miami real estate: Carbonell Condo in Brickell Key - looking for backups - 07/13/10 11:19 AM

miami real estate: 640 NE 67 Street - Miami - Upper East Side Contemporary Gem - SOLD - 02/11/09 06:40 AM

miami real estate: Blog Action Day - Poverty - 10/14/08 04:26 PM
When you think about Poverty, do you discard it and think
"It doesn't involve me....there's nothing I can do?"  
Think again - think of the Power of Intention and know that everything you do makes a difference.
Poverty is not only a pressing issue, it is a complex one. It's easy to think that there isn’t much an individual can do. Fortunately this isn’t the case at all. With activities ranging from advocacy and professional contribution to charity and financing, there is in fact many ways that we can act.  
You can make a difference - if … (11 comments)

miami real estate: Miami Waterfront Lot for sale - 1076 NE Little River Drive - Miami, FL 33138 *SOLD - 09/19/08 08:08 AM

miami real estate: Miami Residents are the best looking in the US - 09/15/08 03:26 PM
According to the latest on-line poll by Travel + Leisure where 125,000 people were asked to rate cities in the US - Miami Residents scored number 1 in the most attractive category!  Did you have any doubts?  : ) No wonder why Miami Beach Real Estate is still a top destination!  People from all over the world relocate to Miami to either be surrounded by beauty, or to be part of it.

Miami ranked number 1 for most attractive people, number 2 for most stylish, number 3 for wild weekend and best weather but they dissed us with the second … (22 comments)

miami real estate: Cuban Tile Flooring - historic and green (LOCALISM FEATURED) - 07/08/08 07:52 PM
You know I love old homes and have a passion for historic preservation. Cuban Tile is one of the popular flooring materials of the known "Spanish Mediterranean Revival" homes found in Miami - not to be confused with Historic Cuban Barrel Tile used for roofs (see article).

*photo courtesy El Nuevo Herald - FOTOSGALERIA - losas de la Habana*
Cuban Tile flooring is popular in South Florida and found in historic 20's homes as well as 30's, 40's and 50's and although the patterns are not as intricate as their historic counterparts, it's a great material nevertheless.
Trying to find … (35 comments)

miami real estate: Change is Good - 07/01/08 01:25 PM
We would like to announce Miamism Team's new home - Majestic Properties.
It was time for a change, a change that would compliment not only our business and marketing style, but a change that would benefit each one of our clients individually.
Coldwell Banker was good to us and we are the first to admit that, it offered a strong corporate backing that Rick and I were used to with our prior corporate lives as an architect and accountant, but there were also limitations and we had to think past our personal comfort and look into the future of our business … (51 comments)

miami real estate: 3301 NE 1st Avenue, unit 2615 - Miami, Florida 33137 - Midtown Miami **improved price** - 05/14/08 01:34 PM

We wanted to share a Miami real estate deal for sale now in 4 Midtown, one of Midtown Miami's new highrise buildings. This tower received its certificate of occupancy in February 2008 and people are already moving in and making this fabulous building their home.
How do we define a Miami Condo Deal? In our opinion, a deal is when you can purchase a property for a lot less than similar properties in the same building. In the case of a high-rise like 4 Midtown, we look at the same line of units and see what these are priced at.

miami real estate: Marina Blue - Miami Luxury Condo - 05/04/08 04:58 PM

Even for experienced Miami Realtors, visiting new condos is always exciting.  I for one love to check out the finishes and the preliminary design flaws.  Then I tear them apart with my clients, from finish choices to distribution problems.
This week I had the pleasure of visiting Marina Blue, designed by none other than Arquitectonica.  Located at 888 Biscayne Boulevard, in what Miami Realtors refer to as ˜the gridlock, because it is right across from the American Airlines Arena, Bayside Marketplace, The Center for Performing Arts, the new Museum Park, and the exit to I-395 that takes you to Miami … (18 comments)

miami real estate: How to report Mortgage Fraud in Miami-Dade County - 02/12/08 01:13 AM
Thanks to my good friend George Souto's post, Mortgage Fraud .................. It Is Still Here. I decided to do a little research on how to report Mortgage Fraud in Miami-Dade County.According to the FBI, Florida is amongst the top 10 mortgage fraud states in the United States. It is our duty to report it and put a stop to it. Mortgage Fraud is a felony and playing the ignorant role is no longer acceptable. We hear nightmares about Miami Real Estate, and some people don't report it because they don't know how.
What is Mortgage Fraud? As per the FBI:
"Mortgage … (28 comments)

miami real estate: [help] Tornado Victims - 02/09/08 06:16 AM

Help Tornado victims - Agent Genius, together with Bloodhound Blog and Jay Thompson have started fundraising efforts for those affected by the tornadoes this past week.

"This week, thousands of people lost their homes and over 54 lost their lives. The destruction is devastating and over five states have a long road ahead in rebuilding after these massive destruction".

Fundraising efforts are about showing our fellow neighbors that we care, please help spread the word and know that any little bit helps - no amount is too small.
You can also go straight into the Red … (10 comments)

miami real estate: Looking for loan originators and mortgage brokers that speak Spanish - 01/29/08 02:28 PM
I've been writing blog posts in Spanish because it is an untapped market, anyone that speaks another language should be taking full advantage. 
With that in mind, I was recently contacted by a gentleman that needs mortgage information in Spanish.  To think that I live in Miami and it hasn't been an easy task is beyond me.  After speaking to Brian Brady, he came up with the genius idea of asking for help via blog.
The idea is to be able to create a network of Spanish speaking professionals in the real estate industry that we could resort to.  I also created … (22 comments)

miami real estate: The King Cole Condo - Miami Beach Luxury Condo with dock - 01/28/08 08:58 AM
There are some older buildings in Miami Beach that make a statement, The King Cole is one of them. Built in 1963, it represents the MiMo style (Miami Modern) because of its concave shape where the views from the waterfront units are framed beautifully.
There are a lot of people that argue that the building was designed by Morris Lapidus, because its shape resembles Lapidus' Fontainebleau, but it wasn't. I am still doing some research to find out who the original architect is - if anyone reading this article knows, please feel free to jump right in and let me know. I … (23 comments)

miami real estate: 7600 SW 90th Avenue - Miami, Florida 33173 *improved price* - 01/20/08 09:47 AM
**improved price** 7600 SW 90th Ave. - Miami, FL 33173Location: Miami, FLMid-century modern courtyard home perfect for entertaining!Great location between Baptist Hospital and Dadeland Mall.This 3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom home has a great layout with split bedroom plan, kitchen and dining open up to courtyard with pool and covered porch area.Features include: fireplace, Saturnia Marble floors, contemporaty kitchen with stainless stell appliances and granite tops, fireplace, remodeled baths, 2-car garage, great light and lots of storage.It's a spacious and practical home that sits on over 1/3 acre, open to endless possibilities.InformationContact Information RICK and 758-2323Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView … (9 comments)

miami real estate: 226 NW 93 Street - Miami Shores, Florida 33150 *improved price* - 01/20/08 09:37 AM
**Improved price **226 NW 93rd Street - Miami Shores, FloridaLocation: Miami ShoresDelightful Miami Shores home located on a private cul-de-sac. This home has 2 bedrooms / 1 bath plus a den and is full of great details throughout, from hardwood floors to arches and niches, French doors and fireplace. It has lots of curb appeal and a lush tropical paradise for a yard with beautiful plant specimens and plentyy of room for pool. InformationContact Information RICK and 758-2323Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $299,000.00Additional Pricing Information: $236.36 per square foot in Miami Shores!Property Location226 NW 93rd StreetMiami … (2 comments)

miami real estate: 9948 NW 46th Court - Sunrise, Florida 33351 - SOLD - 01/20/08 09:34 AM

miami real estate: 102 NE 102 Street - Miami Shores, Florida 33138 - SOLD - 01/20/08 09:23 AM

miami real estate: Miamism Interview - WSVN Channel 7 - Saint For Sale - 01/18/08 03:49 PM
Back in August 2006, I wrote a short blog post referencing a Realtor Magazine Article that talked about imploring higher powers to sell real estate. Most people that know me will tell you that I am spiritual and I found it interesting that sellers were looking for non-conventional and mystical help to sell their properties. Here's that article:
Little did I know what that blog post would turn into. I was contacted by a Channel 7 producer last week telling me that she had found my "St. Joseph blog post" and would like to interview me and possibly one of … (44 comments)

miami real estate: NAR opening their eyes to Blogging - 01/12/08 03:50 AM
Look who I found yesterday in non other that NAR's Magazine?
I don’t know about you, but it feels good when I open a random article by NAR and actually know who they are talking about. Although they are covering Inman’s Real Estate Connect (it only seems right), it was great that Brian Brady and Dustin Luther were featured. They are 2 good guys that I look up to and like their style.

Take a look at the article:
Bloggers Debate Best Way to Attract Consumers
They both present interesting strategies for blogging successfully and although there is no right or … (59 comments)

miami real estate: 10 Basic Tips to drive in Miami - 01/05/08 03:08 AM
One of the main complaints we hear from people relocating to Miami is that they can't deal with Miami drivers so Rick and I came up with the perfect solution......If you can't beat them, join them!
Here are some basics you'll need to learn to be able to drive in Miami without loosing your mind. These should make the transition  much easier and once you start practicing, you will feel right at home.
1.   Never, under any circumstance, drive with both hands on the wheel.  (2 hands on the wheel mean "weakness" and they will spot you a mile … (40 comments)