Gated Communities in Pinecrest – Arboretum Estates

Just south of Red Oaks and next door to Wayside Fruit Stand is Arboretum.  This gated community of 11 single family residences was built between 1991 and 1993.  Homes  range in size from 4,000 to 6,000, lots from 15,000 to 19,000 square feet. The residents really love Arboretum; there has not been a property listed […]

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Gated Communities in Pinecrest – Red Oaks

There are several gated communities in the Village of Pinecrest.  Most of them consist of only a handful of houses.   I will be featuring these communities over the next two months. The first one is Red Oaks.  Located off of  Red Road, Red Oaks is walking distance to Hirni’s Wayside Garden Florist,  Pinecrest Wayside Market, […]

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South Florida Real Estate – Sales Continue to Soar

EWM’s Coral Gables office had another spectacular week, with over $16 million dollars in sales.  The fact that values are off 48 % from the peak is just one reason.  Add to that improvements to urban areas that took place during the boom, the financial problems in Europe, proximity to Central and South America, gorgeous […]

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Pubbelly Sushi On Miami Beach – Unique and Delicious!

  I have been spending too much time South of 5th!  The area around Purdy Ave. is enjoying a mini restaurant boom.  I “found” Pubbelly Sushi today, even though it has been open for a while.  A friend and I were looking  for a place to have lunch within walking distance of Belle Isle.   […]

Miami Beach, Restaurants, Selling
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Twelve Homes In Pinecrest Go Under Contract In One Week!

Wow!  If all of the articles in the newspaper haven’t convinced you that the market is changing maybe this will:  12 listings went pending between 6/13 and today, 6/21.  Seven of them had been listed for less than 3 months.  The list prices ranged from a high of $1,695,000 for the home pictured below to […]

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The Impact of Staging An Empty House

I have seen a lot of staged properties and as a result, I am a huge fan of staging homes for sale.  The most dramatic improvement I have ever seen on a house was for this listing at 6395 SW 120 Street in Pinecrest. Look at the before and after pictures and let me know […]

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How Do You Feel About Third Party Real Estate Sites As A Buyer Or Seller?

Edina Realty, a Minneapolis-St Paul real estate subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., has decided to stop syndicating its listings to non-brokerage sites, such as Realtor.com, Trulia,  and Zillow.   Edina’s arguments are outlined in Inman News and bring up some interesting concerns regarding “advertising” on third party sites. I work with several buyers and […]

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Miami Real Estate: Inventory Low, Prices Increasing

Further evidence of the improving Miami real estate market can be seen in EWM’s Coral Gables office sales for last week.  The total of sales and leases was $20,484,380.  Residential sales represented 90.5% of those transactions.   The total for all of EWM’s Miami Dade County offices was over $36,000,000. Today’s Miami Herald article, “South […]

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The National Association of Realtors Rallies Congress on Real Estate Issues

Today the National Association of Realtors will be in Washington DC to address several real estate issues that Congress is contemplating to address the federal deficit.  Some of the issues being addressed include: Mortgage Interest Deduction: long enjoyed by homeowners, this deduction has been recommeded to be eliminated as part of  large tax reform proposal Capital Gains – Exclusion […]

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Miami Real Estate: Prices on the Rise

Miami and Phoenix are seeing a rise in asking prices, based on a Trulia Price Monitor Report.  There are still a lot of good buys out there, but many buyers are frustrated when a new property comes on the market and goes under contract almost immediately.  Decreasing inventory and aggressive pricing by listing agents, mean […]

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