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Monday, December 21, 2009

Those of you who may be renting Miami Beach condos but haven’t made it over here yet due to the northern snowstorms that have slowed down holiday travel have something to look forward to.  Assuming you haven’t arranged any kind of vehicular transportation to make it to the condo you have rented, that may no longer be a problem.

On Sunday the Airport Flyer express bus service officially began transporting tourists to Miami Beach condos and hotels directly from Miami International Airport.  It’s the first of two bus routes that will facilitate access to popular tourism hotspots in South Florida.  The second express route will debut next month and will have a much longer trajectory, running from downtown Miami all the way up to central Broward County via Interstate 95.

Funds available to the Miami-Dade Transit department are tight but the recent unveiling of the Airport Flyer service is not coming out of its pocketbooks, instead it’s being funded by federal dollars.  Those of you needing to get your Miami Beach condos in a timely manner will be pleased to know that the service runs every thirty minutes and stops at many popular streets throughout the city.  Best of all, it will only cost you $2.35 to ride it.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

The big event that attracted people towards Miami Beach real estate recently was of course the major Art Basel event that recently ended.  For art aficionados who like to explore events that don’t quite fit into the mainstream, there was also the Fountain Art Fair.  Although it ended earlier this month, this decidedly indie event is very much unlike the popular Art Basel.

The Fountain Art Fair was founded by John Leo and David Kesting back in 2006 and focuses heavily on being the “indie” art fair promoting obscure artists and galleries as opposed to the traditional art fairs that permeate in and around the Miami Beach condos and the rest of the city.  The fair costs much less than traditional fairs and perhaps most intriguingly, installations are not limited to specific sites.

Some of the highlights of this year’s Fountain Art Fair were the giant video installation called “Legacy Fatale” by artist Corrine “Coco” Dolle and a fully functional sauna sitting on stilts created by a collective of artists from Finland and Estonia.  Much like what you would find in Miami Beach condos such as the Fontainebleau, dance parties were also on full display with music by alternative hip hop musician G. Love and local Miami DJs.  Because it takes place before Art Basel, the Fountain Art Fair s a great event to check out next year.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Food or cooking enthusiasts living in one of the many Miami Beach condos may not be aware that food themed events are held on a practically daily basis in all of Miami.  Whether you’re looking to learn a recipe, sample great dishes or improve your cooking and baking techniques, there’s a little something for everyone to explore and participate in.  Here are some of the highlights.

Over at The Tides hotel on Ocean Drive, its acclaimed restaurant La Marea is debuting a brand new lunch, dinner and bar menu that includes new appetizers, salads, desserts, sandwiches, pastas and more that you can check out today.  Not far away from The Tides is the Fontainebleau, one of the most popular Miami Beach condos that will also be premiering its Scarpetta Anniversary Menu.  Enjoy a four course meal with complimentary wine pairings.

Not far from the Miami Beach condos is the area of Brickell within downtown Miami.  Visit the Grimpa Steakhouse tomorrow in Brickell Plaza between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. after the workday is over and enjoy Grimpa Steakhouse Friday Happy Hour which includes two for one drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

You’ll find a host of additional events and soirees being held on Saturday and Sunday, just get out there and check out what’s happening.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

If you own Miami Beach homes, chances are you may still be soaking in all of the excitement and artistry of Art Basel which took place this past weekend.  Looks like you may not have much time to do so as the first ever Miami Music Festival is coming very soon.  How soon?  It starts tomorrow.

The inaugural edition of the Miami Music Festival takes place over three days and is designed to be something of a pseudo conference and performance hybrid.  During the day several industry panels and meetings are conducted.  If that doesn’t sound like it’s worth leaving the comfort of your Miami Beach homes for, the festival turns into a musical extravaganza once the evening comes around with a host of different bands performing in a variety of musical genres like rock, Caribbean, Latin, jazz, hip hop and more.

Some of the notable local Miami bands that will be performing at the Miami Music Festival include Jacob Jeffries Band, Awesome New Republic, State Of and Jose El Rey.  However the event will feature numerous musical acts from both the local area as well as from out of town.  After all of the excitement of Art Basel, you may find that this is the perfect way to complement what’s turning out to be a very exciting month for those who own Miami Beach homes.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

South Florida is definitely the place to be for those of you who celebrate Hanukkah which starts this Friday.  Whether you live in Miami Beach condos or any popular city in the area, there’s plenty to do from Homestead to Aventura.

If you want to volunteer and share with others the spirit of Hanukah, you can join fellow volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Miami today and head out to homes across Miami-Dade County.  You’ll be giving senior citizens who are forced to stay indoors some much appreciated company as well as distributing gift bags.  The Federation is focusing heavily on family this year.

If you live in Miami Beach condos and want to participate in an event, several college students will be leaving from the city to head towards Hallandale Beach in order to spread the Hanukkah celebration in rented RVs.  Alternatively you can stay in the city and check out one of the rock or rap concerts combining the Hanukkah traditions with pop culture.

The Hanukkah Rocks! Concert of Kendall on Saturday, the latkes and wine being offered at the Wolf’s Wine Shoppe in Coral Gables, the outdoor Hanukkah celebration over at Aventura’s Mars Family Athletic Field, you’ll have lots to enjoy in celebrating the eight day holiday.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Who says no one is buying Miami Beach condos?  The few who share such a sentiment may be incorrect if recent numbers in October are to be believed.  Apparently people in the U.S. are putting down their John Hancock to buy a home in unprecedented numbers.  Per the National Association of Realtors, October signaled a ninth straight month of increases in the amount of signed contracts.

If such news reinforces your decision to buy Miami Beach condos, you should keep in mind that these are not sales that have actually closed so there’s still that small window of the deal not actually closing.  However these numbers tend to be a reliable indicator of housing market activity and where it may be headed so it does seem like things may continue to incrementally improve.

The $8,000 first time home buying tax credit remains the usual suspect in the cause of the welcome increase, spurring demand among a large demographic of people like financially qualified former renters who are looking to transition into genuine homeowners.  Now that the credit eligibility has been extended into the middle of next year, there may be even better news to come as more and more people snap up Miami Beach condos.

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