Condos Accounted For Almost 45% of September Sales In Miami

Spurred by downsizing baby boomers and other age groups wanting to be close to dynamic urban cores, the market share of condo sales has increased nationwide from 8% to 11-12%, according to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors .  In Miami, that number is closer to 45% of home sales in […]

Buying, Market Summary, Selling
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Miami’s Busy Winter Real Estate Season Is Off To a Roaring Start At EWM Realty

As we start to get into the busy winter buying season, EWM Realty International has gotten off to a strong start.  The company had a $70 million week between our offices in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The breakdown for our Miami-Dade offices are: Brickell $1.3 million Coconut Grove $1.5 million Coral Gables/ South Miami $24 […]

Buying, Luxury Real Estate, Selling
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Latest Real Estate Scam Hits E-Mail Accounts – Buyers Beware

As if the real estate market in South Florida doesn’t have enough going on with all of the new construction and tight inventory in high demand locations, there is now a new scam to watch out for. Hackers are using the hot real estate markets throughout the country and are targeting Realtors® and their client’s. […]

Buying, Selling
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Great Happy Hour At Anacapri In Pinecrest

  I love Anacapri and go there for dinner and their Wednesday wine tastings, but have never been there for happy hour.  Last night I went out with friends and suggested we go there and try it out.  I am so glad we did and I will definitely be back.  They have a wide selection […]

Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Restaurants, Things To Do
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Tongue & Cheek Restaurant In SoFi District of Miami Beach

Unlike Wikipedia’s definition for Tongue-in-cheek, “a figure of speech used to imply that a statement or other production is humorously or otherwise not seriously intended, and it should not be taken at face value”, Tongue & Cheek‘s food and service is seriously good.  Some friends and I popped in for happy hour and worked our […]

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Miami Real Estate Market Continues With Tight Inventories In Many Neighborhoods

  Although today’s Miami Herald article “Housing market shows signs of cooling” may send some buyers back to the sidelines, it should be emphasized that they are referring to the condo market.  Here is a snapshot of what EWM’s Coral Gables office saw in activity this week: New Sales Listings: 15, 6 condos and 9 […]

Buying, Coconut Grove, Market Summary, Selling
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Miami’s Affordable New Construction Condos

Although it may seem like Miami is only building condos for the wealthy, not all of Miami’s new construction is aimed at millionaires.  Here are a few of the latest projects announced.   INTOWN, located in the Little Havana neighborhood,  is in the reservation stage with prices starting at $200,000.  This 14-story, 320-unit condominium will […]

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Fairchild Mango Festival Is Next Weekend

One of my favorite things about summer in South Florida is that it is mango season! The smell of ripe mangoes permeates the air and children set up mango stands throughout the Village of Pinecrest and other neighborhoods. There are so many different of mangoes that it is a bit difficult to know which stand […]

Florida Life, Things To Do
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12085 SW 65 Ave Is An Updated Entertainer’s Dream In Pinecrest

This tastefully updated 4 bedroom/4 bath home is an entertainer’s dream.  It has an extra office/den, a huge family room with a wetbar, a basketball court, an oversized swimming pool surrounded by a covered patio with remote-controlled screens, and sliding doors that open from all of the living areas directly onto the patio.  The extra […]

Buying, Pinecrest, Selling
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Be Prepared…Hurricane Season Starts Today

Although this is obviously a joke and not a real evacuation plan, everyone who lives in the State of Florida should have a real evacuation plan by now.  If you have been postponing making one because we have been lucky and haven’t had a hurricane strike in Florida for years, you should at least have […]

Florida Life, Hurricanes
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