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For the past few years I have been lucky enough and frugal enough to afford a modest trip to beautiful Italy. Off season and out-of-the-way locales ($). Delightful. This year a c... read more >
Posted: Jun 25, 2018
A national marine treasure lays just 70 miles west of Key West.  Accessible by seaplane or boat, the Dry Tortugas National Park is a treasure not to be missed on any trip to... read more >
Posted: Jun 11, 2018
Fifteen homes sold in the Old Town area in May. The 5-Year, 2013 - 2017, average for May is 17 sales. Thru May there have been 63 sales in Old Town, one more than 2017, five more... read more >
Posted: Jun 04, 2018
This is the 8th in a series going back to January 2013.  Each article chronicles FEMA/political and rate change activities associated with the mercurial matter of rational, ... read more >
Posted: May 09, 2018
Hooray! April's twenty-one sales were the most for any month since May 2015! The twenty-one sales are 50% more than in April 2017 and 38% more than the 5-year average for Apr... read more >
Posted: May 02, 2018
The Meadows is one of the most well recognized and clearly defined of the six neighborhoods in Old Town Key West.  Bordered by Eisenhower Dr. to the East, Truman Ave. to the... read more >
Posted: Apr 23, 2018
"Good morning Ground. This is Mooney Summerland, Ready to taxi with Foxtrot please". "Roger Mooney Summerland,Taxi Runway 3-0. I have new weather for you". "Roger Ground, taxi ru... read more >
Posted: Apr 18, 2018
As of April 15, 2018, there were 115 single family homes for sale in the Old Town area of Key West. Inventory is about normal for this time of year.  Sale prices range from ... read more >
Posted: Apr 16, 2018
Cash Buyers continue to play a large role in home sales in Old Town Key West. From 2014 through 2017, cash sales accounted for an average of 60% of sales. The national average is... read more >
Posted: Apr 04, 2018
The good news is March's fourteen sales topped the sum of sales for January and February (13).  The not so good news is, like January and February, these fourteen sales ... read more >
Posted: Apr 03, 2018
Six single family homes sold in the Old Town area in February 2018.  The five-year, 2013 - 2017, average for February sales is eleven. Thirteen homes have sold in January an... read more >
Posted: Mar 06, 2018
It was another banner year for guesthouses in Key West.  Even with the kick in the teeth from Hurricane Irma in September, well run guesthouses still had excellent Room, Occ... read more >
Posted: Feb 20, 2018
Seven single family homes sold in the Old Town area in January 2018.  The 5-year, 2013 - 2017, average is nine.  This is a declining average as January sales peaked in ... read more >
Posted: Feb 06, 2018
I met a kindly gentleman from NYC a few days ago at a favorite boutique in Old Town.  We spoke about the Old Town market in 2017 and likely trends for 2018.  He spoke a... read more >
Posted: Jan 16, 2018
In 2015 there were 171 Single family homes sold in the Old Town area, in 2016, 129 sales and for 2017 there were 121 sales. Only February and October 2017 exceeded the 2012 - 201... read more >
Posted: Jan 03, 2018
There are six neighborhoods in Old Town Key West; The Meadows, Old Town - North, Truman Annex, Bahama Village, Casa Marina and Old Town - South.  Here's a map.  Des... read more >
Posted: Jan 02, 2018
As noted in my September and October reports, the 4th Qtr is the weakest quarter for home sales in Old Town. September sales were downed by Irma with October picking up those sal... read more >
Posted: Dec 04, 2017
SMART homes. Energy efficient. Advanced security. 24-hour monitoring. Allows you to lock 'n unlocked doors, turn lights on and off.  To know when the milk is getting old... read more >
Posted: Nov 19, 2017
Sales of single family homes in Old Town Key West in October rebounded strongly with ten sales. The ten sales were only the second time this year that the sales for a month beat ... read more >
Posted: Nov 06, 2017
I am always amazed how the same agreed upon "facts" can be seen as half full or half empty.  Thus, the renewed debate over the utility of the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MI... read more >
Posted: Oct 16, 2017
Due to below average sales in July and August, 3rd Quarter home sales for Old Town were likely enroute to a multi-year low - Irma sealed that fate. The three home sales in Septem... read more >
Posted: Oct 04, 2017
I bought my two-story eye-brow house in Old Town Key West in February 1984.  It was a wreck but that's another story.  Since Feb 1984, I recall just three hurricane... read more >
Posted: Sep 15, 2017
Twelve single family homes sold in the Old Town area of Key West in August 2017.  The total home sales January - August of 96 sales is only slightly below normal; i.e., 10% ... read more >
Posted: Sep 06, 2017
From January 1, 2015 until July 31, 2017, seven B&B's, Guesthouses and Inns Sold in Key West. Sale prices ranged from $2.275M to $9M. Presently five such properties are F... read more >
Posted: Aug 30, 2017
Of the twenty years I was in the Navy, I was flying in one way or another for over fourteen years.  Of those fourteen years, for almost ten years I was flying on, off, in an... read more >
Posted: Aug 18, 2017

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