Miami

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 […]
December 7, 2021

Things to Do in Miami to Ring in the Holiday Season This Year

We think Andy Williams said it best when he said it’s the hap-happiest season of all. While Miami isn’t exactly the first city to come to mind as the setting for a winter wonderland, it definitely is full of warmth and that special holiday cheer. Here are some of our favorite places to ring in the holiday season: Deering Estate:  Mistletoe & Martinis – December 10th Evening Holiday Stroll – December 3rd & 15th Story time with Santa – December 11th Zoo Lights: Select nights through December 30th Fairchild Gardens: The Night Garden Daily through January 2nd Pinecrest Gardens: Nights of Lights December 10th – January 2nd Junior Orange Bowl Holiday Parade: Miracle on the Mile December 12th   Winter Wonderland at The Berry Farm: […]
August 24, 2021

Looking to Rent? What You Need to Know About Renting in Miami

You might have found yourself in the paradox of choice as you look for a place to rent that fits your budget, keeps you close to family, and makes you happy all at the same time. We understand that renting in the Miami metro and surrounding areas has become more competitive as the years have rolled on, so there are a few things that you need to consider if you are stepping into the rental market. 3 Step Rental Checklist Our advice is when you’re looking to rent is pretty simple. 1. Understand the market you’re about to enter. This will help you give yourself the right amount of time to look and choose the right areas. This includes understanding […]
July 20, 2021

Featured Listings: Around Miami

From the beautiful ocean views to the rich culture that inhabits every nook and cranny, Miami has an unparalleled reputation. The Magic City has whatever you are looking for and can suit just about anyone’s taste. While it is no secret that the palm tree-laden paradise is a sought-after destination – even more sought-after since COVID –  many people come here because of the exceptional neighborhoods, towns, and suburbs most vacationers don’t often hear about. However, to describe all of Miami-Dade County succinctly is pretty much impossible. The best way to get a taste of all that Miami has to offer is to let us take you on a tour.     Beds: 4 Baths: 3 | 1 Sq. Ft.: 4,086 Type: […]
July 1, 2021

Our Favorite Places in Miami to See the Fireworks

When it comes to 4th of July fireworks in Miami, a lot of people look to getting on a boat to watch from the water and don’t think of other options. But the truth of the matter is there are many more places to catch the fireworks that don’t have the insane rush to the docks at the end of it. While you can choose a million different places in Miami to celebrate, here are our top picks to see a night of fireworks. Bayfront Park Sometimes there is no better way to see Miami than through the eyes of a tourist – which is why Bayfront Park’s fireworks are one of the better options in Miami-Dade County. Bayfront Park […]