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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Grove At Grand Bay Latest Addition To Coconut Grove

A new condo project, Grove at Grand Bay, is coming to the center Grove.  Overlooking Sailboat Bay and the Coconut Grove Marina, the stunning architecture will be a nice addition to the Miami skyline.  There have been very few new condos built in the Grove;   there are currently only 49 listed for sale that were […]

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Belle Isle and Morris Lapidus = 5 Island Avenue

The moment you drive onto the Venetian Causeway, you know you are somewhere special.  Stress melts away as the blue waters of the bay and intracoastal invite you to relax.  Belle Isle is just steps away from all of the restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and beaches of Miami Beach.  Overlooking Belle Isle park and bay, Island […]

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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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Buying Real Estate In Miami? Ask If Seller Is A Foreign Investor!

Miami is a very international city with lots of foreign investors.  If you are buying property here, you need to make sure to ask if the seller is a foreign investor or you could be on the hook for money owed to the IRS. Under FIRPTA, Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, there is […]

Buying, Investment Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate
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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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Hurricane Insurance: Will It Be The Next Shoe To Drop In The Recovering Real Estate Market

I attended a Citizens Property Insurance Round Table sponsored by State Representative Frank Artiles and Senator Oscar Braynon to discuss the proposed changes to Citizens’ current 10% rate increase cap.  In an attempt to decrease the State of Florida’s financial exposure in the event of a major hurricane, Citizens has already removed some 17,000 policies […]

Buying, Florida Life, Hurricanes
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Pinecrest Homes For Sale Under $500,000

At the height of the typical summer selling season, there are only 10 homes, out of 147 currently listed, for less than $500,000 in the Village of Pinecrest.  None are foreclosures, two are short sales. Pinecrest, long coveted by families because of great schools, large lots, and plenty of parks and family activities, has an […]

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Best Open House I Saw Today

Today I toured homes for sale in a variety of price ranges in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay.  This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath pool home at 6822 SW 144 Terrace gets my “Best Open” vote for today. It is on a quiet street in Palmetto Bay and the clean lines and tastefully, understated decorating throughout the […]

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Pinecrest Real Estate: 6342 SW 109 Street

This beautiful bar is one of the many fine details in this 11,533 square foot home by Portoundo Perotti.  The home is currently listed for $5.3 million by Lourdes Alatriste with Engel & Voelkers.  

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