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Middle Keys Cost Of Living

The Middle Keys' cost of living isn’t as expensive or out of reach as most people think. Sure, it is a bit more costly in some respects. But, it actually equals out to par with some of the most popular locations around the country. When broken down, it’s easy to see how affordable it truly is and this information can remove a number of misconceptions. So, let’s look at the cost of living in the Middle Florida Keys.

The Middle Keys' cost of living can be divided into six categories: transportation, utilities, miscellaneous, food, healthcare, and housing. Using a baseline average score of 100 for the country, anything below is less expensive, while anything above is more expensive. Here’s how the numbers work out across those six categories:

  1. Transportation. Here in the Florida Keys, there are primarily two forms of transportation - cars and bikes. (Okay, there’s also a fair amount of walking too.) But, the cost of getting around comes in with a score of just 77, making it relatively cheap.
  2. Utilities. Since this is basically a tropical island paradise, many residents enjoy the warm balmy summers and the super mild winters. This brings down the cost of cooling and heating to a score of 98, which is below the national average.

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Kim Bagnell Thaler is a pioneer among Florida Keys realtors. Regarded as one of the most influential realtors in the middle and upper keys, she provides expert and professional real estate service. With her vast knowledge, 20 years of experience, and commitment to the highest ethical standards, Kim remains a standout among the other Florida Keys Real Estate companies.

Kim handles a host of real estate sales throughout the Upper and Middle Keys of Florida including real estate in Key Largo and Islamorada. Her resources provide the broadest selection of real estate listings in the Florida Keys. Kim specializes in a property located in Key Largo, TavernierIslamoradaUpper MatecumbeLower MatecumbeGrassy KeyDuck Key, Key Colony Beach, and Marathon. Kim’s knowledge of the real estate industry is enhanced by her business degree from Purdue University, being a Florida Keys property owner, and sharing ownership with her husband in a Florida Keys construction company.

Kim represents premier bay and ocean waterfront properties, Townhomes, Condos, Canal Access Homes as well as various other Florida Keys properties. Kim can easily help you find your most cherished piece of paradise in our unique Florida Keys Homes for sale and Florida Keys MLS database.Kim Bagnell Thaler is always available to help and advise you through the process of locating, financing and closing on property in the enticing Florida Keys. Kim has a host of elated clients and she will be happy to furnish references.Click our Listings to begin your search for Upper Keys real estate, Key Largo real estate, Islamorada real estate, Florida Keys homes for sale by owners, and Florida Keys MLS or call Kim to provide properties that meet your wishes and needs.

Kim looks forward to helping you find the perfect property in the enchanting Florida Keys. Please feel free to call or contact Kim for information and questions about Florida Keys Real Estate.

Buying Investment Property: Rules to Follow

When you buy an investment property, you purchase real estate, well, as an investment. That means you are planning to get a positive return, a big return, on your investment. However, there are several mistakes which new and novice property investors make, but, don’t realize it until it is too late. If you are considering buying an investment property, there are rules to follow which can be a great help.

Buying Investment Property: Rules to Follow

You’ve seen the cable television shows and are probably aware there’s a lot that’s left on the editing room floor. While these sagas include dramatic plot points, the real world of property investing doesn’t resolve issues in a single episode. Therefore, when buying an investment property, there are rules to follow:

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Islamorada, FL, 33036
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