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July 13, 2024

Omakase Bingo for Shingo

Shingo, a 14 seat Michelin starred restaurant, helmed by chef Shingo Akikuni, was a wonderful omakase experience. We were welcomed with a glasss of champagne, graciously befitting Omotenashi, the Japanese expression for true hospitality. Shingo pours on the sake with authentic spirit and service for a delightful and fun evening.  They showcase seasonal ingredients sourced […]
July 6, 2024

Mortgage Points – What are These Crazy Costs?

Are you considering financing to purchase a home? Then make sure you understand the crazy cost of mortgage points? What are Mortgage Points? Mortgage points are optional fees paid directly to your lender at closing in exchange for a reduced interest rate on your loan.  It’s known as buying down the rate. A lower interest […]
June 10, 2024

The Risk of Overpricing a Home

Price your home correctly as soon as it goes active on the market.  This is the sizzling hot time when most buyers are looking at it. You want to create demand and urgency so buyers are anxious and quick to place great offers. And you’re more likely to attract multiple offers. Here’s what could happen […]
May 9, 2024

Big Difference in Sale Price vs List Price in Pinecrest

There’s a huge difference right now in the average and median home sale price vs list price in Pinecrest. I analyzed the sales and listing data between January 1st through April 30th this year. 65 CLOSED SALES Average price – $3,425,818 Median price – $2,850,000 Average Days on Market – 78 24 PENDING SALES Average […]
April 27, 2024

Sold – Roney Palace Waterfront Condo

I’m delighted to report another sale in Miami Beach, this one at The Roney Palace, 2301 Collins Av. unit 1439.  This fully renovated 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo, with 960 SF and  gorgeous, direct ocean views, sold for $1,600,000. The seller cleverly opened up walls to create more living space and beautifully redesigned the kitchen […]
April 5, 2024

Comparison of 2023 Home Sale Prices in the Hottest Miami Neighborhoods

Which Miami neighborhood is the hottest? Despite rising sea levels, Miami Beach ranks #1 with an average sale price of $5,780,604. Key Biscayne and Miami Beach, selling the majority of waterfront properties, are always neck and neck for the top spot in average sale price and average sale price per square foot (SP/SF). Both fetched […]
March 17, 2024

Pinecrest Single Family Home Sales – 2023 Annual Report

The Village of Pinecrest single-family home sales in 2023 were relatively stable when compared to the previous year. In 2022 we experienced the combination of thrilling price increases in a seller’s market but low inventory and challenging times for buyers. Last year, total sales were down 10%, but the average sale price was stable and […]
March 8, 2024

Roney Palace Unit Under Contract

What a great way to close out February, with the sale of a  beautiful 14th floor unit at the Roney Plaza on Miami Beach. I’ve been on the hunt with my buyer from New York for the perfect vacation condo on the Beach.  We looked South of 5th and up and down Collins Ave. But […]
February 24, 2024

Buyer Loyalty – A Beautiful Thing

Loyalty is one of those attributes aimlessly floating around space, lost in the rarified air.  Only one out of every million molecules of this compound ever settles down to earth. So when it does, and you happen to be the lucky being who breathes it in, it’s a beautiful thing. I’m not talking about a […]