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Should You Buy A Home Today?

10 Reasons To Buy A HomeTime Magazine

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, 10 Reasons To Buy A Home, Brett Arends reports “Enough with the gloom and doom about home ownership.” He then goes on to explain why owning a home is a good thing.

Brett’s 10 reasons why it’s good to buy a home:

  1. You can get a good deal.

  2. Mortgages are cheap.

  3. You can save on taxes.

  4. It will be yours.

  5. You’ll get a better home.

  6. It offers some inflation protection.

  7. It’s risk capital.

  8. It’s forced savings.

  9. There is a lot to choose from.

  10. Sooner or later, the market will clear.

In the following Wall Street Journal video, Brett Arends discusses why he thinks now is a particularly good time to buy a home:


Let me show you what your money can buy.  Take advantage of the “good deals” and contact me today at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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A Little Friday Fun

Parody of Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me (“Just A Zombie”)

Have a great weekend.

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

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EWM Realtors is #1 Realtor in Miami-Dade County

EWM Realtors is #1 Realtor in Miami-Dade County For The Number of Luxury Homes & Condos  Sold in 2010Christie's

Esslinger Wooten Maxwell (EWM) Realtors has been the exclusive South Florida affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates (a one-of-a-kind, Christie’s owned international network of top-tier real estate brokerages throughout the world) for the past decade.  This affiliation has been the foundation for the sale of many of South Florida’s finest estates.  This relationship has been an integral part of EWM’s market leadership in South Florida residences valued greater than $1 million.  This has made EWM the number one real estate brokerage firm in Miami-Dade County for the number of luxury homes and condominiums sold.

EWM is involved in the sale of a luxury home or condo valued more than $1 million every 36 hours, 365 days of the year.

This information was compiled by data supplied by the:

  • Realtor Association of Miami-Dade County
  • Realtor Association of Greater Miami & the Beaches
  • Northwestern Dade Association of Realtors
  • Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, or their MLS’s

for the period of May, June and July 2010.

EWM Realtors vs Competitors

EWM Realtors also holds the #1 ranking for the year 2009 in the same category.

Why not work with the best?

Contact me today at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center

The Aventura Arts & Cultural CenterAventura Arts & Cultural Center

The new Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is a state-of-the-art, 14,864-square foot, 324-seat waterfront complex provided by the City of Aventura and managed by Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  It hosts performing arts, cultural and educational programming for all ages.  The Center is located at 3385 NE 188th St, Aventura FL 33180 .

Stay current with events at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center by subscribing to the eNewsletter.  Click here to subscribe.

For more information or to purchase tickets to events visit www.AventuraCenter.org.

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A Little Friday Fun

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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Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next … Aventura STAR?

Aventura STAR – Aventura’s Talent CompetitionAventura STAR

Open auditions for the next Aventura STAR will be held on the following dates:

  • Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Audition Location:  Community Recreation Center at 3375 NE 188th St, Aventura FL  33180

  • auditions are for Aventura Residents Only
  • groups are limited to 5 contestants
  • proof of residency is required for all participants

Click here for the rules and an application.

The Aventura STAR finals will be held during the 15th annual Founders Day Celebration.

Sunday, November 7, 2010 starting at 12:00pm

Founders Park Bayside

For details and information visit www.cityofaventura.com or call the Community Recreation Center at (305) 466-3883.

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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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AVENTURA update – the City of Aventura’s Official NewsletterAVENTURA update

The AVENTURA update is published several times a year and is designed to inform the Residents of Aventura.  The newsletter represents the City Commission’s continued commitment to keep the community updated on important issues, including city government and services.  This newsletter is published on a quarterly basis.  Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

The City’s mission is to join with the community to make Aventura a city of the highest quality and a City of Excellence.  This is accomplished by providing RESPONSIVE, COST EFFECTIVE and INNOVATIVE local government services.

To read the current edition of the City’s online newsletter click here.

For more information visit the City of Aventura’s website www.cityofaventura.com.

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News Release: Halloween Harvest in Aventura

Halloween Harvest – City of Aventura, FLHalloween Harvest

Children and families are encouraged to come in costume and participate in:

  • the crazy fun maze
  • bounce houses
  • carnival games
  • a trick or treat trail
  • arts & crafts
  • costume parade

Parking is located at the Harbour Centre on the corner of 29th Avenue and NE 188th Street.  Complimentary shuttle service will be provided.

Date:  Sunday, October 31, 2010

Time:  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Place:  Community Recreation Center at 3375 NE 188th St, Aventura  FL  33180

For more information, contact the Community Recreation Center at (305) 466-3883 or www.cityofaventura.com.

For information on buying, selling or leasing real estate in the City of Aventura, contact me at (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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