The time has come for you to start looking for a home and somewhere to call your own. Whether you are simply tired of renting, or ready to start investing in your own property, buying a place of your own seems like the logical next step. But what type of home is right for you? Thankfully, Miami has a lot to offer when it comes to types of homes available to buyers – from condos and duplexes to town homes and single-family homes. Better yet, the city also has a wealth of different types of homes within each of those categories that can satisfy your needs as well as your wants. When To Consider a Condo Living: For homebuyers, whether it is […]
It’s officially wintertime in Miami, and unlike the North with snow and brutally cold temperatures, we get to spend January enjoying our city to the fullest – especially as the winter months bring about some favorite seasonal eats and activities. Did we mention that we can stay nice and warm while we do it, too? It’s no wonder why Miami is the envy of the country! This season, we would be remiss if we didn’t share some of our favorite spots and activities that are fun for the whole family. Miami’s Best Kept Winter Season Secrets: 1) Knaus Berry Farm: Started in 1956, Knaus Berry Farm is a local favorite that we all keep going back to year after year […]
Finding your starter home is not for the faint of heart. In fact, for most first-time home buyers the very term “starter home” can be, well, a non-starter. When you are looking to purchase your very first property – we want to look at it as a place we can call our own – and oddly enough, forever. Home buying is perhaps one of the most personal life purchases. It’s your safe space, your haven. It is an extension of you and to some degree, it becomes another member of your family. That’s why you hear so many people talking about “the home they brought their kids home to.” Starter homes are big deals. As such, so is the decision […]
Home renovations can be costly undertakings. Faced with the current market trends for the increased demand for home renovations from homeowners as a direct result from families spending more time at home, mixed with the increases in materials costs, even the smallest upgrades can seem like big ticket items. So, what happens if you are a homeowner looking to sell your home but want to find ways to upgrade your home in order to increase your property value before listing? First, it’s important to know that many smaller projects are not necessary to undertake before selling your home. In fact, we may even recommend against making any changes before listing at all. With the Miami market in such demand as […]
Miami has always been a highly-desired city to live in. As the demand for more living space, warmer climates and beach accessibility continues to rise – so does the interest in Palmetto Bay. While the Miami market is in big demand across the whole city, Palmetto Bay has a bit more to offer homeowners – and by that we mean, space. With larger lots and a lower entry point for home sales, Palmetto Bay is an in-demand neighborhood for families, first-time homeowners, and any new transplant to our Magic City. Meet Palmetto Bay This city within a city has always been a favorite among locals for its space, safety, schools, standard of living and more. This low-key neighborhood captures the […]
When you’re selling your home, you want to get the best price possible. And, the best way to get top dollar is to put your home’s best foot forward to attract buyers. Often, this means hiring a professional home stager. Many sellers may not want the extra expense of home staging, but it’s actually a worthwhile investment. Sellers that hire a home stager can often expect to get at least $10,000 more for their homes than those who don’t. In addition to a larger sales price, there are several other reasons why you should consider hiring a professional home stager. Buyers Can Visualize Themselves at Home Professional home staging shows off a property in its best light, which is a […]
2012 was a great year! As we begin 2013, my 15th year with EWM Realty International, my team and I are reaching out to you, our friends, family and clients, to thank you for your support. With over 85 total transactions, and selling close to $30,000,000.00 in 2012, we are excited and hopeful to see an even better year in 2013. Interested in purchasing a home or wondering what yours might be worth? Contact us for a complimentary analysis of your home!