Miami Real Estate News & Market Trends

Miami Florida is one of the most desirable places to live and visit, it is constantly changing and evolving. One of the top destinations in the world, Miami has become the first choice for million vacationers daily.

Rated as one of the best places for relocation, it seems that Miami just keeps on growing. One of the HOTTEST luxury beachfront and waterfront condo and home markets in the country, See available properties in Miami Real Estate Market has become the most desirable asset.

Miami Area News

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics, condo and home values to the local community events. That’s because we care about our community and want to share and help you find your place in it. We have a great team of dedicated Realtors that live in work in various cities in the Miami Area that would love to show you what makes it a great place to live. Please reach out if you have any questions at all.

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Feb. 28, 2018

Taromina Beachfront Condos

Taromina Beachfront Living in Hallandale Beach.

Taromina Hallandale Co OpGreat oceanfront beachfront locations are hard to find nowadays, not that there are none out there and once you do find one get ready to pay an arm and a leg. But what if I told you that does not have to be like that. What if I could show you a condo on the beach in Hallandale under the $200,000 price range or less, would you call me crazy or say that I am lying? But yes, I can show you! Taromina Beachfront Co-Op 55+ condos in Hallandale Beach are a place like that. See this lovely beachfront condo in Taromina Unit 17A HERE.

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Jan. 24, 2018

Winston Towers 400 condo 401

Winston Towers 400 condo 401 for Sale.

Winston Towers community is one of the most popular condo buildings in Sunny Isles. A total of seven twenty-four story buildings located along the 174th street from Collins Av to the Intracoastal. Residences offer areas best ocean, Intracoastal, and city views. Being offered for sale this remarkable condo in the 400 building unit 401. Located at 231 174th Street, Winston Towers 400 building is the closest one the beach and walking distance to stores in the area. Completely rehabbed Winston Towers 400 condo 401 is a move in ready residence. [maxbutton id="6" ] Offering a split floor plan at 1480 square feet, condo 401 is a full 2 bedroom unit with 2 full bathrooms. Completely upgraded throughout this unit looks like a showroom condo. Give us a call 786-505-4786 for more information or to schedule a showing of this lovely condo for sale in Winston Towers 400.

Here are the highlights of Winston Towers 400 Unit 401

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Open Kitchen Floorplan layout. Kitchen has been completely redesigned and redone. Center island with waterfall countertop. White cabinets, modern stainless steel appliances. Double Oven with cooktop.  Dishwasher and refrigerator. Plenty of storage cabinets including in the center island with abundant lighting from LED light fixtures. Floor to ceiling windows in the living room and kitchen make this condo bright and airy.

See More: Complete Video Tour of the condo 401 in Winston Towers 400 

 

Luxury Can be Affordable

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[maxbutton id="3" ] Porcelain wood grain tile carried throughout the residence. Reconfigured as two master bedrooms with each having its own full bath. Winston Towers 400 condo residence 401 is a complete state of the art residence. Refitted with modern bathroom cabinetry, luxury bathroom fixtures, and modern walk-in shower. Glass sliding doors in the closets and custom euro doors throughout the unit.

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Sunny Isles Beach one of the best North Miami locations. Winston Towers condos are one of the most popular residences in Sunny Isles Beach. Come take a look at this totally amazing unit in the Winston Towers 400 building and make it your home away from home or a primary residence and enjoy all that this city has to offer. [maxbutton id="6" ]

Jan. 20, 2018

11630 SW 100 ST Glen Cove Community

Great Deal on 11630 SW 100 St Home in Glen Cove Community.

Great Deal on this single family home located at 11630 SW 100 ST Glen Cove community of Kendal, FL. No HOA here, a wonderful location of single family homes in a none gated development located close to all of the area amenities. Easy to get to the Turnpike, Miami Dade Community College is just around the corner. Great location for anyone working in the medical field since Baptist Hospital and Kendal Regional Hospitals are only minutes away. Give us a call 786-505-4786 to schedule a showing for this home for sale in Kendal, FL.

Glen Cove House at 11630 SW 100th St Glen Cove house at 11630 SW 100th Street

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Spacious centrally located home just over 2,500 square feet of living space located on over 9700 square feet corner lot. With such a close proximity of only 1/2 mile to Turnpike, 874 Expy getting around the area is a breeze. Miami Dade Community College, near Baptist & Kendall Regional Hospitals, The Palms shopping center with retails stores, restaurants, banks & Publix. [maxbutton id="10" ]

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The roof was fully replaced approximately 5 years ago. Hurricane windows in the front of the house. This home features spacious family room, newly screened porch with a huge yard for either your pets or kids to play. Spacious corner lot big enough to build a pool or keep your toys such as a boat and jet skis. No Association at all to worry about!!! These are just a few of the highlight of this home at 11630 SW 100 St in the Glen Cove complex.

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Two car garage space with enough room in the front of the house for at least 4 cars not including street parking. Best deal house in the Glen Cove neighborhood right across from bus stop. Priced to Sell at $500,000!!! Give us a call 786-505-4786 if you are looking for a spacious single family home in Kendal or would like to see this house at the 11630 SW 100 Street in Glen Cove development.

Nov. 3, 2017

Insurance Coverage Must Have for Condo

What Insurance Coverage Should I Get?

The must-have condo insurance coverage in Miami. Some recommendation as to the coverage one should get to ensure their condo and what to insure. Trying to figure out what insurance coverage you need when you live in a condo. Who is responsible for what, what should I get coverage for, what if I get damage from my neighbor, what if I am the one that caused the damage!

Any owner of a condo or townhome should be aware that their personal property and possessions, personal liability and upgrades to the unit are most likely not covered by the Condominium Master Insurance Policy.

Any damage caused to your residence from either inside your unit or by your neighbor or for that matter common elements that the association is responsible may become an issue. You need to take out your own Condominium Unit Owners Policy.

What Does Condo Insurance Cover

An insurance policy will not cover everything that could possibly go wrong with a condo. The details are all in the fine print within the policy. Especially when you live in North Miami and have so many things to worry about, here are a few to consider.

Hurricanes, flood, wind and other natural disasters. Plus living in a multi-story condo complex of few hundred condo owners dozen living below you and above you. So now you have to worry about leaking toilet or tub, leaking pipes inside walls etc.

For the interior and for your possessions, condo insurance will cover potential losses, such as theft of or damage from fire. You also need to protect yourself from liability claims and lawsuits if someone is injured in your condo or you are responsible for damage to someone else's property. Coverage for condos is not expansive and could run in $300 to $600 a year depending on the coverage you choose.

Consider Insuring for This

Personal property: In most cases, condo unit owners are responsible for ensuring their possessions against theft, damage, or loss. Personal property coverage ensures your clothes, furniture, electronic equipment, and other household items for their replacement value or their actual cash value (original price minus depreciation). Your property is usually covered whether it is in the unit or you have it with you when you are away from home.

Loss of use: This coverage applies if you temporarily have to live elsewhere because your condo was made uninhabitable by a fire or other covered peril. The policy will reimburse you for the portion of hotel bills, meals, laundry, and other living expenses that exceed what you would pay if you were living in your home.

Personal liability: Liability coverage protects you if others make a claim or bring suit against you for physical injuries, bodily injury or property damage for which you are responsible. It also provides protection if you or a family member causes damage to others' property. Some policies will pay for defense and court costs, in addition to settlement costs.

Hope this information was helpful and answered some of your questions. Leonard is a Broker Associate in Sunny Isles Beach with Dezer Platinum Realty. If you have a question about condos in the area you may contact him at 786-505-4786 or if you are thinking of buying or selling [maxbutton id="5" ]

Oct. 28, 2017

Admirals Port Condo 602W Aventura FL

Admirals Port Condo 602W Aventura FL for Sale.

See this updated unit Admirals Port condo 602W Aventura FL. Spacious corner condo 602w waterfront Admirals Port Aventura FL building for sale. Available for quick sale in Admirals Port condo  602W for sale Aventura FL.

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This lovely two bedroom two full bathroom corner condo has been lovingly maintained by its current owners. Spacious balcony with tropical garden and some Intracoastal view from this spacious two bedroom residence. With over 1600 Square feet of living space, Admirals Port condo 602W is large enough as a vacation residence or full-time homestead.

Large windows with lots of light, sliding doors to the balcony, this airy condo features two spacious split bedrooms with sit-in area in the master bedroom. Low maintenance Parquet flooring in the living room dining room areas with granite in the kitchen, carpeted bedrooms. Two newer updated bathrooms and a recently installed newer A/C unit there is not much that this condo needs, but you! Move in ready with a little loving care it could become your vacation destination in Aventura South Florida. Give us a call 786-505-4786 to schedule a showing of this largest residence condo 602W in the Admirals Port condo complex. [maxbutton id="6" ]

Admirals Port Condos Aventura

Admirals Port unit 602W for sale

Aventura Florida real estate is known for luxury condos and spacious luxury waterfront homes. Admirals Port condos are a 21 story high-rise condo complex located just off the Intracoastal. Wonderful location that is close to all the city has to offer. Enjoy the close proximity to Aventura Mall, short drive to Bal Harbour Shops. Enjoy the arts, the scenery, enjoy the location. Great neighborhood for walking, bike riding or kick back and watch people and boats go by.

Admirals Port condo complex is a gated and guarded community with a 24/7 round security. Building features luxury amenities and full services. Admirals Port condo building offers a gym, tennis courts, pool, outdoor barbecue area and so many other amenities to keep you entertained. Located just of 2851 183rd Street Aventura Fl 33180 building is surrounded by lush tropical landscape and multi-million dollar listings. See this condo unit 602W in Admirals Port and other like it with pricing and more by selecting the blue button below.

The city of Aventura FL is a wonderful place to call home. This is a great community and a great pet-friendly building, to set up a showing give us a call 786-505-4786. [maxbutton id="5" url="https://www.condosandhomesmiami.com/aventura-real-estate/admirals-port-condos/" ]

Oct. 27, 2017

Battery Powered Homes South Florida

Battery Powered Homes Are Becoming Reality.

Read about the future of battery-powered homes South Florida market may be headed for. Solar and battery power renewable energy South Florida. The great thing about the batteries is that they can store energy for later use. Batteries can harness renewable energy sources and make utility companies less reliant on more expensive forms of electricity when demand runs high. Solar power, especially, tends to generate electricity only at certain times, unfortunately, it is rarely in sync with a home’s needs. Battery powered homes could change that.

Meaning most of the use is in the morning and evening when people get home, while solar generates energy during the day when the sun is out. Storing the generated electricity during the day when solar production is at its highest will allow us to use it when the sun sets. Generating enough energy is one part of the process storing it is something else. Solar panel technology and efficiency has gotten much better and keeps improving but to power a large house still requires bulky batteries and space to store them.

But even that technology is continually improving and getting better. After recent hurricanes, companies such as Sonnen and Tesla helped keep homes powered using batteries. Freeing people from total dependence on the electrical grid during emergencies is something that these companies strive for. They found that battery power worked particularly well when combined with rooftop solar panels.

Build It and They Will Come

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Renewable energy is a topic that has been in the news for the last decade and longer, but due to the technical limitation of the solar panels and storage batteries as well as the cost factor has been the holding back factor for many developers and homes owners. Real estate developer Mandalay Homes has announced plans to build up to 4,000 ultra-energy-efficient homes in Arizona. Homes will feature 8 kilowatt-hour batteries from German manufacturer Sonnen. The development could be one of the largest home energy storage project in the country.

The day of battery powered homes is coming and that’s getting closer to reality for homeowners in New York, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, and Arizona. Many municipalities in those states are revamping their electrical grids and turning to batteries to make them more efficient. Plans call for batteries to be tucked into the neighborhood junction box or in a substation.

The average cost of setting up the solar panel and back up batteries for running the house can be from $20,000 to $40,000 depending on the house size and needs. Many states and utility companies will help to subsidize the install which brings the cost way down. With the life expectancy of 10 to 20 years, your house could be almost off the grid and pay for itself.

In Vermont, Tesla Energy and Green Mountain Power have teamed up to offer 2,000 homeowners a Tesla Powerwall for $15 a month. The 13.5 kilowatt-hour batteries, which retail for $5,500, can be used when the electrical grid is strained at maximum capacity, saving utility companies from having to use pricier forms of electricity. Those savings could then be passed on to consumers.

Sunshine State Could take the Lead.

Here in South Florida, the solar-powered homes could become a reality sooner than one may think. With sunshine most of the days throughout the year and plenty of high-rise buildings on which to install the panels it is more feasible to do than any other state. I strongly hope that the technology advancement keeps moving ahead in bringing the costs of manufacturing the batteries and solar panels to make it more affordable for everyone.

I work and live in Sunny Isles Beach it is a city in South Florida just south of Fort Lauderdale. With so many high-rise buildings in the area, the potential for solar power is endless. I truly do hope that we move faster in embracing the renewable energy to make every building in my city less dependent on the grid. It can be done! If you are interested in South Florida real estate market as primary or vacation residence, give us a call 786-505-4786 or see some of the listings in the cities that we cover. [maxbutton id="10" ]

Oct. 21, 2017

Does HOA Increase Property Value

More Neighborhoods Fall Under HOA.

Does HOA Increase Property Value in your community? Why do we have HOA and are they mandatory? See what states have Home Owners Associations. According to National Association of Realtors, 21% of the United States population resides in communities governed by the association. HOA stands for the homeowners association and it does not just imply to homes it is also applicable to condos, co-ops, and townhomes. Any community that has multiple residences and offers a lot of commonly shared amenities may fall under HOA guidelines.

How does an HOA or condo association gets formed? Well, that is usually something that the developer of the community or development decides during the development process.  Theoretically speaking by forming an HOA or condo association the community increases its value by providing a lot of common improvements that increase the resident's way of life. Some examples of HOA or condo association improvements may include a pool, tennis court, children playground, maybe a walking and jogging trail. It could also be things like a common gym, or a barbecue and picnic area and so on.

What are The Benefits of Home Owners Association

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By forming an HOA, community benefits from all of these activities and amenities and shares all of the maintenance and expense associated with the improvements. As example a pool may be something that a homeowner may want to add to his backyard, but the cost could be $30,000 dollars and more but by having a pool in a community that same owner may choose not to do that and just use the pool in the community and simply pay part of the cost associated with upkeep and maintenance of the pool. It saves the homeowner money to build the pool, insurance costs and repair costs should anything go wrong.

The study, conducted by the Community Associations Institute and published by the Foundation for Community Association Research, estimates that there were 342,000 community associations nationwide last year, and that number could rise as high as 347,000 this year. In 2016, homeowners associations accounted for up to 55 percent of all community associations; condo associations accounted for up to 45 percent; and cooperatives accounted for 3 percent to 4 percent. For comparison, in 1970, only 10,000 community associations existed.

Why Do We Have HOA

So the question many buyers ask is why do we have the HOA? For starters when HOA is formed by the developer it must have board members. Home Owners Associations are a not for profit corporations, they are there to improve the quality of life and maintain the quality of life of the community. Eventually when the development is finished or reaches a certain percentage of completion developer turns over the Home Owners Association management and operation to the board members usually elected by the homeowners or condo owners.

The board members are volunteers that choose to run for the board, they do not get paid but they do get to vote and decide the needs and what goes on in the Home Owners Association based on the regulations and rules set forth in the condo docks bylaws. The association board has a budget and operating expenses just like any other corporation, but they can not have a profit. The board sole responsibility is to improve and maintain the quality of life in the community.

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What States Have Home Owners Associations

Home Owners Associations are very popular throughout the country. Many homeowners associations have very little involvement in the running or requirements set forth in the guidelines. An example may be an HOA that was formed in a single home community with no common improvements strictly to maintain the common area deeded to the development. They only take care of the landscaping of the front entrance and land set aside as a buffer that is not allowed to be built on.

Other HOAs are like a government, their rules and regulations control the color of the house, its roof. They also maintain all of the grounds including the front and back lawn care of each individual dwelling. And the list can go on and on. But you get the idea. According to National and State Statistical Review, Florida boasts the highest number of community associations, at 47,900. About 9.6 million of its residents live under a community association, according to CAI. California has the second highest number of community associations, at 45,400, followed by Texas (19,900), Illinois (18,600), North Carolina (13,600), and New York (13,800).

Florida Leading the HOA Trend

Florida is one of the states that have the most HOA out of all states. South Florida has the highest concentration of condos and homes communities. When it comes to Miami and Miami-Dade County it is very easy to see why that number is so high. Living in condo association is a way of life here in South Florida. With such a dense amount of high rise buildings and the number of people moving to Florida annually it is just what it is.

And that is not a bad thing! The area that I in particular work in and live, is almost 100% has some form of association. By the way, my name is Leonard Woshczyn, I am a local Realtor here in Sunny Isles Beach Florida. Living in Sunny Isles is wonderful, the City has so much to offer. At only about 2-mile stretch barrier island, Sunny Isles has everything one would want or need, all within a walking or a short drive. Sunny Isles Beach is an island just south of Fort Lauderdale Airport. So it is easy to get here!

Other popular cities around North Miami include Bal Harbour, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Surfside, and Aventura. This area is a very popular destination for vacation and full-time residence. It is well developed if that is what you like, close proximity to Miami and Fort Lauderdale, so whatever one would need we have it.

If you are interested in getting more information on the North Miami area you may reach me directly at 786-505-4786 or take a look at my site and see if North Miami is something that may be in your future move [maxbutton id="10"]. I am always available to answer any questions you may have if I don't know I will get it for you. Thanks for reading I hope you found this info useful.

Oct. 20, 2017

Fort Lauderdale Film Festival 2017

Fort Lauderdale Film Festival or FLIFF.

Early bird gets the worm as the saying goes. Get your tickets NOW for the 32nd annual Fort Lauderdale Film Festival FLIFF. Starting October 27 through November 29 FLIFF will screen the previous winners of the European Film Awards. While the official opening of the festival is not until November 3rd which will take place at the Hard Rock Live you can reserve your tickets before that.

Fort Lauderdale Film Festival will showcase 160 films from 48 countries. Special guest celebrity appearances with amazing parties event promise to be an event to remember. For detail on the event and for more information contact FLIFF at Details and tickets at www.FLIFF.com
or call 954-525-FILM

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Venice is the city on the water. With a perfect location vast selection of condos and homes and culturally diverse population, it has become the destination of choice for many foreign and domestic buyers. Fort Lauderdale has the most waterfront residences in the area. Thousands of canals leading to Intracoastal and connecting to the Atlantic Ocean make Fort Lauderdale real estate one of the most desirable locations in South Florida for water sport and boat lovers.

Even if you are not into boating or water sports but just enjoy the waterfront views and location Fort Lauderdale is definitely a city to look into. There is something here for everyone and the choices of desired properties in all price range seem to be endless. Fort Lauderdale offers waterfront homes, beachfront condos, 55+ communities, Condos with boat slips and docks and so on. For best locations in Fort Lauderdale to suit your needs please contact one of our Fort Lauderdale Realtors 786-505-4786 we would love to show you what your options are. See some of the options in Fort Lauderdale HERE

 

Oct. 19, 2017

Surfside Florida Hurricane Debris Pick Up

Surfside FL Final Collection of Hurricane Debris.

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Please make a note that as of the 10-23-2017 the Town of Surfside will stop picking up the debris that was caused by the Post Hurricane affects. The city of Surfside has been collecting the vegetation and other debris caused by Irma almost a month ago.

Please remember that the limit of the amount that city is collecting is four cubic yards. If you have more than that at the curb city officials will issue a citation. Please remember that vegetation is collected on Monday and bulk items on Wednesday.

Residents are also reminded that as per Town Ordinance, landscapers are required to haul vegetation off the property they’re working on. Any landscaper caught leaving vegetation behind will result in the property owner being cited.

If you have questions please go to  http://www.townofsurfsidefl.gov/Pages/SurfsideFL_WebDocs/contact You may also call City at 305-861-4863

City of Surfside a beachside community of single family homes and luxury beachfront condos located just north of Miami. Featuring great selection of condos that offer direct ocean and city views the City of Surfside is very popular among visitors year round. To the west part of the Island in Surfside is dedicated to single and multi-family residences. If you are in the market to either buy or sell see what the City of Surfside has to offer HERE, or you may also call us direct at 786-505-4786.

Oct. 18, 2017

Hollywood FL This Weekend October 20

Hollywood FL This Weekend October 20.

Come out to Hollywood FL this weekend October 20 bring the kids This weekly event at the Arts Park at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood music movie fun. Funtastic Friday Hollywood FL This Weekend October 20. Come to Hollywood this weekend, don't forget to bring the kids for a night of family fun at Funtastic Fridays. The weekly event at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. Let your kids kick-off their shoes and bounce the night away in inflatable bounce houses. Rocking DJ spinning the tunes while Kids guided activities will include games, arts and crafts and artistic face painting. Every Funtastic Friday event is free and runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the ArtPark at Young Circle located at US-1 and Hollywood Boulevard.

ArtsPark Movie Night featuring “Hotel Transylvania” (PG)
Friday, October 20
At 8:00 p.m. let the kids wind down at the ArtsPark Movie Night. Spread out on the lawn and enjoy family-friendly movies that are projected onto the Amphitheater stage. Count Dracula’s plans go awry when a human crashes his daughter’s 118th birthday party and falls in love with her.

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk Saturday, October 21

Visit restaurants, galleries and shops in Downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, music and murals at the Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk on Saturday, October 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A Guided Mural Tour begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center Information Booth at the corner of 20th Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard. Learn the stories behind the art and artists and watch the live mural painting by artist Fabio Onrack at 2050 Hollywood Boulevard. The Downtown Hollywood Artisan Market at Artwalk features pop-up shops, artist showcases, handmade items, local purveyors, vintage shopping & fun!

At 8:00 p.m. artist Daniel Pontet, accompanied by Jeff Lee of Resurrection Drums, entertains the crowds at 2020 Harrison Street with Impulse Art, a fusion of music and foot painting. For more information, please call the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency at 954.924.2980

Hollywood Beach Florida

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Hollywood Beach Florida is one of the most popular destinations in the area. Famous for its beach and Broadwalk Hollywood Beach has been going through a major transformation. While the northern part of Hollywood beach is still mostly as it was years back one can see a change is coming. The new Margaritaville has been open now for almost a year. Bringing lots of new visitors to the area beachfront.

A nearby Costa Hollywood is completing its construction and will add to the areas much needed new hospitality suits. Further down the Hollywood Beach to the north, the area has been transformed into the luxury playground. Lined up with luxury beachfront condos offering resort amenities and full services. New Hyde Beach has opened less than 6 months ago just at the border of Hollywood Beach and Hallandale Beach at the famous landmark water tower by the Beach Club Hallandale.

So if you are seeking some sun and fun at the beach Hollywood is a place to visit, maybe you too will also decide to stay and own a piece of the beachfront in Hollywood Beach. If you have any question on the Hollywood Beach Real Estate give us a call 786-505-4786 one of our agents will be glad to assist you.