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Thursday, October 28, 2010

GABLES’ GOODS CORNER: Coral Gables Garage Sales

This Saturday! Enjoy the lovely weather outdoors on Saturday, November 13, and come out to the Gables' garage sales:

Coral Gables Rotary Yard Sale
7000 Old Cutler Road, C. Gables. All-day event.
Contact: Sally B. 305-491-4180, sallybsez@yahoo.com

Miami Children’s Hospital Community Council’s 2nd Annual Garage Sale Benefits MCH Foundation
12850 SW 60 Avenue, Pinecrest
Contact: Joann Stylianos, 786-390-3235

Huge Moving Sale
4739 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables
Contact: Imelda Sibauste, acristinawagner@gmail.com

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Market Update: Affordability is at an All-Time High

Buying a house is more affordable now than it has been in the past 40 years! This is according to the Beacon Economics’ new Home Affordability Index. Based on their August 2010 report, “prices are down approximately 25% from their peak, and mortgage financing rates are at all-time lows.” This could become a driver for increased demand, thereby reducing excess inventory, increasing prices, and generating new construction. The index argues that we are at or near the bottom nationally, and the market will begin to stabilize in the coming months.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court Search

Calling All Middle School Girls! The Junior Orange Bowl is looking for young ladies between the ages of 12 and 14 to compete for the titles of Junior Orange Bowl Queen and Princess! The Queen and the two Princesses act as goodwill ambassadors that “reign” over all the various events held during the Junior Orange Bowl Festival season. There are three preliminaries being held:
  • Florida Keys Preliminary, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Shores High School
  • Broward Preliminary, October 23, 6:00 p.m. at Christian Worship Outreach Center
  • Dade Preliminary, October 29, 7:00 p.m. at Cocoplum Women’s Club

For more information, visit http://www.jrorangebowl.org/

Monday, October 4, 2010

Coral Gables Museum Grand Opening

The City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum will host a free, public Open House and Ribbon Cutting Dedication on Sunday, October 10 at the restored 1939 Old Police and Fire Station, the new home of the Museum and the City’s Historical Resources Department and Valdes-Fauli Archives. Join us!
SCHEDULE
10:10 a.m. - Activities for children and families, tours, refreshments
2 p.m. - Speaker Jorge L. Hernandez, the project’s architect
4 p.m. - Live music, Bacardi mojitos, Mena Catering hors d’oeuvres
5 p.m. - Main Event: Dedication Ceremony
More details are available at http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org/.