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  • Total Miami Home Sales Jump Double Digits in August 2018

    Sep 20, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 13.3 percent year-over-year in August with single-family homes and condominium markets posting double-digit gains as total luxury sales, median prices and dollar volume increased, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Sep 17, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in June, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI). Colombia registered 12 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in June 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for seven consecutive months.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Showcase South Florida Real Estate at Brazilian Convention

    Sep 14, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) promoted South Florida real estate at one of Brazil’s largest real estate events, the Secovi-SP Convention, on Aug. 26-28 in São Paulo. Secovi-SP, Latin America’s largest trade union, was MIAMI’s first of 178 foreign partner associations worldwide.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Raises Money for Palm Beach’s Center for Child Counseling

    Sep 13, 2018
    The Young Professionals Network of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) donated about $7,560 to the Center for Child Counseling in Palm Beach Gardens from proceeds raised from their annual Battle of Bartenders event.
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  • South Florida Office Dollar Volume Surges in 2Q 2018

    Sep 04, 2018
    South Florida office dollar volume rose to its highest value in the past three quarters, according to the new 2Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate released by data firm Vizzda (Visual Data) and the MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial).
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  • Miami Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend in July

    Aug 22, 2018
    Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales increased year-over-year for the fifth time in the last seven months as median prices rose for all properties in July 2018, 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 to Exhibit at Colombia’s Largest Real Estate Expo

    Aug 09, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at Colombia’s largest property showcase, El XII Gran Salón Inmobiliario – Feria Internacional, starting today through Sunday, Aug. 12 in Bogotá, Colombia. MIAMI will make a South Florida market presentation at the 13th annual expo, which is expected to attract 30,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors.
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  • Miami Condominium Sales Rise in 2Q 2018

    Aug 08, 2018
    Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales surged 5.6 percent in 2Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 26th 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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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect School Supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

    Aug 06, 2018
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected $800 worth of school supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County children during its annual school supply drive.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Jul 24, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in April, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered 12.2 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in April 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for five consecutive months.
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  • Luxury Sales Continue to Rise while Limited Supply in Lower Price Points Results in Fewer Sales, Increased Prices

    Jul 23, 2018
    Miami-Dade County luxury real estate sales continue to increase while lower price points experience strong demand and limited supply, resulting in price increases countywide, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Jul 09, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in March, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered 11.9 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in March 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for four consecutive months.
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  • South Florida Multifamily Transactions, Prices Rise in 1Q

    Jun 26, 2018
    South Florida multifamily real estate transactions jumped 8.5 percent year-over-year in 1Q 2018 and per-unit multifamily prices increased in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to the new 1Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 364 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    Jun 25, 2018
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 364 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of its annual JTHS-MIAMI’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in February

    Jun 25, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in February, 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 February data.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Jump in May 2018

    Jun 20, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales rose 24.1 percent year-over-year in May as existing condominium sales rose for the second consecutive month, 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 Join Chapman Partnership to Feed Homeless

    Jun 18, 2018
    Continuing its changing communities initiative, MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) members and peers again fed dinner to 500 homeless residents on June 14 at the Chapman Partnership’s Downtown Miami Homeless Assistance Center.
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  • Miami Existing Condo Sales Jump 24.6 Percent in April

    May 24, 2018
    Miami’s existing condominium market posted its best April in three years as condo transactions jumped 24.6 percent and condo dollar volume surged 40.8 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Miami single-family home sales and residential prices rose.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS® Launches MIAMI Platinum PLUS for its Members

    May 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is now offering its members subscriptions to MIAMI Platinum PLUS, an exclusive and unparalleled suite of upgraded Realtor products and services, so Realtors can utilize an even higher level of industry tools to improve and expand their business while enhancing the home buying and home selling process for the public.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Soar in 1Q 2018

    May 15, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales surged 12.3 percent in 1Q 2018 as median prices rose for the 25th 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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Frost Science Museum Inspiring Miami’s Future Scientists

by | Jun 07, 2017
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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.

The Oculus
The 31-foot oculus lens sets Frost Science apart from other science museums. The lens gives visitors the impression of seeing fish from the bottom of a huge cocktail glass.

The lens, which was built in Italy, is the viewing portal for the cone-shaped Gulf Stream Aquarium. The 60,000-pound lens measures 31 feet across and 13.5 inches thick.

Museum officials wanted the unique oculus lens because it would give visitors the best view of Gulf Stream animals. The real Gulf Stream current, which flows just off the coast of Miami, carries more water than all of the Earth’s rivers combined and is home to speedy animals.
                 
If the museum used a vertical wall, some of the museum’s sharks would spook and hit the wall at full speed. The oculus lens allows them to swim continuously.

The Planetarium
Frost planetarium’s cutting-edge digital technology will also leave you speechless. The planetarium is fueled by a 16-million-color, 3-D 8K visual system — one of only 13 like it in the world.

The planetarium’s screen is tilted forward at 23.5 degrees so that images move across a viewer’s entire field of vision, according to the museum. Miami’s old science museum in Coconut Grove had a planetarium but it was nothing like this.

Frost Science offers exhibits that help children and adults have fun with science.

Next to the oculus lens, there’s a projection wall that tracks visitors’ movements so that a visitor’s hand, swept across a wall-size screen, will scatter schools of fish projected onto it. The museum uses three-dimensional “capture cameras” to accomplish the feat.

The interactive River of Grass exhibit, which features virtual wildlife that’s seen in the Florida Everglades, is another must-see part of the museum.

Kids laughed and giggled as they played in the River of Grass water table, presumably not knowing they were doing science. The table allows children to manipulate the water flow to see how smart water management can avert ecologically catastrophic flooding.

Kids can make a tap on the water table to create a plume of smoke. They could also throw pink balls down a whirlpool.

Knight Learning Center
Frost doesn’t just wow you with interactive exhibits; it goes further. The Knight Learning Center, which is located in the museum’s north wing, is home to Inventors-in-Residence, a residency program for scientists to develop innovative solutions in the health and environmental sectors.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which has been a generous advocate of Frost Science, funded the center.

The museum is involved in other ways to impact the community. There are school field trips, Frost Science camps, the Frost Science Barge, the Batchelor Environmental Center and more. The museum also sits next door to Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), forming a formidable duo of cultural institutions. Both can be reached via the Miami Metrorail with a transfer to the Metromover (exit at Museum Park).

Downtown Miami’s Population Boom Attracting Major Commercial Projects

An unprecedented population boom in Miami’s urban core is fueling significant retail and commercial growth. Downtown Miami — which includes the area from Brickell through the Midtown Miami and Wynwood neighborhoods— now boasts 6.5 million square feet of retail, with nearly 1.43 million square feet under construction.

Brickell City Centre, a $1.05 billion mixed-use project, and Met Square, a 43-story tower, are under construction. The Miami Worldcenter, a 27-acre project with residential, hotel, retail and other uses planned, recently reconfigured its design from an enclosed mall to open-air “high street” retail. Developer Moishe Mana is proposing major projects in Wynwood.

The Panorama Tower, the Miami Central/All Aboard Florida station, the new Frost Science Museum and the proposed 1,000-foot SkyRise observation tower are just some of the other downtown projects in the works. The Panorama Tower will feature 821 luxury apartment for rent. All Aboard Florida is a planned Downtown Miami-to-Orlando rail system.

The flurry of projects highlights the growth of a downtown area that once had a small group of year-round businesses and restaurants. Today, downtown is a vibrant area with full-time residents, new companies, state-of-the-art office buildings, world-class cultural institutions and entertainment.

IF YOU GO
What: The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Where: 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Open every day of the year)
Cost: $17 to $28 for individual tickets; Membership plans run from $65-$250
Contact: www.frostscience.org or 305-434-9600

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