Thursday, September 19, 2013

Top Five Newest Coral Gables Listings Under $500K

It only takes one visit to Coral Gables to see what all the fuss is over this "city beautiful."   From the unique architecture with a Mediterranean flair to the wonderful shops and restaurants, so many people make the decision to live here instead of simply visit every year. 

For those who are interested in settling in Coral Gables, or at least in spending half the year in paradise, there are lots of real estate options in this glorious city.  Much of the median priced properties are situated in the heart of the city close to the top golf courses, the Miracle Mile's shopping and dining and the University of Miami.  To give an idea of what is out there, following are the top five newest Coral Gables real estate listings under $500K.

918 Ferdinand Street, Gables Granada, List Price:  $500,000
This is an absolutely fantastic home with so much character and detail.  Updated with modern fixtures and finishes, it offers the best of old and new.  Built in 1926, this home features beautiful hardwood floors, arched doorways, clay tile floors in the kitchen and detached garage and more.  Then the new is added with a remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances as well as updated and modern baths.  Outside, the brick driveway is lined with tropical landscaping and leads to a wonderful backyard with brick patio and covered clay tiled porch. This is definitely one of those homes that gets a lot of attention because of its character.  Because it is in the heart of Coral Gables, it is close to everything from golf to shopping to travelling into Downtown Miami. 

coral-gables-real-estate-under-$500K1109 Tangier Street, Granada, List Price:  $495,900
Located on a wonderful tree-line street in one of the favorite established neighborhoods in the heart of Coral Gables, this is the perfect home with two large bedrooms and two baths and a den that can easily be converted to a third bedroom.  The front entrance features a shady porch while the backyard offers fruit trees and a beautifully landscaped lawn.  With over 1,600 square feet, there is lots of room to move with open and airy rooms.  The kitchen has tons of counter and cabinet space but could use a little updating to make it more modern.  The garage is large and also has a storage loft.  Built in 1955, this home is full of character with a Mediterranean style architecture that is the epitome of the old Florida.

920 Alberca Street, Granada, List Price:  $485,000
Granada is a section of the Gables that oozes Florida the way it used to be.  With its Spanish-Mediterranean architectural style, its barrel roof, and detailed tiled entry, this 1,492-square foot home, built in 1942, oozes old Florida.  Other details include a huge picture window across the front of the house as well as an open living and dining area that is very inviting.  The newly remodeled kitchen features granite counter tops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances while the bathroom is equipped with designer fixtures.   Additionally, there are upgrades like shutters, a new roof, and crown molding throughout the house.  Outside, there is a beautifully landscaped yard with lots of mature shade trees.  In terms of location, golf courses abound with the Granada Golf Course and the Biltmore just five minutes away.

637 Zamora Avenue, Coral Estates, List Price:  $475,900
This cozy bungalow with a Mediterranean influence is situated in one of Coral Gables most established neighborhoods.  Built in 1940, it features a new kitchen with sleek cabinetry and tons of counter tops.  It has so much style and character with clay tile floors in the entryway, hardwood floors throughout the house arched doorways leading from one room to another.  The newly remodeled bath features ceramic tile walls and floors with updated, designer fixtures.  In the backyard, there is a wonderful bricked in patio and lawn that offers tons of room for expansion.  The brick-paver driveway and sidewalk add a touch of elegance to an already beautiful home with tons to offer.

1607 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, #10A, Ponce de Leon Condo, List Price:  $469,000
Located in one of the premiere buildings in Coral Gables, this gorgeous residence offers beautiful panoramic views of downtown as well as the Miami skyline.  A private elevator opens up to the two-bedroom, two-bath unit that is spacious and features a designer elements throughout each room.  The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and sleek cabinetry while the baths have updated fixtures and finishes.  Steep out onto a balcony or look out one of the floor to ceiling windows from the city.   Several community amenities are situated on the sixth floor and include a large pool patio, hot tub and lanai with a fitness center and sauna.   Close to everything in Coral Gables, walk to all of Downtown Coral Gables' restaurants & unique shops as well as Publix.

Tons of Character
At $500K and just below, there are numerous single family homes in Coral Gables' most established neighborhoods.  With tons of character and in a peaceful atmosphere, these offer so much to their owners.  But, if condominium life seems more appealing, Coral Gables is full of property in beautiful, centrally located communities that are also popular with buyers.

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