Pfeifer Articles

  • 19Aug2009
    Deals Abound in Gulf Access Homes

    Deals Abound in Gulf Access Homes

    Realtors advise that now right time to buy

    By Tina Giufre Special to news-press.com

    Realtors have been saying it for a long time: Now is the time to buy. Buyers looking for Gulf-access properties are finding them these days at bargain-basement prices.

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  • 6Jun2009

    Sanibel Snook Envy!

    June 6, 2009 – Sanibel Island:

    Sanibel Real Estate
    It is with great "Snook Envy" that I post this photo of my good friend Michael Leedy. Last night while taking an evening stroll on the beach, Michael landed this great fish. I am often reminded of how many fish are out there by those of you doing all the "catching".

    For those of you who know me well, you know how badly I want to catch a fish! I know they don't call the sport "Catching" for a reason, but I'm starting to think that the sport is called "Fishing" just for my benefit. - Eric Pfeifer

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    Posted By:Eric Pfeifer
  • 3Jun2009

    The Great White Rules the Ocean and the Field!

    Sanibel Real Estate
    It was a battle under the lights as the Sanibel Softball League fought for first place during their season finale play-off Wednesday night. The GREAT WHITE GRILL dug in with two outstanding games and won the first place title! Their trophy is proudly displayed at the Great White Grill.

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  • 8Apr2009
    Are We There Yet?

    Are We There Yet?

    APRIL, 2009 SANIBEL ISLAND: The million dollar question is, “Have we hit the bottom of the real estate market”? The answer is no, not yet. For three years now, we on Sanibel & Captiva Islands have always said we were insulated from the “Real World” across the bridge. We never had the same spike in prices as they did in Fort Myers or Cape Coral because it has always been cost prohibitive for most buyers of Florida real estate to purchase here. Consequently, we have not seen the same proportionate drop in prices during the downturn. In other words, the values have been maintained better on the islands, and the risk is safer here. The problem is someone forgot to tell the buyers.

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  • 10Jan2009
    Real Estate: The Old Fashioned Way

    Real Estate: The Old Fashioned Way

    JANUARY 2009 - Is real estate still a good investment? Well, I guess that depends on what type of investor you are. Historically, real estate has always been considered a long-term investment, and it has a long history of being a stable and secure investment. It has, however, gone down in favor due to the type of investor it has recently attracted.

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  • 28Sep2008

    Pfeifer Awarded Prestigious CIPS Designation

    Sanibel Broker Eric Pfeifer
    Sanibel, Florida 09-28-2008 – Eric John Pfeifer of Pfeifer Realty Group will be awarded the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation and will join a worldwide referral network of elite global real estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients as well as immigrants. The CIPS Designation will be awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), which represents over 1,200,000 REALTORS® in the United States. Pfeifer will be formally recognized at NAR’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida on November 8, 2008.

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  • 15Sep2008

    Time to Jump Back into the Sanibel Real Estate Market?

    Sanibel Octifest
    In the third year of our down real estate market, we are all wondering if the end is in sight. Certainly, when the real estate market bounces back, Sanibel & Captiva Islands will lead the charge. Certainly this week’s announcement of the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac means things have to get better. And certainly once we get through the election year, people will reevaluate their financial goals and look to purchase some of the incredible deals currently available. But what will happen to prices?

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  • 26Aug2008
    Real Estate Sales - It's Better on the Islands

    Real Estate Sales - It's Better on the Islands

    The national and even local press continually reminds us that the real estate market is suffering and could get worse before it gets better. To make matters even worse, election years have historically been slow for real estate due to the uncertainty of tax ramifications. Throw in a war and rising gas prices, and you have the making for a very tough year in real estate. On Sanibel & Captiva Islands, however, we are having a positive “rebound” year with many sales.

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