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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Something New under the Sun

Scarcity creates value. That's why I think real estate in Key West is such a great value--even at today's prices because you can't grow the island any bigger than it is. Or can you?

Key West enacted an amendment to the city charter to restrict growth by limiting height and density of construction and renovation. There has been a big legal battle over redevelopment of the Jabour Trailer Park into waterfront condominiums. A similar battle was waged over redevelopment of the Atlantic Shores Resort into high-end ocean front condominiums. That case went to the Circuit Court of Appeals that reversed a ruling of the Monroe County District Court that misinterpreted the city ordinance.

But any time somebody wants to build something to increase the present use of a big piece of property it is almost assured that someone else will get their nose out of joint and want to interfere in the process. Not being judgemental. Just stating the facts.

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to mention several new development projects in Key West that may appeal to a variety of potential buyers.

Today's entry are eight new Victorian homes situated in the Heart of the Meadows in the 1500 blocks of Petronia and Pine Street. The Meadows is located within easy walking distance to Duval (about a 15 minute walk.) Each home is different is size, design, and price. Prices range from $1,695,000 to $1,995,000. This is a secure and gated community with private carports & indigenous landscaping. Pascal Delisse Interior Designs has created stunning interior schemes and will provide endless custom options with early purchase. Features include vaulted ceilings, hardwood & travertine floors, chefs kitchen with custom cabinetry & granite counters, luxurious master suite, dramatic custom lighting, impact windows, breathtaking patios & porches and individual private pools. The neighborhood itself is getting quite a makeover. A separate waterfront development is going on across the street (Eisenhower Drive). And the home directly across the street to the north has just been completed renovated. That house takes up 1/2 the city block and will add value to all homes around it. That my friends is a given in real estate.

Click the tile above Something New under the Sun for more information on these homes.

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I first read about Key West in a magazine called "After Dark" sometime in the mid 1970's. But it wasn't until March 1984 that I made my first visit to the island that would become my home. I had two weeks for a vacation and reserved a room at Colours Guesthouse (now Marrero's Guest House) for one week. I thought that if I didn't like Key West, I could always go back to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for the rest of my trip. But after a couple of days in Key West, that was no longer a consideration. But when I wanted to extend my stay for the extra week I found there was no room at the inn. The guesthouse owner did find me a room at LaTeDa, the infamous guesthouse/restaurant. That's a story I'll write another day. But those two weeks in Key West gave me the realization that I had found Paradise. 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 CRI. 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.