Category Archives: South of Fifth

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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The Future of Real Estate Marketing

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 Read More

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Rony Seikaly’s Stunning South Beach Condo at Murano Grande

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 Read More

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Real Estate Porn – “I know It When I See It”

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 Read More

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

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 Read More

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Three Bank Owned Condo Foreclosures Worth Pursuing

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 Read More

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iStar Financial Takes Ownership of South of Fifth

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 Read More

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

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 Read More

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