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Wed Feb 27, 2013
John W. Chang, MBA, Broker answered:
Here are some helpful links to some loft-style in Miami Beach that are for sale:

http://www.miamicondorealty.com/properties/A1700902
http://www.miamicondorealty.com/properties/A1692702
http://www.bestmiamilofts.com/BML/_900_Biscayne.html
http://www.joshsteinrealtor.com/Absolut-Lofts-South-Beach

GOOD LUCK!
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
SophieMiamiBeach answered:
Hi,

Let me know if you have additional question regarding this property.

Regards,

ENGEL & VÖLKERS
1221 Brickell Ave., Suite 1500
Miami, FL 33131, USA
Cell: +1-305-206-8867
Fax: +1-305-443-2226
www.engelvoelkers.com/miami
sophie.bamps@evusa.com
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
SophieMiamiBeach answered:
Hi,

Let me know if you have additional question regarding this property.

Regards,

ENGEL & VÖLKERS
1221 Brickell Ave., Suite 1500
Miami, FL 33131, USA
Cell: +1-305-206-8867
Fax: +1-305-443-2226
www.engelvoelkers.com/miami
sophie.bamps@evusa.com
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Fort Lauderdale Luxury Condos And Homes answered:
This is an excellent neighborhood actually. Many high end restaurants are opening up here, and it is considered to be one of the more diverse areas. We recommend it frequently.
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Miami Beach Condos And Homes answered:
Sat Jul 14, 2012
Gisele Zachar, PA answered:
Yes, there are many Canadians still buying in Miami. Actually, Canadians are on the top of the list of nationals buying in Miami area.
The $30,000 you mention is your budget to buy a condo or to pay for closing costs? There are no condos for $30,000 in Miami Beach or surrounding that I know of. You may find in much further areas.
But if this is not your budget than the closing costs will vary according to the cost of the condo. If you are buying cash, you are avoiding some loan fees. It is really difficult to tell not knowing your budget.

When buying a condo here in Miami make sure you have a good Realtor (I will be more than happy to represent you by the way), so he/she can show you properties that will match your needs (low maintenance, easy rental restrictions, best areas to buy etc...)

Please contact me if you need further assistance.
I love Canada by the way. Lived in Oakville, Ontario for about 6 months.

Good luck,


Gisele Zachar
The Campins Co.
www.sellinginmiami.com
Broker Associate
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Miami Beach Exclusive Homes answered:
We recommend older buildings from the 40000 block up towards Sunny Isles for the best values in Miami Beach. Best of Luck!
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Thu Apr 5, 2012
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Hi Michelle,

Of course you can! If you haven't found one by now to live in here, please let me know and I'll be happy to help :)

Many thanks


Regards

Alistair Powell
Miami Executive Realty | 1024 Lenox Avenue | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Office: 305.501.4600 | Cell: 305.815.0880 | Fax: 305.501.4600
ap@miamiexec.com | www.miamiexec.com
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Thu Apr 5, 2012
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Hi Antoinette,

I hope you found a property here in Miami Beach.

If you are still looking or considering selling, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks!

Alistair



Regards

Alistair Powell
Miami Executive Realty | 1024 Lenox Avenue | Miami Beach, FL 33139
Office: 305.501.4600 | Cell: 305.815.0880 | Fax: 305.501.4600
ap@miamiexec.com | www.miamiexec.com
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Mon Oct 18, 2010
Tammy Hayes answered:
First time home buyer tips
Are you a first time home buyer? Here are some helpful tips to get you started on the right path.

1. The first step before you do anything is to find out how much money you can borrow from a bank/mortgage company. Check with different lenders to see who can get you the best deal. Once you know what you can afford, then you can begin to plan.

2. Determine what you need in a home, not necessarily what you want in a home. Make a list of those needs to give to your Realtor. When you are searching for homes you will find that it is very rare to find a home that has absolutely everything you are looking for. If you stick to what you actually need, you will have better success in your search.

3. Research areas/communities that are of interest to you. Determine what things are important such as schools, proximity to shopping, restaurants, and local activities. Drive through the communities to get a feel for what they are like.

4. Learn as much as you can about the process of buying a home. Some local Realtors or lenders will offer first time home buying seminars. If you can find one in your local area it would be helpful to attend. If you cannot attend a seminar, look on the Internet for a home buyers guide such as the one at Bankrate.com - http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/real-estate/BuyerGuide2004/fthb-blog.asp.

5. Select a local Realtor to help you begin your search for a home. You can search Internet sites such as Realtor.com or Homes.com, but a Realtor has access to all of the homes in the local MLS. They can provide you with information on the home, the area and answer any questions you may have. A Realtor can show you properties of interest.

6. Learn about the contract and what is involved. Your Realtor can take you through step by step the process of a contract. After it is signed by buyer and seller, it is called an executed contract. Then you would want to get a home inspection. If everything is fine with the inspection, then you can go forward towards closing.

7. Know what happens at closing. Again, a Realtor can walk you through what to expect at closing. You will need to have money for closing costs such as title search, processing fees, taxes, and insurance.

Buying your first home is an exciting and overwhelming experience. So make sure you are prepared.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Sun Aug 1, 2010
Constantino Usaga answered:
Please call me for any question or concerns. Go to www.auction.com or www.homepath.com

786-552-2212.
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Tue Jul 27, 2010
Wenceslao Fernandez Jr answered:
Hey, Antoinette...great question.

Ever heard "cash is king"? Well...these days it doesn't guarantee you the property, but it lets you play.

Regardless of the type of seller (regular, non-distressed seller or a distressed seller in pre-foreclosure or lender looking to sell their repossessed inventory), cash is very likely to be favored over financing these days.

Though not really a problem with single family houses, condominiums are under such financial duress these days due to shortages created by so many owners not making their maintenance and/or assessment payments that often, cash is the only way to buy.

Where financing is possible, you are not as likely to see low down-payment purchases possible in condos any more. There are one or two lenders though doing 3% down loans (non-FHA), but again, not in every building. Single (and multi), family property continue to be relatively easy to finance though.

Regarding a "lift", these may be easier to find in newer, hi-rise buildings. Older, two or three story buildings may not have easy access if you require a lift. However, there are times when a first level unit may be easy to access without a lift...but these are not always easy to find.

Your question however, was quite partial (as though only part of the question came through), and requires more detail for a better answer.

Just the same, working with the right professional will obviously increase the odds you will be successful in finding the unit you want and need, in the area you want and for the right price (perhaps even a great bargain).

All the best...
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