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Rene Rodriguez


Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Rene:

Miami home sale prices surge in November, set new all-time record

The median sales price of single-family homes in Miami-Dade surged to an all-time high of $450,000 in November, the third consecutive month of setting a new record and continuing a nine-year streak of monthly increases. → Read More

Bal Harbour Shops lands $500 million construction for its long-awaited expansion

Real Estate News Bal Harbour Shops lands $500 million construction for its long-awaited expansion Rendering of the Barneys New York store that will be part of the $500 million expansion of Bal Harbour Shops. WHITMAN FAMILY DEVELOPMENT Bal Harbour Shops is about to get a lot bigger. The upscale mall, located at 9700 Collins Avenue, has secured a $550 million construction loan for its long-awaited… → Read More

This home just broke the record for highest-priced sale in Bal Harbour

The eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom estate sold for $24 million, a new record for Bal Harbour. The home had previously sold in 2013 for $7.5 million. → Read More

Co-living is already big in some major cities. But will rent-by-bedroom catch on in Miami?

Real Estate News Co-living is already big in some major cities. But will rent-by-bedroom catch on in Miami? Carlos Gordian, 27, rents a bedroom inside a three-bedroom corner unit in downtown Miami. The building encourages social interaction and group activities. By Co-living has proven to be a success around the world. But will Miami residents really embrace the concept of rent-by-bedroom in… → Read More

The Collective co-living spaces are a hit in London. Now they’re coming to Wynwood

The Collective, the London-based developer and operator of co-living units around the U.K., Europe and the U.S., is bringing a massive mixed-use project to trendy Wynwood. → Read More

EWM Realty International joins Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway franchise

EWM Realty International, one of the leading luxury real estate brokerage firms in South Florida, is joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network. → Read More

Where can you afford to rent or buy in South Florida? This tool will show you

Use the interactive tool to find Miami, Florida neighborhoods where you can afford to buy or rent. The online tool helps buyers and renters identify ZIP codes with rentals or mortgages that match their budget. → Read More

‘We are pricing everyone out of Miami.’ How locals compete with foreign buyers

Miami, Florida locals must compete with foreign and out-of-state home and condo buyers, whose cash offers at asking price tighten housing inventory and drive up real estate prices. → Read More

Hialeah is hot. Key Biscayne is not. Here’s where Miami property values stand in 2019

According to the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser, values of residential areas such as Homestead, Hialeah, Opa-locka and Miami Gardens are rising, while luxury enclaves such as Key Biscayne are cooling. → Read More

Could a Trump tax break be behind Beckham’s renewed interest in an Overtown stadium?

The decision by David Beckham’s group to pay $9 million for three acres of land in Overtown, the original proposed site for his soccer stadium, might be driven by Trump’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks. → Read More

Miami home values may have peaked. But how will that affect prices?

South Florida's spiraling home prices may be on the verge of calming down a bit. → Read More

Alyce Robertson steps down as executive director of Miami Downtown Development Authority

Alyce Robertson, who served as executive director of the Downtown Development Authority for 11 years, is stepping down from the post. A committee is being formed to find her replacement. → Read More

Miami's housing affordability crisis is dire

A new study shows that Miami's affordable housing crisis is so dire, the city needs at least 50,000 units just to meet the existing need. → Read More

Live Venezuela updates: Uncertainty as government and opposition call for protests

Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó both called for supporters to rally in Caracas on Wednesday, a day after opposition leaders tried to spark an uprising. Venezuela’s top military officials remained with Maduro. → Read More

Bret Easton Ellis takes on Trump, Twitter and trolling in ‘White,’ his first book of non-fiction

‘White,’ the first non-fiction book by Bret Easton Ellis, is a collection of essays about contemporary subjects such as social media, Twitter, the millennial generation, liberals and President Trump. → Read More

Univision finds a buyer for its English-language websites The Onion and Gizmodo

The Spanish-language TV giant Univision Communications has found a buyer for its suite of English-language websites including Gizmodo and The Onion. The sales price was not disclosed. → Read More

Florida International University is building a hotel on its main campus

Florida International University is getting a 150-bed hotel at its Modesto A. Maidique campus in West Miami-Dade. The building will also include a conference center and an alumni center. → Read More

Is $31M deal right for Little Haiti? Miami commission weighs Magic City development

As Miami commissioners consider a proposal to redevelop a swath of Little Haiti, the Magic City Innovation District, they have to assess a plan to accept $31 million for a community trust to control. → Read More

Her death was suspicious. Her boyfriend killed himself. Her sister is seeking justice

After the fiery ‘Sons of Anarchy’ style suicide of Alejandro Aparicio, Valerie Greenberg, sister of late Miami real estate executive Andrea Greenberg, said she is finally ready mourn the loss of her sibling.. → Read More

Man accused of stealing from dead girlfriend removes GPS tracker, vanishes in Everglades

Alejandro Aparicio, who faces up to 65 years in state prison for forging the will of his late girlfriend Andrea Greenberg and stealing her money, removed the court-ordered GPS device from his ankle and vanished on March 18. → Read More