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​Single family (SF) home sales in Old Town Key West, areas south and west of White St. (see map), remain sluggish through February 28, 2013.  Only 17 single family homes hav... read more >
Posted: Mar 03, 2013
​On a local level - rental property in Key West remains in very high demand.  Our tourism industry lends itself to transient workers. Homes are pricey to buy and maintain (t... read more >
Posted: Feb 18, 2013
​In July 2012 the Surface Transportation Bill (H.R. 4348) was signed. Inside this Bill was the Biggert-Waters Insurance Reform Act of 2012. This Act extended the National Flood I... read more >
Posted: Jan 29, 2013
​Engel and Voelkers Florida Keys has the chemistry and the personalized service ethic of a privately held boutique firm.  In fact, Engel and Voelkers is an international bro... read more >
Posted: Jan 23, 2013
​You can profit by buying home builders; MI Homes (MHO), Ryland Group (RYL), etc. You can profit from companies that support builders and remodelers like Lumber Liquidators (LL),... read more >
Posted: Jan 09, 2013
​At the peak in late 2006, the average residential sales price in Key West was approximately $950,000.  During the downturn, that average fell by 50% with sales of $1M prope... read more >
Posted: Jan 03, 2013
​Monroe County, FL has a long history of environmental activism. The 120 mile sliver of a island county is home to a diverse habitats on land; upland pinelands, hardwood hammocks... read more >
Posted: Dec 12, 2012
Tropical Key West.  Thick with foliage and flowers and sunshine.  Where 50’ foot Royal Poinciana trees can grow from a single seed.  Yet Key West is the driest... read more >
Posted: Nov 21, 2012
​After selling Key West homes to new friends from Italy (Mortgage) and England (Cash Buy), I jumped into the lambyrinthian world of real estate taxes for foreign nations who... read more >
Posted: Nov 09, 2012
​Key West is a pedaler’s paradise.  The neighborhoods west and south of White St in particular, encompassing the areas of The Meadows, Old Town, Casa Marina, Bah... read more >
Posted: Oct 23, 2012
​The 1st Qtr was sluggish, the 2nd Qtr boomed and the 3rd Qtr went on summer vacation.  The good news is sale prices are definitely steady-up from 2006 - 2010 with a continu... read more >
Posted: Oct 10, 2012
​I’ve been working with a young couple with a 3 year old and more kids eventually.  They want a 3+ bedroom with room to grow. They presently work and live in Old Town ... read more >
Posted: Oct 05, 2012
​A couple of Saturdays ago I knocked on the door of a recently Expired listing and handed the man of the house some targetted pricing materials and my Premium Marketing Plan.&nbs... read more >
Posted: Sep 27, 2012
​Whether building new or fixing up what’s already there, home improvement stocks have weathered reasonably well the real estate decline.  Budget conscious property own... read more >
Posted: Sep 24, 2012
​At first, documents were hauled around or mailed with First Class postage. Then came 3-day delivery, then overnight, then fax then email.  But documents still needed to be ... read more >
Posted: Sep 11, 2012
​Granted, Key West is not a mecca for mobile marketing and communications.  Many people live here to get away from the iPad, iPod, iPuck world and couldn’t care less a... read more >
Posted: Aug 24, 2012
​There is rarely a time when a potential Buyer doesn’t ask me about redoing a kitchen.  A little or a lot, we are more inclined to personalize our kitchens then any ot... read more >
Posted: Aug 16, 2012
​ Like everyone, Key West suffered a 50% drop in residential sales prices from a peak in late 2006 through the end of 2010.  Then, in 2011, Key West average sales prices for... read more >
Posted: Jul 24, 2012
The 1st Qtr 2012 sales were flat in Old Town Key West and made me wonder if the positive results of 2011, the first UP year since 2006, would be short-lived. NOT SO. The 2nd Qtr 2... read more >
Posted: Jul 08, 2012 / Key West
The couple from Genoa bought a lovely townhome in Key West’s Truman Annex and secured a solid mortgage to do so. They referred friends of theirs from Rome and London to you... read more >
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 / Real Estate Business
What are the most effective social media methods and strategies to target Boomers? In Part I, I talked about Boomers and who they are. They bought Mustangs and mini-vans and throug... read more >
Posted: May 06, 2012 / Real Estate Business
What are the most effective social media methods and strategies to target Boomers? Being one myself, and most of my friends, I ask, what do I want in my second home, the community... read more >
Posted: May 06, 2012 / Real Estate Business
You meet a stylish, 50-something couple from Genoa at a dinner party. Over digestivos you tell them you are a Realtor and they are thrilled. For the next 3 days you show them a do... read more >
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 / Real Estate Business
Capping a four year run-up, Key West average sales price peaked at around $950,000 in late 2006. Literally an exhaustion gasp. Then followed 48 months of steadily declining prices... read more >
Posted: Apr 20, 2012 / Key West
Why do realtors accept your listing, even those listings with practically no chance of selling? Answer: Self Advertising. The sign in the front yard, the many internet sites that ... read more >
Posted: Apr 16, 2012 / Key West

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