Tavernier, FL Real Estate News

By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
div id="rb-wrapper" style="width: 640px;"> Concrete Roof on 3 bedroom, 2 bath Islamorada Home OverviewMapsPhotosDescription $339,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2,100 sqftLot: 5,000 sqft Location 140 Ocean DriveTavernier / Islamorada, FL 33070USA Kathy Denworth (305) 394-3400KathyDenworth@gmail.comhttp://www.KathyDenworth.com   Listed by: Kathy Denworth @ C21 Schwartz Realty Our recent listings Concrete Roof on 3 bedroom, 2 bath Islamorada HomeUnique Property with Pecky wood, Skylights and Dade County PineBy Kathy Denworth, Direct Bay front, 4th floorTop floor, beautifully updatedOne of the few remaining Islamorada Ocean front lots Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
By Kathy Denworth    Concrete Roof on 3 bedroom, 2 bath Islamorada Home     OverviewMapsPhotosDescription $339,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2,100 sqftLot: 5,000 sqft Location 140 Ocean DriveTavernier / Islamorada, FL 33070USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Kathy Denworth (305) 394-3400KathyDenworth@gmail.comhttp://www.KathyDenworth.com   Listed by: Kathy Denworth @ C21 Schwartz Realty Our recent listings Buy it today, be in this weekend!One of the few remaining Islamorada Ocean front lotsConcrete Roof on 3 bedroom, 2 bath Islamorada HomeOcean View Townhome in IslamoradaUnique Property with Pecky wood, Skylights and Dade County Pine Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby proper...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Tavernier FL  MADE 2 ORDER CAFE An amazing Breakfast Lunch Option Live and work in a resort town? Is that really possible? Live and work where you never have icy streets or accumulations of snow? Is that even a possibility? Hmmmm ... As we drove South towards Key West, we stopped off for a night at the Historic Tavernier Hotel. The owner encouraged us to breakfast at CAFE MOKA, see the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Center and then stop on our way South along Route 1 for lunch at a place called the MADE 2 ORDER CAFE. She said many wonderful things about the food at both places. We are delighted that we took her advice! At the MADE 2 ORDER CAFE, we discovered that for Laurie and her photographer husband, living in a resort area is not only a possibility, it is a reality! In Tavernier, FL - about ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary Tavernier, Monroe County, Florida Keys Quiet dawn, a gentle breeze and clear bright sunlight greet the senses on a first morning in Tavernier, in the Florida Keys. Home to the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary, Tavernier is one of the small towns folks pass through on the way from the mainland to Key West.Laura Quinn devoted over 35 years to her personal mission of wild bird rescue, rehabilitation and release. Well-known to local residents who would greet her on the Boardwalk, she saw her dreams become reality. The Center, a 501(c)3 registered Charitable Organization, opens from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. Donations are gratefully accepted at www.fkwbc.org.The official mission statement of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center states its goals clearly...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
I have a double wide mobile home listing at 131 Val Jean drive in Sunset Acres, Mile Marker 93 in Tavernier. My sign was displaced by the sewer construction. The sign is back up and I am getting quite a few sign calls.   The asking price is $535,000. It is the second home in from the bay with open bay views. People call me off the sign and ask the price. I tell them and they think it is too high. What do people expect a view like this to cost? The canal has sheltered dockage and it is second from the end of the street. When the mobile is removed and a home built, you will have open water views from two directions.
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
We wrote an offer for a condo in Futura Yacht Club on Saturday evening. The other agent picked it up at around 7:00 PM.   My buyers were diving yesterday, so it wasn't weighing so heavily on their mind. But once they came out of the water, the wondering began.....   Will they take our offer? Will they counter to high? Will someone else have a higher offer? Will we be able to close in time to rent it out for July? Will they answer us SOON?   I try hard to keep them calm. In this instance, our offer was right on a recent sale, but this unit is better, now we have to determine how much. The sellers were traveling yesterday, so they probably didn't see the offer until last night. The agent on the other side is a Pro.   My Buyers are not emotional about this AND we have a back up unit if thi...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
We have a short sale property in Plantation Key Colony in the Florida Keys. We had a denial of the offer of a short sale. The wording was "The net amount to AHMSC is too low. Based on that value this is a counter of ....." I am so confused, are short sales, or any sale for that matter, based on net amounts or actual values? We responded with current sales, the original offer and requested the full 6% commission. They said this is not a HAFA situation so they will only pay a 5% commission   We have been told that they need a full appraisal, in color, in .pdf form, for them to reconsider the value.   So, now what? The seller doesn't have the money for an appraisal, the buyer won't do it without knowing for certain that they will adjust the value and the Realtors are already taking a 1 po...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
OK, all you Google Juice wizards out there, I would like some input as to the Google Juiciness of this photo. I have name it "Pool area of 209 Bougainvillea in Plantation Key Colony in the Florida Keys by Kathy Denworth.jpg" Does this help me on a couple of Juice levels? If not, what should I do/have done differently? And a heads up about naming the photos and then adding them to your MLS. I was told that by adding "photo by Kathy Denworth" I was violating our rules having to do with branding because the public sees those photo names. I didn't know that, I thought all they saw is what you named them. Thanks from me and all those who read your responses for your expert help!
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
There is a new FRENCH bakery and Coffee Shop at Mile Marker 92 ocean side in Tavernier, in the Fabulous Florida Keys. I stopped by yesterday, ran into a Friend and fellow Realtor, and sampled some of their fare. My friend Agnes was leaving the cash register with a luscious looking coffee, which I found out was a Mocha. Mocha happens to be my weakness, so that was the first thing I ordered. The whipped cream was home made and the chocolate drizzled on top was dark and rich. I thoroughly enjoyed my coffee and am happy to say I no longer have to drive to Key Largo's Starbucks for my favorite brew. I also perused the pastries. I ended up with a Chocolate volcano tart, which I am going to use to surprise my friend Terri who gifted me with a fabulous ring left on my desk yesterday. Getting ba...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
We have all been advised to name our photos for Google juice, not to mention getting our name out there. This photo has been named "209 Bougainvillea St in Plantation Key Colony, the Florida Keys garden 1 by Kathy Denworth" Why? Let's look at the key words this title will pull from: Florida KeysPlantation Key ColonyKathy DenworthBougainvillea Not bad for a mild mannered little photo! Not to mention that once it is named on my hard drive, it is upload with the same name to Zillow, C21 International, Trulia, Active Rain etc, etc, etc. NAME THEM WHEN YOU TAKE THEM, and let them work for YOU!
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Here is a link to all the properties currently available in Plantation Key Colony in Tavernier, Plantation Key in the Fabulous Florida Keys. The link will take you to a page that contains all the neighborhoods on Plantation Key. This way you can explore any neighborhood on Plantation Key. Plantation Key Colony is at Mile Marker 90 on the bay side. There is immediate bay access and ocean access via Tavernier Creek. Is your boat taller than 17 feet? You will have to use Snake Creek bridge at Mile Marker 86. Plantation Key Colony is know for its deep water canals. Lots range from dry lots to 45' and up along the canals. There are also some bay front lots. You can view all the Keys property at my website
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Tomorrow is my first Toastmasters speech for the Middle Keys Chapter of Toastmasters. I have never been afraid of public speaking, but have always wanted to be better at it. I have been flirting with the idea of becoming a Toastmaster ever since I had a taste of public speaking as the local President of the Women's Council of Realtors.   I wrote the speech today. You are supposed to talk about yourself and I had a difficult time trying to find something interesting about me. I settled on explaining my CRS designation what it means and what I had to do to get it.   I made it two 4 minutes. I just have to be sure not to speak to quickly, which is a horrid habit of mine. I broke a nail and can't get it fixed until after the 8:00 AM meeting. I'll just have to shine in other ways!   If your...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Are you a Toastmaster? Any tips and tricks for success? We recently had our local Toastmasters start a Tuesday morning meeting in the Upper Keys, specifically Taster's in Tavernier on the third Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM. This is great for me because my Husband is home in the evening and I like to be home with him.The meeting is early enough so you still have the entire day to work. I scouted it out for a couple of meeting and recently joined. I have just received all my membership information in the mail. I have to admit, it looks a bit intimidating. Any input from my AR friends?
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Reblog this!!!!  We need to draw more people to this event. Please rebog this post. More exposure means more funds raised.   Today is the the Day! Benefit to help Marcia DeClue after Chip lost his fight with cancer.The event is from 2-6 or 7 depending on the ad you read. Susan Ashmore and Company have worked hard to make this event special. There are numerous silent auction items, from Lipod Panals, to jewelry to art work to fishing rods, teeth cleaning etc. all donated by locals to help a local. There will be music all day, soda and water for sale and more. BBQ dinner is available from 3-5, tickets $15. Tickets for a 50/50 drawing will be sold. An auction will take place at 5:00, with the silent auction being decided at 5:30. At sunset, there will be a drumming circle. Come to the Elk'...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Reblog this!!!!  We need to draw more people to this event. Please rebog this post. More exposure means more funds raised.   Chip DeClue lost his fight with cancer last month,  but Marcia still needs our help. Come to a Celebration of Life for Chip and a fund raiser for Marcia.   Whether you remember Chip as The Exalted Ruler of the Elks, a member of his Church or one of the numerous local events and charities he was involved in, come remember him and help raise money for Marcia.       This event will be held this Sunday October 24th from 2-6 PM at the Elks Lodge, Mile Marker 92.6.   Entry to the event is free and Tickets for the BBQ are $15 and are being sold in advance, but may still be available at the door.   Call Susan Ashmore – 393-0214 or Whitney Lavene- 852-0793 for tickets. Foo...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
  Please rebog this post. More exposure means more funds raised.   Things to do in the Florida Keys. Chip DeClue Celebration of Life and fund raiser will be held this Sunday October 24th from 2-6 PM at the Elks Lodge, Mile Marker 92.6. Tickets are $15 and are being sold in advance. Call Susan Ashmore – 393-0214 or Whitney Lavene- 852-0793 for tickets. Event is at the Elk’s club Oct. 24th (Sunday) 2-7. Food will be served 3-5 – BBQ chicken, pulled pork and lots more. Cash bar and water and sodas for sale.  Fabulous local musicians and entertainers throughout the day - David Feder, Micha, Grateful Ted Hyde, Allan Truesdell, The Magic of Michael Trixx, Marilee Free Rockin Karaoke, Steve Venini, Paul Armstrong, Mike & Joie, Michael Holler, The Birthday Gang and a sunset drum circle (bring y...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Things to do in the Keys, Join the Tavernier, Florida Keys Chapter of the BPO Elk's So, You Want to Join the Elks? To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God. You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join. You also need two other Elks who will be your co-sponsors. The Elk who proposes you for membership must obtain a Membership Application from the Lodge Secretary. After your proposer fills in the required portion, you will be given the Application for Membership. Fill it in, following the instructions and answering all questions. Return the completed application to the Lodge Secretary. Your application w...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Not everyone knows what a great place the Florida Keys is. I am making this effort to inform everyone that there is something for everyone here in Paradise. Todays' activity is diving Snapper Ledge. My favorite dive shop is Conch Republic Divers. Once you meet Captain Gary, Admiral Brenda and their crew,  you'll understand why Conch Republic Divers has repeatedly been voted "Best Dive Shop" in the upper Keys. Contact Conch Republic Divers to dive Snapper Ledge. Snapper Ledge is a shallow reef in 25 feet of water off of Key Largo. Because of the countless Yellowtail Snapper (hence the name), grunts, Schoolmasters and Goatfish found at the site, this ledge is a local favorite and a highly recommended dive spot. Often, the schools of fish are so thick that you cannot see through them. You ...
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
Plantation Key Colony in Islamorada, FL in the Florida Keys is a popular with fisherman and everyone else. Here is a link to dry lot homes currently for sale. Click HERE for the link to Plantation Key Colony dry lot homes for sale If you are interested in a different type of home in Plantation Key Colony, or another area in the Keys, let me know and I will be happy to provide you with a private link.
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By Kathy Denworth, Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo
(Century 21 Schwartz Realty)
A Plantation Key Colony canal front properties link is here. This link will show you all the canal properties currently listed for sale in Plantation Key Colony. The link only conects to canal front homes. I will furnish dry lot and bay view homes in a distance post. Thinking of selling you Plantation Key Colony home? I can give YOUR home the internet exposure you deserve. Looking for a different type of property in the Keys? Give me a call or e-mail me, I will be happy to provide you with a personal link.    
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