Bascom Grooms Blog

Key West Pride 2021

Key West Pride 2021 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 make Key West […]

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 […]

Spring Break in Key West

Key West Spring Break in the Time of COVID Beach time and partying are 24/7 fixtures of daily life in Key West. But the pace picks up significantly around March each year as thousands of college students descend on Florida for spring break fun and a good portion of that group makes its way down […]

Directions for Key West Real Estate in 2021

Is the Key West housing market on a run? Key West, America’s only Caribbean island paradise, is down at the very end of the Florida Keys, a chain of islands stretched over 100 miles south and west of Miami and linked together with forty-two bridges. If distance (from the Mainland) means difference, maybe that’s why […]

Out With The Old!

Masks Can’t Hide Key West Holiday Spirit After a year of unprecedented challenges, Key West visitors and locals alike questioned the fate of the island’s legendary holiday festivities, especially given an unfortunate spike in COVID 19 cases. There was certainly cause to worry when the Key West Hometown Holiday Parade and the 30th Annual Key […]

Celebrate 38 Years of Conch Independence

Why are Key Westers Called Conchs? Island newcomers may wonder why born and bred Key West natives like Bascom are known as “Conchs”. In fact, there is tradition behind the reference that runs far deeper than a mere moniker. But the history of the term is speculative, clouded by time, and tangled in the extremely […]


And the Bubba Goes to: Bascom Grooms

Bascom is the Local Choice for Best Key West Realtor The people have spoken and Bascom Grooms has been voted as the best Key West realtor for the 7th consecutive year. Bascom was honored with the Best Realtor award at the 2020 Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards. This year’s altered pandemic-aware competition format presented […]

Key West Homes for Sale

Rethinking Priorities 2020 has been a uniquely stressful year for folks in America and around the world. We have faced pandemic, civil unrest, political turmoil, economic chaos, and even a few hurricanes thrown in to keep things really stirred up along the US Gulf Coast and across the Caribbean. All that in sharp contrast to […]

Bascom Featured in Keys Weekly Article on Hot Local Real Estate Market

A Keys Weekly story published August 28 2020 made it clear that the post-lockdown Florida Keys real estate market has heated up like the tropical summer sun. In a remarkable recovery, July 2020 Monroe County residential property sales popped 50% above 2019 comparable numbers. Closings hit 286 for the month, an impressive gain over July […]

Getting Away From It All in the Florida Keys

Emergency Alert: Key West Bars Closed! Last call at only midnight in Key West? Now that is a disaster. It’s downright scary and even un-Conch Republican. But what a year 2020 has been and what a summer we have had down here in America’s Caribbean Paradise. It seemed like the Keys were finally shaking off […]