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Palmetto Bay Council Defers Old Burger King Property Zoning

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog, Palmetto Bay Real Estate | 0 comments

Hasty amendments led Palmetto Bay council to defer.

Article from the Miami Herald

Palmetto Bay RezoningHasty amendments led Palmetto Bay council members to ultimately defer Monday night hearing regarding development on the old Burger King property.

The old Burger King property, would have changed land-use and zoning designations on the 22 privately owned, wooded acres lining Old Cutler Road to allow for single-family homes and a fire station.

The village badly needs a fire station in the area to fill a long-standing coverage gap in its eastern quadrant, and Mayor Shelley Stanczyk said she had sponsored the last-minute rezoning package so that the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue department could get their purchase of the parcel’s northern 1.5 acres budgeted into the upcoming fiscal year.

But assurances by Fire-Rescue CFO Scott Mendelsberg that a delay in rezoning wouldn’t put the purchase in jeopardy – or substantially delay it – let the Village Council defer an item which more than one council member had called rushed or hasty, and which even Palmetto Bay zoning director Darby Delsalle referred to as “written as quickly as I could.”

The rezoning package came at the request of the Palmetto Bay Village Center, the company that owns the roughly 80 bayfront acres in the village’s southern tip that once housed Burger King’s world headquarters.

South Florida environmentalists lined up during public comment to voice their opposition to the rezoning request, which would have allowed a housing development in a forest now peppered with Pine Rockland – a habitat unique to South Florida and the Caribbean – and hardwood hammock.

The rezoning package acknowledged the environmentally sensitive nature of the area, and had built into it conditions to cluster the homes in such a way as to maximize the preservation of tree canopies.

But many, including Tropical Audubon Society Executive Director Laura Reynolds, insisted that clustering homes to protect individual trees wasn’t the way to adequately protect a habitat.

“I’m glad that the council members had the foresight to defer this, because it was rushed…

“You would think that there would be federal and state review, but in this particular case the county turned everything over to Palmetto Bay, so the only thing protecting this property is the zoning designation,” she said after the hearing.

Scott Silver, a partner in the Village Center, says he’s fine with the deferral, which will give the village and the development group more time to consult with environmental experts and the public.

“Even in talking afterward with some of the environmental groups, I think there’s conditions including pathways for animals, preserving the understory … believe it or not, that I think we can all live with.”

The rezoning package would have changed the land-use designation of all 22 acres from Parks and Recreation to Village Mixed-Use, and amended that designation to allow for public-use facilities such as fire stations. The package would have also changed the zoning designation on a little over 20 acres from Interim – essentially a placeholder zoning designation – to Village Mixed-Use – Single-Family Residential, a new zoning category for the village.

The vote to defer the item to a Sept. 22 hearing and to arrange a Sept. 17 council workshop on the matter succeeded 4-0, with Vice-Mayor John DuBois having had recused himself before the hearing.

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 On the Market – LOWEST PRICE for Center Gables!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Blog, Coral Gables Real Estate, Listings | 0 comments

OPEN HOUSE on JULY 27th from 12 – 2 PM

Coral Gables Real Estate for Sale

Back on the Market in Center Gables at lowest price in the area!

Great Location! Charming Art Deco Beauty. When you enter this Beautiful home, you walk into a room with Volume Beamed Ceilings. It also features Hardwood floors, Fireplace, 2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 car garage, Nice covered patio and Yard. Close distance to the Youth Center, Miracle Mile, Restaurants and Shopping and to the Trolly. 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

$429,000

(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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Miami Among Best Urban Cities for Retirement

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Blog, Miami | 0 comments

Study says… Miami best city to retire

Article by the Business Journal

best cities for startupsA study by NerdWallet rated Miami among the best urban cities for retirement.

The financial literacy website analyzed six factors in the 75 largest cities: percent of the population over 65, cost of living, medical costs, cost of in-home assistance, the average annual temperature and walkability. The study only considered the city, not the surrounding counties.

Obviously, Miami has a favorable temperature and a fairly large percentage of seniors at 15.6 percent. Its high walkability score might be surprising given all the complaints about the city being clogged with traffic and lacking enough public transportation. Yet, new projects and roadway improvements downtown have made it easier to get around on foot.

Still, Miami had a relatively expensive cost of living and high medical costs compared to the other big cities on the list, but in-home services weren’t too pricey.

The steady stream of retirees in South Florida has led to the construction of assisted living facilities and other senior housing. It’s also been a boon to wealth management planners.

 

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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Choosing a Realtor that will work for YOU!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, Housing | 0 comments

The Right Realtor® For You

Article by Realtor.org
RealtorWhen searching for a real estate professional it’s helpful to start your search by meeting with agents that have assisted family or friends that you know and trust. During your meeting, ask if he or she is a Realtor®, a member of the National Association of Realtors®, and a professional who holds themselves to a higher ethical standard.

You can also look up a Realtor®’s licensing information; state regulatory boards are happy to assist you in your research and will let you know of any disciplinary action or complaints. However, NAR research shows that nearly nine out of ten recent buyers were satisfied with their Realtors® honesty and integrity, knowledge of the purchase process, and knowledge of the real estate market.

Another way to find a Realtor® is to look at their current listings. The presentation of a Realtors® listings and how fast properties sells can give you an indication of a Realtors® selling skills.

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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Sold Beautiful 1924 Spanish Bungalow in North Coconut Grove

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Blog, Coconut Grove Real Estate, Sold, Sold in Coconut Grove | 0 comments

Just Sold…

Ventura Ave, Coconut Grove4104 Ventura Ave, Coconut Grove

Sales Price $840,000

I just sold this charming old Spanish bungalow (circa 1924) listing to my excited buyers. This home is surrounded by a coral rock wall and wrought iron gates. The original fireplace and unique architectural details still exist throughout the home. Perfect 2 bedroom and 2 bath home with pool and a 1 bedroom and 1 bath guest house.

Congratulations to my Buyers.

Special thanks to listing agent Riley Smith of EWM.

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 in Palmetto Bay, Sunday July 20th from 2 – 4 pm

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Blog, Listings, Palmetto Bay Real Estate | 0 comments

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.

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Ray Allen Buys Coral Gables Manse for $11M

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

Three-time NBA champ was renting home from billionaire Miguel Fernandez

Article by the Real Deal Miami

ray allenRay Allen’s future with the Miami Heat is uncertain, but the outside shooting aficionado is putting down roots in South Florida anyways.

Billionaire medical entrepreneur Miguel Fernandez sold a trust tied to Allen a Coral Gables mansion for $11 million last week. The 10-bedroom home at 5 Tahiti Beach Island Road totals 11,533 square feet and has nine-and-a-half bathrooms. The buying trust is managed by Orin Mayers, who is Allen’s business manager.

Allen previously rented the mansion from Fernandez.

The more than 37,000-square-foot property includes a private beach, according to the South Florida Business Journal. Fernandez, who runs MBF Healthcare Partners, marketed the home for sale for at least two years. Other features include a library, elevator, gym, sauna and spa bath.

A National Basketball Association guard since 1996, Allen was a key part of three championship teams, including the Heat’s most recent two titles. He hit a three-pointer with five seconds left to keep the Heat alive against the San Antonio Spurs during the 2013 NBA Finals.

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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Recently Sold 2 Listings

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

JUST SOLD

I have recently sold 2 of my listings. Congratulations to all parties!

8910 SW 197th Ter, Cutler Bay
Miami Real Estate For SaleSold for $277,000.00

This home has an open flow floor plan from the kitchen into the living areas. The kitchen has been updated with beautiful wood cabinets, butcher block countertops, top of the line stainless steel appliances, a gas stove cook top island and beautiful travertine floors. The rest of the home has attractive wood floors. The walls have been freshly painted throughout and the roof is new. This home also includes a full set of accordion hurricane shutters and a Smart Panel security system that includes security cameras. The yard has a gorgeous landscape with several beautiful fruit trees and room for a pool. The home also includes a 1 car garage.

 

3160 Shipping Ave, Coconut Grove
Shipping Ave, Coconut GroveSold for full asking price: $699,000.00

Rarely Available Premium Center Coconut Grove Location! 11,475 Sq Ft Corner Lot. Sold for Land Value.

 

 

 

 

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 – Palmetto Bay Home East of Old Cutler Rd

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Blog, Listings, Palmetto Bay Real Estate | 0 comments

Palmetto Bay Home on One of the Largest Lots for Sale under $700K

7000 SW 148th Ter

JUST REDUCED! Beautiful light and bright 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home located in a superb area of Palmetto Bay, east of Old Cutler. Upon entering into the home, you are greeted by the foyer which leads you through the open living areas into the kitchen which is also open to the family room. The kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops, wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. The family room overlooks the pool and beautiful spacious backyard. This home sits on one of the largest lots that is available in this price range at 21,150 SF. The backyard is completely fenced for privacy. The home has a circular driveway, 2 car garage, and a large side area big enough for a boat. A new $30K + roof will be put on. Great schools! A Must See.

Property details: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,765 sq ft, 21,150 lot size

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7000 SW 148th Ter, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158

$645,000  (Just Reduced)

(Click here to view a video presentation of this Palmeto Bay 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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Palmetto Bay Open House Sunday, July 13th from 3 – 5 PM

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

palmetto bay open housesStop by the Tropical Paradise!

Palmetto Bay Open House

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.

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

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8181 SW 168th St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33156

$689,000

(Click here to view a video presentation of this Palmeto Bay 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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