By Lauren Billingslea Dowlen Luxury Sales Associate ldowlen@lowellinternationalrealty.com     Ten years after a major housing market collapse that triggered a global recession, the U.S. Federal Reserve has taken a long-anticipated step as our economy has strengthened. The bank has begun to raise the Federal Funds rate, the interest rate in which banks lend to...

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In the past couple of weeks, your mailboxes may have been graced with the premiere issue of Coral Gables, the Magazine, the brainchild of longtime publisher, Richard Roffman and his business partner, award-winning writer and editor, J.P.Faber. As if perfectly timed, Coral Gables, the City and Coral Gables, the magazine serendipitously came together at a...

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2018 Tour Of Kitchens Recap


Category: and posted on March 26, 2018


  Once a year, the Coral Gables Community Foundation hosts a “Tour of Kitchens” where you can buy a ticket to see up to 10 spectacular kitchens in one day. Since previewing Miami’s most beautiful homes with clients is a favorite pastime, the Tour of Kitchens is one of my favorite Saturdays of the year!  ...

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  by Lani Kahn Drody   As 2018 begins I am exceedingly optimistic about the future of the Miami real estate market. We are seeing buyers (lots of buyers) just waiting to pounce on the right opportunity.  They are smart and have studied the market carefully. Our favorable tax environment in Florida has been a...

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King’s Bay, a beautiful and quiet gated community in the southern part of the City of Coral Gables, is a treasured neighborhood. Lani Kahn Drody and Lauren Dowlen of Lowell International Realty are proud to introduce our newest listing, 6230 Mitchell Drive (otherwise known as SW 144 Street). This extraordinary luxury home is nestled a...

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On Thursday, December 14th, the Lowell International Realty team visited the Coral Gables Museum to brush up on their Coral Gables history. So many members of our team are long-time South Florida natives so much of the storied history of Coral Gables has been passed down from generation to generation for folks in the LIR...

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How to Stage your Home to Sell


Category: and posted on November 9, 2017


Many clients ask us how to best showcase their home to appeal to buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly half of real estate agents agree that staging increases a sales price by 1-20%. A few hours or a weekend spent on preparing your home for prospective buyers may truly pay off. Honestly...

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2017 has shaped up to be an interesting year for residential sales in South Florida for several reasons specific and not specific to the region. What do you feel has been the most influential positive or negative factor affecting residential sales and why? As the absorption rate of residential property has leveled off this year...

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  LOWELL AT THE SHORES AT WINDMILL RESERVE “Lowell” is the name of a special collection of six lakefront homes being built at The Shores at Windmill Reserve. Windmill Reserve is a premiere gated community that promotes a lifestyle unique to Weston. The community is widely known for the quality of the homes and it’s amazing location. Lowell...

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Do you know Beaux Arts?


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Beaux Arts is one Miami’s most historic organizations. It all started about 65 years ago when fifty local women decided art and culture were pretty important for our local community. Together these visionary women formed a women’s organization called Beaux Arts Miami to support the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. As a...

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