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February 2013

Found 4 blog entries for February 2013.

Florida Real Estate

We are all familiar with Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving when Christmas shoppers, trying to grab bargains, have been known to fight over merchandise.  It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas - if you know what I mean.  The Florida real estate biz is humming like we haven't seen in years.  In certain price ranges and neighborhoods, buyers are getting worked up into a frenzy.

Here's a little anecdotal evidence for you...  I've made four offers for a single client of mine over the last few weeks and we haven't been able to even negotiate them.  In three of the four, there were multiple offers.  With these, our good offers we beaten by full-price offers or similar offers that were preferable because they were cash.  In the remaining case,

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Smokehouse Bay Club Image

Serendipity - a lucky find.  Well, we've got your serendipity.  This week, we have a new listing in Smokehouse Bay Club.  Smokehouse Bay Club is located ideally on Marco Island.  The community is, of course on the beautiful Bay so access to the Gulf from the common dock is direct.  By land, this popular and sought after community is located right next to The Esplanade so a two minute walk gets you to Starbucks, CJ's, Tara Steak and Lobster House, Mangos and more.

There is a lot more to Smokehouse than its perfect location.  It is one of the best kept and most beautiful landscapes on the island.  The flowers are in bloom and the lawns are manicured meticulously.  The buildings are tasteful in design and very well maintained. Inside, each unit is an

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Trulia and Zillow are awesome if you are interested in getting some general real estate information. If you want to see what prices have been doing over the last five or ten years on Marco Island, these big websites can give you a pretty good idea of what transpired. If you want to reach some random agent that probably knows nothing about the market, these sites will deliver that too.  But, if you want the good stuff - the real timely information you need in order to make a good decision, you might want to bypass these Goliaths.

Big real estate websites are ubiquitous these days. If you search for anything real estate related on Google or Yahoo or Bing, you're going to find that Zillow and Trulia are ranked high in the results. The sites are easy to

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701 N Barfield Marco Island FL

This week's hot listing is going to sell quickly.  It's a single family home with a swimming pool priced at $349,000.  One of many attributes that make this home so special is its size.  It isn't 1500-1800 square feet like everything else in its price range.  Not only is it over 2400 s.f., but the lot it's on is big too!  The back yard and pool area are private.  You don't have neighbors breathing down your neck.  It's fantastic and would make a great primary home, winter home or investment.

The interior of this home is awesome as well. You're going to love it!  It has been well-cared for and the bathrooms and kithcen have been recently remodeled.  In fact, the maple cabinets and granite countertops look like something out of a decorating magazine. 

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