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Fidorocks, Home Buyer in Sanibel, FL
Fidorocks answered:
Are the Spanish Cay units at 1610 Middle Gulf not selling because they are overpriced and do not accept dogs?
Spanish Cay is not worth the money. The building is old built in the 70s with too many rules and taxes and fees and the owners are not very friendly. It was really noisy when I stayed t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2016 Home Buying in Sanibel
Fidorocks, Home Buyer in Sanibel, FL
Fidorocks answered:
Any dogfriendly condos on Middle Gulf ?
Sanibel is not very dogfriendly. Even Periwinkle Park is anti-dog (but not cats even with the fact that some people are allergic.)

It is really infuriating. Times are changing, and m ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2016 Home Buying in Sanibel
Eric Pfeifer, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Eric Pfeifer answered:
I'm considering buying a lot and having a home built on Sanibel. Can you tell me the average cost per sqft that I should expect from a builder?
I've built two different homes on Sanibel with two different builders over the years and their cost per square foot varied greatly due to nature of the homes. One was a "Spec" home in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2015 Home Buying in 33957
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
What does a "partially elevated" house mean??? Is that STABLE? Are there structural problems?
On April 1, 2015, changes to the National Flood Insurance Program as required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 became effective. This includes rate increases ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Sanibel
andre arensm…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
andre arensman answered:
What's a good estimate of maintenance costs on a 2br rental condo?
Hello,
I think you already have a good grasp of the carrying cost of a rental condo. Property taxes and condo fees are the 2 biggest expenses, depending on whether the purchase will be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Sanibel
Monika Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Monika Wilson answered:
alerts about sanibel fl
if you are working with a Real Estate Agent, you can ask him/her to set up a listing alert for you for Sanibel Island only thru the MLS (Matrix) system. We can narrow that down pretty e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in 33957
Matt Wilhide, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Matt Wilhide answered:
5745 pine tree, Sanibel,fl
Unfortunately, that home is no longer on the market. The only home in that neighborhood that is presently on the market is 5753 Pine Tree Dr. and it is being offered at a list price of ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Buying in 33957
Steve (888)…, Other/Just Looking in 33496
Steve (888) 662-4404 answered:
Is there a mortgage company that lends in Florida for a person coming out of a short sale only a year ago, has 685 credit, & 25% down?
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 13, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
onlychildint…, Home Buyer in Sanibel, FL
onlychildintrovert answered:
I want a unit in a specific building. Should I wait until one comes on the market or approach owners? There are only 13 units I could purchase.
I don't think it's right to bother people. If they want to sell it, they will put it on the market. Being nosy and intrusive and aggressive is wrong. You're saying to them, Hey, I want ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 15, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
How does the foreclosure process work on Sanibel?
Good afternoon,

I've been helping First Time Buyers for 23 years as a mortgage professional and I will tell you what I have always told my clients here in New York: If you are a Firs ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 14, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
David Schuld…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
David Schuldenfrei answered:
Where can I get a history/ list of the sales price for condos at Pointe Santo de Sanibel over the past 10 years (including the unit numbers?)
This link is an updated list for closed sales at Pointe Santo for 2012:
http://www.sancapmls.com/san/maildoc/schd_1357309764-Jan-04-2013-9_29_24am.html

There are currently 1 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
LLoyd Nichols, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
LLoyd Nichols answered:
Buying a furnished mobile home in Florida. What does that mean? Are all detachable items present when buyer made an agreement to purchase included?
Hi Dee, It means that all furnishing such as beds and tables, chairs are included in the sale. The seller should provide you with a list. It is important that you know what is included ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Home Buying in 33957
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is the average sales (sold) price per square foot for a house on the East end of Sanibel that is not on the water or canal?
Keep in mind that square footage costs do vary, and doesn't account for exact location and other considerations, such as property size, condition, etc.; therefore, it's really in your b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 4, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
glenn carret…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
glenn carretta answered:
we're traveling to Florida 1st week in May to find a place to live - Sanibel is our absolute 1st choice - want a single family home to live-in
Yes- can show you what we have and explain the process of short sales and foreclosures. Best to start your homework now with reading " Glenn's " guide to buying and selling sanibel and ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
Rich Homer, Real Estate Pro in NAPLES, FL
Rich Homer answered:
We live in Canada and we would like to buy a house in Sanibel. We are franch canadians and I don't understand the terms "foreclosure"
We advise our buyer clients to avoid short sales (pre-foreclosure), and the lengthy buying process is only one reason. Buyers negotiation leverage is reduced in these transactions and w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 20, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
Marc Comisar, Real Estate Pro in Bonita Springs, FL
Marc Comisar answered:
what price for one or two bed oceanfront condo . prices still dropping fast
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 14, 2011 Home Buying in Sanibel
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
How realistic is it to expect to purchase single-family Sanibel FL home at about 20% below 2009 assessments?
Each property stands alone... much false information to home buyer.

Contact your buyers agent who will assist you with making a sales offer

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consult ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 3, 2011 Home Buying in Sanibel
Phaidra McDe…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Phaidra McDermott answered:
How would you describe the difference between captiva island and sanibel island to someone that has not spent much time on either island?
Sanibel Island is approx. 12 miles long, 21 miles of bike paths, 60+% of the island is sanctuary land and wildlife refuge, many different subdivisions and neighborhoods, includes a K-8 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 3, 2011 Home Buying in Sanibel
Michael Koehn…, Home Buyer in Sanibel, FL
Michael Koehn Milland answered:
I am planning to buy a property on Sanibel. We would like ocean view, dock for boat and limited hassle. what are best locations?
Ladies and Gentlemen.

Thank you VERY much for all your replies! My wife and I learned a lot from it. At the same time I realize that my question was far too broad to be answered in a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 3, 2011 Home Buying in Sanibel
Sarah Brady, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Sarah Brady answered:
We are interested in purchasing investment property/condo in the Sanibel/Captiva area and are wondering what
Hi Jodie! It's actually a great time to start investigating an entrance into our investment properties! Prices on gulf front units have finally hit levels that allow you to purc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 13, 2010 Home Buying in Sanibel
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