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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Southard Street Selections - Old Town - Key West Properties

Just listed (but not by me) 530 William Street in the heart of Old Town Key West. This house was purchased in 2008 after just 21 days on the market. Perhaps the great location and beautiful architecture had something to do with the property selling so quickly.

This is how the listing Realtor describes 530 William Street:
"Elegant Historic Home located in the most desirable area of Old Town. Large spacious rooms in main house. Downstairs has Formal living dining, eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms 1 bath. Upstairs also full kitchen 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Two meters with seperate heating and cooling units. Easily converted back to a grand single family home. Also, included 725 and 727 Southard Street cottage. Each is Living room, 1 bedroom 1 bath and kitchen. total of 4 units. Grand home in great condition. Well maintained. Must see to appreciate."
530 William and the adjacent two cottages CLICK HERE occupy the northwest corner of William and Southard Streets. The listing Realtor states the properties have 3276 sq ft of living space and sit on a 4455 sq ft lot. There are six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The asking price is $1,645,000 or $502 per sq ft. There is no pool nor room for a pool. And there is no off street parking. CLICK HERE for more information on this property and to view more listing agent provided photos.

The big old Great Dame across the street at 730 Southard Street CLICK HERE is still on the market. It is now priced at $1,490,000 or $525 per sq ft. It is a fixer for sure. The house size and lot size provide ample opportunity for creating a great living space for the rest of this new century. This is one of the great Key West houses and it is truly a buying opportunity.

The cute as a button cottage at 723 Southard Street CLICK HERE is also still on the market. It has been reduced to $749,000 or $681 per sq ft. This two bed twp bath cottage is just too sweet and should meet the needs of a buyer who wants a Key West retreat complete with pool and charm. No "fixing" required here.

And the lovely recently renovated two bed two bath cottage at 712 Southard Street CLICK HERE has been reduced to $829,000 or $808 per sq ft. The large pool and rear living area CLICK HERE is just awe inspiring.

Each of the houses in this block offer something a bit different and may appeal to different buyers. A buyer wanting income to help pay for the cost of ownership may be attracted to the 530 William Street assemblage. A buyer that wants to make a mark on Key West surely would be interested in 730 Southard Street. Someone wanting a cozy Key West cottage with everything done just might fall in major love with 723 Southard Street. And that buyer who wants a large pool and total privacy could just as easily fall madly, crazily in love with 712 Southard Street.

Tomorrow I am going to write about the real estate sale for July and give my opinion, such as it is, about what has happened recently and where I think the market may be headed. If you are truly looking for a deal in Key West, consider the four properties mentioned here today. They share a great common location that is convenient to everything that Old Town Key West offers.

Please give me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 a phone call, or e-mail me at I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. We are an affiliate of Christie's Great Estates.

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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.