JTHS Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS - Jupiter, Tequesta, Hope Sound

     

                

  • South Florida’s Quality Schools Boosting Real Estate Market

    by | May 17, 2017
    Most families with children make a decision on where to buy a home by the quality of local education, and South Florida boasts some of the nation’s top schools. From pre-kindergarten through graduate school, South Florida’s schools are innovative, specialized and nationally-regarded. The region’s schools excel in student achievement, a big factor for homebuyers looking for a local home. It begins with South Florida’s strong primary educational system, where students learn and develop the fundamentals and studying habits to become successful members of the community and workforce.
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  • From Cuba to Cambodia: Hollywood Realtor’s Humanitarian Missions Inspire

    by | May 15, 2017
    MIAMI Broward President Ellen Mitchel will travel on a humanitarian mission to Cambodia in December with her daughter, daughter’s partner and the Restore One charity. Mitchel will teach English, build homes and deliver feminine hygiene products to a country beset by sex trafficking, illiteracy and poverty.
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  • A Family that sells Real Estate Together, Stays Together

    by | May 15, 2017
    MIAMI YPN Chairman Alberto Carrillo has real estate in his DNA. Alberto’s mother, Maria, is a 30-year Miami Realtor and one of the most successful in the industry. Alberto’s father, Pedro, is a lender and mortgage broker. Alberto’s older brother, Pedro, is a New York City commercial Realtor.
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  • Colombian Native Beats the Odds to Excel in Miami Commercial Real Estate

    by | May 15, 2017
    José María “Chepe” Serrano not only volunteers his time to the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI), where he is the 2017 commercial president, but he teaches real estate classes locally and statewide, is very active in his Catholic church and assists other Realtors.
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  • Blazing a New Trail in a Family Synonymous with Miami Real Estate

    by | May 15, 2017
    MIAMI Residential President Christina Pappas has not only followed in her grandfather’s (Ted Pappas served as the 1975 MIAMI board president) and father’s footsteps (Mike Pappas is CEO of Keyes), she’s blazed new ones.
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  • Wine and Real Estate: Location is Paramount

    by | May 15, 2017
    Coral Gables Realtor Christopher Zoller, the 2017 MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Chairman of the Board, sees many similarities between wine and real estate. Location is paramount, of course, but so is supply and demand.
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  • Brazil is Top International Country Searching Miami Real Estate

    by | May 08, 2017
    Brazil is the top foreign country searching for Miami real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Brazil registered the most South Florida property searches among all countries on MIAMI’s portal, www.Miamire.com, in February 2017. Brazil led the MIAMI rankings for 13 consecutive months, from June 2014 through June 2015. The South American country had been rising in the rankings recently, finishing second in January 2017. Venezuela and Colombia finished second and third, respectively, in February 2017. Russia, which led the rankings in November and December, had the fifth-most web searches. Mexico makes its first appearance in the Top 10 since it took No. 10 in May 2016. “Brazilians and South Americans have long been drawn to Miami and our global city,” said Christopher Zoller, the 2017 MIAMI chairman of the board. “But what’s interesting about the February 2017 search rankings is its continental diversity. South America, North America, Asia and Europe are all represented, and that’s reflective of the diversification of Miami real estate buyers.”
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  • Miami Leads the U.S. in International Immigration Growth

    by | May 01, 2017
    Miami was the top U.S. city for growth from international immigration last year, a sign of the global demand to live, work and play in sunny South Florida. Miami’s population increased 1.1 percent from international immigration, the highest of any U.S. metro area, from 2015 to 2016, according to U.S. Census numbers from March 2017. Many of the immigrants are highly-educated, according to a 2017 study by Florida International University and the Creative Class Group. Miami ranked No. 1 in the nation for the percentage of foreign-born in its highly educated ranks (some college through Ph.D. holders). The foreign born comprise nearly four out of 10 of the South Florida professional workers in business, the sciences, tech, education, media and the arts.
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  • Canada Tops All Countries Searching Miami Real Estate Miami is the No. 1 Most-Searched U.S. Market Globally

    by | Apr 26, 2017
    Canada is the most-active country searching Miami real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Canada registered the most South Florida property searches among all countries on MIAMI’s portal, www.Miamire.com, in January 2017. It’s the second time Canada has posted the most searches (the first occurred in October) since MIAMI began tabulating the monthly rankings in May 2013. Brazil and Colombia finished second and third, respectively. Russia, which led the rankings in November and December, fell to No. 29. Turkey — a global European-Asian hub connected to Miami via nonstop Turkish Airlines flights — entered the Top-10 for the first time (No. 7.) “Canadians love South Florida real estate and it’s not just because of our warm weather,” said Christopher Zoller, the 2017 MIAMI chairman of the board. “Yachting, boating, brand-name shopping and incredible beaches lead Canadians to purchase primary or secondary homes in South Florida.”
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  • Connecting with the Community

    by | Apr 24, 2017
    The 2015 Chairman of the Young Professionals Network of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS ® (MIAMI), the 29-year-old Pappas said her parents taught her about the importance of community service. The Pappas family regularly helped its local church, donated clothes and volunteered at Miami-based charities throughout Christina’s childhood.
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  • Mother inspires Coral Gables Realtor in Real Estate and Community Service

    by | Apr 24, 2017
    Looking at the growing number of local parent-child Realtor teams in South Florida, Christopher Zoller can’t help but think about how he got his start in the business. Zoller’s mother, Leticia, spent 20 years selling real estate in Fairfield, Conn.
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  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Commercial Realtors

    by | Apr 24, 2017
    A humble person who’d rather not be in the spotlight, Miami Realtor Barbara Tria won’t say it, but there’s no doubt she is inspiring Miami-Dade County female commercial Realtors.
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  • From the Symphony to Miami Real Estate

    by | Apr 24, 2017
    John Dohm, who transitioned to selling Miami commercial real estate 30 years ago, is still using many of the lessons he learned in the symphony. Forming partnerships, working with others, and serving the community can benefit all Realtors.
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  • Miami Realtors Sign 10 New International Partnerships

    by | Apr 19, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has 161 international real estate partners, the most of any Realtor association in the United States, after signing 10 new International Collaboration Agreements recently. The bilateral agreements create greater exposure for Miami and all of South Florida, increase business opportunities and promote a stronger local economy. “Collaborating and networking with global markets is at the core of our mission at the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®,” said Christopher Zoller, the 2017 MIAMI Chairman. “MIAMI is honored to have international partners in more than 50 countries and five continents. By promoting the Miami brand and Miami lifestyle at global conferences and with our worldwide partners, every South Florida industry and field benefits.”
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  • Miami Music Week and Ultra Festival Garner International Attraction

    by | Apr 12, 2017
    International home buyers want global cities with business centers, brand-shopping, resort lifestyles, entertainment and more. Miami, named as America’s Third-Most Fun City by Wallet Hub, is known for its nightlife but its art and music festivals are also world class. Miami Music Week, held in the last week of March, is one of the world’s most recognized electronic music events. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe come to Miami to listen and dance to some of the world’s best DJs. The always sold-out Miami Music Week is a boom to local businesses, hotels, downtown and more. Young Miami Music Week attendees pay for tickets, ranging from $300 to $1,250. In 2016, more than 1,180 artists performed at 260 events hosted at 78 venues.
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  • Palm Beach International Boat Show Gains Global Following

    by | Apr 05, 2017
    The Palm Beach International Boat Show is attracting so many more international exhibitors and attendees that organizers moved to include “international” in its name.
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  • Miami Music Week and Ultra Festival Garner International Attraction

    by | Apr 05, 2017
    Miami Music Week, held in the last week of March, is one of the world’s most recognized electronic music events. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe come to Miami to listen and dance to some of the world’s best DJs.
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  • Miami Open’s Diversity is a Perfect Match for Miami

    by | Apr 05, 2017
    The Miami Open, which is in its 32nd year at the picturesque Crandon Tennis Center on Key Biscayne, boosts every sector of Miami, including real estate, as it attracts thousands of fans from all over the world.
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  • I Want to express my Gratitude for Instructor Rick Burch

    by | Apr 05, 2017
    Thank you Rick for truly helping us develop our potentials and embrace our strengths while creating a fun environment with the right dosage of enthusiasm and discipline.
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  • Miami is Home to World-Class Tennis Every Spring

    by | Apr 05, 2017
    Tennis is an international sport played by every country on this globe, so it’s apropos a city as diverse and welcoming as Miami hosts a major tournament. The Miami Open, which is in its 32nd year at the picturesque Crandon Tennis Center on Key Biscayne, boosts every sector of Miami, including real estate, as it attracts thousands of fans from all over the world. The tournament, which is played over two weeks in late March, has introduced many fans to Miami’s resort lifestyle and awe-inspiring beauty while boosting the local economy. Consider: the Miami Open has an annual economic impact of nearly $390 million. It draws more than 300,000 spectators and is responsible for more than 14,000 hotel rooms. Its impact overseas might be more significant. The tournament is televised internationally, showcasing Miami’s sunny weather and skyline. About 90 domestic hours of TV broadcast the tournament and 190 countries broadcast 8,000 hours of total TV coverage overseas, according to tournament officials.
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