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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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This is a true story. Sometime during the spring of 2007 the US Border Patrol started to aggressively round-up illegal aliens in the Key West area. I remember one episode that made the front page of our local paper, The Key West Citizen.  It involved the raid on a hotel next to the Home Depot whi...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I have written three blogs since the first of January which discussed bank owned homes in Key West. I thought readers would like to see the actual price the banks received. Let's take a look. Click the address to read the blog. This will help readers appreciate the bargain the buyers got - well t...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness."                                                                                                                                       John KeatsI first wrote about 1115 Southard Street in Key West...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I was watching something on television the other day which reminded me of a real life incident that occurred in April 1992. My partner and I were in Paris walking around the Sorbonne. It was lunch time. We found a quaint little restaurant that dated back eons. We went inside. The place was packed...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed, but not be me, 711 Olivia Street, Key West which the listing Realtor describes this way:"Don's miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a newly restored masterpiece located in the heart of Old Town Key West. This property is nestled on quiet & quaint Olivia St., with close prox...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 I wrote a blog on June 2, 2018 where I compared single family homes sales in the Old Town and Casa Marina areas of Key West for the first five months between 2013 to 2018.  My memory button got June and July confused in 2019 as I thought today would be the anniversary of my prior post. I will th...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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This is a true story. A couple of years a customer of mine who I will call "Charlie" had to return to his home town to bury one of his siblings. Both of Charlie's parents had passed during the previous ten years or so. It was up to Charlie and his siblings to bury the first of their brood. There ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 I had the opportunity to show 1301 Flagler Avenue this past week and fell in love with the house. It has been professionally renovated and is in picture perfect condition. The furnishings are included in the purchase price. It is move-in ready. So what you see is what you get. Let's take a look....

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed  - 1422 South Street, Key West. The listing broker describes the property this way:"This gorgeous light filled home features three en suite bedrooms plus two half baths. It was built in 2004 using the highest quality materials and attention to detail and has been meticulously cared fo...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed 515 Louisa Street, Key West. Beautiful Conch House located in Old Town just one-half block off Duval Street. This home has two valuable Transient Licenses which allow for daily rental.  It has a successful rental history.The owner has thoroughly renovated the house which now a bright ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 Just listed, but not by me, 923 Southard Street in Old Town Key West. The original cigar maker's style cottage was built circa 1889. I found an old photo that shows pretty much the original structure as it appeared 50 some years ago (see the black and white photo below). If you look carefully yo...

By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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If you are among the thousands of people in Key West for Gay Pride and are free between 12:00 to 2:00 PM, drop by 619 Virginia Street to checkout this awesome end unit at Southernmost Cabana Resort located one block east of Duval Street.There is a reason people return to visit Key West year after...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed, but not by me, 317 William Street, Key West, Florida. Buyers looking for a classic Conch House (revival) at an affordable price need look no further. This 1944 square foot home is currently configured as a duplex where the upper unit has one bedroom, two baths, and a loft. The main l...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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This is a true story. I feel compelled to tell my readers that what I write is real because there is so much on the internet and in broadcast media that is fake or framed in such a way as to make many people skeptical of what they read or see or even hear. I also know that people who claim to be ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, 1410 Reynolds Street, located in the tony Casa Marina District of Key West. If you are only familiar with Old Town you need to take a look at this home which is located just four blocks from Higgs Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.This 2,262 square foot on...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed, but not by me, 807 Washington Street #102, Key West, Florida. This has got to be one of the best buys on the market in current day Key West.  There are just nine of these babes that were built in 2007.  I have listed and or sold four of these homes over the years. I know them well an...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed, but not by me, 808 Shavers Lane, Key West. This 1400 square foot home sits behind a white picket fence which when opened provides off street parking for two cars. That's unremarkable in most towns, but in Key West it is quite a fete.  Look at the crisp Greek Revival style architectur...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed (but not by me) 3222 Riviera Drive, Key West. This home is new to the market this week which means few people have seen it yet. It is a Bank Owned property located on the Riviera Canal. This is a big property - 3,165 square feet of living space situated on an 8,020 square foot corner...

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