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Nice to Good: Why only some restorations make the cut

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Week of March 25, 2010 The deficit-ridden county plans to spend $3 million to help restore derelict Miami Marine Stadium — a very nice idea indeed. But is it a good idea? Preservationists seek to save the 1963-vintage attraction as an architectural gem and valued slice of history. The Virginia Key stadium is a symbol, echoing Miami's past. Restoring it for future generations to use and reflect on is as valid as preserving the Freedom Tower, Gusman and Lyric theaters and Miami Circle. Each has...Continue Reading!

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Hurricane Season Preparations

Carlos Ruiz de Quevedo, AIA

Every summer, whether we like it or not, we have a hurricane season that starts in June and can last through November. The time to do your assessment and preparations is now, before the media starts the hurricane hipe campaign and prices go up. You should also use this time to prepare your Disaster Supply Kit and Family Disaster Plan. Unlike other natural occurrences, hurricanes is one that we have a lot of time to prepare for and we can actually protect...Continue Reading!

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“Housing Battles Back”: CNBC Features Ron Shuffield in Real Estate Spotlight on Downtown Miami

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A possible silver lining for South Florida real estate: CNBC reports an uptick in housing sales for downtown Miami.  Click on the link to see more, including commentary by EWM President Ron Shuffield: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1442417191&play=1Continue Reading!

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Finally!!! A positive Real Estate article…

Lisa Lajes Rosen, P.A.

Posted on Friday, Mar. 12, 2010   New life in downtown Miami as condos fill up By ELAINE WALKER   Out of the ashes of the downtown Miami condo collapse, a bright spot is emerging: a community of full-time residents slowly starting to turn the area into a 24/7 city. A new study by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, in partnership with Goodkin Consulting/Focus Real Estate Advisors, has found that 74 percent of the 22,079 urban condominium units built since 2003 are occupied. They stretch...Continue Reading!

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End our spring baseball shutout: Marlins should run home

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Week of March 11, 2010 As a Miami ballpark rises on time for a 2012 opening and on budget for $3 billion in tax spending, Major League Baseball shows its gratitude by wiping out South Florida spring games for the first time in more than 60 years. Paradoxically, while in-season games in a $3 billion ballpark will add nothing to our economy, now-lost spring games actually did add local jobs and spending. To read the remainder of this article, visit: http://miamitodaynews.com/news/100311/story-viewpoint.shtmlContinue Reading!

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No need to run Windows anymore! MAC users will soon have native MLS access…

Michael P. Schnabel

According to a MarketLinx representative and I quote "we are developing a solution that will allow native MLS access from virtually any platform or browser, including Mac OSX, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.  The first Beta installation is happening this spring; rollout to the majority of our MLS customers should begin around the end of the year 2010. Depending on where Southeast Florida MLS falls in the installation schedule, you may not see it until late winter or spring 2011.  And...Continue Reading!

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Service training can keep air travelers from flying away

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Week of February 24, 2010 No sooner had we detailed Miami International Airport's new customer service training last week than a study proved why it's so vital. The day our Spring Travel section unveiled training of workers to enhance passenger experience, J.D. Power was ranking Miami International third from last in satisfaction among large North American airports. More than 12,000 passengers rated satisfaction, accessibility, check-in and security. That's not precisely service, but since the airport is near the end of a $7 billion...Continue Reading!

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Calling all Investors – Land in Orlando, FL – Buy a piece of Central Florida

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Bid to give commissioners tax-benefit slush funds alarming

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Week of February 18, 2010 Loud alarms should be ringing at county hall over a bid to set up district trust funds so each Miami-Dade commissioner could stash unlimited business handouts to then spend entirely at will. It's shocking that any commissioner would ask businesses to pay into a personal slush fund and give them tax benefits in return. It's even more shocking that sponsor José "Pepe" Diaz doesn't recognize the inherent evils and that Commissioners Audrey Edmonson and Joe Martinez want to...Continue Reading!

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Interest rates begin to rise… What it all means for the real estate recovery!

Michael P. Schnabel

Yesterday afternoon at 4:30pm - just after the close of the US Equity markets - the US Federal Reserve (FED) announced a 0.25% interest rate hike in its Discount Rate, now set at 0.75% from the previous mark 0f 0.50%.  Although the FED had signaled higher rates for 2010 - expectations were that higher rates would arrive the second half of 2010, possibly the last quarter -  yesterdays announcement came as a...Continue Reading!

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