Bruce Herndon's (bruceherndon) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.
During the Summer season here in the Florida Keys, life is easy and things are kinda quiet.  You can get on and off Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) with ease, grocery store checkout lines are tolerable, and you can actually find a place to sit at your favorite bar.  In Key West town, it's easy to situa...
This morning I had to drive in to Key West to get some transaction documents signed.  Along the way, at about the 13-mile mark on Overseas Highway (U.S. Route 1), I noticed a backpacker walking west toward Key West beside the eastbound lane.  He was heavily loaded up, and was walking along with s...
Last Thursday evening was a special time for Terri and I down at Mallory Square in Key West.  You see, this is the quintessential place for all sunsets, so they say-and, depending upon cloud cover at sunset, that could be right!!About 4:00 PM, EDT last Thursday, November 1st, (we changed to EST o...
Wow, there's a lot going on around here in the Lower Keys this time of year!!  Last weekend was the "blowout" finale of Fantasy Fest week, and this weekend we have the annual Key West Power Boat Races down in Key West at the Navy Base Mole Pier.  Terri and I attended the Races last year for the f...
One of the many annual events in Key West centers around the birthday of literary magnate Ernest Hemingway("Papa"), who lived and wrote for many years in Key West.  The 2008 events will be held July 17-20.  One of the favorite parts of the Festival is the famous "Hemingway Look-Alike Contest", he...
As many have seen me write, you never know what you'll see next in Key West.  One unusual thing is the live-aboard Houseboats on "Houseboat Row" in the Garrison Bight Marina on Roosevelt Boulevard ( U.S. Route 1 ).  One of the tamer-looking ones is this one tied up to a pier there, shown in the p...
There are a great number of homes of all kinds and sizes peppered throughout the Florida Keys.  The fact is, however, that in a normal market the demand for existing homes here well exceeds the supply.  This is due to the very low number of building permits issued by Monroe County.  Our unincorpo...
You really never know what to expect down here in the Florida Keys!  Fantasy Fest, of course, is pretty predictable, but always amazing.  It seems that, at last weeks event, I saw more than the usual number of folks, from their teens on up, of both sexes (and in-between)  wandering Duval Street i...
Well, it came and went, but what a week in Key West!!  The culmination of this year's Fantasy Fest was the Grand Parade last evening.  Duval Street in Old Town Key West was blocked off for the event, which featured elaborate floats, many of which were almost Rose Bowl Parade caliber.  Unbridled f...
About six months ago I was standing on the dock behind a nice house on Cudjoe Key that I had just closed a sale on.  I noticed across the canal that there was a pontoon boat moored to a wooden dock behind someone's abandoned-looking house.  The outboard motor was submerged, and could have been le...

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