According to recent news reports, there may be anywhere from 36,000 to 100,000 homes across the country built between 2003-2008 that may contain tainted drywall imported from China. Drywall commonly used for interior walls and ceilings in homes is usually manufactured in the U.S. however, due to several hurricanes and the building boom, a shortage of drywall occurred. To stay on schedule many builders had to order drywall from outside the U.S. Unfortunately, this resulted in some tainted drywall being...Continue Reading!
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Week of April 30, 2009 Boosters say we must dig Port of Miami tunnels to handle a coming cargo boom without hopelessly tangling trucks in downtown traffic. While far-cheaper solutions could work now, they admit, success would erode support for tunnels vital to growth — so we won't solve today's problems today. "We're looking to double the amount of cargo activities at the Port of Miami," says Port Director Bill Johnson. While he admits the easy answers — trucking at night, increasing rail use...Continue Reading!
The Cloisters On The Bay is the perfect gated community for those people who want real value in today’s market. Prices have been steadily falling and almost all of the units on the market have been reduced by more than $100,000. There are 12 units on the market in here which is quite a lot considering that there are 40 total. This high percentage of properties for sale contributes to the low prices because the villas are VERY similar to...Continue Reading!
434 Minorca has been on the market for 6 days, was priced to sell and is now a pending sale. Just adding to the list of 77 other pending sales in Coral Gables. For you sellers...This goes to show that aggressive pricing is what moves home sales. Continue Reading!
Today is the second day of the Miami Beach Polo World Cup games. Day one was the women's division. Two different women's divisions played with Team NESSPRESO winning along with Sunny Hale's Team. All the teams played very well and it was a great event. Today is the start of the men's division which is sure to be just as exciting. The First game begins at 1:00 PM right on the beach on 21 st street. Hope to see you there!Continue Reading!
I just read a good article in the miamiherald.com about home sales in South Florida. According to this article entitled, "South Florida home sales continue to rise" South Florida Home sales in March rose by 47% in Broward County and a whopping 101% in Miami Dade County. That is the eighth consecutive month that both Miami-Dade and Broward counties have shown growth in the number of sales compared to the year before. According to this article, the rise in home...Continue Reading!
Meetings, meetings, meetings. Honestly, it never ends for us over here in Marketing. Ohhhh, the pressure! A couple of weeks ago, we decided it would be most productive to gather poolside in Gables By The Sea to discuss marketing strategies, resources, insights, hors d’oeuvres. Oops, forget the hors d’oeuvres. This is 100% strictly business. With efficiency as our only goal, we all agreed that change might be good . . . keep us on our toes. So we’ve opted for...Continue Reading!
Real Estate News for the Green Friendly Consumer Things You Need to Know about Chinese Drywall When selling and buying real estate, either homes or condos in South Florida, there is nothing better than an informed buyer and seller. Here in the area of Aventura, Sunny Isles and Hollywood we have heard too many stories about developers being in trouble because of the suspected use of Chinese Drywall. Well, I bet we are all worried if this poses a health threat to us, our...Continue Reading!
Here are the two new price reductions in Cocoplum: 190 Isla Dorada Reduced to: $ 1,550,000 5 Bedroom, 4 full baths, 1 half bath 470 Costanera Reduced to: $ 4,650,000 Miami Beach Polo Games begin today at 20th and Ocean drive right on the beach. The official dates for the games are the 1-3 of May but practice and pre-games being today. Come out and enjoy the great weather. Hope to see you there! Continue Reading!
Weston Residents Recycle Your Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Sunday, May 17th, 2009 8:00AM - 3:00PM Public Works Complex 2599 South Post Road Bring all of your: Oil-Based/Latex-Based Paints, Used Oil, Nickel-Cadmium/Lead-Acid Batteries, Used Tires, Paint Thinners, Paint Strippers, Solvents, Pesticides, Insecticides, Fertilizers, Pool Chemicals, Oven and Drain Cleaners, Spot Removers, Furniture Polish, Mercury, and Automotive Fluids. Continue Reading!