Is Renting A Home Better Than Buying?

This question has been asked forever and most answers are it depends on how long you plan on living in a home and what your lifestyle is like.  If you plan on living in a home for more than 3 years – 5 years, experts say that it is probably more economical to buy.  Given […]

Buying, Renting in Miami
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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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6 Florida Cities In List Of Best Places To Buy Foreclosures

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Lakeland, Tampa, Jacsonville, Orlando and Miami are among the top cities in the nation to buy foreclosures, according to RealtyTrac.  That being said, foreclosures have not been overwhelming the Miami real estate market and the demand for these properties far outstrips the current supply.  If you are a buyer, do not be fooled […]

Buying, Foreclosures
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South Florida Real Estate Continues To Gain Steam

A quick snapshot of the overall market for 2012: Single Family home sales increased 21% in 2012.  Those listed between $300,000 to under $1 million increased 50%.  Home sales for those over $1 million increased 64%. Condo sales increased by 6%.  Condos between $300,000 to under $1 million increased 45% and those listed over $1 […]

Buying, Investment Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate, Market Summary
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Another Stellar Week For EWM Sales

EWM continues to sell an enormous amount of real estate despite low inventory.  Our Coral Gables office alone did over $20 million this week.  We had 23 sales and only 14 new listings so if you are ready to list, give me a call.  Rentals are in short supply as well.

Buying, Selling
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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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Beautiful Florida Keys

I had to drive down to Key West to show a property and took my cousin for a tour of the beautiful Florida Keys.  We think we might have spotted Santa enjoying his vacation.  

Florida Life
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Merry Christmas!

  Too hot for snow men.  It is 78 degrees today in Miami!

Florida Life
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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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