Victims of the Surfside condo collapse may receive almost $1bn in settlement

Surfside Building Collapse Site – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov A tentative, nearly $1bn settlement has finally been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought together by the devastated families of survivors and victims of last June’s condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, an attorney announced on Wednesday. Harley S. Tropin disclosed the $997m settlement

Wealthy Russians continue to buy properties in Florida

Sunny Isles Beach Russians — Courtesy: Shutterstock — B Cruz Sunny Isles, Florida, has been an escape for Russia’s rich and elite. In Sunny Isles Beach, also known as “Little Moscow” and “Moscow by the Sea,” real estate experts say wealthy Russians are putting down major money towards empty condos.   “They love to be here,

How South Florida may be impacted by Russian sanctions

Vladimir Putin at Russian Conference — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Sasa Dzambic Photography After several weeks of growing tensions, nearly 200,000 Russian troops assembled at Ukraine’s border and began a broad military offensive, with world leaders warning that this series of attacks could lead to one of the biggest conflicts Europe has seen since World War

First-time homebuyers in South Florida struggling to find affordable homes

Homes for Sale — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Andy Dean Photography The prices of South Florida homes are skyrocketing. South Florida realtors say they have never seen a market like this before, making first-time homebuyers’ chances of owning a home slim to none. Many have ended up renewing more expensive leases and some have even moved

How to make the most of a South Florida vacation this winter season

Carbone — Traditional Italian Fare South Florida Restaurant — Photos by Giovanny Gutierrez/Chat Chow TV South Florida is loved for many reasons, beginning with the fact that vacationing here can be as toes-in-the-sand or sophisticated as you’d like. From Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to Miami and the Florida Keys, we have all that’s new

South Florida’s housing market is freezing out potential buyers who can’t compete with investors

South Florida – Housing Market – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pisaphotography In South Florida, home prices continue to surge. The housing market trend has left several homebuyers either unable to find properties or in an all-out bidding war. “I’ve been looking for a home for about two years, it has been a very difficult

Land swap for Surfside building collapse site rejected

Surfside Building Collapse Site – Courtesy: Twitter – Image by Jason Pizzo SURFSIDE, Fla. — Surfside, Florida commissioners have rejected a proposal to trade public beachfront property to the future buyer of the condominium collapse site so that a memorial in remembrance of the 98 victims could be built there. The decision was made after

Looking to Buy a House in Florida? Here are some Must-Read Tips before you do

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andy Dean Photography The Florida housing market is as hot as it’s ever been in recent years, and because of that, property values are up, and so are moving rates into the state. While the market certainly helps Florida’s allure, the main reason people want to live in Florida is

Miami’s upcoming Waldorf Astoria property will soon be the Tallest Residential building south of Manhattan

Courtesy: ArX Solutions/ Waldorf Astoria Website Step aside, New York; there will soon be a new big building city on the East Coast. Florida isn’t necessarily known for tall, glamorous residential or commercial buildings. As it stands, the tallest building in Florida is the Panorama Tower in the Brickell area of downtown Miami. The 85-story