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ICON Brickell & Viceroy Hotel Miami – Is It the Lifestyle For You?

July 23rd, 2013 Written By

We’ve introduced ICON Brickell to many clients since it was in pre-construction sales. Even with the market downturn, those who were able to weather the storm have been able to recoup their investment and in many cases, make a tidy profit. The bigger question though, concerns lifestyle. Is the ICON Brickell & Viceroy Hotel Miami lifestyle for you? This is something that we take time to discuss with any of our clients who are interested in ICON Brickell. We don’t make judgements,...Continue Reading!

Wanted! Four Bedroom Modern Condo In Brickell

July 22nd, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

We are working with a client who needs a four bedroom condo in Brickell. It should be modern, have a lot of light and windows. It should also be under $3,000,000. Believe it or not, there are only a few to show this client. If you are thinking about selling, please contact me ASAP. Click here to see the condos that meet this criteria and are currently available for sale. We know the numbers and track the Brickell real estate market.  If you...Continue Reading!

Another Brickell Sale for the Riley Smith Group!

July 18th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

All clients are motivated by different requirements. Many times we hear about a desire for a unit in a great building, on a high floor and with a water view. In this case it was a bit more interesting. This is a very active couple and they had very specific requirements: must have a true lap pool at least two bedrooms and a spacious layout for entertaining doesn’t need major updating potentially walking distance to Brickell’s office buildings After months of searching, my colleague Carleen...Continue Reading!

Have you looked at 1050 & 1060 Brickell? You should…

July 17th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

Lately we’ve been showing a lot of units at 1050 and 1060 Brickell Avenue (formerly known as Avenue). These twin towers located right in the heart of Brickell are often overlooked. Perhaps because they are fairly non-descript on the outside, or maybe because they were finished being built in 2008, one of the low points in the last market downturn. Even experienced Brickell Realtors like us wrote them off as mediocre. Well, we’re not embarrassed to say that we were wrong....Continue Reading!

Just SOLD by the Riley Smith Group – Imperial at Brickell Unit 2605

July 15th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

A new client of ours from Puerto Rico just closed on their second home in Miami. After a couple of months of looking for just the right combination of location, size and value they decided on a terrific unit at 1627 Brickell Avenue, The Imperial at Brickell. It wasn't easy because this building is currently undergoing renovation and there was a Special Assessment that had just been passed. The best part is, They love it! Here are the details: Three bedrooms with...Continue Reading!

Brickell Key Condo June 2013 Market Update

July 10th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

June sales on Brickell Key SOAR!  Units at Asia start to sell. Inventory of available condos on Brickell key is 109. Hovering around the same number May’s 111. While all of the numbers are impressive, the Total Value of Sales in 2013 is more than double what it was last June. Yes, sale prices are up. Yes, list prices are also up. Yes, Average Days on the Market is down, meaning quicker sales. The other trend is that some of the priciest condos on...Continue Reading!

Brickell Condo Market Update for June 2013

July 8th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

The June 2013 numbers are in! Where possible we’ve compared them with June 2012 to show trends. As expected there weren’t as many sales of condos in Brickell as there were in May, but the gains that did happen in value are amazing. Have a look: For the third month in a row, inventory is up slightly, 34 more condos for sale this month than in May. There are now 660 condos actively for sale in Brickell. They range from a...Continue Reading!

Unique Bay Loft Condo at the Jade For Sale

July 1st, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

In addition to being one of the premier waterfront buildings in Brickell, The Jade Brickell has a few very unique units. The Bay Lofts are on the East side of the building and face the open Biscayne Bay directly. There are only two of these special units currently for sale. The one that just came for sale features:: One Bedroom + Den Two full bathrooms 1,246 square feet of air conditioned living area Multi-level design HUGE and private bayfront terrace Italian Snaidero kitchen Custom media and surround sound One...Continue Reading!

The Best One Bedroom Condo on the Market Now in Brickell

June 28th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

If I was personally in the market for a one bedroom condo in Brickell, I would have this unit at Villa Regina at the top of my list. Why? The building - Villa Regina, is in an amazing bay front location at 1581 Brickell Avenue. Villa Regina is finishing major renovations. The results of which are impressive and will be enjoyed for years by a new owner. The condo - is on the 18th floor facing north with terrific downtown Miami and water...Continue Reading!

Short Sale on Brickell Bay Drive Sells Higher than List Price

June 26th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

But, the real story here is that even though most short sales have been cleared out of the system, this sale took almost five months to close after the offer was submitted and accepted by the owner in February. The lender still needed that long. The buyer had patience. Recognized a great deal. Had the funds available in cash. And did not give up. The end result is the buyer got a pretty good deal, in an older but well maintained waterfront...Continue Reading!

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