Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero By Contributing Author, Mark Novitski, and Engage Estero Consultant.  Everyone has their definition of what determines road safety or, conversely, what makes our roads unsafe. In writing extensively about Corkscrew Road, I have...

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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

By Mike Wasson, Director, Engage Estero The Village of Estero Council issued a Proclamation its Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th honoring 39 Estero High School Students who were presented the Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards. In his remarks, Jon McLain, Village of...

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

homesMLS records indicate that six hundred thirty-eight (638) single family homes were sold in Estero in 2018.  Even though first half 2018 sales declined slightly from 2017, second half sales surged ahead 23%, marking a 7% annual increase in 2018 and making it the best year since 2010 (when the ECCL began tracking MLS sales).

Sales figures for 2018 and for each month of the previous two years are shown below:

homesales02-2019

At December 31, there were 421 listings of currently active, unsold homes (i.e. “inventory”) – about an eight-month supply — about the same levels as the last two years.  However, pending sales at the end of 2018 hit a record low, suggesting that 2019 could see a slower start.

The distressed sales continued near 1%, the lowest level since 2012.

Continued thanks to Estero’s Joe Pavich, Sr. of Realty World J Pavich Real Estate, for supplying us monthly sales and inventory figures.

NOTES:

  1. “Distressed sales” include short-sales and sales of bank owned property in which the bank receives less than their loan amount.
  2. Figures include homes in Estero (excluding homes in the Estero portion of Pelican Landing, which are not separately shown in the MLS). Also not included are figures for multi-family homes.

Source: Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”)