Miromar Lakes Continues to Attract New Residents

Exciting amenities and waterfront views continue to attract new residents to Miromar Lakes. Despite the ongoing pandemic, model homes and homesites are reportedly selling fast in the community.

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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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Miromar Lakes: Resort Living Extraordinaire

With the infusion of a resort-style experience and luxury homes, Miromar Lakes delivers upon an extraordinary lifestyle. This enticing community is the only one of its kind in all of Southwest Florida

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Derek Lowe Selling at Renaissance

With the privacy of two swimming pools, a large home gym and a custom wine cellar, one luxury Fort Myers home just hit the market and truly boasts ‘major league’ appeal. The property currently belongs to former MLB pitcher Derek Lowe and his wife, but just went up for sale[…]

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Bonita Bay Amenities are Spectacular

With a spectacular array of different amenities to choose from, Bonita Bay offers world-class options in living and in entertainment. This impressively-designed, active lifestyle community is dedicated to open space and natural surroundings, a place where luxury living exists within the relatively untapped beauty of Southwest Florida.

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Tour Seaglass at Bonita Bay

The newest high-rise under construction in Southwest Florida is the luxurious Seaglass at Bonita Bay in Bonita Bay in Bonita Springs. The sweeping views of Bonita Bay and out to the Gulf of Mexico from this 26-story building are among the finest in the region.

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Hickory Boulevard Offers Waterfront Living on Bonita Beach

For impressive choices in waterfront living right along Bonita Beach, Hickory Boulevard supplies some of the area’s most sensational single-family homes, villas and condominiums. With plenty of options to choose from, this desirable location allows residents a Gulf-front lifestyle without the higher prices often found when home shopping in nearby Naples.

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Tarpon Point vs. Cape Harbour

Tarpon Point and Cape Harbour have a lot in common. They are both waterfront luxury communities for boating enthusiasts, boasting resort-style amenities in Cape Coral on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Both communities offer many choices in luxury housing options with gated enclaves a stone’s throw from the beautiful white sand beaches and warm Gulf waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Explore High-Rise Living At Gulf Harbour

The luxurious Gulf Harbour community enjoys an ideal location along historic McGregor Boulevard, north of Iona Road and south of Cypress Lake Drive, just minutes from the heart of Fort Myers. We’ve taken a close look at the high-rise condo buildings in this development, all featuring magnificent water views, and reveal three top high-rise condo towers that residents embrace for a true southwest Florida lifestyle

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Bonita Bay Opens Lifestyle Center

This month, Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs opened a state-of-the-art fitness workout center and Spa called by fitness experts as one of the best and most advanced in the United States. Dubbed the Bonita Bay Lifestyle Center, it offers high-tech fitness amenities, like wide-ranging spa services and a golf-training studio for members who want to live healthier and improve their bodies.

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Discover Waterfront Luxury At Tarpon Landings

For an ideal upscale waterfront lifestyle where you can enjoy sunsets and water views every day, Tarpon Landings is a gated condominium neighborhood of three luxury high-rise buildings on the waterfront at Tarpon Point Marina featuring high-end resort amenities.  Each 12-story building has only 70 luxury residences, each with its[…]

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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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The Renaissance Offers Luxury In The Daniels Corridor

Tucked away on 500 acres of tropical landscape in South Fort Myers, Florida, the Renaissance Country Club is a master-planned golf community offering a variety of luxury housing options in tandem with a resort lifestyle. From gracious estate homes, coach homes, and detached villas, to the opportunity to custom-build your[…]

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New Coach Homes Coming To Miromar Lakes

It’s not too late to buy a new home in the private gated neighborhood at the Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Construction of new luxury coach home residences is now being offered in the San Marino neighborhood of Miromar Lakes in Phase 2. Phase 1 is sold out.

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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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South Seas Named One of Most Romantic Resorts in Florida

Ooh la la! The luxury resort of South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island is the perfect Valentine’s Day romantic getaway for couples, according to the latest Florida Travel+Life magazine picks for “22 Romantic Resorts in Florida.” It also landed at #1 on USA Today’s “10 Best Florida Romantic Hotels.”

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High Point Place: Waterfront Luxury High-Rise in Fort Myers

Captivating views of the Caloosahatchee Rover can be seen from every condo in the exclusive luxury waterfront High Point Place high-rise condo community in historic Downtown Fort Myers. Located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, High Point Place is brilliantly located within walking distance of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Centennial Park, the Farmers Market, Publix market, and the downtown River District with prime shopping, dining, boating, entertainment, museums and culture.

Altaira Luxury High-Rise Coming to The Colony

A 21-story condo tower called The Altaira featuring 76 luxury residences is being planned for The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs. Construction will begin next year and completed by June 2017. This will be WCI Communities’ first tower project in 7 years.

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Live In The Fort Myers Sky At Riva Del Lago

Soaring twin towers cradle 21 stories high the Riva Del Lago condominium complex, a sophisticated, tranquil and gated community of 161 residences with sweeping panoramic views from expansive west-facing balconies offering gorgeous nightly sunset views

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.

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Renaissance: Where Serious Golfers Live In Fort Myers

The master-planned golf community of The Club at Renaissance is a private gated country club in Fort Myers, featuring a stunning 18-hole championship golf course surrounded by only 390 luxury homes and outstanding amenities. Every home enjoys breathtaking views of open fairways and greens, nature preserves and lakes.

Miromar Lakes Resident Are Healthy

The Beach & Golf Club at Miromar Lakes has received many accolades for its top rated facility but now Miromar Lakes has been voted as one of the Top 10 Healthiest Master-Planned Communities in the Southeast. Real Estate Scorecard calls Miromar Lakes a choice spot to retire for its healthy lifestyle community with its emphasis on wellness programs, and a large participation by its residents.

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Fort Myers Backs Off Oasis Developer Commitments

Reminiscent of an ultra-modern South Beach development, the owners of the Oasis condo development have been given an extension to develop additional towers on the site. The first two towers are built and filled with residents, yet the 3rd through 5th towers will be built over 10 years rather than the previously agreed to seven years.

Sanibel Harbour Towers: Luxury Resort Living

Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa is a luxury waterfront resort, including twin high-rise condominium buildings, with breath-taking views across San Carlos Bay and Sanibel and located in Fort Myers between Naples and Sarasota/Tampa. The complex also includes a spa, pool, tennis center with 12 lighted tennis courts, and a marina.

Kinzie Island: Live In Style On Sanibel

If you like to boat and want to live in a super-luxurious setting on Sanibel, then Kinzie Island is a neighborhood to put on your list. Being part of a close-knit enclave of 21 homes located on an island within Sanibel Island offers the utmost in privacy and exclusivity. Every home in the community has a boat dock with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, Pine Island Sound and the tranquil waters surrounding Sanibel Island.

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Fiddlesticks Two Courses Challenge Golfers

Fiddlesticks Country Club’s Long Mean golf course and its sister course, Wee Friendly, in Fort Myers are two very different private 18-hole golf courses that can challenge all players at all skill levels and offer stunning scenic views.

Gulf Harbour High-rise Market Update

The Gulf Harbour high-rise market continued to show strong results in 2013 with a dramatic 19% increase in average selling price vs. 2012. Buyers of Gulf Harbour high-rise condos are attracted to the luxury finishes, waterfront location, panoramic views and the Gulf Harbour lifestyle.

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Live In Style at Riva Del Lago

Picture meandering paths with benches placed inside a gated lake setting and a tranquil lifestyle in a lushly landscaped enclave of luxury living with upscale amenities, friendly neighbors and panoramic views of the entire South Fort Myers region. This could be your life at Riva Del Lago centrally located in the heart of South Fort Myers.

The Sanctuary: Nature Meets Luxury on Sanibel

The Sanctuary Golf Club located on Sanibel Island is home to golf and tennis as well as a showcase for the natural preserve that surrounds the course. The perfectly manicured Arthur Hills’ designed par 72 and 6,657-yard Championship golf course and the 5 Har Tru clay tennis courts intersect with nature on the 240-acre community.

Who is Arthur Rutenberg?

It is rare to look at luxury homes in upscale Southwest Florida neighborhoods without running into one developed by Arthur Rutenberg Homes….they seem to be everywhere. So just who is Arthur Rutenberg and why are his homes seemingly ubiquitous throughout our luxury neighborhoods?

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St. Charles Harbour: Luxury Yachting Community

St. Charles Harbour is an upscale, gated yachting neighborhood located in the Iona section of South Fort Myers. This intimate community of just 82 luxury single-family homes on large lots across 145 acres is surrounded by 60 acres of natural woodland preserves, featuring wildlife native to Southwest Florida and 20 acres of glorious lakes, lagoons and waterways.

Every Day is a Vacation at Miromar Lakes

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has won more than 130 awards, including #1 Community in the U.S. and #1 Clubhouse. It is the only Florida community to win this many top awards by the National Association of Home Builders. The awards represent a testimony to Miromar’s fine reputation.

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Terzetto: New Luxury Condos at The Colony

A new neighborhood of luxury condos in Bonita Springs overlooks nature preserves, lakes and the 11th hole of The Colony Golf & Bay Club’s championship golf course. Luxury penthouse residences offer 2,100 square feet and 2,624 square feet of air-conditioned living area

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Luxury Lifestyles At West Bay Club In Estero

West Bay Beach & Golf Club invites buyers into an exclusive gated country club lifestyle set in a perfect location nestled in beautiful Estero Bay complete with flawless service and a vast array of amenities. The private beach and golf club community is one of Southwest Florida’s best values.

Is Another Fort Myers High-rise On The Horizon?

One of the questions that we frequently get asked by clients looking at high-rise condos in Fort Myers is when do you think the next new tower will be built? After putting our ears to the pavement and also rubbing the lucky the crystal ball for some guidance…….the answer is…….not anytime soon.

Cape Harbour and Captiva Have Top July 2013 Home Sales

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during July 2013 was a single-family waterfront estate home located at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. This home is located at 5832 Armada Court Cape Coral, FL and features 6 BR / 9 BA / 13,603 SF and 311 ft of sea wall that can accommodate multiple 70 ft yachts.

Bonita Bay and Gulf Harbour Have Top June 2013 Home Sales

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during June 2013 was a single-family estate home located in Bonita Springs on the Imperial River in the Marina Pointe neighborhood at Bonita Bay. This home is located at 27741 Marina Pointe Drive Bonita Springs, FL and features 5 BR / 6.5 BA / 8,071 SF

Mastique: Sanibel Views with Fort Myers Convenience

Mastique is an exclusive waterfront retreat with resort-style living offering each residence exciting views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel Island. Located in South Fort Myers close to the Sanibel Causeway, Mastique is a private, gated community with two upscale high-rise residential towers

Sanibel and Captiva Have Top May 2013 Home Sales

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during May 2013 was a gulf front, single-family home located on Sanibel Island. This home is located at 3441 W Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL and features 4 BR / 6 BA / 5,115 SF and expansive water views.

Shadow Wood Named Top Clubhouse Renovation

The renovated clubhouse at Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs was recognized in the June 2013 issue of Golf Inc. magazine as the best renovated clubhouse in the country. Shadow Wood is featured in a two-page spread in the magazine’s “Clubhouse of the Year” feature

Barefoot Beach named Top 6 Beach in US

For the first time, Barefoot Beach, one of Florida’s largest undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s southwest coast, has been named to this year’s list of Top 10 beaches in the US.

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Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – April 2013

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during April 2013 was a gulf front, single-family home located on Sanibel Island. This home is located at 3517 W Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL and features 4 BR / 5.5 BA / 5,831 SF and direct access to the beach. The selling price was $5M / $857 SF, which was 91% of the asking price.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – March 2013

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during March 2013 was a gulf front, single-family home located on Captiva Island. This home is located at 16730 Captiva Drive, Captiva, FL and features 5 BR / 4.5 BA / 5,242 SF and a private boardwalk path to the beach.

Downtown Fort Myers High-rise Market Update

The market for riverfront high-rises in Downtown Fort Myers is hot…..we are talking top of the stove…..Sahara Desert…..black car interiors in August hot. The transformation of this market from a bubble-era bust to today’s robust environment is truly remarkable.

FGCU Hoops Coach Enfield Selling Fort Myers Home

Rock star FGCU men’s basketball coach Andy Enfield has his home at Renaissance in Fort Myers listed for sale. The upscale home which features 4 BR / 3.5 BA / 3,420 SF is currently listed for $675,000.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – February 2013

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during February 2013 was a waterfront, single-family home located in the Bonita Beach neighborhood. This 3,124 SF home is located at 27566 Hickory Boulevard, Bonita Springs, FL and features 4 BR / 5.5 BA / and 125 feet of beach frontage.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – January 2013

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during January 2013 was a waterfront, single-family home located in Captiva’s Gold Coast neighborhood. This 4,224 SF home is located at 16310 Captiva Drive, Captiva, FL and features 4 BR / 5.5 BA. The selling price was $4M / $947 SF, which was 89% of the asking price.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – December 2012

Honorable mention for 2nd most expensive Lee County residential property sold in December 2012 was a Sanibel waterfront, single-family home. This 5,087 SF home is located at 3705 W Gulf Drive, Sanibel FL and features 5 BR / 7 BA . The selling price was $3.625M / $713 SF, which was 91% of the asking price.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – November 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during November 2012 was a Sanibel waterfront, single-family home. This 4,316 SF home is located on the East End of the Island at 1191 Bird Lane Sanibel, FL and features 4 BR / 3 BA and is sited on a 1.09-acre gulf front parcel in Richardsons.

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Gulf Harbour Fort Myers: High-rise Condo Market Update

The Gulf Harbour high-rise market has been very dynamic in 2012 with escalating buyer interest and significant sales activity. Buyers of Gulf Harbour high-rise condos are attracted to the luxury finishes, waterfront location, panoramic views and the Gulf Harbour lifestyle.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – October 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during October 2012 was a Sanibel gulf front, single-family. This 2,421 SF home is located at 3825 W. Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL and features 3 BR / 3 BA and is sited on a 1.21-acre gulf front parcel. The selling price was $2.3M / $950 SF, which was 98% of the asking price.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – August 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during August 2012 was a gulf front, single-family home on Bonita Beach. This 3,000 SF home is located at 27320 Hickory Boulevard, Bonita Springs FL and features 5 BR / 5.5 BA. The selling price was $2.85M / $950 SF, which was 86% of the asking price.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – July 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during July 2012 was a lake front, single-family home at the Sanctuary on Sanibel. This 4,845 SF home is located at 2564 Wulfert Road, Sanibel FL and features 5 BR / 5 BA.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – June 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during June 2012 was a gulf-front, single-family home on Sanibel. This 4,409 SF home is located at 3401 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel FL and features 4 BR / 4.5 BA. The selling price was $4.1M / $930 SF, which was 86% of the asking price.

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.

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Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – April 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during April 2012 was a gulf front property featuring a main house and guest cottage located on Sanibel Island. This 3,716 SF home is located at 3805 W Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL and features 4 BR / 4.5 BA.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – March 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during March 2012 was a single-family home located in the John R Dickeys subdivision in Captiva. This 7,203 SF bayfront home is located at 15867 Captiva Drive, Captiva, FL and features 7 BR / 7.5 BA. The selling price was $3.25M / $451 SF, which was 54% of the asking price.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – February 2012

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during February 2012 was a single-family home located in Bonita Springs on Bonita Beach. This 5,253 SF beach front home is located at 26748 Hickory Boulevard, Bonita Springs, FL and features 4 BR / 5 BA.

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.

Fort Myers High-rise Condos – 2011 Sales Summary

The Fort Myers River District High-rise market continues to be one of the most active segments of our market. In 2011, 117 units sold in the six riverfront high-rise developments per data compiled from the Greater Fort Myers and the Beach MLS.

Top 2011 Cape Coral Home Sales

The highest priced home to sell in Cape Coral in 2011 was a riverfront home located on Riverside Drive in the Yacht Club section of the Cape. This 10,500 Sq. Ft. home sold for $2,900,000. In 2011, there were 12 residential home sales in the Cape over a $1m and all were single-family homes.

Miromar Lakes offers Upscale Lifestyle Options

Miromar Lakes is one of the finest communities in Southwest Florida and offers lifestyle choices for a wide range of tastes and interests. Mirror Lakes was recognized in 2011 as the Community of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, the first winner in Florida in 30 years! Experience the luxury amenities of a five-star resort combined with a tropical climate and convenience of Southwest Florida.

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.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – October 2011

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during October 2011 was a Fort Myers single-family home located on the prestigious waterfront community of Palmetto Point. This 6,683 SF home is located at 4841 Conover Ct, Fort Myers, FL and features 5 BR / 5.5 BA.

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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.

North Star Yacht Club High-rise – 2011 Market Update

The North Star Yacht Club is a luxury resort-style high-rise community located on the Caloosahatchee River in North Fort Myers. This 12-acre development features twin 12-story waterfront high-rise buildings.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – September 2011

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during September 2011 was a Sanibel single-family home located on the 17th fairway of the Sanctuary. This 5,634 SF home is located at 2596/2598 Wulfert Road Sanibel, FL and features 5 BR / 4.5 BA. The selling price was $2.225M / $394 SF, which was 89% of the asking price.

High Point Place – 2011 Market Update

Many consider High Point Place to be the premium Fort Myers waterfront high-rise development. This 32-story project is the tallest building between Tampa and Miami and is located in a very walkable location the closest to Downtown Fort Myers. The views over the wide Caloosahatchee River are stunning from High Point units.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – August 2011

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during August 2011 was a Fort Myers riverfront estate home located within Gulf Harbour. This 7,256 SF home is located at 11350 Longwater Chase Court, Fort Myers, FL

Tarpon Landings High-rise Prices Reduced

Following a foreclosure proceeding, condos at the luxurious Tarpon Landings high-rise development in Cape Coral are back on the market at significantly reduced price points.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – May 2011

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during May 2011 was a Captiva single-family, waterfront home located within South Seas Resort. This 3,455 SF home is located at 945 South Seas Plantation Road, Captiva, FL and features 5 BR / 4.5 BA.

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Miromar Lakes For Under $300K

The compression in pricing for Southwest Florida real estate has impacted all sectors including upscale communities like Miromar Lakes. Recognized as one of the most luxurious and unique developments in the region,

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – March 2011

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during March 2011 was a Bonita Springs single-family estate home located within the Hidden Harbour neighborhood of Bonita Bay.

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West Bay High-rise Model Closeouts

The two developer model units at Jasmine Bay within Estero’s West Bay are now available for sale. Both of these units are decked out to the nines with designer appointments and are sure to evoke a WOW when you walk through the door!

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Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – February 2011

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during February 2011 was a Cape Coral single-family waterfront estate home located within the Harbour Preserve neighborhood of Cape Harbour.

Buyers Market at Gulf Harbour in Fort Myers

With nearly 1,700 homes in 18 neighborhoods, housing options at Gulf Harbour run the gamut from $10M estate homes to condos in the low $100,000s. Gulf Harbour appeals to both year-round residents as well as seasonal residents that visit during the winter months.

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Miromar Lakes Is Community of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders recognized Miromar Lakes as the community of the year for 2011. This prestigious honor as the #1 community in the country is a major coupe for Southwest Florida and Miromar Lakes.

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Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – December 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during December 2010 was a Sanibel condo located at Tantara Condos. Tantara is an eight-unit, luxury condo development located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. This 2,270 SF penthouse condo located at 3049 West Gulf Drive #301 Sanibel Florida features 3 BR and 3 BA.

Bonita Bay Club Gets Upgrades

As reported in the News-Press, the Bonita Bay Club has invested $3.5M over the past nine months to make improvements several key areas of the club. This investment comes after the members of the Bonita Bay Club purchased the club from developer and previous owner Bonita Bay Group in March, 2010.

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Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – November 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during November 2010 was a Cape Coral waterfront home located in the luxury Hermitage community. The Hermitage neighborhood, veiwed by many as the finest in Cape Coral, offers direct sailboat access to the Gulf of Mexico. This 3,253 SF home located at 1506 Hermitage Lane Cape Coral, Florida features 3 BR / 3.5 BA. The home was on the market for 399 days. The selling price was $1.3M / $400 SF, which was 87% of the asking price.

Top Fort Myers Area Home Sales – October 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during October 2010 was a Captiva waterfront home located in Captiva Landings. The home is located on Roosevelt Channel and includes deeded beach access across the street. This 2,704 SF home located at 16465 Captiva Drive, Captiva Florida features 4 BR / 3.5 BA. The home was on the market for 62 days. The selling price was $1.5M / $555 SF, which was 64% of the asking price.

Congratulation to selling Realtor Chuck Bergstrom of RE/MAX of the Islands for closing the most expensive residential property in October 2010.

AC/DC Rocker Selling Gulf Harbour Home

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams is selling his Mediterranean-style Gulf Harbour home for $1.375M. The single-family home is located on Compass Point Drive in the Edgewater at Gulf Harbour neighborhood and features 4 BR + den / 5 BA and 4,510 SF. This courtyard-style home includes 4 garage spaces, an outdoor kitchen and a soundproof music studio.

Miromar Lakes Lands Award

Miromar Lakes was recognized for the “Best Community” and “Best Clubhouse” by the Collier Building Association for the eighth consecutive year. The Miromar Lakes Clubhouse was also recently recognized as the #1 clubhouse in the country by the National Association of Home Builders.

Miromar Lakes is a master-planned luxury community featuring 700-acres of sparkling freshwater lakes and an Arthur Hills designed signature golf course. Located in South Lee County, Miromar Lakes is widely recognized as the finest community in Southwest Florida.

Ten Things To Like About Miromar Lakes

Ten Things To Like About Miromar Lakes

1. A massage in the private outdoor zen garden
2. Playing 18 on the Arthur Hills designed course
3. Water-skiing on Lake Como
4. Last minute assistance from the concierge service
5. Competing in a round robin tennis tournament
6. Martini Mondays

Gated Communities Dominate in Fort Myers

Three things that truly define Fort Myers are its grand beach, its tropical weather and its vast array of gated communities. Our gated communities come in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins…..have more choices than Forest Gump’s box of chocolates….and have names that would even twist the tongue of a Starbucks Barista.

With literally hundreds of communities to choose from, it can be very confusing for an out-of-towner or newcomer to search for a gated community home in the Fort Myers area. Two key decisions that can help to narrow your search are: (1) What type of amenities do you require and (2) What part of Fort Myers do you want to live in?

Top Lee County Home Sales – August 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during August 2010 was a Fort Myers riverfront home located in the Seminole Estates neighborhood of old Fort Myers. This 5,150 SF home located at 3908 W. Riverside Drive Fort Myers, Fl features 5 BR / 7 BA. The selling price was $1.6M / $310 SF.

Congratulation to selling Realtor Kay Lani Atkinson of Coldwell Banker for closing the most expensive residential property in August 2010.

Honorable mention for 2nd most expensive Lee County residential property sold in August was a Sanibel gulf-front condo located in the Gulfside Place development. This 2,298 SF condo located at 1605 Middle Gulf Drive, #201 Sanibel, Fl features 3 BR / 3 BA. The selling price was $1.5M / $653 SF.

Top Lee County Home Sales – July 2010

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during July 2010 was a Sanibel gulf front home located in the Gulf Pines subdivision. This 3,716 SF home located at 906 Snowberry Lane Sanibel, FL features 4 BR / 4.5 BA. The selling price was $2.4M / $646 SF.

Congratulation to selling Realtor Eleanor See of John R. Wood Island Real Estate for closing the most expensive residential property in July 2010.

Honorable mention for 2nd most expensive Lee County home sold in July was a single-family home located in Bonita Springs the Quail West community at 28901 Girard Terrace, Bonita Springs, Florida. This home is 4,600 SF and features 4 BR / 4.5 BA with water and golf course views and a stunning porte-cochere covered walkway. The selling price was $1.3M / $283 SF.

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.

Unsold High Point Place Units Acquired

Cameratta Properties, the developer of High Point Place in downtown Fort Myers has sold the remaining 76 units in the project to Denver-based Real Capital Solutions. Cameratta’s planned First Street Village and 511-acre Preserve at Corkscrew were also acquired by Real Capital Solutions.

This transaction, which provides an infusion of professional capital, bodes well for the highly-regarded High Point Place high-rise development. Real Capital is acquiring the 76 units for $13.1M or about $172,000 per condo. From a valuation standpoint, it looks like Real Capitol was able to get a 47% discount on this bulk purchase. Over the past year, 17 units that have sold at High Point Place at a median price of $325,000.

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.

Miromar Lakes Sees Surging Sales

The Naples Daily News reports that year-to date sales have exceeded $43M in the upscale Miromar Lakes waterfront community. New homes sales are leading the surge as more than half of the sales this year have been new construction. At the current pace Miromar Lakes is on target for more than $80M in property sales in 2010.