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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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This is probably one of my favorite spots in all of Miami. Once the winter home of James Deering (John Doe fortune). It was built between the years 1914-16 at a staggering cost of $66 million. It covered 180 acres and was directly on the pristine shores of Biscayne bay.The 70 room Italianate Villa contains original furnishings, artwork, sculpture and tapestries from the period and back as Mr. Deering bought out palaces in Europe to fill his home.Over 1000 local people worked on the estate at the time tending to the gardens and the actual farm on the property.It truly does not get much grander than this.   
By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
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It’s finally time to close on your property, and you are ready to move on, the next step is the walk through and then the closing table! But wait, the walk through? What exactly does that mean, can it hold up closing, can it create last minute delays? Yes, yes and yes!It’s imperative to read over your sales contract and talk to your agent about buyer expectations for the final walk through. Every contract is different, so you need to understand how you are obligated to turn over the property. This way, there won’t be issues left behind that can create closing delays or reasons for the buyer to hold back monies at closing.The walk through’s expectations will be set by the buyer and their agent. But ultimately the sales contract dictates what’s what. The buyer if they have never attended ...
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker
(THE JMTEAM NETWORK)
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 A district-issued bid for 4001 NE Second Ave. and did not get any interest in the first week out. The bid is still under a “cone of silence” — basically a government gag order meant to keep the selection process fair. The district will to “ask around” after the cone is lifted to figure out what kept people from expressing interest. Listing commercial property for development must be performed by specialist in the field, to max out the value of the property base on the options of future developments.  Cone of Silence Report The Cone of Silence Report lists all of the contracts affected by the County's Cone of Silence ordinance and show the dates during which the Cone of Silence is to be in effect. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County that a “Cone of Silence” be established on all Count...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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 Talk about a stunning forever view! This corner unit in the 900 Biscayne building is a stunner! This view is due east overlooking the port channel (giant Cruise ships!), American Airlines area (where the Heat play & concerts) and comes with 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths, 1 parking space is included. Listed at $1,099,000 this beauty will not last!Downtown living doesn't get much better than this!
By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
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When selling your Miami property, how do we make sure that you get the most money?We recently sold a property that went under contract in about 30 days and sold two weeks later. The seller didn’t take a lowball offer, in fact, I am confident that we got top dollar in today’s market.So, how did we sell it so quickly?First, it takes two. The agents. As the agents it’s important that we start by providing useful market data and advice to list the home correctly with the right price from the beginning and adjust to the buyer response (or lack of) and the market very quickly. The seller. It’s important to understand the market and be willing to take tips and adjust as needed. This seller trusted our advice from the beginning. Right out of the gate the property was priced well. Not too low an...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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Now the Barnacle Historic State Park, the 1891-built house is one of the oldest houses in Miami-Dade County. It was the home of one of Coconut Grove's founders, Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe, who purchased the 40-acre bayfront property in 1886 for $400!This home besides sitting on a coral bluff has amazing vistas of Biscayne Bay. It also was constructed with native woods and wood reclaimed from ship wrecks.Open to the public on Main Hwy in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami.
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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Come see this handsome dude and all his friends at the Miami Zoo.As the only tropical zoo in the continental United States, Zoo Miami is a cage-less park. Only moats separate man from beast. It's like being on a safari! Wildlife expert,zoo director and photographer Ron Magill has become a celebrity of sorts with his entertaining Sex and the Animals event on Valentine's Day.  The time to go is now, while the sun doesn't bake you to a crisp.  
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 8
 Matheson Hammock park opened in 1930 as the first county park in Dade, gifted by William J. Matheson. It's now over 600 acres and features a man-made atoll pool draped by Biscayne Bay and trails through a natural tropical forest.If you're looking for a cheap, entertaining afternoon, look no further than its marina. Grab a six-pack and soak in the wildness that occurs when eager boaters attempt to navigate the hectic process of unloading and re-loading their boats from the water.
By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
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Are you thinking of selling your Miami house? Do you feel uneasy with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Are you worried about not get the amount of money you need to sell?Hiring a local professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge; just like a great doctor or an excellent attorney.To hire a great agent who will match your style and expectations, you must be able to distinguish the average agent from the great one.5 Things To Consider When Selling your Miami House 1. Tell the truth about the priceToo many agents just take a listing at any price and then try to the “work the seller” for a price correction later. Ask your agent to p...
By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
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The Miami real estate market of 2016 is turning out to be an interesting market. Real estate is local and in our city; it’s so local that pockets of neighborhoods and buildings sometimes fare better than surrounding areas and buildings. I can put one property on the market, have offers within an hour, and it sells quickly while another one may sit a little longer.Of course, a lot of this also has to do with pricing and seller motivation.When we start working on numbers for a new listing, one of the first things we have to do is look at the overall inventory within that building or neighborhood. From there we narrow down and compare only comparable properties. The most important data is what’s currently on the market, what’s under contract and what has recently sold. These numbers will g...
By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
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We have a lot of Miami property owners contacting us asking if now is the time to sell. As with all real estate, it’s a local market, so it’s important to understand what’s going on in your neighborhood with comparable properties. We are always happy to prepare for anyone interested a free comparable analysis of their Miami property.Meanwhile, here is a great analysis from our KCM blog that is a bit more general but helpful.Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They then a...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
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Once I started Googling credit card fraud at hotels, I was amazed at what I learned. For example, so many of the reservation systems at hotels are run on older computers: rife with viruses and worms and all sorts of nasty stuff, including scammers ready to grab your personal information and run with it. Yet, guests are forced to use credit cards at hotels. Not to mention, some credit card companies like Chase and Citibank credit back cash, so there is even more of an incentive to use a credit card.You'll be astounded to read what happened at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami after I stayed there for 3 hours on Christmas. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Credit Card Fraud by Mandarin Oriental in Miami.
By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
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This gorgeous corner lot property is a huge 3 bedroom 2 bathroom single-family home located in Biscayne Park. This home features a huge open living, family & dining room space. The kitchen is also very spacious with stainless steel appliances, a double oven and a huge pantry with custom built industrial shelving for tons of storage. Off the kitchen is a large laundry room with washer and dryer. The property has temperature controls through Nest. Other features include newer roof, newer air conditioning, gas dryer and water heater, sprinkler system, hurricane shutters throughout, alarm system and garage. The outside space features a large patio ready for entertaining or just enjoying a nice evening outside with a custom-built brick oven.One of the best features is that the property is lo...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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We are finally being teased with renderings and a real life cocktail reception! The developers of River Yacht Club in the brickell area of downtown say it's all systems go! Below is an actual photo of where the site is on the river. Marina, club house, restaurants will all be on the waterfront.The spectacular towers will rise behind it.
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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  Miami Heat star Goran Dragic just purchased a bay front mansion in the Bay Point section of Miami for $7.9 million. He recently signed a 5 year $85 million contract.The home sits on a 23,100-square-foot lot, and contains seven-bedrooms, six-bathrooms in 6,500 square feet of living area. It features a bay side pool, mosaic fountains and a covered cabana.
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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Here is a shot of my work from a gallery show that was held in Tampa FL. This was part of the Ventanas y Puertas series. As you can see these paintings are "life size", the Puerta or Door is 60X82 inches in dimension.This photo below shows of some of my more abstract paintings in another gallery show in Miami
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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The weather Gods are shining down on the 2016 International Miami Boat Show this week. Crystal clear blue skies and 75 degree temps make for a perfect day outdoors at this progressive event.The Marine Stadium on Virginia Key is this years all new extra venue so be sure to check out all the boats and excitment you will find there!This photo is an ariel of the big boats at the Miami Beach site of the show.There is a style and size for everyone come to the show February 11-15.
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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  After a very interesting conversation with the one and only Active Rain Ambassador Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland this morning we discovered that we were both artists. During the conversation I was asked if I ever blogged about my artwork here on Active Rain...short answer...NO. At least not until today. So this post is for and because of Margaret.....Thank you.  This piece was created at my studio in San Miguel de Allende Mexico, where I have maintained a home since 2005. I get great inspiration from that town. This acrylic on canvas was inspired by the tile floor in my studio that has paint spilled all over it from years of "throwing" paint around. Photo below is my studio in Mexico. 
By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor)
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Eighty Seven Park hasn’t even opened for sale yet, but some big names in real estate are already chomping at the bit to invest. The Real Deal has reported that New York City broker Fredrik Eklund, the star of “Million Dollar Listing New York,” has reserved one of the units at Eighty Seven Park, two whole years before the Miami Beach condominium is due for construction. Buying pre-construction early is a great way to prove the value of the property and get the most out of your investment. As demand increases for a particular building, neighborhood or market, the value of the properties increases. Luxury Miami real estate has been on an upward climb for years now and isn’t showing any sign of stopping.   To me, Eighty Seven Park is one of the most exciting new pre-construction offerings b...
By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor)
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