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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Licensed to Make Money - Key West Waterfront Condo




Just listed (but not by me) 1500 Atlantic Boulevard Unit No. 108, Key West Beach Club Condominiums. Besides being located directly on the Atlantic Ocean (as opposed to having a view), this 1500 square foot three bedroom two bath unit has a Transient License. That means you can legally rent the unit everyday of the year to help defray costs. Unit No. 108 is offered at $895,000 or $597 per sq ft.

This is how the listing Realtor describes this new listing:
"True Oceanfront with a Transient License! Spectacular Views and All of the Quiet Elegance for which The Key West Beach Club is so Well Known. Your Own Private 345 Square Foot Oceanfront Balcony. Oceanfront Tennis Court. Two Oceanfront Swimming Pools with Covered Outdoor Grill Entertainment Areas. Oceanfront Gym. Life in Paradise is Best When Lived on the Water!"
CLICK HERE to see the mls listing information and view photos of the interior of the unit.

Even though our office does property management, I always tell buyers that want to purchase an income property that they should keep the property with the current property management company unless they feel that company is not doing an adequate job or the personalities don't mesh. This unit is managed by another company that does a good job. I have recommended this company to other buyers. This is how the property manager describes Unit No. 108. "Unique oceanfront living sitting 65 feet from the Atlantic. Listen to the water as ocean breezes cool you. This elegant 3 bedroom/ 2 bath unit features a huge oceanfront balcony accessed from both the living/dining area and master bedroom. The unit features central heat/air, cable TV, washer/dryer, well equipped kitchens, 2 baths, security entry, and elevator access. There is one reserved parking space. Resort amenities include heated oceanside pool, tennis court, outside cooking facilities, workout room and sauna."

Rents on all transient properties in Key West vary depending on date and length of stay. Unit No. 108 rents from $340 to $520 per day and $2310 to $3640 per week. Experienced property managers have repeatedly told me that three bedroom units (such as this) tend to rent more quickly than two bedroom units because they can accommodate more people more easily.

Every time I take prospective buyers into a unit at the Key West Beach Club they are awed by the view. Each unit is located directly on the water. None of the units have a partial water view. Every unit has a dead-on up close view of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is just below. The neighboring units do not have views of the balcony unlike many other condos in Key West. And the ocean view at night is just magical with the twinkle of little lights on boats far away.

If you are thinking of buying a second home in Key West with a transient rental license, please contact me, Gary Thomas, at 305.766.2642 or by e-mail at kw1101v@aol.com to get more information on 1500 Atlantic Unit No. 108 or any other property in Key West. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. in Key West, Florida.

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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.