Florida’s Urban Revitalization: Good-Bye White Picket Fences, Hello Live-Work-Play Communities

The “American dream” of owning a home with a white picket fence somewhere in the suburbs is looking more antiquated by the day as numerous new condominiums and apartment buildings are popping up next to shopping centers and office buildings throughout Florida. Millennials and empty-nesters, preferring one-stop, self-contained neighborhoods, where residents can minimize travel to […]

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It’s Getting Hot in Here: South Florida Hospitality Market

A  record-breaking 105 million tourists visited Florida in 2015, according to data released by the state’s governor’s office. This number marks the fifth consecutive year of record tourism growth in the State of Florida.  South Florida, in particular, has become an international gateway hub known as a center for tourism and business. Foreign visitors, a thriving […]

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South Florida’s Real Estate Market in 2016: What Local Real Estate Professionals Have to Say

At the end of 2015, Berger Singerman conducted a survey of about 100 developers, brokers, investors, lenders and contractors to help gauge the opinions of the local real estate professionals regarding the South Florida real estate market and trends. The 2016 South Florida Real Estate Outlook Survey results revealed that there is a positive outlook […]

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The Importance of Effective Tax Planning by Foreign Nationals When Purchasing Real Estate in the U.S.

Foreign nationals looking to purchase real estate in the U.S. are often unaware of how drastically the tax and real estate laws in their own countries vary from U.S. law.  The most common misconception is that there are no U.S. tax ramifications in connection with the purchase of real property in the U.S.  The reality […]

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Two Tickets to Paradise: Ultra High-End Residential Real Estate and Hotel Trophy Assets Favored by Foreign Buyers in Florida

Acquisitions of hotels and high-end residential real estate by foreign companies and wealthy individual investors from Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia continue to be on the rise in Florida. In addition to perceiving real estate in the United States as a safe long-term investment and being enticed by the lower real estate prices compared […]

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