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Gulf Access Market Listings

Gulf Access Market Listings

Here is an update of Gulf Access Homes on the market today. There are many options! For those looking for a project house, there are certainly options. Some have no storm damage, some have damage and are remediated (ready for rehab), and some are most likely tear...

What Are Canal Speed Limits?

What Are Canal Speed Limits?

What’s the Speed Limit in Canals? Put simply, most people describe it as the slowest speed possible while maintaining control of the vessel. There is no universal figure that applies, for good reason. Here’s the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission definition: “Slow...

Gulf Access Cape Coral Market Update

Gulf Access Cape Coral Market Update

Here's a look at the current Gulf Access and Sailboat Access market in Cape Coral, FL. We view the SWFL market moving in a positive direction. Inventory has been ticking up and prices leveling out, providing more options for buyers. While prices are leveling out,...

Real Estate Market Stats vs. Comps: What’s the Difference?

Real Estate Market Stats vs. Comps: What’s the Difference?

Southwest Florida Real Estate StatsHow do comps compare to market statistics, and more importantly, when should you look to one over another?• COMPS: This stat helps consumers who have already decided to buy something evaluate the different options on the market;...

Southwest FL Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

Southwest FL Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

Island Hopper Songwriter FestIsland Hopper Songwriter Fest is a 10-day music festival in Southwest Florida featuring performances by the greatest singer-songwriters from areas such as Nashville and also nationwide.The festival is broken up into three locations with...

Sanibel and Captiva Voted Best Islands

Sanibel and Captiva Voted Best Islands

Captiva and Sanibel Top Picks Southwest Florida’s Sanibel and Captiva Islands voted as being in the top 15 islands in the United States by Travel+Leisure readers. Captiva is #12 and Sanibel is #13. “Located on the Gulf Coast, this island is known for its low-key vibe...

Fort Myers Boat Show 2022

Fort Myers Boat Show 2022

Fort Myers Boat ShowThe 50th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show once again takes over the historic downtown riverfront, November 10-13, 2022. This is the largest display of boats, boating products, and services on Florida’s west coast, featuring over 600 boats on land and in...

Real Estate Market Stats for Cape Coral FL

Real Estate Market Stats for Cape Coral FL

Months Supply of Single Family Homes in Cape Coral Florida   Days on Market for Single Family Homes in Cape Coral Florida Median Sales Price of Cape Coral Single Family Homes Price per Square Foot for Single Family Homes in Cape Coral Florida Percent of Closed...

Southwest Florida Real Estate Purchase Process Overview

Southwest Florida Real Estate Purchase Process Overview

OverviewThe purchase process is most often very straight forward and this is a summary of the key elements. The timeframe from the day of the offer to the day of closing is 21-45 days but can be quicker or longer depending on your and the sellers' circumstances.Many...

Cape Coral – Fort Myers Waterfront Tours and Taxis

Cape Coral – Fort Myers Waterfront Tours and Taxis

Canal Cruises and Water TaxisDon't Have a Boat? No Worries!Here is a sampling of captains offering waterfront tours and transportation. Afterall, to really immerse yourself in Southwest Florida, you need see it from the water! Most of the tour operators offer a...

Don’t Pay Scammers for a Copy of Your Deed

Don’t Pay Scammers for a Copy of Your Deed

Letters are popping up in mailboxes of new homebuyers from a company charging $89 to send a copy of their property deed. This is a scam. There is no cost to view and print/save a copy of your deed online and it’s only just a few dollars to request a certified hardcopy...

Hometown Heroes Program in Florida

Hometown Heroes Program in Florida

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced the June 1 launch of the Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program to help Floridians in over 50 critical professions purchase their first home. The Hometown Heroes Housing Program will be available to Floridians...

Cape Coral New Construction Market Updates

Cape Coral New Construction Market Updates

Many people are building new Cape Coral homes in order to get the latest in construction quality and building codes, design features, interior upgrades, and home technology.

Lee County Property Fraud Alerts

Lee County Property Fraud Alerts

Lee County Clerk of Court offers property owners a free service to alert themselves of potential property fraud.  According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes. Scammers file fraudulent deeds, making it appear as...

Burrowing Owl Nesting Season – Can you Build?

Burrowing Owl Nesting Season – Can you Build?

It is a myth that you can’t build on a lot with burrowing owls. Burrowing Owl nesting season started February 15th and continues to July 10th. The “buffering” protection zone around the burrows goes from 10 feet to 33 feet.Builders need to extend the buffer to the...

Getting Ready to Sell? Here are a Few Quick Tips

Getting Ready to Sell? Here are a Few Quick Tips

Whether it's a quick fix or a weekend project, here are nine things to tackle before selling:Wash windows and glass doorsGive the entire home a deep clean, inside and out. Declutter, declutter!Hide or store pet toys; make sure pet beds and crates are cleanIt's always...

Yacht Club Cape Coral Updates

Yacht Club Cape Coral Updates

The Cape Coral Yacht Club is a popular area for boaters. Most Yacht Club homes for sale are direct access, also referred to as Sailboat Access homes (no fixed bridges). There are yet some vintage bungalow style homes in the Yacht Club for sale, along with luxury...

New Direct Flights to Michigan and North Carolina

New Direct Flights to Michigan and North Carolina

Hey Michigan and North Carolina!RSW has announced that Avelo Airlines will inaugurate nonstop service between Fort Myers and Kalamazoo (AZO) and Lansing, Michigan (LAN) and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (RDU) this November. This will be the first time RSW will have...

MLS Portal Video Tour

MLS Portal Video Tour

As a first step in working with you to find your dream home, we set up a private listing portal with hand-picked listings for you to browse using your criteria and wish list as a guideline. In the portal, we will have an online dialogue of properties,...

What Does Turnkey Mean?

What Does Turnkey Mean?

What Does Turnkey Furnished Mean for a Home Being Offered For Sale?When a home is being offered turnkey, it means that everything is included in the sale (everything “conveys”). And by everything, it typically means everything down to the silverware and a corkscrew....

Southwest Florida Waterways

Southwest Florida Waterways

Lee County Waterways ToolDid you know there is a Southwest Florida Waterways tool? While it's not meant to be a navigational aid for boaters, it is a good overview of some of the basics such as marinas, boat ramps, reefs, and shipwrecks. For example, the waterway...

Forbes: Downtown Fort Myers is a Perfect Weekend Getaway

Forbes: Downtown Fort Myers is a Perfect Weekend Getaway

Forbes Magazine: Downtown Fort Myers, FL Recently, Forbes posted this excellent piece on downtown Fort Myers. "A historic community once frequented by Thomas Edison, Fort Myers is the ideal destination for a relaxing weekend getaway. While nearby Sanibel and Fort...

Just Listed Cape Coral Gulf Access Homes

Just Listed Cape Coral Gulf Access Homes

Cape Coral Gulf Access Homes - New to the MarketCurious about the Gulf Access housing market in Cape Coral? We did some work for you and assembled a snapshot of waterfront homes in Cape Coral that came on the market in the last 14 days. Home to many boat enthusiasts,...

Rehabilitation Hospital Coming to Cape Coral

Encompass Health Rehabilitation, a national health care firm, has acquired a 7.31-acre site in Cape Coral for $4.08 million. Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health plans to build a freestanding, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the site, to be named...

Yacht Club Upgrade Plans Move Forward

Yacht Club Upgrade Plans Move Forward

Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park to Get Major Upgrade Plans for a $36.5 million upgrade to the Yacht Club park moved forward Monday when Cape Coral City Council approved a modified concept plan and agreed to hire a consulting firm to finalize the proposal. Yacht...

Boating Destinations in Southwest Florida

Boating Destinations in Southwest Florida

Discover Boating Options in Southwest Florida One of the reasons Southwest Florida is so popular for boaters is that there are endless destinations for day cruising, anchoring, or overnights at marinas. And of course, the aqua blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the...

Pet Friendly Beaches in Southwest Florida

Pet Friendly Beaches in Southwest Florida

The Southwest Florida tourism bureau makes it easy to find pet friendly beaches, restaurants, and more. Bringing a dog to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is easier than ever."Nothing makes a dog happier than a day by the sand, so we’ve made finding...

Gulf Star Marina – Fort Myers Beach

Gulf Star Marina – Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach Has a New MarinaBilled as "The World’s First SMART Marina"From their web site:Gulf Star Marina is the world’s first marina to use ASAR technology. ASAR is a revolutionary automated storage and retrieval system. This advanced technology – with...

Realtor.com: It’s Easy to Buy a Home in Cape Coral, Florida

Realtor.com: It’s Easy to Buy a Home in Cape Coral, Florida

In 2020, Cape Coral Florida is Realtor.com's #1 Pick Reasonably priced Cape Coral, a city with about 400 miles of canals on Florida's southwestern coast making it popular with vacation home buyers and seniors, snagged the top spot. The metro's median home list price...

Virtual Shopping for Real Estate – How We Work With You Remotely

Virtual Shopping for Real Estate – How We Work With You Remotely

While times are a bit crazy right now, people still have dreams and goals that involve real estate, and so we want our subscribers to know we are open for business. Properties are selling quickly!  It's the open spaces, the fresh air, and the sunshine that are so...

January 2020 Real Estate Market Statistics for Lee County Florida

January 2020 Real Estate Market Statistics for Lee County Florida

Closed Sales Up Double Digits Again for January for Cape Coral and Fort Myers Lee County’s housing market saw a double digit increase in both Single Family and Townhouse and Condos for closed salescompared to January 2019, according to the latest statistics just...

Southwest Florida offers many “boatels” – Tie Up and Check In

Southwest Florida offers many “boatels” – Tie Up and Check In

Tie-Up and Check in at These Boatels in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and the Beaches Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Edition, recently published a detailed list of area hotels and motels on the Gulf that have docking for their guests who arrive by boat. The article provides...

Cruising the Southwest Florida Coast

Cruising the Southwest Florida Coast

Great Article in Boat US Magazine Cruising Southwest Florida Coast Pine Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Cayo Costa, Useppa... Southwest Florida Yacht Charters, based in Cape Coral Florida at Tarpon Point Marina, organized the trip for the writers.Here are some excerpts:...

Cape Coral Tarpon Hunters Club Largest in World

Cape Coral Tarpon Hunters Club Largest in World

Did you know that Fort Myers may owe its existence as a winter resort to a tarpon fisherman? In March 1885, a New Yorker, fishing off Punta Rassa, landed a nearly 6-foot tarpon with a rod and reel. The prevailing opinion of the day was that tarpon could not be caught...

Cape Harbour Villas Coming Soon – New Construction at the Marina

Cape Harbour Villas Coming Soon – New Construction at the Marina

A new waterfront development at Cape Harbour is expected to raise the bar regarding high-end living with a boating lifestyle, and people in the community are already interested.Marina Villas at Cape Harbour is a boutique luxury development inside one of Cape Coral's...