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  • MIAMI Realtors Sign Four International Agreements at Miami International Congress

    Jan 07, 2019
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) signed four international collaboration agreements during its recent Miami International Congress. MIAMI now has 204 international partners. These alliances create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy. The bilateral agreements also provide resources, visibility and connections for MIAMI’s international partners.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners to Host Miami Shores Plaza 98 Monthly Events

    Dec 26, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) is partnering to host free monthly community events from 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13 at Miami Shores’ new community destination, Plaza 98, at 9802 NE 2nd Ave. The events are open to all ages and feature family entertainment and games and food and drink for purchase.
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  • Palm Beach County Condominium Sales Continue Rising in November

    Dec 19, 2018
    Palm Beach County condominium sales have now increased in 12 of the last 13 months after another strong November of condo sales, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Condo Sales Rise for Eighth Consecutive Month

    Dec 19, 2018
    Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the eighth consecutive month in November as total Broward home sales increased 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Real Estate Posts Fifth Consecutive Month of Rising Home Sales

    Dec 19, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales increased 7 percent year-over-year in November, marking the market’s fifth consecutive month of year-over-year transaction gains, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Signs 15 New Collaboration Agreements with AMPI Chapters in Mexico

    Dec 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is honored to have recently signed 15 new international collaboration agreements with local chapters of AMPI, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals, at the 2018 AMPI National Real Estate Congress in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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  • South Florida’s Biggest Open House Weekend Set for December 8-9

    Dec 07, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is organizing South Florida’s biggest open house weekend of the year for December 8-9. MIAMI expects more than 2,000 properties at every price range to host open houses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. More than $1 billion in houses and condos are participating.
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  • Palm Beach County Home Sales Register Robust October

    Nov 21, 2018
    Total Palm Beach County home sales increased 17.1 percent year-over-year in October as median prices and dollar volume rose for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend, Surge 20 Percent in October

    Nov 21, 2018
    Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the seventh consecutive month in October, this time rising 20 percent year-over-year, as total Broward County home sales surged 15.1 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Real Estate Posts Fourth Consecutive Month of Rising Home Sales

    Nov 21, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 14.7 percent year-over-year in October, marking the market’s fourth consecutive month of year-over-year home transaction gains, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners with FIABCI-Arabic Countries

    Nov 21, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) recently signed an international collaboration agreement with FIABCI-Arabic Countries during FIABCI World President -Elect and FIABCI-Arabic Countries President Walid Moussa’s visit to Miami, increasing MIAMI’s international partners to 180 (the most of any U.S. Realtor association). The alliance will create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy. FIABCI-Arabic Countries includes United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Bahrein, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
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  • MIAMI Realtors and Turkey Federation Sign International Partnership

    Nov 21, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) signed an international honorary reciprocal agreement with Türkiye Tüm Emlak Müşavirleri Federasyonu (TEMFED) at the 24th Annual Miami International Real Estate Congress in Coral Gables, increasing MIAMI’s international partners to 179 (the most of any U.S. Realtor association). The alliance will create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy.
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  • Total Palm Beach Home Sales Increase in 3Q 2018

    Nov 07, 2018
    Total Palm Beach County home sales increased 7.4 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Total Broward Home Sales Increase in 3Q 2018

    Nov 07, 2018
    Total Broward County home sales increased 5.9 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Jump in 3Q 2018

    Nov 05, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 15.2 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 27th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI International Real Estate Congress to Feature Delegates from 12 Countries

    Oct 22, 2018
    Delegates from 12 foreign countries will participate in the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. More than 300 real estate professionals will attend the prestigious event, which will feature 20 industry speakers, numerous panels and marketing sessions.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Surge a Year after Hurricane Irma

    Oct 19, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 35.7 percent last month a year after Hurricane Irma brought minimal damage and stalled hundreds of sales in September 2017, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Commercial & Expo to Explore Industry Trends and Opportunities

    Oct 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) will present its 18th annual Commercial Conference & Expo on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Five panels and sessions with more than 15 speakers will analyze the latest trends and opportunities in the South Florida commercial real estate market.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Showcase South Florida Real Estate at Paris Expo

    Oct 11, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) along with partner association FNAIM Gran Paris will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at one of France’s largest property showcases, Salon National de L’Immobilier, on Oct. 12-14 in Paris. MIAMI will make several South Florida market presentations at the expo, which is expected to attract 7,000 visitors and 70 exhibitors.
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  • Delegates from Six Countries Confirmed for MIAMI International Real Estate Congress

    Oct 10, 2018
    Delegates from six foreign countries have confirmed their participation for the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. MIAMI will announce more participating countries soon as it prepares to host the international real estate event of the year, attended by more than 300 real estate professionals.
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20 Reasons to Visit and Buy in Miami

by | Oct 08, 2014

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There are many reasons why U.S. and foreign tourists, real estate buyers, businesses, and celebrities are attracted to Miami and the lifestyle that it offers. Here are some of the top reasons why Miami is a global hotspot!

1. AffordableRealEstate
The local market offers record affordability, amenities, and seller incentives. The weak U.S. dollar results in even further discounts for foreign buyers.

2. TopMarketforInternationalBuyers Florida is by far the top state in the U.S. for international buyers. The Miami market is consistently ranked a top area for foreign buyers, who are taking advantage of favorable market conditions. Miami is expected to outperform other U.S. markets long into the future due to impact of international buyers.

3. EnviableWeather
Miami is one of a few cities in the U.S. with a subtropical climate. Average temperature is 75F/23C and is never below 64F for any given month. The local sunshine makes water sports and outdoor activities possible year-round.

4. BeautifulBeaches
Miami-Dade County has 84 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 67 square miles of inland waterways and boast more than 15 miles of world-famous beaches.

5. WaterSportsandActivities
Snorkeling, sailing, boating, kayaking, swimming, and diving are just of the few water sports and activities easily accessible in Miami.

6. Lifestyle
Miami offers an exciting lifestyle with activities to suit anyone – young adults, families, baby boomers, retirees, celebrities, tourists, and visitors. There are museums, performing arts venues, art galleries, professional sports, and places to shop.

7. Nightlife
The fabulous Miami nightlife is no secret. Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and the Design District are just a few areas that feature top restaurants, night clubs, bars, and world famous hotspots that offer excitement, fun, and relaxation. Even though Miami has come a long way over the years and is today much more than a tourist destination, it is still considered the “fun capital”.

8. Restaurants
In Miami you can savor worldwide cuisine unlike any other city in the U.S. Whether it’s authentic Cuban, Spanish, Argentinean, Asian, French, African or any other you crave, there probably is a local restaurant that serves it.

9. Entertainment Industry
Miami is a major fashion center, home to models and some of the top modeling agencies in the world – and hosts many fashion shows, including the annual Miami Fashion Week and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami. There are more than 2,400 motion picture and video businesses in South Florida. It was voted seventh among “Top 10 U.S. Cities for Moviemakers” by MovieMaker Magazine.

10. Global Appeal
Miami is ranked as a global city for its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade. According to a study by WorldCity Business Magazine with the Beacon Council, South Florida is home to at least 1,183 multinational companies from 56 nations. According to the report South Florida’s multinational companies employ roughly 180,000 locally and over 500,000 throughout the region and around the globe.

11. “Gateway to the Americas”
Primarily due to its strategic location between Latin America and Europe, its proximity to the Caribbean and strong trade industry, Miami is known as the “Gateway to the Americas” and also the “Capital of the Americas”.

12. Cultural Connectivity
According to the U.S. Census, 49.4 percent of Miami-Dade County’s population is foreign born and 70.3 percent speak a language other than English at home. Miami is home to 150 ethnicities and more than 60 languages.

13. Global Business Center
There are more than 100 international consulates, trade offices and bi-national chambers of commerce in Miami- Dade County, where most global economic business sectors are represented, supporting the worldwide flow of goods and services. Financial and workforce training incentives are available to qualified companies in Miami-Dade County, and there is no state or local income tax, which creates a beneficial global business climate.

14. Hotel Accommodations
According to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, in 2010 Miami-Dade County had the highest hotel occupancy rate of any area in Florida other than the Florida Keys. Miami’s occupancy rate increased 7.9 percent compared to 2009. Miami’s hotel market occupancy rate ranks fifth in the U.S. behind New York, Oahu Island, San Francisco, and Boston.

15. Top Tourist Destination
The visitor industry is the number one industry in Greater Miami and the Beaches. Miami offers 349 hotels and 42,018 rooms.

16. World Aviation Hub
Miami is considered a world aviation hub. Miami International Airport (MIA) connects North and South America and Europe – 33.5 million passengers a year and is 3rd in the U.S. for passenger traffic. Over 80 airlines connect South Florida to 120 domestic and international destinations, including non-stop flights to 40 international airports and connecting flights to the entire world. More flights to Latin American and the Caribbean originate from Miami than any other US airport. MIA is ranked the top freight airport in the U.S. – 1.8 million tons and $19 billion in business revenue annually.

17. Port of Miami
With more than 4 million cruise passengers a year, Miami is known as the “Cruise Capital of the World”. The Port of Miami serves 240 seaports and 9 million tons of sea cargo. China leads imports at the Port of Miami, followed by Italy, Hong Kong, Honduras and Brazil. Export volume is led by Honduras, Hong Kong and Brazil.

18. Educational Institutions
Miami-Dade school district is the 4th largest public school district in the nation. It also has 5 colleges and universities and 3 law schools. It is noted for highly regarded private schools, adult programs, alternative and community education, and institutions of higher learning. Florida International University received the highest Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as Doctoral/ Research University ranking. The University of Miami, recognized as a Carnegie I Research University, is the largest, most comprehensive private research university in the southeastern United States, and holds a well-respected academic and athletic reputation. Miami Dade College is nationally recognized as one of the largest and best community colleges in the country.

19. Hospitals
There are 33 hospitals in Miami-Dade County. Jackson Memorial Hospital is recognized as one of the top 25 hospitals in the U.S. Miami Children’s Hospital is rated the top pediatric hospital in the country.

20. Top Rankings

  • Miami has the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S.
  • Miami's skyline ranks third in third in the U.S. behind New York City and Chicago and 18th in the world (Almanac of Architecture and Design.)
  • Miami is the only major city in the United States bordered by two national parks, Everglades National Park on the West, and Biscayne National Park on the East.

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