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    Midtown Miami developer turns eye toward Big Easy

    Midtown Miami developer turns eye toward Big Easy

    Developer Michael Samuel doesn’t hesitate to say he likes building in Miami better than other cities. Before coming to...

    Midtown Miami developer turns eye toward Big Easy
    Apartment vacancies rise

    Apartment vacancies rise

    Unsold new condominiums and single-family homes are becoming more popular as rental properties, driving up vacancy rates at apartment complexes. According to a study by Reis, a New York real estate research firm, national...

    Apartment vacancies rise
    When the manager is the maintenance company

    When the manager is the maintenance company

    South Florida property management companies that offer a one-stop shop for repairs and maintenance face unique problems and opportunities in a troubled economy. Many property management companies in the region own the businesses that provide...

    When the manager is the maintenance company
    Tax attorneys say every home over-assessed

    Tax attorneys say every home over-assessed

    South Florida property tax attorney Seth Lubin gets calls daily from distressed New Yorkers looking to appeal the property taxes on their South Florida vacation homes.    “They have a good reason to be complaining,”...

    Tax attorneys say every home over-assessed
    Appraisals and lending thwarting closings

    Appraisals and lending thwarting closings

    Getting to closing day is nothing less than an obstacle course even for seasoned realtors in South Florida. Though multiple factors and circumstances contribute to whether or not a deal closes, the battered market...

    Appraisals and lending thwarting closings
    Quality renters scarce in hard times

    Quality renters scarce in hard times

    Florida’s spiraling cycle of unemployment and heavy debt means more people have bad credit, which South Florida property managers say makes good tenants hard to find. With low-risk renters thin on the ground, landlords...

    Quality renters scarce in hard times
    Uneven prospects for Brickell

    Uneven prospects for Brickell

    Hope that renters will fill Brickell’s unsold new condos has prompted a surge in leasing activity and bolstered the neighborhood’s commercial real estate prospects.      Touted as the next hot area of Miami’s condo boom,...

    Uneven prospects for Brickell
    Cap rates can get boost

    Cap rates can get boost

    As more “for sale” signs are replaced with “for rent” signs, owners, developers and potential investors must be creative if they want to maintain rental rates and fill their units.  In preparation for an...

    Cap rates can get boost

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