April 2015, Vol 5, No 4
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- 4.22.2015 Miami Beach's real estate boom set to carry on as seas rise Miami Beach's condo boom is bubbling hot, with glass towers being built as fast as they can be — even as scientists say rising seas could swamp much of the storied city by the century's end. [The China Post]
- 4.17.2015 Ferrari Interiors for a Miami Condo If there was any doubt that the Italian designers known for sculpting the sleek forms of Ferraris, Maseratis and other sports cars — many of them vibrantly red — were responsible for the interiors of a new 42-story condominium tower developed by the Related Group, one glance at the scarlet elevator lobby would lay those doubts to rest. [New York Times]
- 3.29.2015 Lakefront luxury condo project a game-changer Nothing short of a game-changer. That’s how developer Al Adelson envisions the ultra-luxury lakefront condominium that he and his development team plan to build at the foot of the Royal Park Bridge. [Palm Beach Daily News]
- 3.19.2015 Coral Gables Commission candidates argue about development, street lights, taxes The development would include a high-end hotel with 184 rooms; 314,000 square-feet of office space; restaurants, retail establishments, a gym and multiplex cinema. Plans also include three residential towers with 214 condo units and 15 townhouses. [Miami Herald]
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No matter what the size of your community, one of the goals of any condo or HOA's landscaping plan is to increase owners’ enjoyment of their property and enhance the value of the investment in their home. Larger condo complexes often have a landscaper in house and/or under contract to care for the lawns, flowers, greenery and other plantings around the property. Smaller associations may have a lawn or landscaping service to do a quick weekly grass cutting, but due to the limitations of the modest size and budget, a personal touch from one or more green-thumbed condo owners can enhance the community’s curb appeal. Read More
Keeping lawns, trees, bushes and flowers healthy and attractive is a big goal for nearly all condos and HOAs—and meeting this goal means that effective landscaping management is essential. Aside from the sun, soil rich in nutrients, and a capable, qualified landscaping staff, the key to remaining “green” is water access. Depending on the location of an association, H20 can be a sporadic resource, requiring the implementation of irrigation technologies that themselves require maintenance and oversight. Read More
South Florida is often portrayed in the movies and other media as one long beach, lush with exotic plants and palms stretched out under a brilliant, sunny sky. While that snapshot of South Florida living is pretty accurate, the verdant backdrop didn’t just happen by magic. Even in a sub-tropical climate, nature needs a helping hand to control plants and trees in an urban setting—and those romantic photos give no clue to the hard work behind the scenes. Read More