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Jan
28
2015

They Are Back !!!!! Velvet Creme Doughnuts Return This Saturday

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  Well, I have good news to report today... After having disappeared for years and years Velvet Creme Doughnuts are returning. The new owners are attorney Krista Rios, her father, and retired police detective Robert Taylor whose brother-in-law  use to run Velvet Creme. The business will be opening as a food truck this Saturday  at the Burger Beast Burgie Awards at Milander Park in Hialeah... Hopefully the new Velvet Creme will be able to find a building to rent in the South...Continue Reading!

Jun
30
2014

An Update On The Great African Land Snail…. A Problem For Coral Gables And The Rest Of Miami…

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Just thought I would give you an update on the Great African Land Snail situation in High Pines. I spoke with  two representatives from the Florida Agricultural Dept. who said that even though one snail was found in the High Pines neighborhood last month  the situation is under control. These snails are pretty horrible creatures so I think I had better repeat my blog of March 2013. "Yesterday I ran into the team working the High Pines neighborhood who actually...Continue Reading!

Apr
29
2014

SO YOU WANT TO BUY A HOUSE IN CORAL GABLES, FL. !!!!

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If you want to buy a home in Coral Gables be prepared to pay a lot of money. The median price for a single family residence as reported  in our local MLS is $1,425,000 for the 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home located at 1302 Alhambra Circle (see pictures above). The 2.837 sf house built in 1931 has been remodeled and is located not far from the Granada Golf Course in the North Gables. Presently there are 290 homes for sale...Continue Reading!

Mar
28
2014

Meticulosly Manicured Palmetto Bay Home Listed For Sale For $875,000

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Meticulously maintained 5 bedroom 4 bath  Hollub home with a pool and patio located on a quiet street in sought after North Palmetto Bay. Special features include  generous formal dining and living rooms, an eat-in kitchen, family room with a wet bar and a wood-burning fireplace. The sparkling pool is the focus of the large screened in  pool and and patio which is great for entertaining. The master suite has 2 separate closets and all bedrooms have walk-in closets. The...Continue Reading!

Sep
27
2013

EWM Realty International Continues Its Dominance Of The High End Residential Real Estate Market

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  As the resurgence of South Florida's high-end residential real estate market continues, EWM Realty International continues as Miami's number one brokerage in the sale of million dollar properties for the 12 month period endingAugust 2013, according to data from the Southeast Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Year-on-year numbers, September 2012 through August 2013, show EWM Realty International was number one with a total of 429 transactions in excess of one million dollars, compared to 336 and 283, respectively, for the...Continue Reading!

Aug
22
2012

Giant African Land Snails….Watch Out !!!!

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I have been watching the Florida Dept. of Agriculture team in our neighborhood the last few months as they are attempting to eradicate the Giant African Land Snails which have begun to invade several of our Miami neighborhoods. Similar to other non native invaders the arrival has caused problems to both our plant life and perhaps to humans. The snails are dangerous to around 500 different species of plants and, if they eat rat feces(which certainly wouldn't be too appetizing...Continue Reading!

Aug
20
2012

Short Sales Are So Much Fun….

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....And let me enumerate the ways.... No just kidding....At best short sales are merely a pain, but they can be ulcer inducing like the one shown above which is in Palmetto Bay... This house has been under contract since February though we have had the listing since last year... The lenders holding the mortgages, of which there are three, haven't been able to make a decision until about 2 weeks ago... Since that time the house has  been vandalized and...Continue Reading!

Aug
15
2012

Yoga Joan

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Do you need to get a life after work....Both mentally and physically... Well perhaps you ought to think about Yoga and one of our most favorite Yoga instructors, Joan Varini, or as we know her Yoga Joan... Besides being a super good instructor she is really nice to be around and will conduct private classes at your home...Besides that Joan can be found teaching at Corpo Yoga in Dadeland, the Zen Village in Coconut Grove, Rina Yoga in Miami, and...Continue Reading!

Aug
13
2012

Closed Single Family Home In Palmetto Bay

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We recently closed the purchase of a single family residence at 17244 SW 78 Ct. in Palmetto Bay. Palmetto Bay is an excellent community with many fine homes, but it is a little farther out which can result in a longer commute if the purchaser happens to work in Downtown Miami, Brickell, or in  the Civic Center area.This  4 bedroom, 2 full bath home, 3,512 sf house on a 16,500 sf lot closed for $500,000. Continue Reading!

Jun
28
2012

Palmetto Bay House Sale Moving Along

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Our customers purchase of the house located at 17244 SW 78 Ct. in Palmetto Bay is moving forward. The 3,512 sf  house passed inspections and appraised. Next in line is getting insurance which is always "fun" in South Florida. The house, built in 1975 has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and sits on a 16,500 sf lot. It is listed at a sales price of $524,900. Just looking at these pictures you can tell that this house fits the South Florida lifestyle...Continue Reading!