Fort Myers Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Elite Realty )
Fort Myers Beach Florida, Free CMA, What's My Condo Worth? www.ViewSwFlorida.com       Thinking about selling your Condo on Fort Myers Beach or Estero Island? Here are the two things you must know before you put your home up for sale. If you are thinking of selling your home, you'll need to know exactly what it is worth before putting it on the market for sale. (1) What is my home worth?  I analyze home values and determine market prices every day. By comparing your home to recent sales and other, similar homes on the market I can quickly tell you what your home is worth. This analysis is known as "Comparative Market Analysis", or CMA  (2) Who will know it's for sale?  Right Choice Realty's Smart Listing "showcases" your home with it's own website and advertises it in 14 cities and four...
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By Karen Nichols, Beach Realtor - Ft. Myers
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Creciente is a rarity in that one pet is allowed WITHOUT WEIGHT LIMITS. Most Beach condos have strict weight limits for pets, if they allow them at all.  Creciente is the cool exception.  A person, couple or family with a Lab, Golden, Boxer, may actually consider the purchase of a unit and reside beachside! A Condo at Creciente, located on Fort Myers Beach, Florida: Beachfront. Spacious corner unit with over 1300 sque feet. Eenclosed wrap around lanais. This building features a unique garage parking with entry from elevator right up to your unit. The amenities include great resort Pool, Bike and Jog Path, Bike Storage, Billiards, Community Room, Exercise Room,Library, Sauna, Shuffleboard, Tennis. The condo fee of $582 monthly includes both water and cable. This is the lowest priced uni...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, a Great place to live, a Great place to invest in.     Great income producing multifamily property which consists of 4 units. The two upstairs units are 2 bedroom and 2 baths, the 2 ground level units consist of a 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath unit and a 2 bedroom and 1 bath unit. All units in good condition. Two units have their own washer/dryer, the other two have hook-ups. All units have screened porches. The metal roof is newer and the yard has been landscaped for virtually no maintenance. This property can be rented weekly or monthly and is close to the beach. Listed at $369,000     This home is a minute or so from the Beach. In the front, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and in the back a separate 1 bedroom and 1 bath, very private. The All tiles throughout. Great double ...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Fort Myers Beach, Florida: Duplex: Nice place on Fort Myers Beach. 2 bedroom and 1 bath unit in front and very private 1 bedroom/1 bath unit in back. Cool tile throughout. 1322 square feet in all. Double lot. Foreclosure listed at $278,950 *This home is situated Mid North Fort Myers Beach, about a mile from the pier and downtown area. It is a short walk to the beach as well as a grocery and restaurants. This will make a great investment. Both units would make great seasonal rentals. Or, one unit could be home and the other your income property without paying the extra taxes and insurance. The lot is large for the Island and there is plent of room to build a pool.   Realtorlloydn@aol.com   LLOYD NICHOLSPremier Sandals Swfl Realty cell: (239) 810-2980work: (239) 463 5217skype: lloyd . nic...
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By Karen Nichols, Beach Realtor - Ft. Myers
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
How Many Bikinis are on the Clothesline? Wow, this is definitely a tropical clothesline. I don't know if you would come across such a sight in a northern yard. In fact, if swimwear or any other type of wear for that matter were hung from a northern clothesline during many months of the year(a majority of the months, in fact), icicles just may form on those garments. Clothes are a definite and distinctive aspect of the Florida lifestyle. Our fabrics are light, and colorful. No grey tweed suits will be found on the women who are employed, or employ, in the business offices, law offices and real estate offices of Fort Myers, Florida. Instead, you will most likely spy dresses in all of the colors of the rainbow, some with artistic prints and all constructed of cotton or silk or linen or a ...
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By Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co
(239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty )
   No question 2012 has turned out to be a happy Buying Beach Cottage year.  Have you located your beach cottage in Florida yet?   Dreaming of a beachfront cottage? they will soon be all gone.  There are no beachfront cottages in Naples (unless you consider a 7,000 to 32,000 sq ft, $10,000,000+ home, a beach cottage), there are just a few left in Bonita Springs (on Hickory Blvd) and these charming beachfront cottages in Fort Myers Beach area.  They are all being replaced by new construction (6000+ sq ft residences), and as much as I enjoy and appreciate the new architectural details, I hate to see these quaint cottages go. If you are looking to buy a beachfront cottage, there is no better time than NOW!  Lowest prices in years and an all-time low interest rates - take advantage of this...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
 Fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico, Deeded beach access directly across the street, weekly rentals, HUGE back yard, 3 bedrooma and 2 baths, 1260 square feet plus one bath efficiency/mother-in-law on lower level. This is at a great location, on an over sized lot 50 by 120 and on a corner of a quiet side street. Best deal on the Beach! Listed at $280,000 Fort Myers Beach, Florida, the seven mile Island tucked away in Southwest Florida, the American tropics, Seven miles of white sugary sand. An intimate cobblestoned downtown area with seafood restuarants and shops selling swim suits and sea shells . . . . . Realtorlloydn@aol.com     LLOYD NICHOLSPremier Sandals Swfl Realty cell: (239) 810-2980work: (239) 463 5217skype: lloyd . nicholsActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydnListing...
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By Karen Nichols, Beach Realtor - Ft. Myers
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
All work and no play . . . . . so our friends, Gery and Dany, drove down to the Island from their home in the Yacht Club area of Cape Coral to join us for dinner and little dancing afterwards, as it turned out. http://terranostradining.com/   Dinner was at Terra Nostra, located on Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach, about a mile from the pier. Good Italian food and even better company. I ordered and happily consumed the Veal Parm. Lloyd had the Lasagna. Gery ordered a bottle of very nice white wine, a Chardonnay although Lloyd was happy with a beer. He was driving. We then decided to check out the night life in off season Fort Myers Beach. We ended up at the Lanai Kai. It wasn't mobbed with young 20's as is often the case in season. No, there were a nice variety of folks strolling ab...
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By Janell Kittleson, Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
Today I was talking to a current customer who uses our property management software to manage the various rentals she owns.  One of her homes became vacant and she was reporting the great success she had using our simple built-in advertising & application features to generate traffic for this vacant home.In our conversation, I mentioned that we provide our customers access to tenant screening reports - such as credit and criminal background - and it was very easy to pull instant reports from her program.  Unlike some areas in the country, this landlord is in an area where rentals are in high-demand and she has over 20 applicants per rental.  She told me "Oh, we live in an area where applicants just bring in their own credit report so I don't have to run it."  This shocked me!  Really, a...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Gulf Access Home: On Fort Myers Beach Canal. CBS construction, hurricane shutter, enclosed florida room. 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, 1612 square feet. 2 car garage. Dock. Listed at $349,900. Investors: Quadraplex on Fort Myers Beach, Florida:  6 bedrooms and 4 baths in all, nearly 3000 squafe feet. This is a Short Sale subjected to lender's approval which could result in delays. Fully rented and good income producer. Bank approved price of $220,000. Realtorlloydn@aol.com LLOYD NICHOLSPremier Sandals Swfl Realty cell: (239) 810-2980work: (239) 463 5217skype: lloyd . nicholsActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydnListingbook: http://lloydnswfloridahomes.listingbook.com
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Fort Myers Beach, Florida.  I've resided on The Island since 1999.  One of my favorite things to do during my off time:  Biking the the entire 7-mile length of the island along its sandy white shoreline. These homes have Mid Island Locations Single family, short walk to beach.  3 Bedrooms and 2 baths.  Back yard with nice deck.  Front lanai.  Nearly 1500 square feet.  Needs a bit of work, but great price.  Foreclosure listed at $189,900. Condo with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.  Nearly 1000 square feet. Partial Gulf view.  Foreclosure listed at $158,000.   Realtorlloydn@aol.com LLOYD NICHOLSPremier Sandals Swfl Realty cell: (239) 810-2980work: (239) 463 5217skype: lloyd . nichols Active Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydnListingbook: http://lloydnswfloridahomes.listingbook.com
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
No, this article has nothing to do with our residents' personal nocturnal lifestyles.  We'll save that subject for another day.  This article conerns Black mangroves and the cutting of them by some tourists and residents in order to be able to pass through on a waterway or for a better view of the Bay.  Black mangroves have green small leaves as are featured in the photo below. The red and white mangroves are protected by the DEP.             The Mangroves prevent erosion and  provide food and habitat for around 70% of creatures, sea, land and air creatures, that fly, waddle or swim  along our waterways and the archeo trail preserve of Fort Myers Beach.  The mangroves filters chemicals from our waters. Imagine if someone chopped off your home overnight along the Great Calusa Blueway? N...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Fort Myers Beach,  Gulf Access: 2 Houses. 2 bedroom home and 3 unit income property consisting of two 2BR/1BA units as well as one 1BR/1BA unit. Great investment, Great living. Weekly rentals allowed in this neighborhood. Property is in the North End, on Gulf access Canal, within 1 block of the beach and about the same to the Times Square area of Ft Myers Beach which features restaurants, pubs, shopping and entertainment.  2737 square feet in all. This is a Short Sale subject to existing lender's approval which could result in delays. Listed at $495,000 For more info, email or call: Realtorlloydn@aol.com LLOYD NICHOLSPremier Sandals Swfl Realty cell: (239) 810-2980work: (239) 463 5217skype: lloyd . nicholsActive Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydnListingbook: http://lloydnswfloridah...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Lowest Priced Beach House(situated directly on the white sand of Fort Myers Beach) It's a tie. Both of these are listed at $999,000 This is one of Fort Myers Beach's unique Beach Bungalows. It sits on a wonderful site on the north end of Estero Island. The home is modest, but with a view like this, it seems much larger. It offers high ceilings in the Great Room, 2 bedrooms and a shared bath, a spacious deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the privacy of a single family home. The home is turnkey furnished and is ready to occupy or rent. (Seller will consider owner financing)   BEACHFRONT cottage walking distance to Times Square! Very desireable location on the north end, near the pier, shopping and dining. This cottage features 2 bedrooms and a one bath with open living room and kitc...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Make your home work for you. I heard that spoken recently on one of those reality TV shows about a homeowner turning his single family into a duplex in order for the home to actually pay all or most of his mortgage. This could be a good idea, depending upon the cost of contruction and the ultimate rental amount the homewoner will receive for his efforts. Of course this should be well calculated beforehand. Another idea along the same lines may is to purchase a duplex. And, for a higher and reliable rental income, you may wish to consider a duplex near the beach Although Fort Myers Beach does not have a whole lot of duplexes, there are a few. For instance: On the Island: This duplex has an oversized lot and is partially remodeled. Nice landscaping on all sides and new roof installed in 2...
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
It is a beautiful Memorial Weekend in Southwest Florida, and Fort Myers Beach is the place to be, to enjoy sunshine, gentle breezes, beautiful gulf waters and water sports!My husband and I decided to spend a few hours at the beach this morning. I love to walk for exercise, and there is nothing better than walking the shore of Estero Island - at least in my opinion.So we made the short drive to the island, parked and spent some time enjoying the weather, all of the beach goers having fun, and also took in a meal at the Pierside Grill. We always enjoy the Pierside because we can sit right at the edge of the beach under the shade of an umbrella table and enjoy both a great meal and a great view. Although we were on the beach in late morning it was already buzzing with activity, as you can...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Fort Myers Beach, Florida:   Pool Home near Beach: 3 BR/3Bath with large entrance veranda lends an old Florida feel to this home. Heated, caged pool & very private pool on HUGE lot. Very popular weekly rental with excellent income. Very short walk to Beach. $295,900 Direct Beachfront: 2br/2ba condo with spectacular beach views of the Gulf of Mexico. Kitchen and bathrooms updated. One of the few condos that allow weekly rentals on Ft Myers Beach. Long history of rentals with projected 2012 income of $24,000. Beautifully decorated with tropical flair and sold furnished. Located on the south end of Ft Myers beach near Lover's Key State Park and Bonita Beaches. GREAT INCOME PROPERTY. Come and enjoy the beautiful white sand beach and it's within walking distance to the annual sand castle bu...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Beach Bargains: Across from the Beach: 2 bedroom/1 bath condo. Nearly 1000 square feet. Partial view of Gulf of Mexico. Needs some updating. Gulf West Wind Condo on Fort Myers Beach, Florida Foreclosure listed at $168,000 On The Beach: 3 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on the lower level. Granite countertops in kitchen and baths with tile and wood flooring throughout. Large crown molding. Proviate elevator. Metal roof. First and second floor patios and balconies. 2 car garage and lots of room for storage. Private beach direclty in back of the house as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Myers Beach, Florida. This is a short sale which is subject to lender approval and may result in delays. Bank is ready to sell. Listed for $950,000 Realtorlloydn@aol.com LLOYD NICHO...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
  Fort Myers Beach, Florida on a Sunday: There's some cloudiness this mornig, but that's okay. With sunshine being a part of our lives most days, we can take a few clouds and it won't interfere with the Taste of the Beach. For 17 years now, Taste of the Beach has been a tradition on this Island with local restaurants offering samples of their culinary delights. And, there will be beverage vendors serving water, soda and beer. There will also be a business exposition to showcase local services and products. The Entertatinment will be from the group, Supernatural, a Santana tribute band, who will perfrom from 3:30 to 6:30. This whole event takes place at the Bay Oaks Recreational Center. For those who wish to hang around the beach itself today, for great entertaiment, drop by the Beach Pu...
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
What’s happening at the Beach in May? Life is definitely quieter now, with Spring Break in the past and many snowbirds and vacationers returning home.But, there are still lots of fun events taking place in Fort Myers Beach.If you are vacationing on the Beach during the month of May, be sure to stop by the Lani Kai beach side for daily contests, activities, entertainment and food/beverage service right to your beach blanket! SUP Race at Crescent Family Park on May 5, 2012Address: 1100 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931What is SUP, you say? It stands for Stand Up Paddle, and is one of the fastest growing watersport clubs around.Are you curious about stand up paddleboard? Be sure to stop by (time to be announced) and see what all the hoopla is about.  For more information please visi...
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