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Now that we have Valentine’s Day behind us, the chocolates are eaten and the red roses are fading you might like to know the recent results of research done by Amazon.com. Using sales data, a list of the top 20 most romantic US cities was compiled and Florida had 5 (more than any other state).  A...
02/16/2012
Often times when a seller is contemplating a sale of his home I will be consulted as to what improvements or renovations should be made to get the best price for their property. A Seller often wants to add that second bathroom they always wished they had or convert the attic to a 3rd bedroom.  Be...
02/03/2012
Where is the Key West real estate market headed I am often asked.  One might say you need a crystal ball to answer that question. Ok, I do not have a crystal ball, but I have the next best thing, a trend chart. I am one that thinks graphs and charts can be hard to decipher and the amount of data ...
01/11/2012
  Selling a divorcing couples home has always been a challenge.  There is a general lack of cooperation and underlying spirits of spite.  The once cared for home falls to neglect. He won’t mow the yard so she won’t do the dishes.  If he wants to sell she doesn’t.  In better times the equity in th...
11/30/2011
The economy has been an unstable mess for the past few years that has affected people of all ages. A recent trend has young adults moving back in with Mom and Dad to help ease the financial burden. For those young adults who have recently graduated college, or moved out of the house to get indepe...
11/09/2011
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  Now a day in residential real estate sales unlike commercial sales the seller of the property is required to disclose all material defects in the property to which he has knowledge. Different states vary in how stringent the disclosure requirements are and in the modern days of consumerism thes...
10/31/2011
    Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, is an eight your old boy who is accidently forgotten by his parents when they leave for their Christmas vacation. With two burglars trying to break into the house, Kevin sets up booby traps all over his own home to bring the bad guys down and reun...
10/21/2011
        I must get 3-4 calls a week on this property.  Most are from the sign which is really scary because the property is a disaster from the street.  This midtown home is on two lots, has a pool is 2,742 square feet and once was the home of a well know business man and former city commissioner...
10/03/2011
                                                                                                                                                                               I was just asked thist question again this morning.  “I’m coming down to Key West. Where should I stay?”  As usual I draw ...
08/12/2011
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       There is a lot of frustration with big banks.  They seem too big to know what they are doing, too big to be efficient, too big to communicate, and too big to be polite. This summer a Florida couple experienced all of the above.      Here is how it started. They paid $165,000 cash for a for...
08/12/2011
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