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

Aventura Parksquare

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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Median price of new construction in Miami is $860 per ft

 

 

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Median Price of New Construction in Miami:

The median price of new construction in Miami is $860 per ft, according to real estate journalist Peter Zalewski in his presentation at the Tower Club this week. Although prices have gone up considerably they are still way below the level of other large cities in the US and there is still room for increase. Construction cost is going up 1% per month. This time around most experts and analysts do not foresee a bubble because buyers are putting 50% deposits. The majority of buyers in Miami come from Latin America (according to Miami Downtown Development Authority 85% of new construction in Miami buyers are foreigners, most from Latin America). They are looking for preservation of their capital, trying to protect themselves from the volatile situation in their countries.

There is a total of 334 towers in new construction in Miami. Of those, 89 are proposed (meaning they have not been approved yet), 124 are planned (already approved and ready to start), 99 are under construction and 22 are finished.

Even when the median price of new construction in Miami is $860 per ft you can still find opportunities which escape this general panorama. In Fort Lauderdale the median is below $500 per ft and even in Miami where prices and demand are so much higher you can find great deals. Take for example Aventura Place, a new development in the Aventura area where you can buy a brand new townhouse or condo for $250 to $290 per ft, completely finished with porcelain floors, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings and 2 car garage. Hard to believe, but true! Right across from Aventura and one block away from new Waterways school. It does not have all the amenities of other new construction in Miami like gym, or meeting rooms but the fact that maintenance will be below $200 a month including insurance makes it an amazing option considering that it does have a pool and sundeck and most people never use the gym at their building. Even if you do, you can always get a membership at a nearby gym and save a lot of money. Want more info? Contact us now, we’ll be happy to help you find the right property for your personal goals.

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Downtown Miami condos blossom like mushroom in the rain

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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

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Aventura Place New Town homes in Aventura in the mid $300,000

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Weitzer Communities is building 2 and 3 bedroom town homes right across from Aventura and at an incredible price. There are 82 units in total including town homes and condos. The condos start in the mid $200,000 and the town homes start in the mid $300,000.

Aventura Place New Town homes in Aventura in the mid $300,000 has a modern design and come ready with porcelain floors, GE stainless steel appliances, light fixtures, one and two car garage and high ceilings. The 2 bedroom town homes are 1120 feet and the 3 bedroom are 1,500 feet.

Aventura Place will have a swimming pool and sun deck and is one block from the new Waterways school, close to several houses of worship and just 2 blocks away from the crossway to Biscayne so you can easily walk to Gulfstream or Whole Foods.

Aventura Place New Town homes in Aventura in the mid $300,000 will also have  a very low maintenance between $150 and $175 including insurance. This is a great opportunity to buy something brand new, with modern design, low maintenance and great location at a very attractive price so don’t wait until they are all gone…call Patricia 786-251-9513 or Tomas 305-788-2878 now and find out more