Deering Bay – Relaxed, Luxurious, Country Club Living

  I feel like Deering Bay has been forgotten among all of the hoopla regarding bargains on Brickell, Biscayne, and the Beach.  I know there have been and still are some great deals in these urban areas, but if you are looking for a  little more relaxed pace, take a look at the condominiums and villas […]

Buying, Luxury Real Estate, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and other Boating Information
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San Jose Island, Panama: How Big is 11,000 Acres?

Okay, I have already posted that it is twice the size of Key West, but maybe that is still hard to put into perspective.  So, I will compare it in size to other famous islands.   Using AskNumbers.com conversion table, I came up with the following: Cayman Brac: 14 square miles =8,960 acres Little Cayman: 10 square miles = […]

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Miami Real Estate: Waterfront Homes

 Whether you have a mega yacht or a dingy, Miami is a great place to own a boat.  In addition to the many marinas, the ultimate in boat ownership is to be able to pull up right to your own dock.  There are many waterfront homes in Miami that have ocean access.      

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Private Islands: What The Rich and Famous Are Buying

The Exhumas, Bahamas is where the rich and famous are buying islands, according to an article in the July 28 edition of the Wall Street Journal.  Some of the issues that arise with developing these islands, such as importing electricity, cell phone towers, water purifiers,  the building materials and even, in some cases, the palm […]

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Miami Beach Real Estate: Market Summary for Single Family Homes

We are half way through the year and the market has been moving.  Sales are up, mostly due to lower prices.    As of June 30, the single family home market in Miami Beach for the year so far is as follows: Closed sales:  94. Low of $190,000 to a high of $25,500,000.  9 of the closed […]

Buying, Foreclosures, Luxury Real Estate, Market Summary, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Selling
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Increase in Stock Market Results in Increase in Luxury Properties

According to a CNNMoney.com article all 20 major metro areas saw an increase in sales of million dollar plus condos and single family homes, rising an average of 18.6%. The increase is largely attributed to the increase in the stock market since 2009 and cheaper financing for jumbo loans.

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Miami Real Estate – Good News, The Wealthy Are Spending Again!

Two articles in today’s Business Monday add more evidence that South Florida is starting to pull out of the recession and, though we fell farther and therefore have further to go to actually feel that the recession is over, there are positive signs in South Florida’s economy. The first article, Brazilian buyers put the luxe […]

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Miami Real Estate – Pending Home Sales Jump In January

According to the Miami Realtors Association, January total pending home sales jumped 28% over January 2010 and increased 2.5% from December.  Pending sales were as follows: condominium: increased  37.2 percent compared year over year.  Increased 3.3 percent from December. single-family homes:  increased 15.531 percent from January 2010.  Increased 1.4 percent from December. Although this jump […]

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