April 5, 2013

Great New Read – “TheTropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove”

Now here’s a book that captures the heart and soul of Coconut Grove.  “The Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove” by Beth Dunlop, editor of Modern Magazine, is the pictorial story of 33 charming bungalows and cottages, their lush gardens and the eclectic people who lived in and nurtured these homes.  Anyone who has made Coconut Grove their home or hung out in The […]
April 5, 2013

The Barnacle Society Hosts The Commodore’s Birthday Bash 2013

You are Invited… Commodore Ralph Monroe’s Birthday Celebration at The Barnacle Historic State  Park… 3485 Main Hwy  Coconut Grove, FL  33133… Sunday, April 7, 2013… 6-9pm… Hosted by The Barnacle Society … Entertainment by the Solar Dogs… Silent Auction including official NBA ball signed by Ray Allen, South African Safari trip for 2… Champagne, Wine, Beer, […]
February 18, 2013

50th Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Year after year, I never tire of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival.  This year, the St. Stephen’s Art Festival, right next door, had quite a few new and repeat artists that this visitor enjoyed. One of my favorites were the magnificent wood vessels by Tim Niewiadomski, Studio by Ski – Shades of Wood, from Akron Ohiio.  This […]
February 17, 2013

Bidding Wars in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Pinecrest

Overbidding the Appraised Value The highest offers on a property, if contingent on an appraisal, are not necessarily the best.  We are seeing some overbidding on properties that allow the buyer to clinch the deal, only to manipulate the sale to a lower price with the appraisal. Sellers have options when receiving multiple offers. Countering with an […]
December 28, 2012

Opportunity Knocks – Home Prices May Jump in 2013

Home Prices On The Rise For 2013 In Miami Home prices are expected to rise between 3.4 and 5 % in 2013. This is due, in part, to the net demand of homes in a market where the inventory of homes for sale remains low. Without the fear of further pricing declines, homeowners able to […]
December 21, 2012

The Annual Coconut Grove King Mango Strut Parade

When: Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 PM The wild and wacky local folks will be strutting their stuff once again at the annual Coconut Grove King Mango Strut Parade on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 PM. Anything goes with this zany cast of characters who will make their way from the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway up towards Cocowalk in tribute to the […]