San Jose Island, Panama: How Big is 11,000 Acres?

Okay, I have already posted that it is twice the size of Key West, but maybe that is still hard to put into perspective.  So, I will compare it in size to other famous islands.   Using AskNumbers.com conversion table, I came up with the following: Cayman Brac: 14 square miles =8,960 acres Little Cayman: 10 square miles = […]

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Miami Real Estate: The Market is Changing

If this week’s sales vs listings in just one of EWM’s offices is any indication, the market is changing.  Our Coral Gables office had 37 residential sales versus 10 new listings and 27 leases vs 8 new rentals.  Our total for this week, which include the sale of a commercial property was almost $35,000,000.  This […]

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Student Housing Popular With Investors

An article in CoStar regarding student housing, reinforced what I already know.  Student housing is a good investment and not all student housing is created equal.  As a parent with two students in college, and a third student one year away,  I spend a lot of money on housing.  My first experience was when we arrived in […]

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5 Steps To Take If You Are Buying In Today’s Miami Real Estate Market

If you are trying to purchase your first home or investment property and take advantage of the low interest rates and prices, congratulations! A couple of things you may want to do to avoid frustration: 1)If you are financing, prequalify for a mortgage. It will make your offer that much stronger. 2)Do your homework-find out […]

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5 Steps To Take If You Are Buying In Today's Miami Real Estate Market

If you are trying to purchase your first home or investment property and take advantage of the low interest rates and prices, congratulations! A couple of things you may want to do to avoid frustration: 1)If you are financing, prequalify for a mortgage. It will make your offer that much stronger. 2)Do your homework-find out […]

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Office Building For Sale Coral Gables, FL

This free-standing building with 14 parking space at 3860 SW 8 Street, Coral Gables is a great buy.  Located in the popular medical district of 8th Street and Ponce de Leon, it is a great buy: 6535 square feet for $1,300,000 is less than $200 per square foot.  You can’t build a new building for […]

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3860 SW 8 St., Coral Gables – Free Standing Office Building For Sale

This updaated and well maintained office building is in the bustling medical and office district of 8th street, between Galiano and Ponce De Leon in Coral Gables.  Hurricane shutters, 14 parking spaces, an automatic gate and great location, make this an ideal building for an owner-user.  6,535 square feet at $229 per square foot.

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San Jose Island, Pearl Islands, Panama

I first visited breathtakingly beautiful San Jose Island was two years ago. After arriving at the Tocumen airport in Panama City, less than a three hour flight from Miami, I jumped on an Air Panama flight for the short 20 minute flight to the island. As we were flying over the Gulf of Panama, I […]

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Miami Real Estate: High Affordability + Low Prices = Buy

An article in today’s Wall Street Journal uses Miami as one example as to why 2011 may be the year to buy. Affordability, which looks at how many months of income an average family would take to pay for a home, is at the lowest level in 35 years Pricing is believed to be at […]

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