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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Miami’s Vegan Restaurant Scene Has Exploded!

  As predicted by Baum+Whiteman, experts at creating destination-dining attractions, 2018 has been the year for plant-based dining and Miami is no exception.  Ranked number nine on PETA’s 2018 Top Ten Vegan Cities, Miami has a diversity of vegan restaurants. In addition to the more informal dining options such as Choices, Eden and Eden, and […]

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New FIRPTA Rules Take Effect February 17, 2016

  Two changes made to the  U.S. Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) will go into effect February 17.  While one affects foreign investment in publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and should make commercial property in the U.S. more attractive to foreign buyers, the second one affects foreign buyers of […]

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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 […]

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More Changes To Affect The Florida Real Estate Market In 2014

On December 20 I wrote a post about some changes to federal laws that may affect Miami’s real estate market in 2014.  I neglected to include two more (well one is a Florida State Law, but I will include it here anyway).  The first one I thought would be extended by now, but since we […]

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Miami Real Estate: Lack Of Inventory Makes For Aggressive Offers

The lack of inventory in Miami’s real estate market resulted in 5 of EWM’s  Coral Gables’ office sales going under contract for above asking and 2 going at asking this week.  Considering we had 17 sales, that bodes pretty well for well-priced listings that are about ready to come on the market.

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How Will The New Flood Insurance Reform Changes Affect You

Several changes to the previously government subsidized flood insurance program will affect you.  If you are staying in your home: If your flood zone is in any A or V zone, including AE, AB, AH, your flood insurance premiums will be increasing 25% per year until the premiums come in line with the actual flood […]

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Selling Your Home? Remember To Include Your Closing Costs In Your Calculations

So, you have decided to take advantage of the seller’s market to sell your home.  When calculating what your proceeds will be, remember to take into account your closing costs, which will run between 6 and 7 percent of your contracted sales price. TYPICAL SELLER’S EXPENSES   Courier (federal express)   Documentary Stamps on the Deed: […]

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Punxsutawney Phil Says Spring Is Here!

Phil says Spring is right around the corner because he did not see his shadow.   In Miami’s real estate market it has been Spring for a while.   Traditionally, Spring is the busiest season with sales peaking in April and May.  Our local market has been extremely busy since last year.  As a result, inventories are […]

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What Is Going To Happen To The Miami Real Estate Market In January?

I have had several long-time customers ask me what I think is going to happen to the Miami real estate market come January.  Although I don’t have a crystal ball, and the real estate market in Miami in general has been doing well with inventories down and prices up,  with bidding wars happening as multiple […]

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