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Top 3 Most Expensive Miami Beach Condos Sold in January 2011

February 27, 2011 by  

There were 179 Miami Beach condos sold in the month of January 2011 ranging from a $2.6 Million Setai Condo, to a $41,000 Marseilles Condo in foreclosure in Normandy Island. The prevailing question lately has been about distressed property inventory – is it slowing down? are there more foreclosures and short sales? are we seeing the bottom? I grabbed sales from the last few months to see what percent of those were distressed:

  • September 2010 – 58% of MLS sales were either foreclosures or short sales
  • October 2010 – 50% of Miami Beach Condo sales were distressed
  • November 2010 – 42% of Miami Beach Condo sales were distressed
  • December 2010 – 52% of Miami Beach Condo sales were distressed
  • January 2011 – 57% of Miami Beach Condo sales were distressed

It’s evident that this number is not going down and there are still quite a bit of distressed property sales, what you do need to keep in mind is that short sales can take anywhere from a few months to over a year to close.  Which means that some of these sales have been property under contract for quite some time.  The other factor to keep in mind is that most of these closings are on the lower end of the market, properties under $250,000 and very few in the Miami Beach Luxury Condo market.  The other piece of evidence I will share is that actual prices for distressed condos is starting to rise and the very low end of the scale is almost non existent.  Our team does not really specialize is these sales though, but we keep a close eye because once these begin to disappear, the Miami Beach housing market will start to see a significant change for the better.

January’s Most Expensive Miami Beach Condo Sale

Setai  Resort & Residences – 101 20th Street #3603– Miami Beach, FL 33139

Listed for $2,795,000 and sold for $2,600,000 on 1/19/2011

Setai designer furnished and equipped residence with panoramic views of the ocean and Miami Beach, it doesn’t get any better than this.  Setai is known for luxury and amenities and the monthly maintenance fees will attest for that.  This property was on and off the market since 2006 with a starting price of $4.25 Million – it was also offered for rent at $25,000/month.  Pricing for both sale and rental listings were adjusted through the years with a final selling price of $2.6 Million, which is still a nice $1,492/square foot.  The MLS description reads:

GORGEOUS APARTMENT AT SETAI ON 36TH FLOOR OFFERING UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF OCEAN, INTRA COSTAL AND MIAMI BEACH. “TURNKEY PACKAGE”, SOLD FULLY FURNISHED & EQUIPPED (DESIGNER DECORATED PUBLISHED IN “FLORIDA DESIGN”). ONE OF A KIND RESIDENCE! ALSO AVAILABLE FOR RENT WEEKLY & MONTHLY.

Features:

  • 1,743 square feet of living space
  • built in 2004
  • designer furnished and equipped
  • oceanfront
  • 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
  • 2 parking spaces
  • open balcony
  • Monthly maintenance = $3,339

January’s Second Most Expensive Miami Beach Condo Sale

W South Beach Residences – 2201 Collins Ave #1204 – Miami Beach, FL 33139

Listed for $2,690,000 and sold for $2,500,000 on 1/15/2011

The W South Beach is one of my favorite Miami Beach condo-hotels.  Amenities are fabulous and the designer finishes and workmanship are out of this world.  Although no particular photos were included of this particular residence’s views and floor-plan, I can guarantee they were top notch because that’s what The W is known for. All residences have beautiful views, even if they are not directly situated on the ocean, and you can read more about it in our article from June 2010 – The W South Beach Residences.  The MLS description for this unit reads:

Exquisitely finished and furnished oceanfront condominium residences providing World-Class service and the ultimate resort lifestyle in the heart of South Beach.

Features:

  • world renowned W amenities and service
  • 1,729 square feet of living space
  • built in 2009
  • 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
  • oceanfront
  • ocean views
  • turnkey
  • designer furnished and equipped
  • monthly maintenance = $2,407

January’s Third Most Expensive Miami Beach Condo Sale

Continuum South Beach: South Tower – 100 S Pointe Dr #1007 – Miami Beach, FL 33139

Listed for $2,250,000 and sold for $1,999,000 on 1/14/2011

The Continuum South Beach is a popular amongst our TOP 3 Most Expensive Miami Beach Condos Sold each month.  It’s no surprise it comes up time and time again in Miami Beach’s Luxury lists and it has to do with the ultimate South Beach location as well as amenities.  Think about it – out of all the amazing South of Fifth condos, The Continuum is the only one on the actual tip and it is ocean front with endless views of the ocean, Fisher Island, Government Cut and Miami Beach.  This particular residence was on and off the market and listed for $2.25 Million in June of 2010 with a selling price of $1.999 Million.  The MLS reads:

LUXURIOUS UNIT WITH DIRECT OCEAN VIEW. PRIVATE FOYER, MARBLE FLOORS, 10′ CEILINGS, OPEN KITCHEN AND SPLIT BEDROOM PLAN. CONTINUUM OFFERS ON-SITE CONCIERGE SERVICES, 24-HR COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING, 24-HR SECURITY, 3 TENNIS COURTS, TENNIS PRO-SHOP, RESTAURANT, 25000 SQ.FT STATE-OF-THE-ART GYM AND SPA, 2 LAGOON POOLS, LAP POOL AND BEACH / POOL SERVICE.

Features:

  • 1,870 square feet of living space
  • built in 2002
  • 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / 1 half-bath
  • marble floors
  • 10′ ceilings
  • 1 parking space
  • oceanfront
  • monthly maintenance = $1,800

**all information obtained from the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service**

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