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Villa Regina Brickell – Market Update

April 24th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

Just like many of the “older” buildings on Brickell Avenue, Villa Regina at 1581 Brickell is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. It’s definitely being rediscovered by buyers who are looking for more spacious condos than what is being offered in many of the buildings that were built in the last five years. The building enjoys a prime waterfront location on Brickell Avenue, just south of 15th Road. This means walking distance to Mary Brickell Village, restaurants, shopping and offices in the...Continue Reading!

Living At A Luxury Hotel In Brickell

April 22nd, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

Ever since I was a kid and first heard about Eloise, the children’s character who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York, I have always wanted to live in a luxury hotel. Well it seems I am not alone. Last week, I showed condo-hotels to clients from Puerto Rico and this weekend I received a call from a reader of this blog, who lives in Brazil, and wants to buy a condo in a Miami Luxury Condo-Hotel building. Specifically the...Continue Reading!

In Brickell, An Over Priced Two Bedroom vs. An Under Priced Three Bedroom

April 18th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

I spent the last three days showing potential condos in Brickell to clients from out of town. Here are my notes from the trenches: A nice two bedroom condo in a better building in Brickell is going to cost at least $575,000 and more likely up to $700,000. There are very few options at the moment in this price range. Depending upon the building we had between 1 - 3 condos for sale to consider. In some buildings, there were none. The ability...Continue Reading!

Echo Brickell – Size Does Matter

April 16th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

Here are the reasons why we believe that Echo Brickell is the best of all of the new condo projects either already coming out of the ground or slated to in Brickell: Location - at 1451 Brickell Avenue, next to the Four Seasons Miami, Echo Brickell takes up the entire block and will have access and egress options on three sides. Great for parking, traffic and getting to I95 quickly. Size - at 60 stories and approx 750 feet, it will be...Continue Reading!

Brickell Key March 2013 Condo Update

April 11th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

If you have been following our blog, you may be saying to yourself, “How high can it go?”.   That's exactly what we are saying. Month after month we are seeing double digit increases in listing prices and sale prices.  In fact, Brickell Key condos are selling on average for approximately 95% of list price.  But the number of days on the market has increased slightly since March of last year. What does it mean? It means that it is a...Continue Reading!

March 2013 Brickell Condo Update

April 9th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

The March 2013 numbers are in! Where possible we’ve compared them with March 2012 to show trends. The total value of all sales soared. Have a look: Yes, there were 15% fewer sales this March compared to March of 2012. The gains in all of the other statistics are incredibly impressive. The Brickell market in total is gaining more and more value and sellers are becoming bolder with their listing prices, even with financing options still tight. There is a lot...Continue Reading!

Unit 904 at Carbonell Gets These Buyers Out of The Box

April 4th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

Unit 904 at 901 Brickell Key Boulevard just closed for $1,460,000. With 2,591 square feet of living area, that price represents $563 per square foot. The curved design of the building along with custom lighting and floor to ceiling windows to take advantage of the river front and Miami skyline views give this condo a very custom feel. The new owners will definitely not feel like they are living in a space comprised of boxy rooms attached to a long...Continue Reading!

Another Three Bedroom Condo Sold Icon Brickell Tower Two

April 2nd, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

The inventory of three bedroom condos in shrinking steadily. Especially at Icon Brickell. Yesterday, unit 3101 closed for $1,200,000. With 1,870 square feet of living area, this represents $642 per square foot. The condo was sold decorated and furnished. It has never been lived in. The only three bedroom line in this building at 495 Brickell Avenue is the “01 Line. It is located in the Southeast corner of the building and the floor to ceiling glass offers amazing views. On...Continue Reading!

Good Price for Three Bedroom Condo at Skyline on Brickell

April 1st, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

Unit 3005 at 2101 Brickell Avenue is on the market for $795,000. Situated on the Southeast corner of the building, this condo has 1,762 square feet of living area. The master bedroom is actually the corner of the building and the glass walls showcase an amazing ocean view to the east. Three bedrooms and three full baths is very attractive with buyers today. Recent renovations include bamboo floors in the living areas and natural sea grass carpet in the bedrooms. The...Continue Reading!

REO at Courvoisier Courts on Brickell Key

March 29th, 2013 Written By

Brickell Condo Blog | The Riley Smith Group

Unit 2404 at 701 Brickell Key Drive, also known as Courvoisier Courts, on Brickell Key, just came on the market as an REO listing. In case you are not familiar, REO stands for Real Estate Owned, and it means that it is now owned by corporate entity, because of a foreclosure. It’s a two bedroom, two and one half bath condo with 1,230 square feet of living area under air conditioning. It also has a nice balcony with view across Brickell...Continue Reading!

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