Flood Insurance…Do You Need It?

Many areas in Miami are in flood zones and, if you are purchasing a property with a mortgage, you will be required to carry flood insurance.  However, there are many areas in Miami that are not considered flood zones.  I received a little flyer from FEMA letting me know that although I am not in […]

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Waterfront Views Abount From Beautiful Unit 604 in Deering Bay’s Verona Building

The beautiful sanctuary of Deering Bay is located in South Coral Gables and features an Arnold Palmer Signature Design par 71-course, two marinas, tennis courts, pools, meandering paths, and a luxurious clubhouse with a fabulous restaurant. Unit 604 in Deering Bay’s Verona, offers unobstructed views of the golf course, bay, and all the way to Key […]

Buying, Coral Gables
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Waterfront Views Abount From Beautiful Unit 604 in Deering Bay's Verona Building

The beautiful sanctuary of Deering Bay is located in South Coral Gables and features an Arnold Palmer Signature Design par 71-course, two marinas, tennis courts, pools, meandering paths, and a luxurious clubhouse with a fabulous restaurant. Unit 604 in Deering Bay’s Verona, offers unobstructed views of the golf course, bay, and all the way to Key […]

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Properties Close To Public Transportation Popular During and After The Recession

Properties that were in communities near public transportation with frequent routes did 42% better in maintaining their value than those that were not near public transportation.  As real estate sales in Miami continue to rise, neighborhoods near public transportation are some of the areas with the tightest inventories. Many communities, such as Brickell and Coral Gables, have added trolleys […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Buying, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Selling
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Starting and Ending Your Electric Service Just Got Easier

Congratulations!  You have purchased or rented your new home.  Now is a busy time with moving, forwarding mail, and starting utilities but  FPL has automated their connection and disconnection for electrical service to make connecting easier.  Properties that have been unoccupied might not have service when you move in, so be sure to get it […]

Buying, Renting in Miami, Selling
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Tax Implications For Foreigners Buying Real Estate in Miami, Florida

I work with a lot of international clients who buy and sell real estate in Miami and often recommend they speak to a local attorney and/or CPA to discuss the tax implications of owning property here.  I came across a great article from Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys that addresses tax planning for foreigners buying real estate .

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New Requirements For Listing Short Sales

In order to give short sale properties an opportunity to receive “highest and best” offers, new Fannie Mae guidelines state that each new short sale listing must remain active in our MLS system for a minimum of 5 days and must include at least one weekend.  If you are a buyer making an offer on […]

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$20 Million In Sales In One Week From EWM Coral Gables Office

Even though this close to the start  of the school year sales should be slowing down, nothing could be further from reality.  Our EWM office had over $20 million worth of sales this week, which represents a total of 31 sales.   5 of the sales went for the asking price and 3 went above asking. […]

Buying, Luxury Real Estate, Pinecrest, Selling
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What Will Your Closing Costs Be On The Purchase Of Your New Home?

  Congratulations!  You either have the cash, or have been approved for a mortgage, to buy a home or investment property.  Now that you have determined how much you can afford, remember to keep in mind your closing costs, which will run between 3-4% of your purchase price for closings with a mortgage and less […]

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New Condos Going Up Without Parking Garages

In today’s Miami Herald, there was an article about the new Centro Lofts that are going up in downtown Miami.  This building will not have a parking garage and will instead opt for a Car2Go, bike racks, and public transportation to get it’s residents around.  I moved from San Francisco and love the idea of […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Buying
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