Monday, April 5, 2021

More than a city of immigrants

In late 2017, early 2018, Doral was already the third best place in the US to retire according to US News & World Report, and the best city in Florida for business start-ups according to Business Week. This wonderful city known as "the city built by immigrants", has become one of the most important in South Florida, full of hotels and resorts of all kinds, television channels, golf courses, shopping centers, restaurants, and clubs that keep the city in constant motion.


If you live in Doral or plan to do so, here is a list of the attractions that you can visit and enjoy.


Doral is full of parks where you can walk, exercise, and be entertained. One of them is Doral Central Park, which was previously known to everyone as the JC Bermúdez Park, perfect for walks, picnics, bike rides or just disconnecting.


There is also the Doral Legacy Park that offers courts for multiple sports such as basketball, tennis, soccer, and baseball, in addition to covered areas that can be rented for social or cultural events.


If you plan to go shopping, we recommend the Miami International Mall, small but with stores of the most recognized chains and a varied food court; in addition to department stores such as Macys, JC Penny, among others.


The most impressive mall in the area is the Dolphin Mall, with more than 240 stores, theaters, restaurants, and a series of events throughout the year for the entire family.


If you like cycling in Doral, we recommend the Turnpike Trail, a route that crosses Doral between NW 25 St and NW 34th St; one on NW 74th St and the other on NW 112 Ave near a residential complex.


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Friday, March 5, 2021

Venezuelan Community in Miami


Arriving in Miami for the first time and hearing Spanish in every corner, one wonders if one is really in the United States, and quickly realizes why this city is considered the Hispanic capital of the country. And when visiting the city of El Doral, in Miami-Dade County, you might think you have entered Caracas, where arepas are sold everywhere and the Venezuelan flag is seen more than the American flag.


Venezuelans are the latest unstoppable wave of migration feeding Miami's melting pot of Latino cultures. According to the latest Democratic Vision Foundation study based on U.S. Census Bureau data, there are an estimated 200,000 in South Florida, half of which live all across the country.


Most have arrived in the last 10 years, pushed by the crisis of the government of Nicolás Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chávez. The number of immigrants went from 164,903 in 2005, to 418,366 in 2017, more than doubling (253%) in just over a decade.


"Around 19,000 Venezuelans live in Doral, 28% of the city's population, plus those we don't know about, because they have arrived recently and end up at an aunt's house, a relative, a friend...", says Alfredo Ortega, the Venezuelan head of the mayor's office, in a conversation with EL MUNDO.


Ortega highlights the significant increase in the number of his compatriots in recent months, and mentions the efforts made by the mayor's office to help the newcomers. They have given seminars and talks on immigration, and have a network of contacts that offer support, such as churches, state offices, and organizations.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Advantages of relying on the services of a real estate consultant


Have you thought about selling or maybe renting your property in Doral?

Many people want to sell or rent their properties in Doral, but they have a hard time figuring out the first step to make this happen. Having the help of a real estate consultant is essential to streamline all processes of buying and selling properties.

Why hire a real estate consultant?

1.    Expedite the buying and selling process

One of the advantages of having a real estate consultant is that he/she can help you in the whole buying and selling process. He/she knows all the procedures, what to do in certain circumstances and, above all, how to act in different scenarios. The real estate consultant is dedicated to your case and helps you in everything you need to expedite the buying and selling process.

2.    He/she offers you his/her experience and knowledge

In addition, real estate advisors have an experience that we do not have. They know the real estate market better than anyone else, they evaluate the type of property you are looking for and offer you the best options in the market.

3.    They manage a database of contacts and properties

Real estate consultants have an excellent database that can work for you when it comes to finding the property you are looking for. Their database contains clients, professional contacts, services, and more. With this database you will be able to get the property you are looking for faster.

4.    They have excellent negotiation skills

All real estate consultants have very good negotiation skills thanks to their experience in this market.

Having a real estate consultant will help you streamline all processes, get the property you are looking for much faster, and best of all, get a good deal, because they will always be protecting your interests. Don't wait any longer, hire your real estate consultant in Doral and get the property you are looking for!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

What do you need to know for 2021? Some Real Estate Trends for this year


After a year complicated by the pandemic, 2021 presents us with many challenges. But how will the housing market perform in the current economic system? Here are some of the trends we believe will be present this year:

Trend No. 1: Few possibilities for homebuyers

There were not enough homes for sale during last year to meet buyer demand. The shortage of inventory means you need to be vigilant when looking for a home, as the best homes are likely to sell quickly.  In November 2020, more than 7 out of 10 homes sold had been on the market for less than a month –they sold very quickly.

If you want to find a good home in this scarce market, we recommend to:

1. Give up a few things you thought were a must-have for your dream home.

2. Broaden your search. Your dream home won't necessarily be in the location you think.

3. Get pre-approved.

Trend No. 2: Home prices continue to rise

In November 2020, existing home prices increased 15% compared to last year, reaching a national average of more than $300,000. If you are going to buy a home in Doral, in such an expensive market, you should consider how much you are willing to spend. Make a budget of what you can afford to spend and what you cannot.

We recommend:

- That your house payment does not imply more than 25% of your monthly salary.

-  To save at least 10-20% down payment.

- To choose a 15-year fixed-rate conventional mortgage.

Trend #3: Online real estate services are on the rise

Have you heard of real estate services like Zillow? These allow you to search or list homes for sale online.

What you do is tell companies like Zillow or Opendoor about the house you want to sell. They buy it from you, inject some money into it to resell it at a higher price, take care of all the paperwork for the house, and then charge you pretty much the same as an agent's commission for selling expenses.

Trend #4: Risky buying options are more affordable


First, if you're itching to buy a home but can't afford it yet, some sellers like Divvy offer a rent-to-own agreement.

The downside to rent-to-own is that if you later decide you don't want to buy the house or something breaks the contract, all those payments you made will have been a waste.

Whether you’re selling or buying, you can take advantage of the current trends by partnering with a professional real estate agent.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Doral stands out as the fastest growing city in Florida.


Coveted in both the residential and commercial sectors, this municipality has been among the most active during this decade.


A study by the U.S. Census Bureau, verified by the Metropolitan Center of Florida International University, determined that Doral stands out as the fastest growing city in Florida and number eleven in the entire country. The analysis was based on the speed with which businesses and residential areas have been created.


The arrival of people from other countries has visibly impacted Doral, between 2010 and 2016, with a 26.1% increase in its population, which represents about 12,000 people.


It is estimated that the factors of the growth are linked to an increase in job opportunities, the low levels of crime, geographic location, quality of schools, and more affordable housing offers.


In reports from the City of Doral, this location was added in 2003 to the list of 34 municipalities in Miami-Dade County. At that time, it had 22,709 inhabitants. Currently, the number has increased by more than half, to some 58,000 residents.


In the U.S. Census Bureau's report, Miami ranked eighth in terms of growth rate, with a 13.1% increase in its population, as reported by Miami Today.


The study also mentions details of the population increase in Miami-Dade County. During the period analyzed, the county's population increased by 8.2%, which is due, first of all, to the arrival of people from other places and, secondly, to the balance of born over dead.


West Miami was the second fastest-growing county in Miami-Dade, with 24.6% in this decade. Last year alone, 7,459 new residents were registered in that municipality.

Also, significant population increases have been detected in North Bay Village, Coconut Grove, Brickell, downtown Miami, Homestead, and Cutler Bay.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Moving and Pregnancy


Yes, you can! But here are some recommendations

Usually, moving implies work.

You have to organize what stays, what goes, what is needed, and when everything will be taken to the new home.

If, on top of that, you plan to move while pregnant, there are some things you need to take into consideration to carry out this process in the best way.

The house was too small for you and you need to move to a more spacious place to give the upcoming baby a more comfortable space. Here are some tips:

1.    Work hard on your well-being: it is important that despite all that moving implies, you remain calm and don’t let stress take hold of you.

2.    The perfect time to move: between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy. It won't be the first three months of pregnancy that are much riskier for the baby, but it won't be the last, and it will give you time to buy the baby's room furniture, clothes, and organize the space in the best way.

3.  Always ask for help: if you are working and pregnant, and on top of that you are moving, you don't have to be a superwoman and be able to do everything, it is very important that you ask for all the help you can get to handle all the tasks you have to carry out.

4.    Plan the arrival of the baby with time and a lot of help: it is very important to plan and to be prepared. Being one step ahead of any event will help you be efficient in making decisions.

5.  Don't let the move take up 100% of your time: look for people who can help you organize and pack; you don't have to do everything yourself.

6.  Take care of yourself and you will take care of your baby: find a space to talk to someone, tell them how you feel, get to know you, share and prepare for the arrival of a new stage in your life. Switching homes will add stress, nerves and anxiety, so you must work on yourself and your emotions to be ready for everything.

Monday, October 5, 2020

A guide to emigrating with your school-age children and not dying in the attempt


Moving to another country is not an easy decision, especially if you have children. You will need to think about the aspects that can affect them in their routine, mainly because there will be an adjustment process for the whole family.


Although children can adjust to changes easier than adults, you should still anticipate and prepare to avoid complications.


Depending on your child's age, you need to know how the education system works. In the United States, according to its territorial political organization, each state has its own Department of Education, and schools depend on school districts. The schools in Doral depend on Miami-Dade County, being the 4th largest district in the country.


If you decide to enroll your children in public schools, they will be assigned to the school in the area where you live. And here comes another variable to consider: the place of residence. A fact to take into account is that the Florida Department of Education evaluates schools according to student performance, and the classification of schools uses letters, with A being the highest and F the lowest.


If you don't speak English, don't worry if your children haven't had contact with the language. There are ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) education programs. These programs have been designed to train the student in the use and knowledge of the language.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

How to buy a house in Doral, Florida, and not die trying.


Living in the City of Doral not only offers a lifestyle that comforts people of all ages, but it is also surrounded by a great palette of amenities, not to mention that it is located just one mile from Miami International Airport. It also has hundreds of options for family enjoyment and entertainment such as the popular International Mall and Dolphin Mall.


Since its foundation in 2003, it has established itself as one of the most desirable cities in South Florida to live in, so if you're looking to buy a home, read on and find out what you need to live in the city of sunshine.


Starting the process of buying a property is not easy. It could be tiring because of all the factors that you must be careful about with a transaction of this type. But here is a list of the most important aspects to get the house of your dreams:


- Contact a Realtor, they will guide you through the purchasing process.

- Learn about the available credit options, so that the purchase is not in cash.

- According to your credit, choose the area and type of house where you want to live.

- With the supervision of your real estate agent, visit the selected homes.

- After selecting the property, make an offer, and wait for approval.

- Schedule an inspection.

- Let the Realtor take care of the legal issues included in the transaction.

- Be ready for the closing day, get the title, and celebrate the acquisition.


The advice of a real estate agent is the best option to know the required documentation that allows you to get the home you want as soon as possible.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Living in Doral is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This beautiful city has several tourist attractions, which make it one of the most visited places. The city has enormous benefits for families and for those who want to live in a place very similar to paradise.

Doral is located in Miami-Dade County. With beautiful landscapes, it is also very close to the Miami International Airport. Its population is very friendly and respectful. The third majority of the population is of Venezuelan origin, with approximately 20%, although there are Colombians (29%) and Cubans (21%).

It is also one of the cities with the highest economic growth in the US. Fortune Small Business and CNN Money ranked Doral 51st out of 100 cities with the best mix of businesses and benefits for a favorable lifestyle.

In addition, Doral is perfect for young people and golf lovers! If you are one, Doral is the city for you, here you can find:

- Trump National Doral Miami

- Costa del Sol Golf Club

For entertainment, there are also many family parks:

- Doral Central Park

- Doral Legacy Park

- Doral Meadow Park

- Downtown Doral Park

- Trails and Tails Park

- Morgan Levy Park

- Veterans Park

And so much more! Living at Doral is one of the best choices that you can make in life!


Sunday, July 5, 2020

Purchasing a property in Doral during the pandemic?

In a crisis, good investment opportunities always arise. Here are some reasons why investing in Doral is a good option.

Doral is one of the most prosperous cities within Miami-Dade County; being located so close to the port and Miami International Airport makes it attractive to hundreds of merchants and residents. Also, if you are a golf lover, this is the city for you! Doral is home to the Trump National Doral Miami, one of the best places to practice golf in United States.

In addition, investing during the pandemic can be very positive for the buyers, since they can further negotiate the price of the property they would like to acquire, thus having a capital gain in his/her favor.

Investing in Doral can be an excellent decision:

-       Due to its location: it is located 1 mile from Miami International Airport, 10 miles from the port of Miami, and is bordered by two of Miami Dade County's main highways.

-       For its business: it is one of the largest private free zones in the USA (Miami Free Zone).

-       For its educational institutions: it has over 10 category "A" public, charter and private schools, the highest rating given by the state of Florida. It has over 10 university institutes, universities, and technical schools.

-       For its life quality: it has 6 parks, 20 hotels, 2 shopping centers, business centers, a variety of restaurants, and much more!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


For many, traveling to Miami in the summer is a big "No", because of the temperatures. For Americans, high temperatures are considered extreme, so they avoid the beaches of this city.

In contrast to this, for many other tourists, summer is the perfect time. Tourists from all over the world, but especially from Latin America, love to visit Miami at this time of year. Have you ever wondered why? Here are the reasons why you should visit Miami in summer.

Climate vs Climate

What for some is a reason not to visit Miami, for others it is a big "yes". The summer Miami weather resembles many of the typical climates in Latin American countries, so it does not mean discomfort but rather familiarity. Venture and live this experience.


Summer is considered a low season, so the city is not usually full of tourists. If you want to discover Miami, this is the right time. The beaches are usually empty, as are the shopping centers and the streets.


Low seasons bring more benefits than we think. As there is no untenable demand, there are many offers that invite tourists to live and enjoy Miami as an experience. You will probably find accommodation in the hotel you want without any problem.

Plane tickets

In this time, tickets are cheaper, so you could save some very good money. Also, you will not have to suffer to get a flight; on the contrary, you can choose the one you want.


This time is perfect because it coincides with the holidays, so you will not have to readjust your schedule to book a trip. Take advantage of the incredible opportunity that this season gives you and enjoy all that this city can offer.

Thursday, May 23, 2019


Finding a good tenant is not impossible, but it is important to have several things in mind before making the best decision. Here are some tips that will help you during this process.


Before renting a property, it’s important to think about the type of tenant you would like to have. Consider what aspects are important for you in terms of the amount you expect to receive, the location, the limit of allowed people, permission for pets, and current occupation or status. These aspects will help you define who your tenants will be, and what needs to be provided.


If you ask your potential tenants for commercial and personal references, you can know about them before making any decision. With these references, you will know if they are responsible people when it comes to paying.


There are several organizations that can provide advice in order to make decision-making easier for those who want to lease their properties. It must be emphasized that the perfect tenant does not exist, nor the possibility of not having any problem during the lease. Even then, we hope that these tips are useful to reduce any type of concerns regarding tenants. And remember, Doral Riches are here to help you with this.

Friday, April 19, 2019


In recent years, social media have become important due to the advantages that they offer to businesses. they allow you to increase the reach of your audience and turn your visitors into a large list of future prospects and buyers. For that reason, nowadays, it is common to see more companies and real estate agents in social networks. Here are some of them.


Social media help you to know and segment the type of audience interested in your services. In this way, you will know if your customers are families looking to rent or buy a house, or if it’s businessmen who want to invest in the market.


Social media can improve confidence and popularity. In fact, a survey carried out by Realtor showed that, in 2018, buyers worked with an agent 87 percent of the time to find their home, so trusting a REALTOR® is still the best idea. While the initial process may start online, home buyers turn to the advice from a trusted real estate agent.


By means of social media, you directly connect with your customers through tools such as chats, messages, polls, live comments in your posts, etc.

If you use the tools offered by the most popular social platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Google, or Twitter, to advertise, you will be successful. This type of advertising helps you promote content in different parts of the world and increase the reach of your clientele.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tips to sell your house in 2019

Compra, Casa, Compra De Casa, Inmobiliaria, Hombre

According to the Global Economic Prospects annual report, world economy will fall 
2.9% this year. As a result of the economic slowdown, real estate prices will continue 
to rise, but at a moderate pace. It is expected that 2019, like 2018, will be a good year 
to invest in housing, even though this trend will soften slightly compared to the previous 

Due to high rental costs, it is expected that real estate sales will increase this year, so if you are thinking about selling your house, do not wait any longer and do it!
To make the process much easier for you, here are some tips that will help you sell your property in Florida without any problem.

Prepare your house

If you want to sell your house quickly, the best you can do is prepare it. If it needs repairs or even some remodeling, this is the time to do it. All the money that you invest in your house will increase its final value, so don’t skimp. Most buyers are interested in a house that is ready to be inhabited, everyone wants to move in as soon as possible, so repair it and turn it into the home of your buyers’ dreams.


Even if your house is in perfect condition, you must have a lot of patience. Sometimes these transactions take time. Do not be discouraged. We know that the longer your house is listed for sale, the harder it will be to sell it. However, this doesn’t mean that it is impossible.

Buyers are visual

Make good pictures of your property. Remember that most buyers search the internet first. Make good photos and highlight the attributes of your home; if necessary, change the decoration, make it warmer. Remember that everything must look like a dream.

Join the professionals

The best you can do is let yourself be guided by professionals. Real estate agents will do all the work that worries you, and will put all their effort into getting your house sold in the shortest possible time. A good real estate company will be with you in the process and will guide you so that 2019 is the year for you.

Saturday, January 26, 2019


One of the best benefits you'll get when you become a realtor or start up a real estate company is being able to be the boss of your own business. Of course, this entails a great responsibility and dedication. If you want to manage a company, you should know that you should invest in staff, offices, supplies, and many other things. Here are some factors that must to be taken into account if you want to invest in the real state business.


A real estate professional should be aware of supply and demand in an area. This will allow you to carry out strategies that will benefit your steps on the road to success. Otherwise, acting without knowing your neighbors will make you fail in the attempt.

"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same."

Colin R. Davis


Vendors, realtors, or companies have to develop a strategic business plan with a specific way to invest in order to generate ROI (return on investment). This plan will allow you to obtain great benefits.

Real estate is a fantastic business. It gives an opportunity to those who are willing to work hard. If you want to make a considerable amount of money, real estate offers a great opportunity.

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."

Jim Rohn

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

How to renovate the garden in your new home

If you are starting a new path, you have a new home, your new home has a garden and you want to keep it clean, well-kept and beautiful, this post is for you.

The truth is that you haven’t chosen the easiest; having a house with a garden is a laborious task. However, it does not have to be bad. Although having a garden implies a responsibility, there is nothing more beautiful than the opportunity to have that kind of green space at home.

We will give you some tips on how to renovate your new garden in a practical and simple way:

1) Details

If what you want is a dream garden, you cannot leave aside the little details. White stones are an indispensable ally; they are very good-looking and make garden care a lot easier.

2) Furniture

If you have the opportunity to make this investment, do it; your garden will look harmonious and sophisticated, you will also have a nice place to spend time with friends or with a good book. You can use pallets if your budget is not so big, and you can also use rustic materials to give the garden a new style.

3) Sculptures and pots

Spending the least amount of money and having the best possible garden is our mission. You can buy pots or make them yourself. Buy fun sculptures to give some fresh air to the space.

4) Flowers and cacti

Cacti were a trend in 2018 and will continue to give something to talk about in 2019. They do not require much care and they look beautiful. You can also plant some flowers to add a nice touch of color.

5) Create pathways

Create spaces for you and other people to walk and appreciate your garden up close, without destroying it. This will create a division between what can be stepped on and what cannot.

6) Holy grass!

Grass is the soul of your garden. Trim the grass regularly; this will help it grow better. If your garden is small, you can do it manually, otherwise, you will have to use a machine.
Depending on your place of residence, you should water it more or less frequently. If you live in a place where it rains a lot, it does not have to be that regular, but if you live in a place where there is almost no rain, water it generously twice a week.

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