Brickell House Miami CondoDowntown Miami is back! The BrickellHouse is the first major project to break ground in this area since 2008. A new 46-tower condo, is scheduled to open in 2014.

PROGRESSIVE. CONFIDENT. BRILLIANT.

BrickellHouse, located in Miami’s most prestigious and exclusive area – Brickell, represents the future of urban living. Because of its complexity and modernity it is a condominium that you have never seen before. BrickellHouse is Miami’s latest and most revolutionary address filled with advanced technology. It symbolizes the progressive lifestyle as life in Miami’s Brickell moves at the pace of technology. There is so much energy that thrives in the downtown environment of BrickellHouse.

THE CENTER OF MODERN LIVING.

BrickellHouse Miami condo is a state-of-the-art building, with cutting-edge green-building technology that includes a secure, fully automated parking garage. BrickellHouse Miami condo features a roof-top situated on the 46th floor, with a swimming pool and a sundeck with stunning water and skyline views; a 50-foot-long lap pool with poolside cabanas and a large heated whirlpool spa; a luxury spa with a sauna, steam and private treatment rooms; a fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center with HD TVs and wireless audio and many more amenities.

Brickell House Miami CondoBrickell House Miami CondoINTELIGENT BY DESIGN.

BrickellHouse Miami condos offers unique residences which boast floor-to-ceiling windows and feature inspiring views of city skylines and the crystal-blue horizons of Biscayne Bay. They have spacious modern layouts from 500 to 5000 Sq.Ft. with expansive private balconies. Open layouts are highlighted by high-end finishes and high-tech conveniences. BrickellHouse Miami condos reflect a forward-thinking approach to life and aesthetics in every possible manner.

Brickell House Miami Condo

Brickell House Miami Condo

MIAMI’S MODERN MOVEMENT.

BrickellHouse Miami condo is located in Miami’s most chic and progressive neighborhood, just minutes away from other popular destinations such as Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. In the close proximity are: the New World Symphony, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the performing arts as well as the American Airlines Arena. That’s not all, there are several large urban projects to arrive like the $3 billion Resorts World Miami, a 10-millionsquare-foot complex that is slated to include Miami’s first casino and the new Miami Art Museum (MAM) which will be located in the heart of water-front Museum Park.Brickell House Miami Condo

If you want to buy at the best prices, now it is definitely the time to buy in Brickell!

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Apogee Beach Hollywood If the real estate bust was good for anything, it might be that it’s forcing developers to get more creative.
How creative?
Try high-rise condos with elevators for cars that allow you to park next to your living room — even if it’s on the 20th floor. Or a shopping center adorned with artwork, and a parking garage that lets you pull up to the retailer of your choice. Or try turning a former landfill into a mixed-use development. Those were among the plans discussed Friday during a developer roundtable organized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also stopped by.
To have developers gearing up for projects, “it means there’s light at the end of the tunnel,” Mayor Gimenez told about 100 people at the lunch hosted by law firm Bilzin Sumberg at 1450 Brickell Ave.
“It’s good to have these workshops because it means there’s work,” the mayor said, adding that his administration will streamline the permitting process. “We’ll do everything in our power to make it easier for you to build and create, and to continue to create this beautiful city.”
Developers on the panel talked about how much of today’s tight post-crash real estate market is about finding a niche, whether that’s offering unconventional luxuries to stand out to wealthy foreign buyers or simply scouting for previously overlooked sites to get the most land for the money.
Local developer Gil Dezer is getting creative with help from Germany-based Porsche Design Group in a project catering to wealthy buyers, particularly from abroad.
“We’ve come up with the car elevator,” Mr. Dezer said.
Porsche Design Tower, Sunny Isles BeachDezer Development and Porsche are partnering on the Porsche Design Tower, where elevators are to lift cars into the sky to high-rise condos, each with its own parking space in a glass-walled showroom.
The 57-foor, 132-unit tower is planned for Sunny Isles Beach. Mr. Dezer said the building would have the world’s first elevators with their own fire-suppression system. The units are expected to be priced up to several million dollars each.
“We’ll be charging for the parking space as part of the units, instead of giving it away free in a garage,” Mr. Dezer said. The high-rise parking “offers more security, which is important to a lot of our South American customers.”

Another project catering to well-heeled foreign buyers is the 49-unit Apogee Beach in Hollywood Beach. Developer Carlos Rosso, president of Related Condominium Division, said units are selling for about $1 million on average, with the company requiring buyers to pay at least 80% of the price before completion.
Mr. Rosso said about 95% of buyers at Apogee Beach come from Latin America.
“The more we go to feeder markets” outside the US, “the more we find that the cash is in South America,” he said, adding that Miami has the potential to become “the New York of Latin America.”

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Apogee Beach Hollywood
Brett Dill, president of the Swerdlow Group, described a somewhat different approach. Instead of buying relatively little land and building vertically, his group is planning a mixed-use development on a 180-acre site off Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami that was once a landfill.
Named Biscayne Landing, the project will feature about 800,000 square feet of retail and plenty of open space, and eventually could include up to 3,500 housing units, Mr. Dill said.
“We’re actually underutilizing the land, but there’s such an abundance of it,” he added. “There’s almost an unlimited capacity for development [there] in the next 10 years.”
Jeff Berkowitz, president of Berkowitz Development Group, said his firm has been waiting for several months for permits from the City of Coral Gables for the proposed Gables Station. The project would feature four levels of upscale retail — about 333,000 square feet in total — divided by a 1,450-space parking garage. The project also will feature nearly $1 million worth of art on public display, Mr. Berkowitz said.
“The garage will be done so cars can go to the front doors of retailers they like to visit,” he added. “This will be a trophy project. We hope to get the permits in the next two months. Then we hope to get enough leasing done that lenders will give us enough money to go forward.”

 

Source: http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/120202/story5.shtml

Murano Grande South Beach Real EstateThe luxury condo resale market in Miami Dade County has seen a strong recent upswing, but will it last?

As difficult as it may seem to fathom, given the current macroeconomic data plaguing South Florida, indications are growing that the luxury condo resale market in Miami-Dade County is back — at least for the time being.
Foreign buyers with strong currencies complemented by a scattering of wealthy domestic purchasers acquired more $1 million condos in 2011 than in the last year of the South Florida real estate boom in 2006, according to an analysis of data from the Southeast Florida Shared Multiple Listing Service Database.
Buyers purchased nearly 590 condos for at least $1 million each in 2011 after acquiring less than 500 high-priced units in 2006.
On a year-over-year basis, the 2011 luxury condo resale activity represents a 29 percent increase from 2010 when fewer than 460 units were purchased for at least $1 million each in Miami-Dade.
Weeks into 2012, an additional 100 luxury units are already under contract waiting to transact.
Topping the list for the most expensive condo resale in the year 2011 is a penthouse in the Setai Resort & Residences in Miami Beach that sold for $21.5 million.

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A pair of units in towers on South Pointe Drive in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood rounded out the top three rankings for the highest priced resales for 2011.
In separate transactions, buyers paid $11.5 million for a penthouse in the Apogee condominium and $10.6 million for a high-floor unit in the Continuum On South Beach, respectively.
The resurgence in the luxury resale market has inspired an increasing number of owners – who had previously been unwilling to accept lower prices during the last five years of the real estate crash – to put nearly 1,000 condos on the resale market with an asking price of at least $1 million each.
Nearly 20 ultra-luxury condominium units are on the resale market for at least $10 million each with one unit asking as much as $38 million in the wealthy enclave of Bal Harbour.
Developers are also taking notice of the resurgence in the luxury condo market.
At least five new luxury condo towers – ranging from the one-unit-per-floor Regalia to the drive-the-car-to-the-unit Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach – are planned or under construction in Miami-Dade County where the proposed sales prices are expected to surpass $1 million each.
The luxury condo revival in Miami-Dade County is not occurring at the same pace in Broward County where foreign buyers play a somewhat more limited role in transactions.
Buyers purchased less than 70 luxury condo resales in Broward County in 2011 compared to 100 high-priced units at the top of the market in 2006.
On a year-over-year basis, 2011 luxury condo resales in Broward County are up 11 percent from 2010 when 61 condos traded at a price of at least $1 million each.

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Going forward, it is unclear if the Miami-Dade luxury condo market can maintain the resale pace given the current economic challenges in the European Union with the erosion of the Euro currency, the adoption of unpopular austerity measures and a series of downgrades by at least one influential rating agency.
Western European buyers from counties such as France, Germany, and Italy represent 19 percent of the estimated $318 million in monthly sales in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach market attributed to foreign investors, according to an August 2011 report by the National Association of Realtors.
After buyers from Venezuela, the Western European buyers are the second largest concentration of $1 million buyers of any international group purchasing in Florida, according to the report.
An estimated 12 percent of Venezuelan buyers spend at least $1 million while six percent of Western Europeans are purchasing in that high-priced category.
By comparison, an estimated two percent of buyers from Brazil spend $1 million and one percent of buyers from Canada are in the high-end price range, according to the study.
Another issue facing the Miami-Dade County luxury condo market is the growing number of units available for purchase on the resale market aside from the unsold developer units remaining from the last real estate boom.

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Even at the strong 2011 resale pace of an average of nearly 50 units per month, Miami-Dade County has about 20 months worth of high-priced condos currently available for purchase.
Many industry watchers consider a healthy market to have about a six-month supply of inventory.
Reinvigorated sellers with optimistic pricing expectations are another issue facing the luxury condo market.
Sellers of luxury condos are currently seeking a median price of more than $1.75 million in 2012 compared to median transaction prices of $1.6 million in 2011, $1.5 million in 2010, and $1.51 million in 2006.
Given the emerging economic and psychology issues combined with continuing challenges associated with obtaining financing, it is unknown if the Miami-Dade County luxury condo market can maintain the 2011 sales momentum into the latter half of the year once the winter tourism season ends in the second quarter.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/22/v-fullstory/2601915/miami-dades-luxury-condo-resale.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

South Beach Real Estate - South of Fifth

Marquis Residences, a luxury residential condominium towering 67 stories above Biscayne Bay, is the crown jewel of real estate in downtown Miami. Fittingly, the property’s developer, Africa-Israel USA (AFI USA), recently received the ‘Highly Commended Award’ in the International Property Awards’ High-Rise Residential category.

AFI USA was among leading developers from across the Americas who gathered at The Savoy Hotel in London for the Americas Property Awards presentation which was co-organized by Bloomberg Television and Google.

“It is a true honor for Marquis Residences to be recognized as one of the nation’s foremost residential high-rise developments,” said Tamir Kazaz, CEO of AFI USA. “Interacting with renowned international developers at The Savoy Hotel brought the entire experience to life – what a memorable occasion!”

Established 17 years ago, the International Property Awards is a prestigious property competition in which 60 professionals judge residential and commercial developments from across the world. This year’s judges included James Bacon, UK account manager of Google; Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; David Dalby of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and Mike McNamara of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Perfectly located at the intersection of Miami Beach and the art and entertainment district of Miami, the Marquis condo is an ultra-luxury 67 story, crystalline sculpture with breathtaking views. This luxury bay view condominium was designed by the world renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica and features 292 remarkable residences.

At night, the original light sculpture “Biscayne Beacon” glows atop the Marquis condo which enhances the city of Miami. Moreover, the “Miami Rain” washes the building and as a result of it, you can see an incredible changing color palette with a blend of sun, sky, water and city.

If you want to read more about the Marquis Miami condo or get information about other Miami, Miami Beach or South Beach condos, please go to: http://www.bryanandbill.com. We encourage you to call the Bill and Bryan Team to pose questions or to arrange a private showing 305-791-2349.

Miami real estateFlorida’s real estate agents say: “Dear foreigners, it is the right time to buy a property in the Sunshine State!”. It does not mean now or never but this kind of opportunity is better not to be missed! It is actually a double opportunity: prices are flat or declining and currency exchange is luring as foreign currencies are rising relative to the U.S. dollar. However, buying a bargain is not that simple. Visas, real estate regulations and currency rules are what every foreign buyer needs to be educated about to avoid mistakes. Nobody wants to be turned away at U.S. Customs or the bank. The U.S. government looks differently at a real estate transaction with a foreign individual or corporation involved.

There are three questions every foreigner should get the answers to. First of all, how to structure the purchase? Tax experts advise that because of real estate tax and other issues, a foreign buyer should hold the property in the name of a corporate entity. Secondly, how to finance the deal? After the mortgage crisis, lending institutions are no longer accommodating to foreign buyers. At best, they will get 50 to 60 percent financing from U.S. lenders. Thirdly, how to visit or manage the property? Generally speaking, after 9/11 the Unites States clamped down hard on visas. There are many types of them, which is the right one to obtain, it all depends how long the person wants to stay in the Unites States. The U.S. State Department provides basic visa definitions at http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html that may help foreign buyers understand their basic options.

Complex rules and regulations as well as paperwork should not discourage a potential buyer. Foreign buyers can always bring in legal and tax consultants so that the deal is closed with a minimum of trouble.

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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/09/2580783/florida-real-estate-tips-traps.html#storylink=cpy

buy sell real estateHave you thought of selling your luxury property? The most important and difficult step is to choose your agent. Do not rush as the decision you make will have results in closing the deal. You do not want to waste your time and your money, right?

When it comes to your property you deserve the best representation. Successful selling of a luxury real estate requires a particular character, a specific set of skills as well as the knowledge of and access to effective marketing tools.

Please find below a short list of the desired real estate agent skills. We also encourage you to put a comment under this post in order to share your opinions with us.

Make sure the agent you choose:

  • builds a long term relationship with its clients,
  • has experience in selling luxury real estate,
  • is always available for you as well as your potential buyers,
  • is easily reachable via phone or e-mail,
  • builds successful marketing strategies and uses the most efficient marketing tools,
  • gives your property a wide web exposure.

You need to consider the above mentioned practical tips while looking for the right agent to represent your luxury real estate. If you have any questions concerning how we work and in which way since 2004, we have successfully represented owners/buyers/tenants in $200M+ transactions selling the best of Miami Beach Condos, visit our website http://www.bryanandbill.com/ or give us a call at (305) 791 2349.

real estateIn the age-old battle of the sexes, who “wins” when it comes to pricing and putting homes up for sale?

Are there more female or male real estate agents in Florida? Which gender lists more homes? Do women’ listings have a higher average list price or men’ ones?

A real estate company, Trulia.com answered these questions as it has analyzed the performance of male and female real estate agents across the country. The findings are very fascinating.

The methodology is interesting. They did a name analysis using a genderized program to separate agents and looked at which gender outnumbered the other, etc. It isn’t an exact science, nor do they claim it is (who knows if Jean is a man or woman?), but it is interesting.

There are definitely more women than men who are in the business of buying and selling homes. In Florida, there are over 25% more female real estate agents than men. Moreover, homes for sale by female agents are 2% more expensive. The average listing price represented by women is $151,313 and by men – $147,914. This percentage is the second lowest in the country. The record was beat by West Virginia, where homes for sale by female agents are 63% more expensive. However, not in all states female agents took the lead. In Alaska, for example, listings represented by men are 72% pricier than by women.

When it comes to the amount of homes for sale per agent, the average number of listings represented by women is 13.8 and by men 15.6. However, this has nothing to do with the actual number of homes sold, just the volume that each agent is listing.

In the Florida real estate market, as we can see women take the cake in the price category, having higher priced listings than men. However, men represent a higher number of listings per agent. Shall we say 1:1? Nevertheless, the question arises: Who sells more?

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