June 8, 2014

Glorious Royal Poincianas

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 […]
June 5, 2014

How Long to Sell Your Home in Pinecrest

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 […]
June 2, 2014

Pinecrest May See Decline in Sales Price Per Square Foot

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 […]
April 27, 2014

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 […]
April 22, 2014

Modern Home under $500,000 in Pinecrest

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 […]
April 7, 2014

Pinecrest Watercolor Class for Budding Artists

The Village of Pinecrest is offering a Watercolor Basics Class at Pinecrest Community Center beginning April 17. There are two Saturday classes per month. For questions regarding class content or supplies call 786-303-5293. Requires pre-registration:  Call 305-284-0900 $65 per class /$60 for members I am an estate specialist in the Village of Pinecrest.  If you would […]
April 6, 2014

New Listing in Pinecrest’s Devonwood

Devonwood is a beloved neighborhood in The Village of  Pinecrest and houses like this do not come along very often.  The 4,844 square foot home is set on 1/2 acre of native hardwood hammock. Large windows and doors in this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home reveal a private and lush tropical garden with decks, winding paths, pool and outdoor entertainment areas.   This home has […]
March 26, 2014

Pinecrest Home Sales – Price Per Square Foot Up 13%

  Pinecrest homeowners have good reason to be happy as the first quarter of 2014 comes to a close. I crunched the numbers of single family home sales in The Village of Pinecrest and compared sales from this year to sales from last year for the same time period (January to present). The average sale price is up $ 40 a square […]
March 16, 2014

Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine in Pinecrest

Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine serves up a symphony of dishes that combines the sophistication of Mediterranean cuisines with the exotic herbs and spices of the Middle and Far East. The menu is classic Middle Eastern with a focus on freshness of ingredients. Chef Tony, the owner and sole chef in the kitchen, turns out delicious kebobs, fatoush and shawarma […]