Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What $500K Buys in Doral Isles

Without a doubt, Doral Isles is one of the city’s top communities.  From the amazing pools to the state of the art club house with fitness center and more to the individual neighborhoods that are perfectly landscaped, Doral Isles is a community in which many home buyers seek to live.  While many have high list prices, there are a number of Doral Isles properties that are more affordable.  Following are a few properties to show what $500K buys in Doral Isles:

7569 NW113th Court, Doral Isles Cayman, List Price:  $499,000
Situated on a corner lot, this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home is the ideal family home with over 2,200 square feet.  It offers both formals as well as a large family room and gorgeous kitchen with granite counter tops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances.  The bedrooms feature custom closets along with hardwood floors.  The tropical landscaping is mature and surrounds the home.  In the back, there is a brick patio with a lake view.  With a two-car garage and parking for additional vehicles, this home is in close proximity to the Doral Isles Club House and pool which is one of the neighborhood’s strongest assets.

11601 NW 68th Terrace, Doral Isles St. Lucia, List Price:  $510,000
This beautiful home sits on a tranquil waterfront corner lot in Doral Isles St. Lucia.  It features four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths and has an open floor plan perfect for entertaining friends and family.  The master bedroom is large and has a private bath with shower and Jacuzzi tub.  Outside, there is a large brick patio that faces one of the community lakes making it a wonderful place to spend quiet evenings enjoying Florida.  Close to the major travel arteries not to mention top schools in Doral and Miami-Dade, Doral Isles is an excellent option for families and those who travel for business.  

5966 NW 113th Place, Doral Isles Cayman, List Price:  $529,000
Not as common in many of the neighborhoods, this is a one-story home on a corner lot in one of Doral Isles’ top neighborhood.  With 2,500 square feet and an excellent floor plan, it features four large bedrooms with laminate floors as well as two large baths with tile flooring.  The large kitchen offers lots of counter space for gourmet cooks and opens up into a nice-size breakfast nook and open family room.  Outside, there is a brick paver driveway leading to a two-car garage.  In the back, there is a wonderfully landscaped backyard with an outdoor living area and covered pergola. 

11422 NW 69th Terrace, Doral Isles Barbados, List Price:  $530,000
Located in guard-gated Dora Isles Barbados, this 2,100 square foot home offers beautiful lake views along with lots of room.  With many new updates, there are three bedrooms and two baths in the two story Mediterranean style residence with a large and modern kitchen and open family room.  Doral Isles is known for its amazing amenities including the unbelievable resort-style pools and huge club house.  Great schools are close by as are the major thoroughfares in and out of Doral.

A Lot of Options in Doral Isles
Because it is such a large community, there are a lot of real estate options in Doral Isles.  With a mix of single –family homes and townhouses scattered throughout the neighborhoods, this is a perfect area for first-time buyers and those looking for a vacation or second home not to mention buyers who want to “move up” in home size and neighborhood.   Doral Isles has some of the top selections with Doral real estate.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Las Ramblas Country Club

With its Spanish-Mediterranean architectural style, Las Ramblas Country Club is the perfect neighborhood to greet residents as they come into Doral from Miami.  The exclusive gated community, developed in 2011, showcases beautiful three and four-bedroom homes in a very peaceful atmosphere.  Additionally, much of the 250-acre neighborhood features lush vegetation and green space with beautiful views.

Developers of Las Ramblas Country Club
Doral has continued to expand with new neighborhoods being consistently announced and developed.  Well-known Miami developers, Shoma Group and Terra Group joined forces to plan and develop Las Ramblas Country Club as an exclusive community in the eastern most section of Doral (bordering the city of Miami).  The Terra Group is a very prominent area developer and has other new Doral neighborhoods in the works including Vintage Estates, Modern Doral, The Reserve at Doral and others.  The Shoma Group is the brains behind Oasis Park Square, the Residences at Park Square and others.

Location of Las Ramblas Country Club
Las Ramblas Country Club is located adjacent to the City of Miami just south of the Dolphin Expressway.  It is bordered by NW 97th Avenue on the east and NW 107th Avenue on the west side.  The location is ideal as it is very close to shopping at Dolphin Mall and Miami International Mall and Miami International Airport.  As for golf, after all that is a major part of Doral, not only is it close to some of the area’s top courses, the Fontainebleau winds through Las Ramblas Country Club.

As a luxury Doral community, Las Ramblas Country Club offers residents excellent community amenities.  In addition to being gated, there is a guard house with 24-hour security guard, a community infinity-style pool surrounded by a wonderful sun deck, a separate kids’ pool, tennis courts, and unbelievable club house that sits on the community lake.  Along with the club house comes a fully-equipped fitness center, game, party and meeting rooms and more.  One additional amenity worth mentioning on its own is the natural grass putting green.

Inside each residence, there is tremendous attention to detail with luxury fixtures and finishes throughout each one.  From the gourmet kitchen to the bedrooms and baths, it is very evident that Las Ramblas Country Club is a top Doral neighborhood.  The kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, modern custom cabinetry and an intricately designed tile back splash.  Bedrooms are large with masters having walk-in closets and elegant private baths.  Some floor plans showcase full-size laundry rooms and separate formal living and family rooms.  Other wonderful features include two-car garages with additional space for parking, brick paver terraces, hurricane shutters, and fenced-in backyards.

Real Estate
The neighborhood is made up of single-family homes designed from nine floor plans with sizes ranging from about 1,640 square feet to over 3,000 square feet.  Real estate list prices range from the mid-$400s to the mid-$800s.  Property in Las Ramblas Country Club offers a mix of new construction and others built within the last two years. 

As for Doral rentals, there are opportunities for those who plan to reside in Doral for an extended amount of time and need a second home or are not read to make the leap to home ownership.  Las Ramblas Country Club has several rental homes that range in range in rates from about $2,500 to about $4,000. 

Doral Real Estate Continues to Grow

As the economy rebounds and more companies come to Doral, Doral real estate continues to grow.  There are several new communities under construction with more in the works.  Doral is definitely a community to watch.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Top Five Newly Built Single-Family Homes in Doral

Doral is full of great homes for sale.  In addition to established neighborhoods, there are new communities in the planning stages or under construction.  There are new master planned communities that offer condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes.  The top single-family home communities include the Isles at Grand Bay and Vintage Estates which are home to the newest Doral properties.  Following are the top five newly built single-family homes in Doral.

9997 NW 89th Terrace, Isles at Grand Bay, List Price:  $997,000
This is a spectacular home estate home in gated Isles at Grand Bay.  With four bedrooms and three and a half baths, this home is one of the largest in the new community.  Completed in 2012, it offers over $150,000 in upgrades, a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a custom cabinetry.  Included in the appliances are a wine cooler and double oven.  There is also a private suite with a private entry, a nice living area, bedroom, bath and kitchenette with stainless steel refrigerator, microwave and granite counter tops.  Once complete, the Isles at Grand Bay will offer residents a nature preserve, lake, a Grand Clubhouse perfect for entertaining, a resort-style pool, over-sized weight room with sauna and steam room.  The Isles at Grand Bay is centrally located close to top A-rated schools, dining, shopping, major transportation hubs and the beaches.

8875 NW 99th Street, Grand Bay, List Price:  $880,000
The Isles at Grand Bay is a brand new gated luxury community located in the heart of Doral.  This beautiful Presidential home features four bedrooms and four baths, a large gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances including a double oven and wine cooler.  Additionally, the house has both formals and an over-sized master suite with walk-in closets and spa-like bath. There are other extras like impact-resistant windows, sprinkler system, alarm system with camera and more.   As the community is finished, there will be a large club house, state of the art fitness center and pool.   

10554 NW 70th Lane, Vintage Estates, List Price: $875,000
The Chianti Costal model in Vintage Estates features four bedrooms and four baths with a first-floor guest room.  Additionally, this 3,100+ square foot floor plan offers both formals as well as an open family room and kitchen/breakfast nook.  The kitchen features quartz counter tops, Italian wood cabinetry, subway-tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances including a wine cooler.  The upstairs master is large and has a spa-like master bath with Roman tub and frameless glass shower as well as walk-in closets.  The community is guard-gated 24 hours a day and will have a private clubhouse overlooking a lake with meeting areas, fully equipped fitness center and children’s playroom, library, business center with media room and kitchenette, oversized swimming pool, spa, sun deck, BBQ gazebo area and fountains.  With green space and bike/walking trails, Vintage Estates is certainly at the top of the list with luxury communities.

8925 NW 99th Avenue, Isles at Grand Bay, List Price:  $710,000
This newly-built Isles at Grand Bay home features four bedrooms and four baths along with a great kitchen that has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and back splashes, sleek, high-quality cabinets and more.  The bedrooms are very spacious and elegant with walk-in closets and large baths that have granite or marble counter tops.  A favorite room in each home is the laundry room with large capacity washers and dryers as well as cabinetry above the appliances.  As a high-end home in a luxury community, Lennar has incorporated its Nexia Intelligence home automation so that homeowners have the ability to control the home from a mobile device or computer. 

9865 NW 89th Terrace, Isles at Grand Bay, List Price:  $679,000
This 3,702-square foot home is not only one of the largest in this gated neighborhood.  Not only does it have four bedrooms and four baths, it features a private guest suite with a living area, kitchenette, bedroom and bath, and a private entrance.  The main kitchen has stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and granite counter tops.  With an over-sized two-car garage, both formals and a huge family room, this is definitely a spectacular home.  Lennar has added the Nexia Intelligence system to the home for added security and control of this home.  With unbelievable fixtures and finishes, this is a top home in a remarkable community.

More on the Market

Doral is growing by leaps and bounds and has so much to offer its residents.  As the city grows and expands, so does the Doral real estate market.  Developers see the potential and are making the necessary moves to grow too.  Even though these are the top five single-family homes, there are more on the market with others in the works.  

Friday, October 4, 2013

Top Five Doral Short Sale Listings

With the market rebounding and home sales rising, buyers and sellers are back and more aggressive than ever.  Sellers are pricing their homes at much more competitive levels while buyers are still looking for that “great deal on real estate.”  While good deals are not as prevalent as they once were, they are still out there with short sales and foreclosures.  Following are the top five Doral short sale listings:

5914 NW 110th Court, Doral Isles Antilles, List Price:  $700,000
Not only is this a beautiful home, it is a beautiful home in Doral Isles.  With over 2,600 square feet, this short sale is a great opportunity to buy a beautiful home with a contemporary interior in one of Doral’s premiere communities.  Some of its features include marble floors, a large kitchen with granite counter tops, gorgeous bathrooms, an outdoor patio with retractable shade, private pool and more.  In addition, Doral Isles has amazing community amenities with a soccer field, two community pools (one is like those at a resort), and fitness center just to name a few. 

11548 NW 84th Street, Islands at Doral, List Price:  $610,000
A short sale in the Islands at Doral is a great deal in and of itself.  This one is one of the best because it faces a nice park with lots of green space.  The 3,600-square foot home offers five bedrooms, four and a half baths that includes a gorgeous master suite with sitting area and huge spa-like bath.  Additionally, the kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and tons of custom cabinets.  Other features include a wonderful loft, two terraces, and so much more.  The amazing community amenities include a large pool, great playground, tennis and basketball courts, picnic pavilions surrounding a lake and more. 

11223 NW 47th Lane, Biarritz, List Price:  $519,900
“Wow” is the first word to come to mind at the entrance of this home.  Located in guard-gated Biarritz, this short sale features three bedrooms and two and a half bath under 2,310 square feet.  Additionally, there are details like a maple staircase, hardwood floors, beautiful open rooms with modern light fixtures, arched doorways, a large master bath and more.  The kitchen is big and everything that buyers want like granite counter tops, tons of cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.  The over-size garage accommodates two cars and has tons of cabinets.  For interested buyers, this is a Fannie Mae Homepath property and can be purchases with as little as 3 percent down.

11308 NW 43rd Terrace, Balmoral, List Price:  $509,900
This short sale is located in the gated community of Balmoral and has five bedrooms and three bathrooms along with a large two-car garage.  With 2,442 square feet, an amazing kitchen, ceramic flooring and a tile barrel roof, this is an exquisite home in a beautiful neighborhood.  Community amenities include a clubhouse, pool and picnic area.  Additionally, Balmoral is perfectly situated near A-rated schools and shopping as well as the main thoroughfares into and out of Miami-Dade County. 

7063 NW 115th Court, Doral Isles St. Lucia, List Price:  $469,900
Another gorgeous Doral Isles home, this three-bedroom, three-bath home features a master bedroom on the main floor along with an open and airy family room, a nice kitchen with lots of granite counter space, and so much more.  Living in Doral Isles is like living at a tropical resort with a huge community pool, tennis and basketball courts, playground and more.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a second or vacation home as well as a nice residence for an international executive who spends quite a bit of time in Doral.  Additionally, this home is approved for Home Path Mortgage financing with only 3 percent down.

Plenty of Good Deals

With over 60 short sales listed on the Miami-Dade MLS, there are plenty of good deals for which buyers should take advantage.  Whether a full-time residence, second or vacation home, or rental investment, these short sales are worth consideration to those who are seriously interested in Doral real estate.

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