Monday, June 26, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Local Blogger Issue June 26th 2017


Here are your top news stories, fun events and featured property listings for the week of June 26th, 2017.


Is the Town of Fort Myers Beach ready for a major storm?  Read this article to see what the city's plans are in case a big storm rolls through. 

Hurricane Prep 101, Town Leaders Plan For Worst
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“I sat in a back corner of a room a lot like this in 1992, when I worked for Miami-Dade County,” related Roger Hernstadt, the new Town Manager for Fort Myers Beach to local emergency personnel in Town Hall on Monday afternoon, June 19. “It was another hurricane preparedness seminar, I had been to a bunch of them, and I thought, “Here we go again,’ half paying attention and half thinking about all the work on my desk that wasn’t getting done. Then in August, Hurricane Andrew hit! You can’t describe the massive damage unless you see it first-hand; until you cannot recognize the street you live on or your house. We must prepare for the worst-case scenario and make sure we have a plan for when everything is total chaos.” Click here for the FULL ARTICLE


Millage, Employees, Stormwater, Parking
Council Tackles Tough Topics
The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council covered a broad spectrum of tough topics Monday morning, June 19 at its final meeting before their summer break.
Perhaps the most controversial may have ramifications during its 2017-2018 Budget deliberations, with new Town Manager Roger Hernstadt recommending a 0.9 Tentative Millage Rate that would increase the Town’s current 0.8 mark. “Since joining the Town on April 25, I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time analyzing the budget and assessing the staff to address budget priorities and viable options,” he explained. “I believe 0.9 is the right millage for the Town…I look at the potential to maintain our current level of service, with operational efficiencies.”  Click here for the FULL ARTICLE


Are you looking for summer fun on the beach?  Check out these great events that are coming up!

Wednesday, June 28th

SCENTS OF THE GARDEN
10am, Mound House. Discover the variety of different scents and strategies that plants use to attract pollinators and their importance to plant and food production. Walk the gardens of the Mound House and learn about the plant-pollinator connection and select a variety of fragrant plants to create your own natural sachet of potpourri. $5; 451 Connecticut. 239-765-0865. www.moundhouse.org 

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OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH
11am, Bay Oaks Recreation Center. Social Seniors’ bus trip to a lunch destination. This month it’s Salty Crab, right here on FMB. Cost $4/member; $5 non/member, plus food/drink you order.

Thursday, June 29th
INSIDE PASSAGE KAYAK TOUR
10am-2pm, Lovers Key State Park. Enjoy learning about the creatures and plants on the waterways of this State Park from your naturalist guide. $50. Reservations required. 239-694-5513
 
GAME DAY
10:30am-1:45pm, Bay Oaks.
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YOUTH BASKETBALL
6:30-8pm, Bay Oaks Recreation Center. 

SUNSET BEACH YOGA
7pm, Pink Shell Resort.


 

Friday, June 30th

MAHJONG
10:30-1:45pm, Bay Oaks.

OPEN GYM
1-3pm, Bay Oaks Recreation Center. 

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.


FEATURED PROPERTIES

 
4192 Bay Beach Lane #842 
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Slide 1At Waterside Waterfront Gated Community, Large 2045 sq ft Under A/C and Comfortable Luxury Condo in Sunset Gulf Bldg VIII with Private Elevator to your Door! Water views Front and Back from 2 terraces: one Screened towards the Gulf of Mexico and Buccaneer Bay with Sunsets, and one Open Air to Estero Bay for your Guests and the Nice Florida Breezes! 3 Bd with 2 1/2 Bths with Beautiful Hardwood Floors in the Living Areas, Master Bedroom, & 1 Guest Room! Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counters, Breakfast Bar, 42 Wood Cabinetry, Built-in desk and Recessed Crown Lighting. Service Elevator and Entrance to your Laundry room. AMENITIES INCLUDE: Guest Suites,Tropical Pool and Spa, Fitness Center, Social Room, Saunas & Steam Rooms, plus Deeded Beach Access & Fishing Pier, Tennis Courts, and more... Boat Slips available for purchase too! Walk to Beach, Restaurants, Shopping...Call TODAY to start Living the Southwest Florida Lifestyle to the Fullest Here!


170 Lenell Rd. #603 
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 
Slide 1 Views and Location... RARE, One of a Kind Luxury Condo in Palm Harbor Club with NEWER CUSTOM REMODELED KITCHEN and BATHS! Stainless Steel Kitchen Aid Appliance Package w/Induction Stove and pots/pans, Coffee Bar, Custom Wine Rack, Gorgeous Granite Tops and Back Splash, Breakfast Area, Pantry with Roll Out Shelves, Lots of Storage and Custom Lighting! Watch the Dolphins and Manatees from this SPACIOUS 2BR, 2BA Unit with PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS TO THE SOUTH! INTERSECTING CANALS & GULF OF MEXICO!. Plantation Shutters, High Ceilings, Electric Storm Shutters throughout with Diagonal tile in living areas. Master Suite includes 2 LARGE Walk-in His and Hers Closets along with Remodeled Master Bath. Guest Bedroom & Updated Bath are En-Suite with a privacy pocket door. Separate large laundry room. Storage locker (2nd floor) PLUS a SECURED Under BLDG Parking Space INCLUDED! One of the BEST Locations on Fort Myers Beach on the South End of Estero Island. Walk or bike to the heart of the South End Restaurants, CVS, Shopping, Beach, Marina and more! 




Phillip Babcock


Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Local Blogger Issue June 19th 2017


LOCAL NEWS

County Proposes Re-Operating Bay Oaks
When people rate the Quality-of-Life aspects of Fort Myers Beach, every short list contains our beaches and water, great elementary school and dynamic public library, and the Bay Oaks Recreation Center, the heart of the Town’s athletic and programming endeavors from childhood through senior years. Bay Oaks had been a Lee County regional recreation center until The Great Recession forced it upon the Town in 2009. Now Lee County is in the initial process of examining whether to reacquire and turn Bay Oaks into a regional center once again. The common link in this story is District 3 Commissioner Larry Kiker, in whose district falls Fort Myers Beach. Back in 2009, however, Kiker was then mayor of Fort Myers Beach!  FULL STORY

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Times Square Tradition in Peril
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, there was no Times Square on Fort Myers Beach, and Estero Boulevard ran right through the heart of that neighborhood, as the Town’s popular center did not exist until the early 1990s. But, since 1983, there has been a Pete’s Time Out And, since 1979, there has been a Plaka Restaurant. “I can still remember then-Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah, sitting right here in my restaurant,” recalls Plaka owner Steve Maillakakis, “telling me how great Times Square would be for our businesses, even though we would lose parking and visible signage. We gave up a lot, but eventually agreed to the plan on a handshake, with the promise that this area would be ours, but later the County deeded it to the Town of Fort Myers Beach.”  FULL STORY


UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, June 23rd

THE SCIENCE BEHIND WESTERN MUSIC
10:15am, Shell Point.

TEEN NIGHT
9-11pm, Bay Oaks Recreation Center.
 
SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.

Saturday, June 24th

OPEN GYM
10am-9pm, Bay Oaks Recreation Center. 

CRAFTING WITH NATURE
11am, Mound House. Get your hands dirty with some hands on arts and crafts projects at the Mound House. Enjoy a new nature- themed craft each month. For ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult. $5. 451 Connecticut Street. 239-765-0865. www.moundhouse.org
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MOUND HOUSE TOURS
2pm Mound House.

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food

Tuesday, June 27th


BEACH NESTING BIRDS
9am, Mound House. Join Penny Jarrett for a walk along the shore in the Critical Wildlife Area and\ father South to observe and learn about the beach-nesting birds of Fort Myers Beach including the snowy plover, Wilson plover, least tern, American oystercatcher and black skimmer. Shuttle provided for participants off site where the program will begin. Reservations required. 239-765-0865 $15. www.moundhouse.org


FEATURED PROPERTY LISTINGS 

 **NEW LISTING**
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TRIPLEX with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths each unit. New METAL ROOF in 2014. Each unit has their own water meter & washer/dryer hook-up and have been completely updated! Located close to Beaches and walking distance to grocery stores, shopping, dining, and many other businesses. Property is tenant occupied, please do not disturb. Multiple properties for sale by this seller, talk to your agent for more information. Properties are very well maintained with good paying tenants in place!



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This spacious 10th floor 2BR/2BA Ocean Harbor unit has amazing Gulf views AND Estero Bay views throughout the unit! The lanai, directly facing the Gulf, is spacious enough to accommodate a larger dining table as well as 2 (!) seating areas. The window in the living area has gorgeous views of not only the Gulf, but of Estero Bay as well. Even the beautiful kitchen has great views! There's a convenient breakfast bar as well as separate dining area. The sizeable owner's suite has stunning direct Gulf views, large walk-in closet and direct lanai access. The owner's suite bath has a dual vanity, jetted tub plus a separate shower. Not to be left out, the guest suite has big water views also. There's lots of storage space in the unit plus a storage locker. A convenient covered parking space is included. This gated community is located mid-island and is impeccably maintained. Amenities include a community room, heated pool & hot tub, grilling area, tennis courts, shuffleboard and theater. There's also a full service marina, restaurant and supermarket next door! Boat docks are available to purchase. Best of all, it's only 1/2 block to our white sandy beach! Assumable rentals in place.





Phillip Babcock


Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Fort Myers Beach Local Blogger


TOP NEWS

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With Fort Myers Beach and all of the eastern and southeastern United States now in hurricane season, safety officials urge that now – not when a storm is on the radar and you are in the cone of danger, but now – is the time to conduct your hurricane planning. In the June 2 edition of The Island Sand Paper, we covered basic steps; this week we spoke with Division Chief Randy Kraus and Executive Assistant Chief Ronald Martin of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District about island specifics. Click on article title for full story.



Fort Myers Beach Council Begins Strategic Planning
The Town of Fort Myers Beach Council hosted the first of its three-part strategic planning session in Council Chambers on Monday morning, June 5. Lorna Kibbey of Leadership Solutions facilitated the program that included the five Council members along with new Town Manager Roger Hernstadt, in a full group as well as small discussion sessions throughout the day. 
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FUN ON THE ISLAND

Friday, June 16th
SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.
 
MUSIC OF SCOTT JOPLIN
7:30pm, Village Church at Shell Point. Pianist Richard Dowling presents Great Scott! Acclaimed pianist Richard Dowling will perform the piano works of Scott Joplin, the famed African-American composer of classic ragtime. Dowling is the first pianist in history to perform the complete cycle of Joplin’s 53 piano works in public. This performance features all six of Scott Joplin’s compositions used in the 1974 movie, “The Sting,” plus other well-known but rarely heard works of Joplin. $26. 239-454-2147

Saturday, June 17th  
BEACH YOGA
8:30-9:30am, on the beach in front of Edison Beach House, north of Pier. 

ESTUARY KAYAK TOUR
10am-1pm. Bonita Beach.
 
OPEN GYM
10am-9pm, Bay Oaks Recreation Center. 

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with Rock Solid.


FEATURED PROPERTY LISTINGS

$ 619,000 
Slide 4 Great Income Producing Fort Myers Beach Canal Home. Nice, bright, light and very clean. Short Walk to the beach and boat out to the bay down the short canal with quick Gulf Access. Close to Grocery Store, Marina, Ship Store, Restaurant, Beach, Park and Estero Bay. Income producing accessory apartment downstairs. Paneling is Pecky Cypress and the owner's took special care to preserve the wood when they remodeled the home to keep it's original design and character. 




$ 425,000 
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 Rare to the market~ This preferred east side Creciente 2/2 condo has been renovated to a high level of finish and sophistication with clean design. The sellers performed extensive upgrades and well appointed designer finishes. Custom enhancements, wood floors, fine architectural detail, crown molding, trim, custom built-ins and the list goes on. Boasting a true gourmet kitchen with Quartz counter tops, top-of-the-line appliances and cabinetry that will delight the family chef.

 




Phillip Babcock


Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summertime Fun on Fort Myers Beach


Image result for florida sunWe all love and enjoy the beautiful weather that Fort Myers Beach and SW Florida has to offer.  However, these summer months the heat can become dangerous.  Here are some great tips to help you keep cool when the weather heats up. 
  1.  Drink plenty of water, even if you are not thirsty.  Avoid dehydrating beverages such as alcohol, coffee, tea, or soda.
  2. Dress appropriately – Wear light colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  3. Avoid the midday heat. It is hottest between noon and 4pm, so those are great times to enjoy indoor activities when possible.  Limit vigorous activities during this time.
  4. Eat light. Avoid heavy meals, and try to eat items with high water content, such as fruit or salad.
  5. Wear a white hat or carry an umbrella. Blocking the sun’s harmful rays will keep you cooler and will help prevent sunburn.
  6. Use “cool” gadgets, such as personal mister fans, a thermal-cool neck wrap, or just a spray bottle to mist your face.
  7. Seek Air Conditioning!
  8. Take plenty of baths or showers. Water conducts heat away from the body, so a tepid rinse is a great cooling technique.
  9. Enjoy water play. Whether it is the ocean, your hotel pool, a water park, or an interactive splash fountain… enjoy playing in the water wherever you are.
  10. Wear sunscreen. Nothing ruins a vacation faster than getting a severe sunburn on the first day.

SUMMER EVENTS

Friday, June 9th
BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH
8:30am, Newton Beach Park. Join Biologist Dexter Norris on the beach for a fun walking tour/lecture about Fort Myers Beach and the natural environment. Breakfast provided. Reservations required.
$15. 239-765-0865. www.moundhouse.org

SEA TURTLES
10am, Shell Point. In this Shell Point Academy class, hear Kristie Anders, Education Director at the Sanibel Conservation Foundation  present an educational program that focuses on the loggerhead
turtle. Attendees will also learn about the green sea turtle and the Kemp’s Ridley turtle. $10. 239-489-8472.

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SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.

Saturday, June 10th

FAMILY FUN KAYAK TOUR
8:30am, Mound House. Enjoy fun for the whole family with this new kayak tour designed especially for parents and their children ages 6 and up. Look for wildlife as you cruise Estero Bay. Instruction provided on land and tour is at an easy pace. Great for first time kayakers and children. Reservations required. Also offered on June 24. Call 239-765-0865. $15 ages 6-12; $25 ages 13 and up. Museum admission included. All paddling equipment provided.

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with Hester Prynn.


FEATURED PROPERTY

PRICE REDUCED 
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Fort Myers Beach Boaters Paradise in Fairview Isles. Great Bay views, 3 bedrooms 3 baths with loft that could be 4th bedroom. 2 full car garage with bathroom. Home has been completely upgraded through out in the past 2 years, including updated windows, AC, bathrooms, roof, pool cage, pool equipment, hot water heater, flooring and All stainless kitchen. Great dock and lift. Classic Florida charm that shows pride of ownership, painted in a soft beachy palette with spacious open floor plan. with views to bay from every room. Boating is less than 50 feet to bay, and then straight out to gulf. Fairview Isles has a nearby White Sand Beach access. Home sold with Pontoon boat that is on the lift, and a one year Home Protection Plan By American Home Shield.






Phillip Babcock


Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Fun on Fort Myers Beach

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FUN

Friday, May 26th

BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH
8:30am, Newton Beach Park

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.

Saturday, May 27th

FAMILY FUN KAYAK TOUR
9am, Mound House. Enjoy fun for the whole family with this new kayak tour designed especially for parents and their children ages 6 and up. Look for wildlife as you cruise Estero Bay. Instruction provided on land and tour is at an easy pace. Great for first time kayakers and children. Reservations required. Call 239-765-0865. $15 ages 6-12; $25 ages 13 and up. Museum admission included. All paddling equipment provided.

BLUEGRASS, BLUES & BBQ
Image result for BLUEGRASS, BLUES & BBQ11am-10pm, Matanzas on the Bay. Fourth annual benefit for Operation Open Arms, a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military personnel and veterans. Event features live music from the Bugtussle Ramblers from 1-4pm and the Cooter Creek Bluegrass Band from 5-8pm, craft beer from the Fort Myers Brewing Co., a 50/50 raffle and a $15 BBQ plate available from noon on while supplies last. Free parking and boat dockage.

TERRY BARBER TRIO
8pm, Center for the Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. “Around the World in 80 Minutes” concert features a former member of the Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer who will display all four octaves of his vocal range in this unique performance. He will bring life and fun to new pieces as well as classical and Broadway masterpieces you already know and love. Tickets from $35. 239-495-8989. artcenterbonita.org


Featured Property Listings

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Wake up to this beautiful view every morning. TOP FLOOR Fort Myers Beach gulf view unit located steps to the white sandy beach! Multiple gulf views from your top floor balcony, galley kitchen window, and front entry. Two bedrooms and two Full Baths split bedroom floor plan gives you double master suites. This beach side condo comes turnkey furnished with new hot water heater and upgraded windows. Also comes with a 1-year home protection plan. This beach condo is all about the view and location!

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THIS PENTHOUSE IS ONE OF A KIND!! OWNED BY A HOME BUILDER WHO CUSTOMIZED EVERYTHING, DOWN TO THE LAUNDRY RM WITH CUSTOM CABINETS AND CORIAN SINK!! BUT IMMEDIATELY UPON ENTERING THE RESIDENCE YOU'LL BE CAPTIVATED BY THE BREATHTAKING WATER VIEWS ! GATHER WITH YOUR GUESTS ON YOUR HUGE LANAI FOR A COOL DRINK AT SUNSET.  



Phillip Babcock


Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Does a "FOR SALE BY OWNER" Sale Really Pay Off?


This week's blog feature's a guest spot article who has also appeared in  MarketWatchCountryLiving, and HouseBeautiful magazines.





Why It's So Difficult to Sell a House on Your Own

Is It Really That Difficult? Yes.


Image result for for sale by ownerIt’s fun to watch folks on TV shows explore three new homes in 30 minutes. Once they choose, well, it looks like someone sold their house in half an hour, too. After an episode you may even ask yourself, how hard is it to sell your own house? If you do ask, remember the answer: very hard. Really very hard. Complicated, stressful, and time-consuming. Many people who try are biting off more than they want to chew, and we want to explain why.

Even If You Have a Real Estate Agent, Your Plate Will Be Full

Even with a top agent on your team, you still have major responsibilities as seller.

·         You have to keep the house show-ready by decluttering completely, including closets and outdoor areas, and by getting it cleaner than it has ever been, aka scrubbing-grout-with-a-toothbrush clean.
·         You may have to pack for and arrange your own move, or you may be searching for/trying to close on your next home.
·         You still have a job/meals/kids’ carpool/pets to walk/family obligations/meetings/a need to sleep/a Life.


If You Sell Yourself, Here’s What You Add to That List


These are things your agent does for you, as a seasoned professional, not as a beginner. On your own, you’ll be doing them.

·         Find contractors and manage their work from start to finish.
·         Market the house, which is far more than the For Sale sign. Effective marketing is an ongoing campaign involving ads to target audiences, internet listings and tours, social media marketing, follow-up with respondents, open houses and other showings. And it all requires an informed understanding of what sells a house and of the local market.

·         Do, and understand, all the legal research on contracts, standards, loopholes, and unforeseen issues.
·         Price the house appropriately. There are websites that help with this, but they don’t look around your house and location with experienced eyes that understand what is unique, valuable, or problematic
·         Negotiate contracts with your buyers and their agent. Do you know what is and is not negotiable between sellers and buyers? Can you negotiate coolly when a lot is at stake, reading/using body language and thinking on your feet like a trained pro?


It’s an Extra Full-Time Job to Sell It Yourself

Even if you have nothing else to do with all your nights and weekends, you may want to find something better than taking on a job that your real estate agent has been proven to do extremely well. Your agent has the know-how to sell your house faster for more, while taking ongoing responsibilities off your shoulders The selling/buying process still comes with hard work and maybe even some headaches, and that’s all the more reason to preserve your downtime and family time. Save your energy for enjoying your new home!


FEATURED PROPERTY LISTINGS

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PRICE REDUCED Fort Myers Beach Boaters Paradise in Fairview Isles. Great Bay views, 3 bedrooms 3 baths with loft that could be 4th bedroom. 2 full car garage with bathroom. Home has been completely upgraded through out in the past 2 years, including updated windows, AC, bathrooms, roof, pool cage, pool equipment, hot water heater, flooring and All stainless kitchen. Great dock and lift. Classic Florida charm that shows pride of ownership, painted in a soft beachy palette with spacious open floor plan. with views to bay from every room. Boating is less than 50 feet to bay, and then straight out to gulf. Fairview Isles has a nearby White Sand Beach access. Home sold with Pontoon boat that is on the lift, and a one year Home Protection Plan By American Home Shield.


Slide 4 
Beautiful Gulf-front Unit at Islands End Fort Myers Beach. Panoramic Views of the Gulf of Mexico Lovers key State park and the white sand beaches. Lots of windows for views everywhere and cross breezes. Owners state new A/C 2/15, Cornerstone Kitchen and appliances 2/13, new Lanai screen 1/15, new impact windows guest bedroom and kitchen 2/13. *** Please be sure to watch Virtual Tour.** Island's End amenities include 2 community pools, hot tub, tennis courts, BBQ grills and a kayak launching spot. Sold basically Turn Key. Sit on the lanai and watch the sunset. This is true paradise!




Phillip Babcock


Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day Weekend on Fort Myers Beach Plus the Top 10 Restaurants on the Island


Looking for something fun to do with mom with weekend? Check out the great events happening on the beach. 


Friday, May 12th

Image result for peter pan jrBREAKFAST ON THE BEACH
8:30am, Newton Beach Park. Join Biologist Dexter Norris for a fun walking tour/lecture about Fort Myers Beach and the natural environment. Breakfast provided. Reservations required. $15. 239-765-0865. www.moundhouse.org

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with High Tide.
 
PETER PAN JR
7pm, Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. Centers for the Performing Arts Youth Players present Peter Pan Jr, a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. Tickets begin at $13. Performances also at 2 & 7pm on May 13 and 2pm on May 14. 239-495-8989. Artcenterbonita.org

Saturday, May 13th
 
TURTLE TROT
8am, Lovers Key State Park. Run or walk this 5K-trail course through a shady maritime hammock ecosystem on a hardpacked shell path before finishing on the beach sand of the Gulf of Mexico. Registration at 7am. Register early at www.floridastateparks.org/loverskey

SUNSET CELEBRATION
5-10pm, Times Square. Free live music concert, food & fun with Rock Solid.

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Sunday, May 14th
Mother’s Day

PETER PAN JR
2 pm, Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs. 









FEATURED PROPERTY LISTING

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Fort Myers Beach Boaters Dream home. Considered the best and one of the highest subdivisions on the Island. Very deep water canal. 3 bedroom 3 bath, solar and/or Heat pump heated pool home, comes complete with 2 docks and 2 lifts. Nice Private home office / den. Master Bath and master walk in closet completely updated and enlarged 2016 . Tile throughout. Granite counters and granite Island with full stainless kitchen. Large crown molding in Kitchen, Living room and office. Large In house laundry room, could be 4th bedroom. Split floor plan with open living and dinning area. 4 minute walk to Beach. 4 minute boating to Estero Bay then on to Gulf. PGT Impact windows throughout except back sliders and skylights. Sold with 1 yr American Home Shield Protection Plan, provided by Listing Agent ($550 Value) 





Phillip Babcock


Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida www.fortmyersbeachwaterfront.com 
For a free evaluation of your home or condo current value go to www.FreeFortMyersHomeValues.com you will receive 3  recent property sales and 3 current properties for sale, and the current market value of your propertyReceive a Free Home Warrantyvalue $450.00, with each property purchase or listing above $150,000  

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