Cantamar is a great community of well-maintained single-family homes
located in the Town of Cutler Bay, Florida (south Miami-Dade County).
We are well-located just minutes from shopping, major highways and Black Point Marina.
Our strong Homeowners’ Association with low fees
maintains Cantamar as a safe and attractive family-oriented community,
and also sponsors fun and free activities for both children and adults.

 

Welcome to our Website

The Cantamar Homeowners’ Association
maintains this website to keep our residents and the community informed
about our great neighborhood.

As always, any suggestions or comments are welcome!
Just email webmaster@cantamarhoa.org.

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Congratulations to our Turkey Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Lisa Cardali, the winner of this year’s Turkey Raffle!

Wishing Lisa, and all our residents, a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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November Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 7:00 pm
at the
Palmetto Bay Branch Library, 17641 Old Cutler Road.

This is the final meeting of the year
where the Board will finalize the 2019 Budget.
All residents are welcome to attend.

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Upcoming Holiday Events

December 16: Santa Comes To Town
Santa will be visiting Cantamar from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
at the Main Entrance Park (SW 87th Court at SW 205th Lane).
Come meet Santa, and enjoy a snack of cookies and drinks.
We will also be collecting unwrapped toys again
for the Cutler Bay Police Toy Drive.
Let’s make this a great Christmas for those children
who may not otherwise get gifts.

December: Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest
Start planning your decorations now.
Judging will take place beginning December 16th.
The Winners will be announced on December 22nd.
First Place will receive a $50 Gift Card and a Sign in their Yard,
and Honorable Mention will receive a $25 Gift Card.
We’re looking forward to seeing some festive homes!

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Another Spectacular Halloween Party!

Our new Butler figure greeted all the witches and goblins (and princesses and pirates)
at this year’s Halloween Party by lighting up and talking as they approached.
And the weather cooperated for a pleasant evening—not too hot.

We had great participation in our Apple Bobbing and Costume Contests.
Congratulations to the winners: Nathan and Michael in the Apple Bobbing Contests;
Arabella for the Under Age 5 Costume Contest and Jada in the Over Age 5 category.

Thanks to Comcast for providing the pizza,
and to our Social Committee for all their hard work putting this popular event together
and providing popcorn, cotton candy, and the goody bags of candy for the kids…
and of course, to all of our neighbors who came out in costume (and not) to enjoy this wonderful evening!

Our Social Committee puts together the Goody Bags for the Halloween Party

Click here for photos from this great event.

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Important Information:
Street Parking

Recently there have been several complaints received by the management office
regarding Owners/Residents and/or Guests parking
on the Roads of the neighborhood
causing hazardous conditions for other vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

At the Board meeting held on Thursday August 16, 2018,
representatives from the Miami Dade/Cutler Bay Police department
as well as the Public Works Director were present.

They informed those present that parking of Vehicles on
the Roads of Miami Dade County and therefore the Roads
of The Town of Cutler Bay is prohibited in accordance with Section 30-292.
Any violation of this section can result in a fine/ticket of $150 per violation.

Although the police have not pursued this in recent years, that does not mean there is any safe harbor
from such enforcement in the future now that it has been brought to everyone’s attention.

We ask all Association Members, Residents and their Guests to please observe these rules
as to avoid the possibility of being ticketed or fined, and do your best to avoid parking
in the roadways and/or creating a hazardous situation.
Remember, you could be held accountable, and may be liable,
if anyone is injured or there is an accident caused.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation,
The Board of Directors & Management
August 21, 2018

(Note: Stock photo of street parking by David Beatz on Unsplash)

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Annual Meeting & Election Results

Our Annual Meeting & Election was held on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 pm
in the Feller Room at Palmetto Bay Branch Library.

We did not have a Quorum for the Election, so our current Board will continue to serve.
Thanks to Selma, Tom, Pete, Orlando and Marco for everything they do for Cantamar!

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Annual Landscape Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Winner of our 2018 Landscape Contest: 8753 SW 206th Lane.
This winner will receive a $50 Gift Card and a Certificate.

Congratulations also go to our Honorable Mention: 8995 SW 207th Street.

 

The Board of Directors would also like to recognize previous winners
who have kept their landscapes in beautiful condition:
20515 SW 89th Avenue, 20631 SW 87th Court, 8754 SW 206th Lane, 8830 SW 204th Street,
20642 SW 90th Place, and 8984 SW 206th Street.

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Many Thanks to our Board and Volunteers
for the Independence Day Flags

Didn’t Cantamar look wonderfully patriotic for the Fourth of July!
Many thanks to our Board of Directors and the Volunteers
who placed the flags throughout the neighborhood.

Also, many thanks to our patriotic neighbors who flew the flag
and/or added small flags to their flower beds.
It really looked wonderful!

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Welcome our Newest Board Member

At the Board of Directors meeting on April 19th, Marco Fernandez was appointed to the open directors seat.
The Board was also able to fill the open positions on the Violations Committee.

We look forward to continuing our valuable work for the neighborhood with these positions filled.

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Important Parking Warning

Due to several complaints being received,
The Town of Cutler Bay Police Department has initiated issuing tickets
to those residents and guests that park obstructing the sidewalks
as this is a Violation of Miami Dade County and Town of Cutler Bay Codes.

If you have a car which you will not be able to park in your driveway or garage,
parking horizontally on the driveway apron
(paved portion between the sidewalk and street at the bottom of the driveway)
is acceptable and may be an alternative that will
accommodate an additional vehicle.

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St. Patrick’s Day Meet & Greet

On March 10th there was wonderful weather for our outdoor St. Patrick’s Day party at the Sandbar Sports Grill.
We had a great turnout, saw a lot of wearin’ o’ the green, and met many of our neighbors!
Cantamar provided some delicious appetizers: chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, tortillas, chips and sauces.
Lots of St. Patrick’s Day items were raffled off, allowing many neighbors to continue the festivities at home.

Click here for more photos of the evening.

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Special Assessment to Replace the Mailboxes

The Board of Directors held a meeting on January 19, 2018,
and passed a special assessment in the amount of $34,850.00 ($140 Per Home)
for the specific purpose of replacing the mailboxes in the community.

The Board of Directors, in an effort to make it easier for the members to pay
the $140.00 each decided to split the payments into two.
Any owner can make full payment of the $140.00 with their first payment if desired.

Each owner is responsible for paying the amount of $70.00 which will be due in full on March 15, 2018.
Each owner is responsible for paying the amount of $70.00 which will be due in full on April 15, 2018.
Please note that the day-to-day maintenance of the mailboxes will
remain the individual homeowner’s responsibility.

Please send payments to:
T & G Management Services Inc.
18001 Old Cutler Road #643 Palmetto Bay Florida 33157.

Please be sure to make the check payable to Cantamar Homeowners Association.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the T&G office.

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Christmas/Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

There were a lot of beautifully decorated homes throughout Cantamar
making it a difficult job for our judges to pick the winners.

Drum roll please…

Our First Place Winner who will receive a $50 Gift Card and a Sign in their Yard is
20658 SW 90th Place

Honorable Mention, receiving a $25 Gift Card, goes to
20655 SW 89th Avenue

We also had 3 other Finalists:
(Sorry, no monetary award, but you can bask in the recognition and admiration of your neighbors.)

20611 SW 87th Court for its elegance


20660 SW 90th Court for best use of available space


20628 SW 90th Court for its beautiful Star of David

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Santa Brings a little HO HO HO to the Holidays in Cantamar!

HO HO HO! Santa arrived in Cantamar on a beautiful Saturday morning, December 16th,
to greet all the little boys and girls in our neighborhood (well, some were not that “little.”)
With his jolly laugh and a twinkle in his eye he took pictures with all the children and listened to their Christmas wishes.

The day was warm and sunny with a cool breeze,
perfect for a little Santa time, and some cookies and chocolate milk or water.

But Santa’s favorite part was all the toys collected for the Cutler Bay Police Toy Drive,
helping children who might not otherwise get gifts have a very Merry Christmas!

So, as Santa always says:
HO HO HO… Merry Christmas to ALL!!!!

Click here for more photos from Santa’s Visit.

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Turkey Raffle Winner

Congratulations to the Daniels family of SW 204th Lane,
the winner of the 2017 Turkey Raffle selected on November 17th.
They are receiving a Publix gift card just in time for their turkey dinner.

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Another Terrific Halloween Party

It was another wonderful—and a little scary—Halloween Party!
We had wonderful weather and a great crowd in fun costumes. The kids enjoyed the bounce house and candy bags.
Thanks to Comcast for providing the pizza; cotton candy and popcorn rounded out the goodies.
The crowd enjoyed the lively Apple Bobbing, Mummy Wrapping, and Costume contests.

The evening wrapped up with an invasion of “zombies” mingling with the crowd—scary or fun??
A little of both?

Check out photos from the Party.

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Updated Banking Information for 2018

There is a new Bank Address. Your 2018 Fees should be sent to:

FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK
PO Box 366249
Bonita Springs, FL 34136

If you use online banking to pay your HOA Fees, be sure to update the information so that your payment gets to the right place.

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Cutler Bay Real Estate

(Updates thanks to Pete Quintas, board member and local Realtor)

Real Estate UpdateOctober 2017 Update

Your home is one of your most important assets.
Cantamar is one of the most desirable and safest places to live in Cutler Bay.
From 10/1/2016 to 9/30/2017, 17 homes were sold with an annual turnover of 6.8%.
Average sale was $346,906 and the average price per square foot was $138.46.
The highest sale year-to-date sold for $418,500, a 4-bedroom 3-bath home.

August 2017 Update

The median home price in Cutler Bay, FL is $374,900.
Currently, there are 250 homes listed in Cutler Bay which include 52 condos, 4 foreclosures.

Cantamar average selling price between 8/01/2016 and 7/31/2017 is $336,600.
Homes sold were 24; average sale price per square foot was $139.47 and annual turnover was 9.6%.
The highest transaction in Cantamar sold for $432,000 on 7/14/2017.

Click here for details.

May 2017 Update

Your home is one of your most important assets.
Like any other investment, you should know everything you can about its value and marketability.
That is why I am happy to report that the subdivision of Cantamar is one of the most desirable and safest places to live in Cutler Bay.
From 4/1/2016 to 3/31/2017, 22 homes were sold with an annual turnover of 8.8%.
Average sale $329,700 and avg price per sq ft $135.86.
Cutler Bay and Cantamar continue their price growth at a rate of 9.2% from March 2016 of last year.

May 2016 Update

Cantamar has become one of the most desirable communities
to purchase a single family home in the Town of Cutler Bay.
Sales are starting from $300,000 to $409,000.
The average days on the market in Cantamar is 90 days.
There are six homes currently active in Cantamar ranging from $300,000 to $399,000.

The median home value in Cutler Bay is $267,500.
Cutler Bay home values have gone up 10.9% over the past year.

Cutler Bay ranked 16th in Nerdwallet’s 2015 review
of 227 Communities in Florida.

The consumer-based economic site based their ratings
on the marketability of homes, affordability, growth and tax rates.
To read the article and see what other communities made their list, visit their website.

And, of course, Cantamar is one of the premier communities in Cutler Bay!

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Renting Out Your House?

Be sure to notify the Management Company if you are planning to rent out your house.
Potential renters have to apply to rent in our community, and an interview will be held with them.
Click here to read the Amendments to our Documents regarding Renters’ Screening.

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Cantamar Softball Team Update

Our Cantamar Softball Team made it to the Spring 2017 finals,
but unfortunately lost the Championship Game 27-25.

The Fall season started up in mid-August.
Here’s to a successful season and another championship!

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Congratulations to the
2017 “Beautiful Landscape” Competition Winners

There were so many Beautiful Landscapes this year
that we are awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners along with two Honorable Mentions.

The Winners are:

1st Place: 20515 SW 89th Avenue
This Home was an Honorable Mention last year, but really stepped up to take 1st Place this year.

The 1st Place Winner will be recognized with a sign in front of their home,
and a $50 gift certificate to Home Depot.


2nd Place: 20631 SW 87th Court


3rd Place: 8754 SW 206 Lane


Honorable Mention: 8830 SW 204th Street


Honorable Mention: 20642 SW 90th Place


Congratulations to these Beautiful Landscapes!
And to all who spruced up: the neighborhood is looking great!

The judges would also like to commend our Past Winners 
for maintaining their beautiful lawns:

2016 Winner: 8744 SW 206 Lane

2015 Winner: 8831 SW 204th Lane

2014 Winner: 8984 SW 206th Street

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Do you know what our Documents state about
Parking on the Street, Lawn or Sidewalk?

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Section 7.9 explicitly states that all vehicles must be parked within Homeowner’s property (driveway or garage)
and NOT on the street, NOT on the front lawn, and NOT on the sidewalk.

HOWEVER, we understand that when we have guests, they do need a place to park so parking
IS ALLOWED ON A TEMPORARY BASIS on the street.
Parking is not allowed on the sidewalk or the front lawn. Vertical parking across the lawn is NOT permitted.
This TEMPORARY street parking is for party or day guests (it does not apply to overnight guests visiting from out of town).
Overnight street parking is NOT allowed.

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Do you know what our Documents state about
Signs, Commercial Banners, and Posters on our Front Lawns?

Real Estate Update

Section 7.23 of our documents states that No Signs are allowed in front of our properties
except for a “For Sale” or “For Lease” sign and
these are not to exceed 2 feet square (288 square inches: 24″ x 12″, 18″ x 16″).
The only other sign permitted is for an “Open House.”

The rationale for this is to maintain a tidy looking community.

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Check out our Bulletin Board for these earlier stories:

2017 Budget Approved
Mailbox Replacement
Squatters
Renters’ Screening
Muscovy Ducks – Fun to watch, but a hazard
Online Bill Pay for HOA Dues
Don’t Lose Your Ficus