Marco Island Real Estate Blog
What Does Contingent Mean in Real Estate? (Video & Infographic)
Searching for a home on the market can be an overwhelming experience, especially if its your first time. You're excited about new beginnings and yet most likely worried about the process as well. The process can be a little confusing. There are new terms to learn - like "contingent."
While searching for your next house, you think you found the perfect one. Then, you happen to notice that it has been listed as "contingent." What does that even mean? We're here to guide you through just what contingent means in real estate. We have a complete overview to fully inform you and give you the savvy you need to navigate your next real estate purchase.
Let's Define Contingent Real Estate
First things first, let's take a broad look at what the word…
Bidding Wars : Avoid 'em When You Can - Win 'em When You Can't
The Marco Island real estate market is always brisk in the winter. It's the time of year where every day seems to be sunny and 80 degrees. This year, though, it's crazy. It's crazy in a lot of places. The Covid nightmare is nearly over, and buyers are coming out and making up for lost time. With inventory at extremely low levels, bidding wars are happening all over the place. It's become unusual actually to sign a contract without one. At Land & Sea, we are applying every strategy to avoid bidding wars, but sometimes they're inevitable.
How do you avoid a bidding war? In a word - speed. We're successfully getting contracts without a competing bidder stepping in by moving fast. Now, I'm not suggesting adopting a reckless mentality and throwing caution…
The Florida Housing Market is on Fire - Will It Burn to the Ground?
Are we experiencing a real estate bubble? By all accounts, the Florida housing market saw some vigorous activity in 2020. Some parts of Florida saw sales volumes increase over 50% year-over-year. Prices have moved up steadily during the period too. Incredibly, the pace has only increased in the first two months of 2021. Tempered only by the low inventory, it appears that the strong surge in market activity won't slow down anytime soon. With all of the disruption caused by Covid-19, many have opined that a crash, or at least a correction must lie around the corner. But does it?
The Florida Housing Crash of 2006
Yes, it's been fifteen years already since the Florida housing market reversed course and entered a freefall that would take…
New Listing - 681 S Barfield
This beautiful home sits on a half-acre lot in the most prestigious neighborhood in Marco Island. Surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, 681 S Barfield is a rare opportunity. Boasting 4BR/3.5BA and over 3300 s.f., even large families will have more than enough room to make themselves at home. Tastefully decorated in the popular “Tommy Bahama” style with high-end furnishings and decor, all you have to do is move right in. The large outdoor living area with new Summer Kitchen and large pool and hot tub expands your entertaining space another 3000 s.f. See all of the details and more photos here.
This property has been meticulously maintained. The kitchen, baths, paint, and real wood flooring are less than 10 years old. For peace of mind, the…
Marco Island Condos That Allow Weekly Rentals
Why Weekly Rentals Matter to Buyers
Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or the budget to spend a month, much less three or four, vacationing on Marco Island. For our snowbirds, a months-long stay on Marco Island is typical. For the non-retired or budget conscious this simply isn't possible. As a real estate investor on Marco Island, you have to evaluate the opportunities and set your goals accordingly. An important factor in choosing the best property is going to be the minimum rental periods imposed by the various condominiums.
Most Marco Island condos require a minimum rental period of 30 days. Many owners love this. Why? Because resident turnover is minimized. It's quieter. While this is a must-have for most, it can be a negative if your…
Vacation Properties on Marco Island in 2019
Who doesn’t want to venture to the beach for vacation? Owning a vacation property on Marco Island can be both fun and lucrative. You never have to scramble to find the best place to rent for the right price, plus you can profit by renting it to other vacationers! There are so many great properties from which to choose. It can be difficult to decide. So, why Southwest Florida? Why Marco Island? The list of reasons is a long one but for starters, it doesn’t have the touristy traffic that many other beaches and islands do. In addition, the island itself is beautiful. There are water and palm trees everywhere. Plus, there are tons of parks and green spaces to help preserve the island’s natural beauty. How do you start looking? Read below for a breakdown of…
Closest Airports to Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island is located off the southwest corner of Florida, near Naples. Flying to Marco Island is easy. We're within easy driving distance to three international airports and two smaller airports. Whether you are coming to Marco Island for a beach vacation, visiting family, or searching for your next dream home, having several airports near Marco Island means finding a flight to fit your schedule and budget is simple.
The closest airport to Marco Island is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Located about an hour north of Marco Island, in Fort Myers, it's an easy drive to Marco. If you charter a plane or have one of your own, you can fly directly to Marco Island's executive airport. Keep reading for a full list of major airports in Florida…
Marco Island Boat Rentals
If you don't have your own boat, then you certainly should rent one to explore all Marco Island has to offer. The island boasts many options for boat rentals. You can rent by the hour, for a half day, or even weekly. Goodland and the Isles of Capri also have several options for renting. The rental companies are dedicated to giving their customers a good time. They all have above four-star reviews. What can you expect? Beautiful views, catching some great fish, exploring new places, fun with the family. From pontoons to deck boats and fishing boats, these companies have all your boating needs covered. Never rented a boat before? Not a problem! Keep reading for a breakdown of boat rentals, reviews, and pricing.
Companies That Rent Boats
Marco Island Beaches - The Complete List
There are so many things to do on Marco Island, but when you think of Marco, you have to think about our beaches. When someone says the word ‘paradise,’ you picture yourself reclined on a white sand beach next to a clear blue body of water. Well, welcome to paradise. Marco Island is known for its pristine and clean beaches with crystal clear water. Love seashells? There is no better place to start your collection. Always thought it would be cool to see a lagoon? Marco Island checks that off as well. The great part about Marco Island is that even if you aren’t on the water, a beach is only minutes away. Not only are there great public beaches, but Marco Island has a private beach for residents and a virtually private beach at Hideaway Beach Club.…