In the late 19th Century South Florida pioneer Henry Flagler recruited Luther Halland, the son of a Swedish minister and brother-in-law to one of his sales agents, to establish a beachside settlement just north of Miami. Halland and another Swedish entrepreneur, Olaf Zetterlund, pitched some of their fellow countrymen on a sweet deal: cheap land in a frost-free subtropical climate. That was the beginning of what would become Hallandale. By 1999, after annexing land adjacent to the Atlantic ...Continue Reading → Share
The median price of a home in Brownstone Brooklyn (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, etc.) and North Brooklyn (Williamsburg, the Navy Yard and Greenpoint), dropped 11.4 percent year-on-year to $1.02 million in the first quarter of 2018. The decline was partly due to a weakening condominium market. During the period, the average sales price for the segment stood at $1.446 million, which amounts to a 7.1 percent drop compared to the same time ...Continue Reading → Share
Developers filed plans for 62 projects with 1,089 units worth a total of about $1.18 billion during the first quarter of this year, according to a data analysis by The Real Deal. This combined sellout value was the highest since the second quarter of 2007, when developers filed plans for 95 projects with 1,274 units worth a total of about $1.22 billion.
It was also the fifth highest combined sellout for the Brooklyn condo market dating back ...Continue Reading → Share
Good news for Manhattan’s Hotel industry: revenue per available room — known in industry lingo as RevPAR — rose in 2017’s fourth quarter for the first time in more than two years, according to a report from Pwc.
Citywide, the trend stuck into January and February, the most recent months on record, with RevPAR increasing 4.8 and 3.6 percent, respectively.
The majority of the growth did not come from a jump in pricing. Instead, it came ...Continue Reading → Share
Posted by: Riccardo Ravasini
With waterfront properties running out in Miami, real estate developers are increasingly buying out the owners of existing and older waterfront condos at premium prices. After purchasing an entire building, developers are demolishing the old building to make space for a new luxury tower.
This is a process called condo termination — and while it’s complex, when it works, it can leave the owners of aging condos with an unexpected windfall and lead to a new ...Continue Reading → Share
The Sherry Frontenac, a post-war modern hotel in Miami Beach at 6565 Collins Avenue, is getting a facelift. In March, the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board approved a request allowing the hotel owner to build a new deck with a concrete canopy, underground parking and a rooftop dining area for the property. This means that S.F. Land LLC can build a new pool deck and cabana area as well as bring new elevators into the lobby.
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