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South Miami Pioneer Home Closed

7260 SW 76 St_south side back My 1909 pioneer home in South Miami just closed for $425,000.  This was a very exciting sale for a number of reasons, the most important of which is that the buyer is keeping the original home and not tearing it down. The new owner, soon to be married, fell in love with this rustic abode on 3/4 acre and agreed to work with Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation to maintain the original house, which is in the process of being designated as historical.             Although the original... Continue Reading >

Shilla Korean BBQ

IMG_3737 Thinking about what to do after over-dosing on turkey leftovers? Go Korean!  We discovered Sushi Café Shilla Korean BBQ over the Thanksgiving weekend, a family style restaurant with warm service and very good food. We skipped over the sushi and went straight for the Korean bbq, replete with in-table hibachi style cooking referred to as the "ondol."  Side dishes of marinated mushrooms, potatoes, bean sprouts, tofu and delicious kimchee began our Korean experience, courtesy of the house.  Add to that a bottle of Soju and the evening kicked... Continue Reading >

New Construction in the Village of Pinecrest

modern 1 There is certainly no shortage of new single family homes being built in Pinecrest these days. I drove around the Village from 102 Street to 118th Street, just east of Ludlam and found 8 homes under construction, some in the early stages and some almost completed. The architectural styles are a mix of Key West, Mediterranean and Modern. I definitely have my eye on the stunning contemporary going up (see photo above).  It's available if you're interested.  Call, text or drop me an email if you would like to tour the property, see the floor plans or... Continue Reading >

New Listing in Cedar Glenn

View I just listed an amazing 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,562 square foot lakefront penthouse in North Miami. This spacious and cheerful apartment looks out over the lake and pool from the living room, kitchen and screened-in porch.  It has split plan master bedrooms with walk-in closets, one of which has a screened-in porch.  The building has a heated pool and there are two assigned parking spaces. This condo comes with a full complement of amenities.  Just about everything is included. 24 hour security patrol... Continue Reading >

Just Listed Pioneer Home in South Miami

Debra Wellins I've just listed this historical gem in South Miami.  The original 2 bedroom home was built in 1909 and lived in by the supervisor of the mango grove. In 1941, a warm and inviting living room with huge fireplace was added along with the bathroom and a new breezeway.  The old porch became the new kitchen as it stands today. Then in 1996, a sprawling outdoor deck was added off the back of the home as well as French Doors off the living room and kitchen. The... Continue Reading >

Miami -Palmetto Sr. High School Hosts Ford Test Driver Fundraiser

Debra Wellins Take the wheel and help your community school! Join Miami-Palmetto Senior High School (MPSHS) parents, alumni, faculty, friends and other supporters for a fun-filled community festival on October 10th that will raise thousands of dollars for the school simply by test-driving a brand-new Ford vehicle. Drive 4 UR School will be hosted by Gus Machado Ford of Kendall, located at 15551 South Dixie Highway, in Palmetto Bay. From 3-7 p.m. that day, MPSHS  will receive $20 per test drive for the first 300... Continue Reading >

The Best Real Estate Market Indicator – Number of Months Supply

Debra Wellins The number of months supply of housing inventory is the most important metric in the real estate business and the key to understanding housing market value trends. The optimum number of months supply ranges between six and nine months.  Once the number of months supply falls below six months, the value of homes and condos increase. Once the number of months supply rises above nine months, values begin to level out, and eventually begin to fall as the number of months supply... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Open House Sunday From 1-3

Debra Wellins Please join me this Sunday, September 28 at my open house located at 10900 SW 68 Avenue from 1 - 3 pm. You must come see this phenomenal oak laden acre in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Village of Pinecrest. I am not kidding when I say this street is beyond quiet with little to no traffic, short of the residents who live on the block. Not only is this lot ideal for building a custom estate, but it's all Pinecrest schools and walking distance to parks... Continue Reading >

Just Listed – Fabulous Acre for Sale in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins Affordable acres in the Village of Pinecrest are increasingly rare these days, especially on a quiet, low-traffic street in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Pinecrest. My new listing at 10900 SW 68 Ave is just that, an oak laden .91 acre lot with a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home, architecturally in the vernacular of an Alfred Browning Parker design.  It's 1,524 square feet of charm in need of updating that could please a first time home buyer looking for a beautiful piece of paradise, in a superb school district. More than likely,... Continue Reading >

Cool New Futuristic Building Materials

Debra Wellins At the top of the cool building material chart is a company called uBeam who is leading the charge, so to speak, in wireless smartphone charging techniques.  uBeam is developing an ultrasonic sound transmitter that will fill a room with inaudible energy.  A receiver in your wireless device will be able to pick up the sound and convert it back to energy, allowing owners to charge their devices anywhere in the home.  The transmitters can be placed around the home to provide... Continue Reading >