Miami Real Estate and EWM Make The News Overseas

On August 13, the Financial Times of London posted a video titled Foreign Buyers Flock to Miami.   EWM’s Ron Shuffield and Carole Smith were featured in the story, which highlighted the following: 2011 was a record year for the number of sales of single family homes and condos Majority of foreign buyers are from Venezuela, […]

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Miami-Dade Real Estate: Sales Are Still Going Up

EWM’s Coral Gables office had another amazing week in sales.  Over $23,000,000 in sales and leases this week, the week before schools start.  That follows last weeks’ $19,800,000+ in sales and leases.  The fact that sales are so high the last two weeks of summer vacation is a sign that the real estate market in […]

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Is Another Historic District Going To Be Added To Coral Gables?

The City Beautiful may want to consider changing its name the The History Preservation City.  In addition to Coral Gables’ list of locally designated historic properties, they have a number of historic landmarks.  One of them, the Alhambra Water Tower, is prominently featured on the upper right hand corner of ILoveSoFla’s blog.  The De Soto […]

Coral Gables, Neighborhood News
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Ransom Everglades Middle School – Answer to “Where’s J Wo”

Since schools start today, I thought it only appropriate that my answer to my August 10 “Where’s JWo” was school related. This pirate is located on Ransom Everglades’ Middle School Campus, one of the top private schools in Miami-Dade County.  In addition to high educational standards, the middle school campus boasts some of the most […]

Coconut Grove, Neighborhood News
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Gated Communities in Pinecrest: Palms Estates

Directly across the street from Red Oaks and behind Arboretum Estates is the ultra private Palms Estates.  This gated enclave of six homes, ranging in size from 4,000-7,500 square feet on half acre lots, has not seen a single turnover since the homes were built, between 1995-1998.

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School Starts Monday – Please Drive Carefully

Traffic around Miami was heavier this week since some private schools  started classes and public school employees were reporting to work.  Miami-Dade Public Schools and local universities will start classes on Monday, so please be patient and considerate, allow more travel time to get to and from where ever you are going, remember school speed […]

Florida Life, Neighborhood News
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Latest Technology Is Paramount In Today’s Real Estate Market

Gone are the days of having to receive paperwork via e-mail (or fax!), print it out, sign it, scan it, pray all of the pages scanned correctly and e-mail it to next party, who has to go through the same process, before the executed contract comes back completely illegible. Not only does e-signing make for […]

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Brickell CitiCentre Will Add To Miami’s Cosmopolitan Allure

Swire Properties, the company who is investing $1.05 billion over the next several years to turn 9 acres of land west of Brickell into an entertainment and restaurant destination, has already started construction on their first phase of the project.

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Neighborhood News
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Truluck’s Restaurant: Wonderful Seafood Decadent Desserts

Taking full advantage of Miami Spice‘s first month, some friends, my husband and I visited Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House on Brickell.  It was a perfect evening!  We walked from the Jade condominium, a few blocks away, and even though we are in August, there was a pleasant breeze. Although they had a great […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Restaurants
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Gated Communities in Pinecrest – Arboretum Estates

Just south of Red Oaks and next door to Wayside Fruit Stand is Arboretum.  This gated community of 11 single family residences was built between 1991 and 1993.  Homes  range in size from 4,000 to 6,000, lots from 15,000 to 19,000 square feet. The residents really love Arboretum; there has not been a property listed […]

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