Sunday, February 23, 2020

Auction Results

UPDATE: Auction Winner Takes Florida Island for $258K

A fierce bidding war erupted during this week’s auction of a small island in Florida, with the property selling for more than US $200K above its appraisal price.

(Image Courtesy of Fisher Auction Company)

As previously reported in Private Island News (link), this week saw a unique …Read More: UPDATE: Auction Winner Takes Florida Island for $258K

Breaking Island News

USA: Bidding is Open for Online Florida Island Auction

Private islands occasionally do go under the hammer, but it’s rare that an island is guaranteed to be sold to the highest bidder in a no-reserve online auction.

(Image Courtesy of Fisher Auction Co.)

Going once, going twice – and this undeveloped gem near Fort Meyers, Florida, will be …Read More: USA: Bidding is Open for Online Florida Island Auction

Island Issues

USA: Dueling Interests Battle to Name Florida Barrier Island

A rose by any other name may indeed smell as sweet, but plans to name a coastal Florida island after a controversial Spanish explorer have some groups holding their noses.

(Florida's Space Coast barrier island)

A storm is brewing in one of Florida’s small coastal towns over a yet-unnamed …Read More: USA: Dueling Interests Battle to Name Florida Barrier Island

Environment

USA: Florida’s Mysterious “Tree Islands” Uncovered

From Alligator Alley to the Tamiami Trail, a proliferation of little islets in the Everglades has perplexed scientists for decades. Now, the mystery may have been solved – and the truth isn’t pretty!

Image Copyright Brian …Read More: USA: Florida’s Mysterious “Tree Islands” Uncovered

Island Market

USA: As Market Improves, $49.5M Florida Island Relisted for Sale

After the 2008 economic collapse, Florida was arguably one of the hardest-hit states in the union. During the crisis, one private-island owner pulled his listing from the market – but signs of a recovery have renewed his hopes of finding a buyer.

(Image from www.wikipedia.com)

While the thought …Read More: USA: As Market Improves, $49.5M Florida Island Relisted for Sale