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Saturday, April 24, 2010

This Will Sell in a New York Minute

611 Southard Street Unit # 3 offered at $434,900

Everybody knows what a New York Minute is, right? I checked the URBAN DICTIONARY for a readily understandable definition and read this:

Approximately 36 seconds, as opposed to the normal 60 seconds in a minute

"So would you do her?"
"In a new york minute."

When I first saw the new Hollingshed House listing at 611 Southard Street Unit #3 I knew instantly that it would sell in a New York Minute. This is how the listing agent describes this property:

"Wonderful property with EXCELLENT rental record. Transient License included! One block from Duval. Totally renovated in 2008. Wood floors, new Kitchen and bath. Professionally decorated."

This very same Hollingshed House unit was listed for sale on December 12, 2006 and sold (closed) 39 days later. That is a New York Minute in Key West real estate speak. And I think the current asking price, location, and Transient Rental License will create the same buyer response in our current market. Here is why: This Hollingshed House unit is a bit larger than a typical Shipyard Condominium unit. The Hollingshed House unit has just one bedroom whereas most at Shipyard fit two bedrooms into the same square footage or less. The Hollingshed House pool is shared by only a couple of other units whereas Shipyard pool is shared by half of New Jersey at any given moment. This second floor unit has a balcony which provides views of the comings and goings on Southard Street as people make their treks to Duval Street and beyond. Unit #3 is offered at $434,900.

Sarabeth's is located across the street. Fast Buck Freddie's is a block away at the corner of Duval and Fleming Streets. Starbucks, Rick's, Sloppy's, and tons of bars and feederies are located to the north. You will find some fine dining establishments to the south including La Trattoria, Antonia's, 915, Martin's, La Te Da, and Denny's. (I went there once. That was enough.) There is live theatre at The Waterfront Playhouse and The Red Barn. The Tropic Cinema always has something you will not see at the Regal Cinema in New Town. The Tennessee Williams Theatre is a jaunt so you will need friends or a taxi, but Key West has lots of taxis and lots of people who are very friendly.

CLICK HERE to view the mls listing info on this property. Do your comparison shopping and you will likely agree with me that this property will sell in a New York Minute. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.


eric76 said...

This has nothing to do with the house shown here, but you might find this article about "skinny" houses interesting.

I'm really curious how you can have a 10 foot wide at the widest, 1,000 square foot, five floor house. I would have thought that a stairway would take up half that space.

And I thought some of the houses in Key West were skinny.

Gary Thomas said...

Eric, A very skinny house at 618 Mickens Lane recently sold ($368,000 - short sale). It was 12 feet wide but had 1056 sf of living space. I showed it once. I was surprised at how large it felt on inside.
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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.