Coral Gables

September 20, 2022

3 Easy Ways to Increase Curb Appeal in Miami

The exterior of your home is the first impression buyers will have of your property. You want it to be a good one! Get your home looking spick and span before putting it on the market, and watch the offers roll in. As a bonus, you may even cause a little neighborhood envy when you boost your curb appeal with these easy tips. Increase Curb Appeal By Trimming trees & shrubs a month before listing your home It might seem like this is a long way out, but trees and shrubs look their best when they have had some time to show regrowth after a good trimming. Trees will need all canopies raised high enough to not obstruct the view […]
September 13, 2022

Fall 2022 Coral Gables State of the Market

As we move into the fall of 2022, the Coral Gables market is continuing to trend upward. Fall of 2021 into winter of 2022 saw pricing swings in both directions. However, we are back on the steady upward track we were seeing for much of last summer.  The median sale price in the area is $950K, which is up 8.6% year over year. Homes are being sold in about 32 days on the market compared to 63 days during this same period last year. The number of homes sold, however, is down 35.4%: 104 homes were sold in June of this year, while it was 161 in June of 2021.  What Does It All Mean? The data suggests we are […]
August 16, 2022

Why Impact Windows are So Important If You are Buying or Selling

If you live in Miami, impact windows are a must. Impact windows are made of impact-resistant glass and are held in place by a strong frame. They are designed to help protect your home from damage during a severe storm or hurricane. What’s more – not only will they protect your home and your family during hurricane season, but they will also help keep your energy bills low by keeping your home cool in the summer. Here are some other reasons why impact windows and doors are so important if you are buying or selling a home in Florida: They Increase the Value of Your Home If you are selling your home, impact windows will increase the value of your home. […]
June 7, 2022

Vacation Home Buying? Here’s Where to Look in Miami

It’s no surprise Miami attracts people from all over the world – the beautiful waters and sunny weather make for the perfect place to settle into a vacation home (or a forever home!) If you’re looking for a vacation property in South Florida, here are some recommendations for top areas to begin your search: Miami Beach  A fashion and entertainment capital, playground for celebrities, and oasis for travelers, Miami Beach is the ultimate vacation destination. From 5-star restaurants to gorgeous beaches, there is an unending variety of attractions that will leave visitors and vacationers wanting more. The area is the perfect combination of luxurious and fun. Most vacationers and beach lovers prefer to walk or ride a bike as their main mode of transportation – and with […]
May 17, 2022

Local Businesses to Support in Coral Gables This Season

I’m a big proponent of shopping local every chance I get, and here are a few of my current favorites in Coral Gables – a mix of new spots and institutions alike.  Books & Books Books & Books is a renowned and, in our opinions, one of the best bookshops in the country. Not only do they sell a diverse selection of new and used books for every reader, but also provide a full-service café, complete with freshly-brewed coffee (and the underappreciated patio to enjoy it). Stop by and pick up a book or two (or three, or four..) any day of the week. 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL, Phone: 305 442-4408 Equipaws Led by sisters Flavia and Franca […]
May 10, 2022

Our Featured Listings Around Miami

Miami real estate has whatever you are looking for (unless you’re looking for mountains) and can suit just about anyone’s taste.  From the beautiful ocean views to the rich culture that inhabits every nook and cranny, Miami has earned its global city status. While it is no secret that the palm tree-laden paradise is a sought-after destination – even more sought-after since COVID –  many people come here because of the exceptional neighborhoods, towns, and suburbs most tourists don’t often hear about. To describe all of Miami-Dade County succinctly is pretty much impossible, which is why we would much prefer to show you: 4340 SW 10 STMIAMI, FL 33134 $999,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1,098 Restore this gem to […]
March 29, 2022

Recent Sales in Palmetto Bay

When looking to buy or sell a property, one of the first things to consider is what the comps are for recent sales in the area. As for Miami, the numbers still show a seller’s market.  In Palmetto Bay specifically, we’re seeing very little supply – only about 40 active listings ranging from 3 bedroom homes in the mid $400s near US-1 to estates abutting the Deering Nature Preserve asking $2,500,000.  Recent sales have mostly ranged from $325 a square foot to $375 a square foot. The median listing home price is sitting right around $875,000 in early 2022, which is up over 29% in the last 12 months. Homes in Palmetto Bay have been selling right around asking price in […]
February 8, 2022

Best Locations in Miami for Families with High Schoolers

When it comes to finding a neighborhood that’s right for your family, just about everyone can agree that a safe location, great nearby schools, and friendly neighbors are crucial. When it comes to having high schoolers, there’s a few more things to take into consideration before deciding on a location that’s right for everyone. Miami has a large number of magnet and Choice schools, in addition to charter schools, with a variety of programs that may be right for your high schooler. Don’t forget: every high schooler’s needs are different, so consider yours when reading the below. CORAL GABLES: Coral Gables is a very popular choice with families who have high schoolers, and there’s no doubt why. Considered to be one of […]
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 […]