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Facebook Sued Over Alleged Discrimination in Housing Ads

March 29, 2018

The National Fair Housing Alliance filed a lawsuit in the Manhattan federal court alleging that Facebook's housing ads actively allow landlords and real estate agents to discriminate against women, families with children and the disabled. In 2016 Facebook was in discrimination hot water when their housing ads were reported to exclude ethnic minorities from seeing them. In response, Facebook said they would no longer allow advertisers to target housing ads using any ethnic criteria. They vowed to end discrimination in their ads, but while they supposedly cleaned up the issue, this new lawsuit alleges that there are more holes in their system and discrimination still continues.

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Miami’s Median Home Value Rose by 7% Year Over Year, Per Report

November 27, 2017

According to a new Zillow report which calculated the nation’s largest metro areas, the median home value in Miami rose by 7 percent; a little more than the national average year over year. The same study found median rents in Miami decreased by approximately 1.5 percent.

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Elliman Insider Lists the 10 Best Small Beach Towns in Florida

November 20, 2017

Not all beachfront communities are created equal. Each of the following idyllic locations listed offer their own distinct character and things to do. Here are some of Florida’s most charming beach towns, some of which are right here in beautiful South Florida.

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Miami is the Best Place for You and Your Dogs

October 30, 2017

With its perfect climate, a multitude of outdoor dining opportunities, and pet friendly neighborhoods, Miami is perfect for dog lovers and their canine pals. Miami and South Florida overall is paradise for you and your pet with a multitude of dog-friendly shops, restaurants, beaches and hotels. There are also plenty of well-maintained dog parks in the Tri-County area. In fact, it’s among the three best places to live with pets in the U.S., according to a 2017 Reward Expert study.

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Niki Higgins Chosen as a Global Agent for Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank

March 31, 2017

Niki Higgins was just selected as a Global Agent for Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank residential. She was chosen due to her stellar performance and commitment to the Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank relationship. The Global Agent program aims to bring Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank closer together as a united team. This strong real estate alliance hopes to conquer the global property market, while ensuring clients' needs are at the forefront. 

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Acqualina Earns Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award

February 28, 2017

Acqualina Resort & Spa and Acqualina Spa by ESPA were both awarded the highly coveted and presitigious Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for the fifth consecutive year. Additionally, Acqualina also earned the 2017 AAA Five Diamond Award, was named TripAdvisor's Top Luxury Beachfront Hotel in the Continental United States and was named the top hotel in Florida and Miami Beach in the 2017 US News & World Report's Beast Hotel Awards. 

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Stay Safe, South Florida

October 6, 2016

To all our friends in South Florida, please stay safe through Hurricane Matthew. Our thoughts are with you!

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Zaha Hadid Passes Away in Miami Beach at Age 65

April 1, 2016

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid died suddenly of a heart attack on March 31st in Miami Beach. The iconic architect was the first female to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize in architecture. Her distinctive designs are responsible for major landmarks across the globe. 

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