Etymology: Middle English desparat, from Latin disparatus, past participle of disparare to separate, from dis- + parare to prepare — more at pare
Date: 15th century
1 : containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements
2 : markedly distinct in quality or character
synonyms see different" from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary.
I thought it would be interesting to compare similarly priced properties that are located in good locations in the Old Town, Casa Marina and Meadows areas of Key West. The point of the comparison is to show the disparity of similarly priced homes in desirable locations. My criteria:
Property Type ResidentialCLICK HERE to view the ten houses that fit that criteria. I wrote about the smallest of the houses at 511 Frances last week. It is priced at $1,649,000 or $970 per sq ft. The largest of the properties is located at 1307 Truman Avenue. It is a short sale and it is priced at $1,799,000 or $395 per sq ft. (Both properties are listings of my office.) 1307 Truman Avenue is also the least expensive house on a per sq ft basis. The most expensive property on a per sq ft basis is located at 608 Angela Street. It is priced at $1041 per sq ft. (I previously wrote about both houses in detail. 608 Angela is cute, has a great location, was the former home of actor Richard Burton's father, yada, yada, yada. The house at 1307 Truman Avenue is the grande dame of Truman. It is a house from another age and is so damned big that it is almost impractical as a single family residence. I happen to think it is an incredible buy. (I wish I had a buyer for it.)
Include Property Subtype Single Family County Monroe County
Statuses Active, Active-Short Sale
Price 1,600,000 to 1,800,000 Area Area 1-2
All houses, even in the same areas and that are similarly priced, are not equal. The average price per square foot on the ten houses is $708. Using that as a benchmark, do your own price point comparison between the various houses. You can see for yourself the disparity between the asking price, size, location, and amenities offered in each of the ten properties.
I need to mention once again the best bargain in Key West: 906 Johnson Street. CLICK HERE to see why I think this house is such a great value. It is offered as a short sale at $1,769,000 or $476 per sq ft -- that is $272 less than the average price of the ten homes shown above on a per square foot basis. 906 Johnson Street was listed earlier this year before it became a short sale at $3,495,000. Somebody is going to get the bargain of this new century on this house.
If you are looking to purchase a primary residence or a second home in Key West please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. in Key West, Florida. Our office is the exclusive lower Florida Keys affiliate of Christie's Great Estates.