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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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VILLA PARADISO | PISA LUXURY HOMES.    The possibilities are endless …   but I think this particular location would make for a unrivaled spot for a U.S. University study abroad program, holistic SPA,  corporate headquarters for an international corporation or entity …  or an amazing corporate retreat  !!!   I could easily  envision it as a University setting for one of the top  U.S. study abroad programs like those that Stanford University and FSU host in Florence.   It could easily lend itself to being an exceptionally  high-end resort-hotel  or discrete corporate headquarters for an international entity wanting a presence in Tuscany.

Magnificently restored,  this is an historic Italian villa that literally and figuratively sits  on a hilltop in rural Tuscany, Italy.   From the upper loggia there is literally a 365 degree view of the countryside ….  Your eye wanders from the olive groves, orchards and vineyards … to the quaint Tuscan towns and villages between Florence and Pisa.

Inside, on each of the three and 1/2 levels you have  resplendent frescoed ceilings and muraled walls, some of them painstakingly restored …  others in a more original state of magnificence.  There’s a cypress lined road that leads you  from the gated entrance of the property to the villa itself.  And on the grounds of the villa there’s a pool,  hedged rose gardens, a separate ‘garage’ and work room ,  and a private chapel.

Inside the villa, on each of the main floors, the design and floorplan is that of the period in which it was built … There’s  a single central great room that  occupies the center core of the villa on each and every floor ….   from which doors lead into  adjoining quarters, common areas, hallways and stairwell and sleeping quarters…  The main living areas (great rooms) are the core of the villa and form the hub of the home…. spilling out and beyond it’s doors to multiple kitchens, dining rooms and guest quarters, libraries, and sitting areas.

The grounds, pool, gardens and guest rooms and shear beauty of the villa really lend themselves to the image of an astonishingly perfect  SPA or hotel destination … or corporate headquarters/retreat…. or wedding venue.  It’s now owned privately …  but has all the potential to be a space enjoyed by an elite handful.

This remarkable piece of history …  this awe inspiring villa located in Usigliano di Lari …  is listed for sale by Vicki and Alexandra Restivo of EWM Realtors, International.   Because of it’s unique historical designation, and truly magnificently frescoed walls and ceilings, as well as it’s architectural design, Villa Paradiso is overseen and protected  by the Belle Arte… which means it’s historically designated.

I think it’s just one of those rare and unique opportunities to own your own piece of Italy … This palacial ITALIAN VILLA in Tuscany … really is  a masterpiece of  art and architecture … and history.

Villa Paradiso in Usigliano di Lari …  on a hillside between Florence and Pisa… with 360 degree views of the Tuscan countryside.    [email protected]  305 793-1365. The Restivo Team …


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13241 SW 99 Ct in Falls Area of Miami … 4/2 Pool Home for lease: $3,000/month

13241 SW 99 Ct  … welcoming curb appeal …  cheerful, low-traffic street …  updated home in the Falls Area of Miami … big back yard … avocado, mango & palm trees … new diamond bright on pool … kiddie fence enclosure … deep overhang on back patio makes for  ideal outdoor dining, relaxing and being with family and friends… Looking for something special for your family?  Easy to show …  just call us 305 793-1365.   Granite kitchen with snack bar … formal living room, formal dining …travertine …  split bedroom plan with master to one side, and three additional rooms on the other.  New AC in 2011. Oversized garage.  Gas water heater. Top public schools. Hurricane shutters … even to enclose the covered patio!

Desirable Falls Area Charmer Just Came On The Market …  This home is  move-in ready … 4 bedroom  / 2 bath home … available for lease for $3,000 a month.   Sparkling pool … kiddie fence  …   Grassy open back yard great for playing…   and a HUGE covered patio area with accordian shutters if you want to enclose the patio.   Hurricane shutters throughout.

Kitchen and the two full baths have both been updated … each have double sinks.    Family room,  dining room, living room  …  Huge canopied patio for  outdoor entertaining …  split plan with master off to one side  – completely separate from the other three bedrooms  that are on the other side of the house.

Tranquil street. Charming neighborhood …  Close to  shopping, dining, movie theatres, entertainment,  and  major highways … yet nestled into a  highly sought-after area of Miami …  just minutes  from SW 136 St and the Falls Shopping Center.

13241 SW 99 Ct   –   Miami, Florida

Vicki & Alexandra Restivo … … Contact us at  [email protected] or on our direct line, anytime:  305 793-1365

Public Schools:  Vineland Elementary School …  Palmetto Middle … and Palmetto Senior High.

Owner’s Lawn and Pool Service will maintain property … tenant to pay owner $100 per month for lawn and $100 for pool service.

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Four Fillies House Available for Lease – 5 bedroom/5 bath for $5,900 in Pinecrest

There’s a shortage of  homes for lease  in Smathers Four Fillies …  and  … good news if you’re  looking to rent:   We just listed one!   Four Fillies in Pinecrest  is a fabulous place for incoming UM faculty  to live – with 32 acres of bucolic grounds, hammocks, walking trails, orchards, fields and tropical paradise surrounding you … all within  gated Four Fillies …  in Pinecrest with the public schools being among Pinecrest’s finest: Pinecrest Elementary, Palmetto Middle, and Palmetto Senior.   The community is deed restricted (even as rental property)  to UM faculty, and medical and research associates and doctors and faculty at U-Health and Jackson Memorial.

Our new listing is a  magnificent 5 bedroom home in Four Fillies …  $5,900 a month … entitling the resident to  use of all of the grounds, along with the community pool, clubhouse, gym, tennis court,  playground facilities.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Welcome Home !!! Just Listed for $415,000 – 13100 SW 109 Place Miami, Florida


13100 SW 109th Place

We will be holding a BROKER’S OPEN HOUSE,  Wednesday,  June 20 … from Noon until 2pm … You are welcome to drop in.  Please do !

It’s worth seeing if you’re in the market for an updated, well-maintained and beautifully cared-for, absolutely move-in-ready home in the Pine Shores Section of Miami (in the Falls area) …  four bedrooms …  two baths…. corner lot  …  a tranquil neighborhood setting.

Enticing curb appeal  …  flowering plants …  folliage … and  beauty everywhere… Delightful outdoor covered sitting areas make for really nice entertaining and unwinding (reading the paper, relaxing, enjoying a glass of wine, grilling with friends)  … Every corner of this beautiful Falls area home you will thoroughly enjoy.  It’s a home that’s warm and welcoming.  

Could be yours!   Look forward to seeing you  … and/or welcoming anyone you know who is looking for a really lovely well-priced home.  

Call or contact us at 305 793-1365 or [email protected]   Vicki and Alexandra Restivo  –  EWM Realtors, International –   We are happy to show by appointment as well.

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For Sale By Owner (FSBO) … Why Use an Agent?

The 19%  FSBO statistics  (For Sale By Owner)  dropped to 9% last year.  The reason home owners list and sell property on their own is because of the perception that they will save on the commission.  Fact is, using a reputable reliable real estate agent will actually give them more money in their pocket. 

Unless the homeowner is well versed in real estate, the fact that most transactions involve at least one realtor, means that the home owner operating as a FSBO  is on opposite sides from the realtor representing the buyer. 

Most home sellers are better off listing with an agent who will represent their interests in the transaction, and see that the buyer gets to the closing table and that keys and funds actually change hands.

If you are thinking about selling, and want to arrange for  a seller consultation, we would be more than pleased to meet with you.  We have sold almost every one of our listings.  Inventory is down, in general,  right now.  And there are plenty of buyers who are looking for homes and condos.  Call us.  We would love to list and sell yours.   305 793-1365  Alexandra and Vicki Restivo EWM Realtors, International.   We specialize in Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne,  Miami and Coconut Grove….  We know the neighborhoods, the market, market values …  and we know how to sell.   Look forward to hearing from you, anytime you’re ready –  305 793-1365

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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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Who Says You Can’t Sell Now? …Because you bought at the height of the market? 6845 SW 98 St Pinecrest is Selling Now

6845 SW 98th Street in Pinecrest sold in ’06  for $1,551,840.00 …  It’s  listed again now at $1,995,000.00.   If you like, you can link to the property details on 6845 SW 98 Street here.  It’s been beautifully re-done.  6845 SW 98th St was upgraded exquisitely in 2006 … Everything was updated …  It has a warmth and a flow to it that makes it inviting, in a grandiose way.    No one told them that they couldn’t sell now!  And they are.

This is an impressive listing …  Hampton Style with a Key West Flair …   in the heart of North Pinecrest …  6 bedrooms … 4 full baths … 2 guest baths …  three stories… 8 foot doors …  magnificent hardwood floors throughout  … chefs kitchen … oversized  lap pool … guest house … BEAUTIFUL NEW LISTING !  

I hope you don’t think that because you bought at the top of the market you’ll have to wait to sell.  If you are thinking of selling, we would LOVE to talk with you.  There’s a shortage of homes right now for the buyers who are looking.  There are homes for sale now in Pinecrest that are priced above where they sold  last year.   

Buyers appreciate and will pay for homes with updates … and  move-in ready …  and buyers are buying.  Whether you are buying or selling, we would love to chat with you.

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Townhomes in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami & Pinecrest

I’ve been working for the past several months with buyers who are wanting  to find a townhouse.    And we received two other inquiries through our real estate blog this weekend,,  from others wanting to purchase a townhome in the Miami area. 

There are 42 townhomes currently listed in the MLS in Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest and Coconut Grove … and a handful of others that are available but not listed in the MLS. 

Owning a townhouse appeals to many of us  (because it combines attributes of  both a home and a condo).

You may be downsizing (& with a townhouse you can just lock up and leave …  and travel).    You might be looking to start from scratch  ( & want something that feels like home  – with a speck of outdoor space  – but minimal grounds to upkeep).  You might be looking for a vacation home or  for an investment property. 

I’ve pulled a list of what’s available now.  To see the townhomes currently listed in the Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest and Coconut Grove, you are welcome to  click on the link here. 

I also wanted to include a handful of  other townhouse listings elsewhere in Miami, in the areas of South Miami, Palmetto Bay and in the Dadeland vicinity.  I’ve included five more here (of the several hundred listed in Miami-Dade):

 There are a few  units still available in Oaklane (which is just south of Sunset Drive … on Red Road) between South Miami and Pinecrest (and these units have 4 garage parking per unit … and three stories to each unit).   Kings Creek (just west of Pinecrest and South Miami)  has a quaint one story waterfront unit. And Paradise Point in Palmetto Bay has a three story unit that’s waterfront,  and in a gated community just off of SW 152nd St.   To see the 5 townhomes in those neighborhoods and see what’s being offered in Oaklane, Kings Creek and Paradise Point you can click the link here.

Pricing on townhomes  in Miami runs the gamut …  from just  under $200,000  …  to upward of $2.5 million in the list I’ve pulled for you here.  Whevever you’d like to schedule a buyer or seller consultation –  whether you are interested in a townhouse, condo or single family home or vacant land –  we’d love to hear from you.  Please send us a note here.   Or give me a call anytime that’s convenient for you.   My direct line is:  305 793-1365  And you can of course reach me by email:  [email protected].  I look forward to hearing from you.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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NEW PRICE … 9800 SW 71 AVE – Pinecrest (Reduced to $630,000)


NEW PRICE  $630,000.

9800 SW 71 Avenue in Pinecrest  

9800 SW 71 Avenue Pinecrest

Located in North Pinecrest, across from Royal Palm Tennis Club, this 4 bedroom  canal-front home is ready for immediate sale.  

If you are wanting  a four bedroom within the the Pinecrest Elementary School area please call the Restivo Team .  We will be delighted to arrange a showing. 305 793-1365  (phone or text) … or email us:  [email protected]

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