Fort Myers Beach, FL Real Estate News

By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Seeking New Neighbor: Island Home with Island charm. Short walk to the Beach and Marina. Private back yard with a beautiful gazebo and your own beach bar. 764 square feet. Where: Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Terms: Foreclosure listed at $147,900. I've resided on this Island since 1999, but never tire of my environment. Most mornings, I begin the day by taking our pooch, Mimi, for a walk on our white sandy beach. This is an amazing way to start a day, During season, we are usually stopped a number of times by tourists who are missing their own pooches. Although Fort Myers Beach offers a number of pet friendly lodging options, and the Beach itself is pet friendly, not all vacationers can bring their dogs with them. For more info and photos on this and other great deals, please call or email...
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By Janell Kittleson, Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
I have seen a trend emerging as I assist new customers with our Property Management Software and I can't help but wonder how this is shaping the rental industry as I use to know it.  Daily, I receive calls from new customers telling me that they are opening a new style of property management company - one that caters to Landlords who desire the option to manage the daily operation of their property while having someone else handle the back end (bookkeeping, financial reporting, tracking of leases, marketing...)  They are offering this type of management service for 3% of gross rent versus the industry standard of 8 - 10%, mainly due to the fact that the "people" part of property management is the time-sucker.  Without having to deal with tenants one-on-one, or property maintenance issue...
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
Want to know more about the April 2012 activities and events in Fort Myers Beach? Here you go! Easter holiday is at the beginning of the month, there are still a few colleges left to have Spring Break, and things are still happenin' every day! I was on the island earlier today and there is all sorts of activity there...people at the beach, shopping, jogging, playing at the community pool...just generally having fun. There is not quite as much traffic back up as a couple of weeks ago, but still plenty happening so be prepared with an extra dose of patience if you're travelling on/off the island or making your way down Estero Blvd. Visit the Lani Kai in the afternoon and you'll find music, MC with activities for adults and kids, food, fun and of course the beautiful Fort Myers Beach. Not...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Welcome to Fort Myers Beach!   Claim your piece of sunshine on Estero Island, one of the great communities of SWFL with the island life twist.  Located South of cape Coral and Sanibel island and 30 mn north of Naples, with its relaxed life style, boating,bird watching,art center, watersports, fishing or just chilling on its 7 miles beach, dozens of canals and its wide and serene back bay, Fort Myers Beach offers some of the best deals in Southwest Florida if you want a home on an Island on a canal with gulf access and at the same time be very close to the beach and the Gulf Of Mexico.  here is a link to homes in the $325-$500K range on canals: Fort Myers Beach gulf access canal homes                                              For More  information contact: LLoyd Nichols Premier Sandal...
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By Janell Kittleson, Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
From time-to-time, around our property, I see a carpent ant trail. I have done my research and know that if I follow the trail, eventually I will find a nest. I know there can be several satelite nests that form away from the "mother-load." The trail I see always appears in a similar location and I have followed the trail to a bark-dusted area by a creek bordering our property. I figured the ants were just eating the bark dust as I hadn't seen a "nest" anywhere. But, as a preventative measure, I would dust the perimeter of our home and the ant trail and the barked area with diatamaceous earth (I'm one of "those" types that doesn't believe in standard pesticide use.) The ants would disappear and re-appear every so often, and I'd go about my little dusting ritual. No biggie, right?Last mo...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
I will be holding the 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage canal home  " open " today from 1 Pm  -  3 PM.  This home is absolutely immaculate in every way !  many wonderful family memories here and your family can do the same.  Located on a wide canal leading to the bay and on to the Gulf of Mexico.  3 Bedroom canal home located in Fairview Isles on Fort Myers Beach  " OPEN  " today from 1 PM  -  3 PM This beautiful canal home is located in highly sought after Fairview Isles on Fort Myers Beach.  Mid island location is close to shopping, restaurants, pharmacy and one of the nicest stretches of Gulf of Mexico beach.  Plenty of room for a pool.  Update to your own taste.  Truss system trqnsfers roof weight to exterior walls making interior changes simple and far less expensive.  Upgraded truss s...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Fort Myers Beach " Art on The Boulevard " Sunday 2/12   Our office is again hosting the Fort Myers Beach Art Association " Art on The Boulevard !  Each year Century 21 Tripower Realty has opened our doors to the local art association for the annual art show and sale.  Our office, located at 2001 Estero Blvd, looks more like an art gallery than a real estate office !  Each agent cubicle, hallway and wall space is used to display local artists' talent.  Fort Myers Beach " Art on The Boulevard " show and sale Local artists from the Fort Myers Beach Art Association hang their work in our office and visitors are free to roam the aisles and admire their creative talent.  Each work is individually displayed and priced for sale.  The 2011 show brought over 200 visitors and many went home with o...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Slide of Fort Myers Beach Florida, updated feb 9, 2012 on a foggy day by the Estero Bay Presented by your local Realtor LLoyd Nichols- Realtorlloydn@aol.com wishing you happy trails! Fort Myers Beach shoebox In the second part of the slide, you will have updated views of Estero Bay, a black lab on a small power boat and other views of the canal, gardens and Fort Myers Beach gulf access homes. Any comments and suggestions are welcome! LLoyd LLOYD NICHOLS Premier Sandals Swfl Realty cell: (239) 810-2980 work: (239) 463 5217 skype: lloyd . nichols
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
  Nearly 1000 square feet, was used as commercial space, but may be converted to apartment. Part Of A Condominium Complex, Gulf Westwind. Located Next Door To Fire Station And Across The Street From The Gulf. Great deal to start own business on Fort Myers Beach, Florida, frontage directly on Estero Boulevard. Or Great deal to own condo on Fort Myers Beach. 1 bathroom currently in unit. Community pool. Terms: Listed at $99,900   Fort Myers Beach is without doubt one of Florida’s best kept secrets, and this may be beneficial to those who have found it, and like the fact that it isn’t as busy as other Florida beaches like Miami, Tampa and St Petersburg.It’s not only the beach itself that attracts out of town or foreign visitors. The Lovers Key State Recreation Area is an adventure worth wa...
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By Janell Kittleson, Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
Back when I was a kid... we had to use an envelope and a stamp to get documents to an owner or future tenant.   Well, maybe we had fax machines, but those were annoying.  And then email came along and that was at least better.  But there were those folks who would swear "I never got your email..."  This past week the web-based rental software company I work with just released a great new feature that makes sharing documents with owners and tenants a breeze!  On-line file sharing. One of the many benefits of using our software to manage your properties is free access to Owner & Tenant online portals.  These portals allow owners to view a snapshot of their properties through graphs, account ledgers, summary notices and now they are able to see any file you want to share with them, be it i...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Beachfront: 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, over 1000 squae feet. View of spectactular and sugary white sands of the Gulf of Mexicot. Split bedroom, open kitchen with full appliances and pantry. Screen lanai. Huge community pool. Fees include cable and water. Terms: Foreclosure listed at $242,900. Where: Fort Myers Beach, Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Myers Beach is an intimate Island, being only seven mile sin length, meaning that it is easy to investigate the Island via walking or beiking. However, if you become tired after indugling in a day of warm sun and beach combing, there is a trolley service. A 50-cent trolley provides service to Bowditch Point Regional Park, Lynn Hall Memorial Park, Lovers Key/Carl E. Johnson State Recreation Area, Little Hickory Island Beach Park and Bonita ...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Beach Front: Large 3/2 UPSTAIRS WITH 2/1 rental unit downstairs. Metal Roof, granite countertops throughout kitchens and bathrooms, tile and wood flooring, large crown molding. Private elevator. First and second floor patios and balconies. Two car garage and half of garage for storage. Private beach directly in back of the house - as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Many Decks and Patios for entertaining.Beautiful upstairs with balconys running the full length of the house. Private elevator. First floor is a legal rental unit or may be used as part of the main house opening up to private beach area on the Gulf of Mexico. Granite countertops throughout the kitchens and bathrooms. Tile floors. 2 car garage. Where: Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Terms: Short Sale, Bank Approved Price of $900,000 P...
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By Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co
(239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty )
A Happy Buying Beach Cottage Year.  Have you located your beach cottage in Florida yet?   If you are like me, dreaming of a beachfront cottage, they soon will 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 opportunity and let'...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Fort Myers Beach Hosts the World Championships of Sand Sculpting - Nov 2011   For the first time ever the " World " sand sculpting event was held in the state of Florida.  It followed by 2 weeks the American Sand Sculpting Championships.  Masters level sculpters qualified for the world event at various national competitions.   Contestants must endure a brutal " pound up " phase of alternating sand, water and compacting to ensure the sand holds together once the forms are removed.                                                                                                                                      The carving is done on a very strict schedule and no additional help is allowed.  The winners for the 2011 Fort Myers Beach World Championships of Sand Sculpting are as follows: F...
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
Fort Myers Beach in December will always offer lots of sunshine and balmy temperatures, plenty of visitors to the island, and of course some special events.The 22nd annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade is eagerly anticipated by  many area residents and visitors alike, for good reason.Saturday, December 3, 2011 is the date, and the fun begins at 6:10 p.m. for the two hour parade. Participants decorate, dress up and adorn their boats with lights and other holiday designs, than parade through the area with a  two hour tour of Matanzas Pass, Siesta Isles and Ostego Bay asthey are cheered all along their route by the watching crowds.Here are some suggestions for a great place to watch the festivities:You can be where the action is at the start of the parade at Salty Sam's Marina, ha...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Canal front home with direct gulf access. This home is located on a large lot with a seawall and quick access out to the Gulf. The house has a large family room and two bedrooms. Downstairs is a large two car garage and the bottom has been enclosed.  2325 square feet.   Where: Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the temperatures are warm and flowers are in bloom all year round. The ocean is a tropical greenish blue and the sand is white. For those who prefer an inimate Florida lifestyle. A seven mile Island nestled away in Southwest Florida. A small but vibrant downtown area. Peaceful sultry breezes from the lanais and deck of all homes on this Island. Terms:  Foreclosure listed at $306,000   LLOYD NICHOLSPremier Sandals Swfl Realty cell: (239) 810-2980work: (239) 463 5217skype: lloyd . ni...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
The Fort Myers Beach 25th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship takes place Nov 3 - 6, 2011.  If you are looking for a totally unique experience for the family you owe it to yourself to attend our annual sand sculpting contest !  Competitors from all over the world gather here to show their amazing carving skills.  Each entrant is provided a mound of our beach sand and must complete their sculpting by the Sunday judging.  The event takes place in front of the Gullwing Resort (  6620 Estero Blvd ) here on Fort Myers Beach.  The event draws approx 50,000 visitors and you should plan to park in the area and catch the beach trolly to0 the site.  The competitors must follow a strict schedule and no help is allowed.  The forms are filled with 3-4 inches of sand, soaked and then packed u...
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By Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co
(239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty )
 Posted by:  Ellie Penaranda - Naples, Bonita Springs & Fort Myers Beach Real Estate                         25th Annual Sand Sculpting Championship & Beach Festival                                  Thursday Nov. 2nd to Monday Nov. 6th, 2011 For more than 25 years, Fort Myers Beach has been the home to the American Sand Sculpting Championship and rightfully so with a wide beach of sugar sand that is regarded as some of the best in the world for sculpting.  This event brings the best artists from around the globe.  You will see some of the most elaborate and detailed sand castles that you will ever see and the artists imaginations run wild with sculpted dragons, life like statues, scenes, animals and monuments.  Amazin' Walter, a world renowned sand sculpting artist is noted for his incr...
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
The Fort Myers Beach Annual Sandsculpting Championship Championship Festival is coming soon!  Mark your calendars for November 2 -6, 2011 and join the fun when the popular, family friendly event marks its 25th year on Estero Island.The Gullwing Beach Resort is the place, located at 6620 Estero Blvd at the southern end of the island, and over 50,000 attendees are anticipated to attend this five day event.What will attendees be able to see and experience? There will be sixteen of the world’s best Master Sculptors along with Amateur Sculptors, and they will all use the beautiful, white sandy beaches to create their magnificent, one-of-a-kind works of art.Individual and group competitions among the master sculptors and amateurs will be featured. Sandsculpting 101 will also be offered to tho...
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