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Real Estate Agent - Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.
Key West has been my home since 1993 and my only regret is that it took me so long to get here. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your new home or business in Paradise. Living in Paradise is not a slogan, it's a way of life. The information on this site is for discussion purposes only. Under no circumstances does this information constitute a recommendation to buy or sell securities, assets, real estate, or otherwise. Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed, and is subject to change.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
 The 2009 Old Island Restoration Foundation award winning home at 906 Southard Street is a classic example of an architectural style unique to Key West referred to as "eyebrow house". A plaque at the front entrance explains the origins of the architectural name, albeit eyebrows don't really prote...
10/10/2018
I broke one of my real estate rules this past week and I am pleased to say I am glad I did.  I did not do anything inappropriate.  Instead I only left the island of Key West and ventured up to Sugarloaf Key to show houses to a potential buyer. I consider it a big no-no to go outside my sphere of ...
10/08/2018
Unlike my other real estate horror stories that related to houses in Key West, this true story occurred one day several years ago while my buyer and I had a quick bite to eat at a Key West eatery that is no longer in business - Thank God!  The photo above was borrowed from the internet and is not...
10/06/2018
Unlike many places across the United States, most houses and condos in Key West are shown by the listing agent instead of by accessing a lock box. This is both a tradition and a necessity as Key West many if not most listings here are viewed as both special and may also be tenant occupied. Specia...
10/01/2018
My Key West Properties Real Estate Blog is up and running once again. I spent the last couple of weeks in Paris where my spirits were rejuvenated to a level I have not experienced in several years. The skies were sunny and the temperature warm but cooler and less humid than my Key West. I walked ...
09/26/2018
 I moved to Key West Christmas week in 1993. I had purchased the former Eaton Lodge guesthouse located at 511 Eaton Street. The building had been shut down for about two years while the property was being foreclosed upon by the Small Business Administration.  The windows and doors were boarded up...
09/25/2018
Key West has been my home since December 1993. I have stayed in Key West for each of the hurricanes since Hurricane Georges in 1998 which recurred while I was in Ft Lauderdale attending a real estate refresher course. I remember the drive back to Key West on US 1 - a trip that normally take four ...
09/05/2018
Buyers seeking an Old Town location should consider 605 Margaret Street, Key West  which the listing Realtor, not me, describes this way:"This perfect Old Town Cottage is newly renovated as a single family 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a large bonus loft. The property can also be legally convert...
09/02/2018
Just Listed, but not by me, 621 Olivia Street, Key West. I got to preview this elegant eyebrow house during a broker open house a couple of weeks ago. If you watch Million Dollar Listing New York you are accustomed to seeing sharp dressing brokers who look more like models. While we have a few pr...
08/28/2018
Millions of tourists come to the Southernmost Point in the USA to take photos of themselves to remember their brief visit to Key West. Many of them stand at that point and dream that little dream of someday moving to Key West where they could leave the rat race back home and live in Paradise. A f...
08/19/2018
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