Monthly Archives: September 2009

September 4th, 2009 at 2:34 pm Pin It

Week of September 3, 2009  “Good morning, children. In civics class today we’ll be talking about how Miami-Dade government really works. Do you know what the county does?” “My daddy says the county doesn’t do anything good, Miss Jones.” “That’s not exactly right, Henry. The county tries to give us things we really need.” “Like…


September 4th, 2009 at 2:13 pm Pin It

Analisis de mercado de venta de condos en Aventura, Florida.


September 4th, 2009 at 1:15 pm Pin It

 Davie will hold a budget meeting on Tuesday, September 8th at 5:15 p.m. at the Davie Town Hall located at 6591 Orange Drive, Davie, FL.  Many important topics will be presented and discussed by the Mayor and Council Members.  One of the topics involves the Davie Police Department and possible layoffs. Susana Franklin, head of…


September 4th, 2009 at 10:21 am Pin It

6 of my 27 listings here in Coconut Grove are currently under contract.  Of those, 2 are short sales that are still being negotiated with the bank.  4 are real sales, meaning non-distressed sellers and non-investors coming together. Here is a recap: 3812 Park Avenue: Listed at $699,000.  This is a 21,600 square foot lot…


September 4th, 2009 at 8:12 am Pin It

One of my favorite places to shop and/or hang out on Hollywood Beach is Josh’s.  Apparently I am not alone, or even one of a small community group.  Our  ‘group’  is about to get larger, as Josh’s is being featured in the traditional media, namely  CBS 4 News  in the “Good for You” segment at 6pm…


September 4th, 2009 at 7:32 am Pin It

One of the really popular areas to live the past 1/4 century has been the High Pines/ Ponce Davis section. The original development of the area came in the 50’s and 60’s due to its proximity to South Miami, Coral Gables and the downtown business area. This popularity resulted in rapid price increases and the…


September 3rd, 2009 at 8:34 pm Pin It

Still found in many South Florida homes from the 50’s and 60’s, terrazzo flooring consists in a hand poured mixture of concrete and marble chips that is then polished, buffed and in some cases crystallized.  Due to the labor intensive nature of its installation, new terrazzo flooring is a rarity today and costs upwards of…


September 3rd, 2009 at 6:41 pm Pin It

Keeping my buyers and sellers informed, here are the pending sales in Coconut Grove for the past few weeks.  It is not surprising that we only have a handful of properties to go under contract at the end of August/beginning of September.  It is not a convenient time for buying a house for many people…


September 3rd, 2009 at 6:28 pm Pin It

As of Today 45 Properties Have Been Reported Closed in the MLS on August 2009. Type of Sale Closed Sales % of Closed Sales % of Active Listings Regular Sales 32 71% 63% Short Sales 9 20% 33% Foreclosures 4 9% 4% The Percentage of Short Sales has decreased only slightly, On April Short Sales Listings…


September 3rd, 2009 at 5:39 pm Pin It

The $8,000 first time homebuyers tax credit ends November 30th, 2009.  If you are in the process of purchasing a home,  new mortgage regulations have increased the amount of time it takes to close a home,  up to  60 days in many cases.  For more information how these regulations will affect your closing, click on…


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