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October 20, 2020

Downsizing? What to Look For in a Smaller Space.

Owning a home is a major responsibility, and the bigger the home, the more work there is to do. If you’ve decided the time has come in your life to downsize properties, the list of decisions to make may feel just as big, but let’s break it down into some manageable areas to consider. Location – With the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have all been brought home. And when we haven’t been staying within the walls of our homes, the areas we are exploring are those closest to home. We’ve come to value even more those amenities that are close, walkable, and make our communities feel the way they do. Likewise, when considering options for downsizing, location should remain a […]
October 13, 2020

Flood Zones in Miami are Changing. What Areas Are Most Affected?

We’re not giving away any spoiler alerts here when we tell you that living in Miami comes with risk – risk for flooding, risk for storms, and risk for whatever else Mother Nature wants to throw our way. Already roughly 30 percent of properties in Miami-Dade County fall into a flood risk category, and that percentage is expected to increase nearly 10 percent within the next 30 years, according to data from First Street Foundation, a non-profit organization that assesses flood risk across America. While FEMA has historically been the go-to for assessing flood zone risk, the organization has been criticized for its inability to keep maps accurate amid increasingly changing levels of risk as sea levels rise and climate […]
October 6, 2020

Should School Districts Still Matter When Buying a Home During COVID? Yes.

Talk to nearly any homebuyer, and you can bet the topic of school districts will come up as a component of their search. Why? Whether you have school-age kids or not, the quality of education within a school district has historically had a significant impact on the value of homes within a given neighborhood, and that has certainly not changed today – even in an era when families have become increasingly concerned about the health and safety of sending their children into public school systems during COVID-19. Better home or better school? In many people’s minds, there is a dichotomy set up that makes them believe they have to pick just one: good school or good home. The reality is, […]
September 15, 2020

Coral Gables Featured Listings

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 learn more about the property. 55 Merrick Way #845 – This updated, chic two-bedroom, 2-bath condo sits in the heart of Coral Gables just steps from local shopping and dining opportunities. It boasts a modern kitchen with white cabinetry, an island with counter seating, and an open final dining and living area with double-height ceiling and windows. As a two-story condo, the upstairs […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
June 22, 2020

Coral Gables Featured Listings

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 learn more about the property. 1425 Alberca St – This 4-bedroom + office/den, 4-bath Mediterranean home sits on a quiet street in North Coral Gables. The open floor plan features wonderful natural light through its impact windows and doors, high ceilings, marble flooring, and a grand living room and dining room. The kitchen has granite countertops, wood cabinetry, a gas stove, double oven, […]