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Key West has been my home since 1993 and my only regret is that it took me so long to get here. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Let me help you find your new home or business in Paradise. Living in Paradise is not a slogan, it's a way of life. The information on this site is for discussion purposes only. Under no circumstances does this information constitute a recommendation to buy or sell securities, assets, real estate, or otherwise. Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed, and is subject to change.



I normally work with buyers from outside of Key West who are looking to buy a second home. They ask a lot of questions about taxes, insurance, renting rules, and so on. Some ask about safety. I tell them that Key West is a very safe place to live and suggest they checkout the Monroe County Sherif...
This waterfront estate in Summerland Key went under contract yesterday - $11,900,000. It is listed by Terri Spottswood and Team Spottswood/Vazquez. CLICK HERE to see what you missed.  The Key West market has been very busy all fall. Buyers from other areas such as California, Michigan, and the no...
From May 3, 2015The New Key West Fire Department is Finally Complete - The Torture is Over! It's over!  Thank God, it's over! I won't have to deal with big burly guys pushing me around anymore. I won't have to endure being bullied and having to walk a couple blocks out to way to go to my office. ...
Just Listed, but not by me, 831 Georgia Street, Key West. This is a brand new home located in The Meadows area of Key West. I was surprised to learn that the lot was the side yard to an adjacent home and  had never been built upon before. While I have been photographing the exterior for several m...
 From: 11/19/2014Key West is the Opposite of OhioWhile speaking at the Key West Literary Seminar poet Mark Doty said that although “he was never actually here,” Hart Crane “loved Key West.” Crane loved Key West because by all reports it was the opposite of Ohio.* Hart Crane A while back I watched...
A few weeks ago I blogged about Ted and Alice who were working with me in hope of buying a guest house. Shortly after their visit to Key West, I spotted photos of Alice on FLICKR where I store my photos for my blog. I usually search FLICKR in the early hours while drinking my morning coffee. Seve...
 The road must eventually lead to the whole world.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road When I first came to town I felt Key West was falling apart. I remember walking back to  the guest house at night. Big palmetto bugs fell from the huge trees landing on the cracked sidewalks. The bugs crunched under t...
 Just Listed, but not by me, 312 Margaret Street, Key West. This freshly and stylishly renovated home is located one block from the historic seaport or Key West Bight by locals. Decades before selfies and slurpees were common sights at the Key West sea port, spongers and shrimpers would bright th...
I took the above photo of Marty's Place in Key West. The cottage complex was ideally located in Mid-Town about five blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and easily accessible to Old Town to the west and the three shopping centers to the east. The complex became an independent housing environment in the...
Just Listed - 908 Washington Street Key West. This --- three bedroom, two bath mid-century home located in the Casa Marina Area will like sell this week. It is in original condition and might benefit from a good update - but not in need of anything substantial in cost or scope. A buyer seeking a ...

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