August 6, 2010

What to do this weekend in Miami

Whether you are a resident or visiting from out of town, everyone knows Miami is all about entertainment.  Here are a couple of great events that you may find interesting. Check one out this weekend. Miami Spice Miami Spice 2010 is here!  Miami Spice is a summer event in which the very best restaurants of Miami promote their best and most delicious foods.  It’s back and better than ever with reduced prices;  lunch is $22 and dinner is $35.  Lots of local restaurants participate, each with it’s own special Miami Spice menu providing diners a few options to choose from. In this Miami dining experience, you will find yourself among foods with delightful flavors and exotic ingredients.  Whether you are indoors, outdoors, casual or extravagant, […]
August 5, 2010

Charming Old Spanish Home

There’s something about the Old Spanish homes in Miami that is so unique and special. Maybe it’s because of the history; these homes were built in the 1930s. And the fine attention to detail which truly makes these homes extraordinary. From the moment you step in this home, located at 2013 SW 23 Street in “New” Shenandoah,  you are transported back in time to Old Miami. Every entrance has gorgeous wrought iron gates. Once inside you are instantly greeted by high ceilings, beautiful crown molding and a perfect focal point, a white stone fireplace. There is a side entry/vestibule now used as a small library with vintage cuban tile and built in bookshelves. From there you have access to a covered carport, which now has been enclosed […]
August 4, 2010

Unique home…two for one!

Are you looking for that “one of a kind” home… That accommodates your teenagers or extended family members, like in-laws, living with you? Or maybe you are just looking for a great house in a wonderful neighbhorhood. This is the house. This 6 bdrm/ 4.5 bath family home is located in the Killian area of Kendall, on a large, beautifully landscaped corner lot. It’s really like two single family homes. There are several living and dining areas, making it the perfect entertaining house. There are also 2 kitchens with lots of updates.   There are two driveways, one with electronic gate, and a 2.5 side entry car garage with a place for a work shop. Aside the wonderful details indoors, the backyard is a great place you and your […]
July 23, 2010

5 reasons why you should buy a home

It’s time to start thinking seriously about purchasing a home. Here are 5 reasons that explain why homeownership is a great life decision for you and your family: 1) Interest rates for a 30 year fixed rate loan are the lowest they have been in 40 years and they are not going to stay that way forever. 2) It appears the market has hit bottom and will likely coast and slowly start to pick up. It’s in your best interest to buy now before prices start inching upward again. 3) If you are currently renting, your hard-earned money is really going down the drain. Instead you could be investing it in an asset. An asset you can use for tax breaks […]
July 12, 2010

Palmetto Bay home for rent

Palmetto Bay is a great place to live. Especially if it’s in this expansive 5 bedroom, 4 bath home…the perfect spot for a large family. Grand, formal living and dining rooms. Split bedroom plan with spacious bedrooms. Master bedroom has his and hers dressing areas.  On the other side of the house is a one bedroom suite, perfect for a live-in nanny, in-laws or guests. Nicely remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances and lots of storage space in addition to eat-in kitchen surrounded by glass sliding doors with great views to the pool and yard beyond. Very nice and spacious family room with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. Neutral tile throughout, wood and laminate in bedrooms. This house is situated on a big lot with […]
July 2, 2010

Let’s Celebrate the Birth of Our Nation

There are many wonderful parades and fireworks displays taking place on July 4th , right here in Miami. Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade. Crandon Boulevard celebrates 4th of July with a parade of floats, high school marching bands and street entertainers in small town traditional style. Time: 11:00 am- 12 noon Location: Village Green, Key Biscayne July Fourth Picnic Come celebrate the 4th in an old fashioned way, with a picnic on the 19th century pioneer home site.  Hosted by the Barnacle Society.  Featuring lawn games, kite-making, knot-tying demonstrations, and much more! Bring your blanket and pop a squat. Time: 11:00 am- 3:00 pm Location: The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove Bayfront Park Spectacular fireworks, children’s activities, food […]
June 24, 2010

Welcome to Palm House

7411 SW 176 Street  Appropriately named “Palm House,” this beautiful Palmetto Bay home is surrounded by lush vegetation including several banana palms. While the layout lends itself to formal entertainment, this home has a tropical, causal ambiance making one feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door.               Here are some of the fabulous details: Three bedrooms, two baths, 2,765 sq ft  Lots of recent remodeling including new kitchen cabinets, GE Profile ceramic cook top, silestone countertops and an updated master bathroom that has a bit more of a contemporary feel.  Tile in the living areas, wood floors in the bedrooms.   Perfect backyard for entertaining: spacious, partially covered patio, spa with cascading waterfall into the […]
June 11, 2010

Cozy home in Coral Gables

Who said living in Coral Gables isn’t affordable?  We have a great home that was just listed for sale that will be the perfect match for someone looking for an adorable home in a great location: 1429 Messina Avenue Featuring 2 bedrooms/2 baths. It has a comfortable living area with beautiful, and original, warm wood floors.  The kitchen is spacious and has been remodeled with tiled backsplash and countertops along with newer appliances.   In addition, there is a Florida room for more space to turn into an office or if you have kids, a playroom, or simply if you need more living space or an area for entertainment. The master bedroom has two large closets. You can also enjoy time out in the private backyard, complete with Chicago brick […]
May 26, 2010

Palmetto Bay Charmer

Tastefully done, comfortable and cozy family home in the heart of  the Village of Palmetto Bay.  Located at 8104 SW 158 Terrace,  this wonderful 5 bedroom, 4 bath home is privately put away on a peaceful cul de sac.  You won’t need to worry about updating as this home has fabulous upgrades. The kitchen is perfectly trimmed with high end finishes and an eat in area with a view to the pool.  The bathrooms have also been updated with a crisp, clean and sleek look.  The living room has beutiful exposed beams. All of the bedrooms are spacious, especially the master bedroom which includes a very nice bathroom with both a standing shower and across from it, an oval shaped roman tub.  Spanish tile in the living areas, carpet […]