February 2016

Found 15 blog entries for February 2016.

6 Reasons You Should Never Try To Buy Or Sell Without An Agent

6 Reasons You Should Never Try To Buy Or Sell Without An Agent

6 Reasons You Should Never Try To Buy Or Sell Without An Agent

Save the DIY routine for your bath soaps and birthday presents. When it comes to real estate, you shouldn’t chance it without a professional. Buying or selling a home is a colossal investment, and mistakes can end up costing you thousands of dollars.

Let’s go over just 6 instances when buying or selling a house without the assistance of a professional could turn into a very messy mistake.


While many people think they are good at negotiating due to saving a couple thousand dollars off of the sticker price of a car, this is not really the case. For a huge investment like a home, it’s

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Vibrant and unique, like South Beach

New Miami Beach lifeguard towervia City of Miami Beach

Miami Beach revealed four colorful lifeguard towers this week designed by architect William Lane to pad the city's total to 35 stations, stretching from 87th street down to the southernmost tip at South Pointe.

The project began over 20 years ago, according to the Miami New Times:


"Hurricane Andrew had pretty much wiped out much of the towers," [Lane] said. "I was interested in creating some folly. I saw some opportunity to replace the stands and... make them more playful."

The new towers include impact windows and aluminum hardware. Lane designed five other towers soon after Andrew struck in 1992. Future lifeguard towers will be based

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Summer months, when people typically take trips out of town, spawn the most burglaries and household property crimes according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Nobody wants to come home after an enjoyable escape to find their home ransacked and valuables missing. By taking some precautions, you can avoid becoming a victim of intruders or thieves and return home to the same comfortable living conditions you left.

 Home Burglary

 Here are some tips on how to deter break-ins:

1. Put Your Lights on Timers

When different lamps and overhead lights come on at different times, criminals tend to think someone is home.

Well Lit Home

2. Install an Alarm System

If you don’t already have one, now is the time to secure your home with an alarm. The Insurance Information

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With Smoke BBQ's Success In Fort Lauderdale, Owners Look To Open Another Broward Barbecue Joint By End Of 2016

In the two months that Smoke BBQ has been open in Fort Lauderdale, word of mouth has spread fast.

The restaurant has had almost 10 sellouts since its debut in mid-December (two in the last week alone). Customers sometimes line up for food before opening time at 11 a.m., and repeat customers find themselves returning two to three times a week.

This success in Fort Lauderdale is beyond anything co-owner Scott Kennedy says he could've imagined, and it's the model he wants to continue with as he considers growing the concept.

Kennedy, who, along with partner Stephen Chin, opened the original Smoke BBQ in Delray Beach in fall 2014, said he's looking to open two additional Smoke BBQ restaurants.

Plans are in the works for another

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Aims To Bring Awesome Music Back To South Florida

For The Love Music Festival Returns To FAT Village In March, Aims To Bring Awesome Music Back To South Florida

A Fort Lauderdale festival celebrating music, life and locals will return to FAT Village next month. 

Produced by C&I Studios and Exposed PR, For The Love Music Festival will host 30 bands for a day filled with great tunes, artists, local vendors and food trucks.

The event, now in its second year, will take place March 12 from noon to 11 p.m. at C&I Studios properties.

Josh Miller, co-founder of the festival, said that through For The Love, he's hoping to "bring back awesome music to South Florida," an area that doesn't have the same strong local music scene as other cities like Atlanta and Orlando.

"Most major tours stop at Orlando and then head back north," he said.

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No one knows you better than yourself, so to get the remodel you truly want, consider these questions first

The better you communicate with your interior designer, architect or contractor before you start your renovation, the easier the process will be. If you take the time to consider what you truly want from your remodel before the demolition begins, it will end up saving you time and money. Ask yourself the following 13 questions for a smoother renovation process and results more likely to meet your vision. Contemporary Kitchen by Jaffa Group Design Build 1. What rooms do you want renovated? This one seems like a no-brainer, but bear in mind that renovating one space will affect the adjoining spaces as well. If you renovate only your open kitchen, for example, will the…
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