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Best Home for the Value: 8270 SW 153 – Palmetto Bay Listed at $450,000

Seriously  …  This is a great house!    We’ve been scouring Miami for well priced, comfortable homes priced under $500,000 and this one takes the prize this week.  It was  listed last week by a  colleague of mine at EWM,  Ashley Cusack …  and has a lot going for it.8270 SW 153 KitchenBesides having a great, updated kitchen and impact windows it has a newly resurfaced, screened-in pool.  And the house is listed for $450,000.   Value and charm make for a good combo. 

8270 sw 153 pool patioIt’s on a corner lot, on a quiet, winding street  … and within the Coral Reef Elementary School boundaries. 8270 sw 153 family room Someone is going to get a seriously good deal with this one … I  think.  8270 SW 153 - 3rd bedroomI have no doubt whatsoever that this will go fast.  3 bedrooms. 2 baths.  2 car garage …  This property is sweet!  If you’d like to see this,  or any other property in the Miami area,  please feel free to call me on my cellular at 305 793-1365 or contact me here.    I  think ( if  THIS house intrigues you) you’ll have to jump on it fast, because it isn’t likely to languor on the market for long.  The Restivo Team …   EWM Realtors

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Existing Home Sales Continue Rising Trend

According to NAR, existing home sales were back on an upward track in November 2010, starting the growing trend again since bottoming in July. Home sales, which include townhomes, single-family, co-ops and condominuims, rose to 5.6% in November from 4.43 million in October.

It seems that buyers are respoding to good affordability conditions. Mortgage rates coupled with home prices and family income have been the best since 1970, according to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. He also added that the market seems to be recovering and should continue up to a sustaibable level in 2011.

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Pinecrest Showing Fewer Distressed Sales

In the last 6 months, there have been 81 sales of Single Family Homes in Pinecrest. Of those, 10 were Short Sales, 2 were Foreclosures and 69 were regular sales.

Those figures seemingly clash with the figures that Dade County has for Foreclosure and Short Sales, with those accounting for 40-50% of property sales in Miami Dade.

If you’re looking to buy or sell in Pinecrest, contact the Restivo Team today.

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Real Estate Rebounds in South Florida – Another Pinecrest Home Sells in Minutes!

6335 SW 107  PinecrestReal estate may still be sluggish in some parts of the country, but in Miami buyers have to move very quickly when they find a property, or it will be gone.  

Before the for sale sign was  in the front yard and before the interior photos were visible on the MLS, the house was under contract.  Listed for  $1,300,000 by EWM (or $272.77   a square foot) .

My buyers could have put a contract in on it  sight unseen,  and  might have had a glancing shot at getting this house … It went that fast.  I’m telling you, it went within minutes!

The house is nestled onto a meandering  circular street in north Pinecrest… 6335 SW 107th Street, just east of Ludlam. It’s one of those elegantly understated ranch-style homes … (the kind of one-story, updated South Florida home that literally fly off the shelves these days in Pinecrest). 

5 bedrooms …  4.5 baths…  office/playroom …  4766 square feet of living area…  a spacious covered patio with a built-in gas grill… on almost an acre of land… It has what so many home buyers are looking for:  Not only is it graciously updated, but it is very appealing from the curb and not only that, but it has outdoor spaces that reel the buyers in –  hook, line and sinker!   And the neighbors just happen to be  great neighbors! 

Unfortunate for our buyers who couldn’t  drop everything and rush over to take a look  that very first day it was listed …  because it’s  under contract.  It went under contract before the for sale sign  went up. 

Once the actual sales price is made available, after closing, we will share the details with you.

If you are considering selling your home in this market, price it to sell. It will put you in a better position to get a higher sales price than you might otherwise get.  If you are looking for a an experienced Realtor,  who knows the market inside out, call me anytime on my cell 305-793-1365

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Venetian Coral Gables Villas – Miami Offers a Glimpse of European Elegance in the heart of Coral Gables

venetian coral gablesThe Venetian Coral Gables is a project that was intentionally put on the back-burner when real estate slowed-down in Miami. 

The developer/builder opted to weather-out the downturn, rather than accept reservations on the Venetian Coral Gables. He  postponed the start of construction, opting to wait for the real estate market to bottom out.  I think it was wise to wait.  The idea was to have the Venetian be very high-end … with every upgrade and amenity possible.  Starting constuction as the domestic real estate market was feeling the pinch, seemed unwise. 

So many of the construction projects that were slated to be built in Miami  a couple of years back were ditched… or forced into using lower end finishes …  They sat empty…  or teetered on or fell into either foreclosure or short sale.    Read the rest of this entry »

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HGTV Miami: Want to Sell Soon? Then HGTV is looking for You!

 

We are looking for home-owners  who would soon like to sell…  and … would be willing to have it documented on HGTV.   If  you are willing to share your story … your journey …and would like to sell your home  through us … we would like to talk with you  about listing and selling your house … and applying to have the entire process showcased on TV.

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HGTV will be filming in Miami for an upcoming  prime-time show, and the producers of HGTV asked  Miami Realtors, Alexandra and Vicki Restivo of EWM Realtors to work with them  on it.   

IF YOU ARE  considering selling your home…. and would  like to list  your house for sale soon…  and possibly have it documented and featured on HGTV …  listed and sold by The Restivo Team with Esslinger, Wooten, Maxwell Realtors…   we would like to talk with you  about applying!   We invite you to call 305-793-1365 or  305 632-0164  … or send us a note here.   You can download the link for the application here.

Filming will document one home sale in Miami…  following an individual/family through the process of selling (listing, pricing, staging, showing the house, selling…).  Homes can be of any price range, style or type. 

We are looking for sellers who are outgoing and energetic  (after all, this is for television)…  and happy to share their story (and the nitty gritty details of it) with the world.  Cameras will capture much of the trials and tribulations… and the rollercoaster ride of selling a house…  the ups and downs of prepping the house for sale, pricing, negotiating, and ultimately selling. Read the rest of this entry »

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HGTV Accepting Home-Seller Applications for Upcoming Shoot in Miami

 
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HGTV Preliminary Screening Application:   Miami Home-Seller (Miami Shoot – WINTER 2010)

HGTV is looking for  fun, energetic home-owners who are soon wanting to sell their Miami home/condo/townhouse.  If you missed the blog on HGTV’S  HOME-SELLER CASTING for MIAMI, you can link to The Restivo Team’s post on MiamiRealEstateCafe.com  here.  Producers at  HGTV asked Miami real estate experts, Alexandra and Vicki Restivo at EWM Realtors to work with them on this episode.

Applicant seller-questionnaire responses can be submitted directly by email to  [email protected]  or faxed to 305 378-9239  Attn: Vicki & Alexandra Restivo/EWM Realtors.

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New on the Market: 7820 SW 51 Ave …Charming High Pines Home – OPEN TODAY!

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Brilliant opportunity to own in High Pines,  which is one of  Miami’s most delightful neighborhoods … nestled between Coral Gables, South Miami and Pinecrest.  High Pines has  mature trees,  a nice balance of  sun and shade,  and quiet streets, making it a great place for bike riding,  jogging and mingling with your neighbors.  High Pines has a definite  “walkability” factor…  close enough to local parks, shops, stores, dining and entertainment to make it attractive to buyers.  As we say in real estate it really does all boil down to one thing: Location… Location… Location. In this case,  proximity to South Miami and it’s restaurants, outdoor cafes, shopping, entertainment and night life is something that buyers are looking for.

7820 SW 51 Ave  High Pines

One  perk, living in South Florida, is having outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round.  This lovely four bedroom, 2 bath home has  that:  It has a enclosed, fenced backyard surrounded with hedges, and a covered-patio that’s an extension of the indoor spaces, inviting you to relax and enjoy the outdoors,  whether you’re there alone or entertaining friends and family. Many surrounding homes have similarly-sized backyard spaces and pools … and this home has room to create a pool, if that’s something you want to explore at some future point. 

7820 SW 51 Ave  High Pines

Inside, the “heart” of the home is without a doubt the  kitchen …and the family room that it opens to. This home is full of light … It has a (formal) dining room that’s cozy, bright and cheery…  and a nice expanse of bay windows facing onto the front yard from the living room. Terracotta tile runs throughout all of the main living areas,  with wood flooring/parquet in each of the four bedrooms. This homes is priced to sell at $599,000 and is ready for you to move in. 7820 SW 51 Avenue   Miami, Fl 33143.

7820 SW 51 Ave  High Pines

If you are  looking to move, and are looking for good schools,   this home may well be worth looking at. The Elementary schools are Sunset, Carver and Coral Gables, the Middle school is Ponce de Leon and Coral Gables is the Senior High… and of course Miami offers a number of excellent private school options as well.

This house is easy to show. We will be showing it by appointment as well as through Open Houses. Call us at your earliest convenience if you or someone you know would like to see it. Contact The Restivo/Price Team at 305-793-1365/305-632-0164/305-798-1652.   Irma Price / Alexandra and Vicki Restivo –  EWM Realtors International

You are most welcome to stop by our Broker’s Open on Wednesday September 8 from 12-2 PM. We will  have 7820 SW 51 Avenue in High Pines open for you on Sunday September 19 from 3-5 PM, as well.  Please feel free to stop by, either or both days, or contact us  for a private showing .

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ONE PINECREST HOME WORTH COMMENTING ON!

ONE OF THE PERKS OF BEING A REALTOR IS GETTING TO PREVIEW HOMES THAT HAVE JUST COME ON THE MARKET.  LISTING AGENTS IN MIAMI HOLD THEIR NEW LISTINGS OPEN FOR BROKERS  ON WEDNESDAYS.  AND I WAS IMPRESSED BY ONE IN PINECREST THIS WEEK – WITHOUT A DOUBT IT’S BLOG MATERIAL. COMPARING IT TO OTHER SIMILARLY PRICED HOMES IN PINECREST, THIS HOME DEFINITELY STANDS OUTEVEN AS COMPARED TO OTHERS  PRICED WELL ABOVE IT5745 SW 97 STREET IN PINECREST. 

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WITH 50 PROPERTIES CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE IN PINECREST FOR $2 MILLION UPWARD,  THIS ONE STRUCK ME FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS…   THE TWO THAT MATTER MOST TO BUYERS: VALUE AND QUALITY. Read the rest of this entry »

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MIAMI REAL ESTATE – SHORT SALES – PERSEVERANCE & PATIENCE PAYS OFF! MY PHONE IS RINGING OFF THE HOOK NOW THAT THIS IS PUBLIC INFORMATION!

 

6915 SW 101 St Dining Rm

AFTER SUBMITTING COUNTLESS OFFERS  (ON REGULAR… AND SHORT SALE LISTINGS) ON BEHALF OF TWO VERY DETERMINED AND SPECIAL  BUYERS OF OURS,  I AM TELLING YOU,  IF YOU HAVE THE STOMACH FOR IT, YOUR PERSEVERANCE AND DILIGENCE  COULD PAY OFF  –  BIG.  DOES IT ALWAYS?   NO, OBVIOUSLY NOT.   I AM NOT IMPLYING THAT, BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION.   BUT THIS STORY IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS!  Read the rest of this entry »

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