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January 19, 2021

How to Find a Home Before It Goes on the Market

The Florida housing market is crazy hot right now, and if you’re interested in finding a new property, you may be asking yourself how you can even get your foot in the door when homes are flying off the shelf. One avenue that many buyers fail to consider is the possibility of buying a home before it even goes on the market. Also known as “pocket listings,” homes that are sold off-market can be tough to find – but not impossible – especially when you work with a well-connected realtor. In tight housing markets, getting ahead of the competition may be one of your best bets for snagging the home of your dreams. Here are some strategies for finding the […]
January 4, 2021

New Year, New Home: Relocating to Where You Want to Be in 2021

At the start of any New Year, there are always moments for pause and reflection, but if there were ever a year when many of us took step back to consider our needs and priorities, it was 2020. As we say good riddance to one of the most tumultuous years in recent history, you too may be reevaluating where you really want to be in 2021 and beyond. The global pandemic has forced us all to redefine what “home” means, and for some, where you are is not where you want to be. If you’ve decided that your current property is no longer meeting your needs, let us help you make the best move for what’s next in your life. […]
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 […]
December 8, 2020

Featured Listings: South Miami & Surrounding Areas

The city of South Miami is one of the oldest municipalities of Miami. It boasts a fantastic town center including Sunset Place, which offers a mix of stores, entertainment and dining. It’s also an area known for many good schools, at least 10 parks, family friendly neighborhoods with old Florida charm, and homes often situated on larger pieces of land. To learn more about what South Miami has to offer, check out the featured listings below. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour. 4384 SW 13 St., Miami – Centrally located in the charming area of Little Gables, this residence has been uniquely adapted to fit the needs of today’s homeowner with a flexible layout for […]
December 8, 2020

Gift Guide for Different Homeowner Personalities

‘Tis the season for gift giving and receiving. As you think of the people in your life, they likely run a spectrum in where they are in life and the gifts they will most appreciate and enjoy. For all the homeowners, renters, or college students in your life, we’ve got some great gift ideas to surprise and delight them this holiday season. And as you do your holiday shopping whether online or in stores, don’t forget to support those local stores and businesses just around your own corner. New Homeowners – In addition to these housewarming gift suggestions [link to previous blog], new homeowners appreciate anything that brightens their space – be it practical or fun (but then again, who […]
December 1, 2020

The Best Housewarming Gifts for New Homeowners

New homeownership is worth celebrating, and what better way to welcome a new neighbor or congratulate an old friend on their recent move than to give them a housewarming gift. But not just any gift will do – you want one that reflects their personality and style as well as one that will help them ease into life in their new space. Here are a few tried-and-true housewarming gifts to consider for the new homeowner in your life: For the kitchen – The heart of the home, the kitchen is where so much giving and sharing occurs. It only makes sense that a good housewarming gift is put to good use in the kitchen. For that, you can’t go wrong […]
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, […]
November 3, 2020

5 Key Things to Look For When Selecting a Neighborhood

We don’t say “location, location, location” in real estate for anything. Where you live truly does affect so many aspects of your lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that selecting the right neighborhood is one of the most important components of your home search. Before you start to get too serious about specific homes, it helps to learn about the neighborhood, its amenities, and important factors like safety, education, location, and more. As you begin narrowing down neighborhoods for your next home, here are five important things to consider: Your lifestyle – What’s important to your daily quality of life and needs? Are you an active person who wants to be close to trails or running routes? Do you prefer to […]
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 […]