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829 Simonton Street - Key West - Historic Investment Property - 08/31/11 07:25 PM
I distinctly remember going inside the old building at 829 Simonton Street on Superbowl Sunday (January 25, 1987). The place was a sandwich shop called "La Bodega". I had spent the afternoon at Atlantic Shores and wanted to grab a sandwich. The place was near and the food was good. My needs were met. Fast forward 24 years and the building looks pretty much the same.
The unpainted facade looks pretty much today like it did when the two photos below were taken.
829 Simonton Street Key West May 2011
The building was called The Square Deal Market (1 comments)
1208 Florida Street - Bank Owned - Key West - 08/30/11 12:07 PM
1208 Florida Street - Key West The listing Realtor describes the newly listed Bank Owned property at 1208 Florida Street in Key West this way: "Bank Owned property. Great Mid Town location close to the beach, Faustos on White Street, several coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries and retail establishments. 3Br/2Bth, two story home with off street parking for two cars. Just about everything is within bicycling distance from this unit. First floor has kitchen dining room, living room and bathroom. Second floor has three bedrooms, landing and bathroom. Second Floor balcony accessible from 2 bedrooms. Could use a facelift but is (1 comments)
400 Simonton Street as it appeared in 1965 400 Simonton Street as it appears in August 2011 Just listed, but not be me, 400 Simonton Street in Old Town Key West. According to the Monroe County Appraiser this landmark building was built circa 1889. See the black and white photo which shows how this property looked back in 1965. That's nearly half a century ago. My God, I graduated from high school that year. Compare it to the color photo below. The property has had various uses over the years. And now it is offered for sale. The listing broker (2 comments)
Entry Hall Would you like a place that seems far removed from the hustle and bustle of the regular world; a place designed by a world famous architect as his Key West getaway; a place where each room is unique; a home where each bedroom has its own private veranda; Then consider the home just listed by Preferred Properties (that's where I work but this is not my listing) at 1020 Von Phister Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West. The listing Realtor describes this special property this way: "Award wining Architect built and designed this home for (0 comments)
911 Grinnell Street - Bank Owned - Old Town - Key West - 08/25/11 10:42 AM
The new listing at 911 Grinnell Street will likely turn into a feeding frenzy as many prospective buyers submit offers on this Bank Owned single family house in Old Town that is offered at just $399,900. The listing Realtor describes the property thus:"Cute 2 story Conch home has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, located in Old Town Key West. Home features: Dade County pine , stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, new carpets, updated bathrooms and a swimming pool." 911 Grinnell Street as it appeared only a couple of years ago I showed this house several times in the past few years (2 comments)
2430 Fogarty Avenue - Key West Just listed, but not by me, 2430 Fogarty Avenue in Key West. The listing agent describes the property this way: "Perfect home for a small family, this renovated CBS has a 2 bedroom/1 bath main house, and a 1/1 attached efficiency. Boasting a concrete fence streetside, the spacious front yard is nicely landscaped with a magnificent Bismark palm, and a brick walkway and brick drive and carport. This home also features tiled floors, laundry room with washer/dryer, and a 12x13 work/storage shed on a concrete slab. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, bullnosed granite (2 comments)
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House - 08/23/11 11:38 AM
When I was young and people would ask me "What do you want to do when you grow up?" I would answer "Be Cary Grant." I was serious. That guy was exactly the type of guy I wanted to be: good looking, intelligent, witty, and rich. I failed on all four. I still love watching many of his old movies including one of my very favorites "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House". By chance that movie was on Turner Movie Classics this past Sunday. For the reader not familiar with the plot, Mr. Blandings and his family plus maid lived in (1 comments)
914 James Street - Old Town Key West - Short Sale - 08/21/11 10:33 AM
The very interesting home at 914 James Street located near the Key West Historic Seaport is back on the market as a short sale. The house was listed in early February and quickly went under contract. For whatever reason, the property is back on the market. I have shown this property several times and I think it could make a wonder Key West getaway property for some lucky buyer. The listing Realtor describes the property this way: "This 2 bedroom, 2 bath Old Town home has a large pool, open living space, and a bonus sleeping loft.Lender approved at $402k with (2 comments)
2521 Fogarty Avenue - Key West I don't get excited very often about properties in the Mid Town area. The new listing (not mine) at 2521 Fogarty Avenue which is Bank Owned is the exception to my rule. The listing Realtor describes this very affordable three bedroom property with a pool this way: "Bank Owned. Spacious three bedroom, two bath condo in Mid-Town Key West. Ground level unit has no stairs, private entrance and off street parking. Granite counter tops in kitchen and both baths. Travertine floors in den, kitchen, laundry room and both baths. Carpet in all three bedrooms. (1 comments)
1127 Von Phister Street - Casa Marina Area - Key West Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. (that's where I work but this is not my listing) just listed 1127 Von Phister Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West. I know this area quite well as the house is located about half a block away from my home.There is a beautiful two-story double galleried home is one of the prettiest properties in the Casa Marina area. It has great curb appeal and splendid gardens. There is a master suite downstairs. Upstairs there are two guest rooms with a balcony (0 comments)
1114 Varela Street - Key West If you are a prospective buyer hoping to find a second home in Key West with a Transient Rental License, the listing (not mine) at 1114 Varela Street in the Old Town area of Key West may be the property of your dreams. The listing Realtor describes this Short Sale offering this way: "Your Old Town Key West Oasis awaits you.This beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath Conch House features open floor plan with Dade County Pine walls and ceilings.French doors lead from the living and dining area onto your own private Lanai, pool area (1 comments)
A Truth about Living in Key West - 08/17/11 11:38 AM
I love living in Key West. You can be who you want to be and love who you want to love. Nobody, other than the guy who parades around town with his anti-fag sign, cares what you do or who you sleep with. Gays and straights and rich and not rich mix at work and at play with ease. We have a lot of people that have moved here from all over the world. There are good people and no so good people. The bad people sometimes give the rest of us a bad name.I was eating dinner last week when (2 comments)
Key West Golf Course - Bank Owned - Great Price - 08/16/11 01:04 PM
Newly listed, but not by me, Key West Golf Club two bedroom town home with a great view. This 780 sq ft town home is bank owned and priced to sell at $199,900 or $256 per sq ft. That is the lowest price per sq ft on a non-short sale property.Downstairs you will find the small but efficient kitchen and open living and dining area that flows out to the deck which has great golf course views. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings that share a bath. This house has storm shutters for all windows and doors. There is (2 comments)
Las Salinas Condominium Unit 112 West - Key West - 08/13/11 08:46 AM
I've been to Las Salinas three times in my life. Once was a few years ago during Realtor caravan. (That's when local agents preview new listings.) The second and third times were this week. I am showing properties for another agent who is out of town this week. I was very pleasantly surprised at how nice (and affordable) Unit 112 West is and decided I wanted to share my impressions with you. On June 3rd I wrote about a possible double dip in the recession and stated "I have never shown a unit at Las Salinas and won't. I wouldn't want (1 comments)
1005 United Street #B - Casa Marina Area Townhome - Key West - 08/12/11 12:55 PM
Just listed by Preferred Properties (that's where I work but this is not my listing), 1005 United Street #B which the listing Realtor describes thus: "Centrally located Townhome on the borderline of Old Town and Casa Marina. Exquisitely appointed 2 bedroom 2 bath with soaring ceilings. The Main level consists of an open floor plan complete with gourmet kitchen, built in library and French Doors leading to your own covered porch overlooking the pool. Upstairs are two large bedrooms with wrap around terraces and an outstanding slate tile bathroom with a new jacuzzi tub. Custom closets throughout. One off street parking (0 comments)
820 Windsor Lane - Old Town - Key West Today I am once again writing about the really cute little house at 820 Windsor Lane in Old Town Key West. This property is listed by Preferred Properties. That's where I work, but this is not my listing. The asking price was just reduced to $398,000 or $324 per sq ft. The listing Realtor describes the property this way: "Location & Charm. Two-story conch home on a corner lot in a great old town neighborhood, this property offers original historic details with an attractive floor plan: guest bedroom and bath are (1 comments)
173 Golf Club Drive - Bank Owned - Key West The cute little 806 sq ft two bedroom townhome at 173 Golf Club Drive at the Key West Golf Club is back on the market, but it will probably not be there for long. The listing broker describes the property this Bank Owned way: "This 2 bedroom / 1.5 bath townhome is located towards the end of Golf Club Drive closest to the Club House. Home has newer laminate floors in the bedrooms and staircase with tile in the main living area. Property has a front porch and back porches (1 comments)
1027 Howe Street (corner of Howe at Julia Streets) If the harbingers of doom and gloom haven't spooked you out of your mind, the compound at 1027 Howe Street in the Bahama Village area of Old Town Key West may be worthy of your consideration. When times are tight and people don't know what is going to happen next, probably the last thing they want to think about is making an investment in income property. There are enough talking heads on TV, bloggers, and other know-it-alls telling the rest of us what the S&P downgrade of America's credit rating means (0 comments)
1800 Atlantic Penthouse Condo - Key West Waterfront - 08/08/11 09:48 AM
Recently listed, by not by me, 1800 Atlantic Unit C 439, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The listing Broker describes the unit this way: "Top floor unit with stunning views down Smather's Beach, vaulted ceilings and a transient rental license. Great location within a great location! Enjoy all of the amenities for which 1800 Atlantic is so well known and generate income to help with the carrying costs." Loyal Readers know that just about every unit at 1800 Atlantic is 1357 square feet and has a nearly identical layout consisting of two bedrooms, two baths, eat in kitchen, shared dining and (1 comments)
Let's Buy a Guest House in Key West - 08/06/11 09:23 AM
Catchy name for a place to stay, eh! Maybe the GAYWAY MOTEL isn't your vision of the kind of guest house you envision owning, but I have a property that just might fit the bill. The Victorian House at 806 Truman Avenue in Old Town Key West is looking for a new owner. I think this place could "go gay" or stay "straight" and still be a good "buy".The listing Realtor describes 806 Truman this way: "***PRICE REDUCED*** Elegant and spacious historic home with three transient rental licenses. Great sitting rooms, formal dining room, five bedrooms, five full baths and two (0 comments)
840 Olivia Street with two off street parking spaces Even the listing Realtor says this new listing at 840 Olivia Street needs a little TLC (maybe short for Tools, Labor, and Cash) but he adds: " Great location for a house you can move into tomorrow. Needs some TLC but has all the potential for a really nice home. New windows, updated appliances and new A/C units are some of the desirable features of the property. Off street parking for two cars and room for a small pool are definite pluses. Anyone interested in an Old Town location at a (0 comments)
Just listed, but not by me, 307 Olivia Street in the Bahama Village section of Old Town Key West. This is a sweet little house that is located on a quiet little one way street just two blocks from Duval Street. The listing Realtor describes this gem like this: "Within a block of Hemingway's house, and close to all his Key West Duval Street haunts lies this special conch house. Charming, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with a sleeping loft. Well kept and peaceful, with a great deck and beautiful trees, in addition to off-street parking. Bike or walk to all (3 comments)
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