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Peaceful, intimate and central, once you have seen Coquina Gardens condo complex, it’s not hard to understand why it has maintained its popularity in the market for the past 50 years. It lies less than a mile from the commercial and retail heart of Marco Island, and is just a short drive from the famous white sands of Marco Island beach.

Of course, another key attraction is its affordability. As Marco Island inland condos go, it also boasts the best value for money, and despite being one of the first residential complexes on the island, still satisfies the demands of the modern property hunter.

What is more, there is a selection of property options within the development, so anyone seeking centrally-located Marco Island real estate is certain to

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Marco Island Real Estate Contract

Let's face it, Marco Island is a great place to live. And these days competing with others who want to buy the same home is becoming more common. If you have not been in this position before, it can be a little bit uncomfortable and frustrating. So let's take a look at why this happens and how you can turn what seems like a problem into an advantage for you.

Why are there multiple offers on a home? Pretty simple equation of supply and demand. Right now there are less homes on the market and more buyers are coming out. This means that they are choosing from a more limited inventory. For homes that are in IDEAL conditions and in DESIRABLE areas, the likelihood is higher that sellers will be considering several offers at once.

Avoiding the

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Southwinds - Florida Condominiums

If you're in search of a second home that is close to the beach, has low fees and taxes and has great rental potential, look no further than Southwind.  Sometimes referred to as Southwinds or South Wind, this pristine condominium is a perennial favorite on Marco Island. Currently, there is only one unit available in the 80 unit complex.  Obviously, condos in Southwind are in demand.  In fact, condos under $100,000 on Marco Island are soon to be extinct. 

The one unit currently available in Southwind is an unfurnished efficiency priced at $73,800.  It such a good deal, I had to blog about it.  It is a foreclosure owned by Bank of America.  It was last purchased in 2005 for $189,000.  Maintenance fees are only $280 per month and include master

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Mainsail Naples Condos For Sale

Mainsail I, II, III and IV in Naples, Florida represent some of the best bargains around if you're looking for an affordable condo.  Located in the Marco Shores area adjacent to Hammock Bay, Mainsail condos are all situated on a serene lake and across the street from a beautiful golf course.  If you're a pilot, the Marco Island airport is only a few minute away. If you're not a pilot, you shouldn't be concerned about airplane noise.  Marco Island's airport is quite small and traffic in and out is very light on its heaviest day.

Mainsail condominiums are lovely, two bedroom/two bath units that are roomy and efficient.  They make a great place for second home or an economical primary residence.  Conveniently located between Marco Island and Naples,

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Pool House on Marco

I wanted to bring your attention to a home on Marco Island that is about to sell.  Located at 701 N Barfield Drive, this well-cared-for pool home is priced to move.  It happens to be the lowest priced home on the island by the foot and it is in stellar condition.  The floorplan is very functional and takes advantage of wonderful pool views.  The oversized lot offers options for RV storage or room additions that simply aren't available on Marco Island.  Homes in this price range sometimes don't have three bedrooms, often don't have two baths and never have two baths AND a powder room.  This one has it all.

The 2438 square feet under air was so thoughtfully designed that the home actually feels much larger.  In a price range that typically only

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Marco Manor Condo ImageThe most popular listing this week on BuyMarco.com is also the least expensive condo available on the island right now. Can you imagine owning a condo on Marco Island for less than $40,000. Well, now you can. This one bedroom / one bath condo located in Marco Manor is a steal! It is a short sale that was just listed a few days ago and it won't last long.

Marco Manor is located on Hartley Avenue in the heart of Marco Island, Florida.  It is within walking distance to fine shops and restaurants.  There is a big, oval swimming pool out back.  It really is a fantastic bargain at $39,900.  The monthly mainteance fee is $220 and covers insurance, pest control, lawn and landscaping maintenance and trash removal.

Only one other 1 bedroom unit has sold in

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Affordable Marco Island

Buyers consistently ask me where they can get the most bang for their buck on the Island.  I would have to say Old Marco.  Located west of the Jolly Bridge, you'll love the Key West vibe and with the current properties on the market topping out at $549,000, you'll love the price too!  You can live in Old Marco and practically never leave.  There are several great restaurants and shopping within walking distance and a marina right down the street.  Following are some examples of what you can buy in Old Marco:

Located on 821 Elm St., this single family home features a private dock with lift and in-ground swimming pool.  The pool is screened in so you can relax and enjoy the outdoors as long as you like.  With water direct access, this home is a good

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The most viewed listing this week on BuyMarco.com is one in Smokehouse Bay Club priced at $170,000.  Smokehouse Bay is one of the most picturesque bays on Marco Island.  It is surrounded by luxury, waterfront homes and condos and marinas.  Smokehouse Bay Club is a low-rise condominium that is comprised of both waterfront and inland condos.  It is located within a short walking distance to shopping and dining on Collier yet it's quiet and peaceful.

This particular unit is has two bedrooms and two baths.  Its floorplan is efficient and roomy.  The amenities at Smokehouse Bay are great including two swimming pools, one of which overlooks the bay.

This weeks most popular listing is actually not the least expensive in the community.  There is one unit

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Greenview St Marco IslandThe most visited listing this week on BuyMarco.com is this one on Greenview Street.  It is a short sale that has just come back on the market after being listed as pending for some time.  It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1275 square feet under air.  The swimming pool is icing on the cake.  If you have kids, you'll like the fact that it is located close to the elementary and middle schools.

Short sales can be tricky to get to closing.  There are many pitfalls along the way and banks don't seem to act reasonably or rationally when confronted with one.  If you decide to pursue a short sale in the interest of getting a good deal, beware.  While you wait, sometimes months, for the transaction to close you may miss other opportunities.  In fact, you must

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Every week or so, we take a look to see which listing on BuyMarco.com is getting the most action.  This week, it's a great condo in the Tropic Schooner development off Marco Island.  Tropic Schooner is located just a few miles from Marco off Collier Boulevard, in the Marco Shores area.  This is the area with the three high rise condos you see just before you arrive on Marco Island. The little Marco Island airport is in this area, too.

This particular listing is a two bedroom, 2 bath unit with 948 square feet of living area. It has views of the pool and cabana and a very low maintenance fee of $248 per month.  The fee includes landscaping, trash removal, insurance and more.

The reason this listing is getting so much attention now is the price. 

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