Quiet: The Ultimate Luxury

Money can buy you almost anything in the world, from the latest designer fashion wear to the fastest sports car known to man, but is one of the things people most desire and struggle to find? Increased private space, i.e. quiet.

 

Quiet is now among the world’s most precious commodities in the luxury market as well as in the world in general. Communities that offer privacy and “quiet,” while still being in the heart of a major city are rare, but still do exist. In Miami, an example of such a prized community is Gables Estates. Surrounded by oak trees and located directly on Biscayne Bay, this extravagant community is one of the most exclusive in the world. It consists of 164 homes, situated on spacious acre plus lots and offers residents luxurious amenities, including 24-hour security, deep water docks with no bridges to the bay and almost immediate access to the Gulfstream, Bahamas and beyond. Residents of Gables Estates maintain a luxurious and tranquil lifestyle, while living minutes away from the trendy restaurants of Miami’s Design District, the sandy beaches of Miami Beach, the upscale shopping of Merrick Park and Bal Harbour. It is also ideally and conveniently located only a few minutes from Miami International Airport.

 

The Miami Real Estate team is equipped with the hard-to-acquire attributes and connections that will find you the personal quiet oasis of your dreams. Contact us to learn more about our centrally located, but away from the “bustle” listings.

Upgrade Your Morning Routine with Smart Bathrooms

If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, these smart bathroom features will definitely convince you. From talking mirrors to heated toilet seats, the smart bathroom trend is becoming increasingly more popular in high-end luxury homes.

 

KOHLER Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror

You will likely find a mirror in every bathroom you visit, but none of them even come close to the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror. Fully equipped with two LED lights, this mirror guarantees consistent neutral lighting with no dark or light spots. The lighting can be adjusted on a dimmer, ensuring that makeup application and other grooming is done in the best conditions possible. The magical mirror’s features are adjustable via voice command when connected to an Amazon Alexa. The integrated sound system can play music or give you a morning news and weather update through Alexa as you get ready every day.

 

TOTO Neorest NX2

TOTO has been putting other toilets to shame since 1917, but their newest Neorest NX2 is the epitome of smart. The Japanese company is the world’s largest toilet manufacturer because of their innovative products. The Neorest NX2’s features include basic TOTO features such as heated seats and tornado flush as well as unique features like a self-cleaning bowl that uses ionized water and ultraviolet light to break down dirt and waste particles and an air deodorizer to rid of bad odors. Other toilet features include an automatic lid that opens as you approach and closes as you walk away, a water dispensing wand that senses when you are finished and cleans you and a built in dryer that dries you off. All of these functions are easily controllable with a detachable remote control.

 

Allure F-digital Digital Bathroom Faucet

Conserve water and energy with this ultra smart bathroom faucet. With user-friendly temperature control and sensors, LED lights and memory and pause functions, this faucet is an obvious choice for your renovation. The beautiful stainless steel faucet also has an automatic safety shut-off after 60 seconds that ensures you are not wasting water or racking up a high water bill.

 

DTV+ Shower with Kohler Konnect

This uber smart shower allows you to customize and save your personalized shower settings. Control every aspect of your shower including sound, water pressure, temperature, lighting, steam and duration and edit your settings depending on your mood or rush. These settings are all adjustable through an in-shower keypad, voice command or the KOHLER Konnect app.

 

Perlick Refrigerated Bathroom Cabinets

Best known for their high-end stainless steel commercial refrigerators, Perlick Corporation recently began integrating their technology into luxury homes around the country. These under-counter refrigerated cabinets keep your medications and beauty products cool and safe till the very last drop. Many organic lotions and hair products need to be stored at cool temperatures to last because they are not sealed with preservatives. These refrigerated units are custom made for each home and can either have a stainless steel finish or can match the rest of your bathroom cabinets.

 

For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, please contact me at aross@miamirealestate.com or (305) 206-4003 or come see me at the Compass office located at 2550 South Bayshore Drive, in Coconut Grove.

Florida Ranks High in the Nation in Homes that are “Equity Rich”

Buying a home is a significant investment and the benefits of that investment depend largely on the property’s equity. In addition to tax benefits, individuals who invest in property in Florida may also benefit from building equity relatively quickly. When a property owner is deemed “equity rich,” it means that he or she has at least 50 percent equity in the home based on the home’s estimated market value.

Nearly a Quarter of all Homeowners in Florida Qualify as “Equity Rich”

Florida ranks 12th in the country for homes that are “equity rich,” with 24.6 percent of all Florida property owners fitting this category at the end of March 2018, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. This is great news for anyone who wants to purchase property in Florida, especially as a long-term investment, because market values overall are rising, which increases the value of homes and owner equity over time. Even as market cycles change, there is tremendous investment value in purchasing property in South Florida.

For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, please contact me at aross@miamirealestate.com or (305) 206-4003 or come see me at the Compass office located at 2550 South Bayshore Drive, in Coconut Grove.