HOME BUYING INFORMATION

December 22, 2020

Gearing Up for a New Year: Buying and Selling in 2021

When the pandemic hit earlier this year, the world was on edge as we all clung to see what might come next. For real estate, the results have remained very good despite the roller coaster we’re all riding in this pandemic. Homes continued to sell consistently during the spring and early summer months, even if it was at a slightly slower rate than before the pandemic, and as late summer and fall rolled around, buyers continued to face stiff competition for the relatively reduced home inventory on the market. As we look ahead to what 2021 may bring, much is still up in the air (after all, a year ago none of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 was […]
November 17, 2020

State of the Market: Pinecrest Featured Listings

The Village of Pinecrest is one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida and is known the world-over for its excellent schools and enviable location. If you’re curious about what homes Pinecrest have to offer, take a look at a few of these featured listings and then get in touch to schedule a showing. Featured listings in Pinecrest 12330 SW 60th Ct – This 7-bedroom, 7.5 bath property was built in 2003 and offers 10,432 square feet of living area. The expansive layout boasts a grand foyer, stately archways, formal dining room with butler’s pantry and custom millwork. The kitchen has everything you could want and more including two islands, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, a built-in coffee maker, […]
October 27, 2020

Palmetto Bay Featured Listings

Palmetto Bay consistently ranks as a top community choice when it comes to family-friendly neighborhoods in South Florida – and for good reason. It boasts fabulous parks, expansive recreation opportunities, and preservation of the natural environment. Palmetto Bay’s location just south of downtown Miami makes it pretty unbeatable, too. If you’re interested in the “Village of Parks,” check out our featured listings. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 8149 SW 176th St – Built in 2000, this spacious 5-bedroom, 4-bath home sits in a quiet pocket of Palmetto Bay. With volume ceilings, plantation shutters, tongue-in-groove wood ceilings, and more, it’s the details that enhance this already wonderful home. It is equipped with […]
October 20, 2020

Downsizing? What to Look For in a Smaller Space.

Owning a home is a major responsibility, and the bigger the home, the more work there is to do. If you’ve decided the time has come in your life to downsize properties, the list of decisions to make may feel just as big, but let’s break it down into some manageable areas to consider. Location – With the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have all been brought home. And when we haven’t been staying within the walls of our homes, the areas we are exploring are those closest to home. We’ve come to value even more those amenities that are close, walkable, and make our communities feel the way they do. Likewise, when considering options for downsizing, location should remain a […]
September 22, 2020

What Millennials Need to Know About Buying a Home

Millennial home buyers have grown to make up the largest group of home buyers in the US, but they haven’t had it easy. Facing a highly competitive real estate market for the past several years and one that shows no signs of slowing down despite the pandemic, Millennials have had to forge a new path to homeownership that enables them for weather financial crises and economic insecurity while also being able to emotionally withstand bidding wars on the limited selection of their favorite properties. If you’re a Millennial home buyer looking to fulfill your homeownership dream, here are a few important things to know before diving in: Save, save, save – Mortgage rates are unbeatably low, but it’s still important […]
September 15, 2020

Coral Gables Featured Listings

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 learn more about the property. 55 Merrick Way #845 – This updated, chic two-bedroom, 2-bath condo sits in the heart of Coral Gables just steps from local shopping and dining opportunities. It boasts a modern kitchen with white cabinetry, an island with counter seating, and an open final dining and living area with double-height ceiling and windows. As a two-story condo, the upstairs […]
September 8, 2020

Top Tips for Moving During the Pandemic

There is continued good news for South Florida home buyers and sellers despite the uncertainty that continues to swirl amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. While many parts of our economy have taken a hit, in the Florida real estate market, we’ve seen very little slow-down. Home prices are maintaining their values, mortgage rates are at record lows, and buyers and sellers are adapting to new, socially distant ways of buying and selling. This is good news, indeed. But if you’re like others looking to buy and sell during this time of uncharted territory, you will also be faced with the challenge of moving during the pandemic (as if home buying weren’t stressful enough, right?). While moving homes is always a […]
August 25, 2020

Tips for Finding the Right Realtor for You

For most things in life, we turn to experts to help us navigate the intricacies of whatever challenge we’re up against. If we have health questions, we turn to a qualified medical professional, if we have finance questions, we talk to a financial advisor. The same is true for real estate. Since most of us don’t go around buying and selling houses every day, we turn to someone who does. And like all things in life, there is more than one person who excels in their given profession. So the question then becomes, how do you find the right person to help you? With so many qualified professionals, it can feel overwhelming to even know where to start. Here are […]
August 18, 2020

Pinecrest Featured Listings

The Village of Pinecrest is one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida and is known the world-over for its excellent schools and enviable location. If you’re curious about what homes Pinecrest have to offer, take a look at a few of these featured listings and then get in touch to schedule a showing. Featured listings in Pinecrest 7515 SW 122nd St – You’ll be wowed from the moment you drive up to this 7-bedroom, 6.5 bath residence with impressive double-entry doors, volume ceilings, and marble staircase. While the home itself is gorgeous and pristine, the serene and private gardens will simply take your breath away. The 5,875 square-foot home is listed at $2,650,000.     5801 SW […]