Frequently Asked Questions

What is Florida Keys Realty, Inc., and what services do they offer?

Florida Keys Realty, Inc. is a real estate company that operates in the Lower Florida Keys region. Specializing in buying, selling, and renting properties in the area, catering to homeowners, prospective buyers, and vacationers.

Where is Florida Keys Realty, Inc. located, and what areas do they serve?

While our office is 21460 Overseas Hwy Ste 11, Cudjoe Key, FL 33042, our company serves all of the Florida Keys for sales and listings, encompassing popular destinations like Key West, Marathon, Islamorada, Key Largo, and more. As for vacation rentals, and property management, we specialize in the Lower Keys region of the Florida Keys.

How do I contact Florida Keys Realty, Inc.?

You can contact us through various means, such as phone, email, or a contact form on our website.
Phone: 305-745-3717
Email: flakeysrealty@gmail.com
Website: www.floridakeysrealty.com

Does Florida Keys Realty, Inc. offer vacation rental properties in addition to sales?

Yes! We have many different vacation rentals to suit your needs, whether it be oceanfront, canal front, with a pool, two, three, or four bedrooms, etc.…

What types of properties do Florida Keys Realty, Inc. deal with?

Various properties, including single-family homes, condos, townhouses, waterfront properties, commercial properties, and vacant land.

Are they experienced with the local real estate market in the Florida Keys?

We have been operating in the Lower Keys for over 30 years, offering services in sales, vacation rentals, and property management. Our staff and agents are very knowledgeable about the area and the real estate market.

Does Florida Keys Realty, Inc assist with buyer and seller property transactions?

We assist and have extensive experience working with both buyers and sellers.

Can Florida Keys Realty, Inc assist with property management for rental properties?

If you’re interested in renting out your property, we offer property management services to handle tenant-related matters, maintenance, and rental administration for short- and long-term rentals.

What makes the Florida Keys an attractive location for real estate investment?

The Florida Keys offer a unique tropical lifestyle, stunning natural beauty, a warm climate, and a wide range of recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and diving. These factors make it an attractive location for real estate investment and vacation homes.

What types of properties are available in the Florida Keys real estate market?

The real estate market in the Florida Keys offers a diverse range of properties, including single-family homes, condos, townhouses, waterfront properties, luxury estates, and vacant land for development.

What are the average home prices in the Florida Keys?

Home prices in the Florida Keys vary significantly based on location, size, and features. Generally, properties in the Keys tend to be more expensive than in mainland Florida due to their unique appeal and limited availability of land.

What should I consider when buying real estate in the Florida Keys?

When buying real estate in the Florida Keys, consider factors such as location, proximity to amenities and attractions, flood zones, insurance costs, property taxes, and potential rental income if you plan to use the property as an investment.

Are there any restrictions on property development in the Florida Keys?

Yes, the Florida Keys are subject to strict development regulations and environmental protections due to their sensitive ecosystem. Certain areas may have building restrictions, and there are limitations on new construction to preserve the region’s natural beauty.

Is it possible to buy a vacation rental property in the Florida Keys?

Yes, many properties in the Florida Keys are suitable for vacation rentals. However, it’s essential to check local regulations and homeowner association rules to ensure the property can be rented on a short-term basis.

Are there any financing options available for real estate purchases in the Florida Keys?

Yes, various financing options are available for real estate purchases in the Florida Keys, including conventional mortgages, FHA loans, and VA loans. It’s best to consult with a mortgage lender to determine the most suitable option for your needs.

What are the closing costs associated with buying real estate in the Florida Keys?

Closing costs typically include fees for title insurance, property appraisals, escrow services, and recording fees. The exact closing costs will depend on the property’s purchase price and other factors, so getting an estimate from a real estate agent or attorney is advisable.

Are there any special considerations for international buyers interested in Florida Keys real estate?

International buyers interested in Florida Keys real estate may have specific considerations, such as currency exchange rates, tax implications, and visa requirements. It’s advisable for international buyers to work with a knowledgeable real estate agent familiar with the process for non-U.S. residents.

What are the Florida Keys, and where are they located?

The Florida Keys are a chain of tropical islands located at the southern tip of Florida, USA. They extend about 120 miles from the southeastern coast of the Florida peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico.

How do I get to the Florida Keys?

You can access the Florida Keys by driving on the scenic Overseas Highway (U.S. Route 1), which connects the mainland to Key West, the southernmost point of the continental United States. Alternatively, you can fly to Key West International Airport or Miami International Airport and then drive to the Keys.

What is the best time to visit the Florida Keys?

The Florida Keys have a tropical climate, making them an attractive destination year-round. However, the winter months (from November to April) are considered the peak season due to pleasant temperatures and lower humidity. Summer (June to August) is also popular but can be hot and humid with occasional rain showers.

What activities and attractions can I enjoy in the Florida Keys?

The Florida Keys provide many activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, sunset cruises, and exploring nature reserves. You can also indulge in the region’s vibrant arts and culture scene, shopping, and enjoying delicious local cuisine.  The Florida Keys also offer a wide range of attractions, including stunning beaches, vibrant coral reefs, nature reserves, historical sites like the Ernest Hemingway Home, and the lively nightlife of Key West’s Duval Street. Check out our extensive list of Activities and Adventures for more information.

How can I protect the environment while visiting the Florida Keys?

The Florida Keys’ delicate ecosystem requires careful preservation. Visitors are encouraged to follow responsible tourism practices, such as not disturbing wildlife or touching coral, properly disposing of trash, and using reef-safe sunscreen to protect coral reefs. Visit the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary for more information.

Are there any unique events and festivals in the Florida Keys?

The Florida Keys host various unique events and festivals throughout the year, including the Key West Fantasy Fest, Hemingway Days, Underwater Music Festival, and the Key Lime Festival. We have a calendar that includes many of these and more.

Can I swim with dolphins in the Florida Keys?

Yes, there are several facilities in the Florida Keys that offer opportunities to swim with dolphins under controlled and ethical conditions, providing a memorable experience.

Are there any restrictions or rules for fishing in the Florida Keys?

Fishing regulations vary, so it’s essential to check the current guidelines and licenses required before fishing in the Florida Keys. Some species may be protected, and there may be catch limits to preserve the marine environment. The best place to check is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.