July 20, 2015

Dueling Solar Energy Amendments

A group billing itself as Consumers for Smart Solar announced last week that it’s launching a petition drive to place a solar energy amendment on the 2016 ballot. The goal is to collect 700,000 signatures by early next year in order to qualify. This is an important and vital amendment aimed at preventing another group, Floridians for Solar Choice, from prevailing with their […]
May 11, 2015

Village of Pinecrest – April 2015 Home Sales

Sixteen single family homes sold in the Village of Pinecrest in April.  Take a look at the chart for details on location, bedrooms, baths, sale price and sale price per square foot (SF). The top seller was in Northwest Pinecrest selling for $2,040,000 or $361 per square foot (SF).  This was not the sale with highest price […]
May 4, 2015

Guide to Brunch and Adventure on Mother’s Day

Brunching is definitely in order on Mother’s Day. But after champagne and Eggs Sardou, what will you do? The Brunch Mother’s Day at the Deering Estate at Cutler’s annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Enjoy a variety of appetizing dishes and desserts provided by Chef David Schwadron Catering and Event […]
April 30, 2015

May Events at The Barnacle

May has some terrific family events at The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove. Bring your pets to Woofstock, your curiosity to Theater Night and your music appreciation to The Barnacle Under Moonlight. Woofstock Description: The Barnacle goes to the dogs with pet tricks, a look-alike contest, K-9 demonstration, animal blessing, adoptions and more. Leashed pets […]
April 29, 2015

Looking for a Chateau in France?

La Vermondie, located in Dordogne, Aquitane, France, is available.  Dating back to the 12th century, this incredible estate is the embodiment of Europe’s rich and diverse heritage. Folklore suggests that Richard the Lionheart stored the spoils of war in the vaults beneath the castle, which may once have doubled up as dungeons. Today, all four levels of […]
April 27, 2015

Performance Art Incites Love and Hate

 I attended a Nadia Beugre dance performance this past weekend on Stage Black Box at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Nadia, choreographer and dancer, performed Quartiers Libres, a French expression meaning “free territory” or “limitless space”.  It was strange and unfamiliar, confusing and angry and expressive, wild and intense.  Everything about the performance screamed freedom from oppression, from the tangled microphone cable strangling […]
April 27, 2015

Upward Trend for Miami Real Estate

The momentum is palpable.  The Miami real estate market is steaming up with international and domestic buyers looking to live in a global city with world-class amentities. Here’s a brief market update on single-family homes and condominiums year over year in March, 2015. Miami sales are up 10%. Miami single family homes and condos continue to sell […]
April 26, 2015

Lakefront Condo Sold

Congratulations to my seller who recently closed on her lakefront penthouse apartment. This was one of the few condos around that had three spacious bedrooms with a split floor plan and three full baths. The seller was incredibly happy in getting the highest price for a condo in her building this year, despite the fact that it needed total renovation. This was a great deal for […]
April 24, 2015

Fairchild’s Corypha is in Full Bloom

The  Corypha utan at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables is in full flower. The bloom may only last a few months so you should check it out soon (plot 87- lowlands area by the big Chihuly)- it is a site to behold! It is one of the most spectacular landscape trees available for large parks […]