Ran across this great article in the Mpls Star Trib about birding on Sanibel Island:
Forget shelling and beachcombing, shopping and sunset-watching, bicycling and boating, museum-hopping and dining al fresco in the humid Florida night. I did those things, and they were great. But by Day Three, all I really wanted to do was see a big pink bird.
TripAdvisor ranks Fort Myers the number 3 destination on the rise for 2012 citing our sugar sand beaches, cultural events, sunshine, and much more.
View the TripAdvisor blog here.
The luxury resort in Cape Coral, Tarpon Point Resort and Marina, was sold to a luxury hotel firm based in Arkansas last week. The new owners, Freeman & Hasselwander Resort Properties LLC, are keeping things pretty much status quo, with Sunstream staying on as the resort managers.
The sale included the commercial properties including the Nauti Mermaid Grill and Bar, the Marker 92 gourmet restaurant, the shops along the marina, and the marina itself.
Cape Coral real estate and Fort Myers real estate continue to buck national trends
Cape Coral and Fort Myers were highlighted in two national studies – one from Realtor.com and one from Trulia – both suggest that our marked is in rebound if not already past that point.
Realtor.com’s placed Cape Coral and Fort Myers third in their list, citing:.
Fort Myers – Cape Coral: Median prices in Fort Myers-Cape Coral have increased year-over-year, foreclosures are down, inventory is lower and foreign buyers are attracted to the area’s real estate prices.
Trulia placed Cape Coral real estate and Fort Myers real estate as fifth in its list of the most searched listings.
From Florida Association of Realtors, Realtor.com, and Trulia.com.
10 Cities Where List Prices Are Rising the Most
Daily Real Estate News |
Which cities are seeing median list prices increase the most? Nationally, median list prices have risen 1.60 percent to $190,000, according to year-over-year listing data from September 2011 by Realtor.com, based on 146 markets.
Yet, in some cities, median list prices in that time frame have risen more than 20 percent. Florida cities, in particular, are continuing to see some of the largest rebounds in list prices.
Here are the 10 cities that have seen the largest percentage increases in median list prices based on year-over-year data from September:
1. Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fla.
Year-over-year median list price increase: 34.46%
Median list price: $215,000
2. Miami, Fla.
Year-over-year median list price increase: 25.63%
Median list price: $250,000 Read more
A $1 billion gaming resort with 1,500 hotel rooms is being proposed by a business group for The Forum at Colonial Boulevard and Interstate 75 in Fort Myers.
Let’s do it!
View the article at the News-Press.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 26, 2011
Florida cities have had the largest year-over-year increases in average list prices, according to the latest real estate data from Realtor.com. Based on August data of 2.2 million listings in 146 markets, Florida cities make up nine of the top 10 places for highest year-over-year list price spikes.
Nationwide, the average list price is $320,325, up 2.36 percent year-over-year.
Here are the top 15 cities boasting the highest percentage of year-over-year increases in average list prices.
Average list price: $640,332
Year-over-year increase: 27.4%
2. Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fla.
Average list price: $443,570
Year-over-year increase: 26.27%
3. Central-Fla. rural service area
Average list price: $405,809
Year-over-year increase: 19.41%
4. Punta Gorda, Fla.
Average list price: $267,066
Year-over-year increase: 16.37%
Congratulations to Mike and Kim on their purchase of this waterfront condo in Cape Coral FL
After a long search for just the perfect spot, Mike and Kim of Boston, MA have found their dream home in Tarpon Landings, a premier resort community in Cape Coral, FL. And their timing was excellent to leverage the market and acquire a 2900+ sqft waterfront condo at a bargain price.
Tarpon Landings is a waterfront community along the Caloosahatchee River in Cape Coral FL The resort offers 4 star dining, spa, boutique shopping, a marina, fitness and many more amenities. Once these Tarpon condominiums were released for sale, they began selling fast, at a clip of nearly 5 per week. Fortunately there are many good units still available! All units have a view over the big water extending out to Sanibel and Fort Myers. All units also have at least two lanais – one in front and one for the guest quarters at the other end.
Newly built, the Tarpon Condos have open floor plans and wonderful appointed features.
We extend a hearty thank you and congratulations to Sam and Joy of London, England on the closing of their vacation condo in Fort Myers. Overlooking the beautiful Caloosahatchee River with expansive views and gorgeous sunsets – their paradise awaits. Fun for everyone in the family with all the amenities here – golf, tennis, marina, clubhouse, walking trails… and so much more.