Week of February 24, 2011 We could do worse than back eight county charter changes put forth by Norman Braman and Victor M. Diaz Jr., two bright men who've thought deeply about Miami-Dade issues. On the other hand, we could do better still if a broad-based, official charter review debated even more ideas. The two men's noble quest for every mayoral candidate to champion their reform list, detailed on page 7, would unfortunately abort charter debate before it can begin. To read the remainder...Continue Reading!
Brings 15+ years of quality experience to Miami Beach Team Pablo Alfaro, who for more than 15 years has consistently been one of the top residential real estate professionals furthering South Florida’s luxury real estate market, has joined Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell (EWM) Realtors, announced Ron Shuffield, president of EWM. EWM is a HomeServices of America Company, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway, and the exclusive Miami-Dade and Broward County affiliate for Christie’s Great Estates. Alfaro, most recently with One Sotheby’s International Realty, is now part...Continue Reading!
Week of May 6, 2010 It should have been obvious five years ago that we were vastly overbuilding condos in Miami's core. Nobody listened to repeated warnings — hate to say I told you so, but I told you so ad nauseam — that tens of thousands of high-priced condos rising at once was far too many, regardless of the economic boom we were enjoying. Now, slowly coming out of deep and painful recession, let me again issue a warning about all those...Continue Reading!
As seen in Miami Today Carlos Ruiz de Quevedo, AIA, realtor with EWM, is past president of the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was architect for the Overtown transit station. April 16, 2010 In the past ten years Miami has gone through a significant transformation, but some perceptions remain. One such perception is that you can’t live in Miami without a car. While this may apply to some areas in the South and West Dade, it is no...Continue Reading!
New feature helps consumers find available residential real estate listings; program Exclusive to Miami-Dade and Broward Counties March 31, 2010 – EWM Realtors is revolutionizing the way home buyers and tenants search for homes and condos in South Florida. For the first time in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, consumers can get residential listing information on their cell phone screens in a matter of seconds. Homebuyers can now have instant information anytime, anywhere. EWM has unveiled its user-friendly texting feature, powered by KWKLY (pronounced...Continue Reading!
A possible silver lining for South Florida real estate: CNBC reports an uptick in housing sales for downtown Miami. Click on the link to see more, including commentary by EWM President Ron Shuffield: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1442417191&play=1Continue Reading!
January 26, 2010 - Ron Shuffield, president of EWM Realtors, one of the largest real estate brokerage firms in the U.S., announced that two key executives are taking on new and expanded management roles. Sherrie Porter has been named Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager for the 700-member firm. In addition to his current role of managing EWM’s Development Services, Patrick O’Connell will add the responsibility of overseeing all relocation and REO functions. His new title will be Senior Vice President...Continue Reading!
Brings 12+ years of strategic experience to Aventura Team October 7, 2009 EWM Relators has announced that seasoned real estate professional Reiner Perez has joined the company’s Aventura office. Perez brings to EWM more than a decade of industry experience in sales management, marketing, business development and corporate communications. Perez, known for his energetic, creative approach to buying and selling real estate, has dedicated himself to exceeding customer expectations in a highly competitive industry. “This is the time and place to be at EWM,”...Continue Reading!
By J.W. ELPHINSTONE, AP Real Estate Writer August 25, 2009 Home prices posted their first quarterly increase in three years, signaling the housing market has turned a corner. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller's U.S. National Home Price Index released Tuesday rose nearly 3 percent from the first quarter to 133, though that reading is still down almost 15 percent from the second quarter last year. Home prices are at levels not seen since early 2003. Prices have fallen 30 percent from the peak in...Continue Reading!