Just Sold – Grove Hill Tower #1901

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View from Grove Hill Tower #1901
2645 S Bayshore Dr.
2 beds plus den/2.5 baths | 1,910 sq ft | built in 1996 | sold for $1.215M

Happy New Year! I am thrilled for my happy homebuyers who closed out 2019 with the purchase of their beautiful new condo at Grove Hill Tower in Coconut Grove! Grove Hill is a boutique, full service building located on Bayshore Dr., just steps from downtown Coconut Grove’s galleries, boutiques, cafes and bayfront parks and marinas.

This particular unit feels like a single family home in the sky; located on a high floor with just under 2,000 square feet of living space and 9-foot ceilings, this corner unit boasts 2 bedrooms plus an enclosed den, 2 full baths, a powder room, and a beautiful kitchen with glassed-in breakfast room.  Two spacious wrap-around terraces, marble flooring and two assigned parking spaces complete this residence.

Grove Hill recently completed a full building renovation. Its first class amenities include: stunning atrium lobby, 24 hour concierge, 2 lighted tennis courts, large children’s playground, walled gardens and dog walk, gazebo for grilling and private parties, and 75-foot lap pool.

Scroll through for more photos of the unit, below. If you are interested in buying or selling in Coconut Grove or the surrounding neighborhoods, contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

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JUST SOLD: Stunning New Construction in South Coconut Grove

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3630 N Bay Homes Dr, Miami, FL 33133
5 beds/5.5 baths | 5,481 sq ft | 9,212 sq ft lot | built in 2019 | sold for $3,300,000

I am thrilled to share the details of this spectacular new construction home that my buyers just closed in South Coconut Grove! Located on a quiet, private street just steps from the bay, this stunning property is an architectural beauty.

Features include a sculptural staircase plus elevator, a large open floor plan, and endless floor to ceiling windows that overlook an extensive 60 foot lap pool and lush vegetation from every corner. Stylish modern finishes, ample closets and top-of-the-line appliances complete this 5 bed/5.5 bath home.

Scroll below to see all the gorgeous photos!

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Congratulations to the lucky buyers and sellers on the sale of this very special home!

For more information on this or similar properties in Coconut Grove and the surrounding neighborhoods, please contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

BHS Miami’s Q1 2019 Market Update

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Brown Harris Stevens just released the First Quarter 2019 Market Report.  Recognized for its detailed analysis and area by area market evaluations, it has become the ‘go-to’ real estate report by both Realtors and consumers alike.

2019 is off to a great start, as the data highlights South Florida’s active and healthy real estate market with positive indicators for both Buyers and Sellers. As some areas rallied with higher sales prices, increased closings, and fewer days on market, other areas experienced mixed trends and signs of stabilization.

Notably, the Coconut Grove condo market (which includes the sale of townhouses) saw a drop in the average and median sales price, while the average price per square foot saw an increase.

Coconut Grove Condo Market Update – Q1 2019

Coconut Grove Condo Market Update - Q1 2019

As for the Coconut Grove single family home market, the median and average sales price continues to increase, and the average price per square foot continues to increase, as well.  However, the number of closings dropped from 24 in Q1 2018 to 11 in Q1 2019.

Coconut Grove Single Family Home Market Update – Q1 2019

Coconut Grove Single Family Home Market Update - Q1 2019

The full report can be viewed here: http://media.bhsusa.com/pdf/BHS-Miami-Q1-2019_Market-Report.pdf.

I invite you to explore the report and contact me to discuss real estate opportunities at any time. You can reach me directly at 305.799.2124 or Lrubens@bhsusa.com.

Center Coconut Grove Homes Under $600k in High Demand

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There is no question that the Center Coconut Grove townhouse market is currently facing a major shortage of “affordable” townhouses. In fact, there is only a very small handful of 3+ bedroom townhouses presently listed on the MLS, and about half of them are asking over $1 million.

As the demand for Center Coconut Grove townhouses has increased over the last several years, we have naturally seen an increase in price. It is now incredibly rare to find a decent 3+ bedroom property listed for under $600k, and usually when one comes along, it goes fast.

Case in point: last week, an updated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom townhouse with almost 1,600 square feet was listed at 3038 Day Avenue for $565,000 ($354/sf).  The property was built in 1970 but had been renovated extensively (including impact glass), and is located in a small gated community with a heated pool and two assigned parking spaces.  When I contacted the agent only 3 days later, she informed me that the property was already under contract, having received multiple cash offers and dozens of inquiries within one day of the listing going up!  Hopefully we will see more affordable listings coming to market in the coming months, as buyers are ready and willing to jump on these types of opportunities.

If you are a buyer interested in Coconut Grove, it is critical to work with an experienced Realtor who knows the neighborhood inside and out, understands the market, and is connected to the community.  As a Coconut Grove resident specialist, it would be my pleasure to help you through this process.  Similarly, if you own a home in Coconut Grove and you are interested in selling or learning about the current value of your home, please contact me at any time.  I can be reached directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

Nation Saw Rapid Townhouse Growth in 2018

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The national market for townhouses is up 24 percent over the last four quarters of data production of townhouses, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In fact, the townhouse market is growing eight times as fast as the overall single-family market.

Across the nation, the NAHB points to rising construction and land costs, as well as soaring prices for new single-family homes, as some of the reasons why builders and buyers are turning to the high-density urban model.

Locally, in Center Coconut Grove, we see more townhouse resales than new construction simply because of the lack of available land. Yet, the demand for both townhouse resales and new construction sales remains strong in Coconut Grove as more and more homebuyers (millennials and empty nesters alike) desire the Grove’s central location, as well as a mix of suburban and urban elements that the Grove provides.  Additionally, many buyers find that the townhouse provides more bang for your buck in Miami, where single family home prices skyrocketed in recent years.

Below are some of the available townhouse listings in Coconut Grove. For more information about buying or selling a townhouse in Coconut Grove or the surrounding neighborhoods, contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

 

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