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.
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.
In the last year, there have been relatively few luxury foreclosure transactions in the Fort Myers area. In fact, there were only two foreclosure transactions with a selling price over $1M.