9471 SW 97 Street, Miami, Florida 33176 Superbly located in a cul-de-sac in the highly desirable Baptist area, this street to street acre boasts a wonderful floor plan for family living and elegant entertaining. Quality of construction is an understatement as this home was built by a prominent local builder for himself in 1973. This home enjoys a split bedroom plan. On one side you will find four bedrooms plus a large office with a separate entrance and two bonus rooms...Continue Reading!
Archive for December, 2011
Many people aren't familiar with the waterfront area of Coral Gables known as Sunrise Harbour. It is located east of US1 and north of Cocoplum. As you can see, the properties sit on little "fingers" of land that extend into the Gables Waterway allowing for quick access to Biscayne Bay. This year there have been 7 $2,000,000+ properties sold in Sunrise Harbour. The homes traded for a median of $2,200,000 or $503.00 per square foot. In my opinion, the area is slightly less pretentious than...Continue Reading!
Today I am heading out to show property in the Center Grove so I thought I would give a little synopsis of the market there. There have been a total of 42 townhouses sold in the Center Grove in 2011. Sale prices start at $144,900 (a foreclosure on Bird Avenue) and go all the way up to $539,000 (built in 2007 with a pool and upgrades). On average, sellers are getting 95% of their list price on these townhouses which indicates to me...Continue Reading!
JUST LISTED - A MUST SEE! Beautiful Mariella Model on oversized lot. Immaculately kept, very spacious and bright throughout the house. Gorgeous master bathroom with Roman Tub and Dual Sinks. One full bedroom and bathroom on first floor. Enormous kitchen with center island and large eat-in area. Screened in Patio with large pool. Perfect for entertaining!Continue Reading!
The price range between $500,000 - $700,000 is extremely active right now in Coral Gables. In 2011, there were 92 sales that fell within this range. On average, $500,000 - $700,000 in Coral Gables will get you 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with 2,400 square feet of living space. At this price, many of the homes will need some updating especially as you get into the lower end of that range. The map above shows you the homes for sale in Coral Gables priced between $500,000 and $700,000. As you...Continue Reading!
Aside from my charming personality and professional reputation as "The Real Estate Coconut", another reason to list with The Riley Smith Group is that your home will be syndicated to more than 500 websites around the globe such as: www.MayfairInternationalRealty.com, www.LuxuryPortfolio.com, www.MiamiHerald.com, www.ChristiesInternationalRealEstate.com, www.WallStreetJournal.com, www.LeadingRe.com, www.HomeFinder.com, www.HotPads.com, www.ReloDirect.com, www.AOLRealEstate.com, www.Trulia.com, www.Realtor.com, www.Zillow.com and www.EWM.com. According to NAR (The National Association of Realtors) 88% of home buyers use the Internet in their home search. In this market it is essential to give your home maximum exposure...Continue Reading!
A home located on the coveted Santa Maria Street in Coral Gables sold last week for a sales price of $1,250,000 or $285.00 per square foot. The home offered 4,380 square feet of living space on a 15.345 square foot lot with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. I believe there was some discount built into the price due to the fact that it sat on the corner of Bird Avenue. The home was listed by Mauricio Barba of Coldwell Banker. This transaction marks the 6th home sold on Santa Maria in 2011...Continue Reading!
The canal front property located at 1820 South Bayshore Drive closed last week for a sales price of $1,080,000. The house offered 100 feet of water frontage with no bridges to the bay and needed completely redone on the interior. It was a 3,416 square foot house on a 20,000 square foot lot. This sale makes the 8th waterfront sale in Coconut Grove this year. The Real Estate Coconut is the most comprehensive online source for Coconut Grove real estate information. Whether you are looking...Continue Reading!
If you are new to South Florida you may not know of Nochebuena, which is a celebration that takes place on Christmas Eve. In Miami, Nochebuena means the smell of roast pig, mojo, and beans waft through the air. On 102 Street, Nochebuena is accompanied by luminarias, that run from 67 Ave to 57 AveContinue Reading!
The 5 acre site between Johnson and Michigan Streets in Hollywood Beach is being redeveloped with a 349 room luxury resort. The permits have now been approved and include a 1600 sq ft Bar and Grill on the Intracoastal with dock space for boats, a convention hall, retail, restaurants, spa and fitness, etc. Slated to open in 2014, its part of the upgrading and transformation of Hollywood Beach. The beach itself is also getting a facelift: 124,000 tons of sand is being...Continue Reading!