Happy 4th of July!

I will be spending the 4th of July at a friend’s house, celebrating her birthday.  If you don’t have plans for the day, here are some ideas on where to celebrate and watch fireworks: On land (FREE) The Biltmore Hotel   Black Point Park & Marina  Bayfront Park At Sea: Aboard SeaFair South Beach Lady

Florida Life, Things To Do
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Home Values Up But Still Off 43% From 2006 Peak

Many of my clients have been calling me, shocked at how rapidly home prices have risen over the last year and questioning whether the South Florida real estate market is entering a new bubble.  Although this graph confirms that prices have gone up, we are a long way off from the peak.  Given that we […]

Buying, Foreclosures, Investment Real Estate, Selling
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Enjoy Local Spas At A Discount From July Through August

Today is the beginning of Miami Spa Month, which is really two months since it lasts through August, where you can get $99 treatments at some of Miami’s most luxurious spas.  I tried the Aquavana Experience at  Canyon Ranch and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I am looking to squeeze in a couple more before the end of August.

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Quito, Ecuador is Just a Short Flight From Miami

One of the great things about living in Miami is how easy it is to travel abroad.  Today I am leaving for Quito, Ecuador which is just a 4 hour and 20 minute flight from Miami.  Although this country has been in the news of late due to Edward Snowden and is a bit testy […]

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Miami Exotic Auto Car Racing: Great Fun For Wannabe Race Car Drivers

There are many exotic, fun, and expensive cars in Miami.  Audi R 8, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, are all fairly common here.  If you do not own one and still want the heart pounding experience that driving one of these cars brings from the moment you hear the engine roar, consider the Miami Exotic Auto […]

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Khong River House Restaurant in Miami Beach

My brother had told me about this restaurant when it first opened, but I hadn’t made it by.  After it was written up in the Herald a couple of weeks ago, I decided to go by for a late lunch after showing properties on Miami Beach. The casual atmosphere, tasty food, and great service make […]

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Chocoholics to Converge at Pinecrest Gardens March 9-10

I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate, so I am thrilled that the first ever Miami Fine Chocolate and Food Show is coming to Pinecrest Gardens this weekend.  One of my favorite chocolate stores, Romanicos on Coral Way, will be there as well as Valor chocolates from Spain.  Romanicos’ chocolates are pure artistry from their Tropical […]

Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Things To Do
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Already Winners In The Community; The Heat Win 15th Straight and Set Franchise Record

I love that the Miami Heat are winning games and setting records, but I love what they do for our community when they are off the court even more!

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1542 Drexel #205 – Perfect Miami Beach Pied-A-Terre

You know what they say about real estate, location, location, location, and boy does 1542 Drexel Avenue #205  have it.  Location:  2 blocks from Lincoln Road.  Location:  1 block from Espanola.  Location: 3 blocks to the Ocean.  In the heart of Miami Beach, yet on a quiet, low traffic street, this fully furnished unit is […]

Buying, Investment Real Estate, Miami Beach
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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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