Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Miami Shores Annual Marshmallow Drop

The Marshmallow Drop is an event every kid in Miami Shores looks forward to, no matter the age (I am so glad that I have the perfect excuse to be a part of it since I have kids). Every year, the Saturday before Easter, a helicopter will drop over 10,000 marshmallows over the Miami Shores Recreation fields. This year the event will take place on Saturday April 7th at 9:30 AM. .....READ MORE

Monday, March 26, 2007

Girl Scout Cookies for our Military

A lot of us may not agree with the war, others are very enthusiastic (I have not met the first). But the truth is that whether or not we agree, it doesn't change the fact that our military, our friends, our neighbors...... are risking their lives for our country. We need to show our support in every way we can and I wanted to share with you what some dear friends have done.

This year we thought we were receiving the customary "girl scout cookie plea" from some Miami Shores real estate clients and friends, but it was very different.....READ MORE

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Pink House - Miami Shores, Florida

Who said we don't have good architecture in Miami Shores?

The Pink House is one of the best known and most photographed residences in Miami. It is a symbol of modern design. It is located in Miami Shores, on Biscayne Bay and occupies a double lot with over 100' of open bay water frontage.

Many factors make this house interesting, but its controversy has always intrigued me. Designed by Laurinda Spear and Bernardo Fort-Bescia of Arquitectonica for Spear's parents in 1976, it's a series of planes and framed views together with clever climate-minded design which maximizes East/West breezes......READ MORE

Friday, March 09, 2007

Downtown Miami Shores, Florida

Miami ShoresMiami Shores is known mostly as a small residential area, but Downtown Miami Shores has great businesses to be proud of. Located on Northeast 2nd Avenue From 94th Street to 101st Street, you will find all kinds of shops and places to eat as well as medical and real estate offices. Through the years Downtown Miami Shores has gone through changes and we expect it to get better and better, especially with the redevelopment plans taking place.

Here are some of the places you can visit in Downtown Miami Shores:

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Miami Shores, Florida - Market conditions

It is a full-blown buyer’s market, no matter what price range you are referring to. We have over 20 months of inventory and still very few buyers which means that as a seller you have to take the extra step to make your property stand out. What can you do to make it stand out? Please follow this link to read Craig Schiller’s article on staging, he’s a talented and successful stager in The Chicago area. Pricing is THE most important factor when selling a property, sellers are competing with many other properties, and buyers are looking at the best priced listings first.

There are currently 183 single-family listings in Miami Shores, Florida:

  • Highest priced listing: $3,950,000
  • Lowest priced listing : $329,900
  • Properties currently under contract: 6
  • Closed properties since 1/1/2007: 8

Property values have remained steady in Miami Shores and have not dropped like many other areas in Miami. Miami is number 3 in the highest portion of households in foreclosure in the nation, according to Business 2.0 Magazine.

This graph shows the movement in different price ranges in Miami Shores. Please note that the $200,000 and under market was omitted because there are no listings in that price range. The highest number of sales has occurred in the $400,000 -$600,000 range price, but it is also the range price with the most inventory. The least number of sales have been in the $600,000-$800,000 range price.

For more information about Miami Shores Real Estate and Miami Shores Market Conditions, please contact RICK & INES, Your Property Pros.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Unity Day in Miami Shores, Florida

The annual Unity Day Celebration took place March 3, 2007 in the Miami Shores Recreation Fields. This year is was specially significant because it was the Village of Miami Shores' 75th year celebration!

The event was sponsored by the Miami Shores Mayor's Community Task Force and included an incredible fireworks display at 8:00 PM. ....READ MORE