SHARK VALLEY TRAM TOURS

October 31st, 2014

SHARK VALLEY TRAM TOURS


SHARK VALLEY TRAM TOURS

36000 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194

Your Miami experience isn’t complete without a breath-stopping and memorable adventure at the Shark Valley of the Everglades National Park. No, there are no sharks there but you will learn the fun trivia as to why this park is called the Shark Valley when you take the Shark Valley Tram Tours.

SHARK VALLEY TRAM TOURS


This recreational park offers local and foreign tourists the options to walk, bike or take the tram and see wildlife along the trail. Shark Valley wildlife include alligators, ibis, wood storks, spoonbills, raccoons, deer, lizards, snakes and herons. Taking the tram has its benefits of listening in to the knowledgeable tour guides while traveling along the trail for 2 hours in an open air, under-the-shade trams. Halfway through the tour, the tram stops at the 45-foot high observation tower where guests can enjoy the serene view of the Everglades Park.


SHARK VALLEY TRAM TOURS

Entrance to the park is $10 per vehicle while the tour rates vary: adults $23, seniors (62+) is at $19 and children (3 to 12 yrs old) are at $12.75. They offer a different rate for special group tours

Tram Tour Departure Times:

-May thru late December 19-
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

-December 20 thru April -
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

If you want take the tour at your own pace, you can go biking along the paved road. The park also offers bike rentals and would take you 2-3 hours to tour around the Shark Valley depending on how frequent to make stops when something catches your interest along the way or hike along the 15 mile tour loop, if you’re in for a leisurely walk.

For driving directions to the Shark Valley, visit: http://www.sharkvalleytramtours.com/contact.html

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4 Ways to Make a Great First Impression When Selling Your Home

October 30th, 2014

4 Ways to Make a Great First Impression When Selling Your Home

By: Patricia-Anne Tom4 Ways to Make a Great First Impression When Selling Your Home

When selling your home, first impressions matter. Just because your home is listed and the “For Sale” sign is firmly planted in the front lawn does not mean it will attract buyers.

A home needs to be visually appealing to encourage a sale. Even in a market where homes are selling quickly and at full asking prices, it is still crucial to spruce up your home and prove that it is worth every penny you are asking for it.

Here are four tips to help your home make a good first impression that beckons potential buyers:

1. Make an Enticing Exterior

The walk-up to your house should be inviting, not forbidding. Stay on top of your lawn mowing and driveway maintenance, and tidy up your front landscaping. This includes:

  • Moving all toys, bicycles and scooters away from the front of the house

  • Cleaning windows until they are sparkling

  • Making sure address numbers are in place and polished

  • Giving your front door, garage door and gutters a fresh coat of paint

  • Adding a few embellishments like a colorful welcome mat, a wreath for the door or a big potted plant to the side of your front door

  • Checking the roof to see if it needs repair, even if it’s cosmetic.

2. Shape Up the Interior

Once the exterior wows potential buyers, you can continue to make a great impression as they make their way inside.

For starters, clear any clutter. If you have too much furniture, put some of it in storage. Keep kitchen and bathroom countertops as clear as possible. Closets and shelves should be well-organized and give the impression that they are spacious.

Remove excess knickknacks or family photos that make the house feel like your home, instead of allowing potential buyers to picture themselves as the residents.

Clean the inside of your home from top to bottom. Dust and open all your blinds and curtains to let light in. Wash away smudges from walls and touch up the paint as necessary. Wipe down the inside and outside of your appliances and microwave. Remove ash from your fireplace. Get your carpets cleaned and vacuum your floor each morning before potential buyers view your house.

Addressing aesthetics can leave a lasting, favorable impression. So, hang fresh, clean towels in the bathrooms. Position a beautiful centerpiece in the center of your dining room table and a few potted plants in decorative containers throughout your home. Consider placing potpourri in key spots, especially if you need to eliminate pet odors or if you have a smoker in the house.

3. Check on Evening Appearance

Even if you’re positive your home is presentable during the day, double-back to the exterior and interior areas at dusk to gauge your home’s ambiance in the evening.

Ensure that the walkway is well-lit and house numbers are visible, and that outdoor lighting enhances the home’s appearance.

Inside, make sure to replace nonfunctioning light bulbs in fixtures and vanities, and leave key decorative or track lighting turned on so that the home doesn’t seem dark upon entering.

4. Make Necessary Repairs

Repair anything that is broken. Cabinet doors should close properly. All your faucets should be drip-free.

Remember, you are trying to present a simple, clean, attractive, problem-free home that exudes potential—an empty, yet enticing palette for your home’s next owners.

Taking time to create a great first impression sometimes is all it takes to quickly send a offer your way.

**This article is updated from a previous version by Michele Dawson/Realty Times.


Source: realtor.com; Image Credit: pinterest.com

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Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014

October 29th, 2014

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014

What’s Halloween without ghoulish frights, costume parties and trick-or-treatings? Here are 10 of halloween events in Miami.

Monster Splash at Miami Seaquarium

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014October 31, 2014

2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149
Halloween Events are FREE

DAYTIME ADMISSION:$42.99 General Admission; $33.99 (3-9 yrs.)

AFTER 5 PM ADMISSION:$24.95 After 5 PM Admission; $ 19.95 (3-12 yrs.)

More info and discounted tickets for limited time:
Miami Seaquarium Monster Splash


Spooky Zoo Night at Zoo Miami

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014October 31, 2014

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Zoo Miami,12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, Florida 33177

$10.95 ($8.95 for Zoo Members)

Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, spooky tram rides, ghoulish carousel rides, and chilling story-telling. Goodies and roving street theatre will add excitement to the pathways.


Boo at FIU: A Haunted House Extravaganza

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014October 31, 6 p.m. to midnight

Florida International University — Modesto A Madique Campus, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami

Admission: $10 (free for 3 yrs old and below)

FIU Arenawill host two haunted houses, along with special Thriller performances, plenty of food, games, vendors and lots of fun.

Contact: Leoncio Alvarez

Email:afterschool@fiu.edu

Phone: 305-348-4837

Visit:http://afterschool.fiu.edu for more info.


Jungle Island “Terror in the Jungle”

spookfest miami 3Select nights from October 2 to November 1, 2014

7:30 pm to midnight
*
for teens and adults only*

Jungle Island (formerly Parrot Jungle), 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida 33132

$45 – $55 depending on night

Fast pass $20 $30, Childcare $5 (for discount tickets at Groupon from $27 for General Admission.)

Toxic Zombie Jungle Entrance, 5-acre terrorizing jungle paths, 10,000 square-foot Ancient Ruins Pyramid Haunted House make up the theme of a crashed airplane which had toxic chemicals mutating the jungle animals as well as turning the natives into zombies.


Trick or Treat at Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014October 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami
Admission is free for kids in costumes before 7 p.m., $29.91 for adults 10 to 64. The 305′s famous Christmas cornucopia opens its doors this month. Trick or treat down Santa Claus Lane, carnival rides, a Christmas tree light show and Santa’s appearance.


The W’s Haunted Hotel Halloween Beach Party

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014Friday October 31, 2014

9:00 pm to 2:00 am

W Fort Lauderdale Hotel,401 North Fort LAuderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304

Costume party on the beach. Live DJ’s and costume contest.

Adults (21 and older only) $15

A costume is required. You must arrive before 11:00pm.

More info and tickets:Half-Price $7.50 Tickets at Goldstar


Haunted Historical Walking Tour (for $20)

Fridays and Saturdays all year

8:00 pm

Meet at Fort Dallas Park, Corner of NW 3rd Street and NW 4th Avenue 404 NW 3rd Street Miami, FL 33128

$20

More info and 50% off tickets at Goldstar (FREE membership required)


Howl-o-ween at Cocowalk

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014October 31, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Miami
Kid’s events run from 2 to 7 p.m
adult-focused fun from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m

(the adult costume contest will kick off at 9:30 p.m.)

Call 305-444-0777


Nightmare on the Beach

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014October 31, 8 p.m. to midnight

Lummus Park, Ninth Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Tickets: $182.12 (for 21+ only)

Theme: Alien Invasion
Halloween party on the sands of South Beach,
Benefits for the Little Lighthouse Foundation

Open bar, plenty of food, live entertainment
Visit 
nightmareonthebeach.com


Miami Halloween Yacht Party

Guide to Halloween Events in Miami 2014October 31, 11:30 p.m.

Bayfront Park, 301 Bicayne Blvd., Miami
Tickets: $72.74
21+ only and costumes are mandatory

Halloween on a multi-million dollar yacht –The South Beach Lady
With DJs Snap and Prince
Visit:
halloweenyachtparty.eventbrite.com.

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Sources: miami-travel-attractions.com and miaminewtimes.com ; other images credits: clubzone.com

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3 Credit Card Strategies That Could Help You Buy a Home

October 28th, 2014

3 Credit Card Strategies That Could Help You Buy a Home
By: Credit.com3 Credit Card Strategies That Could Help You Buy a Home

Your ability to buy a home with a mortgage depends on how much net income you have after all monthly debts. If your debt payments absorb your income—particularly credit card payments—you may have to put the brakes on the mortgage application.

Most home buyers realize in order to purchase a home, they need at least good credit—and a better credit score means a better chance of qualifying.

One of the ways to build and maintain a healthy credit score is the ability to use and manage credit over a period of time. Using three to five credit cards actively and paying them off in full each month is a fantastic way to support a good credit score, a benchmark factor in qualifying for the prize.

However, credit cards are not something to be taken lightly, and you should exercise caution with them—especially if they are not paid off in full every month.

When it comes to qualifying for a mortgage, it’s not what you owe in total that counts—it’s what you pay each month. Most lenders allow a maximum debt-to-income ratio of approximately 45%, meaning they allow up to 45% of your monthly pretax income for a proposed new mortgage payment and any other debts.

Let’s take a look at the various credit card scenarios and what you can do to help your chances of qualifying for a mortgage.

1. Spreading Out Your Debt

When it comes to getting a mortgage, the key with carrying a balance on any one credit card is the monthly payment. In most circumstances, the larger the balance on any one credit card, the larger the monthly payment. The higher the monthly payment on any individual card, the more likely you will not be able to purchase as much house.

(You can see how much house you can afford here.)

Let’s say you owe $10,000 on a credit card, and the monthly payment associated with the obligation is $200 per month. To maintain your ability to qualify, a lender would require $400 per month of additional income to offset that debt.

However, if this balance could be spread out over two or three credit cards with lower interest rates that would result in lower payments totaling less than $200 per month, you come out ahead.

2. Credit Card Payoff

If you’re looking to attack your credit card debt and pay it down (you can use the credit card payoff calculator to see how long it will take you) in preparation for qualifying for a mortgage, you might wonder which of your cards you should target.

If you’re trying to buy a home, paying off the higher-rate credit cards first might be a good move if the monthly payment is higher than the cards you have that are 0%. In other words, for buying a house, you’ll want to pay down the cards that have the highest monthly payment regardless of the interest rate—because those are the ones that will affect your qualifying ability the most.

So which card should you focus on paying down? Let’s say you have a 0% interest credit card with a $2,000 balance and a $150 monthly payment. You also have a 6% interest credit card with a $5,000 balance and a $50 monthly payment. You’ll get a bigger bang for your buck paying off the credit card with the higher payment despite the fact that it’s 0%.

The idea here is that you’ll want to cherry-pick the cards with the higher monthly payment in order of priority to maximize your buying potential. A good mortgage lender can assist you tremendously with this task.

*As a good rule of thumb for financial planning, it does make sense to tackle the higher interest rate credit cards first because of the additional interest expense you’ll pay over time, but that is not necessarily the case when it comes time to qualify for a mortgage.

3. Consolidating Your Cards

Let’s face it, people carry credit card debt because they don’t have the cash to make the purchase outright. Consolidating any 0% interest credit cards or even other credit cards into one credit account containing a total new lower payment can help you qualify to buy a home.

Why? It has to do specifically with the minimum monthly payment. Even if you choose to make a pre-payment each month in an effort to accelerate the debt payoff, it’s about the minimum obligation per credit card the lender will use in determining whether or not you’ll be able to buy that house—so consolidating may help.

If you have the cash, or are trying to decide whether to use the cash for the down payment or paying off debt, talk to a lender. If you do plan to pay off the credit cards to qualify, this can be accomplished as a special lender exception (not all lenders allow paying off debt to qualify).

For example, if you’re in contract to buy a home and your loan gets rejected by the underwriter because your debt-to-income ratio is too high, one way to reduce the ratio to get your loan approved is to pay off your credit card balances in full. This route entails one additional step in order to remove the obligation: You would have to pay off the credit card in full and close the credit account.

In most cases, closing credit card accounts can adversely affect your credit score. However, a new mortgage loan in your name—paid on time every month—can also be instrumental in building a good credit rating. You can find out how your debts affect your credit scores by checking them for free on Credit.com.

**This article was written by Scott Sheldon and originally appeared on Credit.com.

Source: Realtor.com ; Image Credit: mortgagebrokersottawa.com

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BelAire Condos

October 27th, 2014

BelAire CondosBelAire Condos

6515 Collins Avenue Miami Beach FL 33140

Apart from its history, most of Miami are of its high-octane night life scenes, its picturesque beaches and its breathtaking sunrise views. Be at the center of Miami Beach and experience it all at the BelAire Condos.

Bel Aire condos conveniently puts you in the middle of Miami’s nightlife, shopping, fine dining, fun sports or leisurely stroll on the beach or a refreshing swim in the pool –your imagination is the limit. Bel Aire condos is just a 10-minute drive to South Beach and just a few steps away from nearby malls and exclusive shops and with the ocean and the beach right at your backyard!BelAire Condos

Imagine waking up to a view of a beautiful sunrise, the pristine beaches and the calming ocean waves. With its fabulous oceanfront location, you can enjoy the amazing panoramic views of the bay, the city, the intracoastal or of the ocean right from most room’s floor to celing windows.

Aside from its breathtaking panoramic views, you can enjoy the South Florida beachfront lifestyle with its private pool and gym that’s overlooking the ocean. Bel Aire condos also offer ample terraces, Italian cabinetry, rich granite countertops and luxurious marble baths. Residents are also treated to a one reserved parking and one free valet parking for convenience of residents and guests.

Belaire – Building Amenities
Situated on 150 feet of Atlantic Ocean beach
Gorgeous views of the Bay and Ocean from every residence
Beach-level, heated swimming pool with Ocean views
Oceanfront recreation area
Elegantly decorated lobby
Convenient meeting rooms and business center
Private health club and spa
Full time concierge
24-hour security
Full time management staff
Valet parking
Secure parking areas

Belaire – Residence Features
Spacious balconies
Pre-wired for high-speed Internet access and Cable TV
Pre-wired for individual monitored security systems
Fully sprinklered for fire protection
Sound proofing between each residence

Belaire – Master Suites
Marble baths throughout
Whirlpool tubs
TOTO fixtures
One Piece elongated water closets
Full width vanity mirror
Walk-in closets with shelving

Belaire – Guest Bathroom
Marble throughout the bath
Single vanity with marble top
TOTO fixtures
Pedestal sink (in powder room)
One piece elongated water closets
Walk-in closets with shelving

Belaire – Kitchen
Open kitchens with views to the outside
European cabinets with designer hardware
Granite countertops
General Electric high-end stainless appliances: side by side refrigerator, cooktop, microwave/hood, under-counter ovenBelAire Condos

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Redland : Miami’s Bountiful Region

October 24th, 2014

Redland : Miami's Bountiful RegionRedland : Miami’s Bountiful Region

 

Behind the high-kicking nightlife and the pristine and scenic beaches of Miami is the historic bountiful homestead stretch of Redland. For one who’s looking to buy fresh produce, this is the best place to go to. With its lush farms of tropical fruits, flowers and organic vegetables, this part of Miami is an agricultural paradise and more!

With a legacy of 50 years, the Knaus Berry Farm is a haven of freshest baked goods which makes this a great place for breakfast –not just snacks. When in season, you may also be able to pick your own fruits and veggies right from their farm. This ‘cash-only’ place is a perfect breakfast stop of the day for touring families and day-trippers. Another must-stop for delicious and locally-produced desserts is the Burr’s Berry Farm who has one of their descendants Robert Burr who’s also a local historian has created the Redland Riot Rallye -an online guide through the Redland’s wonderful attractions. For heavenly fresh and delicious seasonal fruits and smoothies, Robert is Here. You can sit by their picnic area or shop while enjoying their milkshakes and smoothies. They also have a petting zoo for kids.

Redland : Miami's Bountiful Region

For lunch, grab a bite and enjoy the ambiance without leaving the historic feel at White Lion Cafe.

For more of nature, make sure to drop by at the Monkey Jungle a 30-acre biopark “Where humans are caged, and the monkeys (of over 25 species) run wild.” Interact with these intelligent creatures as well as enjoy their educational presentations.

Redland : Miami's Bountiful RegionAppreciate exotic plants, fruits and flowers in the Redland’s botanical park and orchidarium. Don’t miss out on the Redland’s Fruit and Spice Park and take advantage of their guided tours through their 37-acre tropical botanical garden where you get to sample several remarkably rare fruits. It’s best to plan your trip there during the Redland Seafood Festival. While for avid gardeners, make sure to take a garden guided tour at the RF Orchid for the prettiest, exotic and rare orchids from many differentRedland : Miami's Bountiful Region places in the world.

If you’re in for exotic tropical fruit wines and beers, they have it at Schnebly Redland’s Winery. Delight in their wine tastings where you get to compare the taste of different fruit wines ranging from lychee, passion fruit, carambola, guava, mango wines and more. Enjoy the Southern plantation feel of their Grand Tasting Room with a view of their tropical courtyard, waterfalls and Tiki areas.Redland : Miami's Bountiful Region

Should you enjoy too much of Redland and are looking for an overnight stay, an echo-chic bed and breakfast and a frontier-town vibe that dates back to 1904 hotel are within the area. Paradise Farms is a sprawling 5-acre organic sanctuary that offers what they call a staycation where guests come to commune in nature’s purest state.Redland : Miami's Bountiful Region

Hotel Redland, is another inn that features a frontier-town vibe. This beautiful and historic 2-story hotel features a collection of vintage sewing machines, washboard art, 1920 Model T touring cars and more. The second floor gives you a feel of an old-time boarding house with wraparound porch with paddle fans perfect for relaxation.

Redland : Miami's Bountiful Region

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Pre Halloween in Miami

October 22nd, 2014

Pre Halloween in Miami

Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see…
Pre Halloween is fun in Miami!


One will never be out of things to do and events to go to in Miami. Boys and girls from every age, whether art-lover, music-lover or just someone who wants to enjoy and have fun will never run out of places to go to. October lines up an array of fun and exciting
pre halloween events in Miami.


Carnival of Darkness
at The Biltmore

Pre Halloween in MiamiIf you’re in for a spooky fun, dress up, get freaky and join in in this interactive Halloween event. This 21-year-old-and-above party will not only ask you to wear costumes or dress up in character but to also tangle yourself in an unforgettable web of trickery and illusion. It’s a Halloween party in a true carnival style where weirdness is celebrated.

Event Info:

WHEN: Friday, October 24th, 2014, 8:00pm – 11:00pm
WHERE: Country Club Ballroom, Biltmore Hotel
REQUIREMENTS: RSVP is required, 21+
PRICING Members: $50, Non-Members $75

Cauley Square‘s Pre Halloween Show

Pre Halloween in MiamiLet not this charming Nostalgic Village fright you this halloween season. Dance your Saturday night away to high-kicking, feet-stomping music as Cauley Square features Live Music every Saturday night. And for their pre halloween show, don’t miss the powerhouse performances of the amazingly talented The Blues Brothers Soul Band this Saturday October 25 from 8:30 to midnight! This event serves as a a prelude to the Cauley Square’s Halloween Costume Party that is happening on October 31, Friday.

Event Info:

WHEN: Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 8:30pm to midnight
WHERE: Cauley Square, 22400 Old Dixie Highway Miami
REQUIREMENTS: call in advance to reserve your table at 305-258-353 or 305-878-1410
PRICING: $10 entry fee and free parking

28th Annual Halloween Sundowner

Pre Halloween in MiamiIf you are somewhere near the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get creative, dress up and party at this National Historic landmark’s Halloween Sundowner party. This is a high-energy 21 and up year old party extravaganza that includes an open bar, crepemaker and a tasting village.

Event Info:

WHEN: Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 8:00pm to midnight
WHERE: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami
TICKETS: Contact Miriam Barcia (305-860-8420 / miriam.barcia@vizcaya.org)
GROUP DISCOUNTS: Contact Danny Lafuente ( danny.lafuenta@vizcaya.org.)
PRICING: (tickets are all-inclusive) $160 for general attendees and $140 for members.

Wherever you are in Miami, you are welcomed with a wide variety of events to choose from. Come visit, experience not just the heat but also the art and the beat.

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OPERA TOWER MIAMI

October 20th, 2014

OPERA TOWER MIAMI
1750 N Bayshore Dr #101, Miami, FL 33132OPERA TOWER MIAMI

Apart from the unparalleled panoramic views of the bay, there are plenty of amenities to enjoy in centrally-located Opera Tower in Miami. With its newly-enhanced and revitalized lobby created by Baltus for a fresh new look that residents can enjoy, live high in style, convenience and comfort in this phenomenal place in midtown Miami.

This 60-story Opera Tower landmark is a luxury residential condominium that features 2bed and 2bath, 1bed and 1bath and a studio with 1bath units to choose from its total of 635 units. This pet-friendly high-rise condo opened in January of 2008. It’s amenities include cafes, shops, boutiques, bay-view gourmet restaurant, olympic-size pool, whirlpool spa, fitness center, park, tennis courts, volleyball and 24-hour security.

opera tower Opera Tower Condos – Building Amenities

♦Ceiling Heights – 8’8″
♦Appliances – Whirlpool Stainless Steel
♦Floor Finishes – Decorator ready
♦Bathroom Finishes – Marble vanity tops. Ceramic Flooring
♦Terrace Finishes – Porcelain Slate
♦Kitchen Cabinets – Italian Style, Solid Wood Doors, and granite countertops
♦Terrace Railings – Designer Picket Railings
♦Amenities – Spa, Pool, Gym, Activity Room
♦Parking Ratio – 1 parking per unit, valet 24hrs, additional parking
♦Storage – Available on each floor.
♦Marina – Available up to sixty (60′) foot boats

opera towerOpera Tower Condos – Residence Features

♦Floor-to-ceiling solar tint sliding glass doors
♦Spacious wraparound balconies
♦Pre-wired for digital satelite cable and high-speed internet access
♦Granite Countertops
♦Stainless Steel appliances
♦Custom European cabinetry

Enjoy morning jogs and breathtaking views of the water and the bay at the MargaretOpera Tower Pace Park that’s only a few steps away, or enjoy fabulous times at the nearby cafe’s, restaurants, Performing Arts Center, ArtWalk and Museums. Explore for great new finds at nearby shops and malls or take a walk at the beach that’s only a few minutes away.

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South Beach Miami: Española Way

October 17th, 2014

South Beach Miami: Española Way

South Beach Miami: Española Way

There’s more to South Beach than sea, sand and sun! If you’re in for an old Spanish ambiance, come and experience this charming and enchanting little area called Española Way. It’s Spanish colonial architecture and overhanging cafe lights, on a pedestrian-friendly and European-inspired street has drawn attractions to many local and foreign tourists alike.

South Beach Miami: Española Way

It’s a must-stop shop for eat, dine, drink and people-watching with its great selection of authentic restaurants with outdoor dining and interesting boutiques to satisfy different tastes. The street is only about 2 blocks long and is lined up, not only with restaurants, but also shops that stay open late providing you plenty of time for shopping. The shops offer unique finds that you won’t see elsewhere. These shops tastefully goes along with this village theme. You’ll find light and airy clothes or lamps with Mediterranean bohemian feel.

This colorful and historic Spanish village also serves as a piece of gastronomic paradise with its variety of Spanish, French and Italian bars and restaurants. It’s a great strip to bring your wife, girlfriends or partners for a romantic stroll and dining. South Beach Miami: Española WayOn some nights, you can come by at Tapas y Tintos not just for food and wine. This restaurant stands out for its fun offerings. You can see a Flamenco show on Wednesday nights or enjoy their Tropical Night on Fridays or sign up for a tango or salsa dance class.

By late afternoon, you can walk around shopping or sip coffee or wine on its outdoor dining and enjoy a variety of music ranging from Brazil, Cuba, Italy and Spain.

What’s more is that this cool and artsy area of Miami is located right at the heart of South Beach providing only a walking distance to the beach. 

Enjoy Miami and find your home here now! Check out available homes and condo units for sale. Contact, Ralph Magin, trusted real estate agent, at 3305-935-2696 or visit www.ralphmagin.com for real estate inquiries.

Ralph Magin, GRI, CRB - Keller Williams Elite Properties
Broker Associate – 35 Years Experience
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Mei Condominium Miami Beach

October 15th, 2014

Mei Condominium Miami Beach

Mei Condominium Miami Beach

5875 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

 

Mei Condominium Miami BeachLive in an Asian inspired luxurious condominium located in the most prestigious residential address. The Mei Condominium Miami Beach is an oceanfront luxurious condo in an exclusive “Millionaire’s Row” designed by the distinguished RBL Architects defining intricate details of beauty and femininity as presented in the structural and interior design of the infrastructure. Welcome to a home that fits the lifestyle of your choice.

The Mei Condominium Miami Beach is a 22 story building with 134 units of one to three bedrooms. Each unit features a wrap around and oversized balconies for a view of the splendid Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay, Kohler performance shower and elegant Asian interior design. The Mei offers only the finest services and amenities that lives up to the luxurious lifestyle that suits you. They offer beyond comparable services such as concierge on a private lobby, 24 hour front door service with valet, Asian spa and fitness services/facilities and more. Take advantage of the their featured amenities and facilities that are readily available for every resident’s needs such as Tea Lounge and Library, Multi-functional party and card room, Smart building technology, Private Cabanas, Oceanfront Pool deck and more. Whether entertainment, health or business is your lifestyle, the Mei got everything in for you at the comfort of your home.

Mei Condominium Miami Beach

Mei Condominium features:

Panoramic views of Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay

Splendidly landscaped pool deck and clubhouse

Asian Spa and Fitness Center

Smart building technology

Multifunction Entertainment Area

Business Center

Computerized, security-controlled high-speed elevator system

Private cabana

Tea Lounge and Library

Purchase your home in an ideal and prestigious residential address in the Miami. The Mei Condominium offers the finest services and amenities for that suits your lifestyle. Check out available Mei Condominium units now.

Find your home in Miami Beach now! Check out available homes andcondo units for sale. Contact, Ralph Magin, trusted real estate agent, at 3305-935-2696 or visit www.ralphmagin.com for real estate inquiries.

Ralph Magin, GRI, CRB - Keller Williams Elite Properties
Broker Associate – 35 Years Experience
305.935.2696 Fax 305.328.9267
RalphMagin@yahoo.com www.RalphMagin.com

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