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The Pool by the Bay at 1600 South Bayshore Lane Condos

The Pool by the Bay at 1600 South Bayshore Lane Condos

I’ve written several posts about my favorite small waterfront building at 1600 S. Bayshore Lane, located on the bay just across from Grove Isle. With only 32 apartments on 9 floors it’s not often that there’s anything available for sale. The residents tend to stay and some own more than one unit.

I wrote about the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment that was listed by Marilyn Tatman of Coldwell-Banker in June this year when it came on the market for $349,000. It has just closed for $332,500, or $313 per square foot. The average price per square foot for real waterfront condos, not those across S. Bayshore Drive looking at the water, is $355 per square foot, which gives me another reason to prefer this building to all others!

I’ve sold many of these apartments over the years and know it and most of the owners well. If you are interested in learning more about this boutique building give me a call at 305 794.6570 or leave me a note.

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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You can’t rely on the sites available to the public as their information is so often out of date that they are quite misleading.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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Rarely Available Waterfront Condo Hits The Market

The Pool on the Bay at 1600 South Bayshore Lane Condos

It’s not often that anything is available at my favorite small condo in Coconut Grove. Located right on the bay in north Coconut Grove, 1600 South Bayshore Lane Condos is a boutique building with only 4 apartments per floor on nine floors. It’s not new or loaded with today’s amenities but has the character of the Grove in days gone by.

There’s not a doorman but you must be let through the security gate to have the resident buzz you into the building. There is no valet parking, but there’s enough parking inside the gate for your friends to park in a secure area. No gym either, but there’s a heated bay-side pool, a bike storage shed, and it’s 3 minutes on a dedicated path to the vita course at Kennedy Park.

Marilyn Tatman at Coldwell-Banker has listed unit 5-C for $395,000. This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom updated apartment has a bay view, as does every apartment in the building. Details can be seen here.

There are docks available for rent from the Association at the unbelievable price of $100 per month for residents only. Boats up to 10″ beam, 40 foot length and 6″ depth will fit into the available well-protected spaces. Pets are also allowed, with no restrictions or limitations. Besides that heated pool there is a sauna and a covered barbecue area

If you or someone you know has been yearning for that little place on the bay, this is it! These don’t change owners often and it should sell quickly.

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.For more information or an appointment to see this apartment call me at 305 794.6570 or leave me a message.

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