What do you look for in a house? The age old adage of location,location, location should come to everyone’s mind. Now people look to affordability and that encompasses many attributes of a home, the seen and unseen. Other factors are square footage, lot size, school systems, city, year built, bedrooms and bathrooms. Even cultural situations such as living with extended family or even your college age student staying at home should influence your buying of a home that your family will enjoy for years. Rosa Sklavounos and I have a great listing at 6390 SW 112 Street that more thank meets these criteria.
First of all the location is great. Enjoy the best the Village of Pinecrest has to offer. It is just 6 blocks from the Pinecrest Park with the new library, exercise room and fields for walking/soccer etc. The schools are Pinecrest Elementary, Palmetto Middle and Palmetto Senior High School. The reason that homes are priced a bit higher than the county is because our schools are the best. The average sales price of a home for sale in Pinecrest is $1,366,000. The prices in Pinecrest actually went up from December 5.5%. This home was recently reduced to $1,299,000.
What makes a house affordable? I live in Pinecrest and insurance prices matter. I pay $16,000 a year. Which is ridiculous, but I have an older home with older hurricane shutters. This home has impact windows that keep out noise from the outside and protects against hurricanes. The separate cottage also boasts the same. The roof pitch and the way it is joined to the house is looked at by insurance inspectors. Sellers only pay $5,200 a year because they have taken advantage of all the credits. Or should I say, in a day when the insurance companies take advantage of homeowners, this house outsmarts the rest of the competition.
Now the hard factors. The lot is 32,000 square feet with the yard mainly in the front. The property has mango, avocado trees and Palms surrounded by stately oaks in the front. The main home has four bedrooms and four baths with all bedrooms having a connecting granite bath. The master is huge with a great walk in closet. The fact that the house surrounds the pool and covered patio is great, so it is easy to see what is going on if you have young children. The kitchen and family room are intertwined to give a great room effect. The kitchen is granite, has an island and has a large granite eat at bar. This home now has a billiard table, huge breakfast table and huge leather couch with grand TV-all in one room that opens to the pool area. The garage is a two car and the laundry room is air conditioned. This home is truly an entertainers delight!
The home and cottage was built in 2002 and are 5000 square feet although they are not connected. The cottage has its own granite kitchen, dining area, living area and separate bedroom and bath with walk in closet. The separate driveway has a parking space and a covered parking space adjoining the cottage. There are hook ups for the washer and dryer. This is perfect for someone in your family needing to be close to you but have their own space. This cottage has all the permits and is completely legal.
Rosa and I can show this property anytime with 24 hour notice. Few properties meet this criteria. You have to be smart about buying a home. EWM sells a million dollar home every 24 hours and 60% are cash. For more information on this property and other real estate opportunities please call me-Pam Mayers at 305-216-5864 or Rosa Sklavounos at 786-302-8611.