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Key West Reopens!

The Florida Keys are Once Again Welcoming Visitors On March 27, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the shut-down of the entire Florida Keys chain to visitor traffic by road. Only people who lived, owned property, or worked in the Keys were allowed through the checkpoints at mile marker 112 and on Card Sound road. At […]

Key West Real Estate

Shedding Light on Key West Real Estate & COVID-19

COVID-19 Hits the Florida Keys Hard It’s nearly impossible to overstate the impact that the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease have had on the Florida Keys and Key West economies. The Keys island chain is literally closed to visitors and the beating heart of Key West is all but silent. Coming so soon in the wake […]

Bascom Grooms 21st Anniversary

Bascom Grooms Real Estate Celebrates Their 21st Anniversary in April

Serving Key West Home Buyers & Sellers for 21 Great Years! Bascom Grooms and the team at Bascom Grooms Real Estate are proud to announce that April 2020 marks 21 years of serving the needs of home buyers and sellers in unique Key West – America’s only Caribbean island paradise. Bascom has been working in […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Bascom Grooms is Open for Business!

Bascom Grooms Real Estate is Staying Keys Strong America is facing a period of serious difficulty as the dangerous COVID-19 disease sweeps across the world. It is hard time for many people, and being isolated under shelter-in-place orders does not make it any easier. Here at Bascom Grooms Real Estate, we have faith in the […]

Watch Bascom on House Hunters

Bascom Grooms Featured in New HGTV House Hunters Episode Watch Bascom at work in a new episode of the HGTV show House Hunters that is scheduled to air January 29, 2020 at 10:30pm EST/9:30 CT. In the show, Bascom helps a Key West family fulfill their dream of home ownership. The episode showcases homes both […]

A Conch Christmas in Key West

Celebrate the Season Island Style! There is certainly no snow on the ground for Christmas in Key West, but you definitely know it’s that most wonderful time of the year. Visitors and locals alike enjoy participating in the unique Conch-style festivities that mark the holiday season in the Southernmost City. It is impossible to miss […]

Key West Lighted Boat Parade

The 29th Annual Key West Lighted Boat Parade Nothing says Christmas in the Islands like partying down on the waterfront in shorts and Hawaiian shirt as holiday-lit boats of every shape and size cruise the harbor in a nautical noel celebration. The 29th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade weighs anchor at 8 p.m. […]

Halloween Fantasies in Key West

Experience the Key West Fantasy Fest! Besides being one of America’s most haunted cities, Key West is renowned as a free-spirited, party-loving town. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Halloween on the island has been stretched into a ten-day celebration of a scale that easily rivals the New Orleans Mardi Gras. Sport, spectacle, […]

Bird Watching in Key West

Community Event: Fall Migration Mania The Lower Florida Keys have long been recognized as an area rich in both migratory and resident bird life. Native Americans, seafarers, and early explorers in the Keys often harvested birds, eggs, and plumage for use as food and trade items. Famed 19th century naturalist and painter John James Audubon […]

Key West Real Estate: Snowbird Purchases

Snowbird Buyers in Key West Key West has been a winter getaway city for most of its history, attracting celebrities and typical vacationers alike with the promise of relief from severe northern winters. Many winter visitors stay for several months and make up Key West’s yearly population of temporary residents nicknamed “Snowbirds”. As both renters […]