Quadro at Design District

Quadro at Design District
3900 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL

Quadro at Design District is a 12-story, 198-unit new development in the Design District. The project consists of two towers that connect and share a sixth-floor amenity level, featuring a pool deck with views of Biscayne Bay and the Design District. The building also offers 26,300 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space. The residences can be rented short-term for a minimum of three nights, or longer terms, as well as be used as a vacation or primary residence.

Building amenities include cabanas, pool deck with infinity edge pool, summer kitchen, a club room, yoga and spinning rooms and fitness center.

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The units are delivered fully finished and move-in ready and feature Nest thermostats, keyless entry, Italian porcelain tile, open kitchens with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, washer/dryer, terraces with panoramic views, and ceiling heights from 9-foot on most condos up to 13-foot on select floor. The developer is offering furniture packages and color palettes for the units for a truly turnkey experience.

Quadro was developed by Alta Developers, and Behar Font & Partners were the architect. Alta Developers has about 2,000 units in the pipeline in South Florida, including projects in the Dadeland area, South Miami, Flagler Village and Boynton Beach, Onetto said. The firm co-developed One Paraiso, one of the towers at Related Group’s Paraiso district nearby, in Edgewater.

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Art with DNA by Francisco Del Rio, a Chilean artist, was commissioned to create and install more than 540 art pieces inspired by the ocean, including a school of goldfish installed above the valet entrance.

Building Amenities:

  • Located within the Miami Design District
  • Panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, Bay Point, and the Downtown Miami skyline
  • Porte-cochère entry showcasing sculptures in motion
  • Serene infinity edge swimming pool with panoramic bay views
  • Elegant lobbies & lounge area featuring avant-garde art installations
  • Lush patio deck with resort-style cabanas
  • Outdoor wet bar with summer kitchen & BBQ stations
  • Sophisticated game room and conference area
  • Poolside lounge with indoor kitchen & bar
  • State-of-the-art self-service pet wash facility
  • Air-conditioned bike room & repair station
  • Expansive club room
  • Electric car charging stations
  • Luxer one smart package system

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Pricing and square foot information:

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bath units range from 775 sq. ft. – 973 sq. ft. /72 m2 – 90 m2 and priced from $444,900 – $506,900.
  • 2 bedroom, 2 bath units range from 1,082 sq. ft. – 1,199 sq. ft. /100 m2 – 112 m2 and priced from $565,900 – $770,900.

Units can be reserved with $10,000 and contracts are expected to be ready in 30-45 days (April/May 2020). When contracts are ready, a 20% of the purchase price will be due and the balance of 80% at closing.

Monthly maintenance fee is $.87 per square foot.

The South Tower is currently available for sale while the north tower has not yet been released. There’s about 30 units already rented for about $3.25 per square feet, which comes out to about $2,500 for one bedroom and $3,200 for a two bedroom.

Units come with one parking space and additional parking is available via valet.

Location:

Quadro is ideally located in the Design District, within a few minutes of world-classs shopping and dining, Midtown Miami, South Beach and major highways. It is just a short drive to Downtown Miami, Brickell City Centre and Miami WorldCenter.

Click here for an e-brochure about Quadro at Design District and contact me for pricing information.

Maria Lopez, Realtor
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

 

Legacy Hotel & Residences

 

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Legacy Hotel & Residences will be a 50-story luxury condo/hotel project with 274 branded residences sitting atop a 256-room hotel. The 278 MicroLuxe residences will be delivered fully furnished and will have no living restrictions. This means that condo owners can choose to live in their unit, or rent it out as often as they’d like using a variety of booking rental platforms such as Airbnb, Booking.com, and VRBO to name a few.

Signature pieces of the tower include a sophisticated members-only international business lounge, dramatic cantilevered, Singapore-inspired pool, downtown’s largest hotel pool deck set on one acre, a first-of-its-kind medical and wellness center, all topped with the project’s signature amenity: the city’s first enclosed rooftop atrium, taking up the top seven floors of the tower.

Legacy’s MicroLUXE residences range from 400 square feet to 949 square feet with studios and two-bedroom units, and each residence will offer the functionality of a micro-style home with the high-quality design and superior finishes of a luxury condominium.

Residential Features:

  • Fully furnished MICROLUXE® Residences
  • Custom kitchen and bath cabinetry with stone finishes
  • Bosch (or comparable) Electric Stovetop, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave
  • Electrolux (or comparable) stackable washer and dryer
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows

Deposit Structure:

  • 10% at reservation
  • 10% at contract (March 2020)
  • 10% at ground breaking (summer 2020)
  • 10% at 9th floor pool deck (Summer 2021)
  • 10% at top-off (Q1 2022)
  • 50% at closing (Q2 2023)

Pricing for the studios begin from the $300,000’s.

Monthly maintenance is expected to be approx. $.95 per sq. ft.

The project was designed by Kobi Karp Architecture & Design and is being developed by Royal Palm Companies. Interior design work is being handled by ID & Design International.

Construction is expected to start in the Summer of 2020 with delivery in Q2 2023.

Legacy will feature amenities never before seen in Miami, such as:

  • The Atrium – A seven-story, air-conditioned glass atrium at the top of the tower. Will feature a restaurant, lounge and a Skybar.
  • Sky Pool – A cantilevered glass pool in the atrium will hang off the edge of the tower’s 45th floor, offering panoramic views of downtown Miami from 500 feet up.
  • Largest Pool Deck in Downtown Miami– Covering one acre, the pool deck will be perched on a nine-story podium and will include three pools, a restaurant and two bars.
  • International Business Lounge – Ideal for social gatherings and business events.
  • VIP Health and Performance Center – Unparalleled access to the best practitioners and technology for health, beauty, wellness and longevity. It will also hold a fitness studio, vitality spa and sauna.

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Legacy is in close proximity to:

  • I-95 and I-395 highways
  • The American Airlines Arena, home to NBA Miami Heat team
  • Adrianne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
  • Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
  • Perez Art Museum
  • Museum Park
  • Bayside Marketplace
  • Bayfront Park
  • Port of Miami
  • Brickell City Centre
  • Virgin MiamiCentral Station — New high-speed trains transporting visitors from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach
  • Metrorail and Metromover stations
  • Minutes from the Miami International Airport
  • Just a short drive to Miami Beach

Click here for an e-brochure about Legacy Hotel & Residences and contact me for pricing information.

 

Maria Lopez, Realtor
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

 

Natiivo Miami

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159 NE 6th ST, Miami FL 33132

Natiivo Miami will be a 51-story tower in Downtown Miami, situated behind the Freedom Tower. It is being designed by internationally acclaimed architecture firm, Arquitectonica. Units will be delivered fully finished and furnished and will feature spectacular panoramic ocean, Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline views.

Natiivo will offer 412 residences ranging from studios to three bedroom layouts and from 410 to 2,200 sq. ft. The units can be used to as primary residence or may be rented daily, weekly or any other term that’s convenient as there are no living restrictions. An onsite management program is available to help owners between rentals, with housekeeping, preparation and other services. Natiivo offers a new way to own, purposely designed, built and licensed for home sharing.

The development is situated in a prime location in Downtown Miami, close to the American Airlines Arena, Port of Miami, the Adrianne Arsht Center, PAMM Miami, Miami World Center and so much more. It is convenient to major highways, the Metro Mover, and the Virgin MiamiCentral, the mixed-used railroad station where you can hop on a high-speed train and travel between Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

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Building Amenities:

Natiivo Social, featuring 70,000 sq. ft. of building amenities, including:

  • Exotic resort pool with pool-side cabanas
  • Restaurant, bar and lounge on pool level with indoor and outdoor seating
  • 24/7 co-working lounge
  • Private meeting rooms and event room
  • Fully-equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center with HD TVs and wireless audio
  • Peloton studio
  • Yoga lounge and terrace
  • Kids’ play room
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Spa with massage treatment rooms
  • Gym locker rooms for men and women with showers and changing areas
  • Game lounge

Building Features:

  • Landmark building designed by internationally acclaimed architecture firm, Arquitectonica
  • Approved for short-term rentals / Spectacular panoramic ocean, Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline views
  • Double-height lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • 24-hour welcome desk with MasterHost
  • 24-hour valet parking /24-hour secure access
  • Advanced technology smart-building with high-speed fiber-optic wireless internet access throughout common areas
  • Exclusive Natiivo app
  • Cutting-edge green building technology
  • Six high-speed passenger elevators with access control
  • On-site hospitality management
  • Curated street-front restaurant with outdoor dining terrace

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Residential Features:

  • Residences feature private balconies with panoramic ocean, Biscayne Bay, and Miami skyline views
  • Ceiling heights ranging from 9-10 feet
  • Owner’s closet in every residence
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and impact-resistant glass throughout
  • Advanced technology Smart Building wiring for HD TV, multiple telephone/data lines and ultra high-speed internet access
  • Individually controlled energy-efficient central air conditioning and heating system

Kitchen:

  • Imported European-cabinets with premium hardware and drawer pulls
  • European style appliance package including refrigerator, oven, cook-top, microwave, dishwasher and sink disposal
  • Elegant imported stone countertops and backsplashes
  • Contemporary stainless steel under-mounted sink
  • Gourmet faucet with integral sprayer

Master Bathroom:

  • Imported European cabinets with premium hardware and drawer pulls
  • Elegant imported stone countertops and backsplashes
  • Rectangular trough porcelain sinks with dual faucets
  • Custom-finished floors and walls in wet areas
  • Frame-less glass shower enclosures
  • Premium European-style fixtures and accessories

Price Ranges (subject to change without prior notice):

  • Studio/1 Bath (409 sq. ft. – 505 sq. ft.): $355K – $400K
  • 1 Bed/1 Bath (540 sq. ft. – 687 sq. ft.): $450K – $490K
  • 2 Beds/2 Baths (916 sq. ft. – 1,071 sq. ft.): $670K – $770K
  • 3 Beds/2.5 Baths (1,373 sq. ft.): $970K – $1.2MM

Deposit Schedule:

  • 20% at Contract (Now)
  • 20% at Groundbreaking (summer 2020)
  • 10% at Top Off (approx. Nov 2021)
  • 50% at closing (approx.. 4th quarter 2022)

Monthly maintenance fee is expected to be $.85 per square foot.

Ground breaking will take place in Summer 2020 with delivery in Q4 2022.

Development Group:

Founded by Harvey Hernandez, Newgard’s highly skilled associates bring more than 50 years of combined experience in development, design, marketing and construction. Hallmarks of the Newgard approach to forward-thinking development include innovative luxury buildings in desirable, centrally located neighborhoods, pedestrian-oriented lifestyles and cutting edge amenities. Property designs reflect a commitment to relevant architectural detailing and the attitudes of residents and business users. Newgard’s dedication to quality extends to its professional construction team, ensuring superior attention to detail, exceptional finishes and timely completion. Newgard’s recent projects include: Gale Residences Ft. Lauderdale Beach, BrickellHouse, Centro and One Flagler, among others. For more information, visit: newgardgroup.com.

 

Click here for an e-brochure about Natiivo Miami and contact me for pricing information.

Maria Lopez, Realtor
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Una Residences, luxury residences on the Brickell waterfront

Una Residences will consist of only 135 condos in a 47-story luxury tower. Each unit will feature a private elevator entry, ranging in size from 1,100 to 4,786 square feet. Located in South Brickell, Una will be the first waterfront boutique building to be built in the neighborhood since 2004.

Una Residences Porte Cochere

Una takes its inspiration from the elegant shapes and materials of classic yacht design. Instantly recognizable by the sweeping curve of its dramatic silhouette, the building’s glass surface brilliantly reflects the dazzling sunlight, while the floor-to-ceiling windows take advantage of a coveted setting on Biscayne Bay. From a distance, the iconic tower is recognizable by the smooth, light-metallic surface and striking silhouette that recalls the natural shape of a wave.

Una’s setting in the scenic Brickell waterfront area takes advantage of the natural beauty of South Florida as well as all the conveniences of Miami. Direct waterfront access, walking paths, public parks, and bike routes make it easy to engage with the brilliant landscapes all around. A peaceful, idyllic residential neighborhood with a wealth of dining, cultural, and retail destinations, plus plenty of options for running, cycling, and boating, all just steps from Una’s front door.

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Una is being developed by OKO Group, in partnership with Cain International.

Una Residences will feature:

  • Unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and the city skyline
  • High efficiency and noise reducing floor to ceiling exterior glass
  • Three levels of underground parking
  • Three swimming pools including lap pool, family pool , and bayside pool and a Jacuzzi
  • Kid’s splash-pad area & kid’s room
  • Entire fourth floor dedicated to health and fitness curated by the AMAN group including yoga and personal training areas, his and hers dressing rooms, saunas, steam rooms and in door and outdoor massage treatment rooms
  • Movie theater
  • Catering kitchen and private dining room
  • Indoor and outdoor owner’s lounge
  • Private marina with boat slips for sale
  • Exclusive access to the Grand Bay Club in Key Biscayne
  • White glove services
  • Baywalk access

Residential features include:

  • Private elevators and elevator entries into each residence
  • Expansive 10-foot wide terraces with effortless lift and glide floor-to ceiling doors and glass balcony railings
  • At least 10’8″ ceiling heights
  • Chef’s kitchen with Gaggenau ovens, electric induction cooktops, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerators/freezers
  • The master suites comes with separate his and hers closet and bathrooms
  • Utility room with full-sized washer and dryer
  • Flow-through residences with east-to-west ocean and city exposures on the top floors.
  • Two Penthouses, each with a private pool and 11’7″ to 12’4″ ceiling

Construction is expected in 2019 and completion by targeted to be completed by 2021.

Residences may be secured with 20% of the purchase price at contract.

An additional 10% will be required six months after contract signing, 10% once construction reaches the 25th floor and 10% at top off. The final 50% will be due upon completion in late 2020.

Residences start from $1,035,000.

Click here for an e-brochure about Una Residences and contact me for specific pricing and floor plans.

Maria Lopez, Realtor
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

 

Hidden Homeowner Costs

Budgeting for buying a home can be difficult enough when you’re just weighing mortgage options and a purchase price. But there are many other factors that go into the cost of homeownership. Some of them are one-time expenses that you’ll pay during the home buying process, while others will be recurring costs for as long as you own the home.

Closing costs

There are several smaller fees that add up to a rather large sum when you’re going through the closing process-loan fees, attorney fees, underwriting fees, and more. They typically add up to 2-5% of the purchase price. For a $300,000 home – roughly the national median – that’s in the neighborhood of $10,000, so be sure to budget for it.

Appraisal

Your lender will require an appraisal, and the appraisal fee (a few hundred dollars) comes out of your pocket.

Inspection

The few hundred dollars you’ll pay for a home inspection is money well spent, but it’s something you have to keep in mind during the purchase process. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing the house is free from any major issues, and you’re making a smart, solid investment.

Insurance

Although homeowners insurance isn’t legally required, it’ll almost certainly be required by your lender. Further insurance, such as flood insurance, may also be required (depending on your location).

Home Owners Association

If you’re living in a property or community with shared spaces, you’ll almost certainly have an HOA fee. This pays for things like trash removal, maintenance of common areas, and for recreational facilities like gyms and swimming pools.

If you’re in the market for a home and are considering your options, reach out to me and I’d be glad to help you.

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

3 Psychological Hacks That Will Help You Sell Your Home Faster

From real estate agents to home buyers, there are so many tips out there on how to sell your home that it can be overwhelming to determine which tricks will boost your success rate and make the sale.

If you’re looking for a few sure-fire hacks for getting your home off the market quickly, the following may do a lot of the hard work for you so that selling won’t remain a worry for long.

Stick To A Neutral Palette

Neutral colors like white and gray may seem like a boring approach to design, but they’re actually a great way to grab a potential buyer’s attention.

While an especially bold color like red or dark blue can distract the viewer, neutral tones will not jar the eye and will enable the viewer to see the features that your home truly offers. Instead of a space they can’t see for the color, they’ll be able to pay attention to the details that really matter.

Discard The Oversized Items

Most of us have an old, bulky piece of furniture that we still haven’t bothered to get rid of, but when preparing your home for viewings you may want to finally let go of this ostentatious piece.

A bulky furniture item will make an undersized space look even smaller, whereas – in a large, sprawling space – it will swallow the size of the room. Instead of a large-scale item, stick to classy, medium-sized pieces that will effectively complement each other.

Keep Personal Items To A Minimum

It may seem like personalizing your home, from pictures all over the fridge to movie posters, will add to its appeal, but it can actually take away from the impression that potential buyers will get.

While a home that has a few personal touches here and there can make it more memorable, too many of these little details may actually make the viewer feel out of place. Since the end goal is an offer on your home, enabling potential buyers to imagine themselves in your space is key.

There are an endless amount of tricks involved in a successful home sale, but there are a few little hacks you can do that may work wonders on the minds of potential buyers.

If you’re almost ready to put your home on the market and are considering your options for selling, please feel free to contact me for more information.

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

 

Thinking About Downsizing? Here’s What You Need to Know About Life in a Condo

The shift from home living to condo life may seem like a minor one, but there are plenty of things that will differentiate your lifestyle other than size when it comes to making a condominium purchase. If you’re contemplating this move and wondering about some of the things that this might entail, here are a few factors that are worth considering.

The Fees You’ll Have to Pay

While a smaller condo is unlikely to have the same associated costs as a large home, you will be paying a monthly condominium fee that will be covering maintenance and insurance so that many repairs and upgrades won’t have to be paid out of pocket.

While this cost will not cover each and every maintenance issue that can occur in a condo, it should keep you covered for many standard home costs. When purchasing a condominium, it’s important to read about what this monthly fee entails.

The Life of Central Living

Life in the suburbs can often mean that you’re far away from the amenities of the city, but many condominiums are built in areas that are full of restaurants, pharmacies, cultural centers and grocery stores which are only a short distance away.

If you don’t mind getting into the car to run your errands, this might not be that important to you, but if you enjoy the exercise and like having amenities close by this type of living situation can be a welcome change.

Less Room for Stuff & Storage

Condo life can certainly eliminate many of the responsibilities of having a home, but if you’re downsizing there’s a possibility that you may have to get rid of a large number of items to successfully fit into your new space.

If you’ve thought about the decision a lot and are convinced that condo living is the right choice, it’s still worth considering how much storage space you will have in your new home so that you can plan for this change, and shift your living style to fit the demands of a smaller space.

There are a lot of things to think about if you’re planning to downsize into a condo, but if you’ve considered the space you’ll have to work with and the conveniences that will make your life easier, you’re probably already prepared for the shift.

If you have any questions about moving into a condo, give me a call and I will happily help you.

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com