Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Townhomes at Doral

The Townhomes of Downtown Doral is a new pre-construction residential community situated within the new Downtown Doral mixed-use project that is about to be underway in the heart of Doral.  The Townhomes are just one part of the residential portion that will also include apartments and a mid-rise condominium building. These unbelievably luxury townhomes will have a Mediterranean architectural style and an atmosphere of old Florida and make a positive addition to Doral real estate.

Downtown Doral
Downtown Doral is the Flagler’s newest project that is under development in Doral.  It is a massive undertaking that will definitely put Doral on the map even more than it already is now.  "Downtown Doral will be vital to Doral because it is creating a true city center which will allow people to live near their work, an option that Doral has been longing for," said Armando Codina, President and CEO of Flagler in a recent interview.  

Located just one mile north of Miami International Airport and adjacent to the world-renowned Blue Monster Course at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, the plans call retail, dining, office space and more. It will also play host to four and a half acres of green space as well as three miles of pedestrian-friendly streets.  Downtown Doral will focus on giving residents that cozy, small-town atmosphere within a large metro area.  Because Doral is one of Miami-Dade’s most desirable cities to live and work, Downtown Doral will undoubtedly become one of the most sought after areas in all of Miami-Dade County.

The Townhomes Amenities
When looking at the Townhomes at Doral, luxury radiates throughout every residence.  No stone is left unturned with every inch of the interior.  As with most any home, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the entire home.  The Townhomes feature a kitchen with European custom cabinets, granite counter tops, and Energy Star certified stainless steel appliances along with a work island with raised breakfast bar and a roomy breakfast area.  

Other interior features include marble tile in the main living areas, marble framed window sills throughout the entire home, designer fixtures and finishes, raised panel interior doors, pre-wiring cable television and telephone in all living areas, and so much more.  These homes are absolutely beautiful. 

The community also offers beautiful amenities that include an exotic, resort style outdoor pool with private cabanas.  Additionally, the community itself is gated and has a 24-hour security guard.  Assigned parking (in addition to the private garage) is available.  Bordering the Doral Golf Resort and Spa is a huge community amenity.

The Townhomes Real Estate
There are two main floor plans both of which offering several options in terms of the number of bedrooms.  With sizes ranging from 1,796 to 1,998 square feet, two-story townhomes have the option of two master suites, a master and two guestrooms or a master suite, guestroom, and an upstairs loft or home office.  From there, another option adds a third floor to have the options of a third story that contains options like a loft, family room, or large guest suite as well as a a large top floor deck that accommodates an outdoor living/dining area which is perfect for living in Florida. 

General Pricing is as follows (subject to change):

Floor Plan A
  • Price Range:                                                     $449,000 - $539,990
  • 1,796 SF A/C Area + Garage = 2,276 Total SF

Floor Plan B
  • Price Range:                                                     $532,990 to $554,990
  • 1,998 SF A/C Area + Garage = 2,504 Total SF 

3RD Floor Penthouse Option
  • 500 SF A/C Area
  • 152 SF Covered Terrace
  • 525 sq.ft. open deck
  • Total Additional Area: 1,177 SF                             $75,000

3rd Floor Atrium Option
  • 638 SF A/C Area
  • 152 SF Covered Terrace
  • 387 SF Open Deck
  • Total Additional Area: 1,177 SF                            $100,000

As for purchasing property at the Townhomes at Downtown Doral, the deposit structure is as follows:

15% at Contract
10% at Groundbreaking
10% at Top Off
15% at Finishes and Upgrades (or remainder of amount to 50% of total purchase

A Real Attribute to Doral
Downtown at Doral is set to be a real attribute to Doral.  With so much planned development as well as a tons of green space that is appealing to many Doral residents, this new community is well-thought out and sure to be a well-sought after place to live, work and play.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Top Five Newest Doral Listings under $300,000

Doral real estate offers much more affordable than other parts of South Florida do.  Because of this, the real estate market tends to change rather quickly.  Over the last week, over 60 Doral properties have been listed for sale.  Of those, over 40 percent are listed  under $300K many of which are in some of Doral's most sought-after neighborhoods.  It is a great place for investors, first time buyers and those wanting vacation homes in Florida to consider.  Following are the top five newest Doral listings under $300,000 (listed in past seven days).

3627 Torremolinos Avenue, #B-111, Costa Del Sol, List Price:  $285,000
This 1,700+ square foot townhouse in well sought-after Costa Del Sol and features three bedrooms and two and a  half baths which is perfect for a small family, retirees or even a single person.  With lots of room and a nice contemporary style, it has been very well maintained.  In addition to being around the corner from the Costa Greens Golf Club, it is just a short drive from Doral Golf Resort and Doral Park Country Club not to mention International Mall and Dolphin Mall.  Costa Del Sol is  very popular and a top pick to live as the residences are large, open and very stylish.

4243 NW 112th Court, Hawksnest, List Price:  $279,000
This two-bedroom, two-bath townhouse located in Hawksnest, features a big kitchen with tons of counter and cabinet space along with room to move.  Additionally, the upstairs bedrooms are roomy and have beautiful hardwood floors.  Outside, there is a fenced-in, clay-tiled patio that complements the Mediterranean style architecture and is ideal for entertaining or simply entertaining friends or simply enjoying the Florida sunshine.   Hawksnest is a lovely gated community of townhomes with a community pool, play area for children and a club house.  It is situated just off the Turnpike within a 10 minute drive or less to shopping and Doral's best golf courses as well as 15 minutes from Miami International Airport. 

6740 NW 114th Avenue, #728, The Courts at Doral Isles, List Price:  $256,000
Located in the ever popular Doral Isles, this three-bedroom, two-bath townhouse is spacious and has lots of storage and closets.  The kitchen is wonderful with stainless steel appliances, shiny tile floors and tons of cabinet space.  There is a beautiful courtyard overlooking a tranquil lake  and shared with neighbors.  In addition, owners have access to the Doral Isles community amenities including pools, a gorgeous children's playground and park, and more.  Doral Isles is a huge gated community that so many have a huge desire live. 

11002 NW 83rd Street, #226, Promenade at Doral, List Price:  $255,900
The Promenade at Doral is the home of this gorgeous, updated townhouse with three bedrooms and two baths,  In the kitchen, there are granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and sleek kitchen cabinets as well as tile floors.   Another huge bonus is that the large master suite is situated on the main level with two additional bedrooms and bath upstairs.  There is a balcony that is perfect for enjoying the warm Florida breezes.  Community amenities include a wonderful playground for kids, tennis courts, and pool in addition to its close proximity to golf, shopping and excellent schools.   

8244 NW 107th, #1-14, Leeward at the Islands at Doral , List Price:  $255,000
As a short sale, this is a huge opportunity to live in one of the most sought-after townhouse communities in all of Doral.  This Mediterranean-style end unit features four bedrooms and three baths, and is perfectly situated close to the pool and club house.  The kitchen is large with tons of counter and cabinet space while the living area open and airy.  The Islands at Doral has so much to offer its residents including its ideal location near excellent schools, top golf courses and Doral's best shopping venues.  It is perfect for a family or executive who spends a quite a bit of time in Doral as well as investors looking for larger rental properties. 

Buy More Home in Doral
For many, whether buying a first home, vacation home, or investment property, it is important to buy smartly.  Doral real estate offers buyers the chance to buy more home than possible in other parts of Miami-Dade County.  In addition to the 60+ properties listed over the past week, there are many others still waiting for the perfect buyers.  As the real estate market continues to improve, this is an excellent time to buy real estate in Doral.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top Five Doral Rentals

Because Doral is hub for international business, many executives spend extended amounts of time in the area and want to live in the comfort and luxury in which they live in their permanent home without the expense of home ownership. Whether they are here with family or just want a lot of space, there are several options for luxury rentals in several of the more upscale neighborhoods. Unlike other parts of Miami-Dade County, even the most luxurious Doral rentals are affordable.  Following are the top five Doral rentals:

7125 NW 111th Avenue, Doral Isles Venetia, Monthly Rental Rate:  $5,500
This beautiful annual rental home in gated Doral Isles Venetia is one of the larger homes in the area with 3,470 square feet of living space as well as five bedrooms and three and a half baths.  In addition to hardwood floors throughout the home, hurricane shutters and other high end finishes, this water-front home is perfect for entertaining with a large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an open family room and formal living and dining rooms.  Outside, there is a wonderful fenced-in backyard area with private pool and patio along with a great outdoor living area and tiki bar.  On top of all of this, there is a small boat dock with room for relaxing on a deck that overlooks the lake.  Community amenities are numerous and include a perfect playground for children, enormous community pool that is on par with many five-star resorts, tennis courts, a club house and so much more.  Unfurnished, this is an excellent opportunity to bring a beautiful design aesthetic to this luxury Doral home.

5273 NW 94th Doral Place, Doral Estates, Monthly Rental Rate:  $5,250
The master bedroom custom built walk-in closet is enough to attract a lot of attention to this gorgeous Doral Estates annual rental.  Built in 1982, this home with over 3,200 square feet of living space, this recently remodeled home sits on a corner lot next to one of the Donald Trump golf courses.  It features a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tons of granite counter space and dark custom built cabinets, and both formals along with five bedrooms and four baths.  Additionally, there is a separate laundry along with a service room and full bath.  Luxury finishes like new hardwood floors, built-in book cases and granite vanities in baths complete the look of this beautiful home in the most prestigious Doral neighborhood.

11191 NW 72nd Terrace, Doral Isles Catalina, Monthly Rental Rate:  $4,800
Located in the exclusive and gated Doral Isles, this is a gorgeous two-story home is situated on a cul-de-sac and is ideal for a family or executive wanting lots amenities.  There is a large pool and a great outdoor living area overlooking the lake in the fenced in backyard. Inside, the home features a fantastic kitchen with granite counter tops and lots of cabinets for storage as well as a wide open living area.  In addition to four bedrooms and two and a half baths, there is a loft that is perfect for a den or home office.  Doral Isles is full of amenities including a club house, fitness center, three fantastic pools, and a great playground.  This is simply a wonderful annual rental.

5300 NW 87th Avenue, #512, The Blue, Hyatt Residences, Monthly Rental Rate:  $4,500
Perfect for an executive who spends extended amounts of time in Doral, this large 2,000+ square foot unit at the Blue is fully furnished with three bedrooms and four baths.  Located in this five-star resort and residence, residents have access to the hotel amenities as well as some exclusive to those who live in the residences.  This home is fully furnished with beautiful a contemporary design that includes stainless steel appliances in a nice kitchen with lots of room to move.  With all utilities included, short and long term leases are considered.  This Doral rental is all about location as it is close to the routes into and out of downtown Miami, Miami International Airport and more.  Additionally, with professionally designed golf courses all around, this is a great option for consideration.

9333 NW 50th Doral Circle, Doral Colony, Monthly Rental Rate:  $4,300
Perfect for business people living here part time but want the ability to have a “home” rather than a hotel room, those seeking vacation homes,  and retired couples wanting to downsize, this gorgeous and recently remodeled townhouse is situated in the exclusive enclave of Doral Colony.  With beautiful lake and golf course views, this corner unit features three bedrooms and two and a half baths along with a remodeled kitchen that has top of the line stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.  Additionally, there is a two car garage 24-hour security and easy access to the Donald Trump golf courses.  While it is offered unfurnished, it is also available as a furnished rental for $5,500 per month.

Affordable Luxury

Two words associated with Doral real estate are “affordable luxury.”  After perusing luxury Doral rental options as well as property for sale, it is easy to see why these words fit so perfectly.  

Monday, September 2, 2013

Most Affordable One, Two, and Three-Bedroom Doral Rentals

Doral is home to many national and international corporations many of which are in the financial and tourism sectors as well as other industries.  Because it is located close to Miami International Airport and the ports in Miami, Doral plays host to import/export companies that utilize the transportation hubs and traffic arteries into and out of the area. 

Because of the business in Doral, many residents who do not live here full-time choose Doral rentals as their home base rather than spending a month or two in an area hotel.  Others choose to settle down in Doral because they can rent larger residences than possible in other parts of Miami Dade County.  Doral has a lot of affordable rental options.  Following are the most affordable one, two, and three-bedroom Doral rentals:

One-Bedroom Doral Rentals
While one-bedroom Doral rentals are not as readily available, there are very nice options at some of the area’s most popular communities.  Rental rates vary with the least expensive starting at about $1,300 per month at Las Vistas at Doral to almost $2,300 per month at the Blue Resort.  If you are interested in an affordable one-bedroom Doral rental, here are a couple of options:

8290 Lake Drive, #122, Las Vista at Doral, Monthly Rental Rate:  $1,300
This is a roomy 780-square foot one-bedroom, one-bath unit in a well-sought after Doral condominium community.  Located on the first floor, this home features a great kitchen with lots of counter space and cabinets as well as a washer and dryer in the unit.  There are hardwood floors in the living room and bedroom with tile in the kitchen and bath.  Community amenities include a pool, gym and tennis court.  It is an excellent option for those who travel as it is close to everything in Doral as well as highways into and out of the city.

4370 NW 107th Avenue, #207, The Enclave, Monthly Rental Rate:  $1,350
Available NOW is this gorgeous 743-square foot unit with tile floors.  It has a large kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinet  and flows well.  It has a lot of space for a one-bedroom unit.  The Enclave is situated close to shopping, the airport and several golf courses as well as a short distance from the major thoroughfares into and out of South Florida.  Residents enjoy use of the pool, fitness center, club house, and tennis courts.  Living at the Enclave is much like being on vacation all the time.

There are considerably more two-bedroom Doral rentals available with a range in rental rate from about $1,500 at The Enclave and Villa Doral to $2,500 at Captiva, the Greens at Doral and Doral Oaks.  Here are a couple of the most affordable two-bedroom Doral rentals:

4540 NW 107th Avenue, #104, The Enclave, Monthly Rental Rate:  $1,500
Located in one of Doral’s most sought-after gated condominium communities, this beautiful two-bedroom, one-bath unit at the Enclave is a ground-level residence with a large kitchen, washer and dryer and more.  With tile floors throughout the unit, there is plenty of room to move.  The Enclave offers residents use of the outdoor pool, club house, reserved parking and racquetball and tennis courts.  The Enclave is close to everything from great schools to major transportation hubs to shopping. 

4716 NW 114th Avenue, #203, Villa Doral, Monthly Rental Rate:  $1,550
Villa Doral is home to this wonderful two-bedroom, two-bath unit that is just over 1,000-square feet.  It features a nice open living area with roomy bedrooms and a nice balcony to enjoy the Florida sunshine.  Along with a washer and dryer in the unit and all the other necessary appliances, this is a great home in a perfect community that includes a pool and other amenities.

Most prominent in Doral are three-bedroom rentals with rental rates falling between $1,750 per month at Doral House and Promenade Shores and over $4,000 for townhouses in Doral Isles and Doral Colony.  Following are a couple of the most affordable three-bedroom Doral rentals:

9805 NW 52nd Street, #312, Doral House, Monthly Rental Rate:  $1,750
Located in Doral Park at the Doral House condominium, this three-bedroom, two bath unit features updated fixtures and finishes including Marmol flooring throughout the residence and some updated appliances.  Doral House is located in an excellent neighborhood close to golf, shopping, Miami International Airport and major thoroughfares into downtown Miami.  Community amenities include a pool, 24-hour security, fitness center, and more. 

10901 NW 83rd Street, #206, Promenade Shores, Monthly Rental Rate:  $1,795
Enjoy lake views in this beautiful three-bedroom, two and a half-bath unit at the popular Promenade Shores.  It features a well-laid out kitchen with stainless steel appliances and tons of counter and cabinet space.  Additionally, there are tile floors throughout the residence along with nice-sized bedrooms, walk-in closets and more.  Promenade Shores is situated in a quiet area of Doral that is still close to the major traffic arteries as well as shopping, golf and all of the important areas of Doral.  Promenade Shores offers residents use of a pool, fitness center, club house and more.  As a newer community, it is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and more. 

Lots of Options

Doral rentals offer lots of options to those who want to live in Doral but are not ready to invest in Doral real estate.  From one-bedroom units to three-bedroom, townhouses, there are so many choices to fit the needs of those who want to rent in Doral.

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