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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Focaccia Restaurant In The Grove: An Intimate Restaurant With Great Wine Prices

Focaccia Bistro in the Grove is a small, charming restaurant that reminded me of the more intimate restaruants in San Francisco.  On the night that we went, the place was at capacity, which overwhelmed the staff but did not detract at all from the pleasant experience.  It was not noisy, suprising giving how close the […]

Coconut Grove, Neighborhood News, Restaurants
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South Miami Avenue Is A Very Walkable Street

  Walkable neighborhoods are increasingly important to buyers.  South Miami Avenue’s tree-lined street is a great example of what makes a neighborhood walkable:  nice sidewalks, shade, distance between sidewalk and street and proximity to shops, restaurants, parks and work.  This neighborhood is walking distance to Brickell/Downtown Miami.

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Neighborhood News
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Del Sur Restaurant In Pinecrest: Great Food & Wine At Reasonable Prices

  Del Sur Market and Restaurant in Pinecrest, which was voted best restaurant in South Miami-Dade of 2012 by the Miami New Times, is a great little restaurant tucked into a small strip mall in Pinecrest .  I stumbled across it several months ago, misguided by the word “Market” in their name.  I went looking […]

Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Restaurants
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Del Sur Restaurant In Pinecrest: Great Food & Wine At Reasonable Prices

  Del Sur Market and Restaurant in Pinecrest, which was voted best restaurant in South Miami-Dade of 2012 by the Miami New Times, is a great little restaurant tucked into a small strip mall in Pinecrest .  I stumbled across it several months ago, misguided by the word “Market” in their name.  I went looking […]

Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Restaurants
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Assistance For Aging Relatives

Like most friends and co-workers I know, I have been dealing with many older relatives and neighbors in the last couple of years.  Many of them are living independently, still driving, and have increasing health issues.  An article in Tuesday’s Miami Herald, Assessing an aging relative, made me think of how difficult it is to […]

Florida Life, Pinecrest, Resources
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What Is Going To Happen To The Miami Real Estate Market In January?

I have had several long-time customers ask me what I think is going to happen to the Miami real estate market come January.  Although I don’t have a crystal ball, and the real estate market in Miami in general has been doing well with inventories down and prices up,  with bidding wars happening as multiple […]

Buying, Coconut Grove, Foreclosures, Neighborhood News, Selling
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Updated North Pinecrest Home Is Move-In Ready

This beautifully updated north Pinecrest home is ready for your personal touches.  Granite kitchen counter tops, accordion hurricane shutters, 3 year-old roof,  refinished pool, and crown molding throughout, are just a few of the many improvements that make this a great buy.  It is located on a builder’s acre corner lot in prestigious north Pinecrest, […]

Buying, Neighborhood News, Pinecrest
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Best Waterfront Restaurants In Miami

Whether you are in town for Miami Art Week 2012 or just visiting Miami to enjoy our beautiful city, you will want to visit one of these restaurants.  Although Miami is surrounded by water, there aren’t that many waterfront restaurants.  In my opinion, these are, in my opinion, the best waterfront restaurants in Miami. Smith and […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Restaurants
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Visiting Miami For Art Week? Check Out The James Royal Palm Hotel

The James Royal Palm Hotel is the perfect place to kick off  Miami Art Week 2012 before the opening with Art Miami on December 4.  The James Royal Palm not only features  “An Ocean Apart,” a carefully-curated art collection curated by Lauren Rottet, it also supports an Artist in Residence program for local emerging artists, […]

Miami Beach, Things To Do
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