Is TAMI Coming To A Town Near You?

All of the large tech companies appear to be on a buying spree. Google’s $2.4 billion purchase of the Chelsea Market Place building shows how insatiable these large companies can be. Loaded with cash and apparently feeling bullish about how recent tax reform will affect them, they are on a purchasing and/or expansion binge.  This […]

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Why Amendment 2 Matters To YOU!

Although this year’s elections aren’t until November and every one is pretty tired of politics, I have to take this opportunity before all of the other campaigning starts to talk about Amendment 2 and why it matters to you. Amendment 2 is not a tax cut, it would make a current 10% cap on non-homesteaded […]

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Signing New Commercial Leases in 2018? Remember To Drop The Sales Tax To 5.8%

If you are a landlord signing new leases in 2018, remember that the state sales tax on commercial leases has dropped from 6% to 5.8%.  As a result, the sales tax rate in Miami-Dade County will drop to 6.8% and in Broward it will drop to 5.8%.  Although the drop in rate may not sound […]

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate
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Self-Contained Amenities and Neighborhood Key in The Conrad Brickell Hotel Sale

Though the pace of commercial real estate transactions in South Florida has slowed down a bit, Miami continues to rack up big sales with the recent purchase of The Conrad Brickell Hotel for $72 million by Mast Capital and Angelo, Gordon and Company.  The 203-room hotel will be managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts, it’s first […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Neighborhood News, Selling
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What Do The Election Results Mean For Real Estate?

  The long election  is finally over and the question I am getting asked a lot is, “What does it all mean for the real estate market?”  A recent video put out by the National Association of Realtors sums up the election as follows: In Congress, not much has changed.  Republicans controlled the House and the Senate […]

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Top 3 Retail ‘Buy’ Markets Are In South Florida

Ten-X’s U.S. Retail Market Outlook listed the top five markets for investors to consider buying retail real estate.  Three out of those five were Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.  Robust employment and increasing population in all three cities are pushing the demand for retail space in all of their respective counties.

Commercial Real Estate, Investment Real Estate, Restaurants
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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%.

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