Key Largo, FL Real Estate News

By Sal Livoti
(Realty Options of the Florida Keys)
You’re Paying a Commission for Professional Services We Want You to Get Your Moneys Worth Most Important We Work for You! We Go Over the Complete Listing & Selling Process With You, So You Can Tell Us How You Want Us to Work for You. We Do Not Pressure You at Any Time to Show Your Home or Take an Offer That is Not in Your Best Interest We are 2 Full Time Realtors for the Price of 1 Acting as Sellers Agents to Exclusively Represent You As One of the Top Sales Teams In the Upper Keys With the Knowledge and Experience to Sell You’re Property for Top Dollar We Accompany All Showings to Sell Your Home As We Know the Most about It We Work Weekends and Are Always Available to Show or Answer Questions about Your Home We Advertise with our Cell Phone #’s only, so Buyers Can Contact Us Directly f...
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By Sal Livoti
(Realty Options of the Florida Keys)
An alternative waterfront home that we list for the lower price ranges are the Mobile Homes that are built in Single Family Subdivisions. These subdivisions have a mobile home zoning, and differ from Mobile Home Parks as they are not gated RV Parks. You own your land and the lot sizes are much larger, most with 40’ to 60’ of waterfront. These homes can also be removed from the property and new construction can be built, CBS Concrete, Wood Frame or Pre-fab’s are the current trend now in these neighborhoods.We also have many Dry-lot homes for sale, this is a term used for homes that are not on the water. If you have a boat and need access to the water we will help you find a home in a subdivision with a home owner’s park that has a boat ramp. Fee’s for these home owner’s parks are usually...
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By Sal Livoti
(Realty Options of the Florida Keys)
Key Largo has become synonymous with the laid-back Keys lifestyle. Yet Key Largo is also a particularly vibrant community due to it’s being close to Miami. On the weekends, it is an easy drive for people to visit the Keys and their unique ambience. For investors it means great occupancy rates, for 2nd homeowners a quick and easy getaway. If you want to make this your home, well, Key largo was ranked No. 11 of the 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal Magazine in 2002.If you’re looking to relocate here, there are homes as of Sept 2007 listed from $269,000. Of course they go up from there:  The Key Largo housing market is diverse and eclectic, and includes everything from ultra-modern big new houses and condos to just plain old-Florida funky, and everything in between.  It is a com...
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By Ellen Alderman
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt)
Living Here – Other OptionsSo what about the rare person who buys a home here but doesn’t want to spend every waking minute on the water?  No problem.  Here’s just a few things that contribute to the quality of life for the person who relocates to Key Largo.Eating out:  You’ve got tempting choices here, ranging from easy drives to Islamorada – famous throughout the Keys for its eateries – to the Mainland.  And right here on Key Largo you’ve got excelent choices of just about every possible cuisine.  And not only that: ever noticed how few waterfront restaurants and bars there seem to be in waterfront areas? Well, Key Largo is an exception!Gallery hopping:  Not exactly Key West by any means, but the Upper Keys from Key Largo through the long slender town of Islamorada offer a lively comm...
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By Ellen Alderman
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt)
Recreational OptionsYou can’t really get bored here, unless you just don’t like the water.Dive:  If you snorkel or dive, Key Largo is a terrific place to live. Long considered the sport diving capital of the world, Key Largo is home to John Pennekamp State Park, the world’s first underwater park.  I used to camp and snorkel there on weekends with my kids.  And I’ve also had some great times diving wrecks and exploring the surrounding waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.   There are lots of dive shops for folks at all skill and preference levels.Fish:  If you like to fish, Key Largo is (if that’s possible) an even better place to live.  Stretching down to Islamorada, the bonefishing capital of the world, there is a fabulous “backcountry” – Florida Bay – and offshore you’...
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By Ellen Alderman
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt)
The Key Largo housing market is diverse and eclectic, and includes everything from ultra-modern big new houses and condos to just plain old-Florida funky, and everything in between.  It is a complex market, and will take the buyer or investor some time to comprehend.The market also covers a lot of physical territory: Key Largo itself, the largest and longest of the Florida Keys, stretches for 30 miles from the resort yachting community of Ocean Reef at the island’s north end (which exits to the Mainland by a separate bridge over Card Sound) to the community of Tavernier at its southern tipMoreover, another part of the diverse Upper Keys real Estate market is Islamorada, the 17-mile long, half-mile wide, often handsomely groomed municipality that picks up where Key Largo leaves off and i...
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By Sal Livoti
(Realty Options of the Florida Keys)
A quick overview of our Florida Keys I'm going to the Florida Keys! People all over the world love to say that. The Florida Keys are in fact, one of the most desirable areas in the world to visit. Because of this, our property is some of the most desirable real estate in the world. The islands here comprise a unique American landscape. Called by some, Americas Caribbean. Our islands are reminiscent of the Bahamas, Caymans or Netherlands Antilles. Imagine low lying dots on an azure sea that separates Cuba from the U.S., strung 130 miles in a long narrow corridor athwart the Gulf Stream. Bordered by one of the world’s principal coral reefs that was the scourge of pirates and the Spanish fleet nearly 500 years ago. Our waters beckon year round divers, fishermen, and boaters. For more info ...
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By Kip Hoover
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company)
A number of recent developments make this is an excellent time to consider investing in real estate in the Upper Keys:The Keys are undergoing major infrastructure improvements:  the widening of the 18 mile Stretch from Florida City to Key Largo, the construction of a new municipal government and cultural center in Key Largo, and the installation of municipal sewer lines throughout the Upper Keys.  This infrastructure improvement will allow the Keys to more efficiently absorb the increased number of residents and visitors expected in the coming years.Key Largo has recently seen the construction of an olympic size swimming pool with a diving area, a handicap accessible wading pool, and a Pirate ship pool for the kids.  The adjacent community park has been upgraded with new tennis courts, ...
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By Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent
(Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.)
It's funny, but yesterday I went to the REFERRAL section of AR looking for someone to sell my Time Share in Key Largo.  Not 5 minutes later, I came across a post from Jan Keller, on the beauty of Key Largo and what there is to do there.  Her post would be a wonderful ad for selling my Time Share unit at Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club!  Read Jan's post to see what kind of fun you can have in Key Largo.   Jan????  Do you sell Time Shares???         
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By Jan Keller
(Coldwell Banker)
Once you leave civilization at Florida City, Key largo is the first town and first island you come to as you travel down US 1 -- across a dozen plus miles of beautiful and still totally pristine Everglades country, then along a narrow strip of mangrove splitting Barnes Sound from Blackwater Sound and Florida Bay, now across the old swing bridge at Jewfish Creek, finally over Lake Surprise.  And there it is:  Key Largo, the stuff of myth, located some 55 miles and about an hour south of Miami International Airport and just 24 miles south of Homestead. You are now on a different planet. Since 1948, when it was the setting for the movie, "Key Largo," starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall, the name Key Largo has become world famous.  In fact, Key Largo is one of the...
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 Buying points at the time you apply for a mortgage  can potentially  be a  strategic investment. Particularly, now that interest rates have risen to their current levels.  Points , also known as, discount points are prepaid interest. You buy discount points to reduce  the  interest rate on your mortgage note.  Here is a simplistic way to help determine whether it makes sense to invest in points for your particular case. First, consideration is to determine how long you plan to hold the real estate property your buying. Next, have your Mortgage Specialist calculate the monthly  payments  (Principle & Interest) with points  and without points.  Then subtract the payment amount that had points included from the payment amount  that had zero points. This will give you the amount you save o...
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