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We Leased our House on E. Tall Oaks for $4950/mo & Bought a Fixer Upper on Winter Club

174 E. Tall Oaks Cir Leased Annual Unfurnished $4950/mo
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We bought a Fixer Upper at 101 Winter Club Ct
How to Add 300SF of Living Space

Replacing Your Roof? Watch this Before you Sign a Contract!

Contact me before you sign a contract and I'll give you key clauses to insert.   Also, I highly recommend hiring your own inspector to check the underlayment prior to installing the barrel tile and a final inspection.   I have a great inspector that is also a licensed GC.    The town inspector only walked the front yard and signed off.

How to Build a Fireplace for Less than $2500 (not including my labor)

My tile installer charged $600 to install the stone and it took 2 guys ~7 hours.  I did everything else myself.   He charges $2/SF to install the porcelain "wood look" tile flooring and it took 4 guys approx 4 days to do the entire house.  It's dead flat with minimal grout lines.   He did such a good job, I had him tile our entire 800SF patio with a tile that looks like stone.

I Was on HGTV!

Testimonial from a Hollywood Actress

Turn up the Volume! 
My client bought this Miami condo via Skype and left this message at 1am after seeing if for the first time.

Secure Your Garage Door in a Hurricane! The Original Door has Metal Cables & Here's a How to Video

The original door installed by the developer has 3 steel cables that bolt to the concrete floor and the concrete wall above the door.   This adds additional support in a hurricane, but the building codes changed in 2005 and steel cables have been replaced by solid steel beams.
Check out www.securedoorbraces.com & secure your door.

The Garage Door is the Weakest Opening in a Hurricane! Here's a Simple Way to Make it Stronger for $11 ea

This was my inexpensive fix.  If you are out of time and the hurricane is approaching, try using your car bumper to support it (put a towel in between).  Buy a Dade County approved metal garage door brace at www.Securedoorbraces.com 

A Few of My Oaks East Photos

Community Pool

Community provides pest control
Sunset From My Backyard

July 4, 2020
Park Area in Center of Community

An Apple a Day Keeps the Dr. Away!

A Park with Tennis Courts Outside the Gate
The Front Gate from the Backyard at 101 Winter Club

Mrs. Fixer Upper Helped Me Open the Kitchen Wall and Seal off a Door. Vive la différence!!

Completely reconfigured the kitchen & added a base cabinet from the laundry room

Added a second pantry cabinet & shelves.   There was originally a door behind the fridge.

If you are selling a home in "original" condition, you may be surprised to learn that the majority of buyers cannot visualize what the house will look like remodeled.  My solution -- I take them to my house afterwards to show them how they can open up the kitchen and how improvements will transform the house.  I can also connect them with contractors for demo, paint, tile, plumbing, etc.   

Master Bath
All new tile, onyx counters, removed light box, added new lighting.   Trim and paint are next.

Replacing Poly B Plumbing

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The plumbing in Oaks East is Poly B and was the subject of a class action suit against Shell Oil that was settled for $950M in 1995- Click Here for info.   The plumber I used to replace the piping was awesome and they did it in one day for less than $10K, but there is a lot you should know before signing the contract.   Contact me and I'll send you the additional text to insert.   The photo above is not poly B and luckily this leak occurred before we purchased the house.   Click Here for a Visual Tour of the plumbing job.

Did You Get a New Roof with a Solar Vent?

I discovered my new solar powered roof vent has a plastic screen and rats and squirrels chew through it to get into the attic.   Home Depot sells a steel screen for $25 to screw to the plywood inside.  Make sure the screws are <1/2" so they don't poke through the underlayment.  If you haven't replaced your roof yet, have the roofer do it.

A Reporter Called to Find out my Secrets

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