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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 14, 2020

Buying in the Pandemic

Life during the pandemic has taken on a rhythm of its own. We’ve adapted to new-found social isolation, are finding ways to effectively work remotely, and many of us are navigating the additional challenge of keeping our kids safely at home and learning. We’ve all adapted to this quickly. We’ve had no other choice. Amid all the stress and anxiety and pressure, we’ve found a way to carry on and resume, as best we can, whatever sense of normalcy we can muster. And fortunately for buyers looking to continue on with their home search during this unusual time, there are numerous ways to do so. What to Expect When Buying in a Pandemic While the situation with the coronavirus is […]
March 24, 2020

Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector When Buying a House in South Florida

After you’ve decided to put an offer on a new house, several important steps still need to take place during those weeks counting down to closing. A big one? Getting a home inspection. Certified home inspectors thoroughly evaluate the property and look for potential safety problems or hazards, including those that may be found in structural, mechanical, electrical, and other major appliance systems, among others. Inspections can offer some reassurances and peace of mind about your decision to buy. They can also make sure you are going into your purchase with your eyes wide open. Buying a property that will need a new HVAC system within the next few years may not be a deal-breaker for you, but it is […]
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 10, 2020

Buying a Condo or a House? Which is Right for You?

If you’re in the market for a new property, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all your options. From location to size, amenities, and more, there are numerous factors to weigh as you embark on your house-hunting journey. A big one many buyers have to consider early in their hunt is if a house or a condo may be the better fit for them. In Florida, we’re lucky to have just about any kind of property a buyer is looking for, but knowing exactly just what that property may be can pose a real challenge. Below are a few important things to consider as you weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a single-family home or a condo: […]
February 18, 2020

Featured Listings in Coral Gables

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 schedule a tour.   3800 Granada Blvd – A home not to be missed for its historic charm paired with modern amenities. Built in 1924 and sitting on nearly an acre of land overlooking the Biltmore Golf Course, this 7,627 square foot home has 7 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and masterfully planned living spaces. Its Spanish influence can be felt throughout the home with […]
February 4, 2020

What to Know About Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Despite how common it is, buying and selling a home at the same time is always a juggling act for those in the throes of doing it themselves. Aside from navigating the logistics of moving and attempting to time it right from a convenience perspective, you’re also stuck with the possibility of having to pay two mortgages at once if the purchase and sale don’t align. While it all can feel overwhelming, there are some easy steps you can take to minimize risk and feel confident each step of the way. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying and selling a house at the same time: Understand the current Florida housing market – As market trends shift, […]
January 7, 2020

3 Reasons Why You Should Interview Multiple Realtors

For most things in life, it pays to shop around. When it comes to hiring a real estate agent, however, most people forget this simple advice, and that can be a mistake. Hiring the right agent can make all the difference in how smoothly your buying and selling process goes. It’s important to remember that the agent who was right for your coworker or cousin may not be right for you. Here are three more reasons why you should always shop around before, well, shopping around for a house. 1) Expertise to match your needs and goals – Referrals are great, but if the realtor your coworker used specializes in a neighborhood or property type that is not at all […]
December 24, 2019

Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home in Florida

While some things seem like a no-brainer (warm sunshine in the middle of winter? Yes, please!), other considerations make buying a vacation home in Florida a bit more challenging. If you find yourself one winter closer to taking the plunge on a Florida vacation home, make sure you’ve thought through these important things and then get in touch with us. We’re experts in the market and will help guide you through decisions you may not have known you even needed to make. Location, location, location Commuting to work may not be a factor, but location is likely still one of your top priorities – and it should be, not only for resale potential, but also for its amenities, safety, and […]