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 […]
July 10, 2016

A Zen Real Estate Deal

I’ve worked with great clients before, helping them buy and sell property, but this transaction was straight out of the Zen book of real estate deals. I was holding my first open house when a family of three stepped past the red front door, glanced around the room and proclaimed , “we are buying this house.”  I immediately liked them!  Fifteen […]
June 24, 2016

A Peruvian Cobaya this Guinea Pig Loved

  My first adventure into the COBAYA dining experience did not disappoint.  For those of you unfamiliar, it is a mystery dining club of sorts.  Sign up on the email list, receive an announcement with the date for the next dinner, respond in the affirmative and pray that you win the lottery.  You are notified […]
March 25, 2016

Charming New Home for Sale in Biltmore Heights

I just listed a delightful 3 bedroom 2 bath family home on a quiet, tree-lined street in the Biltmore Heights section of Miami.  Biltmore Heights is a wonderful neighborhood nestled between Coral Gables and South Miami. This 1,649 square foot home features pergo and tile floors and a living room, dining room, family room, laundry room and updated kitchen.  Beautiful wood cabinetry and granite counters […]
March 14, 2016

Komodo Kool

Thinking of heading down to Brickell for dinner?  Check out Komodo, the swanky new contemporary Southeast Asian restaurant that melds nightclub vibe with upscale cuisine. Jeffrey Chodorow (of China Grill) and club entrepreneur David Grutman (LIV) joined forces to create this tri-level hot spot that serves up great signature cocktails at all three bars. The Cucumber Basil Martini was a winner. Although the food was […]
February 19, 2016

Village of Pinecrest Land Sales – 2015 Market Report

What’s Happening with Undeveloped Land In Pinecrest? Last year, 16 parcels of undeveloped land sold in the Village of Pinecrest. An additional 8 lots with tear-down houses sold for land value only.  (These statistics are included in my 2015 single-family home sales report.) Seven sales were west of 77th Av with an average sale price […]
February 18, 2016

Pinecrest Home Sales 2015 – The Annual Report

                    Each year, I create a comprehensive market report that subdivides single-family home sales in the Village of Pinecrest into quadrants, with SW 112th Street representing the division between north and south and SW 67th Avenue representing the division between east and west. (See map below). These numbers reflect […]
February 16, 2016

Washington’s Regatta Weekend Festivities

It’s Regatta time at the Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove. Last year’s regatta was a sailors delight – a gusty, gutsy and wild ride that provided for great tales at the after party. Check out the two events hosted by The Barnacle Society this Friday and Saturday. Regatta Moonlight Concert: Ethan Parker Band Description: Enjoy […]