Tips to Avoid Home Repair Scams in Florida

When the hurricane is gone, you can be forgiven for thinking that the worst might be over. You have your homeowner’s insurance policy and you have your flood insurance policy. You are a conscientious homeowner who has taken pains to make sure that you are covered for any eventuality. What could possibly go wrong? The […]

Tips to Keeping Your South Florida Home Cool This Summer

Although having a reliable, strong central AC is a basic utility in most Florida homes, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent heat from building and making your air conditioning less effective. Here are a few tips on how to keep your South Florida home as cool as possible this summer, helping […]

Florida Buyer Beware New Home Construction Defects

Anyone who remembers the housing boom that occurred prior to 2008 remembers that houses went up very quickly. It was impressive then to see the speed at which a vacant lot could be turned in to a housing development. Ten years down the road, what is less impressive is the track record of national homebuilders […]

Avoid Escrow Fraud and Work with Licensed Agent

Escrow fraud is not a new problem, it’s been covered in the media for years. Florida’s CFO has issued a press release concerning the conduct of an unlicensed Miami man who represented himself as an insurance agent, and stands charged with 72 counts of fraud. George Garcia, 69, is suspected of embezzling nearly $50,000 in […]

Save the Date: Help the Miami Diaper Bank on November 17

Anyone who has ever been a parent remembers that babies go through a lot of diapers, and diapers cost a lot of money. Not many people who are not parents know that most day care centers will not accept an infant unless the parents furnish their own diapers for their child. Moreover, clean and dry […]

Top Miami-Dade Schools: Get an A!

When buying a home, one of the most serious considerations for any family is what schools in the area are the best for their children. Taking a look around Miami-Dade, it’s hard not to be impressed with public school choices like Design and Architecture Senior High – the #20 high school in US News and […]

Zika Prevention and Protection for Miami Residents

Florida and the mosquitos have a long and storied history, from yellow fever and malaria in colonial times to West Nile and now Zika. Mosquitos carry a variety of diseases and even parasites, and spread them by taking blood from one infected person, then biting another. Mosquito Borne Diseases: Zika virus West Nile virus Eastern […]

Play It Safe – What to Do When You Have a Pool

Having a pool can be one of the greatest things you can do for your home. It’s a family gathering place, a play area, and a great excuse for a party. Unfortunately it is also something that can increase your homeowners’ insurance payments. The CDC documents that around 10 people per day die from drowning, […]

Miami Condo Boards Ripping Off Consumers

Almost everyone in SoFlo has read the Miami Herald’s article about condominium boards thumbing their noses at the law by charging exorbitant fees. Just because people don’t know it’s illegal does not make it alright. Instead of charging the $100 fee per applicant – with married couples and parents with children being counted as one […]

Words Can Never Harm You (Unless It’s a Cyclone)

When you ask a citizen of a coastal area in Florida or Louisiana what they fear the most, hurricanes are likely to get top billing. These tropical cyclones can range anywhere from sixty to well over 2500 miles in diameter, wreaking havoc at sea and bringing ruin to coastal areas through a combination of wind […]