February 7, 2016

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 […]
December 15, 2014

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 […]
October 24, 2014

Just Listed Pioneer Home in South Miami

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. […]
June 10, 2014

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

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 […]
May 19, 2014

South Miami Charmer for Sale

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.   […]
March 10, 2014

Barceloneta – Chef’s Tasting Menu

“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 […]
January 7, 2014

Just Listed in South Miami

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 […]
September 24, 2013

Modern Home Near South Miami and Coral Gables

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 […]
August 20, 2013

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

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 […]