Florida Tax Reform: Just as unenthusing as Insurance Reform?

Florida Tax Reform:  Just as unenthusing as Insurance Reform?

Over the last few months, I have been mildly following the tax reform see-saw.  In the very beginning, it was “thought” (or more likely, hoped for) that Florida property taxes were going to be completely eliminated.  Many people jumped on the “no more property tax” bandwagon.  E-mails were sent, initiatives were started.  I, for one, did […]

Florida Tax Reform:  Just as unenthusing as Insurance Reform?


Danny DeVito’s Restaurant Opens for SoBe ‘A’ listers

Danny DeVito’s Restaurant Opens for SoBe ‘A’ listers

Tonight I went to Danny DeVito’s VIP opening of his new restaurant in South Beach on Ocean Drive. The paparazzi were out in full-force, it was a scene! DeVito South Beach is in the old Joia Restaurant space that was owned by Chris Paciello & Ingrid Casares adjacent to the Century Hotel in the trendy […]

Danny DeVito’s Restaurant Opens for SoBe ‘A’ listers


Clients are sometimes surprised when your advice isn’t SELL NOW!

Clients are sometimes surprised when your advice isn’t SELL NOW!

Recently I had a conversation with a client with regard to a condo-hotel unit that he purchased, pre-construction, at a resort which is nearing completion. The reason for his call, being an investor, was to basically get my opinion on what he should do with his unit. It was clear that his first thought was […]

Clients are sometimes surprised when your advice isn’t SELL NOW!


“As-Is” vs. “Warranted Sale” Contracts & Open Permits

“As-Is” vs. “Warranted Sale” Contracts & Open Permits

Today my friend and colleague, Beth Butler, COO of EWM Realtors and I, discuss one of the recent changes to the Florida Association of Realtors contract. Hopefully this discussion will shed some light on how these changes may impact the consumer with regard to open building permits, and the rights and obligations of both parties […]

“As-Is” vs. “Warranted Sale” Contracts & Open Permits


Friday Nite Linkage

Friday Nite Linkage

In Miami, Buyers and Sellers Will Have To Rethink Their Strategies. [Miami Herald] Miami’s Building an Instant City Downtown, will it backfire? [Miami Herald] Florida lawmakers release tax cut details [Miami Herald] Maps, Charts & Graphs [PDF] [Miami Herald]

Friday Nite Linkage


Villa Magna: Another Condo Bites The Dust?

Villa Magna: Another Condo Bites The Dust?

Rumor has it that Villa Magna has decided NOT to move forward, and will be returning deposits.  Some say it’s because they decided not to build, others say it’s because there is a high-roller interested in the land. Either way, I think the decision not to go forward in an already saturated Brickell condo market is […]

Villa Magna: Another Condo Bites The Dust?