Sunny Isles Condo Gaining a Reputation for Its Unique Innovations

One Sunny Isles condominium that hasn’t even been completed yet is making a name for itself because of its innovative parking garage, according to a recent article in The Miami Herald.

The $560 million tower in Sunny Isles Beach features an elevator that carries both the driver and the car to their condo.

The Porsche Design Group from Germany, as well as one local developer, worked together to create the unique condominium complex.

Continue reading to learn more about this unique innovation, and why it’s expected to be a high-demand South Florida residence once it’s complete.

South Florida Luxury Condos

When it’s complete, the Porsche Design Tower will be a 57-story luxury condominium situated on 2.2 acres at 18555 Collins Avenue.

The community will feature 132 units, ranging from 3,800 to 9,500 square feet.  Prices on these luxury homes may be as high as $9 million.

As for the community’s unique parking situation, the tower will feature 284 robotic parking spaces and three elevators. The innovation will give residents an awe-inspiring view of the South Florida landscape as they’re carried at a fast clip up to their home.

Elevator rides are expected to last anywhere from 30 to 45 seconds.

Residents living in smaller units will be allowed two parking spaces and those living in larger ones will be allowed four.

Investing in Sunny Isles Real Estate

The proposed Porsche Design Tower is just an added bonus to living in Sunny Isles. After all, this impressive South Florida community already has a lot to be proud of.

Known as the City of Sun and Sea, this city is brimming with luxury amenities, including:

  •  The famous Sunny Isles Pier
  • Water sports on the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean
  • High-end shopping venues
  • Lushly landscaped community parks

What’s more, its convenient location on a barrier island in Northeast Miami-Dade County puts residents within just a short distance of even more attractions in neighboring communities.

Your Sunny Isles, Florida REALTOR

I’ll keep you posted as this new Sunny Isles condominium moves through the development process.

And if you’re an interested home buyer, I recommend you check out some of the existing Sunny Isles residential communities, including:

If you see a community you like and would like to learn more about it, then contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll be happy to tell you about available listings and answer any questions you might have!

Until next time,

Scott

Incredible Trump II Condominium Recently Listed on the Sunny Isles Real Estate Market

An excellent South Florida real estate opportunity just became available in Sunny Isles, Florida.

A Sunny Isles condominium owner is selling his Trump Tower II condominium for $1,295,000.

That’s a bargain price when South Florida condo buyers learn about all of the upgrades this condominium has, including all white glass floors and frosted glass interior walls.

Continue read to learn more about this fantastic South Florida condominium for sale, and why it’s not likely to stay on the Sunny Isles real estate market for long.

Sunny Isles, Florida Real Estate

Located in Trump Tower II, the condominium at 15901 Collins Avenue features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  This beautiful condo is about 2,145 square feet.

Since it was built in 2008, this Sunny Isles condominium has received several luxurious upgrades, including:

  • 32″ white glass floors
  • Floating 11 foot ceilings
  • Customized lighting and sound system
  • Motorized Blinds
  • Built in entertainment center
  • Coral Stone terrace
  • Frosted Glass walls and doors
  • Custom closets
  • And more!

This extravagant condominium is located within Trump II,which features a total of 278 units, ranging from $509,000 to $2,850,000.

Floor plans at Trump II range from 1 to 3-bedrooms and 1690 to 3,323 square feet.

In addition to providing a variety of floor plan options to interested South Florida condo buyers,  Trump II offers residents a number of high-end amenities and features.

Trump II condominium owners have privileged access to such luxurious amenities as:

  • Private outdoor reception areas
  • Grand ballrooms
  • Two floors of multi-purpose rooms
  • Full service valet and car wash on site
  • 24-hour gate security
  • Children’s playground
  • Four professional sized tennis courts
  • An  8,000 square foot spa and fitness center

And thanks to its ideal location, residents at the Trump II are never in short supply of breath-taking views of Miami, Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

Purchase a Sunny Isles Condominium for Sale Today!

If you’re interested in learning more  about the amazing new condominium at Trump II that just became available – or the South Florida real estate market in general – then contact me, Scott Patterson, today.

But hurry.  Amazing condos like the one at 15901 Collins Avenue, #3407, don’t stay on the South Florida real estate market for long!

Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Real Estate Summer 2011 Market Update

The median sales price for South Florida homes has steadily increased since the start of the year , according to Ron Shuffield, president of our company, Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc. Realtors

Here’s some of the recent news that Ron shared with us about the South Florida real estate market:

  • Between January and May of this year, the median sales price in Miami-Dade County rose from $150,000 to $180,000.
  • Between January and May of this year, the median sales price in Broward County rose from $165,000 to $190,000
  • 61 percent of our company’s sales are for either a short sale or a foreclosure.  However, that is down from 67 percent just four months ago.

Ron said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the most recent trends on the South Florida real estate market.

As the inventory of South Florida homes for sale continues to dwindle, prices are expected to increase, he said.

Learn more about the current state of the South Florida real estate market by watching the below video from our company’s president.

Navigating the South Florida Real Estate Market

 

If you’re interested in entering the South Florida real estate market as a home buyer or home seller, contact me, Scott Patterson, your South Florida real estate expert, today.

Whether you’re an interested South Florida home buyer or a South Florida home seller, I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have as well as provide you with a number of helpful South Florida real estate resources to help make navigating the market easier.

Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Real Estate Market Praised by National Government

The Federal Reserve recently recognized the South Florida real estate market for its home resale market, according to a recent article in the Miami Herald.

The recognition was part of a larger report completed by the Federal Reserve in which they said the economy is expanding fairly steadily in most of the country, although some regions are showing negative growth.

Continue reading to learn more about the Federal Reserve’s predictions for the national economy as well as how South Florida home owners will be affected.

South Florida Real Estate Market Update

Although much of the South has demonstrated slowed growth, Florida actually stood out for its home resale market.

The report noted that Florida home sales are doing remarkably well and keeping at a pace that’s enviable. Real Estate market’s are very area specific and development specific, 31% of Florida sales are cash transactions but South Florida has a far higher percentage of cash transactions due to the higher number of International Buyers.

The report also found that leading economists predict that the national economy will expand at about 2.7 percent a year.

Although a complete economic recovery likely is still a ways away, it’s nice to know that the South Florida real estate market is standing out to the national government as an industry that is doing better than most.
This is definitely good news for South Florida home sellers as it shows them that there is movement on the South Florida real estate market and there are interested South Florida home buyers.

Selling Your South Florida Home

Have you been thinking about entering the South Florida real estate market as a South Florida home seller?

As a South Florida real estate expert, I will put together an aggressive marketing plan to ensure that we sell your home at the best price possible in as little time as possible.

To learn more about how I help South Florida home sellers, check out some of my FREE South Florida home selling resources, including:

Until next time,

Scott

Mexicans Increasingly Investing in South Florida Real Estate

For months I have been telling you about how Brazilian nationals have been spurring activity on the South Florida real estate market by investing in South Florida homes for sale.

Now it appears that another group of foreign nationals are finding South Florida real estate increasingly attractive: Mexicans.

According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, Mexicans find that South Florida is a safe place to invest their money outside of their home country, where violence has steadily increased over the years.

South Florida Real Estate Market Attracting International Buyers

While Mexican nationals have historically invested in properties in border cities such as El Paso and San Diego, an increasing number of Mexicans are investing in South Florida, specifically Miami.

By some estimate, Mexican investors have invested about $30 million in the South Florida real estate.

And according to the Commerce Department’s international trade administration, Mexicans made a direct investment of $31 billion in the United States in 2008.

Most experts attribute the surge in Mexican nationals investing in the United States to the violence that is occurring across the border.

Since the Mexican president Felipe Calderon launched a war on drug cartels in late 2006, more than 40,000 Mexicans have been killed in the fighting.

Consequently, the United States has issued an increasing number of visas to Mexicans.  Between 2007 and 2009, the number of visas for Mexican investors grew from 15,000 to 21,000.

In 2009, about 250 Mexicans were granted asylum in the United States.

Purchasing a South Florida Home for Sale

As a South Florida real estate expert, I have years of experience working with international buyers.

If you’re thinking about relocating to South Florida from another country  – or from another part of the United States – then contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll help make navigating the South Florida real estate market exponentially easier with my exclusive South Florida home buying tools.  These include:

Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Real Estate Market Update for June

Several South Florida cities saw increases in their property values in 2010, according to a recent article in The Miami Herald.

Although property values for both commercial and residential real estate are still down in Miami-Dade and Broward counties for 2010, they’re still doing considerably better than in 2008 or 2009.

Continue reading to learn more about how specific South Florida communities stacked up in terms of property values.

South Florida Property Values

According to the most recent data:

  • 10 municipalities in Miami-Dade County saw increases in value in 2010.  In contrast, all 37 municipalities saw decreases in value in 2009.
  • Downtown Miami saw the largest year-over-year value increases in South Florida.  The community’s tax base grew by 10.9 percent in 2010.  In 2009, Downtown Miami’s tax base decreased by 11.2 percent.
  • In 2009, new construction in downtown Miami was valued at $362 million.  In 2010, that value had climbed to $1.4 billion.
  • Key Biscayne’s taxable property value grew by 1.5 percent.
  • Sunny Isle’s taxable property value grew by 2.9 percent.
  • Pinecrest’s taxable property value grew by 0.8 percent.
  • New construction in Miami-Dade County fell from $2.7 billion to $1.5 billion.
  • New construction in Broward County also fell, from $1.5 billion to $633 million.
  • Homestead taxable property value fell by 9.6 percent. Still, that’s considerably better than in 2009, when property values in Homestead dropped by more than 31 percent.
  • Florida City’s taxable property value fell by 15.4 percent.

According to most South Florida real estate analysts, the recent numbers suggest that the South Florida real estate market has weathered the worst of the recent housing bust, but a complete recovery might not be for several months or even years.

Investing in South Florida Real Estate

Now is actually a fantastic time to invest in South Florida real estate.

Why? Because South Florida home values are still fractions of what they used to be before the South Florida housing bubble burst.

Thus, South Florida home buyers have the opportunity to get a great deal on a piece of South Florida real estate before prices start climbing.

If you’re interested in investing in South Florida real estate, then contact me, Scott Patterson.

As your South Florida real estate expert, I’ll answer any questions you might have about the South Florida real estate market as well as tell you about all of  South Florida neighborhoods, including:

Until next time,

Scott

Several New South Florida Condominiums Planned

The Related Group, a prominent Miami-based developer, plans to break ground on six new high rise condominiums in the next year, according to a recent article in the Miami Herald.

The development group recently created a new partnership with Miami-based marketing firm International Sales Group.

The partnership, now called Related ISG, plans to market the six new condominiums to international buyers, particularly those living in Latin America.

Purchasing a South Florida Condominium For Sale

According to the article in The Miami Herald, Related ISG’s strategy is to focus on those buyers who invest with nothing but cash. The company hopes such investments will help pay for much of the construction costs upfront.

Although most of the details about the projects are unknown, the developer did provide locations of the proposed six condos:

  • Two will be built in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami
  • One will be a waterfront condominium community in North Miami
  • Two will be waterfront condominium communities in the Hallandale and Hollywood area.

Although the South Florida real estate market has struggled with a number of homes underwater as well as a large inventory of unsold condominiums, Related ISG said that the high demand for South Florida real estate by Latin American investors as well as recent strong condo sales justify the company’s plans.

And according to one estimate, buyers will pay as much as 80 percent of the purchase price before the building has ever been completed.  This minimizes the risk that these new condominiums will go into foreclosure, said spokespeople from Related ISG.

Thinking About Investing in a South Florida Condominium for Sale?

Now is a fantastic time to do so!

Contact me,  Scott Patterson, today to talk with me about all of the  luxury condominiums in the various South Florida communities, including:

Until next time,

Scott

Affordability on South Florida Real Estate Market is Breaking Records

I recently read a rather interesting article in The Palm Beach Post that discussed the record-breaking affordability on South Florida homes for sale.

Evidently, affordability on Palm Beach County homes for sale reached a new high during the first quarter of 2011.

Palm Beach County isn’t the only county that’s enjoying this record-breaking affordability.  Broward County as well as Miami-Dade County are also experiencing fantastic affordability on their homes for sale.

Purchasing A South Florida Home for Sale

There is a lot of data on the South Florida real estate market that illustrate just how affordable South Florida homes are right now:

  • A median-income family in South Florida could have purchased 77.5 percent of all the homes sold in the first quarter of 2011.
  • According to the National Association of Home Builders, the last time homes were this affordable in Palm Beach County was in early 1999, when a median-income family in South Florida could have purchased 77.4 percent of all the homes sold that year.
  • In comparison, a median-income family in South Florida could have only afforded about 30 percent of Palm Beach County homes during the real estate boom.

So what exactly is causing this great affordability in South Florida? A few factors are at play right now, including:

  • Low home prices
  • Steady incomes
  • Low mortgage rates

And even though home sales have picked up in recent months, it hasn’t caused prices to rise like they did during the housing boom a couple of years ago.

This is great news for South Florida home buyers looking for a deal on the South Florida real estate market.

Navigating the South Florida Real Estate Market

There’s never been a better time to be a South Florida home buyer.   With record low interest rates and low South Florida list prices, there’s a good chance that you’ll find an amazing deal on a South Florida home for sale.

As a South Florida real estate expert, I am experienced working in several of the area real estate markets, including:

Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Real Estate Market Update

Last time I discussed with you a trend on the South Florida real estate market in which home prices are dropping and South Florida home buyer interest is rising.

Today I’d like to discuss with you a recent report by Zillow.com that further breaks down the drop in South Florida home prices.

Zillow.com is a Seattle-based company that studies real estate trends all across the country.

South Florida Homes for Sale

According to the recent report by Zillow.com, South Florida home values decreased by 12.8 percent during the first quarter of 2011 when compared to the first quarter of 2010.

Compared with the 25 largest metropolitan areas, the South Florida area (which includes Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County) ranked number five for steepest drops in home values.

Detroit and Atlanta tied for the largest annual decline in home values at 17.3 percent.

Here’s what else the real estate website reported about our South Florida real estate market:

  • South Florida home values have dropped to 2002 levels.
  • Miami-Dade and Broward County home values are less than half of what they were five years ago.

And although Zillow.com previously predicted that the national housing market would bottom out by late 2011, experts are now saying that the housing market won’t bottom out until 2012.

Since Florida’s housing market crashed before much of the rest of the country, my prediction is that our housing market will bottom out earlier than that.

Purchasing a South Florida Home for Sale

The news from Zillow.com is likely grim news for South Florida home sellers looking to get a great price for their South Florida home for sale.

But for South Florida home buyers, conditions are just right to enter the South Florida real estate market.

For more information contact me today to further discuss your options on the South Florida real estate market as a South Florida home buyer.

Feel free to browse some of our amazing residential communities in South Florida online.  These include:

Until next time,

Scott

Brazilians Play a Major Role in the South Florida Real Estate Market, Reports Show

Brazilians are playing an increasingly important role on the South Florida real estate market, according to recent South Florida real estate market data.

Although Brazilians have been investing in Miami real estate since at least the 1990s, there seems to have been an increase in recent years.

This trend is partly because of the favorable currency conversion rate as well as increased Brazilian spending power, experts say.

Here are some more recent findings as they relate to Brazilian home buyers on the South Florida real estate market:

  • According to a recent Franklin Templeton survey of foreign investors,  70 percent of  Brazilians surveyed said they plan to invest money overseas this year.
  • Miami is ranked 8th for foreign investment in real estate in the United States.  New York, Washington, DC, Boston and San Francisco are the top places for foreign investment.

Investing in South Florida Real Estate

In addition to a favorable conversion rate, there are plenty of reasons to explain why so many Brazilians are choosing to invest in South Florida real estate:

Purchasing a South Florida Home or Condo for Sale

Have you recently been considering relocating to South Florida? If so, you’ll want an experience South Florida REALTOR to guide you through the process.

Contact me, Scott Patterson, today to learn more about all of the South Florida home buyer resources we offer to South Florida home buyers, including:

Until next time,

Scott