Key Largo, FL Real Estate News

By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Tickle Stick...Check...Net ...Check...Gloves ...Check ....Secret GPS Lobster Spots (AKA Honeyholes) Check! OK! It's time for Mini-Lobster Season!!!  Get The Butter! Come and Get 'Em!!! Yes it's that crazy two days in July here in The Keys where boat gas prices soar, and Johnny Law is just itching to cite violators who don't measure or exceed their catch. Hoards of marine hunters motor down here to hunt for our tasty crustations and catch a post dive buzz at the Tiki Bar. For the uninitiated, Lobster Mini Season is always the last Wednesday and Thursday in July that gives recreational harvesters an edge on the commercial guys who cant start fishing until August. It's also a great weekend for real estate as many people, especially mainlanders finally say, "I need a place down here!"  And ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Hammer Point in Key Largo is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the Florida Keys...and I'm not the only one.  Hammer Point has become one of the most sought after locations for Buyers looking to enjoy value easy open water access and stunning sunsets, mild breezes and a fantastic location not too far from the mainland, yet an entire world away. With a mix of Mobile and Single family homes ranging from the $500s to over $2M, Hammer Point is where Easy living  meets...Serenity! In an effort to keep my readers abreast on the current market conditions in Hammer Point, I enjoy educating them to exciting newly available homes such as the one below. This TRIPLE Wide mobile home enjoys incredible open water views, and an ease of living that is unique to Hammer Point.  Perfect as a weekender or...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Can you imagine Black Caesar or Black Beard with an iPhone??? Ponder if you will, the sexting, texting, emailing, and tweeting that would be going on, or even the apps!!! "OMG Ceas, U R my BFF!!!   Just raided a English Warship - gonna have my way with their Wenches -.  Beard out. " Anyways, in today's era we are fortunate to have tools they never even conceived of. Apps for GPS, knot tying, celestial navigation, and a myriad of fishing apps. Today, I just discovered my favorite new app!  Fish Rules 2012 Screen shot from Fish Rules 2012 - my Favorite new App Fishing regulations here in the Keys are big time enforced.  Johnny Law has pulled me over several times to ensure my catch was legal....and man are the penalties steep if they are not.  From jail time to big fines...it hurts.  I am...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
There's nothing like new Booty. Especially prime Booty like this. Served up and ready for the taking. Get your dirty minds out of the Gutter!!! I'm talking about this great new available home in Buccaneer Point, in Key Largo!! Pirates all are we! Check out the Details below:  27 Mutiny Place, Key Largo List Price: $1,450,000 4 Bedrooms / 3 bathrooms Mile Marker 98 Description:  Enjoy magnificent Bayviews from this wide open Bayfront home. 4BR/3BA, CBS, swimming pool, dock two car garage and impact windows. Offered by Century 21. View Detailed Brochure with Photos and Mapped Location  View Available Buccaneer Point Estates
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Summertime ... and the livin' is easy.  Fish are jumpin' ....well, you know the rest. Hmmm  Gershwin must have been contemplating the Keys. No place I would rather be than here in our breezy windswept chain of  limestone and charm. It's never too hot, and when the mercury does start its upward climb, just head out on the water as we did the other day. Went to the splendor of the Keys...Molasses Reef.  Always so breath taking, and even more so for out clients that we took out, as we floated 25 feet above the coral, watching the brilliant hues of seafans and the multitude of sea life that passed inches beyond our masks.  Grouper, Permit, Margate, a playful Turtle, Sergeant Majors and Blue Tangs, all danced in their own underwater Busby Berkly routine. Even better yet was the personal esco...
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
27 Angelfish Cay Drive – $6,500,000           This home offers 120 feet of water frontage, two-car garage and laundry room that can serve as an office as well. A boater's paradise, just minutes to the reef and open ocean. Enjoy your island's paradise with low maintenance living. Over 2,400 square feet of air conditioned living space with great exterior spaces.   Luxury and Location Pool and Terraces Cascade to the Waterfront Setting Completely Renovated 4 Bedroom Oceanfront Home Beautifully Landscaped Gardens and Gracious Outdoor Living Renovated Seawall with 120 feet of Frontage Split Floor Plan For more information contact: Mary Lee (917) 603-3252 http://www.maryleepresentsoceanreef.com   Your Ocean Reef Real Estate Connection Office: 305 -367-2336 Mobile: 917-603-3252 Email:Mary@Mary...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
In an effort to keep my readers abreast on the current market conditions in Buccaneer Point, I enjoy educating them to exciting newly available homes such as the one below. Buccaneer Point in Key Largo is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the Florida Keys...and I'm not the only one.  Buccaneer Point has become one of themost sought after locations for Buyers looking to enjoy beautiful waterfront homes resting on large lots that bask in stunning sunsets, mild breezes and a fantastic location not too far from the mainland, yet an entire world away. With homes ranging from the $600s to over $2M, Buccaneer Point is where Luxury meets...Serenity! Another great lakefront opportunity!   74 N Bounty Lane List Price: $499,000 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms Mile Marker 98 Description:  Prestigious B...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
The Florida Keys, and the Upper Keys, especially, have some of the world's greatest reefs and wrecks to both Dive and Snorkel. The beauty and grace of watching a ray or shark glide by....the sheer brilliance of color of a Queen Parrot Fish ... the improbable architecture of patch coral reefs. The undersea flora and fauna are spectacular and that is in large part due to the efforts of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The Sanctuary has done a remarkable job in assisting boaters with keeping our coral reeks intact by providing mooring buoys at popular, and some not quite so well know, reefs and wrecks. By mooring to the buoys our reefs are shielded from potential anchor damage. As a public service your Conchquitador is providing diagrams of reefs and the location of their associ...
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By Pat & Curt Barlow
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt)
Remarks - Consumer: 2 bedroom 1.5 bath mobile in Sexton Cove. Nice, clear canal - plugged, but you can get small boat in and out. Delightful tropical landscaping allowing total privacy, especially on dockside with hot tub. Offered furnished Provided as a courtesy of Pat & Curt Barlow Coldwell Banker Schmitt Key LargoOffice - (305) 852-2501direct - (305) 852-2501patandcurt@bellsouth.nethttp://TheBarlowTeam.com
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Buccaneer Point in Key Largo is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the Florida Keys...and I'm not the only one.  Buccaneer Point has become one of the most sought after locations for Buyers looking to enjoy beautiful waterfront homes resting on large lots that bask in stunning sunsets, mild breezes and a fantastic location not too far from the mainland, yet an entire world away.  With homes ranging from the $600s to over $2M, Buccaneer Point is where Lucxury meets...Serenty! In an effort to keep my readers abreast on the current market conditions in Buccaneer Point, I enjoy educating them to exciting newly available homes such as the one below. This wow-priced home overlooks the beautifully tranquil  saltwater lake that exists between Buccaneer Points two main roads, Mutiny and Bounty....
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
SOLD Creek House 302 Offered at $ 1,075,000   For more information contact: Mary Lee (917) 603-3252 http://www.maryleepresentsoceanreef.com Your Ocean Reef Real Estate Connection Office: 305 -367-5858 Mobile: 917-603-3252 Email:Mary@MaryLeePresentsOceanReef.com If you are interested in determining the value of your home in Ocean Reef or would like to discover the benefits of membership in one of the world's finest private clubs, please call or email me -- Mary Lee by Mary Lee | Share Article Email Article
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
SOLD 10 Harbour House Offered at $ 1,450,000   For more information contact: Mary Lee (917) 603-3252 http://www.maryleepresentsoceanreef.com Your Ocean Reef Real Estate Connection Office: 305 -367-5858 Mobile: 917-603-3252 Email:Mary@MaryLeePresentsOceanReef.com If you are interested in determining the value of your home in Ocean Reef or would like to discover the benefits of membership in one of the world's finest private clubs, please call or email me -- Mary Lee by Mary Lee | Share Article Email Article    
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
SOLD 9 Channel Cay Road Offered at $ 5,999,000 For more information contact: Mary Lee (917) 603-3252 http://www.maryleepresentsoceanreef.com Your Ocean Reef Real Estate Connection Office: 305 -367-5858 Mobile: 917-603-3252 Email:Mary@MaryLeePresentsOceanReef.com If you are interested in determining the value of your home in Ocean Reef or would like to discover the benefits of membership in one of the world's finest private clubs, please call or email me -- Mary Lee by Mary Lee | Share Article Email Article    
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Forget George Carlin's 7 dirty words. Forget the F, S, C, P, D, and just about any other A thru Z words....When it comes to June 1st in the Florida Keys, one word is MOST Profane!!!! Wash your mouth out with bad Zest Profane..and that is The H-Word....Hurricane.   Yep, It's THAT Time of Year Again. Yes, like most of the Eastern states, The Florida Keys once again hold its collective breath as we start another dreaded Hurricane Season. Our little stretch of 118 miles of dust, gravel, and mangroves are prone to these suckers!   The Lovely, yet Somber, Hurricane Memorial in Islamorada All joking aside, Hurricanes have had an indelible effect on the Florida Keys. One visit to the lovely, yet somber Hurricane Memorial in Islamorada, quickly paints the image of the power and destructive capa...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
  It's time once again for the annual Hammer Point Dolphin Derby!!  The Dolphin are running and it's a great time to hook up with the fish with three names...(Dolphin, Mahi, Dorado) This is always guaranteed to be lots of fun and a great way to connect with your Hammer Point neighbors. 
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Something real cool just happened at the Florida Keys Board of Realtors office. A broker from Texas, who saw our High School Scholarship Ad in the Free Press, stopped by to ask how our program worked, and was interested in taking our program back to her Association of 6000 members to help in her community. Way to go FKBR Members!!!   For Those of you that are now aware we have a great scholarship program.  Contact  me for details!
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
SOLD 7 Sail Point Lane Offered at $ 2,400,000     For more information contact: Mary Lee (917) 603-3252 http://www.maryleepresentsoceanreef.com Your Ocean Reef Real Estate Connection Office: 305 -367-5858 Mobile: 917-603-3252 Email:Mary@MaryLeePresentsOceanReef.com If you are interested in determining the value of your home in Ocean Reef or would like to discover the benefits of membership in one of the world's finest private clubs, please call or email me -- Mary Lee by Mary Lee | Share Article Email Article  
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
I LOVE MAGIC!!! Photo from Michael Trixx Facebook page And down here in the Keys, we have one of the very best Magicians I have seen in quite sometime. Michael Trixx features his hi-energy Rock/Magic show at a variety of venues here in the Upper Keys, with a standing gig at Gilbet's, sundown on Saturdays.  He is definitely someone to keep your eye on.   Tuedays, he is at the Lor e Lei in  Islamorada.  If you are down here on those days, take my advice and check him out, and enjoy the show, so you can say I saw him when....   Ready to make some real estate disappear??? Put the experience and expertise of The Conchquistador to work for you! For more information on the outstanding real estate opportunities that exist in the Keys, call me at 305.439.7730 or email me at DropAnchor@TheRealEst...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Hello my name is Mykael ....and I am a Stataholic.  I had been without stats for about a month, but now I am back head first!!! My deepest apologies to friends of Bill W, but  I wanted to farcically demonstrate how much I LOVVVVE stats.  The story they tell...the truths they emit, and falsities they dispel.  The Numbers as they say, don't lie, and often buck Conventional wisdom.  And we have some very interesting (in my best Artie Johnson voice), numbers for the month of April, as we have been following a definite Trend. That a look at the our monthly Report for the Upper Keys ( mile markers 70 thru 108), and I will break it down below. Ok, Some important Bullet Points for you to be aware of: Sales Volume is Down  7.7% from 2011 because there were 19.5% fewer New Listings! The Absorptio...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
How many bridges connect the Florida Keys? 42 Each with it's unique personality, the 42 bridges that connect the land masses from Key Largo to Key West are a spectaular marvel of engineering and sheer will. Most of the original bridges have been replaced but the original 100 year old + 7 Mile and Bahia Honda Bridges still grace our waters though long since have been decommissioned. The Original Bridges were build for Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad with the 2 mile Long Key Bridge being the first I would have to say that the Bahia Honda is my personal favorite and was the most difficult to erect because of the intense and swift currents Do yourself a Favor and take a ride over our 42 bridges.  They will astound you with their beauty and grace.
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