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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

 

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.

Invest In Miami - 1

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.

Invest in Miami - 2

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.

Miami Real Estate

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.

Miami Real Estate

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.

 

Aston Martin’s new Residential Project in Miami

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Tags:  Aston Martin, Miami, Realtor, Miami real estate

Aston Martin Extends it’s Infamous Design to a new Residential Project in Miami

When thinking about luxury, in it’s ultimate form, Aston Martin has been a name synonymous with excellence in the automobile market and one of the world’s most recognizable stars. Now, Miami will be home to a new visionary and one-of-a-kind opportunity, 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way in downtown, Miami, an exclusive Real Estate opportunity that represents the ultimate in luxury living.

Aston Martin has partnered with G&G Business Developments LLC to translate it’s iconic design from auto to residential. Much like the concept and thought process that goes into the design of each car, meaning a highly custom-tailored approach to each automobile produced, you can now live in an environment of the same prestige. Their residential project will create a home that is crafted and curated to represent and make a statement about the owner who will live there.

Waterfront Properties

The location is carved out on one of the last remaining waterfront properties within Miami, creating a highly coveted and ideal address at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way. Downtown, Miami is known as the city’s cultural hub, with proximity to such venues as the Miami City Ballet at the Adrienne Arsht Center, the Miami Perez Art Museum, the Robert Frost Museum of Science and the American Airlines Arena. In addition, the Miami International Airport, miles of sandy beaches, the design district and Brickell City Centre are just quick drives nearby. The best of Miami is at your fingertips.

The Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way melds a brilliant design aesthetic of curvilinear glass and steel. Revuelta Architecture and Bodas Miani Anger are the architects behind the project’s groundbreaking and innovative concept and intention. The interior spaces for the project will be handled by the Aston Martin design team and will include impeccable details that you would find within the high-end car interiors, from the top-end leather used to the door handle design down to the stitching.

Sky Amenities

The building will offer expansive floor plans, starting at studios and one bedrooms ranging from 698 sqft, to 1,001 sqft. all the way up to five bedrooms ranging from 8,977 sqft. to 10,463 sqft., an upper penthouse, sky penthouses and a triplex PH with a private pool. Amenities offered will be unparalleled including such luxuries as a Superyacht Marina, charging stations for electric cars, private storage spaces, pet-friendly indoor and outdoor grounds and their signature “Sky Amenities” which will include over 42,000 sqft. of amenities divided amongst four floors.

Pricing starts at $600,000 and ranges up to $7,000,000 for 1-5 bedrooms while the Penthouses will start at $16,000,000 and range up to $50,000,000. Groundbreaking is scheduled for summer of 2018 with an opening projected in 2022.

Contact me today for more information on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

 

First Luxury Condo Projects in Hollywood Beach

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tags:  Miami, Real Estate, Hollywood Beach, Miami real estate, Condo, Media Room

Luxury Condo Project Features a Great Deal in Hollywood Beach

The developers of 3101 South Ocean Drive, one of Hollywood Beach’s first luxury condo projects, designed and delivered a project that delivers 240 units, all of which feature ocean views or Intracoastal Waterway views.

Hollywood Beach

Known as the crowning jewel of Hollywood Beach, the location is perfectly planned - minutes North of Sunny Isles Beach and Miami Beach and even closer to the entertainment, dining, shopping, water activities and overall happy and healthy lifestyle of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The photos below show off the amazing amenities and features that this gorgeous piece of Hollywood Beach Real Estate has to offer including more than 240’ of beachfront access, an elevated pool deck that overlooks the ocean, providing a spectacular view for your enjoyment and is surrounded by an expansive sundeck and lushly landscaped tropical gardens. The building also offers a two-story state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna and massage room, tennis court, billiard room, media room and 24-hour concierge and valet parking. All of these amenities allow you to experience the real reason why South Florida is a top luxury real estate destination.

Media Room

The thirty-nine floor development was built in 2005 and features 240 residential units ranging from 0-3,500 sqft. Unit #1804 is currently available for sale boasting two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Enter the unit through private elevator access that leads to an elegant foyer and leads you through double doors into 1,733 sqft. of living space. Your eyes are automatically drawn to the 180-degree Ocean and Intracoastal water views, a truly stunning sight to see.

Hollywood Beach Condo

Priced at $850,000, unit #1804 is the best priced condo in the Ocean Palms condo. The condo has marble flooring throughout, kitchens with Italian-grade cabinetry, granite countertops, hurricane impact windows and even features a master suite with jacuzzi. The Ocean Palms is a pet-friendly building which is a great perk for most families seeking homes in South Florida. With access to beach chairs and beach attendance, this waterfront property provides oceanfront living at it’s best.

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

 

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