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Category: Upper Keys Florida Mortgage

At Fidelity Home Group, we are Upper Keys mortgage experts! We offer more options, more transparency and a simpler way to find the right mortgage program for your unique situation.

The Upper Keys are locted in Upper Matecumbe, Lower Matecumbe, Windley Key, Plantation Key, and the ever popular Islamorada real estate market and Key Largo real estate market. Homes in the Upper Keys are quite popular for their seamless combination of a convenient northern location near the mainland, and its stunning tropical atmosphere.  The Upper Keys properties have an abundance of popular restaurants nearby, not to mention some of the best off-shore snorkeling, diving, and fishing in the Florida Keys.

WILD THINGS: MIGRATING BIRDS, CIVIL WAR REENACTORS & DEAD POETS

Migration was over, at least officially, so a common yellowthroat shouldn’t have been in the seagrape, but there she was, flitting around as if schedules and range maps didn’t apply to her. Female common yellowthroats always look a little caught out to me. Males have this black mask across their face that contrasts with their yellow throat. It’s dramatically graphic and reminiscent of an old-school cartoon burglar, giving them a certain swashbuckling air.  Females have very similar coloring, if slightly duller, but without the bandit mask. Their vibe is more like they’re out trying to run...

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DIVE REPORT: ‘VERY’ STRONG WINDS COMING

This Week’s Dive Report During the week, we had a light chop with about 60 feet of visibility. It was beautiful out on the water. Conditions remained great all week until the wind kicked in on Saturday and Sunday. As you know, in the Keys, we live and die by the wind, so this made things a little rougher after that.  We had a lot of classes going on this week and were fortunate enough to certify five local EMT’s from Key Largo — thanks for your service! On their training dives, we encountered a large goliath grouper, which is always a fun treat. These curious giants have been described...

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KEY WEST STUDENT CHOSEN AS 1 OF 50 ‘FREEDOM WRITERS’ WORLDWIDE

When their struggles became stories, young writers became warriors. Remember the 2007 movie, “Freedom Writers,” with Hilary Swank as California teacher Erin Gruwell, who transformed a class of students that others had deemed “unteachable?”  The movie’s true story about Gruwell’s high school initiative that turned at-risk students into authors has grown exponentially into a global curriculum that trains teachers to transform students by introducing them to relevant reading material and the emotional release of writing. Claire Schoonover, a Key West High School sophomore, was recently chosen...

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OCEAN ‘RODEO’ REMOVES DEBRIS, NOT FISH, FROM KEYS WATERS

They’re baa-ack… The Ghost Trap Rodeo, sponsored by the nonprofit OceanAid360, returns to Key West May 24-26, when six or so local charter captains will get paid to spend three days on the water hauling not fish, but marine debris, from the ocean. Ocean Aid 360’s Ghost Trap Rodeo took place in Key West Feb. 22-24 and returns May 24-26. The February event removed more than 6,000 pounds of ghost traps, trap line and other marine debris from the ocean and local shorelines. Ghost traps are abandoned stone crab or lobster traps that are lost when their floating buoy marker is dislodged from the trap...

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SAVED FROM FUR FARM, ‘REEF’ FINDS NEW HOME

Saved from a fur farm and finding a new island home: a 6-week old fox with blemishes is safe in the Keys.  In early May, Key Largo resident and founder of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc., Nicole Navarro, received word that several baby foxes were rescued from a Minnesota fur farm. Navarro couldn’t say “no” to taking one of them, having given four older foxes sanctuary at her home last year.  She flew with a friend to Save A Fox sanctuary in Minnesota, which safeguards foxes with injuries and fur flaws. The nonprofit saves the furry animals, which are deemed “no good” by fur farmers and left...

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KEY WEST’S GENERAL HORSEPLAY IS SERIOUS ABOUT LIVE MUSIC

In a town with a stellar music scene, General Horseplay is quickly becoming a destination for a great live music experience. From the on-stage talent and sound and lighting experts, to the friendly staff and overall hip, welcoming vibe, General Horseplay is making a name for itself alongside some of the other long-standing live music venues on the island. “My vision is to have a safe and inviting atmosphere for all,” said general manager Andre Amador. “We strive to offer the best cocktails in town, along with the best customer service and to provide an unforgettable experience. Not only do we...

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PETER MAX’S ICONIC ART NOW AVAILABLE IN KEY WEST

Peter Max’s world didn’t always include the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Super Bowl stars. His life wasn’t always as vibrantly reassuring as the iconic paintings in signature colors that would come to define the artist — and an entire pop art movement. The artist who has painted for six U.S. presidents, five Super Bowls and countless rock stars was born Peter Max Finkelstein in October 1937 in Berlin, Germany. His parents fled the Nazi regime a year later, moving among China, Israel and Paris. The family finally settled in Brooklyn, New York when their son, now known simply...

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RETIRED NAVY SEALS PADDLE 300 MILES FROM KEY WEST TO FORT PIERCE TO RAISE MONEY FOR VETERANS

A group of about 16 Navy SEALS may be retired from active duty, but are still serving their country and its people, having accepted a new mission as members of the nonprofit group Beyond the Teams. The team is set to paddle a six-person ocean outrigger canoe from Key West to the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. They’ll leave Key West on Monday, May 24 and will stop each night in places throughout the Florida Keys and South Florida, where restaurants and other venues will host meet-and-greet fundraising events. A kickoff event will take place Sunday, May 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. at La Trattoria...

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Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights For the eighth year in a row, real estate maintained its position as the preferred long-term investment among Americans. Real estate has been gaining ground against stocks, gold, and savings accounts over the last 11 years and now stands at its highest rating in survey history. Let’s connect if you’re ready to make real estate your best investment this year. Content previously posted on Keeping Current Matters href=”https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/?a=429471-6e7ae3e7d7cea4059ea7d116981248f9″>Keeping Current Matters

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MUSICIAN TONY BALTIMORE FINE TUNES HIS STYLE IN KEY WEST

The past decade has defined Tony Baltimore as a performer, songwriter and musician. Baltimore (whose last name is really Durante) moved to Key West from Baltimore, Maryland in February 2011. Like many who love our hometowns, he had grown tired of his and was looking for a change. His longtime friend Nick Doll had recently moved to Key West and suggested Tony come down.  I also moved to Key West in 2011 from Columbus, Ohio, only a month after Tony. We met soon thereafter, and I became a friend and a fan. His journey has been both remarkable and inspirational to me. I recently had occasion to...

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