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February 12, 2016

Quick Tips to Prepare Your Home to Hit the Market

Getting top dollar in the least amount of time is my number one priority when I list a property for sale. In order to achieve this, however, I can’t stress enough how important it is for the homeowner to get the property in the best possible condition prior to it hitting the market. A month or so ago, I wrote about some big-ticket items that are often overlooked but that deserve a homeowner’s consideration before listing. (In case you missed it, you can still catch my blog “To Fix or Not to Fix Before Listing?” ) The reality is that homes with great curb appeal, that are clean and well-maintained, sell more quickly and for a higher amount. Here’s a […]
May 14, 2012

Where are all the listings?

After one of the most successful first quarters in the past few years, we decided it was time to prove to our readers what we have been saying for quite some time: If you are thinking of selling your home, do it now! With the average price per square foot in Coral Gables being one of the highest we have seen in the past twelve months, and inventory being low, our market is fast approaching, if not already in, a seller’s market. Skeptical? These numbers don’t lie! As you can see in the chart above, inventory is incredibly low. A healthy market is considered to have 6-9 months worth of inventory. Below 6 months becomes a seller’s market. At 6.4 […]
May 10, 2012

Just Listed in Pinecrest!

  7460 SW 125 Street The Kern Team just listed another great home in the Village of Pinecrest!  This wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is situated in a family oriented neighborhood.  A true four bedroom with a split master bedroom with walk-in closets. Ready for your updating with tons of potential, this home is complete with a two car side entry garage, a spacious backyard, with a screened pool and covered patio area. Perfect for a growing family, this home is situated on a 17,293 square foot lot, down the street from Palmetto Elementary and Palmetto Middle Schools, and just blocks from Palmetto Senior High School and Evelyn Greer Park.   If you would like to view more photos of the property, please click here. A more detailed view of […]
May 9, 2012

Turn Key Home in Palmetto Bay for Sale!

14901 SW 87 Avenue  The Village Palmetto Bay is one of the most sought after areas to live in Miami. With top rated schools, a total of six park facilities, and a recently completed library, who wouldn’t want to live here? One of our listings in Palmetto Bay is located at 14901 SW 87 Avenue. This beautiful and updated 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom home is over 2,400 square feet, and is located just a few blocks from Coral Reef Elementary, and other A-rated schools in the area. Just a short bike ride to Coral Reef Park, the Dade County Public Library off of Old Cutler Road, or a picnic at the Deering Estate. The kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops, stainless steel […]
May 7, 2012

1920’s Old Spanish on Granada Boulevard

 1519 Granada Boulevard Granada Boulevard is one of the most sought after locations in Coral Gables.  We can’t tell you how often we see people walking down this Oak-shaded street when we are passing by on our way to showings.  In our opinion, Granada Boulevard is the epitome of traditional Coral Gables. Our recently reduced listing located at 1519 Granada Boulevard is unlike most Old Spanish homes in the Coral Gables area.  One of the first homes George Merrick built, this 1920’s Old Spanish has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house, plus an additional building on the property that contains a two story two-car garage with two efficiencies on the second floor.  Sitting on over 11,000 square feet […]
November 16, 2011

Live in The City Beautiful

A lovely place to call home. This 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom co-op offers a fantastic opportunity to live comfortably in one of Miami’s most desirable neighborhoods in Coral Gables.   Location, Price, and Size This cozy boutique building with a total of 4 units is nestled on a tranquil residential tree- lined street off of Granada Blvd.  A wonderful and central location. Just a bike ride away from the Biltmore Golf Course, Venetian Pool, and Riviera Country Club. Offered at $269,000 this property is a unique and special find. It is extremely spacious with 1,500 square feet; an incredible size for the price in Coral Gables. This unit is waiting for the fabulous touch of someone to make it their home. In original condition valuable updates include hurricane impact windows […]
April 18, 2011

South Miami: “Old Florida” Gem

Among the quiet back roads of the City of South Miami… Sits a wonderful, 4 bedroom home. Quite large for a home of it’s age and location, it has a welcoming, family-friendly ambiance that embraces casual Florida living. The kitchen is well-maintained and open to the family room, with space for a ‘eat -in’ table as well. The living room is also a great gathering space and can be configured with a formal dining table, or could simply be used as a great room. The master bedroom is a great size, and all of the bedrooms have plantation shutters. The most notable feature has to be the spacious screened porch where you can look out upon the large backyard (lot […]
April 15, 2011

Miami Hideaway: A world apart but only minutes away

Minutes from the Palmetto Expressway and bustling intersections of US1 lies this private home, in the heart of the Killian area. Situated on almost an acre of land, is an entirely renovated ranch-style home ready for purchase or lease. Here are the highlights: 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Formal living and dining room Updated kitchen with practically brand new appliances and eat-in area with a working, stone-adorned fireplace Large family room adjacent to the kitchen Interior laundry room New roof, exterior finishes, custom millwork and impact windows 2 car garage, spacious circular driveway 40,075 square foot lot with fruit trees I think the best part about this home is it’s tranquility; here you can sit back and relax without having to listen to the […]
March 4, 2011

Luxury Listing near Baptist Hospital!

A Mediterranean Estate Awaits You This beautiful property is a masterpiece; with impeccable architecture and a vast, 1.25 acre oak studded lot. The home is well-designed and spacious, boasting 7,080 square feet with 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.  It is everything you expect from a newer construction home (built in 2004) and more. Truly Enchanting As you pass through the iron gates and drive up to the home you have the added convenience of a porte cochere and circular drive. An impressive foyer welcomes you with vaulted ceilings and views out to the beutiful backyard. Beyond the foyer is the formal living room. On the first floor you will also find three bedrooms, an expansive kitchen opening up to the family room, and formal dining room as well. Upstairs the phenomenal master suite encompasses half of the floor […]