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In Demand – The Walkable Neighborhood

I'm flooded with buyers looking for homes in walkable communities.  Millennials, downsizing couples and people with disabilities are all in search of a unicorn - town homes, single-family homes and apartments within walking distance to a city center. Homeowners of all ages don't want to drive.  They want to walk into town, grab a bite to eat, throw back a few and shop or catch a movie.  It's a beautiful thing...log in a few walking miles and avoid parking hassles, costs and driving under the influence. But buyers also want... Continue Reading >

South Miami Pioneer Home Closed

My 1909 pioneer home in South Miami just closed for $425,000.  This was a very exciting sale for a number of reasons, the most important of which is that the buyer is keeping the original home and not tearing it down. The new owner, soon to be married, fell in love with this rustic abode on 3/4 acre and agreed to work with Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation to maintain the original house, which is in the process of being designated as historical.             Although the original... Continue Reading >

Just Listed Pioneer Home in South Miami

Debra Wellins I've just listed this historical gem in South Miami.  The original 2 bedroom home was built in 1909 and lived in by the supervisor of the mango grove. In 1941, a warm and inviting living room with huge fireplace was added along with the bathroom and a new breezeway.  The old porch became the new kitchen as it stands today. Then in 1996, a sprawling outdoor deck was added off the back of the home as well as French Doors off the living room and kitchen. The... 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 >

South Miami Charmer for Sale

Debra Wellins This three bedroom, two bath South Miami home is completely updated with 1,676 square feet of beautiful hardwood floors and 24 x 24 porcelain tiles. In addition to new cabinets and granite counters in the kitchen, it has updated bathrooms, an  indoor laundry room, hurricane impact windows and new French doors opening onto a wood deck overlooking the spacious back yard.     Plenty of room in this lovely oak laden yard for a swing set and pool.     5890 SW 48th St is offered at $ 499,900   Listed by Pacifica Realty Partners LLC I am... Continue Reading >

Barceloneta – Chef’s Tasting Menu

Debra Wellins "The Belly Rules the Mind" - a Spanish proverb on the menu of South Miami's Barceloneta, the second location of the Spanish Tapas Bar and Bistro from the Pubbelly Group, known for their concept themed tavern style pubs. Barceloneta pays tribute to the cooking and "Mercat" dining of Catalonia. For $35 per person, you can sample a wonderful assortment of tapas from the Bistro Section of the menu.  And it comes with a glass of Cava, coffee and dessert. Chorizo a la Sidra - Spanish chorizo,... Continue Reading >

Just Listed in South Miami

Debra Wellins If you're looking for the South Miami lifestyle and you're a low maintenance kind of person, this place is screaming for you. Nestled in the trees of the incredibly well maintained Pathways Condo is this beautifully updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with wood floors and a kitchen complemented by quartz counters, euro-height cabinets, stainless steel appliances, soft-close drawers and a tankless hot water heater. The apartment is filled with light by virtue of double windows that look out onto the tree-lined courtyards on both sides. [gallery ids="6610,6609,6612"] There is no noise from... Continue Reading >

Modern Home Near South Miami and Coral Gables

Debra Wellins Sweet Deal on Starter Home Check out this modern custom-built three bedroom two bath home with a gated entrance.  This charming house, built in 1976, has 1,515 square feet of living space, vaulted ceilings, an interior patio with Chicago bricks, a  large covered terrace,  new hurricane shutters and a gas generator to power the entire house. It's close to South Miami and Coral Gables without the hefty price tag that those neighborhoods command. Asking price $450,000.   [gallery ids="4700,4699,4696,4708,4697,4698"] I am a residential specialist and would... Continue Reading >

Distressed Sales of Single Family Homes – Southeast Miami Dade Corridor – 2013

Debra Wellins Distressed single family home sales as a percentage of total annual sales are down since the first quarter in homes along the Southeast Miami-Dade corridor.  Distressed sales include foreclosures and short sales. I analyzed distressed sales in six cities: Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami and Key Biscayne.  In the chart  to the right you can see that Palmetto Bay had the highest percentage of distressed sales (17%) followed by Coral Gables (12%), South Miami (9.5%), Coconut Grove... Continue Reading >

Compare Your City – Average Price Per Square Foot of Homes for Sale

Debra Wellins Check out how your neighborhood compares in average price per square foot for single family homes for sale.  I analyzed homes currently on the market in six cities: Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and South Miami. The numbers are quite interesting, especially if you are thinking of buying or selling a home. Key Biscayne is king of the mountain with the average home offered at $1,079 a square foot.  Coconut Grove and Coral Gables  are comparable to each... Continue Reading >

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