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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Real Estate Market Update

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.
 

Coral Gables Community Foundation Gala

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.
 
 

Junior League Reception

The Sustainers gathered to celebrate achieving the $1 million fundraising goal for the Junior League of Miami Foundation. Among the attendees were Jowanda Peterson, Cathy Zuckerman Dee, and Ginger Jochem, pictured at right.

Women’s Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

The event, held at at Fleming’s Steakhouse on Ponce de Leon, featured a wonderful speaker who gave tips on “Art of Attraction” networking skills. 
Photo of audience by SnapHappy Photos.
 

Coral Gables Garden Club

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 info@coralgablesgardenclub.org.  Visit their website for details.

Junior Orange Bowl (JOB) Festival Kick-Off Celebration


Photo by Mitchell Zachs. The JOB’s Past Presidents
with Mayors Gimenez and Cason.
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.

Miami Children's Hospital Run/Walk Raises $450,000+

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.”

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Welcome to Our Team...

Mia Patch
Licensed Realtor
305-333-7167
mia@slesnick.net

Mia Patch is a marketing and sales executive with more than 20 years of experience in the Florida and Colorado real estate markets. Slesnick & Jochem now brings our expertise to Coconut Grove, Brickell, Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami, in addition to Coral Gables where we have consistently been #1 in the number of homes listed and sold. Welcome, Mia!

$2-3 Million Dollar Homes Interesting Sales Data


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.