Monthly Archives: September 2013

What Miami Can Teach The Rest Of America About Living Well (PHOTOS)

Miami’s unfortunate reputation for botched plastic surgery, drug violence, and late night debauchery obscures the fact that the city and its residents also enjoy some pretty stellar health and wellness perks. Consider that many Americans spend their annual savings to vacation in the restorative sunshine and ocean while Miamians enjoy them 365 days a year. […]

Home Prices Rise Most In 7½ Years

U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared with a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains. The Standard &Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index reported Tuesday improved from June, when it rose 12.1 percent from a year ago. And all […]

Miami-Dade prices and sales in real estate continue to climb August 2013.

Homes and condos in Miami-Dade County continued to experience double-digit price appreciation in August, according to the Miami Association of Realtors, a fact that did not slow down sales. Single-family home sales rose 15.1 percent to 1,210 transactions in August from 1,051 sales in August 2012. Condo sales gained 7.9 percent, up from 1,476 a […]

South Florida economy growing at 3.5 percent, thanks to a real-estate surge

Real estate, once again, can be found at the head of South Florida’s economic pack. New output numbers released Tuesday show real estate as the No. 1 contributor to economic growth last year, accounting for 31 cents of every new dollar added to the tri-county area’s $274 billion economy. Overall, the economy grew by 3.5 […]

Miami Beach tentatively approves small Real Estate tax cut.

Miami Beach Commissioners on Wednesday gave preliminary approval for a slightly lower tax rate and a 2013-2014 budget. The budget and tax rate need to pass a second commission vote at a public hearing at 5:01 p.m. on Sept. 30. Under the proposed tax rate, homeowners would pay $6.14 per $1,000 of taxable property. The […]