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Top 5 home defects to watch for

home foundations problems

No home is flawless, but out of the tons of homes I've seen for my clients, I came out with this top 5 checklist of defects one should inspect, as most of them can be very expensive to fix and some of them quite common.

Miami celebrities homes

Do you live near a celebrity and you don't know it...?

Celebrities homes collage While some gossip lovers may find this thrilling enough to stand guard outside a home with a camera ready to shoot like a professional paparazzi, other people may avoid a nice home just to be as far away as possible from crowd-pullers. Ok, maybe that’s a little exaggerated and you might be somewhere between these two extremes. The truth is we all probably recall the moment when we came across with a famous star, so we can deny it’s kind of exciting. Since many of the known Miami residents sold their homes or moved out the city here’s and updated list of 20 popular celebrities actually living or owning a home in the city:

Faena House among the top sellers in Miami market

Faena House

Faena House is the first of four planned oceanfront condo towers, a billionaire project which stretches from 32nd to the 36th streets on both sides of Collins Avenue. The 47-unit tower was designed by Foster+Partners featuring open-air balconies with "aleros"and includes amenities such as a gym, spa, pools, underground garage and a beach club.
It has captivated the attention of many world-renowned mega-rich financial managers as this list may confirm:

5 reasons to hire a real estate agent to sell or buy your property

Maria Natalia Ortiz Ladenheim

With the proliferation of the social media and the many sites where you can post an advertisement freely to sell your house, too much people think it's unnecessary to hire a real estate agent.
Personally I don't think do it by yourself is a very good idea in this market, as well as in any money management market.
I´m going to give you some reasons to find a professional real estate agent to help you to buy or sell your property.
  1. A real estate agent can guide you to buy or sell your property from the beginning to the end

Muse: The last luxury high-rise condominium under construction at Sunny Isles Beach

The Muse condominium is a 68-unit project under construction at 17141 Collins Avenue, in front of the idyllic South Florida beaches just in the hearth of the city of Sunny Isles Beach.

The ambitious project is being designed by renowned architect Carlos Ott and executed by Sieger Suarez and co-developing by Property Markets Group and S2 Development, who obtained a $133.7 million construction loan.
The 649-foot tower will offer units from 2,360 square feet to 5,800 square feet, with 2 to 5-bedrooms, spacious balconies, summer kitchens, weatherproof entertainment systems and panoramic ocean and intracoastal views.

Important things you have to consider before buying a vacation house or apartment


Buying a property always is going to be a good business, even if you are buying a house to live or if you are acquiring a vacation house. If your look forward to the second option, they are many things you have to consider before to take the big decision and we highly recommend you don´t do it blindly.
We select some advices to help you to make the best desicion in your purchase. Here they are:

1. What do you enjoy doing in your vacation time?

BUYING OR RENTING WITH A DOG, MIAMI PET FRIENDLY BUILDINGS


There are some condos that will allow for pets, or more than a pet the furry family member! :) . You can reach out to me and I would be more than happy to search for you, just let me know the dog weight.
Building managers sometimes change their restrictions so is always good to double check.
Just make sure that you have all the pet's info handy. You may also want to consider private homes, villas or townhouses with fenced backyard too.
Here is a list and notes on buildings pet restrictions, Let me know any questions at 786.263.2609 or email me at Natalia@costamiamihomes.com I'll be glad to help!

Pet Friendly Miami Condos

Alan Faena's wonderland

Alan Faena

There's no doubt his early fashion designer career has well-influenced on the personal style of this creative "curator", as he refers himself.
With fully-colored decoration and fine art architecture, visionary Alan Faena has redefined Miami Beach art concept.

Miami Beach Faena District is a $1 billion four-block waterfront project that spans from the 32nd to the 36th streets on both sides of Collins Avenue and started in 2013.

Best places to run in Miami


New to Miami? Moving out? Sudden interest to running lifestyle? Then you probably don't know where are located the best outdoor spots to run in Miami. Some of them can be trailed just walking or riding a bike too.

Improve your overall health and stay in good shape all while enjoying the natural tropical beauty and fresh air on some of this top ten beginner to mid-level running paths and trails. Here is a personal list of the top ten running paths:

  1. South Beach Sand Trail