Waterways in Paradise Blog

By Cheryl Ferrara 2:16 PM, Dec 15, 2014 5:53 PM, Dec 16, 2014 MARCO ISLAND, Florida – Pipes and other suitable concrete sit ready for a trip to the Gulf of Mexico to build the largest artificial reef in the Western Hemisphere.The rubble, about 600 to 800 tons, has been collected on the north side […]

Keewaydin Island Makes List of Top 10 Secret Beaches in the World (CNN) — To all the locals who have been hoarding the following beaches, please forgive us. But c’mon, how can you really sleep at night, knowing you’re sending all those well-meaning tourists to the same old beaches with the same old towel-to-towel crowds, the […]

MLS statistics have been released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® for Marco Island only properties comparing the first half of 2014 (January – June) to the first half of 2013. According to Bette McGilvray, President, total dollars volume sold of the Marco Island real estate market increased 12.98% from $375,720,349 (2013) to […]

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering 2 of its popular safe boating programs this summer! Instructors: Capt. Michael Ludwig and Howard Laskau   Boater’s Local Knowledge provides practical information about some of the popular waterways in and around Marco Island and vicinity. Aerial photos and photos taken from on the water are used extensively to […]

Written by Bette McGilvray, President, Marco Island Area Association of Realtors Marco Island Multiple Listing Service statistics for Marco Island-only property show a growing market. Pendings and closed sales for single-family homes and condos were up in the May 2014 to May 2013 comparison. Marco Island continues to be a very popular place to purchase property especially […]

Multiple Listing Service statistics released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors for Marco Island-only properties show sales increased from $48.82 million in February 2013 to $53.44 million in February this year, a 9.47 percent increase, according to Bette McGilvray, president. According to McGilvray, overall buying activity remains high. “While both average and median […]

Marco Island is “trending” all over the Internet right now on the strength of being chosen TripAdvisor’s 2014 best island in the United States. Beefing up that image, and particularly delighting local resort managers and business owners, is a fourth place in the world. That means the site’s voters rate Marco and its attractions above […]