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What to Expect From Your Home Inspection

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Tags:  Miami real estate, Miami Realtor, Miami, Home Inspection, Real Estate, South Florida, Claudia Ramirez

What to Expect When Inspecting

If you’re a Real Estate buyer (new or experienced) who just signed one of the many great Aventura homes for sale in South Florida, then you are headed to one of the most important steps of the closing process, the home inspection. Here's what to expect so that you can handle this part with confidence.

The home inspection is one of the most important parts of the home purchasing process, yet most buyers don’t know what to expect. This is where your listing agent should step in, although more often that not, they aren't as helpful as a buyer should expect. I am always sure to do the proper research required about a property in advance and review with the seller any disclosures and necessary know-all about the property with my buyers, in advance. This is a time where I can point out any issues with the house (faulty electrical, appliances that don't work, leaky windows, et.c) that I might see in advance of closing, which is important to find at this stage in the game so that it can be addressed with the seller and the buyer together before signing, at which point, the buyer will have less leverage.

I always participate side-by-side with my buyer during the home inspection day. Along with standard interior check-ups, the inspector looks at places like the roof to ensure no tiles are missing as having to replace a roof quickly after signing would be super costly for a buyer and should be considered in the total closing costs. Every detail of the house should be looked at and noted on, from cracked grout in the bathrooms to mold under carpet to bigger issues like a wrecked roof or safety issues with an electrical panel.

All issues, questions or concerns that arise during an Aventura home for sale inspection could majorly impact the sale or affect the property’s final value. I take great pride in the inspectors that I work with and I, as my buyer's trusted Real Estate agent, like to work with a referred inspector who I trust and have used before. Typically the inspector will make notes and provide a detailed report within a few days. From there, it is up to your Real Estate to review the conditions and issues with the buyer before presenting any information to the seller to review and/or change the contract, if that's necessary.

For more information on homes available in South Florida, visit me online.

 

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 01, 2018

Tags:  Miami, Miami Realtor, Real Estate, New Year, Claudia Ramirez, Miami real estate

May this year be filled with happiness, success and prosperity for you and your loved ones.

2017 has been an incredible year for me personally and for my clients, followers, friends and family. My Miami Real Estate endeavors were booming in 2017 despite the constant reminder for a bad year in Real Estate. I closed many deals and along the way, met many incredible people and new friends. I ran full and half marathons that I never thought would be possible! Honing in on my love for running was a major personal accomplishment and growth for me. I also had the opportunity to travel to new and exciting places with my family including San Francisco, New York City, Texas, Chicago, Colorado, Spain and Japan (see my post, "what are some of the best places to visit in Japan" for a comprehensive travel guide to Japan).

While this past year is not complete without it's challenges and stressful moments, errr Hurricane Irma, we have all been able to push though to another day, stronger and wiser. Here is to an equally amazing year ahead - happy 2018 everybody! I look forward to every new opportunity life has in store!

Sincerely,

Claudia

 

Miami Real Estate: Why You Shouldn't Ignore Surfside, FL

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tags:  South Florida, Real Estate, Miami real estate, Surfside, Claudia Ramirez Realtor, Claudia Ramirez, Miami

Why You Shold Live in Surfside, FL

Today on the blog, I would like to share details and in-depth information about the new Real Estate boom happening in Surfside, FL and why you should act on it now. Surfside offers a quaint, beach town vibe with its mile-long, shining and glistening beaches, luxury beachfront hotels, distinctive world-class shopping and culturally diverse restaurants. An abundance of family-friendly outdoor activities including the North Shore State Recreation Area, small bistros, coffee shops and juice bars and casual shopping all create a sort of special charm in Surfside that cannot be matched anywhere outside of South Florida. Surfside offers the perfect compromise between living just outside of the hustle and bustle of South Beach with access to all of the Miami Beach culture, nightlie and offerings just minutes away. Choose how to live your best life in Surfside, FL.

Taking advantage of living in the less-explored Surfside, before the neighborhood explodes, is still possible! Let's explore one of my favorite Miami Real Estate options below, the Solimar Condo.

- 2 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bathrooms in the Solimar North Building with Ocean and Pool Views

- Open Floor Plan featuring Marble and Hardwood Flooring with a Private Entry Foyer/Elevator Shared by only Two Units

- Building amenities include direct access to the beach, private pool, fitness center, community room and more

- Move-In Ready!! This unit is in Mint-Condition coming preppred with a neutral color palette and window treatments

- Asking Price is $1,479,000 | $1,187 Association Fee | $150 Application Fee

For more information or to schedule a showing, contact me today or visit my listing here.

 

Meet the Barona View

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Tags:  Claudia Ramirez Realtor, Miami real estate, Miami, Sabbia Beach, Claudia Ramirez, Miami Realtor

Today on the blog, I am introducing stunning new Miami Real Estate project, Sabbia Beach. "On the Beach. Of the Ocean" is the luxury waterfront's motto, and it's a good one. Here's Why.

Located at 730 North Ocean Boulevard, one of Pompano Beach's latest luxury condo projects, Sabbia Beach is home to only 68 spacious residences, including two, three and four bedroom unit options. Let's dive into the incredible features:

- Each unit will feature private and semi-private elevator access leading to your residence entry way

- Floor-to-floor glass windows and sliders for the ultimate in dramatic, modern

- Explansive balconies offering ocean, city and intracoastal waterway views

- Completely renovated chef style kitchens including custom, Italian cabinets, hand-selected stone countertops and both Miele and Sub-Zero appliances

- Luxurious bathrooms featuring Toto toilet and a freestanding soaking tub

- Large master suites with walk-in closets

Take advantage of the indulgent amenities of this Miami Real Estate opportunity building which include common spaces designed by Interiors by Steven G, boutique lobby, lush landscaping, state-of-the-art concierge and security, 24/7 valet parking or private covered parking, bike storage, 3,600 sqft. multipurpose social room including bar, sports lounge and catering kitchen, spa with treatment rooms including steam rooms, world-class fitness center with direct ocean views and an exotic oceanfront pool deck with heted pool and oceanfront jacuzzi.

Don't miss out on this beautiful opportunity. The Barona residence is a 2,525 square foot, three bedroom + den, four bathroom elegant residence with a wrap around blacony offering sweeping ocean views. Contact me today to schedule a showing.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tags:  Miami real estate, Holidays in Miami, Happy Thanksgiving, Miami, Miami Realtor, Claudia Ramirez

I am extremely grateful to be celebrating a year filled with success, happiness, travel, family, friends, learning, loving, motivation and exploration. My wishes are for everyone to feel the same in the next year to come. Sending thanks to all of my clients, followers and readers. I hope you have a beautiful Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Love,

Claudia

 

Things to Know About the Newest Pre-Construction in Aventura

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Tags:  Miami Condominium, Miami real estate, Aventura Real Estate, Miami Beach Condo

What You Need to Know about the Newest Pre-Construction in Aventura

Attention boat lovers! Don’t let the next best Miami Real Estate venture pass you by because you weren’t in the know of one of the last opportunities within Aventura. My newest listing at the exclusive Reserve at Marina Palms is the first of the latest pre-construction project in Aventura, Florida.

The Reserve at Marina Palms is the first condominium and yacht club project to hit Aventura in over two decades and will offer residents and boat lovers alike a purely luxurious yachting lifestyle at their fingertips. The building is located on a 750-foot lot of picturesque views including panoramic and unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay and Miami’s skyline and also beyond to the Atlantic Ocean.

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This magnificent Aventura Real Estate project is located on it’s own private peninsula, visible from highway Us-1 and is 25 stories high, offering 234 luxury two bedroom and three bedroom residences with open floor plan layouts and expansive views.

Inside the residences, floors are cloaked in Italian Calacatta tile, kitchens outfitted with top of the line appliances, stone countertops and cabinetry by Snaidero Kitchens. The tower’s amenities include high speed elevators, curated artwork throughout the building, a lavish spa and retreat center, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga and pilates studio, a children's playroom and teen room, clubroom with billiards, bar and chef catered kitchen in addition to an executive suite business center and conference room. Outdoors, residents can spoil themselves in Florida’s natural beauty with access to the full-service Marina and yacht club which also includes access to power boats, kayaks, paddleboards and more, a resort style outdoor pool, yoga deck, summer kitchen and beautifully landscaped butterfly gardens and walking path equipped for your doggies.

If that’s not enough, residents have the option to upgrade their concierge service to include such luxuries as black Rolls Royce Ghost House car service, on-site bicycle share, extensive wellness programs and a personal butler and pet spa.

My gorgeous listing includes two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms plus a den that can easily be converted into a third bedroom. The unit comes decorator ready and includes bike storage, boat dock, two garage spaces. Asking price is $1,139,000.

You don’t want to miss out on this exclusive Aventura Real Estate opportunity. For pricing details and/or to schedule a showing, contact me today at 786-514-7189 or contact me here.

 

Navigate a Booming Miami Real Estate Market: How?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Tags:  Miami Beach, Miami Realtor, Real Estate Market, Claudia Ramirez, Real Estate

How to Navigate a Booming Miami Real Estate Market

There is no doubt that South Florida is currently experiencing a large increase in residential and commercial Real Estate development. Today I am going to share how one listing in particular is located in the highly desirable city of Sunny Isles Beach but what does that mean for all of the new buildings slated to be built in the next coming years? As an experienced Realtor, I have been navigating the Miami Real Estate market for years and have created a solid understanding on the fundamentals of purchasing, including how to determine what buildings will provide a fully satisfactory experience to each individual client.

Take for example a recent showing that I had with clients at the Trump Tower 3 building in Sunny Isles Beach. The views are phenomenal of sprawling sparkling blue waters however there is a major concern that the new construction next door (Ritz Carlton is currently under renovation and rebuilding) will destroy the view, a top selling point to this Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate gem. The new building that will eventually top off within the next year or so will affect the view from the kitchen, dining room and master bedrooms - all very important spaces in a home. The view from the remaining bedrooms and the living room however will remain unaffected as this unit offers both ocean and intracoastal views.

The views are currently perfect however with a constantly expanding skyline, Miami Real Estate buyers and investors need to be made aware of all development in the area by their Realtor. This is a thought process that not all realtors encompass as some just want to close the deal. If you don’t trust that your Realtor is providing you with all of the necessary information before a sale, it’s time for a change, before you end up in a bad situation that is too late to change.

The Trump Towers 3 Sunny Isles was designed identically to the Trump Tower One and Trump Tower Two however it has been considered to have the most desirable location with unobstructed views. This is why it is very important to have a knowledgeable realtor to navigate this future of building in South Florida. The building amenities are undoubtedly superb, offering 250 ft. of Atlantic Ocean frontage, a gorgeous 3-level lobby and the typical Trump amenities such as elegantly designed interiors, state-of-the-art fitness center, lushly landscaped oceanfront terrace with heated swimming pool and poolside bar, etc. If an unobstructed view is not a priority on your Real Estate shopping list, then the Trump Tower 3 should remain a top contender.

Contact me at (+1 786-514-7189) today for more information or visit me online: myfloridabesthomes.com to schedule a showing.

 

Whom Should You Contact for Buying Real Estate Properties?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tags:  Miami real estate, Real Estate, Invest in Miami, Claudia Ramirez, Live in Miami, Miami Realtors, Miami, Women Realtors Miami

Why It’s a Buyer’s Market Right Now in South Florida

After quite a tumultuous year throughout, between the 2016 presidential election, a Miami-based Zika scare and most recently, dealing with the complications from Hurricane Irma, the Miami Beach Real Estate scene has been, understandably, under some duress and because of that, as a realtor amongst the market, I often get asked if South Florida is a still a good place to invest, rent or buy. Here’s my breakdown according to the numbers I have seen:

- Single family homes have seen a sharp decrease in average sale price per square foot within the last year

- The condo market has also seen a sharp decrease in the amount of units sold

There are a few reasons that we are seeing a drastic decrease in home sales. Hurricane Irma is a large factor and will surely impact the potential future outcome for the coming months. Effects from a natural disaster tend to delay the forward thinking and development of any city, town or state so naturally, it will take time for Miami to get its infrastructure, including the Real Estate market, back on track.

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Another Factor is our global economy as the value of the U.S. dollar compared to other currencies is low and therefore impacting the amount of foreign investment that Miami is used to seeing. Over the years, investors from countries such as Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Canada have been scooping up most of the available Miami Real Estate opportunities, accounting for close to 64% of the market. According to the Miami Association of Realtors, foreign investors spent $6.2 billion on residential properties in South Florida last year alone, with Venezuela leading the pack. Venezuelans are looking to move their money out of the country during its period of economic instability by investing in Miami banking.

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This decrease in sales and increase in inventory can imply both a pro or a con for the Miami Real Estate seeker. There is more inventory which means it’s a buyer’s market. Real Estate buyers have more leverage to negotiate fair market value, and even less than asking price, considering there is low pool of interested buyers to compete against and sellers are looking to unload their properties in four months or less.

For more information, visit myfloridabesthomes.com to see available listings for buyers or those looking to rent. You can also contact me (+1 786-514-7189) today to discuss in more detail or to schedule a showing!

 

How Can You Easily Own the House of Your Dream in Florida?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tags:  Miami Real Estate Claudia Ramirez, Miami, Real Estate, Sunny Isles Beach, Sunny Isles Beach Home

The Boat Lover’s Dream Home

The opportunity to indulge in South Florida luxury living spans way outside of the typical Miami Beach Real Estate market, and today I am going to share how one listing in particular is carving out Sunny Isles Beach. A single-family waterfront (19472 38th Ct., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160) just steps from the ocean is currently on the market today asking $2,825,000 with a $675 monthly association fee.

Sunny Isles Beach Home

This Sunny Isles Beach single family home is located on an oversized lot and sizes up at 4,056total livable square footage which includes a $100,000 renovation budget for the newly designed pool area. This stunning home has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, a gourmet style kitchen with top of the line appliances, hurricane shutters and best of all, a 40 ft. deeded dock.

Sunny Isles Beach Home

The floor plan is open and very spacious which create the perfect opportunity for interior design and decorating overs to take full advantage. The rooms are spread out through two stories including at least one bedroom on the ground level perfect for an older couple with the master bedroom and other bedrooms located upstairs. The open floor plan includes soaring ceilings, plentiful windows and wood floors throughout.

Sunny Isles Beach Home

There’s also the highlight of location for this Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate opportunity. This home is located in the exclusive Golden Gate community, which is gated and protected by security. This particular house is located in the best location with guest parking on the quieter street in the complex. Sunny Isles Beach is located is a neighborhood known for it’s pristine white-sand beaches and endless outdoor activities.

Sunny Isles Beach Home

This home is perfect for the boat lover as the price includes a 40 ft. deeded dock with bay, canal and intracoastal views! If you’re not out on the water enjoying the Miami views, stay in and enjoy the newly renovated pool space.

Sunny Isles Beach Home

Contact me (+1 786-514-7189) today for more information or visit myfloridabesthomes.com to schedule a showing.

 

Navigate the Miami Real Estate Market to Make the Best Real Estate Purchase

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tags:  Claudia Ramirez, Miami Realtor, Realtor, Miami, Miami real estate

Luxury Miami Living For Under $500,000

When considering to move full-time or part-time to South Florida, there are many redeeming qualities to a ‘sunshine state’ quality of life however knowing how to navigate the Miami Real Estate market is a must. There are many habitable options that cater to different lifestyle preferences, such as Brickell for the single, young professional or Aventura for the growing family. Today, I’d like to dive into more detail on why Aventura is the perfect place to search for your next home.

There are many fabulous reasons to live in Aventura, and all driving factors to the reason Real Estate investors and developers are driving more time, money and budgets into expanding on the family-friendly land with commercial opportunity but also new construction luxury residential projects.

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See below my top six reasons to understanding why Aventura Real Estate is a good investment:

1. Close vicinity to both the Miami International Airport and the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

2. Short drive to private, clean and relaxing beaches in Sunny Isles Beach.

3. Warm weather, clean air and sunny skies.

4. Cultural diversity - Miami is known for it’s large Latin American community but look closer and you will see the city is a melting pot for a plethora of different culture, which is a great educational tool for raising kids and experiencing life as an adult.

5. Great schools - Aventura is one of the top communities in South Florida in which to receive a quality education.

6. Luxury living at your fingertips - Aventura is a city full of restaurants (small ones and trendy ones), shopping (choose from chic boutiques or visit the Aventura Mall), theatres, country clubs and has access to all of the outdoor water activities that you could imagine.

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Here’s How to Make This Dream Life a Reality

Amongst other listings, this single-family home in Spinnaker Bay is one of my favorite. A 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence that is priced so competitively, it will not last long. Asking just under half a million dollars, $485,000 will buy you access to a highly-coveted gated community of luxury waterfront condos, townhomes and villas.

For more information on this listing, please contact me today: (786) 514-7189.

 

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