Coral Gables, FL Real Estate News

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
The Biltmore Hotel's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular is going all out again this year with a variety of food, live music and fireworks. The Donald Ross golf course opens its doors at 5:00 p.m. for guests, who will have access to food trucks and beverages for sale throughout the night on the course. Free parking and a shuttle service is available to and from the Biltmore Hotel until 8:30 p.m. when the last shuttle will depart for the Fireworks Spectacular at 9:00 p.m. VIP options are also available. Enjoy the fireworks, an open bar and a full BBQ menu form your reserved seat at a table in the Center Terrace. Prices begin at $1200 for a VIP table that sits a maximum of 10 people. Biltmore Golf Course adult members are $120 and children are $40. Adult resort guests are $150 and childr...
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By JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker
(THE JMTEAM NETWORK)
      Coral Gables, Florida. November 16, 2012   The Realtors Commercial Alliance of the Miami Association of Realtors (RCA MIAMI) will hold the annual RCA Super Conference & Commercial Real Estate Expo on November 16, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. More than 15 national, regional and local business and academic speakers will address a wide variety of commercial real estate topics that will focus on South Florida as the market place of the Americas. The event will look at the current state of the region and key global economic drivers, now and in the future. Presenters include Rodolfo Sabonge, Executive VP for Planning & Business Development  Panama Canal Authority, who will talk about the widening of the Panama Canal that will be fi...
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By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
(Realty Empire Incorporated)
    Brand New 2010 Old Spanish Mediterranean Dream Home nestled on a serene street in Coral Gables. This 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 2 Car Garage plus carport luxury home; Featuring a meticulously elegant interior, high-coffered ceilings, travertine flooring w/wood inlays on first floor & wood flooring throughout second floor. Gourmet eat-in kitchen, granite counter tops, wood cabinets, & Butler's Pantry. A large Master bedroom with a lanai overlooking Pool & Spa area completes this dream home. This home will WOW you!!!   Call for additional information and the unbelievable low price.  
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By Kelly Charles
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
  Bienviendo a Miami! The most exciting event in the Latino calendar is here! This Sunday up to a million people will gather on Calle Ocho in the Little Havana district of Miami for the biggest Latin street party in the whole of the USA! This year's Calle Ocho festival features performances from glittering stars of the Latino music scene, such as Jencarlos Canela, El Gato y Patty and Ozzi Muniz. There's more to Calle Ocho than Latino music, with 11 stages of everything from Reggaeton to Country. And as it's a Latin festival, there are no shortage of places to find food - including regional favorites from all over the Latin world. The festival culminates the annual Carnaval festival of Latino culture, which includes arts and other events across the city including a beauty contest, golf t...
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Search for all Miami luxury homes for sale and luxury Miami condos. Homebuyers who are looking for luxury real estate in Miami have a wealth of choices.  Those looking for a more tropical living experience have Miami Beach homes and Miami Beach luxury condos for sale.  Those looking for a more urban experience have downtown Miami luxury condos and Brickell luxury condos for sale.  But those who are looking for class and charm have Coral Gables luxury real estate.  Popular events revolve around Coral Gables locales like the University of Miami and Merrick Village Park which both provide great cultural opportunities.  The city prides itself on maintaining its aesthetic beauty, particularly the distinctive landscaping and tree canopies.  All of this keeps the home values at a premium in Co...
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Find the perfect Miami luxury home for sale, featuring Coral Gables luxury real estate. Coral Gables is a lovely city located in Miami-Dade County, just to the southwest of downtown.  Just a few miles from the buzz of one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the country, Coral Gables real estate exudes none of the hectic atmosphere of the city.  Instead, homes in Coral Gables are located in a city that feels more like a small European village than a South Florida titan of real estate.  In fact, throughout the city one can find one of the largest concentrations of Mediterranean architecture around.  The city is renowned for its characteristic charm found from the Mediterranean flair and attention to aesthetic detail, most notably the tree-canopied streets found throughout the city....
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By David Snell 704.545.0098, CERTIFIED MOLD INSPECTOR, CERTIFIED MOLD REMOVAL.
(WWW.ExecutiveRestoration.Com)
Have you ever been in a restaurant and your waiter or waitress was serving you and they had nasty  finger nails or they smelled like they have not had a shower or bath? Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Nasty.  How come they are not clean?  Are they lazy or just do not care? When I see this I just excuse myself and do not eat there.  I tell them this before any food is  ordered of course. Any thoughts on this folks? Any one have any similar experience and what have you done?
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By Matt Pici
(Charles Rutenberg Realty LLC)
Coral Gables real estate is rebounding with at least seven new luxury apartment and office buildings being developed around the downtown core.  Many projects proposed during the housing boom in the last decade were put on hold when the economy slowed and the fact that construction is beginning in Coral Gables is a sign that a rebound has begun. Developers and lenders have invested a quarter-billion dollars in financing toward these projects that are either under construction or scheduled to break ground soon.  Over the next three years, more than two million square feet of new space will occupy locations around Ponce De Leon Boulevard.  These new projects could bring up to 1,000 new residential units and dozens of new businesses and restaurants to the area. The affluent population proxi...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
Miami-Dade County Florida Home Buyer Assistance Program Process and Time Line 1.  County sponsored home buyer education class is required. 2.  Home buyer is APPROVED and signs contract for home. 3.  Lender sends Reservation Form with contact to county. 4.  With-in 5 days, home is inspected by county staff. 5.  If necessary, lead based paint assessment is completed. 6.  Lender sends loan package to county. IF NO REPAIRS ARE NECESSARY...... 7.  County approves application package. 8.  County contracted appraiser completes appraisal. 9.  Home buyer meets with home buyer counselor. 10. Mortgage package e-mailed to title company. 11. Home buyer assistance check is released by county after HUD 1 is approved. 12. Closing occurs at the offices of the title company. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE V...
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By Vick The Broker Olympus Executive Realty, Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
CORAL GABLES HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS FOR SALE IN CORAL GABLES, FL.PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT STATUS!Contact Kate or Vick,Your Hotel, Motel & Resort Specialist(407)230-7807 / (407)865-2840InvestmentAcquisitions@gmail.com PLEASE CALL FOR CURRENT & UPDATED INFORMATION ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN Coral Gables.Are you looking looking for Hotels, Motels & Resorts to add to your local or Global investment portfolio?   We can represent you in acquistion of any  hotel, motel & resort property in the U.S.Bankrupt Properties / Bank Managed Properties / Regular Sale/ Broken Asset.Proper representation is paramount during the procurement process. Contact a specialist familiar with the fundamental knowledge of the hotel / motel / resort world.The foundation of our asset acquisition procurements is the d...
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Are you interested in Buying real estate in Coral Gables, Florida? Have you considered the development called Cocoplum. You can find very nice deals in Cocoplum. This is your chance to make purchase at a fantastic low price. The real estate market in 2005 - 2006 took a dive and it has taken 4 years to stabilize. In many developments / communities in Coral Gables prices at record lows, in some cases lower than what they have been for 10 - 15 years ago.     If you need mortgage to purchase your property in Cocoplum, then you first step is contact your local Florida bank. It is much easier to obtain a mortgage of a single family home verses a condo. If you are in the market for a condo, then your lender needs to check which are the developments that are approved for Fannie Mae or FHA finan...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
This is a story about a Reverse Mortgage in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida… Many believe that the Reverse Mortgage is for the poor, desperate, or those on the verge of foreclosure.  My grandfather feels the same way, but after years of explanation and my Aunt Uncle, and I offering our support my grandparents used the Reverse Mortgage for themselves.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about the program.  This blog is not about the program and how it works; rather it’s about different clients of mine who have closed using the program and why they did it.   I March of 2010 a prospective client, whose home is in Coral Gables, contacted me via the internet.  He didn’t give me a phone number to call, instead he left his address and fax number.  Many people do things ...
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By Michael Sahlman, e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes
(www.HomesForVIPs.com - Keller Williams Realty)
Cocoplum Real Estate News-Recap 2010 For single family homes in Cocoplum here are the 2010 statistics, newsworthy sales and current listings for sale there. In Cocoplum, there were 24 closed sales in 2010 of which 8 were waterfront properties. The average sale price was $2,221,146, or $365 per square foot. They sold on average for 85% of the list price in 234 days (average days on market). The highest sale was for $4,500,000 located at 7901 Los Pinos BL, which was $399 per square foot and occurred on July 1, 2010. Five houses on Cocoplum are currently in contract or pending sale. With 37 homes currently available for sale, the current absorption rate is about 19 months to sell all of the current inventory. Right now, the least expensive home for sale in Cocoplum is for $1,300,000 locat...
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By Michael Sahlman, e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes
(www.HomesForVIPs.com - Keller Williams Realty)
  Coral Gables Real Estate News-Recap of 2010 For single family homes in Coral Gables, here are the 2010 statistics, newsworthy sales and listings for sale there. In Coral Gables, there were 397 closed sales in 2010 of which 54 were waterfront properties. The average sale price was $982,029, or $1,106 per square foot. They sold on average for 91% of the list price in 151 days (average days on market). The highest sale was for $14,100,0000 located at 158 Prospect DR, which was $470 per square foot and occurred on March 30, 2010. The lowest sale was for $63,500 located at 212 Grant DR, which was $47 per square foot and occurred on April 16, 2010. 72 houses on Coral Gables are currently in contract or pending sale. With 416 homes currently available for sale, the current absorption rate is...
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By Michael Sahlman, e-PRO - Miami Beach Florida Luxury Homes
(www.HomesForVIPs.com - Keller Williams Realty)
  Gables Estates Real Estate News-Recap of 2010 For single family homes in Gables Estates, here are the 2010 statistics, newsworthy sales and listings for sale there. In Gables Estates, there were 4 closed sales in 2010 of which 3 were waterfront properties. The average sale price was $4,488,750, or $523 per square foot. They sold on average for 80% of the list price in 161 days (average days on market). The highest sale was for $10,500,000 located at 500 Arvida PW, which was $618 per square foot and occurred on August 6, 2010. The lowest sale was for $250,000 located at 8880 SW 11 ST, which was $116 per square foot and occurred on July 30, 2010. One house in Gables Estates is currently in contract or pending sale. With 11 homes currently available for sale, the current absorption rate ...
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By Emilio Cardenal
(irealty.pro)
Cocoplum is an great community to live in. You can take advantage of the low real estate prices in Coral Gables and find a super deal right now. How can you get access to these buying opportunities? The first step is to educate yourself. You can consult with a local realtor. Our agents at Interinvestments Realty  can assist you.   If you need a mortgage to buy your home in Cocoplum, then you should contact a local mortgage professional. There are a few mortgage brokers or banks locally in Cocoplum that know the area and properties. Real Estate is a local business. We recommend that you work with professionals that are doing transactions in Coral Gables. They know the area.   We are delighted to start researching what are the best options for you in Coral Gables. Consult with one of our ...
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Are you interested in purchasing real estate in Cocoplum? There are great looking properties at very attractive prices. Buying real estate today is much better that it was in 2005 or 2006! You have the time to pick and choose... Coral Gables is offering wonderful communities for you to consider and Cocoplum is one of them.   If you need a mortgage to buy your home in Cocoplum, then you should contact a local mortgage professional. There are a few mortgage brokers or banks locally in Cocoplum that know the area and properties. Real Estate is a local business. We recommend that you work with professionals that are doing transactions in Coral Gables. They know the area.   You can start searching today to find the home of your dreams in Coral Gables can be very easy, visit our company websi...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
The Reverse Mortgage Counseling has become more in depth and complex, but this is better for the borrower.  In the past, the Reverse Mortgage’s mandatory FHA Counseling was nothing more than the person spending 30 to 45 minutes explaining how the program works.  This never told the counselor if the borrower actually knew what they were getting into.   I am glad this change came about, because unlike me, there were (and are) many unscrupulous Mortgage Lenders out there who will say as little as possible and take advantage of people.  I always explain every document in the application.  The funny thing is, I don’t feel comfortable just having the clients sign away.  Instead, I prefer to at the very least summarize the disclosure or document they are signing.   The new counseling explains ...
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By Riley Smith, Coconut Grove Specialist
(EWM Realty, International)
The area in Coral Gables that is located west of US1 is much larger than the area east of US1 so it is not surprising that there are more home sales in the west.  So far this year there have been 212 homes to sell west of US1 and only 125 to sell east of US1.   The average list price of a home west of US1 is $958,000 while the average list price of a home east of US1 in Coral Gables is $3,503,000.  The drastic difference in price can be attributed to all of the waterfront properties on the east side, as well as the gated communities (Snapper Creek, Cocoplum, Gables Estates, Journey's End etc.) that are located east of US1.  Another interesting figure is the average selling price per square foot in the two areas.  The average selling price per square foot for a home west of US1 is $212....
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By Shannon McGee
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
For many years, realtors main focus was on the client pertaining to the home they are helping a client buy and sell. However, things have changed a great deal since those simple relationships. Economic conditions and new techonology is transforming the realtor-client relationship, for the good and the bad. Realtors nowadays need not only find the best homes for the best price for their buyers, and list a clients home at the optimal price in relation to it's market value in these conditions, but they must provide counsel to their buyer on improving their credit score and encourage them to put as much money down initially as they can. We have learned from past mistakes that if you cannot afford a home, don't jump into it feet first hoping that you win the lotto or you get a huge raise. Th...
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