Category Archives: Miami Beach Condos

Tenant Sues Condo Association For Price Gouging On Application Fees

A tenant at Quantum on the Bay in the Omni district finally did something about the high application fees that are being charged to prospective tenants, according to the Miami Herald. He is suing them because their application fees are in excess of the $100 cap that the Florida statute issues.

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Almost 40% of Downtown Miami Residents Have Pets – Strategies for Investors and Tenants

The Downtown Miami DDA (Downtown Development Authority) released its updated demographics study today, and they found that 39% of Downtown Miami households include a pet. This is interesting because so many of the developments impose strict pet policies upon their residents. Some only allow certain sizes of pets, some only cats, some only allow pets for unit owners and some say no pets at all.

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Check Out the Plans for Starchitect Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace

Starchitect Jean Nouvel’s design for a boutique condominium tower at South Beach’s Monad Terrace won big applause at the last meeting of the Miami Beach Design Review Board, with the Miami Herald reporting, at the end of a lengthy and powerful review: “The Monad Terrace proposal was enthusiastically approved by Miami Beach’s Design Review Board last week. The DRB cited it as a model for future waterfront development. One board member expressed interest in living there when it was completed. Sales are due to begin this fall.”

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Checking in on Construction at the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach is probably one of the more complicated residential construction projects in Miami today. Sure, it’s not exactly Zaha’s exoskeletal tower, and definitely not an elaborate behemoth like Brickell City Centre, but the Ritz is the adaptive reuse of frankly what was an ugly old hospital building into very luxurious condos. Turning a heart hospital (it was the Miami Heart Institute) into a Ritz-Carlton is no simple task.

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A First Look at Residence 900 at GLASS in Miami Beach

In case you haven’t heard, GLASS is the newest addition to Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. Closings began in October. The 18-story tower – designed by renowned architect Rene Gonzalez – has just ten total units (yes, just 10), each encompassing at least one full floor. Due to its all-glass structure, the building’s natural surroundings are brilliantly integrated into its design, mirroring the sky, sea, and city in all directions.

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