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September 17, 2019

Palmetto Bay: Featured Listings

Palmetto Bay is well-known for its fabulous parks, expansive recreation opportunities, and preservation of the natural environment. Its location just south of downtown Miami makes it pretty unbeatable, too. If you’re interested in the “Village of Parks,” check out several of these featured listings. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 5860 Paradise Point Drive This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is charming from top to bottom. As a three-story home, it offers remarkable water and treetop views and is just a short boat ride from Biscayne Bay. Located in the gated community of Paradise point, the home comes with a spot in slip #5 as well as a grand formal living and dining area, […]
September 10, 2019

3 Simple Ways to Stage Your Small Kitchen for the Sale

For many people, the kitchen is undeniably the heart of the home. It’s the place where everyone gathers when hosting guests, and it is the source of nourishment to keep the crew running on a daily basis. It’s also one of the most scrutinized of all places when potential buyers are evaluating a home. If it’s too small, too outdated, or simply too cumbersome, a buyer may walk away without giving even a second thought to the rest of the house.   So what are some of the best ways to overcome kitchen flaws without having to spend thousands of dollars on a full-scale remodel? Check out these three simple tips to help you maximize your kitchen space and stage […]
September 3, 2019

Don’t Make These 5 Home-Buying Mistakes

When you’re house hunting, you’ll often find many well-meaning people trying to steer you in the right direction. While it can get old fielding advice from family, friends, and complete strangers, their guidance usually comes from a place of good intent – something they themselves wish they would have known before buying their house. And it’s true, hindsight is 20/20. While it’s impossible to prepare for every potential scenario when buying a house, there are some important tips to follow so you don’t end up mistakenly making one of these five home-buying mistakes:   Not having a full picture of what you can afford– Buying a home requires you to be smart and sensible about how much money you have […]
August 27, 2019

What is a Home Warranty and Should You Get One?

Whether buying or selling a home, the words “home warranty” often get thrown into the mix as an additional offer a seller can bring to the table to entice buyers, or as something a buyer may consider voluntarily purchasing for peace of mind going into a new purchase. But what exactly is a home warranty and is it right for you? What is a home warranty? A home warranty is a product you can buy to protect yourself from major expenses related to repairs and replacements of: Electrical systems Plumbing systems HVAC systems Appliances like washers and dryers, refrigerator, oven, range, garbage disposal, and others While home warranties offer protection in these areas, it’s important to note that, though plans […]
August 20, 2019

Coral Gables: Featured Listings

Coral Gables always rises to the top as one of the most coveted communities in South Florida to call home. We love it too for its Old World elegance blended with tropical South Florida style. If you’re looking for a home in “The City Beautiful,” check out several of these featured listings. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour. 3800 Granada Blvd A home not to be missed for its historic charm paired with modern amenities. Built in 1924 and sitting on nearly an acre of land overlooking the Biltmore Golf Course, this 7,882 square foot home has 7 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and masterfully planned living spaces. Its Spanish influence can be felt throughout the home […]
August 13, 2019

What to Know if You’re Buying a Home in South Florida

Of the many communities in South Florida, there’s sure to be one that fits your interests and lifestyles. From Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay down to Cutler Bay and into the Keys, the Miami market is appealing for more than just its sunshine and beaches. With excellent schools, one-of-a-kind culture and entertainment options, and a vibe you just can’t find anywhere else, buying a house in South Florida is a smart investment for more reasons than just the equity you’ll build in it. If you’re ready to start house hunting in South Florida, here are some important things to know as you begin to narrow down your choices. Look at the local schools – Even if you don’t have […]
August 6, 2019

Are You and Your Home Hurricane Ready?

If you’ve been procrastinating on your hurricane preparation plans or summer has simply gotten away from you, it’s not too late to make sure your home is in shape for hurricane season. Aside from securing these five areas of your property first, focus also on getting yourself and your belongings ready. After all, as we’ve learned by living through several major storms, having your home hurricane ready also means being prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Cross your t’s and dot your i’s by checking all of these preparation items off your list so you’re ready if and when a storm makes landfall on Miami: Pack a hurricane go-bag – FEMA recommends having enough water and food on hand […]
July 23, 2019

To Stay or Go? How to Determine if it’s Time to Move On

To stay or go is always a big question. Perhaps you’ve been in your home for decades with the thought of selling only rarely creeping into your thoughts, or perhaps it’s been on your mind since nearly the day after you closed on your house. Knowing when it’s time to move on is a highly personal decision that may be approached from an emotional or financial point of view (and most likely a combination of both). As you weigh the various factors that go into selling a home, buying a home, and physically moving your personal property to that new home, there’s a lot to consider. Here are some helpful signs for determining when it may be time to move […]
July 16, 2019

What to Know About Real Estate Negotiations

There are so many moving parts to buying a home, and one of the biggest and sometimes most daunting is negotiation. Depending on the type of market – whether it’s a buyer’s market or seller’s market – one party always has the upper hand, but that doesn’t mean the other side has to accept whatever terms are put on the table. Real estate negotiations are tricky business with opportunities to negotiate on nearly every term of the offer. Here are a few key things to know about negotiations. Seeing green In real estate negotiations, price is obviously a big factor for home buyers and is often at the forefront of their negotiation efforts. Sellers want to earn the highest price […]