Because of the general economic malaise which has stopped bank construction & renovation lending we are seeing few new homes and a smattering of remdeled homes on the market. When you are looking at a remodeled home or a new home it is key to buy one that has been done by a good builder & where enough money has been spent to get a good result. A quick and effective test is to run your hand over the molding....Continue Reading!
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One of the things I like about Downtown South Miami are the restaurants. Formerly a restaurant wasteland (the best place to go for dinner was the diner at Sunset Drugs) and a booooring shopping area Downtown South Miami (which consists of portions of the City of South Miami, the City of Coral Gables & Dade County) has turned the corner and has become the "in " spot supplanting Downtown Coral Gables & Coconut Grove. Listed below are the restaurants that...Continue Reading!
After a week in the up and coming City of Greenville, South Carolina I was back looking at homes in the Coral Gables weekly brokers opens. The common characteristic of the 4 homes I previewed which ranged in list price from $525K to $2,495K was that they all needed updating. In my opinion this will become more and more the norm as banks have stopped making renovation & construction loans. The 4 houses I visited are 616 Camilo Ave. $875K,...Continue Reading!
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will release their Pending Home Sales report today. The report will generate headlines and those headlines will seem in conflict with each other. The reason for the confusion is that there will be nuances within the report. In order to truly understand the report, we must peel away the headlines and look at the facts and what has influenced them. First let’s explain what the report actually covers. According to the NAR web site: The Pending Home Sales...Continue Reading!
"Great Real Estate Application" This application puts you in touch with a knowledgeable realtor in South Florida. She used the application along with other modern media to do business which for busy professionals is great. This application allows push notices of new listings that may be of interest and gives great exposure for listings. Great and innovative idea for marketing real estate! ...More Miami FL Real Estate By MyFriendApps View More By This Developer Open iTunes to buy and download apps. Description The Miami FL...Continue Reading!
Coral Gables has 3 distinct communities within its borders which run on a north/south axis from SW 8th street in the north to Deering Bay in the south. The north Gables is characterized by older homes and is centered around Miracle Mile, its massive City Hall, and & the Granada Golf course. The Mid Gables runs from Miracle Mile south to South Dixie Highway all the way to Red Road.Homes run from moderate levels near LeJeune t0 more expensive near...Continue Reading!
I got back yesterday from 24 hours in Key West. What a shock !!! After working there for almost a dozen years the place was almost deserted with hardly a soul at The Bull (though Dawn Wilder was still performing there) or Sloppy Joe's. What the world coming to ! When I visited Miss Val at the Blue Mall in Downtown South Miami this afternoon it was a totally different story. The place was crowded and business was hopping. Miss Val...Continue Reading!
The usual Miami rental process for a tenant goes as follows: 1)The tenant completes the Rental Screening Form & nonbinding Application To Rent(outlines the tenant's offer) 2)If it is accepted the tenant provides the listing real estate company with a cashier's check or wire in the amount of the 1st months rent which goes in the real estate company's escrow account 3) Landlord prepares the lease 4) The lease is signed and the tenant provides the landlord with a check...Continue Reading!
The Labor Day weekend started with a bang! All of a sudden the coolant light went on my car. Luckily I made it to Miami Benz on Commerce Lane in South Miami on time as my water pump had given up. Then 3 hours later in one of our torrential downpours the roof of my other car started leaking ( never conceived of that type of problem). I took that car into Miami Benz who handled it with their usual...Continue Reading!
There are 17 homes listed for sale in High Pines with 11 coming on this year. These 11 are: 5385 SW 76 St $2,050,000, 5350 Sunset Drive $1,199,000, 7401 SW 54 Ct $799,000,5390 SW76 St $699,000,7272 SW 53 Ave $699,000,7820 SW 54 Ave $649,000,7945 SW 53 Ave $645,000,7360 SW 53 Pl $547,418, 7840 SW 54 Ave$509,000, 5045 SW 74 Terr $495,000,5201 SW 74 St $475,000. If you want more information, contact me. To read my other blogs open this link.Continue Reading!