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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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  • MIAMI REALTORS CEO Named to South Florida’s Most Influential Business Women

    May 14, 2018
    MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Chief Executive Officer Teresa King Kinney was named one of the top 25 Most Influential Business Women in South Florida. The South Florida Business Journal honored Kinney’s strong record of leadership, community involvement and industry innovation at an event on May 11 in Fort Lauderdale.
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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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Miami: The Best Combination of Big-City Life and Nature

by | Sep 13, 2016
By Chris Umpierre/ MIAMI Staff


Few places in America can boast Miami’s combination of big-city life and nature. Miami is the only U.S. city bordered by two national parks: Everglades National Park on the west and Biscayne National Park on the east. Each of the parks is less than an hour driving time from Greater Miami.

The proximity to these two parks is one of the reasons why international and domestic home buyers continue choosing Miami to live, work and play. Another reason is Miami’s commitment to green space. Miami-Dade County boasts one of the largest park systems in the country (260 parks, 12,825 acres).

Parks are essential to the health, well-being and happiness of residents and Miami has long shown a commitment to green spaces. More than 50 years ago, Miami-Dade County created a master plan that concentrated on land acquisition and development for what would become of today’s parks.

This year, the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Redfin recently ranked Miami as the fourth-best U.S. city for national park lovers. According to Redfin, Miami had the shortest travel times to national parks of any other city in the top-10. Few other places in America offer urban living and access to awe-inspiring nature.



From Downtown Miami to a National Park in Minutes

In Downtown Miami, residents can live in a state-of the-art condo and work in the fast-growing urban core of Miami. After work, they can hop on a boat and arrive at Biscayne National Park in a few minutes. There, they will see a living coral reef, shipwrecks, marine life and the combination of four ecosystems (the mangroves, Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys and the coral reef).

Everglades National Park, which is only a 57-minute drive from the urban core of Miami, is another Miami treasure. Crocodiles, manatees, turtles, snakes, herons, alligators and more live across 1.5 million acres at Everglades National Park.



Everglades National Park: A Subtropical Wilderness

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is an important habitat for numerous endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile and the elusive Florida panther.

It has been deemed a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of International Importance.

Everglades National Park is accessible from Homestead, Miami and Everglades City. Miami residents began trying to preserve the area beginning in the 1920s.

Homestead National Parks Trolley offers a trolley into the park. The Anhinga Trail is one of the park’s most popular trails because of the wildlife viewing. Turtles, herons, egrets and alligators can be spotted there.



Biscayne National Park: The largest Marine Park in the Nation

At 172,000 acres, Biscayne National Park is considerably smaller than Everglades National Park. The majority of Biscayne National Park is accessible only by boat. About 95 percent of the park is underwater, which makes it the largest marine park in the nation.

Guided kayak and canoe trips along the coast are popular here. Manatees, dolphins, jellyfish and even nurse sharks and stingrays are visible.

Elliott Key is the largest key in Biscayne National Park. Elliott Key is the northernmost island of the ancient coral rock that comprises the Florida Keys today.

The boundary of Biscayne National Park comprises the National Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary, which has 2,800 square-nautical miles of protected waters. More than 200 species of tropical fish live here.




South Florida Adding to its Linear Parks, Green Space

Green space can have a revitalizing impact on properties, particularly underutilized ones. As more users gravitate to dedicated green spaces, more commercial investment follows.

When developers improve or build new projects with significant green space, nearby property values are increased and ultimately tax revenue as well.

With that in mind, South Florida developers have plans to add to what is already a significant parks system.

The most publicized upcoming project, The Underline, is a proposed 10-mile long bikeway and linear park that will run underneath the Metrorail tracks in Miami-Dade. The Underline will connect several diverse communities from Dadeland South to Brickell, one of the nation’s largest financial districts. It will improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, create over a hundred acres of open space with restored natural habitats, encourage a healthy lifestyle, provide easily accessible places to exercise, and more. The Underline will increase property values because it will improve the adjacent and connecting property.

The Underline is often compared to New York City’s High Line, a 1.45-mile long elevated linear park. The High Line had a significant impact on property values. The High Line, which had its first section open to the public in 2009, generated $3 billion in real estate development and an additional $1 billion in tax revenue after its creation. High Line Designer James Corner Field Operations has been hired by Miami-Dade County to design Miami’s Underline.

Two other Miami projects, River Landing and Biscayne Line, will feature green space. River Landing Shops and Residences, a $300 million mixed-use development along the Miami River, is setting aside one acre of waterfront space to create a linear park. The Related Group and ArquitectonicaGeo are also proposing a linear waterfront park in Miami. The Biscayne Line, which will span three miles in Edgewater, will include benches, art and shade trees.



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