August 9, 2013

South Coral Gables Market Report – July 2013

Closed Sales In July, a total of six properties sold in South Coral Gables off Old Cutler Road averaging 5 bedrooms, 4 baths with 4,428 square feet of living area at an average sale price of $2,740,833 or $619 per square foot.  These homes were on the market an average of 130 days and sold […]
July 19, 2013

Gables Estates 2nd Quarter Sales

Three residential properties sold during the 2nd quarter in the luxury waterfront gated community of Gables Estates, located off Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables. The exquisite acre estate at 555 Arvida Parkway was  listed for $7,995,000 and sold for $7,000,000.  This Mediterranean home, built in 1990, is 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths with 8,500 square […]
July 16, 2013

Mango Mania

In case you missed the 21st Annual Mango Festival at Fairchild Garden in Coral Gables this past weekend, here are some juicy photos of the delectable fruit of Gods. In addition to sampling a variety of tasty mangos from Mexico,  Fairchild hosted a Mango Brunch where some of South Florida’s greatest chefs prepared their favorite mango dishes.  The […]
July 3, 2013

4th of July Fireworks, Concerts, Picnics, Pool Parties

Here ya go pyromaniacs and ooh-ers and ahh-ers.  A run down on the 4th of July picnics, pool parties, bbq’s, concerts and fireworks. For a list of events click here  Channel 10 Run Down For a suave 4th of July celebration check out The Biltmore For eating and viewing (focus here is on viewing) The […]
June 25, 2013

Price Per Square Foot Surges in Gables by the Sea

There has been an astounding increase in the average price per square foot of homes for sale in Gables by the Sea for the second quarter of 2013.  Thirteen listings on the market are averaging an asking price of $589/square foot. Compare this number to the seven closed sales averaging only $316/square foot.  That’s a […]
June 24, 2013

Snapper Creek Lakes is Trending Up

Finally there have been some closings in Snapper Creek Lakes after a first quarter lull.  Four properties sold in the second quarter of the year averaging 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, with 5, 206 square feet of living space, for an average sale price of  $2,590,000 or $498 per square foot. But, the trend is […]
June 14, 2013

The Commodore Trail

The COMMODORE TRAIL dedication wall at the entrance to the new pedestrian bridge over the Coral Gables Waterway at the LeJune/Sunset Circle.  Photo courtesy of Bob Deresz. Did you know that the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key on Key Biscayne was originally dedicated as the Ralph Munroe Marine Stadium on December 23, 1963? There […]
May 31, 2013

Transitional Style in this South Gables Charmer

New on the market in a great South Gables neighborhood is this fully renovated three bedroom, three bath, 2,479 square foot home. Check out the photos of the gleaming hardwood floors, open living spaces, updated kitchen, large master bedroom with his and her walk-in closets, two car garage and pool- patio with that lounge feeling. […]
May 25, 2013

Luxury Sales in Pinecrest, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove

The luxury residential market is healthy with 38 homes selling at $2 million and up.  Since January,  11 homes in  Pinecrest, 10 homes in Coral Gables and 17 homes in Coconut Grove have closed, 21 of which are waterfront. *Some Nice Features* Most of these high-end homes have what you would expect: gourmet kitchens, luxurious […]