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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Why Miami Riches will be the best partner for Property Management?

Getting your first home is probably one of the greatest feelings in a person’s life, but there are some things that take first-timers by surprise and that can complicate things a little bit. The maintenance costs (regular and preventive), monthly fees, finding tenants, and all the expenses that come since day one when you buy a property can become a major headache, and it isn’t even a money issue, but time instead.

Even if you are not a first-timer and you’ve been through this whole experience before, and you are thinking about buying a second property, what might change your mind is the thought of dealing with all the responsibilities. For investors in South Florida, we have good news… Miami Riches will be your partner all the way!

What differentiates us from other real estate companies in South Florida is the commitment we show through the whole buying/selling process. Even after the deal is done, we continue working with our clients; managing their properties and handling all the responsibilities and legal matters, working as intermediates if you are renting your home, and optimizing all the expenses to make sure that you save money and maximize your revenue. Why should you work with Miami Riches? Here’s the answer:

About our property management service:

1.      For starters, we will go through a screening process to help you find a really good tenant who pays on time, rent for a longer period of time, puts less wear and tear on the unit, and overall, one that causes less problems.

2.      We will also save you a lot of time by handling everything that may cause you any legal problem. Evictions, inspections, lease addendums, terminating leases, and handling security deposits are matters that can take a lot of time, and if they are not managed correctly, they can become a headache.

3.      Shorter vacancy cycles. Keeping your home occupied is a priority, but it’s easier said than done. We will market your home effectively, we will give you some advice on how to improve your home (cosmetically) so you can maximize your revenue, and what’s most important, set an adequate rent price (not so high that you will scare off potential tenants, but not too low either).

4.      We guarantee a regular cash flow by collecting the tenants’ monthly payments. We work as intermediates the whole time, so you probably won’t have to interact directly with your tenants unless there’s an out-of-the-ordinary situation.

5.    Fewer taxes are always good news for homeowners, and that’s definitely one of the best features of hiring our property management services. We will help you gather and organize all the documentation required for this process.

Our experience and professionalism will help you achieve all your financial goals, and in record time too. If you are a first-timer or if you already have some experience in the real estate market, our services will suit you perfectly. Contact us anytime and ask about our property management services.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

All You Need to Know About Little Havana

We are always talking about all the flavor the Latino community brings to Miami; all that color and warmth can be seen at Little Havana, a beautiful Cuban neighborhood where you can have fun, eat delicious food, meet amazing people and also invest. And if you would like to know all there is about this famous area in Miami, you’ll soon be able to visit Little Havana’s first-ever museum.

Finally, this community decided to create a Museum dedicated to the preservation of all its colorful history, interesting tales, artifacts and facts in one place, at Calle Ocho, next to the popular Ball and Chain bar. Soon, at the end of 2017, this time capsule will open its doors to the public, so everyone can learn about the social, cultural and political importance that this neighborhood brings to South Florida. You can’t visit Little Havana without visiting the Maximo Gomez Park, where you will probably see elder Cubans playing domino or chess while they reminisce old anecdotes about their beloved Cuba.

Little Havana is a 98% Latino community where you can smell delicious coffee in every corner and hear vibrant music in every venue. It’s a great place to go and have fun, but it’s also a great place to live if you are into the Latin lifestyle. This neighborhood is considered by many one of the most undervalued neighborhoods in Miami. The median apartment price in 2015 was about $200,000, which is a “low” price considering this neighborhood’s proximity to urban areas and public transportation that will take you quite quickly to some of the hottest places in Miami, including South Beach, only 8 miles away (where apartments cost over $1M). In 2017, apartment prices were expected to rise, but they haven’t so far. Rent prices, on the other hand, did go up to a median of $1,900, which was a great news for many investors in the area. 

This historical area in Miami Dade brings very good opportunities for first time buyers looking for properties to invest, and it’s also important to mention that this hard-working community is also very welcoming to everyone willing to contribute to this neighborhood’s growth and preservation. Whether you want to invest, eat delicious Cuban/Latin food, have a great and refreshing drink, or experience the colorful lifestyle of Cubans, you should definitely visit Little Havana. On the other hand, if you would like to live or invest there, you can contact Miami Riches anytime and we will help you find the perfect property for you and your family.
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