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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.
Yesterday Terri and I enjoyed one fine day on the water here in the fabulous Florida Keys.  We put the Grady White in at a friend's ramp yesterday morning and made the 25 minute cruise in our two boats from home on Cudjoe Key to Marvin.   This is something we try to do most every weekend, but yes...
As I was returning to my office a little while ago from the Marathon Lower Keys Association of REALTORS annual meeting, I was reminded of the feeling of amazement that I experienced years ago when I made my first road trip from the mainland of Florida down through the Keys.  Being a railroad fan ...
Although the Florida Keys are, of course, a part of the State of Florida, the Keys, in many ways, seem to be like a totally different world from the rest of the state!  One very important thing that the Keys and the mainland share, however, is the Homestead Exemption.  The Homestead Exemption is ...
One of the really neat things about the Florida Keys is actually not very widely known.  This is the sunken wreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha, which slipped beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean near Key West in a violent hurricane on September 6, 1622.  In 1620 construction of the Atocha c...
Today marks the beginning of the Stone Crab season here in the Florida Keys.  For those folks who are not familiar with tis seafood species, the Stone Crab is a crustaceon with claws(pinchers)filled with suculent meat.  One thing I really like, additionally, is that the fisherman does not sacrifi...
 In the state of Florida and in some other states, a relatively new technique of selling "over-borrowed" real estate has evolved, known as the "short sale".  I find, however, that many people are not aware of the short sale and do not know what it is.  The short sale is beginning to be used inste...
Fantasy Fest is coming!! For the uninitiated, this is an annual week long Mardis Gras-like festival in the city of Key West, not the least part of which is not knowing what state of dress (or undress) you are likely to encounter at any time! This year's theme is "Gnomes, Toads, & White Rabbit Tea...
For over a year, Monroe County, Florida (the Florida Keys) has been working toward acquiring a de-commissioned U.S. Navy ship, the USS Gen Hoyt S. Vandenberg, to be sunk about six miles south of Key West to serve as an artificial reef, augmenting our living Coral Reef. Much work on the vessel is ...

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