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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pelican Landing Penthouse - Key West Waterfront - Short Sale

The listing Realtor for the Pelican Landing Penthouse unit said it all when he wrote
"Current owner's loss is your gain! Here is your chance to buy a 4 bedroom waterfront income property on the edge of Old Town. This is a very large penthouse unit in a newly renovated building. Access to boat slips included! This is a potential short sale transaction that may be subject to third party approval."
The current owner purchased this property at the height of the real estate boom and paid $1,250,000 for the property. The market turned down and at about the same time the building underwent a major renovation (with jackhammers). Revenues were down and vacancies were up. That renovation was only recently completed.

The unit is located on the north side of the building so it is the furthest removed from the street traffic as it passes at the corner of Eisenhower at Truman. Pelican Landing is located across the street from Bayview Park, the main park for the City of Key West.
This unit would make a really nice permanent home for someone wanting a water view with a boat slip but it would also make a great getaway property for an investor that wants a waterfront property with a real water view with all the amenities I will mention below for a great price.

This unit has a transient license and is currently managed by the on site manager at Pelican Landing. The main floor area includes large living room with access to huge rear deck that overlooks the Garrison Bight Marina and the Pelican Landing boat slips below. Deep water access is at the back door and sunrises are available every morning from the living room and the very large master bedroom that also has the stunning early morning sunrise views. The kitchen and dinging area on the first floor. A second bedroom and bath have a "lockout" capability. There is an interior stairway that leads to two additional bedrooms and baths on the fifth floor. These two bedrooms have their own front balcony that provides an incredible view of Old Town, the Gulf of Mexico to the north and west and you can sort of see the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Al fresco tanning is added gratis.

If you are a buyer with a large family or you have a lot of friends, this may be the place for you. There is a nice sunny pool at ground level that overlooks the marina. Each unit has access to the boat slip and boat slips may be rented separately to provide income when guests or owners are using them. The lockout provides ability to rent the single bedroom nightly even while the owner is using the rest of this very large unit.

This property is priced offered at $650,000. The seller is obligated to pay about $70,000 for an unpaid special assessment to cover its proportionate share of renovation costs. This amount will be passed on to any new owner. CLICK HERE for more detailed info on this unit and to view listing photos.

If this sounds like a property that you would like to own, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or email me at for more info. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida. Don't wait too long. This will not last now that the cat is out of the bag.

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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.