Real Estate Business – A Family Affair

Real Estate is one of those professions that knows no boundaries. In some ways you are always working, cell phone always on the ready to move a deal along or show a property (so you better make sure you charge it multiple times a day!).  While this can sometimes may intrude into family life, sometimes I find fun ways to get my family involved.  As my team and I work on a significant refresh of my webiste, www.jillpenman.com, my crew and I hit the neighborhood [...]

INVESTOR PRICED: NORTH COCONUT GROVE CAPS SOUTH

My listing at 2515 SW 17 Avenue in North Coconut Grove is now priced for any investor to purchase with confidence.  This meticulous 3 bedroom may be rented as each side is self contained consisting of a 1/1 and then a 2/1 on the other side.  Large yard with plenty of room for entertaining makes this a gem waiting to be snatched up!  To read more details about the finishes read all about this amazing tropical Grove property!  With plenty of built-ins the property is ready [...]

GlassHaus -New 23 unit Condo Building!

Curbed announced the details of a new building going up in Center Coconut Grove close to 27th Avenue right in Center Coconut Grove named the GlassHaus.  The sales center is set to open this June on site at 3161 Center Street. This boutique building will compete with townhouses and the price range is between $595,000-$1.2m less than $600/SF.  I think this is an exciting project and it is different from the modern construction that is getting constructed all over Miami.  The renderings look super sleek [...]

Do You Have Real (Estate) Questions? Ask A Realtor

In my latest social outreach program, I set out to answer all of your pressing real estate related questions. Launched today on my social channels and my website, Ask a Realtor aims to bring local expertise to any  questions you might want answered by a professional with over 14 years in the industry. Is now a good time to sell? What home improvements will really increase the value of my home? When is the best time of year to list my home? Is it a [...]

Coconut Grove Waterfront Update – Part 2

This is the second post in my three part series on the revival of the Coconut Grove waterfront. I started with a general update on the initial waterfront plan and the parks and public spaces in Part 1.  Today I will update you on some of the devlopments happening in  the private sector and how condos and retail are influencing the waterfront's revival. As I noted in the last post, The Coconut Grove Waterfront and Spoil Islands Master Plan called for an estimated 170 million [...]

Coconut Grove Waterfront Update – Part 1

Sometimes change goes unnoticed or we read news only of plans and don't see enough action for years. Such was the case with the Coconut Grove waterfront plan. The RFP initially was drafted in 2014, and released in 2005 for a master plan for the Grove waterfront. This led to the final plan presented and approved in 2008. Dubbed the "Coconut Grove Waterfront and Spoil Islands Master Plan" it was a comprehensive plan on on how to best improve the waterfront strategically and with vision [...]

REALTOR = MATCHMAKER

It is certainly rewarding when you find the most perfect property for your client especially when it is not on the market for them to find themselves. As a specialist in Miami we find out about off market opportunities all the time.  I like to consider myself more of a matchmaker than a salesperson.  You can't force a buyer into purchasing a property nor do I think this tactic will ever work with referral or extended opportunity.  Purchasing a property is like finding a lifelong partner or [...]

1ST TIME HOME BUYING

I have a closing this week and recently met this couple at another listing of mine which they were out-bidden for then in turn asked for assistance in helping them with the purchase for their 1st home.  From the start, I knew they would benefit from my services.  Working with first time homebuyers always reminds me of when I first bought my initial property and how many questions I would have throughout the day and all the details there are in the process that I tried to embrace.  It may [...]

Jill Penman Featured in Architectural Digest’s “5 Outdoor Features That Will Add Value to Your Home”

When Architectural Digest wanted to know what home improvement investments are driving strong resale value, they turned to JPG's own Jill Penman.  Jill is well respected in her real estate knowledge especially when it comes to tuning your home up to turn a profit. Her best advice, "If you are going to invest in your home, don't wait until it's time to sell.  Do it now so you can both enjoy the upgrades and benefit from increased home value when you do decide to sell." [...]

Maybe it isn’t all doom & gloom?

While Miami Agents see less activity from foreign homebuyers it is not all doom and gloom!  We sure are feeling a slowdown in Miami property sales yet last month, Miami-Dade County’s property appraiser released an estimate that said 2016 was already a record year for property values in the county! Miami-Dade’s total taxable real estate surged to $251.3 billion as of July, marking a $5 billion increase in values since they last peaked before the crash in 2008, according to the report. More of this official [...]