Miami Spice Season Has Arrived! Don’t Miss Your Change to Visit Your Favorite Restaurant!

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Some of the restaurants have outside seating so you can take your pooch with you!  Check first if you are not familiar with the restaurant to see if there is outside sitting.

 

Here  is the scoop – the Miami Spice season just started August 1st and runs through September 30th where one can have lunch, brunch or dinner at some of the most “sought out” restaurant as well as your restaurants that you were not able to afford until now.  What a wonderful idea to enjoy celebrate with love ones!  Or buy an American Express or Visa gift card so your friend or relative can have a wonderful time.  Magda your realtor to take a few minutes to glance through the list of the restaurants participating.

Here is the link to the Miami Spice website and also included are reviewed from our local newspapers as follows

The Eater    Their guide to Miami Spice

Thrillist – the Top 10 best deals  | Miami Spice

I Love Miami Spice

The Miami Herald   – article entitled “There’s something new at Miami Spice this year:  Brunch

 

Magda’s Choices – however there are so many fine restaurants to choose from and considering visiting some of these with friends and family

Bal Harbour, Florida

Le zoo (Casual French cuisine)  Bal Harbour Shoppes

Makoto (Japanese) – the finest at Bal Harbour Shoppes – shop, dine and enjoy fine Japanese dishes

Atlantikos – at St Regis Hotel Bal Harbour Florida

Artisan Beach House – at Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour

Homestead – this is a distance away however it is an escape from city beach life

Redlander Restaurant by Schebly Winery in Homestead, Florida – perfect for a weekend

Miami Design District – if you are looking for Cuban gourmet cuisine with fine playing music and singing waiters then a stop at Estefan Kitchen and of course if you go early you can take yourself to some fine luxury shopping at the new open boutiques such as Valentino, Cartiers, Hermes and many more!

South Beach

Prime Fish

Smith & Wollensky

Mr Chow at W Hotel

Il Mulino NY

Estiatorio Milos

Bakehouse Brasserie

 

Downtown Miami

Fooq’s – Persian home cooking – downtown Miami

Miami Beach

Looking for a cozy fine French restaurant – Pied A Terre at the Cadet Hotel

And there so many others – simply visit the website, take your time browsing and deciding which ones would interest you the most – and I recommend stepping “out of the box” and going to different part of Miami Dade so you can discover our different cities that encompasses Miami-Dade like Doral which is a destination with fine dining and not too far from grand shopping centers.

Love to hear what places you got to visit during this season.

If you are in having a big lobster may I recommend the “the Palms” Restaurant in Bay Harbor islands for those 4# lobster or you prefer a more casual, lay back setting then I would recommend Kelly’s Landing in Fort Lauderdale but calls first and find when it would be best day to have Maine Lobster at a great price!

And if you fall in love in buying a place or additional another property to your investment portfolio please consider using our services by simply calling Magda today at 305-868-2141 | email: Magda@MagdaSaltzman.com or Msaltz9708@gmail.com.  You are welcome to browse through our real time MLS real service for actual inventory now available for purchasing www.WaterfrontHomesinMiami.com and if you prefer in Spanish, then visit our All Spanish website www.MiamiCasa.us.

Thank you and wishing you a wonderful Miami Spice season!

 

 

 

Mortgage Interest Rate Prediction for remainder of 2017

Stock Market words on a thermometer to illustrate rising prices and values of investments

Inflation is a key indicator for where mortgage rates are headed.  In simple terms, when prices of goods and services go up, investors of mortgage backed securities lose return.  That is why when prices rise, so too do interest rates.  The last report on inflation saw a slight drop; from 1.8% to 1.4% from January to May.   With three jumps in interest rates this year, many projected a steady increase, but recently mortgage rates dropped slightly.  While I’m not a prognosticator of interest rates, all signs from here to about December 2017 look like they will remain very low, perhaps even a slight decrease.   That is good news for borrowers; especially the huge number of millennials that are taking advantage of low down payment mortgages and looser credit guidelines.

Inventory is getting better.  After three consecutive months, pending home sales reversed course in June in all major regions of the United States with the exception of the Midwest.  Almost all regions saw an increase in contract activity according to the National Association of Realtors®.

How about some more good news?  As I’m writing this blog the Dow Jones Industrial average hit a record high, approaching the 22,000 mark; powered largely by Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and a few others.

The economy certainly is showing signs of legitimate growth built on the right foundation.  Unemployment numbers SHOULD be next to improve and if and when that happens, we should see a solid run of economic prosperity.

If you are considering a real estate purchase or are considering getting a mortgage, now is a very good time to act.  You have to simply balance the prices of real estate and interest; but when you look at an amortization schedule you quickly place the value of low interest rates over slightly higher real estate prices.  Please let me know if I can help you in any way or if you simply have any questions you need answers to.