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Emma's Secret - 715 Emma Street # 4 - Key West - 06/28/10 11:52 AM
A second unit at the Emma Street compound was recently listed (but not by me) at a price I think is just tantalizing. The four unit compound was built in 2005 and each unit is slightly different but each unit has top of the line fixtures, amenities, and workmanship. I can't say that about a lot of properties in town. But this place is so fine that I invite would be buyers to call me to schedule a showing. Then we can do some comparison shopping so you can see for yourself how this place stacks up against similarly priced properties (0 comments)
728 Windsor Lane in 2010 728 Windsor Lane in 1965 I think the little cottage at 728 Windsor Lane is one of the best buys in Old Town Key West. The seller just reduced the asking price from $260,,000 to $229,900. This house is still livable as is for a few years, but it really needs a redo. When I show a house like this I tell my buyers not to consider what it looks like now on the inside or the outside because when to redo is done, you won't be able to recognize the place. The good thing (1 comments)
Fairy tales, can come true,it can happen to you, if you're young at heart.If you are gay and gray... And if you, should survive,to one hundred and five,look at all, you'll derive, out of being alive!And here is the best part,You can live the rest of your life,in comfort not strife,in a place in Key West,where you can build your last nest. CLICK HERE to watch a quick news video about where old gay men and women are moving. Well, maybe not "old" because nobody is old anymore. They are just seasoned with salt and pepper hair (if they (1 comments)
1115 South Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West - 06/24/10 09:48 AM
I have written about 1115 South Street a few times. I have shown this house several times. It has not sold. I think this is a very nice house in a very good Casa Marina location. I think the new asking price of $790,000 makes this house worthy of a second look by potential buyers that looked at it when it was priced as high as $1,285,000 and also makes it worthy of a first look by new buyers.Let's start with the location. 1115 South Street is located in the Casa Marina area of Key West. Click the MAP to get (0 comments)
Family Home - 201 Virginia Street - Key West - 06/22/10 10:23 AM
The really big and nicely appointed family home at 201 Virginia Street in the Bahama Village area of Key West is offered as a short sale at the asking price of $699,000. I showed it shortly after it was listed in January 2008 at the then asking price of $1,149,000. It was obvious then that thee asking price was too high given the declining market and the fact that this home is located across the street from public housing. The price has been steadily reduced to the current amount. The property has been under contract twice and, obviously, neither deal closed. (0 comments)
316 Peacon Lane - Old Town - Key West - 06/18/10 01:44 PM
Just listed by Preferred Properties 316 Peacon Lane near the Historic Key West Seaport in Old Town Key West. If you read my blog regularly you already know that I'm like Lady Ga Ga about the slow lanes of Key West. Peacon Lane is one of the more user friendly of the lanes because you can actually drive a car into and out of the lane. (Some lanes require that you park your car on the street and walk to your house. I like those really slow and quiet lanes, but some owners have this need to be near to their (0 comments)
511 Frances Street - Short Sale - Key West - 06/17/10 09:14 AM
511 Frances Street has been on the market since October 2009. The original asking price was $1,649,000. The price was reduced several times. Now the property is offered as a Short Sale at the asking price of $1,295,000 or $762 per sq ft.I showed this house last week and was again impressed with the great location and the way the front invites you inside the home and how the pool area at the rear immediately summons you to the outside. This house has lots of street appeal but it is the pool area that has that Key West I Wanna Live (1 comments)
1217 Petronia Street - Short Sale - Key West - 06/16/10 09:59 AM
This listing Realtor describes the charming home at 1217 Petronia Street this way: "This beautifully renovated two bedroom Classic Conch home is located in The Meadows of Key West. The main living area features a cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors and a spiral staircase that leads you to a large sleeping loft with room for an office or sitting area. The very private yard includes a wraparound deck, heated pool and a separate pool cabana. This is a potential short sale transaction subject to lender approval. Owner is a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesperson." This home 1507 sq ft home has two (0 comments)
The Plight of the Living Dead - 06/15/10 10:38 AM
I don't want to start something that I cannot finish. Whenever you talk about religion, politics, race, and other sensitive issues on which almost everyone has an opinion, you open yourself up to criticism and maybe more. But what the heck, this is America where everybody is entitled to his or her opinion. As long as you are not a Commie.I grew up in the 1950s when Commies were everywhere. We knew they had to be stopped or they would takeover the world. We saw menacing photos of millions of Commies and their missiles that threatened our very existence.If you are (6 comments)
Key West Dream House - 06/14/10 10:02 AM
"First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."Napoleon Hill The pic immediately below was taken about three years ago. It is a pic of a smallish eyebrow house in Old Town Key West. The house had a For Sale sign on it for quite a while, but it eventually sold. I showed it twice. The listing agent would not go inside because of the stench and filth. Owners lived there, trapped inside this house of hoarding. Paper and plastic bags (2 comments)
824 Shavers Lane - Key West - 06/13/10 03:29 PM
A little over two years ago the little house on the big lot (50' x110' or 5500 sq ft) at 824 Shavers Lane was offered for sale at $735,000. It did not sell. The price was recently reduced to $297,500 which is still $488 per sq ft, but now the price may make the property worth a look-see.The listing agent describes this property this way: "An opportunity! Total renovation/demo. Rarely can you build your dream home on a small quiet lane steps off Duval.What a location..steps away from the Hemingway House and the Lighthouse Only five short blocks to the Southernmost (0 comments)
2327 Harris Street - Key West - Short Sale - 06/08/10 06:57 PM
Just listed 2327 Harris Avenue in the midtown area of Key West. I don't do many listings, but when I do, I sell them. Usually quickly. We shall see if this APPROVED SHORT SALE is an easy sale.2327 Harris Avenue was constructed in 1979 and has 1920 sq ft of living space on two floors. The houses sits on a nice 4758 sq ft corner lot at Harris Avenue and Sixth Street. Click on the MAP. The yard is framed with a nice white picket fence in the front and a higher privacy fence on the sides and rear. There is (3 comments)
Key West Cover Girl featured in Traditional Home Magazine June-July 2010 I wrote a blog about a Key West cover girl many months ago. That same dame is at it again-big time. She is featured in the June - July 2010 issue of Traditional Home Magazine CLICK HERE.You really must click that link and then double click on each page to see the stunning photos and read the text that describes this chic chick. (Double click and use the back button on each successive page to read the text and appreciate the great photography.)I remember riding my bike past the (0 comments)
715 Emma Street - Old Town - Key West - 06/04/10 10:25 AM
Just listed, but not by me, 715 Emma Street #2, in the Bahama Village area of Old Town Key West. The listing Realtor describes this 1243 sq ft condominium this way: "Beautiful recently built two story home located in a small community of four homes with a shared pool. This luxurious home has two bedrooms, two and one half baths plus a den and is finished beautifully - gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, multiple balconies, walk-in-closets, GE Smart home wiring and off-street parking. Located adjacent to Truman Annex and near the proposed new waterfront park (0 comments)
GLEE Club - Key West - 06/03/10 02:05 PM
Do you watch GLEE? If you do you know it is okay to be whoever you want to be. You can be the boss of you. You can sing and dance and wear strange clothes. You can be a boy and like other boys. You can be fat and pretty and gifted all at the same time.There is a lot of GLEE in Key West. It was here before the TV show first aired. It will be here after the show goes off the air. If you have dreamed of owning a small nightspot in Key West where you can let (0 comments)
May 2010 Key West Real Estate Sale Report - 06/02/10 11:28 AM
The Key West Association of Realtors sent out the May Real Estate Sales Report yesterday. It confirms what I have been citing anecdotally about real estate sales increasing in the numbers of units sold and in the sales price appreciation since 2009. CLICK HERE to review the May Sales Reports for the Key West area only.I won't bore you to tears with what sold but you can CLICK HERE to see the single family home sales for Key West during May. My search varies a bit from that of the Key West Association of Realtors . Mine shows that there were (0 comments)
1215 Duncan Street - Key West Sale - Duplex - 06/01/10 09:51 AM
It sometimes amazes me how fast some of my readers find new deals or resurrected deals. Do any of you actually work at your day jobs? For those that were away last week heading for a needed break, the short sale at 1215 Duncan Street just got re-activated after the longtime buyer decided to walk away. This property had been under contract for over 13 months and was theoretically awaiting lender approval of the deal struck between the seller and that buyer. The approval did not get declined; it just didn't do much of anything. The buyer backed out and the (0 comments)
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