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For many property owners in Key West and the Florida Keys, purchasing a property is merely Objective 1 in a multi-objective Game Plan that leads to the long-term Goal of having a... read more >
Posted: Mar 25, 2017
The historic charm and value of Key West architecture is unlike any in the Florida Keys. The unique beauty of Key West’s historic architecture attracts visitors and home bu... read more >
Posted: Mar 15, 2017 / Key West
For many years, owners of historic homes in Old Town Key West who wanted to upgrade aging windows and doors were caught between conflicting Key West organizations; HARC, who want... read more >
Posted: Mar 09, 2017
February's 13 Sales were the highest since August 2016 and place the year-to-date Sales total at 20, which matches the 5-year 1 Jan to 28 Feb average. Three of February's... read more >
Posted: Mar 03, 2017
From January 1, 2015 until February 28, 2017, seven B&B's, Guesthouses and Inns Sold in Key West. Sale prices ranged from $2.675M to $9M. Presently five such properties a... read more >
Posted: Mar 01, 2017
B&B's, Guesthouses and Inns provide a highly personalized experience for Key West vacationers.  For B&B owners and investors, each business component; Average Da... read more >
Posted: Feb 28, 2017
January 2017 was fifth month in a row, Sept 2016 - Jan 2017, with less than ten sales in the Old Town area. Not in the past ten years has there been five consecutive months of sa... read more >
Posted: Feb 06, 2017
We know that one of the rules of a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange is you have 180 days after the closing of your "relinquished property" to close on the purchase of your "replacement... read more >
Posted: Jan 19, 2017
In the Old Town area of Key West there are six neighborhoods; The Meadows, Old Town - North, Truman Annex, Bahama Village, Casa Marina and Old Town - South.  Despite the clo... read more >
Posted: Jan 11, 2017
Every Quarter in 2016 had fewer sales than the same quarter in 2015.  Yet, for each quarter, average sale prices were equal to or significantly higher than the same quarter ... read more >
Posted: Jan 05, 2017
The Key West lighthouse dates to 1825 and was one of four lighthouses constructed along the treacherous Florida Keys. The Great Havana Hurricane of 1846 totally destroyed the ori... read more >
Posted: Jan 04, 2017
For the third year in a row I traveled to beautiful Italy in search of sites, sounds, food, drink and real estate.  In 2014, my trip started as part of an Amalfi Coast-Rome-... read more >
Posted: Dec 31, 2016
In 1913 the Ferdinand Hirsch Cigar Co., Inc owned and operated one of the most succssful cigar manufacturers in Key West and the US. So successful, that they owned the entire blo... read more >
Posted: Dec 21, 2016
For the 3rd month in a row, Old Town single family homes sales have been less than ten.  Historically September, October and November sales have been less than ten per month... read more >
Posted: Dec 03, 2016
September, October and November are the slowest months for single family sales in Old Town Key West with a 5-year average of less than 10 closings per month. Five closings in Sep... read more >
Posted: Nov 02, 2016
Thirty-five single family homes sold in the Old Town area in the 3rd Qtr of 2016. The 5-year, 2011 - 2015, average is 31. But, the average Sold price of these 35 homes was a whop... read more >
Posted: Oct 02, 2016
​Between 60,000 and 100,000 souls rest in the Key West Cemetery - in acreage designed to bury less than 20,000. They lay above ground and below.  Side-by-side and stac... read more >
Posted: Sep 23, 2016
There is no denying, the architecture of the Old Town area of Key West is singular to this 190+ year old town.  Some grand homes were built in the Bahamas in the early 1800&... read more >
Posted: Sep 14, 2016
For the 3rd month in a row, single family home sales in the Old Town area of Key West topped the 5-year average.  Additionally, August's 16 sales were double the number ... read more >
Posted: Sep 07, 2016
The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center provides a journey into the on-land and underwater world of the native plants and animals of the Keys. The Center features over 6,000 square... read more >
Posted: Aug 31, 2016
Guesthouses and B&B's in Key West have proven to be practically recession proof.  The Monroe County Tourism Development Council (TDC) maintains very exacting data on... read more >
Posted: Aug 19, 2016
In January 1884 a single black woman, Esther Ann Jones, bought a small cottage bordering the Key West Cemetery on the (then) outskirts of town.  Through death, estate, marri... read more >
Posted: Aug 10, 2016
For the 2nd month in a row, Old Town sales of single family homes topped the 5-Yr average.  June had 19 sales and July had 14 sales; yet, number of sales for the year trail ... read more >
Posted: Aug 04, 2016
More single family homes Closed in Old Town in June (17) than any month so far in 2016. Yet, the mid year 2016 number of sales (77) trails the 5-year average by 7% and the number... read more >
Posted: Jul 03, 2016
Who needs flood insurance?  There haven't been any hurricanes or heavy flooding since - 2005!  Why bother right!?  Don't be fooled.  Regardless of sto... read more >
Posted: Jun 27, 2016

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