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Coconut Grove Home to be Auctioned December 17th – ON SITE

 This  Grove home at 3659 Bayview Road will be auctioned off – on site – at 11am  on Saturday, December 17, 2011 …   Whether you are looking to buy or sell, or are just interested in stopping by to see what’s going on, this may well prove to be a rather entertaining day in Coconut Grove!   Unlike in other parts of our country, there have been relatively few homes auctioned off, on site, in Coconut Grove.

Currently the home is  listed in the MLS for $869,000.00   According to all indications, the house  will go to the top bidder who comes in at/or above $790,000.00  –  There will be a 10% buyers premium  added …   and the MLS does stipulate that the top bidder needs to be prepared to sign a contract on the spot …  and that it be an as-iscash only sale…  It does allow for 3% commission to any selling agent.  Read the rest of this entry »

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When is the RIGHT Time to Sell?

I just got off the phone  – I’ve had a number of similar inquiries recently, from homeowners asking if now a good time to list (and sell)  … or  whether they should wait until after the first of the year.

That question about  ‘When to move’ is certainly a personal one.  Spending the holidays in the home you’re in now …  or starting NEW  holiday tradition elsewhere …   it’s not an easy decision. 

That said,  what I can say is that the majority of homeowners who ARE selling now tend to be serious sellers (given the current real estate environment).  And… most of properties listed for sale right now (whether they are condos or single family homes)  that are priced-well  do tend to sell  quickly.   It is a good time to be a buyer…. especially if you can recognize the good deals when they come around …  and are in a position to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves.   

Now through Thanksgiving, and then again starting January 1st, are Read the rest of this entry »

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Miami Beach Condo For Sale – Price Reduced

This one bedroom, 2 bath unit features an ocean and pool view, and has been updated beautifully. The condo features limestone floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances…an absolute gem. Price has been reduced to $399,000. The unit is located at 2625 Collins Ave in Oceanfront Plaza on Miami Beach. Contact the Restivo Team today for a private showing.

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Restivo Team Sells Five Units in The Townhomes at Oak Lane

After almost two years, our warmest congratulations goes out to one of our buyers who just recently closed on 5 units in Oak Lane! The townhouses are located on Red Road and SW 74 St in South Miami.

From the start, the Restivo Team helped negotiate with the developer and sat down with the architects and interior designers in an effort to help our client with his wants and needs.

The buyer who was looking for 4 bedrooms, gated community and close to the University of Miami. After taking him to look at many different options, he decided Oak Lane was a possibility, even though there are no more than 3 bedrooms available. He decided he wanted to combine 2 units and make one larger unit. 

The Restivo Team was there from the beginning and throughout the whole process, through closing. We spoke with the architects and the developers to get the process moving, finished and closed.

If you would like to buy or sell, please contact the Restivo Team.

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Coconut Grove Real Estate … Now You See It … Now You Don’t

Why some properties languor on the market for months, and others are under contract literally within days of being listed is a mystery to many. 

4161 Raynolds balcony 

There are so many variables.  In part, it boils down to  location and perceived value.   The calibre of  home,  accuracy of  pricing, marketing finesse, curb appeal, availability to access and show the home, and expertise of the listing agent  … all of that factors in.  

 4161 Raynolds family room

There have been dozens of properties in the Gables and in Coconut Grove listed,  over the span of the past couple of weeks.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Miami Real Estate … $619,000 Pinecrest Home … Renovated and Move-in Ready!

We found a delightful house in Pinecrest listed for $619,000.  We stumbled across it, previewing close to two dozen homes during  Broker’s Open Houses this week, as we were looking on behalf of several  buyers of ours,  each relocating to Miami.  Wednesday afternoons, typically, agents open their listings to agents who want to preview  new listings.

7340 SW 131 St Kitchen

7340 SW 131 St … Pinecrest, Florida…   

7340 SW 131 St PinecrestThis home is certainly move-in ready. 

 At $619,000  I can tell you that this one is a find! 

There isn’t much in Pincrest at the moment that comes close to this house, in terms of upgrades and renovations… and value.

I can’t think of  a single house in the Pinecrest school district, with anywhere near the 4 bedrooms and 4 baths that this one has, or that is as updated as this one, for under $750,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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Deering Bay Penthouse Sells for $1,500,000

deering baySpectacular views from the penthouse of Siena in Deering Bay Golf and Country Club …  champagne on the terrace … and the only thing our new homeowners had to bring was a toothbrush … and  clothes.   

Congratulations!  Our buyers have an absolutely beautiful  bird’s eye view of paradise  now …   golf course, exotic birds and wildlife, lagoons, marinas, tropical greenery  …  open water, breezes and bright blue skies.  

Decoratored and furnished   …  this three-bedroom penthouse was a rather unique acquisition …  a Miami Pied-A-Terre  that was purchased replete with  tastefully luxurious furnishings…  art work on the walls …  even  patio furniture on the terraces …   potted plants… area rugs … linens…  Gorgeous!   13611 Deering Bay Drive #1404 …    Was there ever an easier move?  Read the rest of this entry »

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HOT COMMODITY IN CORAL GABLES THIS SPRING: Homes Priced Under $600,000

WHO SENT OUT THE MEMO ANNOUNCING THAT THE HOT COMMODITY THIS SPRING WAS PROPERTY IN CORAL GABLES LISTED BELOW $600,000 ?

SOMEONE MUST HAVE, BECAUSE WE’VE GOTTEN NUMEROUS BUYER CALLS FOR JUST THAT…. THE CALLS ARE COMING FROM EVERY GENRE OF BUYER:  CASH, FHA, FIRST-TIME HOME-BUYERS, ALONG WITH MANY LOOKING TO DOWNSIZE.

WE POSTED SEVERAL RECENT BLOGS ON LISTINGS  WE FEEL ARE ‘DEALS’… PROPERTIES  OFFERING VALUE … AND COMPELLINGLY PRICED.

MOST OF THE HOMES WE”VE WRITEN ABOUT  ON MiamiRealEstateCafe.Com  (THOSE THAT WE SHOWCASE AS HAVING UNIQUE VALUE)  HAVE GONE UNDER CONTRACT VERY FAST  –   WHICH IS EXPECTED.   

THERE ARE DOZEN HOMES  CURRENTLY  PRICED UNDER $600,000 IN THE GABLES… A COUPLE  ARE SHORT SALES/MOST ARE NOT. 

ANY TIME YOU OR A FRIEND IS  INTERESTED IN BUYING OR SELLING PROPERTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA, AND LOOKING FOR A TOP LOCAL REALTOR TO ASSIST YOU, PLEASE CALL US AT 305-793-1365 OR CONTACT VICKI OR ALEXANDRA … THE RESTIVO TEAM HERE.    THERE IS A SHORT SUPPLY OF AVAILABLE LISTINGS RIGHT NOW,  AND BUYERS WHO ARE ANXIOUSLY LOOKING TO BUY, SO IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING SELLING THIS MIGHT BE THE TIME !

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SOLD for OVER ASKING PRICE: 6625 SW 97 Ave, Miami

97 aveThis is the kind of information that should be all over the local Miami newspapers.  Miami Real Estate is selling … and the real estate market is heating up faster than many of us would have imagined.

6625 SW 97 Avenue in Miami was under contract the first day it went on the market … and it closed in just over a month … at well OVER THE ASKING PRICE.   Listed at $689,900.00 it  just closed for $725,000.00.

If you are looking  for an experienced real estate agent in Miami to sell your home…   Contact the Restivo Team at EWM here or  at (305)  793-1365 or  (305) 632-0164.  

We are happy to assist you  … buying, selling, leasing, or building.

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New on the Market – 730 SW 92 Passage APPROVED SHORT SALE

The Restivo Team just listed 730 SW 92 Passage in Miami Florida … The house is located just north of SW 8th Street , in a walled community.  This an APPROVED Short Sale … approved by Bank of America.   It’s located in  Big Five Homes and is a four bedroom two bath home built in 1997… Mediterranean style with high ceilings and an open floor plan …  Listed for $264,050.00.  

92 passageThe property will be OPEN  to the public and to Brokers on Wednesday,  April 6th from 12pm – 2pm.  It will be OPEN again on Sunday April 10th from 3pm-5pm.   You are welcome to stop by either of those days.

For more information, and/or to arrange a private viewing,  please call the Restivo Team:  Alexandra (305) 632-0164 or Vicki (305) 793-1365 or contact us here.

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