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Looking for an opportunity to live in Pinecrest? $675,000 – 7330 SW 116th Terrace

Looking for an opportunity to live in Pinecrest?      7330 SW 116th Terrace  …  $675,000.00

7330 SW 116 Te Pinecrest Restivo/Hechtman

FIRST TIME LISTED … This is a house full of love &  a lifetime of memories. The current owners will be downsizing to another city,  to a house directly behind their daughter’s …   coincidentally 50 years to-the-day from when they bought their Pinecrest house.

We wanted to give our blog readers a head’s up on this lovely new Pinecrest listing and invite you to share it with anyone who might be looking for an opportunity in Pinecrest:

7330 SW 116th Terrace:  Some of the house is original.  Every bit of it is immaculate.  It’s situated in north Pinecrest on a tranquil treelined street,  fairly close to Miami Palmetto Senior High School,  with the added advantage of being within the most desirable  PINECREST SCHOOL DISTRIST.   

7330 SW 116 Te Pinecrest Restivo/Hechtman

 

3 bedrooms. 2 baths. (Guest bath has been beautifully redone … Master bath is ensuite and original).

7330 SW 116 Te Pinecrest Restivo/Hechtman

Light, bright  living room/dining room in the front of the house. Paneled Florida room/breakfast room overlooking the garden. Eat-in kitchen with sliding glass doors. Oversized 2 car garage … 15,000 square foot lot…sprinklers … hurricane shutters (accordion).  House is fully tiled throughout.  Bright, cheery, warm and welcoming.  Spacious galley kitchen …  tiled countertops, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator,  new wall oven & sink …  opens through sliding glass doors onto the covered patio.  Located on a tranquil treelined side street, fairly close to Palmetto Senior High.

7330 SW 116 Te Pinecrest Restivo Hechtman

Has a huge, fenced backyard  – great for playing ball.   Screen-enclosed covered patio  AND  an additional wood deck for bar-b-queing.   Fruit and avocado trees, veggie garden.  Accordion shutters. Municipal water. “Pinecrest schools”.

FIRST OPEN HOUSE: WEDNESDAY JULY 30 (12pm- 3pm).

7330 SW 116th Terrace, Pinecrest Florida 33156:  For sale by the Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty International

Vicki Restivo 305 793-1365 [email protected] Alexandra Hechtman 305 632-0164   Showing by Private Appointment … or feel free to stop by either of our two upcoming open houses:

Open House: Wednesday, July 30 (12pm-3pm)

Open House:  Sunday, August 3  (2pm -5pm).

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Step Through The Gate & Escape From It All … Coconut Grove Cottage 3720 Kumquat Ave

FROM THE STONE PATHWAYS TO THE TIKI HUT

THERE ARE BANANA TREES AND FLOWERING VINES, TREES,  BUSHES & COLORFUL FOLIAGE:  PLUMBAGO, HIBISCUS,  FLOWERING SKY VINE, CANDLE BUSH, ANGEL TRUMPET TREE,  ST. AUGUSTINE SOD (THE MOST SHADE TOLERANT), SNAKE PLANT, CACTUS, BURGUNDY LEAFED ALOCASIA, COLEUS,ARECA PALMS, LADY PALM, STAGHORM FERN, ORANGE AND YELLOW MILKWEEK, PETUNIAAND THE STEPHANOTIS VINE THAT PRODUCES WHITE TUBULAR SHAPED FLOWERS THAT SCENT THE AIR ALL OVER THE BACK YARD ON A STILL EVENING.

THE COTTAGE ITSELF IS PICTURESQUE AND WELCOMING …   2 BEDROOMS . KITCHEN, DINING ROOM. LIVING ROOM, ENTRY ROOM, LAUNDRY ROOM  … EACH AND EVERY ROOM OPENS TO THE OUTDOORS THROUGH A WALL OF SLIDING GLASS.

THE BATHROOM HAS BEEN EXQUISITELY UPDATED …  ITALIAN MOSAIC BLUE GLASS TILES … &  LEADED STAINED-GLASS WINDOW. EVEN THE LAUNDRY ROOM HAS DOUBLE GLASS DOORS OPENING TO THE BACK YARD … with ANOTHER LEADED-GLASS WINDOW.

THE OWNERS ARE SELLING … MOVING TO COSTA RICA …  THIS REMARKABLE GROVE COTTAGE (FEATURED IN BETH DUNLOP’S UPCOMING BOOK) IS LISTED FOR SALE …  MIGHT BE THE PERFECT HOME FOR YOU!

Photography courtesy of Claudia Uribe “Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove” …   3720 Kumquat Avenue,  Coconut Grove,  Florida 33133 Listed by the Restivo Team at EWM Realtors … Vicki 305 793-1365 …  Alexandra 305 632-0164 for $435,000.00  www.MiamiRealEstateCafe.com

 

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Coconut Grove Cottage … for $435,000 … 3720 Kumquat Avenue

MAGICAL , METICULOUSLY-MAINTAINED COTTAGE & GROUNDS ABOUNDING IN BOTANICAL BEAUTY  & INFUSED WITH INTRIGUE.  …  THIS MAY BE THE OPPORTUNITY YOU’VE BEEN HOPING FOR.

PICTURESQUE COTTAGE NESTLED AMID TROPICAL OPULENCE,  EVERY ‘WINDOW’  A GLASS DOOR INVITING YOU OUTDOORS, PRIVATE GROUNDS. LIGHT-FILLED HOME SURROUNDED BY  EXOTIC PLANTS,  FOLIAGE & ENCIRCLED BY WOOD DECKS.  SHADY NOOKS & OUTDOOR SITTING & DINING AREAS WHERE YOU CAN RELAX & ENTERTAIN. BREEZY TIKI HUT IN THE BACK  YARD (STUNNING OUTDOOR ROOM!)

… GATED CARPORT IN THE FRONT YARD (REPURPOSED AS A LANAI). SERENE SETTING AWAY FROM THE FRAY OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD. PRIVATE,  TOTALLY FENCED YARD & GROUNDS.

 

NATURAL LIGHT STREAMS THROUGH THE TREE CANOPY, OFFERING A COOL RESPITE FROM MIAMI’S HOT SUMMER SUN.

HURRICANE SHUTTERS. NEW ROOF.  HARD WOOD AND TILE FLOORS. DADE COUNTY PINE. CROWN MOLDING.

EASY FLOW INSIDE AND OUT. GENTLE OPEN-FEEL TO THIS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL GROVE COTTAGE…

 

 

ABUNDANCE OF STORAGE (WITH THE ADDED POSSIBILITY OF  REPURPOSING THE ‘OUTDOOR COVERED STORAGE’ INTO EVEN MORE LIVING SPACE).

 

PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY CHARMING SOUTH GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD.  TRANQUIL  STREET. EASILY WALKABLE TO SHOPS, RESTAURANTS & CAFES, GALLERIES, PARKS & MARINAS … COCOWALK … FRESH MARKET.  MINUTES FROM MIAMI INT’L AIRPORT, BRICKELL, MIAMI BEACH, KEY BISCAYNE, S. MIAMI & CORAL GABLES.

Photography  courtesy of Coconut Grove photographer, Claudia Uribe,  Miami.

This home is listed for sale by The Restivo Team.  For more information on 3720 Kumquat Avenue and to arrange to see the home, please contact Alexandra Restivo 305 632-0164 / Vicki Restivo 305 793-1365  [email protected] EWM Realtors.

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New Listing in Coconut Grove – 3720 Kumquat Ave – $435,000 – OPEN HOUSE 1/23/2012

New on the market this week is a charming cottage in Coconut Grove listed by The Restivo Team.

The cottage is featured in “Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove” by author Beth Dunlop  (Her book is scheduled to come out in print in April.)  3720 Kumquat Avenue is quaint, charming and meticulously maintained … ready for you to move in!

We are hosting an Open House on Wednesday, January 23 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Stop by and join us for a glass of wine or prosecco and  preview this uniquely charming Coconut Grove Cottage …..

The 2 bedroom home has an updated bath, new roof,  bright sun-filled rooms, hard wood floors, a lanai as well as an oversized tiki hut and tropical plantings, wood decks,  and tropical gardens … in a completely private and tranquil South Grove setting.

If you prefer to see the cottage at another time, please contact us and we will be glad to arrange to show it to you privately.

Photographs courtesy of Claudia Uribe.

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Congrats to you both …. Enjoy your very first home!

 

Buying a first home is a HUGE milestone  … and it was such fun to be part of YOUR first home-buying experience!    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL new home you have …  I’m thinking about all the memories you’re going to have in that new house ….   and I loved seeing your posts on Facebook today about it

I’m realizing just how fast you found your dream home, and closed on it, and moved in.    You found it in literally just a week, and not even one month later, it’s  yours.  That was really fast!   Congratulations on surviving (so graciously!)  the roller-coaster experience of buying your first home …  You got through all the  ups and downs, and never missed a beat (and …  never stopped smiling!).

 

You breezed right through those negotiations, pushed away whatever  fleeting twinges of buyers remorse you may have had (or  maybe you never really never had any!  Most buyers have a moment or two of second-guessing… but it’s entirely possible that you skipped that step entirely.).   Read the rest of this entry »

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Waterfront for Sale … Because Owner is Being Relocated

The last thing our clients expected was to be relocated within days of buying their Miami house …    They’d just found their dream home …  right on the water …  in a guard-gated community.    Almost the moment they bought it  (the ink still wet!)  they got a phone call, offering them a relocation… out-of-state …  an opportunity that was impossible not to accept.

Bottom line …  Someone else will benefit from them being relocated …  Another family now has the unique opportunity  to live here:

 

If you or someone you know is looking for a really special waterfront home, we just listed this at $510,000.00  … and Alexandra and I would be delighted to arrange to show it to you.

The views are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L …  and the sunsets (literally!) can take your breath away….  Tropical, breezy, balmy Miami!

Resort-style living…   Gated Community….  State of the Art Clubhouse … Junior Olympic Sized Pool  … 2 Gyms/Fitness Center … Sauna … 4 Tennis Courts (lighted) … Basketball Court … Security Guard and Patrol …  Lakefront home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac …  on an oversized lot with large fenced side yard … Five bedrooms … Four baths … Two Story Home …  Granite counters … Tile and Wood Floors …  $510,000.00.  Cutler Cay.

18862 SW 77th Court, Cutler Bay,  Florida

I watched this gated community of Cutler Cay  as it was being built …

I drove through Cutler Cay  during the early construction phase  and I mapped out the roads before they were marked (three flat tires and lots of fun exploring …

before those roads were paved  … before and during groundbreaking,  during the  early construction in ’05 -’06) …

and this was the one property that I’d earmarked (even then!) as the best location on Cutler Cay Lake.   For more information or to set up a private viewing,  contact me any time:  305 793-1365  [email protected]  Vicki Restivo EWM Realtors

 

 

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Congratulations To Our Pinecrest Sellers

We are so pleased for our wonderful clients whose Pinecrest home closed this week.  Congratulations!

9800 SW 71 Avenue SOLD  (within about 4% of list price …).

The house sits directly across from Royal Palm Tennis Club  … and sold for $604,000.00 …  (Four bedrooms… pool… canal in the back…).

We really enjoyed helping the Strauss family relocate … and it’s a pleasure to welcome our  new neighbors, the Paz family, to Pinecrest.  Congratulations to both buyers and sellers!

Alexandra and Vicki Restivo   … EWM Realtors

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Optimist, Pessimist, Realist … or Opportunist?

I love this particular quote, and would absolutely love to know who spoke  it: 

“Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist  – 

While you guys were busy arguing over the right price for the house, I bought it.  

Sincerely yours, 

The Opportunist”

The  battle these days centers aroung  home values … where they are … and who has their finger on the pulse.  Bottom line ?    The people getting deals … they are the opportunists.  

This current real estate market is one for opportunists  …  both buyers and sellers …  Contact the Restivo Team  at EWM Realtors if you’d like to take advantage of the market.  305 793-1365 – direct line.   – Or you’re welcome to send us a note here:  [email protected]   We are local real estate professionals and we not only know the Miami real estate market, but we can help you make the most of it.

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SOLD 3 Homes on ONE BLOCK … 3 Wonderful Families … 16601 SW 78 Ct … NOW LISTED FOR SALE!

We sold homes to 3 WONDERFUL families on this  BEAUTIFUL  tree-lined block in Palmetto Bay.

And we just listed a LOVELY HOME FOR SALE there … and hope  it’s exactly what you’ve been hoping might come on the market!  This is a tropical Miami home with Mediterranean elegance … priced well… and ready to move-in!

 

It happens to be on one of our favorite streets in north Palmetto Bay …   a great neighborhood …  a really good place to raise a family.

16601 SW 78 Ct  is  on a quiet street with very little traffic …  and with a lush tree canopy  … The house has a circular paved drive …  is on a corner lot  …  in an area of North Palmetto Bay known for it’s top rated schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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South American Companies Again Looking to Relocate to Miami

Patrick O’Connell, in charge of Corporate Relocation for EWM Realtors,  indicates there’s a significant rise in relocations into Miami.

South American Companies are again looking to relocate to Miami.   That’s good news for those selling condos as well as single family homes …  and beneficial as well to investors who need to lease there investments to stable, solid tenants.

If you are considering buying, selling, relocating, investing or renting out property you currently own … we would love the opportunity to assist you!   [email protected]   You’re welcome to call anytime:  Our direct numbers are 305 793-1365   and    305 632-0164   Vicki and Alexandra Restivo EWM Realtors.

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