Echo Brickell's Incredible Penthouse

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Echo is a hotly anticipated building located in Miami's Brickell area.  A project by architect Carlos Ott, the same man responsible for the Jade Ocean and Jade Beach condos, Echo Brickell stands 57 stories tall and features an intriguing curved design.  Some of the anticipated features include an innovative robotic parking garage and there will also be a pool taking up an entire floor.  The building features a total of 180 units and at 635 feet in height, it promises to provide unbelievably spectacular views of the water and the Magic City skyline.

Echo Brickell's penthouse is truly one of the most breathtaking, contemporary residences in Miami.  The unit has four bedrooms and an incredible seven bathrooms.  With 10,100 square feet of living area, the sheer size means there is a tremendous amount of space to make your own and furnish to your liking.

The location of Echo Brickell is next to Biscayne Bay and Miami's luxurious Four Seasons Hotel.  You can walk to the edge of the water, and there are plenty of places near Echo that add to the superb location.  These include The Shops at Mary Brickell Village, a Publix Supermarket barely ten minutes away to the northwest, and the many attractions in Miami's downtown area to explore.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you're interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.


Eight Bedroom Home in Estates at Acqualina

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Estates at Acqualina by the Trump Group and the firm of Cohen Freedman Encinosa & Associates has become one of the most hotly anticipated projects in Sunny Isles Beach. A pair of 51 story towers located east of Collins Avenue overlooking the Atlantic Ocean the entire property comprises over four acres and will have 95 residences.  The building is named after, and will be located near the existing Acqualina condo-hotel.

One of the residences being sold at Estates at Acqualina has over 15,000 square feet of living area.  The seven bedroom, eight bathroom listing has soaring ceilings and some of the most incredible views in the city.  Those who choose to live in Estates at Acqualina will find more than 45,000 square feet of amenities, including a skating rink and bowling alley.  Other amenities include a five-star restaurant, a beach bar, a sextet of pools, walking and jogging paths, and much more!

There will be much to see and do at Estates at Acqualina, but residents will also be able to visit the retail at the Bal Harbour Shops, Aventura Mall, the town of Surfside, and Miami Beach to the south.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you're interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Acqualina or would like to explore Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.


Stunning Home in Star Island

1starIslandDrOf all the Miami Beach Islands, Star Island is perhaps second only to Fisher Island when it comes to desirability among celebrities.  True to its name, Star Island has been the home of many famous names, including Rosie O'Donnell, Sean “Diddy” Combs, singer Gloria Estefan, entertainer Madonna, and actor Sylvester Stallone.  The island's multimillion dollar properties are some of the largest and most luxurious in South Florida and represent the finest qualities of living in beautiful Miami Beach.

Today the spotlight is on the two-story 1 Star Island Drive.  This is a seven bedroom, eight bathroom estate sitting on a massive 58,000+ square foot corner lot with fabulous—and unobstructed—vistas of Biscayne Bay and the visually captivating cityscape of Downtown Miami.  You're going to find a beautiful Floridian villas with open verandas, plenty of lush tropical foliage, a resort-style pool and spa, a boat dock, and much more!  One of your favorite ways to settle down for the day is admiring the enchanting sunset over the bay.  The home itself provides 7,988 square feet of living area.

By using the MacArthur Causeway, owners can easily visit Miami and Miami Beach to west and east, respectively.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you're interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Acqualina or would like to explore Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.


New Mortgage Rules Can Cost Buyers

mortgageFormA significant change to the time-tested mortgage and settlement procedure was implemented two weeks ago throughout the country, designed to streamline the process for consumers by clearly stating how much a buyer will be expected to pay, among other things. However, early reports from lenders and brokers are showing that the process is making things slower, and the costs are trickling over to homebuyers.

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau imposes heavy fines on lenders if the information they provide a buyer is inaccurate or if estimates are incorrect. While it's a given that the typical time span between loan application and the final closing would take longer, an item that is largely being overlooked is how a longer timeline will affect how much consumers pay. Because the majority of buyers prefer a long rate lock period, these will ultimately cost a buyer more money. Such rates were usually for about 30 days but are now being increased to a minimum of 45 days, a number that can easily add $500 to an average loan request.

Here in Florida, the state's As-Is contract is highly dependent on dates and can to a certain extent relieve a seller or buyer of contract liability, even if the deal is only halfway complete. With these changes and longer timeframes, it's imperative that homebuyers find a knowledgeable realtor who can help them understand these recent changes and how they can affect the overall costs of homeownership.

Realtor Jon Gilman specializes in Sunny Isles Beach Florida real estate including Sunny Isles condos for sale. For more information on properties throughout the barrier island or Sunny Isles homes for sale, call 786.486.9560.


Three Bedroom Unit in Acqualina

Among the many Sunny Isles Beach condos for sale, the Acqualina is unquestionably a highlight. This condo-hotel provides a living and lodging experience that makes every day feel like you're staying a five-star waterfront resort, boasting everything from delectable dining by the pool to beautiful garden areas, a two-story spa near the ocean, a beach club, trio of pools, and much more!  With all of the amenities, features, and the incredible ambiance, there is a great unit for sale you may want to consider.

Unit 3000 in the Acqualina condo is a three bedroom, three bathroom turnkey residence with just over 2,200 square feet of living area.  Choosing this unit means enjoying high-end residential features like marble flooring, an openly modern kitchen, and some absolutely enchanting vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the sands of Sunny Isles Beach!

Unit 3000's living appeal combined with the Acqualina's amenities and the location near Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, and Aventura makes it one the best places to live in South Florida.  The Bal Harbour Shops, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, Aventura Mall, South Beach, all of these are minutes from Acqualina.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you're interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Acqualina or would like to explore Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.


Sunny Isles Beach's Rapid Growth

porscheTowerOver the past decade, Sunny Isles Beach real estate has grown at a feverish pace, which makes it almost unbelievable that the city was once better known for its passé beachfront hotels. Today the city has attracted some of the most respected and luxurious names and brands in the world like Ritz-Carlton, Armani, and Porsche with new Sunny Isles condos boasting ultra modern units, cutting-edge technology, and innovative design.  The city has also seen an influx of Hispanic, Italian and Israeli residents, boosting its diversity.

What's in store for the city?  A lot.  For one, the Porsche Design Tower recently topped out at sixty stories and has received a tremendous amount of acclaim for its groundbreaking feature that breaks free of the conventional parking garage mold: residents, along with their vehicles will be taken directly to their front door.

Over at the upcoming Estates at Acqualina, its amenity complex called the Villa Acqualina will have over 43,000 square feet, with a restaurant, fitness facility, spa, even an ice skating rink and bowling lanes are in store.  Meanwhile, the Turnberry Ocean Club will have a trio of floors dedicated solely to amenities.  The building's “Sky Club” is set to include a pair of bars, yoga, a salon, a restaurant, plus two pools on the eastern and western sides.

Jon Gilman specializes in Sunny Isles Beach Florida real estate including Sunny Isles homes for sale.  For more information on properties throughout the barrier island or buildings like the Jade Ocean and Jade Beach condos, call 786.486.9560.


Welcome to the Jon Gilman Website

jadeCondo-1The city of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida is truly a South Florida paradise.  Running north and south bounded by the majestic seas of the Atlantic Ocean and the shimmering Intracoastal Waterway, more and more people are choosing to call Miami-Dade County's “Little Moscow” their permanent or vacation residence.  Sunny Isles Beach real estate is among the most valuable and in demand markets in South Florida thanks to a fantastic fusion of oceanfront condominiums that are among the most architecturally and technologically innovative in the southeastern United States.

Existing Sunny Isles condos like the condo-hotel of Acqualina present a full fledged resort experience by the sun-kissed beaches while Jade Beach and Jade Ocean by architect Carlos Ott feature stunningly modern design and amenities that are are just as impressive.  Upcoming projects like the Mansions at Acqualina present elegant beachfront homes while the Porsche Design Tower will take your vehicle right to your front door!

I am luxury Realtor Jon Gilman and I specialize in Sunny Isles condos for sale as well as upscale communities in Miami-Dade County like Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and the towering high-rises in Miami's Brickell and Downtown area.  Whether you're looking for a vacation Sunny Isles Beach rental or wish to buy, my marketing expertise, professionalism, and consistent performance as one of the top 1% of producers in the country will help you find the right property for the right price.  Take some time to explore my website and contact me today for any buying or selling questions.