Key Largo, FL Real Estate News

By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
35 South Drive, Key LargoYes Virgina, the IS a Santa Claus!! And this year he came early for a very astute buyer!  Stillwright Point (originally called Stellrecht Point) is one of the premium neighborhoods in Key Largo, and not only is today's deal located in Stillwright Point, it is located on navigable water... for a sale price of $345,000!  Waterfront...in Key Largo...in a premium neighborhood....UNDER $400,000!!  Wow, they most certainly were not on the naughty list to get this deal, which was only on the market for 70 days.35 South Drive, Key Largo2 Bedrooms / 2 BathroomsList Price: $349,900 / Sold Price $335,000Mile Marker 105Days on Market 70Click Here for a Detailed Brochure with Photos.Click Here for mapped locationReady for YOUR own present to yourself?? Put the expertise of t...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
My family loves boat parades around the Holidays. One of the special treats that living down here enables us to enjoy! We are going to raft up this year near the Caribbean Club and watch the festivities.This year the Key Largo Parade will honor the 50th year celebration of the John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park.  Marathon and Key West will also have their parades on Saturday Night .  Here are details as reported in the Keysnet.com."Marathon The Boot Key Harbor Lighted Christmas Boat Parade sets sail at dusk Dec. 11. Dinghies, mega-yachts and vessels in between cruise the harbor in a sparkling procession. Best viewing sites include Lazy Days South, the Marathon Marina, Dockside Lounge and Burdine's Waterfront. Visit www.bootkeyharbor.com/christmas_parade.htm.Key LargoThe Key Largo Boat Parad...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
As A Largo Sound Area specialist, I enjoy keeping my clientele updated with the latest real estate activity in the area. Three very interesting properties have come available! 549 Plante Street in South Crrek Village for $375,000 Click Here for mapped Location - HOMEOWNER'S PARK with BOAT RAMP. Great homeowner's park with boat ramp for quick ocean access. Fine carpenter and cabinet maker's home with custom wood cabinets/storage, dumbwaiter, skylights, split bedrooms, and downstairs guest quarters for a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Located in Key Largo for easy access to MIA and the mainland and world-class diving and fishing. Offerd By ColdWell Banker 55 Bass Avenue for $499,000 - Click Here For mapped location.  Brand new CBS 2 story home on popular Largo Sound's Bass Avenue! E...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
With protection from El Radabob Key from the hard hitting Atlantic, Largo Sound is a naturally protected anchorage.  The fact that it it right at the "Cut' that divides Key Largo providing access to both the Atlantic and Florida Bay/Gulf of Mexico, it is the ideal location for a weekend retreat house for those in Miami or a wonderful full time neighborhood for those of us that get to enjoy the Keys 365 days a year. Largo Sound is a fantastic little area in Key Largo, only minutes from Miami, yet a world away. As The Largo Sound Specialist, I enjoy keeping my clients up to date with the latest available properties and real estate news. 491 Barracuda Blvd Key Largo- Stunning Spacious Tree House! Originally built by an artist, this home features soaring ceilings, beautiful wood accents and...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Its Holiday Time in the Keys!!! In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, members of the Key Largo Chamber of Comerce present Light Up Key Largo!! Here are Thursday, December 8th schedule of events.  Wow..so much fun crammed into one evening!! Click on the links for more details Parade of Lights - starting at sunset (5:30 p.m.) Enjoy the holiday decorations throughout Key Largo, MM 107-90. Bay Harbor Lodge - open house , 5-7 p.m. 97702 Overseas Highway 305/852-5695 http://www.bayharborkeylargo.com/ Come join us for milk and cookies, or wine and cheese...or both! At sunset, on the water. Holiday decorations. Bayside Inn Key Largo - food, drinks and games, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 99490 Overseas Highway 305/451-4450 http://www.baysidekeylargo.com/ Eat, drink...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
223 Hispanola Key LargoOriginally listed at $899,000...just Sold for $130,000Ok, so those of you who regularly read The Conchquistador's Blog know what an evangelist I am for the Keys Lifestyle and all the great real estate opportunities that we have down here in the Fabulous Florida Keys.  That being said, even I am sometimes agog with the deals that I see pop up.The cold hard truth, as everyone is aware is that our real estate market was hit HARD.  We like most of the nation experienced some extremely heady days (maybe daze??) back in the mid part of the last decade, when values went thru the stratosphere, and now we have CRASHED back to Earth.  We needed it.  I'll say it again...We needed it.  It all got too crazy, and the Market got way too ahead of itself, thereby creating a false ...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
While visiting and working with our client Mary Lee-   in Ocean Reef, a private community in Key Largo, Florida, we were treated to another of Nature's phenomenal spectacles.  We wanted to share with you our joy at seeing this sunrise in Florida, Happy Sunday! - WATCH VIDEOS-  Buzz-Worthy Luxury Real Estate Websites  Personal Branding Case Studies   Company Branding Case Studies  About Language of Luxury - JOIN THE LOL COMMUNTIY -  GET FLUENT. GET AFFLUENT!  Linked In, Facebook, Active Rain  Broker Agent Social, Proxio, Real Town, & Bigger Pockets Follow Us on Twitter: LuxuryMarketing
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
The ten day celebration of John Pennekamp State Park's Anniversary began Dec 1 and runs through Dec 11, 2010. This weeks upcoming events are:   Dec 6 is Protect the Reef Day, Florida Keys Environmental Cleanup and there is an Educational Coral Restoration Seminar. Dec 7 A fish ID seminar and Lionfish round up Captains meeting. Dec 8 is the Lionfish roundup and the TIB Bank Tree lighting ceremony Dec 9 is Christmas in Key Largo, more info about the numerous events at www.lightupkeylargo.com. There you will find info about the Parade of lights, various business holding open houses and a live performance at the Century 21 Keysearch office in Key Largo. Dec 10 is the Underwater Birthday Celebration       For more details about the events above go to www.fla-keys.com/pennekamp50 Welcome to t...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
34 Transylvania Avenue,  Key LargoWOW!! December already??? Fast year this year...and all in all..a good year.  Yes, there are the eternal naysayers(did I spell that right??), but things ARE selling, property IS moving and from MY perspective we seem to be in a bit of a consistant plateau over the last several months (as I predicted we would be), with the bleeding far less intense.  Are we healthy....Hell no! But we are coping and on the mend.  Now, as I have said before, homes are selling, but homes where the Sellers..."get it" and understand where our market is and make an educated descision about placing their property on the market.  Those that don't "get it"'', well, those properties sit around , grow stale and actually help sell other smartly priced properties.Today's deal, is a d...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
Here's the Holiday happening in Key Largo, in the Fabulous Florida Keys for the coming week. Christmas in Key Largo features live music, decoration, food and drinks to spark the Holiday spirit. Monday Dec 6 to Sat Dec 11, 2010 John Pennecamp State park is celebrating it's 50th year as the first underwater state park with many local Holiday Events. Go to www.lightupKeyLargo.com for an events calendar Friday Dec 10, 2010 to Sunday Dec 12 The Key Largo Christmas pageant will be presented once again at Coral Shores High School. Show are at 7 PM Dec 10 & 11 and 10:00AM and 6:00pm Dec 12. For more info, call 305-451-1642. Our low temperatures are in the 70's the high is around 80 degrees.  Come play in the sun or fish in the sea.  
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Practicing Real Estate in the Florida Keys is a Privilege and something I am very Thankful for!! What a Great Day!!! With all the rest of family in Tampa this Holiday, my wife and I needed to stay in town for her business, so we celebrated Thanksgiving..Keys Style.  First off let me say how Thankful The Conchquistador is to be part of this Great Country and especially to be here in the American Caribbean...the Fabulous Florida Keys! We spent the morning getting shells and trinkets to decorate our Christmas Tree from Shell World, in Key Largo,what a great selection!!  We then meandered to my favorite new shop Mother Ocean, the marine consignment shop with a world of treasures.  Mrs. Conchquistador found some neat trinkets...Thank you Rubin and Lisa for staying Open!!!! You must stop by t...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Largo Sound is a fantastic little area in Key Largo, only minutes from Miami, yet a world away. As The Largo Sound Specialist, I enjoy keeping my clients up to date with the latest available properties and real estate news. With protection from El Radabob Key from the hard hitting Atlantic, Largo Sound is a naturally protected anchorage.  The fact that it it right at the "Cut' that divides Key Largo providing access to both the Atlantic and FloridaBay/Gulf of Mexico, it is the ideal location for a weekend retreat house for those in Miami or a wonderful full time neighborhood for those of us that get to enjoy the Keys 365 days a year! 44 Jewfish Ave Key Largo, FL 33037 Built 2002, Concrete home with Concrete roof in desirable Largo Sound Park. This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home is ready to move...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
128 4th Lane Key LargoToday's deal was just closed by my friends Terry Canto and Mike Diaz from our sister firm Marr Properties in Key Largo.A quick jump on the water from this stunning home brings you to the Pennecamp Channel and out to the Atlantic for World-Class Diving and Fishing, or thru the nearby Adams Cut to Florida Bay and off to fantastic flats fishing.Super finishes...this buyer will be quite content indeed.  We see a lot of press down here about how bad our real estate market is, but the funny thing is ...they forgot to tell us!!! Things ARE popping down here.  Yes values are down (Great for Buyers), but well priced homes ARE moving.List Price:$795,000  - Sold Price: $740,0004-Bedrooms - 2.1 BathsMile Marker 102 - Year Built 1997Description: GORGEOUS MEDITERRANEAN STYLE WAT...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
For those of you that know me personally, you know I love to find great deals...be they real estate or rods and reels.  I love consignment shops and knick knack places like those guys on American Pickers, and boy have I found a new place to have some fun!  I had been driving by this cool little shop the last couple of days and its glass balls and beacon lights have been beckoning me, and as I had been wanting to stop by, today... I did.Just opened this month, Mother Ocean Key Largo, US1 at mile marker 98.9 Bayside, is a treasure lovers delight!  From Marine Consignment ( a really nice gently used canon downrigger..$90, 7 ft rod and sturdy conventional reel $45, a myriad of marine supplies and tools) to Keyzy home decor artifacts and local nautical art, to....Boats!!  This place has some...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
135 Ocean Shores Dr, Key LargoNavigable Waterfront Home in the Keys ...$400,000.  Navigable Waterfront Home in the Keys ...$400,000. Navigable Waterfront Home in the Keys ...$400,000.  Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus and Yes, these deals do exist!!!  And we are not talking about a mobile or manufactured home, but rather a CBS 3-bedroom home, with dock, davits, pool and spa, and easy access to open water! I know that I must seem like Howard Beal from Network, sweating profusely and half mad pointing out the obvious, but as your Real Estate Conchquistador it is my DUTY to evangelize the opportunities that exist down here in our own slice of Paradise, our American Caribbean.....The Fabulous Florida Keys!!! List Price: $500,000  - Sold Price: $400,000 3- Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms (Plus Po...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
817 Oceana Drive, Key LargoIt's funny how many people just don't "get it" when you bump Conventional Wisdom and zig when everyone else is zagging.  When I told people that I was going to focus my practice full time in the Keys, many people thought I was as crazy as the King in Monty Python's Holy Grail who builds his castle in a swamp ( obscure reference I know)  The key is though, that, as those of you who know me will attest, I am very thorough in my analysis and research and determining where the Market will most likely head, and wow was it ever the right move at the right time.The are sooo many incredible opportunities in the Keys right now and there are savvy buyers who are making moves and picking up treasures and many smart sellers who understand the Market and are pricing proper...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
Today brings to Key Largo the ECO MARKET, a part of the Eco Week festivities Keys-wide. ECO MARKET will be held Bayside at the Sundowners/Senor Frijoles restaurant complex. The market will feature organic foods, beverages and products that are eco friendly, green and recycled. The Eco Week event is being advertised nationally (and on this blog) and is expected to attract hundreds of eco-conscious residents and tourists. Organic foods and Wines and eco-friendly products, clothing and accessories etc. Cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and an Organic Sunday Brunch at Sundowners featuring Organic Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. I'll be meeting my friend Desiree there. I'll be the one in the gold jacket. It dipped down to 65 last night! We are all digging out our long pants and sweatshirts. N...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
Today I met up with my husband for lunch. I had my nails done at Shear Paradise. Angel is an Angel and the best nail tech on the East Coast, No kidding! I get so many compliments on my nails. Hubby works in Key Largo so we went to lunch at Hobo's Mile Marker 101 ocean side. We've been to Hobo's before. Hubby usually gets the chef's salad and I often get the garlic chicken wings. Today was different. I ordered the cajun shrimp and scallops served over rice. Yummy! Hubby order a special.... a lamb burger with feta cheese. The lamb was course ground and lean. It was served with a nice size side salad (for an extra $1.99) and he thought it was absolutely delicious. Hubby has a new favorite dish. If your in the Florida Keys and you need a Salon, go to Shear Paradise at MM 100, for a great lu...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(BHHS Keys Real Estate)
The Clyde Beatty Circus is in Key Largo, in the Florida Keys and will present two shows at the former Rowell's Marina, Mile Marker 104 Bay side. Sponsored by the Key Largo Kiwanis, the Clyde Beatty Circus will stage two shows today, one at 1:30 and the next at 4:30. Tickets, if available, are $15.00 for Adults and $8.00 for children. It is hoped that Steve Knowlton will end his 4,000 mile journey across the United States by running into the center ring. Knowlton took to the road to raise awareness and funding for Crohn's disease, which Knowlton contracted at the age of 12.
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Sexton Cove History Sexton Cove in Key Largo has a long and rich history, and is at the northern part of Key Largo, the first community on the Bayside right off the Jewfish Creek Bridge, it offers protected anchorage on Blackwater Sound and features a private community park with boat ramp. Around 1923, Lillian and Charles Sexton  traveled from Mississippi to build their "Venice" in Florida on Blackwater Sound, the body of water that travelers now see from the top of the new Jewfish Creek Bridge. The Sexton's purchased the land just north of where St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church (mile marker 105.5) is located today, across the tracks from the  then Key Largo railroad depot. Today the tracks would have been where the southbound lane of U.S. 1 is now, The Sextons operated a hotel, store ...
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