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June 30, 2020

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season Amid the Pandemic

Living in South Florida, we’re no strangers to hurricane preparation. Every season we brace for potentially life-threatening storms, and we take our preparation seriously because we know first-hand the kind of damage powerful hurricanes can inflict. While many homeowners generally approach the annual hurricane season in much the same way each year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made many families rethink what it means to prepare for an emergency. What the Pandemic Means for Hurricane Season Preparation Before storms make landfall on Miami, typical hurricane preparation includes taking care of things like: Packing a hurricane go-bag Stocking up on emergency supplies Documenting your property and reviewing insurance policies Knowing your evacuation route or where to go for safe shelter during and […]
June 22, 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. 1425 Alberca St – This 4-bedroom + office/den, 4-bath Mediterranean home sits on a quiet street in North Coral Gables. The open floor plan features wonderful natural light through its impact windows and doors, high ceilings, marble flooring, and a grand living room and dining room. The kitchen has granite countertops, wood cabinetry, a gas stove, double oven, […]
April 28, 2020

What We Can Expect in the Miami Real Estate Market During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. It is touching every industry, every sector, every life. The real estate market is no exception. There is reason, however, to remain cautiously optimistic about the real estate outlook in South Florida. What to Know About the Miami Market As recently reported in the Miami Herald, the Miami-Dade market was continuing to report robust listings and sales of single-family homes and condos well into March, but experts concede that the full impact of the pandemic on the industry may take months to reveal itself. While the industry has faced set-backs during periods of recession, the current pandemic is unlike any other recession in recent history, primarily because there is so much […]
April 21, 2020

Renting in the Pandemic

Among the many real estate options South Florida residents have during this period of crisis are to buy, sell, or rent. For insight into what to expect when buying or selling during a pandemic, be sure to read this post on buying and this post on selling. If you are currently renting or looking to move to a new rental property, there are also some unique considerations we must all be aware of as we live in or shop for new rental properties during a period of social distancing and widespread concern for rapid and extensive transmission of the novel coronavirus. What to Expect When Renting in a Pandemic Restaurants have closed, retail stores have transitioned online, and entertainment has […]
March 17, 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 of […]
March 3, 2020

The Best Home Projects for Spring in South Florida

Even though our temperatures are relatively mild all year long, there’s always something refreshing about spring and the opportunities it brings to freshen up our homes. The heavy heat of summer hasn’t yet set in, which makes working on outdoor projects a lot more comfortable. So, take advantage of spring by forging ahead on some of these indoor and outdoor projects – and it never hurts to start early on some hurricane preparation either! Take it outside Spring is a great time to spruce up your landscaping, and you’ll boost your curb appeal to boot. Trim trees, shrubs, and bushes. Evaluate your ground cover and consider replacing any loose gravel with another material like bark, which is less damaging on […]
November 21, 2019

Best Miami Neighborhoods for Families

With the city’s long-held reputation as one of the world’s greatest party cities, many may be skeptical about raising a family in Miami. While the saying is true for many locals, “I live where you vacation”, there is a lot more than “bringing your talents to South Beach”. Travel a little out to the suburbs and you will find the most beautiful neighborhoods, home to some of the best public and private schools in the country. And don’t worry, there are plenty of kid-friendly attractions to keep your little ones entertained. Here are the top Miami neighborhoods for raising a family. Pinecrest Pinecrest is well-known for its highly-ranked public and private schools, beautiful real estate and impeccably clean neighborhoods. From […]
February 27, 2018

Why It’s Time to Seriously Consider South Florida for Your New Home: It’s a great place to live

For more than a century, we’ve been a fast-growing region because the rest of the country (and Canada too) decides to call it quits by February and move somewhere with better weather. In case you needed further encouragement, here’s why Miami should be on your mind: The weather  Sunshine is great for your mood and overall outlook on life. South Florida has plenty of sunshine and warm weather to go around. Florida is known for getting the most hours of sunlight annually of any other state, which can be great for getting things done. What’s more: Miami summers are not as bad as their reputation. Getting a home with tree cover brings the temperature down by 10 degrees or more, […]
May 19, 2017

The Bridge Project in Palmetto Bay

An Update on What You Need to Know A lot of people have been asking me recently about the potential bridging project in Palmetto Bay over SW 87th Ave, between SW 164th St and SW 163rd Terrace. To bring you up to speed: Miami Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works had been proposing to build a bridge over the canal between SW 164th and SW 163rd to connect SW 87th Avenue, thereby alleviating north-south traffic. The Palmetto Bay Village Council, in addition to the Cutler Bay Village Council, were against the idea, saying that it would impact the residents living in the area and reduce their quality of life. To resolve the difference, the County has decided to […]