Two years ago, Miami New Times was the first media outlet to report on a crew of scammers who swindled $2.4 million out of 15 real estate investors who believed they were getting sweetheart deals on foreclosed properties. The Miami-Dade Inspector General's Office busted the delinquents last February ... More >>
For years now, Miami has had a prominent spot of Forbes' annual "Most Miserable Cities" list. In 2006 we were sixth, second in 2011, and we took the dubious honor of being first last year. This year? We didn't even make the list!
Miami International Mall has been a favorite in Doral since opening its doors in the early 1980s. The mall was renovated in 2000 and redesigned to go along with the international theme similar to nearby Miami International Airport. Consumers bring their children and frequent the Simon Property Group ... More >>
It's going to be the classiest, finest film studio in all of the world. Or at least that's what Donald Trump's company seems to think.The Trump Organization has unveiled plans to incorporate an 800-acre studio city down near Homestead in the southern reaches of Miami-Dade County dubbed, what else, T ... More >>
Our favorite civic antagonist has a new
target. This time Fane Lozman is going after a property management
company in charge of his girlfriend's condominium on Miami Beach.
Back on Jan. 13, Lozman tells Riptide his 2009 Ducati sport bike
disappeared from the garage of the 9 Island Ave. building o ... More >>
Using a highly scientific formula that considers factors including WNBA teams, nude yoga sessions, and local Mr. Leather semifinalists (uh, no, really), the Advocate magazine has crunched out its annual list of the "Gayest Cities in America." The Sunshine State was well represented -- by Fort Lau ... More >>
Donald Trump may no longer be flirting with becoming the leader of the free world, but he's extending his empire of golf resorts by agreeing to purchase the Doral Golf Resort & Spa for a cool $170 million. The property was put into bankruptcy earlier this year.
The Royal Palm hotel was the first black-owned hotel in all of Miami Beach, and as our Francisco Alvarado once put it, "was supposed to be a beacon of atonement for Miami-Dade County's racist past." After it re-opened on 16th and Collins in 2002, a string of bad business calculations and bitter d ... More >>
Riptide was feeling all warm and fuzzy this morning. No, it wasn't just from all the vodka in our coffee. (What, like you don't start your day with a little 'Russian java'?) Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0The latest employment numbers came out this morning, and it looks like our Kanye-on-the-VMAs-esque dis ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent affordable housing developers in Miami-Dade County an early Christmas present. This past October 16, HUD secretary Shaun Donovan announced 18 south Florida cities will receive $69 million for community development grants, hom ... More >>
Florida seemed to be on the fast track to over taking New York as the third most populace state by the 2010 census. Since 2000, Florida's population has boomed by over 3,000,000 and the 2008 estimate put us at 18,328,340, just shy of New Yorks 19,490,297. But according to a new s ... More >>
The Banana has a friend named Betty, who earlier this year picked up a two-bedroom condo on Brickell Avenue for $109,000. Betty got the unit at a bargain because it was in foreclosure. But you wouldn't know that by checking the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser's online property search databas ... More >>
Miamism.com is a lifestyle real estate company dedicated to using media innovations to promote its services. The website is home to "Mojito 411" a weekly updated, video-based mojito review series from South Florida restaurants. It's a great idea, well-executed. The video above is from Scorch Gr ... More >>
Bayside Marketplace -- a place we've been to once, because our best friend used a Chili's gift certificate from her grandma there -- is up for sale. The owner, General Growth Properties, is in a superbad financial situation (who isn't?) and has decided Bayside doesn't fit into its core niche of ... More >>