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Friday, November 02, 2012
Season has kicked off in Miami and snowbirds are flocking back into town and looking to buy. With the cold weather months approaching in the north, Miami real estate benefits from an increase in the number of buyers in the fall, winter, and spring. We encourage you to make the most of this time, if you are looking to sell your home. In order to get your home ready to list during the busy months of fall, we recommend you take inventory of your home and make small adjustments to insure a quick sale. Currently the inventory in Miami Beach is at a limited supply so selling your home today could not be easier with a little help from our expert team. Call us today to see what your home is worth!
  1. Assessment: Take inventory of your home and make a list of repairs that to be made that could have resulted  from the summer storms. Out of town resident? You may hire an expert to inspect the roof, clean gutters, and check for loose tiles, outdoor, and indoor, that need regrouting. Organization is paramount and can structure your repairs and  budget for the season.
  2. Chimney and Gutters: Though many of you have little use for a fireplace, it is a good idea to check that the chimneys are clear. During the summer months debris can collect which be hazardous when you start a fires. Gutters should be cleaned regularly to prevent leaks in the roof with built up leaves.
  3. Air: Your air conditioning has worked hard during the summer months and to prepare for cold weather we recommend having the unit serviced to insure optimum efficiency.
  4. Plants: Plants that bloom in the winter and spring will need to be planted now and are excellent for curb appeal. Trim plants back to obtain optimum blooms on plants such as azaleas.
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Thursday, November 01, 2012
The open house is one of the most valuable tools you have on the ground for selling your home. From telling your neighbors, to involving your community, these three tips will really help to get your home the exposure you need to get your home sold quickly. Miami Beach has so little inventory, the chances of selling your home under 6 months are extremely high. If you are looking to sell your home today, please contact us!
Visibility: Literal visibility of the home is of utmost importance, so make sure all the trees are pruned and the grass is cut. Have the open house sign outside the home sometime such as a week before the event, make sure there is a date on the open house sign, and neighbors will be sure to see when it is. Further, make sure all of the For Sale signage is accurate. This makes it much easier to see.
Above and Beyond the MLS: Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and the MLS are musts for posting open houses. Not only do brokers get information from these sites, buyers do as well. These also increase the search engine optimization for the property.
Like a Good Neighbor: Get your friends involved by distributing fliers. If you live in one of the luxury areas of Miami, chances are you have acquaintances in other nice areas that would be happy to pass on some news of your home for sale.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Resorts World Miami, the upwards of half a billion dollar plan from Malaysian interest Genting, has undergone some changes, but will certainly change the Miami skyline. Architectural firm Arquetectronica will be releasing plans for the two tower residential building and 500 room hotel in downtown Miami, former home of the Miami Herald building. The former plans included 4 hotels, and over 500,000 square feet of commercial space, however these were contingent on passing of the casino regulations. This will likely be an issue that voters will decide on in 2014, however for the time being the residential project is underway.
This location is considered groundbreaking for a number of reasons. Firstly, the residences will be located conveniently to South Beach and the Miami International Airport. Secondly, they are also in close proximity to Miami museums and the Adrienne Arsht Center. In terms of amenities, they will include the highest available upgrades within the units. The architectural firm is one of the most prestigious in Miami and they utilize nothing but the highest grade of materials and appliances. The building amenities will likely be no less grand with fitness, spa, business center, 24 hour concierge and valet, and much much more. The renderings are not yet available, however we will report back as soon as they are released. For more information on the preconstruction pricing of these residences contact us today.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
The high season is here on Miami Beach and Halloween kicks off a series of events in the city leading up to Art Basel. Halloween in Miami is not just for children, the most lavish parties are held during Halloween and many coindide with charities and are held at some of the most exclusive properties around the city. We chose three of the most exclusive events in the city held at The Bath Club, Al Capone's former home on Palm Island, and The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences. If you enjoy these properties, contact us for available listings! 
3rd Annual Nightmare on the Beach
Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Little Lighthouse Foundation will host its’ third annual Nightmare on the Beach. Within 26,000 square feet will be six themed rooms decorated as Salon Rouge, the Laser Lounge, Deep Blue Sea and the Dream Dean. Part of this parties allure is its ideation from nightmare to dream. Some of Miami’s premier restaurants will be serving bites and the pyrotechnics will be unrivaled. Dress up in your Halloween best support The Little Lighthouse Foundation. This organization supports local children and their families who struggle with medical, educational, emotional and financial challenges. Tickets  include food and a premium open bar all night, start at $100 with VIP tickets and a limited number of VIP tables with unlimited bottles also available.
Hosted by The Little Lighthouse Foundation
The Bath Club
5937 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
www.NightmareOnTheBeach.com
Veuve Clicquot Yelloween Masquerade Ball
Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label will be served from a custom outdoor bar on Edge Steak & Bar’s terrace at The Four Seasons. The stylish and spooky event will feature special pricing on Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label brute champagne ($65 bottles and $15 flutes), along with a cash bar featuring $10 cocktails all night.
Hosted by Edge Steak & Bar
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
305-381-3190 Table Reservations
Prohibition Party
Halloween Night from 8 p.m. to midnight

The historic Al Capone waterfront estate on Palm Island will be transformed into a Halloween extravaganza and fundraiser. The evening will include live entertainment, costumes, cocktails, charity gaming, and a silent auction. The event runs from 8 to midnight with live music, cocktails by Bar Lab for Bacardi, beverages by Société Perrier, food by TIKL Bar & Grill, and cigars by Wynwood Cigar Factory. Ticket packagesrange from $250 for one to $10,000 for ten guests and a special buy-in for a high stakes charity poker game. All proceeds go to The Wolfsonian – FIU. The event is sponsored in part by City National Bank.
Hosted by The Wolfsonian – FIU
Al Capone’s Waterfront Estate
93 Palm Avenue, Palm Island, Miami Beach
305-535-2626 (Kelsey Kyle)
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
It seems like every time we open the newspaper, there is another development that has been approved for construction in Miami and South Florida. It is no surprise that there have been reported increases started at 60% above 2011, however most recently, it was reported that the numbers have gone up to 90% since 2011, according to Mcgraw Hill construction. Residential contracts are at a total of $2.4 billion this year, which is up from $1.27 billion in 2011. IN South Florida there is a total of $4.4 billion for future contracts in the tri-county area. This figure is up 66% from 2011. This really is incredible news and is a further indication that real estate in South Florida is on the mend. Moreover, it suggests that the area is in a veritable Renaissance period. We report new construction regularly, but here is a list of developments in the works now. For more information on these properties and pre construction prices, contact us today.
 
Grove At Grand Bay, 2669 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133
Faena Saxony, 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
321 Ocean, 321 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Seville Marriott Edition, 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
120 Ocean Drive, 120 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Piero Lissoni's Residential Project, 4701 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
BrickellHouse, 1300 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33131
Mybrickell, 30 SE 6th St, Miami, FL 33131
1100 Millecento, 1100 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Brickell Citicentre, 801 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Icon Bay, 428 NE 28th St, Miami, FL 33137
Porsche Design Tower, 18555 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
Chateau Beach, 17475 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Mansions at Acqualina, 17749 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
400 Sunny Isles
Apogee Beach, 4053 S Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33009
1101 Brickell Avenue, 1101 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
One Ocean, 1 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

 

North Bay Road has some of the most elite homes in Miami. Whether they face the Biscayne Bay or Alton Road, the neighborhood is private and well protected by the Miami Beach police. Matt Damon, Alex Rodriguez, and Jennifer Lopez are among the residents in this area and it is also close to the private country club, La Gorce Country Club. La Gorce has award winning golf facilities and casual and formal dining, as well as a full tennis facility and pool. The Miami International Airport is a 15 minute drive via 195, and downtown is also a 15 minute drive. The style of homes in this neighborhood vary widely from modern chic to traditional Mediterranean. The homes range in price from half a million to tens of millions.
Our featured home today is completely flawless and is one of the most expensive homes on the market in Miami. 5800 North Bay Road is a Mediterranean masterpiece on an enormous lot facing the Biscayne Bay and it is listed at 40 million. The home has over 12,000 square feet of living area with 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 3 half baths. It has boating capabilities, a koi pond, and is one a lot over 50,000 square feet. Every element of this home is custom from the valueted elegant ceilings to the deluxe master suite closets. It has a state of the art gym and an indoor and outdoor kitchens that are chef ready. No expense has been spared at this home. For more information contact us today!

 

 

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