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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Miami Home Sales Volume and Price Grew in 2018

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Miami-Dade County reported 12,931 single-family home sales in 2018, up 1.1% from 2017, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

This figure ranks 2018 as the fourth highest year in county history for the sale of single-family homes; according to the report, only in 2014, 2015 and 2016 did Miami see more single family home sales (the Miami Association of Realtors and the MLS have been tracking these figures since 1994).

Existing condo closings increased 5.6% to 13,863 in 2018, marking the sixth best sales year in history despite competition from the new construction condo boom.

Total residential sales volume jumped 10.7% to $12.4 billion, up from $11.2 billion in 2017.

According to the report, lack of supply in certain price ranges and neighborhoods as well as higher interest rates impacted sales.

Other notable takeaways from the report include:

  • The $300,000 to $600,000 range proved to be the most popular price point for Miami single-family homes in 2018, posting a 15.7% increase in sales year-over-year, increasing from 5,448 sales in 2017 to 6,303 in 2018.
  • The luxury segment ($1 million+) also proved to be a hot sector for single-family homes, increasing 15.9% in 2018 from 878 to 1,018 sales.
  • In 2018, cash deals represented 37.8% of Miami’s total closed sales, a decrease from 40.4% in 2017 (51.3% of  all condo closings were made in cash, while 23.3% of all single family home sales were cash deals).

Read the full report here.

2018 Center Coconut Grove Sales Recap

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It’s hard to believe that we are already well into 2019! The market for 3+ bedroom townhouses in Center Grove fared well in 2018, with an average sales price of $750,796.08 ($344/sq ft), and an average of 66 days on the market (note that these statistics are via MLS data and do not include off-market sales, including two of my new construction sales noted below).

Here’s a quick recap of some of my notable Center Grove sales in 2018:

– 2975 Jackson Ave., Miami, FL 33133
4 beds | 3.5 baths | 2,940 sf | built in 2018 | sold for $1,150,000

– 3150 Shipping Avenue, Miami, FL 33133
4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths | 4,030 SF | built in 2018 | sold for $1,700,000

– 3373 Day Ave, Miami, FL 33133
3 beds/3 baths | 2,014 sq ft | built in 2014 | asking price $799,000 | sold for $800,000

– 3035 Orange St, Miami, FL 33133
4 beds/3.5 baths | 2,881 sq ft | built in 2007 | sold for $950,000

– 3135 Gifford Ln Unit A, Miami, FL 33133
3 beds/2.5 baths | 1,430* sq ft | built in 1994 | sold for $550,000

If you’d like a more detailed analysis highlighting the sales and inventory levels of the major markets throughout Miami in Q4 2018, take a look at the Brown Harris Stevens Market Report, here.

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Notable New Construction Sales in Center Grove – November 2018


3220 Matilda St., Miami, FL 33133
3 beds/3.5 baths | 3,300 sq ft | built in 2018 | sold for $1,265,890 on 11/9/18

Just drive around Coconut Grove and you’ll see it everywhere – bulldozers, front loaders, dump trucks and trenchers. New construction, whether you like it or not, remains alive and well in the Grove and prices are stronger than ever.

There were 2 notable new construction sales in Center Grove in November.  Pictured above is 3220 Matilda Street, which sold for $1,265,890 ($384/sf). The property has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3,300 square feet of living space. The developer is Drive Development, which currently has a number of ongoing and completed projects throughout the neighborhood (including my two new construction sales back in July). The home features a contemporary design and beautiful wood features which are in line with Drive’s other projects, including a floating frame which Drive describes as “simultaneously providing shelter from Miami’s summer rains and serving as a versatile wood-screen shading device system that offers tranquil tree top views.” Below are some renderings of the gorgeous interior design and finishes of the home.

Another mentionable sale was 3190 Lamb Court (a small cul-de-sac tucked off of McDonald St.), which sold for $1,285,000 ($453/sf). The home has 4 beds, 4 baths and 2,833 square feet of living space.  The property features a dramatic double-height entry with floating staircase,  Italian 48″X24″ porcelain tile flooring, a sleek Euro-style kitchen with high-gloss custom cabinetry, quartz countertops and Thermador appliances, including a 36” gas dual fuel range.  Other notable features include: LED lighting, Hikvision camera system and Sonos sound system. Finally, the property has a large roof-top terrace with artificial grass, and a backyard with private patio and pool. View the slideshow below for photos of the property.

For more information on these properties and/or other real estate opportunities in Coconut Grove and the surrounding neighborhoods, contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

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*images via Riley Smith Group

Center Coconut Grove Market Update

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3 beds/3.5 baths | 2,410 sq ft | built in 2009 | sold for $1,000,000 on 9/28/18
Listed with Michael Light/Douglas Elliman

The 3+ bedroom townhouse market in Center Coconut Grove has continued to see strong sales over the last six months, with an average sales price of $749,409.52, an average sales price per square foot of $332.66, and with listings seeing an average of 59 days on market.

Over the last six moths, there have been two sales over $1,000,000 (one resale and one new construction property), as well as four sales in the $900k range (two resales and two new construction properties).  Two sales had a price per square foot of $400.00+, with a handful of sales in the high $300’s per square foot.

View all the data in the graph below.  Keep in mind that this is per SEF MLS data and does not include off-market sales, including my two new construction sales in July (which sold for $1.15M and $1.7M).

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Most recently, a townhouse at 3121 Oak Avenue sold for $1M ($414.94/sf).  This was a resale, as the property was originally built in 2009. The townhouse is a stand-alone property which is very rare for the neighborhood (meaning the townhouse does not share any walls or roofs with its one identical neighboring townhouse).  Other notable features included a 2-car garage, private pool, hurricane impact windows/doors, and large 1,200 square foot rooftop patio with summer kitchen. Click here for more photos/info of this property.

Inventory in the neighborhood continues to remain low, making it an excellent time to sell.  If you are thinking about buying, selling or renting a home in Coconut Grove or the neighboring communities, contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or lrubens@bhsusa.com.