May 3, 2014

250 Wynwood – Going Up

Wynwood is going condo with a live/work building in the Arts District just a hop away from Wynwood Walls.   The project is designed by New York City-based architect Laith Sayigh and is being developed by Fortis Developments co-founders, Bradley R. Carlson and David Polinsky. The mixed-use project consists of two ground floor retail units […]
April 22, 2014

Modern Home under $500,000 in Pinecrest

Check out this fully renovated modern home in the Tree House subdivision of Pinecrest. It’s a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, two-story home with 1,500 square feet of living space. In addition to marble floors, wood built-ins and apple-martini quartz counter tops and stainless appliances in the kitchen, this home has smart lighting, and sky lights in the upstairs […]
April 21, 2014

Exquisite Waterfront Home in Coconut Grove’s Entrada Estates

When I think of Coconut Grove, back in the 1920’s, this is the house I picture… Romantic Spanish architecture with coral rock pathways leading to an arched entrance  flourishing with bougainvillea… Vaulted wood beamed ceilings, wood burning fireplace and rooms with individual character…                   Lush tropical old growth […]
April 20, 2014

Eggs, Willows and an Easter Bunny

Happy Easter  
April 14, 2014

The Matzoh House

This Passover, for your Seder table centerpiece, why not construct the ultimate edible abode. While commemorating freedom with spring cleaning and the joyful feast of gefilte fish, charoset, matzoh ball soup, brisket, horseradish, kugel, sponge cake, macaroons and kosher wines, get creative with your matzoh. Check out Epicurious for details on constructing this fabulous Matzoh House. Happy Passover! I am an estate […]
April 9, 2014

The Home Office Deduction

Home office deductions are definitely a red flag to the Internal Revenue Service, increasing the likelihood of an audit.  However, the deductions may be worth the risk. Meet These Criteria Regularly use the space exclusively for business If it is not a separate structure such as a studio or converted garage, it must be a room where no […]
April 6, 2014

New Listing in Pinecrest’s Devonwood

Devonwood is a beloved neighborhood in The Village of  Pinecrest and houses like this do not come along very often.  The 4,844 square foot home is set on 1/2 acre of native hardwood hammock. Large windows and doors in this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home reveal a private and lush tropical garden with decks, winding paths, pool and outdoor entertainment areas.   This home has […]
April 2, 2014

Eight Steps to Get the Best Price on Your Home

A home in good repair, with fresh pain and new carpets, will always show better and attract higher offers.  If you are thinking of selling your home, follow these recommendations and you will have much greater success. Don’t Overprice – The worst case scenario is no showings or no offers.  Buyers who are qualified to buy your home […]
April 1, 2014

Are Zillow Zestimates Accurate in Home Valuation?

When citing a home’s value, I personally have not had a problem with my sellers and buyers believing a Zillow “zestimate” over my Comparable Market Analysis (CMA).  The value generated by a well researched and analyzed Professional CMA is persuasive and clear. Zillow is very upfront about their limitations.  They generate a range for their estimate rather than a specific sales […]