Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The City of Coral Gables

Ponce De Leon
The City of Coral Gables has begun planting beautiful date palms along the center of Ponce De Leon as part of the installation of new medians and road improvements. Once the City has completed planting, these elegant palms they will be lit at night from below.

The City Beautiful as Coral Gables is commonly referred to, is recognized for its beauty and well appointed amenities making it one of the most desirable cities in the world.

Coral Gables is one of Miami-Dade County's greatest municipalities. The Gables, offfers many sites and activities for people to enjoy. World class hotel accomodations, dinning, shopping and entertainment is just minutes from anywhere within the City limits. Coral Gables is a metropolis, centrally located and only minutes away from  the international airport, Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and the Brickell area.  

Florida’s existing home, condo sales up in February

According to NAR, ORLANDO, Fla. – March 21, 2011 – Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales rose in February, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Existing home sales increased 13 percent last month with a total of 13,701 homes sold statewide compared to 12,164 homes sold in February 2010, according to Florida Realtors. February’s statewide sales of existing condos rose 29 percent compared to the previous year’s sales figure.
At the National level, however, the National Association of Realtors reports that in February existing-home sales decline following sustained gains.

WASHINGTON – March 21, 2011 – Existing-home sales fell in February following three straight monthly increases, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

Existing home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, dropped 9.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million in February from an upwardly revised 5.40 million in January, and are 2.8 percent below the 5.02 million pace in February 2010.

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun expects an uneven recovery.

“Housing affordability conditions have been at record levels and the economy has been improving, but home sales are being constrained by the twin problems of unnecessarily tight credit, and a measurable level of contract cancellations from some appraisals not supporting prices negotiated between buyers and sellers,” he said. “This tug and pull is causing a gradual but uneven recovery. Existing-home sales remain 26.4 percent above the cyclical low last July.”
See the rest of the report at www.floridarealtors.org

Saturday, April 2, 2011

2010 Repeat Florida Home Buyers

The breakdown for repeat buyers in Florida for 2010 according to the NAR, National Association of Realtors is as follows; 66% are married couples, 16% Single Females, 8% are Single Males, 8% are Unmarried Couples, and 2% are Other.

Note: Adult Composition of Florida Home Buyer Households 2010 is as follows; 56% Married Couples, 19% Single Females, 11% Single Males, 11% Unmarried Couples, and 2% Other.

Friday, April 1, 2011

World Properties

As a member of the Florida Association of Realtors, I have the privilege of membership at World Properties and can assist local buyers with the purchase of property around the world.

World Properties is a consortium of Real Estate Associations from around the world and the home of the best agents.

As a courtesy to my visitors, I have added a link to this website. Click on the Link at the bottom of the Blog.


Whisk, a Must Try!

Who would have known that one could enjoy a SOBE style restaurant in South Miami? Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering offers a really cool atmosphere and fabulous food. I knew Whisk for their catering and takeout, but had never dined in their restaurant.

They recently moved from Coral Gables to 56 Avenue, between 72nd and 74th Street in South Miami. I took a friend there for lunch and we both really enjoyed it. We ordered the BBQ pulled pork and cornbread appetizer, which was large enough for both of us share. Next, we shared the buttermilk battered fried chicken over baby spinach salad with avocado and mushrooms.

Everything was amassing.Take my advice, go! Try sharing as many items from the menu as your stomach and wallet can bear.