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Thursday, September 11 2014

Dredging Underway!

Since Blind Pass was dredged and reopened, many have wanted the work to continue into Dinkins Bayou. Well, Dinkins Bayou dredging is now underway!

The boat ramp at the end of Henderson Road, where the dredging equipment is being mobilized, will be closed until the project has been completed, which is projected to be in November.

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Sanibel real estate

The dredging project is to improve water quality in the area. The Pine Tree Drive canal system will also be included in the dredging. A few years ago a culvert was built under San-Cap Road, which is a large part of our water quality improvement. The culvert connects Dinkins Bayou to Clam Bayou as well as the previous dredging at Blind Pass. 

Besides improving water quality in the area, boaters will have a 5-foot mean-low-water depth in the channel through Dinkins Bayou. Boating access has always been for shallow draft vessels using a very narrow channel, and now we can look forward to easier, any tide, access to Pine Island Sound!

Blind Pass Captiva Property values throughout the area should be positively affected. Boating is a big part of the attraction to this area, and easier access to some of the best boating and fishing in Florida will benifit waterfront owners! From Pine Tree Drive, or Dinkins Bayou, it's just a short boat ride to Blind Pass and the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico or Pine Island Sound. Your boat still needs to be able to fit under the Blind Pass Bridge, but taller boats can head to Pine Island Sound before heading to Redfish Pass at the north end of Captiva.
I currently have a great listing at Dinkins Bayou that will benefit from this dredging project. It's a large vacant lot with a dock already in place. This 30,000+ sq. ft. lot has lots of room for your dream home overlooking the water. Home plans for a 4-bedroom with a pool are available with this property. (pictured to the right). Sanibel real estate
We'll watch this dredging project continue as we look forward to another great winter season! Labor Day is over and our northern friends are starting to plan their Sanibel winter. It's even started snowing in some northern areas, which is always a motivating factor for visitors and residents to head south to our Islands!

Sanibel and Captiva Islands continue to enjoy an active real estate market, and I think this should be your year for island living. I want you to give me a call (239-691-4915), or visit my user-friendly property search website. I'm a longtime island resident and I can help you through all areas of your property search. I love these islands and I know you will too!

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Sarah Ashton, Broker Associate
Royal Shell Real Estate
P.O. Box 610
Captiva, FL 33924

Posted by: AT 10:05 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, September 02 2014

Lots of choices on Sanibel Island

It's always interesting to see what's selling in different areas of Sanibel Island. I pulled up the data for the last 365 days (9/2/2013 to 9/2/2014) and it's an interesting mix. This has been a good year for real estate and it shows we are firmly into a recovering market. Nationally real estate is on an "up" trend too, which makes property owners and potential buyers happy. 

Sanibel Real Estate

Sanibel Real Estate

Sanibel Real Estate

Sanibel Real Estate

Our MLS website separates the Sanibel market into categories such as, Gulf, Canal, Near Beach, Bayou, Bayfront, and Interior.

It's not surprising that the areas selling the most properties is "Interior" and "Near Beach," mostly because that's where the majority of the island's properties are located. Since Sanibel is an island, it's almost arbitrary if you call an interior property "Near Beach" or "Interior." 

Okay, so let's look at the numbers for Homes and Condos.

Gulf Front Homes Sold - 5 sold from $1,485,000 to $4,100,000.

Gulf Front Condos Sold - 109 sold from $218,000 to $2,350,000.

Bay Front Homes Sold - 7 sold from $622,000 to $5,000,000.

Bay Front Condos Sold - 10 from $$350,000 to $635,000.

Sanibel Real Estate

Sanibel Real Estate

Canal Homes Sold - 33 sold from $425,000 to $2,250,000.

Canal Condos Sold - 9 sold from $170,000 to $400,000.

Bayou Homes Sold - 13 from $550,000 to $1,337,000.

Bayou Condos Sold - 1 for $220,000.

Sanibel Real Estate

Sanibel Real Estate

Sanibel Real Estate

Near Beach Homes Sold - 77 from $249,000 to $2,400,000.

Near Beach Condos Sold - 20 from $150,000 to $440,000.

Interior Homes Sold - 54 from $265,000 to $1,750,000.

Interior Condos Sold - 3 from $585,000 to $660,000.

Statistics are fun, but it's much more fun to actually show you properties and find you just what you're looking for! We currently have 147 homes listed on Sanibel as well as 127 condos and I'm positive one of them is your perfect place on the island. 

If you're looking to sell, I can help you get your property on the market and sold! Royal Shell Real Estate has three sales offices on the island as well as national marketing to help you find a buyer. Give me a call TODAY at 239-691-4915 or use my Contact Form and I'll get to work for you! 

Sanibel Real Estate

Sanibel Real Estate

Sarah Ashton, Broker Associate
Royal Shell Real Estate
Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Posted by: AT 11:33 am   |  Permalink   |  Email

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Sanibel, FL 33957

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