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Aug. 20, 2016

Key West Real Estate Market Comparison: 1st Half 2016 vs. 2015

The number of Total Sales in Key West is down 16% with 428 units compared to last year at this same time.  The Average Sales Prices is currently down 2% with the average sales price of $719,000.  However, the average Number of Days it takes to sell a home is 11% less at 141 days.

There are currently 70 transactions pending and waiting to go to settlement.  There are also 735 Listed Properties waiting for someone to purchase them.  Right now the there is 10 Months of Inventory with the Average Property asking $737,000.

What do the Numbers Forecast? Call Chris Today to Find Out Exactly. 

Posted in Market Update
June 19, 2015

Should You Visit Key West?

Questioning why you should visit Key West, Florida? Well it’s one place that cannot be missed if you are looking for somewhere that has every dream to offer.

Being the Southernmost city in the United States, it basks in the tropical weather, with sunshine all year round. A small island of paradise that stretches an estimate of just two miles by four miles and welcomes many holidayers and tourists throughout the year.

Key West and the Florida Keys is home to a selection of hotels, bed and breakfasts, tropical island resorts, and camp grounds, hosting to all ages.

Enjoy the crystal clear waters to go diving and snorkeling. The stunning blue waters offers world-class wreck diving, with the second largest ship (The USNS Vandenberg) purposely sunk as an artificial reef, to explore and discover incredible underwater sea life. Or enjoy a day at sea on top of some waters in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico, with some of the best fishing spots to offer, whether you choose deep sea fishing or a light tackle offshore, you will come across Kingfish, Tuna, Dolphin, Marlin and many more.

Also to offer, if you prefer to sit back and relax, are the sunset and day cruises to explore the Straits of Florida and Gulf of Mexico, or rent a yacht and discover your own adventure.

Escape from busy life at home and relax on the white, soft, sandy beaches; with bustling Smathers Beach, where you can enjoy a game of volleyball and plenty of water-sports, or head to the quieter Fort Zachary Taylor beach. Sight see the beautiful history the city has to offer. Ride on a tour train (motor vehicle) with Key West Tours and see, listen and learn the stories from your conductor to add a splash of local color to the experience, or explore the many museums the city holds.

Spend the afternoon strolling the streets of Key West for a spot of shopping and enjoy the selection of bars and cafes along the way.

Watch the stunning sunsets with a cocktail, before heading out to one of the many restaurants and lively bars that line the mile-long Duval Street, or perhaps somewhere a little quieter down the side streets. Dine with freshly caught seafood, local specialties, gourmet, or ethnic dishes.

The island prides itself in offering things to do for all ages and families, whether it’s a day at the spa, a stroll in the beautiful parks, discovering the arts and culture, or a day on the water; Key West caters for all.

In the end, you have to decide is Key West worth the trip to visit?

Hope to see you soon!

Posted in What's New
June 1, 2015

Nothing is Impossible

Nothing Impossible

"Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says, I'm Possible!" - Audrey Hepburn.

I always loved this quote and thought it was a great day to repost this picture that I found on Google. 

Make Today a Great Day!!

Posted in What's New
May 11, 2015

Happy Monday

Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend! As always I like to start the week off right with some words of motivation!  
 
Today is Monday... most view this as a negative thing... as 5 work days to get through so they can enjoy the weekend... Don't fall into this mindset... Instead think of today as the start of a new week for you to create an amazing week... to start taking action on your goals and dreams... to get one step closer to creating the life you want and deserve! 
 
It is Monday, Don't Forget To Be Awesome!
 
 
Have an AWESOME week! 

Sincerely Your Realtor
Posted in What's New
March 17, 2015

Florida Keys Market is Hot compared to the Cold Weather Up North

A few days ago I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) written by Alina Dizik.  It was about the cold and horrible winter weathers up north and the impact it maybe having on the Luxury Florida Keys Market.  The supply of good usable land and low priced properties are very hard to come by in the Florida Keys.  All of these combined factors plus recent lower interest rates and great stock market returns are helping to increase the prices around the marketplace in the keys.  This was a very good read for anyone interest in the Florida Keys (Upper, Middle, Lower and/or Key West).  You can find the article below.  After you read it, let me know what you think.  I would be glad to hear your thoughts.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-florida-keys-sunshine-premium-1426176377

Posted in What's New