Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Places to celebrate Father's Day in Miami



Father’s Day is here and Miami is ready to celebrate it! The Sunny State has a vast variety of family-friendly options to have fun during the year, and you always can find a plan that suits any budget.  These are the main reasons why Miami has at least 15 family-oriented neighborhoods and a dynamic Real Estate market for this niche.

Here you have a top of the best places and activities in Miami to honor dads on their special day.


Where to celebrate Father’s Day in Miami

  Beaches


1. Crandon Park Beach on Biscayne: an idyllic paradise nestled at the entrance of Biscayne. This beach stands out by its stunning landscapes and the differents activities suitable for all the family members. You’ll find volleyball courts, eco-adventures, picnic areas, kayak tours, and watersports classes.

It’s a perfect place for nature-lovers, because Crandon Park is home to exotic birds, parrots, iguanas and peacocks. If you are planning to stay the entire weekend, you can rent a cabana in the Park.

2. Fort Lauderdale Beach: take dad to celebrate Father’s Day in Miami as a local would. Coming to Fort Lauderdale Beach is a mixed plan that involves having fun by the sea and discovering the “small city” around. You’ll find many free activities, different food options, and other commercial places such as Las Olas Boulevard.

3. Matheson Hammock Park Beach: located in South Miami, Matheson Hammock is a family-friendly beach where dad and mom can have some time of relaxation, while kids are safe in the artificial lagoon. This place stands out by its safety control and the really nice picnic areas.

  Restaurants and spots


You can add some of these family-oriented places to your Father’s Day plan.

1. Sandbar Sport Grills: if dad loves sports and grill, this restaurant located in Coconut Grove will be his version of heaven. In here, many HD monitors play different sports at the same time while people enjoy their meaty meal.

2. Monster Minigolf: it is located at Miramar Parkway. The whole family can have fun with the minigolf sets, while enjoying the DJ selection and arcade games.

3. Cars and Cigars at The Bernacle: a special Father’s Day event hosted by the Barnacle Historic State Park. Here, dad will enjoy the classic cars showcase, experience the cigar-rolling station and live music.


At Miami Riches, we can help you find the best short-term accommodation for this trip, or advise you if you finally decide to stay here, where the sun never sets! Contact us.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Real Estate Branding 101: Why having an online presence helps the industry


It doesn’t matter what industry you are part of: having an online presence helps you boost your sales, and it’s the first step for positioning yourself as a household name. For us at Miami Riches it’s important to connect with our audience using different platforms and ways to write the content. Here, we’ll tell you 4 keys to understand why having an online presence is essential in Real Estate.

1.     Know your Online Reputation and get all the benefits. To manage your online reputation, there are three main tools that can help you know your audience: customer reviews, which can guide you into which services you can offer; social media, a tool that can help you create a community; and SEO, an innovative way to use your brand’s keywords for positioning your content.
2.     Listening to what your customers say actually helps. Even though it seems intimidating, it’s important to listen to what your customers have to say. In fact, reports say that over 85% of potential customers read over 10 reviews. It’s also a good idea to follow those potential customers to have some feedback.
3.     Don’t be afraid of Social Media. While this might also seem intimidating, a social media profile provides real-time contact with your customers. Monitoring what they say can open new business opportunities.
4.     Keep your SEO updated. Search Engine Optimization is a relatively new technique that has been implemented to help positioning during searches. By knowing the keywords your brand uses and keeping an updated database, you can make your brand more visible.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is to strategically combine everything and have the perfect plan. This helps to build trust with your potential customers and community, and it also improves word-to-mouth marketing thanks to the use of social media. It can lead to new contact and partnership possibilities. For us at Miami Riches, having social media presence has helped us to create a community where we can learn from our audience and show what we have to offer. Follow us on our social media profiles:


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

5 Keys to Invest in Real Estate



Real Estate is more than just a job or knowing about the current market: it’s all about taking smart risks. Whether you’re buying your first house, taking it to the next level and buying your second home, or simply considering houses an investment opportunity, there’s always something to learn from Real Estate. 


Miami Riches is here, not only as your trustworthy Real Estate company, but also as your advice-giving ally. Before investing on the first house or condo you see, there are some tips and tricks you should take into consideration. That’s why today we’ll tell you some important things to keep in the back of your mind when investing in Real Estate.


1.    Know your client: Real Estate isn’t just finding and buying a house. In fact, the job doesn’t end as soon as you sign the contract. Firstly, you must know what your client is looking for: are they looking for their first house or are they in search of their second home? Do they need a short-term rental or a vacation spot? Are they looking for a house, a condo or a studio apartment? After you know the needs of your customer and offer guidance during the process, it’s important to guarantee proper management right after they own the property; offering them insurance and assistance is key!


2.    Understand your market: Before offering something they can’t have to your clients, it’s important to understand the market you’re in: are sales high or low? Is it a good area to live in? What types of properties are being sold?


3.    Type of property: The property you pick is just as important as the area you decide to invest in. Are you looking for a commercial space or a residential property? In case you’ve chosen to invest in a residential property, now it’s important to know if it’s a newly built property or if it has been on the market for some time.


4.    Short or long term?: One of the most important things to understand is whether you are facing a short or a long term investment. If you’re looking for short-term investments, look for ways to make quick repairs and fast sales; for long-term investments, rentals are the perfect choice.


5.    Diversification: Investing all your money in one property isn’t the smartest business choice, since the risks are always 50/50. If you lose your investment, it will be hard to get your money back. On the other hand, if you put all your money in several properties, there are better chances to get all your money –and more– back.

Miami Riches offers a team of professionals who can guide you during the investment process and more. All you need to do is contact us!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Property Insurance: which one should you choose?



Protecting your property is the first step to make your investment last. Whether it’s a long-term investment or a short-term rental, Property Insurance is the way to go when choosing the best way to take care of your new home. But how can you choose? We’ll explain it to you:

There are two types of insurance you can ask for: a hazard insurance and a flood insurance.

  • Hazard Insurance basically protects the structure of the house. It protects the property from fires, theft, vandalism, and more. These incidents are usually covered by a liability insurance;
  • Flood Insurance protects the property from damages caused by water. It not only protects the property and its structure, but it also protects the objects inside.

Now that you know which types of insurances there are, you might be wondering which one you can choose. And at the end of the day, it depends on what you’re looking for!

Hazard insurance is usually the most common for properties, since it usually includes liability. And unless you don’t live on the first floor, flood insurance is not necessary in this case. Flood insurance, on the other hand, is recommended if you live on the first floor or if the pipes are old. You can protect your property from any incident.

Property Insurance is the base for your new home, and Miami Riches is here to help. This is one of our new services. Contact us and we’ll start making business.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Museum of Ice Cream in Miami


Could you imagine a place where you could try every ice-cream flavor in the world, watch colorful art with ice-cream as the main concept, swim in a sprinkle pool and swing on a giant banana? This past December, the Museum of Ice-cream opened its doors temporarily in Miami Beach (in Faena District), and the tickets sold out in a matter of hours. Apparently, if it were still open, it would still be very difficult to get tickets due to the massive amount of people wanting to go there. Thousands of visitors of all ages (both tourists and locals) came to this museum and felt like young children once more, while they tried all their favorite ice cream flavors. It might have been the sugar rush, but many of them even danced during this colorful experience.

Pink palm trees, giant ice cream cones, sprinkle pool and hundreds of original and even exotic ice cream flavors filled this 4-story museum. One month wasn’t enough, but they promised to open their doors again soon, so everyone who couldn’t find tickets the first time may have the opportunity to witness this unique event. For now, you can check thousands of pictures of both kids and adults on a banana swing, many positive reviews about the delicious ice cream flavors they actually give you in one of the main rooms of the museum, and what seems to be one of the coolest things on earth: a sprinkle pool where you can dive in if you dare (actually you can’t, but you can dip in your feet and take a picture).

Most visitors came because of their unconditional love for ice cream, but let’s not forget that it’s indeed a museum where numerous art pieces are exposed, and every last detail in every part of the tour was perfectly thought to make the experience unique, fun and unforgettable. The creator of this museum believes that ice cream is one of the most creative foods, and that it deserves to be celebrated because of the countless hours of flavorful joy it has brought to the history of mankind in every corner of the world. And to celebrate its universality, you can even have kosher, vegan, gluten-free, or sugar-free ice creams so everyone can enjoy.

It was a success in San Francisco and New York City, and Miami was no different. Everyone is looking forward to its reopening, and hopefully next time it will stay open for more than a month, so that everyone can have the opportunity to visit one of the coolest and most original places in America; the Museum of Ice Cream!

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Real Estate Trends for this 2018





The Real Estate business is all about people. The market is mainly driven by what people want and don’t want in a given period of time, which means that if you know how to read what most people want, you could even predict some trends with just enough time to quickly get in and make a good deal, whether you are an investor or simply someone searching for a new home. In this article, we are going to tell you about this 2018’s trends in the Real Estate business so you can start planning ahead or finally making your move!

Trends can be spotted anywhere, but, particularly in Florida, they are a little bit easier to see thanks to the high volume of investors, information, new developments, and projects. Miami is filled with new buildings, and this 2018 its unique skyline will definitely get denser. The trend for these new developments is quite easy to recognize: small units, attractive amenities, and great locations near hotspots in town. This type of building has been the most common for the past decade in this corner of America, and Millennials are the first ones to drive this particular trend.

This is going to be an important year for many reasons; one of them is the fact that 90’s kids aren’t kids anymore. There’s an important number of Millennials now in their 20’s – 30’s, and they have a huge weight on how the market is going to turn out this year. Despite what many might think, these millions of Americans seem to be motivated to buy their first home before reaching their 30’s instead of renting, and that’s because of the increase in their income and their positive career development.

This generation will be able to take on bigger loans, and this 2018 they are expected to be 43% of home buyers to take out mortgages. Our recommendation for them is to buy as soon as possible this year because it will only get harder and more expensive through the rest of this 2018.

Since South Florida is one of the hottest vacation spots in the world, short-term rentals are now trending like never before. Investors are searching for opportunities in neighborhoods where people might want to rent for a month or two (even less than a month) during the summer, winter break, or spring break, and make a decent profit out of it.

Prices are expected to increase this 2018, but since crowdfunding is becoming a very popular option, it won’t matter for those trying to diversify their investments. That’s why people are moving from sole ownership to fractional investments. It’s quickly becoming an easier way to get in a passive investment, and this is affecting the market positively.

Whether you are buying your first home or you are an experienced investor, Miami Riches will assist you in everything you need. Buying, selling or renting a home on your own can be difficult, and it’s extremely easy to make a mistake. Contact us anytime!

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas in Miami





Living in Miami is never more amazing than during the holiday season. There are so many things to do; some of the best shopping in the world can be found here, the best restaurants to celebrate with your family and your closest friends, countless outdoors activities to do with your children and your relatives, and the best part is the Caribbean Sea flooding every corner of the city with a unique tropical atmosphere that will help you relax and enjoy life a little bit more. You will never forget a Christmas in Miami!

For many, Christmas means winter, cold, gathering around the fire, and snow, but every year more and more Americans (and foreigners) decide to visit Miami during this season to have a little taste of how Floridians celebrate these festivities.

Miami is many things, but boring isn’t one of them. Maybe it’s the beach, maybe it’s the Latin influence, maybe it’s because of its history that Miami is such an amazing city, and this 2017’s Christmas season promises to be the best in many years. Whether you are living in Miami or just visiting, there are some activities that you simply can’t miss this December.

Have a real taste of Miami’s lifestyle by attending at least one of the many events happening throughout December, for example:

-From December 7-10, if you are an art lover, you’ll enjoy the Miami Art Week. There will be events and fairs held all over town where artists from all around the world exhibit their pieces. And the main event: The Art Basel Miami Beach, where you can actually buy some pieces for your collection or enjoy watching the work of painters, sculptors and other visual artists.

-If you are a music lover then you can’t miss the Sounds of the Season with the New World Symphony this December 16. A wonderful concert at SoundScape Park at the New World Center in Miami Beach to celebrate the beginning of the holidays with the whole family.

-Enjoy an all-time classic, The Nutcracker. There’s nothing like a Christmassy play to really turn your holiday spirit on. You can catch a show in different venues throughout December (1-31): Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County; The Fillmore, Miami Beach; South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center; or the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

-One of our favorites, Santa’s Enchanted Forest(December 1-31). This is the largest holiday theme park in the world. A 92-foot tall Christmas tree, carnival rides, shows, fun games for the whole family, delicious food and the Christmassy aura that will get you exactly in the mood to enjoy this season like never before.

Also Christmas trees all over town, decorations, special menus at restaurants, special season sales in the best stores, a cool weather, live Christmas-themed music presentations all over town, and happy people all around anxiously waiting for the big day. Get ready, the holidays are almost here!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Top 3 Iconic Buildings in Miami





Every famous city in the world has its own iconic architecture, and Miami’s unique skyline keeps renewing itself every year. But some buildings, like the Miami Tower or the Atlantis Condominium, became instant classics from the very first moment they were inaugurated. If you want to learn some fun things about these iconic buildings, keep reading below… Here are our Top 3 most iconic buildings in Miami:

1.    Miami Tower
           
Some might say that this is the most iconic building in Miami. It’s the seventh tallest development in the city, and with its 625 feet of height, it can be seen from many spots in Miami. This 47-story development was built in 1987 and designed by the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners architectural firm. It became a classic right away, and what’s more striking about this building is its $1.5 million LED system that, during the nights, displays all kinds of colors with movement and messages. 
It’s common to see it displaying the colors of particular holidays; it’s definitely quite a show. Miami Tower is one of the most important buildings not only in Miami but in the entire state of Florida.

2.    Atlantis Condominium

Another instant classic built in the early 1980s. This luxurious landmark became quite famous thanks to the opening credits of the television series “Miami Vice” and because of its unique design; it’s actually quite easy to recognize and remember thanks to the beautiful glass facade and the 5-story palm court which is cut out of the building. Located on Brickell Avenue, it’s definitely one of the most memorable buildings in Miami and a very important part of its modern skyline.

3.    Icon Brickell

Now, to mention a much newer building (2008), Icon Brickell should be in everyone’s top list of the most beautiful buildings in Miami. It features some of the best views in the entire city; the turquoise pool right in the middle of the three towers and a fantastic overview of the Miami canals right on their way towards the Caribbean Sea. It’s 586 feet tall, and its modern design and iconic location make it one of the most important buildings in the area, and definitely one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the city.

The best thing about the Miami skyline is that it keeps renewing itself every year. Currently, there are some great projects about to start and some buildings soon to open their doors for the first time, such as the One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects in Biscayne Boulevard. It will be 700 feet tall, full of luxury, and will have some of the best amenities you could ever imagine. It will be finished in 2018 and many of the apartments have already been sold.
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