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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed 923 Angela Street, Key West, Florida.  This storybook cottage is located on a quiet one-way land in the Old Town Historic District within easy walking or biking distance to Duval Street and the Historic Seaport. You may have seen this house in my blog before as it, like many of our ot...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed, but not by me, 711 Elizabeth Street, Key West, Florida. Pause. Take a long look. Imagine how quaint the inside of this historic Old Town Cottage must be. The house is so simple in its lines. Basic beige.  Green tropical foliage. Bursting sky.  I searched the Historic Sanborn Fire Map...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 Today's blog is another in series wherein I tell a story of some horrible event involving a real estate transaction. In this instance I was not a participant, but instead am just the narrator.  Some in Congress might call it hearsay. I was talking to a former real estate agent yesterday and ment...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed - 912 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida. The listing Realtor describes this beautiful property thus:"You know you have found ''home'' when you walk into 912 Truman Avenue. Steeped in history, built in 1899 and totally renovated but filled with old Key West elegance and charm, this gran...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I have been a member of the Key West Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee for several years. A few weeks ago our committee met to to hear the complaint of one Realtor against another Realtor. The complainant alleged the other agent violated a specif Article of the Code of Prof...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Yesterday afternoon was one of those Sunday-Funday sort of days that Instagramers post about. I rarely get Sundays off. So instead of trying to sell house, I went looking at open houses in the Historic District of Key West. I made a point of visiting 727 Eaton Street which I wrote about several y...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I grew up in Colorado and lived there for the first forty-seven years of my life until I moved to Key West which is now my home. I went back to Colorado a couple of weeks ago and traveled to Aspen for an overnight visit. I drove up to Independence Pass where I nearly passed out from lack of oxyge...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just listed (but not by me) 1428 White Street in the Casa Marina Area of Key West, Florida.  This home was built in 2000 by David Wolkowsky, the man who built the world famous Pier House at the foot of Duval Street and who built many homes in Key West over the years. His properties are legendary....

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 Passover Lane, Key West as photographed in 1973   I have often written about the virtues of living life on one of the slow lanes of Key West. Passover Lane must be one of the slowest of the slow lanes as possible because it dead-ends about one hundred fifty steps from where it begins across the ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West (that's where I work but this is not my listing) 1420 Whalton Street, Key West. This Casa Marina Area home was built in 1954 and was updated around 1997. I happen to live nearby and know this house and this neighborhood quite well. That is why I invok...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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It was the summer of 1965 when I went postal when I screamed to high heaven and cried out. The above photo has nothing to do with me or that era. Obviously. I was a summer employee at the United States Post Office in Boulder, Colorado thanks to the patronage position I got from US Congressman Roy...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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A couple days ago my friend Ronny Bailey pulled his pickup truck across the street from Preferred Properties Key West to show me his newest piece of folk art - his depiction of the former Sawyer's Bakery that used to exist at 913 Eaton Street. Later I searched the Sanborn Fire Map of 1892 and lea...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West - 527 Fleming Street, Key West. This historic property is located in the Historic District just one-half block east of Duval Street. While it is referred to as a "mixed-use property" which includes retail space on the first floor, an apartment on the s...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Southernmost School of Real Estate   CORE LAW plus negotiating tactics not taught elsewhere Offering Hands-on Negotiating Tactics  Principals of Leveraging Power Presentations Chaos Theory  Gender Differential Theory Bad Faith Winner and Losers. It's Always Best to Be a Winner!    Now Open - Key ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Everybody wants a deal in real estate, especially in Key West. The newly listed Bank Owned property located at 2905 Venetian Drive may be the deal you have been hoping to find. I took a few exterior photos which you can see below.The listing Realtor describes the property and the sales rules belo...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I spent a couple of weeks in Paris last September. I had been there three times before, but this trip I spent all of my time in one location. I even toyed with the idea of buying a place there. As I walked around various parts of the city I would stop at real estate offices and look at photos of ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West - 285 Golf Club Drive. This 1600 Square Foot home is located in The Sanctuary at the Key West Golf Club Community. I find it necessary to tell prospective owners it is not a requirement that you need to play golf or even like golf to live on a golf clu...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I wrote about the house below located at 1026 Von Phister Street in Key West on August 2nd. I know that property very well - I live across the street. I was totally surprised when it went under contract the next day. The moving truck was there this past weekend. Listed for $3,295,000. It closed y...

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...

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