Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Working with Doral Riches

The Real Estate business is a solid one. Investing in land, properties, and becoming a landlord is all very exciting, and it’s without a doubt one of the safest, most stable ways to create wealth. It takes a lot of character, patience and resolve, but with the right guidance, it can even become a very enjoyable experience. Work with Doral Riches and start setting in motion all your plans to achieve all your goals in life.

Whether you are a newbie or an experienced investor, having the proper guidance and working with the right people is essential, because the real estate business is always changing and it can be overwhelming sometimes. 

Especially in places like Doral and Miami, where prices vary almost every month due to the high demand and the constant news about new developments, new malls, and new general investment opportunities that will affect everything around them, investing correctly can be quite difficult.

Is 2018 a good year to buy a home?

Absolutely! Experts from all around the world will say that the best year to invest in Real Estate was five years ago, meaning that every day is a good moment to start, because the sooner you enter, the sooner you’ll start to see your profits or reach the financial stability to pursue new, more challenging and promising endeavors.
Why Do I Need A Professional Realtor or Real Estate Company?
Working with professionals is essential for a number of reasons. At Doral Riches, we offer not only exclusive numbers and real projections about the market, we also provide unique knowledge gathered through the years by everyone in our ranks. 

We know the market in Doral, we know every neighborhood, and we know the people; we have the right tools to make a perfect match between your ideal home and you. Being a real estate company doesn’t just mean listing properties and setting prices, our work goes far beyond that. At Doral Riches, we know how to translate your desires into actions towards your goals, and this applies to both sellers and buyers. 

If you are buying your first home, you probably don’t know how unnecessarily difficult all the legal issues and paperwork are. In our services, we include handling all of this so you don’t have to waste too much time dealing with it. We are committed to all our distinguished clientele, and even after our work is done, we will continue helping you, even if it’s just for some simple advice on what to do next. 

We create real relations with our clients and construction companies, and we work as matchmakers between people and great opportunities. Contact us anytime so we can start working together here in Doral.

Monday, December 11, 2017

“Location, Location, Location”: The Real Estate Mantra

When searching for a new home, the word “location” is always present. This seems to be what investors look for the most when buying a new property. If you’re planning to move to a new house in 2018, then you should pay careful attention to it, since location might determine your comfort and the value of your investment. 

This mantra didn’t come as an accident; there’s a reason why location is an essential factor in the real estate market. If you buy in a great location, then you will secure the future value of your investment, but a not-so-great location might make you lose money in the long run. Keep reading to find out what you should take into consideration when evaluating a property’s location.

The first things you have to evaluate are your needs and your family’s. If you have kids or you’re planning to, then that’s a game changer. If you have a family, the first thing you have to think about is the little ones in the house and their quality of life. The neighborhood and schools are important factors to take into account. You will want to live in a kids-friendly neighborhood, where they can socialize with other kids, feel free to play outside, and have lots of activities for them to grow around. But fun isn’t everything, you also have to think about their education. Before making your final decision, learn about the school district in order to guarantee a great education for your kids. 

Family or not, you should always search for safety, not only for them, but also for yourself.  Living in a safe neighborhood can save you a lot of headaches. You will have great sleep at night and you won’t have to worry about being alone on the streets. You can even reinforce that safety feeling by choosing a neighborhood that’s near to your family and friends. This way, if you have an emergency, you can easily call them and they will be there shortly. Also, this way you won’t have to travel for hours to see your loved ones, and you can visit them anytime. 

Another important decision when thinking about your next home’s location is choosing between the city, the suburbs, or the countryside. If you’re a very active person, living in the city might be your thing. However, if you enjoy peace and quiet, then this might not fit your needs. Think about the pace you want to take in your life, it varies between those three settings.        

Also, you have to think about your daily needs. Entertainment, medical needs, activities you enjoy, work, shopping: these are all important factors you need to take into consideration. Depending on your priorities, you might want a location closer to work, or one where you can go out at night and have fun. Look up what you will have near home, the time you would take to get from one place to another, and the things you won’t enjoy as easily if you buy that particular home in that particular neighborhood.

Before buying a home with a realtor, you might want to explain to him/her what your needs and priorities in life are. This can be very helpful information for the realtor to show you houses that fit you best and adapt to your demands. 2018 is the year for your dream home!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Millennials: what are they looking for in Real Estate?

You’ve all probably heard this word constantly: “Millennials”. This is the new generation of investors that was born between 1980 and 2000. They have all grown up and now they are looking for new horizons, so buying a home is their next step in life. Technology is their anthem and social media is their flag, the real estate market is of a whole different shade for them than it was for prior generations. Keep reading to find out what millennials want when looking for a home, it might even change your own perception of the market.

Millennials have one thing straight: being practical is a priority. This is the generation of fast, easy, and immediate transactions. Saving time is saving money, it all has to be quick and instant. This is why millennials usually look for properties that are close to their jobs. It seems like location is still a must in the real estate industry, but millennials are no longer thinking about families or kids, but rather their own comfort and time-saving. However, near the city is more popular than in the city, they rather live outside the urban center, just close enough to get there fast.

Convenience and time-saving are also why millennials are searching for move-in ready homes where they don’t have to spend too much of their time fixing and accommodating. And if the home is tech-friendly, then this will definitely be their first choice when looking for a new house. So, their perfect match is a new home where they don’t have to spend any more money renovating and where they can move the very next day after closing the deal. 

Regarding the property itself, space distribution is essential for millennials. They are not looking for a normal home, with a normal living room, a normal kitchen, and a normal bedroom. No, this is definitely not the definition of a home for a millennial. This generation often searches for modern kitchens, open floor plans, and big bedrooms. The master room is a key point for them; the bigger, the better. They appreciate their personal space, and the bedroom is their sanctuary. As for kitchens, the most popular ones around millennials are those with new appliances, they want new and cute. Plus, since the kitchen is their main hangout center, it is important that it connects to other rooms, such as the living room, so open floor plans are very popular among this generation.

Another important factor for this generation is work space. Every day, working from home is getting more attractive for millennials (as well as for other generations). The internet allows us to keep connected to the world without having to go out. So, a working space at home is a very important thing to keep in mind when showing a house to a millennial.

Having a home office is a convenient, money-saving solution. And this should come along with new technology, which is a must for millennials. Fast internet and great cell reception are essential for a millennial. If one of those fails, a millennial won’t probably invest, since they are important parts of their daily life. 

Understanding what millennials are looking for in the real estate is not as hard as it seems. Technology and practicality are key. At Doral Riches we understand their interests and we have all the best properties that fit their needs!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Storms May Come and Go, but Miami Will Endure!

(Safety measures against tropical storms)

This past month has been really hard for Floridians, but not everything is bad news, Irma has shown our community important values about unity, hope and humility towards nature. Storms as big as this one are relentless, but there are some safety measures we can take to make our homes a little bit stronger against them, and since it’s never too late to take precautions for future events, here are some tips. One of the main attractions Miami has to offer is the amazing tropical weather. Of course, this sounds ironic whenever the hurricane season arrives, but for this couple of months, there are a few things we can do to reinforce the safety of our home against storms.

First, a “safety 101 guide” for the next time a storm hits our shores:

-Prepare your home (house or apartment) with shutter windows and doors that can take some punishment.
-Be aware of all evacuation routes, especially if you live close to the coast.
-Be prepared with proper tools, enough supplies, and a good first-aid kit.
-Get plenty of non-perishable foods and water.
-Flashlights, lanterns and batteries are essential.

During the storm
-Stay away from windows, even if they are well secured against the wind.
-Never use candles.
-Stay in a safe room with no windows (or covered windows) until the storm passes. Monitor the weather and Civil Services Bulletins on the radio.
-Have your supplies in hand.

Now, how to prepare your home? There are plenty of technologies available to make your home stronger against hurricanes and storms, but they are usually quite expensive. Still, there are a few things that could be within your budget and that will help:

-Protect your windows and doors. Shuttering your windows is essential, but if you don’t like how the shutters look on your home’s facade, you can get removable ones. Make sure that your doors are resistant enough so they can take the hard wind.

-Protect your garage door. This is one of the most vulnerable spots in a house, but it can be reinforced with some work. There are companies qualified to assess your home and help you make it safer against storms.
-Let the water flow. Make sure that your roof and entrances have an adequate draining system. Keep your gutters and downspouts clean.

-Give maintenance to your landscape. Remove dead branches and anything that could blow away after breaking from a tree to prevent any damage to your and other people’s homes.

-Invest in a power generator. During a storm, electricity will likely be the first thing that’s going to fail. To get some light in your house, keep the refrigerator on and your phones charged. A power generator running on fuel can do wonders.

Now that the worst has happened, almost all activities are going back to normal. Hotels didn’t suffer much this season, and they are hosting visitors again, the airport is 100% functional, most restaurants and attractions are now open and working normally, and Miami’s port is already receiving cruises, cargo ships and private ships. Miami remains strong and another hurricane season (the worst in history) has passed. Now we can go back to being the financial center of this south-east corner of America.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Doral Keeps On Getting Better!

Whenever someone starts planning to invest and live somewhere new, they take into consideration different factors such as security, schools, weather and culture. But another feature everyone always thinks about is entertainment. Particularly in Doral, entertainment choices keep getting better and better every year, now thanks to a new bowling alley: Kings Bowl in City Place.
Going bowling is so much fun for the whole family. Having some quality time with the children of the house in a new place can do wonders, but what’s best about Kings Bowl is the fact that it can also be a great place to go and hang out with your friends, have a drink, listen to good music, or have a lovely and delicious dinner.

Not many bowling alleys offer the variety of cocktails available there, not to mention the amazing live music. Kings Bowl is an unbelievable experience for all the senses, even the eyes with glow-in-the-dark pins, a beautiful mural by Venezuelan artist Eduardo Sanabria, and every single aspect of the decoration, that has been carefully selected with the highest taste, giving it a lounge-like look.

Another amazing feature Kings Bowl offers to the visitors is a Rum Room. It’s a space where rum lovers will be able to enjoy over 30 different rums from all around the world. And if you would like to have dinner with your family, the Flamingo Room is a private room where you can all gather in a brightly-colored space and enjoy exquisite meals freshly made in the alley’s kitchen.

These are all great features for a bowling alley, but for the actual fans of the sport, you should also know that there are 14 ten-pin bowling lanes and a four-lane private bowling suite where major tournaments are expected to happen. “We’ve had our eyes on Doral for several years as a fast-growing city just outside of Miami. Doral is vibrant and beautiful in its own right, but it was in need of some great dining and entertainment options that don’t require the residents and workforce to drive to South Beach,” said Josh Rossmeisl.

It’s another great reason to invest and move to Doral. Apparently, this city will never stop renovating itself and adding new features and fun activities to the long list of fun things to do. The eyes of America have been in Doral for some time now and if you are thinking about investing there, Doral Riches will help you in every step of the process.

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