July 2, 2010

Let’s Celebrate the Birth of Our Nation

There are many wonderful parades and fireworks displays taking place on July 4th , right here in Miami. Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade. Crandon Boulevard celebrates 4th of July with a parade of floats, high school marching bands and street entertainers in small town traditional style. Time: 11:00 am- 12 noon Location: Village Green, Key Biscayne July Fourth Picnic Come celebrate the 4th in an old fashioned way, with a picnic on the 19th century pioneer home site.  Hosted by the Barnacle Society.  Featuring lawn games, kite-making, knot-tying demonstrations, and much more! Bring your blanket and pop a squat. Time: 11:00 am- 3:00 pm Location: The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove Bayfront Park Spectacular fireworks, children’s activities, food […]
June 24, 2010

Welcome to Palm House

7411 SW 176 Street  Appropriately named “Palm House,” this beautiful Palmetto Bay home is surrounded by lush vegetation including several banana palms. While the layout lends itself to formal entertainment, this home has a tropical, causal ambiance making one feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door.               Here are some of the fabulous details: Three bedrooms, two baths, 2,765 sq ft  Lots of recent remodeling including new kitchen cabinets, GE Profile ceramic cook top, silestone countertops and an updated master bathroom that has a bit more of a contemporary feel.  Tile in the living areas, wood floors in the bedrooms.   Perfect backyard for entertaining: spacious, partially covered patio, spa with cascading waterfall into the […]
June 11, 2010

Cozy home in Coral Gables

Who said living in Coral Gables isn’t affordable?  We have a great home that was just listed for sale that will be the perfect match for someone looking for an adorable home in a great location: 1429 Messina Avenue Featuring 2 bedrooms/2 baths. It has a comfortable living area with beautiful, and original, warm wood floors.  The kitchen is spacious and has been remodeled with tiled backsplash and countertops along with newer appliances.   In addition, there is a Florida room for more space to turn into an office or if you have kids, a playroom, or simply if you need more living space or an area for entertainment. The master bedroom has two large closets. You can also enjoy time out in the private backyard, complete with Chicago brick […]
May 26, 2010

Palmetto Bay Charmer

Tastefully done, comfortable and cozy family home in the heart of  the Village of Palmetto Bay.  Located at 8104 SW 158 Terrace,  this wonderful 5 bedroom, 4 bath home is privately put away on a peaceful cul de sac.  You won’t need to worry about updating as this home has fabulous upgrades. The kitchen is perfectly trimmed with high end finishes and an eat in area with a view to the pool.  The bathrooms have also been updated with a crisp, clean and sleek look.  The living room has beutiful exposed beams. All of the bedrooms are spacious, especially the master bedroom which includes a very nice bathroom with both a standing shower and across from it, an oval shaped roman tub.  Spanish tile in the living areas, carpet […]
May 25, 2010

The Keys Re”Treat”

Whether you are interested in a weekend retreat, or you are finally ready to own that dream home in the Keys you have longed for, this is the ideal spot for you.  This fabulous property is located in Coco Plum Beach in Marathon, near mile marker 54, the address is 1700 Avenue H.  The three bedroom, two bath home sits on a spacious 12,100 square foot lot, located on a wide canal with 110 feet of water frontage, 40 ft dockage and quick access to the ocean.  Private boat ramp, fish cleaning station and covered sitting area right by the water perfect for spending time with friends after a day on the boat.   Seems like every angle you chose to stand from, you can take in its waterfront view or the beautiful tropical […]
May 21, 2010

Short sale dreams do come true

With all of the rumors about short sales being a horrible experience I am happy to say my team has closed two short sales in one week, one of which only took three months from start to finish! That’s almost unheard of turnaround time. Most people would like to avoid a short sale if at all possible. I’ve even heard of agents who refuse to show their clients short sale or foreclosure listings because they don’t want to deal with the perceived hassle. But when you have a professional team in place, including experienced realtors and a title company on board from the beginning to facilitate the process, it makes the transaction move much more smoothly. While it’s true that […]
May 1, 2010

Miami Beach Apartment

Living on Miami Beach certainly is a unique  lifestyle. Your main mode of transportation is a bike or your feet. Only blocks from the beach, the fantastic shopping of Lincoln Road and surrounding boutiques. A fabulous array of dining options. What more could you ask for? I listed a one bedroom apartment, located at 641 Espanola Way Unit #1.  As soon as it went on the market I confirmed numerous showings. Within 7 days I received 4 offers. Whether it’s for an end user or as an investment a little Beach apartment is a great buy because you are not just buying an apartment…you are buying the irreplaceable lifestyle that comes with living in such a unique place. Want to live on Miami Beach or another area of […]
April 29, 2010

Living in a work of art

You’ve heard of living art, but how about living in art? This one of a kind, architectural masterpiece is located in the Killian area at 9720 SW 114 Street. It’s 4,387 square feet of detail, sliding glass doors and walls creating a bright and spacious atmosphere. 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Enter through a dramatic atrium, soaring ceilings with views of the contemporary staircase. The remodeled kitchen opens up to a large, open living space with vaulted ceilings. An additional, beautiful two story living area overlooks the pool and vibrant tropical canopy. There are two master suites, one downstairs, with a very unique “atrium bath” with glass enclosed shower and skylight. Warm wood floors throughout.   This is a home that will inspire. The eventual buyers […]
April 16, 2010

What’s the secret to selling homes in Palmetto Bay?

7601 SW 178 Terrace This beautiful, impeccably maintained Palmetto Bay home sold this week.  This home has several major updates including a fantastic, eat in kitchen and marble floor throughout. Soaring ceilings in the living areas which are open and spacious, creating the perfect environment for entertaining. Four large bedrooms including a second master suite great for a guest room, nanny/housekeeper’s room or an office. The backyard is well kept with a screened pool and patio plus quite a large yard.  And a  great location…not too far from Old Cutler Road and the new Palmetto Bay Library. So, what’s the secret you say? Well, it’s a perfect mix of the right pricing, great timing, fantastic sellers that make the transaction go smoothly, a fabulous home in a great area […]