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Buying a waterfront vacation home in the Keys Part 4 - 02/06/08 09:50 AM
Home maintenance.Are there nearby electricians, plumbers, appliance stores and general contractors.If anything does happen, the prices to have things repaired or replaced will be less if there is competition and service people are nearby.Check with the REALTOR you are talking with to get a Vendor list of who the Real Estate company uses to service their rentals and offices.Rules and RegulationsMake sure you are clear on and have copies of any deed restrictions or condo docs as to what is allowed and what is not. Too many rules can be appetizing for some but a turnoff for future buyers. For example (0 comments)
Buying a waterfront vacation home in the Keys Part 3 - 02/06/08 09:49 AM
Nearby Medical and shopping optionsThese are very important considerations. If there is an accident, how far away is a hospital?In the Upper Keys we have Baptist hospital in Tavernier which is an excellent option.If you need groceries or restaurants, what is nearby? Oftentimes vacation properties can be secluded and don’t offer easy access to the above. At first being remote can seem as desirable, but in the end it can grow old quickly. This also affects home values by the way. If you can have the vacation feel and recreation, yet have amenities nearby, the prices go up.On thing about the (0 comments)
Buying a waterfront vacation home in the Keys Part 2 - 02/06/08 09:47 AM
Consider the recreational activities…The What and the When. For example in a Ski resort area, your options are limited due to weather considerations and the total amount of activities available is definitely less.*In the Keys, about the only thing you cannot do year round are mountain climbing and white water rafting.Boating access and controlling depth Is there direct boating access on the property? If so, how large a boat can you have behind the home? This is determined by what we in the Keys call controlling draft or depth. For example: If a boat is under 30ft in most cases 3 (0 comments)
Buying a waterfront vacation home in the Keys Part 1 - 02/06/08 09:46 AM
Things to consider when buying any waterfront vacation home.First off, congratulations at looking to the Keys for a possible vacation home. The good news about the Keys from an investment angle are:There is only so much waterfront or Coastal property available.The Keys have strict environmental laws that affect building permits. This means there are only so many homes and always will be a limited number of homes here. One big reason for this is there is just ONE Highway in and out of the Keys. (US1) If there is an emergency, people need to have the ability to leave quickly and (0 comments)
About islamorada - 02/06/08 09:44 AM
About Islamorada Long ago, violet sea snails called Janthina colored the shores deep lavender. When Spanish explorers discovered this strange sight, they named the Islands islas moradas, or purple isles.Located just 75 miles from Miami Airport and 80 miles from Key West, Islamorada is the perfect spot for your home in the Florida Keys. The average temperature is 80 degrees and 78 degrees for the water. Sitting between the sparkling dear waters of Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is bestowed with a Coral Reef three to five miles offshore that is filled with spectacular life! It is this very (0 comments)
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