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Welcome to my blog! Here I will share news, ideas and tips about living it up in luxury in Miami. It’s not that hard to do. Miami is a young, vibrant city full of culture and diversity. It makes it the perfect place to live, enjoy and relax. There’s always something happening around town, a little bit of everything for the most refined of tastes. I hope to give you a little insight into the beauty and fun that is Miami and its surrounding areas.

I have worked in real estate in this market for over 10 years, I live and play here. So whatever you’re looking for, you may just find it here in Miami. There’s more to Miami than it’s beautiful beaches and people. Miami is ever-evolving with new cultural experiences at every turn. There is no other city in the United States quite like Miami. We have people from all over the world settling here daily, bringing with them the richness of their culture. That makes Miami a world-class city. Come back weekly for my scoop on the fun and business of living here.

To learn more about my professional credentials go here.

~~ Melissa J. Rubin

Meet the Additions to the MJR Groupe

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Meet the Additions to the MJR Groupe

We are now a team with over 30 years combined experience in real estate, supported by six marketing and transaction professionals.

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Best Ways to Present Your Home For Sale

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Best Ways to Present Your Home For Sale

Here are some of the techniques that have proven to be most successful with my listings…

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Coming Soon: Compass Bridge Loans

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Coming Soon: Compass Bridge Loans

Often capital is a principal concern. You need to sell the home you’re in to buy the home you want.

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A Healthy New Year

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

A Healthy New Year

In keeping with my New Year’s resolution of exercising and being healthy, I have gravitated to new eating experiences that offer healthier choices. Miami has incredible food concepts all over the city that touch all of your senses. Here are three of my favorites: Astra-Wynwood 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Miami 305.573.5778 https://www.astramiami.com/ Roof top space is the rage and Astra is a superb example combining aesthetics, views and healthy Mediterranean fare. Before entering the elevator, one is greeted by butterflies on the walls. The butterfly and nature theme carries through to the restaurant a spectacular living wall. My favorites are the Greek Salad, steak, and grilled fish. Add a glass of red wine or tequila for those antioxidants and we have a perfect meal. Santorini by Georgios, South Beach 101 Ocean Drive 305.672.6624 https://www.santorinibygeorgios.com/ Santorini is a hidden South Beach gem; a perfect, relaxed vibe with fantastic Greek food. The owner is very hands-on and the belly dancer gives me the incentive to continue to make better food choices! The restaurant is located in the Bentley Beach Hotel and is a favorite for locals. Whether sitting in the restaurant enjoying the ocean breeze or pool side, both are memorable experiences. Ayesha Indian Fine Dining- Midtown 120 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami 305.549.5237 https://www.ayeshagroupmiami.com/visit I was pleasantly surprised that this tiny, unassuming spot in Midtown offered spectacular tastes. The combination of herbs and sauces are so aromatic. They are known for their rice dishes, fish and curries, and we sampled them all. Their naan bread was superb. One of our favorites was the onion kulcha: nann stuffed with spiced onion. If you are an Indian food lover, I promise you this will be a wonderfully amazing place to dine. Eating should always be an adventure.  Miami is a culinary wonderland and with so many healthy, creative options you will never tire of the...

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What’s new at Compass

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

What’s new at Compass

Compass recently announced four new initiatives designed to directly impact each and every client.

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All Cash Real Estate Transactions

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

All Cash Real Estate Transactions

At the end of last year, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the renewal of the existing Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) relating to money laundering concerns in connection with all-cash purchases of high-end residential real estate properties.

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Eliminate the Cost of Preparing Your Home for Sale

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Eliminate the Cost of Preparing Your Home for Sale

We anticipate a client’s needs based on keen observations, and create new and exciting initiatives. One recently introduced program will help clients sell their homes easier and faster, and most importantly, without the upfront costs of investing in physical improvements.

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The Best Restaurants for the 2018 Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The Best Restaurants for the 2018 Holiday Season

Miami is one of the best places to eat in America, thanks to an amazing variety of international cuisines and cultures that call the Magic City home. 2018 brought many newcomers to Miami, both well-anticipated global brands and hyper-local innovative concepts.

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Six Star Treatment

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Six Star Treatment

Who doesn’t enjoy a stay at a multi-star hotel with ultra-service?  Applying these five principles  to all professional interactions ensures success.

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Realtor Referral

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Realtor Referral

As real estate agents, we all do an extraordinary amount of networking. While all that networking is great for helping us connect with potential clients, it can sometimes feel overwhelming.

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