Trend 1: Wallpaper is Back

With digitally printed paper being produced by small boutique wallpaper companies, gone are the days of wallpaper being something only found in your grandmother’s guest bedroom. Wallpaper is back, and it is better and bolder than ever!

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255 W Rivo Alto Dr Miami Beach, FL 33139-1269


Located on the coveted Venetian Islands, this beautifully renovated 3BD/3BA home on a corner lot features an open floor plan w/ top of the line finishes. The main living area offers flow-through layout w/ exposed beams, fireplace & abundant natural light. Open kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances is perfect for entertaining. Unwind in your relaxing family room complete w/ built-in entertainment center & wood detailed ceilings. French doors open up to heated saltwater pool & private backyard. Bedrooms feature bamboo flooring & tranquil, updated bathrooms. Other features include spacious den/office w/ plenty of storage, built-in surround sound system, hurricane impact windows, & plantation shutters throughout. Enjoy living in close proximity to the shops and restaurants of Sunset Harbour!

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Luxury Home Trends in 2018



Amid remarkable architecture, superior craftsmanship and exceptional design, finishes are often the distinguishing factor that individualize one luxury home from another. In 2018, high-end homeowners are adopting more manageable and sustainable materials that require less maintenance and can better withstand everyday use.

This year is perhaps the most we’ve seen manufactured materials in affluent homes. Products such as luxury vinyl and porcelain tiles mimicking wood grain textures are becoming more prevalent. Additionally, stone finishes that echo marble and onyx have been developed so well that it has become difficult even for real estate experts to differentiate the authentic from the replica.

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Summer Showcasing Tips Which Help Get Your House Sold


Summer brings to mind many images of happy days. Perhaps it’s sitting on the patio sipping cocktails with friends under an umbrella. Maybe you think of cookouts with the entire family while the kids run around the lawn, or possibly you dream of warm summer nights around a bonfire with someone special. Whatever summer brings to mind, you can be sure that these are all things potential buyers will be considering as the days continue to heat up. It’s important to keep the season in mind when preparing a home for a showing.

Here are a few tips and tricks to suggest to your clients to help create a summertime space that sells
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New Hurricane Insurance Targets Only the Higher Deductibles

New Hurricane Insurance Targets Only the Higher Deductibles


In Florida, discussions about hurricane insurance often focuses more on what isn’t covered than what is covered.


Did water rise up through your sliding glass door and damage your wood floor and drywall? Sorry, you need flood insurance for that. Damaged roof tiles didn’t exceed your $6,000 deductible?

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The Most Lucrative Home Renovations

Venetian Islands Real Estate

Chef’s kitchens and elegant bathrooms sell luxury homes, but some of the most lucrative renovations for resale may be surprising. According to remodeling’sCost vs. Value 2018 report, the top five home renovations that will draw the largest return are those detailed below. All of these improvement projects have recently been trending up in terms of recouped investment.

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