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An Office in Miami is not just an office

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An office in Miami is not just an office

An office in Miami is becoming the goal of many US and international companies and the market is responding with luxury and state of the art options to fill the gap. Different factors make Miami a desirable destination for both a main headquarter or a branch office for both large and small companies. Miami, which has traditionally been the “retirement dream” for CEOs and professionals is now the “work and play” new dream. Tax advantages, eternal summers and a lifestyle that includes week-ends at the beach, culture, fancy restaurants and an exhuberant display of wealth are changing the way companies look at the idea of an office in Miami. The expansion of both Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports and the increase in flights make it easier to connect domestically and internationally, and of course, if your company does business with Latin America there is no question about it, an office in Miami is a must.

The office market is reacting to the ultra luxury residential trend and its new exclusive type of residents and we are seeing a need for state of the art, new and enhanced “A” offices. Prices are still extremely competitive with what you see in other important cities. Take for example this full floor (12,000 ft)  of offices available for sale or rent at 900 Biscayne . Located right across from the famous Perez Museum and the Miami Arena, very close to Brickell and Downtown (without getting into the crazy traffic and over crowded core) and the Design and Art District, right around ramp to exit in seconds to I-95 and of course on Biscayne/US1 which allows for multiple connectivity options, a huge advantage considering Miami traffic issues. This luxury building has valet parking and plenty of street parking for those who prefer fast in and outs. Once you enter this full floor be prepared to hold your jaw from dropping in an ecstatic “Ahhhhhhhhhh….and Wowwwwwwww”. The finishes and decor are truly exquisite. One side in elegant dark wood perfect for corporate and professional use and the other side edgy and trendy contemporary white, perfect for design and fashion. An abundance of private halls and wait areas, several conference rooms, and the addition of an event hall with separate entrance that can accommodate more than 100 people for your company’s presentations, client events or just your birthday party make this a great example of the new breed of high caliber corporate environment seeking an office in Miami. If you are a Fortune 500 company or want to work like one, contact us for a private showing of this one of a kind office in Miami. Call 786-251-9513 or 305-788-2878 and feel free to share this video tour

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First Boca Juniors Soccer Academy in Miami

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First Boca Juniors Soccer Academy Miami:

Argentina’s most famous soccer team, Boca Juniors, is opening its first soccer school in Miami, at Patricia Mishcon Park in North Miami Beach. Boca Juniors Soccer Academy Miami is the second one in the US. The first one opened a year ago in Long Island, New York.

The city of North Miami Beach unanimously approved the Boca Juniors Soccer Academy which will offer public sports and educational programs for kids 5 to 12 years old and professional soccer programs for kids 12 to 19.

“This will improve and bring something extra to our City. World level soccer is coming for the enjoyment of the community and that is most exciting and a great opportunity for our City”, said North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo. The City Administrator, Ana Garcia added “This partnership will be very beneficial for our families, our community, our youth, and the infrastructure of our Mishcon Park”

Daniel Rotsztain, from Soccer Development Group, is the Director of this project and you can hear him talking about this (in Spanish) in this radio interview

You maybe already wondering what is this article doing in a real estate news blog of a Miami real estate site. On top of being the proud sister of the mastermind behind this project, I am aware of the impact of this kind of project on the real estate development of the area. Soccer is becoming more and more popular with the huge and ever increasing Latin influence we’ve been experiencing in Miami in the past years. A large majority of the property buyers in Miami come from Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela). Soccer has become a trend not just among the Latin community but is now a passion with no boundaries that draws multitudes from different nationalities and backgrounds. This first Boca Juniors Soccer Academy in Miami will attract big numbers of soccer fans to the area and there will be a need for other services. We have seen this happen in Miami over and over: an anchor novelty development produces a domino effect of other complementary projects in the surroundings bringing progress and property values up. When we combine this with the new code changes in North Miami Beach and its current pro development philosophy it is a very conservative bet to expect the area to become very hot in the near future. There are already several new projects approved and an interesting masterplan in place. All these indicators added to the privileged geographical location of North Miami Beach and its excellent connectivity are fertile ground for real estate appreciation in the short run. Want to know more about how you can take advantage of this? Contact us at buymiamirealestate@gmail.com and call 786-251-9513 to find out more about properties for sale and great opportunities for development in hot and upcoming areas

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Miami Shopping Malls

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Miami-Design garage

Miami Shopping Malls

Miami is unique and full of paradoxes: A city chosen by the old to retire and by the young to party. A place where people do business in shorts and 12 year olds wear legitimate Chanel handbags. The land of  beach parties and everyday multimillion dollar transactions where Bentleys coexist with skateboards and a new sophisticated art scene  born in the reign of the kitsch makes a mark in the world.

Miami shopping keeps adding to the list of breaking US records. We are quickly climbing the ladder of the top 5 in many areas, from the number one cruise capital to the most active airport. But without doubt, the most salient feature of Miami culture is a special emphasis in shopping, so we are also breaking records with the mall that sells the most per square foot (Aventura Mall) and now the largest shopping mall in the country: American Dream Miami Mall. The land deal for 82 acres in NW Miami Dade County by Interstate 75 and Florida Turnpike just closed, and Triple Five Group is moving to the next stage in the process of bringing to life this mega mall and theme park. The entire project is 225 acres, impressive size even for Miami shopping standards!

Bal Harbor Shoppes which used to be “the” destination for shoppers that walk in Louboutin shoes is expanding to keep up with the fierce competition for the attention of the privileged few, who are not so few in Miami any more. Aventura Mall has the largest Cartier store in the country along with many other luxury designers. Brickell City Center will allow the financial private banking crowd to shop without leaving the area. The Design District, an open shopping mall valued at $2.2 billion  has a hard to match glamour for those who prefer the outdoor Latin and European shopping style. After all, the temperature is irrelevant when you are wearing Hermes and parking at a garage that is a piece or architectural art. The Design’s District 283,000 ft City View garage wows shoppers from the moment they park  with two public art pieces by John Baldessari and a jaw dropping facade by Leong Leong and Iwamoto Scott.  And of course, for the bargain hunters there is always Sawgrass Mall.

The impact of Miami Shopping goes far beyond a fashionista dream, bringing jobs, infusing life and potential to the real estate around it and creating interesting possibilities for developers and investors. Whether you wear Prada sunglasses or not, if you are serious about investing in Miami real estate, Miami shopping trends are something to watch…

Contact us at buymiamirealestate@gmail.com and let’s discuss intelligent options for real estate in Miami.

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Miami Design District properties: from dingy warehouses to $2.2 billion premier luxury retail mall

Miami Design District

Miami Design District

Design District properties: from warehouse district to $2.2 billion luxury mall

Blackstone group has secured a $600 loan for a luxury mall at the Design District. According to Reuters, Bank of China will provide $250 million while Blackstone will provide a $100 million mezzanine loan. Deutsche Bank and Credit Agricole will split the balance.

A partnership which has luxury mogul  Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy at its core is building 1.2 million square feet of retail space across 20 buildings in the Design District. Half of the 120 stores in the plan have opened in 2014, and it is already impressive with Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Piaget stores around a glass courtyard with a sculpture by Buckminster Fuller.  But you should hold your jaw from dropping until you see the full project completed by 2016, valued at $2.2 billion…that’s a lot of luxury va-va-voom. 

Design District properties have shown again that the true magic kingdom is not Disney’s but Miami’s. An area that was not long ago a bunch of ran down warehouses where you would not even get out of your car after sundown is now one of the most glamorous spots you can imagine. The value of Design District properties has increased astronomically adding in many cases more than one zero.  The big question for real estate investors appears to be “where will these visionaries go next?”, but the real question is “do you have the guts to follow them?”. Keep in mind that when they started, there was absolutely nothing there indicating that this could become the trendiest luxury hub. It takes deep pockets or a gambling nature and an adrenaline personality to embark on that sort of risk, but although serious money is necessary to buy Design District properties now, you can still find interesting deals in the immediate surroundings. Counting on the expansion of the Design embracing its outskirts seems like a pretty conservative bid.

If you are interested in more information about Design District properties and its surroundings, as well as other upcoming areas contact us now. Don’t let opportunity pass you by: 786-251-9513  buymiamirealestate@gmail.com

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Rent in Miami is not for skimpy pockets

Brickell Condos for Sale

Brickell Condos for Sale

Rent in Miami:

Miami is among the fifth least affordable markets in the whole country when it comes to renting, according to a Miami New Times’ article. The good news is we are up there together with markets like New York and Philadelphia, even higher than San Francisco! How is this good news? It is a good thermometer of the demand. In a market where investors from all over the world are buying properties to park their money with the expectation of covering their expenses and making some money by renting them, it is reassuring to know that rent in Miami is up. As you know, the strength of any market is a function of demand and supply.  This is also an indication that there is a rationale behind the thousands of condos under construction. Even when you see a crane in every block and you think “who is going to occupy all these units once they are finished?”, reality is we are still underserved when it comes to availability for rent in Miami. 65% of Miami residents are renting, even when the cost of buying and paying a loan is lower.

When you look at the purchase price per square foot in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco compared to Miami, Miami is still on the cheap side. This means that you are buying at a much lower price range than these cities while rent values are pretty high. No wonder Latin American buyers are flying to multifamily properties, apartment buildings and other rental properties like bees in a flower field. According to MDDA (Miami Downtown Development Authority) Miami’s population doubled since 2000 and some areas like Brickell have increased 159% in less than 5 years while the Arts and Entertainment District increased its population by 167% during that period. With a steady population increase like this it is easy to understand how developers keep paying higher and higher prices for land even when the cost of construction is increasing by 1% every month. Data shows we still have some road to cover before we can meet the demand for housing.

If you are looking to purchase properties for rent in Miami, contact us right away. We’ll be happy to share with you market intel and good data to support your decision. After 20 years in the real estate market in Miami, we can help you.

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Philly steak omelette gives place for first Sunny Isles Beach new construction on West side of Collins

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Philly steak omelette gives place for first Sunny Isles Beach new construction on West side of Collins

For decades, tourists crossed Collins in shorts and sun huts from the beachside motels to Denny’s for breakfast or lunch. But, as the oceanside of Collins Ave has changed into ultra luxury new construction, the new residents are more interested in oysters and other delicacies than in 2000 calorie cheap meals. It was just a matter of time before such a valuable piece of land turned omelettes into 1 million dollar condos.

The Verzasca group will build a 19 story luxury tower with a slightly lower price point considering buyers will have to cross the street to enjoy the ocean so instead of $1,500 a foot, they are planning on selling the 76 units at $1,000 a foot. Architect Luis Revuelta is in charge of wowing us with the design.

It’s a matter of time before the trend extends as a tsunami washing away other sites on the West side to bring more luxury towers and high end retail. Its hard to imagine that the residents of a $5 million condo will be interested in buy one get one free at Payless Shoes.

With the walkable trend growing fast in Miami, the composition of the whole are is destined to change. Sunny Isles is in serious need of fancier office space, high end retail and restaurants to cater to the new high caliber population. Even though Sunny Isles Beach new construction is right between Bal Harbor shops and Aventura Mall, traffic is a nightmare that requires some good relaxation music and deep breathing. Walking across the street for some last minute urgent Louboutin shoes would be a much welcome change for the new crowd.  A new Design District across from the ocean would be a better match, the question is, who will be the visionary starting it?

Want to have a pie de terre in this paradise? Contact us at buymiamirealestate@gmail.com for more info on Sunny Isles Beach new construction

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Aventura Parksquare brings the “City within a City” trend to Aventura

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Aventura Parksquare: A city within a city

Brickell City Center, Midtown, and soon Aventura Parksquare show that the “city within a city” trend in Miami is here to stay. Historically open spaces in Miami where not well received by the public. As a matter of fact, most of them failed miserably. Local people wanted to drive in air conditioned cars even for a few blocks  and the thought of sitting outdoors for coffee, or shopping outside in 90 degree weather was not their idea of fun. But as the number of Latin and European population grew, two things changed in Miami: Diet Coke is ordered with no ice, and being outdoors in Miami is great. Latin Americans and Europeans love the outdoors and enjoy walking. New Yorkers are looking at Miami as a place where they can move their business while enjoying the sunshine rather than a place to retire in old age. The hot weather is not an impediment and a nice dinner outside is an appealing plan. The change in the composition of the population pushed the development of areas like Brickell and Midtown, where the younger generation (and the young at heart) have said yes to the city lifestyle. What can be better than having the excitement of big cities together with the laid back t-shirt and Hawaiian Tropic scent?

These walkable areas are literally mini cities, take for example Aventura Parksquare, with residences, an Aloft Hotel managed by Starwood, offices, luxury retail, bike trails, walking paths. You can live, work, exercise, shop and plan your social life without getting into your car for days. You can even decide not to have a car at all! When the biggest complain in Miami is traffic, this sounds like you could have your cake and eat it too. Bernard Zyskovich who had the vision to create Midtown is the architect behind Aventura Parksquare. Designer Steven G will add the ambiance through his luxurious designs. With prices going from $450,000 to almost $1 million Aventura Parksquare is destined to be a success.

For more detailed info on Aventura Parksquare click here

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How to avoid a nervous breakdown over traffic in Aventura, Miami

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How to avoid traffic in Aventura:

If you live in my area you probably find yourself trapped in traffic in Aventura, desperately searching for a way out, and saying some not very ladylike words. Getting past the Aventura Mall and towards Ives Dairy Road can be pleasant as a kidney stone at certain times of the day, which lately are pretty much from 8 am to 8 pm. You are sitting in your car, fantasizing with moving far away, knowing deep down you won’t do it because, let’s face it, you love the Latin flare, the mall, being “half way to everywhere”. There are a few traffic hacks that can keep your blood pressure in place and your mental health intact:

  1. If you are going North on Biscayne and want to go to Hallandale turn East on Lehman’s Causeway, get off midway (when you see Parc Central and Mystic Pointe 600) and go around and underneath the causeway towards the circle, keep going till the traffic light at Del Prado, turn North, then West on 207th, North again on 30th Ave and you will appear at the shopping plaza where Whole Foods and Target are located. Go across this plaza, cross the street and you are in Gulfstream. On the opposite side of Gulfstream…voila, you have reached Hallandale!
  2. If you want to go West of Biscayne, don’t you dare go under the bridge to take Ives Dairy Road, especially if you just drank a large Frappuccino and it’s 5 PM. Instead, take Biscayne and go North past Ives Dairy, go a few blocks and turn West (left) till you can’t go any further then turn North (right) until 215th St where you have the cross over the rail track to the West side (and since you are there and you saved so much time you may want to check  Aventura Place on 213th 😉
  3. If you are just running errands, you are better off walking, or riding a bicycle. Why are you willing to walk when you go to New York or Buenos Aires but you can’t get yourself to do it here? I know it’s hot, but NY in the summer is too and at least Miami allows for more casual clothing.
  4. If you are going South, take the back road between former Loehmann’s Plaza and Harbor Center, go around it and keep going South till you hit William’s Island street then turn right, get into the Fresh Market Plaza and go all the way to the other end. You have avoided some heavy traffic so now you can stop at Starbucks or get an ice-cream.
  5. Have some good music in your car, bluetooth for your cell with speed dial or voice recognition and catch up with your friends, call your parents and make them happy and no matter how bored or late you are, stop the urge to text or read email while driving even in the midst of slow traffic in Aventura. Better to arrive late than never!

And if you love the area in spite of the traffic in Aventura and want to buy a condo call us, after 20 years in the area, we can definitely help.

 

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Do you really need me? no…but if you are smart, you want me

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Do you really need me? no…but if you are smart, you want me

You probably have asked yourself many times if you really need a Realtor. Through the magic of internet you now have access to so many websites and portals that “do it yourself real estate” is a possibility. But why wouldn’t you want to work with a savvy professional that can advise you, do the search with you, help you analyze the pros and cons and even find information you maybe didn’t even know you needed to make an informed decision? If you are a buyer, the professional service of a Realtor costs you nothing, so you can have someone represent you, do research, negotiate, and follow up on every step of the transaction for no cost to you at all, zero, nada. If you ever met someone online and then found that in person he or she was 20 years older and 20 pounds heavier you have an idea of the picture…no difference with a property. Real estate is a serious thing, probably the largest investment you will ever make so why not use all the help you have available? Have you ever thought of checking the financial stability of a building? Do you know who to call for an inspection or who should pay for what in a transaction? How about checking the history of the property, past sales, taxes, etc?

If you are a seller, there are many sites where you can list your property online by yourself. But as the story of the CEO of “For Sale by Owner” clearly showed a few years ago, a Realtor can make you more money and sell it faster. He had his own condo for sale for months and finally listed it with a realtor who made him a few hundred thousand more even after commission. Can you cut your own hair, pull your own teeth or fix your roof? Of course, but why would you, especially if you want to look good, smile and stay dry. Selling your property is more than opening the door and showing it, and even if you are good at marketing and negotiating, what is the cost of the time you are taking away from your own job? Do you have the power to access the amount of people necessary to get a buyer?

You may have bought or sold a few properties in your lifetime, but twenty years of experience in real estate in Miami mean a lot of transactions closed and problems solved. So, do you really need me? no…but if you are smart, you want me.

Contact us at buymiamirealestate@gmail.com or call 786-251-9513 and 305-788-2878

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Condo sales in Miami level while homes go up

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Condo Sales in Miami level while homes go up:

Condo sales in Miami and the tri- county area (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach) are leveling and that is a good thing. We have all suffered “the morning after” crash to reality after the hipe of the real estate party years ago when the market collapsed. What seemed an unstoppable train of rising prices and flipping frenzy turned into a panicky stop. Now, after the painful recovery, it seems we have all learned a thing or two. At least the market is saying so with numbers and stats. We have come a long way in the recovery and prices are getting to pre-bubble times but this time around catching the breath and slowing into a normal healthy level. Healthy enough to allow appreciation and avoid flipping madness.

There were 3,371 condo sales in Miami and tri-county area in February, up from 3,142 sales in January and up 0.1 percent compared to same period in 2014. The median price, however, was up 4 percent year-over-year to $145,750. Now remember these figures encompass all of the tri-county area from hot Brickell to areas like Homestead or Lantana so don’t expect to find an oceanfront condo in Sunny Isles Beach at this price (though we can find you some pretty good deals).

Single family home sales in the tri-county area went up 17.9% from last year and median price in January was $260,000 which means homes are catching up to condo sales in Miami. This is an indication of organic growth of the local market (condo sales in Miami are a mix of vacation, investment and permanent use while homes tend to be mostly permanent).

If you are a runner, you know that you can train your endurance and run a little further every week, but if you don’t level at some point you will eventually hurt yourself and come to a painful stop. It looks like condo sales in Miami have finally learned the proper care for a healthy long run.

If you are interested in learning more about condo sales in Miami and buying a property contact us right away, we know the market, we can help: call 786-251-9513 or email buymiamirealestate@gmail.com

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Skyrise Miami

Skyrise Miami

The sky is the limit will go from a cliche to a reality in 2018 with Skyrise Miami. Since ancient times civilizations and urban centers have had a fascination with having the tallest building as a testimony of their power. Call it an ego trip or a desire to rise from the mundane into the eternal, truth is “the tallest” keeps moving the bar higher and higher from the pyramids to today’s vertical cities, and even with full knowledge that someone will eventually build an even taller tower, developers are still enchanted by the dream of the tallest. Each city has an iconic tallest (for a while) tower that somehow captures its soul: New York has the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State meaning human values and business. Tokyo has the Mori building with arts and ultra upscale shopping, Berlin has the beer tower, Paris has the Eiffel Tower  with a design that is controversial as the French. Miami’s “come play and be happy” spirit will be sealed with the tallest entertainment tower, Skyrise Miami.

Miami is the number one tourist destination in the world. 94 million visitors last year and 127 million expected by 2020 suggest that  Skyrise Miami is the right choice for our very own iconic tower. Tourists estimated spending for 2015 is $100 billion, and we have $5 million cruise passengers. Miami’s population has increased 4,574% in the last century and we are definitely in the world’s map together with the big cities of the world. And since each of them has a big iconic tower, it is time for Miami to have its own. Skyrise Miami will be 1,000 ft high and have restaurants, retail, night club, a 500 seat ballroom, the longest and fastest drop in the world with 650 ft (not for the faint of heart), rock climbing and the most spectacular views among other attractions.

The following video is a courtesy of Skyrise Miami (modified shorter version) and provides a great panorama that goes beyond Skyrise Miami and covers the market in Miami. After watching this if you haven’t yet bought a property in Miami you will be seriously considering it. Contact us to discuss the best options to fit your lifestyle, your goals and your budget.

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Size matters…American Dream Miami

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American Dream Miami

Developer Triple Five, builder of the largest mall in the US announced he plans to outdo himself in Miami with a four million square foot project called American Dream Miami. Miami Dade commissioners approved the project 11-2.

American Dream Miami is planned to have a huge theme park with water slides, a ski slope and submarine tours, and will be located where I-75 intersects Florida’s Turnpike near Miami Lakes. Triple Five needs an 82-acre parcel that’s owned by the state. The county would buy the land as an intermediary for the developer. Commissioners approved the $12 million needed for the county to purchase the land from the state. Not all is a bed of roses, if the developer fails to create at least 7,500 jobs, (let’s say if he can’t get the necessary zoning or regulations for the mall) he risks a $5 million fine.

According to Miami Herald,The Miami-Dade County school district will get $7.2 million to give up a lease of about half of the 82 acres, in addition to a $1 million contribution to academic programs and internships for students.

More jobs, more money for schools, and another mega destination for local and tourist shopaholics of the world makes this an interesting proposition within the frame of a strong market that seems to find a way to continue growing, using an advantage that few other important cities in the world have: an expanded geographic area. Think Manhattan for example, there is a very limited supply of land. Miami, on the other hand, is a conglomerate of different cities and areas that allows for an unusual potential for expansion and growth. Oceanfront properties are a limited resource of course, but areas like Weston and Sawgrass, and probably soon American Dream Miami are living proof that locals and foreigners are willing to go inland and enjoy the weather from their pool, go golfing, shopping, wear flip flops all year round and be part of the Miami dream.

There are so many possibilities if you are looking to buy a property in Miami that you need a trusted expert in the field, so don’t be shy…call us and we will help you find the perfect one!

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Does Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles Beach have a right to protect its view?

Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles

Does  Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles Beach have a right to protect its view?

The nine story condominium building Tropicana at 15645 Collins Ave has a privileged location: it is the last building before Haulover Park between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbor. This small building which used to be known for its spicy views to the nude beach is now part of the real estate gossip for filing a $120 million lawsuit against Fortune International and Chateau Group, alleging that they fraudulently blocked the sale of their building for redevelopment.

Tropicana association is trying to terminate the condominium status so that the building can be sold for redevelopment making a nice chunk of money to the unit owners and the dream of some developer to build a luxury tall tower come true…at the expense of others next door? The 52-story Ritz-Carlton, Sunny Isles Beach would have much of their views blocked if the nine story Tropicana would turn into a tall new building following Sunny Isles Beach trend of fabulous residences where the fortunate wealthiest can literally touch the sky.

The question to be answered is: Does  Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles Beach have a right to protect its view? or is this an inevitable part of progress and growth in one of the fanciest areas in Miami? It will be interesting to see how this battle turns out. In the meantime, pre-sales of the Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles Beach may see a speed bump…

This is a great example to illustrate the importance of working with a real estate professional that knows the area and is up to speed with what is going on. If you are a foreign or out of state buyer you may wonder if you do need a broker to buy new construction. The truth is you don’t, but you should…why not have the advise and support of a knowledgable professional especially when it won’t cost you a dime? We have been in the business for 20 years and our expertise is yours at no cost to you, can it get any better? Contact us and buy with knowledge of the facts.

 

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First US Formula E electric car race in Miami

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First US Formula E electric car race in Miami:

We already have Art Basel, Ultra Music Festival, the Boat Show, and now the first US Formula E electric car race in Miami. “Formula E will pioneer technology which will be used on normal road cars,” British entrepreneur Richard Branson, the Virgin Racing team owner, told a press conference before the race.

The formula E championship launched in Beijing in 2014 and Miami is the 5th city in the world to host this event. The winner of this  first US formula E electric car race in Miami was e.dams-Renault driver Nicolas Prost, a Frenchman and son of former Formula 1 great Alain Prost.

“Miami is like a cross between Latin America, Europe, and the United State. So I think to bring Formula E to Miami, to start in Miami, it’s a great match,” said Formula E  CEO Alejandro Agag.

What does the First US Formula E electric car race in Miami mean for the economy? Think Art Basel and the thousands of art lovers, collectors and dealers that flood Miami, stay in hotels, go to restaurants, and end up buying a high end condo to hang the last painting they seized at the event. Think boat show and the amount of wealthy boat fans that come to the area and add up blue sky, perfect weather and boating and decide to get a pie de terre in Miami. Think of the impact on employment and revenue. Now add car racing fans and you have so many reasons to be in Miami aside from the beautiful beaches, Latin flare, and emerging culture that there is no mystery about the hundreds of luxury towers being built in Miami to accommodate this new breed of Miami visitor, the wealthiest of the wealthiest in the world. What a change from the middle class family that drove down with the kids for a few days vacation in the sun in a beachside motel 20 years ago, or the retirees that wanted a tranquil place with nice weather to end their days… Miami has undergone the most amazing metamorphosis in urban history and transformed itself, like Cinderella, from a cute girl in rags to a glamorous queen. And if you want to be a part of this exciting world and buy a property in ever growing Miami contact us now, we know Miami and will love to see you live happily ever after

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Downtown Miami condos blossom like mushroom in the rain

Brickell Condos for Sale

Downtown Miami condos blossom like mushroom in the rain: watch the 3D video and then put your jaw back in neutral

The Miami DDA Research/GIS team has recently published a 3D model of the core of Downtown Miami from Brickell through the CBD into the Arts & Entertainment District.  The model showcases the current skyline and adds in the projects from the development pipeline.  Under construction buildings appear in blue, followed by planned projects in green, and then the full complement of proposed projects in purple.  The 3D model  delivers a vision  of the short, medium, and long term dynamic changes that will reshape Downtown Miami.  It is a compendium to the recently released interactive development map.  The model is accurate to 6” in vertical height for the existing buildings.  They did a great job to remain true to published information on the developments in the pipeline in respect to their height, lot area, FLR, and tower configuration. After you see this video you will ask yourself if this is Miami or Manhattan (they need to add some beach umbrellas and tiny bikinis to establish the difference). With so many options and buildings to choose when you want to buy Downtown Miami condos you might find yourself wondering what to do, is it too late, will there be enough demand to rent in case you are looking for investment, will it maintain and increase value? That is why you need to talk first with someone that knows the market and can support you through the process. Feel free to contact us, with 20 years selling condos in Miami and working with international buyers we can help you and why not take advantage of our experience when you don’t have to pay us? Be our guest, call us now 786-251-9513 or email buymiamirealestate@gmail.com

Be prepared to wowwwwww:  Downtown Miami condos 3D video