Author lands Coral Gables 4BD

Medium 077995ddff69ef84d7dcd9938f7257ce Janice M. Pottker and Andrew S. Fishel bought a four-bedroom, four-bath home at 711 San Juan Dr. in Coral Gables from Fernando and Maria Serpa for $975,000 on Oct. 5.

The Serpas paid $985,000 for the property in June 2004. The 3,749-square-foot home in the San Juan Heights subdivision was built in 1955.

Pottker is a public speaker and author. She has written several books, including Sara and Eleanor, The Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt, Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Celebrity Washington: Who They Are, Where They Live and Why They're Famous.

She has a B.A. from American University, an M.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.Ph. from Columbia and a Ph.D. in sociology and education from Columbia University.

According to BlockShopper.com, there were 975 sales in Coral Gables in 2008, with a median sales price of $585,000.

Address: 711 San Juan Drive
Buyer(s): FISHEL, ANDREW S||POTTKER, JANICE M
Seller(s): SERPA, FERNANDO &W||SERPA, MARIA C
Sale date: Oct. 5, 2009

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