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THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN THE WORLD THAN MIAMI

 

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THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE IN THE WORLD THAN MIAMI!   CNN AND TRULIA RANK MIAMI AMONG THE 100 BEST PLACES TO LIVE. Read the rest of this entry »

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WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS EQUATE TO HIGHER DESIRABILITY IN MIAMI

 

THE  TREND IN SOUTH FLORIDA: 

MIAMI HOME BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR HOMES WITH EASY PEDESTRIAN ACCESS  TO AMENITIES

 WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS LINCOLN ROAD MIAMI BEACH SOUTH BEACH

THERE IS A WEBSITE WALK SCORE  WHERE YOU CAN PLUG IN AN ADDRESS TO SEE HOW ‘WALKABLE”  YOUR PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD OR HOME IS.  IT WILL GIVE YOU DISTANCES, AS THE CROW FLIES, FROM ANY ADDRESS TO THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS, STORES, MALLS, SHOPS.   

HOW YOUR HOUSE OR CONDO IS MARKETED FOR SALE  IS WORTH GIVING SOME THOUGHT TO.  “LOCATION IS EVERYTHING”.  GETTING AROUND WITHOUT A CAR MAKES PROPERTY MORE APPEALING TO HOME BUYERS, ESPECIALLY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

CONVENIENCE  DOES ADD VALUE… BUYERS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR THAT CAN AND DO PAY MORE FOR HOMES WITH PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO LOCAL AMENITIES: RESTAURANTS, DRY CLEANERS, SHOPS AND BOOK STORES… A BIG SELLING POINT. 

BABY BOOMERS AND FIRST-TIME HOME OWNERS  (WHO COMPRISE A SIZEABLE  POOL OF CURRENT HOMEBUYERS)DO NOT WANT TO BE ISOLATED.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dr Sylvia Daunert Named Chair of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology /Dr Leonidas Bachas named Dean of Arts and Sciences

University of Miami and Miller School of  Medicine  officially welcomed “world class luminary”  Dr. Sylvia Daunert, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,  July 1, 2010.  

The University of Miami simultaneously announced the appointment of Dr Leonidas Bachas,  as UM’s new Dean of  Arts and Sciences. 

Both were highly sought-after University of Miami appointments!

Welcome to Miami…   Sylvia and Leonidas … We are thrilled to have you here in Miami.   Alexandra and I so pleased to have had to honor working with you, your family and your esteemed colleagues in your relocation here!  Warmest of welcomes from the Restivo Team!

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The goal of the University of Miami and UM’s Miller School of Medicine and Health has been to catapult the University of Miami and UM’s  Miller School of Medicine into the top ten universities in the world. 

The University is well on their way!

Internationally renowned for her work in bioanalytical chemistry and for having developed molecular devices to detect/ treat health and environmental disorders,  Sylvia Daunert is officially now the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, effective July 1, 2010.

Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School, and CEO of University of Miami Health System – UHealth says “One of my most important responsibilities as Dean is to attract leaders who are world-class scientists to our faculty, and Sylvia Daunert is a world-class luminary joining our Miller School family.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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July 1st – Florida Condo Laws Deny Use of Common Areas & Change Condo Insurance Requirements

Governor Charlie Christ signed into effect these  NEW CONDO LAWS  which take  effect  in Florida, July 1st, 2010. 

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The Real Estate Association of Miami and the Beaches (RAMB) truncated and condensed those changes, as they relate to bulk buyers, insurance, sprinkler systems, past-due assessments on foreclosures, denial of common area usage, and diverting tenant rent. 

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Miami Condo Prices Down 40-50% below what they were in 2006

Small wonder that Miami condo sales have skyrocketed!   Miami condo prices dropped 40-50% below what they were at  the height of the Miami Condo Market Boom… back in 2006.  Inventory has dropped considerably, with fewer condos and townhomes available for purchase right now than at any other point in time during the past year and a half.  

Due to a significant drop in inventory (and a parallel price drop)  Miami has seen a notable increase in international acquisitions thanks (in part)  to investors  from Italy, England, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Brazil, Dubai and the Far East.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Allure of the MIAMI townhouse!

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For a variety of reasons, villas and townhouses are a plausible answer to ‘what’s next?’ Whether you want to lock-up and take-off for a well-deserved romp around the globe… or  eliminate  entirely the hassle of maintaining a large home ( and grounds!)…  a townhouse can offer  freedom, without catapulting you into  quarters of claustrophobically minimal dimensions.  If you want  independence and elbow room …  and a condo is just too confining…the answer COULD BE  a townhouse.   

In both Coral Gables & South Miami there are several in the works – some in the development stages (having already broken ground, or about to)…   others ready for occupancy.  They run the whole gamut, with some available for under $500,000.  

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EWM Realtors: Buying and Selling Miami!

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Specializing in Selling Miami’s Luxury Properties,    Alexandra and Vicki Restivo of EWM Realtors   offer a unique perspective as a mother-daughter team (with a broad base of expertise!). Read the rest of this entry »

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What you need to know BEFORE BUYING A HOUSE!

 
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We’ve lived in Coral Gables and Pinecrest for nearly two decades, and know the South Florida neighborhoods you want to live in.  Though our website, you have the opportunity to explore on your own  –   at your leisure.  We are here to answer your questions as they arise
 
It’s all about lifestyle, timing, and choices. Whether you’ve outgrown your current home … are ready to downsize… buying your first home… looking for a vacation home… making an investment…stepping into something new Read the rest of this entry »

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Miami … A new perspective on Haiti … and the relief effort

Before our wake-up call …   we had space to gripe & complain.   After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, perhaps Miami will complain less. Haitian Earthquake

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Haitian Relief Effort

Haitian Relief … by guest contributor  Marc Bayard:

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“I can’t thank you enough for all for your thoughts and prayers during this trying time, I wanted to update you on the latest news, as of last night, we have finally contacted all of our missing relatives, they are safe and aside from minor injuries and major property damage (destroyed homes and buildings), are well.  I want you to know that your thoughts and prayers are working, as there have been miraculous stories of survival amidst tragedy, including my father in law, cousin, grandmother in law and 2 aunts, whose homes or offices crumbled while they were inside and they were momentarily trapped, yet they managed to escape with minimal injuries.  While we are tremendously relieved that they are safe, our happiness is tempered by the overwhelming losses surrounding them Read the rest of this entry »

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