New Study Names Miami The Happiest City

Happy Miami

Miami has been named the happiest city in the U.S. in the Mindbody Wellness Index. This is the second year in a row that Miami has ranked at the top of the Mindbody list. According to the ranking, 70% of residents in Miami say they feel happy most of the time. Miami is also the healthiest […]


Florida Tax Breaks

That is correct…. not a 1031! We know people are tired of paying high taxes and are now migrating to our beautiful state of Florida. With that are often investment properties left behind in that state. Yes, you can 1031 exchange to like-kind properties or move from a 1031 into a 721 UPREIT. When updating […]

Ongoing superior & safe service for all your real estate needs!

Happy Safe 4th of July

We at Platinum Properties of Miami & The Beaches pledge to give you ongoing superior & safe service during these complex times. Life continues to change people’s lives: Job transfers Growing families Downsizing Give us a call so we can help you navigate your life changes! We are here to help & guide you through […]

COVID-19 Property Showing Rules

Covid-19 Pandemic

Did you know that a recent survey during the COVID pandemic showed 68% of homeowners trust that their real estate agent is more valuable than three months ago? Buyers & sellers rely upon their agent to put them in contact with other professions while guiding the activities around their purchase & sale. The real estate […]

Walkability Of Neighborhoods in Miami Florida

Neighborhoods in Miami

You probably know about South Beach with Lincoln Road which almost reaches from one end of the island to the other with restaurants, shopping & entertainment. Many tourists as well as locals enjoy the beach breezes with the high energy crowds. Mid Town is our urban area with easy transportation options, beautiful condos & apartment […]


Historic Camp Biscayne Coconut Grove

HISTORIC CAMP BISCAYNE COCONUT GROVE, FLORIDA Hidden between coral walls & lush landscape you will find Camp Biscayne once a winter retreat for the Rockefeller Family & Alexander Graham Bell. Conveniently located in the heart of The Grove just on the north side of the prestigious Ransom School this home has 7 bedrooms, 6 1/2 […]

America, let’s celebrate our freedom & our right to own property.

USA Flag

In the United States, one of our freedoms is that we can buy and sell real estate. We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. Please take time this year to enjoy that liberty and reflect on what it is to be an American let’s celebrate our freedom & our right […]

School’s Out! Fun Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer in Miami.

Summer Fun in Miami

1.) Enter a walk or run for a good cause & donate the funds you raise. 2.) Go canoeing or kayaking in some of our awesome canals & waterways. 3.) Bake cookies for ice cream sandwiches. 4.) Make the ice cream from local seasonal fruit for those ice cream sandwiches! 5.) Visit a museum you’ve […]

The First of The existing Villages in Coral Gables

Coral Gables Chinese Village

Within his project to develop Coral Gables, George E. Merrick decided that he would design small communities, or villages, within Coral Gables with different international influences. Chinese Village: inspired by Oriental architecture, all houses are linked by a common wall, creating a unique compound. Architect: Henry Killam Murphy. 1926-1927. Contributing properties: bounded by Sansovino Avenue, […]

It’s the Perfect Time to Sell!

School is out soon & if you want to be moved this summer let’s get together! Interest rates are low & so is the inventory. If you are positioned right, the process will move to fit your timeframe. Call me now! Lydia Thomas Broker Platinum Properties of Miami & The Beaches 305-710-8584