(MIAMI HERALD) Over the past few years, I have been preaching about the vital importance of helping Miami’s rapidly growing pool of young professionals transition from renters to homeowners. When I was a member of the Board of Governors for the Miami Association of Realtors, I encouraged educational and promotional campaigns that would teach renters how they could purchase the condos in which they currently live, while also building personal equity. The benefits of this trend are obvious: Not only would each individual renter-turned-homeowner enjoy better financial security, the entire community would reap the advantages of a healthier, more consistent real estate market.
(TRAVEL + LEISURE) We all know successful packing for any trip should be a rewarded merit in itself. Delicately balancing how much to pack, versus not enough, or too much often leaves vacationers with a lot of mistakes. Avoid these 9 rookie errors before your next trip and you'll thank me later.
(MIAMI HERALD) Joseph Akharoh overlooks his under-construction studio apartment he's able to afford through the 16 Corner Project in Overtown. By redoing the original apartments but keeping the rent down (averaging $725 to $825/month after renovation), this is the first time in 30 years rent will marginally increase to keep up with inflation.
(MIAMI AND BEACHES) Looking for some family-fun events to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend?