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Wide Bay Modern Mediterranean Estate in Bay Harbor for Sale

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on January 15, 2015

10330 W broadview dr - wide bay home for sale

10330 W Broadview Dr, Bay Harbor Islands

offered at $13,500,000

We are so excited to present this magnificent estate in Bay Harbor Islands.  It’s not often you find a modern mediterranean home on the wide bay with 145 feet of water frontage and sitting on 1/2 acre of land.  This pristine residence was completed in 2008 with all the bells and whistles – from beautifully milled coffered ceilings, Jerusalem Limestone floors, state of the art kitchen, big rooms, gorgeous gardens, you name it!

From the time you pull in to the driveway and walk in through the double iron doors, a spectacular front courtyard greets you with gorgeous landscaping, koi pond and mature climbing ivy that hugs the 3-story entrance tower.

10330 W broadview - miami bay front home for sale

I’m not going to bore you with descriptive words for every room but can tell you that the master bedroom is downstairs with impeccable bay views, you have 4 en-suite bedrooms on the second floor that meet in a huge family/entertainment room, perfect to keep kids upstairs while you entertain downstairs.  There is also a theater, maids quarters, 3-car garage, covered porch with summer kitchen, and my favorite … a look-out tower on the third floor that centers the whole house into a contemplation room.

Well… maybe my favorite is the staircase that circles the tower, or the way the house frames the water views from every angle, you can be your own judge.

Bay Harbor Islands Estate For Sale

Home Features:

  • 10,321 sq.ft. of living space
  • New construction – built in 2008
  • 6 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms / 2 half baths
  • 3-car garage
  • lot size 22,854 sq.ft.
  • swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • 145′ of water frontage
  • private boat dock
  • open bay location with unobstructed water views
  • security system
  • maids quarters
  • state of the art kitchen
  • exterior summer kitchen

Marketing description reads as follows:

Modern Mediterranean residence newly built in 2008 on a 1/2 acre w/145′ of waterfront & room to dock a lg boat. Enter thru privacy gates
to an exquisitely landscaped courtyard w/ koi pond. 3 story home, 10,000+sf, 6bd/8+ba, Jerusalem flrs, state of the art kitchen. Huge
family rm & movie theater, master overlooks the wide bay, living room w/ wet bar, extremely high ceilings & French doors opening to
immense backyard, pool, Jacuzzi, summer kitchen. Your own private retreat w/ unobstructed wide bay views.

Please contact us to schedule a private showing of this property, we specialize in Bay Harbor Islands and surrounding areas and are ready to help you find the home of your dreams.

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Surfside Homes Real Estate Market Report for 2014

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on January 9, 2015

There were 69 Surfside homes sold in 2014 and 8 of those were waterfront.

Surfside homes continue to appreciate (just like Miami Shores).  This is evident by the increase in the average price per square foot of sold properties:

  • 2011 – average $/sq.ft. $193
  • 2012 – average $/sq.ft. $233
  • 2013 – average $/sq.ft. $270
  • 2014 – average $/sq.ft. $324 **includes waterfronts

The average price per square foot of dry lot homes in Surfside increased to $290 in 2014.  The average price is an indicator of a house that needs work and may not be in the perfect location.  Homes that are in walk-in condition or need very little work, are selling in the range of $330 to $425 per square foot.

The highest dry lot home sold in Surfside in 2014 was for the property located at 9388 Abbott Av, selling for $925,000 – a 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home with 2,244 sq.ft. built in 2002.  The highest dry lot home sold per square foot in 2014 sold at $426/sq.ft.

The highest waterfront home sold in Surfside in 2014 was for the property at 1220 Biscaya Dr, a short sale selling for $4 Million – with 6 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms, 6,375  sq.ft. of living space, 17,100 sq.ft. lot and 280′ of water frontage.  Price per square foot for waterfront homes in Surfside ranged from $365 to $992.  The $992 sale was mostly due to the size of the land, we’re talking 30,150 sq.ft. lot with 150′ of water frontage – the existing house was a mid-century 3,226 sq.ft. home in need of work.

Our listing at 800 90 Street sold for $720,000 for $332/sq.ft. – a 3 bedroom/3 bathroom corner home with 2,164 sq.ft. of living space on a 6,860 sq.ft. lot.  It was the highest sale in both price and price per square foot for a 3 bedroom, non-waterfront home in Surfside in 2014.

Surfside Home sold by Miamism Sales Team

And because I love Surfside’s urban plan, I have to share this graphic, which is a favorite and shows densities. In addition to the proximity to the ocean and the fact that it is a beach community, the city is small with condos only on the ocean side and single family homes on the rest of the area.  It is located just south of Bal Harbour in the 33154 zip code with A rated elementary school and fast connection to mainland Miami.  And the coming Surf Club, designed by non other than world acclaimed Richard Meier, has already shown to be a game changer for the city, even if it’s still under construction.

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There are currently 22 Surfside homes for sale ranging from $451,800 to $6.9 Million.  The Median listing price is $799,000 compared to the Median listing price of $649,000 in 2013.

If you are thinking of listing your home for sale in Surfside, feel free to contact us for a comparable market analysis of your particular home.

We have buyers waiting for homes in Surfside – call us if you are thinking of selling.

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*Data obtained from SEF MLS*  - we provide monthly market reports for Surfside at the beginning of each month.  Come back or email us for a copy of the report at



Miami Shores Real Estate Market Report for 2014

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on January 5, 2015

Great News for Miami Shores – here’s our real estate market report for 2014.  Contact us for a listing appointment.

Miami Shores homes continue to appreciate.  This is evident by the increase in the average price per square foot of sold properties:

  • 2009 – $153/sf
  • 2010 – $159/sf
  • 2011 – $166/sf
  • 2012 – $181/sf
  • 2013 – $215/sf
  • 2014 – $236/sf

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Miami Shores Homes sold in 2014

Miami Shores Real Estate Market Reports by

The general figures for Miami Shores homes sold in 2014 are the following:  (click HERE to see 2013 figures)

  • There were 205 Miami Shores homes sold in 2014.  The median sale price was $440,000 compared to $390,000 in 2013.
  • The highest sale in Miami Shores in 2014 was our own listing which broke  Miami Shores records, for highest priced home ever sold as well as highest price per square foot.  It was for the contemporary, bay front home at 9275 N. Bayshore Drive which sold for $4,200,000 at $818 per square foot.  It was listed in July and was under contract in 4 months with a closing date of December 29, 2014.
  • The lowest Miami Shores home sold in 2014 was $113,000 for the home at 88 NW 111 Street.  It was a cash only sale, the home was in need of extensive renovations and had considerable city liens, fines and violations which were to be negotiated/mitigated by new buyer.
  • The lower end inventory in Miami Shores has become rare and when available, is in need of extensive renovations or have high city liens/violations.  Take a look at properties sold under $200,000 in the past:
    • In 2009 – 60% of Miami Shores homes sold were under $200,000
    • In 2010 – 28% of Miami Shores homes sold were under $200,000
    • In 2011 – 16% of Miami Shores homes sold were under $200,000
    • In 2012 – 12% of Miami Shores homes sold were under $200,000
    • In 2013 – 4.5% of Miami Shores homes sold were under $200,000
    • In 2014 – 2.4% of Miami Shores homes sold were under $200,000
  •  200 Miami Shores homes out of the 205 sold, were priced above $200,000 – that’s 97.6% of all properties sold!
  • The highest sale for a dry-lot home (non-waterfront) in Miami Shores was $1,400,000 at $316/sq.ft. – for the historic Robert Law Weed home at 548 Grand Concourse.
  • But the highest sale per square foot for a dry-lot home (non-waterfront) in Miami Shores was for a fantastic mid-century modern home at 1167 NE 99 St, which sold for $408/sq.ft.
  • The average price per square foot in Miami Shores coming in at $236, compared to 2013′s $215.

To see (and download) all Miami Shores homes sold in 2014, click image:

Miami Shores Homes Sold in 2014 by

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*Data obtained from SEF MLS*  - we provide monthly market reports for Miami Shores at the beginning of each month.  Come back or email us for a copy of the report at


Top 10 Miamism Articles of 2014

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on December 31, 2014

2014 is gone and we are beyond grateful, having had our best month as Miami REALTORS in December and that’s all because of your support.  With record-breaking sales in Surfside and Miami Shores, including the highest priced home ever in Miami Shores. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and look forward to another amazing year with clients we love to work with!  We appreciate your support and wish you the best in 2015.

Happy New Year 2015 from Miamism Sales Team

Here are the Top 10 Miamism Articles of 2014:

As Miami Realtors, we specialize in historic properties in Miami and Miami Beach as well as architecturally significant homes – contact us to list your property today.   Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings, Happy New Year to you and yours from The Miamism Sales Team.




10 ways to receive the New Year in Miami

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on December 30, 2014

I confess I am not the type to hang out in huge crowds to receive the new year.  I like to be with my kids and family and in the past few years, Rick and I have taken a drive to the beach to watch the first sunrise of the year.

With that said, it doesn’t mean Miami is not full of amazing things to do and original ways to receive the new year.  Here are 10 things to do in Miami for NYE and follow links on the bottom to find out more from other exciting sources.

NYE in Miami via

1.  City of Miami Beach New Year’s Eve Celebration

Enjoy free fireworks at midnight on the beach at Ocean Drive and 8th Street as Miami Beach rings in the New Year. There will be entertainment between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

2.  Watch the Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium

Mississippi State (No. 7) and Georgia Tech. (No. 12) will meet at Sun Life Stadium on Dec. 31 to face off in the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl.

3.  PHISH Concert at American Airlines Arena

This year Phish will celebrate New Year’s Eve at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL. The show will be the first of a four-night stand that will run through Saturday, January 3. The festivities will mark the third time Phish has rung in the New Year at AmericanAirlines Arena, following multi-night celebrations in 2003 and 2009. The Sun Sentinel hailed the 2009 New Year’s Eve show as “triumphant,” noting that Phish “showed off its versatility early — and all night, really…[fans] loved every second of the show; almost no one left the arena before the final note was played.”

4. World Crawl Miami

Club Crawl – Our New Year Eve bash will be starting at Eden Rooftop located in the Townhouse Hotel. Start your night off with a 2 hour hosted open bar featured beautiful bartenders and beautifully mixed drinks. The Rooftop will also feature appetizers and a great chance to get to know your fellow crawlers as you take in the sights and sounds of the most beautiful city on Earth.

5.  Biltmore’s NYE Gala

The festivities begin at 8:30pm when the doors open to the ballroom and we begin seating for dinner. DJ Michael Sarz will be spinning lounge style music for the arrival of the guests. An exquisite dinner will be presented along with a Premium Open Bar and a Champagne Toast at the stroke of Midnight.

The stage will be shared by the high energy band Higher Ground as well as DJ Michael Sarz from Sarz Entertainment playing a mix of musical styles throughout the evening.

At midnight, Fireworks will light up the sky over the golf course and cigars will be hand rolled on the Terrace. Guests celebrating in Fontana or Palm d’or may purchase entry at a discounted rate, but are not guaranteed seating.

6.  Bayfront Park’s NYE

It’s time to ring in the new year and Bayfront Park is the place to be for the largest FREE party in South Florida! Join us for a Dance Party with Funky Frank and count down to midnight with Miami’s own “Big Orange”! At the south end of the park, this New Year’s Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of the InterContinental Hotel, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks shot over beautiful Biscayne Bay.

7. Rusty Pelican Toast to 2015

8.  Nikki Beach Peace Love Music 2015

Nikki Beach Miami invites you to celebrate the arrival of the New Year with an exciting vintage-inspired soiree.  This not-to-be-missed affair will feature mouth-watering haute cuisine designed uniquely by Chef Brian Molloy and thrilling live entertainment including a private fireworks display at midnight.

9. Five Star New Year’s Eve at PAMM

Five Star New Year’s Eve second edition is here, establishing itself as the most awaited and trendy new years eve party in the city, where friends, jet setters, celebrities and VIPs come together to enjoy this magical moment in a breathtaking scenery.

10.  Pitbull’s NYE at New Thompson Hotel in Miami Beach

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**And after you party and feel renewed – call The Miamism Sales Team and schedule a listing appointment << yes… shameless self-promotion on our own blog, because we can :)