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 […]
August 26, 2018

Easy Restoration of Corroded Plumbing Pipes

I’ve become an expert on the restoration of corroded plumbing pipes after a buyer inspection, at one of my listings in Palmetto Bay, revealed a defect and years of crud build-up in the cast iron pipes.  It was not a pretty picture.  The good news: there’s a simple and reasonable solution. After investigating several companies who […]
July 26, 2015

Great Photos Sell Homes – So Hire the Best

When I sell a client’s home, I want potential buyers to be completely captivated by the photographs that represent the home.  Nothing motivates a buyer more in desiring to see a home than high quality, architectural and design photos that highlight the very best of a property. Now a days, one can snap decent pictures with a good quality digital camera and that […]
July 20, 2015

Dueling Solar Energy Amendments

A group billing itself as Consumers for Smart Solar announced last week that it’s launching a petition drive to place a solar energy amendment on the 2016 ballot. The goal is to collect 700,000 signatures by early next year in order to qualify. This is an important and vital amendment aimed at preventing another group, Floridians for Solar Choice, from prevailing with their […]
September 10, 2014

Cool New Futuristic Building Materials

At the top of the cool building material chart is a company called uBeam who is leading the charge, so to speak, in wireless smartphone charging techniques.  uBeam is developing an ultrasonic sound transmitter that will fill a room with inaudible energy.  A receiver in your wireless device will be able to pick up the sound and […]
May 21, 2014

Unreal Custom Home Theaters

Interested in receiving first-run theatrical films in the privacy of your own home theater?  Prima Cinema allows you to do just that with a cinematic experience unlike any other. With a $35,000 Prima system, you can watch first-run movies for about $500 each in the comfort of your own home, on the same day many films debut in theaters. Movies […]
November 14, 2013

Quadcopter Fun with Aerial Drone Photography

Not only is the DJI Phantom 2 Vision ready-to-fly quadcopter the best adult toy on the market, it is the most amazing real estate tool for remote control aerial photography.  Amateur pilots can capture fantastic footage and see it in real time. The new Phantom 2 Vision comes with a custom 14 megapixel, 1080p camera with a 60-degree tilting gimbal, an […]
October 11, 2013

3-D Digital Models to Transform Real Estate Market

Sure, you can still visit a house, apartment or office building in person or view it through photographs and videos.   But how cool would it be to look at a 3-D digital model of a vacant home or office that allows you to walk through or decorate the space through your browser. New start-up companies, like Floored, are doing just […]
September 9, 2013

Apple’s New iPhone – Fingerprint ID? Can it Be Hacked?

Rumor has it that Apple is launching its new iPhone Tuesday with fingerprint authentication, a major new technology that should give Apple a leading edge in big markets like enterprise computing and mobile payments. It is possible that the fingerprint tech will be near the home button at the bottom of the device, the most […]