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​Between 60,000 and 100,000 souls rest in the Key West Cemetery - in acreage designed to bury less than 20,000. They lay above ground and below.  Side-by-side and stac... read more >
Posted: May 24, 2020
The major markets of the S&P 500, the Dow and the NASDAQ have been steady and ready sources for the purchase and sale of Old Town Key West real estate since 2010.  Both ... read more >
Posted: May 11, 2020
April sales in Old Town Key West stumbled but not as bad as some naysayers had predicted.  April's 11 sales were 6 fewer than the 5-year (2015 - 2019) average of 17 sale... read more >
Posted: May 04, 2020
Ahhh Florida.  Sandy beaches, blue skies, Cape Canaveral. Grapefruit League baseball. Thoroughbred horses and winter strawberries. International Miami. Down home Pensacola. ... read more >
Posted: Apr 27, 2020
In Key West, Summer enters early and lingers later.  Generally its shorts and shirt sleeves from Easter to Halloween. The deeper we go into the Summer season the less change... read more >
Posted: Apr 16, 2020
Thirteen single family homes sold in the Old Town Key West area in March bringing the total for 1st Qtr 2020 to 32 sales. For 1st Qtr 2019 there were 39 sales. 1st Qtr 2018 had 2... read more >
Posted: Apr 01, 2020
My second assignment as a young Navy carrier jet pilot, was to the staff of the Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, a 3-star Vice Admiral. We were onboard the USS Oklahoma City (CG-5) hom... read more >
Posted: Mar 24, 2020
Eight single family homes sold in the Old Town area in February bringing the year-to-date total to nineteen, one sale less than the 5 year (2015 - 2019) average of twenty, five l... read more >
Posted: Mar 04, 2020
You have decided to use wet floodproofing to mitigate the effects of flooding on your Key West home, or to use dry floodproofing on your business, or you have decided to sell you... read more >
Posted: Feb 14, 2020
It is finally time to get serious about flood insurance.  New flood maps for Key West and the Monroe County are going to raise premiums nearly across the board. Many premium... read more >
Posted: Feb 07, 2020
Stocks, bonds, commodities, cash, real estate, insurance.  The essential elements of a balanced portfolio. Long term growth plus cash flow. Managed risk within a steady rewa... read more >
Posted: Feb 06, 2020
Ten single family homes sold in the Old Town Key West area in January, one more than the 5-year (2015 - 2019) average and continuing the strong sales shown in November 2019 (11 s... read more >
Posted: Feb 05, 2020
Ten single family homes sold in Old Town Key West in December, bringing the total for 2019 to 144 sales; 5% above 2018, 19% above 2017 and 12% above 2016. Sales were steady throu... read more >
Posted: Jan 02, 2020
There are six neighborhoods in Old Town Key West; The Meadows, Old Town - North, Truman Annex, Bahama Village, Casa Marina and Old Town - South.  Here's a map.  Des... read more >
Posted: Jan 02, 2020
Over one-third of my energy bill is consumed by central air conditioning - a split system with a 1.5 Ton 13 SEER unit for upstairs (bedrooms) and a 2.5 Ton 13 SEER unit for downs... read more >
Posted: Dec 18, 2019
​Key West is a pedaler’s paradise.  The neighborhoods west and south of White St., encompassing the areas of The Meadows, Old Town, Casa Marina, Bahama Village a... read more >
Posted: Dec 10, 2019
We know that one of the rules of a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange is you have 180 days after the closing of your "relinquished property" to close on the purchase of your "replacement... read more >
Posted: Dec 03, 2019
November home sales in Old Town topped expectations with eleven sales, three more than the five year (2014 - 2018) average of eight, hitting 134 sales for January - November.&nbs... read more >
Posted: Dec 02, 2019
​Ahhh - Key West for Christmas.  No galoshes. No gloves.  No wool hats yanked hard down ‘round red ears, shoulders pinched together and pointed into a braci... read more >
Posted: Nov 28, 2019
Seven homes sold in Old Town in October for a Jan - Oct total of 123, two less than the five year (2014 - 2018) Jan - Oct average, but five sales and 4% ahead of the Jan - Oct 20... read more >
Posted: Nov 04, 2019
In keeping with the unabashed individuality of everything else in Key West, coffee is ground, brewed and delivered with the greatest of care at multiple locations in the Southern... read more >
Posted: Oct 14, 2019
Six single family homes Sold in Old Town Key West in September. The five year (2014 - 2018) average is eight sales. Yet, even with only six sales, sales thru September are 5% ahe... read more >
Posted: Oct 02, 2019
Guesthouses remain a solid investment in Key West for both on-site and out of area owner - operators. Mostly gone are the days when the owner shared Happy Hour with guests, finan... read more >
Posted: Sep 19, 2019
Solar power has ranked as the 1st or 2nd largest source of new power generation capacity installed in the U.S. in each of the past six years (2013 - 2018). This according to the ... read more >
Posted: Sep 05, 2019
Eleven single family homes sold in Old Town in August 2019. Eleven is two less than the 5-year (2014 - 2018) average; however, total sales thru August are 13% ahead of 2018 and 1... read more >
Posted: Sep 02, 2019

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