Market Information

June 28, 2022

What Makes a Good Offer on a Property

Looking for your dream home can be a long, emotionally charged journey. So, when you finally find “the one,” you’ll need to jump right in and make an offer – and while it’s important to act quickly, it’s crucial to be smart and thorough when doing so. To ensure a smooth process, there are a few things you should do now so when you find the perfect home, you are prepared to come to the table with the strongest possible offer, especially in a competitive market like this. Get a Preapproval Letter for Your Mortgage This should be completed before you begin looking for a home. Sellers give preference to buyers who have pre-approval letters because it shows that you are a serious and qualified buyer. Although the […]
June 21, 2022

The Pros and Cons to Hosting an Open House

While many agree that hosting an open house is an excellent way to get potential buyers through your door, it is still a heavily debated topic between homeowners and real estate professionals. Truthfully, there are pros and cons to choosing to have or forgo an open house. Having a strong understanding of these pros and cons can help you make an informed decision. Pros Increased exposure – Perhaps more important than having open houses is gaining exposure for your home. While a sale may not come directly from an open house, you will undoubtedly gain exposure from ads, street signs, and promotions for your open house     . Low pressure environment – Open houses are usually very laid back and give potential buyers an […]
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 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 […]
April 5, 2022

4 Things to Look for When House Hunting That You May Not Think About

House-hunting can be a stressful, albeit-exciting venture. If you’ve started the process of looking for a home – congrats! You probably have a lot of factors on your mind about what makes a home ideal, such as the neighborhood, size of the home, natural lighting, and floor plan. A lot of times we have a general idea about what we’re looking for in a home, but more often than not, the less-exciting factors get brushed aside, even if they can make a big impact once you’re all moved in.  Not to worry – we’ve compiled four crucial things you should consider before moving forward in your home-buying process. Outlets This may be the most overlooked factor while home-buying. Having outlets […]
March 29, 2022

Recent Sales in Palmetto Bay

When looking to buy or sell a property, one of the first things to consider is what the comps are for recent sales in the area. As for Miami, the numbers still show a seller’s market.  In Palmetto Bay specifically, we’re seeing very little supply – only about 40 active listings ranging from 3 bedroom homes in the mid $400s near US-1 to estates abutting the Deering Nature Preserve asking $2,500,000.  Recent sales have mostly ranged from $325 a square foot to $375 a square foot. The median listing home price is sitting right around $875,000 in early 2022, which is up over 29% in the last 12 months. Homes in Palmetto Bay have been selling right around asking price in […]
March 22, 2022

Are Condos a Good Investment in Miami?

For what seems like time immemorial, the world over has been looking to invest in waterfront condos in Miami. And the truth is there is a valid reason, so much so that we tend to split Miami’s real estate market into segments – single family homes and condos – and see demand for one segment really doesn’t affect the other. In fact, political instability abroad and the strength of the dollar are important factors to consider when looking at Miami condos.  If you’re looking for a short answer, yes – condos are a good investment in Miami. However, like anything in real estate, there are many factors you should consider before diving into a serious investment. Here are some of […]
February 8, 2022

Best Locations in Miami for Families with High Schoolers

When it comes to finding a neighborhood that’s right for your family, just about everyone can agree that a safe location, great nearby schools, and friendly neighbors are crucial. When it comes to having high schoolers, there’s a few more things to take into consideration before deciding on a location that’s right for everyone. Miami has a large number of magnet and Choice schools, in addition to charter schools, with a variety of programs that may be right for your high schooler. Don’t forget: every high schooler’s needs are different, so consider yours when reading the below. CORAL GABLES: Coral Gables is a very popular choice with families who have high schoolers, and there’s no doubt why. Considered to be one of […]
February 1, 2022

What to Consider Before Putting In an Offer on a Home You Plan to Renovate

If you’re in the market for a fixer-upper, it can be an exciting time to think about paint colors, shiny new appliances, and designing rooms. But before you get carried away with the enthusiasm, there are a few things you should know and look for when you plan to renovate a home in the Miami area. One of the first things to consider is the location in which you want to buy a property. Depending on your goals for renovation – whether you plan to sell the house to another family or live in it yourself – the location of your house is always important. This will help you set your budget as home prices can vary widely by neighborhood.  […]