Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Greens at Doral -- The Preferred Condominium for Business Professionals

Known for its draw from business professionals who spend time in Doral, the Greens at Doral is a luxury condominium community within Doral Park Country Club.  The Greens at Doral is a top choice for those who have offices in Doral and spend a lot of time here on business.  The gated community features one and two-bedroom residences that range in size from 900 to 1,350 square feet in size. 

The community is centrally located in Doral and is close to everything.  It is surrounded by some of the best South Florida golf courses with the Doral Golf Resort championship courses on the east and west sides of the community.  Additionally, The Greens at Doral is within a 10-minute drive to the best Doral shopping and less than 20 minutes of Miami International Airport.  Its location provides easy access to the major thoroughfares into and out of Miami-Dade County.

The Greens at Doral Amenities
In terms of amenities, because the Greens at Doral caters to the business community, the community amenities are tailored to mirror those at resorts.  Some of the highlights include a club house with a resident conference center, a fully-equipped fitness center, two sparkling pools with expansive sun decks, racquet ball and tennis courts, beautiful tropical landscaping and more.  The entire community is gated providing key-pad access only to those who have the ability to enter the community.  Inside each home, some homeowners have remodeled and updated their homes with new kitchens, new paint, and more while other homes still maintain the original fixtures and finishes feature ceramic tile floors in the kitchen and baths as well as kitchens equipped with energy savings appliances, European-style cabinetry and tons of counter space.  Over-sized windows showcase the tropical grounds with some golf course views. 

The Greens at Doral Real Estate
The Greens at Doral features one and two-bedroom homes and includes some with a loft-style design.  In addition to business professionals seeking a second home in Doral, the Greens at Doral real estate is an excellent option for first-time buyers and real estate investors. 

Currently, there are 10 units for sell with list prices falling between $150K and $249K.  The popularity of the community is very evident as there have been 12 sales since 2013 with sale prices between $90K and $200K.  Real estate in this community sells quickly with an average number of days on the market at about 45 days.

The Greens at Doral rentals are available by property owners on an annual basis only.  Monthly rental rates typically fall between about $1,200 for a one-bedroom unit and almost $2,000 for a two-bedroom, two-story residence

A Solid Real Estate Investment
The Greens at Doral real estate is a solid investment making them excellent options for investors and other buyers.  The affordable list price combined with its popularity and strong rental rates are clear benefits for owning property at the Greens at Doral.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Doral Real Estate is Great Buy for Many Buyers

Doral is a city within Miami-Dade that is still on the rise in terms of popularity.  Since its incorporation in 2000, the population has more than doubled from just over 20,000 people to over 46,000 (Census, 2011 estimate).

In terms of Doral real estate opportunities, they are ripe for the picking especially for first time and vacation home buyers as well as investors.  There are a little over 160 residential properties listed for sale priced under $300K.  These properties are located in well-liked communities in Doral and present excellent prospects for buyers. 

While most of the properties at this level are condominium properties, there are a handful of single family homes in the mix for those interested in this type of real estate.  Following are the top five properties priced under $300K.

7852 NW 107th Court, Islands at Doral, List Price:  $299,900
Built in 2006, this corner townhouse located in the prestigious Islands at Doral has recently been remodeled with a new AC and appliances including stainless steel in the kitchen.  With a one-car garage, the four-bedroom, two and a half bath home has an open floor plan and is very well kept.  Community amenities include basketball and tennis courts, club house, pool, and more. The Islands at Doral is centrally located within 10 minutes of some of the best area golf courses and shopping as well as within 30 minutes of the Miami International Airport, Downtown Miami and the beaches.   It is worth noting to investors that comparable rentals are offered at anywhere between about $2,400 and almost $4,000 per month with annual leases.

10870 NW 88th Terrace, #109, Coronado at Doral, List Price:  $299,900
Enjoy living in this spacious three-bedroom/two-bath home at Coronado at Doral III.  Recently built in 2010, it features a nice kitchen with granite counter tops, tile flooring and European cabinetry, a large master suite with walk-in closet, and a roomy living area.  Community amenities include a lakeside resort-style swimming pool and state of the art fitness center, lake around which the community is centered, and a security alarm system with central monitoring.  Coronado is convenient to area shopping and golf as well as the major thoroughfares and transportation hubs.  For investors, Coronado at Doral is worth consideration as monthly rental rates range from around $1,500 to almost $2,000 for annual leases. 

5220 NW 109th Avenue, #102, Veranda at Doral, List Price:  $299,500
This is an exquisite villa in the gated Veranda at Doral.  Located close to Doral’s best shopping and some of Doral’s best schools, this large, 1,600+ square foot townhouse has three bedrooms and two baths, a great custom-designed kitchen with lots of counter space and a spacious living and dining area.  It is well kept by current owners and features a relaxing view of the lake from the patio/deck.  Investors should w from patio/deck.  Investors should note that the current rental tenants pay $2,300 per month.

5722 NW 101st Court, Patio Homes of Doral Pine, List Price:  $298,900
Situated in Doral Park, this home in Doral Pine is a very short distance to the Jim McLean golf course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa as well as the Doral Park Country Club.  The home has recently refurbished with ceramic tile floors, new paint and a great backyard.  Rooms within the home are very spacious and flow well.  Community amenities include the community pool and security gate as well as tennis courts and more via a Doral Park Country Club membership.  For real estate investors, current rental tenants pay $2,400 per month.

7712 NW 116th Place, Windward at Doral, List Price:  $295,500
This gorgeous home in Windward at Doral features 1,877 square feet of living area with three bedrooms and two and a half baths, a white kitchen with stainless steel appliances, porcelain tile flooring on the first floor and beautiful laminated wood floors upstairs.  Residents enjoy a one-car garage with additional space for two cars on a paved driveway and more guest parking just a few steps away.  Windward at Doral is a gated community close to excellent schools, shopping, and more. This home in Windward is an excellent opportunity to own real estate in this exclusive community for under $300K. Rentals at Windward at Doral range between $2,250 to about $2,900 per month.  

Excellent Time for Buying Real Estate
For first time buyers, those wanting vacation property and investors, this is an excellent time for buying Doral real estate.  With interest rates still very low and real estate values still climbing, buyers can make the giant step to ownership with the confidence of knowing that the value is on the rise.  

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Top Five Doral Townhomes

Since 2003, Doral has been a city in the Miami-Dade County market that has continuously shown an increase in popularity due to its attraction from international businesses and major corporations.  Doral is in very close proximity to the major transportation hubs like Miami International Airport and the major roadways into and out of the area. 

In January, we showcased the top five Doral townhomes.  With the Doral real estate market on the rebound, this list has already changed with only one still on the list (at a significantly lower list price).  They offer affordable luxury to buyers with the most expensive townhomes prices starting at just under $500K.  While some may have been on the market for a while, the list prices have changed to reflect that these are the most expensive townhomes in Doral.  This is a great time to buy.  Following are the top five Doral townhomes listed for sale.  

For Sale at Doral Colony
9318 NW 50th Doral Circle, Doral Colony, List Price:  $498,000
This townhome is perfect for anyone who enjoys the tranquility of living on a golf course.  This three-bedroom/two and a half bath townhome with a screened in patio looking out over the second hole of the Gold Course at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa courses.  The large master suite is situated on the first floor along with a large living area and kitchen.  Other features include a two-car garage, hurricane shutters, and more while the community features 24-hour private security, a community pool and more.  This home is the epitome of affordable luxury in one of Doral’s most exclusive communities.

For Sale at The Reserve at Doral
7420 NW 114th Path, The Reserve at Doral, List Price:  $495,000
This 2,500+ square foot beautiful townhouse in The Reserve features four bedrooms and three and a half baths.  With porcelanato flooring, a large kitchen with granite counter tops, back splash, and stainless steel appliances, a patio with lake views, alarm system, and satellite television ready, the owners will include furniture at a full list price purchase.  The garage also features a ceramic floor. This townhouse has all the space of a single family home with the conveniences of a townhouse community.  Residents enjoy luxury amenities like an expansive club house with large pool and pool deck as well as a guard-gated entry.

For Sale at Isla Margarita
8174 NW 116th Avenue, Isla Margarita, List Price:  $480,000
This Isla Margarita townhouse is centrally located in Doral and features an open floor plan with a covered terrace and entry as well as a family room and formal living room.  With a guest room on the first floor and extra loft area on the upper level, the four-bedroom, three-bath home has tons of space.  The large kitchen features granite counter tops and stainless steel appliance.  The Isla Margarita architecture has a Mediterranean influence with roof tiles to create a very unique and tranquil atmosphere that is close to Doral shopping, dining and major thoroughfares.

For Sale at The Reserve at Doral
11610 NW 75th Street, The Reserve at Doral, List Price:  $475,000
This home in guard-gated The Reserve is in a premium corner location.  With only one neighbor on one side, it features a relaxing lake view from the back patio.  Included in this home is a two-car garage, large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious living areas and four bedrooms, three and a half baths. This luxury community is close to many of the popular Doral attractions like the Doral Golf Resort, great shopping at Dolphin Mall not to mention being within a short drive to the major transportation hubs in the Miami area.  

For Sale at Doral Colony
9349 NW 48th Doral Terrace, Doral Colony, List Price:  $474,900
This three-bedroom, three-bath home in exclusive Doral Colony features an awesome gourmet kitchen with cooking island and stainless steel appliances as well as a lot of spacious rooms.  Situated along the perfectly manicured fairways on the Gold Course of the Doral Golf Resort, Doral Colony is located within Doral Estates, Doral’s premiere neighborhood.  Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to live in such luxury.  

Affordable Luxury
One of the best attributes of Doral real estate is its affordable luxury.  Homes of this caliber in other parts of South Florida are much more expensive.  With the list prices of the top five townhomes under $500K, these are excellent opportunities to buy.  

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Top Five Doral Homes Under $500K

For almost 15 years, Doral has grown to be a top city in Miami-Dade County.  With the accessibility to transportation hubs, international and domestic businesses have set up offices in Doral.  Additionally, golfers flock to Doral to play on one of the top rated golf courses that surround the area.  

Accordingly, Doral real estate has shown consistent growth over the years with major real estate developers setting their sights on the area for new neighborhoods and communities.  Because of its affordability, location and warm atmosphere, Doral is a great place to live for families, retirees, and those interested in investing in residential real estate.  Following are the top five Doral homes under $500K.

Doral Isles Homes for Sale
11230 59th Terrace, Doral Isles Cayman, List Price:  $500,000
Doral Isles is a large gated community consisting of smaller neighborhoods.  In Doral Isles Cayman, this gorgeous four-bedroom/two-bath home is located on one of the cul-de-sac streets and features large and spacious rooms, an oversized master and a two-car garage and a great kitchen with tons of workspace.  This is a huge opportunity to own a perfectly maintained home with a new A/C, water heater and washer and dryer.  Families will enjoy all the amenities of living in Doral Isles – a community pool with tropical landscaping, jogging paths, sports fields and more.  

Biarritz Homes for Sale
11252 NW 47th Lane, Biarritz, List Price: $499,900
Enjoy the tranquility of living in a 2,300 square foot home in guard-gated Biarritz community.  Along with an upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and spacious rooms, this perfectly maintained three-bedroom home/two and a half bath home faces one of the many Doral lakes.  With the Doral Golf Resort courses nearby and excellent community amenities, this is a perfect place for the most avid golfers to call home.  Additionally, real estate investors should note that Biarritz rental homes command rates between $2,000 and $3,000 per month.  

11304 NW 46th Lane, Biarritz, List Price:  $499,900
Appreciate a more contemporary feel inside the doors of this Biarritz home.  The three-bedroom, two and a half bath home features tons of upgrades including a spacious kitchen with granite counter tops and high-end stainless steel appliances and light fixtures; marble floors, a large family room and tropical landscaping that surrounds the property.  The guard-gated community of Biarritz offers tons of amenities and is close to some of the best area golf courses.

Costa Verde Homes for Sale
3151 NW 97th Court, Costa Verde, List Price:  $499,000
Here is an opportunity to own a two-story, four-bedroom, three-bath home in the popular Doral community of Costa Verde.   Included throughout this home are ceramic tile and wood flooring, custom made venetian blinds and plantation shutters, and detailed fixtures and finishes.  Community amenities include a community pool, walking areas, lush landscaping and so much more.  Located just a stone’s throw from top rated golf courses, this is the perfect home for part-time residents as well as families and retirees.  Costa Verde rental homes are ideal for real estate investors as rental rates averages between $2,000 and $3,000 per month.    

Doral Isles Homes for Sale
11483 NW 69th Terrace, Doral Isles St. Lucia, List Price:  $490,000
Located in beautiful Doral Isles, St. Lucia is this beautiful Mediterranean style home.  The almost 2,300 square foot home includes three bedrooms and three baths with a full bedroom and bath on first floor.  Additionally, the open and flowing floor plan features a nice-sized kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances as well as open rooms with tons of space unique characteristics like arched doorways and a nook on the second floor that is perfect for a home office or study area.  Doral Isles is one of the most popular communities in all of Doral with amenities like a gated entrance, fantastic community pool, plenty of walking and jogging trails and play areas for kids. Doral Isles rental homes are also very popular for residents and visitors who spend winters in the area with rental rates for single family homes ranging from about $2,000 or $6,000. 

Affordability is the Dominant Factor
With Doral real estate, affordability is the dominant factor when considering buying property.  The area has so much to offer and allows real estate buyers to invest in property that shows a steady increase in value and to buy more property for their investment.  In Doral, there are over 60 single family homes priced at $500K and lower with another 13 homes priced to $550K making finding a good-sized home in an upscale community more realistic.  

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