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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.



Most people see the same place day after day and fail to appreciate changes to it over the years. Little things or big additions may go unnoticed. What once was often gets forgotten. With the advent of Photoshop even "historic" photos found in one's shoebox can get doctored to the point of the ab...
 Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, that is where I work but this is not my listing, 1307 Truman Avenue, Key West. The listing Realtor describes the property this way:"A notable Historic Grand Key West Home in the heart Of Old Town with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Entering you are greete...
Yesterday morning I was searching the Key West MLS for new listings and saw property that looked interesting. I clicked the CRS Tax Info tab on my agent console and nothing happened. I clicked again. Nothing happened. Odd I thought. So I went to the Monroe County Property Appraiser website and ty...
Over the past few years I have blogged about the various residential and commercial renovation, remodeling, and new construction projects in and about Key West. Today's blog is a year end review of the residential projects during 2020. Readers may have thought construction stopped during the Key ...
There are two things I love about Key West: our wonderful weather and that life never is predictable. Take for example an incident that occurred a few years back when I was riding my bike to the gym. I was riding my bike to the gym around 6:00 AM while it was still very dark outside. Just after I...
 Duval Street is the main street of Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States. This is where we hold parades, celebrations, wine, dine, dance, and shop. Duval Street runs about one mile long. You can walk from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean in about fifteen minute...
I remember taking the photo of the apartment house located at 1315 Petronia Street more than twenty years ago. I wasn't writing my blog just yet, but I wanted to capture the look so I could see what happened to the property. The building was converted into condominiums in 2001 and is now called T...
This is a true and cautionary tale of owning rental property. Forty years ago I owned twenty-one apartments in Denver. I have dozens of stories I could tell which would stear any would-be investor into buying a time share in Tahiti instead.  Before the internet I placed rental ads in The Denver P...
from: December 12, 2009The Bank Grinch Who Stole Christmas    "Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not. The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Now, please don't ask why; no one quite knows the reason. It could ...

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