gary thomas realtor: 1505 Laird Street, Key West - Big Price Reduction! - 05/31/16 04:57 AM

Silliness aside, there is a good reason for bargain hunters to checkout the goods on 1505 Laird Street in Key West where the price has been reduced from the original $525,000 to just $425,000. The reduction was announced late Monday.
1505 Laird Street, Key West is a 784 sq ft home that is located on a large 5412 sq ft lot just east of the Casa Marina Area of Key West.  The listing Realtor describes this home this way:
 "Cute mid-century cbs house on a big beautiful lot in a great neighborhood. The small home is ready to be renovated and/or extensively enlarged. … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1434 Virginia Street, Key West - Buying Opportunity - 05/27/16 05:30 AM

Bargain Hunters Take Note: The asking price on 1434 Virginia Street has been reduced to just $604,900. This is a real buying opportunity for someone looking for a large "project house" or "renovation project" or a "flipper". The listing broker describes this property this way:
Priced to sell, if you're ready for a historic renovation project this would be it! This spacious home with stunning architectural lines and gorgeous natural light is ready to be restored to her former grandeur. Property features plentiful off-street parking and possibly room for a pool. Zoned as Single Family or Duplex, this renovation project offers multiple … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: All The Way with LBJ - Reflections of a Former Teen Democrat - 05/26/16 07:39 AM

The photo above shows Marcia McGinley, Ben King, and me awaiting the arrival of President Lyndon B. Johnson at a political speech in Denver in 1964. I was the president of the Jefferson County Teen Democrats. Our group attended a speech the President made at the old auditorium arena sometime during the race for the White House. Later that day the President signed the poster I was holding.

I still have the poster with LBJ's autograph as well as autographs of Senators and Congressmen who accompanied him. It's been kept in dorm rooms, basements, and closets for years. There are little tears … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1214 Laird Street, Key West - Price Reduction - 05/21/16 06:25 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: 623 Thomas Street Unit D, Key West, Florida - 05/20/16 07:35 AM

Just listed, but not by me, 623 Thomas Street #D in Key West, Florida. This one bedroom second floor unit has front balcony that overlooks Thomas Street where passersby walk from the Truman Annex to nearby locations like the Green Parrot Bar, Blue Heaven Restaurant, the Ernest Hemingway House, or the Southernmost Point.  Ft Zach Taylor State Park and Beach are located within easy walking distance from the corner of Thomas Street at Southard Street which is only one block to the north.  The asking price on this 584 sq ft condo is just $420,000.

Please view the photos below which show … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 3322 Flagler Avenue, Key West - Freshly Updated New Town Home - 05/19/16 07:24 AM

Just Listed, but not by me, 3322 Flagler Avenue in Key West, Florida. The listing real estate agent describes this home this way:
"Centrally located and beautifully well maintained home. Full 3 bedroom 2 bath with dinning alcove. Large fenced yard that is wonderfully landscape, with covered back patio, out door shower, storage shed and plenty of room for a pool. Off street parking for 2 cars, one spot covered. This is a must see, easy to show, currently owner occupied."
This home was built in 1958 and is pretty typical of many homes of that era. It's just been updated with a … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 210-2 Southard Street, Key West - Transient Licensed Shipyard Condo in the Truman Annex - 05/18/16 04:41 AM

Just listed by Preferred Properties, that's where I work but this is not my listing, 210-2 Southard Street in the Shipyard Condominiums at Truman Annex. Truman Annex is located just two blocks from historic Duval Street and all of the attractions that make Key West a world class destination. This is a unique one bedroom unit with a valuable Truman Annex Transient License which permits 25 weekly rentals throughout the year. The unit may also be rented monthly or used by the owner or the owner's family throughout the year.
The listing Realtor describes the new listing this way:
"This bright and breezy … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1122 Southard Street, Key West - Price Reduction on Investment Property - 05/17/16 05:40 AM

The asking price on 1122 Southard Street in Key West was just reduced from $995,000 to $875,000. This is the really interesting property with upside potential. The listing Realtor describes this investment property this way:
"This historic building includes 5 licensed apartments. There is a large 2BR/2BA, two story unit at the rear ideal for an owner, a 1 Bedroom, an efficiency and 2 studio units. Lot's of the original Dade County Pine and architectural details including the original staircase are intact. Excellent Old Town location. The property is currently owned by a non profit organization for their use and so rents … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 906 Fleming Street, Key West - Luxury Home on Millionaire's Row - 05/16/16 07:43 AM

Just Listed, but not by me, 906 Fleming Street, Key West. This house fits right in with the historic homes on what is known as Millionaires Row in Old Town. But this house is not old. It was built new in 2008. I dug into my old shoebox and found a photo of the old barbershop that used to be located where the house now sits. And I found another aerial photo taken in 1999 that shows the barber shop and the now front yard for what used to be the Overseas Hotel located across the street at 917 Fleming Street. … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 11 Birchwood Drive, Key West - Just Listed! - 05/12/16 07:02 AM

Just Listed, 11 Birchwood Drive, Key West, Florida. This is a brand new and never been lived in home located in Key West's official bedroom community located on Stock Island Key at Mile Marker 6.  This community evolved as an alternative to Old Town which became very expensive for young locals to afford. And most of the lots here are located on canals which have relatively quick access to open waters. This is a single family area where there are not condos or multiple family situations. And other than the gas station up on US 1, there is no commercial activity … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1120 Catherine Street, Key West - a Potential Renovtion Project - 05/10/16 12:18 PM

1120 Catherine Street is located in the Old Town area South of Truman in Key West. I checked the Historic Sanborn Fire Maps and learned that this property first appeared on the 1912 map. The Monroe County Property records show the house as having been built in 1948. I feel pretty confident this house is much older. The house on the Sanborn map looks identical in size and location as the existing house. I then looked in my old shoe box and found a photo ( black and white below) taken a little over half a century ago. Note the faux … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1117 Stump Lane, Key West - Stunning Renovation - 05/09/16 05:09 AM

In November 2012 I wrote about the then new listing of a decades long Conch family home that was a great renovation project. It was purchased within days of being listed and a couple of months later the new owner began an amazing renovation that today is offered for sale again. But to appreciate the current beauty, I want my readers to see what stood before.

The interiors were those of a normal local family who had lived in this home for years and years. The back yard was concrete painted green which a lot of Conchs favored over yards which require … (5 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 815 Pearl Street #2, Key West - Affordale Living in the Meadows Area - 05/08/16 07:55 AM

The listing Realtor describes this charming 536 sq ft condo with a pool located at 815 Pearl Street in Key West this way:
"Exceptional home with a pool nestled in a quaint Old Town neighborhood. Recently renovated the full kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom are appointed with updated design and functionality including your own washer and dryer. A great combination of walkable location and carefree living this condominium in a peaceful part of town has everything you could want including a stable condominium association that recently tented and painted the entire exterior of the property. Low association fee of $211.00 per … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 909 Eaton Street, Key West - 05/06/16 06:00 AM

The listing Realtor describes 909 Eaton Street in Key West this way:
"Isola Bella is where the Mediterranean meets the Caribbean. Gated and private, this historic Key West home is reminiscent of a Sicilian Villa. The spacious front yard and patio dining area are relaxing spaces adorned by Italian Cypress trees and statues fit for a Roman piazza. Ionic columns frame the welcoming front porch, leading to an interior masterpiece of original Cuban tile floors and custom built cabinetry. The open living area flows into a colorful breakfast nook, where French doors open to the inviting pool and patio. 2 BD/2BA main … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1120 Olivia Street, Key West - As Cute as Can Be! - 05/05/16 06:30 AM

The listing Realtor describes 1120 Olivia Street in Key West this way:
Rare, standalone home in secluded, residential Lionsgate compound on Olivia. This 2-bed, 2.5 bath Conch cottage is perfect choice for Key West lifestyle. 1120 Olivia has been lovingly maintained. Two covered porches perfect for people watching from front porch swing or relaxing out back on expansive back porch filled with charm. Home's location within gated compound provides privacy and flanks shared courtyard with bricked paths, large swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, lush landscaping. Main floor king master and en-suite bath boast cathedral ceilings, access to private porch. Open floor plan in … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1518 Rose Street, Key West - 04/29/16 05:44 AM

Just Listed by Preferred Properties - 1518 Rose Street which is located in the Mid Town area of Key West. This 1562 sq ft home was originally built in 1958 and was updated with a Florida room several years ago. The house sits on a 5547 sq ft fenced lot which includes gated off street parking and what once was a nicely landscaped yard with pool and rear patio.
The listing Realtor describes this home this way:
"Located near the beaches, this home has three bedrooms and two full baths including a master en suite. A spacious bright Florida room opens to the … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 411 Grinnell Street, Key West - a Classic Old Town Revival Home Reinvented - 04/27/16 08:28 AM

Just Listed - 411 Grinnell Street in Key West which appears from the street to be a Classic Conch Revival home but which transforms into a sophisticated 21st century contemporary throughout much of the interior. The listing Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West describes this property this way:
"Meticulously restored with the highest level of craftsmanship and materials, this home will please the most discerning buyer. Located in historic old town on a double 8,375 lot, this home features every modern amenity. There are two bedrooms en suite plus a study and bonus finished 3rd floor. The dream kitchen has a Zebra … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 606 Truman Avenue No 5, Key West - Transient Licesensed Unit - 04/24/16 04:40 AM

Preferred Properties Key West (that's where I work but this is not my listing) is the listing brokerage for 606 Truman Avenue No. 5), a sharp 2/2 Windward Park town home which is offered at  just $924,500.  The home offers 1260 sq ft of living space divided between the two floors with two master suites.

Two magnificent Royal Poinciana Trees frame the entrance into the Windward Park Townhome compound. In two or three weeks these trees will blossom and this private parking area will be fully ablaze with millions of tiny red flowers. When you pass through the electronically gated entry the … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1033 Catherine Street, Key West - Not to be Missed! - 04/23/16 04:50 AM

Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West is 1033 Catherine Street which is a cute-beyond-belief two story home located in the Old Town area South of Truman. The listing Realtor describes this 1960 sq ft property this way:
"Live in a Tropical secluded single family residence, located in X500 of Old Town. Built in 1988 with all the characteristics of a vintage Key West Style home with off street parking. This 2 story home is unique because the great room is on the second floor, to take advantage of the foliage with wrap around terraces, up to date gourmet kitchen with striped … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 214 Golf Club Drive, Key West - 04/22/16 11:04 AM

Just Listed, but not by me, 214 Golf Club Drive which is located in the Key West Golf Club Community. I have written about homes at the golf course many times and I often point out that you don't have to play golf or even like golf to own a home here. If you have never looked at a home at the golf course, you really need to take a look.

Every time I enter the golf course I immediately start to relax. The small road that winds through the homes the homes is lined by all types of trees and tropical … (2 comments)

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