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The Muse luxury condos in Miami

Based at 17141 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach in sunny southern Florida will be a brand spanking new 49-story development called Muse. The ultra-luxurious apartments will be at the very top of opulent living, first class amenities and all in a location right by the beach and in a climate with year round sunshine and warmth.

However, the luxurious development at Muse is not expected to be completed until the spring of 2017 but when it finally arrives, new residents can look forward to a number of striking features. But more about these later as first potential new owners will no doubt want to know what’s inside.

Basically, there are four types of residential units: the East Residences 01 comprise of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is also a media room in these apartments and prices will range from $4.2 million to $7 million with 20% required to open the contract and 50% needed upon closing.

Also available are the West Residences 02 which have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and den. The prices are more affordable at $2 million and go up to $4 million at the high end. There will also be a number of penthouse residences which will have five bedrooms, six bathrooms with a service suite attached.

Sunny Isles Beach Florida homes

The floor space inside the penthouses are about 8,319 square feet with your very own private elevator access with advanced biometric security features, and a 60 feet wide terrace!

Each residence will be delivered furniture ready, complete with stunning designs by Ramirez and Antrobus.  The smart in-house home system means you can enjoy integrated video, lighting, security and shading systems upon command.

On the rooftop you will find a vanishing-edge pool and spa which overlooks the beautiful sun-kissed Atlantic Ocean. There is also a high-tech fitness gym, steam room, spa and sauna and the food served at the poolside is of the same high standard you might expect in a resort.

One of the floors will be dedicated to residents’ storage items and the area will be climate controlled. There is also a breakfast gallery located on the mezzanine floor, where you can eat continental breakfasts while gazing at beautiful works of art and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

You can see how Muse will be a pinnacle residence when completed. Contact the Cinthia Ane Team for more information.

The Brickell Flatiron residences in Miami Florida.

by Cinthia Ane

Miami Luxury Condos

The Brickell Flatiron residences is a luxury glass tower of 64 stories and is located in the heart of downtown Miami. These units were designed and furnished with the highest end materials including custom Italian finishes, high-end German appliances and custom Italian manufactured faucets and fixtures in the bathrooms and kitchens. These units come with energy-efficient floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors with jaw dropping views of the Atlantic.

This luxury tower boasts five-star service and amenities that will have you looking forward to coming home every day. From its rooftop level full-service spa and it's fully equipped gym with jaw-dropping Miami skyline and water views, too it's own theater located on the 17th floor and it's billiard and cigar room, you will see why this luxury tower stands higher than any in the area.

Brickell Flatiron Condos

The Brickell Flatiron also includes a luxury outdoor lap pool, a separate children's pool and a climate controlled wine cellar with lockers for you to store your fine wines.

The garage and parking conveniences include a 24 hour valet service, car washing and detail service as well as a membership-based car share service and electric car charging stations. Now those are amenities you don't find anywhere else, and that's just in the garage!

And if that wasn't enough the residences include a landscaped rooftop garden oasis and 64 floors below, a stunning lobby with curated artwork and furnishings by well-known artists. Also don't forget the Brickell Flatiron's ground-level includes retail shops, restaurants and cafés that will even deliver room service to your unit.

Contact the Cinthia Ane Team for more information on the stunning units.

Jupiter, in Palm Beach County, Florida is the county’s most northerly town. It has quite a large and bustling population of around 63,000. It is a place favored by many as a resort town bursting with sunshine, water sports and a host of leisure activities to do here.

The seaside town was once an abode for the Hobe Indians, who lived next to the Loxahatchee River. Hobe Sound is a small waterway cove named after the former residents of Jupiter. Roman mythology tells us that Jupiter was the God of Light and the Sky. Close to Jupiter is Juno Beach, in which Juno was Jupiter’s consort.

Home to some Rich and Famous

Jupiter is a beautiful place. Just drive around the neighbourhood and you will see spectacular homes, rich tropical landscaping adorning the front lawns and even one or two famous names with a place here, or at least, a connection to the town.

People like Michael Jordan, the NBA basketball legend, singer-songwriter Tori Amos and award-winning Celine Dion all have connections to this town. It is also a great place to own a holiday home if maybe you are an exceptional golfer, or a famous one: Rory McElroy and Tiger Woods are based in Jupiter whenever there is a big tournament in the region.

A Tropical Savannah

Jupiter has a climate which can be best described as a tropical savannah haven. Even in the coldest month of January, temperatures here average around 13c (55F) with practically no frost. The hottest months of July and August will see the mercury rise to 32c (90F) and 34c (93F) respectively by day. The summer months also produce regular thunderstorms as the heat and humidity of the day builds up. These tend to pass after an hour or so.

However, living in this area does leave you vulnerable to passing hurricanes. Hurricane Andrew came very close to the town in 1992 and almost wiped out Homestead, an inland housing development on the outskirts of the town.

The Cost of Living in Jupiter

The cost of living in Jupiter is a little bit higher here than you might find in the average American town. Home prices are averaging around $310,000, although that is down from $352,000 in 2015. It is a bustling city with lots going on in the metropolitan area. Many regard Jupiter as a resort town with a diverse mix of cultures, great transport links and an ideal place to visit for a break or short holiday.

Contact the Cinthia Ane Team for more information on visiting and relocating to Jupiter Florida.

Miami Luxury Condo

One River Point is a brand new residential complex located in the Brickell City Centre area of Downtown Miami. Most of the culture and lifestyle that has made Miami’s beating heart is close at hand. South Miami Avenue runs alongside the complex, as does the Miami Metro Mover.

Famous South Beach is just a 3 minute drive away and the international airport can be reached within just 15 minutes from One River Point. When completed, this residential tower will define the skyline and add grace and ambience to the riverside renaissance that is going on down here.

Needless to say, the views from your residence will be breath taking. Floor to ceiling windows and plenty of living space all help to make these units opulent and sought after. A look around the residences and the first thing you’ll notice is the light and the space – not to mention the spectacular views.

One River Condos Miami

The kitchen area is open plan with a breakfast bar, branded washing machine, fridge, cooker and microwave. You can dine outside on the balcony with the all glass patio wall which maintains the optimum light from the Florida sun. Even the bathroom has floor to ceiling see-through windows, walk in showers and marble sink units.

Set in the very heart of Downtown Miami, One River Point is close to everything that is making Miami tick. It is the centre of what is making Miami’s heart beat as the world’s most vibrant, commercial and cultural capital.

Brickell City Centre is less than a two minute walk away from One River Point. Here, the complex serves a number of high-end fashion boutiques, fine dining restaurants and shops serving you everything you ever needed.

Miami Luxury Real Estate

Less than a mile away you will find the famous Design District of Miami. Here you can find more fancy boutiques, exclusive brands, art galleries and chic outlet stores. In fact, world class art, fine dining and top entertainment are right here on your doorstep.

One River Point is set in beautiful riverside parkland, its lush location is perfect for keeping its residents close to the city and a stones throw from the art and design districts.

Rafael Vinoly

The architect of One River Point designs buildings that goes one step beyond the fashion and style of opulent living. This is his only concept in Miami, but it is a landmark expression of that idea.

Contact Cinthia Ane for more information

The L'atelier Tower in Miami Beach. True Style and Luxury

by Cinthia Ane

Miami Luxury Condo

Many years ago, on the grounds of the iconic Golden Sands Hotel, sun-seekers and holiday makers would flock to Miami Beach and laze around in the deck pools and 1970s-decorated bars and lounges.

Going back even further, and before the Second World War, it was known as the Bombay Hotel. It had been renamed The Golden Sands Hotel not long after World War 2 by designer Norman Giller. At the time, when those lapping up the Florida sun would listen to the Rat Pack, very few, if any, would provide holidaymakers with a parking garage.

However, Mr Giller made the Golden Sands Hotel a place where a parking garage came as standard with the room. It was a feature soon adopted by all hotels around Miami Beach.

So, what’s it like to stay at this hotel – now that it has been renamed, revamped and redesigned as L’Atelier Tower?

In the morning you can wake up and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee on your expansive balcony, lapping up dramatic views before going down to the street level where you’ll discover quaint cafes, fashion boutiques and craft shops among the trendy Collins Avenue stretch.

You may wish to go on a yacht out on the Indian Creek or a round a golf, or maybe, just carry on shopping at Bal Harbour.


L’Atelier residences are beautifully crafted with world-leading designer appliances, state-of-the-art kitchens and 10 or 11-foot high ceilings. The half-floor residences boast three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

These luxury condos also boast full-floor residences with four bedrooms. That’s with en-suite bathrooms to each room too. The penthouse residences have six beds and 6.5 bathrooms and the expansive balconies offer panoramic views of the city or the ocean.

Miami Luxury Homes


From the moment you enter L’Atelier you’ll be welcomed by the concierge. The house manager will be on hand to help and the residences offer 24/7 valeting service. A beach area at the back of the residences is private and used by residents and guests only.

The beautiful beachside pool is monitored by attendants and another pool exists on the upper deck. In the grounds of the residences you’ll discover a relaxing hammock garden and whirlpool spa. A sauna and steam room are the perfect hideouts to unwind after a workout in the state of the art gym.

A library and meeting lounge also serves guests with a place for some downtime. A beauty salon is available here too, as a point to get pampered before heading out to dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the area.

For more information on the L’Atelier Residences in Miami, Contact Us.

Hallandale Beach is located in the well-known sunny county of Broward in South Florida and is perhaps better known for its horse racing and casinos, which grace the area. The Mardi-Gras casino attracts visitors from all over the country and millions attend the Gulfstream Park horse and greyhound tracks every year.

There was no permanent settlement here right up until the late 19th century. There were a number of Seminole Indian settlements – most of which tended to be more inland at the time. The first sign of European influence in the area came from Swedish immigrants who worked on the railroad in various capacities.

Hallandale Beach Map

The Florida East Coast Railway was gathering ground during the 20th century and Luther Halland, one of the Swedish administrators, was given the duty to assist the railroad owners in building the community of Hallandale Beach (originally called Dania then Halland) as a kind of staging post for the railroad workforce.

By the turn of the 20th century there were perhaps no more than a dozen families that lived here. The community was mainly of English, Swedish and some African descendants and the entire area was little more than a backwater farming area.

However, things rapidly began to change with the introduction of electricity and street lighting Hallandale Beach saw its population rise to as many as 1,500 within just three decades. Although the “Beach” suffix was not added to Hallandale until 1999, there was always a beach here the residents enjoyed year round, which would have been referred to unofficially as Hallandale Beach.

Hallandale Beach Florida

When the devastating Hurricane Katrina arrived, it first made shore at Hallandale Beach before moving off into the Gulf of Mexico and bringing widespread devastation to the New Orleans state.

Overall, the area we know as Hallandale Beach is very small. It covers a tiny area of just 4.5 square miles. It is surrounded by the more famous Hollywood Fl area to its north and Aventura to the south.

Today, the area around Hallandale Beach has many high-rise luxury towers and residences, access to the interstate and waterways often with high-end yachts cruising around. There are many high-end boutiques and shops in new and modern shopping plazas and many great restaurants serving some of the finest Florida cuisine.

Hallandale Beach Real Estate

The beach is perfect with warm white sands and gentle waves lapping in from the Atlantic Ocean to the eastern coastal fringe. Hallandale is a stunning and unique beach community with a smaller town feel, compared to many of the surrounding South Florida cities.

Contact Cinthia Ane for more information on living and buying a home in Hallandale Beach.

Southwest Ranches – A Little Town with a Big Heart

by Cinthia Ane

Southwest Ranches Florida sign

Southwest Ranches is a very small town – only around 13 square miles in size but its home to 7,000 souls who enjoy a countryside lifestyle, an abundance of wildlife and several farms, nurseries and fields with grazing cattle, horses and sheep. You will also notice an amazing landscape of picturesque valleys, agricultural farmlands and a retreat from the rat race.

It was as recently as the year 2000 when the residents of Southwest Ranches decided to form a new town rather than be cut off from the Broward County Legislation. The area known as Southwest Ranches was due to be annexed as an unincorporated area but its residents formed a campaign to get the area designated as a new city – and won.

Southwest Ranches Florida Real Estate

Most of the homes here consist of single family homes which are valued at anywhere from $200,000 to well into the millions – which puts homes here right in the desired real estate bracket. The majority of the residents here and most of its 7,000-plus population tend to work in agriculture, farming and equestrian ranch holdings.

There is very little heavy industry here and commercial centres are limited to just the Tom Thumb Centre and the Coquina Plaza. You can discover many parks and recreational areas to enjoy – such as the Rolling Oaks Open Space Park and the Southwest Meadows Sanctuary. A great place to go horse riding is the Southwest Ranches Equestrian Park and anywhere along the winding trails of the Frontier Way. The Country Estates Fishing Hole Park is the perfect area to relax and enjoy Florida’s backwater town in a spectacular setting.

Southwest Ranches Horse properties

It is very easy to find this town as it is close to the highways of I-75, Interstate 595 and US 27 road. In fact, the town is just a 15 minute drive from Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood International Airport with the Miami International Airport just 30 minutes away.

The town exists to prevent the overdevelopment of the Florida landscape. It aims to keep that rural feel and preserve a lifestyle which seems to be diminishing across the state of Florida. Here you will more likely see donkeys grazing in a meadow, roosters crowing early in the morning, fields of farm animals and a slower pace of life in general.

What you will not find here are sidewalks, towers, residential blocks of one-bed apartments, choking traffic and a lack of community spirit. Southwest Ranches is an open space of rural bliss and charming country life.

So if this is the type of lifestyle you are looking for in south east Florida, contact Cinthia Ane for more information and for a private tour. 

We need your help at Canstruction 2016

by Cinthia Ane

Need your help! Everyday many hungry Americans make impossible choices between the essentials of living. 45% have to choose between paying utilities or buying food. More than 35% choose between buying food and paying their rent or mortgage. JUNE is National Hunger Month.

Florida Canstruction fund raising

During the summer months, food banks often dry up as holiday donations have depleted. Also during this time, children are out of school without access to free or reduced lunch programs, which puts an incredible strain on working parents and on local communities. The food and awareness raised during this event make an incredible difference in the lives of our neighbors and have a lasting impact with all involved.

During Canstruction®, teams build incredible structures from canned goods with the help of an architect. The creations will be built and displayed at the Westfield (Broward) Mall to generate interest, awareness and support for hunger issues in our community. After the structures are displayed, they are broken down and the cans are donated to local food pantries. Last year, the event generated more than 25,000 cans of food for people in need and this year, we hope to donate 50,000 cans!


Teams build on Thursday, June 2 and the structures will be on display until Sunday, June 6.

Come vote for your favorite structure! Help to build Structure! Donate from $1 to $1000 or more! To help us build our structure of cans.

This year’s theme is Florida. The Cinthia Ane AJE Team will be building the Cinderella Castle from Disney.

If interested in helping financially this is a tax deduction, please send check payable to Hope Outreach.

In memo put AJE team/Canstruction to help purchase can goods to build our Cinderella Castle of Cans.

Send donations to: 9850 SW 4 Street, Plantation, Florida 33324

I will meet & equal all donations of $1 to $1000 towards purchasing cans for our structure.

I have already committed to $4000 personally, but hope to raise over $8000+ this year towards this year’s overall goal.

Please help me! And the AJE REO Home Team to help feed the 1 in 6 Broward County Residents suffering from hunger.

For more information or to get involved, please contact:

Cinthia Ane 954-295-4207 or email:

Fort Lauderdale Townhomes

What is it? It’s a town house gated community in Fort Lauderdale where homes can cost as little as $300,000 upwards. All 106 houses are detached and offer luxury living in ultimate safety. There are three different models available across the community of townhouses here and the most popular homes are the 57 units with three bedrooms, a garage, two bathrooms with toilet and a separate toilet in case the two bathrooms are both occupied. This model is quite big too at 1,418 square feet and enough garage space to fit two cars.

The second model, which comprises of just 1,108 square feet is a two-bedroom townhouse with two bathrooms. There are 56 of these models on the Reserve at Edgewood and you will get a 236 square foot garage thrown in for good measure too. These units are vastly popular for smaller families or single residents as it has its own private balcony – ideal for entertaining on those warm Fort Lauderdale nights.

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

The third model – of which there are only three houses – are three-bedroom townhouses with a large 1,498 square feet of room but these units do not have a garage. The gated community will enjoy the luxury of a park and recreation area where you can bring food for grilling barbecue-style.

The Reserve at Edgewood is in the building process and is expected to be completed by early 2019. It promises to be a great area to live in with easy access to all of the major South Florida airports. All boating ports are close by too. And, moreover, it’s just a 10 minute walk to the beach.

Living in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping, dining and entertainment is less than a five minute drive away and the famous Las Olas Shopping experience is yours to savor. The quiet and safe streets throughout this gated community will be lined with palm trees and kept clean and tidy by its own environmental team. Security regularly patrol the gated community to ensure the complete safety of its residents.

Also available to the residents at the Reserve is a dog park, fitness center, heated swimming pool and a spa center. The clubhouse will be a great place to meet the neighbors and get to know other residents of the community. The Reserve at Edgewood will be situated in the very heart of Fort Lauderdale.

Contact Cinthia Ane for more information

Miami Real Estate Rates

Some people cringe at the news of a rate hike, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A rate hike is typically done to maintain a healthy economy and to help keep inflation at bay. The economy has been showing positive signs like low unemployment, a healthy and steady real estate market, and increased consumer spending compared to just eight or so years ago.

The feds rate increase was one quarter percent or .25%. Just enough to make sure that the economy, and it's main factors, hold steady for the near future. The Fed committee is predicting gradual increases in the federal funds rate over the next year, so if you are thinking of buying real estate, now is probably the time. Even with the increase, rates or still very attractive and still less than most other countries. The Fed's outlook on the immediate US economy is positive.

Miami Mortgage rates

Over the past few years, Americans have been adapting to other political and economic changes like universal health care, an upcoming presidential race, and many other political issues that affect our society, some directly and some indirectly. This interest rate increase is just another factor in predicting and helping maintain our healthy economy. We certainly do not want to go through what we did go through just 10 years ago.

So if you or thinking of buying a home, just remember to put down a healthy down payment, shop reputable lenders, get the best rate you can, and when you see that equity in your home, don't jump the gun so quickly by pulling that equity out.

Mortgage Rate Rise in Miami

Even with the Fed rate increase, mortgage rates will most probably stay just about the same, so don’t stress to much over mortgage rates right now. Here in the Miami and surrounding areas in South Florida, we had a healthy list of available properties for sale. Is it a buyers market? Is it a sellers market? Well, we feel that it's both. If a property is priced correctly, it will sell any reasonable amount of time. If you are a buyer, then you should expect not to have to compete with 10 other buyers on a single property. Negotiations are much more common than they were just a few years ago, and the new regulations for lenders and appraisers has helped protect consumers, both buyers and sellers of real estate.

Contact us with any questions you may have about buying property in the Miami Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas, and also if you were looking for reputable lenders, we can recommend A few for you to start interviewing.

Contact Cynthia Ane for more information.

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