Lendco Florida LLC has acquired 56 units in Marina Blue Condo according to South Florida Business Journal and Miami-Dade County public records. The transaction was valued at $15.7 million. This is the second bulk deal to take place in the 516-unit Marina Blue Condominium in the last six months and this would total the closed units at 482 resulting in a 93% closing rate. Chicago based Corus Bank has issued a satisfaction of mortgage notice on its first mortgage to the developer of Marina Blue. In December of 2008 the developer sold 60 units in a bulk sale to Singer Island based Welcome Bay Inc. for $13 million.
This is good news for the residents of Marina Blue. Residents can breathe a little easier knowing that most of the units are now closed. Financing for new buyers in the building has been plagued due to these bulk deals and in conforming to Fannie-Mae guidelines. For the short-term new buyers into this building will be required to pay all cash or acquire a Non-Fannie loan at above market rates. I expect some of the Fannie-Mae guidelines to be rolled back eventually but we don’t know when.
Here are photos from Marina Blue: