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November 19, 2019

Coral Gables: Featured Listings

“The City Beautiful” is without a doubt one of the most coveted communities in South Florida. Its Old-World elegance blended with tropical South Florida style make Coral Gables a perfect place to call home. If you’re looking for a home in this highly sought after community, check out 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 […]
November 12, 2019

Don’t Forget to Factor in These Costs When Purchasing a Home in Florida

Buying a home can come with some unexpected costs, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer or even if you’re just new to a market. In Florida specifically, many home buyers are taken by surprise when they’re hit with the added costs that comes with wanting to live near the water. Below are a few examples of additional costs you should be sure to factor in when searching for a home in the South Florida market. 1. Flood zones – In Florida, there’s no escaping King Tides, hurricanes, and severe storms. And because of that risk, those of us who choose to live here have to pay a premium on things like homeowners insurance. But more than that, there’s an […]
November 5, 2019

3 Important Questions You Should Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them

Unless you’re unusually lucky and the very first house you see ends up being “the one,” you’re going to be spending a fair amount of time with your real estate agent as you search for potential properties. And even if you do decide to go it alone during some of your house hunt, you’re going to want an experienced professional by your side when it comes time to negotiating and closing the deal. While there are a lot of skills and experiences that will make a realtor qualified to work with you, a big part of finding the right fit comes down to just that – fit. As you assess potential buyer’s agents, it’s important to keep in mind things […]
October 22, 2019

Why Real Estate Agents are Still Valuable to Sellers in the Age of Tech

In 2018, 91 percent of home sellers used an agent to sell their home. This may come to a surprise for millenials with a Do It Yourself attitude. While it is true, technology has changed the way Americans shop for homes, that doesn’t devalue the work of a full-time real estate agent. The role of realtors are shifting and the best agents are embracing the tech-driven era to market their client’s homes through various online platforms.  These agents are leveraging technology to simplify the complex, home selling process. While a For Sale By Owner can certainly get an idea on the value of their home online, this information doesn’t compare to the expertise that an experienced realtor has on market […]
October 22, 2019

Why Tech-Savvy Home Buyers Still Need a Real Estate Agent

In this day and age, many home buyers question the value of hiring a real estate agent. The same way that Uber has put taxi drivers out of work and the internet has left the phone lines of travel agents’ hanging dry, many are surprised that the role of a realtor hasn’t dramatically suffered due to technology. It used to be that agents were the keepers of a ton of information that consumers couldn’t obtain on their own. Now, buyers have access to endless data, from demographics to neighborhood crime rates. Searching for a new listing is as easy as downloading an app, entering a desired location and filtering out the best homes that fit your needs. But while technology […]
October 22, 2019

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. Just 20 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport, this neighborhood community boasts beautiful natural surroundings, family-friendly amenities, and so much more. If you’re interested in seeing what Pinecrest has to offer, check out several of these featured listings. Then, give us a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 6740 SW 133 TER At 7,090 square feet, this 7-bedroom, 8-bath home takes your breath away the moment you approach it from curb. Designed in a Mediterranean style, the home features an expansive formal living area with fireplace, formal […]
October 15, 2019

What to Know When Selling Your Home During the Holidays

One of the most frequent questions clients come to us with is, “When should I sell my home?” This is an understandably big concern as many clients want to time the market for the best price and quickest sale. The reality is, the right time to sell is really what’s right for you and your family. And for some, that may very well be during the holidays. Rest assured, this can be a good thing! Why sell your home during the holidays One of the biggest reasons to consider selling your home during the holidays is quite simply because no one else wants to do it. During this time of year – from around November through the first of the […]
October 8, 2019

Should You Get a Home Inspection?

Buying a home in South Florida is not like buying a home in other parts of the country. During a good portion of the year, we face the triple threat of heat, humidity and hurricanes. And if we happen to experience a reprieve from any of those, we might find ourselves staring down a King Tide. All that said, Florida is a great place to live as long as you take prudent steps to prepare your home for safety. That starts with getting a home inspection. Why get a home inspection? Some home buyers feel tempted to skip the home inspection either because they think it will speed up the purchase process or because they don’t want to spend money […]
September 24, 2019

What Parents Need to Know When Buying a Home

Whether you’re buying your first home or you’re back on the market again and this time as parents, you’ve undoubtedly come to the realization that buying and selling a home with kids is tough. Not only is it difficult to even find the time to look for a house, your list of concerns and wishes have likely changed. Things you would have at one time easily overlooked now become deal-breakers for you. As parents you have additional considerations to factor above and beyond school districts, safety and other practicalities of daily life.   If you’re a parent looking to buy a home in South Florida, identifying your priorities and keeping a few other important tips in mind will help your […]