Moving to South Florida | Everything You Need to Know From a South Florida Real Estate Specialist

Nov 22, 2021 9:51:19 AM

Whether you plan to retire at the beach or you have a new job opportunity in one of the area's business hubs, south Florida offers a surprisingly wide range of housing options for people with different needs and different tastes.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about moving to South Florida from a South Florida realtor.

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Do You Keep Losing Your Offers To All-Cash Buyers? 6 Top Ways To Compete In Miami

Nov 1, 2021 10:01:40 AM

With a limited number of homes for sale in Miami, it is hard to compete against all-cash buyers. Here are 6 ways that can help your offer get accepted in this hot real estate market.

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Miami Local Favorite Attraction: Jungle Island

Oct 18, 2021 9:21:58 AM

If you'll be traveling in South Florida, be sure to add a stopover at the Jungle Island attraction in Miami to your itinerary. It's the perfect action-packed family adventure on the way to or from Miami Beach. Adults and kids of all ages will thrill at the chance to mingle with sloths, lemurs, kangaroos, tortoises, and other rare, adorable animals while exploring the park's lush, tropical grounds.

The unique island park off MacArthur Causeway features thousands of tropical birds along with giant reptiles and fascinating primates. Winged residents include about 1,106 macaws, parrots, and other exotic birds. The noisy, opinionated fauna reside on 18 pristine landscaped acres of otherwise quiet and peaceful flora with grounds featuring around 500 species of plants and flowers.

Visitors to the Jungle Island zoological park delight in cute animal antics like a parrot riding a miniature bike and other engaging shows. The Winged Wonder performance features singing Amazon and Andean condors. Wild Encounters stars tigers, apes, and even a liger while Reptile Giants showcases alligators, crocodiles, and snakes. In addition to the entertaining shows, visitors enjoy informative exhibits and hands-on interactions amid streams and waterfalls, underneath a canopy of tropical trees. They can also sign up for a VIP behind-the-scenes guided tour.

Founded in 1936, the iconic eco-park on Watson Island between Downtown and South Beach is one of the oldest and best attractions in Miami. The well-loved South Florida landmark opened under the name Parrot Jungle in suburban Pinecrest. In 2002, it was purchased for Pinecrest Gardens and moved to its present island location. The name was changed back to Parrot Island in 2007.

The popular attraction has continued to evolve over the years. It went through several major renovations after suffering damage from Hurricane Irma in September of 2017. The park now has pop-up waterslides, zip lines, a Nerf battle stadium, jungle-themed escape rooms, and an outdoor wind tunnel flight experience that sends participants soaring over the Miami skyline. Visitors can enjoy all these features and other attractions while the park continues to undergo millions of dollars worth of renovations.

Renovation plans for Jungle Island include a resort hotel and an eco-themed adventure park. The resort will have stunning views of the Magic City skyline and Biscayne Bay. Future visitors can also expect ziplining among trees, bungee jumping, a lazy river, a crystal lagoon, and a virtual reality experience.

Jungle Island is more than a popular attraction for families with kids that frequent South Florida's beaches. The newly-renovated Treetop Ballroom with outdoor spaces and a private beach also serves as a destination for special events. It provides an excellent day out for any large or small group from company picnics to intimate day or nighttime events. The park's event specialists and chefs help guests plan weddings, bar mitzvahs, showers, and other gatherings.

The experts at Jungle Island can create and customize a dream event in a spectacularly beautiful South Florida setting.

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What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?

Oct 4, 2021 9:27:24 AM

The world of real estate and mortgage offers a vast assortment of financing options and programs. The abundance of options makes it possible for you to get a new home with a down payment of 0-3.5% with an excellent credit score and other qualifying criteria. However, offering a down payment of 20 percent is wise, even if you don't have to. This bold move can benefit you in many ways. Below are some of the benefits of purchasing your home with 20% down.

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Want To Increase Your Home Value? 4 Things That May Surprise You!

Sep 8, 2021 8:29:23 AM

Are you one of those people that religiously monitor the value of your home? If you do, you aren't the only one. However, you might be wondering what little-known things can help you increase the value of your home. Of course, we know of the big things like making repairs and replacing certain appliances.

These big things matter the most, but there are still other ways you can increase the value of your home without going overboard. What is your home's value? It is simply an estimate of what the market is willing to pay for the home. It is usually available on MLS websites, and you can even go with one of the many real estate companies in Miami to help you find an answer.

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Labor Day: 4 Ways To Celebrate The End Of Summer In Miami

Sep 7, 2021 11:59:44 AM

You have worked hard all year. Now, it is time to celebrate your dedication and the end of summer. So, check out these festivities and have a fun-filled Labor Day weekend in Miami.

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Want The Most Bang For Your Buck? 4 Ways To Maximize The Sale Of Your House

Sep 7, 2021 11:47:16 AM

If you are one of the savvy homeowners who has made the decision to sell your home during this time, then you have made a great decision. You want to make sure that you are setting your home up in the right way before buyers begin to start looking. The more that you do to make your house look good, the greater your profit will be. Maximize the sale of your home with these tips

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Guide to Living on Fisher Island Florida

Apr 29, 2021 6:24:37 PM

Living in one of the most luxurious zip codes in America comes with its perks. Fisher Island Florida is the place for you if you desire easy access to beaches, island living, privacy, intricately designed homes, and having celebrities and captains of industry as neighbors. Intrigued about this exclusive destination in Miami Florida? Here’s your guide on life in Fisher Island — complete with history, amenities, and homes for sale on what could be your own island getaway.

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A Strategy for Buying Your First Rental Property in Miami

Mar 24, 2021 5:01:03 PM

Too many first-time real estate investors just make it past the finish line. Successful first-time real estate investors fly past the finish line and keep on soaring, and too many first-time investors rely on a few tips and tactics. They may be good tips, but successful first-time investors adopt a proven strategy and they stay with it. You should modify tips and tactics to achieve your goal to buy rental property in Miami. Our investor clients base their success strategy on four things.

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10 Miami Homes Under $1M

Jul 13, 2020 5:19:01 PM

Welcome to our new weekly blog that explores what you can buy at different price points within Miami.  Over time, we will explore what is available in single-family homes and condos at prices below $1 million, the mid-luxury segments, and luxury segments over time, across all the best neighborhoods. 

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