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Unsafe alleys turning to bonanzas

Unsafe alleys turning to bonanzas

Fernando Levy Hara has never walked the full length of the alleys near his planned 19-story Crimson high-rise. Even when his company, mckafka Development Group, was planning a community park,…

Risks built into big condo deposits

Risks built into big condo deposits

The same paradigm shift that’s making condo developers less reliant on lenders by changing the way they finance construction is also generating new risks, observers say. Hefty deposits from buyers…

New Yorkers now top spenders for Miami homes

New Yorkers now top spenders for Miami homes

New Yorkers are emerging as the darlings of local real estate. Accustomed to expensive property and wanting to escape state taxes, they’re outspending other buyers to set up a local…

Residential developers raise caution flag

If, as the saying goes, there’s a time for every purpose, then this is the season for caution. Even though the real estate market is rebounding, industry leaders say savvy…

Globe uses Miami luxe housing as currency

Luxury real estate’s the new global currency – and Miami’s rolling in it. The asset’s in increasing demand as international investors seek havens, says Jonathan Miller, president and CEO of…

Bridge repairs $68 million, counting interest

Bridge repairs $68 million, counting interest

County issuance of up to $34 million in bonds for Rickenbacker Causeway improvements is going to cost nearly twice that amount. On Oct. 22, commissioners adopted on first reading a…

Rail historian sees streetcars returning

Rail historian sees streetcars returning

The man who wrote the books on the area’s transit history is adding his voice to conversations about its future. Seth H. Bramson, company historian for Florida East Coast Railway…

Bus tracking system rolling in

Bus tracking system rolling in

Miami-Dade’s Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust approved last week a $17.68 million proposed contract to install trackers on county buses. The deal with Clever Devices Ltd. would use transportation surtax funds…

State incentives reclaiming city land

State incentives reclaiming city land

Garden apartments are among the developments sprouting on former polluted sites, thanks to a growing brownfield movement backed by state incentives. Cleanup is expensive, but supporters say those willing to…

Light rail is recipe for Miami-Beach link

Light rail makes sense as the transportation method for the beach corridor connection to join downtown Miami and Miami Beach, suggests Miami-Dade Transit Director Ysela Llort. “We need to determine…

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