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The Future of Real Estate Marketing

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In an earlier blog post, I had mentioned that several big changes with my real estate business had taken place over the past couple of months.  Well, one of those big changes was transferring my real estate license to a new broker.  I now have my real estate license hung with Luxe Living Realty.  While   …Continue Reading


Rony Seikaly’s Stunning South Beach Condo at Murano Grande

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Over the past week, I have had the opportunity to tour a number of stunning condominiums throughout South Florida.  Tuesday afternoon, was business as usual.  That day I was fortunate enough to tour the 4,000 square foot residence of former NBA star turned international DJ Rony Seikaly.  The luxury, 3 bedroom plus den/4.5 bath residence   …Continue Reading


Luxury Real Estate Market Ended 2012 With Two Huge Condo Sales in South Beach

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The Miami Beach luxury real estate market closed out 2012 with a bang.  Two huge condo sales took place over the last four days of the year. A bi-level penthouse at Icon South Beach sold on New Year’s Eve for slightly under $21M, or $2,623 per square foot.  The 4 bedroom/6.5 bath condo sold above   …Continue Reading


Real Estate Porn – "I know It When I See It"

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The phrase, “I know it when I see it”, was made famous in the 1964 landmark case of Jacobellis v. Ohio. It was used to describe Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s threshold test for pornography.  It occurred to me recently that the same threshold test should be applied to determine what does and does not   …Continue Reading


Luxury Condo Sale at Continuum South Beach North Tower – $6.5M

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Another luxury condo sale in the books for 2011!  A 4 bedroom + den/4.5 bath condo at Continuum South Beach North Tower closed yesterday for $6.5M.  The 5,300 square foot condo has a private elevator, wide-planked wood floors throughout, 5 assigned parking spaces and offers views of the Atlantic Ocean and beach from the 8th   …Continue Reading


Three Bank Owned Condo Foreclosures Worth Pursuing

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The foreclosure forefront has been quite slow ever since several U.S. banks initiated a voluntary freeze in October.  The freeze on foreclosures was implemented after banks had acknowledged using “robo-signers” to approve hundreds of foreclosure documents a day without first verifying the information in them.  Bank of America, the largest U.S. financial institution, announced the   …Continue Reading


iStar Financial Takes Ownership of South of Fifth

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Earlier today, iStar Financial announced that it will now have full ownership of the luxury beachfront condominium project known as South of Fifth.  iStar Financial had recently filed and won a foreclosure action against the developer of South of Fifth, BR Villa Luisa.  Completed in 2008, South of Fifth is located at 125 Ocean Drive   …Continue Reading


South of Fifth – Miami Beach's Ultra-Luxury Neighborhood

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The video above is meant for the non-local buyer who may not be familiar with the various neighborhoods throughout South Florida.  South of Fifth, also known as SoFi, is a neighborhood that encompasses the five southern most blocks of South Beach (and therefore Miami Beach).  Once regarded as one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in   …Continue Reading


Apogee South Beach Unit 2001 – Video Tour

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Below, you will find a video tour of unit 2001 at Apogee.  Apogee is located at 800 South Pointe Drive in the South of Fifth neighborhood of South Beach.  Apogee is considered to be one of the finest condo buildings in all of South Florida.  Unit 2001 is a 4 bedroom + media room/3.5 bath   …Continue Reading


South of Fifth Luxury Condo Building Pictures

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Earlier this week, I arrived back in Miami from a 5-day cruise and was able to take some nice pictures of several of the luxury condo buildings in South of Fifth as the cruise ship departed. Just wanted to share them with everyone. Apogee South Beach: Portofino Tower: South Pointe Tower: Continuum South: Continuum South   …Continue Reading