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By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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Clean your rain gutters at least twice a year. Otherwise, debris like leaves and twigs can clog up your gutter system, causing potential harm to your house and landscaping -- not to mention the gutters themselves. Here's how to identify and fix a clogged gutter.Is My Gutter Clogged?When it rains,...
By Linda Gustafson, Linda "G" Gustafson PA
(ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty Miami Beach)
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UPDATE - The currently under construction luxury oceanfront condominium, Oceana Bal Harbour is moving right on schedule in it's construction plan of completion in January of 2017. Photo shown below was taken in mid-July 2015. According to the developer - Consultatio, they are completing a new flo...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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Find a great housemate and you can end up with a new best friend.Make a bad choice, and you can end up with a fiend.I had the fiend experience back in the ‘80s when I agreed to split a two-bedroom house with a college student I’d just met. It took me a few months to realize the textbooks she carr...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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Your plants need food — nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium — to grow healthy and strong. But they don’t know the difference between store-bought fertilizers and the tonics you mix up yourself.So save some money (up to $12 for 32 oz. of organic plant food) and use these low- or no-cost ingredients t...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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A stamped concrete patio gives you the look and texture of a stone patio for a lot less than the real thing -- up to 50% less than the cost of natural slate or limestone.That’s not all. Stamped concrete can mimic brick, cobblestones, cracked earth, and weathered wood. Add a bit of fun with leaf p...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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A mature tree can account for as much as 10% of your assessed property value, depending on your market.  With that much at stake, you sure don’t want to have to yell, “Timber!”Here’s how to tell if one of your trees is in danger of falling over, and what you can do about it.How to Inspect Your Tr...
By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Living in Florida is fantastic, but the summer months can get very, very hot.Coral Gables luxury homes, Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes, and other residences across the state can really feel the heat right now. Energy costs can more than double for some residents who don’t monitor their home’s ut...
By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor - Gary Hennes Realtors)
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What could be better than living in a Condo on the Miami beach? Not a lot really, but one thing that springs to mind is living in an Artecity Governor condo on the beach. The Miami beach condos are located in a former hotel that has been updated and made fit for present day living.The hotel was b...
By Wendy Cohen, Miami Luxury & Waterfront Real Estate Specialist
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
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   Architect Chad Oppenheim likes to build condos in Miami Beach and name them after his wife. First there was his breakout building, the Ilona, then came the Ilonabay, the penthouse of which is now on the market for $3.99 million. I was part of the original marketing team for both of theses proj...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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An underground irrigation system delivers water to your landscaping at the right time, and in just the right amount, so you don’t water too much or too little. It’s relatively easy to install and makes a good DIY project.You’ll also save money doing it yourself. A professionally installed system ...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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I just love mason jars, those wide-mouth glass canning jars that hold everything from strawberry jam to fireflies. That’s one reason I’ve fallen for the DIY mason jar light fixture made by Taylor of the MaryJanes & Galoshes blog.Although Taylor originally wanted it to light up her gazebo, she lov...
By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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Looking at homes for sale in Aventura can get the best of us. The mystique of living in one of the hottest areas in the country (literally and figuratively!) can sway even the sharpest home buyers off course. One of the best ways to get a good feel of the Aventura real estate market is to visit a...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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To choose the right bathtub for your bathroom, start with the space. If all you’re doing is replacing an existing alcove tub, your options may be limited, but you can still opt for a deeper bath.If you’re reconfiguring the space or adding a bathroom, you’ll have many options. Here’s what you need...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
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 My towel is in place, my music is set, the sun is out and my morning smoothie is in hand. It is going to be a beautiful day to chill by and in my pool and try not to answer my phone! Best wishes to all who also decided not to work today! 
By Yanai Nassar
(Miami Riviera, llc)
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Apartment for sale in Fontainebleau, Miami, FloridaProperty Details8251 NW 8 ST # 316, Miami Fl, 33126Azul at Fontainebleau CondominiumsPrice: $ 147,000Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Size: 992 square feet / 92 square meters approxYanai Nassar Call 786-426-9484 today to schedule an appointment to see this...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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A typical basement ceiling is an unsightly maze of plumbing pipes, wires, ductwork, and structural bracing. But take heart: Hiding all those systems with a finish material will give your basement instant credibility as usable living space.Finishing a basement ceiling often involves some compromis...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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If you live in a low-water area, or if you’re just tired of constant lawn maintenance, you’re in good company.More homeowners are saving time, water -- and their backs -- by switching from real grass to artificial turf.Synthetic grass for landscaping and recreation is growing 10% to 15% a year in...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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When I grew up, a lush, green lawn was every suburbanite’s dream, a sign they’d achieved the American dream of homeownership and a weed-free front yard.Today, I still love a lawn. I love the look, feel, and smell of grass. And I’m willing to pay almost $700 a year to the people — mowers, weeders,...
By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor - Gary Hennes Realtors)
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Located in South Beach on West Avenue, Bentley Bay is at the center of one of Miami’s most exclusive localities. With the South of Fifth Street District next to it, and overlooking Biscayne Bay, this condominium complex offers you one of the most luxurious residences in the city. The twin towerin...

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