hidden gems. There are bike trails next to almost every road on the island. These trails give access to great beaches that cars cannot access as...

Captiva Real Estate - Just Sold - 5 Sunset Captiva Lane - MLS#2210518

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5 Sunset Captiva Lane


Situated in the sought-after Sunset Captiva community offering docks w/direct access, deeded beach access, sparkling pool and tennis/pickle ball courts.  This completely remodeled, direct Gulf-Front beach house has expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with den home offers exquisite appointments throughout. Open floor plan, tongue & groove ceilings, bead board, gourmet kitchen, great room w/fireplace, water filtration system, Hunter Douglas window treatments, Audio system, hurricane windows/doors and...

6 Great Reasons to Consider Beachfront Condos

6 Great Reasons to Consider Beachfront Condos

There are so many amazing properties on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. How do you choose between purchasing a beach home or a beach condo?

If you have dreamt about living in a beachfront single-family home, the idea of a condo might feel like it is not worth the time to consider. There are many benefits of choosing a beachfront condo property on the islands. It could be worth expanding the possibility of your home search to include condos as well.

Some Benefits of Beachfront Condo Living on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

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The Best Kind of Windows to Increase Your Home's Value

The Best Kind of Windows to Increase Your Home's Value

They say kitchens and baths sell homes. But when was the last time you thought about your windows and how old they’re getting? 

There are lots of factors, including where you live and whether you go for a midrange or upscale variety, that impact how much windows cost and what you’ll recoup from your spending. However, this is what the straight-up data says.

The average cost to replace all of the windows of a house is $12,000. A single-window replacement cost can fall anywhere between $200 and $1,800. That doesn’t account for custom or nonstandard-size windows, which can inflate the bill closer to $20,000. The average national cost of window installation is $5,421.


Captiva Real Estate - Just Listed - 16813 Captiva Drive - MLS#2220124

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16813 Captiva Drive


This beautiful, Roosevelt Channel, Olde Florida home is the perfect island get-a-way! Close to Captiva's sugar sand, shell strewn beaches & offering direct water access w/a rare boathouse, 20,000lb. boat lift & jet ski lift on a natural shoreline including a great kayak/SUP launch area. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath, pool home has Travertine floors throughout main living level and hardwood floors in the private, 2nd floor primary suite. The primary suite has vaulted/beamed ceiling & a private sunning deck w/water views. Primary...

Southwest Florida Has One of the Hottest Markets in America

All across the nation real estate has been booming for the last couple of years and it is only increasing. One of the hottest markets in the entire country right now is Southwest Florida. Numbers from November 2021 showed that Southwest Florida has about 0.3 months of inventory across Callier, Lee, and Charlotte Counties. This number is down 80% of where it should be to see a balanced market.Southwest Florida Has One of the Hottest Markets in America

Much of this is due to strong buyer demand and high competition from institutional investors and a slowing number of new homes being built. There are also a few homeowners waiting a little bit longer to list...

Why You Should Care About Your Crawl Space

Of all the areas of a home that shouldn’t be neglected, the foundation is the most overlooked, with the phrase, “out of sight, out of mind” easily explaining why. Most homes are built on foundations of a concrete slab, a basement or a crawl space. There’s not much to do for a concrete slab except check for cracks; and a basement usually has room to move around and check for issues like flooding or structural damage. But unless there’s a compelling reason to investigate (or you enjoy caving), for most homeowners, venturing into a small, dark crawl space just isn’t happening.Why You Should Care About Your Crawl Space

The air you breathe

One of the most important reasons why you should care about your crawl space is the potential for unhealthy...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 2475 W. Gulf Drive #106 - MLS#2210917

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Tarpon Beach 106


Enjoy unobstructed Gulf views from this 2-bedroom and 2 bath, 2nd floor condo in the sought-after Tarpon Beach complex on Sanibel Island. Spacious, light & bright condo with living/dining combination, tile floors throughout, screen enclosed lanai, in unit washer & dryer, fully equipped kitchen and fully furnished with a few personal exceptions. Large primary suite with sliding glass doors that open to the lanai. This condo has 2 storage units, one on 2nd floor and another on the ground level. Amenities include sparkling community pool, private...