News

  • 2008 Start Set for $600M Watson Island Development

    BY Allan Kleer

    A joint venture of New York City-based ING Clarion LLC and locally based Flagstone Property Group plans to begin construction in summer 2008 on Island Gardens. The $600-million, mixed-use project is rising on Watson Island in Biscayne Bay. The proje...

  • Miami Real Estate Update

    BY Allan Kleer

    Hello Friends: I would like to share an interesting and accurate story that aired throughout the day Monday on FOX News and explains that Florida is #1 of all the states in the U.S. in foreign buyers now with 26% of the market followed by California...

  • Miami Beach Buyer’s Market

    BY Allan Kleer

    The Real Estate Diamonds in the Rough Miami Beach real estate can no longer claim to appeal strictly to people with six or seven figure salaries. Today the surplus of properties up for sale in the city has eroded prices, revealing plenty of possible...

  • South Beach Luxury Condos Market Report

    BY Allan Kleer

    Recently, I received in the mail a very comprehensive market snapshot from a local brokerage firm with a variety of confusing statistics gathered from the MLS comparing 2006 and 2007 Q2 sales for the more prominent buildings South of Fifth Street in ...

  • Vegas or Bust

    BY Allan Kleer

    Las Vegas: a cornucopia of excitement, casinos and activities that have inspired the catchphrase â¬SWhat happens in Vegas stays in Vegas⬝. With a thriving real estate market, a luminous ambiance, and an effervescent atmosphere, tourists contin...

  • Reflections on this week’s Real Estate closings / market conditions

    BY Allan Kleer

    This past week, I had the privilege of working with one of the most skilled and capable real estate attorneys in the business. She delivered one of the smoothest closings that I have ever had, and all parties involved in the transaction were thrilled...

  • The Credit Crisis- A Balancing Process

    BY Allan Kleer

    I believe that the housing market is at the beginning of a healthy balancing process, in other words, the capitalist system of supply and demand is in the process of adjusting to economic reality. This week, I took the opportunity to check in with cl...

  • Miami is THE Top Turnaround Real Estate Market

    BY Allan Kleer

    Realtor.com names the Greater Miami Real Estate Market the top turnaround market nationwide! Inventories of homes listed for sale in Greater Miami on Realtor.com were down nearly 21 percent in October from a year ago, with 135 of 146 markets track...