real estate

May 11, 2021

Is Summer the Best Time To List Your House?

There’s an old adage in the real estate world that says to wait until the flowers start blooming to list your home. There are many reasons to wait until spring or summer to list your home: Weather, tax season ending and returns coming back, the ability to view homes and summer vacation for your kids. These are some of the typical reasons that spring and summer tend to be the best times to list homes. But is Florida typical? And is the (post) pandemic world we’re living in typical? In a normal year, on average across the country, spring and summer are the best times to put your home up for sale. However, 2020 was anything but normal and 2021 […]
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 27, 2021

Featured Listings in Miami

“The Magic City” is one of the most vibrant and desirable places to live in the country. Miami is metropolitan area of many faces – from cosmopolitan and energetic to quiet and spacious. It’s a city full of culture, art and wonderful dining options. It also boasts some of the best weather in the world. But to describe all of Miami, including the surrounding towns and municipalities, in just a few words is quite impossible. Each neighborhood, town and suburb has its own unique vibe. The best way to get a taste of all the Miami-Dade county has to offer is to let us take you on a tour. Here’s a look at some of our top listings in the […]
April 6, 2021

What’s a Starter Home – Do You Need To Start There?

Starter home vs. forever home? If you’re a first-time home buyer you may be stuck in this mystifying gray area. You know you want a home. You know your price range and your ideal locations. But you just don’t know if you want to settle for a home that might just be a step in the path toward another home, or if you want to seek out that home that you can call yours for the rest of your life. There’s no right or wrong answer. It’s a matter of circumstances, numbers and preferences. It’s a matter of where you’re at and where you want to be. Even armed with all the facts and info, it doesn’t always make it […]
March 16, 2021

Buying a Second Property for Rental Purposes

Real estate investment remains one of the best forms of speculation and in Miami this holds true. With real estate investments you can typically receive a predictable cash flow, a steady appreciation in value, equity buildup and many great tax benefits. If you’re deciding to buy a second home in Miami for rental purposes, it can be quite the sound investment.   In addition, even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Miami population has continued to grow and real estate prices continue to rise. In fact, as more and more jobs went remote, young professionals and families have been making the move to Miami, mostly from northern cities, to enjoy the warmer weather and the lifestyle that our city brings. If you’re […]
February 16, 2021

What the Market is Saying So Far in 2021

Miami ranks among the top real estate markets in the U.S. and that trend will continue through 2021. Even with the inevitable hit from COVID, the market rebounded and continues to rise. The forecast is looking great for growth. Although you might be paying more for a home in the Miami area, it’s still a very solid investment and any fears of a housing bubble are unfounded. Growth and demand As always, supply and demand will continue to be a major factor in Miami real estate. The demand will increase as the population is predicted to continue to grow at a rate of 1.53% throughout Florida, setting the stage for home prices to increase. Property prices increase With an increased […]
January 26, 2021

Featured Listings in Pinecrest

The Village of Pinecrest is one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida and is known the world-over for its excellent schools and enviable location. If you’re curious about what homes Pinecrest has to offer, take a look at a few of these featured listings and then get in touch to schedule a showing with us at Drew Kern Real Estate. Featured listings in Pinecrest 12330 SW 60th Ct – https://drewkern.com/homes-for-sale-details/12330-SW-60TH-CT-PINECREST-FL-33156/A10932475/39/. This opulent, Crestron-powered smart home sits on a gated, acre+ lot in Pinecrest. With 7-bedrooms, 7.5-baths, the expansive layout has everything you want in a home and more. The gourmet kitchen features two islands, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, and a large breakfast room. The impact glass windows […]
January 19, 2021

How to Find a Home Before It Goes on the Market

The Florida housing market is crazy hot right now, and if you’re interested in finding a new property, you may be asking yourself how you can even get your foot in the door when homes are flying off the shelf. One avenue that many buyers fail to consider is the possibility of buying a home before it even goes on the market. Also known as “pocket listings,” homes that are sold off-market can be tough to find – but not impossible – especially when you work with a well-connected realtor. In tight housing markets, getting ahead of the competition may be one of your best bets for snagging the home of your dreams. Here are some strategies for finding the […]
January 11, 2021

How to Sell Your Home Before You Even List It

Selling a home can be a lot of work – we definitely get it. Prepping your home to hit the market means sprucing it up from top-to-bottom and gearing up for plenty of showings and open houses. The constant need to keep your house clean and showing-ready can be disruptive to your schedule and leave you eternally on edge as you wonder when the right buyer will stroll through your doors. If putting your house on the market has you feeling nervous, the good news is that you may be able to sell it before you even list it. For people concerned about privacy or those simply wanting to test the waters with selling their home, attempting a “pocket listing” […]