Thursday, December 13, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
PortMiami has been expanding to accommodate bigger ships, more passengers and larger profits over the last few years. With brand new terminals and even a brand new tunnel, PortMiami's expansion has helped expand Miami's huge tourism industry.
This past Sunday, it is estimated that roughly 52,000 passengers either departed or arrived back to the port, the highest single-day ridership to date.
The Allure of the Seas (Royal Carribean), Empress of the Seas (Royal Caribbean), Oceania Riviera (Oceania Cruises), Norwegian Getaway (Norwegian Cruise Line), MSC Divina (MSC Cruises), San Gwann (FRS Carribean), Disney Magic (Disney Cruise Line), Carnival Magic (Carnival Cruise Lines) & Carnival Horizon (Carnival Cruise Lines) were the 9 ships in port on the historic day at PortMiami.
Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos A. Gimenez, said:
“I want to welcome all cruise visitors to Miami-Dade County and encourage them to explore all that our community has to ...
Monday, October 22, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
Contributed by Jim McKinley
How to Give Your Bathroom the Upgrade You Deserve for Less
When you think about remodeling your bathroom, you may feel those pursestrings instinctually tighten. That’s understandable; the average price of a full-scale bathroom remodel is over $19,000, and that figure can hit upwards of $25,000 for fancier projects. That’s not too friendly to the homeowner on a budget. However, the good news is you don’t have to spend anywhere close to that. Here’s what you need to know if you want to give your bathroom a significant upgrade without breaking the bank.
Set a Realistic Budget
Don’t do anything before you figure out a realistic budget — don’t call a contractor, don’t knock out a single piece of tile, and don’t change your toilet seat. A proper budget is crucial to getting your remodel done at a reasonable price. First, you have to decide exactly what you’ll be DIYing and what you ...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
Yesterday, the Julie's Realty Team made their way over to the YotelPad Sales office to preview their brand new pre-construction bringing their one-of-a-kind brand to Downtown Miami.
YOTELPAD in downtown Miami, this project is perfect for the foreign or local buyer, the new innovative way to condo in Miami.
YotelPAD is the latest residential extension to the YOTEL & YotelAir brand, bringing to the market efficiently designed units to utilize the space in a way to fit everything you need without compromising on luxury.
Sales Executive, Mellisa Pardo, gave an excellent presentation explaining exactly how unique, innovative and cost-effective thee YotelPad project vision and lifestyle will be.
This development is perfect for the international and local US buyer giving them the opportunity to purchase a residential unit with the convenience OF NO RENTAL RESTRICTIONS allowing the buyer to have the freedom to optimize his rental capacity through numerous options.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
Obtaining a mortgage requires several steps, including preapproval, appraisal and underwriting, before you’re ready for closing.
1. Prequalification: Prequalification will give you a quick estimate of how much you can borrow for your mortgage. You’ll share basic financial information, including your income, savings and outstanding debts. There’s usually no fee to get prequalified, and you can apply quickly by phone or online. However, getting prequalified doesn’t guarantee you’ll qualify for the mortgage.
2. Preapproval: Preapproval is much more thorough than prequalification. The lender will review your financial situation, similar to when you officially apply for a mortgage. You may be required to pay an application fee.
Expect to submit complete financial documents, including:
W-2s for the previous two years
Proof of bonuses
Your most recent federal tax return
Two to three months of bank and investment ...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
Before you apply for a mortgage, you should make sure you’re in a good position to qualify for the best loan possible. It’s a good idea to check and improve your credit, compare lenders, getpreapproved and make a plan for your down payment.
1. Check and improve your credit report. Lenders will check your credit report, so you want to identify and fix problems with your credit report before you apply.
Order a free copy of your credit report at AnnualCreditReport.com. Your report will list your borrowing history, including any negative marks. You can pay extra to access your credit score with your report. Alternatively, some websites, banks and credit card issuers give customers free credit score access.
Check your report for errors and contact the credit bureau if you find any. You can take steps to improve your credit score, such as always making your monthly payments on time, paying down your balances and not applying for other loans and credit ...