marco island: Marco Island December 2007 Review - 12/20/07 04:25 AM
Here is the latest stories coming from Marco Island Homes: It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Marco Island! There might not be snow on Marco Island but that is not stopping Marco Island Residents from getting into the holiday spirit with Christmas Island Style. Now that the Christmas Tree is lit at Marco Town Square Christmas Island Style swings into full force.There is no doubt about it, Christmas on Marco Island is special, and thanks to the countless volunteers Christmas Island Style makes it so!More About Christmas on Marco Island:Christmas Island Style The Marine Corps Toys for Tots … (6 comments)

marco island: Marco Island | Where the Sun Spends the Winter.... - 12/09/07 01:22 PM
... for boaters with over 200 miles of canals for your boat to call home ...golfers with two golf course on the island and dozens of choices in Collier County ... for lovers to take moonlit strolls along the beach ... because dolpins frolic in the warm ocean waters... because Turtles, Burrowing Owls and Eagles all can't be is an Island Paradise with sugar sand beaches... you fall in love coming over the bridge... for fishermen who enjoy Saltwater and Freshwater fishing... for great seafood, fresh catch of the day is just that!...shelling, there are always a myrid of choices... because … (8 comments)

marco island: November News Recap for Marco Island Homeowners - 12/01/07 12:48 AM
 Marco Island is a great place to call home!  Many only call Marco Island home for part of the year, so to catch those up that are not in the area, here is a brief recap of what is happening on Marco Island. 
Marco Island is a boating community with many Marco Island homes and condos set on canals. Between 1964 - 1965 the Deltona Corporation started building seawalls to create Marco Island Waterways. In building all of those canals, there was need to have bridges built to help people navigate the roadways.
Read More at Marco Island Boating and Bridge Safety … (3 comments)

marco island: Marco Island Island Paradise - 12/01/07 12:06 AM
I have been writing about Marco Island for some time.  The topics are varied and at times it is hard to find topics that might interest you. To make it easier, here is a list of Topics of Interest on the Marco Island Real Estate-Homes and Condos on Marco Island:Angler's Cove Art League of Marco IslandBarron Collier Beachesbeachfront condosBill MossBingoBLOG Action Dayboat anchoringboating condoburrowing owlsCanastaCape MarcoCapt. Brien's Seafood and Raw BarCaxambas BridgeCaxambas ParkChicago TribuneCity ResourcesCollier CountyConcrete FloorsCondo hotelDale GlonDeltona Corporationdensity rightsEnterprise ConstructionFishingFlooring TrendsFlorida Home gratitudegulf of mexicoHideaway BeachHistoryHome EntertainmentHome SearchHurricaneInsuranceIsland ParadiseJob HuntingKey MarcoLotsMackle ParkMah JonggmanateesMarco home for saleMarco IslandMarco Island Boatingmarco island bridgesMarco … (1 comments)

marco island: About Shipps Landing on Marco Island - 11/18/07 06:11 AM
Shipps Landing  
Shipp's Landing is a community at the Southeastern tip of Marco Island affording wonderful views of the 10,000 Islands.
This community was built in three stages I, II & III
I consists of 54 units and was built in 1979. II consists of 48 units on seven floors and was completed in 1980. III is a 10 story building that was completed in 1983. All three sections allow for monthly rentals and amentities include: activities room BBQ, Fitness Center, Pool, Spa, Tennis, game room and fishing docks.

marco island: Victim of the Real Estate Slump or something else? - 10/19/07 02:26 PM
Enterprise Construction files for Chapter 11 This was announced on Monday and who on Marco Island is really surprised? The controversy has been around for some time. No I have never really been a fan of their homes, and yes there is a lot of controversy on the subject. Just read the comments over at the Marco Island Eagle Article!"And it opens a new chapter for the company, according to a press release issued by Dan Dufault Sr., the CEO of RE/MAX Results and Enterprise Construction. Enterprise Construction, the contracting entity of RE/MAX Results Realty on Marco, announced it filed for … (8 comments)

marco island: Marco Island Wildlife - 08/18/07 04:13 AM
Marco Island is the gateway to the 10,000 Islands and wilfelife surrounds us...  Some of the wildlife you might see include:
Alligators - Florida has one of only two species of alligators left in the world, the American alligator. Today, alligators have recovered from near extinction.Brown Pelicans - The pelican flock to docks to eat cleaned fillets and even hooked fish - often with deadly results.Burrowing Owls - These tiny, nine-inch tall birds of prey are underground dwellers. If abandoned holes aren't available, they will excavate their own homes in grassy fields and vacant lots. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls forage for … (5 comments)

marco island: Marco Island -- Where to Get Pizza - 08/18/07 04:01 AM
Who doesn't love Pizza?  Those that live on Marco Island have several options for pizza!  My personal favorite is Five Brother's Pizza!   But everyone has their own opinion.   When you are on Marco Island and want pizza, there are a few choices for you. 
Here are a few option on Marco Island to have it created for you:
Tide Beach Bar at The Apollo - (239) 389-0509900 S. Collier Blvd. Marco Island FL 34145Five Brother's Pizza - (239) 394-5100599 S. Collier Blvd. Marco Island FL 34145Joey's Pizza - (239) 389-2433257 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island FL 34145Churp's (Champion) Pizza - (239) 642-5662912 … (2 comments)

marco island: Marco Island Potential Vacation Home Rental Crisis - 05/15/07 03:14 PM
I just got a call from my son's father about a serious issue on Marco Island.  He wanted to get some exposure to this situation and he asked me to post this on my BLOG to help give some attention to this situation. 
"Below is a letter we sent to the Marco Island City Council, please take action before our property values are significantly impacted by this action." 
                                                                   Paul Demos -
Why is there always one person cackling "The Sky is Falling" while the rest of us see sunshine?  In short, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO LOGICAL REASON TO OUTLAW WEEKLY VACATION RENTAL HOMES ON … (4 comments)

marco island: Apollo Market Update - February 2007 - 02/16/07 03:58 AM
Read my prior updates here on the Apollo condo.  Like all of Marco Island, there has been not much activity here as well.   In fact there were no sales in this building according to the Marco Area MLS in 2006, so to have one in 2007 is showing that there are some signs of activity slowly coming back to Marco Island.
The Apollo has the most important thing when it comes to Real Estate -- Location! Location! Location!  Located right on the beach at the southern end of Marco Island's Crescent Beach.  It also allows daily rentals, so it made for a popular … (1 comments)

marco island: Why I really love Marco Island May through November! - 02/13/07 08:28 AM
Or another title for this could be "Shopping Survival Tatics in Southwest Florida" 
I crossed the SS Jolley Bridge yesterday on what is best called a shopping adventure.  Why is this little trip significant?  Well it is season and driving around here when all the snowbirds are here becomes a challenge.  Each day it gets a little more difficult with the influx of the snowbirds.  It also makes me start counting the days until Easter, when most flock home.
Read the Rest of my Story about Driving in SouthWest Florida, visit my Marco Island Blog
This information is provided by Colleen Kulikowski, Realtor
Celebration Florida … (9 comments)

marco island: Gulfview Market Update - February 2007 - 02/11/07 05:54 AM
Back in September I wrote about why there haven't been sales in this building and I shared the following:
So why so few sales?   If I can see the numbers, and it is simple statistics you would think that the sellers would understand that their list prices are over what the market will bear. 
2004 and 2005 saw tremendous rises in prices and was an unusual increase.   When coming to your List price you really need to disregard (I know I am not going to be popular here BUT...) the tremendous appreciation.  If I take the Average Sales price of 2003 of … (5 comments)

marco island: Lesson in Customer Service -- Visit a few Hardware Stores! - 02/05/07 02:34 PM

A few of you know that I have had a busy two weeks!  Write a post -- who has time when you are decorating!  I have a new found appreciation for those that professionally stage homes!  I had the honor of decorating and staging a house for my son's father who will be renting this home as a vacation rental.  So in many instances I had to stage it for use. 
Craig Schiller who was kind enough to answer a bunch of my questions and gave me encouragement.  I had it easy, I could put some personality into the rooms, something that if we … (31 comments)

marco island: Need something to do January 19-21st? - 01/13/07 04:04 AM
It figures that I will be in Orlando attending the mid-winter meetings of the Florida Association of Realtors the one weekend that there is a lot of fun things to do in Naples and Marco Island! 
So you are visiting and wondering what to do.  Well Naples & Marco Island Florida are full of options next weekend!  So many things are happening next weekend in the Southwest Florida region, so if you are here you should check one of these out!
The third annual Southwest Florida Birding Festival comes to Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve the 19-21 located at 300 Tower … (3 comments)

marco island: Collier County Tax Collector's Office - Marco Island - 01/12/07 05:02 AM
A hidden treasure on Marco Island is the Collier County Tax Collector's office!  Shhh... I am letting you in on a big secret there are hardly ever any lines here!  You can just walk in and be done with your business. 
Located at 1010 Winterberry Drive is a convenient place where you can do any of the following Monday through Friday 8am-1pm & 2pm - 4:45pm.  Their number in case you need more information is (239) 394-6986.
Hunting/fishing/boating licensesVehicle Registration and TitleDriver's licensesProperty tax bill paymentsPayment of Traffic finesMaking support paymentsMaking misdemeanor & felony paymentsObtaining marriage licensesObtaining passportsFiling-Declaration of DomicileVoter's RegistrationThis information … (1 comments)

marco island: South Beach Beach Re-nourishment Almost Complete! - 01/11/07 09:05 AM
Big news -- all that work is almost done!  Read all about it from today's papers:
Marco News - complete with photosMarco Island Sun Times Completion expected January 15th and the improvements are highly anticipated!   This just makes our spectacular beaches even that more wonderful!  Some of the condos that will benefit are those at Cape Marco and Apollo to name a few.
This information is provided by Colleen Kulikowski, Realtor for EliteOne Fine Properties.  If you need more information about the Naples/Marco Island area, please feel free to contact me at (239) 821-3063 or
This information is provided by Colleen Kulikowski, Realtor … (2 comments)

marco island: Marco Island Sea Walls 101 - 01/11/07 08:56 AM
Marco Island is a boating community and has lots of canals...  There are three types of seawalls on these canals:  Original Deltona, T-Pile and Replacement Wall. 
Original Walls Designed by Deltona - these walls are over 30 years old and are normally 10'-12' in depth and 5'8' width and 4"-5" thick.T-Pile are 20'-22' poured concrete pilings;panels are normally 10-12' depth 5'-8' wide and 4"-5" thickReplacement Wall are generally thicker and better made, 14'long 6"thick, 5'wide and 5' into the berm.Some Terminology you might want to be familiar with:
Seawall Cap - Ties the panels together at the top -- there are two … (2 comments)

marco island: Big Band Fan? - 01/04/07 02:44 AM
The Gulf Coast Big Band Concert Schedule is out and if you are a fan of Big Band Music -- Well try and attend one of these free concerts:
Cambrier Park in Naples - 2pm
January 21stFebruary 11thMarch 11thApril 1stMackle Park on Marco Island - 2pm
January 28thFebruary 18thMarch 18thApril 15thThis is a group of volunteer, non-profit organization and this is their 17th year of performing and they raise money for their high school scholarship program.  Donations can be sent to Gulf Coast Big Band  624 98th Avenue, North Naples, FL 34108.  All donations are a tax deductible gift.
This information is provided by Colleen … (0 comments)

marco island: Bored on Marco Island? - 01/03/07 04:30 AM

It is raining outside, or too cold to go sit on the beach (Yes Kristal Kraft it can be chilly here some times too!)  Want to meet some new people and make some new friends?  How about you play Bingo, Mah-jongg or cards?  Well on Marco Island you have a lot of options! 
This information is provided by Colleen Kulikowski, Realtor
Celebration Florida Homes Paradise Report Website Marco Island Homes (407) 288-0017
An avid writer and photographer Colleen Kulikowski utilizes these talents to assist her clients in achieving their Real Estate goals.   She grew up in Western NY and … (8 comments)

marco island: Gulfview Club Market Update - January 2007 - 01/01/07 07:40 AM
The December Market Update was encouraging in the Gulfview, but since then there have been some activity that increased the competition once again:
There are 27 Active listings with an average list price of $846,674 and an average of 201 days on the market.  Prices range from $675,000 to 1,150,000 and even though the lowest priced listing in this building is priced below my theory of modifing the anticipated sales price it remains on the market.There are no pending units at this time.Average Sold price this year for the 5 units that have sold in Gulfview is $684,000 for 2006.  Hopefully 2007 will see an increase … (0 comments)

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