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10 Steps to Sell Your Home

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Submit your home to our local MLS, Realtor.com, Trulia, and Zillow, and other Real Estate Networks.

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Price your home COMPETITIVELY (not like your friends).

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Target buyers through business to client e-mail marketing and e-flyer marketing strategies.
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Advise and update you as to changes in the market.
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Prospect potential buyers through leads developed in over 10 years of experience working and advising foreign investors in South America.
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When possible, have a cooperating agent in the area tour your home.
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Follow-up on sales agents who have shown your home.
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Assist you in arranging interim financing, if necessary.
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Represent and assist you in handling offers, contracts, mortgage, title and other closing procedures.
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Deliver your check at closing.

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Sunny Isles Beach: Miami’s Serene Paradise

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As a growing resort area, Sunny Isles Beach is a great investment opportunity for those ready to take action. With easy access from both Miami International as well as Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood Airport, Sunny Isles Beach is convenient for national and international visitors. In addition, Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour Mall are both minutes away.

In spite of its small geographic extension, Sunny Isles Beach. International cuisine and diverse developments assure that Sunny Isles Beach has something for the family, the young professional, or the relaxed vacationer.

Demand for Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate

In the past years, a significant number of luxury high-rises have emerged in Sunny Isles Beach, accompanied by ever-growing price tags. Sunny Isles’ central location, just steps from both Bal Harbor and Aventura, combines an exciting active community with the tranquility of paradise. Those looking to invest in Miami Real Estate may find that this mix assures more spacious units than those found on South Beach and more peace of mind.

In the late 1990s, the old undesirable architecture began to be converted into luxury residencies, condos, and resorts. Over ten years later, this Sunny Isles expansion continues with thriving investment in retail, restaurants, and other services. In addition, a new wave of investors are betting on more sophisticated luxury hotels. This remarkable Miami Real Estate shift has lured buyers into taking action. From the 6,500 units available in 2008, merely 400 are still available today.
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Foreign Investors in Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach is truly a globalized community. In addition to the established Latin-American and Russian and Jewish population; a growing Canadian and European visitors and permanent residents are defining a new demographic tendency. The dining menu reflects this growth. Enjoy typical Italian options, extravagant Brazilian steakhouses, or jump into traditional all American food.

Miami Real Estate is characterized for offering a range of services, styles, and price tags. Sunny Isles is no exception. With options such as $55 million penthouses, $8 million condos, or more accessible units, Sunny Isles Beach offers solutions to various kinds of buyers. It appeals to both those seeking a luxurious getaway, as well a those more interested in family friendly vacations. All interested in taking part of the flourishing nature of Miami Real Estate, Pre-Construction developments are an opportunity of investment.

Parque Towers: Sophisticated Miami Real Estate

Sunny Iles Rooftop Luxury Pool

Parque Towers Luxury Rooftop Pool

Parque Towers two boutique luxury towers will stand in Sunny Isles Blvd. Built by J.Milton and Associates, this Miami real estate project includes 160 units (two and three bedrooms) from 1800 to 2400 square feet.

Parque Towers offers state of the art amenities and services. Its Sunny Isles resident will enjoy from on site bars and restaurants, private rooftop pools, kids pool, private movie theater, high-end fitness center, and a spectacular beach club with first rate services. All units will include sophisticated bathrooms and kitchens with high gloss lacquer cabinetry and modern finishes, all must haves in high-end real estate in Miami.

Chateau Beach: Sunny Isles Pre-construction suited for perfection

Chateau Beach Amenites

Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Pool

Located directly on Sunny Isles pristine oceanfront stands Chateau Beach, 83 spectacular residencies that suggest first-class comfort and leisure. Breath taking balconies with jaw-dropping views (assured to last forever due to its surrounded protected park land) are some of the best in Miami Real Estate.
These dramatic modern units boast their high-end design and architecture typical of Sunny Isles. Savor the luxury of Miami Real Estate: your own private elevator, italian cabinetry, gourmet kitchens with gourmet-chef quality appliances and finishes, and en-suite baths. Miami real estate at its finest. Take the afternoon off to immerse yourself in the high-end amenities such as signature spa, relaxation terrace, fitness center overlooking the ocean, kids club, and others. Investing in Chateau Beach is investing in Miami Real Estate exclusive services.

400 Sunny Isles: Beach Resort, Marina or just Home

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400 Sunny Isles Kitchen

Wake up each morning to the breath taking ocean front views that Sunny Isles Beach offers; sun-drenched spaces. Each of the 230 units at 400 Sunny Isles will be crafted with luxurious finishes and sophisticated elegance. Miami real estate developers truly made the modern home in this pre-construction; presenting eco-friendly features and smart touch technology. 400 Sunny Isles is designed by internationally renowned architect, Chad Oppenheim, include the finest European bath and kitchen fixtures for those seeking to relax and enjoy life.

400 Sunny Isles outdoor lifestyle might is unbeatable. With impressive resort style amenities, 400 Sunny Isles promises its residents lasting memories of active living. Take a daily walk by the private residential marina and boat dock, learn a new water sport, take some time to meditate at the underground Zen gardens, or just lay by the infinity pool. Living at 400 Sunny Isles is just what you deserve. This is Miami Real Estate at its finest.

Sunny Isles Pre-Constructions: the best Miami Real Estate Investment

Investing in Miami Real Estate is a chance to grow. According to forecasts, over the next two years, the population of Sunny Isles will hike up by 71%. Due the population boom, an increasing demand for Sunny Isles real estate will follow. Due to its expanding population and growing real estate investment, as well as rising prices in just a few years, the time to invest in Sunny Isles Beach is today.


Why Invest in Brickell Real Estate?

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Living In Brickell

Brickell is home to the Financial District in Miami, boasting the most international banks than any other city in the United States. Given Brickell’s relation to South America with the Port of Miami many Wallstreet Firms have moved their offices to Brickell to expand their markets into South America. Given the international investment Brickell has boomed in the last ten years. Brickell’s population increased 44% between 2000-2010 according to the US Census, with an average income 38% higher than citywide Miami. This has increased the property values as well as the cost in rent. In addition, most of the the professionals working in Brickell are 20-44. This has led to creating a high-end nightlife in Brickell. Brickell’s nightlife has become exclusive in Miami with hotspots like Segafredo and Blue Martini.

With a population of 71,600 in Downtown Miami and the 200,000 work-day population, Brickell has attracted many restaurants and retailers.

Restaurants in Brickell

Brickell Restaurant industry is up to par with Miami Beach, bringing in 8-10 million a year for high end restaurants. In 2012 we saw Brickell’s fine dining industry grow with the openings of Toscana Divino, PM Miami, Mint Leaf Indian Brasserie, and Doraku Sushi. If you are a fan of Japanese Sake then I suggest you try Doraku Sushi’s expansive Sake options along with house Sakes and quaffing flavored Sakes -the apple sake is my personal favorite.

Looking into the future, Brickell’s restaurant industry means business with China Grill, Meat Market, and Cipriani opening later this year. Meat Market has become a toothsome steakhouse in Lincoln Road attracting steak connoisseurs.

Buying in Brickell today would be a great investment, whether you are looking to live, vacation or rent out. In addition, Brickell has built an economic foundation gathered from many different markets.

In addition, Brickell restaurants have developed a relationship with locals with their weekly specials. My personal favorites are Happy Hour at Piolas and $10 Pasta Thursdays at Perricones. Brickell’s hospitality industry saw the demand by locals for a place to eat, drink, relax, and maybe even shop. Thus, in 2006 was the opening of Mary Brickell Village.

Demand for Brickell Real Estate Continues to Rise

Brickell’s Financial District is comprised by young professionals who have lived in New York or abroad; thus, many prefer the city life where you can easily walk anywhere. With a supermarket close by, Publix, and a gym, LA Fitness. These young professionals rather use public transportation, which Brickell offers with Downtown Miami’s metromover or the trolleys. Both of which are free services.
In addition Downtown Miami has seen an average increase of 2,600 residents per year according to the 2010 Census. This has resulted in all 62 Condos built since 2005 in Downtown Miami and Brickell to be 96% sold-out. Only 794 units remain as current inventory from the last eight years. That may seem like a lot of empty condos, but with the 2,600 residents moving in early in Downtown Miami the real estate prices will continue to climb. In addition, total inventory since 2005 is 17,502. That means that there is only 4.5% remaining inventory as of now. The average listing price right now (June 2013) has increased 27% since December 2012. In addition retail prices are also climbing in Brickell as available inventory of homes continues to shrink.

If you want to sell in Brickell now is the time, with Pre Construction not yet Move-In Ready, and the current price-per-square foot at $428. That is a 21% price increase per square foor in the last 12 months. In 2011 the average DOM for Brickell and Downtown Miami Real Estate was 180 days, today it is averaging 35 days.


Miami Beach

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Miami Beach Real EstateLiving in Miami, its sometimes easy to lose sight of all our beautiful city has to offer. When you need a quick vacation, don’t forget that South Beach is close to home. While others need to travel the world over to visit the clear blue waters and unique art deco landscape, we can simply take a weekend to rejuvenate in our own backyard! Here’s how to make the most of your weekend South Beach get-away. The best time for locals to visit is off-season, May through August. You can get great rates
at this time, and the streets and restaurants are quieter. Spring break weeks are the worst time for locals to visit, in March
and April.

Your best bet for tonight after checking into your hotel is dinner and people-watching on Lincoln Road. Full of stores,boutiques, art galleries, and museums, seven blocks of this ten-block mall have been closed to auto traffic. The unique atmosphere lends to some interesting people showing up, and you never know who you may see!

Most restaurants offer outdoor seating so you can enjoy the ambience and beautiful weather. Whether you feel like
Italian (TiramesU Restaurant, Da Leo Trattoria), Cuban (Yuca Restaurant), New World (Pacific Time), or a blues cafe (Van Dyke Cafe), you can find it here on Lincoln Road! Spend the rest of the evening here so you can be refreshed for a full day tomorrow.

You’ll want to wake up early on Saturday to make the most of your day. Most hotels offer continental or full breakfasts, or you can make your way to Ocean Drive to one of the many restaurants open for breakfast.
The News Cafe (800 Ocean Drive) is a popular early-morning hangout. Breakfast is served 24 hours a day, making it also a very popular place for late-night munchies! Get a paper, magazine or book from the store and enjoy your meal outside.


Downtown Miami

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downtown miami real estate

Downtown Miami is the central business district of South Florida, Miami-Dade County and Miami, Florida. Brickell Avenue/Biscayne Boulevard is the main north-south road in downtown, and Flagler Street is the main east-west road in the Central Business District. As of 2009, there are approximately 60,000 year-round residents in Downtown (including neighboring Brickell). As of 2009, over 190,000 office employees work in Downtown and Brickell. (Source: Wikipedia)

Historically, Flagler Street has been Downtown’s major shopping street dating back to the 1800s. Today, it is still Downtown’s major shopping street, with Florida’s flagship Macy’s (formerly Burdines) on Flagler Street and Miami Avenue, as well as Miami’s own department store, La Epoca on Flagler Street and Second Avenue. Much focus has been placed on revitalizing Flagler Street to its former grandeur. In recent years, a renewed investment interest has been placed on Flagler Street, and many new restaurants and stores have opened up, new landscaping and pavers have been placed, as well as enforced security and tourist guides.


Brickell

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Brickell lies south of the Miami River, extending south to SE 26th Road (the Rickenbacker Causeway), and is mostly mixed financial and residential north of Broadway, and mostly residential south of Broadway. Brickell is home to approximately 17,500 year-round residents. The area of Brickell south of Broadway is mainly low and mid-rise residential buildings west of Brickell Avenue and high-rise residential to the east of Brickell Avenue. This area of Brickell includes the “Millionaires’ Row” section of Brickell Avenue, home to many expensive residences, and home to many of Miami’s most expensive apartments and condominiums, as well as some iconic Miami skyscrapers, such as the Atlantis Condominium.
Although Brickell has traditionally been known as a financial district, in recent years, construction of numerous condominium and apartment towers in Brickell, has extended the upscale residential neighborhood feel of lower Brickell into upper Brickell. Recent construction in Brickell has also enlarged the urban core of Brickell from Brickell Avenue west to the Metrorail line, with new office and residential towers, such as Axis at Brickell Village. Today, over 25,000 residents live in Brickell.
At the center of Brickell is Mary Brickell Village, with an assortment of restaurants, boutiques and services that create a gathering area for high-class retail and restaurants. Some the best and most well-known names are leasing space in the project. The project is designed after a French style village and attracts social gathering and entertainment.
To the north of Brickell is Downtown, with most of the area’s public elementary schools and Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. Downtown is also home to the Miami Main Library, as well as various parks, theatres, museums, and sporting venues. South of Brickell is Coconut Grove, with Mercy Hospital, CocoWalk, Dinner Key, Vizcaya, as well as many historic sites and parks. Coconut Grove also has many of Miami’s best private schools, such as Ransom Everglades, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, and La Salle High School.


Bay Harbor Islands

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Bay Harbor Island homes are located on both Bay Harbor Islands. The westerly island of Bay Harbor Islands is exclusively single family homes. This exclusivity makes gives this community a slightly higher demand. Those seeking Bay Harbor homes can find every kind of style, design and size home available. Mediterranean-style homes are popular on the island as are Old Florida-style homes which are popular throughout South Florida. Bay Harbor Island homes typically have spacious lots with lush vegetation. This really emphasizes the tropical island experience all Bay Harbor Island residents experience.

Bay Harbor Island homes range from three-bedroom villas further island to nine-bedroom coastal homes. Bay Harbor Islands offer a large amount of waterfront homes that goes beyond just the bayfront experience. Bay Harbor Islands are separated by a small intracoastal waterway that provides even more waterfront homes that have high levels of luxury and privacy. Bay Harbor Island homes are available on a majority of both islands, however, part of the easterly island has waterfront condos. Bay Harbor Island homes are located around these condos but for the most part the easterly island’s southern region is exclusively waterfront condos.
Given their name for being located in Biscayne Bay, Bay Harbor Islands have as close to a perfect location as possible. Connected by the Broad Causeway Bridge, Bay Harbor Islands are centrally located between the barrier island of Miami Beach and the Miami mainland. Bay Harbor Islands are close to other luxurious residential communities like Indian Creek Country Club, Bal Habour, Surfside and North Beach in Miami Beach. The area Bay Harbor Islands are located in is steeped in luxury. There are several golf courses within short driving distance from the island and coastal areas are aplenty. Though Bay Harbor Islands seem secluded they are separated from the barrier island of Miami Beach by a small intracoastal waterway which gives them easy access to the islands many attractions.

The east Island of Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, contains the largest, most intense collection of Miami Mid-Century Moden (MiMO) buildings in the world. I learned this 2002 when I moved there , attracted by the town’s comfortable , pedestrian-oriented style. As interior designer and resident Teri D’amico gave me a tour of my new neighborhood , she pointed out the special features of those wonderful structures and mentioned a few architects familiar to me from the .
Art Deco Historic District of South Beach, just seven miles away. Some of those architects had transitioned from the Art Deco genre of the 1930s to MiMO at mid-century.

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Mostly modest in scale and scope but no less compelling and fun to look at, these buildings were created during some of the happiest times in America’s history, a prosperous postwar moment when anything seemed possible and the resulting architecture embodied that enthusiasm and joy.
Large or small, understated or embellished, these structures are considerate of the environment, the view, and each other. More than just tangible, whimsical expression of a bygone era, they are persuasive reminders that a sun-soaked life in Florida, surrounded by soothing water and manicured landscapes, should be celebrated on a daily basis.


Aventura

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One of the most defining features of Aventura condos is how most, if not all of them have some kind of location that puts you near or right by the waterfront. What’s more, Aventura condos are available in an unusually diverse array of price ranges which allows tons of freedom if you’re just looking for a cozy waterfront condo or a stunning luxury penthouse. Aventura condos have gained a favorable reputation with seafaring enthusiasts thanks to the emergence of buildings like the Turnberry Marina and the Yacht Club at Aventura that are specifically designed to cater to boating lifestyles and thus combine great residences with features like boat slips. Other Aventura condos like Mystic Point and Parc Central function as condo complexes and thus offer a huge array of distinct floor plans and amenities. This varied assortment means you can find something small just for yourself or something like a five bedroom condo for you and your family. Decades later, Aventura Mall continues to be the most frequented shopping destination in the city thanks to its diverse collection of stores and the movie theater that sometimes plays host premieres. Aventura also has a number of country clubs like the one found in the lush Turnberry Isle as well as the Presidential Country Club.


Bal Harbour

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Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour may be a comparably tiny village just north of Miami Beach yet it’s also one of the most valuable neighborhoods, boasting a wonderful oceanfront location with several acclaimed condos and easy access to the sands of Miami Beach, two qualities that have tremendously boosted Bal Harbour’s prestige. Although Bal Harbour is just north of Miami Beach, most people refer to it collectively due to its exclusivity. Similar to Miami Beach real estate, Bal Harbour real estate offers a significant assortment of condominiums, like the One Bal Harbour condo that has earned a reputation as a common celebrity hangout. Even buildings that have been around for a few decades like the Harbour House condo have evolved along with Bal Harbour, featuring all new contemporary designs that reinforce Bal Harbour’s standing as one of the trendiest and most exclusive places to call home in South Florida. The Shops at Bal Harbour is where a good portion of Bal Harbour residents do their shopping. This mall is distinguished from some of the others in neighboring cities by featuring mostly a collection of high end retailers from around the world like Versace, Jimmy Choo, Chanel and more. And since Bal Harbour is near Miami Beach, the area of South Beach can be reached within minutes.