September 29, 2014

The Best Real Estate Market Indicator – Number of Months Supply

The number of months supply of housing inventory is the most important metric in the real estate business and the key to understanding housing market value trends. The optimum number of months supply ranges between six and nine months.  Once the number of months supply falls below six months, the value of homes and condos increase. […]
August 30, 2014

Just Closed on Another Townhouse

Its been a great run for Wellins Dwellings this year.  I’ve had four closings in three months, all smooth as silk, happy buyers and sellers and personally, a most satisfied feeling. My clients and I work closely through the process of buying and selling their homes and we get to know each other quite well, becoming extended family, so […]
June 23, 2014

Townhome Just Listed in Gables Point

I just listed this 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhome in Gables Point II, the most well-maintained of the Gables Point townhomes. This unit backs up to a beautiful private garden area designed for meeting and greeting neighbors while walking the dog (or not). The kitchen was updated five years ago with gorgeous marble counter tops and under-counter lighting, a […]
May 20, 2014

Home Flipping is Down

The business of home flipping, a purchase and resale in less than six months, is down.  According to RealtyTrac’s First Quarter U.S. Home Flipping Report, 3.7 percent of all U.S. single family home sales from January through March of 2014 were flips. This is a small drop from the previous quarter when 4.1 percent were […]
February 26, 2014

CVI.CHE 105 – Peruvian Cuisine with a Modern Touch

Cvi.Che 105 is a stellar recommendation from clients who lived in Peru for many years and raved about the authentic Pisco Sours and ceviche. This downtown Peruvian hot spot has splendid food, great signature cocktails and the best service I have had in a trendy casual restaurant in a long time. I’m a big fan […]
February 22, 2014

Sparkle Plenty is Closing – Crazy Low Prices on Everything

Sparkle Plenty, the fabulous and eclectic gift shop, is closing its doors at The Falls  on March 3, 2014. Although it’s sad to see the 40 year store end its reign as queen of the gift shops, where one could always find something unique, special and fun, the close-out sale will give you plenty to sparkle about. […]
January 28, 2014

Salumeria 104 – Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine

Midtown has a winner in Salumeria 104.  Although it’s not a new restaurant, friends introduced me to it last night and I’ll surely be returning. The concept is based on the Italian trattoria and neighborhood shop that serve up specialty cured meats and delicacies, also known as salumi shops. As we walked in, large wooden boards were being served […]
December 29, 2013

Yambo – Authentic Nicaraguan Food

This place is down right scary, a scene right out of a Central American apocalypse. Don’t go drunk, or maybe it’s best to go a bit inebriated.  Either way, Yambo is an experience to remember. Pull into the parking lot and you know this is the real deal. You’re greeted by a shrine of the Virgin Mary, cows on the roof […]
December 27, 2013

Bobby’s Burger Palace

I checked out Bobby’s Burger Palace, celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s new hamburger restaurant in Dadeland Mall. To get right down to the grill – the burgers are terrific – moist and juicy, with quality grade beef and interesting toppings.  And the French fries are crispy and plentiful. On the right is the Bobby Blue Burger.  Yep – it’s as good as it looks! […]