- 2.27.2015 Ultra-Luxury Condo Market Slows in NYC, Heats Up in Miami The ultra-luxury condominium market, largely fueled by foreign buyers, is showing signs of slowing in New York City, real estate experts say. But as the pace for buying super-luxury condos in Manhattan decelerates, shovels are breaking ground to build luxury high-rises in South Florida. [Main St]
- 2.21.15 Developer breaks ground on 320-unit Miami condo Located at 1900 S.W. Eighth St. in Little Havana, the Astor Cos.'s two 14-story towers will be about a mile west of downtown. [South Florida Business Journal]
- 2.15.15 Shark tank will greet luxe Florida condo owners The 180-unit luxury Echo Brickell condominium building in Miami will feature a 12,000-gallon shark tank in its opulent lobby. [Palm Beach Post]
- 2.07.15 New oceanfront condo tower coming to Miami Beach The 18-story, 22-unit project will be constructed on the site of the former Golden Sands Hotel, at 6901 Collins Ave. That oceanfront property was previously taken in foreclosure. [South Florida Business Journal]
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From Miami’s lavish suburbs to Fort Lauderdale’s vibrant downtown to West Palm’s glamorous beachscapes, indeed South Florida is a gorgeous metropolis; vistas of turquoise water merge with miles of white sand, all under a consistently blue sky; swaying palm trees complete an exotic region filled with history and culture. Condos, co-ops, high-rises, and planned developments scatter the landscape, striving for the best views and finest locations. Annually, the area attracts over 12 million seasonal residents and visitors to augment both the general and tourist economy. Read More
Florida is one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S., attracting people from across the country and around the world with its beaches, warm weather, natural wonders and wide array of recreational destinations. This isn't a new trend; real estate has been important to Florida for so long that the Marx Brothers’ first movie, 1929's The Cocoanuts, was a satire on that era’s Sunshine State land boom. Read More
It's a truism that's been phrased many ways by many wise people: “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” That's the case in any number of situations, but it's especially applicable to the administration of a condo, HOA, or co-op community. Lack of clear, forthright communication between boards, managers and unit owners is one of the top perennial complaints association members have about living in their communities, whether they're small, self-managed buildings or sprawling suburban developments. As far as residents are concerned. being transparent means having a board that’s open and honest, not secretive. Read More