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Magazine Quality Home in South Miami For Sale for $1,999,000 -7420 SW 66th St, South Miami, Florida

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MAKES YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU’VE BEEN WHISKED AWAY TO YOUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT!

IT BELONGS ON A MAGAZINE COVER AND IS LOCATED SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE OF MIAMI’S BEST NEIGHBORHOODS, NEAR THE END OF A CUL-DE-SAC.

IT  IS MAGNIFICENT IN ALL IT’S DETAIL… 7420 SW 66th STREET, SOUTH MIAMI, FLORIDA …  LISTED FOR SALE FOR $1,999,000 THROUGH ALEXANDRA HECHTMAN 305 632-0164 and VICKI RESTIVO 305 793-1365  – EWM REALTY INTERNATIONAL

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THIS HOME WAS DESIGNED FOR LAVISH ENTERTAINING … AND TRANQUIL ENJOYMENT.

SPECIAL FEATURES:  AN OUTDOOR FIRE PIT. COVERED PATIO. BUILT-IN GRILL. OVERSIZED HEATED POOL.  SWIM-UP BAR.  GENERATOR.  ENDLESS EXQUISITE DETAILS. HIGH CEILINGS.  PARKING FOR 12+ CARS.

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7420 SW 66 STREET IN SOUTH MIAMI  WAS AN ORIGINAL RAMON PACHECO DESIGN,  RECENTLY REMODELED BY SAINT CLAIRE CONCEPTS … WITH LIMESTONE, MARBLE, BRAZILIAN CHERRYWOOD & WALNUT FLOORS.

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THERE IS A SOPHISTICATED AUDIO SYSTEM, INSIDE AND OUT.

PRIVATE,  PARK-LIKE SETTING WITH AN AUTOMATIC MOSQUITO MISTING  SYSTEM.  THERE IS A BUNKER/SAFE ROOM. WINE STORAGE.  LIBRARY. GYM. CUSTOM DOORS WITH EUROPEAN STYLE HIDDEN HINGES. UPDATED ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING/AIR CONDITIONING. NUMEROUS OTHER EXQUISITE DETAILS.

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FURNISHINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPARATE PURCHASE.

****NOTE:   BETWEEN THE WRITING OF THIS POST AND THE PUBLISHING OF IT, THIS HOME HAS GONE UNDER CONTRACT, and IS NOW PENDING SALE.

FOR OTHER HOMES IN THE AREA, OR TO LIST OR SELL YOUR PROPERTY, YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO CONTACT THE RESTIVO/HECHTMAN TEAM at EWM REALTY INT’L, ANYTIME.  [email protected] 305 793-1365.  LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR NEXT MOVE!

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Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club Penthouse #1404 in Siena for Sale $1,875,000

Stunning Views from PH 1404 in Siena (Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club - Coral Gables)

Stunning Views from PH 1404 in Siena (Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club – Coral Gables)

No words are needed when you have a view like THIS one!   Penthouse #1404 in Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Coral Gables … (Siena) was just listed for sale for $1,875,000. This is a stunning corner unit with wrap-around balconies and  terraces on three sides… with views to die for … 13611 Deering Bay Dr,  PH#1404, Coral Gables, Florida…

Included are a PRIVATE 2 car garage with direct elevator access to the unit (only two units in Siena offer that) …plus a deeded golf cart space.

Listed for sale separately are a 30 ft boat slip and 16,000 capacity lift (L-9)  located in the lagoon ($155,000).

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Private 2 car garage with direct elevator access to PH 1404

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Views of the bay, ocean from this side … and views of the lagoon marina and the golf course from the other terraces

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Kitchen with breakfast bar … There is also a bay window breakfast nook and a formal dining room.

For a  private showing of PH#1404 in Siena or for additional information on the 30 Ft Boat Slip in the Lagoon (L-9), contact:

305 793-1365  Vicki Restivo

305 632-0164 Alexandra Hechtman –

EWM Realty Int’l  [email protected]

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30 FT Private Boat Slip & Lift Available in Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club Lagoon- Coral Gables $155,000

 

Located on the far left, closest to the island

Located on the far left, closest to the island

30 FT Private Boat Slip & Lift available in Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Coral Gables. Slip #L-9 is well-protected, and located within the Lagoon, with direct access to the bay & ocean … and no fixed bridges. Listed for sale for $155,000 … MLS# A2197536 (Contact  Vicki Restivo & Alexandra Hechtman – EWM Realty Int’l – 305 793-1365) . Deering Bay is gated, with 24 hour security. #L-9 is the slip on the far left, closest to the island.IMG_0484

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Smathers Four Fillies – Deed Restrictions Changed – All Current UM Employees Eligible to Buy

Four Fillies is NO LONGER DEED RESTRICTED TO UM FACULTY  ONLY.

Deed restrictions have been modified,  allowing current employees of the University of Miami to reside in Smathers Four Fillies Farm (Pinecrest, Florida).

(Previous deed restrictions necessitated buyers hold a faculty appointment.)

We have one home within that complex now listed for sale… And it is exceptional!  11400 Smathers Circle, Pinecrest, Florida 33156.
Four Fillies is a gated 32 acre community consisting of 30 homes (as well as being the home for the presiding UM President).  There are 20 unspoilt acres of hammocks,  avocado & mango groves,  walking paths, nature trails,  and land  maintained by Fairchild Gardens  … as well as tennis courts, a swimming pool, gym, community center and a playground. Read the rest of this entry »

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Appreciative Seller Testimonial

Not only is it a joy selling homes, but then I get  thank you notes that make my day … and this is one of them:

“This brief testimonial should clearly convey the absolutely superlative performance that Vicki Restivo and all of her affiliates demonstrated on our behalf while selling our house in Palmetto Bay.

Vicki went above and beyond what our expectations were and she clearly facilitated everything to do with the process of marketing and selling our house. As individuals who live out of state, she also did an absolutely stellar job of allowing us to perform the entire process in absentia.

Her responses were prompt, thorough, and comprehensive. She gave cogent advice with regards to pricing, staging, and associated repairs and refurbishings that need to be accomplished on our house.

She tailored the pricing commensurate with market demand and expedited a great sale. Her use of technology, text, and the Internet kept us apprised of our pending sale on a perfect timeline.

Vicki’s professional and friendly demeanor were awesome. In our particular case, we were renting our property to tenants. Vicki immediately established sound rapport with our tenants. That was absolutely paramount to our ability to show and subsequently sell our house.

Moreover, whenever we encountered any hurdles that needed to be overcome, Vicki and her colleagues helped us to resolve any issues expeditiously. We were very fortunate to have someone of Vicki’s caliber and experience, especially in the South Florida market.

In closing (Pun intended!): We can pass on no higher endorsement for a real estate agent than what we have for Vicki Restivo. We sincerely appreciate all of her great help and due diligence on our behalf. Thanks & Kudos!

Mike and Claudia Thode – M.C. “Thud” Thode”

When a client takes the time to put their thoughts on paper, it means a lot to me. Thank you Mike and Claudia …. It was a truly a pleasure selling your house and getting to know you!

If you’re thinking of buying, selling or relocating, Alexandra and I would love to help you with your move.  Call any time … 305 793-1365 (Vicki) or 305 632-0164 (Alexandra) The Restivo / Hechtman Team at EWM Realty Int’l  …  email: [email protected]

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Finding the right house for U of M’s Dean of Architecture

Finding the right house for any buyer can be (and often is) challenging …   This  one was unquestionably a challenge,  but worth every single minute.   It took almost a year to find.   And truly, it was such an honor and such a joy (not to mention, quite the education) to get to work with the incoming University of Miami’s Dean of Architecture, Rodolphe el Khoury … Here is a photo of the house,  found in the archives of Coral Gables … a treasured sliver of Miami.   This one-of-a-kind cottage was the perfect ‘find’ for U of M’s Dean of Architecture. 1513_Siena_Ave_photo_c1949 After scouring new construction & high-rises in Brickell… lofts downtown… cottages, bungalows in South Miami, Coral Gables  and Coconut Grove…  modern architectural masterpieces which spanned much of Miami …(and after numerous serious purchase options) Read the rest of this entry »

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Townhome For Sale in Coveted Bridgepoint

Don’t miss this opportunity to live in the sought after Community of Bridgepoint. The two story townhome has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. It’s a corner unit on one of the least busy streets in the Community. Relax on your back patio on the canal or go for a swim in the Community’s pool. If tennis is your thing, there’s courts to play on and a gym to work out in as well. The guard gate is manned 24 hours a day. bridgepoint front

Bridgepoint is centrally located near the University of Miami and allows easy access to the airport from the freeway that’s close by. It’s a short drive to South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and even the Grove and Brickell. The townhome is listed at $455,000.

Call the Restivo / Hechtman Team to see it any time!

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Quintessential Grove Cottage … 3741 Kumquat Avenue …. Hidden Tropical Setting

 

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A taste of Grove life  …  3741 Kumquat Avenue is  listed for sale by Vicki Restivo and Alexandra Hechtman at $637,000. Authentic 1939 Grove Cottage, bathed in filtered sunlight, nestled under a protective oak canopy. Broad wrap-around porch and outdoor lighting. 8 foot high surrounding solid-wood walls & fencing,  and  solid entry gates  hide this charming wood frame cottage and it’s grounds from view… A secret slice of paradise in the heart of Coconut Grove. For more information or to see this or other homes in the Grove, please contact the Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty International 305 793-1365  or  305 632-0164 … [email protected]

 

 

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EWM Tops Luxury Home Sales

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EWM ranked #1 in all luxury sales in both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in the first four months of 2015. This includes every luxury price range … 1M+,2M+,5M+,10M+,15M+ and 20M+.

EWM sold over one half billion dollars of luxury properties in these four months!

The Restivo Hechtman Team specializes in the Luxury Market. Let us help you buy or sell in Miami. Let’s get started today!

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It’s a one shot deal … how to sell your house to a prospective buyer

Often, you get one shot to impress a buyer.  Buyers make their decision to buy (or not),  within a few seconds of arriving at the front door.

Painting, pressure cleaning,  fixing what needs fixing, installing new fans,  landscaping … those quick fixes tend to pay for themselves in spades … in terms of price and days on the market.  And that’s true even when the buyer fully intends to renovate or update.

By pressure cleaning, painting, changing out fans, and adding some landscaping, a 4 bedroom home that the Restivo Hechtman team listed in Palmetto Bay at 15425 SW 89th Ct went under contract within weeks,  just shy of the full  $590,000 list price.

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Readying it wasn’t really much of a challenge (although it could have been, with the owner living out of state and the house being tenant occupied).  The rapport  between seller and tenant made  spiffing  it up pretty easy …. and if these tenants ever need a reference from me, I will happily give them one!   Spiffing up (like staging) can easily increase the sales price and shorten the number of days a house is listed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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