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glenn carret…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
glenn carretta answered:
Insurer for a single-family "fixer" home on Sanibel?
it has become more difficult to insure homes which don't pass 4 point inspections..dont know of any other option but to comply. check with local insurance easy fix i am ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Home Insurance in Sanibel
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Wildomar, CA
Kevin McLaughlin 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?)
A local Realtor can get you the info from the local MLS - I'm confident that one in the area will respond soon! Are you looking to buy or sell?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
Genevieve Ra…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Genevieve Ramachandran 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?
You need a list of all items of furniture included in the purchase. You should have this list in writing. This does not include personal property, unless specified. Do you have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Home Buying in 33957
Jim Sweat, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Jim Sweat answered:
How much does hurricane issurance cost on an average 1500 - 2000 square foot home, in the Fort Myers area?
Hi Don,

There are so many variables, that an insurance agent needs to get a lot more detail on the property before you can expect an answer that is close.

The age of the home, lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 8, 2012 Home Insurance in Sanibel
glenn carret…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
glenn carretta 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?
Hi Jeff-
east end homes are rarely on market and only one sold since aug 2011. That was a handyman special on n. yachtsman for $ 425k... so really not a measure of price value.
if it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 4, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
Sarah Ashton, Real Estate Pro in Captiva, FL
Sarah Ashton answered:
How can I get a boundary survey for 1123 Sandcastle Rd., Sanibel FL 33957
My suggestion is to contact Sanibel Surveys - 239-472-0095 and request a boundary survey be done. Also - if you haven't got an elevation certificate, needed for Flood Insurance, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Design & Decor in Sanibel
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
How can I identify the top selling realtors, not top listing realtor on Sanibel Island Florida?
You could have any Realtor in the area that belongs to MLS pull up a market activity print out for you. Without listing agents there would not be any selling agents....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Home Selling in 33957
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Melbourne, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
How do I sell my mobile home in a park on Sanibel Fl.? Realtors say they can't sell it because it's on leased land!
Getting the word out will help you sell your mobile home.
Post an ad on places like CraigsList,, the local newspaper, for sale by owner websites, the nearest grocery store, etc.
And l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 7, 2013 Home Selling in Sanibel
Don McBride, Real Estate Pro in ,
Don McBride answered:
what price for one or two bed oceanfront condo . prices still dropping fast
It is the right time to buy on Sanibel. It 's still a buyers market. Contact me and I will e-mail you inventory on Sanibel, or you can go to Activerain and follow my blog abo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 14, 2011 Home Buying in Sanibel
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
best place to move to in florida

If you haven't visited the Sarasota/Venice area you may be missing a real opportunity. Voted several times as the best location to retire the area offers excellent and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Moving in Sanibel
Marc Comisar, Real Estate Pro in Bonita Springs, FL
Marc Comisar answered:
what is ther lowest price i could get a 3 bedroom ,oceanfront condo in the Miami area ?
I do not work in the Miami area but someone I worked with previously does. Let me know if you would like their contact information.
www.Bonit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Foreclosure in 33957
Debra B Albe…, Real Estate Pro in Port St Lucie, FL
Debra B Albert PA 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?
Hi Michael,

If you really want an ocean view, check out the Treasure Coast. We are on the ocean side of the state. Sanibal is a lovely area, however, it is on the Gulf of Mexico si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Buying in Sanibel
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
How realistic is it to expect to purchase single-family Sanibel FL home at about 20% below 2009 assessments?
Wrong question.

Forget assessments. Assessments have absolutely nothing to do with the value of a property.

It's good that you've reviewed sales prices. That's the ... 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
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Christopher Lefebvre 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
Trulia offers a great way to find real estate professionals in a specific area. Here is a list of agents in Sanibel.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
My wife and I are considering a condo in Sanibel in the 2BR/2BA range, renting it most of the time while keeping a couple of weeks for our use.
If you intend to buy an investment property there, then you probably should focus more on 3/2 detached SFHs instead of 2/2 condos. The prior are more in demand, and they have higher re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 29, 2014 Rental Basics in 33957
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies 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"
A short sale is when the value of the home in the current market is less than what the owner owes to the bank. The owner will try to sell the house, and when they accept an offer, they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 20, 2012 Home Buying in Sanibel
Phaidra McDe…, Real Estate Pro in Sanibel, FL
Phaidra McDermott answered:
Why doesn't trulia list all houses for sale that are visible at other sites?
Good Morning Mike!
The reason for this is primarily because the data pulled to drive this site is coming from Tallahassee and the data provided is from the gulf coast database aka Ft M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Buying in 33957
Mark Washburn, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Mark Washburn answered:
Was advised that Lee County had rehired 3 retired Judges to process the Foreclosures Backloge of about 30000
Yes, Lee County has created a rocket docket to get through the foreclosure backlog. Here is a blog post from earlier today about this: ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2009 Home Buying in 33957
Sarah Brady, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Sarah Brady answered:
Looking to buy a condo on South Seas resort Lands End.
Great question D. Captiva is truly one of the most beautiful areas in not only Florida, but anywhere in the US for that matter. Most properties there are either on the bayside or gulf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 23, 2009 Market Conditions in Sanibel
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