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Friday, September 21, 2012
The Bath Club is one of the oldest buildings in what is aptly called Miami Beach’s “Millionaire’s Row.” This quiet stretch of Miami has so much to recommend it, and The Bath Club is the most exclusive building in the neighborhood. The Bath Club was originally formed in 1926, the golden era of Miami, and was redesigned in 2005 to the most luxurious specifications. It has a gourmet market and newsstand, ballroom, two clay tennis courts, swimming pool with lap lanes, residential dining service, poolside cabanas, walking gardens and spa. The residences are either oceanfront villas or condominiums and are all complete with the latest appliances and security technology. Everything in The Bath Club is top of the line.
The location of The Bath Club in Miami Beach could not be better. The American Airlines Arena, Downtown, the Miami Marlins Stadium are all a 15 minute drive. The Shoppes at Bal Harbour are also very nearby as well, including the designer boutiques of Chanel and Versace. The Miami International Airport is 15 minutes away as well as the Wynwood Arts District and the Design District. If you are looking to move to the area or are interested in The Bath Club, contact us today!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Condo living in Miami Beach has many advantages. You can come and go as you please while being in one of the hottest destinations on earth. While there are bohemian trends in interior design that are very popular right now, these should be applied with a few guidelines with regard to making your space appear larger. Space saving strategies will surely increase the value of your home as well, if you are looking to sell. If you have purchased an investment property, these inexpensive tips will also help you rent your property very quickly. For more information on listing your condo or purchasing investment properties, contact us today.
1.      Organize: Organize the clutter in your home. Whether it is using space saving furniture with built-in storage, or having a professional advise on shelving systems, these elements will reduce clutter and make your home appear larger and more inviting.
2.      Optical Illusions: Using strategically placed track lighting in the kitchen or under cabinets will increase the space in the kitchen. Mirrors placed across from focal points will bring in natural light and increase the appearance of a room.
3.      Optimistic Colors: Rather than dark colors in a room, we recommend light or pastel colors for all rooms in a home, especially if it is a condominium. Off white or cream for a living room, pastel yellow for a dining room, pale blue for powder rooms, and pale peach or yellow for bedrooms have calming effect universally.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Interesting news was released from the National Association of Realtors this week, the amount of time a home is on the market measuring system had to be revised to accommodate the shrinking inventory nationally. The median amount of time a home was on the market for july was down 29.6% from 98 days last year to 69 days this year. Markets across the nation continue to improve and the relationship between inventory and supply is very pertinent to sellers. Chief Economist for NAR, Lawrence Yun made these remarks regarding the recent news, “A notable shortening of time on market began this spring, and this has created a general balance between homebuyers and sellers in much of the country. This equilibrium is supporting sustained price growth, and homes that are correctly priced tend to sell quickly, while those that aren’t often languish on the market.” 
Lower inventory means increased prices for sellers. Nationally, there is a 6.4 month supply of homes which is 31% below last year. Due to this restriction in inventory, Yun speculates further increases in prices in 2012 and 2013, “Our current forecast is for the median existing home price to rise 4.5-5% this year and about 5% in 2013, which is somewhat stronger than historic norms because of the inventory shortfall that is most pronounced in the low price ranges. Ironically, if housing construction doesn’t pick up to normal levels within two years, supply shortages could be sustained for an extended period and lead to above average appreciation, therefore any unnecessary hindrance to housing starts, such as excessive local zoning regulations or stringent bank capital rules for construction loans, should be carefully re-examined.” Builder confidence is very high right now, and we have seen this most acutely in the Miami market, which is teeming with new projects and opportunities in areas such as Brickell, Downtown, and in Sunny Isles. For more information on new projects, contact us today!
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Green Living has been a topic that has been addressed numerous times by developers, builders, and more frequently, by our buyers. It is a way to save money, protect health, and is also good for the soul! According to the Environmental Protection Agency 75% of solid waste is recyclable and onle about 30% of it is actually recycled. The benefits of recycling are numerous but include, job creation in the US, reduction in the need for landfills, prevents pollution, saves energy, decreases emissions, conserves natural resources, and it sustains the environment. In order to recycle better, here are three tips to insure you are recycling the right way.
1.      Clean. Make sure you rinse out all containers, workers cannot rinse items and they are forced to throw them away.
2.      Blank Slate. Remove all labels from bottles and cans, this only takes a second and it makes the difference between landfill and recyclable.
3.      Put a Face to a Name. Take a visit to your local recycling center to ask what they accept and what they do not accept. Contrary to popular belief each center is different and there could be more to recycle than just bottles and cans!!
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
09/13/Of all the neighborhoods in Miami, concerning condominiums, one of the most popular areas is the  Mid Miami Beach neighborhood. Collins runs from North to South and the condominiums lining Collins have oceanfront views and it is more quiet than South Beach. Condominiums on this stretch of Collins are part of what is known as Millionaires Row. It is aptly named because it has historically had incredible beaches, quiet allure, and lots of places to dock boats and canals. It is conveniently located to 195 via 41st and is 15 minutes to the Miami International Airport. Bal Harbour is to the north with incredible luxury retailers and gourmet dining.
Currently, the hottest buildings with availability are Akoya, Fountainbleu, Blue and Green Diamond, and Bath Club. Residences in these buildings have penthouses and come furnished or unfurnished. Lots of seasonal residents will appreciate the convenience of condo living. The neighborhood could not be more safe and residents will enjoy the incredible vistas of the winding canals and oceans. La Gorce Country Club is nearby and year round residents will delight in the award winning golf facility and tennis clubs, as well as casual and formal dining. For more information on the condos and homes in the Mid Miami Beach neighborhood, contact us today!
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
5 Star Island has been listed for $35 million on illustrious Star Island. Home to Sean Combs and Rosie O’Donnell, who recently listed her home for $19million, Star Island is one of the most desired locations in South Florida. This home is one of the most vast on the island, and has also been featured on various shows on Oxygen Channel and VH1. It is in the Mediterranean style and is just under 12,000 square feet. Within its’ walls you will find 11 incredible bedrooms, with 9 and 3 half baths. It is completely furnished in lush gold and lots of color, so essentially all you would need to bring is a toothbrush. It comes with a chef ready kitchen, perfect for caterer or professional chef, huge media room, and spacious family and dining rooms. This home could easily house a large family or even a tribe!
Star Island is prestigious not only for its’ celebrity residents but also for its incredible location and vistas overlooking Biscayne Bay and South Beach. It is incredibly secure with 24 hour security and roaming officers. It is accessible by 395 and is equidistant from South Beach and Downtown. Whether you are looking for leisure or a respite from the commerce during the day in Downtown, Star Island is ideal. Further, it is only 20 minutes to the Miami International Airport. For more information on this home and others on Star Island, contact us today!
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