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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 Take a moment and consider waking up to that view each morning. It's possible. Just Listed: 2601 South Roosevelt Boulevard Unit 501A, Key West, Florida. This 980 square foot end unit has direct ocean views from the living room, kitchen and dining area, and master bedroom. The guest bedroom has c...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 I sold a really cute house in located in the Old Town area of Key West  to a couple from a Mid-Atlantic state a couple of years ago.  They hired a local architect to design a renovation for them. The architect marshaled the project through our Historic Architectural Review Commission and got app...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I remember driving home from work one late afternoon in 2002 when I saw what I thought was impossible -being razed in Key West. Checkout the photo just below and you can see the house that used to sit at 1424 White Street in the Casa Marina area. As you may be aware you can't tear down old houses...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 1211 Knowles Lane, Key West - 20191211 Knowles Lane, Key West - 1965 The listing Realtor describes 1211 Knowles Lane in Key West this way:"Excellent opportunity to create your dream home in the X Flood Zone of Old Town, at just $563/SqFt! This 3BR/2BA is located on quiet, peaceful Knowles Lane &...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed 1026 Von Phister Street, Key West is described by the listing Realtor this way:"Stunning one of kind luxury residence with guest cottage on large corner lot in the prestigious Casa Marina neighborhood. Complete renovation in 2016 combined privacy with open spaces to create a truly cap...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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This is a true story. The above photo shows a cast iron staircase similar to the one discussed in today's blog but it is not the actual one.  Twenty-six years ago I owned a group of four historic Victorian buildings in the Capitol Hill area of Denver which included a massive two story carriage ho...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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There were three very important parts of my life as a young boy in the 1950s: my school, my church, and the Cub Scouts. Not in that order. But I don't know which was of more importance all these years later.  Scout OathOn my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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The former home of Pulitzer Prize poet Elizabeth Bishop located at 624 White Street in Old Town Key West is now offered for sale for the first time since it was purchased from Ms. Bishop in 1946.  According to the listing Realtor, not me, the house has been kept it basically the same condition si...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 I was searching the Internet yesterday and found a story about a local crazy lady who lost her home in foreclosure. Before readers call out "misogyny" understand that I am going to tell you about an equally crazy man. In fact I am going to tell you three short tales about how people who lost the...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just SOLD, but not by me, 723 Catherine Street, Key West. I wrote about this property a couple of times over the past few years and showed it to several prospective buyers. Let me share a bit of what I previously wrote. 723 Catherine Street in 1965 From a bottling plant to a contemporary gem, thi...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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This is a true story. Sometime during the spring of 2007 the US Border Patrol started to aggressively round-up illegal aliens in the Key West area. I remember one episode that made the front page of our local paper, The Key West Citizen.  It involved the raid on a hotel next to the Home Depot whi...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I have written three blogs since the first of January which discussed bank owned homes in Key West. I thought readers would like to see the actual price the banks received. Let's take a look. Click the address to read the blog. This will help readers appreciate the bargain the buyers got - well t...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness."                                                                                                                                       John KeatsI first wrote about 1115 Southard Street in Key West...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I was watching something on television the other day which reminded me of a real life incident that occurred in April 1992. My partner and I were in Paris walking around the Sorbonne. It was lunch time. We found a quaint little restaurant that dated back eons. We went inside. The place was packed...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed, but not be me, 711 Olivia Street, Key West which the listing Realtor describes this way:"Don's miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a newly restored masterpiece located in the heart of Old Town Key West. This property is nestled on quiet & quaint Olivia St., with close prox...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 I wrote a blog on June 2, 2018 where I compared single family homes sales in the Old Town and Casa Marina areas of Key West for the first five months between 2013 to 2018.  My memory button got June and July confused in 2019 as I thought today would be the anniversary of my prior post. I will th...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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This is a true story. A couple of years a customer of mine who I will call "Charlie" had to return to his home town to bury one of his siblings. Both of Charlie's parents had passed during the previous ten years or so. It was up to Charlie and his siblings to bury the first of their brood. There ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 I had the opportunity to show 1301 Flagler Avenue this past week and fell in love with the house. It has been professionally renovated and is in picture perfect condition. The furnishings are included in the purchase price. It is move-in ready. So what you see is what you get. Let's take a look....

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed  - 1422 South Street, Key West. The listing broker describes the property this way:"This gorgeous light filled home features three en suite bedrooms plus two half baths. It was built in 2004 using the highest quality materials and attention to detail and has been meticulously cared fo...

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