160 Marina Bay, Luxury Waterfront Development in Ft. Lauderdale’s intracoastal

160 Marina Bay
160 Isle of Venice Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

160 Marina Bay will be a five-story luxury development offering 16 striking residences with east facing waterfront views on Ft. Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway. For yachting enthusiasts, 14 boat slips will be available for purchase allowing residents direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.

Residences at 160 Marina Bay will be delivered move-in ready and are designed with privacy and connectivity in mind. The project will feature four residences per floor with two spacious three bedroom, three bathroom and one half bathroom floor plan options ranging in size from 2,875 square feet to 2,918 square feet of interior living space plus expansive waterfront east-facing terraces with glass railings for entertaining.

Building Features:

  • Spacious three-bedroom finished residences with living areas ranging from 2,875 sq. ft. to 2,918 sq. ft. with waterfront terraces, from 397 sq. ft. to 551 sq. ft., featuring glass walls to maximize views of the water and allow natural light to filter into residences throughout the day
  • Expansive terraces to enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s best waterway views
  • Centrally located within walking distance of the Las Olas Boulevard shopping and entertainment district and minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Located seven miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • Private marina with fourteen slips available to purchase on an exclusive basis
  • Each private boat slip includes electrical and water connections with deep water access
  • Waterfront pool deck overlooking canal with lounge chairs, cabana, and BBQ area for entertaining
  • Self-service package lockers with refrigeration capability offering residents digital package notifications
  • Wi-Fi accessible throughout property
  • Electric vehicle charging stations available for purchase
  • Pet friendly

Residential Features:

  • Lofty 10’ ceiling heights throughout
  • Direct water views from living room and master bedroom
  • Expansive waterfront terraces with glass railings in each residence are accessible from the living room and master bedroom
  • Private elevator lobby to each residence with vestibule entry into foyer
  • Energy-efficient impact-resistant floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and windows
  • Corner residences feature wrap-around terraces
  • Wide-plank wood floors in bedrooms
  • Porcelain tile in all areas except bedrooms
  • Spacious laundry room with sink, side-by-side large-capacity washer and dryer, and space for additional storage
  • Hidden-hinge interior doors and casings
  • Private storage closet for each residence adjacent to vestibule
  • Two garage parking spaces per residence

Technology

  • Smart technology for controlling entry locks, lighting, thermostats, and shower, remotely or by voice activation
  • In-wall smart home system unites all smart home devices in one simple-to-use control system and helps them work better together
  • Digital notifications of package deliveries to private self-service package locker system with refrigeration capability located in the lobby
  • High Speed Wi-Fi equipment installed throughout entire residence
  • LUTRON® whole home lighting control system
  • A digital medical examination kit for facilitating remote examinations with a health care professional
  • Provisions for automated window treatments

Kitchen

  • Italian cabinetry, quartz countertops, and integrated hood over cooktop in the chef-inspired kitchen
  • SUBZERO® refrigerator/freezer with custom cabinet panels
  • WOLF® 36” cooktop, 30” convection oven, and microwave oven
  • MIELE® dishwasher with custom cabinet panel
  • Built-in bar area in dining room includes quartz countertops, open shelving with LED lighting, under-mounted stainless sink and under-counter wine cooler by SUBZERO®

Master Suite

  • Direct waterfront views
  • Two spacious walk-in closets in master bedrooms
  • Master bedroom features wide-plank wood flooring
  • Master bathrooms designed with large-format Italian porcelain tile flooring and porcelain shower walls
  • Master bathrooms include his and hers bathrooms (in corner units), double vanities (in interior units), soaking tub, framed glass shower enclosure, smart shower, quartz countertops on vanities and black matte fixtures

Guest Bedrooms & Baths

  • Generously sized guest bedrooms
  • Spacious walk-in closets
  • Bathrooms include vanity with under-mounted sink and quartz countertops, mirrors, and black matte fixtures
  • Bathroom floors and wet areas finished with imported porcelain tile

160 Marina will be developed by Gold Krown Vista, LLC, an affiliate of Gold Krown Investments, a Florida-based developer with over 40 years of experience.

Architecture by FSMY Architects + Planners, a full-service architectural firm with over 40 years of experience and Interior design by RS3 Designs, an interior design team creating a beautiful and timeless environment connecting the inside to outside.

Construction has already started and delivery is expected in Q1 2022. Prices start at $2 million with penthouses starting at $2.45 million.

Deposit Structure:

  • A 20% deposit is required at the time of contract
  • An additional 20% is due at building top off
  • A final 60% is due at closing

Click here for an e-brochure about 160 Marina and please feel free to contact me for additional information.

Maria Lopez, Realtor
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Sycamore Resort, Orlando Condo Hotel, Just Minutes from Disney World

Sycamore Resort
Sycamore Resort Drive, Kissimmee, FL

Sycamore Resort is a luxury urban living experience consisting of 380 condo hotel units, spread out over six, seven-story buildings, sitting on 10 acres of land, just minutes from Walt Disney World.

Sycamore will offer incredible amenities in the common areas totaling over 25,000 square feet of entertainment on the club plus two acres of outdoor areas. All entertainment will be divided into areas unique to the family, with a focus on individual interests.

Club Amenities:

The club amenities building consists of 25,000 square feet spread over three levels, with fitness center, spa with sauna and beauty salon, bakery, kids club, Vegan and Asian restaurants on the first floor. The second floor will house an American food restaurant, sports bar and convention center space. The third floor will feature a rooftop bar with live music and all-day lounge.

Outdoor Features:

Resort-style pools with floating huts, beach volleyball, pickleball court, playground and Tiki bar at the pool.

Additional Resort Amenities include:

  • Dog Park & Pet Hotel
  • Concierge services
  • Shuttle service to theme parks and Airport
  • Laundry facility
  • Daily room service

Residential Features:

The condo hotel units are designed with an open floorplan layout and will be delivered fully finished and furnished. Units will feature owners closet on two and three bedrooms, porcelain tile flooring in living rooms and bathrooms, design mosaic glass in all bathrooms, GE appliances in the kitchen, washer/dryer combo, white quartz countertop, and contemporary cabinetry in the kitchens and baths.

Parking:

The resort will have 378 parking spaces, and each unit will have access to one spot. There is not valet or assigned parking.

Centrally Located:

Sycamore Resort is close to Disney World, Universal Studios, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and Volcano Beach water parks, and a multitude of shopping and dining venues. It is just 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

Orlando received 75 million visitors in 2018, making it one of the most visited cities in the United States and the #1 family vacation destination. Orlando also offers an array of thrilling experiences, and with a vibrant nightlife, you’ll never run out of things to do.

Condo Hotel Rental Program:

As a condo hotel, owners have the option to put their units into a rental program to help defray the costs of ownership. Currently, unit owners have three available options.

Leaseback Program:

• Guaranteed 10% Rental Income for 1 year
• Owners will receive monthly income deposited directly into the Owners’ bank account
• The unit can be used up to 15 days a year, block out dates apply – at Peak Season
• Full Property Management services

Regular Rental Program:

• Owners will receive monthly income deposited directly in the owner checking account
• The unit can be used up to 60 days a year
• No Block out dates

Private owned for private use:

• In this program, the owner does not participate in any rental program
• The unit will stay closed whenever is not being used
• The unit can be used up to 180 days a year
• Property Management will support the maintenance services

Rental Split:

For those who participate in the rental program, the split is 35% to the property management ad 65% going to the unit owner of the gross revenue generated.

Monthly Maintenance Fee:

Owners have a fixed cost of $ 480 per month towards the HOA. This costs will cover the following property expenses.

• Water- Sewer – $60/month
• Condominium Maintenance $245/Month
• Garbage Collection $35/month
• Cable-Internet $60/month
• Electricity – $80/month

Annual Assessments (reserves) are $960 per unit per year.

Property Taxes:

The property taxes are 1.25% per year.

Unit Sizes & Pricing:

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bath; 684 square feet, priced from $245,000
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths; 1,237 square feet, priced from $347,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths; 1,481 square feet, priced from $453,000

Units are sold unfurnished and those wishing to participate in the rental program may purchase a furniture package offered by the development. The packages prices are based on the unit size:

  • 1 Bedroom – $20,000
  • 2 Bedrooms – $30,000
  • 3 Bedrooms – $35,000

All of the furnishings are hospitality grade with five years of warranty. The textile replacement is scheduled to happen in five years to ensure optimization and quality.

Deposit Structure:

  • Domestic buyers may purchase a unit with a deposit of 25% of the purchase price and the balance at closing
  • International buyers require 30% of the purchase price and the balance at closing

Construction Status:

The Resort will be built in three phases, estimated as follows:

  • Phase 1 – Building A and F – November 2021
  • Phase 2 – Building B and C – January/February 2022
  • Phase 3 – Building D and E – April 2022

Click here for an e-brochure about Sycamore Resort Orlando and please feel free to contact me for additional information.

Maria Lopez, Realtor
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Oasis Hallandale

1000 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL

Oasis Hallandale is a $370 million development situated on ten acres with an urban edge in Hallandale Beach. It will consist of five commercial buildings — with a total 59,219 square feet of retail and restaurant space — 34,691 square feet of office space, and 1,486 parking spaces, as well as two 25-story high-rises housing 250 residences in each tower.

The project is conveniently located within proximity to Hallandale Beach, Gulfstream Park, Hollywood Boardwalk, Aventura Mall, the Hard Rock Casino, Fort Lauderdale’s Airport and Cruise Ships Port.

Oasis Hallandale’s distinguished architecture, design and physical features will be your private oasis to live, work and enjoy.

Residential Tower Amenities:

  • 24 hr. lobby attendant
  • Business and conference rooms
  • Lounge bar with pool tables
  • Banquet Hall
  • Golf simulator
  • Children’s playroom
  • Indoor and outdoor movie theaters
  • Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Two swimming pools and poolside cabanas
  • Hot tub spa
  • Children’s splash pad
  • Playground
  • Barbecue and fire pit areas
  • Yoga lawn
  • Ping-pong room
  • Mini soccer field
  • Bike parking
  • Electric car charging station
  • Valet parking
  • Pet park
  • Storage

Residence Features:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass sliding doors
  • Broad balconies with glass railing
  • Open contemporary floor plans in one, two and three bedroom configurations
  • Powder room in select residences
  • Walk-in closets
  • Imported Italian cabinetry
  • Premium Italian countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Imported Italian tile in kitchen and bathrooms
  • Double sinks in master baths
  • Frameless glass enclosed shower

Deposit required: The total deposit will be 40% of the purchase price, broken down in installment payments as follows.

  • $10,000 at reservation (removes the unit from inventory and locks in price)
  • 15% due at contract (estimated 2-3 months prior to groundbreaking)
  • 10% at groundbreaking
  • 15% in 180 days

Unit Sizes & Prices:

  • 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 891 – 937 sq. ft., from $427,680 – $576,505
  • 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,162 – 1,226 sq. ft., from $597,761 – $761,860
  • 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 1,560 – 1,736 sq. ft., from $748,800 – $1,078,784

Please note that pricing and availability are subject to change without prior notice.

Commercial spaces are $600 per square feet.

Office spaces are $550 per square feet.

Association Dues: Monthly maintenance for the residences is expected to be $.75 per square foot.

Construction Status: Ground break took place in May 2020, and construction will be completed in four phases, with delivery expected in 2025.

Developer: Hallandale Oasis 2019 LLC.

Architect: Arquitectonica, led by Principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, is a acclaimed and prominent architecture firm with significant projects in their portfolio, such as Brickell City Centre, Icon Brickell Residences & Hotel, SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences, Mr. C Miami, Regalia, Aria, American Airlines Arena and Ritz-Carlton Residences in Sunny Isles.

Click here for an e-brochure about Oasis Hallandale and please feel free to contact me for additional information.

Maria Lopez, Realtor
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships

Getting to Know the Neighbors: 3 Tips for Building Good Relationships

One of the factors involved in feeling truly comfortable in your community is the relationships that you’ve been able to establish with the locals in your neighborhood, but it can be hard to know how to nurture a good relationship. Whether you’re moving to a new home soon or are wondering how to make some nearby friends, here are some simple tips for ingratiating the ones that live closest to you.

Offer up Your Favorite Dish

It might seem like a bit of a risk, but one of the best ways to get to know your neighbors is to knock on their door and bring along your favorite treat as an offering. Whether it’s your famed banana bread or your best chocolate chip cookies, simply showing up on the doorstep with treats in hand will ensure your neighbors know that you want to get to know them, and they’ll likely be happy to return the favor down the road!

Throw A Little Party

If you don’t want to go through the trouble of taking treats over to all of your neighbors, you may want to consider throwing a party or backyard barbecue at your home for a more effective means of meeting everyone. By putting flyers around the community, you’ll easily interest other neighbors in your newfound presence on the block. As well, if you don’t want to go through all the planning of a big party, you can also make it a potluck style meal so everyone can share their own dish.

Make A Habit Of Neighborhood Walks

It’s certainly the least complicated of all the other options, but short walks through your neighborhood may also produce the most success in getting to know more about your neighbors. If you have a pet or a child, these tend to be automatic conversation starters, but a simple smile or ‘hello’ will also do the trick in making your face familiar. It also means you’ll get to know people over time and will be able to build a solid relationship.

It can often be hard to know how to integrate into a new community, but a simple smile or knock on the door can mean a lot when it comes to building a friendship with your neighbors. If you’re currently on the hunt for a home in a specific neighborhood, contact your local real estate professional for more information.

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Moving Soon? Here are 4 Ways to Take Less Junk to Your New Home

 

If you are in the process of moving or will be in the near future, now is the perfect time to sort through all the clutter and decide what not to take with you. It’s best to get rid of things you don’t need now, so you can carry the least amount of stuff. It can be a real money saver if you only need to rent a smaller moving truck or make fewer trips through town.

Go Through Your Closet

Clothes may not seem to take up the most amount of space. After all, they can be shoved into dressers or folded away and forgotten about. However, a lot of old clothing that doesn’t get used anymore can add up to take up room you could use for other things. Be honest about what you truly need and what you don’t, and give away or donate the clothing you no longer want.

Decide the Fate of Furniture

A new home often means new furniture. By deciding ahead of time which furniture pieces will be replaced, you can cut down on some steps in the moving process. You can sell, give away, or donate unwanted furniture to those in need.

Get Rid of the Garbage

Before packing, go through the entire home and throw away anything you don’t need. We tend to save much more stuff than we actually need. Grab some trash bags and fill them up with clutter that’s accumulated over the years. Doing this ahead of time will be much less stressful than having to do it on moving day.

Talk to the Children

It’s much harder for kids to part with their toys and other belongings. Even if they haven’t used them in years, it remains a part of their identity. Forcing them to part with some items can have a significant emotional impact on them. Take some time to sit down with them and discuss the moving process. Educate them on the benefits of donating items that they no longer need to those that are less fortunate.

Moving is without a doubt one of the most stressful things in our lives. By getting a head start and getting rid of some of the unwanted clutter in your current place, your moving is going to be much smoother and your new home will look that much better. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions about moving.

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences, Luxury Waterfront Residences in North Miami, FL

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Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences was completed in early 2017. The North and South Tower will house 468 residences complemented by a 112-slip full service marina.

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences
17301 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, FL 

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences is South Florida’s newest boating lover’s paradise. It features two 24-story towers with 468 condos and a 112-slip private marina and sits on 14 acres with lushly landscaped grounds and 750 linear feet of prime waterfront land overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the bay.

The first tower was completed in late 2015 and resales are available, both in decorator-ready and turn-key options.  Resale prices range from $715,000-$2,275,000 (subject to change without prior notice)

Residences come in spacious floor plans ranging from 1,821 sq. ft. to 2,600 sq. ft.  They come in two and three bedroom configurations, many with den, two and up to three and a half bathrooms for the largest floor plan.

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences offers its residents a marina lifestyle, the first of its kind in Miami in more than 10 years.

The towers offer the following first-class amenities and services:

  • Resort-style pool deck with infinity pool, hot tub and stunning waterfront views
  • Outdoor gourmet kitchen
  • Dedicated children’s pool
  • Children’s outdoor playground
  • Lavish spa with sauna, steam and private treatment rooms
  • Men’s & women’s locker rooms
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Professional grade studio for yoga/pilates
  • News café with daily newspaper service
  • Activity rooms for children and teens
  • Club room with 100”+ television
  • Billiards table with bar
  • Executive business lounge with conference room
  • A host of watersports, including jet skiing, kayaking, water-skiing, windsurfing and snorkeling
  • Pet friendly building with convenient dog park access at East Greynolds Park
  • Gated entry
  • Secure garage and valet parking
  • 24-hour professional security and video surveillance
  • WiFi throughout all common areas
  • e-Concierge app for iPad/mobile access to the wide array of Marina Palms services and amenities
  • High-speed elevators

The full service marina offers the following features and amenities:

  • 112-slip private marina for yachts up to 90 feet in length
  • Full-time dock master
  • Full service yacht club concierge
  • Fueling services
  • Dockside high-speed Internet and cable TV
  • Well-equipped sundry store
  • Picturesque marina promenade

Residence Features:

  • Imported Italian kitchen cabinetry by Snaidero with stone countertops
  • Grohe bathroom fixtures
  • Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances
  • Elegant, floating Italian bathroom vanities by Snaidero
  • Frameless glass enclosed showers with handheld head in bathrooms
  • Generous, 8-foot-deep private terraces with glass railings
  • Expansive marina and panoramic water views
  • Freestanding soaking tub in master bathroom
  • Large, walk-in closets
  • Smart-technology ready
  • Solid-core doors throughout
  • Sound-insulated walls throughout
  • Spacious, open floor plans with ceiling heights in excess of 9 feet, 10’3″ for the Penthouses
  • Full-sized, front-loaded washer and dryer in every residence

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The South Tower will open in February 2017 and is called The Reserve.  It currently offers two, three and four bedroom residences with spacious floor plans ranging from 1,581 sq. ft. to 2,599 sq. ft.  Residences are priced from $900,000 to $2,000,000.  Penthouses start at $1,200,000.  A few boat slips are still available from $350,000 for a 40-foot slip.  Pricing and availability subject to change without prior notice.

Residences in The Reserve can be purchased with 25% of the purchase price and closings will begin in February 2017.

There are some notable features and amenities at the Reserve as follows:

  • Situated on a picturesque peninsula that backs up to a tranquil nature preserve
  • Panoramic views from Downtown Miami to Sunny Isles Beach and out to the Atlantic Ocean
  • In the lobby, Prana, by esteemed American sculptor Mark Castator, an original installation in sinuous black steel, flanked by grand, ornamental screens, all commissioned especially for The Reserve
  • Rich Italian Calacatta finishes throughout
  • Custom chandeliers in the lobby and the main elevator vestibule
  • At nearly half an acre, the pool deck is ideal for intimate lounging or large social gatherings
  • Expansive, 3,200 SF resort-style pool
  • Curated artwork and installations throughout the social spaces
  • Outdoor nature lounge
  • Herb garden
  • Butterfly garden
  • Sunrise Brazilian wood yoga deck directly at the water’s edge
  • Children’s outdoor Play Zone
  • Building-wide aromatherapy program individualized for each social space
  • Poolside summer kitchen with Rodizio-style outdoor grilling terrace
  • Dog walking trail

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The Social Room at The Reserve

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Personal Services at The Reserve at Marina Palms:

  • Wellness club for yoga, pilates, reiki and the pursuit of healthful living
  • House car service to neighborhood destinations in a black Rolls Royce Ghost
  • On-site bicycle share service with custom beach cruisers
  • Kids’ Club – Planned Saturday morning activities with a fun specialist
  • Unexpected delights – impromptu surprises for residents to enjoy, from chocolate fountains to temporary art exhibits, to refreshing poolside treats
  • Personal butler services
  • On-site car washing and detailing
  • Pool attendants
  • Pet spa services

The Reserve Penthouse Finishes & Upgrades: 

  • White Venetian marble in all bathrooms
  • Three options for stunning 6’ slab flooring throughout, including 6” white baseboard
  • Custom-painted walls
  • Upgraded solid-core doors and hardware throughout
  • Window shades throughout with electronic remote control in select rooms
  • Apple home upgrades including Smart Thermostat, Elgato Eve Weather Sensor and select Lutron Caseta wall light dimmers
  • Oversized 36″ Wolf cooktop
  • 24″ Sub-zero wine cooler  (27″ in Grand Penthouses)
  • Integrated Wolf coffee system
  • Wolf double-wall ovens (Grand Penthouses)
  • Two private parking spaces
  • Secured resident access with enhanced security monitoring

Marina Palms is conveniently close to Aventura and Aventura Mall, Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour Shopps, Oleta River State Park, Gulfstream Park Racing in Hallandale Beach, and a wide selection of fine dining restaurants.  It’s a short 20 minutes by car to Ft. Lauderdale International and Port Everglades and about 30 minutes to Miami International Airport.

Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences’ developers are joint venture entities affiliated with The Plaza Group and The DevStar Group. The Plaza Group has successfully developed the 240-unit, 42-story Ocean Palms condominium on Hollywood Beach, and The Palms, a luxury condominium with 196 units in two, 32-story towers, located on Fort Lauderdale Beach.  The DevStar Group is a development and investment firm headquartered in Miami. Principals Anthony Burns and George Helmstetter have spearheaded the redevelopment and sales efforts of the 47-story Paramount Bay and Ocean House South Beach. For Marina Palms, DevStar is partnering with iStar, a publicly traded, $7 billion investment company.

The interior design was completed by Interiors by Steven G.

For more photos of the north tower and renders of The Reserve, please visit the Pinterest page by clicking here.

For floor plans, specific pricing for units at The North Tower or The Reserve, please contact me.

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Veridian Grove, A New Level of Luxury in South Miami

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Veridian Grove  Private Estate Homes
8290 SW 120th Street
Miami, FL 33156

Veridian Grove is Miami’s newest and most luxurious community, a gated community of 20 homes nestled into lush tropical surroundings. Each one is collaboratively custom-designed for modern living by renowned architects and interior designers, who incorporate your preferences every step of the way.

Award-winning Sotolongo Salman Henderson Architects imagined the four fully customizable estate homes, which feature optional elevators and rooftops with summer kitchens. TOGU Architecture conceived the homes’ interior design, its expertise in opulent art and furniture curation evident throughout the luxe residences. Lending a finishing touch, serene vistas and flourishing flora come courtesy of award-winning landscape designer Deena Bell of Bell Landscape Architecture, whose selection of native and drought-tolerant species — including fishtail, cabada and coconut palms — creates a verdant backdrop for these breathtaking estate homes.

 

 

Veridian Grove is an exclusive and gated community designed to become your private enclave, offering the most luxurious and vibrant lifestyle in Miami. Enjoy the comfort of 24-hour security, doorman services, and a state-of-the-art Wellness Center.

Blending a tranquil, natural landscape with innovative and contemporary designs, Veridian Grove creates a private enclave of 20 unparalleled homes, uniquely designed for modern luxury living by exclusive, internationally-acclaimed architects and interior designers TOGU Architecture.

Each residence sits on over 15,000 square feet of land and is fully customizable in terms of spatial design, materials, and all architectural finishes. The renowned architects of Sotolongo Salman Henderson create a whimsical setting where tropical modern homes are balanced by nature’s peaceful surroundings. Exclusive, serene and enclosed by lush greenery while in a central Miami location, the community intertwines nature with contemporary living. As the area’s only architecturally modern, lavishly amenitized new development, Veridian Grove is a pristinely planned community that makes South Florida living truly ideal.

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Location Overview

Its abundant and serene tropical landscape, as well as its close proximity to the bustling charismatic core of Miami, make South Florida a place unlike anywhere else in the word. Veridian Grove sits at the intersection of South Miami and Pinecrest– just minutes
from Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and a short ride to Brickell or Miami Beach.
With multiple premium shopping, dining, and nightlife destinations nearby, including Merrick Park and Brickell City Center, plus easy access to the premier neighboring communities, Veridian Grove combines nature’s lush features with a vibrant lifestyle and active locale.

The Veridian Grove enclave is conveniently located south of Downtown Miami, just south of Miami International Airport and a short drive from the Miami Executive Airport. Nearby
gardens, parks, top-ranked schools and universities plus various entertainment options make Veridian Grove’s coveted location great for families seeking the best quality of life in South Florida. Veridian Grove residents enjoy access to state-of-the-art recreational facilities and beautiful landscapes designed by acclaimed landscape architect Deena Bell, with numerous community parks and gardens just minutes away.

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Residential Concepts:

Veridian Grove offers four distinct models from which to choose:

  • A, Sequoia House: The Sequoia House draws inspiration from a European courtyard, with living spaces that wrap around the pool featuring a detached gazebo with a summer kitchen and a cabana bath. This home features six bedrooms, six and a half baths, two car garage/staff room under 6,330 interior square footage and 2,177 square feet on the exterior.
  • B, Cypress House: The Cypress House is a more formal concept with a double height living room, dedicated formal dining room, and features a separate game room. This home offers six bedrooms, seven and a half baths, three car garage/staff room under 6,191 square feet living area and 2,148 square feet on the exterior.
  • C, Palm House: The Palm House’s design captivates immediately with its welcoming entrance, featuring a front courtyard. This concept additionally has a downstairs Master Suite for increased convenience and privacy. Palm House’s floor plan features six bedrooms, seven baths and three car garage/staff room under 6,134 square feet of interior living space and 1,548 square feet on the exterior.
  • D, Ivy House: The Ivy House’s grand entrance features a double height great room and wall-to-wall sliding doors that fully open to the pool and rear garden. This home features five bedrooms, eight and a half baths, and a three car garage/staff room under 6,134 square feet of interior living space and 2,031 square feet of exterior space.

 

Wellness Center:

  • On-site villa offering indoor/outdoor delights for residents
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • 65’ Heated Lap Pool
  • Hydrotherapy Hot Tub
  • Hamam Steam Room
  • Swedish Sauna
  • Private Tropical Gardens with Nooks for Socializing
  • Smart Building Technology and Green Innovations
  • Integrated, High-Speed Wi-Fi throughout Common Areas

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Community Features: 

  • 24-hour Security
  • 10.5 Acre Secluded, private gated enclave
  • Attended Community
  • Digital Concierge that seamlessly integrates with your iPad
  • Virtual Doorman
  • Estate Manager
  • Whimsical, Lush, Tropical Landscaping by Award Winning Designer Deena Bell
  • Green and Sustainable Technology
  • Pet-Friendly Environment
  • Children’s Playground (Access from Wellness Center or from street)

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Veridian Grove Wellness Center will feature a 65-foot lap pool, fitness center, Swedish sauna and more.

Residential Features: 

  • Uniquely designed for each residence by TOGU Architecture.
  • Luxury Bathroom Fixtures
  • State-of-the-Art Appliances
  • Customizable Smart Technology by Savant controls AC, Sonos sound system, light control, gate camera, alarm and cameras.
  • Spacious Open Floor Plans
  • Miele Kitchen appliances

 

Pre-construction prices start at $2.6 million up to $3.127 million. Residences may be reserved with a 10% deposit. An additional 10% will be due once construction of the home begins, and 10% upon finishing the shell of the residence. The final 70% of purchase price will be due upon delivery of the property.

Construction on the Wellness Center is set to begin February 2017. It is estimated that the community will be ready for occupancy in 2018 with each home taking 12-14 months to build.

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For additional pricing information, floor plans and to arrange a tour of Veridian Grove, contact:

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Elysee Miami, the first and only luxury boutique tower in East Edgewater

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Elysee Miami will be located at 700 NE 23rd Street, in the flourishing Edgewater neighborhood and will offer 100 residences, two per floor, in a 57-story tower.

Elysee Miami will be a luxury boutique condominium tower being developed by Two Roads Real Estate Group. Upon completion in 2018, the 57-story, 100 residence Elysee will feature two units per floor, ranging from three to five bedrooms with den options. Spacious floor plans are available from 2,660 to 3,995 sq. ft. Penthouse and lower penthouse units will be expansive full-floor residences. Each residence will offer unobstructed, breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay.

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Elysee Miami lobby pool

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World-renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, of Arquitectonica, has designed Elysee to be instantly recognizable yet discreet with an iconic three-tiered telescoping shape. The interior design is being handled by Jean-Louis Deniot, from France and known for his sophisticated signature style. Mr. Denoit’s vision brings a new level of fine living to Miami.

Located directly along Biscayne Bay in the fast-growing neighborhood of East Edgewater, within reach of the nearby hip Wynwood Arts District, thriving Midtown, the evolving Design District, and the downtown arts and entertainment district.

The building will have three levels of amenities for residents to enjoy.

Lobby Level: 

  • Grand marble Lobby with 13-foot ceilings
  • Bay front-facing sunrise pool
  • Private high-speed elevators for all residences
  • Separate exit for recreation and loading
  • Mail & package room
  • Owners bay front lounge
  • Elegant guest foyer

Elysee Miami arrival

7th-floor amenities:

  • 75-foot resort pool
  • Summer kitchen and BBQ area
  • Fitness Center & Yoga Studio
  • Dedicated spa with sauna, steam room, and private massage rooms
  • Children’s and teen room adjacent to Fitness Center

30th-floor amenities:

  • Great room with living room facing the bay with a Steinway piano
  • Chef commercial kitchen with chef’s table
  • Grand dining room for up to 30 guests with wine coolers
  • Library that converts into a theater/screening room with projector

Elysee Miami will also offer white glove concierge and butler service, valet service, 24-hour door attendants and 24-hour security.

Additional services include bike storage, secure wine vault and storage and direct package delivery to the residence.

Residential Features:

  • Elysee Miami residences will be delivered decorator-ready
  • 3, 4, 5-Bedroom Layouts with Den Options
  • Duplex Options (available upon request)
  • Private elevators and foyers
  • Impact resistant floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding glass doors
  • 10 to 11-foot ceilings
  • Two 8-foot terraces on East & West with unobstructed bay views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Downtown, and sunsets views.
  • Many units will come with nanny/maids quarters
  • Integrated Smart System Technology
  • Full-Size Washer & Dryer

Kitchen Features:

  • Designer faucets and fixtures
  • ItalKraft® Cabinetry
  • Sub-Zero® and Wolf® stainless steel appliances including stovetop, oven, hood, microwave, refrigerator and freezer

Master Bath Features:

  • Waterworks® faucets and fixtures
  • ItalKraft® Cabinetry
  • Toto® toilets

Additionally, each unit will come with two parking spaces.

Pricing Details:

Three bedroom residences start from $1,899,900, three bedroom plus den and family room, from $2,399,900 and four bedroom, den and family room from $2,399,900.  Pricing and availability subject to change without prior notice.

Contracts require 10% of the purchase price.  Additional deposits to make up 50% of the purchase price will be required in stages and the balance of 50% will be due upon delivery.  Construction is set to begin in mid-2016 with completion expected in 2018.

Contact me for floor plans, additional information and pricing details.

 

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

 

Have you outgrown your current home? Here are five easy ways to tell if it’s time to upgrade

Your home is your castle, your own little piece of the American dream.

But lately, your little corner of the world has been feeling cramped and you find yourself eyeing those larger homes.

Is it time to pull up stakes and move on from your starter home?

Growing Family

If you’ve added to your family in recent years, you may have more bodies than bedrooms. A two-bedroom home may have been a great idea when it was just you and your spouse, but with two kids, you’re starting to have turf wars over the play area.

Overflowing With Stuff

From an overflowing toy chest to closets packed so tightly with shoes and coats you risk an avalanche every time you open the door, your home just doesn’t have the space to keep all your things. You may have even had to move some things off-site, spending money to rent storage space to keep that antique dresser your grandmother left you or the set of state spoons you carefully collected during your college years.

No Rest For The Weary

You’d love to spend an afternoon soaking in the tub, but before the warmth of the water can take you away, there’s a banging on the door of the only bathroom in the house and a chorus of “hurry up!” invading your quiet time. And the man cave you dreamed of? Those visions of a big screen television were shattered by the realization you needed somewhere for the kids to sleep.

No Room For Extras

When you first moved in, the two-car garage doubled as your woodworking shop. Now, the equipment has been sent to storage to make room for the family’s second car. You’d love to take up organic gardening, but your tiny yard barely has room for a grill and a lawn chair. You’d love to host your friends visiting from out of state, but there is hardly room for their luggage, much less them.

Changes In Career

You may have opted for a starter home when you first entered the market because you had a smaller income. Now, thanks to changes in careers or promotions at work, you can afford a home with greater square footage and room for your growing family that will provide the space you need for many years of happy memories.

Home prices across the country are starting to rise. Contact your trusted real estate agent today and take advantage of the opportunity to give your family the most space at the best price now.

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

 

Auberge Residences & Spa, Pre-Construction Luxury Condos in the Arts & Entertainment District, Miami, FL

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Related Group just launched sales for Auberge Residences & Spa, a luxury residential development with 290 condos.

The 60-story tower, designed by Architectonica, has a unique angled façade ensuring views of the Biscayne Bay from the living room and master bedroom of most residences. The dramatic double height lobby and other interiors feature the work of celebrated Italian designer Piero Lissoni, with outdoor spaces by award-winning Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea.  The building will also feature museum-quality artwork by noted artists Jaume Plensa, Julio Le Parc, and Fernando Botero.

Located at 1400 Biscayne Boulevard, Auberge Residences is situated in an ideal and readily accessible area known as the Arts & Entertainment District. It is within close proximity to the American Airlines Arena, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science. It is also minutes from such vibrant sections of Miami as the Design District, Midtown, and Wynwood, all chief destinations for the finest in shopping, dining, and culture.  Miami International Airport can be reached within 10 minutes and the Port of Miami within less than five minutes.

Auberge Residences & Spa Amenities & Services:

12th Floor Outdoor Features:

Auberge Residences will feature an incredible pool deck terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with a 160-ft lap pool, separate 60-ft. lounge pool and spa.  Additionally, there will be poolside cabanas and shaded lounge areas, poolside cafe, towel service, outdoor kids play area and party room overlooking Biscayne Bay.

12th Floor Indoor Amenities:

  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Yoga and pilates studio
  • World-class spa by Auberge offering all-natural beauty and relaxation treatments
  • Children’s playroom
  • Cigar lounge
  • Golf simulation room
  • Wine room

60th Floor Sky Pool Terrace Observatory

Soaring 650 feet in the air, the private observatory is the highest in Miami and features stunning panoramic views.   Food and beverage services will be available to residents as well as towel service.

Auberge Residences Concierge Services on Demand

  • Butler and “While You’re Away” services
  • 90 designer suites with in-room iPads
  • 24-hour valet, security and staffed services
  • In-room dining services in all residences and hotel units
  • World-class concierge services
  • Shipping, packaging and courier services
  • Currency conversion and exchange services
  • Housekeeping on demand
  • Pre-arrival provisioning grocery shopping and delivery
  • Dry cleaning and laundry services
  • Pet services

Additionally building features include Napa Valley style organic restaurant and wine bar at street level and membership to exclusive Key Biscayne Beach Club, redesigned by Meyer Davis.

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Auberge Residences & Spa Residential Features

The residences at Auberge Miami are based on open-concept, flow-through floor plans with one, two, or three bedrooms layouts.  Each unit revels in its breathtaking Miami setting with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide views of the Biscayne Bay and an oversized private terrace with transparent glass railings.  Auberge Miami offers a limited number of Sky Penthouses and four Duplex Sky Penthouses.

Auberge terrace panoramic

Residences will offer spacious walk-in closets, gourmet kitchens with custom Italian cabinetry, a selection of finishes, countertops, and backsplashes, and integrated paneling to conceal the refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher.  Each kitchen also includes a 36” Monogram refrigerator/freezer, a state-of-the-art Wolf appliance package, and design that opens to the living and dining rooms.

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The baths will feature imported stone vanity tops with double under-mount lavatories, illuminated mirrors, and premium Italian cabinetry. Master baths boast spacious soaking tubs, frameless, glass-enclosed showers, and a separate room for the elongated toilet, with optional designer privacy screens and imported marble flooring in wet areas. Most residences also contain powder rooms. Each residence and penthouse enjoys private, high-speed elevator access.

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Auberge Miami bathroom render

 

The building has been conceived as a “smart” building and is pre-wired for Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet, optimum data usage and voice calls, and cable television, as well as a sprinkler fire protection system. Residences contain individually controlled, energy-efficient air conditioning and heating systems, and all sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows are energy-efficient, tinted, and impact-resistant.

Auberge Residences will come in one, two, three and four bedroom floor plans with prices starting from $345,900 for the one bedrooms; $784,900 for the two bedrooms; $693,900 for two bedrooms with den and $903,900 for three bedrooms plus den.  There will also be 18 1 bedroom with den, two bath liner units which are situated from floors 3-11 and those start from $551,900.  Pricing and availability is subject to change without prior notice.

Homeowners association dues are expected to be $.73 per square foot.

Deposit structure

Units can be reserved now with 10% of the purchase price.   An additional 10% will be due at contract.  Once ground breaks 20% of purchase price will be required.  When construction reaches the floor the unit is in another 10% will be requested and the balance of 50% will be due at closing.

Contact me for more details on how to secure your unit before prices go up.

 

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

Luxury retailers announced at Brickell City Center, Miami, FL

Brickell City Centre

The fortunate residents of Brickell City Center and downtown Miami will soon have some ritzy shopping options within walking distance.

Lululemon Athletica, Italian casualwear brand Harmont & Blaine, American lifestyle retailer Cole Haan, handmade Italian sunglasses retailer Illesteva and Colombian swimwear designer OndadeMar.

Just last week, luxury brands Chopard and Valentino confirmed their leases at Brickell City Centre’s 500,000-square-foot shopping center. Next week, food and beverage tenants will be announced, and more retailers will be revealed in the fall.

Saks Fifth Avenue, dine-in movie theater Cinemex, Quinto La Huella restaurant and rooftop bar Sugar have also confirmed space at Brickell City Centre.

Shoppers at Brickell City Center, opening end of 2015

Read more details here and contact me to explore remaining ownership opportunities.

Brickell City Center announces new luxury tenants

Brickell City Center aerial render

Maria Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
(305) 467-0774
MLopez5020@gmail.com

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November marks two years of consistent price appreciation in Miami

November marks two years of consistent price appreciation in Miami

November marked two years of consistent monthly increases in the median sales price for both single-family homes and condominiums.

Last month, the median sales price for existing single-family homes spiked by 19.2 percent, up to $232,500 from $195,000 in 2012. Meanwhile, the average sales price for single-family homes decreased slightly to $366,309 last month from $372,564 in November 2012.

Existing condominium prices also experienced strong appreciation during the same period. Compared to November 2012, the median sales price for condominiums increased 14.5 percent to $180,000 from $157,250. The average sales price for a condominium was $311,323 last month, up 9.1 percent from $285,419 during the same period last year.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1651288#ixzz2q1Zu8ZpF

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Miami Real Estate Sales and Listings Continue to Grow

Miami Real Estate Sales and Listings Continue to Grow

Miami’s real estate market continued to boom in September as sales and listings grew by 4.6 percent and 23.3 percent, respectively, compared to 2012, according to a new report from the 30,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. 

Single-family home sales rose to 1,108, up 21.8 percent, in September compared to 2012. Meanwhile, condominium sales grew 4.6 percent over the same period, from 1,292 in September 2012 to 1,352 condominiums sold in September 2013.

“The double-digit growth in the sale of single family homes is a sign that now is a great time for homeowners to sell,” said 2013 Chairman of the Board of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS Natascha Tello. “The Miami real estate market continues to attract buyers from across the world due to the world-class amenities Miami offers coupled with the significant growth of the local real estate market over the last three years.”

 

Source:  Miami Association of Realtors

Jade Signature, Unprecedented Collaboration of Fine Architecture and Design in Sunny Isles Beach

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Jade Signature, an ultra-upscale, 57-story high-rise containing 192 residences ranging from 1,378 to over 10,000 square feet.

A single elegant form rising 57 stories on the sands of Sunny Isles Beach, Jade Signature is the newest tower in Fortune International’s coveted Jade building collection. The vision to create something the market has never seen before stems from merging the most talented people in the world of design and architecture, with Fortune’s valuable knowledge of what buyers of this caliber desire. Every detail has been engaged in extraordinary contemplation, and the result is a spectacular property that will be as enjoyable as it will be stunning.

Residences will be like contemporary houses in the sky with breathtaking flow through views from ocean to Intracoastal, and windows that frame the horizon reinforcing the connection between interior and exterior. Expansive terraces that span up to 25 feet extend the living space, and contribute to the building’s shape, which transforms at every angle. 

Miami’s most anticipated condominium embodies the spirit of innovation with creativity and beauty infused in every detail. 

Jade Signature will offer only 192 upscale residences.

Ground breaking is expected in late 2013 with completion in mid-end 2016.

Unit Description & Pricing (subject to change without prior notice):

  • 1 Bed /2 Baths + Den, 1,378 sq. ft., priced from $1,790,000-$2,010,000
  • 2 Bed / 2.5 Bath, 2,047 sq. ft., priced from $2,660,000-$2,930,000
  • 3 Bed / 4.5 Bath + Family + Service Quarters, 2,857-3,173 sq. ft., priced from $3,540,000-$4,375,000
  • 4 Bed / 5.5 Bath + Family + Media + Service Quarters, 3,292-3,766 sq. ft., priced from $4,110,000-$5,360,000
  • 5 Bed / 6.5 Bath + Family + Double Living +  Informal Dining +  Service Quarters, 4,649-4,897 sq. ft., priced from $6,595,000-$7,460,000
  • Signature Sky Villas  – Details TBD (Duplex, double height), 6,089-6,580 sq. ft., priced from $11,210,000-$12,000,000
  • Signature Penthouses – Details TBD, whole floor; 360 degrees, 8,448-10,416 sq. ft., priced from $18,000,000-$26,000,000

Building Features:

  • Created by Pritzker Prize award-winning Herzog & de Meuron
  • Stunning interiors by French design firm PYR led by Pierre-Yves Rochon
  • Botanical journey cultivated by renowned lands cape architect Raymond Jungles
  • Impressive structure towering 57 stories above the Atlantic shoreline
  • Enviable oceanfront address on the sands of Sunny Isles Beach
  • Ideal location between Bal Harbour Shops and Aventura Mall, as well as Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports
  • Strategic positioning of the building maximizing sun exposure to the pool and beach
  • Free-flowing amenity areas seamlessly connect ocean and beach to lobby and interior spaces

Lobby Level:

  • Lushly landscaped grand driveway with impressive porte-cochere
  • Stunning two story lobby anchored by a sculptural staircase leading to a world of amenities and services
  • Breathtaking three stories of glass overlooking pool and beach
  • Worldwide concierge service
  • Exclusive clubroom with extensive outdoor terrace, demonstration kitchen, perfect for private events
  • Breakfast area with outdoor seating on beach pavilion terrace with sky dome
  • Doorman and valet
  • Business center with conference room and private office
  • Oceanfront mail room experience
  • Underground parking garage with security surveillance
  • Car wash area
  • Electric car charging service
  • 24-hour security
  • High speed Internet and Wi-Fi in all common areas

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Beach Level:

  • Oceanfront resort deck featuring a gorgeous swimming pool with zero entry, secluded cabanas and hot tub
  • Beach bar and grill offering pool and beach service
  • Private beach amenities including chaise lounges and umbrellas at the shoreline
  • Teen’s tech lounge with outdoor ping pong
  • Kids playroom with video games and smart board
  • Toddler sensory and reading center
  • Landscaped beachfront gardens with hammocks and seating
  • Lap pool on south side of tower offering maximum sun exposure
  • Entertainment lounge and terrace facing lap pool with billiards and wine bar

Spa Level:

  • Health and wellness center with dry sauna and steam room
  • Coed hamam / Turkish bath
  • Magnificent water terrace with massage beds and plunge pools overlooking the ocean
  • Massage and spa services available
  • Detox juice bar
  • Invigorating cold rain shower
  • Yoga deck surrounded by zen garden
  • Relaxation area
  • Oceanfront state of the art fitness center with fully-appointed training areas
  • Women’s and men’s locker rooms

Residential Features:

  • Inspiring flow-through floor plans boasting ocean, city and Intracoastal views
  • Lofty ceilings of 10 feet or higher and total living areas ranging from 1,400 to 10,500 square feet
  • Floor to ceiling windows that frame the horizon
  • Modernist homes in the sky with terraces as large as a living space
  • Private garage spaces **
  • Exquisite European designer cabinetry
  • Top of the line kitchen appliances
  • Wine cooler
  • Cappuccino maker
  • Top quality stone countertops
  • PYR custom designed bathroom cabinetry
  • Private elevator vestibule
  • High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Smart technology
  • Walk-in closets
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer ***
  • Service quarters with full bath in 3, 4, 5 bedroom residences
  • Service entrance

** For some residences
*** In most residences

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Jade Signature is being developed by Fortune International, and it brings the collaboration of Herzog & De Meuron Architects, interior designs by PYR, led by Pierre-Yves Rochon, and landscape architecture by Raymond Jungles, Inc. 

 

Reservations are underway with 10% down.  Contact me for more details about this unique opportunity to purchase a residence at Jade Signature. 

Maria Lopez, 305-467-0774 | MLopez5020@gmail.com
Realtor, Cervera Real Estate, Inc.

 

Miami Real Estate Continues to be in High Demand with Foreign Consumers

  Miami Ranked 2nd among Foreign Consumers Searching U.S. Properties

by Miami Admin | May 14, 2013

Miami, FL – Attention from foreign consumers searching U.S. properties increased for Miami in March, according to the 26,000-member MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI).

South Florida, the top area in the nation for international real estate buyers, remains the focus of consumers from a diverse group of nations.

Miami Top Market for Foreign Consumers
In March, Miami ranked second only to Los Angeles among the top ten overall most searched U.S. cities by non-U.S. consumers throughout the month of March 2013.  Miami moved up from fourth place in earlier rankings.  Fort Lauderdale ranks eighth.  If the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market were combined, the ranking would be even higher.

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Miami, FL
  3. Las Vegas, NV
  4. Orlando, FL
  5. Detroit, MI
  6. Houston, TX
  7. New York, NY
  8. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. Chicago, IL

The top countries for consumers searching South Florida properties on Miamire.com (Miami Association of Realtors Property Search) in March 2012 compared to March 2013 were from:

March 2013 March 2012
  1. United States
  1. United States
  1. Canada
  1. Canada
  1. Brazil
  1. Brazil
  1. Colombia
  1. France
  1. Venezuela
  1. Venezuela
  1. Argentina
  1. Colombia
  1. France
  1. Argentina
  1. India
  1. Spain
  1. Germany
  1. U.K.
  1. Ecuador
  1. India

“These results reflect the strong demand from foreign buyers and investors that exists for Miami properties,” said 2013 Chairman of the Board of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS Natascha Tello.  “It is interesting to see countries like India and Germany ranking among the top markets looking to buy or invest in Miami and South Florida.  The Miami real estate market remains a mecca of global activity, differentiating us form the rest of the U.S. and fueling our vibrant real estate market.”

Nationally, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area is consistently one of the top markets for most of the highest ranking countries searching for property in the U.S.  According to Realtor.com®, the top countries (outside the U.S.) where global consumers were most engaged on Realtor.com® &

Realtor.com® International in March 2013 were:

  • *Canada: Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Detroit, Naples
  • *U.K.: Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, Houston, Las Vegas
  • *Germany: San Antonio, Los Angeles, Cape Coral, Miami, Las Vegas
  • Australia: New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Detroit,
  • Japan: San Diego, Alpharetta, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Antonio
  • Mexico: San Diego, El Paso, Laredo, San Antonio, Las Vegas
  • India: Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago, Dallas, Houston
  • *Brazil: Orlando, Miami, Boca Raton, Fort LauderdaleMiami Beach
  • China: Detroit, Los Angeles, Irvine, Las Vegas, Orlando
  • *France: Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, San Diego
  • *Russian Federation: Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, New York, Detroit
  • South Korea: Las Vegas, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Columbus
  • *ItalyMiami, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, New York, San Diego
  • *Netherlands: Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Houston, Las Vegas
  • *SwitzerlandMiami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Raleigh
  • *SpainMiami, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, San Diego
  • *Ireland: Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Chicago, Miami
  • *Sweden: Los Angeles, Detroit, Parkland (FL), MiamiFort Lauderdale
  • *Belgium: Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Naperville (IL), Orlando
  • Philippines: Las Vegas, Saint Paul (MN), Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Henderson (NV)

*Country with Miami or Fort Lauderdale as top searches.

Based on the 2012 Miami International Market Report, Miami attracts a significant number of buyers from countries not reflected in property search rankings above, including Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, and Ecuador.  For the latest information on who is buying in South Florida, go tohttp://www.miamire.com/international/resources.

“Miami had not previously figured as a top market for buyers from the United Kingdom, who tend to purchase in less expensive areas of Florida,” said 2013 MIAMI Association of REALTORS Residential President Fernando I. Martinez.  “We are increasingly seeing buyers from new markets becoming increasingly interested in all that Miami has to offer, which is a sign that investors view Miami and South Florida a profitable opportunity.”

Jade Beach, Sunny Isles Beach
Artist render of Jade Signature, a 57-story ultra luxury oceanfront high rise in Sunny Isles Beach consisting of 192 upscale residences. It will feature flow-through floor plans boasting ocean, city and Intracoastal views as well as lofty ceilings of 10 feet or higher and spacious living areas ranging from 1,400 to 10,500 sq. ft.

Source: Miami Association of Realtors (miamire.com)