Pinecrest Homes For Sale: Market Update

We are already half way through October and almost at the end of the year.  2013 will probably break another record in terms of the number of real estate sales we have had in Miami-Dade County.  A quick snapshot of the Pinecrest real estate market shows the following: 205 single family homes have closed since […]

Buying, Luxury Real Estate, Market Summary, Pinecrest, Selling
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Going Green In Your New Construction? First Step Should Be Protecting Existing Trees

Well, it finally happened.  My neighbor has sold his home on a beautiful, tree-lined, deep lot in north Pinecrest.  It is not quite an acre, but I am guessing a huge home will be going up on the site.  I hope I am wrong and that our soon-to-be-new-neighbor will appreciate all of the wildlife their […]

Buying, Environmental, Home Improvement, Neighborhood News, Pinecrest
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Pinecrest Real Estate Market Update

These numbers include all of the listings posted in the MLS through August.  A search of the MLS for September shows 24 new listings in Pinecrest ranging from $599,000 up to $3.9 million, no closed sales, and 8 pending sales.

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New Insurance Factors To Consider When Buying Your Home

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about how cheap flood insurance is if you don’t live in a flood zone.  After last Wednesday’s heavy rains, even many of us who do not live in flood zones witnessed flooded streets and front yards.  Before you go out and buy  flood insurance, you need to be […]

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Miami Real Estate Is As Hot As Our Summers, But Not Bubbling Yet

An article by Robert Shiller in today’s New York Times concluded that though housing prices have increased by double digits, we are not in a housing bubble yet.  His conclusion was based on the result of a questionnaire he and Professor Case sent out to recent home buyers in four major cities.  Although Miami wasn’t […]

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Flood Insurance…Do You Need It?

Many areas in Miami are in flood zones and, if you are purchasing a property with a mortgage, you will be required to carry flood insurance.  However, there are many areas in Miami that are not considered flood zones.  I received a little flyer from FEMA letting me know that although I am not in […]

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Waterfront Views Abount From Beautiful Unit 604 in Deering Bay's Verona Building

The beautiful sanctuary of Deering Bay is located in South Coral Gables and features an Arnold Palmer Signature Design par 71-course, two marinas, tennis courts, pools, meandering paths, and a luxurious clubhouse with a fabulous restaurant. Unit 604 in Deering Bay’s Verona, offers unobstructed views of the golf course, bay, and all the way to Key […]

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Waterfront Views Abount From Beautiful Unit 604 in Deering Bay’s Verona Building

The beautiful sanctuary of Deering Bay is located in South Coral Gables and features an Arnold Palmer Signature Design par 71-course, two marinas, tennis courts, pools, meandering paths, and a luxurious clubhouse with a fabulous restaurant. Unit 604 in Deering Bay’s Verona, offers unobstructed views of the golf course, bay, and all the way to Key […]

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Properties Close To Public Transportation Popular During and After The Recession

Properties that were in communities near public transportation with frequent routes did 42% better in maintaining their value than those that were not near public transportation.  As real estate sales in Miami continue to rise, neighborhoods near public transportation are some of the areas with the tightest inventories. Many communities, such as Brickell and Coral Gables, have added trolleys […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Buying, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Selling
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Starting and Ending Your Electric Service Just Got Easier

Congratulations!  You have purchased or rented your new home.  Now is a busy time with moving, forwarding mail, and starting utilities but  FPL has automated their connection and disconnection for electrical service to make connecting easier.  Properties that have been unoccupied might not have service when you move in, so be sure to get it […]

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