February 28, 2016

Where to Put that OSCAR? Dazzling Homes of the 2016 Nominees

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs Casa –
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 […]
January 4, 2016

What Home Features do Miami Homebuyers Want in 2016?

The top 10 must-have items that will be major selling points for 2016 are: Contemporary Design or Mid-Century Modern Porcelain Flooring that Looks like Wood Granite Countertops Stainless-Steel Appliances Open-Floor Plan Walk-in Designed Closets Eat-in Chef’s Kitchen with Wine Cooler and Pantries Impact French Doors and Windows for Maximum Natural Lighting En Suite Bedrooms Fireplace (yes – even in Miami) Lush Tropical Landscaping Pool […]
November 27, 2015

Just Listed in Pinecrest – A Devonwood Beauty

My newest listing is a contemporary family home in Devonwood on half an acre that thrills from the moment you walk over a wooden foot bridge through a lush tropical hammock to enter this fabulous abode.  Devonwood, one of the most desirable, safe and private communities in Village of Pinecrest, is known as the Coconut Grove of the Village by virtue of its forest of towering oaks and palms and shimmering landscapes of filtered light. It […]
October 5, 2015

Q3 Hot Markets in the Village of Pinecrest

The luxury market in the Village of Pinecrest continues to thrive in the $1M to $1.4M price range.  Out of 30 single family home sales, almost half the sales were in this pocket.  The balance of sales fell between $1.5M and $2.9M. When comparing high-end sales for the third quarter of 2015 to 2014, the numbers are stable. However, sales under […]
October 4, 2015

Pinecrest – 3rd Quarter Sales 2015

Single family home sales are steady and stable in the Village of Pinecrest.  The chart compares the third quarter of this year to third quarter sales in 2014 and there are a few surprises. The average luxury home sale price is up a mere 2% as is sales under a million at 2.5%.  The average sale price per square foot is up 6% in […]
October 3, 2015

Update on Devonwood Sales

Devonwood is a very desirable community in the Village of Pinecrest located off Ludlam Road between 131 St and 136 St.  Many of us call it the Coconut Grove of Pinecrest because the streets and homes are so beautifully shaded by towering oaks, mature trees and lush tropical landscaping. The lovely and prestigious enclave of Devonwood has had only three sales since January of this year.  […]
September 9, 2015

Are you an UHNW Individual?

Who are they and do they want? For starters, these uber rich folks have at least $30 million in assets. They are ultra-high net worth indivuduals (UHNW) who buy the finest wines, watches, cars, yachts, jewelry and real esatate. In seeking safe investment diversification, they purchase second homes in foreign countries to gain citizenship or residency status. Acccording to a recent study, there are […]
September 7, 2015

You Buying? 8 Provocative Questions to Ask a Home Seller

Most of the time, a home buyer does not have opportunity to directly question a home seller.  Sellers usually make themselves scarce during showings and this is always preferable. When I represent a buyer, if an opportunity presents itself to talk with the seller directly, there are some excellent questions to pose that often elicit answers not required or documented. These […]