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March 18, 2019

South Florida Homes for Sale One of the Strongest Markets for 2019

Find out why South Florida homes for sale are hot.If you pay attention to real estate at all, you probably have heard some of the gloomy predictions for the 2019 housing market. Interest rates are up, new tax laws are making it harder for some buyers to enter the market, prices are expected to increase only a little bit, and house sales are actually going to go down. But are these national trends going to impact you when you search South Florida homes for sale? Nope! Miami real estate is hot this year.

Check out Hot Miami Real Estate and Find Both Affordability and Luxury

Several factors come together to make South Florida so desirable. Gorgeous weather is always going to be a selling point for Florida, especially for buyers who want to trade their snow shovels for beach chairs. More retirees are moving to Miami, drawn by the warm temperatures and lack of state income taxes. Buyers from overseas are also snapping up South Florida homes, though not quite as many as a few years ago. House hunters are also attracted to affordable new construction. The median house price in the Miami real estate market is projected to be around $260,000. Prices are expected to climb by 5%, and sales will increase by around 3%.

The diversity of hot Miami real estate is another strength for this market. There is plenty of room for first time home buyers, but those looking for more space or more luxury have lots of options, too. Equestrian properties are a specialty of our team. You’ll find elegant homes on several acres of land, complete with barns and arenas. There are even equestrian-focused housing communities. There’s no shortage of homes with docking for a yacht or smaller craft, whether on the ocean or one of the many rivers in the area. And of course, beach condos in the Miami area are always an excellent choice. New buildings have gone up in the last few years, and shoppers can expect fully upgraded interiors, tons of amenities, and panoramic views of the water.

For an experienced agent in Miami and South Florida homes for sale, call the Cinthia Ane Team at 954.295.4207.

 

March 11, 2019

Don’t Miss the Longines Global Championship Tour near Miami Beach Equestrian Homes

Owners of Miami Beach equestrian homes go to the LGCTAs accomplished equestrians themselves, the Cinthia Ané Team loves showing Miami Beach equestrian homes to clients and helping them choose the one that fits their lifestyle and needs. We also love attending and even competing in equestrian competitions. One of the most prestigious competitions in the world is making a stop in Miami Beach. The Longines Global Championship Tour will hold competitions Thursday, April 18th through Saturday, April 20th. The event will take place at the arena behind the Setai Hotel, located between 21st and 22nd Streets. The location is stunning, with the Atlantic Ocean glittering next to the arena.

Equestrians at South Florida Horse Properties Can See the Competition Streamed Online

The Longines Global Championship Tour (LGCT) attracts the top riders from around the globe, including Olympians and other stars in the equestrian world. This is the fifth year that fans from Miami Beach equestrian homes have had the pleasure of watching this competition so close to home. The LGCT invites the top competitors to attempt the highest fences in the sport--up to 1.6 meters. Local riders and rising stars compete on fences that are somewhat lower. For the top competitors, a lot hangs in the balance. The final competition is the Grand Prix of Miami, held on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Not only does the winner take home the biggest money prize of the competition, they also go on to the Prague Playoffs, which is where the Longines Global Champions Super Grand Prix is held.

For those who want to watch the competition in the comfort of their South Florida horse properties, the LGCT website will be streaming the event. In addition to the first-class jumping, viewers will also get to hear expert commentary and studio interviews.

Get more details about the LGCT, including information about riders and horses, the event schedule, and the broadcast schedule online. Admission for spectators is free. 

 

Feb. 13, 2019

Find Fun and Food on Fort Lauderdale Property

Eat your way through the Fort Lauderdale property landscape. WonderMunch Food Tours take hungry souls step by step in search of tasty goodness. While the destination is yummy food, the history is just as rich and satisfying. Witty guides with an inner knowledge into the depths of Fort Lauderdale history lead the way.

Block by block the path is clear to tastiness. An easy walk takes folks through the heart of the city. WonderMunch guides in the lead are residents living in Fort Lauderdale. They have a passion for both their hometown and the culinary delights hidden within it. Insider tales are told and secrets spilled along the stroll. Participants soak up vivid stories of colorful characters who formed this iconic Florida town. Historic Fort Lauderdale property landmarks, entertainment venues, shopping destinations and other points of interests are brought to attention along the way.

Foodies Find Satisfaction when Living in Fort Lauderdale

Three hour tours are offered Monday through Fridays and take place at 11 a.m. each day. Groups meet their guides at the Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza or 420 SE 6th Avenue. Treks are both fun and filling. Games are played and prizes handed out also. Stops occur at four different locations. The trip starts off right with an espresso to hit the spot. Appetizers hint at more to come and are indeed followed by a mouthwatering entree. Decadent desserts tempt taste buds and bring the excursion to an end. Water is provided as the ideal beverage at each stopping point. Those over 21 can purchase adult drinks at participating venues if desired. Dietary needs such as vegetarian and gluten free can happily be accommodated with advanced notice given.

Although the WonderMunch Food Tour does not travel a great distance, about three or four blocks, comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear is suggested. Discounts are available for seniors, children, active military and veterans. Tours take place rain or shine so bring an umbrella if the weather seems questionable. Book a spot online or by calling 954.580.6900.

 

Posted in News
Feb. 13, 2019

The Stage is Set for Boca Raton Property Owners

There’s a flair for the dramatic on Boca Raton property. At The Wick Theater and Costume Museum the stage is set for marvelous productions. Escape reality and sink into the magic of Broadway caliber performances all without leaving the South Florida real estate region.

An impressive calendar highlights a whirlwind of impressive shows each season. Past events include beloved favorites such as White Christmas, Hello Dolly, Peter Pan and Steel Magnolias. Rodgers and Hammerstein classics always bring audiences to their feet. Standing ovations have occurred in previous Wick Theater seasons for The Sound of Music, Oklahoma and South Pacific. Many shows include meet the cast opportunities which are inspiring for both theater buffs and aspiring performers alike.

Cabaret nights and other special events are also pencilled in each year as well. The annual concert series has folks singing in the aisles. Discounts are available for ticket groupings of up to four performances. And, in the Wick Theater there are no bad seats. Expertly designed fantastic views of the stage are held of the stage from every vantage point. Get a glimpse of the current season here, or call 561.995.2333 for more information.

Dress for Success when Living in Boca Raton

The spotlight does not simply stay on the stage at the Wick Theater. Housing an impressive collection of historic finery, the Wick Theater Costume Museum showcases an array of iconic costumes. The charm of this Boca Raton property knows no bounds. Show stopping outfits herald from over 30 Broadway masterpieces. Experts of the industry lead wonderful tours offering tidbits of information about the impressive exhibits of attire and the characters who wore them. Trips to the museum also feature a first class three course meal in the Wick Tavern where elegant dining awaits. Visitors are welcomed into the museum seven days a week with advanced reservations.

Residents living in Boca Raton easily find the Wick Theater and Costume Museum at 7901 North Federal Highway. Tickets can be purchased online for all regular shows. 

 

Posted in News
Feb. 13, 2019

Trek through the Wilds of West Palm Beach Property

Folks trekking through the wilds of West Palm Beach property may encounter exotic animals along their pathways. At McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary hundreds of species of wildlife thrive in a haven all of their own. Over seven acres of lush Florida landscape provide shelter for animals in need of rescue and rehabilitation. Big cats, primates, reptiles, birds and other animals all have their own place to flourish on the grounds.

Private tours open up this wonderland to residents living in West Palm Beach. Expert staff lead the way introducing visitors to the inhabitants of the sanctuary. Those on the tour learn the history of each critter from their country of origin, characteristics of their species, diet, how they came to be at the refuge and their individual personality quirks. Enthusiasm of the guides is catching and the intimate relationship each employee has with the animals shines bright.

Lions and Tigers and Leopards Are Living in West Palm Beach

A variety of animals are showcased on the guided walks. Big cats include white tigers, African lions, black leopards, ligers, and lynx. Birds of a feather flock together and include parrots, macaws and others. Primates spend time on the West Palm Beach property monkeying around while nearby the resident sloth takes a snooze. Creepy and crawly creatures call the Reptile Room home. Here snakes slither and lizards leap. The brave of heart observe jumping vipers, albino pythons, Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, bearded lizards and gila monsters. Interactions with the animals cause smiles and laughter. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with parrots, tarantulas, tortoises, snakes and more.

Reservations for visitations are required and can be made by calling 561.790.2116. Doors are open Tuesday to Saturday and cost $35 for adults and $25 for children. Proceeds benefit the animal inhabitants of this non-profit as well as wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Because of the nature of the experience only children over five years of age will be admitted. McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary has earned thousands of five star reviews on TripAdvisor.com and proudly recognized as a top entertainment destination in West Palm Beach. Take a guided video tour here.

 

Posted in News
Feb. 7, 2019

Proven Strategies For Selling Your South FL Home

If you’re ready to sell your South FL home, or even if you’re simply considering such a move, read on for simple but proven strategies to make that process a smooth and successful one.

  • Choose the right real estate professional

soldBe sure to choose a Realtor who is familiar with your neighborhood, has extensive knowledge about today’s real estate market, and will provide you with credentials and references.   You want someone who you believe will represent your best interests and will explain each step of the selling process to you.  He/she should discuss with you your expectations regarding pricing, showings, open houses, feedback, and marketing vehicles. Learn about a Realtor’s responsibilities and how to make an informed selection.    

  • Prepare your home for selling

 “De-clutter”!  “Less is more”!  “Curb appeal”!  Heed these phrases as you stage your South FL home, for they contain excellent advice for a achieving a swift and successful sale.  Websites such as HGTV abound with simple but efficient suggestions to help with your preparations.

  • Monitor the marketing strategy

For maximum visibility, your Realtor should be utilizing multiple means of advertising and marketing such as print and Web advertising, social media, YouTube videos, individual domain sites, blogs, key words, etc., to reach today's savvy buyers.

  • Hold open houses

Buyers are attending open houses in larger numbers than ever, so making your South FL home available for regular open houses is important. Make sure your house is showing-ready and ask for feedback from your broker to improve or tweak it, if necessary.

  • Be ready to negotiate offers

Try to keep emotion out of the negotiations.   You never know where an offer will go so don't make the mistake of not countering. Working through the details calmly will often achieve a result both sides can be satisfied with.  Visit Realtor.com for tips on working through the negotiation process.

In the past few years, the inspection has generated a second round of negotiations. Both sides should be reasonable, but it sometimes seems that buyers demand the upper hand.

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Posted in Sellers
March 18, 2018

The Momentum of the Luxury Real Estate Market in Florida

With year long sunshine and warm temperatures, Florida has long been the destination of choice for many Americans. The state is positively teaming with tourists and folk that have decided to migrate down to the Sunshine State because it has a climate that ticks all the boxes for so many people. It is the destination of choice for millions of Americans during the winter months when Boston, New York and Detroit shiver in sub-zero temperatures while Florida can regularly boast daily temp averages well in to the 70s.

It's no surprise that the real estate market in Florida for luxury homes is, and always has, been booming.

   

Even throughout the housing market collapse and the economic recession, which began in 2007, Florida's luxury homes were always a source of great interest. 

Affluent Neighborhoods:

Take Fort Lauderdale as an example where luxury homes in this neighborhood have always generated huge interest, not just from Americans but from several investors overseas. Chinese, Vietnamese and investors from Taiwan have been particularly busy in areas like Victoria Park and The Isles, where you will come across elegant homes with huge expensive yachts docked right outside the front door of $1 million homes.

Many of the homes in these neighborhoods are very old and have charm, quality and a certain traditional style of architecture about them. But Florida is producing new complexes and one luxury pre-construction going up in south west Florida is The Concession; a gated golf course community residence located SE of Tampa between Sarasota and Manatee County.

 

The Concession

The Concession is true luxury and secure community estate with most homes having 1 acre + lots looking over a huge lake and other homes having preserve views with golf course views. Here you will see towering pine trees, oak trees that are hundreds of years old and a community that is one of a kind right on the Florida Gulf Coast. 

The real estate market is seeing homes at The Concession being snapped up despite the price range starting from $250,000 and reaching $890,000. It is places like The Concession and other Florida gated communities that are thriving in 2014 and these homes could form a huge shift in the luxury home real estate market.

Luxury homes in Florida have those tropical breezes, surrounding elements of nature and a real estate market that doesn't seem to recognize the word "slow housing market."

July 31, 2017

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We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Sellers
March 29, 2017

MUSE - New 68 Oceanfront Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

The Muse luxury condos in Miami

Based at 17141 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach in sunny southern Florida will be a brand spanking new 49-story development called Muse. The ultra-luxurious apartments will be at the very top of opulent living, first class amenities and all in a location right by the beach and in a climate with year round sunshine and warmth.

However, the luxurious development at Muse is not expected to be completed until the spring of 2017 but when it finally arrives, new residents can look forward to a number of striking features. But more about these later as first potential new owners will no doubt want to know what’s inside.

Basically, there are four types of residential units: the East Residences 01 comprise of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is also a media room in these apartments and prices will range from $4.2 million to $7 million with 20% required to open the contract and 50% needed upon closing.

Also available are the West Residences 02 which have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and den. The prices are more affordable at $2 million and go up to $4 million at the high end. There will also be a number of penthouse residences which will have five bedrooms, six bathrooms with a service suite attached.

Sunny Isles Beach Florida homes

The floor space inside the penthouses are about 8,319 square feet with your very own private elevator access with advanced biometric security features, and a 60 feet wide terrace!

Each residence will be delivered furniture ready, complete with stunning designs by Ramirez and Antrobus.  The smart in-house home system means you can enjoy integrated video, lighting, security and shading systems upon command.

On the rooftop you will find a vanishing-edge pool and spa which overlooks the beautiful sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean. There is also a high-tech fitness gym, steam room, spa and sauna and the food served at the poolside is of the same high standard you might expect in a resort.

One of the floors will be dedicated to residents’ storage items and the area will be climate controlled. There is also a breakfast gallery located on the mezzanine floor, where you can eat continental breakfasts while gazing at beautiful works of art and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

March 23, 2017

The Brickell Flatiron residences in Miami Florida.

Miami Luxury Condos

The Brickell Flatiron residences is a luxury glass tower of 64 stories and is located in the heart of downtown Miami. These units were designed and furnished with the highest end materials including custom Italian finishes, high-end German appliances and custom Italian manufactured faucets and fixtures in the bathrooms and kitchens. These units come with energy-efficient floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors with jaw dropping views of the Atlantic.

This luxury tower boasts five-star service and amenities that will have you looking forward to coming home every day. From its rooftop level full-service spa and it's fully equipped gym with jaw-dropping Miami skyline and water views, too it's own theater located on the 17th floor and it's billiard and cigar room, you will see why this luxury tower stands higher than any in the area.

Brickell Flatiron Condos

The Brickell Flatiron also includes a luxury outdoor lap pool, a separate children's pool and a climate controlled wine cellar with lockers for you to store your fine wines.

The garage and parking conveniences include a 24 hour valet service, car washing and detail service as well as a membership-based car share service and electric car charging stations. Now those are amenities you don't find anywhere else, and that's just in the garage!

And if that wasn't enough the residences include a landscaped rooftop garden oasis and 64 floors below, a stunning lobby with curated artwork and furnishings by well-known artists. Also don't forget the Brickell Flatiron's ground-level includes retail shops, restaurants and cafés that will even deliver room service to your unit.