Drew Kern

April 16, 2024

Finding a Community in Miami that Matches Your Lifestyle

Finding the right community in Miami is about trusting your instincts and choosing a neighborhood that feels like home. Are you more drawn to the vibrant energy of Wynwood or Brickell or to the tranquility of the Grove? Whatever your lifestyle or preferences, there’s a neighborhood in Miami to suit you. It’s More Than Just the Location We would never tell you that location isn’t a big consideration in every real estate transaction. You should always think about a neighborhood’s proximity to the places you frequent most often – work, school, beach. That said, choosing the right community is about more than just location. It’s important to also consider each potential area’s amenities. Consider safety and security measures when evaluating […]
April 9, 2024

Ready to List? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you thinking it’s time to list a property for sale? The Kern Team is here to represent you, but we’re also here to help you make sure you’re well-informed on the front end of any real estate transaction.   Timing Makes a Difference First, it’s important to consider market trends and seasonality if you have the ability to list your home any time. Spring and early summer tend to be the most active seasons for real estate transactions. Many buyers are eager to purchase before the start of the new school year or to take advantage of favorable weather conditions for house hunting. Here in Miami it can be beneficial to list in Spring or early Summer, but it’s important to realize […]
April 2, 2024

Step by Step Guide to Selling Your Miami Home

Selling a home in Miami is a marathon, not a sprint. At the Kern Team, our job is to make sure our clients get at or above market value for their home and to minimize the complications that can come along the way. And while this process is customized per client, this is the basic step-by-step framework we start with when anyone is going down the path of selling their home.  Setting the Stage for Success: 6 to 8 Months Before Listing Your Home When you are listing your home, the most important decision you will make is choosing your Realtor. We always encourage homeowners to interview a couple realtors to find the one that feels right – but be […]
March 26, 2024

Downtown to Suburbs: Finding Your Miami Vibe

One of the best things about living in a metro area like Miami is that you have such a wide variety of diverse neighborhoods to choose from. If you want to be in the middle of the action, plenty might be perfect for you from Edgewater to Brickell. There are also many options for suburban neighborhoods that offer their own unique slice of Americana. Let’s look at just a few of the options that embody the essence of downtown living and suburban bliss, helping you find your ideal Miami residence. The City is Alive From the Design District to Brickell Brickell is Miami’s financial district. If you’re a professional with the goal of living closest to major business centers, this […]
March 19, 2024

Looking Into the Future of Miami Real Estate

If anything is constant in life it’s change, and thriving cities are no exception. Miami is no different. While Miami-Dade has always been known for the sparkling bay, sun-soaked allure, and dynamic energy, it has been ever changing and that’s not likely to change.  That being said: we do not have a crystal ball nor a time machine. What we do have is extensive experience with South Florida real estate. Come along with us to explore the trends and possibilities that shape the future of Miami’s real estate landscape.  Miami’s Evolving Skyline  Miami’s skyline is poised for transformation. We’re seeing a surge in the popularity of “vertical urbanism,” which is a fancy way of describing high-rise living.  Demand is high […]
March 12, 2024

Miami Condo Market – Shopping for Investments and Residences

Condo living has been a part of Miami for decades. Like you would expect in paradise, the Miami real estate market consists of a mixture of full-time residents, part time residents, and investment buyers. Condos are an attractive option for all types of buyers as they offer unique proximity to the water as well as built-in management to a certain degree. Whatever your goals as a buyer, The Kern Team is here to help you achieve them.  High-Rise Oceanfront Living The iconic architecture of Miami’s skyline is in large part thanks to our wealth of condos. Miami’s condo market is synonymous with oceanfront living (though there are many other options when it comes to condos than just the high rises on the […]
March 5, 2024

Parents’ Guide to Considering Schools in Miami House Hunting

Miami offers a vibrant community filled with culture and diversity for families. As parents considering real estate in Miami, the quality of schools often takes center stage in the decision-making process. The Kern Team is here with decades of experience to help you navigate Miami’s educational landscape and offer insights for parents on what to look for in a school district. If your children aren’t yet school-aged, or even if school is just a spark of an idea of the future right now, it’s wise to consider schools early. Evaluating the Quality of Schools Understanding the unique characteristics of each school is paramount to making a decision about the best learning environment for your children to be in. Since the […]
February 27, 2024

Buying Your Home in Miami From Out of State

Miami has a lot to offer buyers from across the country as well as international buyers. It could be the beach calling you here, or the vibrant culture, active lifestyle, and engaged communities. Whatever the reason you’ve chosen to buy a home in Miami, The Kern Team is here to make the long distance buying process as simple as it can be. From effective virtual tours to making the most of your short in-person visits, we’ve got you covered. Virtual Tours: Embracing Technology It’s really amazing all the ways we utilize technology every day. Virtual home tours have created a way for remote homebuyers to have a first viewing of a home they are interested in from anywhere. There are […]
February 20, 2024

Finding Your Ideal Miami Neighborhood: The Hammocks

Miami is a diverse city filled with unique neighborhoods each with their own distinct style, flair, and feel. Finding the ideal neighborhood for your family and lifestyle is as important as finding a home that checks all your boxes. We’ve been highlighting different neighborhoods in our blogs and up next is The Hammocks. Convenient, Comfortable Suburban Miami The Hammocks is a master planned community in south Miami west of Kendall. It mixes residential and recreational seamlessly and also includes plenty of retail options making it a convenient suburban center. The types of housing options available within The Hammocks include Mediterranean style single family homes, townhomes, villas, and condos.  Within this community there are four public elementary schools, a public middle school, and […]