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By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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It's no secret that finishing your basement will increase your home's value. What you may not know is the money you spend on this type of so-called capital improvement could also help lower your tax bill when you sell your house.Tax rules let you add capital improvement expenses to the cost basis...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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Water heaters aren’t the types of thing that get ogled on Pinterest. But when yours goes kaput, a new water heater quickly becomes your most coveted major appliance. We tell you what you need to know before buying an electric or gas storage tank water heater so you can pick the best option for yo...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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The famed Eden Roc Hotel which was designed by the same architect as the Fountainbleu has always been the fabulous step sister to her. It has been a battle for the top spot since the 1950's but the Fountainbleu always wins. Anyway.....everything is just as cool but different.One thing the Fountai...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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A solar water heater uses the renewable thermal energy produced by the sun to warm water for your shower, washing machine, and dishwasher. Better yet, it does it at a fraction of the price of a conventional storage tank water heater. If you take the plunge and purchase a solar water heater, expec...
By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor - Gary Hennes Realtors)
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The world famous Miami Beach is a tourist’s dream complete with rich history and magnificent scenery. There are myriad attractions, events, and show happening along this beach, making perfect for family vacations. It attracts thousands of visitors annually; most who come in to experience arts, mu...
By Helena Graddon - Get Miami - Condos and Luxury Homes
(JetSet Realty)
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The Problem:Ahhh it's finally the weekend again and you and your pals decide to have an artsy night in Wynwood. You're excited to drink some beer, grab a couple of appetizers from Kitchen & Bar and hit up one of the local galleries and lounges. The problem is you have to rush to leave work or hom...
By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
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6 Security Essentials When Selling Your Key Biscayne Waterfront CondoIn the previous article, we listed some ways to host a successful open house for your waterfront condo in Key Colony Key Biscayne. This time, we’ll discuss the security essentials that you need to keep your home safe not only du...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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A vacation home offers a break from the daily grind, but it can also offer a break from taxes. The IRS allows most owners to lower taxable income by taking tax deductions for vacation homes. What's deductible depends on a number of factors, especially how often you visit and whether you allow ren...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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For home cooks, a wall oven means flexibility and convenience that boost kitchen function and home enjoyment. We give you food for thought so you can pick the best model for your household’s lifestyle. First Things First: Gas or Electric?Typically, the type of power you use in your home determine...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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When it comes to picking outdoor DIY projects, we found it interesting that homeowners opt for functionality over form — and even finances, according to a new survey of U.S. homeowners. That’s music to our pragmatic ears. By a wide margin, homeowners say they prefer functional projects (57%) over...
By Katerina Brosda, Miami Real Estate Broker
(Brosda & Bentley Realtors™ ● (786) 363-8551)
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No need for Zillow, no need for Trulia! Get real data from a real and trusted Miami real estate broker. Find you community, search for a particular building you prefer, find what is available for sale, see what has been sold and for how much. It does not get easier than that.BrosdaandBentley.com ...
By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor - Gary Hennes Realtors)
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Breathtaking new listing at St. Regis Bal Harbour #1503S9701 Collins Ave - 4/4/1 - 3,912 Sq.Ft. - $9,975,000 Awarded the coveted Forbes five-star and AAA five-diamond awards for 2015, the St. Regis Bal Harbour is a peerless haven of oceanfront elegance, quiet unwavering taste, anticipatory servic...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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The Venetian Pool has been around since the 1920's in the middle of Coral Gables. There is an interesting history behind this one which actually came about by accident. The original developer of the Gables was quarrying coral rock (hence the name Coral gables) to use in building homes. When the q...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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As you calculate your tax returns, be careful not to commit any of these nine home-related tax mistakes, which tax pros say are especially common and can cost you money or draw the IRS to your doorstep.Sin #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxesYou take a tax deduction for property taxes ...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Nothing short of spectacular at The Biltmore Hotel. The Grand Dame of Coral Gables  has a pool that is still the largest hotel pool in the country. At over a half acre thats a lot of water!In the far left corner the tower used to be a diving platform where they held diving shows and competions ba...
By Alicia Ale, Realtor Miami Florida Luxury Homes
(Miami Riviera, llc - Real Estate & Inmobiliaria)
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Great value below market price, buy today profit tomorrow - Click here to view this email with photos Bay Point Miami Open House May 17 from 2- 4PM Address: 490 Sabal Palm Road Miami FL 33137 - See map here​MLS#A2014289 - see more details here Offered at $2,249,000 - Sellers Motivated - Price ne...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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This pool(s) is at the Setai. Part hotel part condos this is a newer addition to South Beach. In the early 2000's when this Asian influenced building was being sold pre-construction I remember saying to myself " this is where I want to live!" The total Zen flows from the lobby through the restaur...
By Wendy Cohen, Miami Luxury & Waterfront Real Estate Specialist
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
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Porsche Design Tower Miami, Oceanfront Condos in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida Associating with renowned developers Michael and Gil Dezer of Dezer Development, Porsche Design has the support of visionaries who share our philosophy of perfect design. Developers of luxury oceanfront real estate that i...
By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor - Gary Hennes Realtors)
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At Absolut Miami Lofts you have two choices: penthouse or garden. “But you can't go wrong with either,” says Josh Stein. Both floor plans boast 18-foot ceilings and spacious layouts. And both are located along Michigan Avenue where the best of South Beach doubles as your backyard. Choose the gard...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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The National Hotel features another of my favorite pools. The Art Deco hotel originally built in 1939 has a pool that stretches from the terrace almost all the way to the ocean. Dotted with semi-private cabanas along the way and a great bar at the ends. Day or night it is a real stunner. 

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