SOURCE: Marlin Bay Yacht Club

January 22, 2007 16:36 ET

Marlin Bay Yacht Club Showcases at Chicago's Live South

Real Estate Show Targets Consumers Looking for Second Homes

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- For those looking to trade in cold winters in the Windy City for tropical living in the Florida Keys, head to Live South®.

Marlin Bay Yacht Club is making it easy for Chicago residents to get a glimpse of living in Florida's paradise by showcasing at the Live South Show January 26-28, 2007. The event is located at the Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel conveniently located near the city and suburbs. Register online and receive complimentary tickets.

"Considering the most sought after Florida real estate includes boat slips, Marlin Bay Yacht Club provides the perfect opportunity for boating and fishing enthusiasts to buy a home that fulfills this desire. We are creating in one of the most luxurious yet casual new real estate communities in the Florida Keys," said Marlin Bay Yacht Club's Project Manager, Thad Rutherford.

Although real estate sales are slowing in some areas, the Florida Keys' luxury real estate market continues to maintain its growth. According to RPI Sales, Florida is the #2 most sought after destination for the baby boomer market and 85% of buyers living in the Midwest prefer communities that offer resort-like amenities like Marlin Bay Yacht Club.

"We invite the Chicago market to visit us during the Live South show and take advantage of the opportunity to receive a one-on-one presentation about the rejuvenating lifestyle of owning real estate in a luxury marina community such as Marlin Bay Yacht Club," said Rutherford.

Marlin Bay Yacht Club at a Glance

Geographic Region:  Island

Nearest City:       Key West, FL

Amenities:          Sunset observation tower with panoramic views,
                    clubhouse with business and fitness centers, spa,
                    steam, sauna and locker rooms, beach-entry pool, tiki
                    bars and 99 deepwater boat slips

Living & Boating:   84 luxurious homes and 99 deepwater boat slips

Avg temperatures:   Winter:       78/57
                    Spring:       83/64
                    Summer:       90/73
                    Fall:         86/79

Price Range:        From $1.8 million to $4 million
"Unlike many developers waiting to reach a certain sales point in order to begin construction, our buyers can be confident that the community's Phase One is already under construction and will have full amenities, including the marina, as early as August 2007," said Rutherford.

SouthStar Development Partners, Inc., Marlin Bay Yacht Club's Development Manager, is a full service real estate development company headquartered in Coral Gables, FL. For more information on Marlin Bay Yacht contact 877-878-2762 or visit http://marlinbay-keys.com/

Live South® is the nation's largest resort and retirement real estate show.

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