By Kenneth Rapoza
It’s not that Miami isn’t welcoming to Americans, or that developers prefer Brazilians. They don’t. But in this global city today, the big real estate buyers are all from abroad. And one of the reasons, especially when it comes to new developments, is the sales model. “Latin Americans and Europeans are used to paying in cash for real estate. American’s are not. What we’re doing with our Brickell House property in Miami is telling people that they can pay us quarterly while the project is being built so that by the time it is done in two years, you have paid for almost 70% of your home,” says Harvey Hernandez, chairman of the Newgard Development Group, a luxury property developer in Miami. “This is the best way to buy it. Or you can wait for the project to be complete, like Americans do, and pay about 40% more,” he says. They pay-as-they-build sales model is popular in Latin America. It’s not unusual to see new residential high rises going up in São Paulo with floors being sold before the roof of the building is even in place. For Brazilians, in particular, Miami is their second or third home. Real estate prices in upscale beachfront property in Rio de Janeiro, for example, is more expensive than it is in Miami, a city in a developed country with all the bells and whistles.
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