South Florida Real Estate

March 24, 2020

Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector When Buying a House in South Florida

After you’ve decided to put an offer on a new house, several important steps still need to take place during those weeks counting down to closing. A big one? Getting a home inspection. Certified home inspectors thoroughly evaluate the property and look for potential safety problems or hazards, including those that may be found in structural, mechanical, electrical, and other major appliance systems, among others. Inspections can offer some reassurances and peace of mind about your decision to buy. They can also make sure you are going into your purchase with your eyes wide open. Buying a property that will need a new HVAC system within the next few years may not be a deal-breaker for you, but it is […]
March 17, 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 of […]
March 10, 2020

Buying a Condo or a House? Which is Right for You?

If you’re in the market for a new property, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all your options. From location to size, amenities, and more, there are numerous factors to weigh as you embark on your house-hunting journey. A big one many buyers have to consider early in their hunt is if a house or a condo may be the better fit for them. In Florida, we’re lucky to have just about any kind of property a buyer is looking for, but knowing exactly just what that property may be can pose a real challenge. Below are a few important things to consider as you weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a single-family home or a condo: […]
March 3, 2020

The Best Home Projects for Spring in South Florida

Even though our temperatures are relatively mild all year long, there’s always something refreshing about spring and the opportunities it brings to freshen up our homes. The heavy heat of summer hasn’t yet set in, which makes working on outdoor projects a lot more comfortable. So, take advantage of spring by forging ahead on some of these indoor and outdoor projects – and it never hurts to start early on some hurricane preparation either! Take it outside Spring is a great time to spruce up your landscaping, and you’ll boost your curb appeal to boot. Trim trees, shrubs, and bushes. Evaluate your ground cover and consider replacing any loose gravel with another material like bark, which is less damaging on […]
February 25, 2020

Pro Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Pets

You pets are part of your family, but as much as you love them, potential home buyers might not agree. To ensure you’re not scaring away buyers, here are some simple steps you can take to prepare your home for the sale, even if you have pets. Clean, clean, clean – Deep cleaning is a must, especially when it comes to getting rid of pet stains, odors, and hair. Hire a professional if needed and do what you can to control additional dirt or hair from accumulating once your home is on the market. Repair any damage caused by your pet – Scratching or claw marks, chew damage, ripped curtains or screens – these are all serious turn-offs that can […]
February 18, 2020

Featured Listings in Coral Gables

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 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 7,627 square foot home has 7 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and masterfully planned living spaces. Its Spanish influence can be felt throughout the home with […]
February 11, 2020

Top Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Florida Home

Getting your house ready for the market can be a months-in-the-making process. How much you choose to do and don’t do is ultimately up to you, but it’s important to consider how the repairs you make align with your goals, the current market demands, and the buyers you’re targeting, among others. If you’re considering selling your Florida home, I recommend talking with a realtor at least six months in advance in order to discuss these and other important steps that will best ready you and your property for the sale. Among the biggest first steps to take to prepare your home for sale? Making important aesthetic and safety repairs. By being smart with your repairs (paired with successful staging of […]
February 4, 2020

What to Know About Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Despite how common it is, buying and selling a home at the same time is always a juggling act for those in the throes of doing it themselves. Aside from navigating the logistics of moving and attempting to time it right from a convenience perspective, you’re also stuck with the possibility of having to pay two mortgages at once if the purchase and sale don’t align. While it all can feel overwhelming, there are some easy steps you can take to minimize risk and feel confident each step of the way. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying and selling a house at the same time: Understand the current Florida housing market – As market trends shift, […]
January 28, 2020

Pro Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Kids

Anyone who’s sold a house knows just how stressful the process can be. From prepping and staging your home to juggling your schedule around showings, work, school, and all of your other daily responsibilities, selling a home requires full-on effort. Add kids to the mix, and well, the undertaking can seem almost insurmountable. But, rest easy. For parents selling a home with little members in the house, here are some simple tips that can help you navigate this major life transition. Here are a few places to start: Get your kids involved – It’s important that your kids, no matter how young they are, know that you will be selling your home and what exactly that means. Keep them in […]