New Requirements For Listing Short Sales

In order to give short sale properties an opportunity to receive “highest and best” offers, new Fannie Mae guidelines state that each new short sale listing must remain active in our MLS system for a minimum of 5 days and must include at least one weekend.  If you are a buyer making an offer on […]

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Last Week Of Summer Vacation — Things To Do With The Kids

Take time to enjoy the last days of summer by enjoying some of the activities we tend to take for granted as locals.   Pinecrest Gardens – Splash and Play, petting zoo Matheson Hammock – kayak and paddle board rentals Venetian Pool – swim Shark Valley – bicycle ride, nature photography John Pennekamp – snorkeling, […]

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$20 Million In Sales In One Week From EWM Coral Gables Office

Even though this close to the start  of the school year sales should be slowing down, nothing could be further from reality.  Our EWM office had over $20 million worth of sales this week, which represents a total of 31 sales.   5 of the sales went for the asking price and 3 went above asking. […]

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The Summer Doldrums Do Not Apply To Miami Real Estate

As of the time of this post, the Miami real estate market has yet to hit the summer doldrums even though many buyers are taking time off to travel with their out-of-school-children.  This week EWM’s Coral Gables office did over $16 million in sales and last week we did almost $30 million.  Given the lack […]

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Two Bedroom Rental At The Grande

Sorry, I had to remove the video because the unit rented in one day!

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Fairchild Mango Festival Is This Weekend

One of my favorite things about summer is that it is mango season.  This year, Fairchild’s Mango Festival features the mangoes of  Mexico.   I have no idea where the mangoes I buy from my neighborhood pop-up mango stands are from but they are all delicious.  When you are done at the Festival, drive through the […]

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Happy 4th of July!

I will be spending the 4th of July at a friend’s house, celebrating her birthday.  If you don’t have plans for the day, here are some ideas on where to celebrate and watch fireworks: On land (FREE) The Biltmore Hotel   Black Point Park & Marina  Bayfront Park At Sea: Aboard SeaFair South Beach Lady

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Home Values Up But Still Off 43% From 2006 Peak

Many of my clients have been calling me, shocked at how rapidly home prices have risen over the last year and questioning whether the South Florida real estate market is entering a new bubble.  Although this graph confirms that prices have gone up, we are a long way off from the peak.  Given that we […]

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Enjoy Local Spas At A Discount From July Through August

Today is the beginning of Miami Spa Month, which is really two months since it lasts through August, where you can get $99 treatments at some of Miami’s most luxurious spas.  I tried the Aquavana Experience at  Canyon Ranch and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I am looking to squeeze in a couple more before the end of August.

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Quito, Ecuador is Just a Short Flight From Miami

One of the great things about living in Miami is how easy it is to travel abroad.  Today I am leaving for Quito, Ecuador which is just a 4 hour and 20 minute flight from Miami.  Although this country has been in the news of late due to Edward Snowden and is a bit testy […]

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