Coral Gables

January 17, 2023

Moving to Miami: What Neighborhoods to Look at for Your New Home

If you are planning a move to Miami, let me be the first to welcome you! It is such a wonderful and unique city, so learning a bit about the different neighborhoods will be an important step in your search for a home. I have more than 25 years of experience selling real estate locally and am a native of South Florida. Helping people find their dream home here is something my team and I love to do!  Each neighborhood in the Miami area has its own style and personality. Let’s talk about a few of those areas and their individual qualities. Coral Gables  This family-friendly suburb is packed with charm! Known as “The City Beautiful,” its unique 1920s and […]
December 1, 2022

Our Favorite Holiday Activities Around Miami

Living in the tropics doesn’t mean that Miamians don’t know how to celebrate winter holidays. We just do it with our own style and flair – the way we do everything! Here are some of our favorite festive activities in the Miami area. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do. Coral Gables A Christmas Carol, the Musical – Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Various dates and times throughout December A musical reimagining of this Christmas classic. Find all details and purchase tickets through the link. Dec. 9 at 7pm – A Very Merry Holiday Gala – Coral Gables Women’s Club A family friendly event pictures with Santa, a silent auction, dinner and drinks, plus a keynote […]
October 4, 2022

Best Places to Have a Sweet & Safe Spooky Season

Spooky Season is upon us, and we’ve put together a list of events and places to go haunting safely. Whether you take the little ones out for an early night or celebrate through the witching hour, we want you to have a safe and fun Halloween. Here are some hot spots to hit up: 1. South Miami Miami Kids’ Magazine is hosting their annual Safe Streets Halloween on Halloween day from 4-7pm on Sunset Drive. This free, all ages event includes trick or treating, a costume contest, live entertainment, and pumpkin decorating.  2. Coral Gables If your Halloween goal is to bring in the ultimate candy haul, Coral Gables should be on your list of places to stop. Parade your costumes around […]
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 […]