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Key West Real Estate Agent Sean Farrer Says Tourism Brings in Home Buyers Looking For Discounts

KEY WEST, Fla. – Florida real estate agent Sean Farrer says that tourism to Key West brings a steady source of home buyers as vacationers are enticed by great home prices to consider calling the island their home. Farrer says that his clients frequently got the idea to buy Key West real estate while vacationing in its year-round warm climate.

The northern states and Canada get some pretty cold winters, and folks come here to warm up. In the process, they discover that Key West is a really nice place to live.

He says that before their holiday is over, vacationers are often asking him to look at Key West real estate listings.

Prices are incredible right now–better than they have been in a decade or more because of all the bank owned homes on the market.

Farrer says that not only are there a high number of Key West foreclosures that translate to real estate discounts for buyers, but tourists can get all kinds of discounts from local businesses.

One of the popular programs for tourists to get Key West hotels cheap as well as discounts on activities like parasailing, snorkeling, and Key West scuba diving, is Gold Card Key West.

About Sean Farrer

Originally from South Africa, Sean Farrer moved to the Florida Keys over 13 years ago. He enjoys helping folks looking for a dream home and an island lifestyle find both in the beautiful Key West area. With previous careers in management and IT services, Sean is very organized with a dedication to customer service that shows in his work with Key West real estate buyers and sellers.

Your time spent with Sean looking for your dream home will be fun and productive, and he’ll provide a wealth of insight for you on the best neighborhoods to match your lifestyle, no matter your age or income bracket.

About Gold Card Key West

The Gold Card Key West program has been offering steep discounts to Key West visitors on activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, Dry Tortugas tours, kayak rentals, parasailing, and many other activities. The card has numerous participating businesses, including many restaurants for discounted dining while on the island.

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Nokia showcases Android

Microsoft’s part acquisition of Nokia’s Smartphone division may have forced many people to think that they will never get to see an Android phone from Nokia. But a recent announcement from the Finnish cell phone giants at the Mobile World Congress, where they took center stage to introduce not one, not two, but three Nokia Android smartphones, called the X, X+ and XL. Even though the launch of the X series will put them in a head on collision with the Nokia Windows phone, the unveiling was welcomed by many attending the MCW2014. According to Nokia the X series will be available for the South American, Eastern and Asian markets with the rest of Europe and North America having to wait a while before they get to taste the Nokia X series.

What to Expect From Nokia X Series

When Nokia initially announced their first ever Android Smartphone, many expected the X series to be a high-end Smartphone with a host of the latest features. But by the looks of the introductory sets, it seems that the X series has been developed and marketed keeping the average user in mind. Many people would question Nokia’s move to launch new Android phones for just under 110 Euros, but it seems that the low price tag could be a deliberate tactic to lure those old Nokia customers, who moved away from the Finnish makers when they partnered with Microsoft and put Windows Mobile on their phones.

The X series is built to resemble the rest of the Lumia Series in terms of looks and is made mostly of mid ranged hardware, which has helped Nokia to price the Nokia X at €89, Nokia X+ at €99 and the XL at €109. Even though the X series will look and feel a lot like the Windows phone despite being powered by an Android OS, it has not deterred to users from falling in love with it.

Nokia X

  •  4 Inch Screen
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor
  • 3 Mega Pixel Camera
  • WVGA Display
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • Android Jellybean OS (4.1.2)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Expandable 32 GB
  • Micro Sim Card Slot
  • Wi-Fi

Nokia X+

  • 4 Inch Screen
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 3 Mega Pixel Camera
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor
  • External Memory Slot Expandable Upto 32GB
  • DUAL SIM
  • WVGA Display
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • Android Jellybean OS (4.1.2)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi

Nokia XL

  • 5 Inch screen
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Memory
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor
  • External Memory Slot Expandable upto 32 GB
  • 5 Mega Pixel Rear Camera
  • 2 Mega Pixel Front Camera
  • 2000 mAh Battery
  • Android Jellybean OS (4.1.2)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi

Even though the fate of the new Nokia X Series is uncertain and users would have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on an Android powered Nokia of their very own, it seems that three magic words Nokia – Android – Smartphone have propelled Nokia into the spotlight yet again. With two major mobile O/S on their books, Nokia are looking to take an even bigger bite out of Apple’s market share.