Costa Rica Paradise

Facing the Caribbean Sea on a beautiful hillside ! Farm for sale consisting of a large organic orchard, wooded area of precious wood trees, medicinal plants, spices and local crops. The large building plot, with 70 sq. meter house and open-air Caribbean style restaurant approx. 4 miles (7 km) from the beaches and Cahuita National Park. This National Park is home to Iguana, Gibbon Monkeys, Sloths, large assortment of birds, and then there is the abundance of sea life of fish, coral and a full spectrum of sea life. Great for further development of tourist activities / Bed and Breakfast / or for your retreat for a quiet life that is immersed in 360 degree nature and the rhythm based on local time. Note: Possibility to purchase a smaller portion of...

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Buying the right size home!!!!!

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Under the Tuscan Sun …. Plus !

Valdarno … at the foot of the Pratomagno Mountains just 20 minutes outside of Florence or Arezzo and only 25 minutes from Siena.  This Estate/Villa sits on nearly 50 acres (20 hectare) and has three separate houses.  The panoramic view of the Arno Valley expands all the way to the Chianti Hills.  Approximately 25 Acres are planted in olive trees for the production of delicious *Bio/Organic Olive Oil.  Olive press and Wine making rooms are still in tack and functioning.   The swimming pool is the perfect spot to cool down, share time with friends and simple enjoy the peace and serenity of this spectacular location….. Or after a day tending to the olive trees, as a gentleman farmer, you can enjoy a relaxing time in the Jacuzzi.    An agriturismo is very possible to establish on this property as it sleeps 12, and has all the historical amenities, views, location and features that allow for an authentic experience guest from around the world are looking for and yet close to the main cities of Tuscany for those easy day trips. With 3 separate houses, it is very possible to set up a caretaker, allowing you all the benefits and none of the work. 1) Main house built in 1711 is approximately 4,843 sq ft (450 sq meters) with 5 bedrooms 3 baths 2) Second house 2 bedroom 1 bath 3) Third house 1 bedroom  1.5 baths Current Bank appraisal is at 1.6 Million Euro /  Sellers price 1.1 Million Euro  Priced for quick sale! ITALIANO> Valdarno … ai piedi delle montagne del Pratomagno a soli 20 minuti da Firenze o Arezzo ea soli 25 minuti da Siena. Questa tenuta / villa si trova su quasi 50 acres (20 ettari) e ha tre case separate. La vista panoramica della Valle dell’Arno si espande fino alle colline del Chianti. Circa il 25 Acres sono piantati in oliveti per la produzione di deliziosi * Bio / olio d’oliva biologico. stampa di oliva e vino locali che fanno sono ancora in virata e il funzionamento. La piscina è il luogo ideale...

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Elba … The Beautiful Island

Villa with stunning sea views in one of the island’s most exclusive and pristine locations : Patresi. Patresi is located between Marciana and Chiessi, a small  secluded area on the Western side of Elba, its main beach of 100 meters has a seabed very appreciated by lovers of diving plus a dock for small boats.  Numerous smaller beaches with similar and yet unique beauty are found all along the coast line. The home, is only a peaceful 5 minute walk to the sea and, offers 2 levels plus garage and ample surrounding land of 10 acres of 28sqm, arranged on terraces of vineyards and a private access road. The ground floor (60 square meters)  is covered entirely with fine granite and consists of living room with kitchenette, porch, fireplace, double and single bedroom and a large bathroom. The first floors main house (120square meters) is composed of a living room open-plan kitchen with access to a large terrace overlooking the sea, three large bedrooms and two spacious bathrooms. If Peace, Views, Serenity, Nature, and a sense of having been transported to another world in another time than this may be your home away from it all ….. or even your permanent home.  The large island of Corsica can bee seen in the distance.  easy transportation to and from the island is provided by ferry boat that dock adjacent to the train station, so that venturing out into the beautiful Tuscan country side is easy to...

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Macadamia Lane / Montecito

Macadamia Lane / Montecito CA $ SOLD  /  Williamsburg Colonial   /  4 Bedrooms   3.5 Baths   /    2 Car Garage   /  3,500 sq. ft  /  1 Acres * Private Country Lane with Mountain views                      * Fully remodeled * Large Verandas (front back and side)                             * Office/Library * Numerous Olive trees and 3 Macadamia nut trees           * Master bedroom on main floor * Large Arch casement windows / 3 fireplaces                   * Stunning “Old World” Sun...

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Disaster Preparedness at Home Part 2

  I am a person that likes to empower individuals … It doesn’t matter if I am selling you a home or helping you handle a difficult personal situation.  No one wants to be impacted by a natural disaster but in reality we all are vulnerable.  In your home I  suggests that you have the ability to stay put and live independently for about a week without electricity or water. // // Don’t panic … this can be done easier than you would think!  Here are a couple of  things to help you get started in creating a separate storage of supplies. Water … 7 gallons Perscription Medication … 7 days worth Copy of your ID / Drivers License / Pass Port Leather work gloves Aluminum blanket for warmth (very inexpensive and easy to find at any sport store) Food that you would eat with little cooking / think of keeping a supply of dried fruit and nuts for energy I have a lot more to say about this subject and certainly more ideas to make you fully independent so do contact me if you want more ideas …. ….AND for now … get started on some for the above mentioned ideas .. that will spur you to continue and make a complete storage supply!!!!  Don’t be afraid .. be prepared! // //...

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Disaster Preparedness -Auto Part 3

  function remove_more_link_scroll( $link ) { $link = preg_replace( ‘|#more-[0-9]+|’, ”, $link ); return $link; } add_filter( ‘In the recent past I touched on being more prepared with your insurance coverage and the documentation of the personal items that you have covered so that your claim is easy and you get dollar for dollar replacement ….. then a brief blog on the value of being prepared with supplies at home so that you are not one of the many that stress-fully race off to the store the morning of a disaster to find the shelves empty ….. ‘, ‘bare with me on this last short blog as I include being prepared in your Automobile! …. Yes Americans, for the most part, spend a great deal of time in there cars……and we all are familiar with the many tragedies that involve being dependent only on what you have with you at the time that a tragedy strikes…… In short, here is a starter list for your car: a BACK PAC with ……….. a pair of comfortable shoes / a pair of leather work gloves / a crow-bar / a radio with extra batteries / money in small bills / plastic gloves / flashlight w extra batteries / a blanket / some raw nuts and dried fruit … for more detail and conversation about the value of these items or to purchase a “Survivalist Auto Pack” …. call Al Keys 805-452-1152 Stay safe / stay well and stay prepared !’...

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Ready … Set … LIST!

1)  Spring is fast approaching ………… 2)  Buyers are still trying to take advantage of the extremely low interest rates that will go way soon and not return for quite some time. 3)  Inventory is low low low !!!! that is good news for any Seller in this market. While we can expect to see prices SLOWLY creeping upward this is a good time to be on the market to capture the buyers enthusiasm for real estate …. for certain we still cannot get overly ambitious  with our pricing … BUT you can expect to see an increase over recent home sales and that makes it attractive to sellers that want/need to sell.   Keep in mind that by the end of the summer our selling market will begin to tapper off and as we near the fall holidays we will go back to the customary slowdown till spring … timing is important as you begin to plan you next real estate move. For more conversation on this, or any other subject … call Al Keys...

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