Friday, October 31, 2008

Monthly summary

New thing!
I will do an end of the month summary with all activity in that month.

Upper Keys
New listings
Under contract
Price reductions

Middle and Lower Keys:
New listings
Price redcutions

Any questions? Please call me at 305-393-0923 or e-mail me:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sunset Hammock 1640 Square Feet for 325K! Under contract!

This is a beautiful updated unit in Sunset Hammock. Sunset Hammock is is a smaller complex with a serene lagoon in the center of the property and a great Marina. Boat slips are deeded, this particular unit does not have a boat slip but you can rent a slip from another owner. The units are townhomes with 1640 Square feet living space plus a screened patio. This unit looks over the lagoon. Each unit in Sunset Hammock has 3 balconies! This is a great deal in a very desired, beautifully landscaped complex. More info here

Saturday, October 25, 2008

CBS home on double lot on a lagoon out to the Ocean with protected dockage for 799K - Under contract!

The property needs work but it's a CBS structure on a double lot. The lot is on a lagoon that feeds from the Atlantic. The house is situated directly across the opening/pathway to the ocean and therefore has an ocean view; ergo you have very protected dockage and an ocean view. The property is located less than a mile from Tavernier Creek; so you have quick bay access as well!
The owners bought the house in 2006 for 1,5 Million. This is an approved short sale which means that there is no wait to close. This is best waterfront value in the upper Keys! Please call me with any questions: 305-393-0923

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two great price reductions

Sometimes the greatest deals pop up when there is a price reduction. That is the case with two properties that had drastic price reductions yesterday.
There was a price a reduction to 649K in the Sanctuary and the sellers are motivated.
The Sanctuary is a secret to many in Key Largo. It is tugged away by the bay at MM100, it is the lowest density complex in the Keys: 34 units on 26 Acres! You can find out more info about the unit here
The pictures are bad! I wish I had some pictures to share with you; next time I'll take my camera when I show the Sanctuary. Nevertheless this 649K is a great price for a townhouse: 1700 Square feet, boat dockage and an open bay view. If you are looking in the Keys and like privacy and nature; this is it!

The other price reduction was on this house on Fontaine. This is a short sale but it has been approved by the bank and is ready to close! The previous asking price was 900K; the asking price now is 825K.
This is a CBS house, three bedrooms, on a double size lot. The best of both worlds: Great fishing because it's a straight shot out to the ocean, open water view yet very protective dockage. If you are looking for a waterfront house under 1 Million; this should be the one!
More info

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What you cen get for less than 250K in the upper Keys

Two years ago I would have had to say: Nothing! But that is not the case now. There are actually some dry lot homes for sale in the 100 to 250K range:
Cick here to see a list of them

and if you prefer a condo:
Please click here to see a list of condos under 250K

These low priced properties are popular right now; see here which ones are currently under contract

Please let me know if you'd like further info or are looking to buy or sell Real Estate in the Keys

Thursday, October 09, 2008

New foreclosure just came on the market - Canal Front home in Islamorada for 425K Under Contract!

This just came on the market:

Click here for more info on this property.

Best deals in every category

These are the best deals if you are looking for a condo that allows weekly rentals:
Click here

These are the best deals in condos under 500k:
Click here

Best deals in condos from 500 to 800K:
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Best canal front home deals:
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Best open water front deals:
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

These deals are already gone

This is an update to let you know that good deals go quickly. Goes to show that everything will sell for the right price even in a challenging Real Estate market.
I told you about these deals in my blog in the past two weeks and they are already under contract: Click here to see the two listings

If you are checking this blog to see the daily activity you will not always see eveything that went under contract in the past few days because many agents wait to change the status to pending in their listing until all contingencies have been removed and the sale is certain to go through.
I had a customer yesterday who wanted to make an offer on one of these properties but both of them are already under contract:
Click here to see them

There was already another offer on this property but it was too low and the bank did not take it; nevertheless there was an offer for over 700K on this property:

Tomorrow I will tell you about deals are still available.
Thanks for reading my blog!

Monday, October 06, 2008

New listing in White Marlin Beach on Lower Matecumbe

Check out this beautiful new listing in White Marlin Beach: MM74,5 on the basyide:
This beautiful house is located in White Marlin Beach on a deep water canal! The home has been entirely redone in the last few years: New roof in 2005, all new vinyl siding and rails in 2007, new AC in 2004. Gourmet kitchen - perfect for entertaining! White Marlin Beach has a home owners park which features a white sandy beach. This is the ultimate Keys Vacation Home! Even some open bay views!

Please click here for more info.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I am back with Century21

Hi there everybody!
So this is the big news in my life today: I am back with Century21 Prestige Realty.
I was with Century21 for over ten years and decided to leave when Cheeca Lodge (a very high end resort in Islamorada) opened a full service Real Estate company and asked me to come aboard. I do not think that it was a wrong move to go to Cheeca Realty, I had a great dedicated broker and a beautiful office, but it was tough to start a new Real Estate company in the challenging Real Estate market we have been in over the past couple of years. I hung in there for as long as I could and as Cheeca Lodge is going through changes I felt that I needed to return to my old company Century 21 in order to serve my customers in the best way possible. I did not leave Century21 because I was unhappy with the company; I left for a new challenging opportunity. I did not fail and neither did my broker: the Real Estate market failed us as it did just about every new smaller Real Estate company.
I am returning to Century21 because it is a company with staying power in this depressed market and it provides me with the best tools and presence lead by a broker of the highest integrity who happily welcomed me back into my ‘home’ in the Real Estate in the Keys without once saying “I told you so!”
Century 21 Prestige Realty has been around for a very long time in the Keys and I gladly return to a company with a broker to whom I credit a great part of my success in the Real Estate business.
I look forward to continue my Real Estate career in the Islamorada office with Century21 Prestige Realty!