South Florida Real Estate

September 7, 2021

The Fastest Growing Neighborhoods in Miami

Miami is known for many things. It’s nightlife, it’s daylife, the capital of Latin America and a burgeoning tech hub. The tricky thing is that everything it’s known for is bringing more and more people moving into South Florida. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight three of the fastest growing municipalities within Miami-Dade County: Coral Gables The fact of the matter is that it is no surprise that so many people want to live in the Gables: quiet tree-lined streets, beautiful Mediterranean-style homes, and a location at the center of Miami-Dade. Add one of the best downtowns in the world and it’s surprising that home prices in the Gables haven’t been rising faster. See some current listings in […]
June 29, 2021

Get Your Home Hurricane Ready, Especially if You Plan on Selling Soon

It’s that time again… June to November in Florida is time to pack your beach bag, make a friend with a boat, and… get prepared for hurricane season. Is your home hurricane ready? We’re going to give you a breakdown of the most crucial preparations you can make. But did you know that there’s more at stake than just your safety? Having a hurricane-resistant home is not only going to protect your loved ones and your home, but it could also add value to your home. According to a University of Alabama study, homes that are fortified to the highest level of standards sell for 7% more on average. Stay safe and boost your homes resale value? Win, win. Now, […]
May 18, 2021

How COVID Impacted Demand for Single Family Homes

COVID changed our world and our lives in so many ways. We’re still reeling from all the shifts and changes are that we will be for quite some time. In the real estate world we saw patterns shatter, mass exoduses and mass influxes all across the country. But change doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In terms of housing and lifestyle, lots of people realized where they want to be and where they don’t want to be. One of the most interesting trends that we saw, and are continuing to see, is a high demand for single family homes. Ch-ch-changes One of the primary factors in all this change is remote work. As so many offices went remote, people […]
April 27, 2021

Featured Listings in Miami

“The Magic City” is one of the most vibrant and desirable places to live in the country. Miami is metropolitan area of many faces – from cosmopolitan and energetic to quiet and spacious. It’s a city full of culture, art and wonderful dining options. It also boasts some of the best weather in the world. But to describe all of Miami, including the surrounding towns and municipalities, in just a few words is quite impossible. Each neighborhood, town and suburb has its own unique vibe. The best way to get a taste of all the Miami-Dade county has to offer is to let us take you on a tour. Here’s a look at some of our top listings in the […]
April 20, 2021

Move-In Ready vs. Fixer-Upper: Which Home Purchase Is Right For You

Buying a home is one of the biggest life decisions you will ever make. And for most people it’s the biggest financial decision as well. If you’re at this stage, you’re ready to make this decision, or at least begin the process. At this stage a lot of people are also asking themselves the question: should I buy a fixer-upper or a move-in ready home? It’s a great question. One that doesn’t necessarily have one black and white answer. The truth is, very few homes are going to be perfect from the get-go. They’ll require your personal touch, maybe some paint and TLC and all the furnishings and décor that make a home. But some houses are going to need […]
April 13, 2021

10 Things To Look For When House Hunting

The great house hunt begins! We’re so excited for you. It really is an exciting time but it can also be tedious, nerve wracking and full of confusion. Don’t worry, you’ll find the right home with enough patience and persistence (and the right realtor!) To help you in your hunt, we put together a solid list of 10 things to keep in mind when looking for a new home. Location You’d think we’d be tired of saying it by now, but we’re not! The three most important things to consider when buying a home are: location, location, location. Think about the safety and comfort of your neighborhood, the amenities nearby and your commute. If you have kids, consider the school […]
March 23, 2021

Featured Listings in Pinecrest

Pinecrest is a beautiful and charming village in Miami-Dade county. It’s a quiet community with less than 20,000 residents (as of the 2010 census). Perfect for families and people who want to be near the city but prefer a more serene atmosphere, Pinecrest has great schools and a highly desired location. One of our favorite destinations in Pinecrest? Pinecrest Gardens, once known as Parrot Jungle and Gardens, which was one of the first tourist attractions in Miami. It’s really something to see, with over 1,000 varieties of exotic plants and trees, streams, caves and fissures. For those of us who have called Miami home for years, it’s definitely a special spot to see and visit. Take a look at our […]
March 16, 2021

Buying a Second Property for Rental Purposes

Real estate investment remains one of the best forms of speculation and in Miami this holds true. With real estate investments you can typically receive a predictable cash flow, a steady appreciation in value, equity buildup and many great tax benefits. If you’re deciding to buy a second home in Miami for rental purposes, it can be quite the sound investment.   In addition, even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Miami population has continued to grow and real estate prices continue to rise. In fact, as more and more jobs went remote, young professionals and families have been making the move to Miami, mostly from northern cities, to enjoy the warmer weather and the lifestyle that our city brings. If you’re […]
March 9, 2021

Where to Look in Miami and What to Look For When Downsizing.

The time has come to downsize. You can just feel it when you walk through your home. Maybe you’re an empty nester. Maybe you really wanted the 3,000 sq. ft. home at one point in time but it’s proven too much to maintain. Or maybe you’ve watched enough episodes of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and you’re into the idea of less feeling like more. You might be currently living in the Miami area in a residential spot like Palmetto Bay, Coconut Grove or Pinecrest and you want to find a new neighborhood with an easier to maintain home. Or you might be living out of state or even abroad and you’re ready to make the move to more minimalism […]