Each year, hundreds of visitors, participants, and volunteers like Samuel Lehrer of Miami flock to Isla Mujeres, Mexico to participate in the annual Island Time Music Festival and Fishing tournament. Through the event, the people of Isla Mujeres are able to raise funds to support and help improve the island’s only special needs education facility.
Samuel David Lehrer of Miami has long been a supporter of the Island Time Music Festival and Fishing tournament, bringing along his family to participate. The tight-knit community on the island welcomes their visitors each year to share in the crystal-blue waters and tropical landscapes while enjoying the festivities. The event brings out artists from around the world including many well-known performers who headline the musical festival and mingle with attendees in town and between performances.
The Island Time event is a week-long, one-of-a-kind experience that goes on to maintain and improve the curriculum and offerings of the Little Yellow School House, which is the only educational facility on the island geared towards children with special needs. During the annual Island Time Festival, visitors arrive in Isla Mujeres to watch world-class performers take the stage at intimate venues across the island while enjoying the food, atmosphere, and local culture.
In addition to the music festival, the Island Time Fishing Fest, which draws in tournament fishers like Samuel Lehrer of Miami, is a buy-in event whose proceeds go to the Little Yellow School House. The tournament participants compete for the best sailfish catch in four categories, with awards given for each category. The Island Time Music Festival is combined with the Fishing Fest during a week-long event that is perfect for music lovers, fishermen and women, and anybody who enjoys traveling to beautiful and exotic locations.
Besides supporting a noble cause, the event offers the chance for attendees to interact with artists such as writers and performers in a welcoming environment between shows and events. The annual event ultimately raises funds, awareness, and support for the Little Yellow School House which is used to build or maintain the grounds, staff the facility, improve education and more. Through the support of Samuel Lehrer of Miami and other participants of Island Time, the school house continues recruiting qualified professionals and improving offerings to prepare special needs students for traditional schooling and success later in life.
Without the help of the Little Yellow School House, many of the native special needs children would struggle through their education or possibly drop out of school altogether because of difficulty. However, thanks to ongoing support through donations, volunteers, and the Island Time Music Festival, the school house has grown from a single-room facility to an education center with four classrooms, two consulting rooms, a kitchen, and a playground specifically designed for special needs kids.
“Each year, the people of Isla Mujeres welcome visitors from all over the world to their beautiful seaside town to experience its culture and enjoy its truly unique festival,” says Samuel David Lehrer of Miami. “And the money they raise goes directly to support special needs kids on the island. What more could you ask for?”
Having worked on real estate projects up and down the East Coast for more than 20 years, Samuel Lehrer of Miami has become an authoritative voice in the industry. Below, he shares his professional insight into why house flipping in North Carolina has skyrocketed in recent years.
Samuel Lehrer of Miami has experienced the highs and lows of the real estate industry over decades of overseeing ambitious building projects across the country. He’s witnessed areas of growth and periods of shrinking, and he has become an expert on house flipping markets in many states.
“More and more people are attracted to the idea of home flipping as it has a high return on investment,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “Right now, there’s a house-flipping boom in North Carolina thanks to a handful of unique perks the state has to offer buyers.”
After serving as an integral part of a variety of house flipping projects, Lehrer has come to recognize the high value in renovating properties instead of demolishing and starting from scratch. In recent years, he’s seen how North Carolina has drawn in many people from northern states who are choosing to retire there or resettle their families. He has a handful of insightful theories why the house flipping boom has settled on the Carolinas.
“Without a question, the housing prices in North Carolina are a major draw since they’ve remained much cheaper than more populated regions for decades,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “Buying a home and even selling a home there is often much cheaper than other Eastern states without being too far inland or isolated to scare buyers away.”
Lehrer also mentions that North Carolina still has plenty of undeveloped land, making it a blank canvas for the future. The homes in the state tend to come with plenty of land, which attracts people from more populated cities, and the land leaves plenty of opportunities for future developments.
“North Carolina is such a rich, rural area with plenty of scenery and connection to nature, and that brings in buyers from large cities looking to escape the bustle,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “It offers its own kind of lifestyle with all the hiking trails and rivers plus unique sights like mountains, forests, and valleys teeming with life. Who wouldn’t want to own a home there?”
He notes that the area has been settled for hundreds of years and that plenty of sturdy houses have been built in the state over time. People looking to flip homes have plenty of options available, and the state continues to draw in a diverse crowd who are eager to cash in on North Carolina’s rich lifestyle.
“North Carolina is both a booming buyer’s and seller’s market attracting people from all over the country,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “The state offers plenty of intrinsic value, and there are thousands of affordable homes in need of renovation just waiting on the market for the right buyer.”
Samuel Lehrer is a retired Navy SEAL officer in Miami who supports a number of nonprofits and outreach programs that help the underprivileged or underrepresented. Each year, Lehrer supports a bi-annual golf tournament in South Florida that aims to raise funds for military retirees and funds for the local SEAL museum.
Over many decades, retired SEAL Samuel Lehrer and his family have volunteered and supported a number of annual tournaments and events that raise funds and awareness for various causes. By participating in the bi-annual Navy SEAL golf tournament in Jupiter, FL, he helps raise money to support the men and women of his own military division and uphold their legacy.
After retiring from the Navy, Samuel Lehrer furthered his professional real estate career to a place where he can donate time and money to various causes extracurricularly. For example, he is a volunteer and supporter of the Island Time Music Festival and Fishing Tournament in Isla Mujeres, which funds the only local schoolhouse for special needs children on the island.
During the Navy SEALs golf tournament in Florida, he is able to improve the lives of one
of the most respected branches of the armed forces and ensure the masses will know of their legacy through the local museum.
“The golf tournament in Jupiter, FL is a unique opportunity to help out the men and women of
the Navy who dedicated their lives to protect this country,” says Samuel Lehrer. “And participants get to have fun with like-minded individuals along the way as well as play one of the most beautiful golf courses in the state.”
Participants of the golf tournament play at the Admirals Cove golf course in Jupiter, FL. All proceeds from the tournament go on to help support Navy SEALs in two major ways: the money gives immediate aid to retired and ex-Navy SEALs that help them live more comfortable lives in their retirement; additionally, the money raised supports the nearby National Navy SEAL Museum which tells the story of the military branch from inception to today.
The tournament takes place over a full weekend and kicks off on Friday with a special aerial display: a SEAL parachutes from a black hawk helicopter onto the 18th hole of the course to officially begin the competition. The golfing tournament and subsequent fundraiser unites supporters from across the country with retired or current men and women of the armed forces for collaboration and camaraderie.
“Giving back to the communities that have supported us is really important to me and my
family,” says Samuel Lehrer. “By participating in the Navy SEAL bi-annual golf tournament, we can raise money for the courageous fighters who defended our country and have fallen into a place where they truly need our help.”
The Little Yellow School House on Isla Mujeres, Mexico is designed to provide disadvantaged children on the island with superb education that prepares them for traditional schooling later. Samuel Lehrer, who is an annual volunteer and supporter of the facility, explains below how their curriculum and program improves every student’s chances of success.
“The Little Yellow School House is the only facility of its kind on the entire island, and many disadvantaged kids would go without adequate education without the help of their educators,” says Samuel Lehrer. “They not only support the children throughout year-round education programs, but they also help their families.”
Samuel Lehrer and his own family have long supported the school and helped spread its mission to draw in new volunteers and donors. Each year, Lehrer and his family volunteer during the Island Time Fishing Tournament and Music Festival whose proceeds go directly to growing efforts at the Little Yellow School House.
The Island Time Fishing Tournament is an annual competition drawing in professional fisherman from around the world to the waters of Isla Mujeres. After a buy in, competitors fish within 50 miles off the coast of the island to be named top catch in four separate categories. In addition to the tournament, the festival includes a week-long music event that attracts artists, musicians, and spectators to the welcoming community.
With the financial assistance that Island Time brings in, the Little Yellow School House can upgrade their classrooms, kitchens, equipment, and resources. The support of competitors and volunteers like Samuel Lehrer have helped the school grow from a single-room facility to a comprehensive learning center with six classrooms, multiple full-time teachers, and over 50 students receiving care and education.
“Volunteer support has helped both the facility and the partner tournament grow, which in turn helps the Little Yellow School House invest in better equipment, more staff, and new, improved curriculum,” says Samuel Lehrer. “And the Little Yellow School House is able to make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged children on the island thanks to their unique approach to education.”
At the core of the curriculum, educators help students develop essential life skills starting as basic and elementary as each child requires. They teach students how to best learn and retain information depending on their individual needs. The educators develop a foundation and explore each child’s preferred learning style with them and their families. This “learning to learn” approach helps each student find success in traditional schooling later, too.
For the children already enrolled in traditional schools who perform coursework at the Little Yellow School House, they attain a variety of learning resources that help them keep up with regular tasks and stay on track for graduation. The facility ensures each child not only receives the attention they need now, but gains preparation for the rest of their life.
“The Little Yellow School House also offers counseling services and education for the families of students so everyone can improve and look ahead,” says Samuel Lehrer. “It’s a remarkable organization that ultimately benefits the whole island.”
A real estate professional who grew up in a family of developers, Sam Lehrer of Miami has become an authoritative voice on real estate projects across the country and beyond. As counsel to his peers, Lehrer encourages developers interested in foreign real estate projects to look to Cancun, Mexico because of its strong economy and availability of land for purchase.
For decades, Sam Lehrer of Miami has been an integral part of development projects in America and abroad, specifically in Mexico where he supports educational facilities and outreach programs. He and his family are longtime supporters of The Little Yellow School House on Isla Mujeres in Mexico and the Island Time Music Festival and Fishing Tournament that raises funds for the facility each year.
Having spent much of his time in Mexico for years, he’s developed a deep interest in the local real estate and the potential for new developments. He’s noticed the growing interest in land around tourist ports like Cancún and has paid close attention to new residential and commercial developments. Today, he believes Cancún offers some undeniable benefits for real estate developers and can serve as a lucrative market for current buyers.
“Isla Blanca and Puerto Cancún have proven to be major international tourism hot spots, and a lot of developers have already cashed in on residential developments, commercial buildings and multi-family properties there,” says Samuel. “Both areas showcase the beautiful landscape and waters that Mexico has to offer plus plenty of exciting nightlife and dining.”
Today, Puerto Cancún is a marina with lots of traffic year-round, but Samuel Lehrer of Miami suggests also looking to the upcoming land development in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, north of the city of Cancún. In these areas, professionals have already worked on a number of impressive developments and plan on incorporating more golf courses, luxury hotels, condominiums, shopping malls, timeshares and new retail spaces in the future.
“Cancún and nearby cities are growing fast thanks to the money and culture coming in from tourism,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “As Puerto Cancún expands and draws in more funds, the Northern quadrant of Cancun and Punta Sam are quickly turning into promising areas for development, too.”
Puerto Cancún is a teeming port city that draws in hundreds of thousands of tourists and new residents to the area each year. The area north of Cancun has plenty of open land for purchase and development, and it’s a very attractive sell with the port city so close in proximity.
“Puerto Cancún was meant to be a haven for tourists, locals, and Mexicans who vacation from
Northern Mexico,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “But this is just as an attractive sell to home buyers looking to settle down in a beautiful landscape with quick access to exciting tourist attractions and city life. The possibilities for developers is endless, and the local economy continues to strengthen each year.”
The Island Time Music Festival is an annual event on Isla Mujeres in Mexico that raises funds, awareness, and support for the local education facility for special needs children, The Little Yellow School House. Through the support of Samuel Lehrer of Miami and other participants, the facility continues to grow and recruit more professionals that prepare students for traditional schooling and success later in life.
The Little Yellow School House is the only educational program of its type on the entire island of Mujeres. Without its help, many of the native special needs children would struggle through their education or even be forced with dropping out of school altogether. However, thanks to ongoing support through donations, volunteers, and the Island Time Music Festival, it has grown from a single-room school to a facility with four classrooms, two consulting rooms, and a kitchen.
“The educators at The Little Yellow School House do more than instruct special needs children in a classroom,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “They prepare them for reintroduction into traditional schooling and teach students habits and resources that will benefit them for a lifetime. They wouldn’t get far, though, without the help of supporters and the people who come to Isla Mujeres for the festival each year.
During the annual Island Time Music Festival, visitors arrive in Isla Mujeres to watch world-class performers take the stage at intimate venues across the island. Because there’s such a small and tight-knit community on Isla Mujeres, visitors can take in the local culture while sharing the same public spaces as the performers they came to see.
In addition to the music festival each year is the Island Time Fishing Fest, which draws in tournament fishers like Samuel Lehrer of Miami to the crystal blue waters around the island. All event participants compete for the best sailfish catch in four categories, with awards in each category. All proceeds of both the music event and the fishing tournament are donated to the Little Yellow School House to continue services and expand their offerings.
The Island Time Music Festival is combined with the Fishing Fest during a week-long event that is perfect for fishers, music lovers, and those who love traveling to beautiful and exotic locations. Plus, the event offers the chance for attendees to interact with artists such as writers and performers in a welcoming environment between shows and events.
“Each year, the people of Isla Mujeres welcome visitors from all over the world to their beautiful seaside town to experience its culture and enjoy the festival,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “And the money they spend goes directly to support special needs kids on the island.”
The next Island Time Music Festival and tournament is set to take place February 5-8, 2020.
Having contributed to and overseen real estate projects across the country, Sam Lehrer of Miami has become an authoritative voice on investment properties. He believes now is an especially lucrative time to invest in properties in and around the New York City area.
Keeping up with advances in construction, Sam Lehrer of Miami has served as an instrumental component in a range of real estate projects up and down the East Coast. In addition, he’s worked on building projects in Mexico where he’s a supporter of non-profit organizations specializing in education for special needs kids. Lehrer’s family worked in real estate for decades, and he’s been involved in dozens of restoration and renovation projects since childhood.
“The market is ideal for flippers right now, and the cost to turn around a finished project has lessened as popularity has increased over the years,” says Sam Lehrer of Miami. “Instead of staying put in a home until it’s an empty nest or the owners retire, people are flexing their options and choosing to spend only a few years at a time in one house.”
This leaves plenty of homes vacant and in need of restoration to be ready for the market again. Sam Lehrer of Miami has noticed spiking trends in housing flips in locations like Texas and North Carolina, but he believes now is an especially lucrative time to invest in NYC real estate.
“New York City is known for its skyscrapers and fancy brownstones, but there are millions of transient people looking for an affordable place to live for a few years,” says Sam Lehrer of Miami. “And there are plenty of homes, condos, and apartments in the Greater NYC area that will make for a worthy investment for flippers or renters.”
Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs (Queens, Brooklyn, etc.) serve as a major international hub for people in flux who need to rent or purchase properties for work in the city. The area, in addition to the western tip of Long Island, provide a lot of opportunities for renovation and resale of single-family homes in addition to plenty of units in high-rises.
There are over 10 million citizens living in New York City with millions of visitors each year. It’s ultimately a revolving door of renters, home buyers, and visitors seeking quality housing in one of the most populated cities in the world. The area boasts housing units of all size, but single-family homes are especially prevalent in the outskirts of the boroughs. These tend to be much more affordable flips than projects on or immediately adjacent to Manhattan, too.
“No matter your budget or level of interest, the NYC housing market is ripe with opportunities for both first-time home buyers and first-time flippers,” says Sam Lehrer. “Potential fluctuations in the future market means that investors should invest now, striking while the iron is hot.”
Miami Native Samuel Lehrer spends his free time supporting various non-profits and organizations that improve the lives of the disadvantaged. Lending his time and resources to a bi-annual golf tournament held in Jupiter, FL, he helps raise awareness of and support for other retired Navy SEALs.
As a participant in a bi-annual golf tournament that raises funds for retired and ex-Navy SEALs, Samuel Lehrer of Miami actively supports the men and women of his own military division. Since retiring from the Navy, Lehrer has developed a reputation for philanthropic work, most notably in Isla Mujeres, Mexico where he supports the Island Time Music Festival and Fishing Tournament. Participating in the Florida golf tournament, he is able to improve the lives of one of the most respected branches of the armed forces and secure their legacy through museum upkeep and maintenance.
“The golf tournament in Jupiter, FL is a unique opportunity to help out the men and women of the Navy who dedicated their lives to protecting this country,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “And participants get to have fun along the way and play one of the most beautiful courses in the state.”
The altruistic efforts of Samuel Lehrer of Miami and his family go on to strengthen both their immediate community and those in other states or countries. They’ve worked to raise awareness and support of The Little Yellow School House in Isla Mujeres that educates special needs children on the island and prepares them for success later. They’ve also participated in the Island Time Fishing Tournament and the accompanying music festival.
“Giving back to the communities that have supported us is really important to me and my family,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “By participating in the Navy SEAL bi-annual golf tournament, we can raise money for the courageous fighters who defended our country and have fallen into a place where they truly need our help.”
At the Admirals Cove golf course in Jupiter, FL, attendants of the tournament raise funds that go on to help Navy SEALs in two ways: firstly, to give immediate aid to retired and ex-Navy SEALs; and secondly, to support the National Navy SEAL Museum that tells the life story of the military branch. The tournament takes place over a full weekend and kicks off on Friday with an unnamed SEAL parachuting from a black hawk helicopter onto the 18th hole of the course.
The bi-annual Navy SEALs golfing tournament and fundraiser connects supporters from across the country with ex or current men and women of the armed forces. Together, they share stories, build relationships, partake in friendly competition, and honor and uphold the achievements and legacy of one of the most honored military branches of all time.
Samuel Lehrer of Miami and other volunteers lend their time, money, and resources to support The Little Yellow School House on Isla Mujeres in Mexico. The non-profit provides education and resources for children with special needs and their families with the aim to prepare them for traditional education later.
For years, Samuel Lehrer and his family have supported the only educational facility dedicated to the care of special needs children on the entire island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Their contributions, along with funds raised at events during the year, ensure that all children on the island have an equal chance to succeed in school and beyond.
“The team behind The Little Yellow School House work diligently to give every child that comes through their doors high-quality education that meets their specific needs,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “Without our help and the help of supporters and local volunteers, the special needs children of Isla Mujeres would struggle through grade school or else leave education behind for good.”
Near to tourist-centric Cancun, Isla Mujeres boasts beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters for scuba excursions and other activities. The Little Yellow School House is able to raise funds for their operations by sharing their idyllic landscape with visitors each year during the Island Time Music Festival and accompanying fishing tournament. Each of these annual events helps raise awareness of the non-profit’s efforts, invites visitors in to experience the island and culture, and donate proceeds to the educational facility.
The children of The Little Yellow School House have a safe and encouraging environment that is full of accepting and expert educators. It has operated since 1993 on donations in order to offer care and school at no cost to the family of special needs children on the island.
The organization on Isla Mujeres recognizes that it’s not just the children that suffer, and that their families are often also in need of care. In addition to education, The Little Yellow School House offers therapy sessions and additional resources to help families cope and learn how to help their children succeed.
Thanks to supporters such as Samuel Lehrer of Miami, the Isla Mujeres non-profit is able to transform lives for special needs kids and their families. Their contributions–along with the money earned during the Island Time Music Festival–go on to hire new educators, improve the grounds, add more classrooms and ultimately take on more children who need help. Over the years, the School House has grown from a single-room facility to over four classrooms, two consulting rooms, and a full-range kitchen. Additionally, The Little Yellow School House offers an outdoor playing area that was designed by a visiting Psychologist for the development of children’s gross motor skills.
“Here on Isla Mujeres, there’s hope for special needs children to overcome obstacles and once again rejoin regular grade school thanks to volunteer support and world-class services,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami.
Samuel Lehrer of Miami has been a part of ambitious home renovation projects up and down the East coast for decades and shares his critical insight with readers. Here, he helps people understand why North Carolina has become a recent hotspot for buying, renovating and selling homes.
Samuel Lehrer of Miami is a real estate professional who has spent years experiencing first-hand the growing and shrinking housing markets in America. He’s been an integral component of many house flipping projects and has come to recognize the high value in renovating properties instead of demolishing and starting from scratch.
“Housing flips can have a high return on investment depending on the person in charge of renovation projects and the location of the home,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “But it’s more than that. Renovation helps keep old properties around and preserves the work of homebuilders in generations before ours.”
In his experience, North Carolina has proved to be one of the most lucrative states for renovations as people are beginning to choose it overstates like Florida to retire or resettle. And Samuel Lehrer of Miami says there are plenty of great reasons why.
“North Carolina is a great place to live for a number of reasons without mentioning its intrinsic southern charm,” says Samuel Lehrer of Miami. “The unique offerings there prove to contribute to one of the most popular house flipping markets in the country.”
For years, the housing prices in North Carolina have remained much lower than more heavily-populated regions. Today, the houses are still competitively priced, but the prices are slowly on a rising trend. It’s easier to buy and sell there than in most states as the price of purchasing (and ultimately flipping) a home tends to be much less expensive. Just a few years ago, the U.S. Census Bureau stated Charlotte experienced one of the largest population increases in the country.
Plenty of Undeveloped Lands
North Carolina is the 28th largest state in the country at 53,819 mi². Much of this land is undeveloped and provides plenty of rich terrains to use as homebuyers see fit. It attracts people from larger cities who can own land at an affordable price. It also means that there are plenty of opportunities for future developments, strengthening their purchases.
Nature and Scenery
For those looking to escape the bustling concrete jungles and the suburban neighborhoods of major cities, North Carolina offers plenty of variety in terms of nature and scenery. The state is full of hiking trails and rivers in addition to unique sights like mountains, forests, and valleys.
Mild Weather with Four Seasons
If for nothing else, North Carolina offers mild weather that is evenly balanced throughout the year. It has its rainy seasons, though they’re short, and snowstorms in time for the holidays. In addition, the state boasts four full seasons, which is a nice break from hotter climates like Florida and California where people tend to resettle.
This all contributes to a richer buying and selling market that attracts people from all over the country, and Samuel Lehrer of Miami advises anyone interested in renovations to strike while the iron is hot.