Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

Helping the Bahamas

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Tony from Stokes Marine told me about their support efforts for the Bahamas. They use boats to transport the supplies to the Bahamas. I would like to pass on what he wrote to us: "We have a lot of volunteers and support thus far for the Bahamas relief.  Below are the ...

Good-bye Hurricane Dorian ——— Seabim Updates

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

[caption id="attachment_8541" align="alignright" width="208"] IMAGE DOES NOT GET UPDATED[/caption] (Deutsch: Siehe unten) ! Follow the latest NOAA-TRACK forecast HERE ! Sept 3, 2019, 3:30 p.m.: As Dorian weakened and is moving north, off Florida's east coast, we will CLOSE this post. Seabim vacation guests: Please let us know, if your arrival times change due ...

The next Seabim-OPEN-HOUSES

Friday, March 29th, 2019

(Anmeldung nicht nötig. Kommen Sie zu den angegebenen Zeiten einfach vorbei und schauen sich um.) Seabim Open Houses MARCH 30, 2019 CLICK on addresses below for more information. 2608 SW 39th Ter 2608 SW 39st Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33914 ($599,000): Built 2002, modern / contemporary design, attractive pool area, southern rear exposure Saturday (Mar 30, 2019), 1:00 ...

Saturday OPEN HOUSES on the 8-Lakes

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

(Besuchen Sie uns am nächsten Samstag in unseren"Open Houses". Kommen Sie einfach vorbei und schauen sich um.) JOIN US: Saturday, March 9, 2019, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. OPEN HOUSES in the following two 8-LAKES properties: NEW: 5228 SW 5th Pl (click)   411 SW 53rd Ter (click) Take a personal look at these properties ...

! ALERT: Vacation Rental Scams / Fraud !

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

(Achtung: Buchungs-Betrüger geben sich für Mitarbeiter unserer Firma (und anderer Firmen) aus! Dafür werden Platformen wie VRBO, HomeAway / Fewo-Direkt genutzt. Wenn Sie ganz sicher sein wollen, schreiben Sie nur unsere persönlichen  Email-Adressen an, die Ihnen bekannt sind oder verwenden Sie das Kontakt-Formular auf unserer Website!) About 70% of all ...

Burrowing Owl Festival in Cape Coral — Saturday, Feb 23, 2019

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Always interesting: The annual burrowing owl festival in the Rotary Park. Flyer. ! Saturday, Feb 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ! How to get to Rotary Park: From Cape Coral Pkwy go south on Pelican Blvd., pass SW 53rd Ter (our open house), go all the way to the Stop-Sign / ...

OPEN HOUSE on the 8-Lakes ———————— Saturday, Feb 26, 2019; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, February 18th, 2019

(Offene Besichtigung am Samstag, 11 - 15 Uhr während des Burrowing Owl Festivals.) (CLICK:) Open House on the 8-Lakes. Fantastic View, almost new pool area. 411 SW 53rd Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33914. Saturday, Feb 26, 2019; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Visit us on your way to the Burrowing Owl Festival. This property ...

Sales Tax Change 2019

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

As posted before, in Lee County, November's midterm elections included an amendment to add a .5% surtax to help our schools. The measure passed (51.5%). Unfortunately, this tax already goes into effect on Jan 1, 2019. Therefore, we have to change hundreds of bookings that we already made for 2019 ...

Election Results: 10% Tax CAP Extended — Tax INCREASE for Vacation Rentals

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The election results are in. On the one hand, voters decided to cap tax increases, on the other hand they decided to increase taxes. Voters approved Amendment 2. The current 10% cap will remain (for details, see our post). This is GOOD NEWS for out of state property owners. Annual property ...

Florida Midterm Elections —————————— Amendment 2 Tax Cap

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Most people know that tomorrow's midterm elections will decide who will represent Florida and our districts in the House and Senate, whether Republicans can keep their majorities in these chambers and who will be Florida's next Governor. However, voters are also asked to make MANY more decisions. Click here for ...

Florida: Vacation Home Specials Fall / Winter 2017 / 2018

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Currently, we offer some VERY SPECIAL DEALS for the following travel dates: October and November 2017: only a very few houses still available (almost fully booked!) Dec 01 - Dec 20, 2017: at least 30% discount for stays 10 nights or longer January 2018: at least 30% discount for stays 10 nights or longer For ...

After Irma: Come Visit us! … (updated)

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

(Need help in German? Bei Uebersetzungsschwierigkeiten melden Sie sich gern!) Important information for our customers, rental GUESTS and home OWNERS - We will UPDATE regularly HERE and on  Facebook. Oct 05, 2017, 02.00 PM Although we did already we want to mention it again: Cape Coral and the surrounding areas are almost back to normal. ...

Before and During Hurricane Irma

Monday, September 4th, 2017

(Need help in German? Bei Uebersetzungsschwierigkeiten melden Sie sich gern. Unsere Gaeste nutzen die bekannte Notrufnummer oder / und schreiben uns eine Email an die bekannten persoenlichen Emailadressen des Seabim Teams!) Important information for our customers, rental GUESTS and home OWNERS - We will UPDATE regularly. Connect with us on Facebook. Sept ...

Reat Estate Market – New Listings for Sale in Cape Coral

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Klicken Sie hier für DEUTSCH. The real estate market in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida, turned around and stabilized. In 2013 prices started to go up and attractive properties in good locations are harder to find (see some of our 2013 transactions). This is especially true for vacant land / lots. In ...

No Surprise: Values UP in Cape Coral

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Fresh information from inside the Lee County Property Appraiser's Office: 2013 assessed values in Lee County will go up by more than 3%. However, Cape Coral outperforms the county average significantly (increase of almost 9%). We expect the exact values per property by the end of August. Of course, Seabim-clients know ...

Storm Isaac – Cape Coral, Captiva, Naples

Friday, August 24th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2806" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Cape Coral Gulf Coast - Storm Isaac"][/caption] Update Aug 27, 1730: In the end Isaac did not really affect us. Our weather was cloudy, rainy and a little windy. The clouds are already opening up - the sun comes back! - Now we have to take the ...

New SEABIM vacation rental YPATAR available as of April 2012

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

built 2008 (almost brand new)** located on a wide gulf access canal (though no boat can be tied up)** great location in the SW of Cape Coral** southern rear exposure** pool table in one of the living rooms** electrically heated pool and spa** carpet in all bedrooms ...

Cape Coral – most popular City!

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

No surprise to the international clients of Sea Breeze International Management Corp. ( – Trulia found that 10 out of the 24 most popular US-cities for international house hunters are in Florida. Our climate, people, economy, beaches and much more attract real estate buyers and vacation renters from all around ...

Newsletter – Featured Properties for Sale in Cape Coral

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Please find below the featured properties of the current Seabim-Newsletter. These are very attractive homes for sale in Cape Coral, Florida. All of them are in good locations and good condition. Boat access to the Gulf of Mexico and great views are other mutual features. All of them meet the criteria for ...

New Virtual Tour vacation house OASIS in Cape Coral

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The new Virtual Tour for our vacation rental house OASIS in Cape Coral is online now. Please have a look  HERE.

New vacation rental TERAMARO in Cape Coral

Monday, March 7th, 2011

New vacation house TERAMARO under our management *** virtual tour online now *** please visit Fantastic water views of wide canal and spreader / preserve, upscale and quiet neighborhood, south of Cape Coral Pkwy; close to Cape Harbour; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large heated pool (electric), gulf access, ...

Foreclosures down

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Statistics indicate a drop in foreclosures (filings) in our area (Lee). The court system's backlog gets smaller and smaller. According to County Clerk of Court Charlie Green (see News-Press), there were 28,000 foreclosure filings in the system two years ago. This number is down to 11,000, which could be another indication of ...

Cape Coral “Eight Lakes” – Osprey sighting

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

The Eight Lakes in Cape Coral might also be interesting for bird watchers. Today an osprey could be watched hunting for food (fish). It was a beautiful, warm Sunday - even the ospreys seemed distracted and ended up empty-"handed" after several diving attempts. Enjoy the photos of today's "Eight Lakes Osprey". [caption ...

“Eight Lakes” Wildlife – Anhinga

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

The anhinga was a little farther out on Lake Brittania - not so easy to catch on camera. To "our" home owners, vacation rental guests and boaters on the Eight Lakes in Cape Coral we recommend binoculars. Here are the photos of an anhinga looking for food and - finding it ... Anhinga searching for ...

Mullet Fish in the “Eight Lakes” of Cape Coral

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1060" align="alignleft" width="387" caption="Cape Coral Real Estate and Vacation Homes on the Eight Lakes. SEABIM Eight Lakes Feature - Wildlife, Luxury Real Estate and Vacation Rentals"][/caption] The Eight Lakes in Cape Coral are also home for many kinds of fish.  Today's low tide and the sun's favorable position helped us seeing the ...

Wildlife at the “Eight Lakes” – Pelican Refuge

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

                  Once in a while a pelican shows up at the "Eight Lakes", like today. On the beach we see them hunting for fish all the time. In the Cape Coral Eight Lakes area however, they seem to go for relaxation. Not much hunting going on, just swimming on the water, ...

Mortgage Rates will go UP – and Real Estate?

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae helped consumers get cheap loans for their homes. In the end this system failed and U.S. taxpayers are paying for it. Now the administration wants to decrease government's market involvement. Several options are being discussed (is this coming from a more left leaning administration?). The ...

Florida Snowman on Fort Myers Beach?

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

It was a little chilli around Christmas in Florida; but a snowman? See for yourself, what we found while walking the beach :-) Heimo Langenbach, Sea Breeze International Management Corp. -

No reason to be afraid of Sharks

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Once in a while visitors are concerned about sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. However the risk of being attacked is in fact minimal. A statistic of the Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida) shines a light on this.  In the last 120 years there were only 5 (five) ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

We hope you and your families enjoy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for our families in the U.S. and in Germany and for all of our loyal customers, employees, service providers and friends! / The team of Sea Breeze International Management Corp.