Something’s Gotta Give

Remember the movie Something’s Gotta Give starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves?  Well this is nothing about that movie other than I thought of the title today while out on my morning run.  It does have to do with Labor Day, however. Although I normally run shorter routes during weekdays, I decided I […]

Commercial Real Estate, Selling
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Commercial Construction Going Strong on Miami Beach

Commercial real estate is booming in South Beach.  In addition to the recently completed Marriott Residence Inn on 17th Street near West Ave., the  Finvarb Group is building what will be a Kobi Karp designed Kimpton Palomar Hotel, right at the cross roads of Alton Road and Dade Boulevard, at the entrance to the hot Sunset Harbour District.   Just across […]

Commercial Real Estate
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Live. Work. Play. Repeat in Sunset Harbour District of Miami Beach

  I love the Sunset Harbor area of Miami Beach.  It is a non-touristy part of Miami Beach, right before you get on the Venetian Causeway.  I have been going there for years, when it was just a bunch of auto repair warehouses with a great Italian restaurant, Sardinia.  Then came Scott Robins with his […]

Commercial Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and other Boating Information, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Restaurants, Selling
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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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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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Flood Insurance Rates Heading Up – Time To Call Your Insurance Provider

Remember all of the outcry in late 2013 &  early 2014 about flood rates increasing due to changes approved in the federal 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act?  Well, once it was amended with the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act,” people in coastal zones and flood prone areas seem to have forgotten about how flood insurance can affect […]

Buying, Commercial Real Estate
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Properties Close To Public Transportation Popular During and After The Recession

Properties that were in communities near public transportation with frequent routes did 42% better in maintaining their value than those that were not near public transportation.  As real estate sales in Miami continue to rise, neighborhoods near public transportation are some of the areas with the tightest inventories. Many communities, such as Brickell and Coral Gables, have added trolleys […]

Brickell/Downtown Miami, Buying, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Neighborhood News, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Selling
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1542 Drexel #205 – Perfect Miami Beach Pied-A-Terre

You know what they say about real estate, location, location, location, and boy does 1542 Drexel Avenue #205  have it.  Location:  2 blocks from Lincoln Road.  Location:  1 block from Espanola.  Location: 3 blocks to the Ocean.  In the heart of Miami Beach, yet on a quiet, low traffic street, this fully furnished unit is […]

Buying, Investment Real Estate, Miami Beach
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Miami Real Estate: Another New Construction Project Coming

I just received yet another e-mail on a new construction project; this one is coming to Coral Gables.  It seems hard to believe that we went through a MAJOR real estate crash, with many of our prominent developers themselves involved in foreclosures of their projects, just a few years ago.  It also seems hard to […]

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