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Sick House Syndrome

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

What Is Sick House Syndrome, and What Causes It?

Sick House Syndrome occurs when a house can’t “breathe” and rid itself of indoor pollutants, resulting in poor indoor air quality – a “sick house”. Inadequate ventilation allows these pollutants to build up, causing potential health risks to the home’s occupants. Young children, the elderly, and some chronically ill persons are most susceptible to the effects of Sick House Syndrome.

Common sources of indoor pollution include tobacco smoke, certain carpeting materials, furnaces and fireplaces, pressed wood cabinets and furniture, and household cleaning products. In addition, a buildup of moisture can cause mold, which can grow uncontrolled inside walls, crawlspaces, and other areas. Mold spores are released into the air and can also travel throughout the home via heating and cooling ductwork.

How Can Indoor Pollution Be Reduced?

Source control is usually the most effective way to improve indoor air quality. In some cases, eliminating the specific sources of indoor pollution – for example, removing carpets, repairing and maintaining faulty furnaces – is all that is necessary. It’s also a good idea to have heating and cooling ducts cleaned every few years.

For many other offending substances, improving ventilation is a key means of decreasing indoor pollution. These include tobacco smoke, cleaning products, and moisture buildup. Many newer homes in particular are so well insulated and sealed that only a very limited amount of fresh air can get in. In this situation, using attic or window fans and opening windows when weather permits are easy and inexpensive ways to increase ventilation. Over the years, tobacco smoke can actually be absorbed by walls, floors, and ceilings and may need to be professionally removed.

Asbestos and lead do not normally cause problems if they are undisturbed, but these and other hazardous substances should be analyzed by a qualified professional to determine if sealing, abatement, or removal is warranted. The presence of these materials may also need to be included in disclosure forms when selling a home, so special attention is warranted in these situations.

Questions? Comments? Are you looking to buy or sell a house, a condo, a coop or a villa in Miami Florida or New York City? Contact us today at info@kijner.com.

 

Tips For Fall Maintenance

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

The leaves are turning, the air is cooling – autumn is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get your property in shape before winter rolls in so that you can help avoid problems in the months ahead. Here are some tips to get you started:

Seal it up: Caulk and seal around exterior door and window frames. Look for gaps where pipes or wiring enter the home and caulk those as well. Not only does heat escape from these openings, but water can enter and cause mold problems and even structural damage.

Look up: Check the roof for missing or damaged shingles. Water, wind, ice and snow can cause serious damage to a vulnerable roof, leading to a greater chance of further damage inside the home. Always have a qualified professional inspect and repair the roof, but you can use binoculars to do a preliminary survey from the ground.

Clear it out: Clear gutters and eaves of leaves, sticks, and other debris. If the gutters can accommodate them, leaf guards can be real time-savers and can prevent damage from clogged gutters. Check the joints between sections of gutter, as well as between the gutter and downspouts, and make any necessary adjustments or repairs.

No hose: In climates with freezing weather, garden hoses should be drained and stored indoors to protect them from the elements. Shut off outdoor faucets and make sure exterior pipes are drained of water. Faucets and pipes can easily freeze and burst, causing leaks and increasing the potential for serious water damage.

Warm up time: The furnace should be inspected to ensure that it’s safe and in good working order. Most utility companies will provide no-cost furnace inspections to their customers, but schedule early as there can often be a long waiting list as the weather cools down. Replace disposable furnace air filters or clean the permanent type according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Using a clean filter will help the furnace run more efficiently, saving money and energy.

Light that fire: A wood-burning fireplace can be a real pleasure on a chilly fall evening. For safety, have the firebox and chimney professionally cleaned before use this season. Creosote, a byproduct of wood burning, can build up to dangerous levels and cause a serious chimney fire if not removed.

With these easy steps, you’ll enjoy the comforts of your home all season long and know that you’re protecting your investment, too.

Are you looking to sell or buy a house, a condo, a villa or an apartment in Miami Florida or New York City? Do not hesitate to contact us at info@kijner.com or visit us at www.kijner.com

French Listings of the Month - June 2016

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

   


FRENCH LISTINGS OF THE MONTH


Kijner & Sons International Realty
is proud to present some of its unique properties for sale in France, courtesy of its exclusive partners, My Home Connexion Immobilier in Paris and Immocoach on the French Riviera.

To learn more about a specific property, just click on the desired image. 

Paris & Suburbs
paris@kijner.com




3 Bed, 2 Bath Apartment

close to Jardins du Luxembourg
in Paris 6th District
at 
2,015,000 euros - SOLD

   3 Bed, 2 Bath Apartment close to Jardins du Luxembourg in Paris 6th District   
           
      

 

 

Provence - Côte d'Azur
cedric@kijner.com





3 Bed, 3 Bath
House
with Swimming Pool & Landscaped Garden

on Mont-Faron in Toulon
at 
1,290,000 euros

  3 Bed, 3 Bath House with Swimming Pool and Landscaped Garden on Mont-Faron in Toulon    
                 


Luxury 13 Room
 House
with Swimming Pool and Landscaped Park
in Carqueiranne
at 
1,365,000 euros - REDUCED PRICE

  Luxury 13 Room House with Swimming Pool and Landscaped Park in Carqueiranne    
                 



6 Bedroom House
with Swimming Pool in a Gated Community
in Bormes-Les-Mimosas
at 
950,000 euros

 6 Bedroom House with Swimming Pool in a Gated Community in Bormes-Les-Mimosas     
                 



Renovated 5 Bedroom House
with Swimming Pool

in Saint-Tropez
at 
4,346,000 euros

 Renovated 5 Bedroom House with Swimming Pool in Saint-Tropez     
                 



Contemporary 5 Bedroom House
with Swimming Pool

in Carqueiranne
at 
1,575,000 euros

 Contemporary 5 Bedroom House with Swimming Pool in Carqueiranne     
                 



Recent 3 Bed, 3 Bath House
with Swimming Pool

in Carqueiranne
at 
1,450,000 euros

   Recent 3 Bed, 3 Bath House with Swimming Pool in Carqueiranne   
         
       




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Where are global buyers searching in the United States?

by Kijner & Sons International Realty



Kijner & Sons International Realty
 is pleased to annonce that according to recent statistics and reports from the National Association of Realtors® as of 12 December 2014, Florida is one of the most sought-after real estate markets for international homebuyers and investors worldwide.

Miami ranked 3rd, Orlando 4th and Fort Lauderdale 6th among the top ten most searched U.S. cities by non U.S. consumers looking to buy a home in Florida

The top most attractive real estate markets and U.S. cities for foreign homebuyers are as follow:

  1. Canada: Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Las Vegas, Miami
  2. United Kingdom: Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Miami, Beverly Hills
  3. Australia: Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Detroit, Beverly Hills
  4. Brazil: Miami, Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Miami
  5. Germany: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Colorado Springs, San Antonio
  6. Mexico: San Diego, San Antonio, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles
  7. France: Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Miami Beach, Las Vegas
  8. India: New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Jose, Chicago
  9. Italy: New York, Miami, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Detroit
  10. Russian Federation: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago
  11. Netherlands: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas
  12. Spain: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Fayetteville (GA), Mcdonough (GA)
  13. Turkey: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Houston
  14. Sweden: Los Angeles, New York, Beverly Hills, Fort Lauderdale
  15. Japan: San Diego, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Jacksonville, Las Vegas
  16. Korea: Los Angeles, New York, Irvine, San Antonio, Las Vegas
  17. Switzerland: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, Naples
  18. Ireland: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Beverly Hills
  19. Philippines: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Houston, Denver
  20. South Africa: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Beverly Hills, Atlanta

Looking to invest in Miami or buy a home or condo in Miami Beach? KSI Realty can help! Contact us today at info@kijner.com

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Sources: Realtor.org Omniture Discover - December 2014

Buying a home during the holiday season

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Although home buying is generally not people's primary focus during the holiday season, it might actually turn out as a great time if you are on the market for a new house. Whether you wish to relocate to or invest in South Florida, you won't need to slow down your search for the perfect Miami home.   

Let's see some of the advantages of buying a Florida property during these festive months:

1) It's always sunny in Florida: you won't have to cancel your open house because of bad weather conditions. No need to shovel or prep your car for the snow. Just ask anyone from snowbirds to overseas visitors, Winter is probably one of the nicest seasons to enjoy Florida and shop for a house in Miami. 

2) Less competition: let's face it, between shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts, decorating the house, entertaining friends and family or planning your upcoming Winter holidays, fewer people are looking for a house this time of the year. You will thus have more chances to plan and visit properties and snatch your dream house.

3) Motivated sellers: sure home prices in South Florida and Miami have increased in 2014, but generally speaking, people putting their house for sale during the holiday season have a good reason to do so. They are highly motivated to sale and since there are less potential homebuyers looking, they might be more willing to negotiate. 

4) Motivated lenders: again, this is not the busiest season for closings, so lenders might approve you faster. 

5) Better interest rates and possible tax cut with an early mortgage payment: we are currently in a buyer's market with lower interest rates. This is definitely a great time to consider buying a home in beautiful Miami, Florida. In addition, since mortgage payments are made for the month prior, homeowners paying their January mortgage payment early - before end
of December - could benefit from a tax deduction for the upcoming year*.

If you are looking for your next Miami House, Miami Condo or Miami real estate investment opportunity, KSI Realty can help! Contact us today at info@kijner.com

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*For more information on mortgage payments, possible tax deductions and/or fiscal benefits, please see
 a licensed professional such as certified public accountant or mortgage broker.

Buying a Home in North Miami and North Miami Beach, Florida

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

 


Kijner & Sons International Realty
 is happy to offer you the best properties and investment opportunities in North Miami and North Miami Beach, Florida whether you are looking to buy or rent a house, a villa, a condo or an apartment within Miami-Dade County.

Although extremely close, North Miami and North Miami Beach are two distinct cities. North Miami and North Miami Beach are both located west of Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach and Bay Harbour Islands. They are home to three major universities, namely the Florida International University and the Johnson & Wales University in North Miami and Nova Southeastern University Miami Campus in North Miami Beach.

To learn more about the cities of North Miami and North Miami Beach, Florida and search for North Miami and North Miami Beach listings, click here.

Questions, comments? Contact KSI Realty at info@kijner.com

Buying a Home in Bal Harbour and Surfside, Florida

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

 


Kijner & Sons International Realty
 is happy to offer you the best properties and investment opportunities in Bal Harbour and Surfside, Florida whether you are looking to buy or rent a house, a villa, a condo or an apartment just 25 minutes away from glitzy South Beach.

Located at the very northern tip of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour is one of Miami's wealthiest neighborhoods, home to the famous Bal Harbour open-air high-end shopping mall, while Surfside - which is part of "Miami and the Beaches" area - is a peaceful family-oriented beach town offering various resort and leisure facilities to visitors and locals alike.

To learn more about the cities of Bal Harbour and Surfside, Florida and search for Bal Harbour and Surfside listings, click here.

Questions, comments? Contact KSI Realty at info@kijner.com

  

Buying a Home in Midtown Miami Florida

by Kijner & Sons International Realty





Kijner & Sons International Realty
 is happy to offer you the best properties and investment opportunities in Midtown whether you are looking to buy or rent a house, a villa, a condo or an apartment in Miami's 
very own urban, artsy and newest residential district!

Midtown encompasses three popular and upcoming neighborhoods in the heart of Miami that are Edgewaters, 
The Wynwood Arts District and The Design District.

Edgewaters is a residential neighborhood comprising of both mid-rise to high-rise constructions, many facing the Biscayne Bay. The Wynwood Arts District showcases numerous art galeries, antique shops, performing art spaces as well as trendy cafés, restaurants and shops.

Home to the renowned Miami Art Basel, an annual international art fair held every December and featuring some of the world's best modern and contemporary art pieces from paintings to sculptures, drawings, photographs, installations and films, Midtown truly plays a major cultural role in Miami's status as an iconic and leading North American city.

To learn more about artsy Midtown, Miami, Florida and search for Midtown listings, click here.

Questions, comments? Contact KSI Realty at info@kijner.com

Buying a Home in South Beach Florida

by Kijner & Sons International Realty





Kijner & Sons International Realty is happy to offer you the best properties and investment opportunities in South Beach, Florida whether you are looking to buy or rent a house, a villa, a condo or an apartment in "SoBe", Miami's main touristic neighborhood and entertainement destination where parties, hype hotels and restaurants draw thousands of people every day and night of the year.

Did you know Lincoln Road is a pedestrian-only promenade host to a farmers market every Sunday from 9 am to 6:30 pm? Residents and international visitors from Europe, Canada, Israel and South America alike can enjoy some of the city's finest and trendiest shops and restaurants. Also known as the American Riveria, South Beach offers a beautiful public beach and a one of a kind nightlife experience.

To learn more about trendy South Beach, Florida and search for South Beach listings, click here.

Questions, comments? Contact KSI Realty at info@kijner.com

Buying a Home in Brickell Florida

by Kijner & Sons International Realty




Kijner & Sons International Realty
 is happy to offer you the best properties and investment opportunities in Brickell, Florida whether you are looking to buy or rent a house, a villa, a condo or an apartment in downtown Miami and South Florida's main financial and business district.

Brickell is where you will find most of the state's foreign consulates and some of Miami's newest residential projects. These projects attract many international investors looking to buy a prime condo or apartment in Miami with a gorgeous ocean view of the Biscayne Bay.

Known for its unique skyscrapers, which define the city's impressive skyline, Brickell is one of Miami's fastest growing and most populated neighborhoods. Home to the famous Millionaire Row where some of the world's celebrities reside, it has become over the last decade a popular hot spot among students from the University of Miami, expats and the financial and banking crowd. They can be found at Brickell's latest trendy bars, clubs and unique luxury waterfront hotel & residences such as "Brickell Icon" designed by renowned French architect and designer Philippe Starck.

To learn more about vibrant Brickell, Florida and search for Brickell listings, click here.

Questions, comments? Contact KSI Realty at info@kijner.com

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