Properties

#News: Country club development gets working capital

#News: Country club development gets working capital

Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Beach Country Club, has a backer. Index Investment Group has formed a partnership with Peter Rosasco and Bob Leef to enhance the property with $60 million worth of upgrades — including a redesigned golf course, a 110 hotel rooms, 15 villas and a new marina. When the improvements are […]

#News: Cabana Club restoration begins (Iconic oceanfront club closed for two months)

#News: Cabana Club restoration begins (Iconic oceanfront club closed for two months)

April Tracy and her brother Mike were making big decisions this past Wednesday as construction crews hammered through the concrete pool deck of the Cabana Club on Key Colony Beach. Amid the chaos of the biggest renovation project since Hurricane Georges (1998) that sent the wooden pier into the pool and through the building, they […]

#News: Leaders meet to talk housing needs in the Keys

#News: Leaders meet to talk housing needs in the Keys

“This is a crisis of extreme proportions,” warned County Commission Heather Carruthers during a roundtable discussion about affordable housing earlier this week. In a report commissioned by the BOCC and prepared by the Florida Consensus Resource Center (FCRC) of Florida State University, data revealed that Monroe County is one of the most “cost-burdened” small counties […]

#Property: According to local expert Patti Nickless

#Property: According to local expert Patti Nickless

Patti Nickless is one of the most recognized names in real estate throughout the Florida Keys. Patti’s credentials include a term as the 2008 President of the Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors, the 2005 MLKAR Realtor of the Year and she was the recipient of Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Elite status in 2013, […]

#Property: Buyer interested in Marathon Manor property

#Property: Buyer interested in Marathon Manor property

Local Realtor Laura Hutt and broker David Grego of Island Breeze Realty addressed the Monroe County School Board at its recent meeting in Key West during public comments. They were there to remind the board, and make it public knowledge, of an 11-month-old offer on the table to buy the Marathon Manor property adjacent to […]

#RealEstate: The real deal on buying in Key West

#RealEstate: The real deal on buying in Key West

Brian Trible has a few things going for him. First, he has great hair and a cool motorcycle; two things that pair as nicely as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. But don’t let Brian’s cool mystique and chiseled good looks fool you. Brian has a heart of gold and a reputation for honesty and […]

#Destination: Snipes Key & Boca Grande are popular with locals

#Destination: Snipes Key & Boca Grande are popular with locals

By Alex Press Snipes Key offers nature and scenery and has been a hotspot for locals to go for decades. Alec James, “AJ,” is a guide with Off the Beaten Path and Kayak Kings Key West out of Cow Key Marina. He said it is a great place because it is one of only natural […]

#Staycation: Top 9 Hotels from Key Largo to Key West

Nothing says “staycation” like abandoned the routine of home, without the cost of traveling too far. On the following pages find a list of three resorts from each geographical area of the Keys. They range from the big, luxury type resorts — with many amenities for day trippers — to small and mom-and-pop places that […]