Mall mania! Hot shopping spots expanding across South Florida

There’s a gold rush on for retail in South Florida.Developers and mall operators want to renovate and expand shopping centers across the region. New retail is popping up, too, especially open-air “high-street” shops with surprisingly gourmet dining — a breezy contrast to the enclosed suburban malls of old. The cost of all that investment runs […]

For seniors, a high-end boom in rental housing

Tucked beside the Maine Turnpike, across from the Maine Mall, is the site where Resort Lifestyle Communities plans to build its version of senior citizen nirvana. The 128-unit housing complex would feature fully equipped luxury apartments, social programs and shuttle service, along with a pharmacy, bank, hairdresser, gift shop, health club, movie theater and two […]

Real Estate Rivals: Where In The U.S. Are Most Homes Cash Buys?

While all-cash purchases are accounting for a smaller share of U.S. homebuying than they used to, they’re still high: about 36% in the latest-recorded month, November. A year earlier, the total was 39%.House hunters face the most cash competition in Detroit and South Florida, says an analysis by real estate data firm CoreLogic. The analysis […]

Luxury Condos with Private Pools

The latest weapon in the luxury high-rise arms race: a private pool in every unit on every floor.At ONE KL, a 35-story luxury building in Kuala Lumpur completed in 2009, the building’s tagline boasts, “94 Apartments, 95 Swimming Pools.” In the Bahamas, each of the 34 units at Honeycomb, a condominium with a hexagonal-patterned facade […]