Bascom Grooms Blog

Beginning the Year With Big News

Congratulations and Celebrations All Around! Happy New Year and welcome to our first post of 2023! 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. For one thing, we just wrapped up our company’s second-best annual performance […]

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 […]

The Birth of a Legend—Sloppy Joe’s Bar

Key West July—Hot Weather and Cool History In the hot days of July, life in Key West used to slow down to a sleepy crawl. With the humidity high and afternoon temps reaching for the 90s, whispering ceiling fans and sweating cocktail glasses were the biggest attractions on the island. Now, air-conditioned spaces are plentiful […]

Summer in Key West

Summer Vacation in America’s Caribbean Paradise You can see a different side of Key West in the summer when the weather warms and the crowds thin out. The days are sultry and often punctuated by morning showers and sometimes thunderheads rolling in off the water. Summertime starts the island’s rainy season, with June and July […]

Changes are Afoot in Key West

COVID Inspires a New Take on an Old Favorite This spring is bringing rumors of change to Key West, with plans in the works to reimagine Duval Street. Duval is the defacto main street of our island city, and the last few blocks where Lower Duval ends at the Gulf of Mexico waterfront have long […]

Key West Real Estate 2022 Outlook

Key West Property Market: Onward and Upward in 2022 As the Key West property market exits the pandemic years and settles into 2022, 1st Quarter action indicates that the trend remains firmly upward. The situation is largely unchanged since Florida Keys real estate went white-hot following the June 2020 post-lockdown reopening of the island chain […]