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Education: Palmetto Bay’s Westminster Christian School

A few weeks ago, I shared information about Pinecrest’s Gulliver Academy. For this post, I wanted to turn to my own alma mater, Westminster Christian School, in Palmetto Bay. I consider it to be a wonderful place for a child to learn—if it is a fit for your family’s religious beliefs and education budget—in fact, my own children are currently enrolled. This highly regarded institution was founded in 1961 and is a private, college-preparatory Christian school for grades PreK3 through 12.... Continue Reading >

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The Trouble with Online Real Estate Estimates

If you’ve spent any time in the home market—buying or selling or “just looking”—you’ve probably been to Zillow’s website. Its trademarked Zestimate tool seems like a handy way to research homes in a given area; you can compare similar properties on the same street or from neighborhood to neighborhood. But what many people don’t realize is just how inaccurate its automated estimates can be. As a real estate professional, I have experienced the disappointment and frustration Zestimates can cause when outcomes... Continue Reading >

When Crabs are Worth the Wait

Tis the Season: Knaus Berry Farm, Burrs, Joe’s Stone Crab

The season comes to a close again at the end of April, and with it, the windows for fresh-picked berries and locally sourced stone crabs. But you still have a few weeks to visit some of Miami’s most cherished institutions before the summer heat dials up to extreme. These three outposts are well worth the drive. Just a short drive to Homestead takes you to the family owned and operated Knaus Berry Farm. As someone who spent 7th & 8th grades... Continue Reading >

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The Italian Village of Coral Gables

Last month I gave an overview of one of the six unique themed villages scattered throughout Coral Gables, the Florida Pioneer Village (want a bit more history about Gables’ creator George Merrick’s plan for these residential subdivisions? Check this out). Another of the international pockets still in existence today is the Italian Village, bordered by San Antonio Avenue, San Esteban, Segovia Street, and Monserrate Street. Architects Alfred L. Klingbeil, John and Coulton Skinner, R. F. Ware, and Robert Law Weed designed the... Continue Reading >