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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

17175 SW 232 St Miami, FL 33170 - When you think of Miami, this is not what may usually come to mind....


Who would ever think Xanadú would lie tucked away deep in the Southernmost recesses of Miami Dade County?

Yet there I was today, thanks to the kindness, generosity and gracious hospitality of my colleagues at Showcase Miami Realty basking in the sunshine, serenity and sheer expanse of a tropical paradise that could just as easily have been set in the hills of Tuscany, the fertile landscape of California's Wine Country, or the majestic panoramas that dot the Northern Spanish countryside.

I was invited to tour this sensational home, and the images will remain etched in my mind for years to come.  The seamless blend of landscape, flora, fauna, architecture, design and décor were as uniquely flawless as the alignment of stars across the night sky.
It is virtually inconceivable not to appreciate the magnificent beauty of this extraordinary residence, and even more so not to see the value it conceals.  Listed for $3.9M, this regally appointed 8 1/2 acre estate features a 10,000 sq. ft main home with 6 elegant bedrooms and 8 1/2 baths, formal dining and living rooms to suit the most demanding social agenda.  Several separate dens and sitting rooms, a glorious center courtyard with an outdoor wood burning fireplace.  The harmonious convergence of rustic charm and classical sophistication plays out like a Mozart symphony.

In addition, a 2,000 sq ft guest house offers spacious comfort and privacy to family and friends who simply cannot bear to leave.  A massive screened in pool, spa and bar area welcomes you to endless days and nights of leisurely relaxation and fun. A tropical Koi pond courses its way throughout the property and serves as a natural outline to the wooded pastures.  For the equestrian enthusiast, the property boasts horse stables and plenty of open space to run free. A free standing staff residence provides a full featured home for a groundskeeper or other support personnel.

To think this home is little more than a 30 minute drive to the center of the Magic City and an even shorter drive to the azure seascape of the Florida Keys is almost beyond the realm of understanding. 

If this is the kind of environment you feel you can give your heart to, I assure you it will return the kindness with years of joy and peace.
Please contact me to arrange a private showing. You are guaranteed to be smitten upon arrival.  

Friday, October 16, 2015

Strong dollar slows foreign buyers, creates opportunity for US buyers!

While the strong dollar has slowed new condo sales by foreign buyers, prices continue to rise driven by the demand for “live/work/play” urban proximity. Rental prices are also rising as people seek a lifestyle less dependent on the daily commute. A few developers are attracting more US buyers by reducing deposit requirements from 50% to 30% for their remaining unsold units.  


Friday, October 2, 2015

New TRID Disclosure Regulations Take Effect 10/3/15


New Disclosure regulations take effect tomorrow (10/3/15) that affect all real estate contracts that become effective as of tomorrow. Here's a video that explains the changes.