Miami real estate for sale

The real estate investment market in the US has undergone some significant shifts over time. Back during the recession, it tanked right along with the residential real estate market. It’s improved since then, as have most residential markets around the country. However, not all areas have experienced the same resurgence. For investors, that means it’s more important than ever before to choose the right area. Low entry prices aren’t the only thing to look for, and can actually be a sign that a market isn’t as healthy as it could be. More and more, investors are turning to South Florida, and to Miami in particular. Why is that?

Natural Advantages

One of the reasons for Florida’s rank as the top real estate market in the country is that it is rich in natural resources. It’s an undeniably beautiful place, whether you relish sitting on the beach, hitting the links or exploring untamed wilderness. There are swamps, hills, beaches, well-developed urban areas and more. It’s also warm year round, which makes it a natural destination for those who don’t enjoy the cold.

Man-made Attractions

In addition to the natural beauty and splendor of the state, you’ll find that it’s rich in human development. We touched on some of those above, but you’ll find much more. The oldest European settlement in America is in Florida, and there’s a lot more here, from museums to art galleries, from shopping malls to entertainment venues. It’s easy to reach pretty much anything you might want to do from virtually anywhere in the state, too.

Why Miami Rules It All

When it comes to Florida’s real estate market (click here to research Miami real estate market) , you’ll find that the south is more popular than the north, and in South Florida, Miami and the greater Miami-Dade area are the undisputed rulers. What makes Miami such an incredible place? You name it – South Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, downtown Miami and the list goes on and on. From deep sea fishing charters to ultra-high end shopping and dining, it’s all here, and it’s all within easy reach. A short drive from Miami is the beauty and jetsetter atmosphere of South Beach. Head up the road a bit and you’ll be in Bal Harbour, or venture into Sunny Isles Beach, or any of the other communities that make up greater Miami.

In all of those areas, you’ll find that the real estate market is hot, and getting hotter by the day. Luxury condo properties are going up by the score (on top of the many already in existence). There’s also a significant influx of major corporations. You’ll find that Nokia, Kraft and HP all have a huge presence in the area, as does Oracle, Microsoft and more. That equates to jobs, certainly, but it also caters to an upwardly mobile, affluent crowd that’s eager to get into owning their own home and have a preference for luxury properties.
South Florida is the ideal option for real estate investment, and Miami is its crowning jewel.


Armani Sunny Isles Condo

A number of collaborations between developers and other individuals and groups have been happening in the North Miami Beach area. One of the recent announcements put the Italian company Fendi into the real estate game, but they are certainly not the only ones to enter the field. Armani recently announced that they would be collaborating with Dezer Development and the Related Group on a project in the popular area of Sunny Isles Beach. They announced this collaboration in early July, and it already has people quite excited about what they could see from the group’s collaboration.

What Is Armani?

Armani is a fashion house based in Italy and started in 1975 by designer Giorgio Armani. They design, manufacture, and sell a number of high quality luxury products including shoes, watches, cosmetics, leather goods, eyewear, and much more. They have been working in various capacities in property for a number of years now. They have worked in collaboration with a company called Emaar Properties, who have a chain of luxury resorts and hotels. They have properties in places around the world, such as Milan, Paris, New York, London, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Dubai.

What Is the Project?

They are working on a condominium tower called Residences by Armani/Casa in Sunny Isles. The tower on Collins Avenue, designed by Cesar Pelli, will have 60 stories and 260 units. The high-end units promise to hold quite a bit in terms of features and options for buyers, all in that distinctive and luxurious Armani style.

Giorgio Armani, the company’s founder, is very excited by the project and released a statement where he said in part, “Armani/Casa was born from my desire to see my design aesthetic at work in interior spaces. On a project like this where we have the benefit of partnering with a talented architect like Cesar Pelli, we get the opportunity to create something really very special – a remarkable living space, imbued with the spirit of modern elegance.”

The group is eager to move forward with the project, and they believe that they will have the tower up and completed sometime in 2016. While it is still early, some details have emerged regarding some of the features and amenities that buyers will be able to find within the property. They should have three floors of private cabanas, as well as an onsite spa and fitness center. They will have an oceanfront pool, a sundeck, and a full service restaurant as well. Information about what features and amenities the actual residences will have is still scarce, but more will come out soon.

People who have been following the Armani project are very excited about what it will offer and what the new tower can provide for those who make it their home. Sunny Isles Beach has been a popular area for developers for a number of years now, and this popularity is not going to wane anytime soon. The area has a lot going for it, including a near perfect location that’s right along the water.

For more information on Armani Casa Sunny Isles, please CLICK HERE


Sunny Isles Condos for sale

Sunny Isles Beach Miami Florida is one of the most popular places in the country for those who are looking for high quality properties. The sales in the area are quite brisk and the homes are never far from the beaches, and it is just a short drive to Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports. The location, the weather, and the abundance of great properties combine to make the area one of the most sought after locations. Of course, those who are thinking about moving to the area, or buying a vacation home or investment property in Sunny Isles would probably like to know what types of housing styles are available.

Home Styles for Every Need

One of the things that most people notice is the Sunny Isles Beach skyline and the sheer number of high-rise condominium towers located right on the sand of the Atlantic ocean. It’s certainly true that the towers are some of the most prominent forms of housing in the area, however, there are also private single family homes in Sunny Isles Beach as well.

As for the styles of those single-family properties, they vary widely, even in the relatively small area of Sunny Isles called Golden Shores http://www.sunnyislesmiamirealestate.com/Sunny-Isles-Beach/Golden-Shores/(click here for Golden Shores properties for sale). Many of these residences are along the waterfront, or at least very close to it, given the layout of the island. Some of the homes are relatively simple single story affairs, while others are large, grand estates with gated entrances that look as though they would fit right in among homes in Bel Air or Beverly Hills.

While it is possible to find single-family homes in the area for different budgets, the predominant housing style is certainly the condominium. Many wonderful options are always available along the likes of Collins Ave. and Atlantic Blvd. What is it that makes them so popular?

For starters, the condominiums are in large towers of varying sizes, which means more people will be able to live on a smaller plot of land since the developers build upwards rather than outwards. This also means that people who move into the tower will have great waterfront living and ocean views. If there were only single-family properties, far fewer people would be able to enjoy the area.

The towers all have their own unique and very distinct architectural style, too. They vary in size and they can work well for just about anybody – young couples, single people, retirees, families, etc. Whether they are buying as a permanent residence or they are simply buying for a vacation property, plenty of fantastic options await. (To view Sunny Isles Condos for sale CLICK HERE)

Most of the condominiums have been built after the year of 2000 and have a very contemporary and modern style to them, with a number featuring a flow through design that keeps the space nice and open. They tend to have balconies, as well, which allows everyone to enjoy the views even more. Take the time to start exploring all of the different options available and see if you can find something that suits your aesthetic sensibilities along with your budget. In Sunny Isles, there is a property that is right for just about everyone.


Jade Signature Sunny Isles

Some of the best, most luxurious and most expensive properties in the world are in South Florida, and the market for those high-end homes is hotter than ever. Buyers from all around the world vie for some of these gorgeous properties, and the recent sales at one of those prime properties, Jade Signature (click here to view the site), is a prime example of that.

Easily one of the most popular condominium complexes in the South Florida area, Jade Signature recently did the unthinkable. They were actually able to produce record sales that outmatched all of the other developments – including other quality luxury developments – in the span of a month. What is it that makes this property so special that they could amass $57 million in sales in a single month? Quite a few things, actually.

First, they have a great team of architects that created a truly high quality building. They also have great designers that make sure everything is perfect. When you look at the building and the units, purely from an aesthetic point of view, it’s actually easy to see how they were able to sell 70% of their units in that time. These units are luxury from top to bottom, and the building amenities help to sweeten the deal even more.

What Does the Building Offer?

The final property will feature high ceilings, floor plans that flow throughout the unit, large terraces and balconies, and beautiful oceanfront views that are simply stunning. You are right on the beach too, which is a huge draw for many buyers. While the units are phenomenal and are certainly reason enough to buy, the amenities in the building help to make it an even better purchase.

Located in beautiful Sunny Isles, the building will feature plenty of amenities that residents will love. They will have a two-story lobby with three grand staircases, a spa, several pools, and a beach grill. The building will also have a state of the art home gym so the residents can stay in great shape for when they head out to the beach. It will feature club rooms, a breakfast room, a library, kid’s room and teen room, lounges, a concierge, doorman, valet, and even guest suites.

Who Buys the Units?

Many of the people who are buying units at Jade Signature do not plan to use them as their primary residence. Instead, they are buying second homes, and they live in other areas of the country, or other areas of the world, most of the time. In fact, individuals from sixteen different nationalities have bought here.

Once you start to examine all of the great things that this 192-unit tower has to offer, it really does become much easier to see how Jade Signature became so popular with buyers here and abroad. It offers an experience to live in the lap of luxury right on the beach. The units really are going quickly though, so buyers who want to get in on the action need to act sooner rather than later.

To reserve your condo at Jade Signature please call (305) 336-0457


Regalia Sunny Isles

If you’ve been following the case of architect Sieger Suarez versus Arquitectonica International, you already know that Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership sued Arquitectonica for using plans their architects had created over a decade ago before they were replaced for the Portofino South Beach project.

In 2000, Seiger Suarez was the architectural partnership in charge of designing the Portofino building for Arquitectonica. However, that year the architectural firm was dismissed from the project and replaced. Twelve years later, Sieger Suarez brought litigation against Arquitectonica, stating that they not only used Sieger Suarez designs, but that the developers also did not pay an invoice for $150,000.

These are serious allegations. However, as John Shubin – one of Arquitectonica’s attorneys and a partner at Miami’s Shubin & Bass law firm – states, the claim seems far-fetched. Why didn’t Sieger Suarez make any claims for that invoice back in 2000, or at least sooner than 12 years after their contract was terminated?

Hesitation May Have Lost the Case

Well, whether Seiger Suarez should have acted sooner or not, the judge presiding over the case has ruled in favor of Arquitectonica. It has been determined, in federal court, that Arquitectonica’s luxury Regalia condo tower does not bear enough resemblance to Sieger Suarez’s designs to merit any recompense. Furthermore, it was ruled “with prejudice”, which means that Sieger Suarez may not attempt to file another suit in the future.

The Regalia tower (CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SITE) began construction in 2012, after a long stall in development. The project is back on track and should be completed soon. These ultra-luxurious condos are sure to be the envy of all of the Sunny Isles Beach area. The 42-story tower will have only one unit per floor, giving its residents 360-degree views and as much floor space as they could ever want. Pricing begins at over $1,500 per square foot.

Now that the lawsuit has been dismissed and no copyright infringement has been found, Arquitectonica is free to continue their project and sell these amazing condos to buyers interested in a true luxury lifestyle in southern Florida.

Regalia Will Provide Serious Luxury

While a 12-year hold for the project may seem a bit long, it actually turned out to be the best move possible for Arquitectonica. The Regalia tower has managed to miss the housing bubble and the collapse of the real estate market. While it was in the planning phase for many years, it will now emerge at the perfect time for property values and investments.

This lawsuit and its outcome should come as a warning to architects, designers, and developers. As an architect or designer, if you feel that your designs have been compromised or lifted from you, your only recourse is to act immediately, lest it look as though you’re trying to profit from someone else’s project. As a developer, you’ll need to ensure that your plans are solid and that you have full rights to use them before you begin construction on your project. You don’t want to lose money that could have otherwise been protected.


Turnberry Ocean Club

Yesterday, Jeffrey Soffer of Turnberry Associates announced its plans to develop a new all-glass 52-story tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida called Turnberry Ocean Club. Sunny Isles Beach, with an already a reputation of the 21-st century luxury oceanfront high-rise community, is probably one of the busiest South Florida markets for luxury residential condo construction. (To view properties for sale in Sunny Isles Beach CLICK HERE)

The new Turnberry Ocean Club will be designed by Carlos Zapata and will feature 154 units, 3 units per floor, all with ocean views, 52 floors – 649 feet high, ranging in size from 2,750 to over 10,000 square feet, with price ranging from $3M to $22M. The construction will begin early 2015 and the building will be ready for occupancy mid 2017. This will be the company’s 13th luxury residential development in South Florida.

Back in 2006 Sofer targeted Sunny Isles Beach and successfully sold both towers of Turnberry Ocean Colony. However, back in 2003 Turnberry Associates developed Oceania Island Tower V and prior to that it was Porto-Vita Towers and Townhomes, the luxury residential development in Aventura. Over the interview with Miami Herald, Jeffrey Sofer said “I think we have some of the best assets in the world, We’re in a great city and it’s still cheap compared to the rest of the world.”

The Sofer family, a diversified developers of more than $7 billion in commercial and residential projects, are taking construction to the new hights, adding on to the company’s signature projects: Aventura Mall, the Fontainebleau and Aventura’s Turnberry Isle Miami resort. Other major projects are on the roster in Nashville and elsewhere in Florida as the company pours hundreds of millions of dollars into new development. In addition, Jeffrey Sofer is working on bringing casino gambling to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and to expand the Fontainebleau resort brand globally.

If you’re interested in reserving a unit at the new Turnberry Ocean Club, please contact Lana Bell (305) 336-0457


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 http://www.miamiherald.com/business/real-estate/ 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.

Diversity

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 real estate

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Sunny Isles Beach Branch is gearing up to provide the best real estate resource for the South Florida real estate market. Our site covers the markets for commercial real estate (view site) as well as residential properties. In addition to this, we provide top-performing brokers as well as valuable insights to the local market place. Our knowledge of local market is superb when it comes to luxury oceanfront condos and waterfront homes.

Listings

Miami Florida has some of the finest luxury real estate in the world and, because of that, the most expensive properties on the market are always of interest to not only investors, but simply to those who want to know what’s out there for people who are looking for something that is a bit beyond luxurious. Our Trends Magazine is a semi-annual, comprehensive study of South Florida real estate market activity from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, including in-depth data analysis by neighborhood. (Click here to view).

What’s In Store?

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about South Florida’s real estate market. Not only has the worst of the financial crash long since passed, the real estate market is showing a great deal of promise in terms of how it may shape up in the future. In fact, some real estate experts are predicting that the boom and bust cycle that has characterized South Florida real estate has switched and now the market is once again heating up. Interestingly, one of the reasons, at least in part, is because of one of the greatest strengths that South Florida has always had: it’s appeal to international residence.

Brining in the Cash

Investors, as well as new residents from Latin America, Russia and Europe who are looking for luxury real estate have been picking up some of the most desirable properties regularly. This has brought some stability to the market and, in the future, it may ensure that the boom and bust cycle isn’t so much a part of South Florida’s real estate market at all. With a diversity of properties available, including waterfront properties that sell in the millions and residential homes that sell for very reasonable prices, South Florida has enough diversity among the real estate market to keep such investors happy.

Our website offers all currently available listings in from Fort Lauderdale to South Miami all with photos, maps and extensive statistics information to provide all available data to our clients. Please see the site here – http://www.sunnyislesmiamirealestate.com/. In addition, we’re always eager to help and educate our clients in using the tools we provide as well as our professional opinion. If you’re looking to list a property, please contact our office at (305) 336-0457 and we will provide market analysis report and well as comparable properties report and will get you the best possible price on the market.

Contact us today to learn about the future of the market and how it may stack up in terms of investment potential. With great properties being available and investors from all over the world demonstrating an interest in picking them up, the real estate climate in South Florida is likely to be just as sunny as the weather in the near future.


Top Producer Award 2013 Sunny Isles Beach

MIAMI (Jan.22nd, 2014) – Lana Bell, a luxury real estate agent with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty (click here to view the site), has been honored by Miami-based lifestyle television show, The Top 100, with the 2013 Top Producer Award for possessing the highest track record of residential transactions over $1 million in Sunny Isles Beach.

The Top 100 features Miami’s key players in development, real estate, entertainment, fashion and food, and airs in primary buyer markets like New York, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela. Lana Bell was honored in the real estate category for her leading sales success in Sunny Isles.

Lana Bell has been one of the premier luxury real estate agents in Miami since 2002, specializing in ultra-high-end oceanfront condos, waterfront homes and pre-construction property investments in Sunny Isles, Miami Beach, Aventura, Fisher Island, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Hallandale. She co-founded her own successful real estate firm, Sunny Realty, with her husband, Leon. In early 2013, Sunny Realty, which achieved more than $100 million in sales in 2012, merged with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, bringing a team of agents who speak seven languages.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from The Top 100, and I am thrilled to be a part of such an exceptional team at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Lana Bell. “We are proud to unite our global clientele with outstanding luxury properties in South Florida, and we look forward to the strong momentum in the year ahead.”

Founded just five years ago by CEO Mayi de la Vega, and now numbering more than 350 agents in eight offices, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty achieved total sales of more than $1.6 billion in 2013, realizing a 36 percent growth year-over-year from 2012. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is ranked by 2013 REAL Trends 500 as No. 102 of the Top 500 U.S. Brokerage Companies by closed sales volume, jumping from No. 145 in 2012. With an average sales price of $1,114,944, the firm is listed amongst the nation’s top 50 firms by average home sales prices.

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About ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
As the fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has eight offices in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Brickell and Key Biscayne, and has recruited more than 350 agents since its inception in 2008. In addition to its luxury brokerage division, the firm also boasts a development sales division, representing some of South Florida’s most successful and prestigious condo developments. In 2013, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty achieved sales of more than $1.6 billion, and under the direction of CEO Mayi de la Vega, realized a 36 percent growth year-over-year from 2012, holding the majority market share of properties sold for over $1 million. For more information, visit www.onesothebysrealty.com.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc.
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.


Mansions at Acqualina Condos For Sale

Mansions at Acqualina Sunny Isles Beach

Those who enjoy the best are in for a treat with the Mansions at Acqualina. This new construction is located in Sunny Isles Beach right next to Acqualina Resort and Spa. The architectural marvel features everything you could hope for in a luxury residence. From the moment you arrive at the front door to the landscaped gardens to the well-appointed residences to the many amenities, this is truly the building for those looking to have a little of everything at hand in their own building.

Sports Enthusiasts Dream Come True

Mansions at Acqualina Sunny Isles offer a sports enthusiast something to get excited about. One of the exciting features is the virtual golf room. Here, golfers can try their hand at any of the world-class golf courses through the program. Use your own clubs to swing your way to the hole without ever having to leave the building (or the air conditioning).

Getting in shape is important to people who enjoy any kind of sports. The fitness center is available for any resident looking to maintain a good fitness level, or just looking to get rid of some extra pounds. Do you need to really get into shape? You can take advantage of the private training available.

Swimming is also available in the pool followed by a soak in the hot tub. You can even reserve one of the eight cabanas if you are an owner. After you are done with it all, you can take your mind off of everything with the Hammam Spa offering esthetics and spa services for a luxurious relaxation method. The exotic setting will put you instantly at ease while enjoying the techniques for relaxation and massage.

Enjoy Your Life

Mansions at Acqualina offer everything you are looking for in life. If you are throwing a party for several people, the Grand Room offers the space you need. Dinners, functions and cocktail parties are exactly what this room has been designed for.
If you just want to take in a movie, there is no need to fight the lines at the local movie theater. Just go to the in-house private cinema room and enjoy feature films in a graded room featuring plush seating and a digital sound system. You will experience the movie like never before.

Children also love the Mansions at Acqualina. The children’s center has everything the kids want to be entertained for hours. X-Box and other gaming consoles along with computers and sports equipment are all available for kids to get together and have fun like only kids know how. Best of all, since they are secure in the building, parents do not have to worry about protecting them.

Do you have a dog? You can care for your pet with walks in the dog park, or let your dog run free for a change. It’s all available at the Mansions at Acqualina. From the convenient location in Sunny Isles Beach, to everything inside the building, it is easy to see why this is a great location to buy.


Content published by Lana Bell

Content published by Lana Bell