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2 Recent Coral Gables Sales By The Riley Smith Group!

July 31st, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

Although we are in the summer doldrums, our office has been staying busy! We recently closed on 2 of our listings in Coral Gables. Immediately upon listing 604 Alcazar Avenue we had a flurry of activity.  The showing requests poured in and we had multiple offers within a matter of days.  The home sold above asking price for $669,000.  This property offered 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath with 1,866 square feet of living space on a 5,000...Continue Reading!

Sellers Who Bought Just 1 Year Ago See A Nice Return On Investment

July 17th, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

We all know that the market has gone up in the past year. On average, homes in Coral Gables have increased from $374.00/square foot in 2014 to $398.00/square foot in 2015 (an increase of 6%).  Sometimes it is easier to see an actual example of specific properties increasing in value.  Today I am showing you two different properties that sold twice within 12 months. They both garnered a significantly better price the second time around, with no major improvements or...Continue Reading!

Under Contract In 3 Days! 604 Alcazar Avenue Receives Multiple Offers

July 2nd, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

The Coral Gables real estate market may be slower right now than years past, but when you have a great listing that is perfectly priced it will still sell fast! Jessica Adams from The Riley Smith Group recently listed the home at 604 Alcazar Avenue. This property was built in 1924 and was nicely updated and restored with attention to detail. Located on a tree-line street within walking distance to the Coral Gables city center, it featured 10' ceilings, wood...Continue Reading!

Coral Gables Real Estate Market Update

June 8th, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

As we approach the middle of the year, I wanted to provide you with a Coral Gables real estate market analysis.  All in all, I see a healthy market here; the number of sales are down but we have seen a bump in prices since 2014.  Coral Gables has had 220 single family homes sold so far in 2015 at an average "sale price/square foot" of $398.00.  During 2014, there were 551 single family home sales which sold at an...Continue Reading!

Alan Potamkin’s Home Hits The Market In Gables Estates | Listed For $67,000,000

May 15th, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

Alan Potamkin, the owner of Potamkin Companies (who has an estimated net worth of over $150 million), has listed his Gables Estates home for $67,000,000. Located at 1 Casuarina Concourse, the home offers 9 bedrooms, 10 baths with 20,862 square feet of living area on 3.6 acres of waterfront land (937 feet of water frontage).  Some of the special features include a gym, game room, nanny's quarters, tennis court, pool, guest house, private beach and boat dock with space for...Continue Reading!

Off-Market Property For Sale In The Golden Triangle | The Riley Smith Group

May 13th, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

I wanted to let my blog readers know about our newest off-market property which is available for sale in the coveted area of  "The Golden Triangle" in Coral Gables. This is a great 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2,000 square feet of living area on a 10,000 square foot lot.  Some of the special features include a remodeled kitchen, large walk-in closet in the master bedroom, dual sinks in the master bath, formal living and dining room and pool....Continue Reading!

1020 Placetas Avenue Sells For Full List Price

May 6th, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

When 1020 Placetas Avenue hit the market back in March, I knew that it would sell fast and close to asking price. The home offered 2,571 square feet of living space on a 10,238 square foot lot with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. It was being offered for $1,429,000. The house was turn-key ready, located on a great street, and priced perfectly. The combination of those 3 things at any price point will create a lot of interest. After just 5 days...Continue Reading!

Highest Sale Price In “Old Cutler Bay” In Over 4 Years

May 5th, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

The gated community of Old Cutler Bay has had a great start to 2015 with some very pricey sales.  There have been 3 homes closed since January 1st totaling nearly $15,000,000 in volume.  Another impressive figure is the sale of 9320 Gallardo Street which traded for $8,350,000 - the highest sale price in Old Cutler Bay in over 4 years.  Listing agent was Toni Schrager of Avatar. Old Cutler Bay is a very prestigious gated community with spectacular waterfront homes situated...Continue Reading!

Just Listed By The Riley Smith Group! 6002 Cellini Street

April 29th, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

Another Coral Gables home listed by The Riley Smith Group! 6002 Cellini Street is a fantastic property which has been completely rebuilt and expanded with top of the line features and finishes. It offers expansive and light filled living spaces with 24 x 24 travertine marble flooring and a luxurious master suite with marble bath. The spectacular chef's kitchen has custom cabinetry and an 8 burner Wolf gas range with 2 ovens.  French doors lead out to a covered terrace,...Continue Reading!

SOLD! A Million Dollar Residence Every 15 Hours

April 21st, 2015 Written By

Coral Gables Real Estate – Coral Gables Real Estate Blog

Hot off the press! I am proud to announce that my company EWM Realty International once again ranks #1 for $1 million+ homes sold in Miami-Dade County.  We are the market leaders for luxury homes, selling a million dollar residence every 15 hours in South Florida.  That  is 23% more than any other real estate firm! When you work with The Riley Smith Group and EWM, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest level of experience, service...Continue Reading!

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