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 […]
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 […]
March 12, 2010

Family home in Palmetto Bay…just listed

So you want to buy a home in Palmetto Bay… I just listed a house this week at 14500 SW 84 Court in Palmetto Bay and within the first few hours of it going live on the market we had two showings set up for that same day. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plenty of living space including formal living/dining rooms. A large kitchen with tons of counterspace and an island with sink. Good sized bedrooms. Screened, partially covered patio and pool. Big yard with fruit trees.  A garage with enclosed utility/laundry area. Great location. This house is just simply “comfortable,” a perfect family home. It appears that we are starting to notice a decrease in the inventory in this neighborhood and others nearby, meaning fewer homes […]
February 3, 2010

Interested in interest rates?

It’s a major incentive for buyers right now. Business Week published an article in December titled “If you don’t buy a house now, you’re stupid or broke.” The article basically noted the historically low interest rates we are now experiencing.  Rates are currently around 5%, the lowest they’ve been in 40 years.  Here’s a look back so that you can see where we’ve been… Average of 9% in the 1970s 10% in the 80s and early 90s 7-8% for much of the 90s 6% only over the last couple of years You have to understand the impact the rate has on purchasing a home. Every quarter point change is equivalent to approximately $6,000 for every $10,000 borrowed over the course of a […]