Pinecrest

August 9, 2022

Is Your Home Ready for Hurricane Season 2022?

Back on the 1st of June, every business dusted off their marketing material for hurricane season and shared it again. Besides Irma in 2017 (as Irma was a glancing blow), we haven’t had a real landfall since 2005. What that means is a lot of folk – anyone who moved to Miami since 2006 – doesn’t know what is coming when a hurricane is on the way (and those of us that have been here our whole lives could use a reminder too).  While no one can predict the future, it’s always better to be prepared than take any chances on what-ifs. So, how can you be sure your home is best prepared for this year’s hurricane season?  Here are a […]
August 2, 2022

State of the Market: Palmetto Bay + Pinecrest

Heading south on US-1 has been a growing trend in real estate for the past couple of years. Because of this, the state of the real estate market in Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest has been leaning heavily towards the sellers since early 2020.  Now, as interest rates are rising, what’s most interesting is how little has changed. Currently, there are 112 properties for sale in Pinecrest and 91 in Palmetto Bay. Housing Inventory in Palmetto Bay & Pinecrest The level of inventory is up from last year, but still well below pre-COVID levels of inventory (low inventory typically drives up prices). Homes in Palmetto Bay are currently selling with a median sale price of $1,017,000and Pinecrest homes are going for a median price of $2,623,000. These are both still […]
May 10, 2022

Our Featured Listings Around Miami

Miami real estate has whatever you are looking for (unless you’re looking for mountains) and can suit just about anyone’s taste.  From the beautiful ocean views to the rich culture that inhabits every nook and cranny, Miami has earned its global city status. While it is no secret that the palm tree-laden paradise is a sought-after destination – even more sought-after since COVID –  many people come here because of the exceptional neighborhoods, towns, and suburbs most tourists don’t often hear about. To describe all of Miami-Dade County succinctly is pretty much impossible, which is why we would much prefer to show you: 4340 SW 10 STMIAMI, FL 33134 $999,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1,098 Restore this gem to […]
March 29, 2022

Recent Sales in Palmetto Bay

When looking to buy or sell a property, one of the first things to consider is what the comps are for recent sales in the area. As for Miami, the numbers still show a seller’s market.  In Palmetto Bay specifically, we’re seeing very little supply – only about 40 active listings ranging from 3 bedroom homes in the mid $400s near US-1 to estates abutting the Deering Nature Preserve asking $2,500,000.  Recent sales have mostly ranged from $325 a square foot to $375 a square foot. The median listing home price is sitting right around $875,000 in early 2022, which is up over 29% in the last 12 months. Homes in Palmetto Bay have been selling right around asking price in […]
February 8, 2022

Best Locations in Miami for Families with High Schoolers

When it comes to finding a neighborhood that’s right for your family, just about everyone can agree that a safe location, great nearby schools, and friendly neighbors are crucial. When it comes to having high schoolers, there’s a few more things to take into consideration before deciding on a location that’s right for everyone. Miami has a large number of magnet and Choice schools, in addition to charter schools, with a variety of programs that may be right for your high schooler. Don’t forget: every high schooler’s needs are different, so consider yours when reading the below. CORAL GABLES: Coral Gables is a very popular choice with families who have high schoolers, and there’s no doubt why. Considered to be one of […]
January 18, 2022

Should You Buy a Move-In-Ready Home or Look for a Renovation Project?

So, you’ve made the decision to buy a new home. That’s big. No matter if you are a first-time homebuyer or an empty-nester looking to be a last-time homebuyer, making the move to a new home is always a big decision. So, congrats.  Now, that you’re here – there’s a question to consider that doesn’t always top everyone’s list when they are writing out all their wants for a new space. Oftentimes, we start jotting down location, number of rooms, and cost. All are very important details – but typically should come after asking yourself: are you looking for a move-in ready property or a renovation project? This is a big question as it can help determine the direction of […]
January 11, 2022

Recent Sales Around Miami

While it may come as a surprise to naysayers, the Miami real estate market is still going strong. With many families escaping the north and a new influx of professionals leaving California behind in favor of our beaches, restaurants, and – surprisingly – less traffic, the market continues to show growth and demand. When looking to buy or sell a property, one of the first things to consider is what the comps are for recent sales in the area. As for Miami, the numbers still show a seller’s market.  We’ve compiled a list of a few recent sales to give you a sense of what homes in the Miami area are selling for. As always, if you have questions about […]
December 28, 2021

State of the Market – Pinecrest

The Miami market is on the move. We wanted to take a moment to highlight the market trends for the last quarter, specifically within Pinecrest.  Pinecrest has always been an in-demand city within Miami-Dade County; well-situated with great schools, parks and accessibility to restaurants, lifestyle activities and more.  From August through to October 2021, more than 130 homes have sold in Pinecrest alone. With properties ranging in price from $725,000 for a 3-bedroom, 1,858 square foot single-family home to $9.15M house featuring 6 bedrooms, 8 baths at 12,300 square feet, Pinecrest is offering properties at a wide range of value, size ,and price.    Here are a few of the listings that recently sold in this area: 6065 SW 116th St, Miami, […]
November 16, 2021

Investing in a Miami Rental Property: Is Now Really the Right Time?

Real Estate prices are high and interest rates are low. Home values had a reported 17.2% historic increase last year (which was the highest increase in history), and the demand equaled a decrease in available commercial properties by 28%. When it comes to investing in residential real estate, most people start by looking to buy below market value, assuming they can bring up the property value, flip it, and pocket the difference.  It makes sense, but it is much more difficult to see where the real estate market is undervaluing properties than perusing Zillow (though seeing what properties are renting for and how that changes over time is absolutely vital knowledge).  Instead, it’s much more practical to look at longer-term […]