Approaching housing boom...We have been saying that housing prices in the Gables have been creeping upward, a good sign of a recovering market. Now Florida Realtors reports that economists predict a new national housing boom by 2015, with prices rising by 5% to 7.5% per year and home construction by 20% per year.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Club Monaco fundraising gala at the Coral Gables Country Club honored distinguished citizens for their service to our home town. With Bacardi USA as the presenting sponsor, guests enjoyed dinner, auctions and casino-style entertainment.
Photos by Alberto Romeu. Foundation Chair-Elect Carlos Garcia with education awardee Joyce Elam. Janice, Jack and former Gables Mayor Dorothy Thomson. Gala Co-chair Marielena Villamil and Tony Rogers. Jason Neal, Past Chair Jerry Santeiro and Gala Co-Chair John Allen.
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Barbara Reese and Marie Vaca (pictured at right), are chairpersons of the annual Holiday Home Tour of the Coral Gables Garden Club which raises money to restore majestic Gables entrances and for scholarships. This year's tour takes place on December 9, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For tickets or information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website for details.
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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez presented a proclamation at the kick-off event held at the Biltmore Hotel, naming that day, September 18, 2012, Junior Orange Bowl 64th Anniversary Day. The “Sailing to New Adventures!” JOB Parade is on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Call 305-662-1210 for details.
|Photo by Mitchell Zachs. The JOB’s Past Presidents |
with Mayors Gimenez and Cason.
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More than 3,500 runners and walkers attended the Hyundai Hope On Wheels 2nd Annual 5K which began in front of Coral Gables City Hall. The event doubled last year’s fundraising. Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation President & CEO, said “the outpouring of support from both our community and employees makes it possible for us to... provide the highest level of care to the children.”
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
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51 listings are actively for sale in the market in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove in this price range. 28 went under contract or sold in the last 12 months; of these, 21 are on navigable water. In the Gables and the Grove, the average price per sq.ft. over the last 12 months is almost $430, and $450 per sq.ft. for those listings on the water.
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