gary thomas: 713 Eaton Street, Key West - Price Reduced - 03/25/18 03:27 AM

The asking price on 713 Eaton Street in Old Town Key West was just reduced to $1,300,000. This truly is an historic home based not only on its historic construction also on its renovation by the iconic designer Angelo Donghia who personally resided here at the beginning of the Key West cultural and housing renaissance.   The listing broker describes this home as follow
"The house is a simple one story six room Conch house which was owned and renovated by Angelo Donghia,  I did not see the house before it was renovated, but I have seen so many old homes that I … (2 comments)

gary thomas: 206 - 4 Southard Street, Key West - Transient Licensed Shipyard Condominium - 08/21/17 05:39 AM

Just Listed, but not by me, 206 - 4 Southard Street, Key West. The listing broker describes this extra large two bedroom Shipyard Condominium this way:
"This updated Shipyard condo offers a fantastic investment potential with its Truman Annex special transient rental license. Perfectly located near the community pool, with tropical treetop views, flooded with natural light, updated kitchen & bathroom, and two balconies. The unit is offered fully turnkey and ready to rent. Walk to the beach, Duval St., the Southernmost Point and Hemingway's House."
Returning guests to Key West know the location very well. The gated entrance is located just two … (2 comments)

gary thomas: 1500 Albury Street, Key West - Easter Sunday Open House - 04/16/17 05:18 AM

If you are out and about this Sunday morning or early afternoon please stop by and see the beautiful new home located at 1500 Albury Street at the corner of Albury and Pearl Streets, just one block north of Bayview Park. Cory Held and I will be hosting an Open House from 11:00M until 2:00 PM.
Newly Constructed 2240 Sq Ft Single Family home on a large corner lot, fence lot with gated off street parking for two cars.
Heated 20 ft pool with waterfall, light show, outdoor shower, landscape lighting and irrigation system, Azec decking, and tropical landscaping.
This home surpasses any newly … (2 comments)

gary thomas: Every Vote Matters - 09/18/16 10:30 PM
The photo below shows me, far left (lol), waiting to shake hands with Vice President Humbert H. Humphrey in his hotel room at the Hilton Hotel in Denver in 1968. That was nearly fifty years ago. The photo was taken a few weeks before the Democratic National Convention which I attended as a member of the Colorado delegation.  I left the convention the day after Humphrey won the nomination - I refused to stay to watch him accept the nomination. I felt the whole thing was rigged.
1968 was a pivotal year in American history. These are a few of the events … (1 comments)

gary thomas: 422 Amelia Street, Key West - Transient Licensed Condominiums - 03/08/16 12:11 AM

Two separately owned Transient Licensed units at the La Casa de Luces Condominium located at 422 Amelia Street in Key West were just listed at the asking price of $589,000 each.  This seven unit building is located about 200 feet west of Duval Street. Returning guests will love this just-off-Duval location.The listing Realtor describes the units this way:
"Transient License! Beautifully renovated one bedroom and one bath condo in La Casa de Luces Condominium consisting of 7 units. Situated in the heart of Old Town Key West this large Victorian features wide open wrap around porches and high ceilings. This unit has … (0 comments)

gary thomas: 615 Southard Street - Key West, Florida - 09/29/14 01:24 AM

The very first time I came to Key West I decided I would move here someday. I actually thought of looking at properties on that first trip, but I decided that would be too impetuous. So I booked another trip and came back six months later to start to look at properties. I talk to potential buyers and get emails from others who tell me similar stories of coming to Key West, falling in love with this simple little town, and dreaming of moving here some day. Many of these people hope to find a house or condo that they … (0 comments)

gary thomas: 627-629 Eaton Street - Old Town Key West Landmark For Sale - 10/09/13 12:28 AM

My friends at Prudential Knight and Gardner Realty in Key West recently listed one of the last untouched Old Town landmarks in Key West. Dear Readers, this property located at 627-629 Eaton Street might just be your dream property. Think I'm a little wacko?  Read on.
I searched the old Sanborn Fire Maps for Key West and found this building on the 1889 map which means it was built some time prior to that date. The Monroe County Property Appraiser's official records show the construction date as being 1929. (I think the Sanborn Map is more correct, but the … (1 comments)

gary thomas: 1106 Thompson Street - Key West - Tropical Haven - 09/04/13 12:08 AM

 I am writing about 1106 Thompson Street for the third time which is remarkable for me since I normally do not write about houses located in the midtown area of Key West. But this place is different. It has the potential to become a Tropical Haven. It needs some TLC but it has so much going for it that I want some buyer looking for a good deal to go take a look at it with me.
The listing Realtor describes the property this way:
"Fantastic Deal And A Great Location! Would Be Perfect For An Investor Or Someone Who … (0 comments)

gary thomas: 800 Fleming Street #2A ~ Old Town ~ Key West - 03/19/13 01:16 AM

 800 Fleming Street #2A in the historic William Fleming Condominiums in Old Town Key West is offered at the asking price of $875,000. The listing Realtor describes this unit as:
"Modern renovation of this late 1800's Historic structure. As you enter you are greeted by soaring ceilings, revealing a spacious living/dining room with French doors that open to a wrap around porch. Two large bedrooms with sleek bathrooms, new kitchen with custom slate counters and stainless steel appliances. Stairs lead to an extra 180 sq.ft. of loft space not included in the square footage, which can be used … (1 comments)

gary thomas: 909 Pohalski Lane - Open House - Today - Key West - 12/22/12 10:17 PM

If you are out and about in Old Town Key West this Sunday afternoon please drop by 909 Pohalski Lane between 12:00 and 2:00.  Look at the 60 second video below. You'll then wanna see this lovely two bedroom, two and one-half bath home in person. Offered at $695,000.
CLICK HERE to view a 60 second video of this property.


gary thomas: Clicker - 10/26/12 12:16 AM

How in the world could something so innocent as a tiny little metal clicker have to do with buying a house in Key West? How, indeed!

That's Judge Joseph P. Lewis, Betty the division clerk, Velma the court reporter (stenographer), and me. The photo was taken 40 years ago. I was Judge Lewis' legal staff assistant. I had recently graduated from the University of Denver College of Law when the photo was taken. I had passed the bar and was looking for a job as an attorney. I was 25 at that time. I was 5'8" tall and probably … (0 comments)

gary thomas: Freddie's (almost) Dead! - 05/11/12 11:59 PM
It came unexpectedly, like a punch in the gut. Fast Buck Freddie's is closing - forever! At the end of the month. Thud!

 Another agent in my office gave the bad news a couple of days ago. A mutual friend who works at Fast Bucks had called her minutes earlier to tell her the owner had assembled all of the store emloyees that morning to make the surprise announcement that they would be out of a job by the end of the month.

 I have previously written about my first trip to Key West. I had read … (3 comments)

gary thomas: 1411 Petronia Street - The Meadows Area - Key West - 04/12/12 03:50 AM
Just listed, but not by me, is a newly completed renovation of an absolutely charming two bedroom two bath home in the quiet Meadows Area of Key West. I wrote about this property a couple of years ago when it was offered as a short sale. I even had a buyer who made an offer that was accepted and we went through months of negotiation with the prior owners' lender and eventually got the short sale approved. Then my buyer decided not to buy. The buyer did not do the inspection. The buyer got cold feet. So the very disappointed seller … (1 comments)

gary thomas: 809 Fleming Street - Prime Old Town Location - Short Sale - 03/14/12 12:40 AM
809 Fleming Street - Key West The Short Sale listing (this is not my listing) at 809 Fleming Street will surely get a lot of attention because of the prime Old Town Key West location. It has a lot of Rah! Rah! Rah! factor. The house was built in 1906 as a single family residence. The property is currently a legal two story duplex. Upstairs is a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom - 699 sq ft unit with a balcony overlooking the 800 block of Fleming Street that rents for $2,000 per month. Downstairs is 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom - 1074 … (1 comments)

gary thomas: 1216 Knowles Lane - Key West - 11/09/11 01:18 AM
1216 Knowles Lane - Key West I have written about life on the slow lanes of Key West many times and even mused about some lanes being so hidden that it became necessary for one Key Wester to write a directional pamphlet to give to firemen and policemen so they would know how to find some of the smaller lanes.
Knowles Lane - One of the Slow Lanes of Key West  
The FedEx man needed help finding this slow lane I just listed the charming two bedroom two bath cottage home at 1216 Knowles Lane. The owner mentioned that … (2 comments)

gary thomas: Misconception - Key West Real Estate - 09/29/11 03:20 AM
As I get older the more I thought I knew becomes blurred. Partly because my memory isn't what it used to be (true), and because things that I grew up believing are true no more. I really did believe in the Tooth Fairy. I really believed in Santa Clause despite the protestations of my big brother otherwise. When Officer Goody came to my grade school and told my classmates about safety, I believed all policemen were good. I believed, for example, that my government would never lie to me. Life taught me that sometimes others say things that are not true: … (1 comments)

gary thomas: Labor Day Open House - 630 Elizabeth Street - Old Town - Key West - 09/03/11 03:46 AM
I will be hosting a LABOR DAY OPEN HOUSE on Sunday at 630 Elizabeth Street between 12:00 to 2:00 PM. I will be providing hard hat tours of this wonderful old Key West property that is ready for renovation. This property has received HARC approval to convert this current "legal duplex" into a 2300 sq ft single family residence. CLICK HERE for more information on this renovation opportunity.
Turn thisOLD HOUSE into yourNEW HOUSE

gary thomas: 2430 Fogarty Avenue - Key West - Estate Sale - 08/24/11 03:28 AM
2430 Fogarty Avenue - Key West Just listed, but not by me, 2430 Fogarty Avenue in Key West. The listing agent describes the property this way:
"Perfect home for a small family, this renovated CBS has a 2 bedroom/1 bath main house, and a 1/1 attached efficiency. Boasting a concrete fence streetside, the spacious front yard is nicely landscaped with a magnificent Bismark palm, and a brick walkway and brick drive and carport. This home also features tiled floors, laundry room with washer/dryer, and a 12x13 work/storage shed on a concrete slab. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, bullnosed granite … (2 comments)

gary thomas: Let's Buy a Guest House in Key West - 08/06/11 02:23 AM
Catchy name for a place to stay, eh! Maybe the GAYWAY MOTEL isn't your vision of the kind of guest house you envision owning, but I have a property that just might fit the bill. The Victorian House at 806 Truman Avenue in Old Town Key West is looking for a new owner. I think this place could "go gay" or stay "straight" and still be a good "buy".The listing Realtor describes 806 Truman this way:
"***PRICE REDUCED*** Elegant and spacious historic home with three transient rental licenses. Great sitting rooms, formal dining room, five bedrooms, five full baths and two … (0 comments)

gary thomas: 840 Olivia Street - Old Town - Key West - 08/05/11 04:10 AM
840 Olivia Street with two off street parking spaces Even the listing Realtor says this new listing at 840 Olivia Street needs a little TLC (maybe short for Tools, Labor, and Cash) but he adds:
" Great location for a house you can move into tomorrow. Needs some TLC but has all the potential for a really nice home. New windows, updated appliances and new A/C units are some of the desirable features of the property. Off street parking for two cars and room for a small pool are definite pluses. Anyone interested in an Old Town location at a … (0 comments)

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