Happy Labor Day!

I know that Labor Day is a celebration of the American worker and the huge contribution labor makes to the prosperity and success of  our country.  I didn’t remember much from my history class about the history of Labor Day, so I looked it up.  Interesting, but then I came across Thebar.com Labor Day Drinks […]

Florida Life, Things To Do
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Gated Communities in Pinecrest: Criterion Estates

Located on Red Road between Coral Oaks Tennis Club and Pinecrest Gardens, Criterion Estates was developed between 1996 and 2001.   There are a total of 7 two-story homes that range in size from 5,200 square feet to over 8,000.  The lots are 22,000-32,500 square feet and have beautiful landscaping.  The last sale was in […]

Buying, Pinecrest, Selling
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Matsuri Sushi – Always Fresh and Delicious!

Matsuri’s Japanese Restaurant is located in the Red/Bird shopping center, located on the corner of Red and Bird Roads.  Consistently fresh sushi is worth the wait.

Restaurants
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Village of Pinecrest US 1 Vision Plan

If you drive US 1, you may have noticed that there is a lot of new construction going on.  The Village of Pinecrest Council hired a consulting firm, C3TS,  and formed a steering committee to come up with a vision for the future of Pinecrest Parkway, the section US 1 that makes up the Village’s […]

Neighborhood News, Pinecrest
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Miami Real Estate and EWM Make The News Overseas

On August 13, the Financial Times of London posted a video titled Foreign Buyers Flock to Miami.   EWM’s Ron Shuffield and Carole Smith were featured in the story, which highlighted the following: 2011 was a record year for the number of sales of single family homes and condos Majority of foreign buyers are from Venezuela, […]

Buying, Market Summary, Selling
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Miami-Dade Real Estate: Sales Are Still Going Up

EWM’s Coral Gables office had another amazing week in sales.  Over $23,000,000 in sales and leases this week, the week before schools start.  That follows last weeks’ $19,800,000+ in sales and leases.  The fact that sales are so high the last two weeks of summer vacation is a sign that the real estate market in […]

Buying, Investment Real Estate, Market Summary, Selling
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Is Another Historic District Going To Be Added To Coral Gables?

The City Beautiful may want to consider changing its name the The History Preservation City.  In addition to Coral Gables’ list of locally designated historic properties, they have a number of historic landmarks.  One of them, the Alhambra Water Tower, is prominently featured on the upper right hand corner of ILoveSoFla’s blog.  The De Soto […]

Coral Gables, Neighborhood News
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Ransom Everglades Middle School – Answer to “Where’s J Wo”

Since schools start today, I thought it only appropriate that my answer to my August 10 “Where’s JWo” was school related. This pirate is located on Ransom Everglades’ Middle School Campus, one of the top private schools in Miami-Dade County.  In addition to high educational standards, the middle school campus boasts some of the most […]

Coconut Grove, Neighborhood News
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Gated Communities in Pinecrest: Palms Estates

Directly across the street from Red Oaks and behind Arboretum Estates is the ultra private Palms Estates.  This gated enclave of six homes, ranging in size from 4,000-7,500 square feet on half acre lots, has not seen a single turnover since the homes were built, between 1995-1998.

Buying, Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Selling
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School Starts Monday – Please Drive Carefully

Traffic around Miami was heavier this week since some private schools  started classes and public school employees were reporting to work.  Miami-Dade Public Schools and local universities will start classes on Monday, so please be patient and considerate, allow more travel time to get to and from where ever you are going, remember school speed […]

Florida Life, Neighborhood News
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