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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What Foreigners Need to Know Before Buying a Miami Condo… and What No One Is Telling Them

Congratulations, you have just “closed” on the purchase of a beautiful condo in Miami overlooking the water. However, a word of warning: Did your real estate broker or anyone else advise you of the potential U.S. federal income, estate, and gift tax consequences of owning that condo before you purchased it? For example, did you […]

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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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Low–Interest Funding Alternatives for Florida Real Estate Developers

In light of the financial industry’s diminished appetite for risk and more stringent lending regulations, real estate developers in Florida are facing significant obstacles in obtaining affordable capital. Even though lenders are requiring more collateral, they still may not be willing to lend. And, even if a loan is available, the interest rates can be […]

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Development and Sale of Residential Property in Florida – The Potential Pitfalls: Marketing and Advertising Practices

There are various federal, Florida and local laws and regulations concerning advertising the sale of residential property. In general, such laws and regulations prohibit false and misleading advertising and marketing practices and, in certain circumstances, require certain disclosures and disclaimers on materials used in connection with the sale and lease of residential property. In addition, […]

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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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