Fort Myers Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
If you are lucky enough to be on Fort Myers Beach today, Saturday, June 18, 2011 you might have noticed a delicious aroma in the air. That aroma is from the first annual " Smokin In The Mangroves " BBQ competition. The teams have been here since yesterday and most have their smokers going since then. This is a "Blind Judging " contest where everyone competes on a level playing field. The judges do not know which team made which entry ! Even a first timer can win with the best tasting entry.   The competition is being held at the Santini Plaza directly in front of the marina at the south end. Teams are here from all over the southland and many bring with them trophies and awards as proof of their prowess ! Smokers can prepare any type of meat they want but only chicken, ribs and pork wil...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
This artfully decorated waterfront home was featured in the Bayside Tour of Homes. 1344 square feet. All new windows with 2 1/2 in. Plantation Shutters, New A/C, New Fans, Newer Roofl New Wood Flooring in both Bedrooms with walk-in closets, New Bathrooms with 18 in. Tile. Popular circular kitchen has New Stove, Disposal and Tile Backsplash. Outside there's a Screened Lanai plus a Florida Room, Double Wide Carport with a Paver Walk to the Rear Deck & Dock with Boat Lift. On Gulf Access canal only minutes to the Gulf. This bright and cheery home is move-in ready - nothing needs to be done! Home Warranty Provided to Buyer. Where:  Just of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, on a gulf access canal, minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. Terms:  Listed at $279,000 Realtorlloydn@aol.com LLoyd NicholsSandals R...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom 4 bath home, 1742 square feet. Where:  Fort Myers, Beach, Florida Located on Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach is only seven miles long and you can virtually walk its entire length, from the fishing pier to the bridge that connects it to Lovers Key. The heart of Fort Myers Beach is Times Square, near the northern tip of the island. Here is where you will find shops, restaurants, nightlife, beachside bars and is the place you will want to sit and enjoy.  Throughout the year, Fort Myers Beach hosts festivals and entertainment all up and down the beach such as the annual American Sandsculpting Contest and Festival, Pirate Festival, Shrimp Festival, Offshore Grand Prix Boat Races, and an annual Holiday Boat Parade, to name but a few.  The Island is also home to...
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
What's happening in Fort Myers Beach in June, 2011? Find out right here! Kid's 4th of July Fishing Tournament - June 25, 2011 Bonita Bill's Waterfront Café, 702 Fishermans Wharf Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 (239) 463-6119       More than 150 kids ages 3 to 15 participate in this long-running event the weekend before the Fourth. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Contact Bonita Bill's for more information Acoustic on the Beach Jam Sessions - Wednesday evenings from about 5pm 'til about 9pm The Beach Pub 1668 I Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 239-765-6102 Be sure to drop by the Beach Pub Wednesday nights, as Lou and Tim have just kicked off Acoustic on the Beach jam sessions. Starting around 5 p.m. and ending around 9 p.m. every Wednesday, locals (and visitors, alike) are encouraged to bring the...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui NYC consultant visits the Fort Myers Beaches in Florida! Fort Myers Beaches in Florida, small town leading to the beach For a full week Laura Cerrano Feng Shui New York consultant visited various parts Florida to take a break from the hustle and bustle of NYC.   Fort Myers Beaches Florida was beautiful filled with fun shops, cafe's, restaurants, and people.  Beaches were packed, due to 80 degree heat! The Fort Myers Beaches are located in Lee county Florida and run along the Gulf Coast.  The Gulf water was so warm and inviting! When exploring Florida, you have options for the type of activities you can do.  For many, they may choose just to relax on the beach and get that great tan. For others, like Laura Cerrano, they may choose to be more active on the beach by, swimming, ri...
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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 April 3 from noon to 4 PM   The Fort Myers Beach Art Association is holding an " Art on the Boulevard " at Century 21 Tripower located at 2001 Estero Boulevard.  The local artists are hanging their best works as I write this and the public is invited to enjoy the show Sunday April 3 from noon to 4 PM.  Works included in this show highlight local island life and scenes !  The paintings are being hung on the walls and aisles of the real estate office.  Tripower has long supported the local art community and is thrilled to host the show and invited public.  Most of the works are for sale and the artists will be on hand to answer your questions.  Hope to see you here !!!        
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
Want to know what's happening in Fort Myers Beach this month? Well, here you are! April 3, 2011 - Stop by Century 21 TriPower at 2001 Estero Blvd on Sunday, April 3rd from 12:00 until 4:00 pm, to see the Art Show and Sale. You’ll love the beautiful watercolors and other art created by local artists of beautiful local scenes.March 30th  through April 3, 2011 is the Sand Bash, where you'll have the opportunity to see eighteen of the best "Master" sand sculptors from all across the country create wonderful works of art from piles of sand and enjoy many other festival activities. Located at the Holiday Inn at Fort Myers Beach, 6890 Estero Blvd.More Info: www.sandbash.com   Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Coloring Contest….Saturday, April 23, 2011 The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 9:00 am on Ap...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Fort Myers Beach Sand Bash is here and runs through Sunday April 3, 2011.   Our island and amazing beaches is lucky enough to have two sand sculpting events !  The newest event is called the Fort Myers Beach Sand Bash and is in its first year.  Headquartered at the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn the event is open to visitors daily until the final judging on April 3, 2011.  This event is different in that there will be nine 2 man/woman  teams working on carvings over two stories in height and over 400 square feet at the base.  A $10,000 purse is helping attract mastor carvers from all over. Event organizers promise to have about double the number of shuttles as for past events.  Admission is $8 / day for adults with kids under 5 admitted free.  Four day passes are $20 for adults.  Fun, gam...
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
  The Cincinnati Firemen did what they do best...in Fort Myers Beach, that is. They put on a great show for charity, just like they've been doing for the past 20 years. This year they performed on a stage created at the Lani Kai Resort, and that made it ever so much easier to see the firemen as they danced, mimed and yes, did a little bit of grinding, and wowed the crowd. Some very nice ladies were walking around throughout the performance, collecting donations in their fireman's boot, for a charity selected by the Firemen for 2011. These hard working guys put on a show 5 out of 7 days for two weeks every year. This year's final performance will be Thursday, March 24, 2011. If you are going to be in the Fort Myers Beach area the week of March 21, 2011, be sure to set aside an hour or s...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
The 2011 Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival happens this weekend: March 12 & 13.  It started off Saturday with a 5K Run followed by the 53rd Annual Shrimp festival parade.  The parade route runs along Estero Blvd which is the north south drag for Fort Myers Beach.  The parade started at 10 am and this year lasted untill 11:20.  Seems like the parade gets bigger and better every year !  Local bands, civic and community groups, fire & EMS units, local buisinesses, Shrimp Queen contestants, motorized vihicles and just about anyone who wants to be part of a fun parade joins in !  One float handed out ice cold water to our visitors, some wore goofy costumes, everyone had a great time.  Family friendly fun, great weather, smiling crowds.  Fort Myers Beach - I love this place !!!  The festival c...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
The 53 rd Annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival will begin on Saturday March 12, 2011 with our Shrimp Parade.  The festival began in 1959 as a very local celebration for the local shrimpers, crabbers and fisherman.  Today it boasts a terrific parade, crowning of a Shrimp Festival Princess, food & crafts expo and the Blessing of the Fleet.  The festival kicks off with the 10 am parade.  The parade route begins at the island elementary school and ends at Lynn Hall Park. Important reminder:  The bridge to Fort Myers Beach will close at 9 am and remain closed until noon !!! If you need to get on or off Fort Myers Beach from the north end you must do so prior to the bridge closing.  Don't chance missing a flight by not observing the bridge closure times. Best viewing is along Estero Blvd. ...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Fort Myers Beach garage sale to help Homeless Pets  If you are an animal lover like our family you should plan to attend the garage sale to benefit homeless pets on Saturday, March 19, 2011.  Please consider donating items for the sale.  Drop off donated items at: 7875 Buccaneer Dr or 7901 Buccaneer Dr. on the south end of the island.  You can also drop off sale items or baked goods at Century 21 Tripower's office at 2001 Estero Blvd. and I will make sure they get to the sale !    There will be a bake sale at the same time to help raise additional money for our homeless friends. This is our " pound rescue " which we named " Pepper " .  Get it ?   Black _____  !!!   She adopted us as a puppy while my oldest daughter, Jamie, was voluntering at the local animal shelter.  When the family jo...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Fort Myers Beach " Taste of Santini & Art Fair " was held Saturday Feb 26, 2011.  It was held in the parking lot of the Santini Plaza shopping area.  Now in its' second year the fair well attended.  Having a great location mid-island and plenty of sunshine doesn't hurt.  Intended to showcase the local restaurants and businesses within the Santini Plaza by having the restaurants provide limited menus and house specialties available for event goers.  Along with the tastings were local businesses and service providers to the island.  The event started at 9 AM and continued until 4 PM.  Crowds were excellent and spanned the entire day.  Attendees were encouraged to donate canned goods for local charities rather than an entry fee.  Don't you just love these local community events !  Here we ...
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By Candi Randolph, Realtor - Fort Myers Beach
(Century 21 TriPower Realty)
March 2011 Fort Myers Beach events & activities are what it’s all about at the Beach, if you’re a Spring Breaker, that is!  The beach is hoppin’ day and night at this time of year. The weather has been beautiful and continues to provide the perfect backdrop for seasonal activities.If you are planning on vacationing in Fort Myers Beach this month, just know that there are people everywhere. Plan on slow drive times (get a tan while you wait) and long lines. It’s peak season on the beach.  And it is tons of fun!The 53rd Annual Shrimp Festival begins on March 4, 2011 with the Princess Ball. There is fun, food, dance and entertainment.Plus,  meet all the Shrimp Festival Princesses in the running for this years 53rd Festival Queen! Location: 5601 williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach, FL, United ...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
FT MYERS BEACH RESORT LIVING BACKBAY LOCATION WITH GULF ACCESS, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, nearly 1100 square feet.  Great Living and/or Great Investment. Where:  Fort Myers Beach, Florida, at the Santa Maria.  Santa Maria Condominiums are located on the quiet, sound end of Estero Island, a short walk to shops, restaurants, or the beach. Or, hop on the trolley for a quick ride to Times Square. The private pool, one of the largest on Fort Myers Beach, has two spas and plenty of seating. There is a public golf course within walking distance. Terms:  Foreclosure listed at $174,000. LLoyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.comSandals Realtycell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Active Rain Blog: http://activerain.com/lloydn Website: http://www.mlsouthwestfloridahomes.comListingbook: http://lloydnswflori...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
NBC 2 interviews one of our own Fort Myers Beach Realtors  One of Century 21 Tripower's top producing agents will be on the evening news courtesy of NBC channel 2 !   Our own Roseanna Reilly was interviewed on the subject of Canadian buyers coming to Fort Myers Beach.  The interview lasted approx 20 minutes and took place at our new offices located at 2001 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, 33931.  The focus was on our local market and how our northern friends are attracted to the real estate deals available now.  Market stats show that a significant portion of our buyers make the trek to our Gulf front waters starting from the eastern provinces of Canada.  Our northern buyers are friendly, open, know their price range and appreciate a good deal when they see it.  The interview will air Feb...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
Our Gulf of Mexico beaches are considered to be some of the finest.  From mid-October through April we have many visitors who come for the terrific weather and love walking the beach.  What can I say, you may have passed me walking my pound rescue lab on a pleasant evening.  Watching one of our world famous sunsets is a favorite pastime for visitors and locals alike !  But once in awhile we get to enjoy a solitary walk with just our thoughts !   It may be an early morning walk with th e shore birds or an evening walk with th e sound of the waves to accompany us.  While showing a gorgeous Gulf front condo and standing on the rooftop deck I spotted this lone figure enjoying a walk on the northern end of the island.  It was approximately 5 PM and still plenty of sun.  I happened to have my...
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By Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
(16 Sunview Blvd)
The Feb 12, 2011 Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Boil was a total success !!!   Shrimp lovers know a great deal when they taste one and last night was no exception !   St Raphael's Episcopal Church does a monthly Shrimp Boil which has become a tradition here on Fort Myers Beach.  Located at 5601 Williams Dr, Fort Myers Beach just south of Publix and serving from 5 - 7 PM.  The line starts forming around 4:30 and is well worth the short wait !  For $15 bucks you get all the wild caught Gulf shrimp, cole slaw, corn bread, baked beans an desert you could want.  Water, soda, beer and wine are also included.  The dinner is held each month and the next date is Sat March 5, 2011.   It takes many willing hands to serve a large crowd.  Many church members gladly make the corn bread, boil the shrimp, hel...
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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 " was a huge success !  The 2011 Fort Myers Beach " Art on the Boulevard " doubled attendance over last year.  The weather was perfect for a  stroll on Estero Boulevard and locals and visitors alike were out in force !  Official hours were Sunday, Feb 6 from noon to four pm.    Art lovers started showing up much earlier.  The Art  Association members were on hand to answer questions,  show their artwork and mingle with visitors while enjoying a glass of wine !   Century 21 Tripower Realty was again the sponsor for this second annual event.  Based on the results and comments from association members and visitors this fun event will be back again next year.  Bigger and better is usually a formula for success !           Unframed prints, note cards a...
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By LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea
(Premier Florida Realty of SWFL)
Single-Family Home with extra mother-in-law suite or guest quarters is a one bedroom with a separate entrance. There is also a downstairs laundry room with a bathroom and shower on first level. The main home is a three bedroom/two bath upstairs with huge deck for outdoor living and entertaining. Large garage area and patio with pavers covering the full length of the property. Where:  Fort Myers Beach, Florida, a tropical island located in Southwest Florida:  Seven miles of white beachline. Terms:  Foreclosure listed at $219,900   Condo: 2 bedroom and 2 baths, clean and priced right. Where:  Fort Myers Beach, located at the Santa Maria, a Back Bay Location. Terms:  Foreclosure listed at $184,900. LLoyd Nichols Realtorlloydn@aol.comSandals Realtycell: 239-810-2980office: 239-463-5217Activ...
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