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July 6, 2021

Moving in Time for the School Year? 4 Things You Can Do for a Smooth Transition

Moving is not an easy feat, but it can become an overwhelming experience when you add kids to the mix. From uprooting your children from previous schools to making sure that they feel comfortable at the new location, every step must be carefully planned to make a move a true success. Here are 4 things you can do to make your move seamless and as stressless as possible. Gather Transcripts and Recommendation Letters from Previous Teachers  While obtaining a transcript is something that you will already need in order for your child to transfer schools, consider asking for a recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, or administrator. These can be included in your child’s file and help them make a […]
July 1, 2021

Our Favorite Places in Miami to See the Fireworks

When it comes to 4th of July fireworks in Miami, a lot of people look to getting on a boat to watch from the water and don’t think of other options. But the truth of the matter is there are many more places to catch the fireworks that don’t have the insane rush to the docks at the end of it. While you can choose a million different places in Miami to celebrate, here are our top picks to see a night of fireworks. Bayfront Park Sometimes there is no better way to see Miami than through the eyes of a tourist – which is why Bayfront Park’s fireworks are one of the better options in Miami-Dade County. Bayfront Park […]
June 29, 2021

Get Your Home Hurricane Ready, Especially if You Plan on Selling Soon

It’s that time again… June to November in Florida is time to pack your beach bag, make a friend with a boat, and… get prepared for hurricane season. Is your home hurricane ready? We’re going to give you a breakdown of the most crucial preparations you can make. But did you know that there’s more at stake than just your safety? Having a hurricane-resistant home is not only going to protect your loved ones and your home, but it could also add value to your home. According to a University of Alabama study, homes that are fortified to the highest level of standards sell for 7% more on average. Stay safe and boost your homes resale value? Win, win. Now, […]
June 22, 2021

Renting? What to Look for In the Miami Area.

There’s no doubt about it, Florida, particularly South Florida, is a desirable place to live. Particularly since the pandemic, Florida has become a haven for folks trying to escape the crowded Northeast and find their little piece of sunshine. The population is growing at rapidly and in the next two years, Florida’s population is expected to grow by more than 700,000 residents. The question is: where will all these new transplants live? If you’re considering moving to the Sunshine State, there are some things you need to be aware of when it comes to renting. The Miami metro region and surrounding areas have become increasingly competitive for renters. We want you to be armed with all the knowledge you need […]
June 15, 2021

Why the Comps are So Important to Look at When Selling Your Home

Comparables, or comps, are how you calculate the value of your home based on the recent sales prices of homes in your area. As a seller, you and your real estate agent will use comps to figure out your asking price. Comparatively, buyers and their agents will also be using comps to determine how much to offer on homes in their price range. Comps are crucial for sellers to get the best sale price on their home and to get their home sold in a reasonable time. Price your home too low and you are potentially losing out on a lot of money. Price it too high and your home could sit for months on the market. The key to […]
June 8, 2021

State of the Market: Summer 2021

COVID-19, for all the woes it has brought the world, has been a massive accelerator in the South Florida real estate market. Across the country many markets have seen record breaking numbers since the pandemic struck. Florida was near the top of the list with one of the hottest single-family homes and condo markets in the country. With any strong boom, investors and homeowners alike always suspect that a crash is not far off. So, are we nearing that crash? Not a chance. Real estate numbers All the numbers and the data are pointing to a continued strong market and 2021 might be one of the biggest years Florida has ever seen. To put things in perspective, the population is […]
May 25, 2021

Featured Listings in Miami-Dade County

Florida, and the Miami area in particular, has always been a highly desirable location. With the effects of COVID-19 on mortgage rates, remote work and people redefining what they want in their home and in their environment, Miami has seen a huge boom in real estate. If you’re considering a move to the Miami-Dade area, you’re making a fantastic choice. The city of Miami and its surrounding suburbs, towns and neighborhoods is a vibrant, thriving place with something to offer everyone. From world-renowned restaurants, some of the best beaches in the country and great schools and neighborhoods for families, South Florida is a great place to call home for people from all walks of life. Here’s a look at some […]
May 18, 2021

How COVID Impacted Demand for Single Family Homes

COVID changed our world and our lives in so many ways. We’re still reeling from all the shifts and changes are that we will be for quite some time. In the real estate world we saw patterns shatter, mass exoduses and mass influxes all across the country. But change doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In terms of housing and lifestyle, lots of people realized where they want to be and where they don’t want to be. One of the most interesting trends that we saw, and are continuing to see, is a high demand for single family homes. Ch-ch-changes One of the primary factors in all this change is remote work. As so many offices went remote, people […]
May 11, 2021

Is Summer the Best Time To List Your House?

There’s an old adage in the real estate world that says to wait until the flowers start blooming to list your home. There are many reasons to wait until spring or summer to list your home: Weather, tax season ending and returns coming back, the ability to view homes and summer vacation for your kids. These are some of the typical reasons that spring and summer tend to be the best times to list homes. But is Florida typical? And is the (post) pandemic world we’re living in typical? In a normal year, on average across the country, spring and summer are the best times to put your home up for sale. However, 2020 was anything but normal and 2021 […]