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Sale in Historic Country Club Prado, Coral Gables

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog, Housing, Sold in Coral Gables | 0 comments

2610 Country Club Prado, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

1926 Country Club Prado

 

6 Bedrooms
4.2-1/2 Baths
4,248 Sq. Ft
18,000 Sq. Ft Lot

Sales Price: $1,230,000

 

Just sold this GORGEOUS 1926 Old Spanish home in HISTORIC Coral Gables Country Club Prado, located South of Coral Way. This home features a large living room, formal dining room, family room plus a sunny Florida room, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 5 bedrooms upstairs, one powder room downstairs, one powder room upstairs, a 17’ X 36’ pool, and a detached 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house over a 2 car garage.

I’d like to congratulate my seller as well as to the new buyers who plan on restoring a part of Coral Gables History in to a Grand Beauty.

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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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Open House Coconut Grove

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog, Coconut Grove Real Estate, Listings | 0 comments

Sunday, September 21st from 12 – 2 PM

Excellent Location & Luscious Courtyard

Coconut Grove Real Estate For Sale

4 Bedrooms

2325 Lincoln AveBeautiful Spanish style architecture with luscious tropical courtyard entrance in excellent location close to Kennedy Park, Fresh Market and Coconut Grove. Upon entrance into the vast living and dining room you are greeted by the light and bright ambiance along with the high ceilings, beautiful Travertine floors found throughout the first floor and the stunning Brazilian IPE wood staircase that stands as the focal point. Stroll through to the family room and open kitchen that overlook the tropical pool and patio area. The kitchen boasts beautiful wood cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. There are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms upstairs. The half bath is located downstairs. The upstairs has gorgeous wood floors throughout except in the bathrooms which have marble flooring. The bathrooms also have wall to wall marble. There is a large walk-in closet in the master suite as well as an open balcony overlooking the pool area.

2325 Lincoln AveOther features of the home include:
• 4th Bedroom is a Large Office/Den
• Full Hurricane Impact Windows & Doors
• High Open Ceilings
• Crown Molding Throughout
• Laundry Room Upstairs
• 1 A/C Unit Upstairs
• Separate A/C Unit Downstairs
• 1 Car Garage 13 x 24 FT w/High Ceilings
• The Approximate Living Area Per Appraiser is 3,450 Sq Ft

Pool is a Saltwater System

 

Property details: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,450 sq ft, 6,515 lot size

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2325 Lincoln Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

New Price: $1,295,000

(Click here to view a video presentation of this Coconut Grove 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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Downtown Miami Art Days

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Full weekend of culture at Downtown Art Days

Article by Coconut Grove Grapevine
Art Days Downtown MiamiDowntown Miami Art Days is coming to the downtown Miami from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21.

Over 170 events will take part in this third annual event; it’s a really packed weekend for art and culture lovers. Sort of a mini Art Basel.

There are not only exhibitions and art projects, but there are walking and bike tours, art parties and family events all in and around Downtown Miami.

Venues include the Adrienne Arsht Center, Bayfront Park, Brickell Metrorail Station, the Freedom Tower, Museum Park, the Perez Art Museum and lots of smaller galleries and venues.

Start at “the Hub” at A1A Miami Center for Architecture & Design at 100 NE 1st Avenue and make your way around.

We’re lucky in the Grove that we have two Metrorail stations, so that’s the easiest way to avoid parking nightmares downtown.

The Art Days Bicyling Events are a big part of the weekend and lots of riders are excited about the History on Wheels tours and the Cultural Trail, also BeachedMiami has a Bike Tour where you’ll take a bike tour to downtown Miami’s finest art spaces. Enjoy a private tour of the CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals private collection) and take in a “sensory scent experience” created by artist Nick Lobo. Harnessed dancers will be up and down the walls of Miami-Dade College. Meet at the CIFO’s bamboo-lined courtyard (1018 N. Miami Avenue).

For more info, visit their the here: dwntwnarts.com, dates and times will be listed.

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.

Increased Interest Rates Likely in Miami

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Even a 1 percent increase would hurt homeowners

Article by the Real Deal

raising interest ratesInterest rates are set to rise, experts say. And that increase will likely have a negative effect on mortgage lenders and borrowers and hinder home value appreciation, a local mortgage-lending firm told Miami Today.

However, local economists and bankers said a slight increase in interest rates would benefit some banks.

According to reports, the federal funds rate may rise in mid- to late-2015.

“I think it gives the Federal Reserve more reason to be cautious and not raise interest rates too quickly,” said Richard Dailey, president and CEO of Apollo Bank.

In practical terms, the owner of a home valued at $222,800, the median value for Miami-Dade according to Zillow, currently pays a monthly mortgage of about $1,746 including escrow and insurance. In other words, roughly 43 percent of the area’s median monthly gross income.

If interest rates rise by 1 percent, then 47 percent of the homeowner’s monthly gross income would be dedicated to mortgage payments, according to the newspaper.

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.

Coconut Grove Grapevine Blog

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

CoconutGroveGrapevine.blogspot.com

Coconut Grove Grapevine

The Coconut Grove Grapevine is a great site to check out for the latest happenings in the Grove, Coral Gables, Brickell and more. They keep up-to-date on the current events as well as politics. They are also a great resource to find out all the local things to do.

The Coconut Grove Grapevine is published and read daily by movers and shakers in Miami, local neighbors and tourists who are interested in Coconut Grove.

 

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.

Majority of Florida Home Sales Still All-Cash

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

In June, 51 percent of all homes were brought with cash

Article from the Real Deal

Home Equity Credit LineCash still rules South Florida home sales. In June, Florida ranked No. 1 in the nation in cash home sales, according to CoreLogic.

Some 51 percent of all closings in the state were paid for with cash in June, according to the Miami Herald.

And cash deals accounted for 58.7 percent of home sales in the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall area in June, and 58.5 percent in the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach area, the CoreLogic data showed.

Nationally, cash sales fell to 33 percent of total home sales, the lowest level since September 2008, when the financial crisis struck.

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.

Coral Gables Getting Down to Miracle Mile

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Miracle Mile Makeover

Article by Curbed

Mirical Mile Coral GablesDowntown Coral Gables’ main drag, Miracle Mile, will experience a little miracle of its own now that the City of Coral Gables has approved an $18.8 million streetscape renovation of the downtown strip and its nearby “restaurant row” on Giralda Ave, reports Miami Today. Apparently the project’s been in the works for nearly a decade, and commissioners finally settled on a plan that will split the cost of the project 50/50 between the City and property owners (as well as a controversial tax increase for residents of a local condo building).

Improvements will include wider sidewalks (a no-brainer), public art displays, open plazas, improved lighting, landscaping, benches, kiosks, and signage, and improved drainage. New pop-up bollards on Giralda will be used during pedestrian-only activities, such as “Giralda Under the Stars” and other seasonal festivals. The proposal will also look to create safer, more welcoming connections between existing garages, alleyways, and new covered valet stations, though you might want to consider taking the trolley since parking rates could increase by as much as $0.50. Construction is expected to last about 18 months and will be phased by block in an effort to reduce impact to surrounding businesses

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.

South Florida Real Estate Has Nation’s Largest Jump in Asking Prices

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Miami and Palm Beach ranked first and fourth nationwide, according to Trulia

Article from the Real Deal

best cities for startupsSouth Florida Real Estate: Miami-Dade County and the Birmingham, Ala., metro area tied for the largest increase at 15.6 percent, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Lakeland was third, with a 14.8 percent increase, and Broward County ranked 24th with a 10.4 percent increase.

“This reflects where sellers and their agents are setting prices,” Jed Kolko, chief economist for Trulia, said in a prepared statement. “It’s a good leading indicator of sales prices two months later.”

Palm Beach County saw the fourth biggest jump in home asking prices in the nation in August.

Year-over-year asking prices in Palm Beach County rose 14.5 percent in August, according to Trulia data.

 

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.

Open House in Palmetto Bay

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Blog, Listings, Palmetto Bay Real Estate | 0 comments

September 7th from 12 – 2 PM

Open House Palmetto Bay Real Estate:

Waterfront with Boat Ramp in Palmatto Bay, Rarely Available!

Come and stop by to preview this beautiful home renovated in 2004!7751 SW 168 St

This home 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!!

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

$649,000

(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.

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

Labor Day

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

A Nationwide Holiday

Article by the US Department of Labor

labor dayThe form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

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.