When you’re investing on a Sanibel Island property, it should be a home that you love, not one that you’re just okay with. The Gee Family Team are experts at finding houses our clients adore, but sometimes the market just doesn’t have exactly what you want.
So what’s a prospective homeowner to do? Build, of course! Buying an empty lot and building a custom home is the perfect solution to the problem of not finding exactly what you want. When you work with a good realtor and a reputable builder, your dreams will become reality right before your eyes – and we know just the team!
Reasons for Building vs. Buying
With a custom home, you never have to compromise on features. Is your heart set on a large master bathroom with a soaker tub? Done! Do you prefer hardwood instead of tile? You got it! Not only will you get exactly the house you desire, but you also won’t have to pay for extra features and amenities that you don’t really want.
Plus, with a brand-new home, everything about it is brand new, resulting in less upkeep and expense. The house will be built according to the very latest codes, and the HVAC system and appliances will be newer energy-efficient models, saving you money on your utility bills as well. If your builder offers a warranty on new construction, you could be looking at absolutely zero maintenance costs for the next several years.
Finding the Perfect Location on Sanibel
Now it comes down to finding exactly the right spot to build your dream Sanibel home. The eastern end of the island offers quick access to the mainland, whereas the west side is a calm, quiet paradise. Our team currently has three Sanibel lots for sale that, with a good builder, can make your dreams come true:
- 978 Main St: Nicely located home site very conveniently located near shopping and easy on and off the Island. Build a new home on Sanibel for $509,900 including lot.
- 6411 Pine Avenue: This very large double lot features access to a community boat ramp. This is the perfect spot for a new Old Florida home, which can be built to order for $795,000.
- 1729 Jewel Box: Here’s a gorgeous location for a high-end home with a spectacular view, direct canal access, and its own dock. A brand-new luxury home can be yours for $1,595,000.
Wherever you buy, you can be confident that you’ll never be troubled by overcrowding. Sanibel Island is so committed to maintaining its natural beauty that there is a firm limit on the number of dwellings allowed on the island. So no matter what happens, you won’t have to worry about high-density development spoiling your tranquil neighborhood.
Buy and Build With John Gee Realty
Since building their own dream home on Sanibel in 2015, John and Ann Gee have been helping their clients do the same. We’ll help you find the perfect lot and then set you up with a reputable local builder. You can even use our home’s floor plan as a template for your own! To get started on making your dream a reality, send a message through our website or give us a call at (239) 850-0979.