May 2015, Vol 5, No 5
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- 5.20.2015 Defective Chinese drywall found in luxury Brickell condo A luxury condo tower in Brickell has found defective Chinese drywall in 29 of its units — and will have to pay $3.3 million to have it removed and replaced. [Miami Herald]
- 5.14.2015 Miami Beach Condominium Reportedly Being Used As A Hotel Faced with the publicly posted warning that the building is considered an unsafe structure because of alleged fire code violations, long term residents and owners are upset and worried. [CBS Miami]
- 5.5.2015 Developers plan ultra-luxury condos in North Miami Beach In their quest to find new land, developers in South Florida are turning to previously ignored locations. The latest is North Miami Beach, where the developers 13th Floor Investments and Key International are planning a project with two 32-story towers near Maule Lake, which feeds into Biscayne Bay. [Miami Herald]
- 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]
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South Florida’s seasons, with the exception of summer, don’t really resemble the spring, summer, autumn, and winter observed by most areas of the United States. Those traditional seasons are governed by both the weather, and to a certain degree, by the calendar. Tropical south Florida has summer pretty much all year long, and a rainy/hurricane season that runs from May through November—recognized whether a hurricane shows up, or not. Read More
These days, buying a new condominium might mean access not only to your dream home but also to the kind of high-end amenities that can transform a beautiful home into a spectacular one. At least that is the goal of developers and boards seeking to draw new buyers and keep current unit owners happy. Beyond the bricks and mortar, the condo experience is becoming about lifestyle, not just living space. Read More
When it comes to offering social programs and amenities to a community, residents' wants, needs and preferences can run the gamut. For board members and property managers, having programs in place that cater to the collective—toddlers to octogenarians and those in between and beyond—can be a challenge. Read More