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Village of Pinecrest Acre Sales

Debra Wellins In the Village of Pinecrest, 13 acre parcels of land this year have transferred ownership.  Five lots were exclusively land sales and eight were homes on acres that sold for land value. Here's the break down. Land Sales: Total 5 When looking at land values, the actual sale price is less significant than the sale price per square foot ($/SF) because parcels very in total square footage. In this study, the land varied from 38,000 to 56,000 square feet or 3/4 to 1.5 acres.  (1 acre = 43,560 SF).  The land that sold for... Continue Reading >

New Modern Estate Fetched Top Dollar in Pinecrest

June single family home sales in The Village of Pinecrest ranged from $5,100,000 for a new modern home with 9 bedroom, 9.5 bath and 10,000 square feet of living space to $433,650 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1957. The top sale price per square foot was $505 and the lowest $212.  The average June sale in Pinecrest was $1,441,825 or $311 per square foot. Click this link to see What's for Sale in Pinecrest. I am an estate specialist in the Village of Pinecrest and your best source for... Continue Reading >

Food Truck News – Churrascaria in Pinecrest

Carnivores take notice!  El Toro Loco Churrascaria is serving up mouth watering meats on the NE corner of Ludlam and US1 in the Dadeland North Shopping Center. I stopped in today for a half pound of garlic picania and churrasco and they were grilled to perfection, even meeting Captain Rick's high standards.  The meats, cooked to order, were well seasoned, juicy and tenderlicious. The owners, Aly and Joel Lombillo, opened their Brazilian steak truck about two weeks ago after their lease at FIU was up.  LUCKY FOR PINECREST!!!!!  Joel hails from Uruguay but knows... Continue Reading >

What’s on the Market in Pinecrest Real Estate?

The Village of Pinecrest has a home for everyone.  There's a sprawling Mediterranean estate on over an acre with 9 bedrooms, 10 baths and 16,000 square feet of luxury living offered for $9,599,000. Or, if you are a first time home buyer and have dreamed of living in a wonderful community with great schools and parks, there's a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a little over 2,000 square of living space listed for $485,000. Take a look below to view all the properties for sale in Pinecrest and scroll to your... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Home Sales – Second Quarter Hot Markets

Luxury Market: Sales Over $1 Million In the luxury market, with 13 sales over $1 million, the hot market continued to be between $1 – 1.4 million.  Eleven of the 13 homes that sold in the second quarter were between $1.1 and $1.3 million. This year only two homes sold at the top end between $ 3 – 5 million.   Sales Under $ 1 Million There were 37 single family home sales under $1 million in the second quarter of 2015.  The hot market,... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Single Family Home Sales – Q2 Market Update

Single-family luxury home sales in the Village of Pinecrest show stability when comparing 21015 and 2014 second quarter sales.  In the under $1 million market, prices have increased.  Take a look at the chart for comparisons. Luxury Market:  Sales Over $1 Million The luxury market had three fewer sales this quarter over the same period last year.  The average sale price was $200,000 less this quarter because the homes that sold were smaller by 400 square feet.  The average sale price per square foot is consistent -... Continue Reading >

Village of Pinecrest – April 2015 Home Sales

Sixteen single family homes sold in the Village of Pinecrest in April.  Take a look at the chart for details on location, bedrooms, baths, sale price and sale price per square foot (SF). The top seller was in Northwest Pinecrest selling for $2,040,000 or $361 per square foot (SF).  This was not the sale with highest price per square foot however. In the Northeast sector, the home that sold for  $1,400,000 commanded the most per SF at $428. The lowest priced sale was in Southwest Pinecrest at $490,000 or $288/SF. ... Continue Reading >

Guide to Brunch and Adventure on Mother’s Day

Brunching is definitely in order on Mother's Day. But after champagne and Eggs Sardou, what will you do? The Brunch Mother's Day at the Deering Estate at Cutler's annual Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Enjoy a variety of appetizing dishes and desserts provided by Chef David Schwadron Catering and Event Design, tour the grand Stone House and historic Richmond Cottage, and take in the natural beauty and grandeur of the Estate. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden knows what your... Continue Reading >

May Events at The Barnacle

May has some terrific family events at The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove. Bring your pets to Woofstock, your curiosity to Theater Night and your music appreciation to The Barnacle Under Moonlight. Woofstock Description: The Barnacle goes to the dogs with pet tricks, a look-alike contest, K-9 demonstration, animal blessing, adoptions and more. Leashed pets welcome. Cost: Event Included with regular $2 park admission. Kids under 6 free. When: 11 am - 4 pm on Sunday, May 3 https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/The-Barnacle The Cherry Orchard Description: What if Works in association with Roxy Theatre... Continue Reading >

Performance Art Incites Love and Hate

Debra Wellins  I attended a Nadia Beugre dance performance this past weekend on Stage Black Box at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Nadia, choreographer and dancer, performed Quartiers Libres, a French expression meaning "free territory" or "limitless space".  It was strange and unfamiliar, confusing and angry and expressive, wild and intense.  Everything about the performance screamed freedom from oppression, from the tangled microphone cable strangling her body to the musical score and meteor shower of plastic water bottles.   I didn't fully understand it until the question and answer session with the artist after the performance but learned... Continue Reading >