SW Florida Real Estate News

Updated Buyer and Seller advice as well as lifestyle information for SW Florida areas including: Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Ft Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, Bonita, Estero, Naples, and Marco Island. Links to the SWFL MLS / FGC MLS allow home buyers to search for homes for sale as well.

Oct. 14, 2021

4 Bedroom Home for Sale

 

4 Bedroom HOME FOR SALE

2547 SW 30TH ST CAPE CORAL

2547 SW 30th St Cape Coral 

MLS #: 221068986

Price: $400,000

4 Beds   2 Baths   2 Car Garage

2,249 SF     Built 2003 

 

  • Tile & Vinyl Flooring throughout
  • 16' Vaulted ceiling
  • Primary suite with tray ceiling and access to Lanai
  • Spacious kitchen with Island and Pantry
  • Newer Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Oversized Fenced backyard
  • Room for Pool
  • Great location in Quiet Neighborhood
  • Across from waterfront
  • City Sewer and Water in place
  • Near Bike Trails and Boat Ramps

2547 SW 30th St Kitchen  2547 SW 30th St Family Room

Wonderful, spacious home is beautiful inside and out. Located in a very desirable neighborhood off of Surfside Blvd. 

 

***OPEN HOUSE***

FRIDAY, OCT 15 12:00pm-3:00pm

Don't wait! Acquire your SW Cape Coral Home now!

Call for more information...615-504-1185. 

If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home or condo in Cape Coral, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate. Learn more on my YouTube Channel, Facebook page and Blog. You may also click on a link to start your search:

SW Cape Coral Homes 

4 Bedroom SW Cape Coral Homes

 

4 Bedroom HOME FOR SALE  Posted by Jill Winchel

Sept. 27, 2021

Gulfside Place Gulf Front Condo For Sale

 

 

Gulf Front

SANIBEL ISLAND Condo for Sale

 

Premier location on Sanibel Island, Gulfside Place is 14+ acres of tropical landscaping along with 1,225 feet of beachfront. Unit 215 was the builder’s model and personal home. It is centrally located on the property and overlooks the beach, not one of the pools, so all you hear is the surf.

The 2 bedroom plus den and 2 bath unit feels like a home with 1800 square feet of living space plus a 24’x7’ screened lanai. There are Gulf views from almost every room. This unit has been off the market for over 30 years!

A short walk to the sun and fun on the shell covered beach or to the other amenities: 2 heated/cooled pools, 6 tennis courts, shuffleboard, saunas, bathrooms, outdoor showers, and gas grills.

Contact me for more information on this unit or any other property on Sanibel Island.

 

              

Mixing Business with Pleasure - A Blog post about Sanibel

Call for more information...615-504-1185. Gulf Front Sanibel Island Condo for Sale 

If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home or condo on Sanibel Island, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate. Learn more about SW Florida  on Facebook and YouTubeYou may also click on a link to start your search:

Sanibel single family homes for Sale up to $2 million

Sanibel condos for sale up to $2 million

Gulf Front Sanibel Island Condo for Sale.  Posted by Jill Winchel

Aug. 16, 2021

SW CAPE CORAL POOL HOME FOR SALE

 

 

 

SW CAPE CORAL POOL HOME FOR SALE

2839 SW 49TH TER

 

 

MLS #: 221058542

Price: $650,000

3 Beds + Den   2 Baths   3 Car Garage

2,274 SF     Built 2019 

 

  • Porcelain tile throughout
  • 9' Volume ceilings
  • Large pool and paver decking
  • Impact resistant doors & windows
  • Owner's suite with sitting area
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Oversized laundry room
  • Pool Bath
  • Crown molding & Tray ceilings
  • Across from waterfront
  • Million $$$ neighborhood

Wonderful, nearly-new, spacious home is beautiful inside and out. Located in a very desirable neighborhood off of Sands Blvd. No need to wait for a new construction home to be built.

***OPEN HOUSE***

TUESDAY, AUG 17 11:00am-3:00pm

Don't wait! Acquire your SW Cape Coral Pool Home now!

Call for more information...615-504-1185. 

If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home or condo in Cape Coral, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate. Learn more on my YouTube Channel, Facebook page and Blog. You may also click on a link to start your search:

Southwest Cape Coral Pool Homes 

 

SW CAPE CORAL POOL HOME FOR SALE  Posted by Jill Winchel

July 6, 2021

SW Cape Coral Lot for Sale

CAPE CORAL LOT

FOR SALE

340 EL DORADO BLVD S, CAPE CORAL FL 33991

 

MLS #: 218064875     Price: $50,000      10,454 SF  

 

City water and sewer pipes are already in place on this wooded lot located near BURNT STORE RD & EMBERS PKWY. Quick access to MATLACHA, PUNTA GORDA, FORT MYERS, and downtown CAPE CORAL. The SEVEN ISLANDS PROJECT is nearby and will be developed into a dining, boating, living, and shopping destination. The BURNT STORE BOAT RAMP with access to the GULF OF MEXICO is only 1.5 miles from this lot. JIM JEFFERS PARK is right around the corner. CORAL OAKS GOLF COURSE is less than 5 miles away. PINE ISLAND RD with RESTAURANTS and SHOPPING is minutes away.

Look forward to fantastic Florida SUNSETS each evening with a NW rear exposure. Enjoy bike riding, walking, and watching wildlife throughout the neighborhood. Vacant lots are on each side of this one but new homes are being built throughout this up and coming area. Build your DREAM HOME with one of the many LOCAL BUILDERS. PRICED TO SELL! 

 

Call for more information...615-504-1185. 340 EL DORADO BLVD S, Cape Coral FL 33991

For more information on Cape Coral and SW Florida view Your SW Florida Realtor vlog series.

If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home, condo, or lot in Cape Coral, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate. Learn more on my YouTube Channel, Facebook page and Blog

Cape Coral Homes for Sale

Cape Coral Condos for Sale

Cape Coral Lots for Sale

340 EL DORADO BLVD S, CAPE CORAL FL 33991

Posted by Jill Winchel

June 3, 2021

Roofing Materials Used in SW Florida

Roofing Materials Used in SW Florida

You will see a variety of roofing materials as you drive through SW Florida or look at houses online. Some may already be familiar to you but you may see a few new ones.

Sample of Architectural Shingle RoofThe most common is the Architectural Shingle which comes in a variety of colors and consists of a heavy fiberglass mat base laminated to multiple layers of water resistant asphalt. Ceramic-coated mineral granules are ingrained in the top layer of the shingle.

 

 

A less expensive option is the Single Tab Shingle which is one layer and non-overlapping. Sample of Single Tab Shingle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample of Barrel Tile Roof

 

 

Tile Roofs are made of clay or cement and also come in a variety of colors, although the terra cotta tile is most common and provides a Spanish or Mediterranean feel. Roof tiles are sometimes choosen to match house paint and/or driveway pavers to keep a consistent look. The barrel type seems to be loosing ground as the flat tile has gained in popularity.

 

Sample of Flat Tile Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you choose a tile roof make sure to keep it clean as a dirty tile roof is not appealing! Sample of dirty tile roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample of Metal RoofThe Metal Roof is said to be the strongest and longest lasting of all the roof products but there are a variety of metal products and thicknesses, as well as, exposed screws vs standing seam options. Standing-seam roofs are expected to last between 30-50 years with very minimal maintenance.

 

 

Throughout the area you will come across older homes with a Gable Roof and newer ones with a Hip Roof or some combination of the two. The Flat Roof is reminiscent of commercial buildings but has been much used with modern, sleek looking homes in this area. Sample of Flat Roof

Roofs tend to be replaced or repaired after a major storm or hurricane. Checking on the age and condition of a roof on a home you're considering to buy is essential.

View my vlog series for more info on Cape Coral and SW Florida.

10 Things Your Realtor Probably Didn't Tell You

10 More Things Your Realtor Probably Didn't Tell You

If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home or condo in Cape Coral, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate. Learn more on my YouTube Channel, Facebook page and Blog

Cape Coral Homes for Sale

Cape Coral Condos for Sale

Cape Coral Lots for Sale

 

Roofing Materials Used in SW Florida

Posted by Jill Winchel

Dec. 3, 2020

NEW HOMES FOR SALE IN CAPE CORAL

 

NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FOR SALE IN CAPE CORAL

New construction front of home  

Homes for sale are in short supply in SW Florida. Few homeowners want to part with their piece of paradise. A new construction home may be just the ticket for you. 

New construction home pool

New homes have the latest features-granite or quartz counters, tile flooring, high ceilings, luxury bathrooms, open concept, smart technology, etc. New construction home kitchen

 

 

View new construction homes for sale in Cape Coral from $500,000 to $1,000,000

View new construction homes for sale in Cape Coral from $250,000 to $500,000 

NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FOR SALE IN CAPE CORAL.  

 If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home or condo in Cape Coral, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate.

Start your home search now...

Cape Coral Gulf Access Pool Resale Homes for Sale up to $500,000

Cape Coral Gulf Access Pool Resale Homes for Sale up to $1,000,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FOR SALE IN CAPE CORAL. Posted by Jill Winchel

 

Dec. 3, 2020

BUYING A CAPE CORAL HOME VIA FACETIME

 

BUYING A CAPE CORAL HOME

VIA FACETIME

5307 SKYLINE BLVD, CAPE CORAL FL 33914

  

I helped buyers purchase a beautiful Gulf access pool home recently and they only saw it via Facetime prior to closing!

Yes, it is possible to make a long-distance purchase in these challenging times.

My customers were interested in a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a pool, a nice water view, and a short boat ride out to the Gulf. After noticing a new listing pop up that matched this criteria, I immediately called the buyers and suggested a Facetime showing. The buyers were prepared to make an offer after that showing.

They went under contract quickly. I was present during the home inspection and offered advice for repairs to the buyers. Repairs were made by the sellers.

The buyers came to town for the final walk-through and closing and were thrilled with their purchase.

If you are considering buying a home in Cape Coral, please get in touch with me so that I can provide you with the same personal service.

Click the address link to view pictures of this home. BUYING A CAPE CORAL HOME VIA FACETIME.  

 

 

If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home or condo in Cape Coral, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate.

Start your home search now...

Cape Coral Gulf Access Pool Homes for Sale up to $500,000

Cape Coral Gulf Access Pool Homes for Sale up to $1,000,000

BUYING A CAPE CORAL HOME VIA FACETIME.  Posted by Jill Winchel

 

Oct. 20, 2020

Lovers Key State Park

LOVERS KEY STATE PARK & BEACH

This is a beautiful, natural beach just south of Fort Myers Beach and north of Bonita Beach. There is an $8 fee per vehicle or $4 for only one person. The park offers plenty of parking, restrooms, equipment rental, and food. It is open from 8:00 am until sunset everyday. Lovers Key signage

The beach isn't very wide and doesn't have many shells but you have plenty of walking and sitting opportunities on the 2 mile stretch of sand.

It is similar to Bowman's Beach on Sanibel Island as you have a couple of bridges to cross over the intercoastal waters in order to reach the beach. There is a tram available to transport visitors from the parking lot to the beach. Lovers Key looking to the south

If you're interested in collecting shells you would be better off going to Sanibel Island but if you just want to enjoy the surf and sand on a pristine Gulf beach then make your way to Lovers Key.

One big shell

View my A Minute on the Beach series.

Lovers Key State Park

If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home or condo in SW Florida, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate. Learn more on my YouTube Channel, Facebook page and Blog

Cape Coral Homes for Sale

Cape Coral Condos for Sale

Cape Coral Lots for Sale

 

Lovers Key State Park

Posted by Jill Winchel

Oct. 9, 2020

Landscaping in SW Florida

Landscaping in SW Florida

Don't plant too much as everything grows so fast here! If you're not careful you'll be spending all of your time trimming, weeding, and carrying debris to the roadside. And don't get me started on seed pods...

No, seriously, we grow beautiful palm trees and tropical plants here which helps to make this area a paradise. A quick walk around your yard each day will keep it in check. Trimming or picking up palm fronds once a week the day before they get picked up is also a good idea.

Take care to keep bushes and trees trimmed away from your home to keep bugs and rodents at bay. You also don't want a large palm tree frond falling on your roof and damaging tiles or shingles.

View my vlog series for more info on Cape Coral and SW Florida.

10 Things Your Realtor Probably Didn't Tell You

10 More Things Your Realtor Probably Didn't Tell You

If you’re in the market for real estate and want information on buying or selling a home or condo in Cape Coral, contact Jill Winchel at 615-504-1185. I am a Realtor with The Koffman Group at Royal Shell Real Estate. Learn more on my YouTube Channel, Facebook page and Blog

Cape Coral Homes for Sale

Cape Coral Condos for Sale

Cape Coral Lots for Sale

 

Landscaping in SW Florida

Posted by Jill Winchel

Aug. 7, 2020

Cape Coral Gulf Access Home Sales Explode in July 2020!

Gulf Access home sales in Cape Coral for July 2020 hit record numbers with 150 homes sold in the SWFL MLS, the highest number of recorded sales in this category since The Koffman Group began keeping this statistic in 2004. Median sales price for Gulf access homes ticked down to $456,000 from $465,000 in June. Strong home sales in SWFL continue during the covid-19 pandemic across all real estate categories.

Cape Coral Gulf Access Home Sales Historical ChartSee Historical sales on our Cape Coral Gulf Access Homes Market Report Page