July 20, 2015

Dueling Solar Energy Amendments

A group billing itself as Consumers for Smart Solar announced last week that it’s launching a petition drive to place a solar energy amendment on the 2016 ballot. The goal is to collect 700,000 signatures by early next year in order to qualify. This is an important and vital amendment aimed at preventing another group, Floridians for Solar Choice, from prevailing with their […]
April 29, 2015

Looking for a Chateau in France?

La Vermondie, located in Dordogne, Aquitane, France, is available.  Dating back to the 12th century, this incredible estate is the embodiment of Europe’s rich and diverse heritage. Folklore suggests that Richard the Lionheart stored the spoils of war in the vaults beneath the castle, which may once have doubled up as dungeons. Today, all four levels of […]
April 27, 2015

Upward Trend for Miami Real Estate

The momentum is palpable.  The Miami real estate market is steaming up with international and domestic buyers looking to live in a global city with world-class amentities. Here’s a brief market update on single-family homes and condominiums year over year in March, 2015. Miami sales are up 10%. Miami single family homes and condos continue to sell […]
April 26, 2015

Lakefront Condo Sold

Congratulations to my seller who recently closed on her lakefront penthouse apartment. This was one of the few condos around that had three spacious bedrooms with a split floor plan and three full baths. The seller was incredibly happy in getting the highest price for a condo in her building this year, despite the fact that it needed total renovation. This was a great deal for […]
April 20, 2015

Sleek Contemporary Home For Sale in Pinecrest

  Take a look at this a new Italian style contemporary home, designed and built by Eurohabitat in the Village of Pinecrest. Sophitsticated and Smart This one story home on a builders acre has dramatic 24 foot ceilings that take advantage of the natural light via an abundance of windows. Besides having a gorgeous state of the art kitchen with quartz counters, induction […]
April 7, 2015

Village of Pinecrest – Sales Down in 1st Quarter 2015

First quarter sales in the Village of Pinecrest has seen a bit of a decline when compared to single family home sales from the same period in 2014. Forty five homes sold through March 31, 2015, only four less than last year. Luxury Market In the luxury market, with 22 sales over $1 million, the hot market continued to be between $1 […]
March 10, 2015

Pinecrest Luxury Market – Homes for Sale Over $1 Million

Luxury homes in the Village of Pinecrest are selllng from $1 million to $10 million. One hundred properties are currently listed over $1 million out of 141 total single family homes for sale. At the low end, with an asking price of $1,060,000 ($261/SF) is a 1967 home with 5 bedroom, 4 baths and 4,056 square feet (SF) of living space.  […]
March 7, 2015

What’s for Sale Under $1 Million in the Village of Pinecrest?

It’s getting to be slim pickings for single family homes under $1 million in Pinecrest.  As of today, 141 homes are on the market, only 41 of them under $1 million. The breakdown is in the chart on the right.  The $700,000 – $799,000 price range is the hottest market under $1 million with 15 homes […]
March 4, 2015

A Modern Pinecrest Family Home – True Green

The Haper home in Pinecrest is a modern masterpiece in environmental design and lifestyle. It is not simply that they use green materials in their home but that sustainability is their way of life. I met the Harpers while representing them in real estate transactions. David Harper is an innovative environmental architect; his wife Jennifer is experienced in LEED certification. What struck […]