real estate

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” […]
January 4, 2021

New Year, New Home: Relocating to Where You Want to Be in 2021

At the start of any New Year, there are always moments for pause and reflection, but if there were ever a year when many of us took step back to consider our needs and priorities, it was 2020. As we say good riddance to one of the most tumultuous years in recent history, you too may be reevaluating where you really want to be in 2021 and beyond. The global pandemic has forced us all to redefine what “home” means, and for some, where you are is not where you want to be. If you’ve decided that your current property is no longer meeting your needs, let us help you make the best move for what’s next in your life. […]
December 22, 2020

Gearing Up for a New Year: Buying and Selling in 2021

When the pandemic hit earlier this year, the world was on edge as we all clung to see what might come next. For real estate, the results have remained very good despite the roller coaster we’re all riding in this pandemic. Homes continued to sell consistently during the spring and early summer months, even if it was at a slightly slower rate than before the pandemic, and as late summer and fall rolled around, buyers continued to face stiff competition for the relatively reduced home inventory on the market. As we look ahead to what 2021 may bring, much is still up in the air (after all, a year ago none of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 was […]
December 8, 2020

Gift Guide for Different Homeowner Personalities

‘Tis the season for gift giving and receiving. As you think of the people in your life, they likely run a spectrum in where they are in life and the gifts they will most appreciate and enjoy. For all the homeowners, renters, or college students in your life, we’ve got some great gift ideas to surprise and delight them this holiday season. And as you do your holiday shopping whether online or in stores, don’t forget to support those local stores and businesses just around your own corner. New Homeowners – In addition to these housewarming gift suggestions [link to previous blog], new homeowners appreciate anything that brightens their space – be it practical or fun (but then again, who […]
December 1, 2020

The Best Housewarming Gifts for New Homeowners

New homeownership is worth celebrating, and what better way to welcome a new neighbor or congratulate an old friend on their recent move than to give them a housewarming gift. But not just any gift will do – you want one that reflects their personality and style as well as one that will help them ease into life in their new space. Here are a few tried-and-true housewarming gifts to consider for the new homeowner in your life: For the kitchen – The heart of the home, the kitchen is where so much giving and sharing occurs. It only makes sense that a good housewarming gift is put to good use in the kitchen. For that, you can’t go wrong […]