University of Miami’s College Of Engineering Contributes To Sustainable Construction

I was lucky to be invited to an evening reception and tour of University of Miami’s College of Engineering labs.  Titled Engineering in the 21st Century:  Innovation and Sustainability, the evening started with a brief overview of the engineering program by Dr. Jean-Pierre Bardet, Dean of the College of Engineering and was followed by tours […]

Commercial Real Estate, Environmental
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Miami Office Space In Top Demand

Bisnow’s list of the 10 cities with the highest office vacancy rates does not include Miami, which is one of the most in-demand office markets in the country.  With the exception of some office space at Brickell City Center, there isn’t any new construction of office space due to the high cost of land and […]

Commercial Real Estate
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7 Of Forbes’ Top 20 Cities to Invest In Are In Florida

Forbes’ 2016 top cities to invest in is out and seven of the best investment cities are in Florida.  Two, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, are in South Florida.  The Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Statistical Area and Divisions (MSAD), which includes Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach, has a three-year home price growth forecast […]

Buying, Investment Real Estate, Selling
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New FIRPTA Rules Take Effect February 17, 2016

  Two changes made to the  U.S. Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) will go into effect February 17.  While one affects foreign investment in publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and should make commercial property in the U.S. more attractive to foreign buyers, the second one affects foreign buyers of […]

Buying, Commercial Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate, Selling
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Majority of Millennials Cite Cost of Living as a Concern

  Bank of America/USA Today Better Money Habits® Millennial Report, provides great insight into the financial concerns of the millennial generation.  As the mother of three millennials, ages 21-25, and a Realtor I am always interested in what reports say drive this group of young adults. Of great interest is the correlation between jobs and […]

Buying, Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Renting in Miami
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Thank You Local Merchants For Making 2015 Holiday Season Stress-free!

I am blessed to live in Miami, but it inevitably means lots of entertaining friends and family from out of town over the holidays.  I had people arrive 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and the last of them leave back to colder climates tomorrow.  This year, I decided to go way out of my comfort zone, […]

Florida Life, Things To Do
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Florida Home Prices Projected to Increase 9.3% in 2016

CoreLogic, is projecting overall U.S. housing prices to rise 5.2% next year.  Florida is projected to increase by 9.3%, which is the second highest increase in the nation, just behind California at 10.8%.

Buying
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Miami Beach Loft-Style Condo Is Perfect Pied-A-Terre For Art Lovers

Just in time for Art Miami and Art Basel, this unique New York City style apartment comes on the market.  The light and bright unit features an open floor plan with plenty of wall space for art.  The kitchen features a Viking gas stove and a great layout for entertaining. Located in the heart of […]

Buying, Florida Life, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News
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Christie’s Auction of Modigliani’s Reclining Nude Fetches $170,405,000

Miami Beach’s Art Week featuring Art Miami, Art Basel, and many other satellite art fairs isn’t doesn’t start until December 1, but Christie’s just hinted at what may be the biggest art season yet with a record setting night, including the sale of Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu couché.  

Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Things To Do
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Fairchild Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale This Weekend, April 11 & 12

  Spring is here and brings with it Spring cleaning and gardening.  If you are looking for a fun way to incorporate plant buying into a whole day and family event, head over to Fairchild Tropical Gardens this weekend for their Spring Garden Festival. In addition to their 36th Annual Plant Sale, you can shop […]

Florida Life, Things To Do
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