Real Estate

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 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 […]
September 1, 2020

Craving Something New for Dinner? Your Best Bets for Take-Out in Coral Gables

Social distancing at home does not have to mean distancing yourself from great food. And fortunately in Coral Gables, we’ve got plenty of top-notch restaurants offering you the best-of-the-best when it comes to take-out options. With seamless ordering systems and slick pick-up options, you’ll be on your way to adding take-out to your meal rotation even more frequently. Threefold Café – Not just for breakfast, Threefold Café serves up fan-favorites like monkey bread, savory smashed avocado, coffee and eggs as well as ready-to-cook family meals, groceries, and all the deliciousness you could ask for. Bulla Gastrobar – Enjoy the flavors of Spain from the comfort of your home when you order from Bulla. Check out their “To-Go” menus for specials on Bulla […]
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 […]
August 11, 2020

Ready to Buy? 5 Things to Know Before You Start Your House Hunt

Embarking on a house-hunting journey is a momentous occasion and one that many of us do only a handful (or fewer) times in our life. As exciting as it is, however, it can also come with a dose of trepidation given the large financial commitment that comes with making a home purchase and the mounting pressure you may feel to find “the one.” Rest assured, you will find your perfect home, but before you get too far into the process, it’s helpful to step back and consider some of the big-picture visions you have for your future as well as have a solid understanding of your finances. Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy What’s motivating your move? Consider […]
July 28, 2020

It’s Here: Last-Minute Hurricane Season Prep for Your Home

Whether we like it or not, storm season is upon us. And while 2020 has certainly given us plenty to manage already, hurricanes are simply not something we can ignore. If you haven’t already, be sure to read our post on how to prepare for hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic, then hop to it on these other last-minute preparation steps you should be taking to ready your home and family for what’s to come. Prepping Your Property for Storm Season Take to the roof and gutters – Now is the time to ensure that leaves and debris are out of your gutters and that rain can flow freely out and away from your property. If you see […]
July 21, 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 […]
June 30, 2020

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season Amid the Pandemic

Living in South Florida, we’re no strangers to hurricane preparation. Every season we brace for potentially life-threatening storms, and we take our preparation seriously because we know first-hand the kind of damage powerful hurricanes can inflict. While many homeowners generally approach the annual hurricane season in much the same way each year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made many families rethink what it means to prepare for an emergency. What the Pandemic Means for Hurricane Season Preparation Before storms make landfall on Miami, typical hurricane preparation includes taking care of things like: Packing a hurricane go-bag Stocking up on emergency supplies Documenting your property and reviewing insurance policies Knowing your evacuation route or where to go for safe shelter during and […]