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 [...]

May Market Snapshot

The home inventory in Coconut Grove and surrounding Miami communities is higher than it has been in more than one year. This means that there are a wide range of homes in diverse architectural styles, in varying new construction phases, and price categories which are available now and listed in the “JPG Listings” page of my website. Buyers will find there are townhouses at reasonable starter prices, homes in the coveted $1-2 Million range, and luxury properties offering prime location and top of the line [...]

Home Search 101 – Avoiding Common Pitfalls

As a seasoned buyer’s representative with 13+ years of experience, I am an expert in guiding a fulfilling home search with clients. Upfront, I think it’s important that the client be aware of certain behaviors which might hamper the process. Working with a broker to establish realistic expectations eliminates the risk of tunnel vision driving a poor outcome for you and your family. Below are some of my top tips on winning mindsets for new home buyers looking to make their first major purchase. First [...]

Coral Gables Market Snapshot – March 2016

The Coral Gables Non-Waterfront property category is massive and the activity snapshot in the past 6 month reflects that.  There have been 203 transactions and the average sold price was $1,102,485 with an average price per square ft at $391. The previous 6 months before that, we saw 279 transactions with an average sold price of $1,019,750 and average price per square ft at $381. The momentum is consistent and the average price per square foot is on the rise. See all the data for [...]

Coconut Grove Luxury Real Estate Market: Month End Update

Preliminary Stats for Coconut Grove in June 2015 are in! June was a dynamic month in our luxury real estate community. 26 single family homes were sold this month, the exact same number sold this time last year. But the Grove also logged highest sale of the year at $12,850,000. More June facts include: 1) 13 of 26 homes sold were over $1 Million and 14 of 26 sold in the first 90 days on the market 2) All of the listings sold at an [...]

Townhomes For Sale in Pinecrest & South Miami

Are you a family looking for a condo but really want a single family home; or an empty-nester looking to downsize but want to maintain a luxury lifestyle?  Maybe a South Miami or Pinecrest Townhouse is the perfect option for you!  I have extensive experience with luxury townhome properties.  There are 3 newer construction communities with active listings and 2 brand new construction communities that will be available in 2015. Pine Manor is newer construction built in 2008 located in a residential neighborhood but still [...]

Q3 Trends from ONE SIR

Miami has long been defined by its beauty and desirable climate but, in recent years, a thriving culture and desirable prices have placed Miami in an international spotlight. As one of the strongest housing markets in the US and as a key metropolitan area with the most favorable pricing, it is no wonder locals and internationals have been turning to South Florida for second-home options and investment opportunities. A look at 2014 Third Quarter stats shows an overall increase in pricing in all of Miami-Dade [...]

Coral Gables Mid-Year Report Card Success

As a neighborhood synonymous with luxury, it is no surprise that my firm’s Mid-Year Trends Report revealed solid growth in the Coral Gables neighborhood. Published bi-annually, the ONE Sotheby’s report is crucial to understanding the strength of the local real estate market and offers a hyper-local view into each of the Miami-Dade communities. If you subscribe to my newsletter then you already know I’m positive on Coral Gables real estate projections, and it’s worth taking a deeper dive into the findings and statistics reported by [...]

Market Update: South Florida Transaction Increase

According to weekly data from Condo Vultures, active listings in the South Florida housing market increased last week to over 40k. In the past month, we’ve seen a pending sales increase by 331. As you see in the chart, this represents a steady uptick of consistent activity which tells a story of overall health at a reasonable pace. I am very positive on this growth trajectory and disagree with colleagues who suggest that we may be at the end of a “boom.” From my extensive [...]

Mid-Year Update of ONE Sotheby’s TRENDS Report

The “Miami South” edition of the TRENDS mid-year update has been released by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. Updated data on luxury communities such as Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and Pinecrest is available in this digital report. My firm has opened the report with an overview of Miami as a whole. They explain that six months into 2014, our market is on a more steady growth track with a high number of all-cash transactions. Additionally, sales data relating to the $500k+ market shows we’ve experienced nothing [...]