house hunting

November 19, 2019

Coral Gables: Featured Listings

“The City Beautiful” is without a doubt one of the most coveted communities in South Florida. Its Old-World elegance blended with tropical South Florida style make Coral Gables a perfect place to call home. If you’re looking for a home in this highly sought after community, check out these featured listings. 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 7,882 square foot home has 7 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and masterfully planned living spaces. Its Spanish influence can be felt throughout the home […]
November 12, 2019

Don’t Forget to Factor in These Costs When Purchasing a Home in Florida

Buying a home can come with some unexpected costs, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer or even if you’re just new to a market. In Florida specifically, many home buyers are taken by surprise when they’re hit with the added costs that comes with wanting to live near the water. Below are a few examples of additional costs you should be sure to factor in when searching for a home in the South Florida market. 1. Flood zones – In Florida, there’s no escaping King Tides, hurricanes, and severe storms. And because of that risk, those of us who choose to live here have to pay a premium on things like homeowners insurance. But more than that, there’s an […]
November 5, 2019

3 Important Questions You Should Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them

Unless you’re unusually lucky and the very first house you see ends up being “the one,” you’re going to be spending a fair amount of time with your real estate agent as you search for potential properties. And even if you do decide to go it alone during some of your house hunt, you’re going to want an experienced professional by your side when it comes time to negotiating and closing the deal. While there are a lot of skills and experiences that will make a realtor qualified to work with you, a big part of finding the right fit comes down to just that – fit. As you assess potential buyer’s agents, it’s important to keep in mind things […]
October 22, 2019

Featured 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. Just 20 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport, this neighborhood community boasts beautiful natural surroundings, family-friendly amenities, and so much more. If you’re interested in seeing what Pinecrest has to offer, check out several of these featured listings. Then, give us a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 6740 SW 133 TER At 7,090 square feet, this 7-bedroom, 8-bath home takes your breath away the moment you approach it from curb. Designed in a Mediterranean style, the home features an expansive formal living area with fireplace, formal […]
October 15, 2019

What to Know When Selling Your Home During the Holidays

One of the most frequent questions clients come to us with is, “When should I sell my home?” This is an understandably big concern as many clients want to time the market for the best price and quickest sale. The reality is, the right time to sell is really what’s right for you and your family. And for some, that may very well be during the holidays. Rest assured, this can be a good thing! Why sell your home during the holidays One of the biggest reasons to consider selling your home during the holidays is quite simply because no one else wants to do it. During this time of year – from around November through the first of the […]
October 8, 2019

Should You Get a Home Inspection?

Buying a home in South Florida is not like buying a home in other parts of the country. During a good portion of the year, we face the triple threat of heat, humidity and hurricanes. And if we happen to experience a reprieve from any of those, we might find ourselves staring down a King Tide. All that said, Florida is a great place to live as long as you take prudent steps to prepare your home for safety. That starts with getting a home inspection. Why get a home inspection? Some home buyers feel tempted to skip the home inspection either because they think it will speed up the purchase process or because they don’t want to spend money […]
September 24, 2019

What Parents Need to Know When Buying a Home

Whether you’re buying your first home or you’re back on the market again and this time as parents, you’ve undoubtedly come to the realization that buying and selling a home with kids is tough. Not only is it difficult to even find the time to look for a house, your list of concerns and wishes have likely changed. Things you would have at one time easily overlooked now become deal-breakers for you. As parents you have additional considerations to factor above and beyond school districts, safety and other practicalities of daily life.   If you’re a parent looking to buy a home in South Florida, identifying your priorities and keeping a few other important tips in mind will help your […]
September 17, 2019

Palmetto Bay: Featured Listings

Palmetto Bay is well-known for 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 Paradise point, the home comes with a spot in slip #5 as well as a grand formal living and dining area, […]
September 10, 2019

3 Simple Ways to Stage Your Small Kitchen for the Sale

For many people, the kitchen is undeniably the heart of the home. It’s the place where everyone gathers when hosting guests, and it is the source of nourishment to keep the crew running on a daily basis. It’s also one of the most scrutinized of all places when potential buyers are evaluating a home. If it’s too small, too outdated, or simply too cumbersome, a buyer may walk away without giving even a second thought to the rest of the house.   So what are some of the best ways to overcome kitchen flaws without having to spend thousands of dollars on a full-scale remodel? Check out these three simple tips to help you maximize your kitchen space and stage […]