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January 4, 2022

Miami’s Best Kept Secrets: Our Favorite Local Spots Around Town

It’s officially wintertime in Miami, and unlike the North with snow and brutally cold temperatures, we get to spend January enjoying our city to the fullest – especially as the winter months bring about some favorite seasonal eats and activities. Did we mention that we can stay nice and warm while we do it, too? It’s no wonder why Miami is the envy of the country!  This season, we would be remiss if we didn’t share some of our favorite spots and activities that are fun for the whole family.  Miami’s Best Kept Winter Season Secrets:  1) Knaus Berry Farm:  Started in 1956, Knaus Berry Farm is a local favorite that we all keep going back to year after year […]
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 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 […]
October 19, 2021

Great Activities to Do with the Whole Family This Fall

After a year of being inside the house, it definitely feels like a breath of fresh air to go out with your family and enjoy the fall in Miami. And while being indoors in public settings might still seem a little strange right now, there are plenty of outdoor activities that are happening all around Miami that will keep the kids entertained and the adults at peace. Here are our top three. 1. Zoo Miami—South Miami HeightsWhether it is your first time or 100th time, Zoo Miami is a wonderful place to take the whole family. The only subtropical zoo in the continental US, Zoo Miami offers nearly 750 acres of land and is home to over 3,000 animals. Kids and […]
October 12, 2021

How Low-Interest Rates Are Driving Demand in Miami

It is no secret that Miami is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. A hub for technology, innovation, and an unparalleled mezcla of cultural ingenuity, it is easy to see why so many people are attracted to the Magic City. With the influx of new residents and the overwhelming interest of potential residents, demand has never been so high. This is in large part to low interest rates in the Miami housing market right now. So, the question on everyone’s mind is why are interest rates so low? Interest Rates and Demand For those that have been following the current updates from the Federal Reserve you will see that the have been making changes in response to […]
September 14, 2021

The Best Farmers Markets in Miami

When you say ‘Miami,’ the first thing most people think of isn’t Farmer’s Markets – but it should be. With so many scattered around Miami-Dade County, it’s hard to deny just how amazing they are and how they represent the beautiful diversity that makes this city what it is. The next time that you need fresh food, consider one of the farmers’ markets below. Palmetto Bay Farmers Market The Village of Palmetto Bay market is everything that you’ll need to find the freshest produce this side of homegrown. Aisle after aisle, you’ll find that each pathway takes you deeper into the vibrant colors of freshness from local growers. Open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday; you’ll never be […]