The Real Deal Miami

A look back: Top 10 stories of 2009

December 27, 2009 02:02PM

From left: Miami Beach’s Canyon Ranch, the Maison Grande, and Shaquille O’Neal’s Star Island home

The most popular stories on The Real Deal Web site from 2009, based on page views, run the gamut from a look at the sale of Miami Beach’s Canyon Ranch for $291 million, to a look at Maison Grande Association’s filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, to Jack McCabe’s column about South Florida’s foreclosure tsunami continuing for at least two years.

Here are the top 10 stories of the year:

1. Foreclosures could put houses in plastic
2. Miami Beach’s Canyon Ranch fetches $291 million
3. Bulk buyers moving more quickly on condos
4. Maison Grande Association Files Chapter 11
5. Foreclosure rescue fraud charges for Lincoln Lending
6. Buyers taking (tax) credit where due
7. South Florida foreclosure tsunami to continue for at least two years, columnist Jack McCabe says
8. Shaq’s Star Island sale may set price floor
9. Five-figure properties a reality in South Florida
10. Wynwood rents offer nightlife revival