Fort Myers Beach, FL Real Estate News

By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
  Living a low stress lifestyle in the tropics is an idea that occurs to many folks.  The decision to turn that idea into reality . . . . . . Where to begin?  First, choose a tropical locale.  May be suggest Fort Myers Beach, Florida, a seven mile Island bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and seven miles of white, crystalline sand.  An Island with easy access to the mainland, Fort Myers on one end and Bonita Springs on the other.  With a unique town square encompassing restaurants, boutiques and a park.  A charming beach cottage or comfortable condo awaits . .. . . you.
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Fort Myers Beach used to be home to dusty fishing shanties.  The dirt road along the Gulf of Mexico was subject to being washed out during high tide.  The tourists visiting the area came mostly for the chance to catch fish from the waters off Estero Island.  The name would later be better known as Fort Myers Beach.  The local Indians who shared the island would provide needed supplies when possible. The fishing shanties would be replaced by larger and more permanent structures as the island became known.  Visitors from Canada and Europe became more common and the permanent island population would eventually peak at approximately 6500.  While still a laid back island community Fort Myers Beach is now known around the world as a destination for peaceful and relaxing family vacations. One ...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
  Bref video pour les francophones au sujet des contracts immobiliers en Floride. Note: il est suggere avant tout de commence avec une preuve de fonds de votre banque, d’ouvrir un compte aux USA pour faciliter toutes vos transactions financieres, faire les necessaires inspections, savoir quand et comment un acheteur potentiel peut retirer son offre legalement, comment financer un achat et plus. Note: cette video n’est un bref appercu et vous pouvez me contacter personelement si vous avez d’autres questions aux sujet des taxes, locations, assurances ect….. et Bonne Chasse! Lloyd Nichols   Right Choice Realty LLCcell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydnActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydnWebsite: http://www.mlsouthwestflorid...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
On the northern tip of Estero Island, better known as Fort Myers Beach, is located the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa.  It consists of three Gulf front buildings all with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.  The newest of the buildings is the Captiva Villas.   The building has been open now for approximately 3 years and owners and guests are enjoying the amenities. This picture shows the building from the street side. The orange taped areas will become lanaiis with a private hot tub for owner/guest use !                 The photo on the left will become the dining area and will overlook the pool and on to the Gu8lf beyond.  The right photo shows the interior courtyard.  The resort is well known for family vacations, weddings, business meetings and , of course, our laid back lifestyle. ...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Art lovers should set aside some time on Sunday, March 27 from noon until 4PM !  Century 21 Tripower is hosting an original art show in conjunction with the Fort Myers Beach Art Association.  Century 21 Tripower is located in their new building at 2001 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach.               The public is invited to stop by the office and enjoy the work of talented local artists.  All works are for sale and range from $50.   Themes are focused on life around Fort Myers Beach with water color renderings of typical sights islanders have come to love about our island paradise. The Century 21 office  welcomes anyone visiting the island to stop by and enjoy the show, purchase the works of your favorite artist while enjoying tasty wine and cheese .  As a special promotion the FMB Ar...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Fort Myers Beach is a barrier island snuggled next to Fort Myers in Southwest Florida.  Fort Myes Beach is a barrier island approximately 8 miles long and half a mile wide.  The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa is located on the northern tip of the island.  It started as a collection of cottages and has evolved into a world class resort destination.  The newest addition to the resort is known as Captiva Villas.  It was built next to the flagship White Sands Villas on what was an older structure. Construction started with clearing the lot and drilling 79 holes 24" wide by 55 ft deep.  Workers had constructed rigid supports from " rebar " and these were lowered into the holes after being filled with a cement slurry.  These would become the supports for the building . While these supports see...
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
The wonderful color show is performed nightly on Fort Myers Beach ! Talk to Joe today ! The sunsets on Fort Myers Beach can be an very unbelievable experience and the memories can last a lifetime ! You can enjoy this experience as often as your like by owned your very own piece of Paradise here on Fort Myers Beach! Today's real estate prices are rolled back at prices 10 years ago. Now is the time to purchase your retirement home and enjoy the "Sun and Sand" everyday in southwest Florida. Foreclosures and Bank short Sales are driving down prices where many people can now afford a second home in Southwest Florida. You can search like a Realtor from my website by clicking right here Work with a real estate Broker that will help you get your best price and terms on a southwest Florida condo...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
I have a neighbor who has been Island bound.  She advised me recently that she has not left the Island in years.  By The Island, she means Fort Myers Beach, Florida, otherwise known as Estero Island or "The Island" by locals.  She doesn't recall just how many years has passed since making a trip to the mainland, but more than three, maybe five.    My neighbor is not disabled.  She carries a valid driver's license and owns a car.  She stays Island bound by choice.  She works part time at an Island establishment.  She goes to the Hammerhead gym every day.  For groceries, there's Publix and Topps.  As for clothes, she likes to order online, but sometimes visits the boutiques for swimwear.  The same for household items.  She orders online.  She's not a big shopper.  She enjoys her Island li...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
The 2010 Shrimp Festival on Fort Myers Beach, Florida is a big deal on the Island. There is a fun, Mardi Gras flavor to it and many local folks look forward to it all year long while visitors from all over travel to the Island to be a part of it. Festivities began at 8:30 AM with a 5K Run followed by the parade at 10:00 featuring floats sponsored by local businesses, council people, fireman, Vets and of course, the shrimp princesses.   The parade participants threw gifts of beads and candy to the crowd. After, at the square, the shrimp queen was crowned and there was plenty of shirmp to eat and vendors selling all manner of wares, entertainment and the beach nearby.  A little windy, but warm enough to enjoy the day's festivities.
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Is a romantic sunset wedding ceremony your dream?  Is living life on a tropical island your dream?  You don't need to leave the country to fulfill your dreams.  Fort Myers Beach is an intimate tropical Island connected to the Southwest area of Florida by bridges.  Seven miles of beach line, seven miles of white sand. Life is good here.  Living the tropical lifestyle doesn't have to remain a dream.  Let us help.  We love making dreams come true. Lloyd Nichols, Right choice Realty                                 Karen Nichols, Beach Weddings 239-849-3064, Realtorlloydn@aol.com                        239-849-3064, Karenenichols@aol.com
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
it's a temporary condition on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Spring Break. Yes, for a few weeks in March, our intimate Island is invaded by college kids and traffic becomes a source of great irritation, but the influx is great for our local businesses, which rely on a good "season" to stay open all year.  And, yes, I was that young once, or at least I think I was that young.  I just don't recall walking across the street without bothering to look out for cars.  But, we're immortal at that age, right?  I also don't recall shouting curse words in the street for no reason whatsoever.  But, I do remember hanging out with friends, drinking some beers, looking at the girls.  I guess we can live and let live for a few weeks a year.
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Welcome to Fort Myers BeachFort Myers Beach! Estero Island is the largest island by far of the community of Fort Myers Beach. Its is 7 miles long by 3/4 of a mile in its widest. The whole length boats a white sanded beach facing the Gulf Of Mexico. There are a few major beaches along the Southwest of Florida, as in Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, the small but wonderful beach of Cape Coral and at last but not least Fort Myers Beach. It ranks as one of the safest in Florida. Originally a small fishing town,Fort Myers Beach became a separate town in 1995 when the number of residents just went over  5,000, which was then the minimum required in Florida to become a separate town with its own councils and government. We are not that much over now and it has keep that small isl...
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By Jason Jakus, Service You Deserve. Negotiations You Need
(Platinum Elite Realty)
One of my most biggest suprises when I moved to Southwest Florida was the price of home owner insurances. The two significant exposures for homes in Southwest Flroida is flooding and hurricanes. Home owner insurance prices are reflected with quotes my clients receive from the insurance companies. As a real estaet professional, I am always trying to save my clients money anywhere I can and insurance is one of those areas. I have been able to save my clients up to 40% on their hurricane insurance premiums with a wind mitigation inspection. The wind mitigation inspecation can be done any one of the several companies in Southwest Florida and cost between $150 - $250, whcih normally can be saved in the first year of insurance premiums. The process is pretty simple and can be compared to a no...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Old Florida beach house with cottage charm.  This propety is one of the lowest priced on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Nestled in the shade of a stately mahogany tree, it offers four bedrooms, and one and a half baths. It is built of concrete block and has a newly completed roof. An inviting veranda stretches along the front of the house, offering a shady place to entertain or relax with a good book and a cool drink. An enclosed outdoor shower is a real asset for a home located this close to the beach.  Less than 200 yards from the beach. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.  A Foreclosure listed at $199,900. Lloyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.com Right Choice Realty LLCcell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydnActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/l...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Located in the North End of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. 2nd floor Beach Condo. The second floor enjoys and outside sun deck which no other floor has. Stunning direct Gulf of Mexico views. Amenities abound at pink shell resort from several pools to a marina.  1 bedroom and 1 bath. Nearly 700 square feet.  Desirable rental investment.  Rental Program in Place. A foreclosure listed at $272,300. Lloyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.comRight Choice Realty LLCcell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydnActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydn Website: http://www.mlsouthwestfloridahomes.com Search the MLS in Southwest FloridaListingbook: http://lloydnswfloridahomes.listingbook.com  
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By Jason Jakus, Service You Deserve. Negotiations You Need
(Platinum Elite Realty)
I have had several customers this season inquiring about income property on Fort Myers Beach. As the old "cliche" goes, location..location...location is key to being able to rent a property out. I know of owners who are making $80,000 or more on their investment per year.  There are really three keys in my personal opinion that will assist you in making back some money on your investment. 1. The property management company will be key. Finding a property management company that is not only going to market your property but market it international. There are many tourist that spend winters in Florida from Europe and if your management company can tap into the market your chances of getting the property rented on a more consistent basis is much greater. 2. The location of the properties t...
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By Jason Jakus, Service You Deserve. Negotiations You Need
(Platinum Elite Realty)
The Fort Myers Beach Condo Market offers substantial buying power right now. Currently the average days on market is 362 while a year ago it was about 154. The median price a year ago was around $455,000 while the median price today is just shy of $ 400,000. Although this is a buye's market, the point I would like to highlight is the orane and black lines, which over the past three months have stabilized. This means that the price is staying pretty stable as well as the days on market. We are starting to see another shift in the real estate market on Fort Myers Beach. If you examine the black line which is the median price, you will see that it is actually slightly heading up, and I anticipate that this will continue to be the trend for Condo's. One of the unique things about the Fort M...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Beautiful 2 bedroom + DEN, 2 bath condo. Located on 2nd floor. Nice open and bright floor, great for entertaining. Kitchen offers raised panel cabinets and granite countertops. Large garden tub and double sinks in master bathroom. Screened lanai with canal views.  Community pool and cabana area. Short walk to beach.  Built in 2006.  1637 square feet. Located on Fort Myers Beach,Florida, an intimate little island seven miles long with a beach line to match filled with white sand. A Floreclosure listated at $299,900 Lloyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.com  Right Choice Realty LLCcell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydnActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydn Website: http://www.mlsouthwestfloridahomes.com Search the MLS in Southwes...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
The Island:  Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Attractive home with remodeled front porch, french door entryway, master bedroom and bath with brand-new hardwood floors, this 2-bed, 2-bath home is a great buy. Note the high kitchen ceiling as well as the kitchen bar area, Great pool area with privacy fencing and lush landscaping back and front.  Some Gulfview.  Listed at $335,000. Lloyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.com Right Choice Realty LLC cell: 239-849-3064 office: 239-463-5217 Activerain Local Blog: http://localism.com/neighbor/lloydn Active Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydn Website: http://www.mlsouthwestfloridahomes.com Search the MLS in Southwest Florida Listingbook: http://lloydnswfloridahomes.listingbook.com
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By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
  Fort Myers Beach Florida in February 2010  Joe Kendall, Realtor with Sandals Realty writes; As the sun slowly sets over the top of Sanibel Island, the view from the north end of Fort Myers Beach will amaze you!  This picture was taken just before sunset looking across the Gulf of Mexico as the last Boat pulls up his fishing lines from another great day of Fishing right off the shore of Fort Myers Beach. You can enjoy this view almost everyday, as many homes and condos in the Greater Fort Myers area is within 25 minutes away and less by boat !  Now is the time to buy your vacation home ! Prices are rolled back almost ten years! Foreclosures and bank short sales are driving prices in southwest Florida. Search Thousands of Single Family Homes, Townhomes and Condos from my website at www...
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