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Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year

There’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but here’s what you really need to know: compared to the near 8% peak last fall, mortgage rates have trended down overall.And if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, this is a big deal. While they’re going to continue to bounce around a bit based on various economic drivers (like inflation and reactions to the consumer price index, or CPI), don’t let the short-term volatility distract you. The experts agree the overarching downward trend should continue this year.While we won’t...

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Four Seasons Residences in Coconut Grove to Launch Sales Next Week

The rumors that you all have been asking about are true…the Four Seasons Private Residences in Coconut Grove is finally going to launch sales next week! The tower will stand 22 stories and include approximately 70 residences with NO HOTEL COMPONENT. The Four Seasons Coconut Grove will be developed by a collaboration of Ugo Columbo, who is also developing Vita at Grove Isle in Coconut Grove, and Fort Partners, the same group that brought us The Surf Club Four Seasons, in Surfside, Florida. If you want to be one of the few VIP’s to have an opportunity to own an iconic piece of the Coconut Grove...

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Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it’s a dream you can make come true, but there are some hurdles you’ll need to overcome in today’s housing market – specifically the limited supply of homes for sale and ongoing affordability challenges.So, if you’re ready, willing, and able to buy your first home, here are three tips to help you turn your dream into a reality.Save Money with First-Time Homebuyer Programs                                       Paying the initial costs of homeownership,...

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It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition.Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready.Declutter and OrganizeFirst impressions matter, and if your house is a mess, that can easily turn off potential buyers. Before listing, take the time to declutter and organize each room. Decluttering is about more than just tidying up – it’s about creating a sense of...

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St. Regis Residences Sunny Isles Sales And Construction Update

The last time we checked in with the St. Regis Residences in Sunny Isles, the developers were breaking ground on the development and releasing the timelines for the twin-tower development. As we enter the Spring of 2024, Cheateaû Group and Fortune International are prepared to open sales of the second tower. Groundbreaking When they broke ground with a lavish ceremony and celebration in August of 2023, the development announced that the first tower had sold 75% of its 170 residences with prices starting at $3 million. Demonstrating the strength of their confidence in the project, construction...

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The Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2024 Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Presidents’ Weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the year in Coconut Grove. For the last 60 years, this is the weekend of the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, the three-day festival that celebrates world class art. Over the years, it has expanded to recognize culinary displays, live performances and other forms of art that add additional color and flavor to South Florida. This year’s celebration kicks off on Friday, February 17th and runs through Monday, the 19th throughout our charming waterfront village. Here is a summary of what to expect… The Annual Commemorative Poster One of the...

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Achieve Your Dream of Homeownership with Condos and Townhomes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIf you’re trying to buy a home but are having a hard time finding something in your budget, here’s something that can help: consider condos and townhomes.They may better fit your budget, can help you start building equity, and tend to require minimal upkeep and less maintenance.Looking at condos and townhomes can make it easier to find and buy a home. When you’re ready, connect with a local real estate agent.

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Nick Jonas Brings Rooftop Tequila Bar To Downtown’s Miami Worldcenter

Calling all Miami tequila aficionados! Jonas Brothers superstar Nick Jonas has teamed up with menswear designer John Varvatos to announce Villa One Tequila Gardens, a chic speakeasy-style tequila bar that is set to open on the rooftop of the Miami Worldcenter Jewel Box at 150 NE 8th Street in Downtown Miami. Villa One Tequila Gardens restaurant and bar is designed by Mexico City-based KOM Studios and pays homage to the rich culture of Mexico. Throughout the 13,000 square foot indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar guests will find vibrant colors, Mexican textures and materials that are reminiscent...

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MAST Capital Hosts Groundbreaking And Receives Record-Setting $600M Construction Loan For Cipriani Residences Miami

Just in time for the much anticipated groundbreaking of Cipriani Residences Miami, MAST Capital has received a record-setting $600 Million in construction financing to build the luxury tower. This marks the largest construction loan on record in the Miami area. The Coconut Grove-based developer, MAST Capital, partnered with Italy’s Cipriani family to bring Cipriani Residences into Miami’s Brickell Financial District. Sales of the 80-story ultra-luxury tower launched in 2022 with prices from $1.7 million and penthouses priced starting at $17 million. As of today, over half of the 397 residences...

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Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

Based on what you’re hearing in the news about home prices, you may be worried they’re falling. But here’s the thing. The headlines aren’t giving you the full picture.If you look at the national data for 2023, home prices actually showed positive growth for the year. While this varies by market, and while there were some months with slight declines nationally, those were the exception, not the rule.The overarching story is that prices went up last year, not down. Let’s dive into the data to set the record straight. 2023 Was the Return to More Normal Home Price GrowthIf anything, last year marked...

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