NEWS FOR THE WEEK 7/21/2017
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 7/12/2017
Wow what a week!
After nearly a year of stagnation at the top levels of our market we are thrilled to see the islands two most expensive properties sell in the same week!
The Spectacular Gulf front property at 161-181 Gilchrist listed at $9,200,000 and the extraordinary historic estate at 121 Gilchrist which was listed at $14,650,000.
Looks like we need to reconsider "Selling season".
Our August is looking to be a big month. with properties closing and a heavy showing schedule we are going to be busy!
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 6/9/2017
The Dog Days of Summer are here, its starting to heat up, and the afternoon rains have returned. This is a great time for Real Estate too.
While the number of transactions are less this time of year as compared to "season" an astounding 39% of annual sales take place in the "off season". Its a good time to come to Boca Grande and make a deal. Showings tend to be less stressful because many properties are available to be seen without displacing a tenant or owner.
Take a look at the news this week, 4 condominiums are pending and one sold. Of those 5 properties 4 are on the North Shore of the Island ... is there something going on up there? Be sure to look at the article about that very subject.
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 5/24/2017
Thank you mother nature for the rain! We have been in need of a good rain for some time now and we finally have it.
This years Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament, an annual event put on by the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce was a resounding success.
Captain Wayne Joiner aboard "Hey Momma' took the top Prize of $32,400 for the most Tarpon caught in the all release tournament.
However an interesting turn of fate put the biggest prize money in the hands of Captain Charlie Coleman of the "Casurina" with a total of $53,000 for the combined winnings of second place and first fish caught.
Captain Nat Italiano aboard "Spook" took the last fish caught prize of $27,000 to round out the podium.
As you can see with this weeks news the market remains steady and there is no sign of letting up.
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 5/12/2017
I'm going to make this simple.
Everything I have , and everything I hold dear was made possible by a Veteran.
Today is an extraordinary day because we honor those who gave everything they had to ensure the american Ideal and way of life is not lost.
Thank you, ThanK you so very much I owe it all to you, and men and women like you Robert Jacy Todd. You will not be forgotten in this household not ever.
NEWS FOR THE WEEK 4/24/2017
So we are back from our little get away with the Tulips & Turbos tour to Holland and Belgium. As predicted Nancys favorite was the Keukenhoff Gardens in Lisse Holland. I have got to say that place is extraordinary and would have been worth the trip all on its own.
That being said my favorite was the World Endourance Championship 6 hours at the legendary Spa Francorchamps circuit in Stavalot Belgium. What an amazing race course that weaves its way through the mountainous terrain of the Ardennes forest. This circuit is in the epicenter of where the infamous Battle of the bulge was fought. The region is so full of history if there was no race it would be a terrific place to visit.
We did take a day to drive over to the storied Rhine River Valley in Germany where we drove through the mittel Rhine this is the section with all the amazing castles and historic villages.
it was not all play however as we did actually do some work with Nancy finalizing a successful negotiation on an offer and arranging showings for our return. In all our week away was both productive and fun!
This weekend is the Annual Ladies Day tarpon tournament so the island will be very busy. the Ladies day tournament celebrates mothers day in a unique way. Thanks to Janet Gillespie for creating such an iconic event for our little Island and celebrating all the fantastic moms, and a big congratulations to Brendan Coudal for once again being the artist to create the ladies day logo!
Next week Nancy and I will be taking a "Realtors Rest" what is that you may ask? Well a full time Realtor is never off the clock but rather than being "On Island" we are headed across the pond for a quick break. We will be visiting the World Famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse Holland, once we get our fill of flowers ... I'm thinking Nancy's appetite for Flowers just may be greater than mine :) . We head to Stavalot Belgium a leisurely 2.5 hour drive away for the World Endurance Championships at the Historic Spa Francorchamps Circuit.
Its going to be a great escape for a few days. That said it will be a working vacation so we will be available as we normally are, except that we will be 6 hours ahead so please know that if you leave us a message or send an email our work day will begin around noon Eastern standard time, but just think you can call us after midnight!. We both have an international plan on our phones and will have our computer and files with us so ... pick up the phone and give us a call. If during our brief absence you would like to visit one of our listings we have arranged for that as well.