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Miami ranked among most expensive world cities

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Miami ranked 14th globally by London-based Knight Frank

Article by the Real Deal

 

miami wall streetMiami has been ranked 14th on a global list of the nation’s most expensive real estate by London-based Knight Frank, a residential and commercial real estate consultancy.

And it’s no surprise that the report credits Miami’s high prices to foreign buyers, according to CBNC.

“Miami’s ultra-luxury condo market — where prices start at $10 million — is performing better than the overall luxury market from a price perspective,” noted Peter Zalewski, a principal with the Miami real estate consultancy CraneSpotters. “The recovering economy and the surging stock market in the United States combined with economic and social strife overseas in places like Argentina, Russia and Venezuela are working to create competition for ultra-luxury real estate in popular but stable international destinations like Miami.”

There are currently 45 Miami condos on the market priced at or above $10 million, Zalewski told CNBC. And in the first seven months of the year, five units in that price range sold.

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Just Reduced! – 7751 SW 168th St

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog, Listings, Palmetto Bay Real Estate | 0 comments

Beautiful Palmetto Bay Renovation – JUST REDUCED

Palmetto Bay Real Estate For Sale

JUST REDUCED! Beautiful home renovated in 2004 boasts Italian porcelain floors 7751 SW 168 Stthroughout, custom wood cabinetry in the kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and double wall oven, designer hardwood doors, marble counters in bathrooms, Jacuzzi whirlpool in the master bathroom, plus more. This home also includes impact windows, Bahamian shutters, complete privacy gate with electronic gate entrance, and a two car garage. The home overlooks the canal (no ocean access) and the pool patio deck, redone in 2008 with the pool resurfaced in Diamond Brite and the patio floor covered in chiseled travertine marble. The property brags a huge 22,100 SQ FT lot with 330 FT water front and 400 FT ficus hedges. Great location!! Great Schools!!

Property details: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,523 sq ft, 22,100 lot size, 330 ft waterfront

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7751 SW 168th Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Reduced to $599,000

(Click here to view a video presentation of this Palmetto Bay Real Estate For Sale)

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Wall Street Making a Killing of South Florida Rentals

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Investment firms turning distressed properties into rentals — and jacking up the rates

Article by the Real Deal

Miami RentalsSouth Florida rentals are lining the pockets of Wall Street investors, who bought up distressed properties during the housing crises and are now leasing them out at top dollar. And rents could go even higher.

“If you look at how rents have gone up steadily, constantly since 2009, it seems like rents could continue to go up,” Peter Zalewski, the principal of CraneSpotters, told Miami Today.

Rents are currently peaking in Greater Miami, with asks east of Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade increasing by 24.3 percent since 2010 to $1.74 per square foot. Meanwhile rents west of I-95 have increased 17.7 percent to $1.33 per square foot, according to CraneSpotters data.

“What we’re seeing is the largest transfer to real estate from Floridians – taxpayers, homeowners and residents – to Wall Street investment firms and foreign investment firms,” Bruce Jacobs, a Miami foreclosure attorney and host of the “Debt Warriors” radio show, said.

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Just Reduced in Center Gables

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Blog, Coral Gables Real Estate, Housing, Listings | 0 comments

Coral Gables Real Estate for Sale

Charming Art Deco Beauty in a Great Location! As you enter into this picturesque home, you are greeted by the living room and it’s volume beamed ceilings. Also featured in the living room is a fireplace that stands as a focal point. Stroll through the dining room, to the kitchen and through the family room to the covered outdoor patio and lushes back yard. The bedrooms and bathroom are up stairs. The home also features beautiful hardwood floors throughout and a 1 car garage. With its excellent location, you are close to the Youth Center, Miracle Mile, restaurants and shopping. It is also close to the Miami Trolley. Definitely a must see.

Property details: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,361 sq ft, 5,750 lot size

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334 Sarto Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

JUST REDUCED $425,000

(Click here to view a video presentation of this Coral Gables Real Estate listing)

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Brokers OPEN in Palmetto Bay

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

August 13th from 12:30 to 2:30

Part of a Progressive Open

 

Palmetto Bay Real Estate8181 SW 168th St - $689,000

Property details: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,875 sq ft, 33,977 lot size

Live the South Florida lifestyle in this spacious and bright family home rebuilt in 1993 and situated on a lushly landscaped builders acre in Palmetto Bay. Many special features include vaulted ceilings, French doors, working fireplace and triple split bedroom plan. Formal living and dining rooms overlook sun room and private fenced yard. Master is located on the second floor with its own open and covered balcony. Kitchen and bedroom wing open onto covered porch and beautiful pool. Living area is 3,875 SF per appraiser.

 

7751 SW 168 St7751 SW 168th St - $649,000

Property details: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,523 sq ft, 22,100 lot size, 330 ft waterfront

JUST REDUCED! Beautiful home renovated in 2004 boasts Italian porcelain floors throughout, custom wood cabinetry in the kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and double wall oven, designer hardwood doors, marble counters in bathrooms, Jacuzzi whirlpool in the master bathroom, plus more. This home also includes impact windows, Bahamian shutters, complete privacy gate with electronic gate entrance, and a two car garage. The home overlooks the canal (no ocean access) and the pool patio deck, redone in 2008 with the pool resurfaced in Diamond Brite and the patio floor covered in chiseled travertine marble. The property brags a huge 22,100 SQ FT lot with 330 FT water front and 400 FT ficus hedges. Great location!! Great Schools!!

 

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Check back with us frequently as we are constantly posting the latest sales, statistics, and local news on Miami’s Real Estate market.

New Coconut Grove Playhouse Concept Pitched

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Blog, Coconut Grove Real Estate, Neighborhoods | 0 comments

Group led by attorney Eidson envisions two-theater complex at historic site

Article by the Real Deal

Coconut Grove PlayhouseAttorney and longtime arts supporter Lewis “Mike” Eidson is leading a group pitching a two-theater complex on the site of the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse.

Under Eidson’s proposal, a 750-seat theater would be added to the 300-seat venue already planned for the site. A parking garage and office space would also be included. Eidson estimated the expanded complex has a $45 million total cost.

Eidson suggested Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts as the operator of the larger theater, according to the Miami Herald. The 300-seat theater is set to become the new home of GableStage, based on the January state approval to transfer the shuttered theater and surrounding land to Miami-Dade County and Florida International University. The county is receiving proposals from architects for the new theater.

The chairman of the Performing Arts Center Trust and a former Coconut Grove Playhouse board member, Eidson envisions “a civic center dedicated to great theater in a modern playhouse complex” at the 3500 Main Highway site.

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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South Florida Foreclosures Decline Once Again

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog, Miami | 0 comments

South Floridea Foreclosure DeclinesLatest Condo Vultures report shows drop throughout tri-county area

Article from the Real Deal

South Florida foreclosures continued to decline last month, according to the latest report from Condo Vultures.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties had a substantial year-over-year decline in foreclosures, from 3,150 in July 2013 to 1,507 last month. The region had 11,785 foreclosures during the first seven months of 2014, way down from 27,959 during the same period in 2013.

In Miami-Dade, foreclosures dropped from 1,068 in July 2013 to 448 last month. The county’s year-to-date foreclosures fell from 10,423 to 4,014. Broward County’s year-over-year foreclosures declined from 1,536 to 693 last month, while its year-to-date foreclosures dropped from 11,656 to 4,997.

Palm Beach County had a smaller decline, from 546 foreclosures in July 2013 to only 366 last month. The county’s year-to-date foreclosures dropped from 5,880 to 2,774.

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Miami Home Values Up 13.2 Percent

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Price growth has slowed, however…

Article by the Real Deal
south florida home listings riseNew S&P/Case-Shiller data shows that Miami home prices grew 13.2 percent year-over-year in May.

Overall, South Florida home prices rose 1.2 percent from April to May, according to the Case-Shiller Miami index cited by the Miami Herald.

That’s up from the 1.1 percent gain posted from March to April.

However, Miami’s year-over-year price gains have slowed. In February, home prices rose 16 percent from a year earlier compared to May’s 13.2 percent.

“Home prices rose at their slowest pace since February of last year,” David M. Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said in a statement.

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Price Reduction – 1359 SW 23rd St

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Blog, Listings, Miami Real Estate | 0 comments

miami real estate listingMiami Real Estate Listing

A Rare Gem in This Area!

Gorgeous 2 story townhome located centrally to Downtown, Brickell, Airport, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Key Biscayne. Built in 2002, this 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home features a grand entrance into the living room with soaring ceilings. The floors are marble throughout the living areas and wood in the bedrooms. The bathrooms have marble flooring, marble for the bath surround, and wood cabinets with granite counter tops. In the master bathroom there is a Jacuzzi tub. There are custom built closets, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and an indoor laundry closet. The kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The backyard has a pool and the property is completely fenced and gated for security and privacy. The home has a 1 car garage as well as a bricked driveway. It also comes with hurricane shutters. A Must See!

Property details: 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, 2,312 sq ft

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1359 SW 23 ST, Miami, FL 33145

$489,000 (Reduced)

(Click here to view a video presentation of this Miami Real Estate listing)

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Back-to-School Carnival in Palmetto Bay

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Blog, Palmetto Bay Real Estate | 0 comments

End the summer with a Carnival at Palmetto Bay Park

 

Back to School Palmetto BayPalmetto Bay will once again be hosting a Back – to – School Carnival for the children Saturday, August 9th, from 3 to 6 PM at Palmetto Bay Park located at 17535 SW 95th Ave.

Enjoy a day of fun with food for purchase, unlimited rides, and games.

The city will also be offering free backpacks and school supplies.

 

As one of Miami’s best realtors, you will find that I am honest & knowledgeable with over 10 years of experience selling homes in numerous areas within Miami-Dade. As a Miami native, I not only know but specialize in many neighborhoods including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, High Pines, and South Miami.

If you are considering buying or selling your home and would like to work with an excellent realtor who specializes in any of these areas, feel free to contact me directly at 786-488-9756 or email me at John@JohnSeidel.com today for your consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Check back with us frequently as we are constantly posting the latest sales, statistics, and local news on Miami’s Real Estate market.