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Jonathan Harbour — One of Fort Myers’ Top Boating Communities

If you’re in the market for a top boating community in Fort Myers, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to explore the many upscale offerings of Jonathan Harbour. This private, gated community contains some of the city’s most prestigious waterfront homes, all centered around a luxury boating lifestyle.

Uncovering the History of Burnt Store

The unusual name of Burnt Store is used by a road and a community, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? According to legend, the history of Burnt Store is directly tied to a dispute.

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St. Charles Harbour– the boating lifestyle at its finest

For the benefit of a premiere boating lifestyle at its finest, consider making the move to St. Charles Harbour. Set right alongside the Caloosahatchee River, this South Fort Myers community is spread out over nearly 150 acres of lakes, waterways and natural woodland preserves.

Palmetto Point- Prime Fort Myers Boating Community

For prime boating in Fort Myers, consider the exceptional waterfront community of Palmetto Point. Described by some as a “boaters’ paradise”, the highly desirable community is home to some large estate homes with direct gulf access.

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Gullwing Beach Resort on Estero Island

With the enjoyment of direct beach access, Gullwing Beach Resort presents some incredible options for buyers and renters on Estero Island. This family-friendly resort sits on the southern end of the island, found directly on Fort Myers Beach.

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Palmetto Point: Luxury Boating Community

With its deep-water canals and impressive home designs, Palmetto Point provides an ideal option for those in search of a luxury boating community in Fort Myers.

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North Star Yacht Club: Waterfront Paradise

For a waterfront paradise in North Fort Myers, North Star Yacht Club is definitely worth a second look. Found on the north shore of the Caloosahatchee River, this luxury, marina community is home to two waterfront high-rises and exceptional amenities in a park-like setting. In total, North Star Yacht Club[…]

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The Landings: Where Amenities are King

From golf to dining, a private marina to tennis, amenities are certainly king at The Landings. This premiere yacht, golf and tennis club is easily one of the most coveted in the Fort Myers area, and for a number of good reasons!

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Catalpa Cove: Gated Boating Community

For a gated boating community, you won’t want to miss the opportunities that exist in Catalpa Cove. Each and every home in the South Fort Myers development offers up the enjoyment of a dedicated boat dock on a deep-water access canal.

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Hidden Harbor Nearing Sellout

Time is running out to get in on one of South Fort Myers’ final new construction neighborhoods with Gulf-access. Hidden Harbor is nearing a sellout, with less than a dozen homes still available in this highly desirable community.

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Chiquita Lock Removal Approved

Proponents of removing Cape Coral’s controversial Chiquita Lock just got a big boost from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. The agency recently posted a letter of intent, essentially giving the go-ahead for the city to remove the lock.

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Catalpa Cove: Homes With Deeded Boat Docks

With the luxury of deeded boat docks, the upscale boating community of Catalpa Cove presents an ideal choice for many buyers in the area of South Fort Myers. Every home in the community includes its own private boat dock, all positioned on a canal with direct, deep-water access leading out to the Caloosahatchee River and on to the Gulf.

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Discover Fort Myers Shores

With an ideal setting right alongside the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers Shores presents a well-established neighborhood known for its quality homes and enviable address.

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Hidden Harbor: New Construction and Gulf Access

With the luxury of new construction and the enjoyment of Gulf access, Hidden Harbor presents an ideal waterfront development in Fort Myers. A project of Stock Development, the new boating community is one of the last in the area that will be able to provide its residents this type of access.

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Bimini Basin: Cape Coral Thinking Big

Cape Coral city leaders are “thinking big” with plans to develop land around the Bimini Basin. Right now leaders are just starting the process of soliciting bids to push forward one of the largest development projects in the area.

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Hidden Harbor Nears Sellout

The opportunity to invest in one of the best new waterfront communities in Fort Myers is shrinking, as Hidden Harbor nears a sellout. Fewer than two-dozen homes remain available within the popular boating community

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Hidden Harbor: Are You Nautical Minded?

If you’re in the market for a true boating community, Hidden Harbor provides perhaps one of the best options for nautically minded home buyers in Fort Myers. This waterfront, Gulf-access community enjoys exclusivity, with luxury estate homes and a desirable address.

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Our Favorite Iona Neighborhoods

Known for housing some of the best boating communities in the South Fort Myers area, Iona is desirable for its ease of reaching the Gulf via the Intracoastal. As well, the area is also coveted for its close proximity to the beautiful Captiva and Sanibel Island beaches.

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Final Phase of Savona Bay Underway

The final phase is underway for direct Gulf and river access, new construction homes within the gated community of Savona Bay. The only community of its kind offering this type of new home for sale in South Fort Myers, selections are limited for those seeking a boating lifestyle, along with the advantage of a newly constructed home.

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Hidden Harbor Clubhouse Completed In Fort Myers

The highly anticipated addition of a clubhouse is now complete within one of Southwest Florida’s most desirable new communities. Hidden Harbor now offers residents use of a waterfront clubhouse, complete with a state-of-the-art fitness center, clubroom for social events and a lounge.

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Hidden Harbor Residents Moving In

The very first residents are starting to move into the incredible new community of Hidden Harbor, quickly becoming a premiere destination for Southwest Florida homebuyers in search of a unique experience. Located between Fort Myers and Naples, this boating community is one of the newest luxury communities in the area, complete with contemporary-style estate homes, many of which include personal boat docks that allow residents to boat, canoe or kayak directly from their own property.

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Cape Coral Tops Nation for Boat Owners

Cape Coral has been named one of the best cities for boaters, according to a new survey by financial website SmartAsset. The company ranks Cape Coral as the #5 place in the United States to live for boat owners.

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Savona Bay Offering New Floor Plan

Emerald Homes is offering a new single-family home floor plan at Savona Bay located in the Iona section of South Fort Myers. The new plan at Savona Bay, the Berkley, takes full advantage of the spectacular views of the community’s lakefront residential lots and offers Gulf-access boating.

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Clubhouse Under Construction at Hidden Harbor

The 2015 Community of The Year winner, Hidden Harbor, has an amenity-rich Clubhouse now under construction overlooking the gulf-access harbor. The luxury boating community, in addition, has a new furnished model home under construction with inventory homes available.

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Discover Cape Coral’s Gold Coast

What’s better than living in a Florida neighborhood with direct sailboat access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico? Not much! Cape Coral’s Gold Coast neighborhoods offer outstanding values for boating enthusiasts. The Gold Coast stretches from Del Prado Boulevard and the Caloosahatchee River in southeast Cape Coral between the Cape Coral Bridge and the Midpoint Bridge.

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Palaco Grande Waterfront Boating Neighborhood

Palaco Grande is a waterfront residential community in Cape Coral with direct sailboat access to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a dream for people who desire waterfront living. In this established boating waterfront neighborhood, 90 percent of the homes are on the water enjoying all Gulf access via 20 neighborhood canals.

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Hidden Harbor Offering Nine Floor Plans  in Fort Myers

This weekend will celebrate the grand opening of Hidden Harbor, a gated luxury boating community in South Fort Myers, offering access to the Gulf of Mexico. Stock Development will feature five furnished models at Hidden Harbor open to the public. Various activities will revolve around a boating theme showcasing a pristine waterfront lifestyle in addition to food and live music.

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North Spreader Canal Dredging

The city of Cape Coral will begin a dredging project in the North Spreader Canal at the end of this month. The city’s Public Works dredging crew will be working on the canal beginning on June 29 every day from 7 AM- 4 PM, and continue for a few months.

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Gulf Harbour Named A Top Healthy Club

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club has just won an exclusive distinction in the private club world that it can add to its other accolades. It has been chosen as one of America’s Healthiest Clubs. Only 7 private clubs in Southwest Florida have ever received this recognition, and Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club remains the only one in Fort Myers.

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The Amenities of Gulf Harbour in Fort Myers

One of the premier 18-hole championship golf courses in Southwest Florida, Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club in Fort Myers is a member-owned private country club with enough upscale amenities and social activities to keep individuals and families busy and happy year-round.

Not All Cape Coral Canals Are Created Equal

Do you want a piece of waterfront paradise? Cape Coral may be the place for you as nearly 40,000 of its 100,000 lots are located in a waterfront setting on a canal, lake or river. For water lovers everywhere, Cape Coral is a special place with more than 400 miles of canals, which makes it an ideal area for boating, fishing and scenic views.

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Catalpa Cove: Gulf Access with Private Boat Docks

Boating? Check. Private boat dock? Check. Sail anytime you want? Check. Single-family house? Check. Access to the Gulf of Mexico? Check. Luxury home? Check. The upscale-gated waterfront and boating community, Catalpa Cove, is the answer to everything you need as well as everything that you want.

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Tennis Place Offers Value on Sanibel

If you have ever dreamed of living on Sanibel Island but hesitate to look at real estate properties because you expect to see high price tags, you should check out Tennis Place, an affordable and high-value condo development.

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Our Favorite Sanibel Boating Communities

Three boating communities in Sanibel stand out for their classic yet casual lifestyle that is reminiscent of the glory of Old Florida: Sanibel Isles, Shell Harbor and Sanibel Estates. These communities are treasured by their residents for their relaxed atmosphere for entertaining on their home’s outdoor patio deck and enjoying fabulous water views when residents are not on their boats.

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Cape Coral Yacht Club Is An Original Landmark

The Cape Coral Yacht Club is quite a gem. Built in 1958 and an original landmark of the city, it is still going strong attracting residents to the full range of facilities and amenities, including the public beach, fishing pier and community pool. With outdoor activities year round, Cape Coral Yacht Club is located at the Community Park in southeast Cape Coral directly on the Caloosahatchee River in a beautifully landscaped setting.

Boat Ramps Are Popular In Cape Coral

Cape Coral is a boating and fishing paradise with its 400 miles of canals, many lakes, the Caloosahatchee River, Matlacha Pass and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Cape Coral is also close to the beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers. Cape Coral is celebrated as a waterfront wonderland for good reason: a lot of people use boat ramps to get to these bodies of water for boating and fishing.

New Homes at Water’s Edge in Fort Myers

For boating enthusiasts, 32 new-gated waterfront homes by Pulte Homes are coming soon to the Water’s Edge community in Fort Myers located in the prestigious Iona/McGregor area. Many of the homes will have water view lots of the community’s freshwater lakes and the Caloosahatchee River.

Solenzara Offers Luxury Living On Bonita Beach

A gated private enclave of only 12 four-story luxury attached villa homes with courtyard and close to Bonita Beach, Solenzara offers picturesque views of the back bays, Big Hickory Pass, channel plus stunning Gulf of Mexico views.

The Landings: Fort Myers Riverfront Playground

Upscale gated country club living at affordable prices can be yours at The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club, perched on 250 acres on the beautiful riverfront in south Fort Myers. Ideal for enthusiasts of golfing, boating, tennis, fishing and other waterfront activities, The Landings includes several master-planned neighborhoods offering 60 different home styles for 1,200 residences: villas, townhomes, low, mid and high rise condos and single family homes.

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Savona Bay: New Gulf Access Homes in Fort Myers

For boating enthusiasts who are looking for a new construction home with a dedicated boat dock, Savona Bay in Fort Myers is an ideal place. A gated waterfront community, construction is underway at Savona Bay for 31 exclusive single-family homes surrounded by Florida’s native flora and lush landscaping on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River that includes a deeded boat dock on a deep-water canal with direct access to the river and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Cape Coral Spreader Canals: Boating Paradise

It doesn’t get much better than living on a Spreader Canal in Cape Coral Florida. These 200-foot wide canals form the western border of Cape Coral and are lined on the eastern shores with beautiful waterfront homes and on the western shores with stands of forever protected mangroves.

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Cape Harbour Shines In Cape Coral

Cape Harbour has redefined luxury in the Cape Coral real estate market and become among the most popular destinations in the entire city. Cape Harbour’s waterfront boardwalk includes 5 restaurants, boutiques, spa and salon, and art gallery.

North Fort Myers Named Retirement Hotspot

In a recent report by RealtyTrac, North Fort Myers was named one of the top 15 retirement hotspots in the nation and a great place for real estate investors to target for long-term value creation. Factors that were considered by RealtyTrac in establishing this ranking included the percentage of residents above retirement age, home price appreciation and rental capitalization rates.

Affordable Sailboat Access Homes in Cape Coral

While sailboat access in Naples means spending $22M on a Port Royal estate……sailors looking to park their boat out back can comfortably score a home in Cape Coral for under $300,000. Currently, there are even a couple of sailboat access homes still left in the Cape for under $200,000.

Catalpa Cove: Fort Myers Boating Paradise

The South Fort Myers community of Catalpa Cove deserves a spot at the top of the list of Fort Myers gulf access boating communities. All 79 homes in this intimate community come with a private deeded dock on a canal that leads to the Caloosahatchee River and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Cape Coral Gulf Access Real Estate Update

Single-family gulf access homes continue to pace the real estate market in Cape Coral Florida. This has been one of the busiest segments of our local market with 700 transactions so far in 2012. These 700 transactions ranged from a high of $2.1M for a Cape Harbour mansion featuring 9 BR / 8.5 BA / 7,204 SF to a low of $106,000 for a Venetian Court circa 1961 home featuring 3 BR / 3 BA / 2,295 SF.

Bonita Springs Boating Communities

Situated on Estero Bay and home to the Imperial River, Bonita Springs offers a multitude of boating communities. Bonita Springs doesn’t have the large high-profile boating communities like Port Royal in Naples, Gulf Harbour in Fort Myers or Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, but rather smaller more intimate communities with primarily private boat docks and lifts behind single-family homes.

Cape Coral Waterfront Homes Sell For a Premium

With over 400 miles of canals, Cape Coral has a significant amount of water front real estate. From Riverfront estate homes to condos on gulf access canals and modest single-family homes on freshwater lakes, Cape Coral has a waterfront home for nearly every lifestyle or budget.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – May 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during May 2012 was a gulf-front, single-family home on Bonita Beach. This 4,437 SF new construction home is located at 26612 Hickory Boulevard, Bonita Springs, FL and features 3 BR / 6 BA. The selling price was $4.1M / $924 SF, which was 91% of the asking price.

Cape Coral Lakefront Real Estate

While Cape Coral is best known for its 400 miles of canals, the city is also home to many lakes which offer the ultimate in waterfront living. Cape Coral’s lakes are primarily man-made and were dug when the city was developed to provide fill and material for roadways. Both saltwater gulf access and freshwater lakes are found in Cape Coral.

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The Cape Coral Country Club Area

The Cape Coral Country Club area is a neighborhood in Southeast Cape Coral with a history that dates back to the early days of the Cape. Cape Coral developer Gulf American Corporation built the 175-acre Country Club as well as the Yacht Club to use in their marketing efforts to sell vacant lots.

Affordable Sailboat Access Sets Cape Coral Apart

Sailors relish the idea of docking their boat on a lift behind their home… fighting traffic to get to the marina……no waiting for the launch to the mooring……no incredibly expensive per foot charges for dockage. While sailboat access homes are out of reach financially in many parts of Florida, Cape Coral is the outlier with truly affordable sailboat access real estate.

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Cape Coral Spreader Canals: Gulf Access at its Best

In a city with more canals than Venice, there are waterfront homes and condos for virtually any budget or lifestyle option. Topping the charts of gulf access living are properties located directly on Cape Coral’s Spreader Canals.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – January 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during January 2012 was a Sanibel single-family home located in the prestigious Gulf Shores community. This 2,742 SF gulf front home is located at 4449 Waters Edge Lane, Sanibel, FL and features 3 BR / 3 BA. The selling price was $3.55M / $1,295 SF, which was 91% of the asking price.

Gulf Harbour Has It All

Gulf Harbour is a master-planned, gated community located on historic McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, Florida. Comprised of 18 distinct neighborhoods in a 547-acre waterfront setting, Gulf Harbour offers upscale living in a convenient location close to the beaches and Downtown Fort Myers.

Proposal to Connect Rubicon Canal with Bimini Basin

The News-Press reports that the City if Cape Coral is considering the interconnection of the Rubicon Canal with the Bimini Basin. This would involve extending the Rubicon Canal across both SE 47th Terrace and Cape Coral Parkway.

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Tarpon Landings II Almost Sold Out

Major price reductions at Tarpon Landings have drawn buyers like steel to a magnet to this Cape Coral luxury waterfront high-rise project. Buyers are attracted to the large floor plans which are a minimum of 2,888 SF and the wonderful waterfront views.

Tarpon Landings Is Hottest Condo Deal in Southwest Florida

Significantly reduced waterfront high-rise condos at Tarpon Landings are literally flying off the shelves this summer. Buyers are impressed with the voluminous size of the Tarpon Landings units which have 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and start at 2,880 SF

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – September 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during September 2010 was a Fort Myers Spanish-style estate located in Renaissance Country Club. This 4,746 SF home located at 9456 Via Lago Way, Fort Myers Florida features 4 BR / 6 BA. The home was on the market for 913 days and was previously listed for $3.225M. The selling price was $1.875M / $395 SF, which was 83% of the asking price.

Hendry Creek- Gulf Access in a Natural Setting

Old Florida nature and serenity rule the day at the South Fort Myers Hendry Creek community……surrounded by creeks and anchored by two lakes, water views dominate the scenery the in this upscale community. With just 65 single-family homes, Hendry Creek offers an intimate and welcoming environment to raise a family in South Fort Myers. Hendry Creek offers the lifestyle of a bygone rural Florida era in a convenient in-town location.

With shared community boat docks, gulf access boating need not be an expensive proposition for Hendry Creek residents. HOA fees at Hendry Creek are currently $500/year and include use of the shared community boat docks, community tennis courts and fishing in the neighborhoods two stocked lakes. From Hendry Creek, Estero Bay and the white sand beaches of Lovers Key, Fort Myers Beach & Sanibel and Captiva Islands are easily accessible.

Fort Myers Riverside Real Estate

The most expensive and sought after real estate in Fort Myers is located along the Caloosahatchee River in South Fort Myers. This area includes neighborhoods located off both historic McGregor Boulevard and Iona Road. Both of these streets both run parallel to the river and are dominated by residential waterfront communities on their river-facing, west sides.

McGregor Boulevard, which is lined with majestic royal palm trees, was home in the roaring 1920s to our original snowbirds…..Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone. Today, 90 years later, it is still home to prominent snowbirds as well as many of the movers and shakers of our community.

Top Lee County Home Sales – June 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during June 2010 was an under-construction, river-front estate in Alva owned by former MLB player Mike “Gator” Greenwell. This 8,100 SF estate, located at 12350-20 Old Rodeo Drive in Alva features 4 BR and 6 BA and 1,500 feet of frontage on the Caloosahatchee River. The selling price was $3.060M / $378 SF.

Congratulation to selling Realtor Aldee Rosenberg with Coldwell Banker for closing the most expensive residential property in June 2010.

Fort Myers Real Estate Close to Sanibel

When we discuss Fort Myers area real estate options with prospective clients, the number one desired feature is “a location close to the beach.” When drilling down further about what beach the client wants to be near, most answer near the Sanibel beaches. The proximity to Sanibel feature trumps all other popular desires including newer, good neighborhood, gated, gulf access, waterfront and low condo/HOA fees.

Boardwalk Caper – Deep Water Boating Community

Sailors and boaters are drawn to the Boardwalk Caper community for its unrestricted deep water access……location less than 10 minutes from the Gulf…………and affordable home prices. The community is connected by a 1/2 mile lighted boardwalk home to 251 slips.  Many friendships have formed, boat purchase decisions have been made,[…]

Fort Myers Beach Gulf Access Homes

While Fort Myers Beach is recognized world-wide for its gulf-side beaches, the bay side of Fort Myers Beach offers tremendous gulf access boating. The bay-side neighborhoods of Fort Myers Beach offer unrestricted deep water gulf access with very short rides to open water. Fort Myers Beach gulf access communities are located along the entire length of Estero Island on the bay side. In addition to great boating, residents in these neighborhoods have a short walk to the gulf beaches.

Top Lee County Home Sales – April 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during April 2010 was a gulf front Captiva estate home located in Captiva Village. This F A Lanes Bayview neighborhood home located at 15017 Binder Drive in Captiva is 3,929 SF and features 3 BR and 3.5 BA.

Palmetto Point in Fort Myers

Deep-water enthusiasts with a taste for large boats and yachts make their home in the South Fort Myers community of Palmetto Point. With wide canals, deep unrestricted access and just a few minutes ride to open water, Palmetto Point is truly a boater’s paradise.

St. Charles Harbour Yacht Club

St. Charles Harbour Yacht Club continues to set the standard for luxury yachting communities in the Fort Myers area. This intimate community of just 82 single-family homes spread across 145 acres is truly a beautiful place.

Gulf Harbour Attracting Buyers

Gulf Harbour, located along famed McGregor Boulevard in South Fort Myers continues to be a very popular Southwest Florida community. Already in the first 15 weeks of 2010, 24 properties have been sold at Gulf Harbour.

Harbour Isle in Fort Myers

Tucked away off Iona Road just west of Mcgregor Boulevard and Gulf Harbour is the community of Harbour Isle. Housing options at Harbour Isles include single-family homes, villas and condos.

Top Lee County Home Sales – March 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during March 2010 was a Fort Myers riverfront estate home located in the Iona Shores neighborhood. This home located at 12742 Dennis Drive in Fort Myers is 5,429 SF and features 4 BR and 4.5 BA.

North Star Yacht Club in North Fort Myers

Dramatic developer discounts have jump started sales at the North Star Yacht Club in North Fort Myers. This community fronting the deep-water Caloosahatchee River boasts twin 12-story high-rise towers.

Slips Available in Cape Coral

The economic downturn has left some slips empty at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. If you are looking for a slip in Southwest Florida, now is a good time to jump on these openings. For those looking for a dock directly behind their home, there are a wide varitey of[…]

Top Lee County Home Sales – June 2009

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County Florida during June 2009 was a Captiva gulf-front single family home located at 16600 Captiva Drive, Captiva. This Gold Coast estate is 13,140 SF and features 6 BR and 8 BA on a 1.12-acre beachfront lot. The selling price was $7.25M[…]

Experts Predict Foreclosure Surge

The Chicago Tribune reports that experts are predicting a surge in the number of foreclosures due the expiring of government programs instituted by the Obama administration. Lenders have delayed foreclosure actions to get as many borrows as possible into federally sponsored programs including the Home Affordable Modification Program. The Obama[…]

Cape Coral Foreclosures

The foreclosure activity level remains high in Cape Coral with approximately 2/3 of all homes sold falling into the distressed category. Many are viewing accelerated activity levels as a major positive as we are now well out of the winter season. It has been a three years since real estate[…]

Top Lee County Home Sales – May 2009

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County Florida during May 2009 was a Captiva gulf-front single family home located at 953 S Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva. This South Seas Resort home is 4,530 SF and features 5 BR and 5 BA on a .93-acre beachfront lot. The selling[…]

Fort Myers Luxury Real Estate Coupons

Question: What is the coolest way to announce a 14.3% reduction in the asking price of your $6.995M Fort Myers Riverfront estate home? Answer: Advertise with a $1M coupon in local and snowbird area newspapers! The home in question is located at 1210 Gasparilla Drive in the York Manor section[…]

Top Lee County Home Sales – March 2009

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County Florida during March 2009 was a single-family bay-front home located at 1571 San Carlos Bay Drive on Sanibel Island. This recently renovated home overlooks San Carlos Bay with expansive views to Punta Rassa and Pine Island. This home offers 3,121 SF[…]

Pine Island Real Estate

Great to see the News-Press give some face time to the Pine Island real estate market. Pine Island offers its residents a very different laid-back lifestyle that is rapidly disappearing across Southwest Florida. There was never much speculation and over-building, and Pine Island foreclosures rarely come on the market. If[…]

Top Lee County Home Sales – February 2009

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County Florida during February 2009 was a single-family lake-front, gulf-access home located at 522 SW 52nd Street in Cape Coral. This home is located in Southwest Cape Coral in Unit 44-1 and has frontage on one of the Cape Coral’s beloved Eight[…]

Cape Coral Foreclosure Round-up

Cape Coral has been widely recognized as ground zero for the foreclosure crisis. The net-net is that there are many homes going through the foreclosure process and coming back on the market as bank-owned listings. To quickly sell the property, pricing for these properties has often times been well below[…]

Cape Coral Gulf Access Foreclosures

Wow…….. In the month of February 2009, 78% of the home sales in Lee County were distressed properties. Of the 827 total homes that sold in the Fort Myers area 542 (65%) were foreclosed homes, 107 (13%) were short sales and 181 (22%) were non-distressed transactions. With the ongoing capitulation[…]

Top Lee County Home Sales – January 2009

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County Florida during January 2009 was a single-family home located at 11515 Wightman Lane in Captiva. Whightman Lane is located in the village of Captiva and is one block north of the famed Andy Rosse Lane. This home is 2,650 SF and[…]

Fort Myers Gulf Access Homes

Waterfront living in Southwest Florida goes together like rum and coke, Laurel and Hardy, Donny and Marie…… South Fort Myers is home to several waterfront communities offering direct gulf access boating. Many of these communities like Catalpa Cove, Intracoastal Harbour, McGregor Isles and Palm Acres offer residents the opportunity to[…]

Affordable Fort Myers Waterfront

If you are from out of town and dream of retiring on the water, now just might be the time to take another look. The News-Press ran a story today about how much more affordable waterfront property has become in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Prices have dropped across the[…]

Top Lee County Home Sales – December 2008

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County Florida during December was a single-family waterfront estate located in the Harbour Preserve neighborhood of Cape Harbour. This home, located at 5502 Harbour Preserve Cir, Cape Coral is 7,662 SF and features 5BR and 10BA. The selling price was $2.2M /[…]

Bonita Beach Real Estate

Bonita Beach features some of the finest waterfront homes in all of Southwest Florida. These grand estates are located on the west side of Hickory Boulevard, the main thoroughfare traversing Bonita Beach. This barrier island community is located on Little Hickory Island, which sits between Estero bay and the Gulf[…]

Top Lee County Home Sales – November 2008

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County during November was a riverfront single-family estate located in Waldens Rivieria Estates. This home, located at 1200 Walden Drive, Fort Myers, is 6,127 SF and features 4BR and 5BA. The selling price was $3.6M / $587 SF. Congratulations to selling Realtor[…]

Cape Coral Rose Garden

Cape Coral’s first tourist attraction was the Rose Garden, located in Southwest Cape Coral on the site that is now Tarpon Point. Cape Coral’s developers, Leonard and Julius Rosen, developed the Rose Garden as a tourist destination to entertain visitors who came to look at buying property in Cape Coral.[…]

Are Flips Possible Today?

Interesting article in the Seattle PI about the feasibility of doing flips in today’s real estate market. If “flipping” a house in today’s real estate market seems riskier than trekking with a ragtag band of hobbits to Mordor, take heart: Home flippers can still find plenty of opportunities, though they’re[…]

Gulf Access – A Way of Life

Fun article in the News-Press about the benefits of living on the water here in Southwest Florida. Nothing beats the convenience of having a boat behind your house on lift, that is ready to go at a moments notice. No fighting traffic to the marina, rowing to the mooring or[…]

Top Lee County Home Sales – October 2008

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County during October was a beach-front single-family estate located at 16596 Captiva Drive, Captiva. This 7,000 SF, 5BR, 8BA home features direct gulf views from every room. The selling price was $9.25M / $1,321 SF. Congratulations to selling Realtor Mike McMurray of[…]

Fort Myers $7M Homes

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are doing some fall cleaning and under the mattress you find some Google stock certificates left over from the boom that are now worth $7M…….Now what? How about buying a home in Southwest Florida! There are a several options choose from in[…]

Cape Coral Gulf Access Bargins

NBC2 featured a story on the deals that are currently available for Cape Coral gulf access homes. Cape Coral neighborhoods with affordable gulf access homes include the Yacht Club area and the Gold Coast. In some instances, out-of-town buyers are scooping up these homes sight unseen….