Archive for May, 2007

Buyers Beware: Buying ‘sight unseen’ has it’s downside!

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Stopped over at Apogee South Beach the other day to see how the building was coming along.  I overheard a buyer compaining to their agent that they didn’t like their unit, and wished they had picked a corner unit. Uh…DUH!  Of course the corner unit is better than the flow-through unit. Flow through units have been […]

Miami Beach Penthouse Report, May 2007

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Lots to report on Miami Beach real estate, so I will get right to it! Surprisingly, there has been an abundance of real estate activity in ultra-high-end Miami Beach condos and Fisher Island this year. I was a bit surprised to see how many of the $5M+ condo sales this year were on Fisher Island. […]

The Soaked Streets of South Beach

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

I was saving today for taking the pictures for the brise-soleil article. Well, as you may or may not know, we got hit with a lot of rain. Since Miami Beach is below sea level, it doesn’t take much rain for us to flood. I’ll let the pictures do the talking on this one. This […]

South Beach: So cool even the buildings need sunglasses?

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Whenever I go to my doctor’s office, I sit in the exam room waiting for him. I always notice these funky metal shades that cover the windows and I decided to do some research and find out what these ‘things’ are called. I obviously knew that it was for some kind of sun protection but […]

Don’t want to close on your Miami pre-construction condo? Get good advice!

Friday, May 18th, 2007

This is a REAL ad! Developers are increasingly worried that buyers may be trying to cancel their contracts for either legitimate or frivolous reasons. Over the last four years or so, the Miami area has enjoyed a renaissance and real estate boom. During that time, reports claimed that 60,000 to 70,000 condos were planned or […]

Surprise! Miami Beach Condo Prices on the Rise

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

I did some research of my own to find out EXACTLY what is happening with the prices of Miami Beach Condos. I took three six month periods and did an average price per sq. ft. for each period. According to ABC News, Miami condos have gone bust. I think the media has tried hard to […]