Anticipation of two currently hottest products on the Miami Beach Real estate scene; Richard Meyer’s Beach House on 94th and Collins and Canyon Ranch on 69th and Collins is climaxing. These two great projects (and naturally the most expensive, expect to pay $1,200 per SQFT and above) will definitely bring the excitement and attention to the area between 63th street and all the way north to Bal Harbour. The Beach House and Canyon Ranch have been very well...Continue Reading!
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I'd been talking about getting a big refrigerator for some time. I wanted one with double-wide shelves that can hold platters, with a chest freezer drawer and that could also dispense ice and water through the door. I also wanted the old refrigerator moved out into the garage so that I could use it as I see fit, you know, hanging ducks for three days to dry, curing sausage, etc. without hearing screeches of "what on earth do...Continue Reading!
World-renowned artist/photographer Spencer Tunick brought his naked art to South Beach today. Hundreds of men and women volunteered to pose naked for Mr. Tunick at the Sagamore Hotel swimming pool and balconies. The nude volunteer models will be invited back to the Sagamore Hotel during Art Basel week in December, for a reception to view this unique and wonderful artwork. The crowd was composed of men and women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, all posing as one body. The artist has...Continue Reading!
I just got my homeowner policy renewal last week and figured I would actually read it this year. Have you read your policy in the last several years? First thing that popped out was my dwelling coverage amount. Why was it so low? Maybe because I hadn't noticed it in a couple of years. With the huge increase in real estate values that we have seen through 2005 and rising construction costs, having your home insured properly might be harder than...Continue Reading!
Ah! The aroma of popcorn wafting through the air! I admit it. I'm a popcorn junkie. Have been since I was a child. When we first moved to Florida in the early 70's my parents used to send me bags of home grown popcorn from local Nebraska farmers -- 10 to 15 pounds at a time. Each time they visited they would put popcorn in their suitcases. I've owned nearly every kind of...Continue Reading!
I have recently joined EcoBroker, an organization that provides information on energy, the environment, and real estate opportunities. I wanted to share with all of you some helpful tips I found there. With the prices of everything continually rising, it’s nice to find some areas were you can cut back and keep a little extra money in your pocket. By switching to Energy-Efficient Appliances, depending on the usage, you can save anywhere between 20 and 60 percent...Continue Reading!
This past Friday, September 26, I was lucky enough to take a hard hat tour of the soon to be completed Met1. Since EWM has been the exclusive sales agent for the building, I have been able to track the building from idea to completion. Hard Hat Tours are not yet available for everybody, so here is a sneak preview. The Views of Met 1 I have to tell you I was impressed. We took the elevator up to the top floor...Continue Reading!
Coconut Grove Post Office Parking lot The other day I was driving to the office and saw a lot a police cars and Miami City cars parked in the middle of the street in front of the post office parking lot. Someone was butchering the trees, over 50 years old, in the parking lot. City zoning people and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff were there trying to get them to stop. Found out later from local Grove activist, Sue McConnell , that it was...Continue Reading!
As a Miami native, I spent the majority of my younger life in the Kendall area, west of US-1. I now live and work in Coconut Grove and love it, but in reference to insurance, being east of US-1 has been a bit of a culture shock. Since the move, my insurance premiums have doubled over and over again. Last year my homeowners insurance company non-renewed my policy and now both home and wind are with the company...Continue Reading!
When I was a child I remember my parents would go crab hunting along Old Cutler Road. Weather conditions had to be perfect, the moon had to be full and if it was a rainy night that is all they needed to pack the kids into my uncle's van and drive what I thought was hours until we arrived to what is now Palmetto Bay. It was an adventure for me and my cousins, until...Continue Reading!