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Shenandoah Offers A Lot of House for Less Money

If you simply can’t find that affordable home you dream of anywhere in Coconut Grove, I’ve listed a gem across the street that may be exactly what you’re looking for.

It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a lovely screened-in front porch typical of the time this was built, 1926. It’s updated and has a brand new master bath, but nothing has been done to lose the character of this classic bungalow.

A magnificent fruit-bearing mango tree shares the back yard with a good-sized storage shed. The front garden is low maintenance, and the entire property is gated for privacy and security.

This home is offered for $335,000 and can be shown with minimal notice.

Living Room

Open Rooms Make the House Feel Even Larger

Master Suite

Master Suite

The "Real" Florida Room

The Sunny Front Porch is Also Screened to Catch the Bay Breezes

Second Bedroom

The Second Bedroom Can Also Make a Perfect Home Office

See all the details and more pictures of this classic home here. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call or text me at 305 794.6570.

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6 Reasons To Use a Realtor When Looking For a Rental

Happy Couple Moving Into Their New Rental Home

If you or someone you know is looking for a rental these days I highly recommend you use a Realtor. Competition is fierce for just about everything and the really good places last no more than a few days.

You can’t rely on the sites available to the public as their information is so often out of date that they are quite misleading. I’ve had customers send me listings they found on Zillow and Craigslist, especially, and they are continually disappointed to find what they saw is already rented, sometimes months in the past.

Here are 6 reasons to use a Realtor when looking for a rental.

  • Realtors will tailor the search for your place to your exact needs, so you don’t have to make who knows how many calls to find out if some detail is available.
  • There’s no need to spend time on third-party sites that aren’t up to date.  The only real-time provider is the multiple listing service we Realtors use.
  • Realtors will coordinate showing the places you want to see at your convenience, so you see several rentals at one time.
  • Avoid the scams that proliferate these days by having someone working for you who knows the signs of deceit and can validate ownership in a property.
  • Realtors are familiar with rental values and have access to the histories of each property. We can negotiate on your behalf with experience and confidence.
  • There is no cost to you to engage the services of a realtor. We are paid a prearranged amount by the owner of the property.

With the above points in mind I can’t imagine why anyone would DIY it when looking for a rental. Leave the footwork to your Realtor. If you’re looking in the Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, or neighborhoods nearby I am a local specialist. Give me a call or text me at 305 794-6570 or leave me a note here.

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Original Coconut Grove Bungalow For Sale

There aren’t many original Grove bungalows left anymore, but one dating from 1921 is for sale at 3571 Linden Lane for $495,000. This 2 bedroom, two bathroom gem hasn’t been messed up by thoughtless renovations and it simply oozes charm!

The Front of the House

It sits on a corner lot ( 8,800 square feet) behind a high wall which hides the lush tropical gardens surrounding the house. Winding Chicago-brick pathways lead to zen-like pockets where you’ll find shady seating, sculptures, and a pond with waterfall. There’s also a large deck off the bright Florida room and kitchen that is a natural extension of the 1,668 square foot home and is made for entertaining.

Sunny Bay Window

You enter through a coral rock screened porch to the living room graced by a coral rock fireplace and Dade County pine floors. Those floors extend throughout the entire house.

Screened Porch

The kitchen has been updated to today’s standards, keeping the period feel of the place intact , and includes a Jenn Aire gas range. The open wall into the Florida Room keeps the cook in front of family and guests, unusual in homes from this time. Both rooms open onto the deck, as does the butler’s pantry off the dining room.

Butler's Pantry

The house is truly special, and I really hope whoever buys it will preserve the charm and not – egads! – tear it down.

If you’re interested in this house, call me at 305 794.6570 for an appointment to see it.

Coconut Grove is a unique village, and you need a hyper-local specialist working for you here. Whether you are selling, buying, renting or investing I can help you make the right decisions. Call me at 305 794.6570 or leave me a note.

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