A lot of people have many reasons for moving to Miami Beach, and these include the sunny skies, diverse culture and wide array of employment opportunities. No matter what the reasoning behind their moves, everyone runs into the same logistical challenges.
Most likely, a prospective homeowners’ first priority is choosing a place to live. Whether you plan to rent an apartment or purchase a luxurious mansion, your home search is probably best started by selecting a neighborhood. The Neighborhood Guide from the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau is a great venue to start looking. Once you’ve selected an area or two, take a look at the Apartment Hunting and Real Estate subject pages to locate the home of your dreams.
Blessed with year-round mild climates and unrivaled ocean access, America’s southernmost resort city is also a sought-after international recreation destination. Ranked as one of nation’s healthiest cities by Natural Health Magazine in 2002, Miami Beach caters to visitors from around the globe with some of the world’s top golf, tennis and sporting facilities.
Tourism is growing and so is the Miami property market, which was dubbed the New Manhattan by the US property media. The Greater Miami association of Realtors states that the Miami Beach property boom will add more than 100,000 homes to Miami. A lot of these Miami real estate properties are built with foreign buyers in mind. Exchange rates at present are favorable in Europe and with 28 per cent rises in prices in one year the time to buy Miami Beach property is now.
There are quite a number of good reasons to owning a Miami Beach or South Beach condominium or residential unit. The azure-blue Atlantic waters off the coast brings warm breezes and gentle waves to the coast, offering a relaxing freedom from the hustle and bustle of many urban lifestyles, and by night, the ocean settles and these cities come alive with fabulous food and endless entertainment options. All of this relaxation and entertainment are just outside the front door of a luxury Miami Beach or South Beach condo or apartment unit.
You should consider owning a Miami Beach or South Beach property if you’re a boating enthusiast who would like more time on the water and less time fighting gridlock to reach the marina, a rabid sun-and-sand lover who prefers a quick walk to the beach, a fun-loving nightclub fanatic who still knows what happens after midnight, or a a busy executive who wants the exotic lure of a tropical getaway without picking up a passport.
Currently, the median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2005: $328,300 (lower quartile is $218,800, upper quartile is $617,600) Median contract rent in 2005: $764 (lower quartile is $603, upper quartile is $937). For a better estimate and view of the wide array of real property choices in the Miami beach area, it is notable to check on online guides, such as www.miami-realestate.net, www.miamirealestateinc.com, www.luxurylivingrealty.net,
www.miamirealestateinc.org and other Miami Beach property online guides.
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