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Pinecrest Garden Fund’s 7th Annual Soiree

Debra Wellins Picture This... You wind your way up the candle lit pathways, through the lush tropical garden, until you come upon the breathtaking terrace of Pinecrest Gardens.  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres await you in the glow of moonlight, under the stars.   Oh yeah! Every February, the residents of Pinecrest and its surrounding communities look forward to the Garden Fund's event of the year.  No fundraiser in all of Miami hosts a more special evening of interesting people with great food and music and an open bar. The evening... Continue Reading >

Bidding Wars in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Pinecrest

Debra Wellins 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 appraisal waiver can be effective in determining if the high offer is legitimate.  Also, sellers can include an  appraisal addendum stating that the buyer will pay the... Continue Reading >

Miami Palmetto Senior High School is an “A” School

Debra Wellins 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 have been a Pinecrest resident for over 20 years and originally moved to Pinecrest because of the quality of the schools.  I'd be happy to discuss buying and selling real... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Farmers Market is a Sunday Morning Must

Debra Wellins 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. [gallery ids="72,62"]   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 it interesting and surprising. [gallery ids="71,64,66"] This gorgeous, well shaded, out-door venue, set-up under the banyan trees at Pinecrest Gardens, is open every Sunday from 9am till 3pm.  Bike, walk, or drive over, but get their... Continue Reading >

Opportunity Knocks – Home Prices May Jump in 2013

Debra Wellins 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 sell, should be motivated to list their homes in this strong sellers market. If you would like to meet with me to discuss buying or selling a... Continue Reading >