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December 28, 2021

State of the Market – Pinecrest

The Miami market is on the move. We wanted to take a moment to highlight the market trends for the last quarter, specifically within Pinecrest.  Pinecrest has always been an in-demand city within Miami-Dade County; well-situated with great schools, parks and accessibility to restaurants, lifestyle activities and more.  From August through to October 2021, more than 130 homes have sold in Pinecrest alone. With properties ranging in price from $725,000 for a 3-bedroom, 1,858 square foot single-family home to $9.15M house featuring 6 bedrooms, 8 baths at 12,300 square feet, Pinecrest is offering properties at a wide range of value, size ,and price.    Here are a few of the listings that recently sold in this area: 6065 SW 116th St, Miami, […]
December 21, 2021

Reasons Why Your Home Might Not Be Selling

Having your house sitting on the market without a buyer can be frustrating once you’ve gone through all the time and effort it takes to get your house in good standing. If you’ve had showing after showing, and still it’s not selling, that may means that it’s time to make some changes.  Realtors know that buyers pay attention to what is happening with a listed home. In fact, you can say that buyers are savvier now than ever before. They have countless methods – at their fingertips – to research and stay up-to-date with the status of a home including: how long it has been on the market, if the price has dropped in the last few weeks or months, […]
December 14, 2021

What Upgrades Can You Do To Increase Property Value Before Listing Your Home?

Home renovations can be costly undertakings. Faced with the current market trends for the increased demand for home renovations from homeowners as a direct result from families spending more time at home, mixed with the increases in materials costs, even the smallest upgrades can seem like big ticket items.  So, what happens if you are a homeowner looking to sell your home but want to find ways to upgrade your home in order to increase your property value before listing? First, it’s important to know that many smaller projects are not necessary to undertake before selling your home. In fact, we may even recommend against making any changes before listing at all. With the Miami market in such demand as […]
December 7, 2021

Things to Do in Miami to Ring in the Holiday Season This Year

We think Andy Williams said it best when he said it’s the hap-happiest season of all. While Miami isn’t exactly the first city to come to mind as the setting for a winter wonderland, it definitely is full of warmth and that special holiday cheer. Here are some of our favorite places to ring in the holiday season: Deering Estate:  Mistletoe & Martinis – December 10th Evening Holiday Stroll – December 3rd & 15th Story time with Santa – December 11th Zoo Lights: Select nights through December 30th Fairchild Gardens: The Night Garden Daily through January 2nd Pinecrest Gardens: Nights of Lights December 10th – January 2nd Junior Orange Bowl Holiday Parade: Miracle on the Mile December 12th   Winter Wonderland at The Berry Farm: […]
November 23, 2021

Which is More Valuable: Square Footage or Property Size?

What is more important? Square footage of the home or the property size? It can be difficult when you are trying to determine a property’s approximate value, and in this market, that is not an easy thing to do. There is no hard-fast rule when it comes to property value, and one property that looked seemingly the same as the next one could be very different in terms of value.  Here are a few important facts to help you determine the real value of your home.  Square Feet: The size of a property is indeed a huge factor. When looking at the square footage, it is important to know how you should evaluate it. Some properties will add or subtract square […]
November 16, 2021

Investing in a Miami Rental Property: Is Now Really the Right Time?

Real Estate prices are high and interest rates are low. Home values had a reported 17.2% historic increase last year (which was the highest increase in history), and the demand equaled a decrease in available commercial properties by 28%. When it comes to investing in residential real estate, most people start by looking to buy below market value, assuming they can bring up the property value, flip it, and pocket the difference.  It makes sense, but it is much more difficult to see where the real estate market is undervaluing properties than perusing Zillow (though seeing what properties are renting for and how that changes over time is absolutely vital knowledge).  Instead, it’s much more practical to look at longer-term […]
November 9, 2021

4 Miami Homes You Should See: Featured Listings

We have a number of outstanding properties listed this month. If you are looking to buy, we recommend starting here with our featured listings. If you have questions or would like to schedule a walk-through of any of these houses or our other listings, give us a call today.  16070 SW 77 Ct Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 $1,375,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 4  1Sq. Ft.: 3,426 Type: Single Family Home Stunning 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath estate home on quiet cul-de-sac in Palmetto Bay. Grand foyer entry, elegant formal living & dining rm, volume ceilings & walls of windows provide an abundance of natural light, tile & wood floors throughout, recessed lighting, French doors, Spacious chef’s kitchen w/ cooking island, subzero fridge […]
November 2, 2021

Miami-Dade Real Estate: 3 Things to Consider in 2021

It is true that Miami is known for its iconic beaches, diverse culture, and economic success; however, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to Miami’s real estate market. A true hotspot for new and returning residents, investors, and foreign business seekers, this city is on a continuous uprise and has been that way for the past few decades. If you’re considering moving here, one thing is true; you should know the three big Miami real estate trends happening right now in 2021.  1.  Supply and Demand In general, the United States is dealing with a record high demand for housing. It is one of the worst housing shortages that we have experienced in the nation. This […]
October 26, 2021

Our Favorite (and Safe) Spots to Trick or Treat This Year

The spookiest time of the year is here, and your kids are ready to let their inner superhero or villain out. And while it is a very fun holiday for most, it is so important to stay safe while celebrating. Before you head into any unfamiliar neighborhoods, keep these areas in mind so that your tiny gremlin can have a safe and memorable trick-or-treating experience. 1. Pinecrest Known for its outstanding schools and safe areas, Pinecrest is very popular among young families, making it the perfect place to take your child. Pinecrest welcomes all visitors on Halloween, and you can even get involved in one of many community festivities that night. 2. Coral Gables What do kids care about the […]