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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Preservation vs Private Property Rights

Several recent  articles have highlighted the issue of preservation vs private property rights.  I want to clarify that I am for historic preservation of relevant buildings but I think if it is done retroactively, it infringes on private property rights. Both the Miami Herald building, sold to Genting Malaysia, and a Robert Browning Parker home […]

Buying, Coral Gables, Luxury Real Estate, Miami Beach
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Architectural Styles In Florida

San Francisco is famous for its Old Victorian’s, Coral Gables is known for its Old Spanish, and Miami Beach for its Art Deco.  No matter where you live or travel, architectural styles play an important role in the fabric of a community.  Some other popular styles in Florida in the last 100 years include: Georgian […]

Buying, Selling
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Miami Beach Real Estate – North Shore Makes National Register of Historic Places

Miami Beach’s North Shore District boundaries are 73 street to the south, 87 street to the north, the Atlantic Ocean, and Crespi Boulevard to the west.  This funky area of Miami Beach has long been in the shadows of South Beach and did not enjoy much improvement during the building boom.  That is actually good […]

Miami Beach, Neighborhood News
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