Gated Communities in Pinecrest: Palms Estates

Directly across the street from Red Oaks and behind Arboretum Estates is the ultra private Palms Estates.  This gated enclave of six homes, ranging in size from 4,000-7,500 square feet on half acre lots, has not seen a single turnover since the homes were built, between 1995-1998.

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Latest Technology Is Paramount In Today’s Real Estate Market

Gone are the days of having to receive paperwork via e-mail (or fax!), print it out, sign it, scan it, pray all of the pages scanned correctly and e-mail it to next party, who has to go through the same process, before the executed contract comes back completely illegible. Not only does e-signing make for […]

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Latest Technology Is Paramount In Today's Real Estate Market

Gone are the days of having to receive paperwork via e-mail (or fax!), print it out, sign it, scan it, pray all of the pages scanned correctly and e-mail it to next party, who has to go through the same process, before the executed contract comes back completely illegible. Not only does e-signing make for […]

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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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