Island Update

The charm of Captiva is here to stay

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Real Estate News

Southwest Florida Real Estate Market Report 2021

Closed Sales
Closed sales for the 12-month period ending November 30 were up 30% from the preceding 12-months, from 30,675 to 39,641. Year-to-date, closed sales posted a 28% increase over the same period last year. Sales for the month of November, although down 18% from the unprecedented surge we experienced last year, were up 37% when compared to pre-pandemic levels of the three preceding years.

Listing Inventory / New Listings
With 2,229 properties on the market as of November 30, listing inventory has decreased somewhat since a modest increase that occurred over the summer. New listings for the 12-month period ending November 30 were down 4% from the preceding 12 months, from 38,145 to 36,554. For the month of November, new listings were down 13% from last year, and down 33% from the average of the three preceding years.

Average Selling Price
The average selling price for the 12-months through November 30 was $630,814, up 25% from the preceding 12-month period when the average selling price was $502,766.

After listing inventory posted modest growth in late spring and over the summer months, the number of listing on the market has declined somewhat due to a slower than usual pace of listings entering the market in October and November. The fall and early winter months are typically the slowest for new listings, and the rate at which listings enter the market for those months tends to vary from year to year. Although there’s little doubt that low standing inventory has constrained sales to some degree, closed sales for October and November were still up 33% compared to pre-pandemic levels. The busiest months for new listings are January through March and, if history is any indication, an increase in new listings over the next few months will fuel the market by further satisfying continued exceptionally strong demand.

It is my pleasure to inform you that John R. Wood Properties continues to lead the Southwest Florida market in closed dollar volume and closed units!

Island Update

Captiva chapel to host annual community sing-along

Come and join the Captiva Chapel by the Sea for its 11th Annual Community Carol Sing on Dec. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. The program will include popular and sacred seasonal selections for attendees to sing along to.

The Rev. Larry L. Marshall will be the host for the evening, while chapel organist Lynne Dugan and her husband, Bob, lead the music. Attendees will have the chance to sing along to a variety of seasonal selections, from “Jingle Bells” and “Oh Holy Night” to “Joy to the World,” in the casual setting. Ample outside seating will be available, in addition to seats in the chapel.

For more information, visit https://www.captivachapel.com/ or call 239-395-1886. The Chapel by the Sea is located at 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva.

Island Update

HomeLook Magazine December 2021


Browse through our collection of feature Sanibel, Captiva, & SWFL properties for sale. Featured Residential, Condo, and Vacant lot listed for sale. Homelook Magazine demonstrates our portfolio of active MLS listings.

HomeLook December

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Island Update

Christmas Boat Parade, Fort Myers Beach

Celebrate an evening of lights and holiday cheer, Floridastyle, on a boat! Traverse the backwaters of Fort Myers Beach as boaters begin the parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Salty Sam’s Marina, go through Pelican Bay and toward Bowditch Point to finish the parade around 8 p.m. Salty Sam’s Marina, 2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach, 239-454-7500.

Two years ago the Ft Myers Beach Parade boat was voted the 5th Best Holiday Parade in a USA Today 10BEST poll. Click here for more info

Island Update

Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade 2021

Don’t miss the Golf Cart Parade this Saturday, December 4th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The parade begins and South Seas Island Resort and goes through the Village. If you’d like to participate, you can rent carts from Sunny Island Adventures. All golf carts must incorporate a holiday theme and check-in by 2 pm at the Sand Dollar Plaza parking lot.

Rain or Shine.

  • 2pm check-in & ohotographs of golf cars at South Seas Isalnd Resort,
  • Judging begins at 2:30pm
  • Proceeds benefit Sanibel Capiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)
  • Awads Party is at South Seas Sand Dollar Plaza

People’s Choice Award!

Vote for your favorite entry at Facebook.com/SouthSeasResortVillage. Photos of all entries will be posted. Tuesday, December 11th the winner wil be announced.

Awards Presentation Party immediately following the Parade.