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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Record US Retail Sales

According to economist Ted C. Jones, US retail sales and the demand for goods resulted in the freight rates for 20 foot containers from Shanghai to the US to increase approximately 125% in the past 12 months. Another economist, Elliott Eisenberg PhD, also states that retail sales are terrific and that though we are buying […]

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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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Fearless Friday

In last week’s post, I said I was going to share with you my “Aha” moment when I realized I was self sabotaging a real estate deal. However, as I sat down to write this, I realized I had to go back to 2011 and the first deal I actually did sabotage. 832 Granada Groves […]

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Small Businesses Expand During Covid-19

Yes, you heard that correctly…some small businesses are expanding during the pandemic. Aria Rose Boutique in Coral Gables is just one example. Owned and curated by Lauren Patao, this boutique started out in a bedroom, grew to a small store front and, in the middle of a pandemic, expanded to it’s beautiful new location. I […]

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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 […]

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MIAMI Realtors and FIABCI Arabic Countries Sign Collaboration Agreement

Today, several MIAMI Realtor Board members were present for the visit of Walid Moussa, who is FIABCI Arabic Countries President and FIABCI World President Elect.  The MIAMI Association of REALTORS signed an international collaboration agreement with FIABCI Arabic Countries to promote Miami as a place to do business and create opportunities to work together to […]

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5 Ways Retailers Can Engage Consumers At Brick and Mortar Stores

  Make it easy for consumers to find what they are looking for. In a recent blog Is Veganism Going Mainstream, I discussed how Marshalls was making it easier for vegan shoppers to identify purses that coincide with the shopper’s values.  In addition to Marshalls highlighting vegan purses, Whole Foods also makes it easy for […]

Coconut Grove, Commercial Real Estate, Coral Gables, Florida Life, Luxury Real Estate, Miami Design District, Neighborhood News, Selling, South Miami
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