A Time of Hope and Joy
If I may indulge you for a moment in Chinese lore:
“Our old friend the dependable, problem-solving, laughing-all-the-way-to-the-bank Wood Monkey propels us into a time of hope and joy. Chinese Wood Monkeys come swinging along every sixty years, helping us clean up our messes…and while they are at it, they make us laugh. Monkeys keep us surprised and entertained while we improve our own lot and make life better for those who have suffered most.
I wish to share this year of optimism with all of you.
Even New Years Eve was a sunny affair and the fireworks at the strike of midnight exploded over clear skies in South Florida. I rang in the New Year at a truly one-of-a-kind Greek-inspired home called La Casa Blanca on Hibiscus Island. It was to my surprise, designed by an Italian friend of mine. Bravo, Dado! And the homeowner, John Turchin has now paved the way for creating unique oasis’ into our lifestyle here. And his hospitality is even more generous and genuine. Me and a thousand of our closest friends were wined and dined from dusk til dawn. Champagne wishes spread like wildfire at this soiree of all soirees. And developer, John and my creative buddy Dado can build you your very own villa for a mere $20 mil or more! Like the monkey, these boys know how to mix business with pleasure. Well if the Monkey does us right, we can all be swinging in style this year.
It is my birthday this month so I am a fish – Pisces species. So that means I am a dreamer. I live in an ethereal state. And it is true, I am a bit psychic and can foresee trends far ahead of the Average Joe. I see a very bright future for my newly chosen city of Miami. It is going through a renaissance period.
All walks of life and neighborhoods are experiencing growth and transformation. I find it quite exciting to be able to participate in these changes. Each area has its own neighborhood association and one can really have a voice. My neighbors come out in droves to these local gatherings that discuss the future of where we live. People care and people get involved here. In NYC, I felt the machine was just too big to have an individual impact. I go to City Hall meetings and they actually hear and record my voice. My opinion seems to count and be heard here. This is fun and I hope our neighborly concern pays off for the good of all.
The real estate boom sees no signs of slowing down
in South Florida. Nothing stays on the market very long. Now it seems
like everyone wants a piece of the Miami pie. One luxury project sold
out even before they opened their sales office. And with the Euro rising
rapidly against the almighty dollar, that continent will be the next to
invade our sunny sands. I plan to help those Europeans spend their Euros
here on real estate. I welcome inquiries from friends and family near
and far with their real estate needs and desires. May you all have a stake
in the Sunshine State.