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Italian Estate For Sale

We just listed a great home … Villa Paradiso, in Tuscany, Italy- between Florence and Pisa. The home features 12+ bedrooms and 10 baths sitting on an almost 2.5 acre lot. There are 360 degree views of the Tuscan hills, vineyards, olive groves and even the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Among the 13,228 square feet are beautiful affrescos on walls and ceilings, painted by Ademollo. The Villa was built in the 1600s and has been given a historical designation by the “Belle Arte” in Italy. It has been restored and is absolutely stunning with gardens and a beautiful pool. Contact the Restivo Team for more information.

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One of the reasons you subscribe to and read  our real estate blog  is for information… insight  … and opportunities like this one ( a  STEAL!):

7900 SW 132 Street in Pinecrest Florida just came on the market, listed for $475,000.  

It beats any other listing I’ve come across in recent months … for value… price… It’s an absolute  gem of an opportunity.   It’s a three bedroom home, updated BEAUTIFULLY  by owners who had absolutely no intention of leaving or moving … but who  now happen to find themselves  relocating unexpectedly.   The house has everything:  New aluminum roof, exquisite kitchen, hardwood floors,  new windows … charming street … curb appeal… one car garage … light, bright and welcoming … and beautifully maintained…. and a price tag that makes it a steal!

I have no doubt but that it will go very fast.  It is listed by Carrie Foote through  Lowell International Realty…. and I would love to show it to you …  if you want an incredible move-in ready home  (at an unheard of price!).  Feel free to contact Vicki or Alexandra Restivo on either of our direct numbers 305 793-1365  or 305 632-0164 …   The Restivo Team at EWM Realtors will be  more than happy to arrange to show it to you.  At this price. this home will get scooped up at warp speed.  I have NO doubts about that, whatsoever.   It’s fabulous!

Vicki Restivo, Realtor … Our Real Estate Website and Blog:    Direct line:  305 793-1365  EWM Realtors   … [email protected]   ….   Emails went out last night to all  our buyers whose criteria would indicate that this house might be the RIGHT one …  Please let us know your specific criteria for a home, and we will  update you  as well … with new listings as they come on the market.

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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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New Pinecrest Listing – Broker’s Open Wednesday

Broker’s Open on Wednesday November 2 from 12 pm – 2 pm.

Come see this new North Pinecrest Listing and enjoy some lunch.



This 4/2 features a bonus room and bathroom, great garden views, lots of yard space and a beautiful pool and covered patio area. Great location. PINECREST SCHOOLS! Near Royal Palm Tennis Club and Coral Pine Park on a tranquil tree-lined street.

Located at 9800 SW 71 Ave, listed for $690,000.

Hope to see you there!

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Pinecrest Elementary School District – Home for Sale: 9800 SW 71 Ave

9800 SW 71 Avenue in North Pinecrest was just listed for sale by the Restivo Team for $690,000.  If you’re looking to buy, this home is one of only a handful of properties  in Pinecrest Florida  currently listed for sale below the $1 million mark…  within the DESIGNATED SCHOOL BOUNDARY of  PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  


Located immediately to the south of Royal Palm Tennis Club, on a tranquil street within minutes of  both Coral Pine Park and Pinecrest Gardens, this Pinecrest location offers easy access to  Highway 826 (a 20 minute commute to Miami International  Airport via the highway, and  less than a 1/2 an hour to the historic Biltmore Hotel  and Downtown Coral Gables, Miami Beach or Key Biscayne).   Read the rest of this entry »

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1205 Mariposa #324, Coral Gables: NOON – Monday June 13th

1205 mariposaFor all of you who have been waiting for us  to have key access to show you  and/or your clients  1205 Mariposa #324 in Coral Gables  …. we will  (finally!)  have access Monday, June 13th, at noon.  

 I still don’t have keys (as the tenant inadvertantly left with them), but the handyperson will be available to open for us to show it on Monday. 

I apologize in advance but I do expect that,  from the number of calls we’ve gotten,  it may well  be open house style .   The unit will be open from noon until 12:30pm.   Listed for lease at $1,250.00  and for sale at $232,000.00 it’s a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit with a large terrace overlooking the tree canopy:  Villa Capri, right across from the main campus of  UM.

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Miami Property … If you want it, GRAB IT!

Rental property in Miami is gone often the moment it hits the MLS it seems (or at least that’s true with many of the really good listings).  Of the  properties  listed for lease in Coconut Grove on Wednesday, 75%  of what we scheduled to show our clients on Friday were already ‘pending’ … rented/leased out… by Thursday evening.  Nine out of twelve properties that we were scheduled to be showing were leased out literally within the span of under two days.  

While it can be hard on anyone looking to rent (ie. tenants) …  it is welcome news to anyone  looking to lease their property out (ie  landlords).  Anyone considering purchasing  investment property …  ought to take a look at Miami.

We just  picked up keys for  clients of ours who are driving across country as I’m posting this … relocating to Miami.  The keys are for a rental property that we stumbled across in April.  The landlord  purchased the house earlier that month as an investment property (to be eventually ‘gifted’ to her young child) … and she was in the process of gutting the house when Alexandra and I  happened across it.   (It was not  listed for lease…  It was literally gutted …  with workers there, updating  altering and renovating it).  There were no bathrooms/ no floors/ no airconditioning …  but it had potential .  Read the rest of this entry »

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Coral Gables Boat Slips & Docks Available

Waterfront property  throughout Miami sells for a premium.   Property with dockage, or that included deeded dock space ,  tend to sell at yet another notch above.  For a list of the 13 currently available boat slips in Coral Gables, click here.

Marinas in Coral Gables

Dock space (whether deeded or cooperative)  in Coral Gables typically  costs anywhere from the high $100,000’s upward of $500,000 depending on the marina, the specific location within that marina,  and the size of yacht that can be accommodated. 

Application fees run as high as $15,000  (if you are looking at  slips in Cocoplum).  

Deering Bay application fees run considerably less .. $1,500 …  although Deering Bay does require marina  applicants to own property within Deering Bay ( whether a condo, townhouse, estate home or patio home)  before  they are eligible to purchasing a slip.

For more information,  contact us here or at 305 793-1365.

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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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