$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. […]

Buying, Luxury Real Estate, Pinecrest, Selling
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What Will Your Closing Costs Be On The Purchase Of Your New Home?

  Congratulations!  You either have the cash, or have been approved for a mortgage, to buy a home or investment property.  Now that you have determined how much you can afford, remember to keep in mind your closing costs, which will run between 3-4% of your purchase price for closings with a mortgage and less […]

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New Condos Going Up Without Parking Garages

In today’s Miami Herald, there was an article about the new Centro Lofts that are going up in downtown Miami.  This building will not have a parking garage and will instead opt for a Car2Go, bike racks, and public transportation to get it’s residents around.  I moved from San Francisco and love the idea of […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Buying
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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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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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1542 Drexel #205 – Perfect Miami Beach Pied-A-Terre

You know what they say about real estate, location, location, location, and boy does 1542 Drexel Avenue #205  have it.  Location:  2 blocks from Lincoln Road.  Location:  1 block from Espanola.  Location: 3 blocks to the Ocean.  In the heart of Miami Beach, yet on a quiet, low traffic street, this fully furnished unit is […]

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Preservation vs Private Property Rights

Several recent  articles have highlighted the issue of preservation vs private property rights.  I want to clarify that I am for historic preservation of relevant buildings but I think if it is done retroactively, it infringes on private property rights. Both the Miami Herald building, sold to Genting Malaysia, and a Robert Browning Parker home […]

Buying, Coral Gables, Luxury Real Estate, Miami Beach
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$25 Million In Sales In One Week At EWM's Coral Gables Office

Another spectacular week for real estate in Miami.  We had 29 residential sales this week in my EWM office.  Many properties are going under contract within a couple of days of being listed.  If you are buying, be ready to move as soon as a property is listed.  If you are selling, price realistically.  Six […]

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$25 Million In Sales In One Week At EWM’s Coral Gables Office

Another spectacular week for real estate in Miami.  We had 29 residential sales this week in my EWM office.  Many properties are going under contract within a couple of days of being listed.  If you are buying, be ready to move as soon as a property is listed.  If you are selling, price realistically.  Six […]

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Architectural Styles In Florida

San Francisco is famous for its Old Victorian’s, Coral Gables is known for its Old Spanish, and Miami Beach for its Art Deco.  No matter where you live or travel, architectural styles play an important role in the fabric of a community.  Some other popular styles in Florida in the last 100 years include: Georgian […]

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