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  • Miami Beach in Early March, 2010

    BY Allan Kleer

    Living in Miami Beach is as close as you can get to Paradise on earth in the Winter months!  We're introducing a new video series where we share our unique perspective on living in North America's only subtropical state.  This short introductory ...

  • South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2010

    BY Allan Kleer

    This past weekend, as I was jogging along South Beach's Ocean Drive, I was able to witness the impressive set up for the upcoming South Beach Food and Wine Festival, which runs from February 25 - 28.  This incredible Festival just keeps getting bett...

  • Miami and Miami Beach Real Estate Sales Trends- YTD 2010

    BY Allan Kleer

    I'd like to take this opportunity to share with our readers that latest general Miami Beach real estate sales data courtesy of the Greater Miami & Miami Beach's Board of Realtors: For the Miami metropolitan statistical area (MSA), there was a 53 ...

  • Has Miami Beach Reached the Housing Bottom?

    BY Allan Kleer

    I'm often asked by both buyers and sellers interested in purchasing or selling a waterfront (and non-waterfront) single family home on Miami Beach if we've reached a housing market bottom?  The answer for PRIME waterfront properties located on islan...

  • An overview of general Miami Beach Sales Patterns as of January, 2010

    BY Allan Kleer

    In Miami-Dade County, pending home sales decreased by 2.21 percent in December compared to the previous month, from 8,288 to 8,105 according to the Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches (RAMB) and Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Ser...

  • Miami Beach Housing Market – A Perspective on Supply and Demand

    BY Allan Kleer

    Recently, there has been flurry of articles in the newsmedia about a pronounced increase in home sales, which has also led to a stock market rally in the runup to the Thanksgiving Holiday. I'd like to take this opportunity to put a bit of local persp...

  • Lack of Progress on Loan Modifications Compromises Miami Beach Real Estate Values

    BY Allan Kleer

    The Obama administration has finally begun to crack down on mortgage companies and loan servicers that are failing to do enough to help borrowers at risk of foreclosure.  Measures announced this week include sanctions and fines that will be imposed ...

  • Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate- Latest Waterfront Homes Sales

    BY Allan Kleer

    As part of my marketing strategy of the past few years, I travel regularly to international real estate trade shows and meet with Brokers from around the world.  I'm usually asked about the state of Miami Beach luxury real estate (especially demand ...

  • Miami Beach Real Estate Agents- What to Look For?

    BY Allan Kleer

    Given that we are in a Buyer's Market, most real sellers today should have a listing agent that is working full-time and marketing their properties aggressively, right? Unfortunately, far too often, we've seen both buyers and sellers represented by ...

  • The Advantages of a Short Sale vs. Foreclosure for Property Owners

    BY Allan Kleer

    I've been asked so many times over the past several months if there are any advantages to successfully accomplishing a "Short" sale versus just letting the Foreclosure process run its course.  So I've decided to write this post highlighting the majo...