According to the Marco Island Area Board of Realtors, $32 million worth of Marco Island real estate was sold in the month of October. Low inventory and a high demand has led to an increase of 6.5% in average sales prices since one year ago. What does this mean for you? As we prepare for season, all signs are that we will have a very healthy season of real estate sales on Marco Island. For those... [Read more...]
Come out this weekend to the Holiday Bazaar in Goodland! The Goodland Civic Association and Collier County Parks and Recreation are co-hosting the 4th annual Goodland Holiday Bazaar Nov. 16-17. For this event, there will be 10 local musicians playing both days and there will be wonderful artisans and crafters on hand as well. Marker 8.5 restaurant will be serving and Moma Mack will offer hot dogs and... [Read more...]
Marvelous Marco Island location with phenomenal views towards beautiful Smokehouse Bay & water direct access to Gulf of Mexico by boat. Great home to rent out now & later utilize this over-sized lot for your new dream home. Rear SE exposure showcases all newer residences just across the waterway & this is a great opportunity to own within this awesome luxury estate neighborhood. Plus,... [Read more...]
Come out for the 3rd Annual Marco Island Paddle Challenge Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak Competition
The event is scheduled from 8:00AM – 4:00PM on November 10th at The Esplanade & Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, Florida.
This exciting community event raises money to support the Leadership Marco Scholarship fun that provides scholarships to local high school graduates. We welcome Paddleboarders... [Read more...]
SST4 Bldg 4 #602
Completely updated condo with sweeping bay & inland views. Stylishly furnished, the new kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless appliances, glass tile backsplash & the bathrooms have been remodeled, too. New bamboo & tile flooring. Amenities include pool, tennis, exercise room, docks & of course beach access!
Villas at Waterside Bldg 220 #102
Immaculate 3 bedroom and 2 bath waterfront residence in Villas at Waterside. This newly painted 1st floor condo also has brand new carpet and is being sold furnished. Centrally located on Marco Island, this residence offers outstanding long water views from the private lanai, a 25′ boat dock and a 1 car garage!
1020 Dill Ct Marco Island, FL 34145
Build your dream home on this oversized, cul-de-sac lot with views of Landmark Bay! This lot features a new seawall and 163 ft. of waterfront footage! This lot also has central sewer already installed! Don’t miss out!
Riviera, Bldg: PH #931
Penthouse 3 bedroom and 2 bath luxury residence with expansive views of the Gulf and Collier Bay from a glassed in balcony with impact glass. Le Provencal floor plan with nearly 3000 sq feet that has been newly decorated & updated throughout. Granite countertops, faux painting, tile flooring, new washer & dryer, plantation shutters, wet bar with granite countertop and... [Read more...]
1049 Cottonwood Ct Marco Island, FL 34145
Newly and completely remodeled 3 bedroom and 2 bath home that is being sold furnished. Located in an area of new homes, this home offers southern exposure with delightful water views and indirect access to the Gulf. Granite countertops, stainless appliances, impact glass, light and bright and sparkling like new!
250 Bald Eagle Dr Marco Island, FL 34145
Truly spectacular wide waterviews and beautiful sunsets! Oversized lot, study, volume ceilings, tray ceiling in dining room, pool bath, oversized lanai & lots of closet space. Large pantry inside laundry room. Side entrance to garage with lots of turn around space.
1035 Admiralty Ct Marco Island, FL 34145
Southern exposure, dock, lift, heated pool, tile roof, convenient location, nice view, new kitchen cabinets and a large master bedroom!
1220 Lamplighter Ct, Marco Island, FL 341453BR/2BA home with gorgeous views of converging waterways. Delightfully decorated and impeccably maintained, this home is a must see! U-shaped dock with lift, paver driveway & walkway, beautiful landscaping with garden lighting, tropical hand painting, heated pool and more!
Riviera, BLDG5000 #435
Perfect beachside condominium with fantastic Gulf and Marco River views within world class Hideaway Beach community! Riviera’s Le Monaco floor plan with 3 luxurious BR suites, 3-1/2 baths, PLUS A RARE DEN, & 2 screened terraces plus a screened courtyard! This residence has marble floors, many pieces of newer furniture inside & out including a plasma tv, plus electric... [Read more...]
Riverside boasts a fantastic location on the Marco River and this 1 br/1ba furnished residence offers fantastic views of the Marco River & Jolley Bridge. Residents enjoy fishing from the pier, a heated community pool, tennis court, barbecue and picnic area and spa. Common docks are also available.
1156 Lamplighter Court, Marco Island, FL 34145
Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA home on the much desired Lamplighter! Pool, lanai. spa, dock & lift! The very large pool area provides loads of extra living space! This home is great for boaters with quick access to the Gulf. New dock and seawall.
The Apollo #1006
Outstanding top floor Gulf views, breathtaking sunsets, frolicking dolphins & miles of sugary sands! The best center building location that offers private balcony views, truly bringing the outside in. Recently renovated & beautifully furnished in West Indies decor – it will be your respite at the prestigious south end. Weekly rentals, great rental history plus full... [Read more...]
Downtown Naples Dining
We want to be sure to pass along the 2010 season Naples Concert Band performance dates at beautiful Cambier Park in downtown Naples for your enjoyment. The old-fashioned, free public concerts are scheduled on Sunday afternoons as follows:
January 10, 2010 (2:00 p.m.)
January 31, 2010 (2:00 p.m.)
February 28, 2010 (2:00 p.m.)
March 21, 2010 (2:00 p.m.)
April 16, 2010... [Read more...]
Marco Island's Famous Crescent Beach
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking the magnificent crescent beach along the shores of tropical Marco Island, you may have noticed the constant changes in the volume and movement of sand.
Per the City of Marco Island weekly update from Steven T. Thompson, City Manager, there was a recent review that “focused especially on the north end of the beach... [Read more...]
2009 Marco Island Christmas Parade
For the past two months, Marco Island real estate listings have risen as has been the case over history during the early winter months, with 179 new listings over the past 30 days. There are 784 Marco Island condominiums, 484 Marco Island homes and 351 Marco Island residential lots for sale with a grand total of 1,583 properties on the market as of December 1,... [Read more...]
2009 Naples Christmas Parade
As has been the case for the early winter months in the past, the quantity of Naples real estate listings has increased this month with 1,403 new listings over the past 30 days with a total of 8,611 listings for sale as of December 1, 2009. Even though that sounds like a huge number of active listings, there were 924 Naples homes, Naples condominiums and Naples... [Read more...]
2009 Naples Christmas Parade
2009 Marco Island Christmas Parade
If you were blessed to be in Collier County for the beginning of the Christmas holiday season, you would have had the opportunity to stand on the sidelines and enjoy the festive lighted floats, junior and high school bands, fabulous sports cars, motorcycles, lighted boats on trailers, fire engines, dancers, the Shriners, clowns,... [Read more...]
Downtown Naples Holidays
Why not consider trading snow for sand this December and enjoy the 2009 holiday season in tropical Naples, Florida! Some of the most popular activities are as follows:
*Wednesday, December 2: The Nutcracker at the Naples Philharmonic – Call (239) 597-1900 for more dates and times.
*Thursday, December 3: Grand Illuminations at Venetian Village with festive tree... [Read more...]
Marco Island Holidays
Thanks to the efforts of the Christmas Island Style organizers and the recent fundraisers (golf tournament and spaghetti dinner), the activities for this 2009 holiday season on beautiful Marco Island are as follows:
* Nov. 27 – Santa’s arrival, Shops of Marco, 6 p.m.
* Dec. 5 – Tree lighting and community celebration, Veteran’s Community Park, 6 p.m. (musical... [Read more...]
This is the time of year when a greater number of sellers tend to list their property for sale, so the active listings on Marco Island have increased by 2% compared to last month. For every property that went under contract, there were almost two more new properties that came on the market to replace each one.
This... [Read more...]
Ten Thousand Islands
It was a long six year process to receive the proper permitting to quadruple the boat trailer parking at the Highway 951 facility located across from the road to Isles of Capri in Naples, FL. With that goal accomplished, “we are already in the midst of the expansion, which is expected to be done by the end of 2009” per Donna Fiala, Collier County Commissioner, as published... [Read more...]
Marco Island Jolley Bridge
Thanks to a generous median landscaping grant that was received by Collier County, Highway 951 will be forever transformed for the better by new landscaping from the north side of the Marco Island Jolley Bridge extending to McIlvane Bay (just south of the Naples Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club community).
“The work should be completed by the end of November 2009”,... [Read more...]
Marco Island Beaches
We are happy to report that the month of September 2009 ended with a whopping 99 pendings for Marco Island real estate for the month, up 154% over last year at this time, exceeding our expectations and starting the season off with a bang!
Season came early this year based upon a combination of the following: amazingly low interest rates (under 5% for primary residences),... [Read more...]
Jack's Lookout - a great Marco Island stop!
Marco Island is full of many a great “watering holes” but last week, I went to one of the local favorites… Jack’s Lookout. Located at Marco River Marina, Jack’s is a tiki hut that sits directly on the water where the charter fishing boats come in at the end of the day. Not only is it terrific to be able to be on the water to take in the sunset... [Read more...]
Shared Use Sidewalk on Collier Blvd. in Marco Island
When driving down Bald Eagle Drive, you’ve probably noticed all of the construction on the sidewalk along the western side of the road. Thanks to the economic stimulus planand/or grants, the new 8-foot wide sidewalk will be constructed to the west of Bald Eagle from the corner of San Marco to Elkcam Circle and then southwest along Elkcam to Joy... [Read more...]
Marco Island Beach
Market Activity for Marco Island MLS
Marco Island Properties only
Actives Pendings Closed New
Homes 460 48 24 44
Condos 732 ... [Read more...]
Marco Island Movies Under the Stars
Do you remember all of the fun you had at the old drive-in theaters during your childhood days, lovingly referred to as the “olden’ days” by my teen?
Thanks to the efforts of the Marco Island Parks and Recreation and the Marco Optimist Club, children of all ages, from newborns to grandparents, enjoyed “Bedtime Stories” starring Adam Sandler last... [Read more...]
Marco Island Florida Esplanade Opening Doors to Local Artists
In the next few weeks, Marco Island’s Esplanade complex on North Collier Boulevard at Smokehouse Bay will soon be showcasing local artists work by making free space available to them in a beautiful setting! “This is a win-win cooperative arrangement between Summit Management, A & N Corporation, The Art League, Marco Island’s... [Read more...]
Marco Island Charter Middle School
Earlier this week, I attended an informal meeting with the Principal of Marco Island Charter Middle School, George Abounader, and the President of the Board of Directors, Jim Reinders. They shared with the parents in attendance their pride in the fact that MICMS is ranked 21st out of 575 Florida middle schools based on the state mandated Florida Comprehensive Assessment... [Read more...]
Marco Island Beaches
On Monday, September 21, 2009, “the Marco Island City Council approved a property tax rate of 1.6518 mils and the good news is that it’s a decrease from the estimated tax bills that were mailed recently which showed a higher estimated rate of 1.85 mils” per Kelly Farrell of the Marco Eagle. She went on to say, “The approved rate is about $1.65 per $1,000 of taxable property... [Read more...]