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South Miami Condo Near University of Miami: Bank of America SLASHING PRICE to $125,000

690b9bcb-e3c5-48d2-ae80-afb35e3f0c12_dtAre you, or someone you know, looking for a real estate deal

Perhaps this is for you:   $125,000 buys you a  one bedroom POOL VIEW in the Valencia in South Miami… as Bank of America has literally slashed the price on this short sale!

Location: The condo is conveniently located near South Miami Hospital, Larkin Hospital,  Sunset Place, local shopping and dining … with easy access to the Metro Rail … and  literally minutes from the University of Miami.   Valencia Condo: 6001 SW 70 St  #454, South Miami, Florida 33143

Amenities: *Assigned covered parking  on the same floor as the apartment itself. *Spacious balcony overlooking the pool &  sun deck… perfect for relaxing* New-ish building (2004 built) *Internet Cafe * 24 hour security* 24 hour fitness center * Outdoor grills & gazebo* Billiard Room.

#454 in The Valencia, South Miami:  One bedroom. One bath. 652 sq ft.  Condo association fees: $323.73 per month.  Listed for sale now at $125,000.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, or someone you know, please contact Alexandra or Vicki Restivo.

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Best Place to Live in South Florida: City of Doral ranked among TOP 2 in the USA by CNNMoney.Com and Forbes.com

The BEST 100 cities  in America?  Two of them are in South Florida!

Tauted for it’s combination of  lifestyle and business opportunity Doral is ranked among the top two South Florida municipalities by CNN Money.com.  Business opportunity, coupled with “quality of life”,   art, culture, top educational venues, and WORLD CLASS GOLF,  put the City of Doral on the map  (along with Fort Lauderdale) as one of  THE TOP 100 CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES IN WHICH TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY .

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Forbes.com named the City of Doral  Doral as one of the two best places to reside in the United States out of their 25 top choices for 2009!  Patents, venture capital funding, sole proprietorships, and start up companies (per capita) …  were among the criteria used by  Forbes.com  in ranking their top 25 cities to live “well”  in.  Incorporated 6 years ago,  and transformed  literally overnight  from cow pastures and open expanses of  green spaces into a beckoning destination with a population of just over 35,000 Doral ranks #2  as the BEST PLACE TO LIVE WELL…by FORBES.COM.

Having become a veritable small business hot-spot, in a heartbeat, Doral is home to multitudes of  businesses catering to the Latin American Market.  With one of the highest per capita concentrations of small businesses, and home to logistics, aerospace, and telecommunications industries,  the City of Doral is headquarters for several major corporate entities as well.  Pepsi-Cola is a strong  South Florida economic influencer,  and Brightstar (specializing in telecommunications and wireless communications products)….  is one of the largest Hispanic-owned companies in the United States.

doral-waterfallResort-style communities  abound in Doral, offering  world class golf and amenities,  and options of single family homes, or townhomes and condos.

Doral Isles offers acres of community recreational facilities :  lagoon pools with cascading waterfalls, soccer fields, baseball, basketball, kayaking, sandy beaches, docks, full-service fitness centers, open air cafes and outdoor dining. Here is a beautiful two story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome for sale in the community. Considering living in Doral?   Call us!

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Miami Homes For Sale: “WOOLBRIGHT DREAM GREEN REALITY AWARD” Smathers Four Fillies Farm:GREEN LIVING FINALIST!

cimg0865Located in the heart of the Village of Pinecrest, this South Florida model of environmental Green Living feels something akin to living in a National Park!  Beyond bucolic, Smathers Four Fillies Farm is a rare community offering a unique concept, and an even rarer opportunity to live in a sustainably eco-friendly environment!   The link to an article in e-Veritas is below:

Smathers Four Fillies Farm  is among the three finalists for this year’s Urban Land Institute’s top awards recognizing sustainable developments and GREEN living Lowering home operating costs by $1,000.00 a year,   Four Fillies far and away exceeds Florida Energy Efficiency Code standards… by  20 to 30 percent… and offers a unique quality of life. cimg08911

ULI’s  GREEN AWARD recognizes projects that offer sustainable values,  have  minimal environmental impact,  improve quality of life, comfort, and health… and incorporate regenerative site development strategies, energy and water conservation, use of sustainable or renewable materials, and improved  air quality.

As one the “Florida Green Building Coalition” (FGBC) certified developments, Four Fillies includes abundant  healthy insulation, special air filtration, energy star appliances,  and continuous water conservation (through landscaping choices and choices of appliances and fixtures).  Impact glass aids in energy conservation,  facilitates hurricane preparation and adds an intrinsic safety feature. Paints have low levels of volatile organic compounds. Interior wall studs are steel. The homes are termite and mold-resistant.

Dual concentric horseshoes consisting of  30 homes on a portion of 32 acres of lush tropical foliage, were created in and around existing plant life, mature trees, and tropical foliage… minimizing impact on the natural fauna,  hammocks and spectacular surrounding grounds maintained and protected by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.

The  32 acre property, donated to the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI  16 years ago, was a gift from long-time philanthropist and UM trustee Frank Smathers.  31 homes will grace the grounds including a residence that will be home to the President of the University of Miami.  21 acres will remain pristine … (apart from the natural hammocks, which are stunningly wild and utterly beautiful!) and preserve the history of the original Smathers stables, as seen here to the right. cimg07171

 A brilliant concept, with ingenious architectural finess and design, Four Fillies offers residents a unique opportunity to live and be a part of this eco-friendly community built by Breakstone, under the wing of MAMCO ‘s (Miami Asset Management Company)  Michael Katz and Patrick Burbank…  with  environmentally friendly urban design concepts from Donna Shalala , and backing and support from Evelyn Greer.

Only a handful of homes remain available in Four Fillies for purchase. Deed restrictions apply, as the property is affiliated with the University of Miami. Professors (adjunct, part-time, volunteer), deans, in addition to medical, research and recruits qualify under the deed restricted status.  Pricing ranges from $1.1  to $1.4  (11411 Smathers Circle and 11414 Smathers Circle) , and the gated communityis located is between Red Road and Old Cutler: with the entrance to Four Fillies on 11511 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida.  For further information, call Vicki Restivo at 305 793 1365 or Alexandra Restivo at 305 632 0164.

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Pinecrest Homes for Sale: OPEN HOUSE – Four Fillies Farm – Be Part of the UNIVERSITY of MIAMI COMMUNITY

cimg0868A  private 32 acre University of Miami gated community will be open to the public this Sunday, May 17th,   from 2:30pm  until 5:00pm.  Nestled on grounds maintained by Fairchild Botanic Tropical Gardens  in the heart of Pinecrest, you are surrounded by natural hammocks, mango trees in full bloom, walking trails, and lush open spaces… in FOUR FILLIES 

 These 30  newly built homes (by Breakstone) offer phenomenal GREEN FEATURES to maximize quality of life, and minimize maintenance and costs.  Most are SOLD OUT. 

The community itself is deed restricted to approved University of Miami Faculty ( full-time, adjunct, medical research, and recruits), and it does offer a guaranteed buy-back program. cimg08731

If you are affiliated with the University of Miami,  the SAM PROGRAM applies to a number of the  homes  in Four Fillies.  If you are not affiliated with the University, this might be incentive to do so.  Ever considered  becoming a part-time lecturing professor? 

 There are only a handful of  HOMES FOR SALE within Four Fillies Farm.

 Come by the OPEN  HOUSE on SUNDAY MAY 17th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm.  It’s an opportunity to preview two special  Four Fillies homes, the grounds, pool area, tennis court, and get a sense of the community. 

OPEN THIS SUNDAY, May 17, 2009   are:

11414 Smathers Circle (a two story/5 bedroom for $1,400,000)   and 11411 Smathers Circle  (one-story /3 bedroom for $1,100,000). 

Please feel free to drop by! Entrance to the University of Miami’s Four Fillies property is on Red Road (SW 57th Avenue) at SW 111th Street (just south of Pinecrest Gardens). The community is situated between Red Road and Old Cutler Road.

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Miami Homes For Sale – Open House: 14810 SW 97 Ave, Miami Florida

dsc_0296Come preview this OPEN HOUSE, and feel as though you are living in paradise.  This lovely, fully updated, four bedroom home  in the Falls Area will be open for viewing this  Sunday, May 17th  (NOON – 2PM).  14810 SW 97th Avenue has all the bells and whistles, and is set amid tranquil surroundings,  on a cul-de-sac… you have a  heated pool with a waterfall, a sprawling, lush green tree-canopied backyard that feels like your own private park… with beautiful landscaping and outdoor lighting…a huge covered patio for entertaining, complete with a built-in bar, and sturdy treehouse.  Inside are a beautiful kitchen with natural light from the skylight, ample sized bedrooms,  closets galore, solid hardwood floors,  travertine, and spa-like baths. Listed for $572,000,  you may  fall head over heels.  Ready to move? Please come and take a look !

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New Listing For Lease at 55 Merrick in Coral Gables

55 MerrickThis two bedroom /two bathroom condo in the heart of residential Coral Gables  features a beautiful kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large living room area perfect for entertaining. Floor to ceiling glass… Great views of Downtown Miami from your endless wraparound balcony!

55 Merrick features Valet, Concierge service, beautiful swimming pool &  hot tub, Fitness Center, Clubroom with  a couple of pool tables, entertainment areas and a kitchen. Stunning residential living amidst world class shops and restaurants. Minutes from the University of Miami, Coconut Grove, Downtown Miami and South Beach. Be at the center of it all …in vibrant Coral Gables.

55 Merrick Way # 726. Coral Gables 33134

Available for lease at $2,000 per month.

Click here for a brochure.

Contact Alexandra or Vicki Restivo for further information.

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House of the Cover of EWM MAILER: 9365 SW 170 Lane in Palmetto Bay is BACK ON THE MARKET!

"EWM Smart Living Residence" Featured Property on the Cover of EWM Mailer: March,2009

"EWM Smart Living Residence" Featured Property on the Cover of EWM Mailer: March,2009

“Up for grabs!”  This featured home on the March 2009  EWM MAILER COVER PAGE,   9365 SW 170  Lane  in Palmetto Bay,  is back up for grabs!  (Buyer was unable to close.)   EWM’s  “SMART LIVING CHOICE” , this 4 bedroom,  2 bath home, with sparkling pool , and private fenced yard ,  2 car garage, and an indoor laundry room…is available for $261,000.00    

Quoting  the EWM Mailer,  “You’ll be amazed at the new listings to choose from in neighborhoods that you never dreamed would fit your budget!  Residences UNDER $300,000 @ EWM Smart Living :  Find over 45,000 Miami-Dade & Broward single family homes and condos priced under $300,000.”   

9365 SW 170 Lane is located few blocks east of US1 (S.Dixie Hwy) in Palmetto Bay, on a cul-de-sac …   near shopping & dining,  and the location offers  quick access to major transportation.  Easy to show.  For more information or to preview, call  either Vicki Restivo 305 1793,  or Alexandra Restivo 305 632-0164

Sparkling Pool with waterslide

Sparkling Pool with waterslide

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Broker’s Open April 22: “Cul-de-Sac” 4 bedroom CORPORATE RELOCATION $572,000

97 AveThis cul-de-sac  4-bedroom beauty, renovated with top upgrades and finishes (by her engineer owner, fully expecting to settle into this cul-de-sac gem himself, permanently)  is FOR SALE.   A corporate transfer makes this a golden opportunity for a new buyer… because of  LOCATION, QUALITY, FINISHES, and VALUE.  Located at the quiet cul-de-sac end of 14810 SW 97 Avenue , in the Falls Area of Miami, only knowledgeable buyers will realize how PRIVATE and QUIET the location is, given the AVENUE ADDRESS.  

OPEN WEDNESDAYS for BROKER’s OPENS:  April 22nd and May 20th  (11:30-2:30).   Public is welcome to come as well!  

OPEN SUNDAYS :    April 26 … May 3 …  and   May 17  (Noon-2pm):     For other showing times, contact the listing agents.  CORPORATE RELOCATION PRICED TO SELL!  Directions to the property:  SW 136th Street to SW 97 Avenue … South to the cul-de-sac end:  14810 SW 97th Avenue.

4 bedroom/2 baths (Spa-like master-suite and cabana-bath each have direct access to the patio/garden ) Enormous Covered Patio with built-in wet-bar overlooks the Pool and Waterfall, and can accommodate 50 guests. Very private grounds,  exotic plantings, stunning outdoor lighting, a perfect balance of shade and sun.   Huge grassy play area.   Superb TREE HOUSE!  Privacy fence.  

Finest in finishes: Hardwood floors and marbleRenovated kitchen with a pass-through to the pool/counter/built-in bar …  streaming with natural light from the skylight… and functionally designed for comfort and elegance. Living Room. Family Room, Formal Dining. Breakfast Area.  Split plan. Spa-like Baths. High Ceilings. Indoor laundry. Two-car garage. French Doors …. For the price, and location, and the quality …  it’s a GEM of a house….  Please join us for the Broker’s Open or stop by for any of our OPEN HOUSE dates.  Very much worth seeing!

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University Housing for Qualified UM Faculty Members (Four Fillies – Pinecrest)

University of Miami qualified faculty members and medical affiliates can take advantage of an exclusive opportunity to live in the lush enclave of  Four Fillies Farm, private university housing  in the Pinecrest school district,  donated to the University by philanthropist and longtime trustee Frank Smathers Jr.  

Four Fillies

Four Fillies Farm consists of 30 newly constructed villas built on 11 acres in the center of the bucolic 32-acre Smathers Estate located between Red Road  (SW 57th Avenue) and Old Cutler, in Pinecrest.  The additional 21 acres of surrounding grounds, rare plant life, extensive fruit groves and  natural hammock are maintained by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.  Gated, private, and  adjacent to the marina, this university setting is home to UM faculty and recruits.  Walking trails, swimming pool and hot tub, tennis court,  playground, workout room and clubhouse, privately gated Four Fillies offers acres of  tranquility.  Developed by MAMCO and designed and built by Breakstone,   Four Fillies has preserved, very much intact,  the natural environment of the estate… designing  the entire community in and around existing tropical plants and trees. 

Quality-built by internationally renown Breakstone,  most of the villas have already been sold, and are lived in.  A handful of homes are available.  All are GREEN CERTIFIED by the Florida Green Building Coalition, and  expected to perform 20-30% better on average than  the Florida Energy Code,  which should  provide significant savings. 

Current  and future qualified UM recruits and faculty can apply their SAM Program Incentives to any property in Four Fillies Farm. 

The homes currently available  are two-story,  4-5 bedrooms,  priced at $1,145,000 – $1, 595,00 (with a particularly lovely 5 bedroom available for $1,400.000.00)… Every home in Four Fillies offers a guaranteed buy-back program from the University, advantageous for buyers, as it encourages and enables highly competitive loan options from lenders. 

Located near Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, and near Pinecrest Gardens (with it’s state of the art Community Center, library, classes, village greens), and near Matheson Hammock Park (with boating facilities, lagoon beach, biking trails), Four Fillies is located within Pinecrest’s highly desirable school district (Pinecrest Elementary, Palmetto Middle and Palmetto Senior High).

There are several floor plans.  EWM Realtors has a beautiful two-story home in listed in Four Fillies,  at the end of Smathers Road, elegant with high ceilings… flowing open living areas and a lush expanse of  back yard ‘orchard’,  priced at $1,400,000.00   It’s a regal property at the southern edge of Four Fillies,  5-bedrooms with a 2-car garage.   The entirety of  Four Fillies was previously available solely through MAMCO , the asset company for the University of Miami.  EWM Realtors can now assist you  with any of  homes available in Four Fillies, now that construction is complete. Smathers Four Fillies homes are not listed through the MLS,  as they are deed restricted to University of Miami qualified faculty members.  For additional information, or to see  any Four Fillies properties, contact  either Vicki  Restivo at 305 793-1365  or Alexandra Restivo at 305 632-0164.

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Stunning Apartment For Sale Near Dadeland

 This gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment has been newly remodeled to perfection. The unit features a wet bar, tile floors and a kitchen with granite counters. The apartment provides views of the canal and an outdoor terrace complete with tile floors.

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The Village at Dadeland Condo features a swimming pool, tennis and raquetball courts. Conveniently located at 7345 SW 82 Av # C118 – near Dadeland Mall and the University of Miami – this unit is ready to move into.

 Click here to see a brochure!

 

For this or any real estate needs, contact Alexandra and Vicki Restivo.

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