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: Jul 28, 2018
Last November I wrote a short article about the burgeoning industry of SMART homes and the growing integration and utility of such technologies for the average home owner. SMART ... read more >
Posted: Jul 21, 2018
​Sunset Key is a 27-acre luxurious island community and resort in Key West, FL.  Formally known as Tank Island, Sunset Key is located about 500 yards off the west coas... read more >
Posted: Jul 19, 2018
Thirteen homes sold in June giving the 1st half of 2018 a total of 76 sales.  This compares with 74 sales mid-year 2017 and 77 sales mid-year 2016.  2017 ended with 121... read more >
Posted: Jul 05, 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: Jul 02, 2018
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

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