real estate

November 24, 2020

What to Consider When Listing Your House during the Holiday Season

This year has been one for the record books, and while every person and every industry has been impacted by the pandemic (and everything else 2020 has thrown our way!), one area that has continued to fare well throughout it all has been the real estate market. As the saying goes, “Home is where the heart is,” and this year home is quite literally where it all is. For those of you considering listing your home during the holiday season, there’s strong reason to believe demand will continue to remain high well throughout what is sometimes considered a “low” season for real estate – a time when there is historically less inventory and a reduced demand to go with it. […]
November 17, 2020

State of the Market: Pinecrest Featured Listings

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 have to offer, take a look at a few of these featured listings and then get in touch to schedule a showing. Featured listings in Pinecrest 12330 SW 60th Ct – This 7-bedroom, 7.5 bath property was built in 2003 and offers 10,432 square feet of living area. The expansive layout boasts a grand foyer, stately archways, formal dining room with butler’s pantry and custom millwork. The kitchen has everything you could want and more including two islands, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, a built-in coffee maker, […]
November 3, 2020

5 Key Things to Look For When Selecting a Neighborhood

We don’t say “location, location, location” in real estate for anything. Where you live truly does affect so many aspects of your lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that selecting the right neighborhood is one of the most important components of your home search. Before you start to get too serious about specific homes, it helps to learn about the neighborhood, its amenities, and important factors like safety, education, location, and more. As you begin narrowing down neighborhoods for your next home, here are five important things to consider: Your lifestyle – What’s important to your daily quality of life and needs? Are you an active person who wants to be close to trails or running routes? Do you prefer to […]
October 27, 2020

Palmetto Bay Featured Listings

Palmetto Bay consistently ranks as a top community choice when it comes to family-friendly neighborhoods in South Florida – and for good reason. It boasts fabulous parks, expansive recreation opportunities, and preservation of the natural environment. Palmetto Bay’s location just south of downtown Miami makes it pretty unbeatable, too. If you’re interested in the “Village of Parks,” check out our featured listings. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 8149 SW 176th St – Built in 2000, this spacious 5-bedroom, 4-bath home sits in a quiet pocket of Palmetto Bay. With volume ceilings, plantation shutters, tongue-in-groove wood ceilings, and more, it’s the details that enhance this already wonderful home. It is equipped with […]
October 20, 2020

Downsizing? What to Look For in a Smaller Space.

Owning a home is a major responsibility, and the bigger the home, the more work there is to do. If you’ve decided the time has come in your life to downsize properties, the list of decisions to make may feel just as big, but let’s break it down into some manageable areas to consider. Location – With the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have all been brought home. And when we haven’t been staying within the walls of our homes, the areas we are exploring are those closest to home. We’ve come to value even more those amenities that are close, walkable, and make our communities feel the way they do. Likewise, when considering options for downsizing, location should remain a […]
October 13, 2020

Flood Zones in Miami are Changing. What Areas Are Most Affected?

We’re not giving away any spoiler alerts here when we tell you that living in Miami comes with risk – risk for flooding, risk for storms, and risk for whatever else Mother Nature wants to throw our way. Already roughly 30 percent of properties in Miami-Dade County fall into a flood risk category, and that percentage is expected to increase nearly 10 percent within the next 30 years, according to data from First Street Foundation, a non-profit organization that assesses flood risk across America. While FEMA has historically been the go-to for assessing flood zone risk, the organization has been criticized for its inability to keep maps accurate amid increasingly changing levels of risk as sea levels rise and climate […]
October 6, 2020

Should School Districts Still Matter When Buying a Home During COVID? Yes.

Talk to nearly any homebuyer, and you can bet the topic of school districts will come up as a component of their search. Why? Whether you have school-age kids or not, the quality of education within a school district has historically had a significant impact on the value of homes within a given neighborhood, and that has certainly not changed today – even in an era when families have become increasingly concerned about the health and safety of sending their children into public school systems during COVID-19. Better home or better school? In many people’s minds, there is a dichotomy set up that makes them believe they have to pick just one: good school or good home. The reality is, […]
September 22, 2020

What Millennials Need to Know About Buying a Home

Millennial home buyers have grown to make up the largest group of home buyers in the US, but they haven’t had it easy. Facing a highly competitive real estate market for the past several years and one that shows no signs of slowing down despite the pandemic, Millennials have had to forge a new path to homeownership that enables them for weather financial crises and economic insecurity while also being able to emotionally withstand bidding wars on the limited selection of their favorite properties. If you’re a Millennial home buyer looking to fulfill your homeownership dream, here are a few important things to know before diving in: Save, save, save – Mortgage rates are unbeatably low, but it’s still important […]
September 8, 2020

Top Tips for Moving During the Pandemic

There is continued good news for South Florida home buyers and sellers despite the uncertainty that continues to swirl amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. While many parts of our economy have taken a hit, in the Florida real estate market, we’ve seen very little slow-down. Home prices are maintaining their values, mortgage rates are at record lows, and buyers and sellers are adapting to new, socially distant ways of buying and selling. This is good news, indeed. But if you’re like others looking to buy and sell during this time of uncharted territory, you will also be faced with the challenge of moving during the pandemic (as if home buying weren’t stressful enough, right?). While moving homes is always a […]