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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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    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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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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