Buyer Information

September 22, 2020

What Millennials Need to Know About Buying a Home

Millennial home buyers have grown to make up the largest group of home buyers in the US, but they haven’t had it easy. Facing a highly competitive real estate market for the past several years and one that shows no signs of slowing down despite the pandemic, Millennials have had to forge a new path to homeownership that enables them for weather financial crises and economic insecurity while also being able to emotionally withstand bidding wars on the limited selection of their favorite properties. If you’re a Millennial home buyer looking to fulfill your homeownership dream, here are a few important things to know before diving in: Save, save, save – Mortgage rates are unbeatably low, but it’s still important […]
September 15, 2020

Coral Gables Featured Listings

If you’re looking for a home in one of the most highly sought after communities in South Florida, look no further than “The City Beautiful.” Its Old-World elegance blended with tropical South Florida style make Coral Gables a perfect place to call home. Check out these featured listings below. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to learn more about the property. 55 Merrick Way #845 – This updated, chic two-bedroom, 2-bath condo sits in the heart of Coral Gables just steps from local shopping and dining opportunities. It boasts a modern kitchen with white cabinetry, an island with counter seating, and an open final dining and living area with double-height ceiling and windows. As a two-story condo, the upstairs […]
September 8, 2020

Top Tips for Moving During the Pandemic

There is continued good news for South Florida home buyers and sellers despite the uncertainty that continues to swirl amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. While many parts of our economy have taken a hit, in the Florida real estate market, we’ve seen very little slow-down. Home prices are maintaining their values, mortgage rates are at record lows, and buyers and sellers are adapting to new, socially distant ways of buying and selling. This is good news, indeed. But if you’re like others looking to buy and sell during this time of uncharted territory, you will also be faced with the challenge of moving during the pandemic (as if home buying weren’t stressful enough, right?). While moving homes is always a […]
August 25, 2020

Tips for Finding the Right Realtor for You

For most things in life, we turn to experts to help us navigate the intricacies of whatever challenge we’re up against. If we have health questions, we turn to a qualified medical professional, if we have finance questions, we talk to a financial advisor. The same is true for real estate. Since most of us don’t go around buying and selling houses every day, we turn to someone who does. And like all things in life, there is more than one person who excels in their given profession. So the question then becomes, how do you find the right person to help you? With so many qualified professionals, it can feel overwhelming to even know where to start. Here are […]
August 11, 2020

Ready to Buy? 5 Things to Know Before You Start Your House Hunt

Embarking on a house-hunting journey is a momentous occasion and one that many of us do only a handful (or fewer) times in our life. As exciting as it is, however, it can also come with a dose of trepidation given the large financial commitment that comes with making a home purchase and the mounting pressure you may feel to find “the one.” Rest assured, you will find your perfect home, but before you get too far into the process, it’s helpful to step back and consider some of the big-picture visions you have for your future as well as have a solid understanding of your finances. Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy What’s motivating your move? Consider […]
August 4, 2020

What to Expect When Closing on a Home

Closing on a home is to many the defining milestone of the home buying process, and it should be celebrated. After all, upon closing, you are a new homeowner and you finally get to enjoy the new home you’ve been dreaming about for months or years. But closing is not all sunshine and roses. The road to closing can be long, excruciating, and filled with every emotion (and document!) imaginable. In short, a lot has to happen before you get the keys to your new kingdom. But don’t let that scare you. Simply knowing what to expect should ease many of your worries and relieve some stress about the process. Here’s what to know so you’re better prepared to face […]
July 21, 2020

Featured Listings in Palmetto Bay

It’s no surprise that Palmetto Bay is consistently a top choice when it comes to family-friendly neighborhoods in South Florida. We love it too because of its fabulous parks, expansive recreation opportunities, and preservation of the natural environment. Its location just south of downtown Miami makes it pretty unbeatable, too. If you’re interested in the “Village of Parks,” check out several of these featured listings. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 5860 Paradise Point Drive – This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is charming from top to bottom. As a three-story home, it offers remarkable water and treetop views and is just a short boat ride from Biscayne Bay. Located in the gated community […]
July 14, 2020

5 Important Things to Do After You Move

Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner! You’ve made it through a stressful process filled with decisions, paperwork, and emotional ups and downs. You can finally put your feet up and relax in the comfort of your new space, but before you get too comfortable in your chair, make sure to take care of these important steps, too: 1. Change your address and set up your utilities and services – Contact the postal service to change your address. It’s easy to do online via the USPS website. You’ll also want to get in touch with your utility providers to ensure that you have electricity, air, and other utility services in order to fully function in your new home. This may also include […]
July 7, 2020

Real Estate Market Outlook: What to Expect This Summer and Fall in Miami

It’s fair to say none of us could have quite predicted the impact the coronavirus pandemic was going to have on our lives, our work and communities even just a few short months ago. And while some of us may be growing weary over the uncertainty of what’s to come, we are still facing a very serious health threat and must be prudent in how we proceed. The good news, however, is that we are moving ahead. As we look to the future, it’s impossible to say exactly what will happen and when in regards to real estate in Miami, but we can make some educated predictions based on how the market has fared thus far (relatively well!) and our […]