Pinecrest, Florida Annual Real Estate Summary 2008

Single Family Homes Total single family sales in 2008: 136 Highest Sales Price: $4,150,000 for a 8,445 square foot home built in 2007 on a 51,056 square foot water front lot on 92 Street Lowest Sales Price: $260,000 for a 1,092 square foot 13,644square foot lot.  Bank-owned foreclosure on 136 Street. Condos Total condos sales […]

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Key Biscayne, Florida Annual Real Estate Summary 2008

Single Family Homes Total single family sales in 2008: 37 Highest Sales Price: $7,500,000 for a 6,369 square foot home built in 1991 on a 16,271 square foot water front lot on S. Mashta Lowest Sales Price: $817,900 for a 1,763 square foot 7,500 square foot lot.  Bank-owned foreclosure on Cranwood. 6 of the sales […]

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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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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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Real Estate Has Gone to the Dogs!

Surprise! This is not going to be a negative blog about how depressing the real estate market is. Instead, this is literally about real estate going to the dogs! There are doggie bars, doggie parks, doggie spas, doggie accessory stores and doggie day cares. This is in addition to the standard groomers, vets, boarders and […]

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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 […]

Coral Gables, South Miami
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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 […]

Coral Gables, South Miami
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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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3 Ways the Alternative Minimum Tax Affects Real Estate

The Alternative Minimum Tax is basically a parallel tax system that runs in conjunction with the regular tax system. You may not have heard of it before now because it was originally only directed at individuals with extremely high incomes. However, since it was never indexed to inflation it will be affecting the middle class […]

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