A new proposed state law could potentially lead to increased demolitions in coastal cities, which is seen as a troubling development. The law would limit the local government’s control over building regulations, and it would allow private developers to demolish buildings. Critics argue that this could lead to excessive development and demolitions, particularly in environmentally sensitive areas. Coastal cities, which are already facing challenges due to rising sea levels, are likely to be the most affected by the proposed law. Miami Beach would not be protected and all the Art Deco buildings may be impacted.Read the rest of this entry »
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s South Florida real estate portfolio
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are undoubtedly one of the most influential and successful celebrity couples in the world. In addition to their impressive careers, the couple has also built an impressive real estate portfolio that spans across several states, including South Florida.Read the rest of this entry »
Florida, The Best State to Retire in 2023
Choosing the right state for retirement can significantly impact the overall quality of life and on your income. In this article, the top states for retirement are ranked based on criteria such as taxes, cost of living, and climate.
The seven states with the most favorable tax policies for retirees, including no state income tax, no tax on retirement income, and discounts on other taxes, are Florida, Alaska, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming.Read the rest of this entry »
What future for the Miami Deauville Resort ?
On November 8th, Miami Beach’s residents rejected the measure that would have given the ability to transform the Deauville site into a larger project. Unfortunately this vote didn’t prevent the developer from tearing down the building. On November 11th, the last occupants left the building.Read the rest of this entry »
How to know when to buy a property?
When it comes to buying a property, we all have various motives, but one we would all agree on would be: to avoid losing money by any means!
Eventually, you can reduce the risks of buying the wrong property, following the advice of your realtor, or real estate professionals in the designated area.Read the rest of this entry »
Why are stilts houses the new trend in Miami?
It’s not the first time we mention how climate weather is affecting Miami’s landscape. In our article “Miami’s great initiatives to combat climate change” we explained how Miami’s local government is developing new ways to reduce the long-term risk of flooding and stabilize the region’s economy. This time I wanted to explore a little deeper one innovative development that is reducing the flooding risk and is creating a cool trend at the same time!
Why New Yorkers aren’t thinking twice before moving to Miami?
We’ve been writing about how the Tax Cut and Jobs acted signed by Trump in 2017, has made Miami an investment paradise for Tax Refugees (wealthy buyers investing in South Florida looking for a tax break). New York has been one of the best examples of high tax immigration to the sunshine state. As a consequence, Florida is now the 3rd most populous state in the country.
However, this is not the only reason why people are moving to Miami and why the population has almost doubled since 1990. It seems logical for hard-working New Yorkers to think about their retirement and do the math of how long would their money last with the incredibly expensive lifestyle of the Empire State city compared to Miami.
Foreign investors are back in town!
Foreign buyers have been the #1 buyers of South Florida real estate for more than a decade. However, for the past few years, there was a tremendous decrease in Latin American buyer’s activity due to inflation and unstable local governments. However, according to the Profile of International Home Buyers Report of 2018, there was a rose of 23% of foreign purchase activity in 2018 compared to 2017. Out of those foreign buyers, Brazilians are in the top of the list.