Coral Gables, Florida Real Estate – Annual Market Summary 2008

Single Family Homes 2% increase in sales of single family homes from 2007 to 2008. Total sales of single family homes increased from 318 in 2007 to 325 in 2008. If you average the number of homes sold in the last quarter of 2008, there is still a 23 month supply of single family homes […]

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Coral Gables Commuter-Friendly Neighborhood

I wrote a blog the other day about walkable neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County and decided to blog about each neighborhood in more detail. The first neighborhood on my list was Coral Gables, also known as the City Beautiful. The Gables, as it is known to most residents, stretches into south Miami-Dade County and runs parallel […]

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Calling All Miami Palmetto Senior High Alumni

will be celebrating its 50th birthday the weekend of October 17, 2008. If you attended Palmetto or are a current student, save the date and please update your information so the alumni committee can keep you informed of all of the upcoming events and special dedications.

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Who Counts the Bubbles in Champagne?

I attended the champagne and caviar tasting at the Whole Foods in Coral Gables last night and learned a lot! I already knew I love caviar and am extremely picky about my champagne, so I was thinking I would just go and have fun. Little did I know I would actually learn that champagne has […]

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More Than Just Shopping at Coral Gables Whole Foods

Well, I went to my first event at the Coral Gables Whole Foods since the grand opening last week. On Thursday they had a sangria tasting and it was a good excuse to hang out in their Whole Lifestyle Center (LC) and chat with friends and neighbors who stopped by. The Tarantas Sangria, an organic […]

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Whole Foods Coral Gables Wine Tasting Calendar

Gotta admit that I am a food geek who has been anxiously awaiting the opening of Whole Foods in Coral Gables. I loved shopping at Whole Foods in California and though I wouldn’t trek to the Aventura store, I did trek all the way to Fairfax, Virginia to visit the store there. Actually, I was […]

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Vampires and Werewolves, Oh My!

No, this is not an early Halloween blog but rather one about Books and Books, our Manhattan-style bookstore. Mitch Kaplan, Books and Books owner and a co-founder of Miami Book Fair International, has done an incredible job bringing distinguished authors to speak, read, and sign books over the years, but none got my teen daughter’s […]

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4 Reasons Buyer’s Aren’t Rejoicing Over High Inventory Levels

All we have been hearing for the past several months is how bad the housing market is. High inventory, high foreclosure rate, slow sales. All of that is true, especially in Florida, California, and Nevada where speculation ran high. In 2006, Business Week did a story on absorption rates and came up with the following […]

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4 Reasons Buyer's Aren't Rejoicing Over High Inventory Levels

All we have been hearing for the past several months is how bad the housing market is. High inventory, high foreclosure rate, slow sales. All of that is true, especially in Florida, California, and Nevada where speculation ran high. In 2006, Business Week did a story on absorption rates and came up with the following […]

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Reasons Why Inventory Isn’t As High As It Seems

Yes, the amount of single family homes and condos for sale in Miami-Dade County is high. 38,672 were listed on the MLS as of July 2007. That being said, people are still buying homes and condos and when they start looking, they realize the inventory isn’t as high as it seems. Why? Because real estate, […]

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