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Florida Homestead Exemption

Keys Homeowners Save on Property Taxes Key Westers and visitors rang in the New Year with festivities that were bright and busy despite a few minor omissions and restrictions. The weather was perfect as usual, there were more than enough special events to fill the evening, and the city’s diversity of iconoclastic “drops” went off […]

Key West Real Estate: Naughty or Nice in 2021?

The Seller’s Market Rolls On In June 2020, when the Florida Keys re-opened from the pandemic shutdown, a phenomenal Keys-wide run on residential real estate kicked off then continued through the year and into 2021. When residential inventory fell short, vacant land sales took off, and the commercial property market also responded positively to the […]

The Most Tropical Time of the Year

Thankful for the Island Lifestyle There is something about seeing the first snows hit the Midwest that makes Key West feel more tropical than ever, and as fall rolls into winter and the holiday season comes into view, we have a lot to be thankful for here on the island. The perils of the pandemic […]

Fantasy Fest is Back!

Fall Fun is Back on the Island One of America’s most legendary parties emerges from lockdown this Friday, October 22 with a full 10 days of festive fun, friendship, and freakiness. The 2021 Fantasy Fest theme is All a Daze for a Holiday, a nod to the urge to get out and celebrate, play, relax, […]

Fall Into Key West Autumn Fun

Get Here As September rolls around, it’s a great time of year to be in paradise enjoying a season that always brings on a lot of pleasant anticipation. September 22nd marks the official first day of autumn, and even though islanders generally can’t look for a real break in the hot weather until sometime in […]

Bascom Grooms Voted Best Key West Realtor

Bascom Honored at The 2021 Key West People’s Choice Awards The Bubbas are live again, the people of Key West have spoken, and Bascom Grooms is their favorite Key West Realtor for the eighth year in a row. Bascom was grateful and pleased to accept top honors in a Key West People’s Choice Awards category […]

Key West in July: Cool Things to Do on Hot Days

Fireworks and a Lot More Summertime Fun The 4th of July in the Florida Keys is 125 miles of freedom-loving festivities with all the parades, picnics, parties, and fireworks displays you would expect. Spirits were high this year, and in Key West, the celebration began appropriately with tart and tasty local treats along with cooling […]

Key West Pride 2021

Proud to be back in Key West! Bascom Grooms Key West Real Estate congratulates everyone, locals and visitors alike, who helped make Key West Pride 2021 such a success. After a rough 2020 that saw the Key West Business Guild’s Key West Pride celebration canceled along with so many of the other special events that […]

Key West Real Estate Heats Up for Summer

U.S. Housing Trends on a Tear The white-hot U.S. housing market is becoming the biggest story of the post-pandemic news cycle. Superlatives like All-time record, Wild, Unprecedented, and Frenzied are being thrown around like confetti at Key West Fantasy Fest. The signals were already becoming visible when pandemic closures started lifting in late spring of […]

One Human Family

One Human Family in Key West ONE HUMAN FAMILY – The simple slogan was adopted as the official philosophy and motto of Key West by the Key West City Commission in October 2000. The commission issued a proclamation that stated “Key West is an enlightened island community that is passionate about all living together as […]