Key Largo, FL Real Estate News

By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
37 Mutiny Place,  Key LargoAhhh Waterfront Living!  The crisp salty smell of the crystalline Florida Keys.Waterfront Living...the ESSENCE of residing on an Island.  Waking up, grabbing your coffee and heading out on the boat.  Fishing,diving, and plundering are yours to be had! Dolphin Fishing in the Morning, Wreck Diving in the Afternoon and Bonefishing in the Early evening.The magnetic draw that appeals to the Pirate in all of us who love being on, in, and about the water.Well, thanks to our sluggish economy and the horrors of the Real Estate Bursting Bubble, those that weathered the storm, continue to have remarkable opportunities to live that Waterfront Life!!Today's deal is yet another of those opportunities that you wish that YOU had seized!OPENNNN Water...yet private.  Located in...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
1318 Calder Road, Key Largo Gotta love waterfront Homes!! Located right smack dab on Blackwater Sound and just a stone's throw from Adam's Cut (The Key Largo Divide that allows boat Traffic from The Bay to Ocean Side), this home that was just sold by my friend and colleague Joel Young, is one of those fantastic deals that I am always carrying on about.Originally listed At $1,100,000, it sold for $700,000!!  WIDDDEEEE water views, beautiful interior, and an elongated dock with Boat Lift and just a sampling of the treasures to be found by it lucky new owner!Are YOU ready to take the plunge into Waterfront Living??1318 Calder Road, Key LargoList Price: $795,000 / Sold Price: $700,000Original List Price: $1,100,0003 Bedrooms / 2 BathroomsMile Marker 103 BaysideDescription: Short Sale Circum...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
  I Love seeing a success story first hand!  About a year ago, I wrote a blog entry about a super new store that opened in Key Largo as a Marine Consignment shop. Well now, my favorite little shop in the Keys has finally made it big! Check out the article from the Miami Herald.   http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/18/v-print/2508413/ahoy-bargain-hunters-marine-consignment.html      Since my previous article, I have made mother Ocean, my Go-To place, for Bumpers, Line, Rods and Reels, and even Stone Crab Traps. Inventory changes daily, so you never know what you may find.  My latest purchase was an anchor retrieval system in excellent, that I got for almost 60% less than at most marine retailers.   And the best part is the warm welcome I and all their customers get when they walk thru th...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Pets & Pina Coladas is coming up Sat. 12/10 and Sun. 12/11/11. Mark your calendar for your pet's big day getting his or her picture made with Santa Claus while you sip a cold Pina Colada :) This is a Really fun event that I went to last year and is certainly one of the Holiday Highlight events here in The Keys! What could be a better combination??? The Keys....Pets....and Booze???!!!!
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By Carol Amend
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt)
Scuba Diving in Key Largo (Full HD Video)Some raw HD footage from my recent scuba trip. It is on the Molasses and French Reef. Carol Ann Amend Coldwell Banker Schmitt Islamorada Coldwell Banker Schmitt 85996 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036 CBSRE Office - (305) 289-6617 Office - (305) 664-4470 Cell - (305) 304-9405 800 Number - (800) 207-4160 ext. 6617 carolinthekeys@aol.com http://www.islamoradaagent.com
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By Carol Amend
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt)
Snapper Madness - KEY LARGO inshore and offshoreCapt. Blair heads down to Key Largo, Florida to fish for snapper with Capt. George Clark, Jr. Buy FINS braid online @ finsfishing.com Learn more: addictivefishing.blogspot.com Carol Ann Amend Coldwell Banker Schmitt Islamorada Coldwell Banker Schmitt 85996 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036 CBSRE Office - (305) 289-6617 Office - (305) 664-4470 Cell - (305) 304-9405 800 Number - (800) 207-4160 ext. 6617 carolinthekeys@aol.com http://www.islamoradaagent.com
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
One of the Fun things about being down here in the Florida Keys, is that you never know what the tide may bring. Here are some fun morning visitors up the canal today. Manatees are our beloved friends that cruise up and down these waters and are such a delight to see. Quite often my Buyers and shocked to see them swimming, right there next to there brand new home! Once, severely endangered, manatees are making a dramatic comeback, thanks to boating regulations and awareness.  Plus with friends like Jimmy Buffett supporting your cause, you can't go wrong!
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Today and Everyday, we should honor those that have given their time, and many their lives, to this Great Country of ours, in Military Service. Do Something nice for a Vet, as we are in their debt. Happy Veterans Day from The Fabulous Florida Keys!! Photo Courtesy of the Dolphin Research Center.
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Numbers....I love the stories that they tell.  The veracity they hold. The unemotive truth they boldly display.   They do not care what common perception is.  They do not care of conventional wisdom.  They simply... do not ... care.  They just ... are.So while the world in seemingly in a tailspin with nightly reports of the doom and gloom in the Real Estate Market.  Someone forgot to tell they Keys!! During the first 3 Quarters of 2010, 112 waterfront homes were sold in the Upper Keys.  In 2011, a staggering 172!  A Dramatic positive change of 53.6%! As well, in the Upper Keys, the Median price during that same time of 2010 for a Waterfront Home was $550,000.  In 2011, $620,000!  A 12.7 % increase.So, there is definitely a MAJOR Change evolving in our Market.  The Supply and Demand para...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Put Your Running Shoes On!  It's time for the Third Annual Key Largo Bridge Run! I cannot image a more scenic run, cresting upon Jewfish Creek, 65 feet up, Barnes and Blackwater Sounds on either side and crisp Keys air.  Talk about a Runner's High!! I was privileged to run in the inaugural race, and though I will not be running this year, I will certainly be there in spirit! Below is a great write up from the Florida Keys and Key West Website: "KEY LARGO, Florida Keys — More than 600 participants have registered for the third annual Key Largo Bridge Run, a spectacular out-and-back foot race offering panoramic views of the Upper Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades. The race is set for Saturday, Nov. 12. The 10k, half marathon and 5k run/walk event, presented by the Key L...
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
     What's New On the Market       600 Coral Lane:  $4,950,000 Beautiful Island style home on two lots with large outdoor pool, waterfall and entertaining area.  Five bedrooms, five a half baths, with a separate entrance for fifth bedroom.Wonderful SE exposure and breezes.  Meticulously built and maintained with an elevator and generator. Pocket sliding doors bring the indoors out and create a tropical feel in the landscaped gardens.  32 Angelfish Cay:  $4,900,000 One of the finest waterfront locations at Ocean Reef.  220 feet of seawall with direct ocean access.  Beautiful ocean breezes and views.  Lovely three bedroom and three bath home on one of the most sought after streets at Ocean Reef.  Meticulously maintained, needs absolutely nothing.  Must see to appreciate. Pumpkin Cay 40B...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Those of you who follow my blog know that I am a big Fan of the Largo Sound Area, in Key Largo.  Largo Sound is a fantastic little area 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!!  With its community park and boat ramp...the water is yours! Exceptional back country fishing in the Bay and world class blue water fishing and diving in the Atlantic is mere minutes away. 443 4th Road, Key Largo List Price: $579,000 4 bedrooms / 3.1 Bathrooms Mile Marker: 104 Description: Keys' living at its best. This beautiful designer pool, spa, tiki hut and entertainment area create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy every moment a...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Jalapeno, Scotch Bonnet, Habanero, Ghost Chile....Peppers that could make a Pirate cry, or at least mist up. We're talkin' about Hot Sauce!! That magical elixir featuring those and other peppers that can spice up your dish with a little tang or make it so hot it can create an actual high!  Trust me, I've studied this stuff, some hot peppers can actually release endorphins, and capsacin, the active component in chile peppers is reported to help in weight loss!  I actually grow some pretty potent peppers myself.  ( How's that for alliteration!) Did you know that the Florida Keys is Home base for a fantastic Hot Sauce Company???  Florida Keys Hot Sauce Company, operated by my friend Clay Crockett, and is a locally owned company that has a full line of delicious hot sauces that add flavor a...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Those of you who follow my blog know that I am a big Fan of the Largo Sound Area, in Key Largo.  Largo Sound is a fantastic little area 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!!  With its community park and boat ramp...the water is yours! Exceptional back country fishing in the Bay and world class blue water fishing and diving in the Atlantic is mere minutes away. 43 Jewfish Avenue, Key Largo List Price: 247,0900 / Sold Price $225,000 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms Mile Marker 103 Oceanside Description: WALK TO THE BEACH! 3/2 home BIGGER THAN IT SEEMS. Desirable split bedroom plan. Freshly painted & brand new A/C....
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
It's Time For the Key Largo Pirate's Fest. One of my FAVORITE Key's events is on once again.  Time to release your inner Jack Sparrow, Black Beard, and Anne Bonny. My Personal Favorite, Black Ceasar, (a pirate who roamed these very Keys) is this year's Grand Pirate. Schedule   ENTRY TO EVENTS IS FREE EXCEPT WHERE NOTED Thursday October 20th Captain Morgan Look Alike Pirate Plunder Party6:30pm Snapper’s Restaurant, MM 94Got a little Captain in ya? Shiver your timbers with local pirates & enter the Captain Morgan look-alike contest, lots of prizes. Captain Morgan $5 drink specials, live music and plundering. Friday October 21st Black Caesar’s Parade and Pirate Bash starts at 6:30 pmBuccaneers, wenches, lads and lassies, unleash your inner pirate and join this year’s Pirates’ Fest Parade o...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
  The 7-Mile Bridge is THE Defining Landmark of the Keys   Did you know the Old Seven Mile Bridge segment to Pidgen Key is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places?  Learn more about the Old Seven Mile Bridge & what you can do to help save this important part of the Florida Keys.  Attend the Save the Old Seven Mile Bridge Reception on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Porky's in Marathon. Come out & have some Keys fun for a good cause Work with an agent who used to Drive on The Old 7-Mile Bridge!  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@TheRealEstateConch.com.
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Stillwright Point (originally Stellrecht Point) is a great community that is on a natural peninsula positioned perfectly in Key Largo on picturesque Blackwater Sound. 45 Minutes to Miami...But an entire World away.  It is a premiere community made up of sumptuous waterfront estates with breathtaking open-water views. 49 N Blackwater Lane Key Largo List Price: $399,000 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms Mile Marker 105 Bayside Description: Spacious CBS 2/2! New kitchen w SS Kitchen-Aid Fridge & Jenn-Air SS Range/stove in Island that opens to living room. Granite w Maple cabinetry. Modern Open beam Ceiling. Fireplace. Tile and Wood flooring. Updated Plumbling, Windows & Elec. Newly Painted In & Out. Bahama interior shutters. 75' dock w Boat Ramp. Dream 4 door garage. SUNSET BAY VIEW FROM DOCK. Offe...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Wow, what great way to have fun AND restore a bit of nature!   With so many local and visiting boaters, anglers, and divers, our reefs really take a beating, and they literally are the lifeblood of our community.   Key Largo / October 11 to October 13   Submerge in a Coral Restoration Workshop   In a joint effort with the Coral Restoration Foundation, divers can actively learn about preserving Florida Keys reefs, the stressors affecting corals and how the Florida Keys are leading the way to grow and transplant new corals to the reefs. Workshop is $456.50 per person and includes three nights' accommodations & tax at Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort, tanks, weights, classroom sessions and dive trips to work in the nursery and transplant corals on the reef. Contact: 305-451-3595; 800-426-672...
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
--Raffle-- Case of Dom Perignon Champagne We are proud to announce that Pekka Nuikki, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of FINE Magazine has joined the Ocean Reef Club. Together with John & Mary Lee, they will sponsor a series of The Finest Wines Dinner events at the Club.  The next event will be held during Vintage Weekend.  To celebrate the launch of the dinner series we are raffling a case of Dom Perignon Champagne at a ticket drawing party during Vintage Weekend.       Click Here to Sign Up Now for the Raffle
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