Miami

January 17, 2023

Moving to Miami: What Neighborhoods to Look at for Your New Home

If you are planning a move to Miami, let me be the first to welcome you! It is such a wonderful and unique city, so learning a bit about the different neighborhoods will be an important step in your search for a home. I have more than 25 years of experience selling real estate locally and am a native of South Florida. Helping people find their dream home here is something my team and I love to do!  Each neighborhood in the Miami area has its own style and personality. Let’s talk about a few of those areas and their individual qualities. Coral Gables  This family-friendly suburb is packed with charm! Known as “The City Beautiful,” its unique 1920s and […]
January 10, 2023

What’s Happening with the Miami Rental Market?

Miami has been the red hot center of a nationwide rental market boom. In South Florida, rent rose nearly 25 percent between the summer of 2021 and summer of 2022. On top of that, almost 97 percent of rental inventory in Miami-Dade County is occupied. Available properties have multiple applicants all hoping to score a place to live. While rent is up and inventory is down in major cities across the US, nowhere has it been as dramatic of a shift as we’ve seen here.  Expectations for 2023 I expect the rental market will continue to have high prices and high demand throughout 2023, and likely beyond. The storm season we experienced in 2022 factors in to these high prices […]
January 3, 2023

What To Expect in the 2023 Miami Market

Sometimes markets are easier to predict than others, and this one… well, there are a lot of moving parts. I’m certainly no fortune teller and any number of things could impact my best guesses.  At any rate (pun very much intended), I’ll give you my thoughts as of now about what to expect with the Miami real estate market for the upcoming year. Will Housing Prices Go Up or Down? The next several months will be different, a “back to normal” market, but that doesn’t mean a loss of all the gains we have seen over the pandemic price surge. In fact, in most areas of Miami prior to 2019, I would say we were undervalued from a global perspective as […]
December 1, 2022

Our Favorite Holiday Activities Around Miami

Living in the tropics doesn’t mean that Miamians don’t know how to celebrate winter holidays. We just do it with our own style and flair – the way we do everything! Here are some of our favorite festive activities in the Miami area. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do. Coral Gables A Christmas Carol, the Musical – Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Various dates and times throughout December A musical reimagining of this Christmas classic. Find all details and purchase tickets through the link. Dec. 9 at 7pm – A Very Merry Holiday Gala – Coral Gables Women’s Club A family friendly event pictures with Santa, a silent auction, dinner and drinks, plus a keynote […]
August 23, 2022

What You Need to Know About Flood Zones When Buying a Home in Miami

When you’re looking to buy a home in Miami, one of the first things you should check is the flood zone of the property. Flood zones are areas that are more likely to experience flooding, and they’re important to know about because they can affect your insurance rates and your ability to get a mortgage.  While it’s important to look for flooding risks in your neighborhood – proximity to canals, for example – that’s not really what we’re talking about here. It’s checking what zone a property is in before you make an offer.  Buying a Home in a Flood Zone If you’re looking at homes in a flood zone, it’s important to talk to your insurance agent and lender […]
July 19, 2022

The Next “It” Neighborhood in Miami

There’s no doubt why Miami is a very desirable place to live. With the tropical weather, beautiful beaches, and amazing restaurants, what’s not to love? All these factors – plus the business climate in South Florida – are reasons the real estate market in Miami remains strong. Prices have been rising steadily over the past few years and that has been leading to a common question we get – what is the next ‘It’ neighborhood in Miami? Before we dive in – to be clear, there are many neighborhoods that are attracting a lot of developer attention like Allapattah for which there is a strong argument to be made that it will be the next ‘It’ neighborhood.  We’d rather talk […]
July 5, 2022

What’s New In Coconut Grove Real Estate?

The Grove has seen a lot of changes over the past few years – but at the same time, has kept the allure it’s had for decades. There has always been a certain level of walkability and community that other neighborhoods just don’t possess. It’s not hard to see why with the restaurants, new and improved Cocowalk shops, and tree-lined streets, right on the bay. What We’re Seeing in Coconut Grove Real Estate The part of the Grove along Main Highway & Ingraham has been a mainstay in desirable addresses for ages. A decade ago we saw the parts east of Mary st and north of Bayshore flourish. Now we’re starting to see homes on the other side of US-1 […]
June 7, 2022

Vacation Home Buying? Here’s Where to Look in Miami

It’s no surprise Miami attracts people from all over the world – the beautiful waters and sunny weather make for the perfect place to settle into a vacation home (or a forever home!) If you’re looking for a vacation property in South Florida, here are some recommendations for top areas to begin your search: Miami Beach  A fashion and entertainment capital, playground for celebrities, and oasis for travelers, Miami Beach is the ultimate vacation destination. From 5-star restaurants to gorgeous beaches, there is an unending variety of attractions that will leave visitors and vacationers wanting more. The area is the perfect combination of luxurious and fun. Most vacationers and beach lovers prefer to walk or ride a bike as their main mode of transportation – and with […]
February 15, 2022

What You Need to Know About Flood Zones When Buying in Miami

Flood zones are defined as areas that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determined to be at a higher risk of flooding or heavy rainfall – and it should come as no surprise that these zones are just about everywhere in Miami. When buying a home or property in Miami, there are some things you should know about flood zones, risk, and overall flood safety that will make your life a lot easier: Know Your Zone It’s crucial to find out exactly what flood zone your home falls in so you can be as prepared as possible should any unfortunate situation arise. Different flood zones correspond to different risk levels – for instance, if you live in ZONE AE, your home is […]