Yesterday I had the privilege to attend a Burgundy wine tasting and a class at the Biltmore hotel in Coral gables offered by the Campaign financed by the European union for the Burgundy wines. With about 35 Exhibits, we were able to taste and learn the differences from one wine to another , from one maker to another and one soil to another. Some figures that we learn: 1- production; 27,600 hectares under wines 2-1.5 million hecto litres, 200 million bottles 3- 60 % of...Continue Reading!
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Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum unveiled a new Web site to help homeowners avoid mortgage fraud scams. The Web site – http://myfloridalegal.com/mortgagefraud – gives consumers easy access to current investigations, complaint forms, and tips to identify and avoid foreclosure rescue fraud. Fraud involving loan modifications related to foreclosures is the complaint topic most commonly reported to the Attorney General’s Office. The complaints many times relate to an up-front fee. “Companies and individuals are taking advantage of our homeowners in these tough...Continue Reading!
At the MCPA Gallery, 1601 SW 1st Street in Miami a beautiful thing is going to happen starting May 1 to May 30, 2009 Monday through Friday 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Saturday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. It’s the 21st Annual Art Exhibition by N.A.E.M.I. (National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill). The exhibit clearly demonstrates the abilities, skills and creativity of mentally disabled artists. The opening reception on May 1 at the gallery will present a...Continue Reading!
In honor of Earth Day I thought that I would feature all of the "Green" houses we have for sale here in Coconut Grove. As you can see they are very pricey, we are talking $1,000,000 and up. I'm not sure why someone hasn't capitalized on affordable green housing in Coconut Grove. While the below houses are nice, they are out of reach for many. And there are certainly many people in all price ranges who are looking to make their footprint smaller. A...Continue Reading!
This beautiful home listed with the Heatleys' of EWM recently sold for $12.9 Million. The asking price was $15 Million. The spectacular estate offered 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 1 half bath, built-ins, private dock, private tennis court and pool. The home is situated on 4+ acres with 205 feet on the water. Continue Reading!
EWM Real Estate CALL ME ASAP IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ROLLING OAKS ESTATES offers the following: Choose PHI to build or ANY builder you desire 46-acre dedicated Passive Park within walking distance "A" Rated Schools Minutes to Miami & Ft. Lauderdale airports Peaceful living and a place to truly call home Priced from the $700s Choose your lot Ready to build, pre - platted, demucked 2+ acre sites Phenomenal equestrian neighborhood Minutes to fine dining and entertainment Take advantage of the current real estate market Southwest Ranches' address Property Description PRICES HAVE FALLEN...Continue Reading!
On Wednesday April 15th, Robbie Bell of the Mary Brickell Village Office of EWM accepted a grant for $5,000 on behalf of her women's organization, The Links, Incorporated - Greater Miami Chapter for their breast health awareness program. This is the 7th year the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has funded the chapter based on a program Robbie created to "Educate a Congregation, Save a Woman's Life". Since it's inception, the program has reached over 3,800 women (and a few...Continue Reading!
As far as I know Yacht Harbor is the only building that outright restricts owners from having pets. Yes, I said owners. A few years ago the association changed the rules which prohibited any NEW resident from having an animal. The owners who already had dogs or cats were of course permitted to keep them. Other than Yacht Harbor, all other Coconut Grove condominium buildings, gated communities and townhouses allow the owners to have pets. Rental properties are a different story...Continue Reading!
IN TODAY'S PROPERTY MARKET, NEVER HAS THIS SAYING BEEN SO APPROPRIATE. According to the Fox news report of April 16, 2009, more homes are forecast to go into foreclosure. The figure reported is that 6 million homes will be in foreclosure before the end of this year. www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/real-estate/mortgage-rates-fall-foreclosure-rates-rise-record-levels/ On a positive note, interest rates have fallen to the lowest level in 60 years and the Obama tax plan will greatly benefit first time homeowners (any person not owning a home...Continue Reading!
The City of Weston is working in coordination with Broward County to reduce costs for flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires to satisfy provisions of the Comunity Rating System (CRS). The City of Weston is in the process of entering into the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The program allows property owners and renters to purchase federally backed flood insurance. The City' s application for participation in the CRS will, upon acceptance by FEMA, enable property owners...Continue Reading!