Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What $300,000 Can Get You in Doral

Doral is, without a doubt, a top spot for people moving to Miami-Dade County for work.  For those companies in the import/export business, Doral is centrally located close to all forms of traffic and offers amenities for anyone who enjoys golf and other outdoor activities.  Doral has seen a population growth rate of 123 percent over the last 10 years which presents a lot of real estate opportunities for prospective buyers looking for a permanent residence or second home.  

Probably one of the best reasons to buy in Doral is the fact that buyers can buy “more house” for their investment.  Following are several single family homes, condominiums and townhomes on the market listed around $300K.  While there are more townhomes listed this price range, it is important to note that townhomes are very prevalent in Doral with many being larger than some single family homes.  Because of this, it is worth keeping an open mind when exploring the Doral real estate market.

Single-Family Homes
Priced around $300K and just above, the following are single family homes in very popular Doral subdivisions. These neighborhoods offer easy access to the major arteries throughout Miami-Dade County as well as the chance to live in close knit communities. 

Doral Pine
5650 NW 100th Court
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
List Price: $298K

This is a lovely patio home located in the guard-gated Doral Pine.  Built in 1989, this home is just under 1,600 square feet with a one-car garage. Features include ceramic and wood floors, a shingle roof, and large open kitchen.  Community amenities include a pool, access to the prestigious Doral Park clubhouse and easy access to shops, parks, and schools.  This is a great opportunity to live in a wonderful and well sought out community.

Doral Lakes
9945 NW 51st Terrace

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
List price:  $300K

This home features a one car garage and perfectly landscaped backyard with concrete pavers.  This is an excellent real estate investment for someone wanting to own rental property or have a second home in the Miami-Dade County area.  Community amenities include a pool, children's playground, lighted tennis courts, a beautifully decorated club house that is perfect for entertaining, and security card entrance gate.  Additionally, Doral Lakes is very close to the Doral Country Club and other world-class golf courses.

Doral Landings East
11270 NW 53rd Lane
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
List price:  $328K

Situated in a highly sought-after residential area, this is a one-story , 1,700 square foot home with three bedrooms and two baths.  It also features a large open white kitchen with spacious granite counter tops and a breakfast bar, lovely landscaping, and a one-car garage. Other amenities in this community include a pool with cabana and adjacent playground area. Doral Landings is close to excellent schools, shopping and offers easy access to main arteries and Miami International Airport.

In addition to single family homes, Doral is filled with townhomes and condominiums that are ideal for buyers who live in the area part of the year.  With these communities, much of the home maintenance is handled by the community management making it an ideal place to live without worry.  Following are a few Doral townhomes priced right around $300K with several priced between $300K and $315K.

Costa Del Sol
3972 Adra Avenue, F-52

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
List price:  $300K

With over 1,700 square feet of living space, this townhouse has a two-car garage with rooms that are large and open and feature a nice sized kitchen with lots of counter space as well as nice landscaping with lots of shade trees around the home.

7637 NW 116th Avenue, #7637

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
List Price:  $305K

This is an unbelievable opportunity to buy in a very popular neighborhood in Doral.  The two-story townhouse features a downstairs master bedroom and bath with a wonderful patio and two-car garage.  Winward is a gated community that offers residents a community pool and clubhouse as well as 24-hour security.  This home is perfect for investors or those who spend time in the area for business and pleasure.

Islands of Doral
7808 NW 108th Court, #7808
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
List Price:  $310K

Located in the exclusive Islands of Doral Antilles, this is a perfect two-story townhouse that is close to shopping, golf and top schools. Residents living in Antilles enjoy the use of a beautiful resort-style pool and tennis courts.

Islands of Doral
8162 NW 107th Court

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
List Price: $310K

Contemporary in design, this home is large and spacious and was repainted inside and out in late 2009.  The HVAC unit is new as well. Located in the exclusive Doral Park Country Club, this residence is close to the main roads, highways, and excellent schools.

So Many Options

The properties featured above are just a smattering of Doral townhomes for sale in the low $300's.  Doral is a wonderful place to settle down as it continues to grow and more people find out all it has to offer.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Oasis Park Square at Doral

Oasis Park Square is a newly announced residential project in Doral that is scheduled to begin construction in June/July 2013.  This exclusive gated community, located at NW 33rd Street and 82nd Avenue, will be situated in the heart of the city within very close proximity to excellent shopping as well as top rated schools and the major thoroughfares through all of South Florida. Oasis Park Square will be adjacent to the Doral Resort and Spa as well as Miami International Airport making this an upcoming ideal neighborhood in which to live for families, business people, retirees and, even those who have second homes in South Florida.  

What to Expect at Oasis Park Square
This upscale neighborhood will offer the amenities and conveniences that one expects to find in a community of this caliber.  From the quality of construction to the features inside each home to those throughout Oasis Park Square, those interested in buying top of the line homes will definitely find that this is a neighborhood worth consideration.

Construction.  The structure  of the units will be made of concrete block with steel reinforced and tie beam construction.  With a smooth stucco finish, high impact windows and glass doors, these homes will be built with a contemporary architectural style and top quality materials that give the homes the sound foundation and strength that homes in this part of the country must have.

Home Features.  Nothing is spared in the design of the homes in Oasis Park Square.  High ceilings in large, spacious rooms that make these homes will highlight the detail that goes into the construction.  The gourmet, chef-quality kitchens will feature quartz counter tops and back splashes  stainless steel appliances and fixtures as well as Italian cabinets.  Bathrooms will have a spa-like feel with marble counter tops  porcelain floors, designer faucets, fixtures and more.  Other details are smart home technology, built in security systems, wine cellars and other features found in the most expensive South Florida homes.

Community Features.  When residents and guests enter this exclusive community, they will first go through a guarded gatehouse.  Inside the neighborhood, there will be brick pavers at every intersection as well as the entry, decorative street lights and wall surrounding the entire community, a beautiful community pool and club house that features a cabana and sundeck, and lush, tropical landscaping.

Real Estate in Oasis Park Square
Homes in Oasis Park Square will be on par with homes in many of the nicest  neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade County and all of South Florida.

Size and Floor Plans.  The neighborhood consists of single family homes ranging in size from just over 4,000 square feet to almost 6,500 square feet.  With four models from which to choose, home buyers will have the chance to select one of two elevations with each model that are either four or five bedrooms and offer the option of a rooftop terrace that measures over 1,700 square feet.

Pricing.  List prices start in the mid-$800s and top $1 million.  Four bedroom homes are priced between the mid-$800s and upper-$900s.  Currently, there is a pre-construction payment schedule in place for those who are ready to make the commitment and buy in Oasis Park Square.  Because this is a new development, the process will take a little longer but the payment schedule makes it possible to make payments in increments.  The payment schedule can be found below:

$20,000 at reservation
10% of sale price at contract signing (tentatively planned for February)
10% of sale price within 4-5 months after contract (start of construction)
10% of sale price 4-5 months later
Remaining balance at construction completion

Move-in is expected to begin in about February 2014.  Oasis Park Square brings luxury to Doral real estate.  With such a draw for professionals and families, Oasis Park Square is definitely a wonderful addition to the community.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Doral’s Five Most Expensive Townhomes on the Market

In most premiere areas of South Florida, real estate consists of exclusive single family home neighborhoods and beautiful glass condominium skyscrapers that feature unbelievable views.  However, townhomes have a prominent presence in the Doral real estate market.  They offer homeowners a perfect combination of all of the advantages living in single family homes without much of the responsibilities in terms of yard work, maintenance and more.  

Attraction to Doral
Incorporated in 2003, Doral has done a fabulous job of creating an excellent combination of business and residential appeal.  Because of its close proximity to Miami International Airport and other major transportation hubs, several corporations place their headquarters in Doral including Carnival Corporation and Perry Ellis.  Because of its attraction to international business, Doral’s real estate is often purchased by buyers who are looking for a second home in the area.  

Doral is also well known for its world-class golf, most notably the Doral Resort and Spa and other PGA courses around the area.  Many exclusive Doral townhome communities are situated along some of these golf courses offering beautiful fairway views and, sometimes, even access to the golf privileges of the courses. 

Doral Townhomes
Doral’s collection of townhome communities features some very gorgeous, upscale, gated communities that are still very affordable in terms of high-end real estate.  Following are the top five townhome listings in Doral:

1. 8531 NW 109th Court, Mediterranean at Doral, $580,000
Situated in one of the most exclusive townhome communities in Doral, this spacious five-bedroom/four-bath townhome offers superior upgrades throughout the home including state of the art appliances, high-end fixtures and finishes, a glass staircase, and recessed lighting.  Close to the top schools of Doral, major thoroughfares and entertainment, this townhome is a perfect for families.    Mediterranean at Doral Isles is gated with security and features fairway views, a community pool and much more.

2. 9339 NW 49th Terrace, Doral Colony, $575,000
Location is a key benefit for this gorgeous Mediterranean style townhome in Doral Colony.  Situated on Donald Trump’s PGA golf course, the three-bedroom/two-bath residence also has the advantage of being a corner unit giving the owners more space.  With recently remodeled kitchen and baths, other features include stainless steel appliances, hurricane shutters, and a two-car garage, large patio with panoramic fairway views, a tranquil atrium, and more.  Doral Colony provides 24-hour private security, community pool, tennis courts and other amenities.   

3. 9318 NW 50th Circle, Doral Colony, $575,000
Enjoy living a golfer’s lifestyle in this three-bedroom, two and a half bath townhome in Doral Colony.  With a large downstairs master suite, cathedral ceilings and a screened in patio overlooking the second fairway of the Gold Course, this townhome gives the feeling of living on vacation at a world class resort.  Interior features include a two-car garage, hurricane shutters, large kitchen and more while the community features 24-hour private security, a community pool and more. This is an excellent opportunity to live in the prominent Doral Colony.

4. 9315 NW 50th Circle, Doral Colony, $515,000
Listed as a short sale, this two-story, Doral Colony townhome is home to three bedrooms and three and half baths.  Situated on the golf course, the property includes an updated, spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a first-floor bedroom and bath, wood and marble floors throughout the home, extra parking, and a screened patio that faces wonderful and green backyard.  Doral Colony offers 24-hour private security, a community pool, tennis courts and so much more.  Because this is a short sale, it is subject to the lender’s price, terms, and approval.

5. 8439 NW 108th Place, Leeward at the Islands at Doral, $499,000
This property, listed as a short sale, is located in the elegant and exclusive Leeward community at the Islands at Doral.  The four-bedroom, three-bath townhouse has all the bells and whistles one expects to find in a community like Leeward as well as community amenities that include an exercise area, clubhouse, and playground.  Because this is a short sale, it is subject to the lender’s price, terms and approval.  

Excellent Opportunities to Live in Doral
Doral offers so many opportunities to purchase townhomes in beautiful, exclusive communities.  These townhomes are located in communities and offer spacious living with the amenities and prestige of upscale neighborhoods in and around all of South Florida. Whether looking for a vacation home, investment opportunity or main residence, the townhome communities in Doral have something to fit every need and desire. Take time to drive through these perfectly landscaped areas to find the perfect home.  We have all of the most up-to-date information on townhomes and other listings in Doral and can provide assistance in selecting the best options with Doral real estate.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Five Most Expensive Homes on the Market in Doral

Doral is a fairly new city that was incorporated in 2003.  Because of the perfect combination of commercial and luxury Doral real estate, it has become one of the fastest growing cities in the entire Miami-Dade County market.  In fact, from 2000 to 2010, the population increased from just over 20,000 to well over 45,000 people.   

Doral is probably the most well-known for its world class golf at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa as well as other PGA championship courses.  In addition, notable features include some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the Miami-Dade area.

Because of its close proximity to Miami International Airport and the ports in Miami, Doral has a large number of financial corporations and import/export companies with many in its workforce being highly educated and professionally employed. It hosts over 100,000 people who come to Doral for work each day.  
It is no wonder that so many have made their homes in Doral.  Doral ranks third on the list of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well and second on the US News and World Report list of Best Places to Retire.  

With all of this in mind, it is still a very affordable place to live with luxury home values at and below the $10 million mark which is significantly affordable when compared to other nearby neighborhoods such Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Brickell.  

As a highlight of the luxury real estate market, following are the five most expensive homes in Doral, all of which are located in gated communities with lake and golf views.

1. 9464 NW 52 Lane, Doral Estates, $4,750,000
This unbelievable 11,000-square foot homes is located in the exclusive Doral Estates and features 9 bedrooms and 10.5 baths along with a huge home theatre, gorgeously landscaped swimming pool with waterfall and beautiful water views.  The large open floor plan showcases the intricate workmanship and perfect details like marble floors, a huge gourmet kitchen, and Florida room. This home is the epitome of resort living.

2. 9426 NW 54 Lane, Doral Estates, $2,600,000
Located in gated Doral Estates, this 2-story Mediterranean Revival home is a perfect family home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.  Living here is like living at a five-star resort.  Inside the home is a beautiful gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, crown molding and so much more.  The outstanding backyard area features an awesome pool that leads to a unique deck with a gazebo barbeque area and pier that leads out onto the lake.  There are also spectacular panoramic lake and golf views.

3. 6861 NW 113 Court, Doral Isles: Mediterrenean, $1,900,000
Here is an excellent opportunity to live like a celebrity in a gorgeous two-story, lake-front home in Doral Isles Mediterranean. The Velazquez model in the gated community has 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, bamboo wood floors on both stories, a huge kitchen with granite countertops, state of the art stainless steel appliances and outstanding finishes including a built–in aquarium.  A beautiful master suite with spa like bath overlooks the pool and dock and offers perfect views of the lake.  An outdoor living area with built-in barbeque completes the property and makes the owners feel like they are always on vacation.  

4. 11230 NW 71 Street, Doral Isles: Venetia, $1,800,000
Enjoy unbelievable views of the lake from the balcony and deck area in this 5-bedroom, 3-bath home.  Luxury touches include a tile roof, two master suites, well-equipped kitchen and more.  Built in 2000, this executive home has been very well cared for and is truly a must see.

5. 7024 NW 113 Place, Doral Isles Mediterranean, $1,790,000
This home presents a unique opportunity for Venezuelan buyers to exchange the property for land, homes, cars and bolivars in Venezuela.  With 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, state of the art, stainless steel appliances, a huge gourmet kitchen and more, this is a wonderful home located in one of the most exclusive gated communities in Doral.  

What to Do Now
Doral is a wonderful area with a diverse population that embraces the community.  With so much business coming into the area, this is, indeed, a very popular place to live for those wanting to live the most luxurious lifestyle.  Doral real estate features luxury estate-style homes that are more affordable than comparable communities within other parts of Miami Dade County.  No matter the needs and desires, there are so many opportunities to live in a very upscale community with all of the amenities that accompany this elite lifestyle.  Click on each property and look at them in more detail.  Then let any of our agents show provide more detailed information about them.  They are simply exquisite Doral homes.  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Doral Real Estate Market Update - November 2012

In the following table you can see all closings in the Doral area (zip code 33178) for the month of November of 2012. There were a total of 62 closings. The main statistics are:
  • Average price per square foot: $160
  • Lowest price per square foot: $103 (Doral Isles Captiva)
  • Highest price per square foot: $382 (Doral Isles Venetia)
  • Number of studios sold: 0
  • Number of 1 bedrooms sold: 3
  • Number of 2 bedrooms sold: 15
  • Number of 3 bedrooms sold: 27
  • Number of 4 bedrooms sold: 15
  • Number of 5 bedrooms sold: 1
  • Number of 6 bedrooms sold: 1
  • Average discount: 2.30%
Units at Costa Linda and Las Brisas were the quickest ones to go pending sale in one day.

Address Community Bed/Bath Living Area Days on Market List Price Sale Price Price per sq ft
4500 NW 99 CT # 102 VALENCIA AT DORAL 1/1 602 5 $91,080 $115,000 $191
4560 NW 107 AV # 205 ENCLAVE AT DORAL CONDO 2/2 960 82 $120,000 $123,000 $128
9759 NW 49 TE # 410 Greens at Doral 2/2 1105 14 $130,000 $153,000 $138
4460 NW 107 AV # 102-8 ENCLAVE AT DORAL 2/2 994 247 $135,000 $135,000 $136
4759 NW 97 CT # 64 THE GREENS AT DORAL 1/1 907 90 $139,900 $125,000 $138
10805 NW 89 TE # 209-4 CORONADO AT DORAL 3/2 1256 119 $140,000 $160,000 $127
10902 NW 83 ST # 210 PROMENADE AT DORAL 2/2.5 1260 314 $142,000 $135,000 $107
4764 NW 114 AV # 102 VILLA DORAL 3/2 1120 21 $144,900 $174,900 $156
9909 COSTA DEL SOL BL #C-106 COSTA DEL SOL CONDO 3/2.5 1712 45 $150,480 $200,100 $117
4350 NW 107 AV # 101-2 Enclave at Doral 1/0 743 39 $155,000 $150,000 $202
5600 NW 114 PL # 102 LAS BRISAS 3/2 1260 15 $160,000 $174,000 $138
10750 NW 66 ST # 412 CAPTIVA CONDO 2/2 1700 180 $160,000 $175,000 $103
7300 NW 114 AV # 306-6 PALM GARDENS 2/2 910 14 $165,000 $165,000 $181
7330 NW 114 AV # 310-5 Palm Gardens 2/2 910 140 $165,000 $166,100 $183
7360 NW 114 AV # 104 PALM GARDENS 2/2 910 26 $169,000 $169,000 $186
7210 NW 114 AV # 204-15 Palm Gardens 2/2 910 10 $169,000 $166,250 $183
10201 NW 52 LN # 0 THE GREENS AT DORAL 3/2 1525 288 $179,600 $179,600 $118
10763 NW 83 TE # 2-26 LEEWARD AT ISLANDS 3/3 1462 807 $180,000 $169,000 $116
7260 NW 114 AV # 101 PALM GARDENS 2/2 910 128 $184,900 $175,000 $192
5650 NW 115 CT # 206 LAS BRISAS AT DORAL 2/2.5 1150 42 $187,000 $180,000 $157
11202 NW 83 ST # 205 Promenade Shores 2/2.5 1240 37 $189,000 $180,000 $145
11600 NW 60 TE # 488 THE GATES AT DORAL 2/2.5 1050 108 $195,000 $190,000 $181
9755 NW 52 ST # 316 DORAL HOUSE 2/2 1230 64 $198,500 $184,000 $150
5660 NW 115 CT # 207 LAS BRISAS AT DORAL 2/2.5 1150 70 $199,000 $185,000 $161
5560 NW 107 AV # 1013 Costa Linda 3/3 1460 0 $200,000 $165,000 $113
5420 NW 107 AV # 309 Costa Linda 4/3 1580 13 $219,000 $214,000 $135
5707 NW 114 CT # #103 Las Brisas 3/2.5 1420 0 $225,000 $213,500 $150
8001 NW 107 CT # 8001 ANTILLES AT DORAL 3/2.5 1691 392 $225,000 $192,000 $114
5602 NW 112 CT # 5602 SONOMA 3/2.5 1910 1 $225,000 $250,000 $131
10775 NW 83 TE # 4-28 LEEWARD AT ISLANDS AT 3/3 1462 283 $229,000 $215,000 $147
5701 NW 114 CT # 102 LAS BRISAS AT DORAL 3/2.5 1420 36 $229,900 $225,000 $158
5580 NW 107 AV # 1212 Costa Linda 3/3 1460 95 $230,000 $215,000 $147
10710 NW 66 ST # 114 Captiva 3/2 1950 10 $238,000 $270,000 $138
11202 NW 83 ST # 111 PROMENADE SHORES 3/2.5 1312 84 $239,000 $230,000 $175
7701 NW 114 PL # 7701 Windward 4/2.5 1901 10 $244,900 $260,000 $137
11501 NW 89 ST # 102 Saint Moritz 3/2.5 1207 55 $260,000 $260,000 $215
10776 NW 84 LN # 1-30 LEWARD AT ISLANDS 4/3 1507 17 $275,000 $170,000 $113
5771 NW 98 CT DORAL PINES 3/2 1391 3 $275,000 $272,000 $196
5651 NW 112 CT # 5651 SONOMA AT DORAL 4/3 1800 24 $279,900 $270,000 $150
9921 NW 51 LN DORAL LAKES 4/2.5 1928 514 $280,000 $275,000 $143
8615 NW 112 PA # 0 SANTORINI 3/2.5 1691 244 $292,900 $289,000 $171
9842 COSTA DEL SOL BL #H-94B COSTA DEL SOL 3/2.5 1712 51 $294,800 $270,000 $158
11453 NW 78 TE # 0 DORAL ISLES NORTH 4/2 2055 124 $299,000 $280,000 $136
10828 NW 85 TE ISLANDS AT DORAL 4/2.5 2155 24 $299,000 $299,000 $139
8164 NW 114 # PASS DORAL ISLES NORTH 4/3 2378 38 $305,000 $305,000 $128
10770 NW 52 ST RESERVE AT DORAL 4/2.5 2154 34 $310,000 $320,000 $149
9883 NW 43 TE # 0 DORAL CHASE 3/2.5 1900 142 $320,000 $300,000 $158
8544 NW 109 CT # 8544 Island at Doral 3/2.5 2014 35 $320,000 $320,000 $159
4748 NW 111 CT DORAL MEADOWS 3/2 1906 133 $325,000 $320,000 $168
8139 NW 114 PA # . DORAL ISLES NORTH 3/2.5 2016 63 $327,000 $325,000 $161
8603 NW 112 PL # 0 SANTORINI 4/2.5 1901 126 $329,000 $320,000 $168
11201 NW 74 TE DORAL ISLES NORTH 4/3 2097 10 $335,000 $335,000 $160
8162 NW 114 PL DORAL ISLES NORTH 4/3 2378 30 $339,000 $340,000 $143
5124 NW 106 AV DORAL GLEN 3/2 2065 28 $370,000 $375,000 $182
11324 NW 43 TE BALMORAL SUB PH 1 4/3 2053 11 $378,448 $320,000 $156
11581 NW 68 TE DORAL ISLES ST LUCIA 3/3 2274 70 $399,000 $390,000 $172
10871 NW 76 LN # 10871 RESERVE AT DORAL EAST 3/2.5 2284 468 $409,000 $390,000 $171
11233 NW 78 ST ISLANDS AT DORAL 4/3 2471 68 $428,000 $410,000 $166
10905 NW 65 ST # 10905 Doral Isles Antigua 3/3 1900 63 $459,000 $430,000 $226
10435 NW 43 TE DORAL DUNES 4/3 2725 107 $575,000 $565,000 $207
11311 NW 61 ST DORAL ISLES RIVIERA 5/3 3506 401 $798,000 $755,000 $215
11200 NW 71 ST DORAL ISLES VENETIA 6/4.5 3800 100 $1,690,000 $1,450,000 $382
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