Happy New Year friends! As the local consumer confidence gains momentum and great properties take less time to sell with multiple cash offers in place, my philosophy has become far more bullish. I strongly believe 2010 IS the right time to buy at the bottom for the Miami Dade County oceanfront communities. Sunny Isles Beach condo inventory declined 6% in the last month and 22% year to date while sale to list price ratios increased from 88% to 93%. I’ll explore the fine analytics below and hope to continue educating everyone interested in these amazing uber-modern condo towers known as JADE Beach & JADE Ocean. For February, I’ll be releasing a fresh new website to replicate the success of this Jade Condos authority site but geared towards the traditional-styled towers known as TurnberryOceanColonySunnyIsles.com (stay tuned!) where price points begin at $1M and prices have dropped approximately 20% in 2009 alone.
(http://17001CollinsAvenue.com) JADE Beach developer condos have basically sold out after a year of occupancy with the few developer units remaining hitting the MLS last month at clearance pricing. There are now 35 (14%) JADE Beach resales ranging in values from $549,000 (Low Floor B1 Model) to an impressive JADE Beach penthouse listing reduced to $4.499M (2 Story Jade Beach Trophy Penthouse). JADE Beach condo sales have been reported on the MLS with values from $468k (B1 Model at $468 psf) to $1.370M (E Model at $427 per square foot)! This seems to be the established pricing trend in 2009 for Jade Beach. The average JADE Beach list price per square foot is reflecting $637psf up 1% from December averages with the average selling price per square foot reflecting $442 at 99 days on market plus a 90% sale to list price ratio.
Jade Beach rentals have been in demand as potential buyer’s test the product reflecting 29 Jade Beach condos ranging in rented values from $2,000 (B1 deal) to $7,000 (#1708) most likely to have been a seasonal rate. 4 Jade Beach rentals are currently under contract with asking prices ranging from $2,500 (#1606) to $14,000 (#3608) while 17 rentals remain active ranging in asking prices from $3,200 (02 line as B2 model) to $9,900 (#4001).
(http://17121CollinsAvenue.com) JADE Ocean is still early into the corrections all new condo towers must undergo with County records reflecting 73 (UP 15% since last month) recorded deeds or 29% sold. Jade Beach took 1 year to accomplish what it has and we’re now on month 6 of JADE Ocean acquiring the TCO. Nothing much new to report since very few condos have been relisted. There are 4 Jade Ocean condo resales today with a high price on a spectacular 2 story Jade Penthouse listed November 20th at $2.7M with just under 3,200 Interior square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. There are only 2 (C 2’s) in the building and no other penthouses comparable in Sunny Isles Beach. With an average asking price per square foot of ~$762 reflective for JADE Ocean, I can’t see paying an extra 30% for something similar & (not including the PH units) obtainable at JADE Beach but time will soon tell us.. This is the critical curve separating value differences between each tower that will be dissected over this next year while sales statistics show us the facts. JADE Ocean was sold out on a significantly higher price point offering clear advantages and now noting a needed adjustments to what is truly market value as speculators argue these values with Fortune, the FDIC-Starwood to prices they should be closing at (lender appraisals are coming in short). One thing is for sure, the developer is 100% confident in their product and relentless on the contract values standing firm on negotiations.
There are 7 JADE Ocean rentals listed (via MLS) and the prices are ranging from $3,400 (B1 model) to $8,000 for a 4 bedroom (E model). Nothing has rented yet but a B2 did go under lease contract with a record high asking price for a 1BR of $3,800. A B1 was reported to have rented on a 2 year lease for $2,800. Could JADE Ocean be a superior building worth paying 30% more? We’ll soon find out..
Sunny Isles Beach condo inventory is trending downward consistently each month (by a significant 6% last month) with 1,065 condos for sale and 32 closing in the last 30 days (33.3 month supply). In 2009 641 Sunny Isles Beach condos have sold via MLS database with an average sale price per square foot at $236. In a contrast comparison of luxury oceanfront condos specific to Collins Avenue, we see 591 condos for sale with 55 closed sales in the last 90 days. Last year 237 oceanfront condos sold via MLS with an average selling price per square foot of $383. If we take only the top 10% of 2009 condo sales we find an average sales price per square foot of $611 and an average asking price per square foot of $709 reflecting an average 14% discount for new buyers in this market. Looking at the 55 closed oceanfront sales from the last 90 days, we see statistics changing (market improvement?!) relaying a 91% sale to list price ratio or 9% discount and selling within 177 days. Irrelevant statistics to some but I find it interesting…
The top Sunny Isles Beach condo sales of the last 90 days were at Acqualina with #3003 selling at $3.1M ($702 SP/SF), and Turnberry Ocean Colony N #2604 selling at $2.1M ($562 SP/SF) plus 3 other sales at $536, $667 & $541 per square foot respectively. The final luxury condo sale of the last 90 days was at JADE Beach selling at $1.370M ($427 SP/SF).
What else would you like to see reported here on the JADE Blog? Leave a comment and let me know what’s on you mind pertaining to Jade Condos Sunny Isles. ** All data compiled from the SEF MLXChange.
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