Underground Connectivity Key to Massive Swire Project

By Yudislaidy Fernandez    When Swire Properties delivers the 4.6 million-square-foot project it promises for Brickell, the transformation is going to include never-before-seen underground connectivity along the 9.1-acre mixed-use development.  The almost four-block Brickell CitiCentre — Brickell’s missing piece — is to comprise a Swire Hotels’ EAST hotel, a lifestyle business hotel with suites and extended-stay units, … Continue reading

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New City Center on Horizon for Brickell Area

The developer of Brickell Key is moving ahead on plans for a mixed-use development, which aims to create an urban retail destination. BY ELAINE WALKER EWALKER@MIAMIHERALD.COM New York City has Rockefeller Center. San Francisco boasts the Embarcardero Center. Now, Miami could have its version of a vibrant urban gathering place called Brickell CitiCentre. The developer … Continue reading

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New Homepath properties available in Downtown Miami & Brickell today!

As many of you now know, Homepath is the best option to get a fantastic financed deal on a Downtown Miami or Brickell foreclosure.  Last month, we talked about all of the benefits, but here is an updated list of the Homepath-approved properties in our neighborhood: http://bit.ly/hWnEnX You will see properties at Ten Museum Park, … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month in Miami: Mary Brickell

Mary Brickell In honor of Women’s History Month, it is important that we recognize the local Miami women who were key figures in the growth of our community.  Let’s start with Mary Brickell, the lovely woman who is now the namesake of Downtown Miami’s Mary Brickell Village… Here is a fabulously interesting story originally published … Continue reading

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Homepath Properties: Making Mortgages Attainable

Over the past 2 years, Downtown Miami & Brickell areas have been ravaged by the difficult lending market.  Sure, many properties are selling, but mortgages are very difficult to obtain for people who do not have large sums of money for 30%-40% down payments.  All hope is not lost.  Fannie Mae has a program called … Continue reading

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Renting a Miami Condo – Common Fees & Deposits

Renting a condo in Miami includes a different timeline, set of fees, deposits & applications than your traditional apartment rental. When tenants rent their first condo, they are always surprised when the offer is signed & the application process begins. So what are the fees associated with renting a condo? Let’s break down each fee … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Getting Your Foreclosure or REO Offer Accepted

To make an offer on a Bank Owned Property (and have it accepted), you must have the following: – If you are financing the transaction, a pre-approval letter stating that the income, assets, and employment have been verified. This is different from the standard pre-qualification letter given by a mortgage broker for a traditional sale. … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Buying a Short Sale Property

It has been said that “there is nothing short about a short sale,” and with good reason. The fact of the matter is that short sales are here to stay, and over the coming years will become more and more popular for buyers. Many times, properties in foreclosure are terribily run down, damaged, and vacant. … Continue reading

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