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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 […]
July 14, 2020

5 Important Things to Do After You Move

Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner! You’ve made it through a stressful process filled with decisions, paperwork, and emotional ups and downs. You can finally put your feet up and relax in the comfort of your new space, but before you get too comfortable in your chair, make sure to take care of these important steps, too: 1. Change your address and set up your utilities and services – Contact the postal service to change your address. It’s easy to do online via the USPS website. You’ll also want to get in touch with your utility providers to ensure that you have electricity, air, and other utility services in order to fully function in your new home. This may also include […]
July 7, 2020

Real Estate Market Outlook: What to Expect This Summer and Fall in Miami

It’s fair to say none of us could have quite predicted the impact the coronavirus pandemic was going to have on our lives, our work and communities even just a few short months ago. And while some of us may be growing weary over the uncertainty of what’s to come, we are still facing a very serious health threat and must be prudent in how we proceed. The good news, however, is that we are moving ahead. As we look to the future, it’s impossible to say exactly what will happen and when in regards to real estate in Miami, but we can make some educated predictions based on how the market has fared thus far (relatively well!) and our […]
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, […]
May 26, 2020

Million Dollar Listings in Pinecrest

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 larger homes Pinecrest has 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 6-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.   12320 SW […]
May 12, 2020

How Will Buyer Demands Shift in a Post-Pandemic World?

The real estate industry is no stranger to market ups and downs as well as booms and busts, but after each upturn or recession things always look a little different in the marketplace, at least for a little while. The current pandemic is no different. COVID-19 has definitely made its mark on real estate, though not in the same way previous recessions have. For example, while the 2008 recession largely stemmed from the foreclosure crisis, today Miami home values are continuing to retain their mortgage value. There’s no denying, however, that the uncertainty surrounding the economic situation has buyers and sellers on edge. But it has also reshaped – or strengthened – our idea of what a home means. What […]
April 28, 2020

What We Can Expect in the Miami Real Estate Market During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. It is touching every industry, every sector, every life. The real estate market is no exception. There is reason, however, to remain cautiously optimistic about the real estate outlook in South Florida. What to Know About the Miami Market As recently reported in the Miami Herald, the Miami-Dade market was continuing to report robust listings and sales of single-family homes and condos well into March, but experts concede that the full impact of the pandemic on the industry may take months to reveal itself. While the industry has faced set-backs during periods of recession, the current pandemic is unlike any other recession in recent history, primarily because there is so much […]
April 21, 2020

Renting in the Pandemic

Among the many real estate options South Florida residents have during this period of crisis are to buy, sell, or rent. For insight into what to expect when buying or selling during a pandemic, be sure to read this post on buying and this post on selling. If you are currently renting or looking to move to a new rental property, there are also some unique considerations we must all be aware of as we live in or shop for new rental properties during a period of social distancing and widespread concern for rapid and extensive transmission of the novel coronavirus. What to Expect When Renting in a Pandemic Restaurants have closed, retail stores have transitioned online, and entertainment has […]
April 14, 2020

Buying in the Pandemic

Life during the pandemic has taken on a rhythm of its own. We’ve adapted to new-found social isolation, are finding ways to effectively work remotely, and many of us are navigating the additional challenge of keeping our kids safely at home and learning. We’ve all adapted to this quickly. We’ve had no other choice. Amid all the stress and anxiety and pressure, we’ve found a way to carry on and resume, as best we can, whatever sense of normalcy we can muster. And fortunately for buyers looking to continue on with their home search during this unusual time, there are numerous ways to do so. What to Expect When Buying in a Pandemic While the situation with the coronavirus is […]