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NINE at Brickell #2007

NINE at Brickell #2007

I’ve never had so many ‘newcomers’ to Miami wanting to lease! I just completed the eighth Lease of 2016, and if they all love Miami like I love Miami and decide to call our beautiful city ‘home’, they will be next year’s Buyers! In the last few weeks we have made a lot of Landlords and Tenants happy in Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, and South Miami!

Miami is one of the few cities where real estate agents are able to work in both the sales and leasing arenas. A competent and knowledgeable local realtor should be able to transition between the two markets and provide everyone with a home, be it permanent or temporary. It’s a natural progression to desire to acclimate and ‘test the waters’ in a new city before buying and I am happy to be part of the process!

7160 SW 124th St, Pinecrest

6622 Santona St, Coral Gables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15040 SW 75th Ct, Palmetto Bay

1422 Medina Ave, Coral Gables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about real estate in South Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay, contact Val Byrne at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne & Associates – Working For You!

 

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 5971 SW 86th Street

List Price: $1,849,000

6 Bedrooms | 5 Baths + 1 Half Bath

http://www.5971sw86.com

 Another sale in my favorite little South Miami neighborhood (because I live in it and am partial!).  I already know I will love my new neighbors, and I think they will love theirs too!  Congratulations to everyone.

To learn more about real estate in South Miami, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Ponce/Davis Estates, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in Pine Manor 7654 SW 54th Avenue

pine-manor-17654 SW 54th Avenue, Miami, FL

List Price: $899,000

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths

I have always been a huge fan of Pine Manor, a cluster of 42 Villas in the heart of High Pines. High Pines and it’s sister neighborhood, South Miami, are predominantly single family home communities, so when these Villas were built in 2008 within walking distance to the shops and boutiques on Sunset Drive they were a home run! Every now and then one of them is offered for sale, and they are spoken for pretty quickly – we were lucky to get our foot in the door.  I am so happy for the Buyers and Seller alike – congratulations!

To learn more about real estate in High Pines, Ponce Davis Estates, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 8031 SW 58th Avenue

8031 SW 58th Avenue, South Miami, FL

List Price: $895,000

3 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | In-Law Suite

http://www.8031sw58.com

This was a very special transaction on many levels. First, it was a complete honor and pleasure to come to know the Seller, Charlotte Dison. A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about Dison Park, which was a new park in South Miami thoughtfully created by it’s next door neighbor and the park’s land owner, the same Charlotte Dison. I had a brief but impressionable encounter with her many years before, and was thrilled when she called me last summer to talk about selling her home. 

Secondly, real estate education is on going and Charlotte taught me a lot.  In a multi-offer situation she chose an offer contingent on financing over a cash offer – a first in my career.  Why?  Because it is important for everyone to have an opportunity for home ownership.  We ended up selling to another Buyer later on, but it was the original Buyer’s option to withdraw from their Contract.  

Third lesson that was reinforced is that selling one’s home is bittersweet (and sometimes just plain sad).  Charlotte and I have a lot in common: we married and raised our families in South Miami (our houses are 5 blocks away from each other!), we have made life long friends of nearby neighbors, and our homes are the fabric of our lives – that’s really hard to walk away from:(  When we left the closing table we both had tears in our eyes; Charlotte saw her past and I saw my future.  Congratulations to the new Buyer, and good luck to my friend, Charlotte, who I will fondly miss.

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To learn more about real estate in South Miami, Ponce Davis Estates, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Just Listed by Valaree Byrne in South Miami 8598 SW 63rd Avenue

“Enchanting” describes this one-of-a-kind estate of four independent structures linked with magnificent rooflines and keystone walkways sheltered by trellises and extended eaves. A collaboration of talented husband/wife residential and landscape architects, this sprawling near-acre compound along the Snapper Creek Canal includes a main house, fully outfitted Southern-style guest cottage, office structure with twin offices & lofts (which might be converted to bedrooms), and  three-bay carriage house.  An encircling indigenous forest and organic produce garden is nothing short of awe-inspiring, especially for those who appreciate South Florida living.  There is nothing like this anywhere…you will have to see it to believe it!

Property Details:

Main House | Offices & Lofts | Guest House | 3 Bay Carriage House

4,291 Adj. SF | 32,272 SF Canal-Front Lot + Canal Easement

List Price: $1,749,000

http://www.8598SW63 .com

Learn more about real estate in South Miami, Coconut Grove, High Pines, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Listed by Valaree Byrne in Pinecrest 10720 SW 69th Avenue

Fall in love with this wonderfully refreshing, architecturally significant home on an epic property – perhaps the most beautiful canal-front parcel on one of the most enchanting streets in north Pinecrest, a stroll away from Coral Pine Park.  This very special residence, which originated in 1953, was thoughtfully re-constructed in 1998 by the current owner has fabulous near 10′ ceilings, magnificent social spaces, a marvelous master suite, and one of the most exceptional Live Oak trees I have ever seen!

Property Details:

5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

3,915 Adj. SF | 40,075 SF Canal-Front Lot

List Price: $1,559,000

http://www.10720SW69.com

Learn more about real estate in Pinecrest, Coconut Grove, High Pines, South Miami, Coral Gables, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Just Listed by Valaree Byrne in Coconut Grove 1644 Onaway Drive & 2975 Jackson Avenue

1644 Onaway Drive

With exterior hues of green and terracotta so vibrant it looks like a watercolor, one cannot miss this stand-out residence on beautiful Onaway Drive, built only one year after the incorporation of Coconut Grove (1926).

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

2,225 Adj. SF | 7,350 SF Lot

List Price: $860,000

http://www.1644Onaway.com/

 


2975 Jackson Avenue

The adorable ‘Zen’ bungalow belonging to one of Coconut Grove’s most infamous musicians and party hosts is ready for new life experiences. It’s a home as sweet on the inside as it is the outside, and in excellent condition!

Property Details:

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

1,156 Adj. SF | 7,650  SF Lot

List Price: $669,000

http://www.2975Jackson.com/

 

Learn more about real estate in Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables, High Pines, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Just Listed & Sold in South Miami by Val Byrne (in the same week!) 6020 SW 86th Street

There are only 17 homes in the City of South Miami that are on the beautiful Snapper Creek Canal, and of those only one block has parcels of land near or more than 30,000 square feet.  It was no surprise to me that this lovely home on a gloriously deep oasis of green grass and trees would sell quickly (and my phone is still ringing with takers!).

Property Details:

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

2,836 Adj. SF | 29,600 SF Canal Front Lot

List Price: $939,000

http://www.6020sw86.com/

Learn more about real estate in  South Miami, High Pines, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and Palmetto Bay, by contacting Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

Recently Sold by Val Byrne in Coconut Grove 3471 Main Highway #1201

List Price: $2,890,000

5 Bedrooms | 5.5 Baths

 It didn’t take long for these Georgia buyers to decide where they wanted to live! We looked seriously at Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and our last stop was in Coconut Grove, on a beautiful day I should add.  Skies were blue, the Grove’s bohemian camaraderie was as charming as ever, and urban life along Biscayne Bay in this cool village looked fantastic.  Buyers fell in love with Cloisters on the Bay which is a magnificent, gated community nestled between The Barnacle and Peacock Parks, and a stroll away to all Coconut Grove has to offer. Congratulations to both the Buyers and Sellers! 

To learn more about real estate in Coconut Grove, High Pines/South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!

WalletHub Names Florida #1 State to Retire!

A recent study from WalletHub named our glorious State the best place to retire (based on affordability, quality of life, and healthcare. If you are adverse to year-round warm breezes and lots of sunshine Wyoming, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Colorado filed in right after Florida.

https://wallethub.com

https://wallethub.com

Here are the top six reasons Wallet Hub gives for retiring in the Sunshine State  (and I can give lots more):

Perez Museum. Photo by Philipp Pessar.

Perez Museum. Photo by Philipp Pessar.

  • Golf courses: the most per capita
  • Good company: the highest number of people 65 and over of any state
  • Stage presence: the sixth-most theaters per capita in the US
  • Help at home: the eighth-lowest cost of in-home services of any state
  • Low taxes: the 10th– best state for retirees come tax season
  • Museums: the 15th most museums per capita

 

To learn more about real estate in  Ponce Davis Estates, Coconut Grove, High Pines/South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay, contact Val Byrne & Associates at val@valbyrnerealtor.com or at 305-323-6231. Val Byrne – Working For You!