HOME BUYING INFORMATION

December 17, 2019

Featured Listings in Palmetto Bay

An impressive community well-known for its fabulous parks, amazing schools, expansive recreation opportunities, and preservation of the natural environment, Palmetto Bay is a top choice when it comes to family-friendly neighborhoods in South Florida. 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 Paradise point, the home […]
December 10, 2019

What to Look For on the Seller Disclosure Form

The seller’s disclosure form is among the most important documents you will evaluate when buying a home. Why? It gives you a glimpse into the history of the home in a way that touring a property simply cannot give you. And that history could be the difference between landing a home you can happily say “yes” to and one that is doomed to be a money pit. What is a seller disclosure form? Typical disclosure reports contain information about the features and history of the home’s internal and external structures, including appliances, roofing and foundation, environmental hazards, zoning regulations, and more. The owners are responsible for truthfully disclosing any information they personally know about, but they are not expected to […]
December 3, 2019

Why Palmetto Bay Might Be Perfect For Your Next Home

“The Village of Parks” is aptly named given its commitment to preserving the natural environment, its numerous parks, and expansive recreation opportunities for residents. What’s more – its easy access across the county mean you can enjoy all the perks the big city has to offer while still embracing the small community charm (which of course has its own list of perks!). Here are a few reasons why we think house-hunting in Palmetto Bay is always a good choice: Top-notch schools – Palmetto Bay’s public and private schools are top-rated and offer superior educational opportunities for children from preschool on up through high school. Active parks & recreation department – You’ll never be bored in Palmetto Bay. With numerous planned […]
November 26, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom for Less than $100

Whether you’re preparing your home to sell or are simply looking for ways to transform your bathroom space and create more calm, here are five easy ways to make a subtle transformation that will grab the eye of prospective buyers and may even bring you more respite to boot. Check your hardware – Unique cabinet hardware can grab your attention (and your hand). Installing new hardware is an easy and inexpensive way to modernize a bathroom, add visual interest and make a surprising difference to the overall space. Add plants – Easy-to-maintain succulents are small and can fit in nearly any space. For larger bathrooms, you could opt for a larger plant, like a fiddle-leaf fig. Having plants in your […]
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 […]
November 19, 2019

Coral Gables: Featured Listings

“The City Beautiful” is without a doubt one of the most coveted communities in South Florida. Its Old-World elegance blended with tropical South Florida style make Coral Gables a perfect place to call home. If you’re looking for a home in this highly sought after community, check out these featured listings. 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 7,882 square foot home has 7 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and masterfully planned living spaces. Its Spanish influence can be felt throughout the home […]
November 12, 2019

Don’t Forget to Factor in These Costs When Purchasing a Home in Florida

Buying a home can come with some unexpected costs, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer or even if you’re just new to a market. In Florida specifically, many home buyers are taken by surprise when they’re hit with the added costs that comes with wanting to live near the water. Below are a few examples of additional costs you should be sure to factor in when searching for a home in the South Florida market. 1. Flood zones – In Florida, there’s no escaping King Tides, hurricanes, and severe storms. And because of that risk, those of us who choose to live here have to pay a premium on things like homeowners insurance. But more than that, there’s an […]
November 5, 2019

3 Important Questions You Should Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them

Unless you’re unusually lucky and the very first house you see ends up being “the one,” you’re going to be spending a fair amount of time with your real estate agent as you search for potential properties. And even if you do decide to go it alone during some of your house hunt, you’re going to want an experienced professional by your side when it comes time to negotiating and closing the deal. While there are a lot of skills and experiences that will make a realtor qualified to work with you, a big part of finding the right fit comes down to just that – fit. As you assess potential buyer’s agents, it’s important to keep in mind things […]
October 22, 2019

Why Tech-Savvy Home Buyers Still Need a Real Estate Agent

In this day and age, many home buyers question the value of hiring a real estate agent. The same way that Uber has put taxi drivers out of work and the internet has left the phone lines of travel agents’ hanging dry, many are surprised that the role of a realtor hasn’t dramatically suffered due to technology. It used to be that agents were the keepers of a ton of information that consumers couldn’t obtain on their own. Now, buyers have access to endless data, from demographics to neighborhood crime rates. Searching for a new listing is as easy as downloading an app, entering a desired location and filtering out the best homes that fit your needs. But while technology […]