Friday, July 6, 2007
Want to buy a single family home in Old Town with a pool for under $449,000? Call me. Quickly. This little charmer at 722 Galveston Lane is located just two blocks from Duval and across the street from Bill Butler Park. It is a tropical cottage (628 square feet on a 1481 square foot lot) on Solares Hill, the highest point in Key West. This one bedroom, one bath home has a new pool, roof, kitchen, bath. Quaint hideaway, lots of privacy yet within easy walk of all downtown attractions. Nice retreat for selective buyer.
This house was originally priced at $583,000 and the price has been progressively reduced to the new asking price of $449,000 which means the price per square foot is $714. Now that price is still a little high for today's market. But if you consider what you would be getting for your buck (pool, location, old town), it really isn't that high. This is the kind of bargain buyers were searching for three years ago. But today it sits unsold.
The photo to the right shows the pool in the front yard which is enclosed by a fence with lush tropical foliage. There is a walking lane on the north side of the house that provides easy access to Elizabeth Street.
This is not my listing, but I really would like to show it to you if you are looking for a bargain. The present owners bought this little gem in January 2006 and paid $583,000 or $134,000 more than the asking price. Give me a call if you are interested. You may be pleasantly surprised. 305-766-2642.
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Gary Thomas in a Nutshell
- Gary Thomas
- Key West, Florida, United States
- 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.