Top 3 Most Expensive Miami Beach Condos Sold – March 2011

There were 250 Miami Beach Condos sold in the month of March 2011.  The highest sale being at Apogee for $4,995,000 and the lowest at The Royal South Beach, a historic condo-hotel studio (270 square feet),  selling at $35,000.  Condo-hotels are usually cash deals unless financed privately by the hotel, they are considered investment properties and banks will not finance them.  Financing for Miami Beach condos in general has become challenging because bank underwriters expect condos to have certain ratios (unpaid or delinquent condo fees) or to have money in reserves, which doesn’t happen very often.  We like to inform our customers of possible road blocks ahead of time in order for you to have realistic expectations.

March’s Most Expensive Miami Beach Condo Sale

Apogee South Beach – 800 S Pointe Dr #1402 – Miami Beach, FL 33139

Listed for $5,349,000 and sold for $4,995,000 on 3/22/2011

Talk about an amazingly finished Apogee residence!  The photos are spectacular…..every Miami Beach Realtor should market their properties this way.  With top of the line everything and in the most exclusive South Beach Condo.  This particular unit was originally listed for $5.299 Million back in April of 2010 and was then increased $100k, and selling only 7% under listing price.  The marketing description reads:

Seeing is Believing ! #1402 is the best value in the most exclusive address South of New York City – APOGEE. This unit is impeccably finished with top of the line everything ! Incredible flow-through views of the Bay, Government Cut, Ocean and South Beach. Be one of the privileged to live in this 68 unit ultra exclusive complex.


  • 3,103 square feet of living space
  • 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom / 1 half-bath
  • 2-parking spaces (covered)
  • bay front with panoramic water views
  • Apogee South Beach location
  • built in 2007
  • Monthly maintenance = $3778.00

March’s Second Most Expensive Miami Beach Condo Sale

The Setai Resort & Residences – 101 20th St #1701 – Miami Beach, FL 33139

Listed for $5,200,000 and sold for $3,950,000 on 3/07/2011

This residence made our TOP 3 MOST EXPENSIVE MIAMI BEACH CONDOS SOLD exactly one year ago.  It sold for $2.5 Million and was listed for $5.2 Million just 9 months later, making the owner a profit of almost $1.5 Million dollars!  Who said you can’t make money off Miami Beach Condos?  Presentation is everything as you can see by decor.  The marketing description reads:

One of the biggest apartments in the building.  Combination of three 2-bedroom units into one expansive three bedroom residence with formal  living, formal dining, media room , game room and two balconies.


  • 3,691 square feet of living space
  • 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / 1 half-bath
  • built in 2004
  • Setai Resort and Residences location in Miami Beach
  • ocean front building
  • ocean views
  • 3 parking spaces
  • Monthly Maintenance = $7,051

March’s Third Most Expensive Miami Beach Condo Sale

W South Beach – 2201 Collins Ave – Miami Beach, FL 33139

Listed for $3,600,000 and sold for $3,300,000 on 3/07/2011

The W South Beach happens to be one of my favorite buildings.  The location is spectacular, the views are amazing and the amenities cannot be any better.  This residence was listed in August of 2010 for $3.66 Million and lowered $60,000 4 months later, finally selling 8% under listing price.  The marketing photos are the W’s stock photos and the marketing description doesn’t say much, other than:

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


  • 1,906 square feet of living space
  • 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom / 1 half-bath
  • built in 2009
  • Furnished / Turnkey
  • Ocean Front Building
  • W South Beach Hotel And Residences location
  • East views – direct ocean
  • Monthly maintenance = $1898

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

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