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BUGS, MOSQUITOES, AND HUMIDITY? ARE WE TALKING ABOUT MIAMI? BUYERS MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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ALEXANDRA AND I WERE CHATTING THIS  WEEKEND WITH  HOME BUYERS CONTEMPLATING MOVING TO MIAMI FROM NEW YORK.

THEY WERE CURIOUS AS TO HOW HOT MIAMI REALLY GETS OVER THE SUMMER.  THEY WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT NEIGHBORHOODS, SCHOOLS,  SAFETY, TRANSPORATION, LIFESTYLE, PROXIMITY TO AIRPORTS, BEACHES, ENTERTAINMENT & DINING. AND THEY WANTED TO GET A SENSE OF HOME PRICES AND PROPERTY VALUE.  THEY HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT STORAGE:  HAVING BOTH AN ATTIC AND A BASEMENT IN NEW YORK…  THEY WONDERED HOW THEY WOULD EVER MANAGE IN FLORIDA, WITHOUT EITHER.

AND  WITH THE TROPICAL STORM THAT WAS BREWING A WEEK AGO,   THEY HAD QUESTIONS  ABOUT HURRICANES, INSURANCE, SHUTTERS, IMPACT WINDOWS… 

THESE ARE VERY TYPICAL BUYER QUESTIONS…

BUT I HAD TO SMILE WHEN THEY ASKED ABOUT HOW WE EVER SURVIVE SUMMER IN MIAMI…  “HOW HOT WILL IT GET?”   AND    “WHAT ABOUT BUGS, MOSQUITOES, HUMIDITY?” FUNNY, BUT THESE ARE TWO OF THE MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

WE CAN’T ALTER THE TRUTH.  MIAMI CAN GET BLISTERING HOT… AND HUMID.  IT’S MIAMI… WELCOME TO THE TROPICS!   YOU ARE TRADING SNOW FOR  YEAR-ROUND SUNSHINE, BEACHES, SUN AND SAND.  ( BUT WE DO HAVE AIR CONDITIONING…  ALMOST EVERYTHING IS AIRCONDITIONED …AND SOMETIMES OVERLY SO , SO DO BRING A SWEATER!).  AND  WE HAVE BUGSPRAY IF YOU NEED IT …  I PROMISE.   NEW YORKERS ARE NO STRANGERS TO HUMIDITY… OR BUGS.  WE KNOW …. WE LIVED THERE TOO. 

THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO SOUTH FLORIDA?  IF YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED LOCAL REALTOR, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CALL US AT 305-793-1365 OR SEND US A NOTE HERE.  WE WOULD LOVE TO HELP.

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