Posted by: Richard Recuset | 04/01/2014

Easter in Doral

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The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 03/19/2014

10 Tips for a home that’s Safe and Sound

 

There is little that is more important than feeling secure in your own home. While we can only control a small bit of the world around us, here’s some basic information to keep a home safe.

The goal of securing your home is two-fold: protecting your possessions, but also protecting the people who live there. Security professionals advise “deter, detect and delay” tactics. These 10 tips cover a lot of ground, so keep them in mind and you will be well on the road to greater peace of mind.

Check your doors, windows and all locks: Deadbolts and secure, steel outer doors are important, as are secure windows that lock. A huge majority of burglaries are no-force entries, where culprits gain access to your home through an unlocked window or door, so check them frequently. Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed to prevent access to windows and decks on upper floors. If a door or window is in an out-of-the-way place that is easily accessible, consider securing it with bars or an outer security door. Simply placing a piece of wood in sliding glass doors or windows can prevent entry. Automatic garage door openers ensure that access to your garage is controlled. Studies show that the more difficult it is to enter the home, the greater the chances are that the burglar will move on.

Have adequate lighting: On the outside of your home, lighted entryways and flood lights with motion sensors ensure that everyone, including you and your neighbors can see who is entering your abode. However, care must be taken to replace burned out or disabled bulbs, and to place such that there is minimal annoyance to neighbors. Inside your home, ensure that there is adequate lighting so intruders are easily visible.

Create limited entries with a perimeter and gate:Gates and fences can provide a feeling of stable security or of paranoia, depending on how they are used. Tasteful fencing can create a feeling of “place” that provides a positive look and feel to your home, while also adding a deterrent and a delay to criminals. Limiting vehicular traffic to your property and creating barriers to individual entry make your valuables more difficult to remove, and cameras at these points of entry can more effectively capture any activity.

Be a friendly and observant neighbor:Neighborhoods with a “community watch” where each person is looking out for the next provide a sense of security. Generally people know each other and who lives where. This activity makes it easier to talk about crime and helps homeowners to solve problems. Let neighbors know that you are crime conscious, and encourage them to be so, too. Provide your neighbor with contact information if you are leaving on vacation so that they can be in touch should there be unusual or unexpected activity around your home.

Be discreet: While you do want neighbors to be informed to some degree, advertising more widely that you will be away from your home is less desirable. When seeking to find a house sitter or pet sitter, avoid advertising the dates of your travel. With an increase in social media and local email lists, people who are outside of your immediate circles could gain access to your plans and make use of that information.

Put on a good show: When you are going to be away from home for any period of time, one deterrent might be to make it look like someone is home. Often people who break in are simply looking to steal valuable items and prefer not to encounter people at all. Keep shades as they would normally be open or closed, and use timers to control lights and even music. Increasingly, “smart home” technology can enable homeowners to control the environment from a distance. Consider stopping deliveries or better yet, have someone stop by daily or stay in the home to pick up mail and newspapers, and to check on the house while you are gone.

Get a dog: In addition to companionship, a dog could be an excellent deterrent to a burglar. Barking serves as an alarm, helping to detect an intruder as well, but often seasoned criminals know how to deal with dogs by feeding them treats (sometimes laced with poison) or locking them in a room. Still, this added unknown might keep a less determined stranger away.

Get a security system:There are many types of systems with and without monitoring available. Some produce loud alarms that are designed to alert neighbors, others are silent and contact police. With the advent of inexpensive cameras, homeowners can set up video surveillance as well. While it is good to have a system in place and to post that a system is in use, beware of giving away too much information so that criminals don’t know which system they are dealing with. Typically these systems monitor entries, but many also include motion sensors. Using these systems requires some understanding on the part of the homeowners so that false alarms are not triggered. Also note, these systems require power to run, so during power outages unless there is a backup power source they will not be functional and other preventative steps will be required.

Get a safe: Using a home safe to secure valuables, guns and ammunition is an excellent idea. Consider using it to store important paperwork, like deeds, wills, other legal documents, social security cards, passports, as well as computer backups and photos. While safes are often quite heavy, ensure that they are bolted down so they might not be easily stolen in their entirety. Safes can also provide critical “delay time” – enabling police to arrive before the contents are looted.

Don’t leave your keys around: If a burglar sees a car in a garage or driveway and the keys are present, the temptation might be too much. In fact, you might be providing a vehicle to take more items than the burglar was intending to originally take! Keys to additional homes or properties are invitations, as well. Have a place for keys that is not well known or easily seen.

Having an eye for security can be like a game. The winning move is to create a home that provides you with a real feeling of security because you have addressed the issues. It isn’t paranoid to “think like a criminal” and imagine that your home is full of valuables. Take the time to follow these tips, and you can deter, detect, and delay crime in your home.

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 03/17/2014

HAPPY St. Patrick’s Day

It’s Green Day!

IRISH

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 03/06/2014

Salsa in Doral

Put your dancing shoes on and head to the Club house!

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The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 03/01/2014

Miami-Dade Homestead Exemption

If you bought a home recently and want to take advantage of Homestead Exemption (tax discount) go to:

Miamidade.gove or here 

Hurry! Don’t delay!  Deadline is Monday 3/3/14.

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 02/18/2014

New Listing! Dolphin Mall Area.

Even though we specialize in Doral doesn’t mean we cant work outside of Doral (Area of Doral).

We just listed this great corner lot, updated single family home in a great community! Only $223,900. 3/2.5 with a great size patio.

New Listing Video.

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 02/15/2014

Hot Deal in Doral!

From time to time, I post great deals that will be gone (sold) within hours of posting, (there that good!) just to see whose really looking and searching for good deals. This is that time!

So let’s he who’s looking for a good deal! And more importantly whose ready to buy.

We have a new listing in “Santorini” Doral. Brand new construction (2011). Townhouse 3/2.5 with one car garage, sqft 1,817.

                                               JUST LISTED FOR $247,500.

Just so you know, there is nothing even close in comparison to this house for under $300k in Doral. First come, first serve! All the best!

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Community Features

  • Beautifully landscaped master planned Community with tropical green areas, sparkling blue lakes, meandering sidewalks and community street lighting throughout
  • Built and marketed by Lennar, a Fortune 500 Company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (LEN)
  • Community amenities include a private clubhouse with swimming pool, children’s pool, tot lot with playground equipment, fitness center, basketball court, tennis court, recreational areas and more
  • Conveniently located with immediate access to the Florida Turnpike and major thoroughfares
  • Located within a Community Development District (CDD)

Interior Features

  • Security system with keypad
  • 18" x 18" ceramic tile in foyer, kitchen, breakfast and laundry room in a choice of decorator colors (per plan)
  • Plush stain resistant carpeting with padding in a choice of decorator colors
  • Raised-panel interior doors
  • Raised-panel bi-fold closet doors
  • Colonial-style baseboards and door trim
  • Elegant interior door hardware
  • Textured walls & ceilings in designated areas
  • Decora rocker-style switches throughout
  • Pre-wired for cable TV in family room and all bedrooms (per plan)
  • Pre-wired for telephone in kitchen, family room and all bedrooms (per plan)
  • Pre-wired for ceiling fans in family room and all bedrooms (per plan)
  • Sherwin-Williams® quality paint on all walls and ceilings
  • Marble windowsills throughout
  • Smoke detectors throughout
  • Vinyl-clad ventilated closet shelving
  • Quick-recovery electric water heater
  • High-efficiency central air-conditioning and heating system with a digital thermostat

Exterior Feautures

  • Quality CBS construction
  • Spanish-style concrete “S” tile roofs
  • Designer exterior stone and decorative shutters
  • Brick paver driveway, walkway, entry and patio (per plan)
  • Sherwin-Williams® quality exterior paint
  • Covered entry (per plan)
  • Insulated front door with chime
  • Raised-panel garage door with pre-wire for opener
  • Exterior hose bib
  • Hurricane panels

Kitchen Features

  • Natural wood cabinets in choice of colors with brushed
  • nickel hardware
  • Easy-care mica countertops with rounded edges in a choice of colors
  • Stainless steel kitchen sink with Moen® faucet
  • Garbage disposal
  • Quality GE® appliance package featuring:
    • 22-cu.-ft. refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser in the door
    • Electric range with self-cleaning oven
    • Built-in microwave
    • Multi-cycle dishwasher

Bath Features

  • Natural wood vanity cabinets with culture marble countertops and brushed nickel hardware in master and secondary bath
  • Double vanity sinks with Moen® faucets in master bath
  • Pedestal decorator sink in first floor bath
  • Shower with clear enclosure in master bath
  • 12" x 12" ceramic floor tile
  • Exhaust fans (per plan)
  • Theatrical-style lighting over vanities
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Oversized mirrors (per plan)

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 02/15/2014

Doral 5k

Set the date! Mark your calendar! Get out and sweat some! Enjoy a great day in the city of Doral.

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 01/20/2014

Free Furniture

 

Free 5 piece, cherry wood wall unit. Doral area. 1st come, 1st serve. Perfect condition!

Owner is moving and must get rid of it this week. Let me know!

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Must have means to carry and go!

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 01/04/2014

Time Tips: It’s right up there with oxygen.

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PRICELESS!

“I once asked a five-year-old what he would take with him if he were going to Heaven. He replied, ‘I would take my parents because I think that up there they would have more time with me.’… ’nuff said.” – Art Linkletter, TV Host

Time is a treasured commodity made more valuable because it is usually in short supply. When a day, an hour, or even one second passes, it cannot be returned. It is fixed. And it is finite.

What might seem to be stating the obvious is really a profound concept worth our reflection during hectic holidays. This season, regardless of which holiday you celebrate or if you celebrate any at all, remind yourself that the family, friends, and even coworkers and clients gathered around you probably crave your attention much more than any other gift.

The key is to consciously honor the person or event, to stay connected during your experience.This is all that “being in the moment” means, and it makes moments last.

  • Consider setting aside a few hours for coffee with a friend.
  • If you have kids, make a plan to take each one for their own special outing.
  • Reserve some time each workday to call your favorite clients and colleagues, check-in, and personally wish them a happy holiday.

Our “to-do list” is always right where we left it, our schedule can remain the paragon of organization, and success will eagerly await our return! But somehow the importance of these things will seem somewhat diminished and somehow less important when first we realize how precious, how priceless, our time really is to others.

Here’s to a great start of 2014!

All the best!

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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