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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 […]

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 […]