Just Sold: Charming Fixer-Upper in Coral Gables

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3916 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33134
3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms | 2,171 sf | 6,600 sf lot | built in 1971 | sold for $625,000

I am thrilled for my buyers who just closed on this beautiful home in Coral Gables!  This transaction was a unique one, where all parties had open communication throughout the process.  Although most agents loathe contact between the seller and buyer while the sale is pending (as it can often create more problems), sometimes it’s the only way to get the deal done! In this case, the parties realized they were business acquaintances which made the seller more comfortable and allowed them to “speak their own language” and reach a deal.  Ultimately, everyone walked away happy!

This property was built in 1971 and parts of it were still frozen in time (check out that retro kitchen and wallpaper!).  But aside from cosmetics, this home had great bones and included most of the items on my buyers’ checklist: 2,000+ square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms (including a true master suite and bath), ample closet space, loads of natural light, a 1 car garage, lovely curb appeal and a 6,600 sf lot.  Best of all, the home is located on Alhambra Circle, a beautiful tree-lined street in coveted Coral Gables – and it closed for less than $300/sf !

Congratulations all around!

For more photos, check out the slideshow below.  You can always contact me directly for more info at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305-799-2124.

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Just Listed: Spacious Studio at 1060 Brickell

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0 beds/1 bath | 601 sf | built in 2008 | Offered at $288,000

I just listed this fabulous studio at my old stomping ground at 1060 Brickell. The unit is located in the 1050 tower and is one of the larger studios I have seen, with 601 square feet and a spacious balcony.  Other residence features include:

  • Sparkling travertine floors throughout the living and sleeping areas
  • Hurricane impact glass windows and doors
  • Large balcony overlooking the pool deck
  • Custom blackout shades
  • Kitchen has generous counter space, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and European cabinets
  • Laundry closet with stackable washer/dryer and extra storage
  • Bathroom has marble floors and countertops, and a marble shower with glass door
  • One assigned parking space located on the third level of the secured garage

The building was completed in 2008 and consists of two towers for a total of 570 units. Amenities include a beautiful pool and state-of-the-art fitness center complete with a yoga/aerobics room, steam rooms, showers and locker rooms, a virtual golf room, wine/cigar lounge, and a game room with a billiards table. The building has 24 hour doorman security, 24 hour valet parking, as well as ground-floor and mezzanine level retail and restaurants.  Best of all is the location – with Mary Brickell Village and the Metromover in your backyard, you can leave your car in the garage all weekend – no driving necessary!

Scroll through all the photos below, and contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com for more information or to schedule a private showing.

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Lindsay Rubens Recognized in Avatar’s President’s Circle for 2015 Sales

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I am excited to share that I have been recognized within Avatar’s prestigious President’s Circle for my sales performance in 2015, with more than $3 million in sales.  Thank you to my wonderful clients for choosing me for your real estate needs – it has been a pleasure to work with each of you and get to do what I love every single day!

2015 was truly a spectacular year, as my husband and I also welcomed our baby girl to the world in October!   Sloane Noa Rubens arrived on 10/29/15 at 6:33pm, and she has already assisted Mommy with three showings in her 5.5 months of life.  She looks forward to meeting all of you soon!

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Just Sold: Beautiful Townhouse in Center Coconut Grove

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2,274 sf | 3 beds/2.5 baths | built in 2007 | sold for $700,000

Congratulations to my buyers who just closed on this gorgeous townhouse in center Coconut Grove! This was a very special transaction – not only did it mark my clients’ first home purchase, but it is also the home where they will raise their first child, a beautiful baby girl who was born only a few weeks before the closing!

The townhouse is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in center Coconut Grove, just steps to Coco Walk, parks and Coconut Grove Elementary.  It is a newer townhouse built in 2007, and has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and nearly 2,300 square feet of living space.  The asking price was $750,000 and it sold for $700,000 ($308/sf).

The home featured hurricane impact windows and doors, a bright kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, updated lighting, speakers and security cameras, plantation shutters, crown molding throughout, a 1 car garage, and a backyard with heated pool, covered patio and wet bar.  The oversized master bedroom has two large walk-in closets with built-ins and french doors that open to a large, private terrace, and the master bath is complete with sparkling marble, double sinks, and a glass shower and jacuzzi tub.  The downstairs features polished marble floors, while the upstairs bedrooms, hallway and staircase have beautiful hardwood.

One of my favorite parts about the home is the beautiful, ivy-covered facade and the surrounding lush foliage and bougainvillea.  It has a very tropical feel, unique to the Grove.

Scroll down to see all the photos, below.

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Interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove or the surrounding neighborhoods?  Contact me directly at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305.799.2124.

Lindsay Rubens Recognized in Avatar’s Diamond Society for 2014 Sales

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I am honored to have been recognized within Avatar’s prestigious Diamond Society for my sales performance in 2014! While 2014 was a great year in Miami real estate, the first quarter of 2015 has been HOT and I predict that the rest of the year will follow suit.  Sales continue to remain strong, while prices are slowly beginning to stabilize, making it a great time to buy or sell a home in Miami.  Contact me today to get in on the action!