Location

April 19, 2022

Why Location Really Does Matter

We’ve said it before, but location really is the most important quality in real estate. This is true regardless of property size or square footage. Where you live truly does affect so many aspects of your living experience, so it’s no surprise that selecting the right location is one of the most important components of your home search.  Location Affects Your Lifestyle It’s crucial to consider 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 have a larger yard with room to entertain or have a pool? Your neighborhood should offer you access to these important lifestyle needs or aspirations. School Districts […]
February 8, 2022

Best Locations in Miami for Families with High Schoolers

When it comes to finding a neighborhood that’s right for your family, just about everyone can agree that a safe location, great nearby schools, and friendly neighbors are crucial. When it comes to having high schoolers, there’s a few more things to take into consideration before deciding on a location that’s right for everyone. Miami has a large number of magnet and Choice schools, in addition to charter schools, with a variety of programs that may be right for your high schooler. Don’t forget: every high schooler’s needs are different, so consider yours when reading the below. CORAL GABLES: Coral Gables is a very popular choice with families who have high schoolers, and there’s no doubt why. Considered to be one of […]
June 15, 2021

Why the Comps are So Important to Look at When Selling Your Home

Comparables, or comps, are how you calculate the value of your home based on the recent sales prices of homes in your area. As a seller, you and your real estate agent will use comps to figure out your asking price. Comparatively, buyers and their agents will also be using comps to determine how much to offer on homes in their price range. Comps are crucial for sellers to get the best sale price on their home and to get their home sold in a reasonable time. Price your home too low and you are potentially losing out on a lot of money. Price it too high and your home could sit for months on the market. The key to […]
May 4, 2021

What Do Nearby Parks Have to Do With Your House Hunt?

House hunting can be exciting, intimidating, stressful and joyous, along with a hundred other emotions. But we want to make house hunting a walk in the park for you (see what we did there?). When you’re searching for your next home, parks can often have a lot to do with picking the ideal location. Parks can impact a community’s environmental quality, social atmosphere, overall health and even raise a neighborhood’s financial status. Let’s take a look at all the benefits that parks can offer to your house hunt and to the value of your home. Property values Proximity to parks increases property value. It’s as simple as that. And, in general, the more parks and the better maintained those parks […]
April 13, 2021

10 Things To Look For When House Hunting

The great house hunt begins! We’re so excited for you. It really is an exciting time but it can also be tedious, nerve wracking and full of confusion. Don’t worry, you’ll find the right home with enough patience and persistence (and the right realtor!) To help you in your hunt, we put together a solid list of 10 things to keep in mind when looking for a new home. Location You’d think we’d be tired of saying it by now, but we’re not! The three most important things to consider when buying a home are: location, location, location. Think about the safety and comfort of your neighborhood, the amenities nearby and your commute. If you have kids, consider the school […]
March 9, 2021

Where to Look in Miami and What to Look For When Downsizing.

The time has come to downsize. You can just feel it when you walk through your home. Maybe you’re an empty nester. Maybe you really wanted the 3,000 sq. ft. home at one point in time but it’s proven too much to maintain. Or maybe you’ve watched enough episodes of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and you’re into the idea of less feeling like more. You might be currently living in the Miami area in a residential spot like Palmetto Bay, Coconut Grove or Pinecrest and you want to find a new neighborhood with an easier to maintain home. Or you might be living out of state or even abroad and you’re ready to make the move to more minimalism […]
February 9, 2021

How Your Lifestyle Should Affect Your New Home Selection

Whether you’re the cosmopolitan urbanite or the backwoods recluse, your lifestyle factors into the home that you choose to live in. One person’s castle might be another person’s maintenance headache. Homes come in as many shapes, sizes and locations as there are types of people. What do you need from your home in order to reflect your ideal lifestyle? Let’s take a look at the top factors to consider when matching your house to your lifestyle. Location It’s a bit of a broken record in real estate but location truly is everything. When considering where you want your new home to be, you’ll want to factor in all aspects of location. You’ll want to consider the safety of your neighborhood, […]