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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Don't Miss the Junior Orange Bowl Parade

Dallas Brown and Kathleen Kauffman
Junior Orange Bowl Parade Chair Kathleen Kauffman and JOB President Dallas Brown invite you to the 63rd Annual Parade on Monday, January 2nd at 3:00 p.m. commencing at Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables. Dallas Brown says, “this is a very special tradition for the children of South Florida. We’re looking forward to Clemson University’s Tiger Marching Band and the dozens of other units in the parade as we are all Soaring to New Heights!” See the parade route below. Grandstand tickets, $10 each, can be bought on site at the Ticket Booth in Merrick Park.


Brazilians’ Real Estate Investments Boost Florida Economy

A recent New York Times article reported that 1.2 million Brazilians visited Florida in 2010 and spent $5.9 billion. Among some of their purchases were condos in Miami-Dade County. Brazilians enjoy our local lifestyle, affordable shopping and a safer environment.

Foreign Real Estate Investments in 2011

Miami foreign real estate investments in 2011 are in the billions of dollars, according to a recent Florida Trend article. Some projects announced this year include: Brickell CitiCentre - a $700-million retail, office, hotel and condo tower, Developer from Hong Kong. Resorts World Miami - $3.8-billion project with four hotels, casino, condos, mega pool, convention center, Developer from Malaysia. Brickell House – 18-story, 96-unit condo tower in the city’s arts district, Developer from Argentina. International buyers are attracted to Miami’s location and appeal, condo rental market, and real estate that is more affordable than other metro cities in the U.S. and South America. Direct foreign investment in Miami commercial real estate reached $472 million this year from 2010’s $16 million.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Single Family Home Prices Up

Thought you would find this interesting. Single family home prices in Coral Gables have been rising since inventory started dropping in 2009 when we had 650 homes for sale on the MLX. It is a case of supply and demand and the supply is definitely dropping in all price ranges but especially in the $2M and under range. What bodes well for South Florida real estate bodes well for the rest of our economy and should help all businesses soon as well as our non-profits. There are also going to be a large amount of closings coming up in December as we have seen tremendous traffic the last three months.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Friends, We Are Now on the Radio

“Coral Gables Real Estate Today” is a weekly show that airs every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on WZAB 880 AM The Biz after the Bloomberg Report. On “Coral Gables Real Estate Today” we, Jeannett Slesnick and Ginger Jochem, discuss interesting topics about the current state of real estate, great buying and selling tips, financing options and updates, events around the community, and more. Listen on your radio or on http://www.880thebiz.com./