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The rise of Home Cash Buyers

The rise of Home Cash Buyers

Currently, the number of cash buyers in the residential real estate market has increased. Indeed, fewer people are willing to buy a property due to high-interest mortgage rates. The rise of mortgage rates has slowed down the market and decreased the competition. It has been more than twenty years since the interest rate was too high. This new trend has impacted the real estate market.

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Posted by on December 16, 2022 in News

 

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What future for the Miami Deauville Resort ?

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.

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Posted by on December 6, 2022 in News

 

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How to know when to buy a property?

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.

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Posted by on March 8, 2022 in News

 

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Will COVID-19 be a fatal blow for Airbnb?

Will COVID-19 be a fatal blow for Airbnb?

The home-sharing market around the world has been extremely affected by the COVID-19 situation. Flights getting canceled and people scared of getting infected or spreading the virus has created a huge wave of short term rental booking cancellations that have seriously affected Airbnb hosts. The real question is can the industry’s leader survive to this lockdown?

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Posted by on May 1, 2020 in News

 

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COVID-19 and Miami real estate? So far, so good…

COVID-19 and Miami real estate? So far, so good…

It seems strange and unreal that real estate hasn’t shown a dramatic slow down in sales due to the Coronavirus crisis, but that is exactly the case for Miami-Dade County. Real estate hasn’t suffered as much as most of us thought it will. Pending contracts keep converting into closed sales and sales keep increasing month to month. With 465 closed sales of single-family homes in the first half of March and 557 closed condos, there was a 4.5% and 14.1% increase respectively compared to the first 2 weeks of February.

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Posted by on April 2, 2020 in News

 

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Why are domestic property buyers taking their time?

Why are domestic property buyers taking their time?

The New Federal Tax Law signed at the end of 2017 by president Trump has clearly created a new trend of Tax Refugees trying to escape the high taxes of northern cities, to the shiny and tax privileged Miami. The most affected ones are the wealthy property investors after the law reinforced a deduction for state and local property taxes at $10,000. However, this doesn’t mean that these buyers are in a rush for changing residency and moving out to Florida.

This story has been all over the news, with shocking headlines it might have been misinterpreted as a drastic and radical movement that was happening from one day to the other. Nevertheless, this is not precisely the reality.

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Posted by on August 21, 2019 in News

 

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How is Russell Galbut redesigning Miami?

How is Russell Galbut redesigning Miami?

Another day and yet another new condo construction in Miami. The inventory of Miami Beach is about to increase with the tenacious construction of Park on Fifth. This 44-story luxury condo will be raised at 500 Alton Road with a welcoming location for visitors and residents of Miami Beach coming from the MacArthur Causeway.

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Posted by on July 18, 2019 in News

 

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Why are stilts houses the new trend in Miami?

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!

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Posted by on June 21, 2019 in News

 

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Why New Yorkers aren’t thinking twice before moving to Miami?

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.

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Posted by on May 9, 2019 in News

 

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How the Miami River has flourished?

How the Miami River has flourished?

It is known that all great cities have been built along rivers. New York, Paris, London, Chicago, are just a few examples. It would be impossible to say it is just a coincidence! There a lot of riverfront advantages that have helped the commercial developments of cities. The half-mile long Miami River is not the exception. Miami was meant to be one of those big metropolises.

The 5.5-mile long Miami River is one of the most unique and authentic features that characterize Miami nowadays. It is so hard to think that it hasn’t always been this way, but it is actually the case. In 1950 the Miami River had a really bad reputation as everyone considered it like a cesspool. It was the last city in the U.S that pumped sewage into the river. It was only used for hosting cargo ships and marine repairs. Nowadays the story is completely different.

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Posted by on April 26, 2019 in News

 

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