For Florida Real Estate, Homeowners Insurance May Be A More Important Issue Than Taxes

I attended a very informative windstorm insurance session at the Miami Realtors Association this afternoon.  The presentation by Lee Gorodetsky, The Home Insurance Guru and President of L & S Insurance, was my third insurance update of the year because that is how much of a moving target Florida insurance has become. So why is […]

Buying, Florida Life, Hurricanes, Investment Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate
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Welcome to Pinecrest, Zo and Tracy!

Welcome Home! The Mournings sold their home in Coral Gables and downsized to the Village of Pinecrest.  The Mournings join several distinguished residents who call Pinecrest home.

Luxury Real Estate, Neighborhood News, Pinecrest
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Repairing Your Credit After a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Last week I wrote a blog about how a short sale can affect your credit.  Today I heard some interesting information from Chris Colston, with Second Chance Credit, that I would like to share. Nationally, there are approximately 14.9 million customers with underwater mortgages. Many of these will end up short selling their homes or […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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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