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Come see these magnificent Pinecrest homes!

Join the Restivo Hechtman Team this Sunday – October 9 – for two Pinecrest Open Houses, from 2-5 PM.

6330 SW 107 ST is a 6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home featuring lovely outdoor entertaining areas including a pool, covered patio and bbq. The home boasts a working fireplace, soaring ceilings, a separate children’s wing with play area and a private loggia off the upstairs master suite. Sophisticated elegance at it’s best.


10651 SW 65 Ave is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home with grounds that rival Fairchild Tropical Gardens. The home has been remodeled and updated with impact windows and new bathrooms. There is also a magazine quality chefs kitchen that has been used in commercials. The updated home oozes charm and a the beauty of a classic Florida home.


Stop by and check out these beautiful homes from 2-5 PM. For more information or to schedule a private tour, contact the Restivo Hechtman Team.

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Looking for a home in Palmetto Bay…this one could be yours!

1This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Palmetto Bay pool home features a separate guest house perfect for the guests you want staying with you but not under the same roof. The cottage boasts its own private entrance as well as living room, kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom and dining area. Screened in pool and patio make a great space for entertaining and enjoying the outdoor Miami lifestyle.

127740 SW 141 St is offered at $665,000. For more information, contact the Restivo Hechtman Team. If you’re looking to buy or sell in Palmetto Bay, call us today.



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Moving Day Survival Kit

Moving day is exciting and hectic all wrapped into one. You’ll have many many boxes filled with your belongings and they probably won’t be unpacked on the first day. Why not have a box set aside with the essentials that you’ll need immediately upon move in? Here are some suggestions…

  • Cleaning supplies Restivo Realtors Selling Miami Real Estate
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges
  • Big outdoor trash bags
  • Paper plates, cups & utensils
  • Scissors
  • Snacks (food & drink)
  • A set of towels & sheets
  • Bathroom toiletries

Make getting settled in your new home easier by using this list to pack a go to box when you walk thru the door. If you’re looking for a home or want to sell yours, contact the Restivo Hechtman Team today. We would love to be a part of your adventure.

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New Listing is Perfect Starter Home


Our new listing is an immaculate, two story, 4 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath home. Located in the vicinity of Metrozoo, south of Tamiami Airport, South of Countrywalk and near the Air Force Base.

There is no HOA and features a covered patio with a large fenced yard. If you’re in the market for a Starter Home, look no further.

Offered at $285,000.

It won’t last long, so give the Restivo Hechtman Team a call today to set up a private showing. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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What’s Selling in Pinecrest

In the past month, there have been 15 Closed Sales of Single Family Homes in Pinecrest. They range from as high as $5,350,000, down to $602,500. For the most part, these homes sold at or near asking price.

The Average Price Per Square Foot was $321.05 and Average Selling Price was $1,438,833.33.

There are currently 191 Single Family Homes For Sale in Pinecrest.

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If you are considering Buying or Selling, contact the Restivo Hechtman Team today. We know the market and are here to help you!



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3 Lovely Homes Open Sunday – June 5

Pinecrest listings are Open 12pm-2pm.

Palmetto Bay listing is Open 2:30pm-5pm

The Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty International   305 793-1365

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Spectacularly Updated Deering Bay Condo with Views of the Marina … Under Contract Although Not Listed for Sale

With gorgeous views of the Grand Marina in Deering Bay,  this spacious 3 bedroom condo in  “Venice”  was perfect for our buyer… although it wasn’t  listed for sale.

The current owner meticulously remodeled it  (removing walls to create a stunning ‘open concept’ contemporary home) … and everything about it was  ‘right’, except that  it wasn’t for sale.

venice marina view

BUT … sometimes that doesn’t matter.

Warmest congratulations to our buyer, who is officially under contract, and closing in mid May… and congratulations (too) to the seller, who is thrilled as well.

If you are looking for something specific that isn’t on the market, please let us know.  We may well be able to find you just what you’re looking for!  The Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty International :  Vicki Restivo 305 793-1365   …   Alexandra Hechtman 305 632-0164 [email protected]  …  … your real estate blog and website.


venice dining livingDeering Bay Yacht & Country Club has a number of options for  golf, tennis & yachting – as well as for social membership.   Deering is one of Coral Gable’s finest gated communities, offering a refined lifestyle for those wanting a condo, townhome, or single family estate home in Coral Gables….  within a variety of price categories.  Right now there are 25 condos, townhomes & single family homes listed for sale, each with different views, layouts and styles. Those actively listed have asking prices from just under $1 million upward close to $3 million … A great place to live … A great time to buy!

Venice  is a charming complex …. overlooking Deering Bay’s Grand Marina ….   It’s wide wrap-around terraces, high ceilings, sliding glass doors, floor to ceiling windows & tranquil views of palms, water & yachts (and the magnificence with which it was renovated!)  made it perfect.   Buyer and seller both benefited  …  Our warmest congratulations to both parties!


The Restivo Hechtman Team SOLD  2 units in Deering this month ….  So, whether you are thinking of buying or selling, we would love to make that happen for you!   Call anytime …. 305 793-1365 or 305 632-0164

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Shear Built North Pinecrest Home Coming on the Market This Week

Coming on the Market This Week !!!
We will be  listing an exquisite north Pinecrest estate (5 bedrooms on a 3/4 acre lot)  this week for $1,999,000.00.  If you or someone you know is looking for a house within Pinecrest’s top A-rated school boundaries (with PINECREST ELEMENTARY as the elementary school!) this 1996 Shear-built corner-lot home near SW 99th Terrace and SW 67th Avenue may be worth knowing about /or sharing.
Walled, with electric gates, impact doors & windows, this home has volume ceilings, a beautifully-designed open-concept floor plan … and is priced to sell.
Other highlights?  There are quite a few, but to highlight some of the special features:   exquisite finishes and classic design, relaxing outdoor spaces …   This is a true Miami home, representative of our laid-back elegant Florida lifestyle… with a covered terrace/patio, heated pool, outdoor  summer kitchen/grill/ lush landscaping … and triple split interior layout.
How to describe this home?   Understated sophistication!  Enter the property through electric gates, through the fountained courtyard, and double entry doors.  The foyer opens to the “great room” and a formal dining area defined by pillars, high ceilings and a decorative  fireplace.
The location is North Pinecrest  … with  top-rated Pinecrest schools … & Pinecrest Elementary!
The home offers a lovely gourmet kitchen with a gas stove (rare in Miami!) …. a delightful, windowed breakfast nook…. and a warm and welcoming  family room complete with a full wet bar & a wine cellar.
There is a completely separate children’s quarter with it’s own play room “hub”…. and a master suite with  it’s own adjoining office/gym/sitting area.
And it has city water as opposed to well-water.
Each of the bedrooms  have ensuite baths.
There is a security system, and of course numerous extras.  This home will be listed for sale this week, and  will be open on Sunday December 13th from 2-4pm as well as by private appointment.
For more information or to arrange a private showing we invite you to call 305 793-1365  Vicki Restivo … or 305 632-0164 Alexandra Hechtman – at EWM Realty International.

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Congratulations on Selling Your House ! Full Price Offer … one week on the market!

Warmest congratulations to OUR SELLERS, whose house just closed this week.


Getting a full price offer within days of listing this Miami house was the goal …  The fact that this property was so beautifully redone and tastefully updated,  and was immaculately  “staged” certainly helped encourage solid offers.   Our sellers chose to list it at the upper end of the recent relevant comparable sales  …  and this house sold for cash on the first day of showings.   So much hinges on marketing…. and so much is a result of staging!

Congratulations to our  amazing sellers ….  from the Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty Int’l !   Our Real Estate Blog and Website for Buyers and Sellers  [email protected]



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Market Improves in 2013…Similar Trends in 2014

According to the Associated Press, in an article from January 27, 2014, home sales in 2013 were the highest they’ve been in five years. It was the second year that sales were up since 2008. Analysts are predicting that the number of sold homes will continue to rise in 2014. In the summer of 2013, interest rates rose and prices were up on homes because of the limited amount of inventory available to consumers. These things combined, it made buying a home less affordable. We have also seen a rise in construction, up 18.3% since 2012.

What does this mean for you, the consumer? It’s still a good time to buy. Although interest rates are higher than they were last year, they are still historically low. Call, email, text us– but don’t wait! Let us help you find your dream home NOW!

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