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March 2, 2021

Should You Buy a Condo or a House?

The Miami market has been hot for years now. Wherever you buy and whatever type of home you choose is nearly guaranteed to be a sound investment. Even with the economic downturn from COVID in 2020, real estate remained relatively stable and there was even an influx of transplants to The Magic City with a demand for homes and condos as the population continued to grow. Beyond the security of a sound investment, there’s a lot more that goes into deciding the on the home that’s right for you. Whether it’s an investment property or your forever home, house hunting is all about finding that Goldilocks zone. We always want to help you fall in love with that home that’s […]
February 23, 2021

Featured Listings in Palmetto Bay

Just south of Miami rests the endearing Village of Palmetto Bay. This town is host to a number of parks that have earned it the nickname “Village of Parks.” Palmetto Bay, with a population of 25,000, is a great place for families, building businesses and those looking for a more serene environment with more space. It is also well-known as one of the best school districts in the Miami area, scoring an “A” under Florida’s A+ Plan. Blending Florida charm with urban sophistication, Palmetto Bay has achieved a great balance between quality of life and growth. 7840 SW 183RD TERPALMETTO BAY, FL 33157  $1,450,000  Beds: 6  Baths: 4  Sq. Ft.: 5,538  Type: Single Family Home Modern renovation at its finest! […]
February 16, 2021

What the Market is Saying So Far in 2021

Miami ranks among the top real estate markets in the U.S. and that trend will continue through 2021. Even with the inevitable hit from COVID, the market rebounded and continues to rise. The forecast is looking great for growth. Although you might be paying more for a home in the Miami area, it’s still a very solid investment and any fears of a housing bubble are unfounded. Growth and demand As always, supply and demand will continue to be a major factor in Miami real estate. The demand will increase as the population is predicted to continue to grow at a rate of 1.53% throughout Florida, setting the stage for home prices to increase. Property prices increase With an increased […]
February 9, 2021

How Your Lifestyle Should Affect Your New Home Selection

Whether you’re the cosmopolitan urbanite or the backwoods recluse, your lifestyle factors into the home that you choose to live in. One person’s castle might be another person’s maintenance headache. Homes come in as many shapes, sizes and locations as there are types of people. What do you need from your home in order to reflect your ideal lifestyle? Let’s take a look at the top factors to consider when matching your house to your lifestyle. Location It’s a bit of a broken record in real estate but location truly is everything. When considering where you want your new home to be, you’ll want to factor in all aspects of location. You’ll want to consider the safety of your neighborhood, […]
February 2, 2021

Great Miami Restaurants to Dine Out and Order In for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the bend and this year in the Magic City may require a little extra preparation and planning. So, in the spirits of both love and logistics, we wanted to help you create the most romantic (and delicious) evening possible. After a year like 2020 this Valentine’s Day has some heavy pressure on it to lighten the mood and usher in a new year of romance. But even though we may not be able to have the romantic dining experience we had in years past, we can still make this V-Day as starry-eyed and passionate as possible. It may just look a little different. One more disclaimer before we jump into our restaurant recommendations. Make sure […]
January 26, 2021

Featured Listings in Pinecrest

The Village of Pinecrest is one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida and is known the world-over for its excellent schools and enviable location. If you’re curious about what homes Pinecrest has to offer, take a look at a few of these featured listings and then get in touch to schedule a showing with us at Drew Kern Real Estate. Featured listings in Pinecrest 12330 SW 60th Ct – https://drewkern.com/homes-for-sale-details/12330-SW-60TH-CT-PINECREST-FL-33156/A10932475/39/. This opulent, Crestron-powered smart home sits on a gated, acre+ lot in Pinecrest. With 7-bedrooms, 7.5-baths, the expansive layout has everything you want in a home and more. The gourmet kitchen features two islands, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, and a large breakfast room. The impact glass windows […]
January 19, 2021

How to Find a Home Before It Goes on the Market

The Florida housing market is crazy hot right now, and if you’re interested in finding a new property, you may be asking yourself how you can even get your foot in the door when homes are flying off the shelf. One avenue that many buyers fail to consider is the possibility of buying a home before it even goes on the market. Also known as “pocket listings,” homes that are sold off-market can be tough to find – but not impossible – especially when you work with a well-connected realtor. In tight housing markets, getting ahead of the competition may be one of your best bets for snagging the home of your dreams. Here are some strategies for finding the […]
January 11, 2021

How to Sell Your Home Before You Even List It

Selling a home can be a lot of work – we definitely get it. Prepping your home to hit the market means sprucing it up from top-to-bottom and gearing up for plenty of showings and open houses. The constant need to keep your house clean and showing-ready can be disruptive to your schedule and leave you eternally on edge as you wonder when the right buyer will stroll through your doors. If putting your house on the market has you feeling nervous, the good news is that you may be able to sell it before you even list it. For people concerned about privacy or those simply wanting to test the waters with selling their home, attempting a “pocket listing” […]
January 4, 2021

New Year, New Home: Relocating to Where You Want to Be in 2021

At the start of any New Year, there are always moments for pause and reflection, but if there were ever a year when many of us took step back to consider our needs and priorities, it was 2020. As we say good riddance to one of the most tumultuous years in recent history, you too may be reevaluating where you really want to be in 2021 and beyond. The global pandemic has forced us all to redefine what “home” means, and for some, where you are is not where you want to be. If you’ve decided that your current property is no longer meeting your needs, let us help you make the best move for what’s next in your life. […]