December 25, 2013

Pinecrest Holiday Lights 2013

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!  I am a luxury residential specialist in The Village of Pinecrest.  If you […]
December 24, 2013

Pinecrest For Sale Under $700,000

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 […]
December 11, 2013

Are You Paying Too Much in Property Tax?

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 […]
November 27, 2013

Pinecrest Contemporary Home For Sale

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. […]
November 20, 2013

Get Your Glitter and Glam On at Pinecrest Gardens Masquerade Ball

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 […]
November 5, 2013

Dog Parks Can Increase Home Values

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 […]
November 4, 2013

October Home Sales in Pinecrest

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 […]
October 18, 2013

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

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 […]
October 7, 2013

Pinecrest 3rd Quarter Report 2013

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 […]