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Monday, September 10, 2012

2434 Linda Avenue - Bank Owned - Key West

The recently listed Bank Owned house at 2434 Linda Avenue in the Mid Town area of Key West ought to appeal to Key Westers looking for a large family home in a nice neighborhood.  The Monroe County Property Appraiser shows this home has 1476 sq ft of living space. It looks as though a garage was enclosed to create living space for a mother-in-law or an out of work uncle.

Mother in law entrance is shown above
The listing Realtors describes the property:
"Nice family home conveniently located close to everything. This property consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and sits on a large corner lot. Home is moving in ready and waiting for you."

This ranch style house was built in 1952 is CBS construction with an asphalt single roof. Most of the other homes in the immediate area were built around the same time and were of similar design and construction. I walked the block and noted how the yards are all different and how individual owners have added onto the homes.  Many of the neighboring properties have metal roofs, privacy fences in front and rear, and lushly landscaped yards. CLICK HERE to view the mls datasheet and to view listing photos. 

2434 Linda Avenue sits on an enormous 7566 sq ft lot. The corner lot is located at the intersection of Linda Avenue and Government Road which leads to the back side of the mangroves and salt ponds to the south.  Click GOOGLE MAP for an aerial perspective of the location and then click the toggle switch for a street view. Walk the street and checkout the neighborhood. There are some very nice homes in this area.

In 2010 this home benefited of over $37,000 in the airport noise abatement program that included the replacement of windows, doors, addition of insulation, and new new split system air conditioning.  Electiric system upgrades included "INSTALL BRANCH CIRCUITRY AND AHH, CU AND 3 SPLIT DUCTLESS A/C SYSTEM, SMOKE DETECTORS WITH ASSOC BOXES AND OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION; EXTEND EXISTING SUB-FEED PANEL TO ENW 100 AMP LOAD CENTER WITH ASSOC CONDUIT AND FEEDERS". This, Dear Reader, is money well spent and it is something a new homeowner will benefit from for years.

The house was in an area that flooded during Wilma. It looked to me as though everything was was replaced on the inside including drywall, kitchen, and bath.  There is new tile and wood flooring throughout. 

In my opinion there is an overly large and obtrusive patio type roof that overwhelms the back of this home. I think a former owner might have used the area as a covered work space. A new owner could rip that sucker off and take advantage of the really large yard. There is an existing small building that a new owner might convert to a pool house or bar overlooking the new pool.  The back area is huge. Use it! The front, side, and back yards would look so much more attractive and provide much more privacy if a nice fence was installed around the property. Finally, a new owner should do some much needed landscaping. This home would look so much better if the hard edges were honed with some soft-scaping.

 I took some additional photos which you can view if you CLICK HERE.  Better than that why don't you call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 and schedule a showing for this nice family sized home that is affordably priced. I am a buyers agent and 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.