Bentley Bay – 1 Bedroom Bank-Owned Foreclosure – $449,900

December 1, 2007 by Lucas Lechuga

Bentley Bay

A 1 bedroom/1 bath bank-owned foreclosure with 777 square feet of interior space at Bentley Bay recently had a $100K price drop. At this point, it fell onto my radar as being a good deal. It is currently being offered at $449,900. The condo is located on the 12th floor.

The unit faces west which, in my opinion, offers a better view than those facing east. The units facing west have a view of Biscayne Bay, Star Island and the Miami skyline. I haven’t viewed this unit in person but from the MLS pictures it appears that the appliances are still in place. I’ve noticed in a lot of other foreclosures that the appliances are oftentimes removed from the unit.

A unit in the same line sold for $550,000 in June 2007. That unit was sold furnished, however. There’s usually a price difference of $3,000 per floor in Miami and Miami Beach. If the foreclosed condo is in good shape then I think acquiring it in the low $400K’s would make for a great deal.

The following units in the same line at Bentley Bay North are currently listed at the prices below in the MLS:

  • Unit 1013 – $526,500
  • Unit 713 – $529,999
  • Unit 1613 – $599,000
  • Unit 1713 – $599,000
  • Unit 1213 – $650,000
  • Unit 2313 – $679,500

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16 Comments on "Bentley Bay – 1 Bedroom Bank-Owned Foreclosure – $449,900"


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mark
8 years 9 months ago

why would a lender remove appliances in foreclosure? i can’t imagine they are saleable at any real value, and they reduce the attractiveness of the property.

Anonymous
Brian
8 years 9 months ago

I believe all the units at Bentley face west, except the end units, which offer both east and west views throughout the same unit.

Two things to consider about this building.
1. They have been trying to repair hurricane damage for the past 2 years and they still have a long way to go. I wonder if their financials are in good health. Balconies have been closed off for most of the year.

2. Valet only parking. No self parking, which is a huge negative.

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Jay
8 years 9 months ago

How could they build a complex without self parking? That makes no sense. Perhaps the city wouldn’t allow them to build a garage for self-parking, but it still seems odd that a developer would do a project that was being handicapped like that.

Anonymous
David
8 years 9 months ago

FYI, the new Ten Museum condos have only
valet parking; no self parking ( a huge negative
for that complex also).

Anonymous
Mick
8 years 9 months ago

I live in the NE and I am planning on buying a condo in one of the So Be high rise complexes sometime next year. Since I don’t live in the area, is there a web site etc. that would provide info. on what is going on (complaints, etc. ) in the condo communities, ?

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Matt Arledge
8 years 9 months ago
I looked at several units in this building and know quite a bit about it. It has definitely had more than its share of problems. On the hurricane damage, I never could get a straight story. I was told that after wilma the city gov told them that somehow the balconies were never built to code, or since they were being repaired, they would have to be “brought up to code”. There was a fight about who would pay (in particular since the original developer went bankrupt and was forced out). And now the residents aren’t allowed out on the… Read more »
Anonymous
Sean
8 years 9 months ago

The railing that extends along the top of the clear balcony does not appear visible in
the mid/sliding section of the bigger window in
the picture? Could that be right? I have seen
plywood on some units balconies so wondering
if it was removed for the view/picture?

Anonymous
8 years 9 months ago

mark :

The appliances are removed by the prev. owners. I have seen a couple of houses like that, in one they even removed a window AC unit. so there was a hole in the wall and the floor was inundated.

Remember those owners might try to make it difficult for the lender to sell the property so it’s not uncommon to find things like clogged drains, etc.

Anonymous
8 years 9 months ago

I only show foreclosures and a lot of them have the washer dryer and cplaiances missing, lamps have been ripped out etc. I guess people try to take verything out since they are losing hteir house and crredit as well they figured they can at least walk out with a washer dryer out of the deal

Anonymous
Bill
8 years 9 months ago

Thank you Matt for the additional information. It doesn’t sound good to me.

Anonymous
a
8 years 9 months ago

That building is touted as luxury but in reality it stinks.

Anonymous
scott
8 years 7 months ago

Anyone looking at Las Vegas condos. I am looking into the forclosure / REO market there… anyone wanna discuss drop me an email
Scott

Anonymous
scott
8 years 7 months ago

,,,at scottnla @ hotmail . com

Anonymous
suze
8 years 6 months ago

anyone want to rent a place for the month of March, want a large studio or one bedroom, parking a must and the place must be furnished. thanking you in advance

Anonymous
Isabel
8 years 6 months ago

Hi Suze – I own a 1-bedroom in the Quantum that I would consider renting for March.

It’s on the 40th floor facing the bay with views all the way to Sunny Isles and the Ocean.

Just furnished with brand new pieces from West Elm. Contact me at PassportControl@aol.com if you’re interested.

Cheers

Anonymous
Paul
8 years 3 months ago

Balcony glass has been replaced on all units at developer’s cost after hurricane damage. Building ok and now repainted. Valet only parking decreed by city. Residents complaint level now much reduced. If you want waterfront and bayside/downtown views, it’s worth seeing. Pool and gym facilities good, also. No, I am not a realtor!

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