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Archive for August, 2012

Aug
31
2012

Hardly Any Additional Homes For Sale in South Miami

Simply Miami Real Estate

For the month of August there have been only 6 new listings of single family houses for sale in the City of South Miami. This is a reflection of the tight residential real estate market we are experiencing in Miami though the "tightness" is location specific and building specific .For South Miami the recently listed houses tended to all be on the less expensive end  with the most expensive of the new listings located at 5880 SW 80th Street (see...Continue Reading!

Aug
30
2012

Another Crocodile In The Neighborhood

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A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of a large crocodile in Fuchs Park in South Miami. Well he was captured by, I think, Pesky Critters and relocated somewhere hopefully not too near. I was having dinner the other night with a friend who brought out her crocodile picture taken at the Deering Bay Golf course in the old Cutler section of Coral Gables. Needless to say my friend let the ball lay in the fairway and dropped...Continue Reading!

Aug
29
2012

Riviera Health Resort Now Opened In South Coral Gables

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After seemingly a forever construction period the Riviera Health Resort has finally opened at 6901 Yumuri Street in the South Gables. To all locals this location is considered downtown South Miami right across Sunset Drive from High Pines. I was lucky enough to be invited to an opening presentation where I learned that the Riviera Health Resort hopes to redefine health care by combining unsurpassed medical care with a staff trained similarly to those in the hospitality industry. Lets hope...Continue Reading!

Aug
28
2012

Private Island For Sale

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Chance of a lifetime to own a 17 acre private island roughly 2.5 miles north of the Ocean Reef Club of North Key Largo Florida. Presently two cottages and 1 mid island residence are in existence. Plans for new residences are available. Electricity is provided by a diesel generator. Linderman Key is the perfect place for the serious fisherman due to its close access to both the Gulf Stream and back country Florida Keys fishing. The owner is willing to...Continue Reading!

Aug
27
2012

South Gables House Closing Hours Before Hurricane Isaac

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Our customers who are moving back to Coral Gables closed on this house at 6930 Almansa in the South Gables just hours before Hurricane Isaac arrived in South Florida. In fact the prior owners didn't move out until about 10:00 in the evening during a period of blustery winds and tropical showers. We took this picture between rain cells on the morning of the hurricane and everything was "ok". Luckily for Miamians the storm was not too bad, but, for...Continue Reading!

Aug
23
2012

South Gables Duplex Now Under Contract

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A contract was just signed for the purchase of the duplex we recently listed for sale at 541 Menendez in South Coral Gables. When properties are priced properly they are selling quickly in our market as this property has. This 2 story duplex which contains two separate units each with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths was listed for $549,000. The duplex is convenient to the University of Miami main campus, both Downtown Coral Gables and Downtown South Miami, and 2...Continue Reading!

Aug
22
2012

Giant African Land Snails….Watch Out !!!!

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I have been watching the Florida Dept. of Agriculture team in our neighborhood the last few months as they are attempting to eradicate the Giant African Land Snails which have begun to invade several of our Miami neighborhoods. Similar to other non native invaders the arrival has caused problems to both our plant life and perhaps to humans. The snails are dangerous to around 500 different species of plants and, if they eat rat feces(which certainly wouldn't be too appetizing...Continue Reading!

Aug
21
2012

Trattoria Sole…A Great South Miami Restaurant

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Last night my wife and I tried out Trattoria Sole at 5894 Sunset Drive in South Miami which is under new ownership. We had been fans for years of this restaurant which began the restaurant renaissance in Downtown South Miami. I am glad to say that even though former owner Mauricio has gone back to Italy the new owners have maintained the quality and ambiance of Trattoria Sole. We will continue to be fans and hope that you will be...Continue Reading!

Aug
20
2012

Short Sales Are So Much Fun….

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....And let me enumerate the ways.... No just kidding....At best short sales are merely a pain, but they can be ulcer inducing like the one shown above which is in Palmetto Bay... This house has been under contract since February though we have had the listing since last year... The lenders holding the mortgages, of which there are three, haven't been able to make a decision until about 2 weeks ago... Since that time the house has  been vandalized and...Continue Reading!

Aug
17
2012

High Pines Home Listed For Sale

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Great opportunity to purchase a home 1 1/2 blocks from the "A" rated  magnet school Sunset Elementary. 5270 Sunset Drive is a 2,053 sf home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on a 11,250 sf lot. The house has been owned by the same family since it was built in 1948 an has been well taken care of by its owners. The location is just a few minute walk from downtown South Miami with its shops and restaurants. In addition...Continue Reading!