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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Key West Bank Dick - Part Two

I've complained before that the Key West Association of Realtors mls database does not automatically show bank owned properties. Some Realtors believe that lender-owners do not want to disclose to the public that a bank owns a piece of property. I guess that is possible, but having worked in the Special Assets division of two banks, I know that we advertised we were selling bank foreclosures. There is a segment of the market that wants to buy bank foreclosures: they think they are going to get a deal. They have watched those late night infomercials on how to buy real estate in a down market.

I decided to do my best imitation of W.C. Fields as The Bank Dick and went through the mls database and found the properties CLICK HERE that are bank owned. These properties are primarily single family homes in Key West. A couple of the properties are very nice. So there may be a real bargain if you play your cards right. I suggest that you look at 3 Casa Roma Lane and 1710 Bahama Drive, both are water properties and are located in Key West.
If you are interested in MidTown CLICK HERE to see 1300 Ashby. It is a large house with 3 beds, 2 baths, on a large lot at only $309,000.

If you are looking for commercial property, CLICK HERE. There is a Duval Street Transient Licensed property ($4,300,000), a Stock Island multi-unit property (2,300,000), and a Key Largo commercial property ($3,300,000) that are each Bank Owned. Bank financing of these properties may be available.

Most of the bank owners periodically reduce the asking price on properties that do not sell. Some of these properties are getting stale. They have been on the market a long time and nobody wants them. A couple actually look pretty interesting. Checkout the list and if you see a property that you like, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or e-mail me at Let me be your Bank Dick and let's find a deal.

1 comment:

Gary Thomas said...

1710 Bahama Drive went under contract right away. But deals do fall apart. Call me to see if still interested.


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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.