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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.
This week, Key West has been host to the enormous USS Peary, berthed at the Key West Naval Air Station's Truman Annex Mole Pier.  I went by on Wednesday to take a look and get a photo, and was awed by its "presence".  With a length of 678 feet and a beam of 100 feet, the Peary is one of the large...
I just wanted to share a few photos I got when my wife and I were bicycling on a portion of the Old Seven Mile Bridge a few days ago.  This bridge was originally built in the early 1900's for the Florida East Coast Railroad, then converted for automobile use in the 1930s.  Terri tells not to writ...
The Key West Power Boat Races I know I really should be writing about the real estate business in Key West (which is looking up!), but we can always talk about that.  Today, I want to tell you about one of the most exciting events that happens once a year here in Key West.  Yesterday was the fina...
Early this month, I received a memo from a retired Navy Chief Buyer client to whom I recently sold a nice canal front home here in the Lower Florida Keys, using his V.A. eligibility.  He thought, correctly so, that I would be interested in the following memo: "V.A. Loan Limit Increased"-Week of S...
LOBSTERFEST 2008  in Key West starts tonight, August 8, 2008.  This year's event, celebrating Florida's famed Spiny Lobster, kicks off tonight at 8:00pm at Rick's Saloon.  The city's legendary Duval Street will be blocked off at each end to allow for the "Duval Crawl" where hundreds of participan...
I would greatly appreciate some member comments or suggestions on what Virtual Tour software vendors work the best.Thanks in advance!Your Florida Keys REALTOR, Bruce Herndon
On average, there are two cruise ships each day docked at the Navy's "Mole Pier" here in Old Town Key West.  When you are near the area, you can't help being impressed by the massiveness of the vessells, and the number of tourists spilling out of them.  Each month, Key West's retail area, primari...
I I am a member of the Key West Council of the United States Navy League, a volunteer organization that works to support and assist the Navy and Coast Guard.  I am, this year, in charge of organizing and running our ice cream concession fundraiser at the 2008 Key West Boat Show, which occurs the ...
 Just installed last weekend, here is the latest Key West Exhibit of noted sculptor H. Seward Johnson.  This one replaces a colossal statuary of a late 1800s couple dancing in all their finery.  I just wish I had gotten a photo of that  exhibit!The current exhibit, shown below, is located in fron...
 While listening to local Radio Station 104.1 on Monday (tune in sometime, on my website,, I learned about a new sculpture exhibit depicting, of all things, the Loch Ness Monster, that had been placed in the City of Key West over the weekend.  Well, yesterday morni...

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