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What is The Fastest Way to Build Wealth in Real Estate?
Real estate, as an asset class, has long been viewed as an essential pillar of wealth creation for entrepreneurs. Its tangible nature sets it apart as an investment avenue, offering a unique blend of consistent appreciation and income generation. In fact, a recent U.S. Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances highlighted the pivotal role of […]
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Feasibility Study First! Why You Should Look Before You Leap Into Site Selection
No two lots are created equal, and the successful construction of your world-class residential architecture project hangs in the balance. Did you know that proximity to wetlands will inform what outdoor features you can (and can't) have? Did you know that a long list of zoning codes might impact that third-story library you've always dreamed […]
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The Impact of Environmental Laws on Land Development
Environmental laws and Land development are a tricky investment cocktail. When mixed well, projects can be a highly profitable venture. But when shaken, and not stirred, these projects can come with a myriad of legal and financial complexities that must be navigated effectively - we know this all too well because we were developers, first. […]
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The History and Evolution of Florida Building Codes
Living in Florida offers a vibrant lifestyle, but it also comes with the looming threat of tropical storms and hurricanes. To mitigate these risks, the state has instituted the Florida Building Code, which sets out stringent standards for construction and design. By adhering to these regulations, developers and homeowners not only create visually appealing spaces […]
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3 Tips To Help Understand the Concept of Raw Land
Raw land, also known as undeveloped land, refers to natural land that has been untouched or unaltered by development. As you may know, a lack of essential amenities such as roads, electricity, water supply, and sewer systems distinguishes this type of land. Typically located in rural areas and accessible via county roads, this undeveloped land […]
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What Are the Most Profitable Real Estate Investments in Miami, FL?
The choices for investment projects within the residential sector are diverse and abundant. However, the best option depends on your goals as a developer or investor.
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How Miami Building Regulations Impact Residential Architecture
Is there a secret code when it comes to building something the right way in Miami, FL? Well, sort of! Miami building regulations are fundamental in influencing the landscape of residential architecture in our gorgeous city.
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High-End Architectural Features Found Only in Luxurious Homes
Traditionally, homes were regarded as a basic necessity, offering shelter and a place to unwind. My oh my, how things have changed. People are people.
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Defining Your Architectural Design Budget: A Comprehensive Guide
Embarking on a real estate development project is akin to setting sail on an investment journey of creativity, precision, and collaboration. The success of such a venture hinges on a quality design scope and process.
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Open-Concept Floor Plans: The Key to Modern Living Spaces
Explore why open-concept floor plans are essential in modern homes, from fostering social interactions to maximizing light to enhancing property value.
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Luxury Residential Design Can Elevate Your Everyday Life
Can luxury residential design affect your everyday life? Learn about how home design changes your quality of life and can impact your mood and behavior here.
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Architecture Plans, Sections, Elevations, and Callouts: How BIM can help
Learn to identify and understand plans, sections, elevations, and callouts so you know how to read them and how they differ. And lastly, understand why they are all necessary parts of a successful real estate project.
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Architecture and Technology, an unstoppable dúo
MIK Architecture uses innovative tools like BIM, drones, VR, AI, and 360-degree capture to enhance design and construction processes, leading to better decision-making and communication with clients.
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Understanding Permit Set vs. Construction Set vs. Shop Drawings
This article will cover permitting, construction, and shop drawing sets to help you understand your project's requirements and why you’re paying different rates for each.
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Real Estate Development in 5 Steps
From land acquisition to marketing, we'll guide you through the process to help you achieve your real estate development goals.
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What Do Tenants Look For in a Rental Property: 6 Features to Include in Your Rental
Taking the time to do a full update will ensure that your property is comfortable, safe, and exciting for tenants and will ensure you can charge more.
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Demolition or Renovation: Getting the Most Our of Your Property Investment
Explore how to choose between renovation and demolition for your new property investment.
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8 Expensive Mistakes South Florida Residential Developers Make
Avoid these mistakes to increase your potential and find success as a residential developer in Florida.
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The FEMA Rule for Flood-Prone Areas
If you are remodeling your home and live in a flood-prone area, be aware of the FEMA 50% rule for substantial improvements.
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Hard Cost vs. Soft Cost: Understanding the Difference
Hard Costs are all those expenses directly related to constructing a project such as the brick and mortar. In contrast, Soft Costs are expenses indirectly related to the project's construction, such as Architectural fees and permit fees.
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11 Renovations That Can Increase Your Home's Value
The trick is knowing and implementing the right balance between the cost and return on investment of the specific renovation project.
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What is BIM? 4 Reasons Why It's Important
BIM is an intelligent 3D modeling process that allows architects and engineers to virtually build your project before any work begins.
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How Residential Developments in Miami Improved Due to COVID-19
The pandemic brought new tools and systems to Residential Developments in Miami that we should embrace for a better ROI
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How to Obtain a Miami Building Permit
Are you looking to do a small renovation or remodeling project? Do you know how to obtain the required building permit? Follow this quick guide we've prepared.
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COVID-19 Opportunities for Residential Developers
Today we have COVID-19 opportunities for residential developers. Whoever is ready to build at the end of the pandemic will benefit from lower construction costs
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Design-Build vs. Design-Bid-Build: Which is Best?
Understand the deference between Design-Build vs Design-Bid-Build project delivery method, and which one is best for your residential development project.
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