gary thomas realtor: 9 Gerome Avenue, Key West - Price Reduction - 07/30/15 10:21 AM


The asking price on 9 Gerome Avenue in Key West was just reduced to only $479,000 or $515 per sq ft for this 930 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 bath home hidden away from public view down a small walking lane in Old Town. Maybe the reason it did not sell in our hot market is the location is so well hidden. I'll betcha that few locals have any idea where Gerome Avenue is located.  But everyone knows where the Truman and White Chevron station is located.  There is a little walking lane called Nichols Avenue runs parallel to Truman Avenue … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 918 Southard Street #101, Key West, Florida - 07/29/15 05:37 AM

Just listed but not by me, 918 Southard Street #101, Key West, Florida. This is private and spacious first floor unit tucked away from the other units in popular Southard Square Condominiums located in the very heart of Old Town. The listing Realtor describes this property thus:
"Charming condo located in the highly desirable Southard Square Condominiums, this ground level unit offers privacy and convenience in a tropical paradise. With a recently updated bathroom and flooring, this unit's open floor plan offers a comfortable and spacious area to enjoy family and friends while preparing meals or enjoying the breeze on the patio. … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 916 Von Phister St., Key West - Casa Marina Area Contemporty Residence - 07/22/15 03:00 AM

 
916 Von Phister Street is located in the tony Casa Marina Area of Key West. This bedroom community is a stone's throw from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The Casa Marina Resort is a short two block walk to the west. Two great ocean front restaurants (Salute on the Beach and Louie's Backyard) are located within a five minute walk.  The madness of Old Town is within easy biking distance for those times you want to break bread with tourists or attend a play at the Waterfront Playhouse or the Red Barn Theater. Otherwise, you'll enjoy the serenity of this little enclave.
 
The … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1417 12th Street, Key West - Bank Owned Home with an 80s Flair - 07/20/15 02:43 AM

We all looked marvelous in the 1980s, didn't we? A lot happened in the last thirty-five years. Hairstyles changed, fashion changed, home styles both exterior and interior changed. What was hot back then may not be quite as chic today. If you looked like one of the girls or guys above in 1980 when those photos were taken, you would probably be around 60 years old now. You probably have gray hair (if you still have hair) and you might have a bit of a paunch or even a spare tire.  Parts of your anatomy might sag a bit - or … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Honey . . . STOP the Car ! - 1430 Albury Street, Key West - 07/17/15 07:39 AM

HONEY . . . STOP THE CAR!  You've probably heard that saying or something like it sometime in your life. It's a directive that there is something important that you are about to pass by. It's a plea to stop and take a look else you may miss something important. If you do stop you can then decide if the look was worth the time. If you don't you may never know what you missed.

1430 Albury Street in Key West is a Buildable  Lot 3500 sq ft (50' X 70') with HARC Approved Plans to build a New Two Story 1900 … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: How Gay Was My Villa ? - 07/16/15 05:56 AM

Key West is a great place to live. You can be and do just about anything and everything. Except for some do-gooders who sit on some public commissions, we all try to stay out of each others "business".  The rich and not so rich often live side-by-side. One's station in life does not matter. Gay and straight live together. Generational Conchs and newbies from around the world live and work together. People of different faiths, different races, and political persuasions all get along. We are an accepting community. The openness and welcoming nature of Key West as a community was one … (79 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 615 Angela Street, Old Town, Key West - a Buying Opportunity - 07/15/15 06:12 AM

 
Every now and then a reader of my little blog will call me, send me an email, or show up at an open house and even set up an appointment to me at my office just to say thanks for writing my blog and to tell me about their dream of buying a place here - someday. Many of my readers are people of normal means. They work 9:00 to 5:00 jobs and spend a part of workday doing what their company pays them to do - their job. I think some  may cheat the boss a bit by their constant … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1214 Laird Street, Key West, Florida - 07/12/15 05:48 AM

The listing Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West describes 1214 Laird Street which is located in the Casa Marina Area of Key West this way:
"This spacious and substantial one level home sits on an extra large corner lot (75 x 100 feet) which is completely surrounded by a high wall for total privacy. The two bedroom two bath main residence has many sets of French doors opening to the lovely yard (designed by Ray Jungles) and large sunny swimming pool. The one bedroom one bath guest wing has it's own living area and private courtyard."

Before I actually moved to Key West … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1414 Angela Street, Key West - Meadows Area Hidden Charmer - 07/11/15 05:00 AM

I have often written about the charm of living on one of the slow lanes in Key West where there is little to if any traffic, cute cottage homes, and peaceful surroundings as contrasted to the hullabaloo associated with Duval Street.  There are a few streets which provide the same type of serene environment. The New Listing at 1414 Angela Street, located in the Meadows Area of Key West, is one of them.


The house is tucked behind a thicket of lush tropical foliage and six foot white picket fence. A trestle with two large gates open onto the bricked pathway which … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1017 Windsor Lane, Key West - Bank Owned Investment Property - 07/10/15 04:08 AM

Just Listed 1017 Windsor Lane in Key West. This Bank Owned investment property ought to sell quickly. It is located in Old Town and across the street from St. Mary's Basilica. The listing Realtor describes the property as:
"Located in Old Town this 4 unit income producing property is legally permitted. One 2 bedroom/1 bath house, Two-1 bedroom/1 bath Apartments and One 2 bedroom/1 bath Apartment upstairs. Great Investment Opportunity."

This property consists of two separate buildings. The front house was built in 1963 and is a one story ranch style house with a nice open living area and kitchen combination.  There are … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 2645 Gulfview Drive, Key West - Waterfront Property on the Gulf of Mexico - 07/09/15 07:48 AM

2645 Gulfview Drive is a smart looking 1600 square foot home located at Gulfview Point (formerly known as Roosevelt Annex) in Key West where each of the 25 single-family homes and town homes  are located on the water and sited for exquisite views of the setting sun over the Gulf of Mexico. Gulfpoint Annex continues to be an exclusive community with a neighborhood of homes surrounded by water on three sides.  This is the only place of this kind in Key West! Click GOOGLE MAP for an aerial perspective of the property and its relationship to the water.
This development was built … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Small World of Ronny Bailey - Love, Joy, and Peace in a Box - 07/07/15 07:42 AM

My friend and local folk artist Ronny Bailey dropped by my office on Monday to show me his latest creation - a kit to create your very own Key West Cigar Maker Cottage "Dream Home".  When I was little kid growing up in the 1950s many paint by numbers kits were sold with color-coded drawings whereby the home artist would paint between the lines to paint blue or whatever the color might be in appropriate spaces.  If you painted inside the lines and used the correct color, you would have your very own original copy of a manufactured piece of art. … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1401 Grinnell Street, Key West - Afflordable Home in the Prestigious Casa Marina Area - 07/06/15 11:10 AM

 
Just Listed, but not be me,  recently built home in the Prestigious Casa Marina Area of Key West. The listing Realtor describes 1401 Grinnell Street as:
"Great location! Corner lot in Casa Marina. Newer 3 bed, 1 bath slightly elevated home in much desired Casa Marina neighborhood." 
 
The home is a very simple 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1003 sq foot single level modular home constructed in 2003. You could not expect something more plain. It is built on a decent sized lot which measures 45' (on Grinnell) X 96' (on Souht) or 4,331.00 SF. A couple of nearby homes on Grinnell are smallish … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Happy 4th of July from Key West - 07/04/15 04:27 AM

 
 
 
 
Happy 4th of July!
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gary thomas realtor: 1105 Petronia Street, Key West - Petunia & Poppy are Adorable! - 07/03/15 04:00 AM

Just Listed (but not by me) 1105 Petronia Street which is located in the Old Town area of Key West. The listing Realtor perfectly describes this quaint abode this way as a:
"Monthly vacation rental duplex! Petunia and Poppy are absolutely adorable. Poppy is a one bedroom/one bath sanctum with brand new everything, and a sweet porch perfect for people watching in its quiet Old Town neighborhood. Petunia is a two bedroom/one bath retreat with private covered deck and outdoor shower. Both units have been meticulously renovated and appointed with a unique design aesthetic that is both whimsical and upscale. Both feature … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Key West Real Estate Sales Report - First Half of 2015 - 07/02/15 08:17 AM

I thought it would be interesting to look at the real estate sales for Key West for the first six months of 2015. I used the Key West mls database for the geographic areas of Key West and Stock Island but did not include any sales east of Stock Island. This geographic area most potential buyers consider to be "Key West" even though our mls database reaches property sales which extend ten miles east of Mile Marker 0. 
CASA MARINA AREA. There were 12 single family home sales in the Casa Marina Area between January and July. The average price per sq … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1621 Sunshine Drive, Key West: Good Day Sunshine - 06/29/15 06:22 AM

I took some time off Sunday afternoon and played would-be buyer and checked out the new listing at 1621 Sunshine Drive, Key West, Florida. I had been inside this home a couple of years ago when it was still under construction. I could not believe my eyes at how quickly the landscaping has filled in and the home has taken on an identity all its own. The listing Realtor describes this 1672 sq ft three bedroom, three bath home this way:
"Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this beautiful property was newly constructed in 2013 with custom finishes. Upgrades include … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: SUPERMAN & Me - 06/25/15 08:29 AM
Sometime ago a reader posted a couple of comments about me being just a 'salesman'. He or she noted there is nothing wrong about being a salesman. That reader thought my 'job' is pretty much like being a sales clerk in a store. No more, no less. Later in response to another comment on another blog I posted a pic of a snappily dressed used car salesman with the notation 'not Gary Thomas'  as if to disprove that I am a salesman. I don't wear Hawaiian shirts, gold chains, sun glasses. Nor do I smoke a cigar or look particularly untrustworthy.
 
A … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 812 Simonton Street, Key West - Two Transient Licensed Properties - 06/24/15 09:18 AM

Just Listed 812 Simonton Street in Key West, Florida. The listing Realtor describes this unique property this way:
"Fantastic multi-unit property with two transient licenses! Property is divided into two sections-812 Simonton is a 3br / 3ba while 812 Simonton Rear is a 1br/1ba. Great Old Town location in an X Zone. Owner financing possible! Multiple possibilities with this property. Perfect for an investor"
 The front building is identified as 812 Simonton Street. It currently has three residential units. The front unit is a small studio apartment. The middle unit is a much larger one bedroom unit which has a transient license attached. … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1430 Albury Street, Key West - Dream the Possible Dream - 06/21/15 05:16 AM


The above photos show the vacant lot at 1430 Albury Street in Key West which is offered for sale with all necessary building plans approved by various City of Key West agencies to construct a new home.  Now in most parts of America that would not seem like a big deal. But in Key West where there are few building lots and especially lots in such a prized location as this, it is a pretty big deal.  That is because the Historic District in Old Town and much of the Meadows Area and the Casa Marina Area fall under the protective … (3 comments)

 
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