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Miami Shores Homes – Real Estate Market Report
There are currently 41 Miami Shores homes for sale: (2 less than last month)
- Highest priced listing is $1,999,999 (bay front home at 9879 NE 13 Av – pictured above)
- Lowest priced listing is $180,000 (260 NW 112 Ter)
- Pending Sales (Properties under contract): 47 (same as last month)
- Closed sales in April: 21 (6 more than last month)
The highest Miami Shores home sold in April was a canal-front, completely remodeled home originally listed in September of 2012 for $1,485,000 and selling for $1.3 Million – This home was located at 1360 NE 103 St and was the highest per square foot sale at $369/sf. The second highest Miami Shores home sold in April was for the Colonial home at 1285 NE 95 St that had been listed for $899,000 in September of 2010, then for $925,000 in April of 2011 and then for $1,325,000 in October of 0f 2012 and finally selling for $1 Million (that’s $257/sf).
The lowest Miami Shores home sold in April was located at 162 NE 106 St – a regular sale for a 2 bedroom home originally listed for $269,000 in March of 2013 and selling for $265,000. ($227/sf)
The median sales price for Miami Shores Homes sold in April is $360,000 and the median list price is $475,000 with an average price per square foot of $226 for the month of April.
If you are planning to sell or buy, you should no longer be asking yourself if the market has recuperated, the answer is a very certain yes. Instead, you should be asking yourself what is the best strategy for getting the most for your property or paying the least for your property with a real estate team that has proven themselves continuously in the area you want to sell or buy. What Miami Shores Realtors will represent your best interest today? Call the Miamism Team to schedule an appointment for a free market analysis or buyer’s representation consultation or email us at MiamiShores@miamism.com
If you are thinking of selling your house, what’s the ideal Realtor for you?
- Is it the one that will tell you what you want to hear?
- Is it the one that will list your house at the highest price?
- Is it the one that works for the biggest brokerage?
If you are like most people, you will talk to a couple of Realtors to get an idea of pricing and see how the market is doing. You may have an idea of what your house is worth and hope your number is close to reality. You may even have a grasp of reality but know your house is superior and NEED to sell for more than the market dictates. Even if you don’t know it, you establish a selling strategy before you even interview a Realtor – you set goals in your head of what you want to happen and have pre-conceived ideas on how to achieve those goals.
When the time comes to interview different Realtors, you will end up hiring the one that comes closer to your predetermined plan. This may be a good thing if your plan comes close to reality and what’s happening in your local real estate market – but what if you are really off?
So let me ask you a question from a Realtor’s perspective. Wouldn’t it be easy for me, as a Miami and Miami Beach Realtor, to tell you what you want to hear in order to get the listing? It would look great in my long register of listings, even if the house doesn’t sell – it’s a numbers game, so the more listings I have, the better the chance I have of selling and making money.
Why can’t you realize that overpricing your house will not benefit you!!
Many agents out there will list it at whatever price you want – it’s simple (and one of the reasons the Real Estate Industry has such a bad reputation). Here’s another scenario: you may think, let’s list high now and we’ll see if the market responds and then we will lower the price. …but you wait, and wait and wait. You don’t lower the price and then blame the agent for not doing their job.
I just want you to be realistic here. Please think strategy before you even list your home. Please take a deep look into your pre-conceived ideas of what is to happen, and hire a Realtor because they will get the job done right. Take a look at their reputation, at their ability to market the property not only locally but nationally and abroad. Take a look at how they will make your property stand out from other listings, how they will communicate and how available they are.
Then make an educated and rational decision of who’s the best man for the job. And if you decide not to hire the best one for the job, at least know why you did it.
I’ll leave you with a great article written by a colleague in Tucson: The Effect of Great Marketing – And Good Pricing
The intent here was to make you think – Please know that our team will always tell it like it is – no fluff, just plain truth. Keep in mind that if you are looking for fluff, we may not be the perfect Miami Beach Realtor for you.
*original article from July 2010
The Miami Summer Camps list for 2013 is finally here! You requested it and we delivered!
We’ve had a number of summer camps ask to be included in the list, so take a look. I do ask you one favor though – please don’t call me to make reservations or get information – call the camp directly. We are in no way, shape or form affiliated with any of these – so please READ the whole article before you grab your phone.
And as always, if you want us to add your summer camp to the list, email us first to tell us about it.
Miami Shores Summer Camps
(organized by The Miami Shores Recreation Department). These include a series of camps offered throughout the summer for different ages including: summer activities. There are also specialty sports camps available for short sessions throughout the Summer, make sure you call or visit the Community Center and/or Field House for more information.
Miami Shores Community Center (305) 758-8103
- Jumping Jellybeans – May 28 to May 31, June 3 to June 7, June 24 to June 28, July 8 to July 12, July 15 to July 19, July 29 to Aug 2 – ages 3-6 – 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
- All things Seuss – May 28 to May 31 and June 3 to June 7, July 1 to 5- ages 3-6 – 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
- Lego Camp – June 10 to June 14 – ages 5-9 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Jump Rope Camp – from June 10 to June 14 – ages 6+ from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- America’s Got Talent Camp – from June 10 to June 14 – ages 7-12 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- Piano/Singing Camp – from June 17 to June 21 – ages 6-15 from 9:00AM to 1:00 PM
- Camp Couture Fashion and Design – June 17 to June 21, Jue 24 to June 28- ages 7-12 from 8:30 to 5:30 PM
- Cooking to Enhance Reading – June 17 to June 21 ages 9-12 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
- Let’s Clay with Yoga – June 24 to June 28 ages 6-12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Art Lab – July 1 to 5 – ages 7-12 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- I Love Fashion – July 8 to July 12 – ages 6-12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Harry Potter – July 8 to July 12 – ages 8-12 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- Summer Science and Tech Camp – ages 6-10 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Camp Lorax – July 15 to July 19 – ages 7-12 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- Outside the Box Art – July 22 to July 26 – ages 7-12 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- American Girl Doll Camp – July 29 to Aug 2 – ages 5-12 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 AM
- Pinkalicious – Aug 5 to Aug 9 – ages 4+ from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- Double Dutch Camp – Aug 5 to Aug 9, Aug 12 to Aug 16 – ages 6+ from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- Everything Disney – Aug 12 to Aug 16 – ages 4+ from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- Critter Camp – Aug 12 to Aug 16 – ages 6-12 – 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
- Last Chance Camp – Aug 19 to Aug 23, Aug 26 to Aug 29 – ages 3-12 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Miami Shores Field House (305) 758-6701
- Shores Spectacular Day Camp – June 10 – August 15 / weekly – ages 5-9 – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Tween Adventure Camp – June 10 – August 15 / weekly – ages 10-12 – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Adventure Camp – June 17 to June 21, June 24 to June 28, July 8 to July 12, July 15 to July 19, July 22 to July 26, July 29 to Aug 2 – ages 12-15 (times vary)
- Soccer Clinics – June 10 to June 26 and July 6 to July 24 – ages 4-12 – Mon and Wed from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
- Sportsnastics – June 10 to June 14, June 17 to June 21, July 1 to 5, July 22 to 26, Aug 5 to Aug 9 – ages 3-6 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM or 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (at Doctor’s Charter School)
- Gym Jam Camp – June 10 to June 14, June 17 to June 21, July 1 to 5, July 8 to July 12, July 22 to July 26, Aug 5 to Aug 9 – ages 6-15 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (at Doctor’s Charter School)
- Fast Twitch All Sports Camp – June 10 to June 14, July 8 to July 12, July 29 to Aug 2 – ages 7-14 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (at Johnson & Wales & Field House)
- Shores Volleyball Camp – June 10 – June 14, July 15 to July 19 – ages 7-14 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (at St. Rose of Lima School)
- Shores Soccer Camp – June 17 to June 21, July 15 to July 19 – ages 5-12 from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon
- Fast Female All Sports Camp – June 17 to June 21 – ages 7-14 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (at Johnson & Wales and Field House)
- Li’l Shots Basketball Camp – June 24 to June 28, July 22 to July 26 – ages 4-6 from 8:30 AM to 1:00PM or 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (at Doctor’s Charter School)
- Breaknastics Camp- June 24 to June 28, July 29 to Aug 2 – ages 5-10 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM or 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (at Doctor’s Charter School)
- Cheernastics Camp – June 24 to June 28, July 15 to July 19, July 29 to Aug 2 – ages 6-15 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (at Doctor’s Charter School)
- Flag Football – June 24 to June 28, July 22 to July 26 – ages 7-14 from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon
- Basketball Camp – June 24 to June 28, July 22 to July 26 – ages 7-14 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (at St. Rose of Lima School)
- Baseball/Softball Camp – July 8 to July 12, Aug 5 to Aug 9 – ages 5-14 8:30 AM to 12 noon
Aquatic Center (305) 795-2241
- Swimming Camp – June 10 to August 9th – ages: 5 -16 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Miami Shores Tennis Center (305) 758-8122
- Little Tennis Camp –begins June 10 – ages 4-6 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
- Jr. Tennis Program – begins June 10 – ages 7+ from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon
Miami Shores Country Club (305) 795-2375
- Tennis, Golf & Aquatic Summer Camp - great junior camp with quality tennis and golf instruction, country club lunch as well as ‘free-swim and play’ at the Miami Shores Aquatic Center. Contact Tennis Pro Howie Orlin at 305-795-2375, email@example.com
Barry University Summer Camps (305) 899-3557
- BUCkids Summer Camp – sponsored each year by Campus Recreation & Wellness (CRW). The camp provides children with a well-rounded program that includes sport activities, arts and crafts, computers skills and much more.
- Cesar Odio’s Basketball Camp – July 8 to July 12 and July 15 to July 19 – ages 6-16 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (786-218-1418)
Miami Country Day Summer Camps
- Adventure recreation summer camp – for children in pre-kindergarten through children entering 3rd grade. Sign up today for one or both sessions (Contact John Barbick, 305.759.2843 x200)
- Miami Country Day simple Soccer Camp (boys and girls ages 6-17) – contact Jeff Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Miami Country Day Volleyball camp ( boys and girls: 1:00-4:00 grades 3-8 and 5:00-8:00pm grades 9-10) – contact Jeff Watson at email@example.com
Other Miami and Miami Beach Summer Camps:
feel free to add other camps to the comments section of this article or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to recent events involving a few minor car accidents in Miami, I decided to republish this article to lighten up the atmosphere (timeless piece, originally written on January 6, 2008).
One of the main complaints we hear from people relocating to Miami is that they can’t deal with Miami drivers so Rick and I came up with the perfect solution……If you can’t beat them, join them!
Here are some basics you’ll need to learn to be able to drive in Miami without loosing your mind. These should make the transition much easier and once you start practicing, you will feel right at home.
1. Never, under any circumstance, drive with both hands on the wheel. (2 hands on the wheel mean “weakness” and they will spot you a mile away).
2. Make sure you have a cell phone on one ear. (hands-free devices are for wimps)
3. Use the other hand to do either of the following: women can apply make-up or pluck eyebrows and men can shave or pick their nose.
4. Never, under any circumstance use your blinker (turn signal) – we like surprises here in Miami, just change lanes without notice and the other drivers will respond with friendly signs.
5. If you are on the highway and cars are passing you on the left, make sure you move over to the furthest left lane to slow traffic down……this should upset plenty of drivers, just smirk and wave if you dare.
6. Sign language not only is acceptable but it is expected, only keep in mind that some drivers do pack heat, you may find yourself chasing bullets.
7. Don’t ever turn right from the right lane, add excitement to your life – being in the wrong lane to turn is more acceptable.
8. Yellow light means PUNCH IT!! Slow down and you WILL cause an accident!
9. If you see a police car, don’t drive patiently behind them, speed up and pass them as quickly as you can while waving with the hand holding the cell phone.
10. If you ever get stopped by the police, don’t start making excuses. Miami police love the truth – just tell them to hurry up with the ticket, you have places to go and people to meet.
So stop complaining, be a little more assertive with your driving and soon enough you will not understand how you were able to drive anywhere else. Driving in Miami will feel like home.