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February 11th, 2019 at 5:48 pm Pin It

Looking across the most expensive zip codes, it’s easy to find high value real estate in Miami. However, what’s more interesting is our social and economic comments on those most expensive neighborhoods. As we are real estate brokers, our dialogue understandably revolves around selling real estate, and what and where are the best deals that can exist within these communities. Below…


February 11th, 2019 at 5:38 pm Pin It

This blog is about recognizing value and opportunity as well as quality of life for the different neighborhoods in Miami in 2019. In this blog for the first time, we are integrating our Neighborhood Economic Health Index (as it appears in the 2019 Forecast). The neighborhood you personally will prefer is going to be subjective. All of…


February 4th, 2019 at 3:32 pm Pin It

The Time is Now   Speaking from six years of experience in the new home sales industry prior to entering the resale branch of real estate in South Florida, I can attest that the best purchase terms are offered to consumers by developers in the very beginning and at the very end of the community…


January 14th, 2019 at 10:02 pm Pin It

There Are Many – But Truly There Are Few   It’s well known throughout the state that realtors “servicing” the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach real estate markets are “a dime a dozen”. Everyone knows at the very least one realtor and many know quite a few. Unfortunately there are many licensees “selling” real estate in…


December 18th, 2018 at 3:45 pm Pin It

Zillow is The Tin man from the Wizard of Oz! (He is a key Character but alone he cannot help unveil the Emerald Palace!)   (He is a key Character but alone he cannot help unveil the Emerald Palace!)   I know many agents who hate and I mean hate Zillow. I think in part because they fear it ruining their business….


November 12th, 2018 at 10:26 pm Pin It

What are the Best Miami Neighborhoods for Boaters?   For many, ‘life on the water’ is one of the biggest pulls for home buying in South Florida. Those looking to live in Miami often look for Miami homes with a boat dock or a Miami condo that offers a boat slip. In this section we offer…


October 30th, 2018 at 7:33 pm Pin It

What are Miami’s Best New Condos for Sale in 2019?   The below is an updated list of the best new Miami condos for sale in 2019! Remember it is the unit by unit analysis that matters and, although we may be general advocates of a building, it does not mean we like all the units….


October 30th, 2018 at 7:10 pm Pin It

What are the best island communities in Miami for Single-Family-Homes?   This blog discusses the best island communities in Miami and is specially useful for those buyers who are active boaters and/or those who prefer privacy, exclusivity, and safety. We created a quick overview of the best islands Miami has to offer, including price ranges,…


October 2nd, 2018 at 10:12 pm Pin It

Time to Sell? There’s this guy by the name of Oscar Rodriguez that works for Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realty International. He is a South Florida resident and long time real estate agent. About Oscar… “Dedicated. Distinguished. Down-to-earth. These three words describe my career in real estate. I have a keen understanding of how to properly handle…


September 25th, 2018 at 8:21 pm Pin It

Common Sense Right? You may figure it is…but go ahead and read these just to make sure you don’t shoot yourself in the foot. This list has been compiled from the actual experiences of loan officers and licensed real estate agents and their clients. In my opinion it’s best to learn from other people’s mistakes….


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March 15th, 2019

It’s going to be a whirlwind couple of days! We’re opening 6 homes this Saturday & Sunday, showcasing a delightful variety of options in Miami and Coral Gables. Masterpiece mansions, 3-story townhomes, a vibrant hacienda, and a registered historic property. Could one of them be your new home? Come find out! Monica S. Betancourt | MBG…