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  • Miami Luxury Single-Family Home Sales Jump in March

    Apr 23, 2018
    Miami luxury single-family home sales posted double-digit gains as median prices for all properties continued rising in March, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • South Florida Industrial Real Estate Prices, Transactions Rise in 4Q

    Apr 23, 2018
    South Florida industrial real estate prices increased 11.4 percent year-over-year in the 4Q 2017 and the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach tri-county region posted its second highest industrial transaction volume for the year,
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  • Patricia Anglero Elected 2018 Broward President of the MIAMI Realtors

    Apr 07, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Fort Lauderdale broker Patricia C. Anglero as its 2018 Broward Council president. She and all of MIAMI’s leadership boards were installed Feb. 2 at the MIAMI 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS Commercial Partners with Research and Data Firm Vizzda to Provide South Florida Commercial Statistics Reports

    Apr 05, 2018
    MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) has formed a strategic alliance with Vizzda (Visual Data) to provide The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate, which will offer comprehensive commercial research and statistics to MIAMI’s 46,000 members and the consumers they serve.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Commercial Association Rebrands as MIAMI Commercial

    Apr 05, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has rebranded its commercial real estate organization, to MIAMI Commercial. MIAMI Commercial’s new name and logo is part of MIAMI’s successful expansion of the commercial reach of the Miami Association of Realtors that enhances the 25-year-old organization, which was formerly the Realtors Commercial Alliance MIAMI (RCA MIAMI).
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  • Miami Condo, Luxury Home Sales Rise in February  

    Mar 21, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and total luxury home sales increased in February, 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 Expands Presence of South Florida Real Estate at Global Expo

    Mar 14, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has increased its presence by 400 percent at the world’s largest commercial real estate conference, MIPIM. MIAMI Realtors will have exhibits promoting South Florida at MIPIM from March 13-16 in Cannes, France as part of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) expanded U.S. pavilion. This year, MIAMI has significantly expanded the U.S. and MIAMI/South Florida presence by adding its own adjacent exhibit space.
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in January

    Mar 13, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in January, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida remains the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and a top-five market for homebuyers in the world’s six largest regions, according to January data.
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  • Urgent Legal Alert from Florida REALTORS General Counsel

    Mar 06, 2018
    Recently, Florida Realtors became aware of several lawsuits filed against real estate brokers in Miami Dade and Broward counties concerning allegations of discriminatory advertising—a violation of fair housing laws. Specifically, brokers are being sued for discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers. These violations, however, pertain to local ordinances, not the Federal Fair Housing Act. Under these local ordinances, landlords and Realtors are precluded from discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers, as this falls under the protected class "source of income."
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  • Miami Condo, Single-Family Home Sales Jump in January

    Feb 22, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and single-family home sales rose in January as $1 million-and-up luxury transactions jumped 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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  • Colombia Tops Countries Looking for Miami Homes

    Feb 20, 2018
    Colombian consumers posted the most web searches among foreign countries for Miami homes in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida finished as the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and is a top-five market for consumers in the world’s six largest regions, according to December data.
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  • Miami Single-Family Homes Post Fifth Biggest Sales Year in History

    Feb 13, 2018
    Miami recorded the fifth-most annual single-family home sales in county history in 2017 as total dollar volume and median prices rose at year-end and in 4Q 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 Realtors Releases New 2017 South Florida International Real Estate Report

    Feb 08, 2018
    Foreign home buyers spent more on South Florida homes and purchased more local residential properties in 2017 than the year before, according to the new 2017 Profile of International Home Buyers of MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Members conducted by MIAMI and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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  • Jorge L. Guerra Jr. Elected 2018 MIAMI Realtors Residential President

    Feb 06, 2018
    The nation’s largest local Realtor association has elected Miami broker Jorge L. Guerra Jr. as its 2018 Residential President. He and the entire Board of Directors were installed Feb. 2 at the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Feb 06, 2018
    he MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today. “From educator of the year to humanitarian of the year to public policy advocates, the MIAMI Awards honors individuals and groups that made the real estate industry and all of South Florida a better place,” MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney said.
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  • Miami Native Brian Sharpe to Lead MIAMI Commercial Realtors

    Feb 06, 2018
    The Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Miami native Brian Sharpe as its 2018 president. He and the 2018 RCA Board of Governors were installed Feb. 2 at MIAMI’s 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Honor South Florida Real Estate Industry Leaders

    Feb 02, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will honor South Florida real estate’s industry leaders with its 2017 MIAMI Awards at its 2018 Inaugural & Awards Celebration today.
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  • George C. Jalil Elected to Lead Nation’s Largest Local Realtor Association

    Feb 01, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Miami Broker George C. Jalil, RAA, TRC as its 2018 chairman of the board. He and the 2018 MIAMI leadership boards will be installed Feb. 2 at MIAMI’s 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • Luxury Miami Home Sales Surge in December

    Jan 24, 2018
    Luxury Miami home sales posted double-digit gains and existing condominium transactions surged year-over-year in December, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Luxury ($1 million-and-above) existing Miami condo sales jumped 47.6 percent year-over-year, from 42 to 62. Luxury Miami single-family home sales rose 16.7 percent, from 60 to 70. Existing Miami condo sales increased 6.5 percent year-over-year in December, while single-family transactions stayed effectively even (down 0.7 percent).
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners to Create Miami Shores’ New Community Destination

    Jan 12, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is partnering with several entities to host Party in the Plaza from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 to celebrate Miami Shores' new pedestrian-friendly space, Plaza 98, at 9802 NE 2nd Ave. MIAMI, sponsors and volunteers recently painted 10 multi-colored, intersecting pineapples on Plaza 98's asphalt to create a new Downtown Miami Shores destination for community gatherings. All ages are welcome for Saturday’s free event
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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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