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Curious just how far your dollar goes in Miami?

We’ve rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down a place in Miami if you’ve got $2,000 / month earmarked for your rent. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)

Take a peek at what rentals the city has to offer, below.

2630 Southwest 27th Ave. (Coral Way)

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According to the Miami Association of Realtors, luxury home sales in Miami posted double-digit gains while existing condominium transactions surged year-over-year in December 2017.

Luxury ($1 million-and-above) existing Miami condo sales jumped 47.6 percent year-over-year, from 42 to 62. Luxury Miami single-family home sales rose 16.7 percent, from 60 to 70. Existing Miami condo sales increased 6.5 percent year-over-year in December, while single-family transactions stayed effectively even (down 0.7 percent).

“Strong pent-up demand for Miami luxury single-family and condominiums fueled December’s strong home sales,” said George Jalil, a Miami broker and the 2018 MIAMI chairman of the board. “Luxury sellers are becoming more realistic with their asking prices, and buyers are coming off the sidelines. Federal tax reform is also starting to have an impact as more Northeastern buyers are opting to purchase in Miami to escape the higher taxes they could face in states like New York and New Jersey.”

Federal tax reform, which was signed into law Dec. 22, 2017, sets a deductions cap for income, sales and property taxes at $10,000. The new cap could lead more residents of states with high property values and state income tax to purchase properties in states such as Florida, which has no state income tax and a pro-business tax structure.

Total Miami Home Sales, Dollar Volume Increase in December

Total existing Miami-Dade County residential sales — which posted a record year in 2013 and near record years in 2014 and 2015 — increased 2.9 percent year-over-year from 2,156 to 2,219.

Miami existing condo sales — which are competing with one of the most robust new construction markets in the country — increased 6.5 percent year-over-year, from 1,084 to 1,154. Single-family home sales decreased 0.7 percent, from 1,072 to 1,065.

Lack of access to mortgage loans continues to inhibit further growth of the existing condominium market. Of the 9,307 condominium buildings in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, only 12 are approved for Federal Housing Administration loans, down from 29 last year, according to Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and FHA.

Total sales volume for all properties accounted for $983.5 million last month, up 23.2% from $797.9 million a year ago. Sales don’t include Miami’s multi-billion dollar new construction condo market.    Click Here to Read More on World Property Journal

Colombia topped the Miami Association of Realtors’ April list of countries searching the web for Miami homes in April.

Colombia has led the ranking for 12 of the last 17 months, including in March. Behind Colombia were Brazil and Venezuela, three prominent buyer pools of South Florida real estate. Real estate agents and brokers are reporting renewed interest from wealthy Brazilian buyers after a roughly two-yeat retreat.

Last year, Colombian and Brazilian homebuyers made the third-most international purchases in South Florida with a 10 percent share, according to the report. Buyers from Venezuela represented 15 percent, while Argentina came in at No. 2 with 11 percent.

Check out the top 10 list of countries looking for Miami homes in April:

  1. Colombia
  2. Brazil
  3. Venezuela
  4. Argentina
  5. Canada
  6. India
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Spain
  9. France
  10. Dominican Republic

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Many Brazilians are buying at such condo developments as One Thousand Museum, Three Hundred Collins and Turnberry Ocean Club.

Many wealthy Brazilians are buying real estate in the Miami area again after a retreat during the last two years.

Fernando de Nuñez y Lugones, executive vice president of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, told Mansion Global that Brazilians are starting to buy more U.S. properties after many of them canceled purchases last year.

De Nuñez cited a recent increase in Brazilian interest in units at Turnberry Ocean Club, a 54-story condominium in Sunny Isles Beach, where 21 percent of the international buyers have been Brazilians.

At Three Hundred Collins in Miami Beach, Brazilians have bought four of the 16 luxury condos sold so far during the construction phase of the 19-unit development, which has units priced from $1.7 million to $9 million. Three Hundred Collins is expected to be completed in October.

Louis Birdman, co-developer of One Thousand Museum, a 62-story condominium in Miami designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, said 40 percent to 45 percent of the preconstruction buyers are Latin Americans, and more than half of the Latin buyers are Brazilians.

Many wealthy Brazilians are buying real estate in the Miami area again after a retreat during the last two years. Fernando de Nuñez y Lugones, executive vice president of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, told Mansion Global that Brazilians are starting to buy more U.S. properties after many of them canceled purchases last year. De Nuñez cited a recent increase in Brazilian interest in units at Turnberry Ocean Club, a 54-story condominium in Sunny Isles Beach, where 21 percent of the international buyers have been Brazilians. At Three Hundred Collins in Miami Beach, Brazilians have bought four of the 16 luxury condos sold so far during the construction phase of the 19-unit development, which has units priced from $1.7 million to $9 million. Three Hundred Collins is expected to be completed in October. Louis Birdman, co-developer of One Thousand Museum, a 62-story condominium in Miami designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, said 40 percent to 45 percent of the preconstruction buyers are Latin Americans, and more than half of the Latin buyers are Brazilians. Click Here to Read More on The Real Deal

Mexican developer Grupo Eco is going all commercial on its two-phased Hallandale Beach project.

Construction is slated to be completed on Atlantic Village I by the fall, developer Elias Benaim told The Real Deal. The 32,000-square-foot retail and office development, at 801 Federal Highway, signed on new tenants La Estancia Argentina, Doggis Arepa Bar and Flippo’s Kids Playground.

Asking rents continue to be in the same $25 per square foot to $35 per square foot range, triple net, for the second floor and about $10 more per square foot for the ground floor. La Estancia, an Argentinian restaurant, signed a 15-year lease for 3,000 square feet and Doggis signed a 10-year lease also for 3,000 square feet. Flippo’s is leasing about 8,000 square feet on the second floor, bring the project up to about 50 percent leased.

Grupo Eco originally planned to have a residential component for the second phase, Atlantic Village II, but is instead focusing on more commercial space based on market conditions. “ArtSquare has 350 units coming two blocks away so we feel we’re going to succeed in filling the need for commercial space,” Benaim told TRD

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