Low unemployment, rising wages, falling 30 and 15-year mortgage rates, pent-up buying and a positive economic horizon are all propelling mortgage services and private insurance c... read more >
Posted: May 24, 2019
Imagine the entire business sector of Key West creating HUNDREDS of scholarships for very low income K-12 students. Imagine the business community joining to convert the Florida ... read more >
Posted: May 22, 2019
April's eighteeen home sales brings YTD total to 57 sales; 19% above Jan - April 2018, 12% above the 5-Year (2014 - 2018) average and second highest monthly number of sales s... read more >
Posted: May 06, 2019
When the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) was implemented, one of the more talked about components affecting real estate was the cap on Mortgage Interest Deductions (MID).  Namel... read more >
Posted: Apr 24, 2019
1st Qtr 2019 Old Town single family home sales had a Hot January, a mild February and a warm March.  March's fifteen sales finished the Quarter with thirty-nine sales, 1... read more >
Posted: Apr 03, 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: Mar 12, 2019
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
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: Feb 19, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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