Miami was one of the first property markets to recover from the real estate crisis and is experiencing a boom like never before. Buyers and investors from South America and Europe are growing but also from emerging markets such as Asia and Central and Eastern European countries.
In addition to having some of the finest developments in the world, Miami also boasts exceptional gastronomy, shopping and culture as well as world class events and concerts, making it the perfect safe haven for long-term investments.
Florida’s almost 20 million population is a melting pot of native, European, Hispanic and African cultures. The largest cities are Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa. Florida’s capital Miami is the largest metropolitan area and nicknamed ‘The gateway to the Americas.’ The sunshine state between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean is renowned for its year-round tropical climate, endless beaches, nature reserves, world class hotels and golf courses, as well as its contrasts of laid-back country and luxurious seaside living.
In the early 20th century Florida was discovered by land speculators who developed the first railroad system drawing in people from all over the world, thanks to the weather and growing economy. Tourism started to boom and with it came the development of new homes. From Tampa, Naples and Fort Myers to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Miami, Florida’s property markets have always attracted investment from abroad. The booming housing market was hit hard in 2007 by the real estate crash but recovered rapidly with new developments in the most sought after regions and especially along Miami´s impressive skyline.
Since 2012 the real estate market is back and booming as international buyers dominate the sales. Modern infrastructure, international airports and abundant shopping, dining and entertaining facilities all offer a lifestyle unlike any other, turning Florida into a highly coveted destination to visit or live. Owing a property in Florida should not be missing from your portfolio.
Arguably one of the world’s most popular beach destinations thanks to its glamorous lifestyle, Art Deco ambiance and Latin flavors, Miami Beach is a hotspot second to none. Best known for its glamorous neighborhoods like Fisher Island, Hibiscus Island and Star Island but also its ultra luxury condo buildings in stunning locations and world-class hotels along the coastline of North Beach and South Beach, this is the place to visit or live life to the max.
Miami Beach draws in millions of visitors each year guaranteeing year-round rental income to second home owners. With easy access to the city, the most beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife, serious shopping and the finest dining venues, Miami Beach has it all and it’s no wonder that its real estate market sales pace continues as demand for limited inventory surges further.
Miami Downtown is a city full of life and a melting pot of cultures, cuisine, art and music, as well as being home to world renowned museums, sports arenas, parks and international exhibitions. Hundreds of office and residential buildings create one of the most impressive skylines and one of the most populated and sought after city centers in the United States.
The Arts and Entertainment District, Brickell, Key Biscayne and Wynwood make up the most popular real estate markets offering a large variety of shopping, dining and cultural activities, along with all the comfort you’d expect from big city living. In Downtown Miami you can find any kind of property from the most spectacular condos to gated communities or island locations in lush surroundings. Beaches, golf courses and the nightlife of South Beach are just a minute’s drive away. The Downtown Miami Real Estate market is one of the nations’ most active and resilient ensuring prices continue to rise.
South of Miami
The South of Miami is best known for its lush landscapes, historic homes, gated communities and high-end properties in stunning locations. The most desirable neighborhoods are Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Pinecrest, with its remaining old South Florida charm tucked away yet still so close to the city. Arguably one of the most highly valued neighborhoods in the area, with impeccably kept gardens, roads and parks along with beautiful homes and upscale communities, it’s all just minutes away from a myriad of dining, shopping and leisure activities, as well as a range of outstanding schools and the University of Miami.
North of Miami
Bal Harbour, Golden Beach, Aventura or Sunny Isles are probably the most popular neighborhoods the North of Miami has to offer and just minutes away. With the world class Bal Harbour Shops, Trump International, Porsche Design Tower and the array of the finest luxury hotels along miles of white beaches along the city’s dense strip of Biscayne Boulevard have turned this area into one of the most elegant. The world´s leading architects and designers have created a collection of outstanding condos with amenities and services beyond imagination – breathtaking ocean and city views inclusive. Despite development between the ocean and intercoastal regions, a lot of nature and pristine parks with mangroves and native flora has been preserved. The proximity to two international airports, Miami and Fort Lauderdale have made Miami’s North the first choice for international property buyers.