Gearing Up For FIFA Finals And Second Half Of The Year!

Founder, Condoblackbook.com & Owner/Broker, HB Roswell Realty
Gearing Up For FIFA Finals And Second Half Of The Year!
Founder, Condoblackbook.com & Owner/Broker, HB Roswell Realty

Jul 08, 2018 July 08, 2018

FIFA 2018 has been one headline-gripping event full of shockers. From Germany’s unexpected exit to Argentina losing out to Croatia, it’s been a rollercoaster so far!

As soccer talk buzzes through the air, I can’t help but notice how wonderful it is to see these matches bring people together. Whether you’re rooting for a personal favorite or a friend or colleague’s national team, it’s great how the world cup has given us some moments to slow down and cheer. It comes as a positive relief in a world where things have, unfortunately, gone a bit negative with a lot of political nonsense going back and forth. Events like the Olympics, World Cups, Tournaments, etc. come as a real breath of fresh air, giving us the opportunity to enjoy life together and live in the moment.

Talking about living in the now, we’re smack in the middle of the year. This time of year can seem sluggish to most, especially with the heat at its peak. However, for me it’s a great time to reflect. It comes as a reminder to take note of all that I’ve accomplished and get started on the goals I am yet to achieve. Some of the best things that add to the mix of summers in Miami are Spa Month, the Fourth of July weekend and Miami Swim Week. Here’s a full list of events to help you find your mid-year motivation too.

Also, don’t forget to share which team you’re rooting for this World Cup. Any and all predictions from computers to octopuses are most welcome!

Recent Posts

Miami’s New and Pre-Construction Condo Update: January 2019
Real Estate News Miami’s New and Pre-Construction Condo Update: January 2019
The pre-construction condo market’s been buzzing with news this new year. Canvas and Gran Paraiso are moving full steam ahead with their closings. 100 Las Olas topped off. And, someone will offer their residents a modest army of robots. Read on for details on these and more below: Closings Underway Canvas – Arts & Entertainment District Closings are underway at Canvas and buyers seem to be rushing in. Having received a Fannie Mae approval, prospective owners are now eligible for up to 97% financing, making this a highly lucrative opportunity. With comparatively smaller units and completely finished (not designer-ready like most pre-construction condos), ranging 650 to 1,250 sq. ft., the 37-story building also ranks high on attainability. Its grand opening was celebrated this January with synchronized swimming by the Aqualillies, live music and signature cocktails. Amenities at this 513-unit luxury tower include sunrise-sunset pools, Zen treatment rooms, a ground-level...
11 Tips for Recycling in Miami-Dade County
Lifestyle 11 Tips for Recycling in Miami-Dade County
While Miami may not yet be as advanced as California when it comes to taking measures to protect our planet against the carbon footprint of our wasteful society, many local residents are deeply interested in recycling as a practice that can enhance the livability of our local Miami communities by providing a cleaner and greener environment. If you want to get on board with the recycling bandwagon, below are some tips to help you sort out the rules, regulations, and logistics of recycling in Miami-Dade County. 1) Know What Goes in the Recycling Bin Paper products such as: newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, brown paper bags, printer paper, copy paper, junk mail, and all other types of office paper without wax liners Cardboard such as: packing and shipping boxes, cereal boxes, gift boxes, shoe boxes, and corrugated cardboard. All boxes must be flattened before placing them in the recycling cart. Boxes with food residue on them are not recyclable. Metals, including...
Miami Condos with Amazing Outdoor Spaces and Private Rooftops: How to Buy and Rent
Real Estate News Miami Condos with Amazing Outdoor Spaces and Private Rooftops: How to Buy and Rent
When you think of Miami you think of the beautiful sunshine, cool ocean breeze and fresh outdoor air. So when you are ready to buy your next condo, having a private outdoor space to enjoy is a must. But for some, a typical balcony just isn’t enough. True bliss is to go one step further and owning a big chunk of the outdoors by buying into condo with a rooftop terrace or lanai unit with a massive balcony or terrace. Condos with Private Rooftop Terrace There is nothing like taking stairs or an elevator in your condo to your very own private rooftop terrace. Many rooftop terraces also include summer kitchens, jacuzzis or at least have space and plumbing/electrical to be able to house those luxury amenities. Whether you call it a rooftop patio or rooftop deck, Miami has some great options for you. Here are some condos available to buy with private rooftop terrace Here are some condos available to rent with private rooftop terrace Terrace with Private Pool Yes, another benefit...
Top High-end Restaurants with Ocean Views in Miami Beach (Pt. 2)
Lifestyle Top High-end Restaurants with Ocean Views in Miami Beach (Pt. 2)
In part 1, we introduced you to the top high end restaurants with water views in mainland Miami. Now, we’re taking you through the best high-end restaurants in Miami Beach that come with ocean views. Here’s diving right into our list: Smith & Wollensky 1 Washington Ave, South Beach This South Beach location to the popular NYC-based steakhouse chain serves traditional steak and seafood dishes paired with an award-winning wine list. Located right at Governor’s Cut, book an evening table to catch the fabulous sunset and wave to cruise ships, jet skiers, yachts and more passing by. Water views run aplenty, whether dining inside or out. The lobster dishes come highly recommended, and so do the sides including mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and the cocktails. Scarpetta 4441 Collins Ave, Mid-Beach Perched in Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau, this award-winning restaurant by celeb chef Scott Conant serves urban-rustic Italian specials in a nautical setting. Dine al fresco or by a...
Miami’s New and Pre-Construction Condo Update: December 2018
Real Estate News Miami’s New and Pre-Construction Condo Update: December 2018
So we compiled December’s list a bit late, but better late than never! :) The year-end market for pre-construction condos saw the Ritz-Carlton topping off, quite a few approvals coming through, and developers planning a beach club for late Zaha Hadid’s one and only masterpiece in Miami. Read on for details on these and more below: Topped-off Ritz-Carlton Residences – Sunny Isles Beach After beginning construction two and a half years ago, the Ritz-Carlton Residences have finally topped off at 52 stories. The beachfront development features a total of 212 luxury condos. The milestone was celebrated by developers and the contractor at separate events. Amenities include a 33rd floor private club with a media room, library, bar, lounge and guest suites, a 4th floor lap pool, two spas, an oceanfront wellness center, first-rate restaurant and kids club and more. Prices range from $2.6 million to $30 million for penthouses, with a choice of two- to four-bedroom residences and...
Complete List of Miami Condos with Tennis Courts
Lifestyle Complete List of Miami Condos with Tennis Courts
Are you looking for which Miami condo buildings have tennis courts, since enjoying the sport and staying fit is a top priority? We get it. Adding a healthy sport such as tennis, which can be enjoyed at any age, is one of the best ways to get moving and stay social at the same time. And the convenience of having a tennis court onsite is a big bonus. Since home is where the heart is, having a private tennis court right at your condo doorstep can be one of the biggest motivation factors whether you like to play for fun, fitness or serious competition. So, for all fitness enthusiasts out there, here's a full list of Miami condos that give their residents exclusive access to tennis courts, whether hard, grass or clay, as part of their range of amenities: Condo Buildings with Private Tennis Courts Building Name Address Zip Code Neighborhood City Year Built Bedroom Range Sq Ft Range Price Range # of Courts 1000 Venetian Way 1000 Venetian Way 33139 Venetian...