Coral Gables Historical Home of The Week

Hello Readers,

Today we are going to take a look at a great 1926 Coral Gables Home that has some beautiful interior updates.

The home has 2,417 square feet which is a ton of space for an Old Spanish, the property sits walking distance from the Granada Golf Course so all you have to do is buy a golf cart and charge it every few days!  It is listed for $799,000 by Manuel Ponce of The Keyes Company Inc.

The backyard has also been tastefully updated to make this home the complete package for under $1 Million!

Without further ablah blah here are the pictures…let me know if you would like to pay cash or credit…

Love the greenage < my own word

Nicely Updated Bathroom

The Perfect Place for Afternoon Cafe Cubano

Love this Fireplace!

Christmas Dinner Anyone?…I’ll have the Turdunkin!

The Great Outdoors!

My readers are the best and most attractive!  Thank you for your continued support but please stop camping outside my home!

Joshua T. Reich

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Published in: on November 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What is your Pinterest?

Hello Future Pinheads!

I am here to report that I have found a fabulous way to experience the world through the efforts and hard work of others!

Pinterest is very cool new website that describes itself as a virtual pinboard for all types of media but mostly photographs and videos. It basically enables you to pin anything that you find on the Internet and add it to one of your custom named pin boards.  But that is the hard part (which becomes very addicting once you get the hang of it) the easy and fun way to use the site is just to browse other peoples pins.  You will find some of the coolest pictures and videos and every single time you check the site you will see something new!

I am very addicted and have of course created a Coral Gables Board that you can check by clicking here.

Here is a link to my “Likes” page which are all of my favorites that I have found through other pinheads, I hope you like them… click me

The other cool thing is that since all the pics link through to the original photo you are able to come across some really cool sites, today I found www.Houzz.com which is apparently a collection of pictures and design ideas for the home which I will definitely be detailing in a future post.

Here is an example of one of my favorite pins (pinned from Houzz.com) because it looks like what I have in my backyard 😉

Where I discuss business with Neptune

Happy Pinning!

Joshua T. Reich

Published in: on November 29, 2011 at 7:46 pm  Comments (1)  

2011 Coral Gables Holiday Spectacular and Tree Lighting

Hello Stuffed Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know that I ate to much and that I can’t wait until it happens again next year.  Ohhhhh stuffing you are so good to me!

So now that we have awoken from our turkey induced slumber it is time to look ahead to the final month of the year!  In Coral Gables that means the Coral Gables Holiday Spectacular is approaching which includes the popular tree lighting ceremony.  This year it will take place this coming Friday December 2 at City Hall in Coral Gables right at the beginning of Miracle Mile.  For those of you who are not savvy on the streets it will be at the intersection of SW 24th St and LeJeune Rd (SW 42 Ave).  The event will begin at 5pm and run through 10pm.  The actual tree lighting ceremony will begin at 7pm.

According the The City of Coral Gables E-Newsletter, the event “features food, carnival rides and games, face painting, arts and craft, bounce houses and live musical entertainment by Miami Children’s Theater, Actors’ Playhouse Children Theater, and Maria Verdeja School of the Arts.”

It should be a fantastic night hope to see you there!

The E-Newsletter also had a great pic of a tree from a previous year…

Happy Holidays!

Thanks for Reading!

Joshua T. Reich

 

 

Published in: on November 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Historic Coral Gables Home of the Week

This week we have decided to go to the top of the food chain.  This $4.75 Million Mansion sits on the famous Biltmore Golf Course and features numerous modern updates to combine the old with the new for a gorgeous home built in 1925.  Just imagine George Merrick duffing a shot off the pool deck when this property was first built!

The master bedroom has a private balcony that overlooks the expansive views of the Biltmore Golf Course.  The property sits on a half acre, which is a nice piece of land for Coral Gables, and is a must see.  Take a look at the pictures and let me know maybe I can arrange for you to hit your Callaway Big Birtha off the balcony!  Well probably not but this beautiful Coral Gables home was recently listed by Maria Gonzalez of Engel & Volkers and basically has everything you could want in a prime Coral Gables location.

I have a couple of my clients interested already but if you buy me a round of golf at the Biltmore you might be able to get the inside track!

Welcome home...

 

Love the Biltmore Hotel in the distance...

 

Plenty of space to the top and sides...

 

A gorgeous and relaxing pool

 

Fore!

Click Here for even more pictures, if you have any questions give me a call my wedge game is finally on track so lets play a round!

Thanks for Reading!

Joshua T. Reich, P.A.
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Published in: on November 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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Secrets of the Granada Sisterhood

This past week I was visiting a few fantastic Coral Gables Broker’s Opens by fellow RE/MAX agents and I passed by an unassuming little park called Granada Park.   The park is much more important than one might first guess as it is a representation of the relationship between the City of Coral Gables and the City of Granada in Spain.  These two Sister Cities have a special relationship as half the things in Coral Gables are named after Granada so every time someone drives through the Granada Entrance, the City of Coral Gables has to send  a Big Mac to the Mayor of Granada, Spain.

Ok so not really, but it’s my blog so I can say whatever I want.  In reality the relationship is very cool and has resulted in this beautiful While Marble Pomengranate, which was a gift from Jose Torres Hurtado, Mayor of Granada, Spain.  The statue was created in Spain and just to make it perfect, it is surrounded by Antique Cobblestones donated by Emma Dolores Broad and Sara Marlee Broad in May of 2008.

Here are the pictures, enjoy!  As always click for the bigger pic!

Where else besides Coral Gables?

Sisters

I want one

Just in case you thought they took your antique cobblestones…

Said cobblestones…

Through the trees

Wide view

Wider view

Widest view

 

Thanks for Reading!

Joshua T. Reich

Coral Gables Real Estate Moving on Up

Hello Valued Reader,

We are starting a new “beginning-of-the-month feature” where we will analyze real estate statistics for our favorite city in the world… Coral Gables, in case you didn’t get that from the blog title.

This is a good news post today because  October 2011 resulted in more closings than October 2010.  Moreover, as of October 31, 2010 only 343 sales had closed for the entire year whereas this year at the same time there is a total of 408 closed sales.  Of course many of the cynics out there might say “Well there may be more closings but that is because prices are cheaper”.  Au contraire mon fraire! The average sales price has actually increased slightly from $968,230 to $970,668 and it all points to a move in the right direction for Coral Gables Real Estate.  Now is the time to buy as prices and interest rates remain low but demand is increasing.

I live and breathe Coral Gables Real Estate, so if you would like to delve into the numbers further call me any time otherwise please enjoy these sweet graphs…

Thanks for reading,

Joshua T. Reich

Published in: on November 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm  Comments (2)