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By Vivian Toppe - SE Florida Realtor | Current Real Estate news for South East Florida

REVEAL: The 3 sites at the heart of South Florida's bid for Amazon HQ2

Three landowners could combine their properties for Amazon's second headquarters.

Miami

Pal around with Miami’s elite on a truly private island

Most folks think of Fisher Island as a private, beachfront condo development in Miami — which it is.<p>But the 200-acre islet is also a hotel, with 15 …

Miami Beach

Why Chinese Investors Love Miami, The 'Hong Kong Of The West'

Chinese Investors love Miami. Caroline Li Griffith is purchasing her third luxury condo in Miami. Griffith, a private real estate investor originally from Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province splits her time between New York and Miami. “I love the Miami lifestyle, its weather and the people,” Griffith …

Real Estate

Alex Blavatnik and Sandor Scher get approval for North Beach redevelopment

Renderings of Ocean Terrace, Sandor Scher and Alex Blavatnik (Credit: Getty Images, Ocean Terrace developers)To make way for their ambitious …

Delayed $3B Brightline project to launch service this weekend

Rendering of Brightline and Patrick Goddard (Credit: Brightline)All Aboard Florida’s high-speed rail is set to finally launch to the public this …

Michael Caine Sells Miami Beach Condo for $7.45M

The English actor bought the property in 2008<p>Oscar-winning English actor Sir. Michael Caine and his wife, Shakira, have sold their Miami Beach condo, …

Real Estate

Fontainebleau owner Jeff Soffer buying Mardi Gras casino in Hallandale Beach

Real estate mogul Jeffrey Soffer is in talks to purchase the Mardi Gras Casino and Race Track in Hallandale Beach, adding the gambling destination to …

Miami

Invest Now in the South Florida Property Market, Experts Say

Steep price incentives, a lack of new construction and a favorable tax environment all benefit Miami and Fort Lauderdale buyers<p>After a slow year in …

Real Estate

Your living room helps sell your home more than any room – and here's why

It's more important than the kitchen or bathroom.<p><b>When it comes to selling your home, there are many things to consider to boost the selling power of</b> …

Interior Design

Mack Real Estate Lends $90M on Florida Luxury Condos

reprints<p><b>Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies</b> has provided a $90 million mortgage to <b>Fisher Island Investments</b> for <b>Palazzo Del Sol</b> and <b>Palazzo Della …

Real Estate

How to Rent Out a Condo: Watch Out! It's Not the Same as a Home

How to rent out a condo: This may seem like a simple question, but if you own a condominium, you probably know it's actually rather complicated.<p>For …

Real Estate

Home Stagers Tell Us Their Best Tricks for Making a Home Resale Ready

Home staging can be tricky to wrap your head around. Most of time, it’s about taking your home as-is and making a few, small changes. Yet, somehow, …

Home Improvement

SoFla luxury condo sales to stay slow as single-family market grows in ’18, experts say

Mike Pappas, Ron Shuffield and Dan Kodsi over the Miami skyline (Credit: Pixabay)As the pool of deep-pocketed foreign investors continued to recede …

Inside Lenny Kravitz's former Miami Beach home

The waterfront mansion was originally listed for £18.7 million.<p><b>The recent sale of Lenny Kravitz's one-time Miami home didn't exactly go as planned.</b> …

Real Estate

La mejor inversión en propiedades de lujo está en EE.UU., dice diseñadora de París

La apuesta más segura, dice Pinto, es en propiedades de lujo en Estados Unidos<p>Linda Pinto, de origen marroquí, con sede en París, encabeza el Cabinet …

Giant Spiral Slide Opens At Aventura Mall

A 93-foot-tall spiral structure by Belgian artist Carsten Höller and located​ at the entrance to the mall's new expansion wing opened Monday<p>AVENTURA, …

Design

This Store In Miami Was Designed With A Tunnel-Like Interior

Architecture and interior design firm OHLAB, have recently completed the design for a new concept store named “In-sight,” that’s located in Downtown …

Can ‘Miami Modern’ do for North Beach what Art Deco did for South Beach?

South Beach’s transformation from tired haunt for retirees to booming hub for tourists and fun-seekers is partly owed to the unique architecture of …

Lenny Kravitz’s former Miami home sells for a discounted $16.5M

Initially asking $25M<p>The former Miami Beach mansion of Lenny Kravitz just sold for $16.5 million, per The Real Deal, representing a 34 percent discount off the initial $25 million asking price.<p>The home measures just under 12,000 square feet under air and is located on Sunset Islands II. It has six …

Miami

10 reasons to buy a brand-new home

Yes, older homes tend to have more character than new construction, from unique architectural features to lovable little nooks. But what looks …

NYC’s highest earners would be better off in Florida under new tax bill

Most Big Apple residents will see a far less bountiful windfall from the tax overhaul than their counterparts in Florida, according to an analysis by …

Site of Pablo Escobar's Miami Mansion Up for Sale—Treasure Hunter Alert!

Drug kingpin <b>Pablo Escobar</b> was gunned down by Colombian authorities in 1993, but the location of a portion of his vast wealth remains a mystery.<p>A pile …

Venetian-Style Estate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Asks $39M

The 27-room home comes with 750-foot water frontage, private dock, swimming pool and tennis court<p>During the depth of the 2009 financial crisis, James …

Miami’s Design District Wants to Be the Coolest Neighborhood in America

The new Institute of Contemporary Art building.<p>This summer, after 12 years of living in New York City, the allure of yearlong beach weather, nearby grandparents for our 2-year-old, and, frankly, the promise of affordable real estate finally convinced my husband and me it was time to relocate to …

Gianni Versace

Miami penthouse on sale for 33 bitcoin — cash not accepted

Attention bitcoin millionaires ready to spend your coins: here’s a very real-world purchase option — no traditional cash required.<p>A Miami penthouse …

Coming soon to Miami Beach: ‘Art Basel,’ but for cars

Car collectors, rev your engines. The Swiss company that presents Art Basel is bringing a new event to Miami Beach, and it’s focused on that Miami …

Step inside the Museum of Ice Cream in Miami Beach

Tour the Instagram-friendly seven-room space<p>Museum of Ice Cream officially opened its fourth location in Miami Beach ahead of Art Basel, welcoming visitors to an Instagram-friendly treat at 3400 Collins Avenue in the Faena District.<p>Miami was chosen to “celebrate its diverse and culturally inclusive …

What $1M buys across South Florida

Five homes for sale across five neighborhoods<p><i>Welcome to Miami’s</i> Curbed Comparisons<i>, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount across various South Florida neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out!</i><p>While last week’s edition looked at …

House of the Week: Zaha Hadid’s Miami Home

It has returned to the market at the reduced price of $6.5 million.<p>The late celebrated architect Zaha Hadid has left her mark on many cities, with …