Hurricane flattened hotel occupancy in O

Hurricane flattened hotel occupancy in October – Hurricane Matthew (Credit: CNC3.com) Hurricane Matthew failed to make landfall in South Florida, but the 12-day tropical storm did financial damage to the tri-county hotel industry, based on fresh data from hotel industry databank STR. STR reported October occupancy rates fell at hotels in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties from last year’s levels. Widespread public concern about Hurricane Matthew held down room … http://ow.ly/pi3M506UTJK Continue reading Hurricane flattened hotel occupancy in O

Icon Brickell pool deck will close for a

Icon Brickell pool deck will close for a year or more – The Icon Brickell pool deck The popular two-acre pool deck at the Icon Brickell condominium in Miami soon will close for repairs for at least a year. The master association of Icon Brickell notified owners Tuesday that the 1,650-unit condo will close for a year or longer on December 5. Unit owners may pay a special assessment for the repairs, estimated to cost approximately $14 million. The popular pool deck overlo… http://ow.ly/p0dK506UPdY Continue reading Icon Brickell pool deck will close for a

Bulk auction of 22 Weston lots set for T

Bulk auction of 22 Weston lots set for Tuesday – Windmill Reserve in Weston (Source: YouTube) The estate of deceased corporate raider Victor Posner will attempt a bulk sale of 22 residential lots in Weston at an auction on Tuesday. SVN Moecker Realty Auctions will conduct the auction starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the office of law firm Berger Singerman at 350 Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Will Reyneso, an adviser of SVN Moecker, said the owner of the lots is W… http://ow.ly/y93j506UKQU Continue reading Bulk auction of 22 Weston lots set for T

Castro dies amid uncertainty about U.S.-

Castro dies amid uncertainty about U.S.-Cuba relations – Cuban-Americans gather in Miami’s Little Havana after Fidel Castro’s death. (Source: WSVN) Cuba’s former dictator Fidel Castro died at age 90 amid uncertainty about the future of relations between the United States and the island nation. His brother Raul Castro, who succeeded him as president of Cuba in 2008, announced in a television broadcast that “our commander in chief of the Cuban revolution” died at 10:29 p…. http://ow.ly/ZQIk506UFFU Continue reading Castro dies amid uncertainty about U.S.-

The jargon of real estate: How not to so

The jargon of real estate: How not to sound stupid – With fancy homes come fancy terms. You’re far more likely to hear words such as “dais,” “koi pond” and “porte cochère” when discussing a multimillion-dollar home than a humble rental. But these terms often trip up brokers and clients alike. When trying to appeal, as Mr. Basil Fawlty would, to a “better class of cus… http://ow.ly/LWiO506TLvk Continue reading The jargon of real estate: How not to so

Airbnb in talks to buy major Chinese riv

Airbnb in talks to buy major Chinese rival – Short-term home rental behemoth Airbnb is in advanced talks to acquire Chinese rival Xiaozhu.com in a bid to establish a bigger foothold in China, according to Bloomberg. Airbnb, valued at about $30 billion after a fundraising round in September, already has about 75,000 listings in China, according to Bloomberg. It plans to expand its Chinese staff to about 300. Xiaozhu said it has 10 million active users and more than 100,0… http://ow.ly/Ggsk506TsQ9 Continue reading Airbnb in talks to buy major Chinese riv