Well after all this time, JADE Beach has turned out to be a relatively healthy building! Now 9 months of watching and reporting the sales and rentals ARE occurring. I just sold a low floor B2 model unit in JADE Beach on July 31st at an exceptional price point of $458PSF. This was a developer default which was discounted at an asking price of $625,000. The B2 is a spacious 1 bedroom floor plan with direct ocean views, a larger master bedroom and a small den which is being opened up by the new owner to a grand foyer entryway. I’ll have before & afters coming to you soon in a new post promoting the contractor & designer. As for other activity in Jade Beach condos, there is a B1 supposedly under contract just under $500k. JADE Beach unit #3904 is under contract with an asking price of $1.4M and #4008 is under contract with an asking price of $1.499M. JADE Beach is soon to go on 90% closed and both JADE Beach & JADE Ocean are Fannie May approved! There are 32 (13%) JADE Beach resales (only 2 at JADE Ocean) ranging in values from $520,000 (B Model) to $2.450M (E Model). Very surprising to see the rental prices fall to what I believe great deals at $2,250 for a 1 bedroom.. I’m renting west facing units at Trump Palace for this price! The rental values range today from $2,250 up to $10,000
I met with a very astute JADE Ocean condo buyer tonight who’s closing soon on one of the highest E-model units. He’s prepared to renovate and finish out the interior with the open option of renting or purchasing a finished residence around the month of October. We were discussing the price per square foot tonight and have noted JADE Beach asking around $650-$700 PSF while selling around $450-$500 PSF. I believe JADE Ocean will be comparable with asking prices hovering $850-$1,000 PSF and selling around $650-$800 PSF. The take home message is “time will tell” as everyone is curious as to the values. I will once again use Acqualina and Turnberry Ocean Colony as good 2009 JADE Ocean comparables and noted the 90 day closed sales in each building ranging from a high of $987 PSF (Acqualina #3501) to a low of $447PSF (Turnberry Ocean Colony South Tower #902). Time will soon tell and so far they’ve closed over 30 JADE Ocean residences with scheduled closings happening each week. I’m still awaiting the access & ability to tour JADE Ocean with camera permission and will have this goal completed soon enough so you can see what a great job they’ve done… as the mystery looms. 1.888.383.7326.