This Week in Miami Real Estate: Property taxes, new homes and more

Miami-Dade property tax deadline approaches

Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Pedro J. Garcia is urging homeowners to file property tax returns soon amidst the upcoming March 1, 2019 deadline. Garcia is hoping property owners pay special attention to several new or updated tax benefits and deductions available to residents. These benefits include homestead, senior and veterans exemptions, among many others aimed to help reduce property tax liability for certain groups. “We have hosted outreach events throughout Miami-Dade County to better serve our community and provide everyone with better access to discuss exemptions with me and my staff,” Garcia said in the news release. The final event will be held at South Dade Government Center, located at 10710 SW 211th Street, on Saturday, February 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bijou Bay Harbor tops off

Developer Ability by Acierto, a partnership between Conexo Inmobiliario and Acierto Inmobiliario, has topped off their luxury boutique condominium, Bijou Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor Islands, at 75 feet. Located at 9521 East Harbor Bay Drive, the nine-story property is set to be fully completed in July 2019. The property will be comprised of 41 residences, including five penthouses, and range from 900 to 2,100 square feet. Amenities will include a sky lounge with pools, fire pits, seating areas and coastal views. Bijou Bay Harbor broke ground in June 2017 with a final estimated cost of $20 million. Prices per residence range from the mid-$600,000 to $2 million, with 95 percent of the project already sold.

EWM adds staff in Brickell

EWM Realty International announced the addition of 10 associates to their Brickell office located at 901 South Miami Ave. Bianca De La Rivera has lived in Miami for six years and earned a marketing degree from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. Isabella Felcoski was a publicist for Associacao Brasileira de Mantendoras de Endimo Superior prior to joining EWM, and can speak Portugeuse, English and Spanish. Anna Karan was previously a Realtor-associate for Brickell Brokers and has lived in Miami for six years. Arnaldo Lovera was a business partner at Micro Venture Capital Labs LLC in Plantation, FL before joining EWM and earned a degree in business administration and political science from the University of South Carolina. Catalina Montoya was previously a product manager for Christian Dior fragrances and has lived in Miami for nine years. Before joining EWM, Jayna Patel was the president of Yauvana House and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Berkeley College. Nicolas Pollini previously worked as an event manager for Cloc Events and earned a degree in business administration from the Universidad Panamericana. Marta Ramirez was previously a sales associate at La Rosa Realty and has lived in Florida for five years. Before joining EWM, Andrea Santos was a sales agent for Brokers & Asociados in Colombia and earned a degree in graphic design from the Miami International University of Art & Design. Steven Smelley is a 30-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and has lived in Florida for 45 years.

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