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Key West Community Organizations

Key West Civic Groups Key West was founded in 1822 and since that time an incredibly eclectic mix of adventurers, seafarers, vagabonds, creatives, and celebrities have made the island their home. This has given rise to a collection of clubs, associations, interest groups, and organizations that is quite impressive considering the small size of the city. […]

Things To Do In Key West

Key West: Small City, Big Fun Key West may be a small city on a tiny island, but the place packs an outsized punch when it comes to fun and entertainment. From the utter relaxation of a sailing cruise through the Lower Keys Backcountry to the near-insanity of partying through Fantasy Fest week, Key West […]

Increase in FHFA Conforming Loan Limits Gives Key West Home Buyers More Flexibility

In November 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced an increase in the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages closing on or after January 1, 2019. Across most of the U.S., the baseline 2019 conforming loan limit for single unit properties will rise to $484,350 from $453,100 in 2018.   What is a conforming loan? Fannie Mae […]