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September 2017

Found 22 blog entries for September 2017.

The Dog Show of all Dog Shows

By: Denise & Melissa Stewart


New York is the Birthplace of all Cog Shows

Did you know that Long Island is a birthplace of dog shows in the United States? Well, Long Island is having the Dog Show-85th Anniversary Event on October 1st, 2017 in Planting Fields Arborteum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, NY. Bring your family and your pup for a fun day seeing New York’s best pups show off their skills. The Westbury Kennel Association, which began early in the 20th century, is putting on the celebratory 85th event. The show includes over 100 dog breeds, an obedience trial, trick dog testing, and outdoor events. Enjoy the event at the Breakfast Bar. Here, you can grab bagels, donuts, coffee, and other delicious

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Looking for a home or condo in South Florida: Get a Mortgage Pre- Approval first

Mortgage Pre-Approval are a must

There are several reasons why you may want to talk to your Mortgage Company of other Lender prior to getting serious about searching or buying a condo in South Florida.  A recent poll of Realtors revealed that most Real Estate Agents that represent Sellers will advertise to other agents that they will not present offers made on properties unless the buyers are either paying cash, or have a mortgage pre-approval already secured by a lender. There has also been a recent upward movement in the number of buyers that need mortgage financing, partly because of cash buyers dropping out of the market, but mostly because of lower interest

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Landmark at Hillsboro: Pet Friendly Condo of the Week

By: Denise & Melissa Stewart

Pet Friendly condos in South Florida

If you’re looking for a lovely South Florida condo that both you and your pet can enjoy, take a look at Landmark at Hillsboro. Landmark at Hillsboro is one of the most desired residences because it located in the prestigious Hillsboro Mile community. A beachfront property, Landmark offers a beautiful setting with stunning views of the ocean and intracoastal waterway. The building is nestled right between the beach and the intracoastal, which is perfect for any nautical dog-owners. This condo building is so desired that only three units are available, so if you are interested in this dog-friendly home, you better act fast.

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By: Denise & Melissa Stewart


Lokal in Coconut Grove, FL is owned by Matthew Kuscher, a restaurateur and dog lover, so Kuscher makes sure that his restaurant is a perfect setting for you and your four-legged friend. Lokal is so dog-friendly that it has water stations and puppy happy-hour events. The cuisine at Lokal includes meals for you and your pup! The puppy menu options include Marmaduke’s meatloaf and Yeyo’s chicken and rice. If you thought that was fancy, Lokal even has a nonalcoholic beer from Tampa made specifically for dogs! It’s called Bowser Beer. You and your pup will love the outdoor seating as well as you both enjoy your delicious meals and beers.


Now, if you want to spoil yourself just as much as you spoil your furry friend

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II Gambino Restaurant in the One Miami Condo in Miami offers Fine Dining

By: Denise & Melissa Stewart


One Miami Condo is the home of II Gambino Restaurant

Would you love to have one of Miami’s best Italian restaurants right in your home? Well, at One Miami you can. One Miami Condo includes Il Gabbiano, a fine dinging Italian restaurant. I would never stop eating here if I lived in One Miami.

Il Gabbiano has stellar ratings in food, décor, and service. The food includes pastas made fresh daily. Their lunch and dinner menus are never-ending and exhibit the best Italian cuisine has to offer. Just looking at the menu makes you feel like you’re in Italy! It has spaghetti, gnocchi, tortellini, risottos, vegetable meals, meats, and seafood. If

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New and Pre Construction Condos in Fort Lauderdale

By: Denise & Melissa Stewart

New Fort Lauderdale Condos are worth More

There are many condos that are new or under construction in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and other Broward County cities.  If you are searching to find a new construction condo for sale in South Florida, you can expect a little higher price than comparable older condos for several reasons.

Reason 1: The main reason that new construction condos in South Florida cost more than older condos is appreciation, and the fact that most things cost more today than they costed 5 or 10 years ago. This includes land, wood, concrete, electric & plumbing supplies, appliances, and all of the labor that goes into constructing a condo

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Puppy Pumpkin Pie Bites: a Fall Treasure

By: Denise & Melissa Stewart


Fall is finally here! Celebrate by making your pup a delicious treat: pumpkin pie bites. These treats taste just like a pumpkin pie dessert but are still heathy for your dog. They are delightfully mushy, so they are perfect for any age. Your dog will be begging for this fall snack until gingerbread season starts. Here is the easy, simple recipe:


Ingredients (yield: 4 dozen pie bites)

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup water


Directions (cook time: 25 minutes)

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F
  • Put the oats, whole-wheat flour, powdered milk,
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Dog Friendly Parks in Florida: Try Lake Baldwin Park in Winter Park

By: Denise & Melissa Stewart


If you’re looking for a fun place to take your four-legged friend, Lake Baldwin Park in Winter Park, FL is the place to go. Lake Baldwin Park is a gorgeous, shady park that covers about 23 acres on Lake Baldwin. The park is the only park in Winter Park that is dog-friendly and is one of two parks that has a sandy beach. You and your dog can enjoy the beach and the lake from 8 a.m. to sunset every day. Lake Baldwin Park features two pavilions that are available upon reservation, picnic tables, and restrooms, so the park is perfect for a party. There is also a dock and boat ramp on the lake, so if your dog loves boating, you can bring your dog to the

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Tao at Sawgrass Condos in Sunrise Fl, where Shopping meets Living

By: Denise & Melissa Stewart


Tao at Sawgrass is  near Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise FL

If you live for shopping, you should live near Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, FL. Sawgrass Mills Mall is the seventh largest mall in the United States and the second largest in Florida. It includes 2.4 million square feet of retail stores! Sawgrass Mills Mall has exactly 500 retail stores, ranging from housewares to jewelry and toys to electronics, and more than 90 of these stores are exclusive outlet retailers found nowhere else in South Florida, like Ted Baker London and Rag & Bone. No matter where you are from, Sawgrass Mills is the mall for you because the mall’s Ambassadors, who are a

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Buying a South Florida Condo, Make a list of your Wants, Needs, and Must Haves

By: Melissa & Denise Stewart

Buying a Condo in South Florida, make a list of your needs.

If you are a buyer of a condo in the South Florida area, whether or not you are on a budget, you need to make a determination of what your wants are, what your needs are, and what are on your must-haves list.

If you have kids or pets, your must-have list will be a little different, only because you cannot sacrifice family and pets. If you are an investor, your list will be different than if you are looking for a condo as a full time or even a vacation residence. If you are wanting an Ocean View, your list will certainly be a little different that if you are a golfer. So,

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