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Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
The Credit Building Trick That Won’t Help You Buy a Home By: Credit.comPlanning to apply for a mortgage to buy a home? If yes, an authorized credit card can be a double-edged sword. An authorized-user… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 27, 2014 by Maria Cipollone Home Buying In My Neighborhood Property Q&A
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Jimmy Lane, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
The total number of listings sold in Key West in the month of August was 54. This is down 5.3 percent from the same time last year when 57 listings were sold. When compared to last year’s sales, the… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 16, 2014 by Jimmy Lane Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
That's right... I used not one, but TWO exclamation marks.  I am completely bewildered, confused and amazed that this house is still on the market.  I'm sure it's because it's not getting the exposure… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 28, 2014 by Jim Olive Home Buying Foreclosure Investment Properties
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Jimmy Lane, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
The total number of listings sold in Key West in the month of July was 39. This is down 11.4 percent from the same time last year when 44 listings were sold. When compared to last year’s sales, the average… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 11, 2014 by Jimmy Lane Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Jimmy Lane, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
The total number of listings sold in Key West in the month of Junewas 49. This is up 19.5 percent from the same time last year when 41 listings sold. When compared to last year’s sales, the average listing… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 16, 2014 by Jimmy Lane Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Sylvia Werli…, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Key West homes have been steadily selling.  At times, multiple offers are being submitted.   Prices are increasing in certain areas and for particular property types.  There are more loan types available… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 16, 2014 by Sylvia Werling General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
         Key West is a GREAT place to consider buying a Resort Condo!  Resort Condos, sometimes called "Condotels" or "Hotel Condos" have become a big topic in some investment circles.  There… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 11, 2014 by Jim Olive General Area Home Buying Investment Properties
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Any realtor in Key West ever worked a trade? Have North Carolina mountain home. Over 3000 sq. ft. Just listed for $379,900. Interested in a Key West
That's what makes this so complicated. Unless Jn1961 (from Illinois) has a house in Florida, or MGurly wants a house in IL, the trade wouldn't work very well...
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Here's a topic that can really light people up!!  Ever try to buy a home, find yourself in a bidding war, battle through it to "victory", only to find out that your "winning" bid was higher than the appraisal? … Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 5, 2014 by Jim Olive Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
  Okay, let me start by saying that I am NOT a "Certifed Mold Specialist".  Then, let me follow that up by adding that there are NO national or state recognized "mold certifications".  I can't tell… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 5, 2014 by Jim Olive Home Buying Property Q&A
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Okay, let me just say that I have never harped on financing with my clients.  One lender is as good as another, so long as the money is on the table at closing time.  BUT...that is a critical "so long… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 5, 2014 by Jim Olive Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
I like math!  In math (for the most part), things are simple and straight forward.  2 + 2 = 4.  That's a FACT, and it's always true!  If anybody tells you otherwise...they are WRONG.  Plain and simple. … Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 3, 2014 by Jim Olive Home Buying Foreclosure Investment Properties
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Wow! View of this Condo in the Quaint Key West Neighborhood of The MeadowsThis is a great little condo in an AWESOME Key West Old Town neighborhood at an unbelievable price!  Buy this NOW (for UNDER $300k)… Read more
Blogged Thu May 22, 2014 by Jim Olive Home Buying Foreclosure Investment Properties
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Perhaps it is because we have been sold so many things over the years that we did not need.  Perhaps it is because some salesmen feel the need to pressure people into buying their wares.  Or maybe it's… Read more
Blogged Thu May 22, 2014 by Jim Olive Home Buying Home Selling
Joe D Wells, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
To view homes for sale in the Casa Marina District located in Key West FloridaClick HereJoe D WellsPrudential Knight & Gardner RealtyKey West, FL 33040View our mobile freindly websiteMap Searches Read more
Blogged Mon May 5, 2014 by Joe D Wells Home Buying In My Neighborhood Property Q&A
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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Is it possible to find a duplex for sale in 33040? Haven't had any luck. Want to occupy one side seasonal and rent other side annually.
If you're still looking, give me a shout. There are several options on the market right now, starting pretty low...Jim
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in Key West
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Hi I was just wondering if there are any basketball clubs on key west or if it's just the high school?
Depending on your age, there is a younger club at the Douglas Gym. I often see adults playing in Bayview Park..not sure if it's a club or just pick-up game?
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 2, 2014 Home Buying in Key West
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Good morning! We are interested in a purchase of land with the permission on further building in the old part of Key West. Best regards. Yurii
Of course...there are limitations on tear-downs in Old Town...need to find one that isn't protected as historical...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 Home Buying in Key West
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
how much is flood insurance yearly and what area of key west is the cheapest.?
Since this question was first posted, Congress has taken steps to minimize the adverse effects of the Biggert-Waters Act that I alluded to in my first response...so flood insurance shou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 17, 2014 Home Buying in Key West
Jimmy Lane, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
The total number of listings sold in Key West in the month of March was 53. This is down 18.5% from the same time last year when 65 listings sold. When compared to last year’s sales, the price of a single… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 16, 2014 by Jimmy Lane Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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