April 2015 Newsletter for Sanibel and Captiva

April 2015

QUARTERLY CAPTIVA MARKET OVERVIEW


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aptiva Home sales for the first quarter of 2015 are slightly behind the 2014 first quarter sales. Selling prices remain steady. Six homes have sold in the first quarter of 2015 versus eight homes in the first quarter of 2014. Four homes sold on Captiva Drive, one on Laika Lane, and one in Sunset Captiva. There are five homes under contract but not closed yet. There are currently fifty homes for sale.

Captiva Condo sales for the first quarter of 2015 are well ahead of 2014 sales. Selling prices of condos have edged up slightly. Nine condos have sold in the first quarter of 2015, versus three sold in the first quarter of 2014. Eight condos sold in South Seas and one condo in Captiva Shores. There are seven condos under contract that have not closed yet. There are currently thirty-nine condos for sale.

Captiva vacant lot sales for the first quarter of 2015 are well ahead of 2014 first quarter sales. Vacant lot selling price trends are difficult to measure due to so few sales over the past couple of years. Two vacant lots have sold in the first quarter of 2015, and no vacant lots sold in 2014. One lot sold in South Seas and one lot sold on Captiva Drive (bayside) near Blind Pass. There is one lot under contract that has not closed yet. There are currently five vacant lots for sale.

 QUARTERLY SANIBEL MARKET OVERVIEW 


Sanibel home sales for the first quarter of 2015 are well ahead of 2014 sales. Selling prices are trending up. Sixty-four homes have sold in the first quarter of 2015, versus forty-nine homes in the first quarter of 2014. Sixty-five homes are under contract but have not closed yet. There are one hundred and thirty-nine homes currently for sale.

Sanibel condo sales for the first quarter of 2015 are also well ahead of 2014 first quarter sales. Selling prices are trending up. Forty-three condos have sold in the first quarter of 2015, and thirty-one condos sold in the first quarter  of 2014. Thirty condos are under contract but have not closed yet. One hundred and eleven condos are currently for sale.

Sanibel vacant lot sales for the first quarter of 2015 are also well ahead of 2014 sales. Selling prices are trending up. Ten lots have sold in the first quarter of 2015, and six lots sold in the first quarter of 2014. Twelve lots are under contract but not closed yet. There are currently seventy-eight vacant lots for sale

 

RECENTLY SOLD

43 Oster Court, Captiva

Beautiful 3 bd / 2 ba  home located in the quiet Sunset Captiva neighborhood. Short walk to beach, restaurants, shops, and all that Captiva Village has to offer.

 $730,000

RECENTLY SOLD

1610 Lands End Village, Captiva

 

Beautiful 3 bd / 3 ba condo located in Lands End Village in South Seas. Short walk to beach and all South Seas amenities.

 

1,785,000

Quick Links

 

What’s Happening.

Eating Out on Easter


Tween Waters Resort

Old Captiva House

Buffet

11:30 – 8:00

 

Casa Ybel Resort

Thistle Lodge

Special Menu

11:00 – 6:00

 

Sundial Beach Resort

Special Menu

10:00 – 4:00

 

Blue Coyote

Special Menu

11:00 – 2:00

 

Dunes Golf Club

Easter Brunch

10:00 – 1:00

 

Jacaranda 

Special Menu

Opens at 4:00

 

Holiday Inn

Starfish Grill

Easter Dinner

5:00 – 9:00

Spring Events:

Easter Egg Hunt

Island Inn

April 4th

1:00

Spring Festival

Sanibel City Park

April 4th

9:00 – 11:00

Captiva Community House

April 9th

Spring Social

 

Blessing of the Animals

Captiva Chapel by the Sea

April 19th

11:00

 

Document Shredding

Shred Your Documents 

 

April 11th

 The Sanibel Community House, 9:00 -Noon

$5 for up to two boxes.
Bring documents and watch the professionals at Secure Shredding, Inc. pulverize your papers into bits within mere minutes.

 

This is not intended to solicit property already listed. 

Parents Magazine Names Sanibel No. 1
 for Family Fun
Captiva Chronicle
 

 

The Smithsonian. The St. Louis Zoo. Mackinac Island. Savannah. Now there are four great and diverse vacation destinations, all of them famous. But Parents magazine at parents.com put Sanibel above all four and more than 400 other vacation destinations.  Parents calls it the FamilyFun Travel Awards and Sanibel was rated No. 1. Parents asked 2,000 families that travel with children ages 3-12 to rate 464 destinations in five categories and Sanibel came out tops.


The rap on Sanibel is that midnight is somewhere around 9 p.m. and we’re a place for grownups to get away to. This is just not true; a drive down Periwinkle reveals lots of families and lots of kids on the bike paths. This is a place for families with young children and a survey of 2,000 families that travel with kids bears that out.

 

 

Floridians’ confidence rises 3 points in March

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose in March by more than 3 points to 96.8, the highest reading in 10 years, according to a monthly University of Florida (UF) survey. All five components that make up the index increased.

 

“Florida consumers are particularly optimistic about the future,” says Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. “The three components that are forward-looking are much higher than they have been for quite some time.”

 

Expectations of personal finances a year from now increased 2.4 points to 103.6, the highest level since August 2004. Perceptions of U.S. economic conditions over the next year rose 1.2 points to 94.6, while expectations of U.S. economic conditions over the next five years increased 3.4 points to 93.6, the highest since July 2004.

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