OPEN HOUSE – spacious 3 Beds / 2 Baths one-of-a-kind unit in Key Colony

Key Colony

You are cordially invited to the OPEN HOUSE of this spacious 3 Beds / 2 Baths           one-of-a-kind unit in Key Colony.   

On Wednesday January 20  from 12 to 1.30 PM 

141 Crandon blvd # 237. Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Refreshments will be served

Completely Remodeled unit in a great open space layout.  White ceramic floors throughout.  New Open Modern contemporary kitchen and bathrooms with outstanding stone counter tops and top of the line appliances.  Plenty of closets space. World class amenities, pool, gym, tennis and much more… Enjoy this beautiful relaxing place that you will call Home! Call me @ 305-205-1567 TODAY!

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Taste Paradise Key Biscayne

Taste Paradise Key Biscayne

The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce  is sponsoring the First Annual “Taste Paradise, the World’s Best Cuisine on One Island” this October (9th-25th).  Key Biscayne Restaurants will offer a culinary trip around the world with fixed-price breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus.

Participating restaurants range from casual to elegant dining option with a variety of foods. 

 

Photo courtesy of community newspaper

Miami Open 2015 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne

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The 2015 Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on Key Biscayne, takes place Monday, March 23 through Sunday, April 5. Watch the best players in the world battle for one of the most coveted titles on the tour.

Key Biscayne is providing a free white van shuttle service with “Key Biscayne” on the dashboard that takes you to the Crandon tennis center.  It Begins @ 8 am and runs until the end of the last match.   It runs about every 20 minutes and stops at the bus stops. 

To buy Tickets or additional information go Miamiopen.com

As you take a break from the match excitement Call me explore the Real Estate opportunities in the Key Biscayne Island Paradise Community.

When it comes to buying or selling your home, we’ll serve an ace.  

Call Me today for a  Buyer or Seller Consultation with Josie Albaine @ 205.205.1567.  

 

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Miami 2015

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Everyone in Miami is Irish when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. If you don’t have plans for this year, consider joining in some of the festivities planned around Miami. Here are some St Patrick Day Celebrations in Miami: 

    • Key Hole – 200 Crandon blvd suite 101. Key Biscayne, Florida
    • John Martin – 253 Miracle Mile. Coral Gables, Florida
    • Playwright Irish Pub and Restaurant  – 1265 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, Florida 
    • Finnegan’s – 1344 Ocean Drive.  Miami Beach, Florida
    • Fado Irish Pub – Mary Brickell Village. Miami, Florida 
    • The Shelborne Wyndham Grand – 1801 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 
    • Touche Rooftop Lounge and Restaurant – 15 NE 11th St.  Downtowm Miami, FL 
    • Shake Shak – 1111 Lincoln Road – Miami Beach, FL 

 

The 51st Key Biscayne Art Fair – 2015

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The 51st Key Biscayne Art Fair will have artist in the Key Biscayne Village Green with their gallery style display booths, available to discuss and sell their art and inspiration. This outdoor festival brings the longtime favorites and the newest names in the contemporary art scene.  Enjoy life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one of a kind jewels, photography, ceramics and much more…

This is a great way to spend the day with the ones you love enjoying good weather, art, great food, kids activities in Key Biscayne Island Paradise.

Key Biscayne Art Festival March 21 & 22 2015

Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

Located in the Village Green Park in Key Biscayne, FL

Free Admission and Open to the public

For More Information visit:  ArtFestival.com

As you explore Real Estate opportunities in the Key Biscayne Island Paradise Community, call today for a  Buyer or Seller Consultation with Josie Albaine @ 205.205.1567.  

 “I take great pride in using my experience, expertise, Marketing and Sotheby’s global connections to perfectly unity extraordinary Key Biscayne homes with extraordinary local and global buyers” – Josie Albaine

Key Biscayne cuts tax rate

key biscayne for julyKey Biscayne has cut its property-tax rate. The village manager’s original budget proposal called for keeping the tax rate at $3.20 per $1,000 in taxable home value.

For the longtime owner of a home assessed at $475,000,the council’s decision means a village tax bill of $1,299, or about $60 less than the previous year. With the larger tax cut, the bill would have been $1,169. All of these figures assume the homeowner qualifies for the homestead exemption and that the property appreciates in value by 1.7 percent, the state limit.

The council decided to cut the tax rate because the village manager’s proposed budget had projected a surplus of nearly $1.7 million. Even after the agreed-upon tax cut, the village expects to maintain a surplus well over $500,000. The village usually socks away surplus money into its capital improvements projects fund, also known as CIP, which is used for big-ticket expenses.

The council approved the $3 tax rate by a vote of 6-1.

In addition to changing the tax rate, the council added several capital improvement projects that they would like to work on in the future. The village has added to the CIP improvements for both the Key Biscayne K-8 Center as well as MAST Academy; the money will be used to alleviate overcrowding at K-8 Center and help expand the recreational facilities at MAST.

The village also has added to the CIP plans to help establish a permanent dog park after they found the current temporary dog park at 530 Crandon Blvd. to be a success. While the location has not been finalized, several council members suggested that it will likely remain where it is.

In addition, the CIP plan calls for a new amphitheater on the Village Green, a new senior center, and renovations for the village’s public library.

Read more here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/01/3663201/key-biscayne-cuts-tax-rate.html#!

Key Biscayne is among the top suburban luxury housing markets in the nation.

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According to a new study by HomeFinder.com, Key Biscayne is among the top suburban luxury housing markets in the nation. 

In its latest housing analysis, HomeFinder.com looked at suburban luxury housing markets, and which specific local markets had the highest share of listings priced at $1 million and above.

Using that criteria, Miami’s Key Biscayne came in at No. 8 with an impressive 71 percent of its 96 current listings being priced at least $1 million.

See more at: http://miamiagentmagazine.com/homefinder-key-biscayne-8-luxury-suburb-u-s/#sthash.FbuCJj9t.OhN6OnON.dpuf

Click Here to View All Key Biscayne Houses for Sale

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I look forward to answering any of YOUR questions and serving YOU in all your Real Estate needs. Please feel free to call Your Key Biscayne Real Estate Expert Josie Albaine @305.205.1567, text or email Now!

Key Biscayne Community Information Resources

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Want to know more about Key Biscayne.  Below are some important websites that provide you with additional information about the Key Biscayne Community.

About Key Biscayne from Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_Biscayne

Key Biscayne City Data

http://www.city-data.com/city/Key-Biscayne-Florida.html

MAP of Key Biscayne

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=h&source=embed&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103891140204378858969.0004546aa7fce69b4d136

 Key Biscayne Local Information – Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

http://keybiscaynechamber.org/

Key Biscayne Florida Local Weather

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Key+Biscayne+FL+USFL0241

Key Biscayne Community Center

http://www.activeislander.org/

Key Biscayne Florida Resident Demographics

http://www.keybiscaynechamber.org/pages/ResidentDemographics/

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

http://www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/

Cape Florida Lighthouse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Florida_Light

Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne

http://miamiseaquarium.com/

 Crandon Park Beach in Key Biscayne

http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/crandon_beach.asp

Crandon Park Marina in Key Biscayne

http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/crandon_marina.asp

Rickenbacker Marina in Key Biscayne

http://www.rickenbackermarina.com/

Key Biscayne Area Nautical Chart

http://www.docksidereports.com/key_biscayne_chart.htm

Key Biscayne Nature Center

http://www.biscaynenaturecenter.org/

Stiltsville

http://www.stiltsville.org/

Crandon Park Golf at Key Biscayne

http://www.golfcrandon.com/

Crandon Men’s Golf Association

http://www.kbmga.com/

Crandon Park Tennis Center

http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/crandon_tennis.asp

Sony Open Tennis

http://www.sonyopentennis.com/About/Site-Info.aspx

Key Biscayne Yatch Club

http://www.kbyc.org/

Key Biscayne Library

http://www.mdpls.org/info/locations/kb.asp

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

http://www.virginiakeybeachpark.net/

Jimbo’s Place Virginia Key

http://www.jimbosplace.com/  

 If you are interested in a more detail Information or in buying or selling please, email, text or Call @ 305.205.1567 your Key Biscayne Real Estate Expert JOSIE Albaine.

Key Biscayne Summer Camps 2013

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Get Ready for some summer fun with the different opportunities that Key Biscayne offers:

American Gympsters – Galeria Mall.Key Biscayne.  305.361.7676 Learning and the perfection of skills. Activities include: gymnastics, dance, games, arts and crafts, movies and water play.

Art Summer Camp – Crandon Park. Key Biscayne. 786.306.3017.   Done by Da Vinci Creatiity Studio Inc and Artista.

Center Tone Rock Summer Camp – Center Tone Music School L’Esplanade Mall . Key Biscayne. 305.361.7355.  centertone.net.   Offers music experience nad instruction in voice, guitar, bass, piano, drims, becoming a DJ, recording, music performance and composition.

Clif Drysdale Tennis – 415 Grand Bay dr. Key Biscayne – 305.365.4300. Camp activities include intense workouts, hard-core drill sessions, the latest tour techniques, team competitions, weekly tournaments, weekly video shows and beach soccer.

Crandon Golf Academy –  crandongolfacademy.net – 786.253.2548  and  Arraya Tennis Academy tennisarraya.com 305.206.9005 State of the Art Practice Facilities for Golf and Tennis in Key biscayne with PGA and USPTA instructions.

Estrellitas del Mar – estrelliltasdelmar.com Galleria Mall.  Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne Community Center Summer Camp – 10 Village Green Way.Key Biscayne.  activeislander.org 305.365.8900 Camps include Marine Biology, Verokids yoga, MVSA dance, dance workshop, broadway musical theatre workshop, flag football, co-ed volleyball, swim and sports, young artist, creative art, basketball and much more.

Key Biscayne Presbyteria Church – 160 Harbor Drive. Key Biscayne. 305.361.2058.  Offers bible stories, crafts, art, parties, music, water slides, food and special activities. 

Key Biscayne Yatch Club – kbyc.org 305.361.9171.  Activities include: sailing, marine explorers (kayaking), arts and crafts, swimming, tennis.

Magic of Learning – 600 Crandon blvd suite 110-140.Key Biscayne 305.361.7909. Activiites include arts and crafts, cooking, kido-kinetics, soccer, fieldtrips, theme parties, live entertainment and many other attractions.

Miami Kiteboarding – Crandon Park / North Beach Key Biscayne. 305.345.9974, 305.336.3262 miamikiteboarding.com The watersport camp includes kiteboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, waterskiing, kneeboardking, boat tours and treasure hunts.

Miami Rowing Club – 3601 Rickenbacker Causeway Key Biscayne. 305.322.322. miamirowing.org.  Learn to Row.

Miami Seaquarium – 305.361.5705 et 207 or 520.  miamiseaquarium.com/education.  The camp will be crammed with fin-tastic fun, marine biology and conservation education, splashtacular animal shows and enjoyable fied and art activities.

Maria Verdeja School of the Arts – Key Biscayne Community Center. 305.365.8900. Offers dance, music and actiging.   

Prepworks – 604 Crandon blvd suite 201. Key Biscayne. 305.361.2400. prepworks2400.com  Student Performance Maximized.  Combines proven prep techniques with cutting edge technology.  Prepare for act, sat, psat and eoc exams anywhere, anytime.

Ritz-Carlton / Grand Bay Adventure Camp. 415 Grand Bay drive. Key Biscayne. 305.365.4300.  Campers will go on a new adventure every day. Participants will enjoy tennis, soccer, basketball, arts and crafts, pool and beach activities, fieldtrips, team competitions and relay races.

Splish Splash Summer Fun & Swim Camp – Key Biscayne Community Church Day School 305.361.7501 – music, art, gymnastics, book reading, dramatic play, swimming lessons and much more.

St Christopher’s Episcopal Montesorri School – 95 Harbor Drive. Key Biscayne. 305.361.5080.  stchriskb.org The camp will include exploratory learning of our oceans and marine life, show and tell, kido-kinetics, music, art and water play.

If you are interested in a more detail Information or in buying or selling please, email, text or Call @ 305.205.1567 your Key Biscayne Real Estate Expert JOSIE Albaine.