Bascom Grooms Blog

Key West Homes for All

Key West has a long history of welcoming all those brave and adventurous enough to make a home on this small, remote island at the southernmost edge of the U.S. And as economic conditions change, our community comes together to ensure that homes are available to everyone.

Anniversaries All Around!

No need for an excuse to raise a frosty glass in Key West, but this month marks 24 great years for Bascom Grooms Real Estate. Since the very beginning in 1999, we have enjoyed helping our island neighbors with their Key West real estate needs and being honored with your trust and support. Thank you!

The Monroe Country ROGO: A Bicentennial Review

Spring is here in Key West to warm up the weather and water in the run-up to what might be one of the most event-packed island summers in decades. It all begins March 25, with the Monroe County Bicentennial kick-off celebration at Coffee Butler Amphitheater on the Truman Waterfront in Key West.

Celebrating Black History in Key West

Black History Month (February 1–March 1) here in Key West encourages reflection on the long and deep connection between people of African ancestry and the land that became Florida. In this special edition of the BG Blog, we dive deep into the role Black people played in the history of Florida and our island paradise.

Beginning the New Year with Big News

Happy New Year and welcome to our first post of 2023! The year has barely begun and we already have a lot of big news for you. Exciting things have been happening here at Bascom Grooms Real Estate and there is no reason to expect the pace to slow as we head into 2023.

Wrapping Up 2022

It’s Christmastime in Key West! Another year almost gone by and December 2022, along with all the usual hectic, hearty, holiday happenings, is in full swing here in Key West. As is customary, the whole town is lit up and lively for the season of Christmas and priming up for partying on New Year’s Eve. […]

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Fantasy Fest Kicks Off Busy Key West Winter

Small Island, Big Fun Colorful costumes and Caribbean beats lit up Old Town Key West as the Bahama Village Goombay Festival peaked on Saturday October 22 with the Junkanoo Gawds Parade. High energy and multi-cultural flair are hallmarks of Goombay, a celebration of Bahamian culture and the traditional launch party for Key West Fantasy Fest […]

Conchs Bounce Back After Ian Brushes By

Slightly Bruised But Far From Broken In late September, the hardy, happy-go-lucky spirit that makes Key West such a special place was clearly on display as visitors and locals alike snapped pictures while getting drenched by crashing waves flaring behind the Southernmost Point marker in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The storm passed from the […]

An End of Summer Key West Real Estate Review

Autumn Rolls in on the Island It’s September in Key West, with Labor Day past and the first official day of autumn in view. Tourism is about as slow as it gets in the Keys, school is back in session, and we get more cloud cover as the summer heat begins to break just a […]

Bascom Grooms Continues Streak as Best Key West Realtor

A Perennial Key West Favorite When the 9th annual Keys Weekly Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice awards winners were announced July 23 at a gala held at the Key West Theater, it was no surprise to see Bascom Grooms lauded as Key West’s favorite realtor for the 9th time. With the popular charity event and […]