Live Footsteps From Fort Lauderdale’s Hot Spots

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with numerous upgrades, great view, extended terrace and incredible amenities all at the best price in the building. Enjoy N/E city and ocean views from this split floor plan two bedroom condo with bamboo floors, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, built-in business nook custom plantation shutters, and large laundry room. Priced at just $299,998k and located a blocks from Las Olas, the Arts and Entertainment District and close to many great boutiques and restaurants. Perfect as a place to call home or your vacation pad during the winter months.
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Waverly Fort Lauderdale
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1248 Square Feet
Large Balcony
N/E Views
Priced At $299,998k

The ONLY Residences Priced Below $500k At The Paramount Bay

Paramount Bay is one of the most talked about, sought after buildings on the bay. This impressive building has style, every amenity you can think of, an incredible location and the design of the one and only Lenny Kravitz.
The average condo sells at or near $580/PSF However, The Miami Deal Makers are able to bring you two incredible offerings both at $314/PSF.
Both condos are 2-stories, offer two bedrooms and two bathrooms, have luminous 18 foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows and are 1458 square feet. The space can be used as a live work space.
Remember when you own at Paramount Bay you are part of a hip new lifestyle that offers everything at your fingertips with two pool decks, state of the art fitness center and spa, a large party room that offers impressive bay views, conference room/business center, a children’s room with camera, and perhaps most impressive is the butler that is there for your every need whether it be cooking dinners or buying you groceries. In addition to all the amenities onsite you also get a two year membership to the exclusive Eden Rok Resort located in Miami Beach. Enjoy a few glasses of champagne while you are at the Eden Rok and have Paramount Bay’s buggy pick you up and bring you home free of charge.
Take a look at what Steven G did with one of the model townhouse units.

    Condo Specs:
    2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms
    18-Foot Ceilings
    1458 Square Feet
    Priced From $459k
    **Decorator Ready**

Contact The Miami Deal Makers, Rachelle Hirt and Scott Fortney at 305-491-6458 or 305-569-5753 to schedule an exclusive showing of this residence.

6% Return Guarantee

The Rachelle Hirt Group has been given an unique opportunity to bring to it’s clients. We have a seller that will pay a 6% return on your investment, guaranteed! In addition to paying the guaranteed return the seller will also pay your monthly fees, broker commissions, property management fees and maintain the property.

This bayfront property is located in one of the most sought after areas of Miami blocks from the American Airline Arena, The Performing Arts Center and Miami Science Museum and is a short four minute drive to South Beach, Brickell and Midtown.

Contact the Rachelle Hirt Group for immediate details on this incredible opportunity at 305-491-6458.

Bidding Wars Are Back

St. Regis Reaches $632 Million In Sales

Over the past few months nearly every property I have shown whether it be Downtown Miami, South Beach, Sunny Isles even as far as Westin, has had multiple offers. One condo at One Miami had 37 offers within the first couple days of being introduced to the market. What is important to point out is that just because there are “bidding wars” does not mean you are not getting a great deal. The price per square foot of Miami properties is still drastically down from the pre-crash market. The article below was published in today’s Miami Herald, it gives an extremely accurate picture of what is going on in today’s market.

By Martha Brannigan

When John and Edna Deluccia went house hunting to upgrade from their Fort Lauderdale condo, they experienced the new frenzy in the South Florida home market.

“One unit I bid on, a bank foreclosure, went for $480,600 — $94,000 over the asking price,” said John Deluccia, a 39-year-old insurance agent with SWBC. “I bid $10,000 over, and I wasn’t even in the running in the top eight.”

Put simply, lots of people are eager to buy a place in South Florida and fewer are willing to sell.

Say hello again to multiple sales contracts, bids coming in above asking prices, and sellers calling the shots with demands for cash only, quick closings and commitments to buy regardless of whether an appraisal confirms the selling price.

As the summer house-hunting season hits full tilt, a buzz of energy is swirling around South Florida real estate for the first time in years.

“Anything in a desirable area that is priced right is moving so fast, it’s basically a frenzy,” said Deluccia, who eventually found a luxury condo at The Beach Club Hallandale. When he and his wife listed their old place for sale, the oceanfront condo on tony Galt Ocean Mile was under contract the same day, he said.

“People know this real estate crisis is coming to an end, and the market is at a bottom,” said Deluccia, who did extensive research on and trekked with his broker through a string of 10 or more properties all over Broward before nailing a good deal.

Read the full story here:

For the best deals on the market or for help selling your home contact the Rachelle Hirt Group at Decorus Realty 305-491-6458.

Miami’s $8 Million Dollar Question

Miami-Dade County School District officials are sitting on an offer by a firm affiliated with Malaysian casino giant Genting to buy a group of properties at the district’s downtown administrative complex.
Bayfront 2011 Development LLC, a firm affiliated with Genting, had offered to buy all eight properties from the school district for an undetermined price, according to documents obtained by Miami Today.
The properties total 10.5 acres and include the district’s headquarters, two schools and parking lots in the Omni area near the site where Genting had proposed to build a $3 billion-plus casino resort.
It is unclear whether Genting remains interested in the district properties since submitting the offer in December.
Since then, a bill that would have cleared the way for Genting’s Resorts World Miami failed to make it through the Florida Legislature, and Genting reportedly is now considering scaling down the project. Representatives for Genting and Bayfront did not respond to requests for comment.
The district also received offers from two other firms, each proposing to buy only one of the eight parcels. Representatives for those firms, 1550 The Chelsea LLC and Prince Albert LLC, said they have yet to hear back from the district.
District officials, meanwhile, seem to be in no rush to sell the properties.
“We have a structured process for selling property,” Jaime Torrens, the district’s chief facilities officer, told Miami Today. “There’s no need for urgency.”
Mr. Torrens said the district still needs to get appraisals done on the properties and recommendations regarding the sale of the parcels would need to be submitted for the School Board’s approval.
District officials decided last fall to test developers’ interest in the properties after Genting spent about $500 million buying property in the neighborhood for its Resorts World Miami plan. Those purchases included the site of the Miami Herald, which plans to move to Doral next year, and the nearby Omni Center, which Genting planned to make part of its casino complex.
Mr. Torrens said the district in the past has considered selling its downtown properties, including last year’s sale of the Miami Skill Center, which the district had been using as a warehouse, to the City of Miami.
The district sometimes considers selling properties that might be under-used or that could be relocated as a way to raise money for budget purposes.
In October, the district issued a “request for interest” for the eight Omni area parcels. The three responses were received by the Dec. 1 deadline.
Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho updated the School Board on the process in a Feb. 9 memo to which he attached copies of the responses.
“Specific recommendations have not yet been formulated for the board’s consideration and as such the [request for interest] remains under the cone of silence,” Mr. Carvalho wrote, “however, the responses, which are a matter of public record, are being transmitted to the board for information purposes.”
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95th On The Ocean, Bal Harbour’s Newest Exclusive Residences

The Rachelle Hirt Group is proud to announce that Decorus Realty has been chosen as the exclusive sales and marketing team for what will be one of the beaches most premiere and talked about residences!

Located on the sand, 95th On The Ocean will have a total of only seven residences bringing the term “exclusive” to new heights. Each unique owner will have a home that has been designed with dramatic expanses of glass creating spaces flooded with natural light that showcase the allure of the ocean. Each of the properties four levels have been creatively realized – the first-floor offers a great room and kitchen; second-floor children’s/guest suites with individual baths; spectacular third-floor master suite with spa bath—all crowned by a breathtaking rooftop terrace level with private pool, full wet bar, summer kitchen, and convenient half bath. Each residence boasts over four thousand square feet.

South Florida’s worldly appeal means 95th On The Ocean has easy access to international airports, major highways, South Beach and Miami, sophisticated shopping in nearby Bal Harbour, and some of the best beaches in America. 95th On The Ocean is near many of South Florida’s best restaurants, vivid nightlife, a wide array of arts, sports and cultural attractions, and outdoor activities—all offering a uniquely international flavor.

With competitive pricing the seven residences at 95th On The Ocean will most certain be sold before the project is complete. Contact the Rachelle Hirt Group directly for floor plans and pricing at or 305-491-6458.

Decorus Realty’s Rachelle Hirt And Scott Fortney Sell Out Miami’s Terra Villas!

Miami Beach Jewel

Terra Beachside Villas an unique boutique property with residences featuring 18 foot ceilings, Meiele appliances, Philipe Stark fixtures and large European bathrooms is officially sold out! Rachelle Hirt And Scott Fortney of Decorus Realty sold the last two 3-bedrooms residences with rooftop terraces. “This property is a no brainer, it’s priced below market value, is steps from the ocean and has great potential for appreciation,” said Rachelle.

Terra Villas consists of just over 117 condos. The three bedroom residences were the trophies of the development featuring three bathrooms, a large den, three balconies and a large 1300 rooftop terrace with summer kitchen for a total of 3600 square feet!

Contact Rachelle Hirt for the best resales at this property at 305-491-6458.

A Miami Mansion With A Moat

Some properties are so outrageous that the souls who run real estate blogs hope and pray that they will eventually come on the market. This is one of them: the low-lying water world that Miami architect Charles Sieger (known for multi-million-dollar residential high-rises) built for himself smack in a land-locked Miami neighborhood. Now that moat-surrounded castle is for sale for the first time since its completion in 2007 with a list price of $10.9M.

As if to reveal the Sieger’s deepest personal obsessions, everything about the property is painstakingly symmetrical, from the quite-obviously manmade lake to the diamond-shaped courtyard to the pair of concrete gazebos (accessed by stepping-stone paths) jutting out to either side of the house. The eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 10,100-square-foot interiors have a bright, airy, double-height living room, but the ornate wrought-iron rail running around the second story creates a moody, almost Gothic feel (as do many of the furnishings). And if Stonehenge and the Roman Forum were to have an extremely modern baby, it would likely resemble that sculpture garden out back.

If you’re thinking that this place would look pretty rad in a hip-hop video: brilliant! The Sieger Residence featured prominently in Birdman’s 2010 track “Fire Flame.” Here, watch:

Story Provided by Curbed

Miami’s New Inventory Nearly Sold Out!

It was an impossible dream just a few years ago, but the selloff of Miami’s new construction inventory could be complete by the end of 2012, brokers say.

The developers behind a new wave of condominium towers either under construction or in the planning stages are motivated by Miami’s drastic drop in residential inventory.

“Right now, we’re watching the rapid completion of the selloff of the remaining inventory that was built from 2005 to 2008,” said a local realtor. “At the pace we’re on, the selloff will be finished by the end of the year; we’ll have absorbed everything that all the pundits said would last us another 10 to 12 years.”

A recent report shows less than 1,750 units remaining under the control of their original developers at the end of 2011. The new condos are being absorbed at a pace of 150 per month!

The inventory drop has caused a significant increase in Miami home prices, while the rest of the country is seeing quite a different trend – fewer sales, and lower prices.

For the best prices on new construction contact the Rachelle Hirt Group directly at 305-491-6458.

Information provided by The Real Deal.
Miami home prices rose for the third month in a row in February, led by the condo market, which saw its median sales price jump by 40.4 percent to $131,950, according to a report from the Miami Association of Realtors released yesterday.

The median sales price for single-family homes similarly increased, rising to $175,000, a 19 percent uptick.

“I think the thing that sticks out the most is the limited inventory,” said Danny Hertzberg, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker’s The Jills in Miami Beach.

That’s particularly true in areas like downtown Miami, Hertzberg said. Up until recently, there was a large number of units on the market with multiple options in each new-construction building.

“There were so many options in any given line, because they would keep reducing [prices], and buyers were only putting offers on the lowest one,” he said. “Now, there are fewer properties on the market and there are more people coming in from the sideline, who have been waiting to buy.”

According to Giancarlo Cuffia, managing director and Realtor at Engel & Voelkers in Sunny Isles Beach, the market has shifted to the degree that it’s getting hard just to purchase units.

“Most of the units have already sold,” he said. “We have to get really close to the asking price, and, in some cases, in order to get the unit, we have to go over the asking price.”

Mansions At Acqualina

The developers behind Mansions at Acqualina, which boasts a 16,000-square-foot penthouse being marketed at $50 million, will cancel a buyer contract and keep the prospective buyer’s deposit if they were to assign their contract, the project’s sales director said.

Michael Goldstein told the Business Journal at a broker event Friday that that the people living in the building will be unit owners, not renters. The Mansions at Acqualina is being built by Eddie Trump and Jules Trump.

The stance runs counter to the rampant flipping at other projects during the pre-crash condo building boom in South Florida.

Reservations in the 79-unit project require a 5 percent deposit. The smallest units, 4,600 square feet, start at $5 million. Prospective buyers are paying at least $300,000 for a reservation and a total of 25 percent at contract, Goldstein said.

More than 40 units have deposits, with the majority of the pool under contract, he said. The project will take 33 months to complete.

The project is located next to Acqualina’s first phase, at 17875 Collins Ave., which includes hotel and condo units.

Nearly all buyers at the Mansions at Acqualina either frequent the 97-room hotel, spending, on average, $100,000 a year there, or own one of the 188 condo units in phase one, which was built in 2006, the developer said.

The custom Ornare closets that buyers can install cost about $100,000, on top of the millions they would pay for the unit. Fendi Casa, the home and design division of the ultra-luxury fashion brand, is designing the public areas, in addition to a special collection for the units in the proposed Sunny Isles Beach property.

The public areas would include onyx, slate floors and molten glass mosaic walls. The sales center door has stingray leather as an accent.

Jules Trump said the new project has responded to market demands, with larger units and windows that provide 270-degree views.

He noted that some buyers in the first Acqualina tower are now upgrading to the second phase because they love the brand and product.

Checho Vazquez, 67, a former Inditex board member, lives in Acqualina most of the year. He is a proud Spaniard and loves his homeland, but the weather here is unbeatable, he said.

Looking out at the Atlantic Ocean, only a few yards from the tower, he said: “Look at this!”

For The Best Deals at The Mansions At Acqualina contact the Rachelle Hirt Group at 305-491-6458.