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By Andre' Shambley | Agent in Sunny Isles Beach, FL
  • Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Gallery Must-Sees

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife, Home Buying, Rentals  |  December 5, 2013 7:49 AM  |  217 views  |  No comments

    Every year, the art world—and a who’s-who of jetsetters—turns out en masse in Miami Beach to see and be seen by the biggest names in the business. Oh, and party-hop like there’s no tomorrow. This year, December 3-9, the affair is bigger than ever, so we’re breaking it all down for you with a list of the must-see events brought to you by Metro 1.

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  • Renters pay more amid growing demand

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Aventura, Home Buying in Aventura, Rentals in Aventura  |  March 8, 2013 12:31 PM  |  2,209 views  |  No comments

    South Florida renters are opening their wallets wider as robust demand has allowed landlords to seize control of the market.

    The average monthly rental rate in Broward County has risen 4 percent since 2008, according to a report this week from CBRE. The real estate firm predicts a double-digit increase through 2017.

    All across the region, young professionals are finding pricey rents and a crowded market.

    Many former homeowners have become renters since the housing collapse. They either want no part of owning or are forced into apartments because they can’t qualify for mortgages.

    While the cost of homeownership beats renting, investor demand is driving up home prices. READ MORE

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  • Making a Big Move - Buying Miami Real Estate From A Distance

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Coconut Grove, Home Selling in Coconut Grove, Rentals in Coconut Grove  |  May 4, 2012 6:34 AM  |  1,570 views  |  1 comment

    by Andrew Stratton

    Are you considering buying real estate in Miami or another state? For those who are planning a big move, there are many considerations to think about before making the decision or putting any plans in action. The problem is often to spend some time determining who you should work with to help you through the process. Often, it is critical for you to consider your goals, your budget and your desires. However, it is also important to find someone you trust to help you with the decision.

    Hire the Right Team

    When buying real estate in Miami from a distance, it is best to have a local team onsite to talk to you and to answer all of your questions. It is also necessary to take into consideration those professionals and their skills in working with you. Choose someone who has experience helping out-of-state buyers find the properties right for their needs. The problem is, you likely will not be in town long to view many homes and, therefore, you need someone local who can help you and guide you through the process of finding the best properties for your needs.

    Things to Consider

    To make this process work, there are a few things to do before you plan on visiting the area for the first time. Even if you are just in town to gather information, it is a good idea to know as much as you can about your needs and your options.

    -Determine if the professionals are experts on the area you plan to move into. This professional should be someone that knows the area very well down to the various neighborhoods. This will help you to know if the area is right for your needs.

    -Find out how well the professional understands your needs and is willing to work with you through the process. For example, be sure to communicate what you are looking for and why it is important.

    -Buyers generally do not have to pay for the services of an agent out of pocket, as this comes from the seller's purchase price. However, it is always a good idea to ensure this professional has the time necessary to help you to locate the home you desire.

    When it comes to buying real estate from out-of-state, take your time in choosing the right Miami agent to help you through the process. These professionals can answer your questions and give you more information about your local options. Do not underestimate the importance of having an expert in the Miami area to help you through the process. It can make a significant difference on your long-term outcome.

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  • Aventura Real Estate Brings Options to Bargain Buyers

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Miami, Home Selling in Miami, Rentals in Miami  |  November 11, 2011 5:51 AM  |  1,406 views  |  1 comment


    Aventura is a great place to live. Dubbed the City of Excellence, Aventura is located in the north eastern portion of Miami-Dade County.  This trendy neighborhood has great shops, new neighborhoods, parks, golf courses, and tons of restaurants.

    Aventura is located around Biscayne Boulevard, including Miami Gardens Drive, Ives Dairy Road, and Country Club Drive Circle.

    In the heart of Aventura you’ll find the Aventura Mall with Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Nordstom and an abundance of stores. Excellent dining is not an exception in Aventura; restaurants like Morton’s, The Cheescake Factory, PF Changs, Heavy Burger, Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak and many more are available to residents and visitors.

    There's also an incredible selection of high rise condo communities to live in Aventura that any buyer would love to call home: Turnberry Isle was one of the first developments and it is still a 5 star place to live: with it’s private golf course, resort and spa. Other places to live in Aventura include 3030 Aventura, Alaqua, Artech, Atlantic One, Atrium Aventura, Aventura Marina, Bella Mare, EastSide, Hamptons South, Hidden Bay, La Vogue, Marina Grande, Mystic Point, Park Central Aventura, Peninsula, Peninsula Two, Porto Vita, Skylofts, Terzetto At Aventura, The Atrium, The Parc, The Point, The Venture, Turnberry On The Green, Turnberry Village, and Uptown Marina Loft.

    It is easy for people to see why Aventura has been given so much recognition in recent times once they are able to personally visit the admirable city. In fact, it is plain to see why anyone would want to consider Aventura real estate options; The City of Excellence really is one of the few places that can truly live up to being excellent in every way.

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  • Miami Rentals - Options That Range From Oceanfront Locations To Downtown Miami

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Miami, Home Selling in Miami, Rentals in Miami  |  November 10, 2011 5:24 AM  |  1,401 views  |  1 comment

    By Joan Vonnegut

    No other place in the United States is as laid-back, refreshing, and fun as Miami. It is one of the places that is sure to provide people with a wide range of activities as well as entertainment options to keep any kind of person on the edge of their seat. There is simply so much fun and excitement going on in Miami that makes it one of the many places that people want to experience first-hand.

    One of the main barriers that stand between people and being able to fully experience what Miami has to offer would be the cost of being able to stay in the area since many find that doing so can be quite expensive.

    However, such a barrier can easily be overcome by people who are able to take other accommodation options into consideration such as apartments that go for rent. People will find that these accommodation options can be far more affordable than any other option in the region.

    Instead of having to pay a fortune on hotels or other accommodation options, going for a Miami apartment for rent is definitely more affordable. Furthermore, the quality that comes with these accommodation options are so outstanding as far as putting you right in the middle of all the spectacular beauty that has made Miami among the best places in the world.

    Considering the amount of money that will essentially go into your monthly rate, you will be able to gain so much for such a bargain deal. In fact, you can go all out with a superb oceanfront luxury Miami apartment for rent at prices going from $1500 to $2900 and find yourself being able to enjoy the finest perks of living by the beach such as having the captivating views of the Atlantic Ocean right outside your window.

    But there are other options for people who find that an apartment right by the beach is not exactly their cup of tea. It could be for reasons that are as simple as wanting to have more access to other places such as Downtown Miami where a lot of business opportunities can be found.

    Miami apartments for rent that are located in Downtown Miami are found to be much cheaper than those in oceanfront locations. Also, since Downtown Miami is primarily a business district, people will be able to find a lot of things to do as far as business and career opportunities are concerned. Nevertheless, people who opt for these areas remain to be within very close proximity of a full range of activities and entertainment options.

  • Ideal Locations For People Who Seek Excellent Miami Rental Properties

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Aventura, Home Selling in Aventura, Rentals in Aventura  |  August 8, 2011 6:09 AM  |  1,385 views  |  1 comment

    By Joan Vonnegut

    Miami has always been one of the most highly sought after locations within the United States and people's drive to reside within the area has grown even stronger as the great qualities of Miami have been given even more emphasis with its global recognition from various notable sources worldwide.

    People looking for excellent residential options around the Miami region will find an extensive selection of real estate properties to choose from, including options that are placed on the market for lease to individuals that prefer to rent over making actual real estate purchases on the market.

    While people's opinion on rental properties may tend to vary, a substantial number of individuals agree that renting does have its advantages which are suitable to their own preferences. If you are looking for suitable Miami rental properties in the area, you should first be able to consider your options in terms of location, and we have put together a list of the various locations which you might find useful to you in your search for the best rental properties in the area.

    Downtown Miami

    People that prefer to live right where all the action is will find that living in the heart of Downtown Miami can be a great option to consider. Home to a wide range of business establishments and institutions as well as a number of superb Miami rental properties that people can avail of on the real estate market, living in Downtown Miami can prove to be an effective choice to make, especially for people that thrive within the fields of business and finance in general.

    Miami Beach

    If you are looking forward to being able to experience the life that is so often envied by people living in hectic locations around the country will find Miami Beach to be a grand location for a much more relaxed and luxurious lifestyle. You can find plenty of Miami rental properties within the area that are suited to grant people with home spaces that are conducive to the goal of achieving maximum satisfaction through comfort, style, and luxury.

    Aventura/Sunny Isles Beach

    Distinguished sophistication is one of the best qualities to the Aventura/Sunny Isles Beach area where people can find some of the most extravagant residential condo communities in the United States. Such defined class and elegance is distinct to Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach.  Rental properties within the area live up to expectations set by the many who seek upscale options in the real estate market.

    There are many other superb locations within the region of Miami that allow people to engage in the most ideal settings possible. Regardless of where you end up choosing to live, you will find that Miami rental properties are a very practical approach to being able to experience Miami living at its best.

  • Five Easy Steps to a New Look Bedroom!

    Posted Under: Design & Decor in Fort Lauderdale, For Rent in Fort Lauderdale, Rentals in Fort Lauderdale  |  November 8, 2010 5:22 AM  |  3,203 views  |  1 comment

    Changing up your home decor for the new season! Renting doesn't mean you can't enjoy decorating your space, whether it's an apartment, home, studio or dorm!

    A few easy changes can transform the appearance of your bedroom. Best of all, you can do most of the work yourself, save some money, and end up with a bedroom that has been given a new look. Try these ideas:

    1. Clean up the clutter 
    This is the time to evaluate your needs and wants. Carefully assess the items in the room and remove anything except those items you wish to keep for the new room layout. Be discerning! You’ll be amazed at how much better the bedroom looks with just this one step.

    2. Redress your bed 
    The bed is the most prominent object in the room so you can transform the room simply by changing the bedding set. Choose something that matches your personality and and use it to set the mood and theme for the room. 

    3. Don’t forget the floors!
    An area rug is a great way to change the look of the room without a complete overhaul. Remember, darker floors will make the room appear smaller, while lighter colors will do the opposite.

    4. Throw in some pillows and add some shams 
    Accent pieces, shams and euro shams that coordinate with your bedding provide an easy way to carry the design scheme around the room. Many companies offer entire lines of accent pieces designed to coordinate and complement the bedding sets they offer. 

    5. Treat your windows to a new look 
    Choosing longer drapes that reach to the floor will elongate the walls and give the room a grander ceiling. For a traditional look, contrast the window treatments to the color of the walls to allow them to shine as a distinct element in the room. Matching the drapes to the wall gives a softer, more contemporary feel. Alternatively, try some valances or blinds. 

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