Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

On Aug. 23, 2005, the hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s — the famed French Quarter watering hole — were flying off the bar. Few in the Sportsman’s Paradise had noticed the formation of small tropical depression germinating in the warm Atlantic Ocean waters that summer. Everyone in the Big Easy was enjoying life and letting the bon ton roulette (the good times roll) …

Community spotlight: Bal Harbour

Initially known as one of the few Miami-Dade County municipalities to be built with a fully realized master plan in place, the village of Bal Harbour today is recognized for its luxury shopping, homes and hotels …

All-cash transactions in Miami further under microscope

Earlier this month disclosure requirements pertaining to all-cash residential sales were implemented in only two markets nationally, one of them being Miami-Dade County.

The primary reason Miami was singled-out, more than half of all residential sales…

What’s it like for first-time homebuyers looking at Miami?

Two recent reports point to South Florida as an unaffordable region for first-time homebuyers. However, other recent data suggests the Miami metro is a top buyer’s market where individuals are actively buying within the lower tier price points …

Miami Association of Realtors add 4,200 agents in 6 months

Last year the state of Florida saw a spike in the number of new real estate agents. One reason: the hot Miami-Dade market. Spanning July 2015 to February 2016 the Miami Association of Realtors’ (MIAMI) primary, active membership expanded from 37,328 to…

Military Residential Specialist program nears 2,500 agent certifications

Aimed at helping agents better serve veteran and active-duty buyers, the Military Residential Specialist (MilRES) program has certified roughly 2,500 agents since 2010. A significant percentage of those agents operate in Florida and California …

Rentership breaks records in 10 year period– almost half are cost-burden

According a report released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, rental demand has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. The study found that the U.S. saw its largest gain in any 10-year period from the time between 200…

ZIP code profile: 33149

Key Biscayne, or the area covering 33149, is one of the top rated ZIP codes in the nation. Located east of Miami and south of Miami Beach, this little island community is home to a plethora of restaurants and amenities …

Luxury listing: Sky-high loft in downtown Miami

Sitting 63 floors high, this stunning penthouse is three levels and 2,901 square feet of living space. A rooftop deck, stainless steel and glass cantilevered staircase and three-story concrete finished wall are all elegant touches that make this home o…

Are Florida homes becoming too expensive?

When it comes to things like buying a home, Americans might be startled at how quickly prices have rebounded in many places following the economic recession.Florida homes are among the nation’s least expensive …