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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
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: Oct 10, 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
A national marine treasure lays just 70 miles west of Key West.  Accessible by seaplane or boat, the Dry Tortugas National Park is a treasure not to be missed on any trip to... read more >
Posted: Jun 11, 2018
Fifteen homes sold in the Old Town area in May. The 5-Year, 2013 - 2017, average for May is 17 sales. Thru May there have been 63 sales in Old Town, one more than 2017, five more... read more >
Posted: Jun 04, 2018
This is the 8th in a series going back to January 2013.  Each article chronicles FEMA/political and rate change activities associated with the mercurial matter of rational, ... read more >
Posted: May 09, 2018
Hooray! April's twenty-one sales were the most for any month since May 2015! The twenty-one sales are 50% more than in April 2017 and 38% more than the 5-year average for Apr... read more >
Posted: May 02, 2018

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