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Market Trends- 3rd Quarter Report 2017

November 20, 2017   CoreLogic. Statistics calculated 10/12/2017.

FloridaRanke No. 5 for best "Business Tax Climate"

October 31, 2014   Florida Realtor

Florida Consumer Confidence Reaches Post Recession High

October 1, 2014   Florida Realtors

Fla. Aug. sales up 4.2% year-to-year, prices up 3.4%

September 22, 2014   Florida Realtors

Realtor.com and Bankrate launch mobile mortgage app

June 24, 2014   Florida Realtors

Consumer confidence up for second month

June 24, 2014   Florida Realtor

RealtyTrac: Home prices up 13% due to high-end sales

June 24, 2014   FLORIDA REALTORS

Citizens wants to lower property insurance rates

June 24, 2014   FLORIDA REALTORS

New home sales surge 18.6% – fastest pace in 6 years

June 24, 2014   FLORIDA REALTORS

Keep an all-seeing eye on your stuff

June 24, 2014   Florida Realtors

Florida Realtors May sales report finds stability

June 23, 2014   Florida Realtors

John R. Wood Properties opens new full-service office on Marco Island

June 15, 2014   Naples News

Fla.’s housing market shows strength in 1Q 2014

May 12, 2014   © 2014 Florida Realtors®

Analysts still bank on 7% home appreciation

May 1, 2014   Florida Realtors

Why is Listing Inventory So Low? Five Reasons

April 28, 2014

NAR: Pending Home Sales Increase in March

April 28, 2014

Florida's Housing Market Shows Rising Prices in March

April 21, 2014

Number of Homes Seriously Underwater at Two-Year Low

April 17, 2014   Florida Realtors

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

April 16, 2014

Builders Continue to See Market Improvements

April 16, 2014   NAHB

FEMA Outlines Next Steps for Flood Insurance Law

March 27, 2014

BREAKING NEWS - Flood Insurance bill passes US House of Reps

March 5, 2014

Home Prices in 2013 Notch Biggest Annual Gain Since 2005

March 5, 2014

U.S. home prices rose at solid pace in January

March 4, 2014

Average New Home Size Up 11% Since 2009

March 4, 2014

Home Sales Fall To 18-Month Low Amid Low Inventories

February 21, 2014

US News Travel Names Sanibel's Bowman Beach one of the Top Ten Beaches in The World

July 23, 2013   U.S. News Travel

Sanibel Island in Top 10 List - Trip Advisor

April 11, 2013

Appraisals torpedo some home sales as local market heats up

March 30, 2013

Homes for Sale are in Short Supply

January 31, 2013

Builder confidence at six-year high

December 18, 2012   Florida Realtors

Buyers more optimistic about market’s future

December 18, 2012   Florida Realtors

Tourism Breaks Records

December 12, 2012   Florida Weekly

U.S. New Home Starts Jump to Fastest Pace in 4 Years

November 28, 2012

FHFA: House Price Index Up 0.7% in August

October 25, 2012

Florida Ranks 27th in State, Local Taxes Paid

October 25, 2012

Fla.’s housing market continues upswing in Sept. 2012

October 19, 2012   Florida Realtors

Measure of US home prices rise the most in 6 years

October 17, 2012   Associated Press

Starting Monday, October 15th 2013 Sanibel Beach Parking Permits On Sale Sanibel Recreation Center

October 16, 2012   Sanibel City

Florida's Housing Market Continues Positive Track in July 2012

August 22, 2012

Housing Market Turns Corner; U.S. Home Values Post First Annual Increase In Nearly Five Years

August 14, 2012   Forbes

Home Prices Climb as Supply Dwindles

August 13, 2012

U.S. Builders Start Most New Homes Since October 2008

August 7, 2012

UF: Jump in Florida consumer confidence

August 2, 2012   Florida Realtors

Home prices rose in all major U.S. cities in May

July 31, 2012   Florida Realtors

Real Estate Continues to Drive Florida's Economy

June 20, 2012

Homebuyers Find Market Isn't What They Expected

June 20, 2012

Nationwide List Prices Rise Nearly 7%

March 16, 2012   Realtor Mag

Top 10 Places to Visit

January 14, 2012   The Ledger

Fla.’s existing home, condo sales up in November

December 22, 2011   Florida Realtors

Shell Shocked: How to avoid getting lost on Sanibel

December 21, 2011   Captivasanibel.com

Blind Pass due for dredging

December 19, 2011   Bayous Preservation Association

Average 30-year loan rate ties record: 3.94%

December 19, 2011   Florida Realtors

Bird Brained

December 14, 2011   Breeze Newspapers

Welcome back Sanibel

December 6, 2011   CaptivaSanibel.com

Shell Shocked: Dan Flamingo Strikes Again

November 28, 2011   Sanibel captiva Islander

10 Best Islands in the U.S.

November 18, 2011   Family Vacation Critic.com

Florida’s existing home and condo sales up in September

October 21, 2011   Florida Realtors

County commissioners vote to adopt Captiva building height amendment

October 11, 2011   CaptivaSanibel.com

Sea Water Glows off Darkened Captiva Beach

September 6, 2011   News-Press

Building Height Ammendment Headed for Adoption

August 19, 2011   Sanibel Captiva Islander

Sanibel's First Sustainable Community In Planning

August 8, 2011

Vacation Homes: Why it may be time to buy.

July 28, 2011

Time still moves slowly on Sanibel, Captiva Islands

July 18, 2011   Orlando Sentinel

Sanibel School earns an "A" grade for the 13th straight year

July 6, 2011   CaptivaSanibel.com

Sanibel Facts and Figures 2011

June 24, 2011   K:\Admin\pbs\Sanibel Facts\Sanibel facts & figures 2011.doc

TripAdvisor: Top 10 beaches, beach hotels in USA

April 19, 2011   USA Today. Travel

Southwest Florida real estate market attracts Canadian investors, other international clients

December 7, 2010   The News-Press

Sanibel Public Library Earns Highest Ranking

October 15, 2010

Commercial Real Estate Yeilds Spur Investors

September 2, 2010   FAR News

Fewer Lee County Homeowners Under Water

August 23, 2010   News-Press

Sun Shines And Businesses Pitch In For Zonta’s Annual Home Tour

March 19, 2010   Island Sun

Financing Information By David Wright- Sanibel and Captiva Community Bank

March 9, 2010

10 Best Places for Second Homes

March 9, 2010

Sanctuary Open House Extravaganza

March 9, 2010   Island Sun

Sanibel Scores in Condé Nast Traveler''s readers ranking

November 20, 2009

3 remote Florida islands boast beautiful, uncrowded beaches

October 11, 2009   NORTHEAST OHIO TRAVEL NEWS

Natural Selection: Why You Should Buy On Sanibel and Captiva

October 8, 2009   Ocean Home

Count solace among the lures of Florida''s Sanibel Island

August 31, 2009   Merced Sun-Star

Some Like it Hot: Sanibel Island ideal spot for summer getaway to Florida

August 24, 2009   Canoe.CA

Luxury home sales on the rise again in South Florida

August 4, 2009   Florida Assoc. of Realtors

Sanibel beaches earn top spot in magazine

June 26, 2009   Breeze Newspaper

10 best shelling beaches in America:It’s no shell game — where to find the best unburied treasure in the U.S.

June 14, 2009   MSNBC: Travel and Leisure

Florida Beaches Road Trip: The islands of Sanibel and Captiva

May 25, 2009   Orlando World Beaches eXaminer

Jensen''s Marina on Captiva Has Fun With Shrimp: Old Time Florida Baid Shop Humor

May 23, 2009   TheLedger.com

Six romantic honeymoon ideas in Florida and the Caribbean

April 30, 2009   OrlandoSentinel.com

Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in March 2009

April 23, 2009

Pristine beaches, lush vegetation beckon Sanibel residents-Life on this island is the stuff travel brochures are made of.

April 11, 2009   News-Press

WGCU Premiers: "Sanctuary Islands-The Sanibel Legacy

March 31, 2009   Florida Weekly

Citizens Opening Protection Requirements for Residential Property in the Wind Borne Debris Region (WBDR)

December 19, 2008   www.FloridaBuilding.org

Dredging to rejuvenate waters, wildlife

December 7, 2008   Fort Myers News Press

Florida Green Lodging Program designates 35 new members, three Sanibel properties

December 4, 2008   Island Reporter

Sanibel mayor receives Environmentalist of the Year Award from Audubon Society

October 23, 2008   Fort Myers News Press

Captiva Cruises features trip to historical Useppa Island

August 4, 2008   Breeze Newspapers

Residential markets will follow same road, but at different speeds.

August 3, 2008   News Press

A Year of Repair, Then a Year of Growth

July 1, 2008   Realtor Magazine

Sanibel-Captiva to celebrate the Fourth of July with fun, food and fireworks

June 27, 2008   Breeze Newspapers

Go For Snook!

June 12, 2008   News-Press

Five Favorite Destinations for Active Dads

June 11, 2008   Trans World News

Sanibel Lighthouse History

June 10, 2008   Waymark

2007 Statistics

January 24, 2008   Board of Sanibel Captiva Realtors

Gift from the Sea-Sanibel is an island apart from the rest of Florida

October 1, 2007   The Ottawa Citizen

Mercenaries, and now millionaires, called island home - Museum recalls Useppa's Cold War past as staging ground for failed Bay of Pigs attack

September 27, 2007   Special to the Star

Fisher Island Tops Forbes Most Expensive Zip List

September 17, 2007   CBSnews.com

Aquatic School Illuminates Kids' Senses, The Sanibel Sea School Takes A Hands-On ApproachTo Learning - CBS News

July 26, 2007   CBSnews.com

Sanibel Students make rare fish Find

July 20, 2007   NBC 2 News

I miss Sanibel.....

June 7, 2007   Blog

Eco-Lessons at Sea School

June 1, 2007   Food and Wine

Sanibel Island Preservation Lands Map

May 21, 2007   Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

Beauty at your fingertips in Sanibel and Captiva

May 6, 2007   Chicago Tribune

Statistics 2006 VS. 2007

April 1, 2007

Isle off the coast of Florida has a charm all of its own

March 27, 2007   therecord.com

Top 10 Family Beaches

March 13, 2007   Tripadvisor

White Novel Another Doc Ford Page-Turner

March 12, 2007   SFGate.com

The Man Behind Sanibel's Wildlife Refuge

March 11, 2007   Fort Myers News Press

Top 10 Beaches for Shells

March 8, 2007   CNN.com

Sanibel Island Shells

March 8, 2007   Central Florida News

Art Contest will Produce Design for 2008-09 Federal Duck Stamp

March 8, 2007   nwi.com

Serene Sanibel Island Leaves Footprints on Your Heart

March 6, 2007   USPR Wire

Soothing Sanibel and Captiva

March 6, 2007   Miami Herald

Top Five Destinations of Travel Writer Christopher Elliot

March 5, 2007   Gadling

1990-2007 Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Statistics

February 27, 2007   San-Cap MLS

Sanibel Island Au Natural All the Way

February 20, 2007   World Wide Web

Let's Pretend We're in Florida

February 12, 2007   ABC 7 Chicago

Explore Beautiful Captiva Island

February 8, 2007   vacationmls.com

The Iconic South Seas Island Resort Celebrates its Grand Opening After $140 Million Rebirth

February 7, 2007   PR Newswire

Sanibel Island is Best Known for its Beaches and Seashells

January 28, 2007   PC Travel

Serene Sanibel

January 27, 2007   Journal Sentinel Wisconsin

U.S. Travel Destinations Survey Ranks Sanibel and Captiva in the Top Ten

January 22, 2007   Travel Destinations

Kayaking Trail Darts Among the Mangroves

January 21, 2007   Lee County Visitor Bureau

Don't try to sell sands of Sanibel

January 21, 2007   Associated Press

Sanibel: Getting to Know the Island

January 20, 2007   Lee Isalnd Coast Vistors Guide

Sanibel Beach Florida &More than Shells and Sand....

January 19, 2007   World Wide Web

Captiva Island - The Place You Will Never forget!

January 18, 2007   Fort Myers Guide

Priceline.com Releases Annual List of Top Party Spots for New Year's Eve

December 27, 2006   Norwalk Conn. Business Wire

Sanibel, Florida, Plan Receives 2007 National Planning Landmark Award

December 19, 2006   American Planning

An Album of Memories: the Jewel Called Sanibel

September 1, 2006   First appeared in Coastal Living, September 1999

But is it Special????

August 21, 2006   World Wide Web

Why Sanibel and Captiva are so Special

July 8, 2006   Island Sun

Wish You Were Here! Sanibel island, Florida

Captiva Property Owners to vote on $23.5 Million Beach Renourishment Project (USA)

Florida Realtors May sales report finds stability

Happiest Seaside Town in America

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Average New Home Size Up 11% Since 2009

Beautiful Sanibel Home Listed By Phaidra is featured in Home & Design Magazine

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Happiest Seaside Town in America

Bowman's Beach Top 10 Beaches in America

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Southwest Florida's top 10 home sales of 2016

January 14, 2017   News-Press

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May 26, 2016

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December 12, 2014   John R Wood Island Real Estate Press Release

October Top Closed Sales

November 20, 2014   JRW Island Real Estate Press Release

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March 28, 2014   Island Sun

John R. Wood Announces Top Producers in February

March 26, 2014   Island Reporter

AWARD - Overall Top Producer

January 2, 2014

AWARD - Most Company In-House Sales for 2013

January 2, 2014

Phaidra - Top Producer - Island Reporter - January 2014

January 1, 2014

Phaidra - Top Producer - Island Sun - December 2013

December 27, 2013

Phaidra - Top Producer - Island Reporter - July 2013

July 31, 2013

John R. Wood Island Real Estate announced its top producers for the month of May

June 3, 2013   Island Sun Business Newsmakers

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July 15, 2011   Island Sun

Top Producer for John R Wood Island Real Estate in 2010

February 9, 2011

Cutting edge digs bring in top dollar

February 2, 2011   News Press

Phaidra #1 Listing agent for Month of December 2010

January 25, 2011   Island Sun

John R. Wood Ad

October 7, 2010   Island Sun

Short Sale and Foreclosure Representative Certificate

August 17, 2010

Resort and Second Home Property Specialist

August 17, 2010

Accredited Buyer Representative Certificate

August 17, 2010

John R. Wood- Top List/Sales Agent

March 4, 2010   Island Sun

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September 8, 2009   City of Sanibel website

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July 31, 2009

Phaidra Velarde Earns EcoBroker Designation

June 24, 2008   Eco Broker

Certified International Property Specialist Designation

December 26, 2007   Sanibel Fl

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