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CoralCoconut.com in a (Coco)Nutshell Local Real Estate Trends with a Splash of Fun! Exclusively dedicated to the stellar neighborhoods of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, coralcoconut.com is a real estate blog packed with i n fo r m at i o n , resources and eye candy. As a Coconut G r o v e resident and 20 year real estate expert, I want to

s h a r e my e x p e r t i s e a n d observations with you - all with a laser focus to serve our great community. Real estate in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove is on the mend, but it remains imperative to be knowledgeable about your property’s market value and changing real estate landscape whether or not you are considering making the “move.” CoralCoconut.com will provide you with current

research, resources and inspiration. I breathe this day in and day out -- and share

I invite you to visit coralcoconut.com today & return often! many of my insights on coralcoconut.com on a daily basis. I hope this resource proves helpful to you!

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Historic Perspective:

Learn About the Origin of the Villages of Coral Gables

BENEFIT FROM MY STRENGTH OF EXPERIENCE If you are considering buying or selling a home in Coral Gables or Coconut Grove... Don’t just consider my credentials: - Top 1/2% of Miami Dade Realtors -Seller of Most Coral Gables Properties at EWM in 2011 -Certified Luxury Specialist -Source 60% of business based on referrals and repeat customers

CONSIDER WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING "Carole Smith is a consummate professional. I am in a highly competitive personal service business and the level of service Carole provided me was exactly what I strive to provide to my clients."-- Don Lynn

CLIENTS’ PRIORITIES "Carole is not interested in "making a fast buck". She gives top priority to her clients' interests and works to achieve lasting results with long-term benefits". -- Gary & Rebecca Schrodt

Featured: French City Village on coralcoconut.com

Past & Present Today it’s commonplace to hear South Florida referred to as an international hub but I often wondered how George Merrick and other pioneers had the foresight to envision this area, namely Coral Gables, with an international flair. This led me to research the Villages of Coral Gables.

Enjoy an ongoing series detailing the history of the Villages If you have any interesting pictures or

anecdotes about any of the Villages, please drop us a line at info@coralcoconut.com and attach a photo and a little background. I’m happy to post. The power of this platform is the community it can create!

French Village City Today


By The Numbers: Median Price Year Over Year year RECENTLY FEATURED ON CORALCOCONUT.COM

“...decreasing inventory in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove is impacting median sales prices. Prices are creeping up. Additionally I’m finding that double digit “discounts” off of list prices are diminishing as well. I’ve included median sales price charts for Coral Gables and Coconut Grove comparing January 2012 to years past. Of course, keep in mind that any anomaly in property pricing can impact these numbers, a sale for $13 million or $25,000 – can skew the trend. However, it’s a quick snapshot to depict the increase in the median price – music to sellers’ ears. These figures, the amount of activity I’m seeing at Open Houses– and most importantly, the amount of contracts my team and I are preparing tell me that we are climbing out of the bottom.”

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Sold: 18 Homes In 18 Weeks I’m Delighted to Have So Many Satisfied Clients This Year This year is moving at lighting speed as is the real estate market in Coral Gables & Coconut Grove. I’ve sold 18 homes in the last 18 weeks - this is something I’m proud of. It means that I have satisfied clients who reached their goal of buying or selling their home. I’m confident I can do the same for you.

SIGN OF THE TIMES This is my favorite word in sign language!

Featured listings:

12510 Ramiro Street, Coral Gables 5 Bedrooms|3.5 Baths|$999,000 Gables By The Sea

3870 Leafy Way, Coconut Grove 5 Bedrooms|4.5 Baths|$1,399,000 Includes Guest House

If you are ready to make your next move and are considering selling your property, contact me for an exclusive appointment to discuss your home’s value and all your options!

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Coral Gables & Coconut Grove Real Estate May 12