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Home Inspection is Important When Buying a Sanibel Home Post Hurricane

Home Inspection is Important When Buying a Sanibel Home Post HurricaneAs March comes to an end and April is quickly upon us, we thought we would take a minute to mention that April is Home Inspection Month. With this coming up we would like to highlight the importance of conducting a home inspection when you purchase a Sanibel Island home. We are just over 2 and a half years post-hurricane, and it is worth mentioning that all Sanibel and Captiva Island homes have recently withstood Hurricane Ian. For this reason, making sure you hire the right inspector is even more important when purchasing a Sanibel or Captiva home. 

The Importance of Home Inspection on ANY Home

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Turtle Nesting Season is Around the Corner in Sanibel and Captiva

Turtle Nesting Season is Around the Corner in Sanibel and CaptivaIf you are considering purchasing a Sanibel Island home along the Gulf shore, or have just purchased a home on the Gulf shore, it is good to know Sanibel's sea turtle nesting season. There are required ordinances for property owners on the beach during sea turtle nesting season. Sanibel has always been a safe and ideal place for local turtles to nest on the beaches and Sanibel takes pride in its role in helping to preserve and hopefully increase the sea turtle population. Sea turtles are endangered creatures and Sanibel hopes to do their part in helping this species remain on the planet.

When is sea turtle nesting season?

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Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 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, 10 ft. ceilings, elevator and a "Coral" gas fireplace. Spacious outdoor area...

Sanibel Real Estate - Price Improvement - 6090 Dinkins Lake Road - MLS#2240101

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6090 dinkins lake

PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS

Beautiful open water views of Dinkins Lake from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, situated on a 1.7 acre lot. Newly remodeled heated pool (2023) with spa and large surrounding paver deck with outside shower. New metal roof (2023), new gutters and fascia (2023), new Hardi board siding on 2nd story (2023). Travertine and engineered hardwood floors throughout. Great room with 10ft ceilings and sliders that open to a spacious screened lanai. Eat-in kitchen needs drywall, new cabinets and counters, but offers a kitchen island with granite top...

The Best Paddleboarding and Kayaking Spots in and Around Sanibel

The Best Paddleboarding and Kayaking Spots in and Around SanibelSouthwest Florida offers ideal weather to enjoy water sports all year long. For this reason, kayaking and paddleboarding are some of the most popular outdoor activities in Sanibel. If you are a beginner or just prefer a calmer paddleboard or kaya experience there are many great spots to enjoy. If you are more experienced or prefer a little more of a challenge, there are excellent spots for you as well. 

The Wildlife Refuge

The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is the largest protected natural area on the island. It is an amazing place for several different outdoor recreational...

What is the Best Siding for a Sanibel Island Home?

What is the Best Siding for a Sanibel Island Home? When buying a Southwest Florida home or remodeling one, you want to ensure the home is built with quality materials to withstand the elements. You don't want to spend money on something that is not structurally sound which will lead to spending more money to fix it sooner than anticipated. For this reason, many people ask what a good siding material for homes in southwest Florida is. This is especially true on Sanibel Island where homes are close to the salt water and exposed to weather that can take a toll on a home. As a large percentage of homes have been rebuilt on the island recently, what a home is constructed with and how a home is constructed, is a...

The Latest on Sanibel Re-building and Recovery

The Latest on Sanibel Re-building and RecoverySanibel Island was hit very hard by Hurricane Ian in September 2022. Since then Sanibel has been resilient in its recovery efforts but some areas that were hit the hardest are still being worked on. Some local businesses still have yet to open up as they saw total destruction of their buildings. Some of the beaches are still in recovery as well as iconic landmarks of the island that were historical and need careful attention.

Every once in a while we like to give an update on what is happening with Sanibel Island as it is an often-asked question for many people. We believe it is good to help inform both year-round and part-time residents of Sanibel as to what is going on around the island and what businesses are coming back. It...

Sanibel Real Estate - New Listing - 838/840 Rabbit Road - MLS#2240263

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838-840 rabbit rd

NEAR BEACH DUPLEX

Beautifully remodeled, near beach duplex with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on each side with adjoining deck and a shared screened lanai overlooking the Sanibel River. Freshly painted inside and out, new driveway, new roof, new hot water heaters, new impact front doors, new exterior stairs and deck surrounded by new lushly landscaped yard with Mosquito Nix system, irrigation system and a new driveway. Each side offers new tile plank floors, new kitchen cabinetry, new stainless-steel appliances, new quartz counters and fixtures. New washer & dryer. New fans throughout....

Sanibel Made Two Reader's Digest Lists Last Month

Sanibel Made Two Reader's Digest Lists Last MonthIn our opinion, Sanibel Island is the best location in Florida and the entire planet. OK, I may be a little bit biased because I live here but it really is a special place. This is why it constantly makes best-of lists in several different categories for several different reasons. Many of them have to do with the weather and the beaches but who can disagree with Sanibel having a paradise-like atmosphere that makes you never want to leave? This is why so many people quickly fall in love with Sanibel and either choose to live here or purchase a vacation home to make it their favorite place that they can always come back to. Recently Sanibel Island made two best-of lists published by the ...

Sanibel Real Estate - Price Improvement - 815 Birdie View Point - MLS#2231073

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815 Birdie View Point

BEACHVIEW NEAR BEACH HOME

Fantastic location in Beachview with panoramic views overlooking the lake & golf course. Home offers 3 BDs, one primary suite, one guest ensuite & one guest bedroom, all with LVP flooring. The wonderful split floor plan allows for maximum privacy for you & your guests. The primary suite has 2 custom walk-in closets, seamless shower & whirlpool tub. Gourmet kitchen, granite counters, premium appliances, eat-in kitchen w/large bay window dining area & breakfast bar with expansive views. Quality construction, metal I-beams, poured concrete,...