Featured: Blog Post in Miami Agent Magazine

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You may recall my “agent snapshot” in Miami Agent Magazine earlier this month.  Well, I’m excited to share that I am back on the site today with a new blog post!  The post is titled “3 Reasons Why Follow-Up is Critical,” and I share some of the ways that follow-up can assist real estate agents in bettering their business.  Click here to read the full post, and be sure to check back from time to time – you may be seeing me more often! 😉

Featured: Miami Agent Magazine’s “Agent Snapshot”

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Miami Agent Magazine runs a column called “Agent Snapshot” featuring real estate agents in the Miami area.  I am excited to have been selected as one of the agents featured today!  You can read the full article here (and learn a little bit more about me).

In other news, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting article yesterday on the latest Miami condo boom and the influx of foreign investors.  It’s definitely worth a read – check it out here.

Market Update: 1050/1060 Brickell

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1050/1060 Brickell is a great building in the heart of Brickell – it also happens to be where I’ve lived for the last 2.5 years!  It’s a newer building, completed in 2008, and consists of two towers (you guessed it – 1050 and 1060), for a total of 570 units.  Floor plans consist of studios, one, two and three-bedroom units, as well as lofts.

The building has a beautiful pool and gym, complete with a yoga/aerobics room, steam rooms, showers and locker rooms.  Unique amenities include a virtual golf room featuring an indoor golf simulator, Wine/Cigar lounge outfitted with temperature-controlled wine and storage cabinets and personal humidors for cigars, and a game room with a billiards table.  The building has 24 hour doorman security, as well as ground-floor and mezzanine level retail and restaurants, and is pet-friendly to both renters and owners.  Best of all is the location – with Mary Brickell Village in your backyard, you can leave your car in the garage all weekend – no driving necessary!

Check out the recent sales data and available listings below, and contact me for more information or to set up a showing!

Closed sales in the last 6 months:

Address Square Ft #Beds #FB #HB List Price Sale Price SP$/SqFt Closing Date
1060 BRICKELL AV # 4507 2564 3 3 1 1,350,000 1,275,000 497.27 9/23/2013
1050 BRICKELL AV # 2018 1128 1 1 0 330,000 330,000 292.553 9/10/2013
1050 BRICKELL AV # 2522 604 0 1 0 259,900 255,000 422.185 8/26/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 3603 963 1 1 1 384,900 380,000 394.6 7/22/2013
1050 BRICKELL AV # 2714 1278 2 2 0 550,000 475,000 371.674 7/15/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 1403 929 1 1 0 360,000 350,000 376.749 6/27/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 3005 963 1 1 1 379,000 375,000 389.408 6/25/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 1911 1088 2 2 0 405,000 405,000 372.243 6/14/2013
1050 BRICKELL AV # 2622 604 0 1 0 255,000 242,000 400.662 6/10/2013
1050 BRICKELL AV # 1802 843 1 1 0 355,000 315,000 373.665 6/3/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 2505 963 1 1 1 370,000 352,000 365.524 5/24/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 1907 1407 2 2 0 450,000 420,000 298.507 5/3/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 2803 843 1 1 1 370,000 345,000 409.253 5/3/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 2105 963 1 1 1 370,000 340,000 353.063 5/2/2013
1060 BRICKELL AV # 4303 1765 3 2 1 1,100,000 925,000 524.079 5/1/2013

 

Active/available listings:

Address Square Ft #Beds #FB #HB List Price
1050 BRICKELL AV # 2106 613 0 1 0 310,000
1050 BRICKELL AV # 410 1000 1 2 0 349,000
1050 BRICKELL AV # 218 972 1 1 1 379,000
1050 BRICKELL AV # 222 1189 1 1 1 399,000
1050 BRICKELL AV # 1720 1288 2 2 1 528,888
1060 BRICKELL AV # 215 1053 1 1 1 339,000
1050 BRICKELL AV # 808 1066 1 2 0 379,000
1050 BRICKELL AV # 1012 1000 1 2 0 389,000
1050 BRICKELL AV # 2112 601 0 1 0 350,000
1060 BRICKELL AV # 1209 1088 1 1 0 369,000
1060 BRICKELL AV # 3719 1368 2 2 1 547,000
1060 BRICKELL AV # 1201 925 2 2 0 465,000
1060 BRICKELL AV # 1711 1088 2 2 0 465,000
1060 BRICKELL AV # 2415 945 1 1 0 389,000
1050 BRICKELL AV # 1016 1122 1 2 0 378,000
1060 BRICKELL AV # 2515 945 1 1 0 385,000
1060 BRICKELL AV # 1417 1368 2 2 1 650,000
1060 BRICKELL AV # 3307 1088 2 2 0 520,000

Fall is in the air!! (sorta)

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It’s the first week of September, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks, football season is kicking off (go RAVENS!!), and all of this can only mean one thing: fall (my favorite season) is here.  Although we won’t experience any real “fall weather” here in Miami for another couple months, there’s an unmistakable feeling that the seasons are starting to change…and it makes me giddy.  Maybe, as an adult, I just haven’t really let go of that “back-to-school” feeling and the excitement of a new “year”…or maybe I’m just nostalgic for the crisp fall air and changing colors of the leaves that I grew up with in Maryland.  Whatever the reason, the fall marks the beginning of a pretty awesome time in Miami.  Starting with the annual showdown between the Canes and Gators this Saturday, to the Columbus Day Regatta, to Art Basel, and everything in between, there’s a whole lotta excitement happening in our ‘hood.

In Miami, the fall is also when the real estate market picks back up, following the notoriously slow month of August.  Yet this past summer, it seems like the market never really slowed.  According to the Miami Herald, sales volume is as hot as the boom time of 2005, with more single-family homes having sold in July 2013 in Miami-Dade County than at any other time since the peak of the boom.  Further, the Miami market has seen 20 consecutive months of price increases in both condos and single family homes!  And on the preconstruction front, Brickell is seeing more action than ever.  According to Condo Vultures,  the “one-mile stretch of South Miami Avenue in the Brickell Avenue Area of Greater Downtown Miami is quickly emerging as the most active submarket for preconstruction condo projects in all of South Florida,” with at least 12 towers and more than 3,900 units that are now proposed or under construction.

Yet in spite of all of this, prices are still relatively affordable, with 1-bedroom condos in Brickell starting in the low $200k’s, and 2-bedroom condos starting in the mid to high $200k’s and up.  If you are thinking of selling or buying a home or condo in Miami, now is the time to do it.  For more information or to set up an appointment or showing, feel free to call me directly at 305.799.2124 or send me an email.

Happy fall, y’all {and LETS GO CANES!!},

Lindsay