​At the peak in late 2006, the average residential sales price in Key West was approximately $950,000.  During the downturn, that average fell by 50% with sales of $1M prope... read more >
Posted: Jan 03, 2013
​Monroe County, FL has a long history of environmental activism. The 120 mile sliver of a island county is home to a diverse habitats on land; upland pinelands, hardwood hammocks... read more >
Posted: Dec 12, 2012
Tropical Key West.  Thick with foliage and flowers and sunshine.  Where 50’ foot Royal Poinciana trees can grow from a single seed.  Yet Key West is the driest... read more >
Posted: Nov 21, 2012
​After selling Key West homes to new friends from Italy (Mortgage) and England (Cash Buy), I jumped into the lambyrinthian world of real estate taxes for foreign nations who... read more >
Posted: Nov 09, 2012
​The 1st Qtr was sluggish, the 2nd Qtr boomed and the 3rd Qtr went on summer vacation.  The good news is sale prices are definitely steady-up from 2006 - 2010 with a continu... read more >
Posted: Oct 10, 2012
​I’ve been working with a young couple with a 3 year old and more kids eventually.  They want a 3+ bedroom with room to grow. They presently work and live in Old Town ... read more >
Posted: Oct 05, 2012
​A couple of Saturdays ago I knocked on the door of a recently Expired listing and handed the man of the house some targetted pricing materials and my Premium Marketing Plan.&nbs... read more >
Posted: Sep 27, 2012
​Whether building new or fixing up what’s already there, home improvement stocks have weathered reasonably well the real estate decline.  Budget conscious property own... read more >
Posted: Sep 24, 2012
​At first, documents were hauled around or mailed with First Class postage. Then came 3-day delivery, then overnight, then fax then email.  But documents still needed to be ... read more >
Posted: Sep 11, 2012
​Granted, Key West is not a mecca for mobile marketing and communications.  Many people live here to get away from the iPad, iPod, iPuck world and couldn’t care less a... read more >
Posted: Aug 24, 2012
​There is rarely a time when a potential Buyer doesn’t ask me about redoing a kitchen.  A little or a lot, we are more inclined to personalize our kitchens then any ot... read more >
Posted: Aug 16, 2012
​ Like everyone, Key West suffered a 50% drop in residential sales prices from a peak in late 2006 through the end of 2010.  Then, in 2011, Key West average sales prices for... read more >
Posted: Jul 24, 2012
The 1st Qtr 2012 sales were flat in Old Town Key West and made me wonder if the positive results of 2011, the first UP year since 2006, would be short-lived. NOT SO. The 2nd Qtr 2... read more >
Posted: Jul 08, 2012 / Key West
The couple from Genoa bought a lovely townhome in Key West’s Truman Annex and secured a solid mortgage to do so. They referred friends of theirs from Rome and London to you... read more >
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 / Real Estate Business
What are the most effective social media methods and strategies to target Boomers? In Part I, I talked about Boomers and who they are. They bought Mustangs and mini-vans and throug... read more >
Posted: May 06, 2012 / Real Estate Business
What are the most effective social media methods and strategies to target Boomers? Being one myself, and most of my friends, I ask, what do I want in my second home, the community... read more >
Posted: May 06, 2012 / Real Estate Business
You meet a stylish, 50-something couple from Genoa at a dinner party. Over digestivos you tell them you are a Realtor and they are thrilled. For the next 3 days you show them a do... read more >
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 / Real Estate Business
Capping a four year run-up, Key West average sales price peaked at around $950,000 in late 2006. Literally an exhaustion gasp. Then followed 48 months of steadily declining prices... read more >
Posted: Apr 20, 2012 / Key West
Why do realtors accept your listing, even those listings with practically no chance of selling? Answer: Self Advertising. The sign in the front yard, the many internet sites that ... read more >
Posted: Apr 16, 2012 / Key West
Many Key West home owners, particularly in Old Town, are experts in Real Estate. They know how much their home is worth because they closely follow the real estate market. As a sm... read more >
Posted: Apr 07, 2012 / Key West
Realtors spend more direct time getting a listing then they do on selling it. Getting a listing involves time getting an appointment, making a presentation and showing you all it's... read more >
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 / Key West
There are 350 licensed Realtors in the Key West Association of Realtors. Perhaps one-third of them actually practice real estate. Even so, for a town as small as Key West, 100+ R... read more >
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 / Real Estate Business
As of mid-March, the Philadelphia Housing Market Index is up almost 12% or double the S&P 500 for 2012. The SPDR Homebuilders ETF (XHB) is up 17%. The XHB is made up of 35 stocks ... read more >
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 / Real Estate Business
​I focus on homes in Old Town Key West. Two story, frame construction, tall ceilings, close to your neighbor and mostly plain looking from the outside.  The magic is inside ... read more >
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 / Key West
​​There are two categories of "locals" in Key West - Conchs, those born in Key West, and everyone else.  Many Conch's live in property that has been passed from generation... read more >
Posted: Mar 08, 2012 / Key West

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