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Debra Wellins


Pinecrest Category

The Lake at Pinecrest Gardens Gets a Facelift

Debra Wellins Pinecrest Gardens, the spectacular botanical garden in The Village of Pinecrest, has just completed the installation of a gorgeous rock border around the lake thanks to funding provided by The Garden Fund and the support of Craig Morell, Horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens. The oolitic rock was also placed between the grass and the dessert garden to delineate these two areas. You may recall the "running of the flamingos" back in the days of Parrot Jungle.  This is the area that has been enhanced and beautified. As a board member of The... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Homes For Sale Under $700,000

Debra Wellins The Village of Pinecrest has 11 single family homes for sale under $700,000. They range from $496,500 for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with 1,578 square feet of living space to $699,000 for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2,071 square feet of living space. All 11 of the homes for sale have 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 or 3 baths and are on an average lot size of about 15,000 square feet. If your looking for land, one home for sale is on an acre. ... Continue Reading >

Highest Sale – Lowest Sale in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins Here's the ying and yang of single family home sales in The Village of Pinecrest this year. Let's start with the high end.  Located at 9030 SW 60th Ave, this 7 bedroom, 8 bath, 3 half bath home with 12,400 square feet of living area on over an acre sold in June for $6,199,000 or $444 per square foot. The estate was listed by Saddy Delgado of One Sotheby's and has every conceivable luxury accouchement including a spectacular theater room, bar with wine cellar, staff... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Townhouse Sales

Since January, only 4 townhouses have closed in Pinecrest, two at Swan Lake and two at Sutton Place. The prices ranged from $425,000 ($224/SqFt) for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome at Sutton Place to $650,000 ($221/Sq Ft) for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath tonwhouse at Swan Lake. The townhouse market in The Village of Pinecrest is extremely small when compared to single family homes.  There are several townhouse communities just west of US1 and 104 Street that include Kendall Trace and Dadeland Cove with the 33156 zip code,... Continue Reading >

Inventory of Homes for Sale is on the Rise – Especially in Palmetto Bay

Debra Wellins There are definitely more homes on the market this year over last.  Take a look at the graph to the right that compares single family homes for sale between Jan 1 and June 1 in 2013 and 2014. Palmetto Bay has seen the greatest increase in homes for sale, up by 44%.  This is a super hot area to buy in right now. South Coral Gables has had the second highest increase in inventory at 22% followed by The Village of Pinecrest and Key Biscayne at 18% and... Continue Reading >

Glorious Royal Poincianas

Debra Wellins Spectacular, are they not?    The Royal Poinciana, with its red, vermillion, orange and yellow flowers and bright green fern-like foliage, spread their arms high and wide, shading us with the most splendid and famboyant canopy. One of the most gorgeous trees in the world, the Royal Poincianna was named after Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy, the 17th century governor of Saint Christophe (Saint Kitts), although they originate from Madagascar and are naturalized in tropical and sub tropical regions worldwide. Delonix regia - Fabaceae Synonyms: Common Names: Royal Poinciana,... Continue Reading >

How Long to Sell Your Home in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins Sellers frequently ask me how long I think it will take to sell their home in the Village of Pinecrest.  Homes that are priced correctly usually sell within weeks in today's seller's market.  Price is clearly the number one factor that determines speed of sale. That being said, the time it takes to sell a home depends on a  number of other factors: current available inventory, location, style, appeal, updating, and motivation of seller and buyer. Pinecrest homes are averaging 95.5 days on the market (DOM). ... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest May See Decline in Sales Price Per Square Foot

Debra Wellins This year, single family homes in the Village of Pinecrest have sold for an average of $300 per square foot. I've been looking at pending sales data for 2014 and it shows the average list price per square foot at $260. Since the average sale price to list price ratio is 95% for the year, meaning that the average home sells for 95% of the asking price,  we can expect pending home sales to close at an average of $247 per square foot. This is not necessarily a... Continue Reading >

Miami Palmetto High’s Solar Cart at Pinecrest Garden’s Earth Day

Students from Miami Palmetto High School are displaying their solar cart today at Pinecrest Garden's Earth Day Celebration. Pam Shlachtman, science department chairperson, explained that the solar cart was built about two years ago to demonstrate how solar panels can produce electricity. The first device it powered was a Sony PlayStation but they have also used it to power a boom box and a fan.  The 60 watt panel charges a battery that is hooked to an invertor so that it can convert the DC power to AC  power. The students... Continue Reading >

Modern Home under $500,000 in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins Check out this fully renovated modern home in the Tree House subdivision of Pinecrest. It's a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, two-story home with 1,500 square feet of living space. In addition to marble floors, wood built-ins and apple-martini quartz counter tops and stainless appliances in the kitchen, this home has smart lighting, and sky lights in the upstairs bedrooms. A small home with artistic touches that packs some punch. [gallery ids="7622,7623,7624"]  12033 SW 82 Ave. is offered at $487,500.   Listed by Fatemeh Borazjani - Choice Realty of Miami Inc   I am... Continue Reading >