FLORIDA KEYS REAL ESTATE NEWS AND COMMENTARY

 

 

Oct. 27, 2016

Harry Harris Park

Hidden Beaches of the Keys

 

Tucked away off the main highway in Tavernier, gently lapped by Atlantic Ocean waves held in check by our offshore reefs, visitors to the Keys can enjoy one of our rare sandy beaches. A man-made breakwall surrounds a shallow "natural" salt water pool, providing excellent swimming and snorkeling for families with children. Picnic tables and a lovely playground are shaded by mature palms and native tropical hardwoods. A recently revamped boat ramp and dock provide excellent launching and parking for trucks and trailers.

The launch ramp is just minutes from some of the best scuba diving in the Keys. From here you can take a north heading to explore the spur and groove formations of Molasses Reef, or head south to the wall at Alligator Reef. Give us a call before you head out and we will be glad to share coordinates of dozens of other dive sites.

Many boaters will find time to visit our infamous Whale Harbor "Sandbar" off of Islamorada to take in the party atmosphere. If you are in search of a quieter anchorage Tavernier Key lies just off the park with it's own low tide sandbar, excellent holding, and lee side protection from Atlantic Ocean breezes.

Not far from the park, at the end of Caribbean Avenue, visitors will find an excellent hidden spot to put in with a SUP or kayak. Dove Creek provides an excellent tour through the mangroves out to the Ocean, and the intrepid paddler can push on out to Rodriguez Key, or stop in for lunch and libations at Snappers Restaurant. Mind the tides though, as the Creek can be quite challenging to the less athletic when the current builds. The Creek is teeming with Parrot Fish and Barracuda, and we have spotted Sharks, Tarpon and more in the crystal clear waters.

The park generally opens around 7:30 and closes at dusk. Pay attention to your time if you do launch a boat, as after hours the gates are closed and locked. A call to the sheriffs office will get you out, but you will be waiting for some time. Admission to the park is free weekdays, but there are charges on the weekend and Holidays.

Enjoy your visit, and please boat safely and be mindful of your trash! 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Interesting Places
July 26, 2016

Dry Tortugas

The Dry Tortugas

 

No matter where you are staying in the Florida Keys, at some point you will find yourself heading south and west on the Overseas Highway to the end of the road in Key West. Not only the home of the famous Fantasy Fest and The Mallory Square sunset party, this is the place to visit in the Florida Keys if you are on the lookout for exciting and adventurous food choices. Along Duvall Street and off to the side streets the curious gourmand will find genuine Tapas cafes, amazing Cuban food, Italian trattorias, and French bistros. Many excellent choices defy categorization and it often pays to just duck into a new place with an interesting menu for lunch or dinner. You just might discover the next hot spot in Old Town and you can say you got there first!

 

Recently we ventured to Key West on another mission, to jump off on a long promised trip out to the Dry Tortugas National Park.  Visitors can arrange a trip out to this extremely isolated group of islands by ferry or seaplane. We chose the ferry this time around, but next time we just might consider the considerably more expensive plane ride to give us more time on the island to explore Fort Jefferson. The website link above is a great source of information about the park, with details on the fort, snorkeling and diving, camping, and the fascinating history behind the fort itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Informed consumer
May 18, 2016

Long Term Rentals

Rental Properties

Keys Post Card Properties is proud to bring their property management expertise to a broad range of condominiums, multiplexes and single family homes in the Florida Keys. If you are looking for a dedicated team to bring your home to the rental market from Marathon to Key Largo you need look no further. We take great pride in our ability to utilize the internet and social media to get properties rented fast.

For the latest, up to date and accurate rentals available please visit Kym's Florida Keys Rentals on Facebook.

Screening

Prospective tenants are requested to provide background and credit checks. We always use State of Florida approved leases and typically require tenants to remit first month, last month and one month security. Pets are allowed only with the permission of the landlord and generally tenants are obligated to provide a non-refundable pet deposit.

Marketing

Upon lease termination our managed rental properties rarely stay vacant for long. We have had terrific success with a concentrated combination of social media and integrated web sites. Prospective tenants from Connecticut to California quickly find their way to Kym's Florida Keys Rentals on Facebook. Long term rentals are very much in demand here in the Florida Keys and rarely last very long on this page.

 

Posted in rentals
April 29, 2016

Our Changing Market

 

Investing in real estate became much more challenging after the latest housing crash. Clearly there were some fundamental issues that needed to be addressed, particularly with respect to the financing of properties.

While all the ramifications of Dodd-Frank are not yet understood, it is apparent that the consumer can expect much greater transparency in the marketing and financing of residential properties. 

We at Postcard Properties feel that the well-informed customer is our most valuable customer. To this end we promise to provide you with the most complete and accurate information about our market as we possibly can.

Posted in Informed consumer