August 6, 2021

The South Florida Rental Market is Insane

The South Florida rental market is flat out insane with inflated prices, super low inventory and fierce competition. I represented tenants who just closed on a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,286 SF home in South Miami that, last year, would have leased for around $8500 – $9000.  It closed at $11,200/month because prospective tenants are […]
June 17, 2021

Corporate Relocation to Miami

Corporate relocation to Miami is an exciting and important part of my real estate business. I specialize in providing destination services for national and international companies relocating executives to Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne and Brickell. Miami is a burgeoning tech hub for companies out of New York, Chicago and San […]
August 2, 2020

Stay Informed: Miami-Dade and Broward Residential Real Estate Report

It’s been an exceptionally different year in residential real estate in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.  Covid-19 has had a dramatic effect on the real estate industry in ways that could not be predicted.  Consumers were of the belief that Covid-19 would adversely impact home values. Surprisingly, what you will see in this report is that […]
April 24, 2020

The Pandemic Effect on Real Estate

The pandemic has triggered a very unpredictable real estate market with unusual dynamics.  Nobody knows what will happen with inventory and pricing. So here are some things to ponder if you are thinking of buying or selling a home. Seller Considerations: Should I Sell? Some sellers are pulling their homes off the market if there’s […]
September 7, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Created Angst for Buyers and Sellers

Hurricane Dorian created quite a bit of angst for buyers and sellers of real estate.  Several days before the Cat 5 storm was predicted to move westward, towards Miami, I received calls from clients with concerns about placing offers, postponing closing dates and possible force majeure. While this anxiety was temporary and we were gratefully […]
August 1, 2018

Myriam Found Her Brickell Waterfront Condo

After one year and countless showings, Myriam found her waterfront condo on Brickell Ave.  This is a most happy closing day for both of us, although moving-in has proved challenging in negotiating condo association elevator rules and narrow hallways that don’t accommodate a queen size bed. The condo at The Imperial is lovely,  the view […]
January 22, 2018

Bloody Good Marys at Norman Van Aken’s THREE

On the way to the Wynwood Women’s March, we stopped for an impromptu brunch at Norman Van Aken’s new restaurant Three.  Mr. New World Cuisine himself was at the counter of the open kitchen working on whatever celebrity chefs do, while his new chef de cuisine, Miguel Massen, was busy in the kitchen.  Miguel hails from […]
January 21, 2017

One Sale Leads to Another – Relationships in Real Estate Deals

As real estate deals go, this one was a triple double.  I was tremendously fortunate to represent the buyers and sellers in a transaction that closed today. I’ll tell you about the home in a minute as I’m more interested in relating why relationships, not to mention open houses, are so important in the real estate business. I met the sellers about […]
October 29, 2016

How to Calculate Your Real Estate Tax Portability when Downsizing Homes

So often, I’m asked how to calculate the real estate tax savings or tax portability when downsizing homes.  Here’s a clear and simple example that I provided to one of my sellers in Pinecrest.  Use it as a template for your own numbers. Take a look at the chart.  If you own a home that has a current market value of $2,300,000 with […]