April 9, 2017

Pinecrest Gardens – Get Involved – Make A Difference

Pinecrest Gardens (the old Parrot Jungle) holds the most special memories for my family.  So many mornings, I’d meet with other moms and their toddlers there to have breakfast or coffee and enjoy the gorgeous garden.  An early morning lifesaver,  the Garden was a local spot where kids could play and interact in a safe and […]
March 13, 2017

Pinecrest Real Estate – Market Recap of Land Sales in 2016

The Village of Pinecrest land sales were relatively stable in 2016. Although it took longer to move Pinecrest real estate last year, prices were up. Market Recap of Land Sales A total of 14 properties sold last year in Pinecrest, most between 3/4 of an acre and 1.25 acres, averaging $1,031, 921 per sale or $26 a square foot (SF). […]
March 5, 2017

Village of Pinecrest 2016 Annual Market Report

                                          Jump in and enjoy my Village of Pinecrest 2016 Annual Market Report – the most comprehensive analysis of single-family home sales in Pinecrest. Sales data is divided into quadrants, with SW 112th Street representing the division between north […]
February 27, 2017

Just Sold – North Coral Gables Home

I just sold a North Coral Gables home, completely remodeled in 1995.  Situated on a gorgeous corner lot in a beautiful section of the Gables, this 1939 Spanish home has three bedrooms and two and a half baths with 2,240 SF of living space and 2,608 total SF. North Gables Home the Perfect Choice This two story home had all the […]
January 21, 2017

One Sale Leads to Another – Relationships in Real Estate Deals

As real estate deals go, this one was a triple double.  I was tremendously fortunate to represent the buyers and sellers in a transaction that closed today. I’ll tell you about the home in a minute as I’m more interested in relating why relationships, not to mention open houses, are so important in the real estate business. I met the sellers about […]
January 14, 2017

Just Sold – Great Palmetto Bay Home

  I had the pleasure of selling a terrific 4 bedroom, 2 bath Palmetto Bay home to a wonderful family I met through our dog Chili.  Chili picked up Willy in front of our house in Pinecrest one day as he and his mom were cruising down the street.  It was the start of a […]
November 6, 2016

Rustic Lakes Home for Sale in Hot Kendall Neighborhood

I’ve just listed a wonderful neighborhood home in the Kendall subdivision of Rustic Lakes that truly has it all.   Situated on an 8,500 square foot corner lot, on quiet low traffic streets, this bright and cheerful four bedroom, two bath home provides privacy for the family and fabulous spaces for entertaining. As you enter the […]
October 29, 2016

How to Calculate Your Real Estate Tax Portability when Downsizing Homes

So often, I’m asked how to calculate the real estate tax savings or tax portability when downsizing homes.  Here’s a clear and simple example that I provided to one of my sellers in Pinecrest.  Use it as a template for your own numbers. Take a look at the chart.  If you own a home that has a current market value of $2,300,000 with […]
September 23, 2016

Priced to Sell – Mid Century Modern Pinecrest Home

Looking for a huge family home in Devonwood, in the sweetest corner of southeast Pinecrest?   This mid century modern home is perfect for a growing family who dreams of 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths.  Downstairs, there’s a gigantic family room with full wet bar for game day and gorgeous formal living and dining rooms with […]