Ensconced between the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the village of Key Biscayne is a tropical paradise that encompasses all of South Florida’s most sought-after residential appeals. Located just a short drive from downtown Miami, Key Biscayne feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. It offers potential homeowners a chance to enjoy unparalleled luxury and resort-style amenities from various property types, including upscale condo complexes, magnificent waterfront estates, or sprawling single-family residences.
Key Biscayne also boasts a walk score of 81. The main thoroughfare, Crandon Boulevard, is four lanes with a barrier divider of palm trees and a sidewalk set off from the road. All luxury homes in Key Biscayne exude a unique sense of privacy given the relatively small size of the are. It’s known for its safety, too — pedestrians are always traversing the island. Children can bike, skateboard, or scooter around the 1.4-square-mile premises. It’s a warm community, one where crime simply has no place: the violent crime rate in Key Biscayne led to the city ranking as the second-safest of Florida’s 206 cities.
With such an extensive list of benefits and draws, it's easy to understand why Key Biscayne is also home to one of Florida’s most in-demand real estate markets, which has led to a particularly low property inventory as well as spirited competition among buyers looking to make a piece of Key Biscayne their own. This makes purchasing a home in Key Biscayne not only a rewarding milestone in any buyer’s real estate journey but a challenge that can become somewhat overwhelming if you’re not acquainted with the preparation and steps required to complete a purchase transaction.
Giulietta Ulloa and her team of world-class real estate professionals have years of experience helping buyers find and close on their dream South Florida homes. Herself a Miami resident, Giulietta Ulloa is intimately acquainted with the Key Biscayne real estate market and has made a name for herself as one of the top 0.5% of real estate agents nationwide. Her detail-oriented, dedicated service, accompanied by her priceless insight into the buying process, makes Giulietta and her team the perfect choice to help you find the perfect Key Biscayne property for you.
And, to help you get started on your luxury house hunting, they’ve compiled a comprehensive home buying guide to help you start your journey to becoming a Key Biscayne resident on the best foot possible.
Determine your budget
Most homes in the Key Biscayne area range from $400,000 for a compact, well-located condo to well over $15,000,000 for a waterfront estate. Keeping this in mind can help you filter properties listed online and find the homes within your budget that most appeal to your taste and lifestyle.
Get mortgage pre-approval (if necessary)
Consider your lifestyle and desires
Despite its relatively small size, Key Biscayne offers potential homeowners a variety of amenities and lifestyle choices. Avid boaters and watersports enthusiasts will likely prefer living along Harbor or Island Drive, both of which are lined with spectacular waterfront properties that usually also feature private docking facilities.
If you’re looking to enjoy the quintessential Florida beachfront lifestyle, househunting along the pristine Key Biscayne beach’s condo complexes and single-family homes may be a better option. Regardless of where you decide to live in Key Biscayne, nothing is too far away — cafes, beaches, and friends all can be found in close proximity.
And, if you’re looking to enjoy all the benefits of living in Key Biscayne while still maintaining convenient proximity to central Miami or an easy commute to work, the residential neighborhoods surrounding Crandon Boulevard are sure to be your best bet. Crandon Boulevard offers direct access to Highway 913, which links with Interstate 93 and runs right through Downtown Miami and Brickell.
Choose your property type
By keeping in mind what sort of home you’re interested in, you can easily narrow down your search parameters even more, and make the actual house hunting part of this process all the easier.
Start your search
Narrow down your options
Once you’ve narrowed down your options to two or three potential homes, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty of the financials.
Compare sales records
Comparable sales records are also an excellent indicator of the kind of offer you should make for the property given the current market trends.
Arrange a home inspection and appraisal
An inspector will ensure vital structures within the house like the roof, foundation, plumbing, and electrical systems are all in working condition. Additionally, an appraiser can give you an accurate number regarding the property’s value, which can be incredibly useful during negotiations and the offer and counter-offer process.
Make an offer
Having the help of a seasoned negotiator that’s familiar with the Florida property market can make a significant difference in the value and additional services and benefits you receive after purchasing your home.
Team up with an experienced real estate agent
By hiring a well-regarded realtor or working with a team of real estate professionals like the Giulietta Ulloa Group, you can rest assured your every requirement and desire is being taken into consideration as the team works tirelessly to make your dreams a reality.
Not only has Giulietta herself lived in Key Biscayne for nearly 25 years, but she has been involved in the local real estate industry for equally as long. As one of her specialty neighborhoods, there’s nothing that Giulietta and her team don’t know about purchasing a home in Key Biscayne. They won’t need to sell you on the community — Key Biscayne is safe, the community is warm, and homeowners enjoy their privacy.
Whether you’re looking for an investment, a vacation house, or a permanent home, Giulietta and her team can help you along every one of the abovementioned steps, ensuring your buying experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
If you’re looking to relocate or purchase a property in Key Biscayne, contact the Giulietta Ulloa Group today to work with one of the country’s best teams of real estate professionals.