Friday, January 17, 2014

$423,000 Just Sold In Buttonwood Bay Key Largo. I Sold This In Just 19 Days!! Check it out!

Ahhh Buttonwood Bay.
Tucked behind it's Guard Gated Entry sits a Florida Keys Community that is an Oasis and Lifestyle in and of itself..

I was recently privileged to once again  have another transaction in this laid back Keys-z destination.

Located Bayside, at Mile Marker 96 in Key Largo, Buttonwood Bay is a  mix of waterfront townhomes and Condominiums.  Buttonwood Bay, is loaded with amenities including
Multiple Pools, a Clubhouse, 5 Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Boat Ramp, Multiple Fish Cleaning Stations, Sandy Beach, and even a Marina Store with Bait and Fuel!!

Lay out on the Beach with a nice cold Margarita, because, It's ALWAYS 5 O'clock here!!!

My Sellers just closed on Residence D1, for $423,000.  We listed the property and had it under contract in just a mere 19 Days!! As this townhome was sold fully furnished, I am certain that the Buyers are going to very, very happy indeed.

2 Bedrooms/ 1.1 baths plus deeded 29 ft Corner Boat Slip

Take a look at the Video Below

Click on the Icon below, and you can see the OHHH / AHHH version with Narration, Sound and Tropical Music!

Map Of Buttonwood Bay
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Starfish House in Bonefish Bay. Exquisite Islamorada Living!! $2,499,000. The Conchquistador Deal of the Day 1.12.2014

Ahhhh Islamorada.
To yours truly, the absolute ESSENCE of the Florida Keys.  Style, Grace, Undeniably physical beauty (hmmm kinda sounds like Mrs. Conchquistador),  Islamorada, the Purple Isles, beckons with the crossing of each bridge, with each glimpse of it's azure, and turquoise waters.  The smell of the air is different than in any other place in the Keys.  A mix of just enough fresh water that seeps in from the Bay combined with the salinity of the majestic Ocean.  A breeze not too salty, yet fresh with the fragrance of the wild Everglades that you don't get has you go further south, and it opens to the Gulf of Mexico.

Islamorada...Islamorada is Close to my heart.  And today's Deal is a definitive Jewel in its Glorious Crown.

Located in the tony enclave of Bonefish Bay, resides its signature residence, "Starfish House".  And now it can be yours!

Currently offered through our office, American Caribbean Real Estate, and listed by my friend and colleague, Bill Belian.

75970 Overseas Highway, Islamorada  - Starfish House

List Price: $2,499,000
Mile Marker: 76 Bayside
Bedrooms/ Bathrooms: 4/4.1
Sq. Ft. : 2697

Truly the “star” of Bonefish Bay. Starfish House is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, sophisticated beach home with pool, spa and two car garage, custom built in 2006. Step out through the French doors to the veranda overlooking the sandy beach, tropical grounds and open water Florida Bay views. Beach chic with fine craftsmanship throughout this approximately 2700 sq. ft. home appointed withtop-of-the-line appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, wood floors, crown moulding, high ceilings as well as multi-room audio and entertainment surround systems. Pool deck, pathways and driveway are all tiled with Old Chicago style bricks. This private gated community is comprised of 12 residences with community tennis court, beach, and protected boat dockage. Island living at its best.

View Detailed Brochure Here with Photos and Mapped Location

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Hotel Planned For Old American Outdoors Site in Key Largo

Saw this today reported at Keys Info Net.
This is right in my neighborhood and I look forward to something bright and new, shiny and bold.
As mentioned in the article, the Condo/Hotel craze never took off, (As your Conchquistador advised many of his clients to stay farrrr away from such projects)..
Just not the promised upside when you sat down and did the proverbial math.
At least, may, out of the ashes, rise a glorious new Phoenix.

"A" Markes the Spot of the Mentioned Property

"Hotel Planned For Old American Outdoors Site

Property is a monument to the never-was condo/hotel era
Earthmovers and other construction equipment are clearing the way for a multi-building "boutique hotel" at the old American Outdoors RV Park bayfront lot at mile marker 97.5.
Specifics are few, as the developers seek "a multitude of approvals" from the county, said Larry Abbo, chief executive officer of Prime Hospitality Group, the developer. But what is known is that Prime Hospitality wants to build a 15-building hotel on the 14-acre site. The project also calls for 160 parking spaces, Abbo said.

There is no rendering of the hotel released yet, but it will be part of Marriot's boutique Autograph Collection, Abbo said.Joseph Haberman, manager of Monroe County's Department of Planning and Review, said the Prime group is in the process of going through various building requirements. The property is already zoned to allow hotels, Haberman said.

For the past eight years, the property, with its faded sales sign for a project called Playa Cristal, stood as a monument to a fledgling real estate trend that never got off the ground in the Keys in the mid-2000s, despite a serious and expensive build-up -- the condo/hotel.

Playa Cristal was to be developed by a now-defunct company called Cortex Living Resort, which had several other proposed projects throughout the Keys during that era. Cortex bought American Outdoors RV Park for $28 million in 2005.
The plan was to demolish the 154 RV hookups and build a condo/hotel -- where investors bought and rented out rooms -- with 92 upscale units. The plans boasted restaurants and a lounge that would take guests back to "Hemingway-era Cuba." Cortex was selling units for between $690,000 to $4 million.
But not enough buyers invested, and the condo/hotel age never materialized despite the gobbling up of dozens of prime waterfront locations Keyswide by ambitious developers at exorbitant prices.
The Playa Cristal property became tangled in a $40 million foreclosure lawsuit in 2009, according to the Miami Herald.

Monroe County Property Appraisers records show Key Largo Hospitality Trust, a Prime Group subsidiary, bought the property for $7.3 million in November 2012."