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Debra Wellins


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Pinecrest Fourth Quarter Single Family Home Sales 2013

Debra Wellins In the Village of Pinecrest, 36 single family homes sold in the fourth quarter of the year (October 1 - December 31, 2013) with a total sales volume of $42,673,250.  This is a dramatic drop in sales from the third quarter of this year, where 72 homes closed. Of the 36 closed sales, 15 homes were under $1,000,000 and 21 homes were over $1,000,000. The pie chart depicts sales in increments of $500,000. Thirty nine percent of homes sold between $500,000 and $999,000, 41 percent between $1,000,000 and $1,499,000 and 8 percent between... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Holiday Lights 2013

Debra Wellins It was dusk on Christmas Eve and I was walking our dog Chili, taking in the holiday lights in our Pinecrest  neighborhood.   The homes were beautifully aglow, outlined by the mostly understated lights as the sun was inching its way below the horizon. Happy Holidays to All!  [gallery ids="6273,6274,6275"] [gallery ids="6277,6278,6279"] [gallery ids="6280,6281,6282"] [gallery ids="6276,6285,6286"] I am a luxury residential specialist in The Village of Pinecrest.  If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller meeting, kindly give me a call at 305.898.1852 or drop me a note at Wellins.D@ewm.com.... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest For Sale Under $700,000

Debra Wellins There's still time to buy a home before the New Year in the beautiful Village of Pinecrest. Although most homes in Pinecrest sell for over $1 million, there are currently 11 single family homes for sale under $700,000. Two homes are under $500,000,  four homes are under $600,000 and five homes are under $700,000 and only one of these (pictured on the right) is a short sale. Under $500,000 You can buy a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, with 1,553 square feet of living... Continue Reading >

Are You Paying Too Much in Property Tax?

Debra Wellins There are several new exemptions that may lower your property tax bill.  Determine if you qualify for exemptions by attending the Town Hall meeting hosted by Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera. He will be speaking at the Pinecrest Library on Thursday December 19, 2013 at 7 pm to discuss these exemptions.  You can also complete your exemption application at the meeting with assistance from staff from the Property Appraiser's office. The Pinecrest Library is located at 5835 SW 111 St  Pinecrest, FL  33156. Property Tax Appeals In addition to... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Contemporary Home For Sale

Debra Wellins Featured in Florida Design Magazine, this Southeast Pinecrest contemporary home is 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath plus an office, with 4,163 square feet of living space. It is situated on a deep, gated acre and has a tennis court and screened-in pool. Built in 1969, the house was gutted and totally renovated in 1992 with high end finishes.   [gallery columns="4" ids="5632,5634,5635,5633"] Architecturally, it has a French Mansard style shingled roof, popularized by the French architect Francois Mansart in the early 17th Century. 12405 SW 64th Avenue is offfered... Continue Reading >

Get Your Glitter and Glam On at Pinecrest Gardens Masquerade Ball

Debra Wellins It will be an extraordinary evening of glitter, glamour and entertainment at Pinecrest Gardens Second annual Masquerade Ball - this year, celebrating the passion of Brazil's Carnival! There is not a more magical venue in all of Miami for an evening filled with devine food, fine wines, cocktails by Bacardi, jazz and a host of surprises. Saturday, November 23, 2013          7:00 - 11:00 p.m.  A Sampling of the Nibbles Miso Shitake Tuna Tartar in a Sesame Cone with Avocado Wasabi Aioli, BBQ Duck Tacos with Mango Ginger Salsa, Beef Short Ribs with Pickled Cippoline... Continue Reading >

Dog Parks Can Increase Home Values

Debra Wellins As a professional realtor, I spend a lot of time talking with people about what they want in a neighborhood. Parks, in general, increase a property tax base from increased property values. Economists call this “hedonic value”.  People preferentially want to buy homes in neighborhoods with beautiful parks and will spend more money to live in those communities. The preponderance of studies indicate that excellent parks can add as much as 15% to the value of a home depending on its... Continue Reading >

October Home Sales in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins October has been a sluggish month for single family home sales in the Village of Pinecrest.  Only seven homes closed. The average sale was a 5 bedroom, 4 bath home, with 5,020 square feet of living space, that sold for an average price of  $1,126,071.00 or $222 per square foot. On the bright side, however, there are 41 homes that are pending sale, a strong market indicator leading up to the holiday season. As of Nov. 1, there are 116 homes listed for sale in Pinecrest. Check out the chart... Continue Reading >

Miami Heat’s Chris “Birdman” Anderson Buys Home in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins The Birdman is roosting in Pinecrest.  Gossip Extra is reporting that Chris Anderson just bought a five bedroom, five bath home for $1.89 million in the Collins Acres area of Pinecrest. The main house, 7,505 square feet with marble floors throughout, includes a large living room, enormous family room with a fireplace, a fully equipped party-sized kitchen, and a master-suite with enough room for a gym.  Birdman can put in a b-ball court on the one acre property that includes a lighted tennis court, heated pool and guest... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest 3rd Quarter Report 2013

Debra Wellins In the Village of Pinecrest, 72 single family homes sold in the third quarter of the year (July 1 - September 30) with a total sales volume of $77,819,500 .  Of these, 46 homes were under $1,000,000 and 26 homes were over $1,000,000. The pie chart depicts sales in increments of $500,000. Fifty six percent of homes sold between $500,000 and $999,999, followed by 15 percent of homes sold between $1,000,000 and 1,499,999 and 12 percent between $1,500,000 and 1,999,999. The hottest price... Continue Reading >