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Miami and Miami Beach, interchangeable in the minds of most visitors, in reality are vastly different. While Miami has gained prestige as the financial center of Latin America, Miami Beach has always been a tourist-friendly vacation hot spot, as a trend-setting arts and entertainment Mecca, and a shopping and cultural wonder by visitors, world travelers, celebrities and locals alike, offering visitors and residents a dazzling array of amenities to enjoy. World famous South Beach is a sexy, overwrought city, with hundreds of dramatic hotels and party settings, a worthy backdrop to Art Basel and many more significant international events.

 

It is only natural to chose Miami Beach as your home, or vacation home. The real estate in Miami Beach offers your tremendous variety of homes and condos to fit any budget from low price ranges to the extravagantly high: $125M! When looking to buy a home in Miami Beach, you need to navigate the real estate market with a local expert, who knows every condo building, every home and every inch of Miami Beach.

Miami Beach Real Estate, Miami Beach Homes, Miami Beach Condos, Luxury Waterfront Homes and Estates For Sale, Contact Kate Smith 786-412-8510

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Porsche Design Tower, Sunny Isles Beach!

Porsche Design Tower- THE HEIGHT OF COOL

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When I look at the new ultra chic condominiums soon to grace the already impressive skyline of  Sunny Isles, the only way I could possibly describe or categorize them, there are three categories I can think of: Hot, Hotter and Hottest!

Porsche Design Tower is definitely the hottest! And not just in our little neck of the woods, however glamorous that might be, this overwhelming project will write a new chapter the history of Architecture and Design.

Porsche Design Tower is the world’s first condominium complex with elevators that take residents directly to their units while they are sitting in their cars. Pull over into the designated space. Turn off the engine. And enjoy the oceanfront view as you escalate in a glass elevator that takes you, while you are sitting in your car, to the front door of your apartment. You don’t have to leave your car until you are in front of your apartment. The video below will amaze you:

For those of my readers, who look at real estate with all seriousness it demands, if you were ever waiting for that one project which tops everything else off, Porsche Design Tower it is.

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Homeownership 45% cheaper than renting

Homeownership 45% cheaper than renting

SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 18, 2012 – Trulia released its Summer 2012 Rent vs. Buy Report, and buying was a better deal in all top 100 American cities considered.

To conduct the study, Trulia says it started by looking at the homes for sale and rent on its own site between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2012. For comparisons, it assumed a 3.5 percent mortgage, itemized income tax deductions at the 25 percent federal tax bracket, and a seven-year time horizon before the home is sold. It factored in “all cost components,” including transaction costs, taxes and opportunity costs.

Overall, Trulia says, homeownership wins hands down right now. While the buy-versus-rent savings varied greatly among the cities, buying was the best choice in all 100 markets.

Trulia says it’s about more than percentage differences, however. Detroit ranked at the top, where buying can save 70 percent, and it overshadows San Francisco where a buyer only saves 28 percent. However, homes are more expensive in San Francisco, so the actual dollar savings of $899 near the Golden Gate Bridge could overshadow any percentage savings in Detroit.

One Florida metro area made the top five list for home buying affordability. According to Trulia, the monthly cost of homeownership in Lakeland-Winter Haven is $495, while the cost of renting is $1,276 – a 61 percent ($781) savings for those who choose to buy rather than rent.

“Homeownership is cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metros by a wide margin,” says Jed Kolko, Trulia’s chief economist. “Rents continue to rise faster than prices, and mortgage rates are near record lows.”

However, Kolko says many people can’t take advantage of homeownership’s historical affordability because “it takes years to save enough for a downpayment, and it takes a high credit score to even qualify for a mortgage, let alone to get the best rate.”

© 2012 Florida Realtors®

 

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Porsche Design Tower

Porsche Design Tower: Ultra Luxury Condo Miami- Sunny Isles Beach

As today technology makes a joke of geography: I deliver virtually your home to you: Porsche Design Tower

Porsche Design Tower: Ultra Luxury Condo Sunny Isles Beach, as the latest twist on designer parking garages: a Jetsonesque elevator that whisks residents to their condos while they are still in the driver’s seat. The 57-story, $650 million Porsche Design Tower condo planned for Sunny Isle Beach by developer Gil Dezer in a collaboration with Germany-based Porsche Design Group will be erected on 2.2 acres of land at 18555 Collins Avenue. Finding a parking space near their front door will no longer be a concern for anyone lucky enough to live in the new multimillion luxury building.
Porsche Design Tower it’s the world’s first condominium complex with elevators that take residents directly to their units while they are sitting in their cars. Pull over into the designated space. Turn off the engine. And enjoy the oceanfront view as you escalate in a glass elevator that takes you, while you are sitting in your car, to the front door of your apartment. You don’t have to leave your car until you are in front of your apartment.

After the resident pulls over and switches off the engine, a robotic arm that works like an automatic plank will scoop up the car and put it into the elevator. Once at the desired floor, the same robotic arm will park the car, leaving the resident in front of their front door. The glass elevators will give residents and their guests unparalleled views of the city or of the ocean during their high-speed ride, expected to last 45 to 90 seconds. And for those who simply “love” their cars, they will be able to enjoy a really nice view of them from their living room.

Smaller units in Porsche Design Tower will be allocated two parking spaces and larger ones will have four, with 284 robotic parking spaces in total. There will be three elevators.

The car elevators are the latest twist on Miami Beach’s burgeoning passion for designer parking garages. Dezer said his hopes are that many other buildings in the United States and the rest of the world will be constructed following the Porsche Design Tower model. Porsche Design Tower however, will be the first and last one in South Florida, he said.

Units will range from 3,800 to 9,500 square feet and could cost up to $15 million.

Stats

Prices: $3.200,000 to $15,000,000
Delivery: second quarter of 2016 (estimated)
Sizes: 3,800 to 9,500 sq feet
Bedrooms: 3 to 5
Waterfront: Ocean
Pets: Yes
Rent: Yes
Total Units: 132
Number of Stories: 57
Maintenance:

Reservations

• Pre launch to serious prospective buyers upon deposit of 100,000 dollars in escrow before a private meeting with the developer.
• Official launch in the summer of 2012
• This 57 story tower will break ground at or around the second or third quarter of 2013
• The building wont be fully ready until around the second quarter of 2016
• 3,4,5 bedrooms residences plus maid quarters
• The first building in the World made by Porsche Design and Dezer Developments the same developer of the Trump buildings in Miami.
• Robotic parking system that allows owners to store multiple cars next to their residences
• Tallest ocean-front tower in Florida
• Exclusive building only has 132 residences.
• Price Range: from 3.2 million to over 15 million
• Payments: 100k with reservation agreement + remainder of 10% down at contract signing, + 10% at ground breaking, + 10% when construction starts on your floor and 70% balance at closing.

The $560 million tower will rise in Sunny Isles Beach as part of a collaboration between Germany-based Porsche Design Group developer and a local developer. It’s the world’s first condominium complex with elevators that take residents directly to their units while they are sitting in their cars.

In a nutshell: Pull over into the designated space. Turn off the engine. And, enjoy the oceanfront view as you escalate in a glass elevator that takes you while you are still comfortable seated in your car, to the front door of your apartment. You don’t have to leave your car until you are in front of your apartment. After the resident pulls over and switches off the engine, a robotic arm that works much like an automatic plank will scoop up the car and put it into the elevator. Once at the desired floor, the same robotic arm will park the car, leaving the resident nearly in front of his front door. The glass elevators will give residents and their guests unparalleled views of the city or of the ocean during their high-speed ride, expected to last 45 to 90 seconds.

The cylindrical building will be erected on 2.2 acres of land at 18555 Collins Avenue. The 57-story luxury tower will have 132 units. Smaller units will be allocated two parking spaces and larger ones will have four, with 284 robotic parking spaces in total. There will be three elevators. Residents will be able to see their cars from their living rooms. Owners with fast cars and antiques will have a view of them.
Units will range from 3,800 to 9,500 square feet and could cost up to $15 million.

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Zillow Sues Trulia Over Website Estimates

Zillow sues Trulia over website estimates

SEATTLE – Sept. 14, 2012 – Drawing from the “How to Mess with Your Competitor’s IPO” playbook, Seattle-based real estate website Zillow has filed a patent lawsuit against rival Trulia.
The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Seattle, comes a month after the San Francisco-based competitor launched plans for an initial public offering of stock to raise $75 million.

Zillow obtained a patent in June 2011 for its approach to refining its so-called “Zestimate” – a calculation of a home’s current market value – by allowing the homeowner or others to add to the data used for its projection.

A few months later Trulia debuted its own “Trulia Estimates” feature, which also allows website visitors to provide input for a property’s valuation.

The suit claims Zillow’s patent is infringed by what it terms “Trulia’s blatant and ongoing copying of Zillow’s innovative approach to home valuation.”

Aaron Kessler, who follows Zillow as an analyst at Raymond James in San Francisco, said the suit “highlights there are maybe some hard feelings” between the companies.

But he doubts the litigation will cast much of a cloud over Trulia’s pending IPO. “It doesn’t help, but I can’t imagine it’s a big overhang to the story,” he said.

Trulia’s head of communications, Ken Shuman, said it doesn’t comment on litigation. The company hasn’t responded to the lawsuit in court yet.

Both websites use the free home-value estimates to draw eyeballs to their websites, and make money from charging real estate brokers to advertise their listings or services.

ComScore data from July shows Zillow drew 13.5 million users to its website for PC users, while Trulia attracted 12.5 million.

Trulia, which last week upped its IPO goal to $115 million, reported $29 million in revenue and a $7.6 million loss for the first half of this year. Zillow reported $50 million in revenue and $3 million in net income for that period.

Copyright © 2012 The Seattle Times, Distributed by MCT Information Services.

Source: © 2012 Florida Realtors®

http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?p=2&id=281093

Jade Ocean Sunny Isles Beach- A Magnificent Glass Palace


Jade Ocean, Sunny Isles Beach


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Hollywood Broadwalk

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Hollywood Broadwalk: named one of America’s top ten nostalgic promenades by USA Today and Travel And  Leisure magazine, the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk stretches over 2 miles, featuring a brick lined pedestrian and bicycle promenade that combines dramatic coastal views of award-winning beaches with the nostalgic feel of a Main Street thoroughfare.

Hollywood’s oceanfront Broadwalk offers miles of car-free enjoyment. Walkers, runners, bicyclists, Segways, and rollerbladers set their own pace on this path, which is bordered by six miles of Hollywood’s famous coastline, charming shops, cafe’s and places to be entertained while viewing the ocean.

Hollywood Beach’s Broadwalk offers you unique dining experience; eclectic meals served up with ocean breezes and live music, under the bright tropical stars. Dozens of casual seaside cafes serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week.  Expect to find authentic Floribbean cuisine and family-friendly favorites including pizza, burgers and ice-cream as you watch people stroll the oceanfront Broadwalk as they have done since the 1920s.

 

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Real Estate Miami – Miami Beach: Median Sales Price Of Condos Up 35.4%

Real Estate Miami – Miami Beach_median prices are upReal Estate Miami – Miami Beach: Median Sales Price Of Condos Up 35.4%

“Woulda-coulda-shoulda” – sad laments of those who failed to grasp opportunity. For those that are waiting for the real estate prices in Miami Beach to hit the bottom…they missed it; and I must add- quite a while ago. Prices as well as sales, are moving back up nationwide and have climbed up in SE Florida.

The figures below attest to the validity of this statement.

The median sales prices of condominiums in Miami and the Beaches are up 35.4 percent year-to-date, according to data released by the Miami Association of Realtors. The median sales price of condos in the area has risen for 13 months in a row, with a 15.2 percent increase in July compared to the same period in 2011. Single-family home prices rose 2.8 percent.

“The Miami real estate market continues to attract demand as inventory consistently decreases, yielding significant price appreciation,” said Martha Pomares, 2012 chairman of the board of the Miami Association of Realtors. The average sales price for Miami condos rose 7.9 percent in July.

The reports on the real estate Miami Beach market conditions we have been sending over the last year or so, have been broadcasting the same message and all figures have been consistent in supporting them. Even the most conservative media had finally caught up with these. So, why is it that there are still some buyers still “waiting for the prices to come down”?

The fact is that there are good deals in every market. It is also a fact that if a good deal was $525,000 last year in a certain condo building, today the same unit line is $600,000 at 4% mortgage, and next year, it may be at $675,000 not to mention the expectation of higher mortgage rate. And, if we take a look at the luxury market, Miami is considered one of the three “Super Prime” real estate markets in the United States along with LA (CA) and NYC, (NY) for properties valued at 20M and up. After a brief state of “slow”, now more than ever the high end properties are in high demand!

In a nut shell, if you are seriously interested in buying your “place under the Florida sun”, this great condo or, a home that is a good bargain today and will be, for the years to come, don’t delay to reach out and contact a knowledgeable agent. You need knowledge and inside information, you need someone who can safely guide you in the maze of “deals”.

Aventura, City Of Excellence

Aventura Real Estate For Sale

Aventura Real Estate For Sale, Waterfront Condos and Homes

Aventura is the perfect community for your permanent residence, seasonal retreat, real estate investment, family vacation, or relaxing escape. A little over 3 square miles, this oasis is one of the most sought after areas in Miami-Dade. Lined along the Gold Coast, Aventura is recognized as the City of Excellence with just a little over 28,000 residents. Incorporated in 1995, Aventura has made its mark on the map as an ideal destination. Whether you are looking to buy Aventura real estate or sell Aventura real estate, this website is your gateway to all. It will provide you with the most up-to-date Aventura real estate MLS listings, Aventura maps, demographics, lifestyle, schools, shopping and dining.

Clean, safe, economically stable, great for raising a family, pet-friendly, conveniently located between the Miami International and Fort Lauderdale airports, full of entertainment and shopping, scenic views, marinas for boat lovers, less than 1 mile from the beach, you can see why this is a popular location. High-end living with a picturesque lifestyle is what you will find in Aventura.

What is it like to live in Aventura, the City of Excellence? It is all about you, your family and your quality of life. Aventura is packed with golf courses, marinas, tennis courts, state of the art spas and fitness centers, waterways, shopping, dining, entertainment. It is also one of the top school districts and home of famous Aventura Mall and Aventura Hospital. Safety is very important to this lively town, that never seems to sleeps. In fact, it is quite often you see people power-walking and exercising well past midnight. The city offers every single convenience imaginable to its residents; from houses of worship, to community centers packed with social and cultural activities, to kids parks and playgrounds, and dog parks and playgrounds. There is something to do for literally all age groups: from 1- to 101 years old!

Aventura Mall, with 300 stores, 10 restaurants, and a 24-screen movie theatre, Aventura Mall is South Florida’s Number 1 shopping destination.

Aventura Golf Courses:Choose from 8 Aventura golf courses.

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