HOME BUYING INFORMATION

June 4, 2024

Our Guide to Miami Schools: Private Schools

When deciding to move to a new neighborhood or even a new city, one of the most important considerations for a family is education. Ensuring that your child receives a quality education that will prepare them for college and beyond is paramount. With that in mind, we wanted to share a helpful guide to some of Miami’s top private schools. That way, you can start narrowing down your search for your move. Best Miami private schools Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Neighborhood: Coconut Grove Grades: 3 – 12 Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1 Yearly tuition: $46,000 for grades 7 – 12 Founded in 1961, the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart holds the distinction of being the only Catholic, all-girls Montessori college preparatory […]
May 28, 2024

Top 5 things to look for in a Miami realtor – How to make the most of the buyer-realtor relationship.

Whether you’re moving within Miami-Dade or resettling from elsewhere, it’s important to consider the qualities needed for a successful buyer-realtor relationship. Not every realtor is the same and a successful realtor for one client may not be right for you. When comparing realtors, these are the top 5 things to look out for. They can give you both a broad as well as a focused perspective when making your decision. With these in your back pocket, you’ll be in a better position to coordinate your next home purchase. Experience Like in most things, you’ll want to find a realtor with the experience to tackle your unique home-buying needs. An experienced realtor will be able to help you navigate Miami’s real […]
May 21, 2024

Is summer the best time to buy in Miami? How to navigate Miami real estate, no matter the season.

The housing market ebbs and flows, much like the seasons. When thinking of buying a house, you have to consider your timeline: when’s the best time to start looking and when’s the best time to close on a deal. A lot of it comes down to timing, especially during the year. Even for a warm state like Florida the market can fluctuate depending on the month or season. So we can hear you asking, “is summer the best time to buy in Miami?” Well, that depends on a couple of factors. Is summer the best time to buy in Miami? Florida experiences pretty warm temperatures year-round. For example, Miami International Airport had an average 2023 temperature of 79.9 degrees. Because […]
May 7, 2024

Miami Market Analysis: Pinecrest

Pinecrest, Florida continues to be a highly desired market in the Miami-Dade County. This makes sense as Pinecrest is centrally located with oversized lots, a mature canopy, and close access to some of the County’s (and Country’s for that matter) best schools. Quiet streets and easy access to everywhere in Miami-Dade is a rare combination.  As of March 2024, Pinecrest may be a market in transition. Prices have been way up since 2019 and available inventory has stayed low, but the frothiness of the 2021 market seems to have subsided.  Pinecrest Home Prices As of March 2024, the average price per square foot for Pinecrest single family homes was at $812. This is up 36.7% from the same time last year, […]
April 23, 2024

Historic Charm in Modern Miami

Miami is an eclectic city filled with a mix of influences that create its status as a melting pot of cultures and ideas. Many different architectural styles contribute to Miami’s rich cultural heritage and vibrant built environment. Miami’s architectural diversity offers a glimpse into its storied past.  Miami Homes: Historic, Iconic, Retro Art Deco architecture with its bold colors and geometric motifs emerged in the 1920s and 1930s. Streamlined facades, curved corners, and decorative motifs inspired by the Machine Age are some of the decorative elements you’ll find in homes from this era. If this is your style you’ll love the classic examples found in South Beach. Many homes and buildings here have been preserved or revitalized. Coral Gables is an oasis […]
April 16, 2024

Finding a Community in Miami that Matches Your Lifestyle

Finding the right community in Miami is about trusting your instincts and choosing a neighborhood that feels like home. Are you more drawn to the vibrant energy of Wynwood or Brickell or to the tranquility of the Grove? Whatever your lifestyle or preferences, there’s a neighborhood in Miami to suit you. It’s More Than Just the Location We would never tell you that location isn’t a big consideration in every real estate transaction. You should always think about a neighborhood’s proximity to the places you frequent most often – work, school, beach. That said, choosing the right community is about more than just location. It’s important to also consider each potential area’s amenities. Consider safety and security measures when evaluating […]
March 26, 2024

Downtown to Suburbs: Finding Your Miami Vibe

One of the best things about living in a metro area like Miami is that you have such a wide variety of diverse neighborhoods to choose from. If you want to be in the middle of the action, plenty might be perfect for you from Edgewater to Brickell. There are also many options for suburban neighborhoods that offer their own unique slice of Americana. Let’s look at just a few of the options that embody the essence of downtown living and suburban bliss, helping you find your ideal Miami residence. The City is Alive From the Design District to Brickell Brickell is Miami’s financial district. If you’re a professional with the goal of living closest to major business centers, this […]
March 19, 2024

Looking Into the Future of Miami Real Estate

If anything is constant in life it’s change, and thriving cities are no exception. Miami is no different. While Miami-Dade has always been known for the sparkling bay, sun-soaked allure, and dynamic energy, it has been ever changing and that’s not likely to change.  That being said: we do not have a crystal ball nor a time machine. What we do have is extensive experience with South Florida real estate. Come along with us to explore the trends and possibilities that shape the future of Miami’s real estate landscape.  Miami’s Evolving Skyline  Miami’s skyline is poised for transformation. We’re seeing a surge in the popularity of “vertical urbanism,” which is a fancy way of describing high-rise living.  Demand is high […]
March 12, 2024

Miami Condo Market – Shopping for Investments and Residences

Condo living has been a part of Miami for decades. Like you would expect in paradise, the Miami real estate market consists of a mixture of full-time residents, part time residents, and investment buyers. Condos are an attractive option for all types of buyers as they offer unique proximity to the water as well as built-in management to a certain degree. Whatever your goals as a buyer, The Kern Team is here to help you achieve them.  High-Rise Oceanfront Living The iconic architecture of Miami’s skyline is in large part thanks to our wealth of condos. Miami’s condo market is synonymous with oceanfront living (though there are many other options when it comes to condos than just the high rises on the […]