The Kern Team

November 4, 2013

New Listing in Palmetto Bay

7985 SW 168 Street Wonderful opportunity in Palmetto Bay! This spacious and well maintained 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom home boasts over 2,900 sq ft. Great floor plan with potential for updating. Expansive living areas with wood burning fireplace in the family room. Neutral tile. Plenty of positive details to mention including a new roof installed in July of 2013, newer windows and AC plus solar hot water heater. Indoor utility/laundry room. Large and private fenced yard with screened pool and fruit trees. Nestled on a 15,000 sq ft lot. 2 car garage. Listed for $439,000. Also listed for rent for $2,600 per month. Click here for more information. Looking to purchase in Palmetto Bay? Click here to view all […]
October 8, 2013

New Waterfront Listing in Prestigious Old Cutler Bay

Cast your eyes on the stunning views from this Mediterranean waterfront home in the prestigious community of Old Cutler Bay. This 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home boasts over 4,500 sq ft, on a beautiful 24,900 sq ft lot.  The formal living room has wood vaulted ceilings and a working fireplace. Charming formal dining room. Updated kitchen with newer cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite countertops.  Perfect location on wide canal, no bridges to bay and 65 ft seawall with wood dock and boat lift. Impeccable views from the beautiful pool and patio, including a covered area for entertaining plus a summer kitchen. 36kw Generator. 2 car garage. Click here for more photos. Listed for $3,650,000 Contact us for more information or […]
October 4, 2013

Just Listed on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

10275 Collins Avenue, Listed for $429,000 Looking for luxury? My team and I just listed this perfectly updated 1 bedroom/1.5 bath condo, with great natural light and fabulous ocean and pool views. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Spacious living/dining area with floor to ceiling windows and spectacular views. Carpet and tile flooring throughout. Located in Harbour House, a secure, oceanfront building, that was recently renovated in 2006. Relax and enjoy the wonderful amenities including community pool & jacuzzi, gym, spa, theatre room, front desk, valet, and on-site management office. Great shopping with close proximity to Bal Harbour Shops. For more photos, please click here. Please contact us for more information, or to set up a showing, Drew Kern EWM […]
October 3, 2013

Just Listed in Palmetto Bay

7411 SW 176 Street My team and I just listed a stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Palmetto Bay. This updated home boasts over 2,700 sq ft, tile and wood floor throughout with lots of natural light. Updated kitchen complete with silestone countertops and wine cooler. Gorgeous view from the large kitchen and breakfast area overlook the covered patio and sparkling pool. Perfect for entertaining with a formal living room, dining room, and family room. The garage is currently converted into a spacious play room/den, but can easily be converted back to a 2 car garage. Large master bedroom with updated master bath. All this perfectly situated on a lushly landscaped, over 16,800 sq ft corner lot. Click here […]
September 25, 2013

On the Lookout for Homestead Exemption Cheats

The Miami Herald recently published an article about homestead exemption fraud in Miami-Dade County, by Martha Brannigan. (Click here to view the full story). Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera has requested help from local cities in Miami-Dade County to put an end to the fraud, enlisting 16 investigators to begin the process. The Miami-Dade County property appraiser has around 2,900 leads that these detectives will begin working on after they complete the homestead exemption training. “Getting caught can be costly”, Brannigan states, “Under state law, violators must pay up to 10 years in back taxes, plus a 50 percent penalty, plus 15 percent annual interest.” “The official with the biggest stake in the effort was Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto […]
August 23, 2013

11th Annual BNI Miami-Dade Charity Golf Tournament

It is that time of year, again! The 11th Annual BNI Miami-Dade Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Big City Mountaineers is just around the corner. The tournament will take place on Friday, September 20, 2013, at the historic Biltmore golf course. Lunch begins at 12:00 P.M., followed by a shotgun start, 18-hole scramble at 1:00 P.M. The cocktail reception and silent auction will begin at 6:00 P.M. We are still accepting golfers, silent auction items, and donations. We hope to see everyone there! For more information about the golf tournament, view our facebook page here, or contact me for more information. I have written about Big City Mountaineers many times. (click here) For more information on the Big City Mountaineers, their national program […]
July 19, 2013

Coral Gables Market Update

The month of June was an interesting one for the Coral Gables real estate market. After a dip in the average price per square foot in May after a steady increase since the beginning of the year, the average price per square foot for closed sales jumped to $416. This is an all time high for 2013, an increase of 41% since January. It is a great time to sell! If you aren’t happy with your real estate results, if it’s not the market, it might be your method. Looking to purchase in Coral Gables? Please click here to view my available listings for sale. Contact us for a complimentary analysis of your home! Drew Kern EWM Realty International Chairman’s […]
May 7, 2013

Just Listed

Granada Capri Live and play in the City Beautiful. Granada Capri is a fabulous refurbished condo building located in North Coral Gables, just minutes from the famed shops and restaurants of Miracle Mile, golf and  tennis in Coral Gables, and a short drive to the Miami International Airport, Downtown Miami, Brickell, and Coconut Grove. Boca and Brickell style apartments all boasting large, open living areas. The Boca units feature remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, new appliances, tile floor throughout, and granite countertops. The Brickell style offers polished concrete floors, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, new appliances and butcher-block countertops in the kitchen. Perfect for the savvy professional wanting to take advantage of a great locatiion; living in a unique and vibrant city at […]
March 14, 2013

Palmetto Bay Market Update

I have quite a few well-qualified buyers interested in purchasing homes in the Village of Palmetto Bay. The problem we have: a lack of inventory, (meaning active listings). In February of this year, we saw the lowest number of single family homes for sale than in any month over the last year. There were only 77 homes for sale in the Village of Palmetto Bay last month, compared to 111 homes for sale in February of 2012. With 40 homes going under contract last month, it is a great time to sell! Contact me for a complimentary analysis of your home, or to schedule an appointment to discuss purchasing one.