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JUly 2020


Hello Clients, Family & Friends.  First off, we hope you all are healthy and safe.  A home has a new meaning to most of us. We are here on the ground in the Keys if we can help you with anything if you are away.

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Hope you have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!

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Let the music play
Key West Theater Launches Local Summer Concert Series


Although the music industry is still struggling to reschedule and revise performers’ national tours, the Key West Theater will reopen on Friday, June 26 for its first show since March.

On Friday, June 26, the theater will launch a Local Summer Concert Series on Fridays through August, featuring the musicians and comedians of Key West and the Florida Keys. One show will take place Thursday, July 2 due to the Fourth of July holiday.

“We’re excited to be able to put some money into our artists’ pockets and put some of our staff back to work as we hand over our stage to many of Key West’s beloved local performers,” theater director Kelly Norman said. “The series is designed to support our local community, musicians and staff. Ticket sales go directly to supporting the artists.”

All shows in the Local Summer Concert Series start at 7 p.m. Fridays at The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Tickets are $15. 

The theater is operating at 50% capacity with reserved seating and socially distanced tables, Norman emphasized. Masks are required upon entry and whenever a patron gets up from a table to use the restroom or move around the theater.

“All service is seated cocktail service. Employees will wear masks. All surfaces will be sanitized and hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue,” she said, adding that parties of four or more people should email about seating arrangements.The theater’s box office remains closed. Tickets and information are available at


Here are the Numbers

 Deep Dive into Market Stats

We are monitoring the real estate trends closely to keep you ahead of the market and in the know.  We are #Goodtoknow.

Over the past 63 years We've been through market ups and downs.  Taking a look at the first 6 months of 2020 compared to 2019 several statistics stick out.  Supply remains relatively low and demand came back strong as predicted but still has not caught up with 2019 numbers. 

Our total active number of listings is down 11% in the Florida Keys.  On the demand side we are closely monitoring the number of properties to sell which is down 23% compared to the first half of the year of 2019.  The most interesting statistic perhaps is the average sale price in all of the Florida Keys has risen by 4%.  In Key West the average sale price broke $907,000, Marathon the average sale price was up 12% and in the Lower Keys the average sale price is hovering around $601,000.


We are so proud of our Shark Key listing to be chosen
as the international cover of Prestige Magazine

This stunning Villa is located on Shark Key, a premier gated community just minutes from Key West. Professionally decorated with a coastal blend of furnishings, this home offers unparalleled craftsmanship and exceptional amenities with carefully selected high-end finishes. Blurring the boundaries between inside and out, retractable automated window treatments recess and doors disappear, turning the kitchen, wet bar, dining and living areas into an extension of the outside social spaces. This entertainment area flows seamlessly onto the beautiful lanai featuring a saltwater infinity pool and spa overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchen boasts custom cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, Subzero and Wolf appliances, and large island.

The main level also features a large pantry/laundry room, two full baths, two large guest rooms, pus a dedicated area for a future elevator.
On the second floor, coral sconces and towering columns bring the beauty of the Keys into the owners private sanctuary which includes the spacious master suite and office/den. Architectural details command attention in the master suite where a curved wall clad in grasscloth arcs toward the outside balcony with another set of pocketing doors and sunset views of the gulf waters. Amenities also include a whole house generator, outdoor sound system, wet bar with built in wine cabinet, ice maker and Wolf refrigerator drawers, custom cabinetry throughout, and attached 2+ car garage. This property is meticulously furnished. Furnishings are negotiable and can be purchased turnkey with exclusions. The exclusive community of Shark Key includes the use of a club house, private beach and tennis courts.  Visit:


Featured property of the month

"Beach House Villia on Prestigious Shark Key!"
52 Cannon Royal Drive

4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath + Office Beach House Villa is your escape from the ordinary!

Located inside the gates of Shark Key. 52 Cannon Royal would make a perfect year round home or seasonal retreat. Fine finishes and thoughtful design details throughout impart a relaxed ambiance.Soaring ceilings and a ''Wall of Glass'' are the perfect compliments to the incredible open water views of the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The classic all-on-one floor plan is designed for entertaining with plenty of light and outdoor living spaces.The inviting covered porch is a delightful spot for savoring a glass of wine while enjoying the panoramic sunsets! private beach, Heated salt water pool, custom closets, laundry room, office or TV room, marble floors, attached garage & custom built ins.

The entire lower level is a concrete pad to accommodate several vehicles, or an entertainment area, tropically landscaped creating a privacy screen.

Shark Key is only minutes from Key West. Enjoy the luxury of Shark Key's Caribbean Island Ambiance and its amenities: Inland Swimming Lagoon & Beach, Two Tennis courts and Club House. Visit:

Local news


By Mandy Miles

"Monroe County School District’s back-to-school task force is working on plans to reopen school campuses in a manner that protects staff and students while giving parents the option to continue online learning or have their kids return to campus.

The task force, which includes education and public health officials, along with parent and community representatives, is charged with the unprecedented task of safely reopening schools in the midst of the current and continuing COVID-19 pandemic."



 JULY 22nd - 25th

Legendary author Ernest Hemingway fished for “big game” in Key West waters during the 1930s, and contemporary anglers can follow his lead Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25.

Anglers targeting marlin and other fish are to compete for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes in the Stock Island Marina Village Key West Marlin Tournament, held in conjunction with the island city’s annual Hemingway Days celebration.

The teams that accumulate the most points for blue marlin, white marlin and spearfish during the tournament’s three fishing days are to split $40,000 cash, including $25,000 for the first-place finishers. All billfish must be released, except potentially record-setting blue marlin that exceed 600 pounds.

Teams also can enter one fun fish (tuna, dolphin fish, wahoo or released sailfish) per boat per day for additional points.

Marlin division competitors can pay an additional fee to compete for $10,000 in the fun fish division. Cash prizes await anglers who catch the three heaviest dolphin fish, three heaviest tuna (yellowfin, blackfin and skipjack) and three heaviest wahoo.

The Key West Marlin Tournament is to begin with a 4-6 p.m. final registration Wednesday, July 22, at the tournament tent at Stock Island Marina Village, 7005 Shrimp Road. A captains meeting, auction and raffle are to follow.

Fishing is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Weigh-ins take place after each day’s fishing at Stock Island Marina Village.

Tournament social events include cocktail gatherings, an island-style pig roast and a fish fry. An awards banquet and silent auction are scheduled Saturday night at the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front St.

Anglers and their guests are to follow local health directives and take personal responsibility to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

The entry fee is $2,100 per boat for two anglers, a captain and mate to compete in the marlin division and attend social events. There is no maximum number of anglers per boat, but each additional angler must pay $200 to fish and attend social events.

Entry in the fun fish division is an additional $450 per boat.Tournament information and registration:

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