Miami condos for sale

Sunny Isles Beach has a reputation for new oceanfront luxury high-rise condominium community of the 21st Century and, in that regard, it seldom disappoints. Sunny Isles Beach real estate (click here to view the site) as well as other parts of Miami presents one of the most attractive luxury real estate markets in the world. In fact, it is so attractive that it brings people from all over the world and, in part, that is what inspires me to be a real estate broker in this affluent, diverse and exciting real estate market.

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is of the most prestigious real estate firm in the world and speaks directly to the market for luxury properties. To offer better service, I am a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a negotiating expert, which gives me the necessary knowledge to help clients meet their goals with their property purchases, which is one of the things that truly makes working in real estate worthwhile. A property is so much more than another acquisition. While a property can be a great investment, at some level, it is always a home and helping clients to find exactly the property they wish to call their own is incredibly motivating.

A Great Market

The Florida real estate market is definitely heating up again, according to multiple sources, including the Miami Herald. There are great opportunities for people to make investments in this market, and with people from all over the world being attracted to Miami real estate, I’m able to take advantage of my global connections, the resources I have at my fingertips and my expertise in this market to help people find exactly the properties they want. Ideally, I’m able to bring together the perfect property and the investor who will appreciate it for what it is and be able to turn it into something that is uniquely their own.


I have a staff of 20 expert agents who understand the cultures of people to whom we sell and who speak the native language of the buyers. That includes people who speak fluent Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Swiss. With a great deal of cultural knowledge and the ability to speak to people in their own languages, we are able to make certain that the investments that international buyers are making in the Miami areas is understood to the greatest degree of detail and that buyers can proceed with confidence when they find a property that they want.

The Deal

Of course, completing a real estate deal means more than being aware of the culture of your client and being able to speak the language. The language of real estate itself is something that requires skill to understand and I endeavor to make certain that my clients always get the best deal. That means that I leverage my knowledge of the local real estate market to enable my clients to take advantage of the best possible timing to make their deal and that I bring to the table the negotiating skills that I have developed over many years as a broker.

Above all other things, I find inspiration in helping my clients. As this testimonial reveals, I do everything I can to give my clients the best possible experience and the best possible investment.

“We had a fantastic experience working with you. We’ve never felt any pressure at any time and your experience and in-depth knowledge of the building as well as the local real estate market, made us believers. We couldn’t be happier at Turnberry Ocean Colony. You’ve been a pleasure to work with and a bright spot during this delightful process.”
-Evan Y.

Miami condos for sale

Is the condo market in Miami saturated? In January of this year, over 10,000 condos were actively listed in the Miami metro area. The spike in listings was reported back in January, by the Miami Association of Realtors. Analysts have noted that buyers have gained steam, as well as listings, though. So, is the market actually saturated, or are we seeing a spike that will even out as more buyers purchase these listed condos? (CLICK HERE to view all currently available condos for sale in Miami)

Currently, as the economy has stabilized and developers have gained confidence in the market’s future, there’s more competition than there has been in the last few years. Not only are condo owners putting their units up for resale, but there are more new construction and pre-construction units for sale on the Miami market than there has been since before the housing crisis in 2008.

Not the “Glut” You’re Thinking Of

The term “glut” is on the tips of a lot of tongues in the real estate world in Miami right now, but it’s not because of a lack of demand for properties. It’s because buyers are being given so many more choices than they’ve had in over six years. The upshot of this is that different buyers, representing different markets, will be attracted to different properties and different features.

Buyers from South America tend to be attracted to the newly constructed condo towers, with their new styles, amenities, and features. Long-time Miami residents may be more attracted to a neighborhood with the best schools or to a place near a park where they grew up. These are just two examples of the different types of buyer pushback you’ll see with this very unique type of condo market glut. However, according to the market stats, there’s nothing to worry about. The first quarter of the fiscal year is a very popular, “in season”, time of year for the housing market in Miami. This is the time of year that potential buyers traveling to the city on vacation so that they can check out new constructions, condos for resale, and neighborhoods where they might want to live. The large inventory of condos for sale during the height of the season is nothing to be worried about.

Resale Prices Are Up

In January of this year, Miami-Dade County showed significant gains in both condo sales and sales of single-family homes. (CLICK HERE to view all currently available condos for sale in Miami) This went against the plateau that the rest of the country was seeing at the time. While there may have been a lot of condos listed on the market, there were also a lot of condos being closed on. In fact, there were significantly more than were selling in January of 2013.

At the same time, the median for condo prices rose by about 20 percent this past January, and single-family homes rose by 16 percent. That means that, though at first glance the market looks saturated, that’s just simply not the case. Though a lot of developers and individuals are listing their properties, a lot of buyers are interested in those properties.

The trend is up in Miami condo prices and property values, and it doesn’t look to be going back down any time soon.

Miami real estate

New York City’s financial district is moving to Miami. With the appeal of lower taxes, cost of living, gorgeous weather, beaches, and a number of other advantages that south Florida has over the icy Northeast, it’s no wonder that Miami is booming with finance and business.

It’s no accident that Miami has become the second largest financial hub in the United States, right behind Manhattan. The city has a very finance-friendly atmosphere, and the Miami Downtown Development Authority is working hard to attract more bankers and business people. The Authority has even launched the DWNTWN campaign to attract more finance business to the city.

More and more investors, bankers, and financiers are moving to Miami, and not just the little guys, either. Founder of Universa Investments, Mark Spitznagel has moved his business south, stating that Miami provides the perfect environment for Universa to expand and thrive. Spitznagel isn’t the only one, either. Rumor has it that Leon Black and Lloyd Blankfein have also recently purchased condos in the Miami area.

So what sets Miami apart from anywhere else in the world? Let’s take a closer look at some of the city’s many attributes.

Lower Taxes Mean Better Profits

Florida doesn’t have any capital gains taxes, individual income taxes, or estate taxes. That means, when you do business in Florida, you keep more of the money that you earn. When hedge funds are based in Florida, they can expect to pay a significantly lower tax rate, as they’ll only have to pay the federal government, rather than both state and federal, in these areas.

More Space to Stretch Out

Everyone knows that real estate prices in New York City are at a premium everywhere you go. People who, anywhere else in the country, would be able to afford to live in a full-sized house with a yard, cram themselves into shoebox apartments with multiple roommates. In Miami, investors and business people can afford spacious condos or houses (view Miami condos for sale here) that are close to both work and play. In addition to this, Miami’s cost of living is a full 10 percent lower than the cost of living in New York.

Don’t Forget the Weather

While everyone on Wall Street is bundled up in layers upon layers for six months out of the year, in southern Florida, the weather is almost always sunny and perfect. The average temperature for the area, all year round, is a balmy and comfortable 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

Luxury Galore to Impress Clients and Investors

If you’re looking for a place to take your clients and investors to impress them, you’ll have all kinds of options. Miami is packed with the hottest nightclubs in the country and the best five-star restaurants in the world. Better yet, the city boasts the largest port in the world.

October through March is the prime season for yacht parties, charities, and benefits. When you entertain your guests and investors, you can take them away from their winter woes and out on a luxurious cruise with a warm wind in their faces. Your clients and investors won’t ever want to go home. Chances are, they’ll want to move to Miami, too.

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Miami commercial real estate

Miami’s luxury real estate comeback continues to be the “phenomenon story” in the world of residential real estate as the inventory keeps shrinking and the prices keep rising. Condominiums remained among the most popular properties in the area. In many cases, these condominium statistics – which are rather promising – are being driven by cash purchases from foreign investors eager to get in on the Miami real estate market and, of course, to enjoy what Florida has to offer as a place to call home.

Promising Numbers

In 2007, buyers pulled out of approximately 10,000 condominiums. While that might’ve been rather terrifying news, particularly at the time it was happening, a full 95% of the 23,000 condominium units that were built during the last condominium real estate boom have now sold. People may have been pulling out at one time, but there certainly not anymore. Putting these two numbers together illustrates just how far the real estate market has come, in recent years.

Big Numbers

It’s certainly no secret that Miami is home to many affluent people and, by looking at the numbers associated with real estate, it’s sometimes possible to drive that point home. According to the reporting, two side-by-side penthouse units located at the development Edition Miami Residences sold for $34 million each. This is still the largest real estate condo deal in Miami-Dade County history, according to Forbes.

Despite that being the largest deal, that is not the largest price. Palazzo D’Oro, a penthouse located at Mansions at Acqualina, is listed for $55 million, the most expensive condominium property in all of Miami. Where prices are concerned, a preconstruction oceanfront condominium in Miami-Dade County will typically start at about $1200 to $1500 per square foot.

Construction Is Moving Forward

The numbers also reveal that construction is still underway in the Miami-Dade area. There are 6200 residential units that have been proposed for the downtown Miami area. There are also 3036 residential units being constructed in downtown Miami already. Of course, for investors looking to get into the Miami-Dade real estate market, these constitute great buying opportunities.

Go Big

The new construction now days offers some of the tallest and most luxurious condos in the world. Panorama Tower downtown Miami will be the tallest building in Florida. It is projected to rise 830 feet over Brickell Avenue. Miami, of course, is no stranger to tall towers and some of the best luxury properties happen to be located in them, but this will definitely take things to another level.

Constant interest from affluent individuals abroad and individuals within the United States have brought real estate in South Florida to the new levels both in luxury and price per square foot. Not only it is selling, there is construction going on to make certain that there is enough inventory to satisfy future need.

ONE Sotheby's International Realty

Innovation and creativity plays a big role in the real estate market. While many people may think of the real estate market as one that favors people who are simply good wheelers and dealers, however, it’s important to remember that there is a lot of creativity that goes into it. Without a creative mindset, it’s impossible to see opportunities that other people might miss or important points in negotiations. In fact, the entire concept of genius isn’t defined as being particularly intelligent but as having a particular type of intelligence that is oftentimes able to see solutions where other people only see problems.

Improving creativity in real estate oftentimes involves stepping a little bit outside your own comfort zone. In fact, stepping outside of the typical circle can have a powerful impact on your overall level of success.

The Idea

Becoming more creative oftentimes involves a little bit of brain exercise. It’s already been demonstrated that people who make sure to use their brain every day do tend to be more creative, more engaged, suffer less depression and so forth, and that plays a part in business, as well.

One way to succeed in a real estate business is to make connections outside of your usual social circle as much as possible. Ideally, you should try to think of something that you can talk about that is interesting to you and the person you’re speaking with, but that person should be off the beaten path socially, so to speak.

Reading is also great brain exercise. Reading can help you to keep your mind agile and sharp, spark your imagination and help you get outside of your own ego for a little bit.

Using Resources

Of course, one of the hallmarks of people who are creative is that they creatively apply the resources they have available to them. We provide a great resource to our clients in the form of our website – Sotheby’s Realty Sunny Isles Beach. One of the ways my website differs from others is an excellent user-interface and a user control panel.

Our control panel allows users to store information that is vital to the real estate search and analysis. The user can store information including: properties you have searched for, condominium properties, buildings, homes, rentals, as well as set up alerts which will automatically alert you for new properties, reduced prices and more.

By looking at the opportunities out there with a more creative mindset, you may find that you’re looking at exactly the property you want, even though you didn’t realize it before. Sometimes, a little bit of imagination and stepping outside your usual thought pattern can really spark you to see opportunities other people don’t.

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1500 Ocean Drive Miami Beach

Take a look out of any of the condominium properties located on the east side of 1500 Ocean Drive Condo (click here to view listings for sale) and you will see some of the most expansive, beautiful Atlantic ocean views imaginable. To make it even better, there is a private beach right on the Atlantic, where you can go down and enjoy the beautiful tropical weather and cool off in the water.

This is a luxury condominium development that has plenty of amenities to offer. If you want a combination of a great place to live and all of the amenities that you would expect out of the finest resorts in the world, 1500 Ocean Drive Condo may be exactly what you’re looking for.

This is located right in the middle of it all in South Beach, which means that you will never have a lack of things to do when you call 1500 Ocean Drive Condo your home.

The Property

Like many of the upscale condominium developments in South Beach, 1500 Ocean Drive Condo features great security. Security is available around-the-clock and there is a combination of staff security and computerized security that makes this a great place to call home if you’re worried about your privacy. You will also find the front desk open 24 hours per day, and there is a concierge service there to help you with whatever you need.

When you drive into the property, the valet parking service will take your car and make sure that it is parked safely and securely. There is assigned parking with covered spaces and, between that and the security, you don’t have to worry about anything happening to your vehicle.

On-site amenities include complementary fitness classes, such as aerobics, yoga and Pilates. You can arrange for a massage, take advantage of the fitness center on your own or go for a swim in the heated pool. There are also saunas and steam rooms available on the premises and, if you just like an old-fashioned work out in the sun, you will find direct access to the beach. There is a beverage and food service available for when you just want to enjoy the beach and don’t particularly want a work out on a given day.

Upscale appliances, granite countertops and an all-around gourmet design characterized the kitchens in the units. The bathrooms come with bidets, the windows have a beautiful tint that allows you to see outside and enjoy the view but that gives you complete privacy and the bathrooms are luxurious in every way.

Buying a Property

1500 Ocean Drive Condo is in a very desirable location that offers plenty of things to do and plenty of great people to meet. It is also an intensely private property, which makes it ideal for people who have a bit of fame and who want to keep things safe and secure at home. This makes this property desirable enough that you will want a good realtor working with you to ensure that you’re aware when a good deal comes on the market and that you get in on it with the right timing.

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Icon South Beach

Situated right in Miami Beach, Icon South Beach (click here to view available listings) provides you with very easy access to plenty of things to do. You’ll find that there is a great deal of nightlife available in the area and, if you don’t feel like going out and getting wild, you’ll find upscale shopping and plenty of great places to enjoy lunch, dinner or anything else. This is located very close to the Miami Beach Marina, making it ideal for people who have a boat and who intend to get out on it as much as possible.

This is an upscale condominium property in every way, so the building itself is provided with a variety of amenities that are certain to offer residents with every bit of luxury that they expect.

Icon South Beach Condo offers plenty for the fitness enthusiasts. There is an infinity edge swimming pool located right on the bay front, providing a perfect place to go swimming and stay in shape while taking in one of the most beautiful views imaginable. If you want to make it a little bit more intense on yourself, you can get personal training through the establishment, and take advantage of the health club and the fitness center located on the grounds. There are even steam rooms with a great locker room.

For more relaxing times, there is a café bar that gives great views of the bay. You can dine inside or outside. There is also a coffee and tea area where you can relax if you don’t really feel like eating.

The professional staff provides all of the services that you will need, including mail and package handling. There are business services available right on site, as well, so you never have to feel like you can’t get the assistance you need when you need to take care of business.

Parking is handled by a valet that is available 24 hours per day. When you come into the building, you’ll be taken aback by the 20-foot ceilings. There is a conference room available for having business meetings and, if you’re worried about security, you’ll find it available to you 24 hours per day.

Each of the residences has floor-to-ceiling windows that are hurricane resistant and that offer spectacular views. High-end appliances, walk in closets in the bathroom, marble flooring and more make this the epitome of luxury. The cabinetry is European and, for the true gourmet, you have your choice of granite or marble countertops, making it easy to cook up a wonderful meal in your own home. Of course, being located in Miami Beach, you’ll never find a restaurant very far away if you feel like eating out.

Finding a Deal

Miami Beach Real Estate (click here to view properties) is very popular and recent numbers show that oceanfront condos as well as luxury waterfront homes are moving briskly in this area. If you are interested in Icon Beach Condo, you will want to work with a broker who has a great deal of experience in Miami’s exclusive condo market and who knows a good deal when they see one.

Miami luxury real estate

It’s hard to believe 2013 is almost over. It has been an exceptional and very exciting year for the home-owners in the Miami area. From Palm Beach down to South Beach, the overall cumulative gain was about $50 billion dollars, as well as about $85 billion property value increase. The overall combined tri-state area residential real estate has surged to about $650 billion. As was reported by Sun-Sentinel, before that, the residential values declined for five consecutive years.

Some of the most notable South Florida sales in 2013 include:

1. Howard Stern, New York shock jockey buys Palm Beach compound for $52M, making the most expensive residential purchase in South Florida in 2013.
2. Palm Beach mansion sold for $42M to resolve bankruptcy
3. A-Rod sells Miami Beach mansion for $30M (netting $15 million profit)
4. La Gorce Island home sells for $30M sale, setting new record for that area
5. Eagles owner pays $28.5M for Palm Beach mansion
6. Setai condo fetches $27M in record sale
7. Tony Robbins gets Manalapan home for nearly $25M
8. Icon South Beach condos sell for $21M
9. Palm Beach spec house sells for $20M
10. Golden Beach home sells for $17.3M

But what will 2014 hold for Miami real estate owners? In short, home sales are expected to retain the healthy gains seen this year, while prices will continue to stay on an uptrend in 2014, according to a forecast presentation at a residential forum during the 2013 Realtors® Conference & Expo.

Chief economist of the NAR (National Association of Realtors®) – Lawrence Yun, stated that existing home sales have climbed about 20% over the past two years, while prices have gained 18%. Yun said: “We’ve come off of record high housing affordability conditions in the past year, and are now at a five-year low, but conditions are still the fifth best in the past 40 years. While the median-income family in many areas will still be well positioned to buy a home in 2014, income is barely budging given growth in consumer prices.”

Another point expressed by L. Yun include limited inventory conditions in many areas and mortgage lending standards that are still unnecessarily stringent. “Although home sales have recovered over the past two years, mortgage purchase applications have been flat for the past four years, even with rising sales.”

Given the higher mortgage interest rates, he expects refinancings to collapse in 2014 to the lowest levels in at least 15 years, and hopes purchase applications will begin to rise. This is an incentive for banks to increase mortgage origination, especially considering the low default rates in recent years. But even with cheap mortgages for the past four years, all-cash buyers stayed high, accounting for over 30 percent of sales.

Limited supplies were the biggest factor in price performance in the past year, with inventory bouncing around 13-year lows, and seriously delinquent mortgages have been trending steadily down. The national median existing-home price for all of 2013 will be up just over 11 percent, to about $197,000; then increase nearly 6 percent next year. Existing-home sales are forecast to rise 10% to nearly 5.13 million, but should hold fairly even at about 5.12 million in 2014.

Housing stats are projected to hit 917,000 this year and reach 1.13 million in 2014, which is still well below the underlying demand of about 1.5 million. New-home have totaled around 430,000 in 2013, and expected to grow to about 510,000 next year.

Inflationary pressure may begin to build during the course of 2014, with consumer prices projected to rise 2.7 percent, but Yun said inflation could reach 4 to 6 percent in 2015. Mortgage interest rates are expected to trend upward and reach 5.4 by the end of next year.

Yun projects the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) to grow to about 1.7% this year and 2.5% in 2014. “If not for the housing recovery, we could be on the verge of a recession,” Yun noted. “The rent component of inflation is rising, so the only way to tame price growth is new home inventory.”

Since the economic downturn, 8.8 million jobs were lost, but only 7 million have been regained. “We need another 6 to 8 million jobs to get back to normal,” Yun said. The states with the fastest job growth are North Dakota, Utah Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Georgia, Washington, Arizona and New Jersey. The unemployment rate is projected to decline to about 6.7 percent around the end of next year.

Based on the forecast, the top 10 markets to watch for a growing housing turnaround in 2014 include Miami, Naples, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Boise, Houston, Charlotte, Denver, Seattle and Tucson.

The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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Miami Beach Preconstruction Condos For Sale

Miami Miami Beach Condo

Miami Beach is home to the newest construction project, Marea Miami Beach. This two-tower construction offers a residence right on the waterfront from the Related Group, Sieger-Suarez and Yabu Pushelburg. The 30 residences available embody modern living and provide a location close to everything. Preconstruction prices make this new residence an easy choice for those looking to live in a modern and luxurious new building that is close to it all. Located in the highly sought after area of SoFi (South of Fifth), this is an address you will be happy to brag about.

Residence Features

The residences at Marea Miami Beach allow you to fully enjoy living on the waterfront. All exterior walls are made entirely of glass to provide a view of the water and city. Enjoy the view from inside, or step out onto the massive terrace to allow the feel of coastal living envelop you. The glass railings and wide terrace space provide you with enough space to have dinner or to relax on a patio chair depending on what you are in the mood for.

The luxury modern appointments of Marea Miami Beach are made even more enjoyable with the high ceilings. Hang a large mural or construct a large bookcase with the large space you have available to you. The open air helps you to feel comfortable and at ease no matter what kind of décor you are going for inside of your residence.

Kitchen spaces are created with the modern cook in mind. Spacious cooking areas and modern appliances make it easy to cook like a gourmet with enough space to keep all of your small appliances and ingredients handy and ready for use.

Choose between 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms ranging from 1,525 square feet to 2,336 square feet. Marea Miami Beach even has four penthouse residences available for those looking to enjoy the best.

Building Features

Each tower of Marea Miami Beach has an expansive roof with gardens and sitting areas. The angle of the towers allows you to enjoy a good view of the water and the city. Walking around the building allows you to enjoy the well-kept landscaping. When you are ready to enjoy some time at the beach, you can enjoy access directly from the building.

In addition to being a great place to live, Marea Miami Beach puts you close to it all. You are conveniently located close to Prime 112 and Nikki’s Beach just to name a few of the offerings you can enjoy. South Beach and everything else the area has to offer means you can enjoy unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment.

Living in a resort style atmosphere between the bay and the ocean is a wonderful way to make a home. Marea Miami Beach is your destination for living in luxury with everything the water has to offer. You can enjoy preconstruction prices when you purchase one of the apartments available today. Construction is set to be completed in 2015.

Miami Beach condos

Miami Beach

is one of the most popular places to live for people looking for condominium properties. According to The Real Deal, Miami Beach real estate has been selling at a very fast rate. At the same time that sales have picked up, the rate of price appreciation has slowed, making the condominiums more accessible to people and ensuring that the market remains attractive to new investors.

The Perception

The numbers show that investors still see Miami Beach as a great place to buy real estate for value. This is the case, even though the prices of real estate have gone up over the last four years. According to the numbers, that hasn’t slowed interest in properties and, in fact, with prices appreciating more slowly, it is possible that more people will be looking into property in this area and Miami Beach has already proven to be attractive to people from all over the world looking for great property.

According to the article, the sales for condominiums went up 21% from August 2012 to August 2013. Single-family homes saw even more activity, with the closed transactions for single-family homes going up 38% between August 31 of 2012 and August 31 of 2013. That impressive rate of growth, according to the reporting, really does show that people are very interested in Miami real estate.

Where Are They Coming From?

Miami real estate has always been popular with affluent individuals. What’s notable about the situation right now is that Miami real estate is attracting people from all over the world, not just the United States.

This year, French buyers have become a very strong force on the market, as have buyers from Canada. Experts believe that the French buyers are, to a great extent, motivated by the fact that the taxes on wealthy individuals are much lower in Miami than they are in France. Canadian buyers, of course, are, at least in part, looking at Miami real estate because of the very enjoyable climate that it offers.

The highest average price paid for condominium properties went to Apogee in the South of Fifth neighborhood, according to the reporting. This condominium sold for an average of $2371 per square foot.

Luxury properties located in Miami Beach and surrounding areas, such as Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour and other areas known for affluence and great properties are moving quickly and having a good realtor is vital.

In the Miami Beach real estate market, there is most certainly competition for good properties. Being able to find the right property for your family is the first step in calling Miami Beach your home. With experience and the ability to work with people from all over the world, a good Miami Beach realtor will be able to find exactly the property that you are looking for, whether it happens to be a condominium or another type of property, and ensure that you get the best possible deal on the property.

Content published by Lana Bell

Content published by Lana Bell