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Infographics on home improvements for Miami Buyers and Sellers

Paul Krebes

Paul Krebes

305-726-3446

 

This web link http://www.census.gov/how/infographics/home_improvements.html

relates to the comments below…

 

Shelter.  Protection of life, family, property, and investment.  Your home represents all these things.

Home owners ask us, “What home improvement best protects value when the time comes to sell?”

Although every property has different needs, the best answer is, “raise the roof!”

As the US Census Bureau statistics show, Americans invest in updated roofing as a top priority in protecting the shelter that is home.

Home shoppers often remark that a property  ’needs’ this or that update; many times these comments are based on cosmetic choices and the personal taste of the buyer, not the integrity of the structure.

The roof, on the other hand, is a vital consideration that is not about taste or preference.

A well maintained, sound roof  opens the way for receiving the best and highest offers the market will bring when the time comes to sell.

To find out the current value of your home, contact us today.

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

Jason Smith (Broker)

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

Just SOLD in Coconut Grove’s Yacht Harbour Condo…$649,000

JUST SOLD in Yacht Harbour

Unit 13 G/H

Sold for $649,000

2901 Bayshore Dr, Unit 13-G/H

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

2901 (Yacht Harbour)

Bedrooms: 2

Baths: 2

Living Area: 3,512sq ft

MLS A1707133

 Property Description:

Redesigned 3,512 square feet 2/2 corner unit (13G+H) at fabulous Yacht Harbour overlooking Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove.  Features huge heated pool, 2 tennis courts, gym, sauna, covered garage, valet service,  24hr concierge/ security.  Combined units have entrance foyer, large office, two large bedrooms, walk-in closets, built-in bookcases/cabinets, accordion shutters and over 60 linear feet of balcony.  Views of Biscayne Bay & Key Biscayne from 2 bedrooms/living room on north side of building.

 

Jason’s Commentary:

This was a challenging sale.  First of all, the unit was a very large 2-Bedroom unit (many buyers who considered it sought a 3 Bedroom with this square footage and price).  On a per square foot basis, this Coconut Grove unit was priced very attractively at $200/sq foot (versus $800-$1,000 for newer condos in the Grove).  Our challenge in marketing this Miami condo was that the building was slated to undergo renovations for the 40 year re-certification over the following 18 months.   This unit was assessed a $105,000 assessment.  In our negotiations, Buyer and Seller were very astute.  Buyer recognized that $200/sq foot was an outstanding value for a condo of this size in this Coconut Grove location.  Seller recognized that the $105,000 assessment was an intimidating hurdle for any Buyer to contend with (even at the attractive $699,000 list price).

Ultimately,  Buyer and Seller agreed to split the cost of the assessment equally between them.  Buyer offered full price for the unit.

2901 View 2901 Kitchen

2901 Living Room

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

Jason Smith (Broker)

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

Pending Sale by ShowcaseMiami’s Tony Scornavacca…13315 SW 98 Place

Pending Sale by Tony Scornavacca…

 

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 Cell: 305-283-7112

Property Address:

13315 SW 98 Place

Miami, FL 33176

 

13315 SW 98 PL (Kitchen

 

 Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 4

Sq. Ft.: 4,137

Lot Size: 19,750

MLS# A1738884

Remodeled executive home on a corner lot. Home offers 6 bedrooms & 4 baths,
2 master suites, living, dining, family & large florida/game room w/wet bar.
Recessed lighting, tile & laminate flooring throughout the house. European
kitchen with island, granite tops & SS appliances. New baths, new barrel
tile roof, new windows, shutters, freshly painted inside & out. There are 3
A/C units. This home has over 4,100 sq ft and sits on a 20,000 sq ft lot. Not a
short sale or REO. Just bring the furniture!

13315 SW 98 Pl Exterior

 13315 SW 98 PL Living Room

 

13315 SW 98 PL Wet Bar

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

Jason Smith (Broker)

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

 

Just Listed $549K…Killian Open House…Sunday, April 14th (3-5pm)

Just Listed…$549K

 

Open House…

Sunday, April 14th (3-5pm)

 

Property Address:

13045 SW 107 Ct

Miami, FL 33176

 

Paul Krebes

Paul Krebes

Cell: 305-726-3446

 

13045 SW 107 CT (Exterior Front)

 

4 Bedrooms

3 Baths

2 Car Garage

Pool

3,612 Sq. Ft.

15,960 Lot Size

MLS A1772153

List Price: $549,000 (Not a Short Sale)

This is YOUR next Family Home!  Charming and comfortable, with Great Schools in
a Superior Neighborhood.  Many Superior Features:  Spacious Screened Patio
surrounds excellent Pool; huge Master Suite with Private Garden; Fantastic
Family Room with Fireplace; priced right, bring your best offer!

 

13045 SW 107 CT (Exterior)

 

13045 SW 107 Ct (Living Room1)

 

13045 SW 107 CT (Living room2)

 

13045 SW 107 CT (Dining Room)

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

Jason Smith (Broker)

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

 

Record Sale in Courtyards of the Grove!…(S-301) Sold by ShowcaseMiami Realty

3240 Mary S301 Great Room

3240 Mary Street

S301

Miami, FL 33133

2 Bedrooms/ 1.5 Bath

A1733008

List Price $159,000

Sold Price $162,500

Attractive condo with community pool and its located within three blocks of
Mayfair Hotel, Cocowalk and the restaurants, theaters and banks of Coconut
Grove.  Only a three block walk from Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove Sailing Club
and bayside parks.  Pet friendly and secured fenced.  Ample parking lot with
access through card-operated gate.

This unit sold in a matter of days.  We received 5 offers in the first week on the market.  Our Seller was ecstatic!  It is amazing what a transormation this building has experienced in the past 15 months in terms of value.  15 months ago, the exact same unit at the other end of the building in similar condition sold for $100,000.

3240 Mary S301 Pool3240 Mary S301

3240 Mary S301 Bathroom

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

Jason Smith, Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

Where did Miami’s International Home Buyers come from in 2012?

In 2012,  61% of the Buyers for existing Miami/Miami Beach homes were International Buyers.

 

Top Miami and Miami Beach Homebuyers in 2012…

Venezuela…16%

Argentina…15%

Brazil…14%

Colombia…6%

France…5%

Peru…5%

 

In Contrast, Ft. Lauderdale’s International Buyers came from…

Canada…34%

Brasil…14%

*Miami real estate statistics courtesy of the Miami Association of Realtors.

If you are Selling your Miami home or condo, it is critical to have an international team coordinating the sale for you.  ShowcaseMiami Realty has multi-lingual capabilities.  We can assist our clientele in English, Spanish, German and French.

 

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

 

Jason Smith

Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 Reasons to Make an Offer today (Yacht Harbour #13 G/H in Coconut Grove)…

Outstanding Value!!

Offered at $699,000 ($199/sq foot)

3,512 sq feet of interior space (plus balconies)

2901 S. Bayshore Drive

#13 G/H (2 combined units)

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove

19 Reasons to Make an Offer today for Yacht Harbour #13 G/H…

 

1)  Yacht Harbour #13 G/H was designed by renowned designer Robert Altman

2)  Absolute Best Location within Coconut Grove…It is an easy 2 block stroll to Cocowalk Restaurants, movie theaters, Peacock Park on the Bay & Dinner Key Marina.

3)  At $199/sq foot, it is one third the price of a new construction condo that is being developed a few blocks away.

4)  Yacht Harbour Condo is situated on an expansive property  in this prime location which helps to showcase the common areas.

5)   The Yacht Harbour pool is one of the largest in Coconut Grove.

6)  24 Hour Security

7) 24 Hour Concierge

8) 24 Hour Complimentary Valet

9)  Yacht Harbour Condo has very little employee turnover.  This is a benefit to an owner in Yacht Harbour because the staff knows the property and its residents intimately.

10) 3,512 sq/ft (2 units combined)

11) Corner unit (13G+H)

12) Views of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove

13)  2 lighted tennis courts

14)  Gym

15)  Sauna

16)  Covered garage

17)  Walk-in closets

18)  Accordion Hurricane Shutters throughout

19)  Over 60 linear feet of balcony for relaxing or entertaining

 
Photo of Cocowalk Restaurants (2 blocks from Yacht Harbour condo)
Photo of Cocowalk Restaurants (2 blocks from Yacht Harbour condo)
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove
Yacht Harbour Condo in Coconut Grove

 

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

(Highest price in the Shortest period of time)

Jason Smith

Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

5 Insights on Miami foreclosure from the Lender’s Perspective…

Phone call last week with a lender foreclosing on a Miami condo…

Last week I had a follow-up conversation with a small independent banker in Colorado whose bank is going through the foreclosure process with a condo in Miami.  We will be listing the property for sale with ShowcaseMiami Realty as a Miami foreclosure/REO/Bank owned property when his bank regains possession of this Miami condo.

It was an interesting conversation because so often, as Miami Short Sale Specialists, ShowcaseMiami Realty represents the interests of Sellers who are at risk of foreclosure (not their lenders).

 

Here was his feedback from a lender’s perspective…

1)  He said that the process is very one-sided (in favor of the borrower)

2)  In this situation, the Miami borrower has not made a mortgage payment in 2 years.

3)  His bank has been paying their attorneys to try and foreclose on the Miami condo for over one year.  As is often the case, the borrower has her own attorney working to extend the foreclosure process.

4)  The banker says that a foreclosure generally costs his bank $5,000 in attorneys fees.  Today, he says, the cost for a bank to foreclose is $15,000-$20,000 as a result of the delays imposed by borrowers.

5)  The banker says that his bank is “losing their shorts” already on this Miami loan.  The additional time, attorneys fees & deferred maintenance of this Miami condo increases the bank’s loss.

I asked the banker if borrowers were able to stave off foreclosure altogether as a result of technicalities.  He said this was not an issue with his firm because they are a small, independent bank as opposed to a “processing plant with large mortgage portfolios”.

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

(Highest price in the Shortest period of time)

Jason Smith

Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

 

3 Reasons to contact ShowcaseMiami when selling or buying real estate outside of Florida…

1)  We have a vast network of agents that we work with around the country.

2)  We know what questions to ask a potential agent when vetting the right agent for your out of state referral.

3) Follow-up and added accountability…we communicate with the out of state agent until the deal is closed.

Recent Napa example…

  Our customers purchased a penthouse condo in Coconut Grove and were seeking a 2nd home in the Napa, CA area.  We contacted 4 potential agents in Napa (Saint Helena) and after interviewing them we determined that one was the right choice.  Our customers were very pleased with this agent’s service and closed on a beautiful home with its own vineyard several months later.  See photos below…

ShowcaseMiami buyer referral to Napa area (St. Helena)

ShowcaseMiami buyer referral to Napa area (St. Helena)

St. Helena (back yard view of vineyards)

St. Helena (back yard view of vineyards)

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

(Highest price in the Shortest period of time)

Jason Smith

Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

Just Listed…Charming Miami Home in Shenandoah with unfinished detached cottage!

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

 This Miami home creates an emotional response in those who enter.  Tour buses regularly pass by to

view this

 Shenandoah gem with unfinished detached cottage.

 We invite you to experience it for yourself.

Call Jason Smith for a private viewing

786-762-3080

 

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

Property Description:

Magical Shenandoah coral rock house in Miami is dripping with charm and beautifully upgraded.  Home features rich wood floors, high ceilings, magnificent upgraded granite & stainless kitchen with HIGH ceilings.  Wood and marble floors.  Gas range in kitchen.  Newly re-ducted a/c system.  Owner has just created a Master Bedroom on 2nd floor which is ENORMOUS.  It takes up the entire 2nd floor.  Unfinished detached cottage in back can be re-built or removed.  Main House is 2500 sq ft per owner.  Unique Miami property with magnificent landscaping in Shenandoah.

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms

Built in 1922

2500 sq feet (per owner)

5,900 Lot Size

Central Air Conditioning

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

Detached Miami Cottage in Shenandoah:

This Miami home features a detached cottage in the garden area.  The owner says there are 2 options regarding this Miami detached cottage…

1) Invest an estimated $30,000 completing the detached cottage.

2) Remove the detached cottage for an estimated $5,000 (Note: if the detached cottage is removed, it can never be built there again)

 

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

 

Yesterday’s Open House:

We held this Shenandoah home open for the first time yesterday.  The response was incredible!  Over 30 people came to see this Miami home in 2 hours.  Some of the visitors explored the property for over an hour examining its rich details.

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

1625 SW 12 Street, Miami, FL 33135 (Shenandoah neighborhood)

 

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

(Highest price in the Shortest period of time)

Jason Smith

Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115