Healthy visitor and tourism spending numbers are expected this year, buoyed in part by hotel and marina renovations and a zip line attraction planned at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center in Marathon. An expected port of entry designation at Florida Keys Marathon Airport will allow more private jets to enter the U.S. there, rather than in Key West or Miami. This will help boost international tourism.
The state has given permission for 100 additional hotel units in Marathon — an exception to state-imposed limits under the Rate of Growth Ordinance — which the city must now allocate to existing and new properties. In Key West, debate continues about whether to widen the ship channel to allow bigger cruise ships.
December 3rd, 2012, Per Islamorada’s Top producing Realtor Kim Bagnell Thaler, "Unlike other parts of the Country, The Keys are showing very strong growth "
When asked how this could affect the local Real Estate market, Kim remarked, “increased air transportation and lodging options makes it much easier for people to visit the Keys, which translates into more income and jobs throughout the Keys.
In addition when more people come to our area, a good percentage will fall in love with it here and want to own a piece of paradise for themselves.
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 experience and commitment to the highest ethical standards, Kim remains a standout among other Florida Keys Real Estate companies