Blog

   
27336753_1636723369740934_7711685179941042697_n

I just sold this amazing view in Sunset Acres, and am pleased to welcome wonderful new neighbors to our fabulous community. Sunset Acres consists of 77 homes, and is an easy one hour drive from Miami. Conveniently located in Tavernier at mile marker 93 Bayside, residents have easy access to the ocean via Tavernier Creek just minutes away.

Sunset Acres is a close-knit community where everyone knows one another. The Buyers have been visiting Sunset Acres for years and had become acquainted with the Seller, resulting in a thoroughly pleasant transaction among friends.

If you are interested in a Keys Retreat in this great community, please contact me. There are currently a few homes for sale and I would be happy to show them to you.

“I found my Keys Retreat, let me help you with yours.”

Nov
01

Optimistic

I am optimistic about our wonderful Florida Keys. I believe we will be stronger and better than before Hurricane Irma. The recovery is still a work in progress, but changes can be seen daily. One of my favorite sayings is “You can’t drown a conch”.

The Upper Keys (Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada) were not affected as bad as the Lower Keys (Big Pine Key and surrounding area). Also, properties on the bayside fared better than properties on the oceanside.

In the Upper Keys, many neighborhoods had power within a few days. Some never lost power. In many cases, electricity in the Keys was restored quicker than in Miami.

In the real estate market, there are fewer homes available for sale today than before the storm. Currently, there are 6-9 months of inventory. Sellers have not flooded the market with new listings. Interest rates remain low. The average sales price is between $500k and $600k. These are great signs of a stable market.

Whether you want a second home/weekend getaway, an investment property or a permanent home, I can help you with all your real estate needs in the Florida Keys.

Enjoy your home in the summer and rent it out in the winter. Remember, the “winter folks” are on their way.

Contact me at (305) 496-3489 or cristina@mykeysretreat.com for more information.

“I found my Keys Retreat, let me help you with yours!”

Apr
27

Winter Season

Another winter season has come and gone in the Florida Keys. Year after year, the same people come to our community and spend 4 to 5 months with us. Some have been renting the same place for 15 years. We have made lifelong friends with some of them. The good news is that we will see them again in 6 or so months. Now comes the summer, when the locals from Miami come more often. We will swim in the canal and have good times with them.
This is a great reason why you should buy your keys retreat. Enjoy it in the summer and rent it out in the winter to people who will enjoy and take care of and your home.
“I found my keys retreat, let me help you with yours!”

Ever wanted a home in the Florida Keys? Rent it out in winter and enjoy it in summer. Great investment/second home opportunity. Completely renovated with impact windows. 3/2 plus bonus room. 40 foot dock. 5 houses from open ocean in protected canal. Easy 1 hour commute to Miami. Asking $549,000.00. Call me for more information 305 496-3489

ToiletSeatChannel

It is located on the bayside just south of Tavernier Creek. There are over 200 decorated toilet seats as you go through the channel. The themes of these seats range from announcing anniversaries and weddings to mentioning long weekends and local businesses.  I love showing friends and family this channel. It is a 10 minute ride from our home.

A few years back, we decorated a toilet seat and hung it on the west side of the channel. We would drive by and see it all the time. It disappeared after a good storm. We still get a good laugh thinking of that creative seat and have pictures of it at home.

This is just one of the fun activities you can be enjoying in your keys retreat.

Contact me for more information.

 

“I found my keys retreat, let me help you with yours!”

13055308_1035242593222351_2595001749051560808_n

Recently closed on this wonderful lot with 100 feet of open bayview in Little Torch Key for $445,000.00. The buyers are loving it. Let me help you find your keys retreat!

12985536_1025913580821919_152584297547056672_n
Apr
14

Selling Keys

After many years of managing offices at EWM Realty International, I have gone back to selling real estate and am focusing my energy in the upper Florida Keys. Over the past few years, I have become very familiar with this market as I am spending a lot of time in my Tavernier home.
I would be happy to help you with any property you have an interest in the Florida Keys.
Whether you want an investment property, a weekend getaway, second home or a primary home, I can help you with all your real estate needs in the Florida Keys.
Remember, “I found my keys retreat, let me help you with yours” is not just a slogan, it’s my new way of life.
Thanks for your support!

Mar
22

Restaurants

One of my favorite things to do is getting to a restaurant by boat. After a day on the water, you pull up and enjoy a nice meal. Two of my favorite restaurants are Marker 88 and Island Grill. Each have their own personality.
Island Grill is a nice place to eat after being out on the Sandbar. It is located Oceanside on the south side of the Snake Creek bridge. The crunchy catch sandwich with yellowtail or hogfish is my favorite.
Marker 88 is located on the Bayside and a great place to see the sunset and have dinner right on the water. The lobster bisque is delicious.
With so many great restaurants in the keys, which is your favorite? Let me know.
“I found my keys retreat, let me help you with yours”

South Pointe
Nov
13

Ocean Pointe

Ocean Pointe is a gated condo community consisting of 5 4-story buildings in Tavernier (mile marker 92) on the ocean side. Harry Harris Park, one of the few beaches in the upper Keys, is down the street. It is a pleasant drive from Miami, usually taking less than an hour and a half to get here. Some of the amenities include an in-house rental management program, docks, pool, tennis courts, boat trailer storage, boat ramp and waterfront bar.

I think this is a great investment property / weekend getaway.  You can enjoy your retreat and make some income when you are not using it.

There are currently 8 units available ranging from $319,000. to $449,000. For more information, feel free to contact me.

“I found my keys retreat, let me help you with yours”

Picture clipping

Blue Waters Trailer Village is an ocean-side community located on mile marker 92 in Tavernier. It is an easy drive from Miami. It usually takes less than an hour and a half door to door. This community consists of @ 250 waterfront manufactured and concrete homes. It is conveniently located on the same street as Harry Harris park, which has one of the only beaches in the upper keys.

2015 sales in the subdivision range from $247 per foot to $331 per foot.

As of August 1st, there are 8 waterfront homes for sale between $324k and $596k. If you are interested in seeing any of them, please contact me.

“I found my keys retreat, let me help you with yours!”