Do You Love Where You Live & Work?

I was on the phone with a friend the other day and we were both talking about how grateful we are that we live in Miami/South Florida. Our main reasons were for the cultural diversity, the environment, the vibrancy of the city and people, and the ease with which you can travel anywhere in the […]

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South Florida’s Hot Housing Market Will Help Commercial Real Estate

You can’t open a newspaper these days without reading about another company that is either relocating or expanding in South Florida. From hedge funds and private equity firms to tech companies, Florida’s business friendly environment is luring people to move here. The Miami-Dade housing market has surged, with total home sales up 16.2% year-over-year in […]

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Fearless Friday

So, now that you know about 832 Granada Groves Ct., let me introduce you to 401 A Street in Saint Augustine Beach. This is the experience where I identified my fear, labeled it completely irrational, found the help I needed to get through it, and purchased this investment property. As you will see, the jump […]

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Renovating Commercial Real Estate

Back in May, the National Association of Realtors released “Case Studies of Repurposing Vacant Malls.” Although none of them were in Florida, the case studies, and Morgan Stanley’s warning that 30-35% of U.S. shopping malls could close permanently, got me to thinking about what some of our local shopping malls have done to not close […]

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From Distraction to Traction

Yesterday, during Beth Azor’s Rockstar Book Club, we discussed the book ‘Indistractable‘, by Nir Eyal. In it, Eyal discusses the difference between external triggers (think social media, e-mail notifications, knock on the door by a colleague) and internal triggers (such as boredom, stress or fear) and how these triggers can lead us to either traction […]

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Commercial Real Estate in South Florida Just Got Easier to Find

Commercial real estate is different from residential real estate in so many ways, starting with finding it! Residential real estate has local MLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, residential real estate company websites, and plenty of social media posts, pictures, and video. Commercial real estate has always been a bit more elusive. Investors either relied on their […]

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Commercial Real Estate: Renovate, Re-purpose or Rebuild?

Renovation is nothing new to investors who look for value-add properties. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint, new fixtures, or an exterior update are all that is needed for a new owner to be able to boost rents. I have read several articles lately about re-purposing buildings, and there is a great example of one […]

Buying, Coconut Grove, Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Selling, South Miami
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Is Veganism Going Mainstream?

  The other day I went into Marshalls and saw a whole display with purses.  I thought it was a bit strange, since this particular display was front and center and quite a bit away from the other racks full of purses.  As I looked closer, there was a sign that read Vegan Purses.  Now […]

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Cindy Orlinsky Sells Country Club Estates In Aventura

Looking to buy a home in Country Club Estates in Aventura, Florida?  Then you need to call Cindy.  She has sold 4 properties in the last two months; two of which never made it into the Multiple Listing Service and were sold off-market. Country Club Estates, a luxury enclave of 80 single-family homes, is the […]

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What Happening in Miami-Dade Multi-Family Market? Sales Rise In Second Quarter

  As reported in Vizzda’s Quarterly Report For South Florida Commercial Real Estate, the total dollar amount of multi-family sales in Miami-Dade County rose to $232,943,000 in the second quarter of 2018, up from $196,115,503 in the first quarter.  This is approximately half of the $462,372,302 worth of sales in the second quarter of 2017. […]

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