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

     

                

  • Miami is Second-Hottest U.S. City for Millennials

    by | Jun 21, 2017
    Diverse employment opportunities, a thriving downtown, walkable neighborhoods, state-of-the-art museums and top entertainment venues make Miami the second-most desired U.S. city for millennials, according to a 2017 Realtor.com study. The study, which analyzed 60 large U.S. cities, is significant because millennials are America’s largest generation with enormous purchasing power. The 25-to-34-year olds comprise the largest percentage of home buyers (34 percent) in the United States, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Millennials make up 64 percent of first-time home buyers today and will factor significantly in real estate for decades.
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  • Building Boom: Miami Continues to Attract Major Projects, Developments

    by | Jun 15, 2017
    Developers are proposing and building major Miami projects because Miami has evolved into a top global city with culture, art, name-brand shopping and entertainment.
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  • Miami is Second-Hottest U.S. City for Millennials

    by | Jun 15, 2017
    Diverse employment opportunities, a thriving downtown, walkable neighborhoods, state-of-the-art museums and top entertainment venues make Miami the second-most desired U.S. city for millennials, according to a 2017 Realtor.com study.
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  • Colombia Tops All Countries Searching Miami Real Estate Miami is the No. 1 Most-Searched U.S. Market Globally

    by | Jun 15, 2017
    Colombia is the most-active foreign country searching Miami real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered the most South Florida property searches among all countries on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in March 2017. Colombia has led the MIAMI property search rankings in 11 of the last 16 months. Venezuela and Brazil finished second and third, respectively. India, the second-most populous country in the world, entered the top-five in March 2017 after finishing sixth in December 2016, January 2017 and February 2017. “As Miami evolved from a tourist city to a global metropolis, we’ve seen more diversified foreign home buyers search and buy properties here,” said Coral Gables Realtor Christopher Zoller, the 2017 MIAMI chairman of the board. “It’s no longer just South America. It is home buyers in India, China, Turkey, France and other countries who want to live the Miami lifestyle.”
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  • I Never Expected this "young professional" to be so Helpful

    by | Jun 08, 2017
    I explained the situation, they listened with the utmost attention, and responded with clarity, exactness, and knowledge. I would like you to know how thankful i am for this MIAMI professional's fine attention.
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  • Frost Science Museum Inspiring Miami’s Future Scientists

    by | Jun 07, 2017
    With its modern design, cutting-edge exhibits and world-renowned planetarium, Downtown Miami’s new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a sight for the eyes and stimulus for the brain. The museum is significant for Miami not just because science is a part of our daily lives but because science develops our ability to ask questions, collect information, problem-solve and apply what we learn.   From its 250-seat planetarium to its touch tanks to its South Florida ecosystem exhibits to its laser show, Frost Science is set to inspire Miami’s youth for generations. Frost’s opening sends a beaming headline to the world that Miami is no longer just about fun and sun. Miami is a global city with cultural institutions and an economy built around technology, innovation and science.
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  • Miami: The Best Place to Live, Work and Play

    by | May 31, 2017
    With its oceanfront resort lifestyle and myriad entertainment, fitness and nightclub options, it’s no surprise Miami ranks among the most fun cities in America. According to a new study by Wallet Hub, Miami ranked No. 3 for the most fun cities in America. Wallet Hub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities based on 51 key metrics, including restaurants, fitness centers per capita, movie costs and average open hours of breweries. Miami scored well on all of them. Miami ranked second in the nation in restaurants per capita and tied for first in fitness centers per capita.
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  • No wonder why MIAMI does such a phenomenal job!

    by | May 24, 2017
    Thirty-one years in the business and the staff year over year are so observant and selfless. No wonder why Miami does such a phenomenal job!
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  • New Technology Transforming Commercial Real Estate CRE Experts Analyzed Self-Driving Cars & More at RCA MIAMI event

    by | May 24, 2017
    Imagine riding in a self-driving car, being dropped off at work and then having your car drive itself to a parking lot across town. The scenario, which experts say is closer than we think, would have a major impact on real estate as it reduces the need for today’s parking garages and surface lots. The structures, which often sit in prime real estate locations, can now be reimagined in new ways (housing, retail, commercial and healthcare). The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA MIAMI) analyzed the impact of self-driving cars, the rise of e-commerce, the growth of industrial real estate, a proposal for the largest proposed mall in the United States and other topics at its fifth annual RCA MIAMI Midyear Update held recently at the Coral Gables Country Club.
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  • 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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