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?


Richard Meier Beach House: 3rd time the charm?

Richard Meier Beach House: 3rd time the charm?

Prodigy Network sent me an email recently, announcing “exciting news” about the “progress” of the Beach House Designed by Richard Meier in Surfside. My new concerns stem from the fact that during the last two years or so, this project has switched developers twice. In April of 2006 the original developer, Lynx Strategic Development, announced […]

Richard Meier Beach House: 3rd time the charm?


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

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

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 […]

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