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Miami Vice

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In the Economist print edition: From Coke to Cubists [Note: Paid Subscription] [2] the current surge in Miami condo development is characterized as leading its transformation from drug-dealers’ playground to mainstream metropolis.”

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Source: The Economist

Roughly 65,000 condos are under some stage of development.

According to a Merrill Lynch study on “Mega Metro Bubbles”, Miami was top on the list. [4] The study analyzed income to price ratios to determine affordability. Miami housing had some of the highest appreciation rates found in the US since 2001.

With all this development, someone got the idea to start a franchise in Miami for flipping condos called, oddly enough, Condo Flipâ„¢ pat. pend. [5] (Coming soon to an overheated market near you.)

Their slogan:
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Source: Condo Flip.

Seems a bit arrogant, doesn’t it?