As reported in January, I have undertaken weighing all of the junk mail and newspaper inserts delivered to our house for the entire year. Now that February is over, here are the results for the year to date: Total weight of all mail and newspapers...181 pounds. Total weight of junk...77 pounds or 42%. Miami Herald has been comprised of 39% junk. New York Times 8% junk. US Mail 70% junk. If things keep on this track, we're looking at over 1,100 pounds delivered to the...Continue Reading!
Archive for February, 2008
Happy weekend! Sunday is right around the corner, so why not venture out to find that dream home you've been looking for? We have some gorgeous homes for you to visit. So come on.. let's get you into a new home! This weeks featured areas are: Dade: Cutler Bay - Palmetto Bay - Pinecrest Broward: Southwest Ranches Cutler Bay - Print Map Read more about Cutler Bay or search for other listings in this area. Palmetto Bay - Print Map ...Continue Reading!
Looking for open houses in other areas? Brickell - Coconut Grove - Coral Gables - Coral Ridge - Davie - East Fort Lauderdale - High Pines - Hollywood - Imperial Point/Landings - Kendall/Falls - Miami - Miramar - Plantation - Continue Reading!
FOR TWO WEEKS ENDING 2/29/08 Miami-Dade and Broward Counties Combined Single Family Homes for Sale: 33,992 (up 135) Condos, Townhomes, Villas for Sale: 48,473 (down 24) South Miami/Coral Gables Single Family Homes for Sale: 726 (up 18) Condos, Townhomes, Villas for Sale: 458 (up 17) Statistically, this is a flat reporting period. An increase of 170 or so homes for sale against the backdrop of 82,000 plus is invisible. But there remains over a 4-year inventory. Last month, only 287 homes were sold in...Continue Reading!
Week of February 28, 2008 The national search by Miami's Downtown Development Authority for an outstanding executive director will fail unless the authority's board firmly commits to re-emphasize its own middle name: Development. Sadly, the authority is being tugged in conflicting directions. Its chairman, City Commissioner Joe Sanchez, wants to remake the authority as a city service agency handling citizen and merchant complaints about dirty streets and panhandlers and move it into street-front offices with city agencies that have similar duties. He plans...Continue Reading!
Sure there are many condos to choose from in today's market, but not many offer the type of luxury lifestyle living you find at Sapphire. Sapphire condos are nestled between the beautiful aqua waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Fort Lauderdale's famous intracoastal waterway. Enjoy walks on the world renown sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach or indulge in some of the most amazing nightlife and shopping in the world. Sapphire is located just minutes from Las Olas Boulevard ( The Rodeo...Continue Reading!
Unheard of $179,900 for a 2 br/1.5 bth CORNER condo at sought after Sunwood located at 4600 SW 67 Ave. Located just blocks from Coral Gables and a couple of miles from the University of Miami, this condo is ready for your upgrades. Recent sale this month; $210,000 for a like unit!!!! Just blocks to shopping, Metro Rail, expressways, and with easy access to airport and the beaches. Don't miss this great opportunity to make a great investment and...Continue Reading!
The Taxation and Budget Reform Commission are considering two amendments which will offer all property owners about a 25 percent tax savings, and possibly a 1 percent sales tax increase to make up for local governments’ shortfall. One amendment contained the provision of a sales tax on services. The Commission voted 6-5 to remove the provision which would have allowed lawmakers to place a sales tax on services.........everything from lawn mowing to lawyering. This was another in a...Continue Reading!
Only 3 days remain: Friday, Febraury 29, is the deadline for homeowners to apply for a homestead exemption, and, for 2007 homebuyers it is the last day to apply for property tax portability – the right to take the tax savings from a home protected by Florida’s Save Our Homes amendment and transfer it to a home purchased last year. To read the entire story click here. Continue Reading!
A client of mine just closed on a unit in the 10295 building, One Bal Harbour. Consequently, I have spent a great deal of time in the building.....it is absolutely magnificent. The details are great, the services from the front desk are even better, and the management makes it even better. Maybe we should call it the 'George V' of Bal Harbour.Continue Reading!