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December 14, 2022

Looking to Build New? 5 Things to Consider when Looking for Land

Building a new home from the ground up is a wonderful opportunity to create your dream home. Of course, finding the right location is at least half of the challenge. Shopping for land is a very different experience from being in the resale or pre-built housing market. This is far from a comprehensive list of things to consider, but it’s a good start to prepare you for the market. Location, Location, Location Searching for the right location to build a home is a bit different than finding a home in a desirable location. When you’re shopping for a house so much of what makes a location attractive is related to the existing homes and infrastructure. If you want to build […]
December 6, 2022

How Will Insurance Changes in the State of Florida Impact Homeowners?

Here in Florida we have seen some significant and immediate changes to laws regarding homeowner’s insurance policies in 2022. Two bills were passed and became effective immediately when they were signed by the governor in May. These are available to read in their entirety if you want to do a deep dive. We are all still learning more about these, and some of the impacts won’t be clear until we have a chance to see how they apply over time. In the meantime, let’s talk about what the landscape looks like today. The Upside Let’s start with the good news. New laws are in place to attempt to reduce fraudulent claims. Fraud especially related to roof claims has been a large factor […]
October 4, 2022

Best Places to Have a Sweet & Safe Spooky Season

Spooky Season is upon us, and we’ve put together a list of events and places to go haunting safely. Whether you take the little ones out for an early night or celebrate through the witching hour, we want you to have a safe and fun Halloween. Here are some hot spots to hit up: 1. South Miami Miami Kids’ Magazine is hosting their annual Safe Streets Halloween on Halloween day from 4-7pm on Sunset Drive. This free, all ages event includes trick or treating, a costume contest, live entertainment, and pumpkin decorating.  2. Coral Gables If your Halloween goal is to bring in the ultimate candy haul, Coral Gables should be on your list of places to stop. Parade your costumes around […]
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 25, 2021

Featured Listings in Miami-Dade County

Florida, and the Miami area in particular, has always been a highly desirable location. With the effects of COVID-19 on mortgage rates, remote work and people redefining what they want in their home and in their environment, Miami has seen a huge boom in real estate. If you’re considering a move to the Miami-Dade area, you’re making a fantastic choice. The city of Miami and its surrounding suburbs, towns and neighborhoods is a vibrant, thriving place with something to offer everyone. From world-renowned restaurants, some of the best beaches in the country and great schools and neighborhoods for families, South Florida is a great place to call home for people from all walks of life. Here’s a look at some […]
October 1, 2012

Paws in the Pool!

The Venetian Pool is hosting its beloved “Paws in the Pool” event on Sunday, October 7, 2012.  Come on down and show man’s best friend a great way to spend the day in beautiful Coral Gables! There are two sessions scheduled throughout the day; the first for smaller breeds (weighing under 30 lbs), and the second for larger dogs, (weighing over 31 lbs). The first session will be from 10: 00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., and the second session will be from 1:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M. Tickets will be sold at the door, and admission is granted to only those accompanied by a dog. The cost is $5.00 per dog, and $3.00 per person.  Click here to view more information on […]