February 17, 2013

Bidding Wars in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Pinecrest

Overbidding the Appraised Value The highest offers on a property, if contingent on an appraisal, are not necessarily the best.  We are seeing some overbidding on properties that allow the buyer to clinch the deal, only to manipulate the sale to a lower price with the appraisal. Sellers have options when receiving multiple offers. Countering with an […]
February 15, 2013

Miami Palmetto Senior High School is an “A” School

Pinecrest’s High School Earns “A” Grade Miami Palmetto Sr. High School in Pinecrest is once again an A school.  Palmetto, who has earned this distinction for eight out of the last 12 years, will be eligible for school recognition funds which reward schools that have sustained high student performance or have shown substantial student performance improvement. I […]
February 15, 2013

Pinecrest Farmers Market is a Sunday Morning Must

From fruits and vegies to pastries and granola, the Pinecrest Farmers Market is fresh and bountiful, and a great place for a stop and chat with neighbors.   Mayor Lerner was checking out books and I was sampling devine crunchy pickles – at 10:00 in the morning. Many vendors are regulars but some vary from week to week, keeping […]
February 15, 2013

Sales Stalled in Snapper Creek Lakes

What is Going on in Snapper Creek Lakes? Sales have slumped in this Coral Gables enclave off Old Cultler Road.  There are currently 12 properties for sale listed between $1,999,000 and $10,850,000, but the last property to close was in September, 2012 and there are no pending sales.  These luxury properties with acreage, in a beautiful location, have had no buyers […]
December 28, 2012

Opportunity Knocks – Home Prices May Jump in 2013

Home Prices On The Rise For 2013 In Miami Home prices are expected to rise between 3.4 and 5 % in 2013. This is due, in part, to the net demand of homes in a market where the inventory of homes for sale remains low. Without the fear of further pricing declines, homeowners able to […]
December 21, 2012

The Annual Coconut Grove King Mango Strut Parade

When: Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 PM The wild and wacky local folks will be strutting their stuff once again at the annual Coconut Grove King Mango Strut Parade on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 PM. Anything goes with this zany cast of characters who will make their way from the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway up towards Cocowalk in tribute to the […]