The House-Rush Is Real!
Among the biggest perks of living in an apartment building or condo are the sweet amenities — pools, recreational areas, gyms, cigar and wine tasting suites, outdoor barbecue pits, kiddie playrooms, tennis and basketball courts, even a soccer field. But what do you do when all these are closed due to COVID-19 and your maintenance is due on the 1st of the month?
Obviously you pay – you have to, but many condo owners have second thoughts now on how these little ‘micro-democracies’ actually interfere with their liberties, after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced on March 30, 2020, pools, gyms and communal areas at all condos and apartment buildings in Miami-Dade County must be closed as part of the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.
While the amenities in condos are closed during the lockdown, those who are living in single-family homes actually are enjoying a more liberated quarantine, with grills being fired up nightly to serve family dinner alfresco to entertaining music – after relaxing by the pool and Jacuzzi during the day. Residential neighborhood streets are filled with neighbors riding their bikes, kids playing football and most front yards are overly perfect manicured these days – thanks to Home Depot and Lowe’s home improvement stores being declared essential.
The head scratching is real.
Many condo-dwellers are ready to make the move – out of a condo, into a house.
Wealthy New Yorkers tried to escape densely populated Manhattan and signed leases on luxury homes in Miami Beach with pools and boat docks, willing to pay up to $85,000 a month.
Once down here, they may like it for good and working from home, by the water, or on the beach is most definitely more enjoyable than crowded cities up north.
If you are living in a condo that has been shut down, make your move today. Call me at (305) 788-9393 to discuss your requirements for a Miami single-family home. Don’t delay, as properties will change hands fast – faster than ever before!