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Living Italian Style on the Green

Debra Wellins Live elegantly and entertain in style in this Ramon Pacheco designed Italian Villa tucked away in a private enclave directly on the Biltmore Golf Course. This grand two-story Coral Gables home has a central courtyard that allows for a wonderful flow for parties and family living. It includes six bedrooms, six and a half baths, 5,392 square feet of living space and a formal dining room and living room with a fireplace. The kitchen and family room open onto to a large covered terrace and pool patio.   [gallery ids="7926,7927,7929,7932,7931,7930"] Upstairs, the luxurious master suite has a sitting room,... Continue Reading >

Home Flipping is Down

Debra Wellins The business of home flipping, a purchase and resale in less than six months, is down.  According to RealtyTrac's First Quarter U.S. Home Flipping Report, 3.7 percent of all U.S. single family home sales from January through March of 2014 were flips. This is a small drop from the previous quarter when 4.1 percent were flipped, and a more significant drop from one year earlier in the first quarter of 2013 when 6.5 percent were flipped. The Profit Home flippers had an average single-family home... 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 >

Cozy Cottage for Rent in South Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove cottages rarely come on the market. Are you looking for a sanctuary with absolute privacy, peace and quiet and the Grove lifestyle? This cottage is on a fabulous street surrounded by lush landscaping and tucked away next to the main house. It has one bedroom, one bath, a screened-in porch, terracotta floors and a kitchen with a dishwasher, gas stove and refrigerator. Rent is $1400/month and includes cable and electric. Non-smokers and dogs under 25 pounds welcome. Move in is $2,800 (first months rent and security).  No additional pet deposit is required. Call me at 305-898-1852 or... Continue Reading >

250 Wynwood – Going Up

Debra Wellins Wynwood is going condo with a live/work building in the Arts District just a hop away from Wynwood Walls.   The project is designed by New York City-based architect Laith Sayigh and is being developed by Fortis Developments co-founders, Bradley R. Carlson and David Polinsky. The mixed-use project consists of two ground floor retail units and nine spacious one and two bedrooms units, ranging from 768 to 1,602 square feet and priced from the mid $300,000’s to just over $600,000. There are... Continue Reading >

Modern Home under $500,000 in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins Check out this fully renovated modern home in the Tree House subdivision of Pinecrest. It's a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, two-story home with 1,500 square feet of living space. In addition to marble floors, wood built-ins and apple-martini quartz counter tops and stainless appliances in the kitchen, this home has smart lighting, and sky lights in the upstairs bedrooms. A small home with artistic touches that packs some punch. [gallery ids="7622,7623,7624"]  12033 SW 82 Ave. is offered at $487,500.   Listed by Fatemeh Borazjani - Choice Realty of Miami Inc   I am... Continue Reading >

Exquisite Waterfront Home in Coconut Grove’s Entrada Estates

Debra Wellins When I think of Coconut Grove, back in the 1920's, this is the house I picture... Romantic Spanish architecture with coral rock pathways leading to an arched entrance  flourishing with bougainvillea... Vaulted wood beamed ceilings, wood burning fireplace and rooms with individual character...                   Lush tropical old growth landscaping that's just a little bit wild and A separate guest cottage with living room and kitchen for my artist, poet and political instigator friends... Drama aside, this 4 bedroom, 5 bath home, with 4,023 square feet of living space  is special.... Continue Reading >

New Listing in Pinecrest’s Devonwood

Debra Wellins Devonwood is a beloved neighborhood in The Village of  Pinecrest and houses like this do not come along very often.  The 4,844 square foot home is set on 1/2 acre of native hardwood hammock. Large windows and doors in this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home reveal a private and lush tropical garden with decks, winding paths, pool and outdoor entertainment areas.   This home has a terrific floor plan with a formal living room and dining room, a spacious family room, a gourmet kitchen, and surprisingly, a fully finished basement.   13425 SW 66th Ave. is offered at... Continue Reading >

Are Zillow Zestimates Accurate in Home Valuation?

Debra Wellins When citing a home's value, I personally have not had a problem with my sellers and buyers believing a Zillow "zestimate" over my Comparable Market Analysis (CMA).  The value generated by a well researched and analyzed Professional CMA is persuasive and clear. Zillow is very upfront about their limitations.  They generate a range for their estimate rather than a specific sales price and they acknowledge their sampling error of plus or minus 7.5 percent.  So a $500,000 home has a 95 percent probability of having a value between... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Home Sales – Price Per Square Foot Up 13%

  Pinecrest homeowners have good reason to be happy as the first quarter of 2014 comes to a close. I crunched the numbers of single family home sales in The Village of Pinecrest and compared sales from this year to sales from last year for the same time period (January to present). The average sale price is up $ 40 a square foot and the median sales price is up $37 a square foot.  That's a 13% increase for both average and median sale price per square foot. I am a Pinecrest... Continue Reading >