January 6, 2014

Coral Gables Waterfront Estate for Sale

This home is all about location and phenomenal unobstructed waterfront views.  Every room overlooks Biscayne Bay with views of downtown Miami and Key Biscayne in the distance. This two-story, gated home, on a low traffic and exclusive street in Coral Gables, is 4 bedrooms and 4 baths with 5,157 square feet of living space.  It has a formal […]
December 11, 2013

Are You Paying Too Much in Property Tax?

There are several new exemptions that may lower your property tax bill.  Determine if you qualify for exemptions by attending the Town Hall meeting hosted by Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera. He will be speaking at the Pinecrest Library on Thursday December 19, 2013 at 7 pm to discuss these exemptions.  You can also complete your exemption application at […]
December 3, 2013

Art Basel 2013 Guide to the Museums, Collections and Special Venues

If you’re not too exhausted from visiting the plethora of galleries and fairs at Art Basel 2013, the museums, private collections and special venues will draw you in.   Here’s the extensive guide. And check out my other blogs: Guide to the Fairs and Guide to the Galleries. Museums Bass Museum of Art: “Vessels From the Collection,” through August 10. […]
November 17, 2013

Orchids

Just posting some ephemeral beauty this morning. Orchids from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s 11th Annual International Orchid Festival in Coral Gables. Photos are courtesy of my friend Bob Pellegrini of Vertical Garden fame.                                    
November 7, 2013

October Home Sales in South Coral Gables

Snapper Creek Lakes, Gables by the Sea, Old Cutler Bay Estates and Pine Bay Estates were the only luxury communities in South Coral Gables with closed sales in October, 2013.  A total of five homes sold along Old Cutler Road, South of Kendall Drive (SW 88th St). The chart below lists the five properties that sold, […]
September 24, 2013

Modern Home Near South Miami and Coral Gables

Sweet Deal on Starter Home Check out this modern custom-built three bedroom two bath home with a gated entrance.  This charming house, built in 1976, has 1,515 square feet of living space, vaulted ceilings, an interior patio with Chicago bricks, a  large covered terrace,  new hurricane shutters and a gas generator to power the entire […]
September 23, 2013

Luxury Homes for Sale in South Coral Gables

There are 55 homes for sale in the Southeastern corridor of Coral Gables, thirty five of which are waterfront. Nine homes are currently under contract and eight of these are waterfront. In the last three months, ten homes have sold in South Coral Gables, nine of which are in the luxury waterfront communities of Gables […]
August 20, 2013

Distressed Sales of Single Family Homes – Southeast Miami Dade Corridor – 2013

Distressed single family home sales as a percentage of total annual sales are down since the first quarter in homes along the Southeast Miami-Dade corridor.  Distressed sales include foreclosures and short sales. I analyzed distressed sales in six cities: Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami and Key Biscayne.  In the chart  to […]
August 12, 2013

Compare Your City – Average Price Per Square Foot of Homes for Sale

Check out how your neighborhood compares in average price per square foot for single family homes for sale.  I analyzed homes currently on the market in six cities: Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and South Miami. The numbers are quite interesting, especially if you are thinking of buying or selling a home. […]