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4th of July events – Miami 2015

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on July 2, 2015

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The Miamism Sales Team wants to wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday weekend in celebration of our nation’s freedom, liberty and unity.

There is so much going on around Miami this long holiday weekend.  Here are a few ideas:



Hyde Midtown Miami

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on June 30, 2015

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If you frequent Midtown Miami, you have seen the sales office/trailer for Hyde Midtown. I love it when enough hype is created around a project but not enough information is given – it creates a sense of anticipation and tension accompanied by both positive and negative energy.

The negative is out there and we can’t escape it. Residents are concerned with a new building blocking their views, with more traffic and less parking as well as the unknown dynamics the construction will bring. The good news is that you do have top-notch design and developers that will not just build anything and they know this real estate market calls for quality.

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Hyde Midtown

Known as Hyde Suites & Residences Midtown Miami, this is a Related Group and Dezer Development, created with the notion that you can rent out on a short-term basis.  Remember that Midtown 2 and 4 were rented out during the down market when the project could not be sold, which ended up filling a need in Miami for rentals and moreover, for short-term rentals.

Hyde Midtown is a 31-story development with 397 luxury condo residences.  In addition to the expansive floor-too-ceiling windows, glass railing terraces, oversized balconies and stunning bay and city views, Hyde’s concept was born not only from the mixed-use lifestyle currently in place in midtown, but also from the expansive growth of the neighboring Design District and all its high-end retail and world’s most recognizable names in fashion and design. To create an urban experience where art, shopping and dining coexist.

Architecture by Arquitectonica (yes I sound like a broken record, but Bernardo Fort Brescia continues to impress and no, they not all look the same, so don’t even go there).  Interior Design by David Rockwell with a fresh and sophisticated take on chic urban living with that “creativity and innovation and functional precision” the Rockwell Group is known for.

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Hyde Midtown Features and Amenities

  • 397 Condo Residences that can be rented monthly (max 12 times per year).
  • 60 Designer Suites fully finished and furnished by David Rockwell available for daily rentals with management by SBE hotels.
  • Elevated 7th floor level amenities resort deck fully loaded with pool cabanas around a heated pool and spa and beautifully landscaped sun terrace with stunning bay views and the Miami Skyline.
  • State-of-the-art fully equipped fitness center with cardio area overlooking the pool deck and Biscayne Bay.
  • Professionally staffed Spa.
  • Only tennis court in Midtown.
  • Permanent installation of world-class museum quality art throughout the building’s public spaces.
  • Exclusive On-Demand concierge staff and services with convenient mail and receiving desk.
  • Complimentary Valet Parking.
  • High-speed internet access in all public areas.
  • 24-hour attended security services and controlled access.
  • Hyde App – Remote Dog Walking Service, In Room Dining from our Signature Restaurants.

Hyde Midtown Siteplan

Hyde Midtown Residence Features

  • Open-concept contemporary floor plans featuring studios and several choices of one, two and three bedroom floor plans delivered fully finished with premium wall-to-wall carpeting throughout living, dining and bedrooms, imported porcelain tile in kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Wide private terraces with glass railings for unobstructed views, accessible from the living and bedroom areas of most residences.
  • Amazing city views and Biscayne Bay views from select residences.
  • Energy efficient, tinted impact resistant floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and windows.
  • Spacious walk-in wardrobes in most residences.
  • Gourmet Kitchens
    • A premium selection of contemporary European cabinetry.
    • Imported solid surface counter tops.
    • Stainless steel appliance package with refrigerator/freezer, stove glass cooktop, built-in oven, multi-cycle quiet dishwasher, built-in microwave with integrated vent hood and stackable washer and dryer.
    • Double stainless steel under-mount sink, with single-lever European-style pullout faucet sprayer.
    • Imported designer porcelain tile floor.
  • Bathroom Features
    • European cabinetry with exceptional detailing.
    • Imported solid surface counter tops.
    • Full size vanity mirrors.
    • Floors and wet walls clad in imported designer porcelain tile.
    • Designer bathroom fixtures and accessories.
  • Residence Types and Sizes
    • Studios:  556 SF
    • 1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom + Den:  681-982 SF
    • 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms + Den:  938-1215 SF
    • 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms:  1595 SF

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Hyde Midtown Deposit Structure

10% of Purchase Price at Reservation

10% of Purchase Price at Contract (with 15 day rescission period)

20% of Purchase Price at Groundbreaking (2015)

10% of Purchase Price at Top-Off (2017)

50% Remainder of Purchase Price at Closing (2017)

Hyde Midtown Prices

Of course this are always subject to change and we have a detail list of prices if you need.  But ranges start at $250,000 for a low floor studio, one-bedroom units in the $300k’s, 2-bedroom units in the mid $400k’s and 3-bedroom units $745,000 and up.

We will be providing information as we get it but feel free to contact us at any time at if you want to reserve a unit or schedule an appointment to visit the sales office.

Condo Name:  Hyde Midtown
Architecture:  Aquitectonica
Developer: The Related Group and Dezer Developments
Location:  3301 NE 1 Av – Miami, FL 33137 (Midtown Miami)

Originally published August 2014


Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on June 26, 2015

A day for the history books! Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States miamism marriage equality




7 things to consider when buying a Miami Waterfront Home

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on June 24, 2015

If you are buying a Miami Beach waterfront home, you are likely to have a boat or will be considering a boat in the near future. We are constantly asked a number of questions regarding waterfront purchases and Rick and I decided to write a list of 7 important factors to consider when buying a waterfront home in Miami.

Miami Beach Waterfront Home

Miami Beach Waterfront homeCondition of Sea wall

    It is important for anyone buying a waterfront property to get a seawall inspection by a structural engineer or a seawall specialist.  Inspections should include not only the actual seawall but also settling cracks within the main house, patios and pool as well as dock areas.  Because most canal systems in Miami and Miami Beach are artificially made or made with landfills, the integrity of the seawall could ultimately determine the integrity of the structure of the home.  Doing a visual inspection of seawalls of adjacent properties is also recommended in order to avoid future settling.

Miami Beach Luxury HomeType of waterfront property

    – If you look at an aerial view of Miami and Miami Beach, you will notice that there are numerous types of waterfront properties:  lakes, rivers, canals with direct ocean access, canals with fixed bridges, canals with no ocean access, non-navigable canals, and bayfront homes, to name a few.  Depending on the type of boat you have, you will need to consider fixed bridges (clearance heights), depth of canals, and proximity to bay and or ocean access.  There are several waterfront communities in Miami and Miami Beach that have direct ocean access but you have to navigate at idle speed for miles which can mean being on your boat for a couple of hours before you can really do some boating.

Miami Beach waterfront real estateBoat Dock

    – it is important to inspect not only the condition of an existing dock, but also if the type of dock can accommodate your boat. There are a lot of canals in Miami with natural coral sea walls and no docks – you may not want to dock your boat next to natural coral.  If there is no dock on the property, it may be a good idea to contact DERM (Department of Environmental Resources Management) about what kind of dock they will allow in a particular canal.  DERM may even send an inspector out to the property in order to make recommendations.

Miami Beach Real EstateDavits and/or Boat Lift

    – depending on the size of the boat, most boat owners will not keep the vessel inside the water and use davits and/or boat lifts to raise the boat out of the water while not in use. Whichever your choice, make sure to inspect existing davits or make sure the existing seawall can accommodate a boat lift of your choice.

Miami Beach Luxury HomeProtection from the elements

Bayfront homes are obviously the most desired type of waterfront property but can also leave your property very exposed to the elements (weather and hurricanes).  Canal front properties are said to protect not only your house, but boats as well in case of increment weather.  This doesn’t mean that you should not purchase a bayfront home, it means you should consider location when purchasing.

Miami Beach Luxury Real EstateLocation of home within a canal

    – because of the intricate design of canals in Miami and Miami Beach, some canals may be comparable to dead-end streets.  These canals, depending on currents and wind may accumulate debris and garbage that can become a nuisance.  If a property is located at the end of a dead-end canal, make sure you ask about accumulation of debris throughout the year.

Miami Beach Luxury HomeInsurance Costs

    – just keep in mind that property insurance costs will be higher for waterfront homes, especially open bay properties.


There is nothing like owning a Miami Beach waterfront home. To be able to enjoy our beautiful weather as well as the views is priceless and it is what makes Miami Waterfront Real Estate so unique.

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*originally published on Nov. 23, 2008*



Azure Condo, Surfside – Real Estate Market Report for May 2015

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on June 23, 2015

Azure Condo by miamism.comWe are your Surfside REALTORS and Azure Condo Specialists, one of the nicest luxury condos in Surfside.  Azure is a boutique condo built in 2005 with 74 residences and 150′ of ocean frontage.

Azure Condos – current listings

The are currently 2 Azure condo residences for sale:

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  • Residence 206 – 2,480 sq.ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.  This unit has direct ocean views, marble floors, wrap-around glass balcony, floor to ceiling glass sliding doors and is being offered at $2,800,000 ($1,129/sq.ft.)
  • Residence 203 – 1,910 sq.ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  This unit faces Collins Avenue on the NW side of the building (see site plan above).  It has marble floors, European cabinetry with granite and stainless steel accents, floor to ceiling windows and is being offered at $1,650,000 ($864/sq.ft.)

Azure Condos – pending sales

There are currently no Azure condos under contract as per the Multiple Listing Service

Azure Condos – May 2015 Sales

There were no Azure condos sold in May of 2015, according to the MLS.

Azure Condos – 2015 Sales (as per county records)

  • residence 505 – selling for $1,000,000  in January (1,614 sq.ft. – 2 bed/2 bath/1 half-bath) – $620/sq.ft.
  • residence 207 – selling for $100 in February
  • residence 302 – selling for $900,000 in April (1,945 sq.ft. – 3 bed / 3 bath) – $463/sq.ft.
  • residence 305 – selling for $1,040,000 in April  ($1,614 sq.ft. – 2 bed/2 bath/1 half-bath) – $644/sq.ft.

Azure Condos – Building Features

  • Fitness center with separate sauna, massage and treatment rooms for men and women
  • Social room with billiards, game tables and leather armchairs
  • 150′ of ocean frontage
  • Heated swimming pool
  • air-conditioned cabanas
  • Whirlpool spa
  • 24-hr valet and security

Azure Condos – 2014 Sales

To see 2014 Azure condo stats, click HERE – you’ll see the average price per square foot in 2014 was $626 with the highest at $847/sq.ft.


The Miamism Sales Team specializes in Azure and can represent you in the sale or purchase of a condo.  Please contact us

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Condo Name:  Azure
Architecture:  Revuelta-architecture
Location:  9401 Collins Ave – Surfside, FL 33154