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Sanibel Real Estate - New Listing - 815 Birdie View Point - MLS#2230477

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815 Birdie View Point


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, 8' doors,...

Sanibel Island is a Great Place to Raise Kids

Sanibel Island is a Great Place to Raise KidsIf you have ever been to Sanibel Island and instantly thought about moving here full time you are not alone. There are countless people that fall in love with Sanibel as soon as they get here. But if you have children at home, you may be wondering if living the dream island lifestyle is a good decision when you are still raising your family. 

Here Are Many Reasons Raising Kids on Sanibel Island is a Great Idea

Sanibel Island is consistently ranked among the safest locations to live in southern Florida. Sanibel has a low crime rate and a low history of serious criminal activity.

It is easy to get the kids outside and off of technology. There is a lot to enjoy outdoors on the island. In addition...

Captiva Real Estate - Price Improvement - 11401 Old Lodge Lane - MLS#2230448

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11401 Old Lodge Lane

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Spectacular, direct Bay-front "Yellow Bird" property is a rare find on Captiva Island. This house has breathtaking panoramic views of Pine Island Sound & Bay, heated pool, dock w/25k lb. lift built...

Florida Lawmakers are Attempting to Help the Struggling Home Insurance Market

Florida Lawmakers are Attempting to Help the Struggling Home Insurance MarketIf you have read any of the news headlines regarding home insurance lately you may have found a couple about how the homeowners insurance market in Florida is struggling. Here is the latest information about the homeowner's insurance market in Florida that Sanibel and Captiva homeowners and buyers may find helpful and important.

The current state of Florida's homeowner's insurance market

Florida has always had a complex set of coverage needs making it a more difficult location in the country to provide homeowners insurance. For this reason,...

Tips for Selling a Vacation Property on Sanibel Island

Tips for Selling a Vacation Property on Sanibel IslandThere are many beautiful properties on Sanibel Island and it is no surprise that there are many great vacation properties located here. If you are selling a vacation home property it is a bit different from selling a primary home on Sanibel. From marketing to tax responsibilities it is good to know all the information about selling a Sanibel vacation property.

Good information to know about selling Sanibel vacation properties

Tax responsibilities of selling a vacation property

When selling a second home or a vacation income property it is important to know the ...

Removing Tough Stains from Your Sanibel Home's Deck

Removing Tough Stains from Your Sanibel Home's DeckOne of the most desirable attributes of Sanibel Island homes is the outdoor space. Often when potential home buyers are looking for Sanibel homes they want great opportunities to enjoy one of the most beautiful natural locations in the privacy of their own home. What could be more dreamy than buying a dream island home with an amazing outdoor area?

A highly desirable component of outdoor space in a Sanibel home is a deck that enables the homeowner to create an outdoor living space that provides a comfortable place for them to sit and relax in their gorgeous outdoor setting. If you are planning on selling your Sanibel Island home getting the outdoor...

Captiva Real Estate - New Listing - 11511 Laika Lane - MLS#2230482

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11511 Laika Lane

Near Beach Captiva Cottage

Charming, near beach, Captiva cottage situated on a quiet and private lane in Captiva's "Village. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath, split floor plan home offers vaulted ceiling in living/dining room, remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and sliders that open to a screen enclosed porch. Newer front staircase with composite stairs and an outdoor elevator. Impact windows and manual shutters for all sliders. Wood deck on side of house in the shade, perfect spot to hang out...

What Part of Sanibel Island is the Best to Buy a Home?

What Part of Sanibel Island is the Best to Buy a Home?All of Sanibel Island is a dream destination. It is a highly popular island to purchase both primary homes and secondary vacation homes. While the island is a relatively small island (as compared to others) on the southwest barrier of Florida, it does have distinct neighborhoods and communities, the main three geographical areas are the East End, the West End, and Mid-Island.

With Sanibel having no bad areas, how can you decide what is the best area to buy a home on the island? Here is a look into the three main areas of the island that can help you decide which might be your personal favorite for purchasing a Sanibel Island home.


Maintaining the Paint and Other Exterior Finishes of a Beach Home

Maintaining the Paint and Other Exterior Finishes of a Beach HomeBeing able to enjoy the sunshine, unmatched water views, and cool ocean breezes is what some people dream about their whole life. For Sanibel and Captiva Island homeowners it is an everyday reality. But the sun and salt air can also take a tougher toll on the exterior of a home. A home located on or near the ocean is going to require more exterior maintenance. 

How coastal weather can damage the exterior of a beach home?

The salty air can do some damage to exterior home paint but the biggest contributing factor in damage to the exterior of a beach home is the sun. If you have a home on Sanibel or Captiva...

Which is a Better Vacation Home Purchase: a House or a Condo?

Which is a Better Vacation Home Purchase: a House or a Condo?Sanibel and Captiva Islands have long been popular Florida destinations and as such, there is a good number of property owners that have secondary vacation homes on the islands. Many people return to the islands several times a year to retreat from the hustle and bustle of busier locations. These islands are a dream destination for many and it is not surprising to see why they are a popular location to purchase a second home.

If you are considering the purchase of a vacation home on Sanibel or Captiva Island you might be wondering if it would be best to look at a low-maintenance condo property or choose the peaceful seclusion of a single-family...