Thursday, July 26, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
3 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for an Open House
As you are considering to put your home on the market and a ‘for sale’ sign in the yard, your realtor should suggest that you hold an open house and for good reason.
Realtor Mary Kennedy of Mary Kennedy Professional Corp., explains that open houses are a critical part of the selling process. “It's an opportunity to gain feedback about the listing directly from potential buyers,” Kennedy said. “I know a lot of realtors don't bother, but if you're energized by people and are in a learning mode, I think open houses are a great marketing tool!”
If you still aren’t sure if an open house is right for you, consider the fact that Kennedy rarely has to hold more than one. However, in order to have a successful open house, there are a few things you can do to make sure your home is open-house ready. These next three tips will get you in the right mindset and headed in the right direction.
Friday, July 20, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
Summer is here and in FULL SWING!
If you’ve got a paint project to tackle in the coming months, here is a little help to make the job easier and cleanup faster. Plus, a few tips to keep you organized when touching up those inevitable bumps and scrapes down the road.
Eliminate paint odor at the source. Simply stir 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract per gallon of dark or bright paint. Since the extract may have a slight color to it, skip this in very subtle hues.
Skip the drips by placing two rubber bands around your paint can, centered parallel across the opening. Dip your brush into the paint, then wipe your brush along the rubber bands to eliminate any excess.
Make cleanup faster by lining the paint tray and wrapping the edges with aluminum foil before you start. When you're done, roll up the foil and throw it away.
Stop sticky lids by placing plastic wrap over the top of cans before replacing and hammering on the lids. This will keep dri ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
David Beckham is bringing MLS back to Miami. It seems like the search for a site that will host Miami's team has been going on for almost half a decade, and that's only if the city gets any team at all due to issues securing a location.
Jorge Mas, one of the main investors in the project, has pressured the city to move swiftly, stating the MLS would not consider bestowing Miami with an MLS franchise if construction on a stadium didn’t begin by October 2019.
The most recent proposal from the investors for a location would be built on a 18-hole golf course, currently known as Melreese Golf Course. The land is considered to be Miami's biggest public park.
The proposal has been in flux recently, as the City of Miami and Beckham, along with his Investors, determine what is a fair price to pay to the city for the use of the land.
The project will offer the following:
Total Cost $1 billion
$20m donation to the city to build remaining acreage ...
Monday, June 25, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
Written By: Jim McKinley
According to a 2017 report, about one-third of homebuyers aged 18 to 36 said their desire to
have room for their pets influenced the decision to buy a home. Experts recommend the
following tips if you have or plan to get a dog.
Inside and outside space to zoom. Wider hallways and open spaces give dogs plenty of room to
play. See if your new home will accommodate an area you can fence off for the dog to call
“home,” especially when you’ve first moved in.
Backyard size. Some dogs require minimal space to toilet and zoom. Other breeds like lots of
room to stretch their legs. Examine home backyards for landscape designs that might be dog-
incompatible. If you’re downsizing, check for other areas where you can get your dog the
exercise they need.
Durable floors. Dog claws do a number on hardwood floors. Carpet’s practical, if it’s a durable
style that doesn’t show wear and tear. Also, it cleans ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 / by Leon Zhivelev
According to the county’s Property Appraiser, as of June 1, overall values are estimated to have risen 6% compared to their level 12 months ago to a whopping $291 billion.
The total gain to the county tax rolls from property values and new construction was 6%, which is a new record for a single 12 month period. Excluding new construction, the gain was 3.9%.
This is a new record but it just about equals the property values in Dade-County from 2007-2008 when adjusted for inflation over time. $256 Billion in June 2007 is worth about $294 Billion Today.