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Just Rented for $3,900/mth…7201 SW 77 Court…by Juan Garcia of ShowcaseMiami Realty

said December 2nd, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

Juan F. Garcia ShowcaseMiami Realty 305-898-0918 Background of this transaction... We had just rented the client's larger home to a family from Switzerland for $6,100/month and that family needed to move in asap.  Therefore,  Juan literally had 2 1/2 weeks to identify the right property for our out-going clients who were looking to downsize to a smaller rental.   Although this would be a challenge for many agents, I knew Juan would be able to make it happen for our clients. Needless to say, Juan was able to identify the property shown in...Continue Reading!

Heard from our Miami Sellers ($3.5 million to $12 million)…

said December 1st, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

For the past 3 months, we've heard the following common concern from our Sellers of luxury Miami properties... These are Miami Sellers whose properties are valued at $3.5 million up to $12 million.  These Miami Sellers would like to sell but are not compelled to sell.  Their concern is possible capital gains increases.  At the current capital gains rate of 15%, they are eager to sell.  However, they feel that their Miami home sale must be consummated by Dec. 31st, 2012 to minimize the capital gains.  Being that...Continue Reading!

ShowcaseMiami Grand Opening welcomes 120 attendees and City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff

said November 19th, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami Realty's Grand Opening took place last Thursday, November 15th, 2012.  It was an honor to see so much support from Coconut Grove residents, business owners, Realtors and past customers. Special thanks to City of Commissioner Marc Sarnoff for showing his support on this Big Day.     Thank you again to all those who came out to support this new Coconut Grove business, ShowcaseMiami Realty.  It was a wonderful evening!   ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home. (Highest price in the Shortest period of time) Jason Smith Broker...Continue Reading!

A Closer Look at the work of renowned Miami Interior Designer Vincenzo Avanzato (Cocoplum Residence)

said November 7th, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

Miami Interior Designer Vincenzo Avanzato recently invited me to view his latest creation in Cocoplum. I was so impressed with his creation that I wanted to share it with you.   About Avanzato Design... Vincenzo Avanzato has over 20 years of experience and an accumulation of tastes, styles, and trends from four corners of the world. With his training and experience, Vincenzo has the ability to transform his designs for today’s diversified lifestyles. In addition to numerous high-end residential interior design projects nationally and...Continue Reading!

ShowcaseMiami Realty’s New Coconut Grove Office!…Wine and Cheese Event…November 15th (5-7pm)

said October 31st, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

Come join us for wine and cheese as ShowcaseMiami Realty celebrates the opening of our new office in Coconut Grove! When: Thursday, November 15th (5-7 pm)     Where: ShowcaseMiami Realty, Inc. 3390 Mary Street Suite 116 (Where Borders Books used to be located) Coconut Grove, FL 33133   ***Please RSVP to Alina at 786-762-3080 or Alina@ShowcaseMiami.com***     ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home. (Highest price in the Shortest period of time) To discuss the best sales strategy for your Miami home, call... Jason Smith Broker Miami Realtor Miami Listing Agent ShowcaseMiami Realty www.ShowcaseMiami.com 786-326-8115  Continue Reading!

How to prevent appraisals from killing your Miami Home Sale…

said October 31st, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

I recently read the article below from Mortgage Banker, Michael Lux of Alterra Home Loans.  It explains clearly the nuances between different lenders and their appraisers.  Worth a read...   ARE LOW APPRAISALS KILLING YOUR DEALS? Anybody whose home appraisal has been lower than expected will admit that it is causing chaos in our housing market. 11% had a contract cancelled because an appraised value came in lower, 9% said a contract was delayed by a low appraisal, and 15% said a contract was...Continue Reading!

Just Rented in Killian Area (9325 SW 108 Street)…$6,100/month

said October 30th, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

Just Rented for $6,100/month 9325 SW 108 Street, Miami, FL 33176 "Killian Area"      Property Description... Magnificent Killian estate home on builder's acre. Qualities of a contemporary masterpiece. Stunning wide-open floor plan & high ceilings give one a sense of well being. Home was competely rebuilt from the ground up in 1988 (one wall left standing from orignal home).  Since then, home has been consistently upgraded with today's best materials (marble, wood, granite). Showcase kitchen and bathrooms will not disappoint!  Enormous Master Suite.   2...Continue Reading!

Rental Open House…Next to Coconut Grove…October 27th (12-2PM)

said October 26th, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

Rental Open House Saturday, October 27th (12-2pm)    Property Address:   2168 SW 23 St Miami, FL 33145 "Shenandoah" neighborhood   Offered at $2,850/month Bedrooms:  3 Baths:  2 Sq.ft: 2,235 MLS A1705295 Rental Price: $2,850    Location: Charming home for rent in highly desirable and centrally located Shenandoah neighborhood (Nestled between Coconut Grove and Coral Gables).   Home features: High ceilings, open floor plan, wood and faux marble flooring. Remodeled kitchen with gorgeous granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Back yard is ideal for entertaining or simply relaxing.   Yard features: Wood deck, Bar B Que, mango and avocado trees. Pet...Continue Reading!

One Sotheby’s factoids on South Florida’s Luxury Real Estate Recovery…

said September 23rd, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

150 Arvida Parkway, Coral Gables, FL 33156 Gables Estates (Living Room View to Biscayne Bay) Listed by Mirce Curkoski and Ralph Arias of One Sotheby's International in Collaboration with Jason Smith of Keller Williams Realty Coral Gables   Pending Sales of all waterfront properties in Miami Dade County over $1 ,000,000 are up 44% from this time last year Homes in South Florida over $5,000,000 are purchased 50% of the time with full cash. The Average Sales price of waterfront homes in Coral Gables increased 100% (from $1,825,333...Continue Reading!

As a Miami Seller, should you choose a Cash Buyer or Financed Buyer?

said September 22nd, 2012 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

The ShowcaseMiami Team recently had 2 offers come in simultaneously for one of our Miami listings. One offer was cash and the other specified mortgage financing.  Other than financing, the terms were quite similar. Conventional wisdom dictates that, all else being equal, it is best to go with the cash offer if you are the Seller.  However, once under contract, it became apparent that the cash buyer was having cold feet.   Signs of Buyer Cold Feet... #1 The cash buyer requested that the contract be contingent on appraisal (a day or two after...Continue Reading!