I’m finding that more and more of my clients are first-time homebuyers looking for an affordable “starter home” (not so easy in this competitive seller’s market in Miami). As a result, I’ve decided to create a weekly installment called “Under $500k,” and each week, I’ll feature a new home priced under $500,000.
For this week’s post, the home I’m featuring is 18 NW 106 St. in Miami Shores, listed for $459,000. I’ve seen a lot of action in Miami Shores over the last year, as homebuyers have been turning to the area as a more economical option to the pricier suburban neighborhoods in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach and the like. Miami Shores is a “village” just north of Downtown Miami and minutes from Miami Beach. Despite its close proximity to Downtown Miami, the area has a very suburban feel complete with “A” rated schools, tree-lined streets, beautiful homes and gardens, parks, a country club, and a community center. At the same time, its central location makes it an attractive option for those who work in Downtown Miami, Brickell or Miami Beach.
This particular home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, with 1,468 square feet. It was built in 1939 and has been beautifully upgraded with wood floors, a modern kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, impact-resistant glass doors, a decorative fireplace and a brand new Whirlpool washer and dryer. Other features include an ADT alarm system, glass shower doors, a new wood fence lining the property and outdoor speakers, perfect for entertaining.
The home sits on a large lot with just over 9,000 square feet and features an immaculately landscaped yard with a nice wood deck, and beautiful cherry trees that provide privacy. I love how light and bright the home is, and I especially love the french doors leading out of the living room to the backyard. All of this and more for under $500k! Check out the photos below to see all the lovely details. And be sure to check back for next week’s featured home!