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What’s Next for Downtown Gables?

  If you read the real estate coverage of the Miami Herald with any regularity, you have probably taken note of the big development plans on the horizon for the historically quiet suburb of Coral Gables.   Among the 16 proposed and approved new, high-density projects announced for the highly desirable enclave are the Mediterranean Village at Ponce Circle, a million square feet of hotel, condos and shopping across 6.7 acres south of the Mile on Ponce de Leon Boulevard; 33 Alhambra, a... Continue Reading >


Why “FSBO” Means Proceed with Caution

  For Sale By Owner. We’ve all passed a home with a handmade sign on the front lawn or stumbled onto a self-listed charmer on the website Maybe you have even wondered whether you really need to enlist the services of a realtor as you prepare to put your home on the market. I can understand the appeal, of course: avoid paying commission and conduct the sales process on your own terms. As tempting as the unaided approach may seem, it... Continue Reading >

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The French Country Village of Coral Gables

The last in my series of posts detailing Coral Gables city planner George Merrick’s seven themed enclaves is the French Country Village. (The other six are: the Florida Pioneer Village, the Italian Village, the French City Village, the French Normandy Village, the Chinese Village, and the Dutch South African Village.) This collection of homes was inspired by 18th-century rural French building design and, unlike the other villages, contains two distinct styles of architecture.   Between 1925 and 1926, leading French-style architect Frank... Continue Reading >

Drew Kern Real Estate

Where to Get South Miami’s Best Ice Cream

  Scoping out Florida real estate in the hot and humid summer months is no picnic. But some of the best deals can be had during this relative slow season. Luckily, the charming neighborhoods of South Miami are home to the ultimate antidote to soaring temps: a nice, creamy, cold scoop of ice cream. For current listings to check out, contact me or just click here; for the tastiest ice cream shops along the way, see below.   Sweet Chemistry at Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Location:... Continue Reading >