Key Largo, FL Real Estate News

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. This home sits right on the "Adam's Cut", the man made boating avenue connecting th Bay to the Ocean, via Largo Sound. 38 Bass Avenue, Key Largo Description: Solid concrete home with wonderful dock and davits, on Adam's Cut Waterway, one of the fine...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
If you are thinking of Art for Your Home, or a Home for your Art...make sure to contact me at American Caribbean Real Estate - Exclusive Florida Keys Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate! Read about our recent participation at Christie's International Real Estate Conference. American Caribbean and Christie's...Artfully Successful Together.
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
I am extraordinarily excited and proud to announce and share our firm's totally revamped, retooled, and re-envisioned website!! Everything you need to help you find your perfect slice of Paradise down here in the Florida Keys. Check it out! Founded in 1987, American Caribbean Real Estate has been serving the real estate needs of the Florida Keys with exceptional service and professionalism. AmericanCarribean.com
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
As a Musician and former recording engineer and producer, this event really strikes a chord with me!!  Sorry about the Pun...but it was just..sitting there!!  Gotta Love the Keys! The marine life that inhabits the Florida Keys' living coral reef is widely acclaimed for its diversity, but it usually doesn't include an underwater orchestra or costumed mermaids. Except, that is, during the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival.The unique event, which draws several hundred divers and snorkelers to enjoy the sound of music in the Keys' ocean realm, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The underwater concert takes place at Looe Key Reef, an area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary approximately six miles south of Big Pine Key.Divers and snorkelers interested in partic...
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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. 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! 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 capability these massive weather phenomena posses. Who can deny the impact the 1935 Storm had.  It ...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Sales year to year from 2010 to 2011 showed 2011 sales at 210% of 2010 sales!!!!!! There were 8  Key Largo sales for the period of  May 15-May 22, 2011. Most of the Sales were condos, which is refreshing. The highest priced sale was 374 Bahia Ave for $775, 000. The lowest priced sale was 718 Emerald Drive.  It is great to see prices stabilizing in our area. If you are on the fence, it is time to jump in the market. We anticipate a busy summer with pent up demand from divers and fisherman. Give me a call this week so I can help you find YOUR piece of paradise at a rock bottom price.
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Living in the Florida Keys is a delight for the senses...The smell of salt in the air....the hint of the afternoon breeze caressing your skin....the sounds of albatross flying overhead...the tarte taste of key limes.. but it is the sights...the sights that overwhelm you.  One of the most glorious sights in the Florida Keys are our reknowned sunsets, as evidenced by two shots of tonight's sunset in Key Largo! So, Come to the Keys..and let your senses...go...wild!!    
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
Saw this article on one of my favorite local blogs: Showstrings Weekends Blog, and I had to share it here. Here in the Keys those that live down here are called "Conchs" after the beautiful and might I say delicious shelled mollusks that were a diet staple of the Keys until over-harvesting prohibited their capture. "Florida Key's Most Beautiful Conch Shell Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most beautiful conch shell in the entire 126.7 miles of the Florida Keys! Though it's not the biggest, that's reserved for Key West High School's 18′ Welded Mascot on display out in front of their parking lot. This is by far has the most picturesque surroundings of conch shell by a lo0oooooong shot! As you can see, this is the focal point of the incredibly popular tourist attraction called "Theater Of T...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
A fine selection of waterfront homes in the Fabulous Florida Keys. New properties are added regularly, so check back often to find your dream home! Waterfront Properties  From our Collection at American Caribbean Real Estate. Which one(s) do YOU like? Ready for year round tropical living??? Put the experience of The Conchquistador to work for you!
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
As your Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador, one of my favorite aspects of doing what I do, is being an ambassador for all things Florida Keys.Yesterday, I had some very nice clients from Dallas that are moving here, and I had the privilege of showing them The Keys from a Conch's perspective (For those of you who do not know, besides being a delicious mollusk a Conch is a nickname for people from the Keys). Though they had previously been to the Keys, mostly Key West, it was a true delight to turn them onto some of our local charm.  Like, how if you turn your radio to one of our local stations between 6-7pm on weeknights there is always a local live remote from one of our famous restaurants like Green Turtle, or Snapper's offering great specials that evening and lots of local fun. S...
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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!!  With its community park and boat ramp...the water is yours!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. 300 2nd ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
374 Bahia Avenue,  Key LargoWell, it seems that Port Largo has the Hot Hand right now!  Lately, a couple of really nice deals have been going on in this stalwart of Key Largo Waterfront luxury homes.It's funny, Port Largo actually has an almost cult-like following and devotion.  And why shouldn't it??? Beautiful Waterfront Homes,  quick access to world class reef fishing and diving and just minutes from the mainland!Add to this, prices that we have not seen in quite some time.  This one was originally listed at $1,249,000 and has now sold at $775,000!!Aces High...Port Largo has the Hot Hand!374 Bahia Avenue,  Key Largo4 Bedrooms / 3 bathroomsList Price: $899,000 / Sold Price: $775,000Mile Marker 100 OceansideDescription: PORT LARGO PERFECTION! Large 4 bedroom, 3 bath 3-story CBS home i...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
58417 Morton Street, Grassy KeyYes, I know that I sound like a broken record or even John the Baptist ranting about Baptism, but I cannot evangelize enough, about how great the deals are right now here in The American Caribbean...The Fabulous Florida Keys!!!! Can I get an Amen???!!! In all seriousness, today's deal takes us to Grassy Key, at the Northern end of the Marathon Island Chain, and again is an exquisite example of the current values.  This property had previously been on the Market in 2008, and was listed at $2,150,000.  It just closed this week at $915,000, when it was listed at $999,000. Basically 58% Less!! So, in just 3 short years, like many other properties, this is selling for 1/2 of it's 2008 price.  And that is not even when the market was crazy like 2005-2006.58% off...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
There were four closed sales reported in the MLS for the week of May 8-14, 2011 in Key Largo. The highest priced closes sale was 128 Ave C for $266,000. The lowest price was $169,500 for 104350 Overseas Hwy Unit A209. The hard facts are apparent, we are at the bottom and all the real bargains are getting scooped up. It is time to give me a call and find your piece of Paradise! It is now Dive season and the MahiMahi are heading back. Call me at 305-394-3400 before prices go up!
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
OK...so I have not ALWAYS been the Conchquistador.  In my previous life (before Real Estate), I was actually a successful Recording Industry Executive and Studio owner (think a kinder but still as critical Simon Cowell) and...Songwriter.  Though my stuff never hit the top of the charts...(what you don't know "Oil in The Harbor", "Modern Day Pirate", or even "Key West Queen"?????) I love the craft of songwriting and this event is really going to be fun! Multiple music happenings are to set the stage for music lovers during the third annual Key Largo Original Music Festival, featuring live and original performances Many performers are among an elite group of musicians helping shape the music industry today, excelling in genres that include pop, rock, blues, jazz and country. From Nashvil...
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
Mary Lee Presents Legends Invitational      7th Hole Pebble Beach ©Joann Dost We cordially invite you to participate in the Twenty-First Annual   LEGENDS INVITATIONAL November 11-14, 2011   Three  Legendary  Golf Courses Pebble Beach ~ Spanish Bay ~ Spyglass Hill   With Legendary  Sports Celebrities NFL Hall of Fame Greats & Sports Legends   A Legendary  Golf Experience    Click Here For  Sponsorship Opportunities  www.LegendsInvitational.com   For more information contact: Mary Lee (917) 603-3252 http://www.maryleepresentsoceanreef.com     Your Ocean Reef Real Estate ConnectionOffice: 305 367-5858  Mobile: 917603-3252  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 i...
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By Mary Lee, Ocean Reef
(Ocean Reef Club Real Estate)
40-42 Cardinal Lane Listing, Mary Lee Featured on CBS MarketWatch  Click Here to View the   CBS MarketWatch Story     SLICE OF PARADISE Defined by the exquisite attention to detail, unique usage of natural materials including cypress woods and coral rock within a flowing floor plan, this is a luxurious retreat without compare.  A characteristic that makes this home particularly desirable is that it is just one of a handful of Ocean Reef homes that offers an ocean view as well as substantial protected canal dockage.   Situated on 2 Lots, Plus Adjacent Buildable Lot 10,000 Sq. Ft. of Air Conditioned Living Approximately 56,000 Sq. Ft. of Land 229 Feet of Water Frontage with Protected Dockage 6 Bedrooms / 7 Baths / Office / Library Fireplace / Wine Room / Elevator 3-Car Garage Plus Ample S...
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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. 243 2nd Road, Key Largo Description: CONCRETE FORTRESS -IDEAL LOCATION! Poured concrete construction, concrete roof (JUST redone!) + generator in X zone in Largo Sound Village, oceanside community with homeowners' park and boat ramp! 3 bedrooms and ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
11 Snapper Avenue, Key Largo It's not pretty...it's not big...but it IS a GREAT deal!  This foreclosure actually sold Above list price.   The  deals in the Keys right now are phenomenal.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.  11 Snapper Avenue, Key Largo List Price: $79,900 / Sold Price: ...
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By Mykael Marinelli, The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador
(American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)
May 15 is not one of my favorite days....Why, you ask???  Because, it marks the end of Stone Crab Season!  I really can't complain though, as we had a really good haul this year. This year, I switched up my game and moved my pots ( pretentious fishermen talk for traps) to a new location, just north of Garden Cove, stretching about 2 miles, just offshore of the unpopulated part of Key Largo in about 7-10 feet of water.  Bonanza!!!   Great Hauls with Big crab with LARGE Original Claws!!  This is an out of the way area that gets little attention and therefore, these crabs for the most part have never been previously caught.  But hey!...This place is Our little secret ..OK?! A quick note about stone crabbing.  You can ONLY harvest the claws (yes you can take both), the crab itself is not ...
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