Miami Palmetto High School Turns 50!

Miami-Palmetto Senior High School is celebrating its Golden Anniversary and the PTSA is having a special membership drive to commemorate it. Ranked in the top 100 public schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine, the school is one of the reasons so many families move to Pinecrest. I remember the first time I attended a […]

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8 Adjustments to Village of Pinecrest Results in 9% Decrease in Millage

The Village of Pinecrest reduced its millage from approximately 2.4 mills to 1.95 mills by cutting $1,600,000 from its 2007-2008 budget. This was attained by: Increasing the admission fee at the Splash and Play at Pinecrest Gardens. Charging memberships at the future community center. Increasing rental rates at Village facilities. Decreasing expenditures on out-of-state travel […]

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$50,000 For Schools Remains in Village of Pinecrest Budget

At the first public hearing on the budget for 2007-2008, the Village of Pinecrest City Council voted to reinstate the $50,000 that they allocate in the form of $10,000 to each of the schools withing the Village limits. In the past, this money has been used for landscaping the front of the schools, increasing or […]

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Local Effects of Property Tax Reform

Well, I received my property tax notice last week and surprise! my property tax bills are not going down significantly (neither did my insurance by the way). I can’t complain as I am one of the lucky homesteaded property owners who defied the “average-time -in-a-house-is 5-7 years-rule” and have been in mine for over 16, […]

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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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Looking for Something to Do? Head to Pinecrest!

The Village of Pinecrest has long been know for its excellent schools, but there are a lot of other attributes that makes this community a favorite among long-time residents as well as families relocating to Miami-Dade County. Once home to the famous Parrot Jungle, Pinecrest has upgraded its parks, including the old Parrot Jungle site […]

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