Coral Gables, FL Real Estate News

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Buying and moving into a new home, especially Coral Gables luxury homes, can be a very exciting time for everyone, except may be the kids. Children can get very attached to the people they know and places they frequent.Moving can be an exceptionally stressful time for children. When making a move, keep in mind that the children in your life may need some extra time and special attention as the family prepares to make this transition. Learn what you can do to help make the move easier for kids by using the following tips:
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
In today’s visual society, home owners wanting to sell their Coral Gables luxury homes, Weston luxury homes, or other real estate property need to consider posting a virtual tour of their home online. Since virtual tours are the closest thing to physically touring a house it is an easy way to get a lot of interested home buyers to see your home before actual scheduling tour. This helps eliminate those who aren’t really interested, and so you can make time for serious home buyers. Get 10 tips on how to present your home in a virtual tour and then call real estate sales professionals, like Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, who can help get your property on the Web and sold fast!
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Coral Gables luxury homes are some of the finest pieces of real estate on Florida’s Southwest coast. Potential homebuyers can easily be enticed into securing one of these stunningly beautiful Coral Gables luxury homes only to find out carrying such a substantial home mortgage is more than they expected.  Financial difficulties and other circumstances beyond your control may occur causing you to fall behind on your mortgage payments. If you are experiencing this type of situation or soon will not be able to make your mortgage payments on your Coral Gables luxury homes, there are options worth pursuing with your lender.  There are several options you can explore to assist you during difficult times. Forbearance: A forbearance is a temporary suspension of payments sometimes offered if a bo...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Living in Florida is fantastic, but the summer months can get very, very hot.Coral Gables luxury homes, Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes, and other residences across the state can really feel the heat right now. Energy costs can more than double for some residents who don’t monitor their home’s utility usage.There are some really simple ways that Coral Gables luxury homes, Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes, and other places can minimize their energy costs while staying comfortable. For example, by being thermostat smart, home owners can save up to five percent on their cooling bill.Get more tips now! 
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Anyone looking to buy Coral Gables real estate is in for a treat. With lush green-lined streets that wind through the residences that make this planned community just southwest of downtown Miami a gem in Miami-Dade County. Many of the homes for sale in Coral Gables reflect the Mediterranean Revival architectural style that blend in so nicely with the surrounding landscape. If you’ve set your sights on owning one of the gorgeous homes for sale in Coral Gables or are interested in investing in Coral Gables real estate, than take moment to read through a couple of secrets in finding the right Coral Gables homes for sale. Become a StalkerTo truly know a neighborhood, you must live there. Eyeing up homes for sale in Coral Gables will only give you an idea of the home itself, but the surround...
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Ultra-luxury with old world style and modern taste blended together on an open bay point lot is just the beginning of the description for this magnificent home. Just listed @$67M  The Gables Estates home of auto dealer Alan Potamkin (Potamkin Honda, Potamkin Hyundai, Potamkin Mitsubishi, Potamkin Manhattan, etc.) Built in 2000, the home's three levels include a main floor with both a chef's and separate family kitchen, a formal dining room with a1,500 bottle wine room, a family room, corporate office with private bath, a his office/den and hers office/library, children's playroom, three powder rooms and a guest bedroom and bath. Additional amenities include an elevator, three fireplaces, two built-in saltwater aquariums and an aviary. The other 2 floors feature bedroom suites and a mast...
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
The Venetian Pool has been around since the 1920's in the middle of Coral Gables. There is an interesting history behind this one which actually came about by accident. The original developer of the Gables was quarrying coral rock (hence the name Coral gables) to use in building homes. When the quarry started to fill with water he decided to make it into an attraction and built the Tuscan styled buildings and pergolas which is the style in most of the original homes.This cool and beautiful spot is open to the public 365 days a year. One more fact, it is non-chlorinated and a drain/fill system was created way back when. Each evening it is emptied and then refilled with the natural spring water.
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Nothing short of spectacular at The Biltmore Hotel. The Grand Dame of Coral Gables  has a pool that is still the largest hotel pool in the country. At over a half acre thats a lot of water!In the far left corner the tower used to be a diving platform where they held diving shows and competions back in the day. Johnny W. & Esther W. (for those old enough to remember) were often there.
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By JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker
(THE JMTEAM NETWORK)
101 Almeria Building 101 Almeria Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Price Not Disclosed 4,682 SF | Office     Office Property For Sale Price: Price Not Disclosed Building Size: 4,682 SF Property Type: Office Property Sub-type: Office Building Property Use Type: Investment Commission Split: 3% Occupancy: 0% No. Stories: 1 Tenancy: Single Year Built: 1954 Lot Size: 0.11 AC APN / Parcel ID: 03-4117-005-3050 Listing ID 18949276 Last Updated 7 days ago Attachments 40 Year Certification Floor Plan Highlights Excellent investment opportunity Corner stand alone building High Visibility Plenty of parking: Street plus Municpal across Zoned 6600 COMMERCIAL - LIBERAL 40 year inspoection report available Description Excellent investment opportunity, 4,700 SF office building, located at the NW corner of...
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By JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker
(THE JMTEAM NETWORK)
101 Almeria Building 101 Almeria Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Price Not Disclosed 4,682 SF | Office       Office Property For Sale Price: Price Not Disclosed Building Size: 4,682 SF Property Type: Office Property Sub-type: Office Building Property Use Type: Investment Commission Split: 3% Occupancy: 0% No. Stories: 1 Tenancy: Single Year Built: 1954 Lot Size: 0.11 AC APN / Parcel ID: 03-4117-005-3050 Listing ID 18949276 Last Updated 7 days ago Find Out More...Is this listing inaccurate? Report Listing Error Attachments 40 Year Certification Floor Plan Highlights Excellent investment opportunity Corner stand alone building High Visibility Plenty of parking: Street plus Municpal across Zoned 6600 COMMERCIAL - LIBERAL 40 year inspoection report available Description Excellent investment...
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By Philippe Diener
(Brown Harris Stevens)
Gables on the Green Condo Information about Gables on the Green: Heat/Cool: Central air conditioning, Central heat, Electric heating, Parking: Assigned parking, Attached parking, Covered parking area, Recreation: swimming pool, Heated pool Amenities: Exercise room, Foyer. Scenery: Golf course view/ The twin towers of Gables on the Green rise majestically above the city's premier location. Gables on the Green overlooks the historic Granada Country Club and Golf Course in the very heart of this unique city where crimson Poinciana's, cascading fountains and winding waterways complement broad boulevards and Banyan-shaded courtyards. Coral Gables' exclusive residential district is discreetly set apart from the pressures and pace of modern life by a series of dramatic arches that serve as gra...
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By Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®, Turning For Sale Into SOLD!
(Realty Empire Incorporated)
 TAHITI BEACH HOMES IN CORAL GABLES Tahiti Beach Homes is an exclusive neighborhood within Cocoplum in the City of Coral Gables. It is a community within a community. This is the ultimate luxury neighborhood in Coral Gables Miami with only 20 homes in this unique private oceanfront community. Tahiti Beach Homes can only be accessed through a guarded security entrance. Privacy with ocean views, and amazing architect is the key element for this community drawing in many celebrities, financiers, and international figures to call Tahiti Beach home and these estates are stunning. Several of the Tahiti Beach homes sit on lots offering upwards of 25,000 square feet. These homes are also unique in architectural styles merging a cohesive and attractive design, while boasting interior and exterio...
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By JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker
(THE JMTEAM NETWORK)
  2014: Buenas Expectativas para el Mercado de Oficinas   La taza de desempleo en Miami se ha reducido en 1%, finalizando el año 2013 alrededor de 8.30%, lo que significa una reducción importante en comparación con las figuras reinantes en 2010 del 13%. Los empleadores más importantes fueron el de hotelería, servicios y entretenimiento. El crecimiento del sector turismo en la ciudad de Miami fue uno de los más importantes catalizadores. La influencia de extranjeros, en especial, de  Latinoamérica instalando sucursales y nuevos negocios en la ciudad de Miami definitivamente han contribuido a mejorar significativamente el desempleo.   Los reportes estadísticos reflejan sin duda un aumento en la absorción y por ende una bajá significativa en la desocupación del 3%. El segmento líder en abs...
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By Riley Smith, Coconut Grove Specialist
(EWM Realty, International)
Just south of Coconut Grove lies the City of Coral Gables.  Coral Gables is known as the City Beautiful because of its classic Mediterranean architecture and tree lined streets.  It is also home to more than 7 exclusive guard-gated communities.  If you want the security and privacy of a gated community you will have many more options in Coral Gables than Coconut Grove.  There are approximately 70 homes for sale in the gated communities of Coral Gables compared to just 10-15 in Coconut Grove. Below is a list of the Coral Gables gated communities, and what is for sale here: Surnise Harbour | 4 Homes for sale | Average List Price: $4,000,000 Cocoplum | 27 Homes for sale | Average List Price: $4,000,000 Gables Estates | 7 homes for sale | Average List Price: $10,000,000 Journeys End | 2 ho...
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By Jill Penman, Coconut Grove & Coral Gables Lifestyle Expert!
(ONE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY)
The Coco Plum Yacht Club located at 6001 S. Prado Blvd. in Coral Gables, FL is a beautiful marina with boat and yacht dock slips for sale and rent for those who live and play in the gorgeous waters of South Florida.   Coral Gables is one of the best places to live in South Florida and the attractive neighborhoods in close proximity to Downtown Miami are very sought after by those who love Mediterranean inspired neighborhoods. With shady tree-lined streets, grand entryways and plenty of green space, it’s easy to see why this area is called “The City Beautiful”.   Homes for sale in Coral Gables have architectural styles that vary and include quintessential Old Spanish homes like 908 Obispo Avenue which has a unique design and has been tastefully updated with natural light that pours into...
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By Jill Penman, Coconut Grove & Coral Gables Lifestyle Expert!
(ONE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY)
Matheson Hammock State Park is one of Miami’s best-kept secrets located just south of Coral Gables at 9610 Old Cutler Road. Nature lovers agree that its charming trails and open fields are a great place to spend a tranquil afternoon with family and friends. The park is fringed with sandy white beaches and natural mangroves. Its charming wind-swept shores and picturesque scenes are what make Matheson Hammock Park a peaceful sanctuary. Choose which nature trail or bike trail that you would like to explore or just enjoy its warm waters – perfect for wading with the little ones. The lagoon – where water comes from the tide of nearby Biscayne Bay, is quite an attraction. In Matheson Hammock Park, you’ll never run out of fun things to do. It features a full-service marina where boating is ope...
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By Jill Penman, Coconut Grove & Coral Gables Lifestyle Expert!
(ONE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY)
The world class Biltmore Golf Course is a championship, 18-hole rich and lush sprawling fairway with over 6,800 yards recognized as one of the finest layouts in the South known to attract many dignitaries, sports and movie star icons. Located right next to the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, the Biltmore Golf Course exceeds all expectations – luxurious, challenging, well-manicured and providing top notch services. Golfers consider the Biltmore Golf Course a jewel because the greens are always in tiptop shape. Designed in 1925 by the unsurpassed golf designer of that period, Donald Ross, the course has a naturalness, strategy and variety so that all guests enjoy one of their best golf games. Coral Gables residents enjoy specialized fees and members have unlimited greens and can reserve p...
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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)
"There's No Place Like Home" or "A Home Away from Home"? Where Will Baby Boomers Live During Retirement It's a question many baby boomers are probably asking themselves as they enter retirement. The possibilities are endless but so are the possibilities of enjoying your retirement with a reverse mortgage. In truth, reverse mortgages can supplement four of the five suggestions presented by an article, "Where are Baby Boomers Going to Live?," published in Yahoo! News. Tom Sightings, the article's author, presents five suggestions to where baby boomers are going to live in the next 10 to 15 years, based on past retirement trends: Baby boomers will stay where they already live. It's probably the most common option during retirement. You are comfortable where you live and have gotten to know...
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By Jill Penman, Coconut Grove & Coral Gables Lifestyle Expert!
(ONE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY)
The Coral Gables Art Cinema is a state-of-the-art theater that presents first run and regional premieres of quality international and American features both documentary and fiction as well as classic films, film festival events and special programs which speak to the multicultural diversity of the region.   Since it’s opening in October 2010, the Miami New Times weekly named the theater “Miami’s Best Art-House Cinema”. Emmy award winning filmmaker of Before Stonewall and respected film festival programmer Robert Rosenberg is the Cinema Director.  Launched in 2006, the Cinema project is a partnership between the City of Coral Gables, who owns the building in which the theater is located, and the Coral Gables Cinemateque, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) film arts organization.   A range of f...
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By Jill Penman, Coconut Grove & Coral Gables Lifestyle Expert!
(ONE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY)
The Coral Gables Museum, which celebrates historic and environmental preservation, is a cultural experience in the heart of downtown Coral Gables where the old police and fire station once stood at 285 Aragon Avenue. Witness how Coral Gables became the City Beautiful that it is today. Admission to the museum includes exhibits and walking tours where you’ll learn more about Coral Gables architectural heritage with Mediterranean Revival buildings that date back to the 1920’s when Coral Gables became a commercial district.  Adult admission is $7, children ages 6-12 are $3 and children under 6 are free. You can also support the museum by getting a membership which includes lots of benefits like free admission, complimentary and/or discounted admission to a wide variety of programs, gift sho...
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