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The home selling process typically starts months before a property is made  available for sale. It is necessary to look at a home through the eyes  of  a prospective buyer and determine what needs to be cleaned, painted, repaired,  or discarded.   While part of the “getting ready” phase relates to repairs, painting  and   other home improvements, […]

The Home Buying Process

1) Hire a Buyer’s Agent A buyer’s agent will represent only you and have a fiduciary responsibility to look out for your best interests. Once you have settled on an area, try to hire a neighborhood specialist. 2) Get PreQualified / Preapproved for a loan Ask your agent for a referral to a mortgage broker, […]

Benefits of Having a home inspection

  While the house may look great to the potential buyer, there are often hidden problems that even the seller may not know about, let alone be able to reveal.  Considering the long-term investment a home buyer is making, having a home inspection before purchasing is reassurance that you are not going to have unexpected additional costs after moving in.   A […]

Miami zoning officials review Grove Isle project

Aerial of Grove Isle Hotel and Spa A developer seeking to build a 180-foot-tall condo tower where the Grove Isle Hotel currently stands has upset neighbors and spurred a City of Miami review. Miami City Attorney Victoria Mendez said the proposal for the 18-story building on the northern end of the island off Coconut Grove […]

Best cities for startups? Miami makes the grade

The Miami skyline With more businesses relocating to Miami in search of tax breaks and a growing international economy, WalletHub has listed four South Florida cities on its 2014 list of best cities to start a business. Miami ranked No. 57 on the list, out of 150 cities in the U.S., according to the South […]

Owners complete Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach rebranding

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa The owner of the former Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach has completed the rebranding of the 309-room hotel as the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Management at the 100 South Ocean Boulevard luxury resort unveiled a new entrance sign, wrapping up a seven-month transition from the Ritz flag, the Sun-Sentinel […]

Miami Heat dominates priciest home list

Chris and Adrienne Bosh Chris Bosh and the reigning back-to-back champion Miami Heat have another reason to boast: they own four of the five most expensive homes in the entire National Basketball Association. The Heat’s “Big Three” of Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade appeared on HoopsHype’s list of the 10 priciest residences owned by […]