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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 4, 2021

What Do Nearby Parks Have to Do With Your House Hunt?

House hunting can be exciting, intimidating, stressful and joyous, along with a hundred other emotions. But we want to make house hunting a walk in the park for you (see what we did there?). When you’re searching for your next home, parks can often have a lot to do with picking the ideal location. Parks can impact a community’s environmental quality, social atmosphere, overall health and even raise a neighborhood’s financial status. Let’s take a look at all the benefits that parks can offer to your house hunt and to the value of your home. Property values Proximity to parks increases property value. It’s as simple as that. And, in general, the more parks and the better maintained those parks […]
April 20, 2021

Move-In Ready vs. Fixer-Upper: Which Home Purchase Is Right For You

Buying a home is one of the biggest life decisions you will ever make. And for most people it’s the biggest financial decision as well. If you’re at this stage, you’re ready to make this decision, or at least begin the process. At this stage a lot of people are also asking themselves the question: should I buy a fixer-upper or a move-in ready home? It’s a great question. One that doesn’t necessarily have one black and white answer. The truth is, very few homes are going to be perfect from the get-go. They’ll require your personal touch, maybe some paint and TLC and all the furnishings and décor that make a home. But some houses are going to need […]
April 13, 2021

10 Things To Look For When House Hunting

The great house hunt begins! We’re so excited for you. It really is an exciting time but it can also be tedious, nerve wracking and full of confusion. Don’t worry, you’ll find the right home with enough patience and persistence (and the right realtor!) To help you in your hunt, we put together a solid list of 10 things to keep in mind when looking for a new home. Location You’d think we’d be tired of saying it by now, but we’re not! The three most important things to consider when buying a home are: location, location, location. Think about the safety and comfort of your neighborhood, the amenities nearby and your commute. If you have kids, consider the school […]
April 6, 2021

What’s a Starter Home – Do You Need To Start There?

Starter home vs. forever home? If you’re a first-time home buyer you may be stuck in this mystifying gray area. You know you want a home. You know your price range and your ideal locations. But you just don’t know if you want to settle for a home that might just be a step in the path toward another home, or if you want to seek out that home that you can call yours for the rest of your life. There’s no right or wrong answer. It’s a matter of circumstances, numbers and preferences. It’s a matter of where you’re at and where you want to be. Even armed with all the facts and info, it doesn’t always make it […]
March 23, 2021

Featured Listings in Pinecrest

Pinecrest is a beautiful and charming village in Miami-Dade county. It’s a quiet community with less than 20,000 residents (as of the 2010 census). Perfect for families and people who want to be near the city but prefer a more serene atmosphere, Pinecrest has great schools and a highly desired location. One of our favorite destinations in Pinecrest? Pinecrest Gardens, once known as Parrot Jungle and Gardens, which was one of the first tourist attractions in Miami. It’s really something to see, with over 1,000 varieties of exotic plants and trees, streams, caves and fissures. For those of us who have called Miami home for years, it’s definitely a special spot to see and visit. Take a look at our […]
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 […]
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. […]