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Friday Fun

Check out this funny ad from Fiat.

Have a great weekend.  You can contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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Calling All Kids (And Their Parents) Ages 8 – 10!

Macys 5th Annual Spelling BeeMacy's 5th Annual Spelling Bee

When:  August 28, 2010 at 2:00pm

Where:  Aventura Mall

From August 7th to September 12th Macy’s will be holding spelling bees at select stores throughout the country.  The winner of each local spelling bee will receive a year of online learning from Kaplan Tutoring, a $150 Scholastic online gift card and a trip to New York City to compete in the finals at Macy’s Herald Square on Sunday, September 26, 2010.  The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 Kaplan Tutoring Scholarship and a $500 Scholastic online gift card.

This event is hosted by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF).   RIF motivates children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun part of every day life.  Last year RIF provided 4.4 million children with 15 million new books and literary resources.  To learn more go to www.rif.org.

For more details and a complete listing of Macy’s locations hosting the spelling bee, go to www.macys.com/spellingbee.

If you are interested in buying, selling or leasing real estate in and around the Aventura area please contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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Go Green

The City of Aventura’s Commitment To Going GreenGo Green

The City of Aventura is currently in the process of becoming a Green Local Government, as certified by the Florida Green Builders Coalition (FGBC).  The FGBC designates Green Cities and Counties for outstanding environmental planning.  The program focuses on improving environmental performance through:

  • waste reduction
  • water conservation
  • air quality improvements
  • other criteria

Becoming a Green City is an opportunity to improve environmental sustainability by:

  • improving existing programs
  • starting new programs
  • setting an example to the community

It is expected that Read the rest of this entry »

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How’s The Real Estate Market In Aventura 33180?

Market Update Report for Aventura 33180 – August 2, 2010Market Update Report

Condos – Townhomes

Click here to read the report as of August 2, 2010.

This week in Aventura 33180:

  • the Median Sales Price is $340,000
  • the 1,055 properties have been on the market for an average of 246 days
  • Inventory is tightening and Days-On-Market is falling
  • the Market Action Index shows demand heating up

The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently.  Both Prices and Inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks.  Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator of price changes.

If you would like to receive the latest real estate market data for your area delivered to your e-mail then click here to subscribe to my Real-Time Market Report. It’s free!

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Looking For An Affordable Condo in Aventura?

3610 Yacht Club Dr, Apt 411 Aventura FL 33180Portsview at The Waterways Condominium

Check out this very affordable condominium located in Portsview at The Waterways . This unit offers the following:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • ceramic tile floors
  • crown moldings
  • updated kitchen cabinetry & stainless steel appliances
  • great closet space
  • water view
  • covered parking
  • large terrace
  • washer & dryer
  • extra storage

This lovely move-in ready condominium is available for $268,000.00.  The monthly maintenance fee is $581 and includes the following amenities as well as cable tv, insurance, water and sewer.

Built in 1987, the condominium offers the following amenities:

  • 24-hr manned security gate
  • 24-hr manned lobby security
  • 2 heated swimming pools
  • tennis courts
  • gym
  • walking distance to restaurants, shops, parks, entertainment, etc.
  • The Waterways Marina located just steps away

Click on the following link to view photos and more information on the property:

3610 Yacht Club Dr, Apt #411

For those of you that are pet lovers, this condominium allows residents to have a pet up to 15 lbs.   Unit owners can not rent out their unit during the first year of ownership.  After the first year the property can be rented out on an annual basis.   Boat owners will also appreciate that they can even purchase a slip in The Waterways Marina, a dockominium, located steps away from the condominium.

For more information on this outstanding property as well as other great opportunities in Aventura please contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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Learn To Cook Like A Chef

Chef Allen’s Restaurant in Aventura – Summer Cooking ClassesChef Allen's Restaurant

Starts July 9, 2010 until the end of Summer

5:30pm – 6:30pm every other Friday

Come and learn from Chef Allen Susser and his team some of this summer’s most exciting and new dishes.  They will demonstrate two recipes and pass out samples for you to try.  You will learn about the spices they use, different ways to cook with them, and how the flavors compliment with certain wines.

The cost is $15 per person.  If you stay after the class for dinner then you will receive a 15% discount off your final bill.  Space is limited to 20 people per class.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn to cook from an expert.  For more information call Chef Allen’s Restaurant at (305) 935-2900.

Chef Allen’s Restaurant19088 NE 29th Av Aventura, FL  33180

For more information on real estate in Aventura please contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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Taste Of The Nation: Miami

Taste of the Nation: MiamiTaste Of The Nation

Date:  Thursday, July 29, 2010

Location:  Fairmont Turnberry Resort – 19999 West Country Club Dr, Aventura FL  33180

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit where 100% of ticket sales are devoted to ending childhood hunger.  Join Miami’s finest chefs and restaurants for an incredible night of fine food, amazing spirits, great wine and lots of fun with the single purpose to end childhood hunger in our community.

Ticket Prices:

VIP Admission 6:00pm – 10:00pm (VIP tickets include early admission, champagne reception and gift bag)

Pre Sale $195.00

At the Door $225.00

General Admission 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Pre Sale $95.00

At the Door $125.00

To purchase tickets call 1-877-26-TASTE or click here to purchase on-line.

This year the funds raised through Taste of the Nation will support No Kid Hungry, a campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Taste of the Nation Tuesdays at Whole Foods Market

Spend your Tuesday evenings in July learning from South Florida’s top chefs and supporting Share Our Strength’s mission to end childhood hunger.  Whole Foods Market has been a longtime sponsor of Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation.  They will be offering complimentary cooking demonstrations at the Aventura and Coral Gables stores every Tuesday in July at 7:00pm.  Each demonstration is free of charge and will last approximately one hour.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Whole Foods Market stores.  Attendees of the cooking demo’s will have a chance to win VIP tickets to Taste of the Nation Miami.  Two winners will be selected from a drawing of all attendees at the final demo at both stores on July 27, 2010.

Whole Foods Market Aventura – (305) 933-1543

Whole Foods Market Coral Gables – (305) 421-9421

Help support a great cause while at the same time enjoying a wonderful evening of food and drink from some of Miami’s finest chefs and restaurants.

For more information about the Aventura real estate market please contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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Aventura: All-American July 4th Fireworks Display

All American July 4th Fireworks Display in Aventura on July 4, 2010fireworks

The City of Aventura is hosting it’s annual fireworks display on the 4th of July.  The display can be viewed from any location along the Country Club Drives.  Fireworks begin promptly at 9:00pm.

Rain date for the fireworks will be Monday, July 5, 2010 at 9:00pm.

For more information please call (305) 466-8930 or visit the City website  at www.cityofaventura.com.

If you missed the fireworks display here is a video of the finale:

Please feel free to contact me with any of your real estate related questions at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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Facts and Trends for Aventura

Facts and Trends – Aventura, FL   March 2009 – May 2010

Number of Properties for Sale vs. Sold – Condo/TownhomeFacts and Trends

Analysis:

  • 14% decrease in homes for sale from May 2009 – May 2010
  • no significant increase or decrease in sales
  • May 2009 – 19 month supply of homes for sale
  • May 2010 – 16 month supply of homes for sale

For more information please contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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How’s The Real Estate Market In Aventura?

Real Estate Market Stats for Aventura, FL  33180

Median Price – Single Family Home vs. Condo/Townhome

Inventory – Single Family Home vs. Condo/Townhome

Average Days on Market – Single Family Home vs. Condo/Townhome

If you would like to receive the latest real estate market data for your area delivered to your e-mail then click here to subscribe to my Real-Time Market Report.  It’s free!

For more information please contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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