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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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I have written about the house at 712 Ashe Street in Key West a couple of times for over the past three years. I remember the day I first set foot in the original house. I almost dare not write about the place for fear of any reader thinking that any part of the old house remains except for a few...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Longtime readers of my blog may recall that I have written about this Meadows Area beauty a couple of times during the ten years (soon to be eleven years) I have been doing this blog. It was thirty-three years ago that I first came to Key West and that is when I discovered this little island in m...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed  by Preferred Properties Key West, 1211 Grinnell Street, No. F. Key West, Florida. I have written about this home a couple of years ago when it was offered as a short sale and later as a bank owned property. The property was sold and has been updated and transformed into a three bedro...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 I was eight years old in 1955. I watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade and like a lot of boys my age, I watched Hopalong Cassidy and Mighty Mouse. A couple of years earlier my grandmother took me to the Denver Post to get my picture taken. The Post published photos of  little guys like me decked o...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 Like many of you I can remember specific holidays from my youth, particularly Christmas Eves and Christmas Days as well as notable holidays later in life. I especially remember the Thanksgiving Eve in 2004 when I drove from Key West with my then real estate broker to look at trailers on Big Copp...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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618 Catholic Lane is located on one of those slow lanes of Key West of which I am so fond. This lane is tucked away just to the north of the Key West cemetery where Angela Street is a one-way street for the three block stretch between Frances Street to the east and Margaret Street on the west. An...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed 912 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida. If you have had a yen to own an historic house in Old Town Key West, but missed the opportunity to buy because of rising prices, take note and consider what is offered and the price that should tempt you to take a look. I wrote about this house a ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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The listing Realtor describes the eyebrow house located at 1409 Duncan Street in the Midtown area of Key West like this:"Classic ''Eyebrow''-style house is unique to Key West. Original 2-story structure built in 1890; 2 cigar-makers' cottages attached at a later date. The blend of historic archit...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 I am going back into my memory closet more than twenty years to relate this story. Soon after I got my real estate license in 1996 I was working with a gay couple who wanted to relocate to Key West to own and operate a guest house.  There were a few properties listed for sale.  I set up showings...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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816 South Street #4, Key West, FloridaThe asking price on this sharp one bedroom 640 square feet condominium was just reduced to $494,500.  I have sold four units in this four building complex with a total of 16 units over the past few years.  I think Southpark Condominiums are the best buy in Ke...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed 1501 Leon Street, a new Bank Owned property in Key West, Florida.  If you have been dreaming of buying a place in Key West, this may not be the home you were thinking about buying. But if you look at the picture above, it was once one family's castle. Of that, I am sure. As you look a...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Okay people out there who have been waiting for the market to drop so that you can get a great buy on a house in Key West, now is the time to buy 923 Angela Street.  I have written about this home several times of the years including earlier this year. And I have shown it two or three times since...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 Three weeks ago I wrote a blog where I recounted my experiences as a law clerk in the Jefferson County Colorado court system while I was attending law school in the early 1970s. Judge Joseph P. Lewis was one of the judges I worked for. One day shortly after a criminal trial had begun, the judge ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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I wish I were a better photographer so that I could share with you the views I see when I wake-up way too early most mornings. Unlike the house above, my house sits behind a privacy fence obscured by a lot of palm trees and tropical foliage. I have Plantation shutters in the bedroom which I somet...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed: 1023 Johnson Street, Key West, Florida ~ An Incredible Transformation I first wrote about this circa 1938 Casa Marina Area home in December 2008 when it was offered for sale by its former long time owner. At that time the house had 2400 square feet of "potential" that sat upon a 7500...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed:  The Gingerbreadman House located at 1020 Southard Street in Key West, Florida. Look at the spandrels (the cutouts between the posts which resemble tiny gingerbreadmen) on this unique wrap-around front porch. The house is so precious - the whimsical facade exudes charm. It has to be ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Photo take in 600 block of Elizabeth Street in 2007.Happy Halloween toAll of My Dear Readers!  

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 The Asking Price on 1126 Stump Lane was just reduced to $534,900. That's the least expensive price for a single family home located in Old Town Key West that is move-in ready, come fully furnished, and that does not need to be renovated.  CLICK HERE to take a 3D Tour of 1126 Stump Lane. Use the ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed, but not by me, 2619 Gulfview Drive located in the Gulf View Point waterfront community in Key West. I got a chance to take some photos of this new listing today. This is a Bank Owned property. That ought to appeal to a lot of potential buyers.  This planned community was development ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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1011 Windsor Lane in Key West, Florida has all the makings of superior renovation project. I recently showed this to a customer seeking that impressive Conch House facade. This place fits that ticket big time. According to the Monroe County Property Appraiser this home was built in 1899. It sits ...

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