Miami real estate news and information

Newly Listed in Deering Bay – Open House Today

Open House Sunday – TODAY from 2-4 PM – join us at 13611 Deering Bay Dr #204, in the Siena building.

This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom unit is offered at $1,375,000 and includes a Golf & Tennis membership at Deering Bay Club. Enjoy views of the water and the City from expansive balconies and private elevator entry directly into the unit.

Deering Bay amenities include clay tennis courts, an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, Siena swimming pool and gym, Deering swimming pool & gym and 24-hour manned guard gate. Resort-style living at it’s best!

Join us this afternoon and if you can’t make it, contact the Restivo Hechtman Team to schedule a private tour.

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7601 SW 144 Terrace – Sanctuary in Gated Community across from Coral Reef Park

What you’ll love about this home …  

Almost verbatim from the sellers …  (as they relocate to the other side of the continent):

‘This home is a beautiful sanctuary within the gates of the Old Cutler Cove community. It’s situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, within the private gated-community, directly across the street from one of the best parks in Miami – Coral Reef Park, with it’s sports fields, tennis courts,  jogging trails, volleyball, playgrounds, farmers market, picnic and barbecue spots.  Top-rated public and private schools (and the neighbors!) add to the list of pluses. The dream kitchen, whole-house generator, and two-story screened porch with pool are just a few of the amazing features of this home. The roof was replaced two years ago with beautiful, top-quality terra-cotta tiles. The roof has all the extras to get the highest wind resistance rating and qualifies for the most favorable insurance rates. Year-round backyard use thanks to lush shade trees/palms in the fenced yard.’    Click here to tour:   Visual Tour for 7601 SW 144th Terrace, Palmetto Bay

7601 SW 144 Terrace in Palmetto Bay  …  Please feel free to contact Alexandra Hechtman or Vicki Restivo at 305-632-0164 or 305-793-1365 to arrange for a private showing!  [email protected]

Visual Tour of 7601 SW 144th Terrace in Palmetto Bay

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Selling Can Be Bittersweet!

Selling can be bittersweet… seeing people we care about, move away.   But there is a flip side – welcoming wonderful new families into the neighborhood.

Warmest congratulations to our sellers!   One moving across country,  the other seeking more mountainous/northern terrain … Enjoy your new surroundings.  We are so happy to have been part of your move, and we wish you all the very best!

Warmest wishes too to each of the buyers who now get to live in these two amazing homes … Welcome to Pinecrest and welcome to Palmetto Bay (and sunny South Florida!)…  I do think you are going to love it here!

It has been such a pleasure working with you all … our sellers … the buyers… our real estate colleagues – Monica Rich of Berkshire Hathaway  and Juan Carlos Gonzales of One Sotheby’s (who represented the two buyers)…  and the attorneys (who continue to be, a pleasure to work with) – Elizabeth Hutson and  Jose Castro.

We want you to know how much we appreciate all you did to ensure that each of these transactions was smooth and amicable, and that everyone left the closing table feeling that they won …

Alexandra and I appreciate you, and  we are so honored that we get to do THIS, every day … buying and selling homes in Miami … and getting to collaborate with so many truly lovely human beings!

Warmly,   Vicki Restivo and Alexandra Hechtman …Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty International

These are the two homes we sold, yesterday and today:

10651 SW 65th Avenue in Pinecrest sold for $1,440,000.00

7440 SW 141st Street in Palmetto Bay sold for $619,000.00

If you are a neighbor … stop by and welcome the families who are moving in!  They will enjoy having you as neighbors, and you will enjoy them.



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PROGRESSSIVE BROKER’s OPEN HOUSE Wednesday April 26, 2017 (12pm -3pm) Palmetto Bay Progressive Broker’s Open

We warmly invite you to our Palmetto Bay BROKER’S OPEN  on Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 12 noon until 3pm.  This will be part of a PROGRESSIVE BROKER’S OPEN for luxury listings in the Village of Palmetto Bay.

Join us at 7601 SW 144th Terrace in OLD CUTLER COVE (a gated community).

Come for refreshments… Send your buyers.   Everyone is welcome!

This lovely, updated 2 story home is ideal for buyers relocating to Miami, looking for a move-in ready home, and wanting to be in a gated community


Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes …  and this home has beautiful ones!    (… but this house has so much more than just it’s designer-magazine kitchen and baths!)

2 story 5 bedroom/3 bath/2 car garage … Screened-in double-height pool/patio with expansive seating/entertaining areas.  Lovely trees and palm-shaded side-grounds and  paved pathways lend themselves to year-round outdoor enjoyment.

Hurricane shutters.  Bamboo and wood flooring.  Built-ins.  Gorgeous granite counters & stainless appliances … a spacious eat-in kitchen.  Designer upgrades and finishes throughout .  NEW ROOF in 2015 .  Freshly painted exterior.  New lighting.

GATED COMMUNITY of Old Cutler Cove …  directly across from Coral Reef Park.

7601 SW 144th Terrace, Palmetto Bay, Florida.  Listed for $867,000.00

For security gate access dial 305-793-1365 – or the number on the keypad at the time of the open house.   Vicki Restivo  & Alexandra Hechtman – EWM Realty International

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Open House Weekend – April 22 & April 23

Springtime is one of the best times to be buying a home, and the Restivo Hechtman Team has a new listing well worth seeing in Palmetto Bay, if you or your clients are looking for a fabulous home in a gated community.  Come … or send your buyers!

Open for the first time this weekend, 7601 SW 144 Terrace, which is located on a cul-de-sac in the Gated Community of Old Cutler Cove: 3-5 pm both Saturday and Sunday.  Call 305 793-1365 for gate access at the NORTH entrance located at 77th Avenue and SW 147th Terrace.    For a visual tour, and additional photos click here:  VISUAL TOUR OF 7601 SW 144 Ter, Palmetto Bay

This 5 bedroom 3 bath home has the benefit of being located among some of the top rated public and private schools.

It is bright, cheerful … It is a 2 story home with volume ceilings. It has beautiful new roof with top quality barrel tiles installed  two years ago … in  2015 … (offering the highest insurance benefits for wind).  There is also a back-up generator which powers the whole house.

One of the best parks in Miami (Coral Reef Park) is across the street, with acres of sports fields, tennis, volleyball, jogging paths, barbeque and picnic areas, playgrounds, and farmers markets.

With the double-height screen-enclosure & tropical foliage and shaded trees … expansive outdoor entertaining & sitting areas, you have year-round enjoyment of the pool (which is heated) and the outdoor spaces.

Other features:   Dream kitchen … with top of the line finishes… &  granite… & stainless steel appliances. Wood and bamboo floors throughout.  3,287 square feet (adjusted).  2 car garage.  Built in 1989.  Designer-finished.  A decorative rock wall in the stairwell adds a nice architectural feature.  Accordion hurricane shutters.

Located at 7601 Sw 144 Terrace in Palmetto Bay.

Offered at $867,000.

We will be hosting two Open Houses this weekend… Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23 from 3-5 PM.  We invite you to come by and take a look! If you aren’t able to stop by this weekend, don’t hesitate to contact Vicki or Alexandra to set up a private showing  at your convenience.

305-793-1365  … Call for gate access



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FIRST TIME OPEN: 3-5pm Saturday & Sunday 4/22 & 4/23 in PALMETTO BAY (Gated Community of Old Cutler Cove)

7601 SW 144th Terrace will be OPEN for the first time this coming weekend: Saturday and Sunday (4/22 & 4/23) from 3pm-5pm.

For gate access, dial 305-793-1365.

It is a two-story move-in-ready 5-bedroom home in the walled/gated community of Old Cutler Cove … directly across from Coral Reef Park –  in North Palmetto Bay.  The asking price is $867,000.00.

Features:  New barrel tile roof in 2015.  5 bedrooms/3 baths. Master upstairs. Full-house generator. Freshly painted exterior. New lighting.  Tastefully landscaped. Accordion shutters.  On a cul-de-sac!

For more information, please feel free to call:

Vicki Restivo 305 793-1365   and   Alexandra Hechtman  305 632-0164   EWM Realty International



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New Listing Coming Next Week – Palmetto Bay Gated Community

Not yet on the market!   But … here is a quick head’s up as to one of our upcoming listings (available to see from Wednesday April 19th. onward).

Located in North Palmetto Bay’s walled/gated community of Old Cutler Cove…on a cul-de-sac … across from Coral Reef Park…  asking price is $867,000.

Upscale, quality details throughout … wood floors… designer-finished  granite/stainless eat-in kitchen … spa-like baths… NEW ROOF … 5 bedrooms/ 3 baths/2 car garage … high ceilings …decorative rock wall focal point in stairwell… French doors …  sparkling pool … HUGE patio… top rated schools

For more detailed information/ or to preview, you’re welcome to call or text us.  It will be listed in the MLS next week.

Vicki Restivo 305-793-1365. Alexandra Hechtman 305 632-0164  – EWM Realty International

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Last day to file for Homestead Exemption

Apply For Your Miami Dade Homestead Exemption …  Online

If you bought property in 2016, you have up through March 1, 2017 to apply for your Homestead Exemption. The benefits of applying for Homestead Exemption are:

1) It will cap (limit) property tax increases on your property in subsequent years, and

2)  It will reduce your assessed value of your property by up to $50,000.00 – giving you a tax savings .

Miami-Dade Homeowners can complete the application process for Florida’s Homestead
Exemption as well as for the Homestead Assessment Difference (also know as “Portability”) entirely online (rather than in person).

The Homestead Exemption (HEX) provides you with up to a $50,000 reduction in the assessed value of your primary residence, reducing your annual property taxes AND capping off any subsequent annual tax increases. When applying, you can make your exemption automatically renewable for subsequent years… so you won’t have to repeat the process.

Portability  means that you can transfer all or part of your Homestead Exemption Savings from one property to another (when you sell your primary residence and purchase another).

As a homeowner, you can now complete and submit your homestead application online   directly with the Property Appraiser’s Office.

 For more information, contact the Property Appraiser’s Office at (305) 375-4789 or (305) 607-6905


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Just Listed – 2 Homes for Rent in Coral Gables

We just listed two Coral Gables properties for lease – $3,700 a month.   Two single family homes …. a 3 bedroom/and a 4 bedroom.  Feel free to call us at 305 793-1365 or 305 632-0164 if you’re looking for a great house to rent. (Rentals in the Gables go fast!):

536 Savona – This one-story has plenty of curb appeal, and is located on a shady, tree-lined street. It’s a lushly landscaped 3 bedroom/2 bathroom Coral Gables home, and lends itself to enjoying South Florida living.   Centrally located near parks, restaurants and the Village of Merrick Park, it is impeccably maintained, and offers a spacious open floor plan with a living/dining room area, a bookcase-lined-wall and a fireplace.  Quarry floors run throughout, adding to the charm of the interior.  There is a view of the backyard, and there are wood beamed ceilings, and a large brick patio for relaxing and entertaining.  Other features include ample closet space, impact windows, and a one-car garage. Lawn maintenance is included with the rent.

851 Anastasia – This 2-story corner home (with two bedrooms upstairs and two down) glows with natural light. Nestled in a tree-lined neighborhood, it’s conveniently located in the heart of Coral Gables living…  2 blocks from the Biltmore Hotel, golf courses, & tennis courts …  just minutes from restaurants, galleries and shopping.  It’s well maintained and consists of 4 bedrooms/ 2.5 baths, with a spacious open floor plan, an eat-in kitchen, plenty of closet and storage space, plus a two car garage.  Nice backyard.  Lawn maintenance included with the rent.

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Restivo Hechtman Team Achieves Chairman’s Club 2016


The Restivo Hechtman Team has achieved Chairman’s Club – Emerald, once again.

Thank you to our friends, family and loyal clients for your continued support, business and referrals. We love what we do and truly enjoy helping everyone we work with.

Thank you for a wonderful 2016. We’re looking forward to what 2017 has to offer!

If you are looking to buy or sell, give us a call … it would be our pleasure to help you.



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