Neighborhood

December 5, 2023

Holidays Miami Style

We keep tabs on things going on all over Miami, so if you’re looking for some holiday fun we can help you out. We might not have a white Christmas, but Miami knows how to celebrate the season. Let The Kern Team be Your Guide to Local Holiday Events Christmas on 15th Avenue  Everyone loves a parade and this one has been bringing the holiday cheer to the heart of Miami for 16 years now. The parade starts at 11am on December 16th, but if you want to find the best viewing spot we recommend getting there early. Lights, food, music, and even get some face time and a photo with the big guy himself. That’s right, Santa will be there! […]
October 17, 2023

When to Consider Schools in Your Home Search

There are so many factors to consider when you start trying to narrow down your search for a new home. Proximity to work, lot size, taxes, just the overall feel of an area are all things to look at. If you already have children, schools are likely  near the top of your list. If you haven’t considered the schools in the neighborhoods you’re interested in here are some things to think about. Impact on Families Families with school-age children will no doubt already be thinking about the educational opportunities they’ll have in a new area. If your children are not yet old enough for school, moving near a great school will mean plenty of young families living nearby.  Even if you haven’t started your […]
June 20, 2023

What Makes a Neighborhood Right for You?

(i.e. schools, green spaces, location, etc) Sometimes you just happen upon a neighborhood that just feels right for you. That’s great, but if you’re moving to a new area, you might not be able to wait to luck into an area you love. It’s good to think through your big wants and needs for a new neighborhood to go over with your real estate team. The Kern Team is very familiar with Miami and South Florida neighborhoods. We’re from here, we live here! Letting us know the things that are important to you will help us find your home. Location & Atmosphere We’ve all heard the adage that location is the most important part of real estate. And it’s certainly true, though […]
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 […]
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 12, 2022

Should Schools Play a Role in Your Location Selection When Buying a Home?

Real estate is always about location. Neighborhoods are – in a way – defined by their surrounding schools. There is a strong correlation between the quality of the schools nearby and the demand for homes within a given neighborhood (read more about that here. This is why it’s crucial to do your research on districts when house hunting. Even if you don’t have kids, school districts should still be carefully considered when buying a home.  Commute Times Near Schools in Miami When looking at a home near schools, we always encourage our clients to check out the neighborhood during drop-off and pick-up times. If you don’t have kids, you may discover that certain streets are not ideal due to school-related traffic. […]
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 […]