Key Biscayne, FL Real Estate News

By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
4 Summer Design Tips for Waterfront Condos in Key Biscayne FL  There are many reasons why home sellers opt to list their homes during summer. With kids out of school and the weather generally good, buyers have more time for home searches and attending open houses. If you’re thinking of selling your Key Biscayne waterfront condo, now might be the perfect time to do so.  Besides the obvious cleaning, depersonalizing and making repairs, there are some little things you can do to make your home look more summer-ready. Things that can immediately catch the attention of potential buyers visiting online websites such as www.MiamiRivieraHomes.com. Here are a few suggestions:  1. Decorate with summer-themed accents. Most homebuyers start their search online that’s why it’s critical to make a str...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
5 Exciting Ways to Spend Summer Near Key Biscayne Waterfront Condos  Almost everyone would agree that taking a long, relaxing vacation near a beach is an awesome way to spend summer. An idyllic island with long stretches of glowing white sand is just about everyone’s dream vacation destination. But for new owners of waterfront condos in Key Colony Key Biscayne FL, these amenities are theirs to enjoy not only during summer, but all year long!  Home to some of the most brilliant, white sandy beaches in the Sunshine State, Key Biscayne FL offers tranquil living set in the midst of picture-perfect scenery. If you’re new to the area, check out our list of exciting ways to spend summer in Key Biscyane FL: Enjoy the Beach. The best thing about Key Biscayne beaches is that they offer a wide var...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
6 Security Essentials When Selling Your Key Biscayne Waterfront CondoIn the previous article, we listed some ways to host a successful open house for your waterfront condo in Key Colony Key Biscayne. This time, we’ll discuss the security essentials that you need to keep your home safe not only during an open house but the entire home selling process. Let’s face it. Once you put your home on the market, your home will be open to the public. Posting your listing on online websites like www.MiamiRivieraHomes.com and having showings as well as open houses will likely drive traffic to your home. However, you must realize that when you place ads, not only interested buyers will pay attention, scammers will likely notice them, too.  Consider the following security essentials to keep your water...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
5-Step Guide for a Successful Key Biscayne Waterfront Condo Open House  When selling your Key Colony Key Biscayne waterfront condo, there are many methods real estate agents use to market your home. One of which is an open house which allows the public to view first-hand details of your property. Although prospective buyers may have already seen your listing pictures on online websites like www.MiamiRivieraHomes.com, they need to experience the layout, concepts and design elements your home has to offer.  Before posting the “open house” sign, consider the following guide on how you can draw more prospective buyers for your waterfront condo in Key Colony and make your open house a huge success. 1. Prepare your home. You want potential buyers to fall in love with your home at first glance...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
How to Get Beautiful Photos of Your Key Biscayne Waterfront Condo  Taking quality listing photos is a very crucial part of marketing your waterfront condo in Key Colony Key Biscayne. Since approximately 93% of buyers start their search online, a listing with bad pictures or no pictures at all, will definitely be overlooked. In fact, a survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors shows that most home buyers look for quality photos when they search for a home.  So how do you impress potential buyers with your real estate photos? Here are some tips you might want to consider: Use the right camera. You might think that taking pictures with your phone is enough. After all, your phone has a high resolution camera and you can always use a cool mobile app for added effects, right? W...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
6 Housewarming Gift Ideas Perfect for Key Biscayne Waterfront Condos’ New Owners  Finding the perfect housewarming gift  for friends who just moved in to their new waterfront condo in Key Colony Key Biscayne can be a bit tricky. You want to give your housewarming hosts something they will be proud to use but, you also need to be careful about imposing on their already chosen decor. Some people make the mistake of buying what they would want for themselves which can be a bad idea specially if you do not really know the new owners’ taste and style. You don’t want your gift to end up being hung as closet decoration, right?  Welcome your friends to their new Key Colony waterfront condo with these practical yet wonderful  housewarming gift ideas: 1. Pre-assembled dinner. If the couple just m...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
6 Reasons Why Your Key Colony Waterfront Condo is Not SellingEvery homeseller’s nightmare is to have his or her home dwindling in the market for months with no interested buyer in sight. If you’re one of those having bad luck on the market, you may want to take a good, long look at what you’re offering and re-assess the situation. According to housing experts, the most common reasons why a home, including your Key Colony Key Biscayne waterfront condo, is not selling are the following:  1. Unrealistic price. Most real estate experts agree that the #1 reason why a home doesn’t sell is the price. This is especially true with sellers who are emotionally attached to their homes and are not being objective about a home’s true value. With buyers having easy access of information about your nei...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
How to Get Your Key Colony Waterfront Condo Ready for Home Inspection  Before putting your Key Colony waterfront condo on the market, there are several things you need to prepare first, one of which is the home inspection. A home inspection is the professional inspection of a property intended to check and evaluate the safety of the structure and mechanical condition. But because you are sharing some spaces with others within the complex, things are a little bit different with condo inspection. You may have to answer some questions that don’t usually come up in inspections of single-family homes.  As with other homes for sale in www.MiamiRivieraHomes.com, yours need to be sufficiently prepared for inspection. What does a home inspection cover? The inspection of your waterfront condo in ...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
Low-Cost Kitchen Updates for Your Key Biscayne Waterfront CondoIf you’re thinking of adding some updates on your kitchen prior to selling, now might be the best time to do so. According to the data released by National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), kitchens topped the list of remodelling projects done in 2014 with a whooping 82% of NARI members identifying kitchen as their No. 1 service order. If you visit www.MiamiRivieraHomes.com, you’ll notice that more and more homes sport kitchens with casual styles and functional layouts.  But if you do not have the time and budget for extensive renovations, don’t worry.  There are some simple, inexpensive fixes you can do to turn your Key Biscayne waterfront condo’s kitchen into a special, swoon-worthy place potential buyers will...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
Safety Precaution Tips When Living in Key Colony Waterfront Condos For most homeowners, the safety and security of their home is a top priority. Just think about it, if you’re willing to spend hundreds of dollars to make your home aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, you should also be ready to spend some money, or at least make an effort, to keep it safe and secure, right?   But security precautions may be a little different if you live in a condo, like one of those gorgeous waterfront condos in Key Colony Key Biscayne. Most of these buildings already have solid security features such as CCTV cameras, guard and concierge services and maintained fire alarm system to protect the owners and tenants.     If you are new in your surroundings, here are some safety precaution tips that can ...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
5 Tips to Create More Space in Your Waterfront Condo in Key Colony No matter how much square footage you have in your home, there will come a point when you feel like you still need some additional space. If tearing down walls or having major renovations is out of the question, don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to make the living space of your waterfront condo in Key Colony look larger than it actually is.     Check out the following tips on how to create an illusion of additional space and see if any will work for you:   Clear out the clutter. Don’t you just love looking at a clean, clutter-free space? Just imagine all the space you can free up in your home by cleaning up and organizing your things. With things neatly arranged and out of sight, your condo will feel orderly and open...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
5 Step Guide to Pricing Your Waterfront Condo in Key Colony Are you thinking of selling your waterfront condo in Key Colony this spring? If the answer is yes, now might be the best time to start figuring out how much to list your home for.   Determining your asking price is one of the most crucial decisions you will make at this stage. Why? Because your asking price is probably the single biggest factor that will determine if your home sale will be a success or a failure. Your Key Colony waterfront condo might be exquisitely staged and stunningly impressive, but none of that will matter if you list it at the wrong price.     So how do you set  a competitive price for your home? Here’s a simple 5-step guide that can help you:   1. Research. Understanding the local market conditions is th...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
What Stays and What Goes After a Waterfront Condo in Key Biscayne Sale? When you move out of your waterfront condo in Key Colony Key Biscayne after a successful sale, the buyers expect the home to be in proper condition, or at least in a condition stipulated in the sale. But what is customarily left in a home after you move out? Believe it or not, this topic, insignificant as it may seem, has been the cause of a number of disputes between sellers and buyers.   Everything inside your home is negotiable, this is true. But not everything is included in the sale. If the purchase contract does not specify ALL that should be left behind after the sale, buyers may assume that some items might still be present at their pre-closing walk through.     Below are the general guidelines on what stays...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
How to Choose the Best Offer for your Waterfront Condo in Key Colony   When putting your waterfront condo in Key Colony Key Biscayne up for sale, you hope to get some really good offers. After all, you’ve spent weeks and a lot of effort preparing your home for the sale. But choosing which offer is the best could be a tough call. Would you just simply choose the highest price offer? Or are there other terms to consider?     The whole process of selecting the right offer can be tedious, one that needs a thorough examination of what’s really important to you so you can get the best deal. It would also help if you have a trusted Key Biscayne real estate agent to help you. Here are some tips when handling multiple offers:   Set your priorities. As with any negotiation, it is always important...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
6 Things Buyers Look for in a Key Biscayne Real Estate Agent     Most people believe that working with a  trusted agent is very crucial to the success of the sale of a home. In fact, according to the 2014 report of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 88% of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker.   Although there are a lot of real estate agents out there, choosing the right one to market and sell your waterfront condo in Key Colony Key Biscayne can be challenging, and for good reason. Since you’ll be sharing personal information and spending a lot of time with your agent, you need someone whom you can be comfortable with and whose style and personality is in sync with yours.     Here are the top traits buyers look for in a real estate agent:   Good com...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
The Basics of Making an Offer for a Key Biscayne Waterfront Condo   Finding the right Key Colony Key Biscayne waterfront condo to buy is the easy part. The real challenge? Determining how much to offer for it. You don’t want to offer too much and make the mistake of paying more than the home’s actual worth, yet you don’t want to lose to another interested  buyer by giving a lowball offer.     So, how do you make the right offer for a Key Biscayne waterfront condo? Here are some suggestions on what you can do and not do as you make a bid for your dream home:   1.  Look at the comparables. Search for similar homes sold in the last 6 months in the Key Biscayne area with similar features. Analyze whether they are selling under or over the list price. That should give you an idea on how much...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
Carpet vs. Hardwood Floors: Which is Best for Your Key Biscayne Waterfront Condo?   When searching for your next home among the beautiful Key Colony Key Biscayne waterfront condos, you will most likely come across the 2 most popular options when it comes to floor surface covering - carpet and hardwood.  Understanding the pros and cons of each will help you make an informed choice about which material you’d want in your new home.     Carpet Carpet is known for its comforting warmth that makes any house feel like a home. One of the benefits of having carpet is that it is soft, comfortable and warm. It also feels great beneath bare feet and can be particularly soothing especially when standing for long periods of time. On a chilly morning, you’d really appreciate how carpet helps insulate ...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
How to Decide What Size of Waterfront Condo in Key Colony Key Biscayne to Buy   After countless hours of looking through dozens of gorgeous waterfront condos in Key Colony Key Biscayne, it’s time to choose which home you particularly love. Aside from the external and interior features, another factor that heavily affects your choice would be the size of the home.     This is an important factor since other decisions  - such as whether you need to downsize or if you have to rent additional storage - depend on the size of your new home. Here are some things you need to evaluate when deciding on what the size of your new waterfront condo in Key  Colony Key Biscayne should be:   1.  How long will I stay in my new home?  Determining how long do you plan to live in your new home is the first ...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
5 Simple Home Staging Ideas for your Waterfront Condo in Key Biscayne     When putting your waterfront condo in Key Biscayne FL on the market, you want to do all that you can to sell it as quickly as possible and get the best deal. This is where staging comes in. Since approximately 90% of buyers begin their search on the internet, you’ll have better chances of having a successful sale if you stage your home and present it at its finest.     You don't need to spend a lot of money to stage successfully. There are simple ways to make your home attractive without shedding tons of cash. Here are some simple steps for a low cost  yet effective home staging:   1.   Clean, clean, clean. You want to wow each potential buyer who walks in through the door. A pristine, well-organized living room c...
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By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
5 Must Have Gadgets for Your Key Biscayne Waterfront Condo     Having the latest smart technology at home is increasingly becoming important to most people, including homeowners of waterfront condos in Key Colony Key Biscayne. In fact, a recent survey conducted by ERA Real Estate and HGTV indicated that 51% of consumers polled  would consider installing smart home technology to make their homes more appealing to future buyers.     Let’s take a look at the five must-have gadgets for homes these days:   1.   Programmable Thermostats. Although programmable thermostats have been on the market for a while, some people don’t often take the time to use them properly.  However, new generation thermostats are much easier to program and can save you as much as 20% on your heating and cooling bill...
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