Thinking of Buying Real Estate For Your Children?

I started receiving graduation announcements from friends’ children and my own son will be graduating in May.  With all that is going on in the economy, I started thinking that maybe my husband and I should buy real estate that one of our three children could eventually live in.  If you consider how much properties, […]

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Is Renting a Temporary, Short Term Trend or Part of the New Normal?

Rents are tight in most markets and, due to the numbers of foreclosures, short sales, and number of people who have lost their jobs or have had their work  hours decreased, the trend is expected to continue at least for the short term.  However, Jim Woodard predicts this is a temporary trend. If you are a […]

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Miami Real Estate: The Market Continues to Improve

Still don’t think it is time to get into the real estate market? Our Coral Gables EWM office had another phenomenal week, posting over $14 million in sales. We only took five new listings yet had 23 properties go under contract. Although prices are bouncing along the bottom, as inventories decrease we expect to start […]

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Miami Real Estate: More Signs Market Is Improving

Technology jobs tend to be higher paying jobs and according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, three of the ten cities leading the nation in tech jobs are in Florida. Miami ranked seventh, Jacksonville ranked fourth and Tampa ranked 8th. High paying jobs + buyer’s market + high affordability index = real estate sales. The challenge for these […]

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Miami: Smart Growth Results in 9% Population Increase

According to the National Association of Realtors, 56% of Americans prefer smart growth neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are defined by having retail,restaurant,and businesses within walking distance of home. During the building boom, all of these were added in the downtown Miami area, which is a large reason why the area has seen a 9% increase in […]

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More Construction…Signs Of An Improving Market

  Here is another construction site on Ponce de Leon East of U.S 1 close to 88 Street.   I blogged about another site that has just been cleared and is being prepared for a new home. More Proof Miami-Dade’s Housing Market is Turning Around The new building is not limited to the affluent Ponce/Davis area […]

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Buying Real Estate in Miami? You Need A Realtor.

I received two phone calls from buyers last week.  They were calling me on a sign in front of a South Miami townhouse I have listed for sale.  Both of them wanted to see it, neither was working with a Realtor.  I explained to them that the townhouse was under contract but that I would […]

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Investors Taking Advantage of Strong Rental Market

Over the last several months I have written about different signs, see blog links below,  that the real estate market is changing.  Today’s Miami Herald article, Rents rise as overseas buyers invest, talks about some of the reasons why. More Proof Miami-Dade’s Housing Market is Turning Around Investors Are Taking A Bite Out Of Inventory […]

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Miami Real Estate: Waterfront Homes

 Whether you have a mega yacht or a dingy, Miami is a great place to own a boat.  In addition to the many marinas, the ultimate in boat ownership is to be able to pull up right to your own dock.  There are many waterfront homes in Miami that have ocean access.      

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How Walker Friendly is Your Home?

Miami just ranked 8, with a score of 72.5,  in a walkability scoring of  the 50 largest cities in the U.S.  Having moved from San Francisco, ranked 2 with a walkability score of 84.9, I decided to check out my home’s walk score.  I live in Pinecrest, a suburb, so I wasn’t too surprised to […]

Neighborhood News, Pinecrest, Selling
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