Apogee South Beach Real EstateLocation, Leisure and Luxury are the three “L’s” that identify the Apogee – one of the best Miami Beach condos. In the fast-paced Miami Beach, this luxury South Beach real estate is evolving along with the everyday evolution that is occurring in one of the hottest and trendiest spots in the entire world. There are 17 stories which make it easier to reach the sky and 67 fabulous units, all with their own unique flavor and style to choose from. Each unit at this South Beach real estate has access to a private elevator, an enormous floor-to-ceiling glass window with magnificent views of the natural wonders of South Florida, and even an 11 foot deep balcony to soak up the Sun’s rays and breathe in the fresh ocean breeze.

The Apogee South Beach real estate is also a portal to the future with access to some of the latest technology available such as a wireless lighting system and an interactive smart panel. The best choice of the SoFi district and of the best Miami Beach condos is the Apogee condo due to its proximity to some of the finest dining and shopping locations along with the peace and tranquility that is found only inside the Apogee.

Right now there are only four units available at the Apogee South Beach real estate, each with a private elevator.

Unit # 501 – 4,154 Sq.ft. (386m2), 4 bedrooms, $6,150,000

This is Apogee’s most-desired floor plan, ready for you to move in to. This 4,154 Sq.ft. apartment is surrounded on three sides with 2,500 Sq.ft. of sweeping, 11-foot-deep terraces, including an outdoor kitchen with grill. The interior space is masterfully designed with a spacious master suite and a master bath over the Miami Beach waterways (looking out over Fisher Island), an extraordinary and impressive gas-fueled kitchen, a separate media room, 11-foot ceilings and a host of unique, high-quality features.Apogee South Beach Condos

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Apogee South Beach CondosUnit # 603 – 3,103 Sq.ft. (289m2), 3 bedrooms, $7,199,000

Unit # 703 – 3,103 Sq.ft. (289m2), 3 bedrooms, $6,800,000

This is a flow throgh unit with the only condo on the beach with 11ft balconies, outdoor kitchen with BBQ. Interior designed by Rockstar Interiors, $1 million in upgrades. Unit comes with 2 1/2 Car Enclosed parking garage w/ A/C. Views of Fisher Island, Ocean & Sunset.

Unit # 1403 – 3,103 Sq.Ft. (289m2), 3 bedrooms, $7,490,000

This Apogee unit boasts Limestone floors, custom wall finishes and professionally decorated furnishings that make it the ultimate turnkey offering. Mile & Sub Zero’s gourmet kitchens & baths that spas would envy. Has its own private elevator foyer.

If you are interested in Miami Beach condos or South Beach real estate visit our website: http://www.bryanandbill.com/ or give us a call at 305-791-2349.

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South of Fifth – the most upscale residential corner of South Beach, a tropical oasis of waterfront elegance. Whether you prefer a sun-drenched afternoon by a heated outdoor pool or sailing, revel in the South Beach lifestyle. Savor award-winning international dining in a variety of casual venues. The famous Art Deco District is nearby with exciting shopping and the nightlife of the trendy South Beach. Here, the best of the best South Beach real estate rise over the Atlantic Ocean, South Point Park and the Miami Beach Marina. Only in SoFi (South of Fifth), you can find beautifully appointed guestrooms designed to draw on the tranquility of the tropics influenced by the magic of South Beach.

Icon, Apogee, Murano Grande, Murano Portofino, Continuum, Yacht Club and Portofino Tower are the South of Fifth ultra luxury condos, to find out which one would suit you the best, read more.

Last week we were writing about the Murano Grande – a luxury South Beach condo. You can find the post by clicking on Murano Grande.

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This week we would like to present to you the Icon South Beach real estate, which, when visited, will make a huge first impression on you, but not only one time, anytime.

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Icon is one of the most “Impressive and expressive“, “luxurious and liberating” South Beach real estate. The entrance of the Icon South Beach condo is an extraordinary two-story lobby designed by the French designer Philippe Starck and it symbolizes the uniqueness of Miami Beach. He also created four themes to finish Icon South Beach condos. Find your favorite one! The Nature plan – airy with natural wood, the Classic approach – tailored with echoes of French chateaux and Scottish castles, the Culture plan with colorful baroque touches and the Minimal one – all about simplicity and purity. You are also free to create your own design style. Express yourself and create a home as individual as your fingertips!

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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

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The Setai South Beach Condo – Hotel can be considered like one of the wonders of the world. Located in the fast-growing and international Miami Beach, The Setai is a magical paradise. As soon as you step inside the lobby, several worlds blend. The magnificent design of an Asian palace and the eccentricity of the Miami nightlife merge together at the Setai South Beach Condo – Hotel. The high speed elevators will then take you up to your personal heaven into one of the most luxurious beachfront condo in the entire world. Inside the room, there is a dramatic view of the Atlantic Ocean and it is all possible with the floor-to-ceiling window specifically designed to enhance this landscape and scenic view. With beautiful black granite flooring, every step inside is a delicate feeling that can only be experienced for the residents of the Setai. Heading back to the lobby for a fabulous dinner at the world-renowned Restaurant at the Setai, along with having imported Asian stones, statues and art in the surrounding, the sensation of Zen and tranquility will all perfectly blend in such a way that will make living at the Setai South Beach condo – hotel just like knocking on heaven’s door. The poolside is another gate into paradise. With three pools, all at different temperatures, along with a courtyard that is truly fit for a king, the Setai is Miami Beach’s top-of-the-line location for living and enjoying some of life’s best feelings.

If you are interested in more information about the Setai condos give us a call at 305-791-2349 or visit our website www.bryanandbill.com.Setai South Beach condos

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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

Wine Series at Setai South Beach Condo-HotelContinuing in 2012 with our popular monthly Wine Dinner Series, The Setai is pleased to present an evening with Tenuta dell’Ornellaia on Thursday, January 26. Founded in 1981, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is one of the original Super Tuscan wines from the beautiful coastal vineyards of Bolgheri.
From the spark of its inception, the renowned Antinori family’s mission was to produce outstanding wines with a passion and dedication to express the unique terroir and extraordinary microclimate of the Ornellaia vineyards. Today, Ornellaia is one of Italy’s most prestigious labels. It has achieved great success and is recognized as one of the most important wineries in the world.
Please join us as our host Raffaele Benassi, Brand Ambassador for Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, leads us through the entire line of this amazing estate.
The dinner will be held for one night only on Thursday, January 26 in The Restaurant from 8pm to 11pm and is priced at USD 155 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Canapés and an aperitif wine will served from 8pm to 9pm in The Courtyard along with live jazz under the stars.
For reservations or more information on our monthly wine flight menu, please contact Setai Dining at 305.520.6400 or SetaiDining@ghmamericas.com.

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The oceanfront Setai South Beach is one of the most luxurious condo-hotels in Miami Beach. It is the only hotel in Miami that was featured in The Gold List 2011 – the most exclusive, exotic and amazing hotels in the world as chosen by Conde Nast Traveller. The concept of this South Beach condo-hotel began with two fundamental ideals: a vision of unprecedented luxury and services. There are 86 units behind its Art-Deco-inspired façade, all of them are extremely chic with granite baths and rainfall showers. The Setai Hotel is managed exclusively by the world-renowned and award-winning GHM Hotels. Next to the magnificent oceanfront resort hotel is a 40-story glass residential tower that is situated in a wonderful oasis of tropical gardens, sparkling pools and sundecks leading down to white sand beach. A 10,000 square feet penthouse in this adjacent tower boasts spectacular balconies, a private lap pool, a Jacuzzi and panoramic views of the Miami skyline and Miami Beach.

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The Spa at The Setai Miami Beach offers an intimate secret world devoted to the restoration of the body, mind and soul. It definitely opens you the door to a haven of tranquility and natural beauty. If you do not want to leave your condo consider an in-room spa treatments, everything for your convenience.

Following Asian tradition, The Setai South Beach shows consideration for its residents by serving only the premium and freshest ingredients in an extraordinary way while delivering the highest level of service. About 15,000 square feet of The Setai’s main floor is devoted to restaurant and bars. The dining options are pan-Asian cuisine in The Restaurant, international dishes in The Grill, sophisticated Asian ‘stall food’ in The Bar & Courtyard and Mediterranean-style dishes at the Pool & Beach Bar.

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At The Setai South Beach condo-hotel, a fitness center, three excellent azure pools, each with a different temperature, yoga, pilates mats and personal trainers are at your disposal. This is not all, if you need a private yacht or plane charters, no problem, there is nothing impossible at the Setai. One of the most exceptional features of the Setai South Beach condo is the extraordinary recording studio where Lenny Kravitz invites his guest artists to record.

The Setai is located on South Beach, at the north end of Miami’s historic Art Deco District. Lincoln Road, with its large quantity of shops, cafes and restaurants, is only a few blocks away.

If you are interested in more information about the Setai condos give us a call at 305-791-2349 or to visit our website www.bryanandbill.com/condo/Setai-South-Beach.

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