gary thomas realtor: 1500 Albury Street, Key West Florida - Open House Today - 02/19/17 02:54 AM

Open House Today
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
1500 Albury Street, Key West

Brand New 2240 Square Foot Smart House, Designer Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bath Home with 20 Foot Pool with Waterfall, Large Fenced Corner Lot with Gated Parking, and so much more.

Preferred Properties Key West    520 Southard Street, Key West, Fl 33040  305-294-3040
Co-listed by Cory Held, Jeffrey Grosky, and Gary Thomas

gary thomas realtor: 1403 Pine Street, Key West - 02/18/17 08:05 AM

Just Listed 1403 Pine Street located in the quiet Meadows Area of Key West. I saw the interior of this home around sunset yesterday afternoon. The sun was about to set over at Mallory Square with hundreds of on-lookers snapping photos. A potential buyer, the listing agent, and I were the only people on this block. It was so quiet you could hear nothing. And that is part of the charm of this neighborhood which is close to all of Old Town but just far enough away.
The listing Realtor, not me, describes the home this way:
"This turn of the century classic … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1019 Elgin Lane, Key West - 02/17/17 07:38 AM
This owner did everything right. This place is move-in ready and should sell quickly. The place has all new everything - mechanical, interiors, roof, pool, and so forth. The spaces and uses are well thought out and attractively done. The materials are contemporary in style and functionality. Most of the home on this block have been renovated in the past decade and would be considered as up graded when compared to many homes in the Old Town area. This house would make a good monthly vacation rental because of the three bedrooms, three baths, pool, and parking plus the terrific location … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1009 Watson Street, Key West - 02/16/17 10:25 AM

New to the Key West real estate market is 1009 Watson Street. I wrote about  this hidden gem a few years ago. It is so hidden that I cannot find the original blog. I remember the first time I saw this house several years ago. It is located down a narrow walking lane that is sandwiched between to old houses which front onto Watson Street. The house emerged at the rear as it does today but then I took in the true majesty of the location. The yard is huge by Key West standards and especially huge for being located behind … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: My Secret Love ~ Love Lane, Key West - 02/14/17 09:13 AM

A visitor to Key West snapped the above photo of 712 Love Lane during an open house and posted it on her Instagram page along with this comment: "Touring a secluded gem on Love Lane that has provided inspiration to many distinguished authors..." with a series of hash tags.  It's wonderful how people who see homes like this just fall in love with Key West.  
Poets and writers have written on the subject of love for centuries. I'm sure that we have all experienced the euphoria of falling in love and some have endured the pain of falling out as well.  Life … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 514 Elizabeth Street, Key West - 02/13/17 05:10 AM
Just Listed 514 Elizabeth Street, Key West. I have written about this house a few times over the ten years I have written my blog, not because it has been offered for sale but rather to share with my Dear Readers that this is the first house I sold in Key West.  It has been owned by the same people these many years. As I recall there were three factors that influenced their decision to buy this place. First, the house really is historic - it is one of the very oldest homes in Key West. Second, it has a … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1106 Grinnell Street, Key West - 02/08/17 08:22 AM

Just Listed, but not by me, 1106 Grinnell Street, Key West. The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"This property has Dade County Pine behind the drywall in Main House and very large attic. Backyard has workshop/shed and tiki hut/guest room - permit built in mid 1970's. With a gated backyard, carport, stainless steel appliances and enclosed front porch - this property is very structurally sound. Live in it as is or restore and renovate, remove shed and add pool for the perfect Old Town Oasis."
I dug down into my old shoe box and found photos of 1006 and 1108 Grinnell … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 104 Southard Street #2, Key West - Waterfront View - 02/05/17 07:08 AM

Buyers who are looking for a Key West getaway which they can rent to help defray some of the cost of purchase should take a look at the newly listed Shipyard Condominium unit located at 104 Southard Street #2. I got to see this unit during Realtor caravan earlier this week along with about 50 other agents. It was bedlam, but I sized up the potential value of this particular property as soon as I walked out on the deck and took in the view. This is money.

The above photo shows construction in progress of the new City of Key West … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1 Nassau Lane, Key West - 02/04/17 08:17 AM

I have written and rewritten the story (a true story) about the time I took a couple who walked into my office one morning several years ago and told me they wanted to buy a small house.  I got on the computer and showed them various properties located in Old Town that were in their price range. I then called several Realtors to set up showings for later that afternoon. One property was located on Nassau Lane and it was owned by a fellow agent. I called him and asked if we could see it before noon. He said "Yes" and … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 629 Elizabeth Sreet, Key West - Just Listed! - 02/03/17 08:17 AM

I have written or mentioned the 629 Elizabeth Street on many occasions over the ten years in my blog and for good reason.  It sits at the top of Solaris Hill, the highest point in all of Key West.  The original house was built circa 1900. I dug down in my old shoebox and found a couple of old photos that show the original house more than fifty years ago. I also found a photo I took of the house when I listed 630 Elizabeth Street several years ago.

I photographed the renovation of the property which in truth was the construction … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 812 Fleming Street #3, Key West - Just Listed - 02/02/17 11:26 AM

One of the best located condominiums in Key West was just listed for sale at the asking price of $639,000.  812 Fleming Street Unit #3 located on the second floor front of the Seafoam Condominiums. The second floor front unit has an expansive balcony (about 25 feet wide) which overlooks colorful Fleming Street amid numerous guest houses and near some of the finest single family homes in Old Town. The historic seaport is located a couple of blocks to the north.  Duval Street is about a five minute walk to the west.  There are several really great restaurants with three blocks. … (0 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1500 Albury Street, Key West - Sunday Open House - 01/29/17 05:32 AM

Open House Sunday, January 29th
12:00 to 2:00
1500 Albury Street
It's not going to be a beach day today. Drop by to see this beautiful new 2040 square foot home offered at $2,199,000.
New Construction Open Living Concept  4 Bedrooms 3 1/2 Baths Coffered Ceiling in Living Room Crown Molding throughout house Hardi Plank Construction Impact Windows and Doors Travertine Marble Floors on main level Mahogany Floors on second level Pool and Waterfall plus Outdoor Shower Gated off street parking for Two Automobiles Fenced Corner Lot
Listed and Hosted by Cory Held and Gary Thomas at Preferred Properties Key West
520 Southard Street, Key … (4 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 923 Angela Street, Key West - A Storybook Cottage - 01/28/17 04:24 AM

Just Listed, but not by me, 923 Angela Street in Key West. I wrote a couple of blogs about this charming house a few years ago when it was then listed for sale. Let's look at the front facade and see how it has changed since first photographed in 1965 and progress to how it looks in 2017.
The stairway enters directly into the bedroom area which previously had no closet nor bathroom. The owner created a one level closet/room divider at the east end gable and added a new bathroom at the west rear gable. The square hatch window to the … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 3322 Flagler Avenue, Key West - Let' Look - 01/25/17 07:02 AM

I wrote about 3322 Flagler Avenue in Key West a few months ago  I liked this three bedroom two bath home because it reminded me of my youth and also because of the large tropical backyard which has a lot of potential. 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 … (1 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1122 Seminary Street, Key West - 01/24/17 09:54 AM

Just Listed 1122 Seminary Street, Key West. In my opinion this is the prettiest house on Seminary Street - all eight blocks of Seminary Street. The listing Realtor, not me, describes this beauty this way:
"The elegant blend of modern amenities, dignified details and highly sought-after Casa Marina area location make this tropical estate an entertainer’s nirvana! The graceful 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home and private entry guest quarters boast gorgeous hardwood floors and stately marble-like Venetian plaster walls. The beautiful gourmet kitchen overlooking the pool deck is an entertainer’s delight offering Wolf six-burner stove and double ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Electrolux wine … (2 comments)

gary thomas realtor: Where Have All the Buyers Gone? Key West - 01/23/17 02:11 AM

I have been selling houses in Key West for twenty years. In my earlier life in Denver I watched and participated the cyclical market there. I have seen high markets when sellers get their way as desperate buyers try to buy before prices go even higher. I have seen and been a participant in depressed markets when sales dry up.
The Key West market is a bit different than the rest of the US housing market. Our community has had a stable base of full time residents for decades  That base has not changed primarily because Key West cannot expand. It cannot … (7 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1500 Albury Street, Key West - OPEN HOUSE Today - 01/22/17 06:51 AM

1500 Albury Street, Key West
12:00 to 2:00 PM
CLICK HERE to read about this beautiful brand new home. And then come over to see it in person.
 Cory Held, Jeffrey Groskey, Gary Thomas, Preferred Properties Key West 305-294-3040

gary thomas realtor: 723 Olivia Street, Key West - Newly Renovated - 01/21/17 04:44 AM

Just Listed 723 Olivia Street, Key West. This home has just completed a total renovation that I started in February 2016. I wrote about the in this house in 2014 soon after the owners moved and out and put it on the market. After some time passed, the house was sold and went through planning phase. At the beginning of 2016 the house was lifted and moved  few feet to the west and placed on new concrete piers. The old two story front porch was rebuilt and given a new look which is more appropriate for this style of home. The … (5 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1500 Albury Street, Key West - Just Listed - 01/20/17 06:26 AM

1500 Albury Street is a brand new custom built home resembling the charming historic architecture of Old Town Key West.  While this home looks like a house of the past, it is very much a home of the future. Let's take a look at some of the features of this new 2240 square foot home.

The front entrance suggests there might be two residences here. There aren't, but the second door does lead to the main floor front bedroom which might be used as an owner's lockout or an in home office. The doors are custom made wind impact resistant as are … (3 comments)

gary thomas realtor: 1075 Duval Street No. R18, Key West - Duval Square - 01/17/17 07:55 AM

The listing Realtor describes 1075 Duval Street R18 this way:
"The newly refurbished Duval Square Condominium is located in the heart of Key West. This is one of the 4 Free Standing units with multiple windows that offer cross ventilation, sunlight, tropical Breezes and 2 private decks. This 2/2.5 bedroom unit has been totally updated with beautiful cabinetry and granite counter tops. Located close to Simonton Street. Secured covered parking. Community Pool."
The pool overlooks the little people walking on Duval Street. Those are the dreamers - the people who dream about someday buying a place in Key West. Today could be that … (2 comments)

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