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February's eight single family homes sold In Old Town was two less than the 5-year, 2014 - 2018 average for February of ten and brought the year to date total to 24 Sales, 20... read more >
Posted: Mar 05, 2019
The 2018 annual Gallup poll on Honesty and Ethics in business professions once again placed Realtors in the bottom half of the rankings.  How come? With over 1,000,000 membe... read more >
Posted: Feb 26, 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: Feb 18, 2019
January Closed 16 single family home sales in Old Town, most for a January ever and 60% above the 5-year average of 10 sales!  In recent years, only May 2017 (17 sales) and ... read more >
Posted: Feb 04, 2019
During the last Florida legislative session a new bill House Bill (HB) was passed and signed into law that allows any tenant that pays a rental or licensee fee that is subject to... read more >
Posted: Jan 24, 2019
A Canadian couple client of mine, buying a $730,000 USD condo in Key West, saved over $9000 CAD on their purchase because they locked in an exchange rate upon the advice of Money... read more >
Posted: Jan 16, 2019
Sales of single family homes in Old Town in 2018 ended a two-year slide. 2018 had 137 sales, exceeding 2017 (121 sales) by 13% and 2016 (129 sales) by 6%. The1st Qtr had the weak... read more >
Posted: Jan 02, 2019
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, 2019
The 1992 Florida Legislature passed the William E. Sadowski Act which created the Sadowski Fund. The Fund has one dedicated purpose – to assist in every way to provide affo... read more >
Posted: Dec 17, 2018
As the boss you have influence because people do what you want them to do. Your priorities become their priorities. You have influence because you have money, position or title, ... read more >
Posted: Dec 11, 2018
November's ten home sales topped November's 5-year average (2013 - 2017) of sales by two and pushed total sales January-November to 128, passing 2017's total of 121.&... read more >
Posted: Dec 03, 2018
​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 27, 2018
Eight single family homes sold in Old Town in October. The 5-year (2013 - 2017) average is eight. This brings 2018 sales to 118.  The 5-year average number of sales January ... read more >
Posted: Nov 03, 2018
You won the Lotto. Or, you're quiting your job, selling all your stuff and moving to the Florida Keys. Or, island property you vaguely remember is available through an estate... read more >
Posted: Oct 24, 2018
Thirteen single family homes Sold in Old Town in September, trouncing the 5 year (2013 - 2017) average of seven sales. Year to date sales lag the 5 year average by 7% but year to... read more >
Posted: Oct 03, 2018
A few simple questions - How do I get a Green Certification for my house in Key West? Is there such a certification or similarly named green energy program local to Key West? If ... read more >
Posted: Sep 11, 2018
Ten single family home sales in August is four less than the 5-year, 2013 - 2017, average for sales in August and brings the year to date sales total to 97.  Ninety-seven sa... read more >
Posted: Sep 05, 2018
​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: Aug 22, 2018
Twelve homes sold in July matching the 5 year (2013 - 2017) average for July sales. The 87 sales through July are 4% more than sales through July 2017. July sales were in the cor... read more >
Posted: Aug 06, 2018
The Key West lighthouse dates to 1825 and was one of four lighthouses constructed along the treacherous Florida Keys. The Great Havana Hurricane of 1846 totally destroyed the ori... read more >
Posted: Jul 28, 2018
Last November I wrote a short article about the burgeoning industry of SMART homes and the growing integration and utility of such technologies for the average home owner. SMART ... read more >
Posted: Jul 21, 2018
​Sunset Key is a 27-acre luxurious island community and resort in Key West, FL.  Formally known as Tank Island, Sunset Key is located about 500 yards off the west coas... read more >
Posted: Jul 19, 2018
Thirteen homes sold in June giving the 1st half of 2018 a total of 76 sales.  This compares with 74 sales mid-year 2017 and 77 sales mid-year 2016.  2017 ended with 121... read more >
Posted: Jul 05, 2018
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: Jul 02, 2018
For the past few years I have been lucky enough and frugal enough to afford a modest trip to beautiful Italy. Off season and out-of-the-way locales ($). Delightful. This year a c... read more >
Posted: Jun 25, 2018

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