Coconut Grove Miami General View

Coconut Grove

COCONUT GROVE, MIAMI Founded in 1873 Coconut Grove in Miami is widely considered to be the oldest and most significant settlement in Florida. Usually called as “The Grove” it is a true enchanting and lush tropical sanctuary. The neighborhood was originally set up by artists, which affected a laid back atmosphere and its charming bohemian flair.  It has an ideal location: 10 minutes from Downtown...

Coral Gables

CORAL GABLES, MIAMI Coral Gables is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, located to the south from Downtown Miami and boarding with Coconut Grove. As the latter one Coral Gables was among the first planned communities in South Florida. Its history dates back to 1920s, when a real estate developer George Merrick started planning and building communities in this area.  Coral Gable got its name after...

Edgewater

EDGEWATER, MIAMI Edgewater in Florida is located in the very heart of Miami between Miami Downtown and Design District. Biscayne Bay and Arts district are right on the doorstep, making Edgewater the ideal middle ground between the relaxing shores of sandy beaches and the lively cultural arts center. Conveniently close to the airport (only a 10-15-minute drive) and with beaches less than 10 minutes away,...

South Beach Miami

South Beach Miami

SOUTH BEACH MIAMI If you’ve always dreamed of living just steps from the ocean, then South Beach Miami is the place for you! Located in Miami Beach it remains a separate neighborhood with its own energetic vibes, a city within a city.  Also nicknamed SoBe it is extended from 23rd Street all the way to South Pointe. White sand beaches, magnificent blue water of Atlantic Ocean, picturesque architecture, ...

Downtown Miami

DOWNTOWN MIAMI Downtown Miami is a part and one of the most centralized neighborhoods of Miami, Florida. It was set around Central Business District, equipped with exclusive shopping areas, finest dining places, luxury hotels, and the most attractive cultural and events venues.  Immediate proximity to I-95 interstate highway, Miami International Airport and Miami Beach argues in favor its lucrative...

Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH A touch more sedate than its neighbor to the south, South Beach, Miami Beach is a peninsular paradise stretched between Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Affectionately known as “The Beach”, this popular vacation destination is only a short trip from the mainland, yet far away from the stress of city life. Both locals and visitors can enjoy warm sunny rays and cool entertainment...

Fisher Island Miami

Fisher Island

FISHER ISLAND, MIAMI Fisher Island is highly regarded as Miami’s most exclusive neighborhood. It occupies 216 acres of land just in 3 miles from Miami. The island was named after Carl G. Fisher, an American entrepreneur and beach real estate developer who previously owned it. We certainly aren’t exaggerating when say that Fisher Island is home to the rich and famous. To give you some perspective, the...

Bal Harbour General View

Bal Harbour

BAL HARBOUR, MIAMI Originally known as “Bay Harbour” this enclave was established in 1946 and covered less than a square mile. Later, to reflect its essence the most the village was re-named to Bal Harbour. This ultra-fine neighborhood is located in Miami-Dade County, just 7 miles away from Miami Beach. And it takes 10-15 minutes to get to Sunny Isles Beach and Aventura.  Sprawled between...

Brickell Miami

Brickell

BRICKELL, MIAMI Best described as the “Manhattan of the South”, Brickell, Miami is increasingly becoming one of the most desirable locations in Miami. The neighborhood is renowned for having everything you could need within walking distance, and with no need for a car, it truly stands apart from any other areas of Miami. As well as a vibrant night life scene, Brickell is known as a reputable...

Aventura

AVENTURA, MIAMI Aventura is considered as the most favorable and prosperous neighborhoods in South Florida. Its name originates from Spanish word meaning “adventure.” Indeed, life here is an endless adventure! Placed just in the midst of everything, it has so much to offer to every sort of residents and tourists! Ideally located Aventura is close to the hottest cities and less bustling communities...

Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, MAIMI Sunny Isles Beach, commonly known as Florida’s Riviera, is home to ultra-luxury condos that boast wide-stretching views of the ocean and secluded private beaches. It is a perfect place for family vacation or a romantic trip for two. This exclusive neighborhood locating almost on the edge of Miami-Dade County to the south from Golden Beach, right between the flowing intracoastal...

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Impact of CoronaVirus on Miami Real Estate

Impact of CoronaVirus on Miami Real Estate The First. The global CoronaVirus pandemic is unlike any other event that anyone living today has ever experienced. Just over a week ago my Team and I worked towards an Open House on one of our listings. We door knocked neighbours and even though something was boiling in the air, we were determined to make the Open House a success. We door knocked the...

Mortgage Rates Today

Mortgage Rates Today Mortgage rates currently sit at 3.75%, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent numbers. It's nearly a 1% difference from the monthly average a year ago. The drop in rates caused a surge in refinancing over the last few months. And purchase activity ticked up as well. The 2019 housing market has been one of low rates, high demand and limited supply—particularly on the...

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Renting VS Buying a Home

Renting or Buying a Home? - that is a Question! Every year around this time, a lot of my Clients look on the year behind and take time to reflect and plan for next year. Some, who rent, call me and we go for a coffee or meet at my office and brainstorm the best possible scenario to become a homeowner by buying a home in the coming year. For some homeownership is just a dream, for others it is a...

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa. In today’s world, hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home...

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage? It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptions regarding what exactly is required to get the loans they need. While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for...

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in order to...

5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know During the process of buying a house, it could be challenging to communicate with your realtor due to variety of real estate acronyms you are not familiar with.  We would like to make this process simplier for your, and prepared a list of major abbreviations.  Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when...

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound. 1. Existing Home Sales (closed sales) are up, marking two consecutive months of growth. 2. Pending Home Sales (contracts signed) are up with each of the four major regions reporting both...

4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill By making a few key upgrades to your home, you’ll save on your utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home. When you’re ready to sell your house, these key features will make it even more attractive to potential buyers. As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to...

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some cases, walk away if challenges arise. Your agent can...

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much. When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the...

Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?

Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate? According to a new study from realtor.com, the week of September 22 is the best time of year to buy a home, making it ‘Black Friday’ for homebuyers. Every year, ‘Black Friday’ is a highly anticipated event for eager shoppers. Some people prepare for weeks, crafting and refining a strategic shopping agenda, determining exactly when to...

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now? If you’re thinking about remodeling your house before you list it, take a look at these three tips to help you decide if you really need to fix it up before you sell. The answer may surprise you. With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a...

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