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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
Single family home sales in Old Town Key West Jan - May 2016 were 35% fewer than the same (record) period of 2105 and were 14% fewer than the 2011 - 2015, 5-year average.  N... read more >
Posted: Jun 06, 2016
You've owned a small business for 25+ years.  You've battled big boxes and franchises and fickle customers and won.  Your business paid the mortgage on your hom... read more >
Posted: May 20, 2016
Fifteen single family homes sold in the Old Town area in April 2016, exactly in line with the 5-year average for April sales. The average sales price per square foot of $715 was ... read more >
Posted: May 03, 2016
Guesthouses and B&B's have carved out a significant and growing niche for holiday travelers to Key West.  Each idiosyncratic property provides its guest with the con... read more >
Posted: Apr 20, 2016
Single family home sales in the Old Town area of Key West for the 1st Qtr of 2016 hit the five year average of 33 sales; however, those 33 sales were down 28% from the 1st Qtr of... read more >
Posted: Apr 06, 2016
Ten single family homes sold in the Old Town area in February 2016 - only the second time since August 2015 the sale figure was ten or more.The average sale price per square foot... read more >
Posted: Mar 03, 2016
​Ask people what they think of when you say “Key West” and what’s the answer?  Non stop party. Bars of bars. Fishing and water sports. Gay lifestyle.... read more >
Posted: Feb 18, 2016
For the fifth time in the last six months, less than ten single family homes sold in Old Town Key West.  January's eight homes sold was one less than the 5-year average ... read more >
Posted: Feb 06, 2016
In keeping with the unabashed individuality of everything else in Key West, coffee is ground, brewed and delivered with the greatest of care at multiple locations in the Southern... read more >
Posted: Jan 11, 2016
2015 started hot with record 1st Qtr Old Town area sales but each following Qtr fell short of the previous year with Aug, Oct, Nov and Dec each closing less than 10 sales. 2015 s... read more >
Posted: Jan 02, 2016
Cash purchases in the Old Town area of Key West from January 1, 2010 to November 30, 2015 have averaged 58% of all sales, from a low of 54% in 2010 to a high of 63% in 2014. The ... read more >
Posted: Dec 15, 2015
November is the third month out of the last four, August, October and November, with less than 10 single family home sales in the Old Town Key West area. December requires 16 clo... read more >
Posted: Dec 04, 2015
​Ahhh - Key West for Christmas.  No galoshes. No gloves.  No wool hats yanked hard down ‘round red ears, shoulders pinched together and forward into a braci... read more >
Posted: Nov 26, 2015
Beginning in 1976 and almost every year since 1990, Gallup has polled the public to rate the honesty and ethics of various professions.  Every year since 1999, nurses have t... read more >
Posted: Nov 16, 2015
October is one of the weakest months for sales and this year's seven sales in Old Town was the least for any month in 2015 and two less than the five year average of nine.&nb... read more >
Posted: Nov 05, 2015
There are four name "neighborhoods" in downtown Key West. Routinely, sellers in these areas tell me their home should be marked up a few percent because of where they live. ... read more >
Posted: Oct 14, 2015
August sales may have stumbled but September powered forward with 67% more sales than the 2010 - 2014 September average at an average sale cost per square foot of $686, second be... read more >
Posted: Oct 05, 2015
Special Olympics Florida Monroe County provides year-round sports training and competition to 81 children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental ... read more >
Posted: Sep 08, 2015
Nine single family homes sold in August in Old Town, the lowest monthly figure for 2015. This is down from fourteen in August 2013 and nineteen in August 2014.  Thru August ... read more >
Posted: Sep 06, 2015
Make no mistake about it, opportunities to own fantastic properties in Italy are UN-limited.  Restored historic castles, villas, churches, mills and graineries, villas with ... read more >
Posted: Aug 31, 2015

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