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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Miami has incredible dining options this Valentine’s Day. Many of the most prestigious buildings that are mixed use Condo and Hotels have prix fixe menus and you can get an inside look at some of the most exclusive buildings in Miami. We will give you some close to home options as well. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
The Forge: The Love Menu will be unveiled at The Forge, in Mid Beach, this Valentine’s day and will be offered from 6-11pm. The cost is $75 per person and will feature Lobster Thermidor, Herb salad and roasted Tomatoes, and Oak grilled filet mignon with bone marrow pudding. Décor in The Forge is famous and it is ideally situated off of 195. Bon Apetit!
Setai Grill: The Setai is a residential and hotel property in the heart of South Beach, and it is one of the most exclusive properties in Miami. The restaurant and the Setai Grill are world famous. Valentine’s Day will feature a prix fixe menu including Nantucket Bay Scallops, New York Strip loin, foie gras rougier with port poached figs, and red velvet chocolate sphere with raspberry sorbet. The cost is $140 per person and well worth it.
Restaurant at the Setai: Another option at the Setai is seating at the Restaurant. Valentines Day options include, Maine Lobster, braised beef short ribs, salmon royale, and fresh raspberry sorbet. The cost is $120 per person.

Meat Market: Located on famed Lincoln Road in South Beach, this pedestrian thoroughfare is ideal for romance and long walks after sating yourself with decadent menus, such as the menu at Meat Market. The Valentine menu is a la carte and items include, 6 Kussi Oysters, surf and turf options, with 2 pound lobsters, and chateaubriand, or short ribs. Prices

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Monday, February 11, 2013
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Next week officially kicks off the Miami International Boat Show. You will notice around town, tents being erected, parties beginning to simmer, and the smell of salt water is in the air! Yachts, speed boats, jet skis, and all things watersport will be on display in Miami, across every available port. Waterfront homes will also be on display as well. In Miami, there will surely be more yachts for sale than available waterfront homes. The inventory is at a limited supply, and if you would like to view some of the waterfront homes, contact us today!
ONE TICKET GOOD FOR ALL SITES and includes free access to shuttle buses and water taxi. Surrender your ticket at the first location and a wristband provided at each exit will give you access to the next location.
MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
* See show hours below
THE NEW YACHT & POWER BOAT SHOW AT SEA ISLE MARINA (no ticket required for this location)
1635 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132
OPEN FROM 9 AM - 6 PM DAILY
STRICTLY SAIL MIAMI AT MIAMARINA AT BAYSIDE
400 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
OPEN FROM 10 AM - 6 PM DAILY
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
Courtesy shuttle buses will run between all three locations of the show from one hour prior to show opening through one hour after show close daily.

WATER TAXI SERVICE
Courtesy water taxi service is available between the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside from 10 am–6 pm daily.
*Show Hours
Premier Day
Thursday, February 14th - 10 am - 6 pm
Friday, February 15th - 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday, February 16th - 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, February 17th - 10 am - 8 pm
Monday, February 18th - 10 am - 6 pm
The New Yacht and Powerboat Show at Sea Isle Marina is open from 9 am - 6 pm daily and Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside isopen from 10 am–6 pm daily.
Admission
Premier Day (February 14th) $35
5-Day Pass (Good all 5 days of the show)
Thursday, February 14th – Monday, February 18th $85

FridayMonday (February 15th–18th)
Adults $20 (16 and older)
2 Day Pass $35
Children 15 and under are FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
Combo Boat Show & Coconut Grove Arts Festival Ticket - $24 ($6 Savings)
*Combo ticket is good for the boat show Monday, February 18th only. It is good at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival on Saturday, February 16th - Monday, February 18th.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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34 La Gorce Circle is our Wednesday featured listing and we could not be more wowed by this Miami masterpiece. It has just under 5,000 square feet on an oversize lot just under 23,000 square feet. This home has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths and has the most coveted views of the city, facing downtown and the Biscayne Bay. The home has a spacious back yard and dockage for boats. It is a classic Miami home in all white on the exterior and contains every amenity you could desire. Some interior amenities include updated Italian tile kitchen, double height foyer, wood and marble floors, 2 fireplaces, and butlers pantry. Outdoor amenities include 2 patios, fruit and palm trees, 3 car garage and circular drive, and a modern summer kitchen. This home is perfect for entertaining and housing a family and is listed at $18.5 million.
The La Gorce Island is at the end of North Bay Road and is among some of the most coveted real estate in Miami Beach. It is quiet and tucked away, however it is mere minutes from South Beach and the Shoppes at Bal Harbour. The Miami International Airport is just a twenty minute drive and downtown is similarly close via 195. There are a private and public golf course minutes away, La Gorce Country Club and Miami Beach Golf Club. Schools in this area are excellent and the neighborhood feel makes competition amongst buyers for these homes is fierce. For more information on this home and others on the La Gorce Island, call us today.
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Monday, February 04, 2013
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Tahiti Beach is home to some of the most incredible single family homes in the state of Florida. Tucked away within the tony neighborhood of Coral Gables, the area is home to notable celebrities and socialites and homes are facing the Atlantic Ocean. This week 4 Tahiti Beach Island was listed on the market for $30 million.  This home is massive at over 21,000 square feet with 10 bedrooms and 10 baths. This property is only one of ten properties listed for $30 million or more. Further recommending this property is the 62,000 square foot waterfront lot. It includes an elevator, staff quarters, pool, four car garage, theatre, and access to the Cocoplum Marina, which has large boat slips, dockmaster and boating facilities.
Tahiti Beach is in illustrious Cocoplum. It is a gated island community that has just under 30 very opulent homes overlooking the Biscayne Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Schools and universities around this neighborhood are some of the best in the country and it is secluded. Just outside the bounds of Coral Gables is bustling Miami and all of the accoutrements of big city life. The inventory of homes in Tahiti Beach is incredibly limited, rivaling its beach counterpart, Indian Creek. For more information on this incredible listing and others, contact us today.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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In 2012 Miami set a new sales record with prices reaching a double digit growth. Miami Association of Realtors announced that at the end of the year single family homes rose 7.9% and condo sales rose 1.2% from 2011. Natascha Tello, chairman of the board of Miami Association of Realtors released this statement, “The Miami real estate market continues to exceed expectations and generate optimism. While we expected the surge in demand to drive price appreciation, we did not expect prices to increase as soon and as strong as they did.” In December the sales were up 12.5% from 2011. 
Single family home sales were up a startling 16.4% and condos sales were up 9.8%. Across florida, single family home sales were up 15.8% and condo sales were up 8.6%. These are incredible numbers even by the most optimistic estimates at the beginning of the year. The inventory is so shrunken now that we will likely see decreased sales simply because there are not homes available for sale to meet the demand. For the past 13 months consecutively home prices have increased for both homes and condos. Median condo prices have increased 25.4%, compared to last year. There are bidding wars and it could not be a better time to list your Miami condo. Contact us today for a market analysis.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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Reuters announced today that the home prices rose in November and are reported to be the best gain since 2006. According to the Case Shiller index in 20 metropolitan areas there was a gain of .6% in November, adjusted seasonally. In these 20 cities process rose 5.5% over the year. Economist Omar Sharif at RBS Securities in New York released this statement to Reuters, “This is continuing a trend in place for the better part of a year. This is another indication that the housing rebound is fairly entrenched at this point.” This is excellent news and we have had nothing but positive news to report regarding last years numbers.
The housing market in general was one of the most positive areas of the economy last year. The shrinking inventory witnessed a rise in prices and the housing market continues to be a stimulus to the national economy. Some of the concerns facing the 2013 market are the access to mortgages and the foreclosures that are to be released. November was the 10th month in a row that prices increased since 2006 and it beat out a nine month rise in 2009 and 2010, when there was a home buyer tax credit. The winter months are typically slow months for housing, however in Miami, we are in season and the inventory is rapidly being snapped up. There is very little on the market and we encourage you to buy now before prices increase further.
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