Key Largo, FL Real Estate News

By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Lionfish...stunning to look at...a true marvel of nature's engineering, delicate and deadly.  But those little bastards are putting and incredible strain on our reefs!!!! Native of the Pacific, Lionfish were introduced to our waters by owners who grew tired of them and released them, without regard to their potential damage to their new surroundings.  They are Venomous and Voracious!! And breed like rabbits on steroids, and with no natural predators, they are decimating our juvenile snapper, grouper and lobster fisheries.But here in the Keys, we are, if nothing, resourceful. With a diet primarily of snapper, and grouper frye, some smart old salt figured that these guys would probably taste pretty good.  And WOW do they!  Very similar to Hogfish with a nice clean whitemeat, Lionfish are ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
118 Jolly Roger Drive, Key Largo - So, if there were an award for Keyszest Get Away.  This one surely would win the prize hands down!!!! Tropical, serene, private, and more bungalow than house, this unique oasis is anchored on , get this...Jolly Roger Drive!! Yes it is a 1/1, and about 500 square feet or so, but it is in a really cool neighborhood with homeowner's park with boat ramp.  The perfect place to get away from it all, I am sure the new owners will be quite happy and for just $181,000, quite the deal indeed.  118 Jolly Roger Drive, Key LargoList Price: $199,000 / Sold Price: $181,000 1 Bedroom /  1 BathMile Marker 98 BaysidePirate's Cove SubdivisionDescription: A TRUE GARDEN OF EDEN on ROCK HARBOR! Lush mature trees provide shaded pathways that wind through meticulously maintai...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
They call me The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador. and as The Largo Sound Specialist and Community Sponsor on ActiveRain.com, I enjoy keeping my clients up to date with the latest available properties and real estate news, as well as recently closed properties.  Largo Sound is a fantastic little area in Key Largo, only minutes from Miami, yet a world away.  With it's proximity to Adams Cut, the mid Key Largo opening between Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Largo Sound Area is ideal for Boaters who want the best of Both Worlds!!  Exceptional back country fishing in the Bay and world class blue water fishing and diving in the Atlantic. 4 Jewfish Avenue, Key Largo Description: This house is move-in ready! Meticulously maintained; over 1/4 acre with mature shade treesand lush ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
853 Ellen Drive, Key Largo OK, so we have been having INCREDIBLE Chamber of Commerce Weather...and I should know as I AM a member of the Chamber of Commerce!!! While others are still toiling in the snow, we are enjoying temps in the 80's.  Many of the resorts are booked, the bars, are full, and vitality is in the air.  Everyone loves the Keys when they get here!!! Many...are deciding that they want a Piece of our paradise....and we are here to help them!!! Today's Deal is another in a nice list of recent navigable waterfront properties selling under $400,000.   Peaceful and easy, and located with close proximity to Adam's Cut , the connection in mid Key Largo between Oceanside and Bayside for we boating enthusiasts.  This home is the PERFECT Weekend of it's new owners! 853 Ellen Drive, ...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
THE BIGGEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN KEY LARGO IS BACK AND READY TO ROCK!!! The 2nd Annual LARGOPALOOZA ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL. SATURDAY MARCH 12TH, 2011. Last year there were 4 stages, 36 bands, 25 vendors, fireworks & too many people to count. This year the event will be held at Pontunes, MM 107 Bay side on March 12th from Noon to 11:00 PM. Tickets are $10.00. Come hear: Rock Blues Pop Reggae Dance Salsa Metal Hip-Hop. There will also be Art and craft shows, food and drinks. For additional information, go to www.Queenofthescene.com
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
We have been attempting to have a closing with Powerlink. We were supposed to close on February 14th, but that didn't happen. This is a mail away. They can't seem to understand that the closing date and the disbursement dates are different. If the buyers sign today with a traveling Notary, the Notary will hopefully be able to overnight the documents the same day for receipt by the Title Company the next day, hence the reason there must be two dates.   At one point, Powerlink was going to send their Notary to close the loan, at which time the documents would be hand carried back to the Title Company on the same day, allowing for the dates to be the same. After a week of saying they were going to do just that, it still did not happen. The Mortgage Broker is having to pay $600 to have the ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
With it's proximity to Adams Cut, the mid Key Largo opening between Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Largo Sound Area is ideal for Boaters who want the best of Both Worlds!!  Exceptional back country fishing in the Bay and world class blue water fishing and diving in the Atlantic. They call me The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador. and as The Largo Sound Specialist and Community Sponsor on ActiveRain.com, I enjoy keeping my clients up to date with the latest available properties and real estate news, as well as recently closed properties.  Largo Sound is a fantastic little area in Key Largo, only minutes from Miami, yet a world away.  603 Island Drive, Key Largo  Description:Enjoy gorgeous open water views to the East and South from the wrap-around porch of this lovely wate...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
WOW, This is exciting!! Tonight, Mr. Jon Landau, One of Hollywood's  all time most successful film producers and new Keys resident is the featured speaker at tonight's Habitat for Humanity's Cocktail Benefit, co-sponsored by our firm American Caribbean Real Estate. Mr. Landau is partners with uber film director James Cameron, and had won Academy Awards and Golden Globes for the Films Titanic and Avatar, two of the most successful films of all time. Our firm, American Caribbean Real Estate, recently sold him the beautiful Bali High Estate on Plantation Key.  He apparently fell in love with the Keys while filming the Arnold, the Govenator's film, True Lies, wherein Jaime Leigh Curtis had that famous Helicopter scene off the old 7-Mile Bridge. Tickets are still available and proceeds go to...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
The Executive Branch has Long enjoyed the Our Keys!!!! Presidents Hoover and FDR enjoyed kicking back at the Old CocoLobo Club on Adams Key.      President Truman had what was referred to as the Little White House in Key West. (A Fun Tour) BTW.        President Nixon enjoyed quiet time on Key Biscayne, at what was called The Winter White House, and        President Bush, #1 famously loved Bonefishing and tarpon Fishing in Islamorada and staying at the  Luxurious Cheeca Club,         Now, we can add our Current Vice President to the List!! Below is something I wanted you to see from Keysnews.com: "KEY LARGO -- Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden maintained a low profile while vacationing here  for the President's Day weekend. The Bidens stayed at a gated home on 3 Sexton Way in ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
614 Santa Anita Lane, Key Largo WOW!  Very nice indeed!  TURNKEY! Today's deal was built in 2005, so a relatively newer home that even felt brand new.  This property had it all.  Very good location, on the bayside very close to Adams Cut, providing quick access to both Ocean and Bay fun, very nice finishes, and perfect for full-time living or week-end retreat.  Close to Miami but a World away. This was a MOVE IN , WATERFRONT HOME that SOLD Under $375,000!!    614 Santa Anita Lane, Key List Price: $417,000 / Sold Price: $371,437 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms Mile Marker 103 Bayside   Description: Beautiful and immaculate waterfront home in Cross Keys, one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Key Largo. Interior legal foyer and stairway. Elevator ready. Beautiful wood cabinetry in kitchen...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
This is VERY Dangerous...Very Dangerous Indeed!  I just got a very nice commission check yesterday and NOW comes one of my Favorite Events in The Keys!!If you like Boating, Fishing, Diving , Snorkeling, or just hanging out by or in the water, The 16th Annual Upper Keys Rotary Gigantic Nautical Flea Market is for you!!! From second hand rods and reels to brand new Boats, there is something for everyone, and bargains to be found. Located at Founder's Park on Plantation Key in Islamorada, this Saturday and Sunday, February 27-28.The event is free, and they even have an all you can eat breakfast for $5.In fact many of the vendors who just took booths at last week's Miami Boat Show stay an extra week just to be part of this event.For more info visit: GignaticNauticalFleaMarket.org.Now, what ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
One of the greatest challenges and most overlooked aspects of being a true Real Estate Professional is the aspect of EDUCATING your clients, both Buyers and Sellers about the Reality of the current Market.This becomes increasingly challenging when the Conventional Wisdom is at odds with the Current Reality of the Market.On any given night you can turn on the evening news in just about any Market in the US and you will hear tales of woe regarding the Real Estate Market.  Rampant Foreclosures!!! Hoards of Short Sales!!!! Properties selling for Pennies on the Dollar, IF selling at all!!!! Doom, Despair, The Apocalypse.   REM singing "The End of The World As we Know it"!Bull**&%!OLD News.Yes, in certain Markets this may be the case, but remember Real Estate is Local Intensive!!! But when co...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
Tiffany Styling Salon is offering "Sunset Savings" which is a 10% discount after 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Tiffany is a full service salon for the entire family. There normal business hours are: Mon-Wed 8 Am to 8 PM Thurs-Fri 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM They are located at 101453 Overseas Hwy in Key Largo. Walk ins are welcome. You can reach the at 305-451-2360 or visit their website at www.TiffanyStylingSalon.com.
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
There will be an Art Show next weekend at the Waldorf Plaza, Mile Marker 100 Ocean side in Key Largo from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday, February 19th and 20th. The Waldorf Plaza is home to Office Depot and other fine stores. The show is presented by the Florida Keys Art guild. Stop by and BUY!
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
What a great deal this home was for the new Buyer! A  short sale sold by my friend and colleague Susan Holler from our sister firm Marr Properties, this property has 3 full bedrooms and 3 Baths and easy access to the homeowners' park for just $216,000!!  Fantastic Fishing, Diving and Relaxing await!  Great deals abound in the fabulous Florida Keys! 335 Bayview Ave Key Largo  Description: VERY EASY ACCESS TO HOMEOWNERS' PARK! Well maintained 2B/2B up with 1B/1B down. Large fenced yard, separate laundry room, garage and much more. Short Sale Circumstance. 3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms List Price: $219,000 /Sale Price: $216,000 Mile Marker 95 Bayside View Detailed Brochure with Photos View Mapped Location    
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
With it's proximity to Adams Cut, the mid Key Largo opening between Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Largo Sound Area is ideal for Boaters who want the best of Both Worlds!!  Exceptional back country fishing in the Bay and world class blue water fishing and diving in the Atlantic. They call me The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador. and as The Largo Sound Specialist and Community Sponsor on ActiveRain.com, I enjoy keeping my clients up to date with the latest available properties and real estate news, as well as recently closed properties.  Largo Sound is a fantastic little area in Key Largo, only minutes from Miami, yet a world away.  520 Sound Drive, Key Largo  Description: SERENITY ON THE SOUND! Private Ocean Front Estate on beautiful Largo Sound with in ground pool, gara...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
"Got View if ya want it" - To paraphrase a great Rolling Stones Live Album Name.  If you want a view HERE it is!!! Today's deal is a stunning estate site right as you get into Key Largo, overlooking Sexton Cove and Black Water Sound.  Fantastic Location with easy access to great Bay Fishing and Ocean Diving. THE ULTIMATE IN PRIVACY AND LOCATION!  32 Mangrove Lane, Key Largo Description: PRIVATE BAYFRONT ESTATE ON OVERSIZED LOT with pool and beach overlooking Blackwater Sound, Key Largo. Private gated entry, expansive views from every level. large covered and screened patio for tropical living at it's best! Sand Beach, 140 Ft. Dock, outdoor kitchen and bar. Expansive soaring ceilings with views of the bay. Solid concrete home including the roof! 45 MINUTES TO MIAMI-EASY COMMUTE List Pric...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
They call me The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador. and as The Largo Sound Specialist and Community Sponsor on ActiveRain.com, I enjoy keeping my clients up to date with the latest available properties and real estate news, as well as recently closed properties.  Largo Sound is a fantastic little area in Key Largo, only minutes from Miami, yet a world away.  With it's proximity to Adams Cut, the mid Key Largo opening between Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Largo Sound Area is ideal for Boaters who want the best of Both Worlds!!  Exceptional back country fishing in the Bay and world class blue water fishing and diving in the Atlantic. 506 Sound Drive, Key Largo   Description: ''SeaEndipity'' is a spectacular OPEN WATER custom Concrete Fortress. Tastefully expanded & remodel...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Can you really put a price tag on serenity???  I did not think so, but then I took a look at this property, and realized, wow, you can!!! And for a REALLY great price.  Even the street name is cool  Coconut Row. Tropical Serenity in Key Largo! This is a very, very cool place.  Nestled in a mature hammock of Gumbo Limbos, Royal Poincianas, and Palms.  Ideal as a Vacation Villa or even a primary residence.  3- Bedrooms, each with their own bath.  Plenty of room to park your boat(s).  Heck it even has a white picket fence!!!Fully furnished and ready to move in, this home needs nothing, except ...you.136 Coconut Row, Tavernier, Key Largo Enjoy Martinis and relaxed Florida Keys living with ocean views. FYI this photo was taken on a 77 degree February day while most of the nation was snowed...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
In my ongoing quest for Florida Keys Real Estate Dominance (Hence Conchquistador), I am proud to announce that I have achieved the status of # 1 ranking Real Estate Professional in Key Largo and 8th in the Keys overall, on the very powerful 200,000+ member, ActiveRain.com.So, what is ActiveRain.com and what does being ranked #1 mean??? Aside from and incredible boost to my ego, lol, it is a very proud distinction and offers my clients great benefits, as well. ActiveRain.com was started several years ago and has now swelled to over 200,000 members and is primarily geared to Real Estate Professionals but is open to the general public as well.  It is a dynamic international referral network where we are able to share listings, market strategies, and discuss the conditions of our va...
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