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How to avoid a nervous breakdown over traffic in Aventura, Miami

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How to avoid traffic in Aventura:

If you live in my area you probably find yourself trapped in traffic in Aventura, desperately searching for a way out, and saying some not very ladylike words. Getting past the Aventura Mall and towards Ives Dairy Road can be pleasant as a kidney stone at certain times of the day, which lately are pretty much from 8 am to 8 pm. You are sitting in your car, fantasizing with moving far away, knowing deep down you won’t do it because, let’s face it, you love the Latin flare, the mall, being “half way to everywhere”. There are a few traffic hacks that can keep your blood pressure in place and your mental health intact:

  1. If you are going North on Biscayne and want to go to Hallandale turn East on Lehman’s Causeway, get off midway (when you see Parc Central and Mystic Pointe 600) and go around and underneath the causeway towards the circle, keep going till the traffic light at Del Prado, turn North, then West on 207th, North again on 30th Ave and you will appear at the shopping plaza where Whole Foods and Target are located. Go across this plaza, cross the street and you are in Gulfstream. On the opposite side of Gulfstream…voila, you have reached Hallandale!
  2. If you want to go West of Biscayne, don’t you dare go under the bridge to take Ives Dairy Road, especially if you just drank a large Frappuccino and it’s 5 PM. Instead, take Biscayne and go North past Ives Dairy, go a few blocks and turn West (left) till you can’t go any further then turn North (right) until 215th St where you have the cross over the rail track to the West side (and since you are there and you saved so much time you may want to check  Aventura Place on 213th 😉
  3. If you are just running errands, you are better off walking, or riding a bicycle. Why are you willing to walk when you go to New York or Buenos Aires but you can’t get yourself to do it here? I know it’s hot, but NY in the summer is too and at least Miami allows for more casual clothing.
  4. If you are going South, take the back road between former Loehmann’s Plaza and Harbor Center, go around it and keep going South till you hit William’s Island street then turn right, get into the Fresh Market Plaza and go all the way to the other end. You have avoided some heavy traffic so now you can stop at Starbucks or get an ice-cream.
  5. Have some good music in your car, bluetooth for your cell with speed dial or voice recognition and catch up with your friends, call your parents and make them happy and no matter how bored or late you are, stop the urge to text or read email while driving even in the midst of slow traffic in Aventura. Better to arrive late than never!

And if you love the area in spite of the traffic in Aventura and want to buy a condo call us, after 20 years in the area, we can definitely help.

 

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Condo sales in Miami level while homes go up

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Condo Sales in Miami level while homes go up:

Condo sales in Miami and the tri- county area (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach) are leveling and that is a good thing. We have all suffered “the morning after” crash to reality after the hipe of the real estate party years ago when the market collapsed. What seemed an unstoppable train of rising prices and flipping frenzy turned into a panicky stop. Now, after the painful recovery, it seems we have all learned a thing or two. At least the market is saying so with numbers and stats. We have come a long way in the recovery and prices are getting to pre-bubble times but this time around catching the breath and slowing into a normal healthy level. Healthy enough to allow appreciation and avoid flipping madness.

There were 3,371 condo sales in Miami and tri-county area in February, up from 3,142 sales in January and up 0.1 percent compared to same period in 2014. The median price, however, was up 4 percent year-over-year to $145,750. Now remember these figures encompass all of the tri-county area from hot Brickell to areas like Homestead or Lantana so don’t expect to find an oceanfront condo in Sunny Isles Beach at this price (though we can find you some pretty good deals).

Single family home sales in the tri-county area went up 17.9% from last year and median price in January was $260,000 which means homes are catching up to condo sales in Miami. This is an indication of organic growth of the local market (condo sales in Miami are a mix of vacation, investment and permanent use while homes tend to be mostly permanent).

If you are a runner, you know that you can train your endurance and run a little further every week, but if you don’t level at some point you will eventually hurt yourself and come to a painful stop. It looks like condo sales in Miami have finally learned the proper care for a healthy long run.

If you are interested in learning more about condo sales in Miami and buying a property contact us right away, we know the market, we can help: call 786-251-9513 or email buymiamirealestate@gmail.com

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Median price of new construction in Miami is $860 per ft

 

 

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Median Price of New Construction in Miami:

The median price of new construction in Miami is $860 per ft, according to real estate journalist Peter Zalewski in his presentation at the Tower Club this week. Although prices have gone up considerably they are still way below the level of other large cities in the US and there is still room for increase. Construction cost is going up 1% per month. This time around most experts and analysts do not foresee a bubble because buyers are putting 50% deposits. The majority of buyers in Miami come from Latin America (according to Miami Downtown Development Authority 85% of new construction in Miami buyers are foreigners, most from Latin America). They are looking for preservation of their capital, trying to protect themselves from the volatile situation in their countries.

There is a total of 334 towers in new construction in Miami. Of those, 89 are proposed (meaning they have not been approved yet), 124 are planned (already approved and ready to start), 99 are under construction and 22 are finished.

Even when the median price of new construction in Miami is $860 per ft you can still find opportunities which escape this general panorama. In Fort Lauderdale the median is below $500 per ft and even in Miami where prices and demand are so much higher you can find great deals. Take for example Aventura Place, a new development in the Aventura area where you can buy a brand new townhouse or condo for $250 to $290 per ft, completely finished with porcelain floors, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings and 2 car garage. Hard to believe, but true! Right across from Aventura and one block away from new Waterways school. It does not have all the amenities of other new construction in Miami like gym, or meeting rooms but the fact that maintenance will be below $200 a month including insurance makes it an amazing option considering that it does have a pool and sundeck and most people never use the gym at their building. Even if you do, you can always get a membership at a nearby gym and save a lot of money. Want more info? Contact us now, we’ll be happy to help you find the right property for your personal goals.

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Aventura Place New Town homes in Aventura in the mid $300,000

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Weitzer Communities is building 2 and 3 bedroom town homes right across from Aventura and at an incredible price. There are 82 units in total including town homes and condos. The condos start in the mid $200,000 and the town homes start in the mid $300,000.

Aventura Place New Town homes in Aventura in the mid $300,000 has a modern design and come ready with porcelain floors, GE stainless steel appliances, light fixtures, one and two car garage and high ceilings. The 2 bedroom town homes are 1120 feet and the 3 bedroom are 1,500 feet.

Aventura Place will have a swimming pool and sun deck and is one block from the new Waterways school, close to several houses of worship and just 2 blocks away from the crossway to Biscayne so you can easily walk to Gulfstream or Whole Foods.

Aventura Place New Town homes in Aventura in the mid $300,000 will also have  a very low maintenance between $150 and $175 including insurance. This is a great opportunity to buy something brand new, with modern design, low maintenance and great location at a very attractive price so don’t wait until they are all gone…call Patricia 786-251-9513 or Tomas 305-788-2878 now and find out more