Miami-Dade County Public Schools Win Broad Prize! Great News For The County

The fact that Miami-Dade County Public Schools won the nationally coveted Broad Prize is great news for the county as a whole.   Items that businesses consider when relocating are labor/workforce and quality of life issues, both of which include education.  Congratulations to MDCPS’ students, teachers, school board, and especially to the talented superintendent, Alberto Carvalho.  […]

Florida Life
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Jennifer Wollmann Endorsed By Pinecrest Tribune for Pinecrest Council

The Pinecrest Tribune, a Community Newspapers paper, has endorsed Jennifer Wollmann for the Village of Pinecrest Council, Seat 1.  Among their reasons for the endorsement were: Commitment to educational issues Concerns over US 1 proposals by FPL and MDX Real estate experience Knowledge of issues that concern Pinecrest residents Desire to keep Pinecrest a multi-generational […]

Neighborhood News, Pinecrest
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Short Sales May Cause FICO Scores To Drop

I have written several posts about short sales and the benefits of short selling versus a foreclosure.  An article in the Miami Herald last month stated that a short sale can cause a person’s FICO score to drop by 150 points or more, thereby making it difficult for the seller to borrow in the future.  […]

Foreclosures
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Peacock Cafe: Answer to Where’s J Wo

The Peacock Garden Cafe in Coconut Grove is the answer to Where’s J Wo September 29 outing.  The whimsical decor and beautiful gardens make it feel like you are eating at a friend’s house instead of at a restaurant.  It is the perfect place for outdoor dining, especially when our cooler weather arrives!

Coconut Grove, Restaurants
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Gated Communities in Pinecrest: Arabesque

The lush, gated entrance to these 18 single family homes, is located just off of 77 Avenue in Pinecrest.  The Hollub-built homes were constructed between 1988 and 1993 and range from between 3,000 to just under 4,000 square feet.  Located in northwest Pinecrest, Arabasque has wonderful access to U.S. 1 and the Palmetto, and is […]

Buying, Pinecrest, Selling
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Should Columbus Day Be Renamed Exploration Day?

I saw an interesting report on Christopher Columbus that basically described him as a great explorer who, though he did not land in America, has a national holiday celebrating him.   Given his treatment of Native Americans and the fact that many explorers before him did land in America, there has been a small movement to […]

Selling
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Free Things To Do In October

  South Florida doesn’t have fall leaves to indicate our move into fall, but October is when we start getting occasional cool days.   October is also Miami Attractions Month, which is offering Buy-One-Get-One-Free deals to many of our local attractions.   There are also other free events going on throughout the month.  So get out […]

Florida Life, Freebies, Things To Do
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Green Corridor Extends From Cutler Bay to Miami Shores

A green corridor comprised of Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables, Miami and Miami Shores has been formed to assist in financing energy related improvements to property.  Formaly named The Property Assessed Clean Energy District (PACE), this new corridor will enable businesses and residents to finance energy related improvements to their properties […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami
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Do You Know Who Your Realtor Is? Make Sure You Aren’t Dealing With A Highjacker

I want to preface this blog with the statement that I did not wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.   As a matter of fact, I had a perfect morning.  Woke up before the sun was up, had coffee, read the paper,  had a nice long walk with the dog,  chatted […]

Buying, Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Selling
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