July 25, 2014

Making a Difference in Haiti

  The Valdivia family just returned from Haiti, where they volunteered for the past two summers at a dental clinic sponsored by Hands Together of the Palm Beaches (HTPB). HTPB helps the Haitian people both locally and in Haiti through its volunteer and assistance programs.  They believe in teaching the people of Haiti skills that empower them to […]
July 19, 2014

JUST SOLD MODERN COCONUT GROVE TOWNHOUSE

  I just closed on this fabulous Coconut Grove townhouse at 3177 Florida Ave. This place is absolutely divine.  Not only is it located on a quiet charming street, but it is walking distance to everything Coconut Grove. I represented the buyer of this modern townhouse, listed by Jessica Adams of the Riley Smith Group.  This stunning place […]
July 8, 2014

Pinecrest Townhouse Sales

Since January, only 4 townhouses have closed in Pinecrest, two at Swan Lake and two at Sutton Place. The prices ranged from $425,000 ($224/SqFt) for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome at Sutton Place to $650,000 ($221/Sq Ft) for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath tonwhouse at Swan Lake. The townhouse market in The Village of Pinecrest is extremely small […]
June 23, 2014

Townhome Just Listed in Gables Point

I just listed this 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhome in Gables Point II, the most well-maintained of the Gables Point townhomes. This unit backs up to a beautiful private garden area designed for meeting and greeting neighbors while walking the dog (or not). The kitchen was updated five years ago with gorgeous marble counter tops and under-counter lighting, a […]
June 14, 2014

Father’s Day- Classic Cars and Cigars at The Barnacle

Celebrate dad with classic cars and hand-rolled cigars. Let dad leisure in the biergarten while the kids have a blast doing arts and crafts. Bring a picnic or grab a Barnacle burger while listening to live music on the bay. If you haven’t already gotten dad a gift, this is it.  No tie needed.  He […]
June 10, 2014

Inventory of Homes for Sale is on the Rise – Especially in Palmetto Bay

There are definitely more homes on the market this year over last.  Take a look at the graph to the right that compares single family homes for sale between Jan 1 and June 1 in 2013 and 2014. Palmetto Bay has seen the greatest increase in homes for sale, up by 44%.  This is a super hot area to […]
June 8, 2014

Glorious Royal Poincianas

Spectacular, are they not?    The Royal Poinciana, with its red, vermillion, orange and yellow flowers and bright green fern-like foliage, spread their arms high and wide, shading us with the most splendid and famboyant canopy. One of the most gorgeous trees in the world, the Royal Poincianna was named after Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy, the 17th century governor […]
June 5, 2014

How Long to Sell Your Home in Pinecrest

Sellers frequently ask me how long I think it will take to sell their home in the Village of Pinecrest.  Homes that are priced correctly usually sell within weeks in today’s seller’s market.  Price is clearly the number one factor that determines speed of sale. That being said, the time it takes to sell a home depends […]
June 3, 2014

Black Brick – Northern Chinese in Midtown

I finally made it to Black Brick, Richard Hales Northern Chinese restaurant in Midtown.  You may know Hales from Sakaya Kitchen and his adored food truck Dim Ssam a gogo. The menu is wonderful, tantalizing and loaded with interesting dim sum, noodle and rice dishes and farm-fresh wok veggies.  And the mojitos and slightly dirty martinis were […]