From left: Vanilla Ice, NBA star-turned Miami real estate pro John Crotty, new Miami Heat star LeBron James and a view of Miami Beach
Between the ongoing foreclosure crisis, still-declining home prices and an ominous
proclamation by Moody’s Economy.com that a full residential recovery may elude
the area for another two decades, there wasn’t a ton of good news for South Florida
real estate this year — but there was some. A slew of high-powered athletes moved
into the tri-county region, including a certain trio of Miami Heat newbies, and brokers
clamored for their attention. Meanwhile, residential market activity picked up on the
whole, spurred by foreign, all-cash buyers and short sales. The Real Deal’s readers have spoken on their 10 favorite South Florida real estate stories of the year, and here they are, ranked by the number of page views between Jan. 1 and Dec. 28.