Miami’s Aston Martin Residences offers condo buyers free SUV

Buy a multi-million dollar condo at Miami’s Aston Martin Residences, and the luxury sports car brand will throw in its namesake SUV for free.

Aston Martin, the gentleman’s sportscar car of choice for the likes of James Bond, introduced its 2021 Aston Martin DBX to British and U.S. car buyers in November. It’s Aston Martin’s first SUV and its first model to be shipped out from its new assembly plant at St. Athan, Wales.

The brand’s first condo project, at the mouth of the Miami River, is offering the car as a bonus to buyers. The SUV sells for $176,900 — a soupcon of the unit prices that start at $5.3 million. If the SUV doesn’t suit, a buyer can select the 2020 Aston Martin DB11, which sells for $205,600.

The 66-story condo, developed by Aston Martin and the Miami-based G&G Business Developments, is under construction at 300 Biscayne Boulevard

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Home and condo sales remain red hot in Massachusetts

The coronavirus is driving up the numbers again.

But this time we’re not talking about the surge. Massachusetts home sales figures for October show a nearly 20% jump month-over-month — 19.9% to be exact.

The median price for single-family homes also climbed last month to $470,900, an increase of 17.7%.

The red-hot market has also boosted the median price of condominiums to $405,000 — up by 11.2%, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

Inventory continues to be low but so are mortgage rates.

“Home sales are still booming in Massachusetts. Mortgage rates dropped again to new record lows in October, helping to offset the monthly mortgage payment increases caused by the climbing of home prices,” said Kurt Thompson, president of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

Rates continually fluctuate, but are hovering at 2.625% for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and 2% for a 15-year fixed-rate, according to a quick survey

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Waterview Towers’ fight over Palm Harbor Marina comes down to one man


Gerald Waldman led Waterview Towers’ fight for a say in the neighboring Palm Harbor Marina; now he and the condo board are locked in litigation over a settlement he opposes

Joel Engelhardt
 
| Palm Beach Post

Part two of two

They nearly pulled it off. 

After four years of courtroom battles, three groups of long-warring players were ready to set aside their differences. 

Leisure Resorts, the longtime owner of the Palm Harbor Marina, which catered to some of the largest, most expensive yachts in the world, had been hamstrung by lawsuits for years and wanted peace.

PART 1: Why West Palm offered condo owners $2.5M for sidewalk it already owned

The city of West Palm Beach, which since the 1970s had leased the waterfront land for a 132-unit condominium tower and the marina, had been smarting from legal discoveries exposing past slip-ups and would be happy if its potential legal

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Why West Palm offered condo owners $2.5M for sidewalk it already owned

Part one of two



a small boat in a body of water with a city in the background: Palm Harbor Marina, home to some of the largest yachts in the world, is part of city-owned property, along with the Waterview Towers condominium on the Flagler Drive waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach, photographed on Nov. 18, 2020. (GREG LOVETT/THE PALM BEACH POST)


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Palm Harbor Marina, home to some of the largest yachts in the world, is part of city-owned property, along with the Waterview Towers condominium on the Flagler Drive waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach, photographed on Nov. 18, 2020. (GREG LOVETT/THE PALM BEACH POST)

WEST PALM BEACH — Sometime in the distant past, the city made a mistake, a simple unforeseen slip in a complex series of agreements. 

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The city made money off that mistake.

Now, the city could be forced to pay millions.

A still-unfinished proposal floated a year ago to resolve all the issues surrounding the Palm Harbor Marina and its adjoining condo tower on Flagler Drive calls for the city to pay the condo owners $2.5 million — to buy the rights to a sidewalk the city already owns. 

PART 2:One man

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Ryan Serhant And B6 Brokers Market 809 Madison Avenue

Ryan Serhant and B6 Advisors' Zach Redding and Dylan Kane with 809 Madison Avenue (Getty; Google Maps; B6)

Ryan Serhant and B6 Advisors’ Zach Redding and Dylan Kane with 809 Madison Avenue (Getty; Google Maps; B6)

In the usual division of labor in real estate brokerage, commercial is commercial, residential is residential and never the twain shall meet.

Now, brokers from either side of that seemingly impassable border are joining forces to market a listing on Madison Avenue and 68th Street.

Zach Redding and Dylan Kane of B6 Real Estate Advisors and celebrity resi agent Ryan Serhant — who recently launched his own brokerage — are working together to find a buyer for a post-war luxury rental building on the Upper East Side.

The B6 brokers thought the 12-story brick building would fetch its highest price for a buyer who will convert it to condominiums, so they chose a broker with a deep network in the resi development space.

“It’s really unusual to see commercial and residential brokers

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Buy an Aston Martin Luxury Condo, Get a Free DBX, DB11, or Vulcan



a car parked in a parking lot: 2021 Aston Martin DBX front three quarter


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2021 Aston Martin DBX front three quarter

Aston Martin has designed everything from hypercars to submarines, and recently the sports car maker dipped its toes in the architectural space with a multi-million-dollar house in New York. But behind the scenes, Aston has been working on a much bigger project—66 stories bigger. The British marque has partnered with a major developer to build the first Aston Martin-branded luxury residential tower in Miami, Florida. Aston Martin will design the interior and supply limited edition cars for the most expensive units.

The project was set in motion way back in 2016, when Aston partnered with G & G Business Developments to construct a luxury high-rise, following the lead of other premium car brands such as Ferrari and Porsche. Set to open in 2022, Aston Martin Residences Miami occupies a highly coveted piece of real estate along the waterfront of Biscayne Bay.

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Activists build ‘foam domes’ for the homeless outside of Mayor John Tory’s condo building

On a snowy Sunday, activists put together “foam domes” outside of Mayor John Tory’s condo building.

The dome shelters function to give people experiencing homelessness a warm structure to sleep in. They’re made of two pieces of insulated foam and include a carbon monoxide detector.

According to the Encampment Support Network’s Instagram, the structures are big enough for someone tall to sleep in.

The action came after Tory named November 22 National Housing Day, with the Toronto sign lit in red in recognition.

Tory tweeted the proclamation Sunday morning which stated the need for “affordable and adequate housing,” referencing the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan that was approved by city council in December 2019.

The group, along with other volunteers and neighbours, started building the domes at around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, finishing the day with 12 structures.

These were then distributed to different areas in the city where they are

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Black Friday Cat Tree Deals 2020: Best Cat Tower, Condo & Furniture Sales Compared by Deal Tomato

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Homeless advocates build ‘foam domes’ outside mayor’s condo to call for more housing now



Lesley Wood, a member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, said on Sunday there is a city-wide movement to support unhoused people in Toronto but the city must do more now to prevent deaths this winter.


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Lesley Wood, a member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, said on Sunday there is a city-wide movement to support unhoused people in Toronto but the city must do more now to prevent deaths this winter.

Dozens of activists constructed green “foam domes” for unhoused people at a demonstration outside Mayor John Tory’s condo on Sunday to make the point that there is a housing crisis in Toronto.

The event, part of National Housing Day, was held to draw attention to the plight of people living in encampments. Snow fell as the activists put together the insulated foam structures that will be distributed to people experiencing homelessness across the city.

Organizers said volunteers built 14 insulated foam structures on Sunday. The event, on Bedford Road near Bloor Street West, also drew a handful of uniformed police officers from 53 Division.

Lesley Wood, a member of the Ontario

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Home of the Week: In the old Plymouth registry, a condo with harbor views indeed

Year built 1906/converted 2015

Square feet 882

Bedrooms 1

Baths 1 full

Pets Allowed with breed restrictions and a two-dog limit

Water/sewer Public

Fee $365 a month

Taxes $7,429 (2020)

It was grand when it opened, missed after it closed, and is now grand again, albeit with a different mission.

The Registry of Deeds building opened in 1906 and for about a century, it housed historic documents and thousands and thousands of real estate records. “Handsome County Building,” a 1904 Boston Globe headline stated. “Plymouth Will Have Registry of Deeds and Probate Building That Will Make Brockton People Envious.”

Closed around 2005, it was shuttered until 2015, when it received a new mission: Become a 19-unit condo building. The renovations were completed in 2018.

The overhaul, however, left intact the features that made it handsome: The exterior is still dun-colored bricks, the stairs are still wide slabs of stone that

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