NORTH MIAMI KEYSTONE SANS SOUCI REAL ESTATE BIGGEST SALES (09-13-19)

NORTH MIAMI KEYSTONE SANS SOUCI

NORTH MIAMI KEYSTONE SANS SOUCI REAL ESTATE BIGGEST SALES

*as of  September 13,  2019

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Mint Movers Offers Specialized Piano Moving Services in North Miami, Florida

Mint Movers

Mint Movers is equipped to move any kind of piano. They recognize that the cost of a damaged piano can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The company does not want to cost their customers any more money than they deem necessary. That’s why Mint Movers offers a Damage Free Guarantee for pianos and all other belongings. They also fully insure items. Customers can be assured that anything needing transportation will not be damaged any step of the way.

North Miami, FL – Mint Movers, at https://mintmovers.com/, is a long-distance moving company for all types of furniture. As licensed movers in Miami Beach, they strive to move pianos safely with their expert piano moving service. They know that pianos are valuable belongings, and therefore place special attention when taking care of these heavy musical instruments. Mint Movers wants to help all musicians in the North Miami area transport their personal pianos.

Mint Movers is equipped to move any kind of piano. They recognize that the cost of a damaged piano can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The company does not want to cost their customers any more money than they deem necessary. That’s why Mint Movers offers a Damage Free Guarantee for pianos and all other belongings. They also fully insure items. Customers can be assured that anything needing transportation will not be damaged any step of the way.

Mint Movers

Trained movers with this company can also move belongings to their storage facility on behalf of the customer. They are able to store for brief periods, like the duration of the moving process, or long term. The facilities are climate controlled, which is important for any musical instrument, antique, or piece or artwork in storage. Humidity levels are also kept at low levels to keep elements from affecting any important items.

Safety in storage is one of the company’s top priorities. Therefore, Mint Movers offers 24/7 video monitored security surveillance for their storage units. This is to ensure the safety of pianos in the process of moving. Gates are in place around the facilities. Security guards are also there to protect valuables in storage units. All of these benefits come at no additional cost.

With this premiere moving company in Miami Beach, clients can customize the cost of their services to their own needs. This is because Mint Movers aims to be reliable and ethical in their pricing. Whether a customer is moving short or long distance, the total cost of the packing and moving will be tailored to their specific move. The price determined is then offered at a fixed rate, with no additional or hidden fees.

Mint Movers

Mint Movers wants to be a trustworthy competitor among many moving companies in Miami Beach. As a result, they offer many options for moving pianos and other valuable items to and from the area. Whether a piano needs to be moved short distance, long distance, or needs to be stored, Mint Movers guarantees they can help pack it and relocate it safely. Because of their reputation, many residents in North Miami feel safe when Mint Movers handles their prized pianos, antiques, and other valuables.

Those who are moving pianos and other possessions in the North Miami area can call Mint Movers for a free consultation, or receive their quote online. These movers also encourage musicians to connect via Facebook and Twitter to learn about any future offers and upcoming promotions.

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Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership

In a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes,

“The largest group of millennials by birth year will turn 30 in 2020, which puts them entering their prime homebuying years”.

The article continues to describe how millennials have more buying-power than the generations that preceded them, making their interest in embracing homeownership stronger than ever,

“Millennials—the most educated generation—have the highest incomes across their generational cohorts, even when salaries are adjusted for inflation.”

This combination of power and desire has the potential to drive positive growth in the homeownership rate heading into the near future. According to Fleming,

‘“The gap between the potential and actual homeownership in 2018 narrowed slightly as the growth in homeownership modestly exceeded the increase in potential demand,” he says, citing First American’s Homeownership Progress Index.

“We expect the homeownership rate to further close the gap with potential in the years ahead as millennials continue to make important decisions, such as attaining an education and, later in life, getting married and having children.”’

That said, the shortage of sellable inventory in the entry and mid-range levels that’s attractive to potential millennial buyers may be a contributing factor as to why many millennials haven’t yet purchased a home. According to another recent report citing Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic,

“Lower rates are certainly making it more affordable to buy homes and millennial buyers are entering the market with increasing force. These positive demand drivers, which are occurring against a backdrop of persistent shortages in housing stock, are the major drivers for higher home prices, which will likely continue to rise for the foreseeable future.”

With millennials aging-up into mortgage-ready and home-buying territory, along with their strong buying interest and buying power, this generation is poised and ready to have positive impact on homeownership rates across the country. Many of them just need to find a home they’re excited to buy in this competitive end of the market.

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking of selling, reach out to a local real estate professional to determine if now is a great time for you to list your house and move-up. More millennials are getting ready to jump into the market and join the ranks of homeownership, so demand for homes in the starter and mid-level range will continue to be strong.

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Keeping Your House Clean with Dogs While It’s on the Market

Keeping Your House Clean with Dogs While It's on the Market

Keeping Your House Clean with Dogs While It’s on the Market

 

Grout can be a real problem because it soaks up pet odors.

Oof. Houses that smell or look like pets have lived in them are just harder to sell.

Here’s how to de-dog your house before putting it on the market — and how to keep it that way while you sell.

#1 Steam Clean Everything Fabric

“Job number one is to take care of [the soft surfaces in your house],” says Melissa Maker, star of an eponymous YouTube channel and owner of a Toronto cleaning service. “They hold odors and hair like nothing else.”

This includes carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and even the drapes, she says. Pets rub against drapes, getting oils, odors, and fur on the fabric. Send curtains out for a professional cleaning.

#2 Groom Your Pet

Get your pet groomed by a pro before you list your house. You can do it yourself, but a pro can get more hair and dander off than you can — plus, all that gunk is better off in the groomer’s drain than yours.

Brush your furry friend regularly (outside, preferably) while your house is on the market. Any hair you get off on a brush is hair that won’t end up on your sofa or in your rugs.

#3 Clean Tile-Floor Grout

Tile resists dog stains, but grout is porous and sucks them up like a sponge. “I had a cat who had an accident on a tile floor, and the pee seeped into the grout,” Maker says. Steam clean grout to lift old smells and stains. If your grout is really cruddy, hire a pro to chip out the old grout and put in new — or DIY it if you have the skills.

#4 Get an Air Purifier Tower

To you, it smells like home. But your HVAC has been circulating the same hair and dander again and again (especially in hot and cold weather when the windows are closed).

Add an air purifier tower with a HEPA filter; it pulls hair and dander out of the air before they even reach your HVAC.

Most air ducts don’t need to be cleaned, especially if you change filters regularly. But if dander and fur seem to be taking over, hire a duct-cleaning company before putting your home on the market.

#5 Use Enzymatic Cleaners

They’re the special forces of odor busters. Enzymatic cleaners are made of beneficial bacteria that eat stains and odors. They’re formulated to stamp out a specific type of stain, so a cleanser that targets urine won’t be the same as one for vomit.

“They’re cultivated for a specific mess,” Maker says. Apply them liberally to stains regardless of how old they are, before listing your house.

#6 Get Rid of Scratch Marks

Pet toenails leave telltale marks on doors and walls. For walls and doors made of synthetic materials, you’ll just need to paint over the marks. For a wooden door, use wood-filler pen can fill in the scratches. For hardwood floors, rub out small scratches with steel wool or fine sandpaper followed by mineral spirits, wood filler, and polyurethane. For major damage, refinishing the hardwood is a good investment with a stellar 100% ROI.

#7 Absorb Odors With Charcoal

Charcoal pulls moisture and odors out of the air. You can get inconspicuous little bags of it to hang in places your pets love most. Or, just strategically stash some charcoal briquettes around the house.

Just be sure to get the ones that aren’t presoaked with lighter fluid.

#8 Spot Clean Furniture Daily

If you’re like many pet owners, trying to keep your dog off the couch completely isn’t worth the effort. Instead, cover your freshly-cleaned furniture with throws or pet covers, and wash them at least once a week. Vacuum rugs and carpets every day. Pet smells sink in fast.

For quick hair removal before a showing, wipe down the couch with rubber gloves. The hair comes right off.

#9 Get a Sniff Test

You’ve scrubbed everything, and you think your house smells like a dog has never set foot in the door. Get a second opinion as to whether the odors are gone, Maker says. “You may be noseblind. Ask your agent to walk through and give you an honest opinion.”

 

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MIDTOWN MIAMI REAL ESTATE BIGGEST SALES (09-06-19)

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MIDTOWN MIAMI REAL ESTATE BIGGEST SALES

*as of September 9, 2019

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Via Emilia Garden

Taste Of The Town: Midtown Miami’s ‘Via Emilia Garden’ Serves Up Authentic Tastes Of Italy & Lots Of Pasta

By Lisa Petrillo

 

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A husband and wife are teaming up to bring the authentic tastes of Italy to Miami, with their newest restaurant that relies on fresh ingredients and of course, delicious pasta.

It’s ‘viva Italia’ at Via Emilia Garden in Midtown.

The newest location to its popular sister restaurant on South Beach, Via Emilia 9.

 

Via Emilia Garden

Owned by celebrated Chef Giancarlo ‘Wendy’ Cacciatori and his wife Valentina Imbrenda, who handles the front of the house and is co-owner.

Via Emilia Garden is a 2,000 square-foot indoor, outdoor eatery that features an open kitchen with collectible sneakers on the wall and an outside garden and market where you can take home almost anything cooked in the restaurant.

“The design was all mine and my husband. It’s our passion and our ideas,” said Imbrenda.

The couple met five years ago at the South Beach location.

Chef Cacciatori first wanted to date Imbrenda and then he wanted her to work with him as well.

The rest is history.

“We are both good with people. I love it. It feels like home,” Imbrenda said.

The restaurant is named after a road in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.

Every dish is all about authenticity.

“One thing that we don’t ever overlook is authenticity, as a matter of fact my husband refuses to change his recipes. It says so on the menu,” Imbrenda said.

Via Emilia Garden

All pastas are made on premises and boiled, not in water, but in their homemade chicken broth to add more flavor.

Like the Tagliatelle al Prosciutto di Parma.

“First of all the pasta is cooked perfectly and the prosciutto is not too thin, but not too thick,” said CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo, after tasting the dish.

“It’s perfect. I love this dish. It’s my favorite. This is how my husband got me, with this dish,” Imbrenda said laughing.

He must’ve also wooed her with the super delicious pasta with sausage and mushroom.

“I think what makes the pasta very tasty is the sausage, the sausage is really, really good and it’s made in house,” said Imbrenda.

We snack on the mouthwatering and refreshing Prosciutto and fresh melon.

“The prosciutto is a little salty and the melon is sweet, so they balance each other,” said Imbrenda.

“You could leave me alone with this all day. I mean, right, sweet and savory,” said Petrillo.

We finish with the elegant eggplant parmigiana.

“We first grill the eggplant, then we bake it in the oven with the mozzarella, tomato sauce and parmesan cheese,” Imbrenda said.

“I feel like I’m in a small town somewhere in Italy, it’s so authentic and it also feels very natural,” said Petrillo. “And the cheese, please the cheese, ‘grazie!’”

Via Emilia Garden is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

For more information about Via Emilia Garden, visit here.

 

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A Must-Read Guide On How To Sell Your House

A Must-Read Guide On How To Sell Your House

A Must-Read Guide On How To Sell Your House

Selling your first house is a big deal. Learn how to sell a house and navigate the process, from setting a price to closing the deal.

Selling your house can feel overwhelming in multiple ways. You’re pulling up roots and leaving all that’s familiar — and making a huge financial decision at the same time. Knowing how to sell your home takes some studying up. The more you know, the easier the big decisions will be.

Information is power, so we’ll answer your questions about how to sell your home.

Research the Market

Do some homework on what’s going on with the housing market in your area. Go to a property listing site, like realtor.com®, and see what homes are selling for in your neighborhood, and how long they’re sitting on the market before being sold.

Check mortgage rates. Note who some of the top agents are for the neighborhood or types of properties you’re interested in. Ultimately, the best way to select an agent? Get recommendations from friends and family.

Hire an Agent

Yes, you need an agent. Selling a house involves some strategy and know-how. An agent knows how to sell your house. He or she will help you set a price, market it, and make repairs, guiding you through the inspection, negotiating with buyers, and helping you navigate the closing.  

They’ll also help you plan your timeline, and a really good one will help you through the emotional parts of selling a home you’ve loved.

Find the right agent by interviewing the ones — at least three — you learned about through research and recommendations. Go with one who knows the specific ins and outs of your market, the lowdown that’s not online. 

The one who knows things like why that nice two-story down the block sold for $20,000 less than the asking price and why the house two neighborhoods over got $20,000 over. A knowledgeable agent will have information and experience.

Price Your Home to Sell

Go ahead and look at those sites that give home value estimates for a general idea on pricing when deciding how to sell your house. But don’t stop there. There are a lot of factors specific to your home that an algorithm won’t pick up on, but your human real estate agent will.

An agent has access to data you don’t. They can do a thing for you called a comparative market analysis, also known as running comps, that checks the price of houses similar to yours that have sold in the in past 90 days. It’s like taking the pulse of the market within a couple of miles of your house.

The agent will give you a market value for your house, and then it’s up to you, with your agent’s guidance, to set the price. And the price needs to be right.

If it’s too high, your house will sit on the market too long, which wastes your time and can raise a red flag to buyers. If your price is too low, you’ll miss out on all that value you worked hard to build in your home. 

Your agent may have tips on setting the price so that it stays within certain search parameters on listing sites. Let your agent be your guide on setting a price. 

Prepare the House

Time to get your house looking its best. When selling your home, you want to make it look like someone else’s dream home.

Repair everything you know of that’s broken. Fix the little things, like the toilet that runs, the closet doors that don’t shut all the way, the hole in the fence. Fix the big things, too, like a leaky roof or a malfunctioning HVAC. 

Home buyers may not notice the windows are sticking and the wiring is outdated, but an inspector will. Head off problems now. Get a pro out to check any major systems you suspect could have an issue.

Clean up as if company was coming. Hire a cleaning service to do a deep clean — the kind where they scrub the baseboards and toekicks and vacuum behind the refrigerator. Power wash the house and driveway. Make sure your landscape is spiffy, too: boxwoods trimmed, lawn mowed, flower beds weeded. Curb appeal matters.

Declutter. Tidying up is the way to sell your house. You need to bust the clutter and make your house look Insta-perfect. Clear the kitchen counters, pack up most of your books and all of your knickknacks and take them to a storage unit or donate them to charity. Cull your clothes and donate the ones you haven’t worn in more than a year. Clean out the garage, tidy up the laundry room, organize the pantry. 

All this tidiness and organization signal to potential buyers that your house has been well cared for — and has plenty of room for all their clutter.

Depersonalize your space. Take you out of your home. Box up family photos, your great-grandma’s heirloom quilt, your son’s Matchbox car collection. It sounds sad, but it’s how to sell your house. 

You want buyers to be able to see themselves and their things in the house. They can’t do that if it feels like your house. Look at this as the first step in packing up to leave. Consider renting a storage unit for the stuff until you move.

Stage your house. This is one step beyond the decluttering, depersonalizing, and cleaning. This is when you set up your house to show off its assets and downplay its weaknesses. It usually means moving furniture and making your house look as perfect as a photo in a shiny décor magazine. 

Staged houses can sell faster and at a higher price. Staging a home is key if you’ve moved out and the house is empty. A professional stager will bring in décor and make your house look as if it’s lived in by the tidiest, most tasteful minimalists in the world. 

Some agents have stager they work with, or do it themselves. You can also hire a pro yourself, someone with top-flight design and décor skills.

Paint the interior of your house, especially walls that are an unusual color. You adore the Yves Klein blue in the bonus room. Buyers might not. This isn’t a criticism of your taste. It’s just part of depersonalizing your house, all part of how to sell a house. Pick a nice, neutral tone, like gray or beige.

Paint the outside of your house, too, if there’s any flaking or worn paint, or if you painted the exterior an unconventional shade that might turn off buyers.

Market Your Home

Ready, set, market. Once your house hits the MLS listings, it’s time to drive buyers to you. Your real estate agent will handle this, but here’s what you need to know.

Photos. This seems a no-brainer in a digital world, but plenty of sellers forget to prioritize the quality of their photography. Make sure photos are well-lit, in focus, and high resolution so they don’t pixelate on tablets and smartphones.

Your agent may very well offer a professional photographer as part of his or her services to you. If not, consider hiring a professional photographer, especially if you’re in a high-end home or a market where you’re hustling for buyers.

A good album of photos includes: 

  • The exterior of your house from the front. Move your cars and the kids’ toys out of the driveway so all a potential buyer sees is your house. 
  • Every interior room, and with the drapes open and the lights on. Bright is beautiful. Be sure to move trash cans, litter boxes, laundry baskets full of clothes and other banal evidence of humans out of the photos.
  • The yard and local amenities like the nearby park, the neighborhood pool, and clubhouse. 

Got a luxe house or a huge piece of property near water or mountains and wondering, “How to sell my house?” Get drone photography done to show off the surrounding area. Another option for luxury properties: a night photo of the front of the house lit by the landscape lighting.

Virtual tours are becoming the norm. Buyers swoon over them, because a virtual tour takes them by the hand and leads them through the house. You’ll need to hire an outside company to create one. Your agent should be able to connect you with a business who does virtual tours. Again, some agents offer this as part of their listing services.

Signage — like the classic For Sale sign — are basics for selling your home. There should be a sign in your front yard, with your agent’s contact info on it. Especially during open houses, you should expect signs on busy streets nearby with an arrow pointing the way to your house.  If you’re deep in a winding subdivision, you may need more signs directing folks to your house. If your home is part of a homeowners association, be sure to see if the HOA is OK with agent signs.

Direct mail still works. Your agent will probably set up the mass mailing of an oversized, full-color postcard to people in the area and to area agents who may have buyers looking to move to your neighborhood.

E-flyers are effective. Your agent can combine multiple photos of your house in an e-flyer and email it to neighbors, clients on his mailing list, and other agents in the area as well as out-of-town brokers. 

Ads in those paper real estate magazines distributed for free, and digital ads on sites for newspapers and listing sites really do help spread the word.

Social media is how to sell your house in the 21st century. Your agent will likely post your listing to her various social channels, such as Facebook and Twitter. If not, ask for it. Instagram, for instance, draws more than 1 billion sets of eyeballs each month. Ask your agent, if she can put videos out on social media, not just photos, because videos get more engagement than photos. 

And put your listing on your social channels, too.

Word of mouth is old-fashioned, but works. Tell your friends, acquaintances, and co-workers your house is for sale. Your agent should be working her network, too.

Property listing sites will pick up your house listing once your agent puts it on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service.) There’s a gaggle of them, from individual agency sites to biggies like realtor.com®.

Showcase Your House

Throwing open the doors and inviting the public to come tour your house is one of the most effective marketing tools out there. Here’s how to sell your home by pulling off a good showing.

Your agent will:

  • Schedule an open house for a weekend. ​ 
  • Socialize the open house by tweeting about it, posting it on Facebook, putting it on Instagram, and posting it on a neighborhood site like NextDoor. You can help by adding the news to your channels as well. 
  • Send out e-flyers, run digital ads on local web sites, or go analog with print ads in local newspapers and fliers tacked up at the neighborhood pool and local businesses.
  • Put up plenty of signage all over the neighborhood on the day of the open house,and maybe even attach balloons to each sign. There should be a sign with an arrow pointing the way to your house every few blocks on routes from major streets to your house. Getting attention is how to sell a home.
  • Set out fliers and brochures with info on the home that visitors can take with them.

You should:

  • Clean again. You decluttered, depersonalized, fixed, and fussed over the place when you listed it. Take another pass, especially if you’ve been living in the house. Hire a housecleaning service to give it the once-over.
  • Make special preparations, like moving the cars out of the driveway and away from your house so the open house attendees focus on your house and have a place to park. Open the blinds and drapes to let in the light and turn on the interior lights. Your agent will likely serve refreshments.
  • Make sure your house smells fresh, but go easy on air fresheners. Some people are allergic to them, and heavy use of them may make shoppers wonder what smell you’re trying to hide. 
  • Send pets away. Let them go on a playdate with a pal, or board them for a few hours. You don’t want them distracting visitors from the house. Hide their toys, bowls, and beds, too, to stave off smells. 
  • Vacate the house during the open. ​Prospective buyers will be more open in terms of feedback if you’re not in attendance. Let your agent handle it.

Close the Deal

Offers. By this point, you’re probably getting offers on the house from buyers. An offer will specify a price, the down payment amount, the deposit amount, the terms, the date you’ll have to move out, and any contingencies. When you get an offer, you have three options:

  1. You can accept it as is.
  2. You can reject it.
  3. You can reject it and counter it with an offer of your own.

Counteroffers usually hinge on four things:

  1. Price
  2. Terms
  3. Occupancy (when you move out, and buyers move in)
  4. Contingencies (special conditions)

Note, it’s rare to reject an offer with no counteroffer. That kills the deal, and it’s not how to sell your home. Counteroffers are the most common outcome. Your agent will help you craft the counteroffer and then negotiate with the prospective buyers.

Negotiations can be stressful and at times, fraught. The buyers want the best deal they can get. You want the most money you can get from the biggest asset you have. Emotions can run high, so let your agent do the heavy lifting of communicating with the buyers and reaching an agreement.

Closing the sale. You’ve accepted the buyer’s offer. Woo hoo! Now your agent will help you negotiate the sale’s final phase. This means seeing you through the inspection, negotiating any repair requests that may arise from the inspection, and dealing with last-minute snags.

Inspection. This is when a buyer’s housing inspector examines the house to look for problems, like windows that stick, wiring that’s not up to code, or mold. When they find a problem, the buyer will usually ask you to make repairs or knock money off the price they’ve offered so they can make repairs themselves. Your real estate agent is an expert on how to negotiate these types of requests.

Closing day. Finally! This is it, when you sign the papers, get a check, and hand over the house keys. This is how you sell a house. It’s a thrilling moment, and one that’s a little sad, too. But you did it. You sold your house!

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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
40 Years Experience Over 3,000 Homes Sold
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Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

On Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream.

 

Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with great ambition. We drew pictures of what jobs we wanted to have and where we would live as a representation of a secure life for ourselves and our families. Today we celebrate the workers that make this country a place where those dreams can become a reality.

 

According to Wikipedia,

“Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, laws, sustainability, persistence, structure, and well-being of the country.”

 

The hard work that happens every day across this country allows so many to achieve the American Dream. The 2019 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) says,

 

“Approximately 75% of non-homeowners believe homeownership is part of their American Dream, while 9 in 10 current homeowners said the same.”

 

Looking at the number of non-owners, you may wonder, ‘If they believe in homeownership, why haven’t they bought a home yet?’. Well, increasing home prices and low inventory can be part of the reason why some haven’t jumped in, but that does not mean there is a lack of interest. The same report shows the increase in the desire to buy in the last year (as shown in the graph below):

 

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

 

As we can see, there are more and more people each quarter who want to buy a home. The good news is, as more inventory comes to the market, more non-homeowners will be able to fulfill their dreams. Finally, they’ll be able to move into that home they drew when they were little kids!

 

Bottom Line

If you’re a homeowner considering selling, this fall might be the right time, as there are buyers in the market ready to buy. Sit down with a local real estate professional to find out how you can benefit from this pent-up housing demand.

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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
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MIAMI SHORES REAL ESTATE BIGGEST SALES (08-30-19)

 

Miami Shores Real Estate Biggest Sales

MIAMI SHORES REAL ESTATE BIGGEST SALES

*as of August 30, 2019

Miami Shores Real Estate Biggest Sales

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Miami Shores Front Yard Veggie Garden Crusader Has Died

Miami Shores Front Yard Veggie Garden Crusader Has Died 

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Miami Shores woman, who along with her husband, fought for six years for the right to grow vegetables in front of their home – and won – has died.

Hermine Ricketts was 63.

Ricketts died Saturday after a lengthy illness, the Institute for Justice confirmed. The libertarian public interest law firm represented Ricketts during her court battle.

The law allowing front-yard vegetable plots took effect on July 1st. The next day, Ricketts celebrated with a ceremonial replanting of veggies in front of her Miami Shores house.

“I am eager to get back and grow my healthy food,” Ricketts said at the time.”This was worth more than winning in the court of law. More people can benefit from this.”

Miami Shores Front Yard Veggie Garden Crusader Has Died

Ricketts’ court battle begun when the Miami Shores Village Council amended its zoning code in 2013 to prohibit front-yard vegetable gardens. Village officials told her to uproot all her previously planted vegetables or face a $50 daily fine.

An appeals court backed the village, but then the Legislature stepped in to legalize the gardens.

Ricketts is survived by her husband, Tom Carroll, 60, who co-owns the Miami Shores home where they lived for the past 26 years. Ricketts and her husband ate the produce they grew from their garden. He was also heavily involved in his wife’s legal battles.

During the ceremonial replanting July 2, Ricketts sat on her rolling walker and watched as Carroll and her Institute for Justice attorney planted jalapenos, green bell peppers and other edibles that once would have violated local ordinances. She suffered from lung, heart and kidney trouble.

“A garden is a healthy place,” Ricketts said then. “You are on the earth, touching the soil, the grass. You get a new appreciation. It’s just wonderful.”

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Ralph Magin, GRI, CRB, Broker Associate
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
40 Years Experience Over 3,000 Homes Sold
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