Marco Island Rated as One of the Best Places to Retire

Marco Island Rated as One of the Best Places to RetireMarco Island, Sarasota, and Naples have come in as some of the top places in the country for retirees. It's no secret that Marco Island Florida offers luxurious beachfront accommodations, residences, condominium communities, and buildings as well as single-family homes and gated golf communities. But in general, Florida eight dominates this year's ranking of the Best Places to Retire based on the latest research by US News & World Report.

The top five places in the country include Sarasota, Naples – Marco Island, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, and the Fort Myers, Cape Coral area. Florida has always been on the docket for retirees. Our warm weather, beach atmosphere, year-round outdoor activities, and…

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The benefits of Purchasing a Condo on Marco Island that Allows Weekly RentalsThe Benefits of Purchasing a Condo on Marco Island that Allows Weekly Rentals

Most of the condo communities on Marco Island require a minimum rental period of at least 30 days. This can be a great benefit of those who own a condo in the community as it is much quieter and brings less resident turnover. For many Marco Island condo owners this is a must, but it can be a negative attribute if you are hoping to purchase a condo on Marco Island to help generate some extra cash flow with rental income.

If you’re looking to purchase a vacation condo, or a condo to turn into a vacation rental property, no matter where you purchase you will be able to easily rent out your Marco Island condo for the minimum rental period. It is just a bit more profitable to…

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Is Twilight Photography a Good Idea for Listings?


While you don't have to do much besides throw a real estate sign in your front yard these days before getting it sold, photography is still the best way to make up a perfect first impression of a listing. Even though real estate listings are selling like hotcakes right now, we still can't stress the importance of having the right photographs and listing photographs can definitely make or break that first impression. Recently, twilight photography is making a huge comeback with beautiful photos taken it shows up perfect time of day. Not only is it showcasing the home at a unique light level, but the surrounding sky and layout as well.

What is twilight photography?

Twilight photography is…

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New Art-O-Mat at the Center for the Arts

New Art-O-Mat at the Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts on Marco Island recently added a new way to purchase art for those visiting the facility at 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island. The art-o-mat. This machine is made from a re-purposed cigarette machine offering each person that visits a very easy and affordable way to purchase a small piece of handmade art.

The Inspiration for the invention of the art-o-mat machine came from the artist Clark Whittington while he observed a friend who fell in love with the crinkle of cellophane. When Clark’s friend heard someone opening a snack, he had an uncontrollable urge to go and have a snack as well. Clark Whittington used a recently banned cigarette machine to create the first Art-o-mat as…

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Kid-Friendly Activities on Marco Island

Marco Island is a small barrier island off the southern coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. It is home to many of the world’s best beaches and most impressive golf courses, resort hotels, homes, and amazing lagoons. There are several fun things to do on the small piece of Florida's tropical paradise. It can sometimes be hard to decipher what would be the best activities to take part in when you have your kids with you.

Here are some of the best kid friendly activities to enjoy on and near Marco Island


This is a small 8-mile long island off the coast of Naples Florida. It is about 28 minutes away from Marco Island. It is an amazing spot for family fun with very little cost. This is a…

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4 Key Outdoor Amenities to Have in a Luxury Home

With more of us working from home and spending time at home, the amount of on-site amenities has become more important than ever as well as the quality. However, we don't want to spend our entire lives indoors so looking for outdoor amenities and entertainment options has become a priority in many homebuyers looking in the luxury real estate market. If you're planning on listing your property or just doing some research on what's out there in the Marco Island real estate market, here are four key outdoor amenities to have in a luxury home.

4 key outdoor amenities to have in a luxury Marco Island home

#1. Separate outdoor zones.

While we may love our family, we don't want to spend 24 hours a day with them so having some separate outdoor zones is a great…

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