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  • Miami Realtor’s Dedication to her Craft Vaults her to National Honor

    by | Jul 19, 2017
    Miami native Karen Elmir knew she wanted to be a Realtor at age 12. After securing her real estate license at the age of 18, Elmir has achieved incredible success in Miami real estate. Recently, she was named among the nation's 30 most-influential Realtors under the age of 30 by REALTOR® Magazine.
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  • The Power of Determination: Broward County Realtor Wins National Honor on Third Attempt

    by | Jul 19, 2017
    Perseverance and hard work helped Broward County's Saria Finkelstein achieve her goal of becoming one of the nation 30 most influential Realtors. Now as a member of REALTOR® Magazine's prestigious 30 Under 30 Class of 2017, Finkelstein wants to coach more Realtors her unique team within a team model of building a real estate business.
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  • Colombia Again Leads All Countries Searching Miami Real Estate Miami is the No. 1 Most-Searched U.S. Market Globally

    by | Jul 19, 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 April 2017. Colombia has led the MIAMI property search rankings in 12 of the last 17 months. Brazil and Venezuela finished second and third, respectively. The United Kingdom re-entered the top-10 countries with its highest finish since it recorded the third-most Miami real estate searches in March 2016. “From the United Kingdom to South America, Miami remains a major attraction to international home buyers,” said Coral Gables Realtor Christopher Zoller, the 2017 MIAMI chairman of the board. “Miami’s brand is known around the world and our home prices remain lower than other top global cities.”
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  • An Athlete’s Paradise: Miami Attracting Global Sporting Events

    by | Jul 12, 2017
    Major sporting events promote a city globally, attract new residents and fuel commercial investment. On Tuesday, Miami hosted its first Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Hosting major events such as the 88th annual Midsummer Classic and this month’s El Clásico soccer game between Real Madrid and Barcelona have an immediate and long term impact on the South Florida economy. Miami’s All-Star Game is expected to contribute $80 million to the local economy, according to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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  • Miami Real Estate: A Center for Global Investment

    by | Jul 05, 2017
    Construction cranes in Downtown Miami and throughout South Florida help tell the story of a fast-growing population center and global business hub. Miami’s skyline — a visual marvel with awe-inspiring, high-rise buildings overlooking the Atlantic — has changed more rapidly than any other American city. Global investment from an array of countries have helped fuel the development. Foreign real estate buyers purchased $6.2 billion of South Florida residential properties in 2016, up from $6.1 billion a year ago, 2016 Profile of International Home Buyers of MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Members. The annual survey, which was conducted by MIAMI and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), is just one indicator of how attractive South Florida has become to international buyers. According to NAR’s 2016 Profile International Residential Real Estate Activity in Florida, more than half of all international home sales in the entire state of Florida (52 percent) happen in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach.
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  • 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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