Miami is Loved By Residents, Wonder Why?

A Gallup study reported in today’s Miami Herald states, “Miamians love their city more than ever”. What’ s not to love?  The tropical climate, beautiful beaches, colorful flora, variety of cultures, the views, the food, the number of never ending activities from sports, to dancing, dining, diving?  There is a reason my blog is ILoveSoFla!  […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Florida Life, Luxury Real Estate
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New World Symphony to Host Stories in Music: Concert for Kids

Remember the great music in the movie, Peter and the Wolf?  How about the music that Sleeping Beauty and her prince waltz to when they first meet in the forest?  So many children’s movies contain great classical music.  The New World Symphony will  be presenting some of that music in their Stories in Music: Concert […]

Florida Life
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South Florida Luxury Home Buyers Have Plenty of Buying Opportunities

According to Forbes’ America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes, South Florida luxury real estate is not faring too badly, compared with states like California.  Granted, California has more expensive ZIPS according to the statistics used by Forbes and almost all of those ZIP codes show a decrease in price, but still, only four South Florida ZIPs […]

Buying, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Luxury Real Estate, Market Summary, Miami Beach, Selling
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Don't Underestimate the Value of Curb Appeal

In the current real estate market, a lot of attention has been given to staging a home to help it sell.   I am a big fan of staging, but think curb appeal is even more important.  After all, it doesn’t matter how nice your home looks on the inside if buyers drive up, take a […]

Buying, Home Improvement, Investment Real Estate, Selling
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3 Reasons Miami-Dade's Housing Market Will Take Longer to Recover Than Broward's

The Miami Herald posted an article that Broward’s housing market is close to bottoming out, even though prices in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties continue to slide.  The article was correct in predicting that Broward will rebound faster mainly because: 1) Miami’s inventory was higher than Broward’s to begin with.  Last year at this time, […]

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South Florida is a Boater's Paradise

South Florida is a boater’s paradise.  Whether you prefer to sail or motor boat, the ocean, Intracoastal, or Bay, boater’s are bound to find plenty to do.  Be warned, Biscayne Bay has many flats that can pop up literally out of the blue, so read your charts to avoid running aground and damaging our fragile […]

Miami Beach, Neighborhood News
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George's in the Grove

I know it is kind of strange to spend a 5 de Mayo at George’s in the Grove, but am I glad we did!  It was very fitting because George himself has a wild and strange energy and the whole evening was a bit surreal. The service and food were both  exquisite.  From the fun […]

Coconut Grove, Neighborhood News, Restaurants
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Unbelievable Land Value in Pinecrest, FL – 7935 SW 134 Street- Builder's Acre Under $550,000

This beautiful builder’s acre is located on a quiet, low-traffic street in South Pinecrest.  A house sits on the property, waiting for you to continue the updates or tear it down and build new.  Take advantage of the current market; it has been a while since land value in Pinecrest was this low.   The Village of […]

Buying, Investment Real Estate, Pinecrest
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St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Coral Gables, FL

Head over to the John Martin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant for the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, a huge block party with live bands and several food stations. The fun starts at 5 p.m. until midnight at Salzedo Street between Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue.  REMEMBER to wear green!

Coral Gables, Neighborhood News, Selling
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Pre-St. Patrick's Day Festivities at Annual Irish Festival in Coral Gables, FL

Can’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day?  Then plan on spending Saturday, March 14 enjoying Irish music, dance and food, at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Festival in Coral Gables.

Coral Gables, Neighborhood News
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