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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
This pool(s) is at the Setai. Part hotel part condos this is a newer addition to South Beach. In the early 2000's when this Asian influenced building was being sold pre-construction I remember saying to myself " this is where I want to live!" The total Zen flows from the lobby through the restaurant and out to the three pools. Yes three, one is set @75 degrees the next @ 80 and finally "mine" @ 90 degrees. Sunrise @the Setai (the ocean is just past the pavillion)Sunset @ the Setai pool
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By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor)
At Absolut Miami Lofts you have two choices: penthouse or garden. “But you can't go wrong with either,” says Josh Stein. Both floor plans boast 18-foot ceilings and spacious layouts. And both are located along Michigan Avenue where the best of South Beach doubles as your backyard. Choose the garden lofts and you'll get your own garden or yard with a private entrance from the street — coveted green space in a packed district. But go with the penthouse option and you'll score your own terrace on an upper floor with unparalleled views. All residents can take advantage of a heated pool and indoor parking on site. Inside either unit, you'll find a split-level floor plan. In the kitchen, granite countertops compliment stainless-steel appliances and a European design. Floor-to-ceiling windows ...
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
The National Hotel features another of my favorite pools. The Art Deco hotel originally built in 1939 has a pool that stretches from the terrace almost all the way to the ocean. Dotted with semi-private cabanas along the way and a great bar at the ends. Day or night it is a real stunner. 
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
The classic and super trendy Delano hotel in Miami Beach sports a gorgeous pool with very sensual surrounds. This historic hotel dates back to the 40's but was re-imagined by Ian Shrager of Studio 54 fame back in 1995.The design at first may just appear as a long rectangle but in this photo you can see that the table and chairs are in the water. This is about 2 inches deep so guests can lay in the water and sun without having to use a float. The water also just covers your ears and there is soothing music piped in underwater so it just "takes you away".As a personal reference I was served a piece of my 40th birthday cake at that little table-where does the time go!?!
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By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
In today’s Miami Beach seller advice, we want to give you a great perspective from one of our buyers who looked at a For Sale By Owner property and why they decided to not make an offer.Are You Disserving Yourself By Selling Your Own HomeTop Miami Beach Seller Advice Tips When Thinking About FSBO1. Don’t overprice your property. Buyers are smart and not going to overpay for a property in today’s market.2. Too many days on the market can kill buyers’ interest in a property. In plain talk, it just looks bad!3. Hiring an agent is a good buffer between your personal situation with the property and your need to sell it.4. If you aren’t skilled, you can set a really bad impression with buyers and turn them off.5. Often buyers want to work with professionals when buying a home. They don’t want...
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
My favorite pool in Miami Beach. As far as Iconic/historic pools are concerned anyway. This is right from the 1940's classic hotel The Raleigh, now owned by Tommy Hilfiger himself. He has big plans for the place and is readying plans for a private club addition to the hotel with lots of cool stuff.
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By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor)
Check out our latest listing at 1688 West Ave #1103 - 2/2 - 1,000 Sq.Ft. - 2 covered parking spaces - $492,000 Spectacular water views from this beautiful 2 bedroom/ 2 bath condo ideally located just steps to Lincoln Road and Sunset Harbour. Split-layout design features updated kitchen, baths, large terrace and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and beyond. Very quiet and secure building features 24hr security and doorman, fitness room, heated pool and Jacuzzi. Comes with 2 assigned parking spaces. Low maintenance fees. Pets ok.  For more info please call me at 305-695-8257!   http://www.joshsteinrealtor.com/property/1688-west-av-1103-miami-beach-fl-33139-a2107486  
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
What more can you ask for! When it comes to fun in the sun I don't think anywhere does it as well as Miami Beach. Just look at our forecast through Monday! Perfect weather instore for all outdoor activities with no chance of rain. We have a light ocean breeze coming in and so get that sunscreen out and let's go have fun!
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By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor)
  If you haven't been down to the Art Deco district of Miami in awhile, some new restaurants have opened up that are worth checking out. If you're a single woman sitting at a bar, how would you like to look up and eye a meat hook as the chandelier? That's what you will see at the acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Quality Meats, which opened its doors in February at the South Beach district of Miami in the setting of the historic Art Deco building which once housed the Bancroft hotel at 1501 Collins. The designer has uniquely utilized the existing hotel features: the original check-in desk is a butcher counter and the reception desk a service bar. Co-owner Michael Stillman collaborated with AvroKO to create a "stripped down Art Deco atmosphere" in the eatery, which includes the aforemention...
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By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor)
Miami Beach is the quintessential tourist hub, attracting the crème de la crème of the society in terms of who is who in music, media and the fashion industry. It is also a great place for the regular citizens to enjoy a glimpse at what happens in high-end of society. In addition, the fast cars, the pace of life and the scenic beauty all around are always a pull factor. Below are some of the fun things to enjoy in the region. FoodMiami Beach is home to tens of great food places. Cuisines from around the world are always just a whiff away. The eating-places are wide and spacious, with the clientele being from various nationalities and racial backgrounds. Celebrity chefs are part of the scene, with some of the best restaurants in the United States boasting of some affiliation to top Miami...
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Art Deco Gem in Miami Beach    This incredible Art Deco house was designed by architect Robert E. Collins in 1937, he also designed theTower Theatre in Little Havana and the Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach. Collins was a specialist in designing movie theaters it turns out, which may explain why the house does have a very theatrical flair to it. Enter through the front door and directly in front of you is the semicircular solarium with french doors that reveal the garden statue. This home is a restored Miami Beach Art Deco treasure, from the gleaming terrazzo floors to the walls of glass blocks and sensual curves. How would you like to wake up in the bedroom pictured below? Located just a few blocked to famed Lincoln Road  where you have shopping restaurants and entertainment galore! Listed...
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
 Pershing boats and yachts have always caught my attention immediately even in a crowded marina. I have fantasized about being behind the wheel of on from the first time I saw one in Monte Carlo decades ago. There sleek hull and silver/platinum paint are show stoppers but alas I realize there will never be one at my dock.Well think again! NOW here in Miami the fine folks @Miami Yacht Sales are renting them! Yes rent-a-yacht has arrived. Daily weekly or however long you wish-your dreamboat has sailed in!I am very partial to the Pershing 62 footer pictured above but they do have bigger and some smaller as well. The 74 is below and so so sexy! Oh Barbara T............ 
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By The Reznik Group, Smart Broker Makes All The Difference
(The Reznik Group, Inc)
Miami Beach Realtor and Broker, Ilya Renik of The Reznik Group is proud to announce a new luxury condominium development directly on the beach in Miami Beach - The Faena Versailles Condominiums Miami BeachRenowned hotelier and developer Alan Faena is adding to his already impressive Faena Miami Beach developments 2 new luxury condominium towers - the Faena Versailles Classic and Faena Versailles Contemporary. These 2 new luxury condominium additions bring the Faena District to 3 luxury condominium towers, along with a hotel, event and retail complex, park and marina all located in this approximately 6-block square mid-Miami Beach neighborhood bordered by the ocean to the east, and Intracoastal Waterway to the west (all shown in the photo above). The Faena Versailles Classic Miami Beach ...
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By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
What to do in Miami in the middle of April? Our clients always ask us what to do in Miami, so I figured I would put together a quick list of what’s left to do this month. Here are my picks of places to go and things to do over the next two weeks in April.AIDS Walk April 26thThe 27th Annual AIDS Walk Miami 5K on Sunday, April 26th. This fund is to help support over 15,000 individuals living in Miami-Dade and Broward Communities who have been affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS.AIDS Walk April 26thFood and Wine Event 15 – April 18, 2015Still today and tomorrow the Veritage Miami (formerly the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival) brings more than 3,000 wine, beer, spirits and food lovers from all across South Florida.Food and Wine Event 15 – April 18, 2015Eat HereHead over to two of fa...
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By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
So, what is a pocket listing? Essentially, it’s a private, “off-market” listing. Instead of putting the property in our MLS database (the Multiple Listing Service), the agent restricts access to information about the property to their buyer clients or different colleagues.Pocket listings usually come into play in the super luxury market where sellers have many reasons for not allowing a traditional listing or exposure.For most properties, I don’t believe pocket listings are a good option. If you are going to sell the property and want a creative strategy to do it, there are many other options than pocket listings.Why do sellers consider pocket listings when selling Miami Beach Home?There are many reasons, but here are a few of the most common.1. The sellers may not be 100% ready and mot...
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By Wendy Cohen, Miami Luxury & Waterfront Real Estate Specialist
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
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By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
Today’s Miami Beach seller tips is about listing a home fast and what you can do to prep it at the last minute. Every week we give a lot of tips for sellers about prepping a property prior to listing it. Often these tips are key measures to take to get top dollar in the shortest amount of time, however they can take a little time to organize like ordering a home inspection and then making repairs from the report. Some things like painting, landscaping and other issues can take a few weeks or so to get done. In reality, this is not always possible for home sellers as maybe a job transfer or family situation happened fast. So today we are going to talk about quick things you can do if you need to list the property on the fly and get it sold.Need to List Fast? Miami Beach Real Estate Tips ...
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By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
What does 2015 have in store for the Miami Beach real estate market? Is 2015 a good time to buy or sell a Miami Beach condo or a Miami Beach single-family home? Is it still a good time to buy or sell Miami Beach real estate? These are the questions we receive every day, and they are important questions to buyers and sellers.Maybe you have to sell because you are moving to another state or you want to buy because you need more space. Life usually takes precedence over market statistics, but buyers and sellers never want to buy or sell in a market where they don’t feel like they have an “advantage”. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy to do or predict. However, with a good grasp on the market we can always give you the best advice on buying or selling at this current time.Now, let’s mov...
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By Jamey Prezzi Miami & Miami Beach Luxury Condos & Homes, Miami Beach & Miami Luxury Homes and Condos
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty )
Staging 101 will be one way to get top dollar for your Miami Beach home if you are thinking about selling in today’s market. The key is to do everything possible in advance to listing and staging is one way to accomplish this task and the best thing is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Although the Miami Beach real estate market is good for sellers today, staging the property correctly is still critical.Two important parts of staging your Miami Beach Home are: The amount of lights Interior colors Bright, well-lit homes seem more spacious and more inviting. During showings, all the curtains should be open, and all of the lamps should be on, even during the day.The photos below are an excellent example of a unit with nice bright colors and lots of lights. Of course, the professional pho...
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