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Own or Rent In The Aventura Housing Market?

Lately, I have been giving some thought to this question.  Why should anyone buy when there are so many rental properties available, with rents that are way below the actual value of the home?  I had to put myself in the place of the person who is looking for a home and how she feels about her choice. If she rents, everything in the apartment or house cannot be changed without permission of the owner.  If she comes to love the...Continue Reading!

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Homeowner’s Blog about Home Improvement

Carlos Ruiz de Quevedo, AIA

Earthdate 02282009.01 The long awaited day arrived and I finally have  the building permit and signed construction contract -- we're ready to start construction. Monday, March 2 I meet with the Chief Building Official, the head of the structural dept. and my contractor to discuss some key points about the construction. Hopefully this will minimize possible field conflicts with building inspectors and the project will go smoothly. Some people are asking me; "since you're an architect and construction manager, why don't you act...Continue Reading!

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Living In South Miami, High Pines & Coral Gables- March 1st Open Houses

TK Heatley

Open Sunday, March 1 from 1:00 -3:00 7440 SW 59 Place #202 Fabulous In-town Condo Built in 2005 Open Sunday, March 1 from 3:00-5:00 7555  SW 65 Place Great Home For Children Near Schools -  Quiet Street 7821 SW 54 Ct Recently Constructed Dream HomeContinue Reading!

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Don’t let short-term thinking dribble our stimulus away


Week of February 26, 2009 We're to know March 10 how much South Florida is due from the $787 billion Obama bonanza. More important is how we'll use our share to gain the most impact. Local officials are rushing to claim much of Florida's estimated $12 billion because, as Miami Commissioner Tom·s Regalado put it, "there will be fights from 67 counties to get that stimulus money." Gov. Charlie Crist seeks $8 billion to balance Florida's budget. Miami and Miami-Dade County alone target 855...Continue Reading!

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Living in South Miami, High Pines, & Coral Gables

TK Heatley

We have a great rental in an updated duplex 1/2 way between downtown South Miami & downtown Coral Gables. Not only is the 5366 Orduna Drive location great for jobs in the Gables and South Miami,  it is also almost directly across the street from the University of Miami and about a 3 minute drive from the University MetroRail station.... Of course when you get back from work you can enjoy the peaceful location which fronts on the Orduna Drive park...Or, if...Continue Reading!

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Fifty One Sales In Aventura

In the last 30 days, 51 condos were sold in several buildings in Aventura.   Some of the buildings were, Hamptons South, North Tower at the Point, Hamptons West, Delvista Towers, Parc Central, The Yacht Club, Coronado Towers, Bonavida, El Dorado and Turnberry Towers. The asking prices ranged from under 100k to 650k.  We can see that the higher priced properties did not move. The sale prices will be published after the sales close. In the sales that closed in the last...Continue Reading!

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Homebuyer Tax Credit for First Time Buyers


Effective January 1, 2009,  first time homebuyers of a principal residence may benefit from the $8000 tax credit. The credit does not require repayment.  The credit will be claimed on a tax return to reduce the purchaser's income tax liability.  If the credit amount remains unused, then the unused amount will be refunced as a check to the purchaser.  These helpful links will give you more information about the program, such as income limits, and revisions to the 2008 program. National...Continue Reading!

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Story-Telling at Barnes and Noble in Pembroke Pines-The Falls at Pembroke Gardens

Ines Garcia

The Way to Teach your Children to Love Books... Watching our kids read is as pleasant as reading ourselves. For those of us who enjoy reading it is a blessing. It allow us to travel, live in other people's world and keep learning as we go. Three times a week in Barnes and Noble in the new shopping center at Pines Blvd. and I-75 you can bring your kids to read and play games. They have English and Spanish Story-Telling time on Tuesday,...Continue Reading!

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Lakefront beauty in Westport, Florida

Maxine Hagey

Westport is part of the city of Plantation in Florida. It is "A great place to live" There are wonderful touches in this beautifully decorated Westport lakefront home. Crown molding, wood flooring in living room, high end laminate floors in children's  bedrooms, plantation shutters throughout, surround sound, 42 inch cabinets with Corian toppings, stainless steal appliances in the kitchen are just a few. Excellent one- story plan. Accordion shutters protect all windows and doors. French doors lead to the patio with the...Continue Reading!

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Walnut Creek Townhome- Available for SHORT-TERM or LONG-TERM rental

Debbie Lazoff, P.A.

This townhome is fully furnished but may be rented without furniture as well.  It is located in beautiful Walnut Creek gated neighborhood.   It is available for short-term rental at $1,900.  The yearly rental is $1,750 and includes lawn care, basic cable, alarm monitoring and pest control.  It has 3 bedrooms plus a den and 3 full bathrooms.  It will be repainted inside and the carpets will be cleaned before the start of the lease.  It's location is unbeatable and the price is the LOWEST in the...Continue Reading!

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