Considering buying in the Miami area?
MiamiHomes.com equips browsers with the latest tools available. We know you want to do your research before contacting one of our agents so we make it easy for buyers to get acclimated to the Miami market. At Equity Realty, we take a web base approach to selling real estate because we know that is where 90% of buyers start their search. When was the last time you read a newspaper ;-) ?
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What makes us awesome? Well, we take a web-based approach to selling real estate. We believe in advocacy, transparency, and educating our buyers. Our company believes in matching excellent & knowledgeable agents with buyers. Over 80% of our sales ($100M in the last 12 months) comes from buyers. We are only going to match you with an agent that is an expert in your specific sector of the market.
What can we do to make your search easier? First, you should go ahead and register. Soon after you will start to receive every new listing that matches your specific set of criteria. Sounds good, right?
What is the overall tone of the Miami real estate market? Of course, as agents we often sound like perennial optimists. However, in this case the news you hearing is absolutely true. Overall, inventory is way down (about a five months' supply) and buyers still have a strong appetite. The right time to buy is when it suits you and your family but things are hopping here.
Living in Miami is like living nowhere else. Lush, tropical foliage, exquisite beaches, numerous marinas, incredible shopping and dining, a night life that rivals that of New York City, and a temperate climate that emphasizes the adage of “Never too hot, never too cold” – Miami is the most well-known places in all of Florida for a reason.
It’s a social mix of culture and art, and one that emphasizes everyone’s unique tastes, from unique coffee shops to high-end boutiques, to fine dining and more. It’s a place where you can come to relax on the beach, swim in a river, or go boating on a canal. It’s a city that is bordered by crystal clear water and elegant communities of single-family homes and condominiums. It’s nothing short of being one of the most unique and exciting cities in the world, and for that reason it is one of the most desirable places to live.
For these reasons, Miami is just one of three cities on the planet (along with Basel, Switzerland and Hong Kong, China) to host Art Basel, regarded to be the premier art exhibition in the world. Constant innovation is a staple of this festival of creativity, which puts art from some of the most renowned artists around the globe alongside the works of artists who are just as incredible talents, but are still little-known.
Museums abound in Miami as well, as the city’s rich and vibrant history cannot possibly be contained in just one or two small exhibits. Indulge your fascination of flight at the Wings Over Miami Air Museum, or visit the breathtaking Museum of Contemporary Art at North Miami. For the kids, take a trip out to the fun Miami Science Museum or the Miami Seaquarium for an aquatic adventure. Or, if you’re looking for a historical emphasis, Miami is home to the Holocaust Museum, the Jewish Museum of Florida, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, and much more.
Plus, thanks to the brand-new Miami Marlins baseball stadium, as well as a dominant Miami Heat basketball team that has achieved international fame with 2 consecutive NBA Championships, city moral and pride has never been higher – and the same goes for historical pride, emphasized by the popular Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores, that features movies shown in a renovated 1949 theater auditorium. The vibrant culture of Miami is what makes the city what it is, and it is what draws people from all over the world to vacation and live there.
The tropical beach climate in Miami is a wonderful mix of warm air and cool breezes. Standing near the Atlantic Ocean and feeling the cool winds whipping off the waves is an incredibly relaxing experience, and coupling that with the sensation of the sun on your skin makes for pure bliss.
Winter is no more than a blip on your radar in Miami, while Spring spreads before your eyes out of nowhere, with blooming flowers rising up under clear blue skies. Summer is warm and calm, the perfect time to spend free days out on the water, in a boat, fishing, swimming, and so much more. Finally in Fall the leaves change, the warm sun mixes with gentle, soft breezes, and comfortable, outdoor picnics abound. Florida is called “The Sunshine State” for good reason, and Miami is a beautiful extension of that.
Beaches and Boating
Home to both secluded, little-known beaches and exciting, fun-filled hotspots on the water, Miami offers a little something for everyone.
South Beach is one of the most famous in the world, most notably for the sheer diversity in culture and entertainment. It is a popular European vacation destination, and meeting someone from Spain, or Greece, or Italy, or New Zealand is not far-fetched. All of this among bright, white sand, clear waters, and an abundance of waterside activities make South Beach one of the biggest draws to the entire city.
But busy beaches are not all you’ll find. For every one of them there is also a quiet, intimate locale that is perfect for a picnic by the water, a nap in the warm sun, or watching one of the Atlantic coast’s breathtaking sunrises. You’ll find cozy places in Mid Beach as well as South of 5th Street in Miami Beach, so aiming for those areas will net you exactly what you want. Recharging your batteries and dialing down the excitement is still easy in Miami – and now you know where to look.
If boating is your speed, then this city is the place for you. From elegant yacht clubs, to small fishing charters, to zippy speedboats, watercraft of all kind can be found around the city’s beaches and rivers. Take classes at a school devoted to sailing, rent jet skis with some friends, or even take a weekend trip to the beautiful island of Bimini in the Bahamas, just 42 nautical miles off the coast of Miami. No matter what kind of boating adventure you’re looking for, you’ll find it in this City on the Water.
When it comes to South Florida, you can’t forget about golf. Lush, rolling fairways and immaculate greens are the norm in Miami, and the courses here are among some of the finest in the country. Take, for example, the internationally famed TPC Blue Monster at Doral – home to the PGA Tour’s WGC-Cadillac Championship, and the course on which Tiger Woods has claimed victory 4 times. It is one of five public courses at the Doral Resort and Spa, all of which are pinnacles of golf architecture, design, and management.
But that isn’t all. You can play international links at the Malreese Course at Melreese Country Club, the incredible Jim McLean Signature Course managed by Marriot Golf, the highly-rated Redland Course at the Redland Golf and Country Club, and so many more.
And it’s all year-round. You won’t have to worry about snow or dust storms in Miami, just the occasional, cool afternoon shower that keeps the pristine Bermuda grass hydrated and healthy. That’s the thing about living here – golf is simply part of the lifestyle. And if you don’t play, the scenic views that these world-class facilities offer are just as incredible.
Shopping and Dining
With some of the most interesting, unique, and attractive shopping and dining options in the country, Miami has created a haven for the shopaholic and food-lover in all of us.
Malls the size of small cities, tiny, secluded boutiques, large retailers, bargain outlets, and high-end fashion designers are just some of what you’ll find around the city. Spend an entire day at CocoWalk in Coconut Grover, a fabulous, open-air shopping mall that boasts incredible stores and sumptuous restaurants. Or, walk along the shops of Downtown Miami, window shopping until you find that one thing you simply can’t pass up. The beauty of the city is in its size, and with that comes an abundance of options for all of your shopping and eating needs.
Of course, it isn’t always about eating out or shopping for pleasure. You’ll be happy to find nearby Publix shopping center all around the city, as well as several Whole Foods locations, for all of your natural food needs. Plus, numerous stores that offer necessary home items are close at hand, so you’ll never be out of luck when you quickly need a new window, a plunger, or some spackle for filling in a wall. For all the excitement and lively culture in Miami, there is just as much quiet appreciation for a comfortable, family home life around the city. It isn’t like other big cities across the country – Miami is about having something for everyone, and because of that its reputation of being a premier location for real estate in the U.S. has only bolstered and grown.