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Happy 4h of July!  
Can it already be July!  It is hot and humid - Miami at its finest in the summer. Most of us are used to traveling in the summer. This year, we all seem to be hunkering down & social distancing right here in our beautiful city. 
Some local events are still happening and restaurants are still open (at 50% capacity). Establishments have been very creative in creating comfortable outdoor seating for its diners.  
On the real estate front, homes were being shown throughout the pandemic but condos were not allowed to be shown until about a month ago.   Many sellers took their properties off the market.
A large percentage of buildings are still limiting the number of non-residents who are allowed to enter their building.  
Since the reopening, we have seen an increase in both homes and condos going into contract, although homes sales outpaced condos as well as new listings coming onto the market. ( many are those that had been removed).    See Statistics Below 
Most interesting was the number of high-end home rentals and sales that occurred right at lockdown and as soon as we opened again.  It seems most of the Northeast wants to ensure they have a  place in Miami lined up for the winter season.
April and May's numbers were a reflection of the sales pre-lockdown.  June Numbers show an increase in sales ( see below) .  July sales will show the true market situation after reopening.
See below for Newsletters from our Sotheby's Partners all over the world. 
Please feel free to call me at 305 491 1885. 
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80 Positive News Stories You May Have Missed During  
The Coronavirus Outbreak 
In dark and distressing times, humankind can really pull through to show its good side
By Olivia Blair |
The outbreak of the Coronavirus, Covid-19, has been described as the 'worst public health  
crisis for a generation' by the UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Many countries are taking drastic measures in a bid to halt the spread of the virus, including  
social distancing, closing bars, restaurants, and schools or, in the case of places like Italy,  
putting the entire community on lockdown.

Searching for land: Bruce Eichner, Two Roads vie to buy out  
aging Bal Harbour condo for over $100M
Carlton Terrace is an 88-unit oceanfront condo building built in 1956
By Katherine Kallergis | TRD Miami | 06/26/,2020
Amid a scarcity of oceanfront development sites, prominent developers are vying to buy out the unit
owners of an aging condo building in Bal Harbour to build a luxury tower, The Real Deal has learned.

Continuum South Beach developer Bruce Eichner and Two Roads Development are each offering to
buy out the owners of Carlton Terrace at 10245 Collins Avenue, with a third offer expected to come
from developer Louis Birdman. Other developers, including Vlad Doronin's OKO Group, have
presented offers in the past that fell apart.

The offers for the 88-unit building built in 1956 are all expected to exceed $100 million,
sources said. Zoning for the nearly 3-acre property would allow for a new residential building
275 feet tall or about 28 stories.

Below are the latest stats for this month:   
 June 2020 vs May 2020:  Sold +21.3% : Under Contract: +57.3%

June 2020 vs May 2020:  Sold +16.2% : Under Contract: +64.4.%

Miami Dade Parks Recreation and
Open Space Present: #ThePlayground
Now - Dec 31, 2020  
Interactive Videos you can watch from home in order to enjoy Miami-Dade Parks. Videos will include fitness classes, tours of the parks and animal interactions with Zoo Miami's Ron Magill. You can watch along in their Instagram on Thursdays (videos will then be uploaded to Youtube channel).
Orangetheory at Home
Now - Dec 31, 2020
Fitting a good workout into your daily schedule does not have to be complicated. Orangetheory at Home combines the unique excercise offerings Orangetheory is known for with some of their best coaches from around the world to offer classes that can fit into any stay-at-home routine. In true Orangetheory fashion, the program offers back-to-back fitness offerings designed to keep you entertained while you achieve your personal health goals.
Whether you are a beginner or a fitness-pro, the variety of classes will help you crush your workout and power through these stressful times.

Miami Jewish Film Festival:
Short Film Showcase
Now - Dec 31, 2020
The Miami Jewish Film Festival is proud to present a special curated online series of short films culled from the archives of the Festival. As part of the series, a new short film showcase will be rolled out every week celebrating short films from a past Festival edition providing a moment of entertainment and refuge in a world unknown.
Each week we will highlight short films featuring comedy, sci-fi, animation, documentary, and stories from the city we call home.

Youth Fair From Home
Now - Dec 31, 2020  
This year, the Youth Fair in Miami is celebrating the "Fair From Home!"
Through the years the Youth Fair proudly displays beautiful student art projects, thrilled with heart-pumping adventures on nearly 100 rides, and indulged in tasty treats and all things fried.
Now you can celebrate at home with virtual rides, kid-friendly activities, delicious recipes to make your favorite fair foods at home, and entertainment for you and your family to keep the tradition going by creating Youth Fair memories from home!
Chats With Chatfield
Now - Dec 31, 2020
Jungle Island invites kiddos to join its popular veterinarian Dr. Jason Chatfield for weekly #ChatswithChatfield via Facebook LIVE. Dr. Chatfield will be joined by a special star guest including Rocco, an adorable baby capuchin monkey; Luna, an endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur; and more.
During the weekly check-ins with the eco-adventure park's animal doctor, kids will get to see and learn about cool animals including their unique behaviors, habitats and wildlife conservation. Dr. Chatfield will share updates on the health and specialized care of favorite animal ambassadors, along with what the park is doing differently amid the coronavirus health crisis. Participants can also test out their animal smarts via fun trivia quizzes.
Chats with Chatfield will be followed by another session at 4 p.m. with Marisela Gutierrez who will conduct the discussion in Spanish for Jungle Island's Hispanic viewers.
Fairchild Garden Brings Educational
Funtime with #MyFairchild
Now - Dec 26, 2020

Tropical plant education and conservation has always been an everyday practice at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the world-renowned 83-acre garden that's home to more than 6,000 rare and exotic plants. Although the historic botanic garden may be temporarily closed, Fairchild is committed to sharing the power of plant education with the community.
Fairchild Garden offers #MyFairchild, a multifaceted online resource for those seeking home horticulture knowledge, wellness tips and activities, kids crafts and DIY educational videos.

Bal Harbour Shops Virtual Series
Now - Dec 31, 2020
Since opening in 1965, Bal Harbour Shops has been creating special experiences for guests and championing an emotional connection that has endured for generations. So as you safely stay sheltered, they are launching the Bal Harbour Shops Virtual Series to nurture those feel-good memories and create new ones.
The Bal Harbour Shops community can access content directly on the Shops' website and via social media channels (@BalHarbourShops).


Vizcaya Museum
and GardensVirtual Tour
Now - Dec 31, 2020

FREE Experience the splendor of James Deering's Italian Renaissance-style estate from your desktop or mobile device. Via Vizcaya Museum and Gardens' free virtual tour, you can wander the grandiose estate and its landscaped gardens as well as access the museum's off-limits swimming pool grotto and barge with an interactive 3D model of both vulnerable sites.
A video library of performances, exhibits, and lectures hosted at the museum is also available for your viewing pleasure. The museum will continue to add interactive resources to its online virtual offerings so be sure to revisit regularly.


Frost Art Museum
Virtual Exhibitions
Now - Dec 31, 2020
FREE Check out FIU's Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum without leaving the comfort of your home. With the museum's 360-degree self-guided virtual tour, you can visit past and present exhibitions such as last year's Cut: Abstraction in the United States from the 1970s - Present exhibit. Interested in perusing the museum's permanent collection? If so, dive into the Digital Collection's over 2,600 images of varied artworks that range from Pre-Columbian ceramics to 20th-century American prints, photography to the contemporary Caribbean and Latin American paintings, and more.

Miami Seaquarium @ Home
Now - Dec 31, 2020
Explore the wonders of the ocean even on days away from the Miami Seaquarium!
Life is a little different right now, but we should always take a moment to relax and have some FUN! The Kids Corner features Activity Sheets, Fun Facts, Reef Ranger Apprentice program, and more. Keep checking back as more Activity Sheets will be uploaded soon.
Wynwood Walls
Virtual Gallery Tour
Now - Dec 31, 2020

Scope Wynwood Walls' legendary street art from your living room courtesy of the Wynwood Walls Video Gallery. Through a video library of artist spotlights and special events, you can watch Wynwood Walls history unfold and witness its transformation into a sprawling outdoor gallery featuring murals by internationally renowned graffiti artists like Futura, Os Gemeos, Miss Van and Shepard Fairey, among others.

Bringing Acqualina to You
Now - Dec 31, 2020
To keep you inspired in this time of social distancing, the Acqualina Resort has launched a series of lifestyle blog to share resourceful ideas and fun activities to try at home.
As you can't check into Acqualina right now, you can use our beautiful backdrops for your next Zoom meeting. You can hold your business call from a luxurious suite, one of our stunning pools, a cabana or our lush grounds dotted with red umbrellas and lounge chairs punctuating the blue and green hues of the natural surroundings. Bask in the sun and white sand at our beachfront resort.
You will also discover in our "Bringing Acqualina to You" series a recipe from Costa Grill with a video from Chef Cesar Roque on how to make delicious Fish Tacos, and ways to balance your work from your home lifestyle. Browse through for hands-on activities accompanied with how-to videos on topics like healthy Acqualina Diet recipes, crafty kid-friendly activities, and more.
The "Bringing Acqualina to You" blog series is ongoing so be sure to revisit periodically.
PAMM Digital Museum
Now - Dec 31, 2020
FREE Explore the galleries and exhibitions of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) from the comfort of your couch. Despite being temporarily closed for onsite visits, PAMM continues to offer arts and culture via its recently launched Digital Museum platform. From virtual video tours of past and present museum exhibitions to engaging videos of art talks with artists, scholars, and collectors, the Digital Museum offers a rich, accessible experience for all. There's even something for kids with a series of workshops taught online by PAMM's teaching artists.
Visit PAMM's Digital Museum page to start exploring now.
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