Fair Housing laws prevent an agent from answering--Visit a neighborhood several times and at different times of day to get a sense of belonging--look at everything that is important to you. Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from â€œsteeringâ€â€”enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached.... more
If you are not familiar with areas of interest to you, why not vivit the local police departments--they will gladly answer all your concerns/questions-- you'll be happy you did as you will have heard all the facts firsthand.
I lived in Miami Shores for a while and really enjoyed it, so I may be a bit biased, but it gets my vote if you have children. The Shores offers a lot of activities for families, like an easter egg hunt, free picnics, family fun days, concerts, etc. I also always felt safe when I went out running by myself. (I am not sure I would be as happy to do the same in certain parts of Miami Beach). Have you looked at the area east of US1 in Miami Shores? For your price range, you can get pretty close to, if not on the water. Lots of pool homes there as well.
The commute south on I-95 is not the best, but not the worst either. Probably not any worse than on the beach... As far as long term value, no one can offer any guarantees, but both the beach and the Shores are established neighborhhoods that will likely remain popular for a long time to come.
May I send you some listings in Miami Shores or even both areas? That would help you compare what you get for the money. If so, please email me with more specifics, like number of bedrooms and bathrooms, whether you need a garage, big yard, etc., and I'll let you know what is available. Good luck in your decision-making process.
According to the Fair Housing Laws implemented by the federal government, no one is allowed to discriminate based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Therefore, that is a question that all Realtors are leery of answering. My suggestion is for you to drive around the neighborhood in which you're interested at various times of the day and both on weekdays and weekends. That way you will get a feel for the "ambience" of the neighborhood and the friendliness of the folks who live there. That is exactly what I suggest to my clients who are relocating and don't know Miami. It's the best way to get acquainted with a neighborhood and, who knows, you may find a favorite restaurant or a fabulous shopping area of which you were not aware. Good luck!... more
Condos in Blue lagoon vary in prices but there are some bank owned 1 bdrm condos ranging from 60,000 to 80,000. I could send you a list of what's available for your consideration, just send me an email with your information and I will send you the list.
Below is my information.
Irlenne Laricchia, Realtor-Associate
Shelton and Stewart Realtors
I'm not sure if you're looking to buy or rent, but I imagine you're looking to rent. Coral Gables, home of U of M is a wonderful place to live. Though prices can be a bit steep - I'd say a 2/2 will run you approx $1500-1600 for something modern (central a/c and w/d in unit) or maybe $1000-1300 for a more modest 2/2. If you can survive with a one bedroom, you can get them in the $1000-$1300 range for modern bldg or $600-$1000 in Coral Gables for an older, smaller unit.
If she is working at the Aventura Mall, it sounds like she is in retail. IF she can transfer to another store, she should consider Dadeland Mall which is MUCH closer to Coral Gables and UM. In traffic, U of M and Aventura are about an hour apart. Kind of a commuting nightmare. I'd see if she could transfer to Dadeland (very similar mall to Aventura) or if it's a higher end store, even better, the Village of Merrick Park. Merrick Park has high end stores like Tiffany, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, but it is located in Coral Gables, not even 5 minutes from U of M. It is a gorgeous place to shop (and work). Best of all, she could travel to work on a hybrid trolley which runs up and down a main thoroughfare in the Gables, called Ponce de Leon. This could even eliminate the expense of a second car (and second car insurance) for you both, not to mention reducing the size of your carbon footprint :)
If she can't transfer, you could consider communities such as the Brickell area which would have a cost similar to Gables pricing, but probably the safest halfway point.
Feel free to contact me for assistance in finding a rental. Hope this info was helpful.
Director - Luxury Division
Interinvestments Realty, Inc.
All Condo Associations must provide that form of insurance by State law.
There is a new law that unit owners must have individual policies for their own possesions, but all others are part of the Condo association responsibilities.
The condo fees in Miami are different depending on many factors including, but not limited to, the size of the unit, amenities included, etc. Knowing the address on the property would make it easier and I'll be glad to verify maint. fees for you, but I'm going out on a limb with a couple of guesses here - the $602 seems more like a condo fee for a two bedroom unit in a decent building - maybe that price is either excellent or the unit has serious problems. It could also be that the $602 is just a mistake by the Realtor (you know that does actually happen) :) It could be that you're looking at a small, boutique building with luxury amenities, but then the price would be higher, so I doubt that. The other option is that the building has several unit owners who are in default with their maint. payments and therefore the association has decided to raise the maint. fees for all unit owners in order to make up for those who aren't paying. That is an unfortunate possibility.
Feel free to email me the address of the property of interest and I can take a look and see if it's a mistake or what the deal is. My gut feeling is that the price/maint. fee ratio is totally out of whack and there might be a mistake somewhere, but, as I explained above, there could be a true reason for the high fee.
the Miami-Dade website may not be fully updated, they have quite a backlog and if there are issues they run across with the specific property deed, it could slow down the entry even more. Trulia I believe pulls from professional data (re MLS, etc.) whereas Miami-Dade is the legal recorded documents....... more
Contact me today for more information. We specialize in the Mercy Hospital Area and the Coconut Grove area. I would love to help you find the right property in Miami. Prices are at an all time low in the area and sellers are willing to pay part if not all of the closing costs. Frank we have over 560 listings in the area and some of them are bank owned. If you have any questions or would like to see some of the properties near Mercy Hospital, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm sure you will love everything Miami offers.... more
I'm from Chicago and I have a place in Aventura. It's considered N. Miami, just North of Bal Harbour. It's close to the beaches, awesome shopping(Aventura Mall is well known) restaurants and Gulf Stream race course. It takes me maybe 15-20 minutes to drive to South Beach. I absolutely love the location.
I usually fly into Ft. Lauderdale, less crowded than Miami Intl. and a short drive. It's a great place.
If you need an agent down there, I can refer you to one.
Wow, How do we answer this question? The best things about Miami are the people, the beaches, the entertainment, the food, the nightlife, the sun, the climate, and I could be here for ever. Experience Miami.... more
Probably not in your or my lifetime!! Jury is still out on what, if any, truth is in the concept of global warming--a comet might hit the earth, too, and some things we simply can't control!! No immediate indication that sea level rise is having any effect on the coastal areas of the US. You probably have more floods in the midwest than we do here in Florida!!... more
As far as i know there is NO Augustine or agustine street in south beach or miami beach.
the only "A" named streets are as follows, Ari, Aqua, Alton and Abbott.
If you have a specific address i can try and locate that for if if you want?
just contact me at your convenience.
Hope this helps.... more
Julio - there is no maximum under the law.
The amount of cimmission is negotiable and arrived by agreement between the broker and buyer or seller. Neither FREC nor Florida law establishes or regulates the amount of commission paid. The sahring of brokerage compensation witha a party to the real estate transaction is allowed as long as there is full disclosure to all interested parties. The commission is disclosed in the purchase contract for everyone to see and the Realtor is prohibited from receiving a kickback or rebate without prior full disclosure.
Hope that helps!... more
The Village of Palmetto Bay is a vibrant community of more than 25,000 residents who enjoy its beautiful surroundings and family-oriented atmosphere. Situated immediately west of beautiful Biscayne Bay, Palmetto Bay offers unique recreational opportunities and bay access for all to enjoy! Additionally, the Village is home to excellent public schools, all of which have annually earned the grade â€œAâ€ under the State of Floridaâ€™s A+ Plan, as well as exceptional private schools.
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