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RELOCATING TO MIAMI … LET’S FIND A HOUSE IN A WEEKEND

 

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FINDING A HOME ON A  32,932 SQUARE FOOT LOT,  WITH A CLAY TENNIS COURT AND A POOL WAS  ICING ON THE CAKE.

WHAT WE WERE SEARCHING FOR  WAS A RENOVATED HOME WITH A POOL IN A TOP MIAMI NEIGHBORHOOD WITH “A-RATED” SCHOOLS …   FOR UNDER $525,000 ….  THAT WAS OUR GOAL.

OUR BUYERS FLEW TO MIAMI FOR A WEEKEND  ‘LOOK-SEE’ , SO WE COULD  FAMILIARIZE THEM WITH MIAMI, AND SO THEY COULD DECIDE WHETHER TO RELOCATE TO SOUTH FLORIDA  (AND IF SO, TO NARROW DOWN THE SEARCH AREA).  THAT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME EVER, IN MIAMI. 

WE STARTED BY SHOWING THEM HOMES IN VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS   –  CORAL GABLES, PINECREST, PALMETTO BAY, COCONUT GROVE, SOUTH MIAMI (AND WESTON!).   GIVING THEM A FEEL FOR MIAMI’S  NEIGHBORHOODS WAS PRIORITY #1… SO THEY COULD SEE WHAT FELT RIGHT, WHAT FIT, AND  NARROW THE SEARCH.  

PREVIEWING  HOMES, UNDERSTANDING PRICING AND VALUE, AND WRAPPING OUR HANDS AROUND WHAT OUR MONEY WILL GET US (AND WHAT OUR LIFESTYLE WILL BE)  IN WESTON VERSUS CORAL GABLES OR PINECREST (OR ELSEWHERE) WAS PART OF THAT.  AFTER A TWO-DAY WHIRLWIND,  THEY DECIDED  –  THEY WANTED TO MOVE HERE  –  AND WOULD SCHEDULE A RETURN TRIP TO FIND A HOUSE.   

AFTER THEY PRIORITIZED NEIGHBORHOODS & SCHOOL PREEFERENCES (AND ALEXNDRA AND I UNDERSTOOD THEIR TASTES AND WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR) … WE  CONCENTRATED ON ACTUAL HOMES FOR THEM TO SEE ON THEIR NEXT TRIP TO MIAMI.  TWO WEEKS  LATER, THEY’D  FLY BACK  TO FIND A HOUSE.  WE WOULD HAVE ONE WEEKEND  TO FIND THEM ONE, AND GET IT UNDER CONTRACT. 

COMMUNICATING VIA PHONE AND EMAIL  AND WORKING TOGETHER  ONLINE, WE WHITTLED DOWN THE LIST OF POTENTIAL PURCHASES:  TEN HOMES TO SEE ON FRIDAY… TEN MORE ON SATURDAY … THE REST ON SUNDAY. 

BY THE END OF DAY TWO …   OF THE VIABLE OPTIONS IN PINECREST AND PALMETTO BAY…   TWO HOMES TOPPED THEIR LIST (ONE IN EACH “VILLAGE”)… AND THE PRESSURE MOUNTED… “WHICH TO CHOOSE”.  COMPARING ALL THE PLUSSES AND MINUSES  –   BY NOON ON SUNDAY, THEY WERE READY TO SUBMIT AN OFFER. 

THIS HOUSE AT 7445 SW 140 TERRACE  TOOK THE CAKE:   HAVING BEEN COMPLETELY REDONE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, IT WAS IN A MIAMI NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE DOUBLE LOTS ARE AN ANNOMALY… PALMETTO BAY.

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WITH A GOURMET CHEF’S KITCHEN AND GAS STOVE …  HIGH END APPLIANCES… A  SPACIOUS WINDOWED LAUNDRY ROOM OFF THE KITCHEN THAT COULD ACTUALLY BE RECONFIGURED TO BE AN  OFFICE OR  SUNROOM…   TASTEFULLY FINISHED  WITH WIDE BASE BOARDS, CROWN MOLDINGS,  MARBLE AND BRAZILIAN CHERRYWOOD FLOORS, A WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE,  VAULTED  HIGH-BEAMED CEILING IN THE FAMILY ROOM…  A CLAY TENNIS COURT… AND  OVER 32,000 OF LAND …. THIS WAS A FIND.

7445 sw 140 te kitchen

A GREAT KITCHEN – THE HUB OF THE HOME!   KITCHENS AND BATHS SELL HOMES, AS LONG AS THE VALUE IS THERE, AND THE HOME ‘FITS’ THE BUYER. 

 

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 RENOVATED HOMES (LIKE THIS ONE) ARE A JOY TO STUMBLE ACROSS. AND MIAMI HAS SOME GREAT CHOICES!

 

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TREE-LINED NEIGHBORHOOD… BIG BACK YARD WITH A POOL

7445 SW 140 TERRACE, PALMETTO BAY, FLORIDA.

WELCOME TO MIAMI…  WELCOME TO PALMETTO BAY  

IF THE CHOICE HAD BEEN UP TO US, THIS WOULD BE IT!  WE CONCUR WITH YOUR CHOICE!  CONGRATULATIONS! 

   COMING UP WITH THE RIGHT PROPERTY FOR THE RIGHT BUYER …  FINDING THAT PERFECT FIT… (AND THE BEST TERMS POSSIBLE)  THAT’S OUR ULTIMATE GOAL AS A REALTOR.  CONGRATULATIONS ON CLOSING …. AND WELCOME TO EVERYTHING MIAMI HAS TO OFFER … INCLUDING A WONDERFUL BACKYARD WITHOUT SNOW TO SHOVEL!

THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING OUR BLOG.  WE ENJOY WORKING WITH YOU ALL, AND VERY MUCH APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR REFERALS!

WHENEVER YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL PROPERTY IN MIAMI, AND WOULD LIKE THE HELP OF A LOCAL REALTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN CORAL GABLES, MIAMI BEACH, COCONUT GROVE, SOUTH MIAMI, PALMETTO BAY, PINECREST AND MIAMI, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CALL US – 305-793-1365 (CELLULAR) – OR FEEL FREE TO DROP US A NOTE HERE.  THANK YOU AGAIN FOR READING!

 

 

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