February 2, 2015

Julian Marley in Concert at Pinecrest Gardens

On Sat. March 7, the Garden Fund will present Julian Marley in concert at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl. The Banyan Bowl is the Village of Pinecrest’s premiere venue for an intimate outdoor music experience where every seat is great. Marley, son of legendary Bob Marley, is a grammy award nominated roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer and humanitarian.  Julian performs to sold out crowds […]
January 30, 2015

Same Sex Marriage- The Property Title Issue

Same sex marriage became legal in the State of Florida on January 6, 2015.  And up until now, gay and lesbian couples had no rights as a married couple, despite being legally wed in other states. There are, however, legal issues that remain unresolved concerning same sex marriage that can and will impact real property and ownership […]
January 28, 2015

Sold – Waterfront Condo in Bay Harbor

The condo market continues to be hot.  I represented the buyers in the sale of a two bedroom, two bath waterfront condo on Bay Harbor Island in Miami Beach . This condo sold for a sweet $285,000, a great price for an apartment with bay and city views from every room. The owners are thrilled with their purchase and […]
January 22, 2015

Hitchcock Film Festival at The Barnacle

Good Evening! Come on down to the waterfront tonight and enjoy two Hitchcock thrillers on the front lawn of The Barnacle, Friday, January 23, 2015. The Rope @ 7 pm The Birds @ 9 pm See one or see both.  Picnics are welcome and encouraged.  No alcohol served so BYOB.  Gates close 15 minutes after each movie begins.  No […]
December 26, 2014

Is There a Housing Bubble About to Burst?

I’ve been reviewing economic outlooks for the national housing industry to see what the experts are saying about bubble trouble for 2015. The “bubble” is an unsustainable rise in prices, often fueled by speculation and lending and characterized by easy credit, irrational exuberance and a rapid rise in prices. Real estate bubbles are measured by a few fundamentals […]
December 22, 2014

Pinecrest 2014 Single Family Homes Sales

I’ve just taken an early look at the 2014 average and median sales of single family homes in the Village of Pinecrest and compared the numbers to last year. To date, 217 homes have sold this year, while at the same time last year,  230 homes closed. In the chart you will see that the number of bedrooms and bathrooms are […]
December 15, 2014

South Miami Pioneer Home Closed

My 1909 pioneer home in South Miami just closed for $425,000.  This was a very exciting sale for a number of reasons, the most important of which is that the buyer is keeping the original home and not tearing it down. The new owner, soon to be married, fell in love with this rustic abode on […]
November 30, 2014

Shilla Korean BBQ

Thinking about what to do after over-dosing on turkey leftovers? Go Korean!  We discovered Sushi Café Shilla Korean BBQ over the Thanksgiving weekend, a family style restaurant with warm service and very good food. We skipped over the sushi and went straight for the Korean bbq, replete with in-table hibachi style cooking referred to as the “ondol.”  Side dishes of marinated mushrooms, […]
November 17, 2014

New Construction in the Village of Pinecrest

There is certainly no shortage of new single family homes being built in Pinecrest these days. I drove around the Village from 102 Street to 118th Street, just east of Ludlam and found 8 homes under construction, some in the early stages and some almost completed. The architectural styles are a mix of Key West, Mediterranean and Modern. I definitely have my eye on the stunning contemporary […]