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By Ross Milroy | March 7, 2017 With each day comes new information and new policy from Trump’s White House centered on immigration reform. During the first weeks of March, Trump has revised his plan which has made exceptions for some countries, such as Iraq, as well as allowing Green Card holders and those with active Visas to enter the country.  Unfortunately, there will still be wide-reaching implications and many Americans who are distanced from the immigrant population often don’t realize the direct impact it will have on their lives –...

 By Ross Milroy |  Jan 26, 2017 The Continental Restaurant at the Gates Hotel South Beach joins the ranks of other acclaimed Chef Stephen Starr favorites like Makoto, Steak 954 and the recently opened Verde.  Continental Miami (which originally opened in Philadelphia) is located on the captivating peninsula where the Collins Canal and Indian Creek waterways meet.   A noticeable 60’s vibe fills the restaurant from the server’s uniforms to the historic glass lobby of the 1954 Ankara Motel, which Starr refurbished back to its original splendor. The Continental’s menu of eclectic...

 By Ross Milroy |  Jan 26, 2017 Soon to be newest crown jewel to come out of the revitalization of Coconut Grove is sure to be the Park Grove development, now passing the 12th out of 20 floors in the Club Residences and Two Park Grove towers. The project was designed by renowned, Pritzker winning, “starchitect” Rem Koolhaas who is known for developing striking and often times gravity-defying structures.    Park Grove is characterized by faceted concrete columns that serve as the tower’s exoskeleton. The design is said to reference the form...

 By Ross Milroy  |  Jan 26, 2017 Being the luxury automotive brand’s first foray into lending its name to a residential development, the Porsche Design Tower has broken new grounds for design, style and function. Newly opened in the rapidly changing Sunny Isles neighborhood, the Porsche Design Tower spared no expense – from the Dezervator, which delivers resident’s vehicles directly to their units to the lavish amenities that include luxury spa facilities, a grand ballroom, a movie theater; and for the kids or kids at heart, a game room with race-car...

 By Ross Milroy  |  Jan 26, 2017 Many of us have barely recovered from Art Basel, but alas plans for the next big Art fest is underway!  The 9th Annual Artopia in Coral Gables has just released its projected lineup of artists.   Art aficionados will enjoy an eclectic and unique artistic experience through a variety of mediums as well as musicians, fashion designers, culinary masters, and cocktail creators. Co-sponsored by The Miami New Times, its “Mastermind Awards” for leaders in art culture will also be announced at the event. Confirmed artists include...

 By Ross Milroy  |  Jan 26, 2017 This season brings what would have been the 200th birthday of one of Miami’s most influential founders. William Brickell, who was born in 1817, joined forces with Julia Tuttle to lay the foundation of what became the city of Miami.  William and his wife Mary opened a trading post and U.S. Post Office on the south bank of the Miami River, near the site of Fort Dallas, a military base along the banks of the Miami River. After the construction of lavish mansions along Brickell...

November 2016 Issue   At ROSS MIAMI, we recognize that our clients have a life beyond real estate. Following this tumultuous election cycle, and now faced with a leader only half of Americans approve of, some fear their livelihood and lifestyle is the most at jeopardy.  There will be ups and downs, but as Barbara Bush once said "Your success as a family, our success as a society depends not what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house." Our goal is to help you keep your "house" in order and keep...

By Ross Milroy  |  Oct 17, 2016 Airbnb vs Miami Beach: Short Term Vacation Rental Reform   Earlier this month I worked with Tourism reporter Chabeli Herrera on a story regarding short-term rentals in Miami Dade, which ran on the cover of Miami Herald’s October 17th edition. Ms. Herrera reported that Airbnb is now operating in nearly every zip code in Miami Dade. It’s obvious that this is an issue that is here to stay, and needs to be dealt with accordingly. While Miami Beach continues to be the most active in banning and...

By Ross Milroy  |  May 11, 2016 If the pre-construction condo sale boom that took place over the past 3-5 years passed you by, it doesn’t necessarily mean you missed out on getting a bargain on a luxury condo in South Florida. Here is how to get a deal on a new luxury condo in Miami. If a potential buyer is willing to do a bit of creative research there are a few little tricks which should help you have the upper hand when looking to strike a deal at...

By Ross Milroy  |  Sep 5, 2015 Although foreign buyers are afforded the same rights and privileges as that of U.S. citizens and residents, there are a few mistakes that they commonly make. Mistake #1: FIRPTA - The sale, transfer, gift, or exchange of U.S. real property by a foreign national is subject to a 10 percent withholding tax of the gross purchase price of the property at closing, known as the Foreign Investors Real Property Tax Act or “FIRPTA”. This law is in place to ensure that foreign nationals pay any capital...