Real estate in Miami that generates income or is otherwise intended for investment purposes rather than as a primary residence.

It is common for investors in Miami to own multiple pieces of real estate, one of which serves as a primary residence, while the others are used to generate rental income and profits through price appreciation. The tax implications for investment real estate in Miami are often different than those for residential real estate. As for all property rental, the benefits of a buy-to-let house, home, condo, apartment or land in Miami for the landlord can include a stable income from rental receipts, as well as an accumulation of wealth if house prices go up over time.

The main risk involves leveraged speculation where the landlord takes a loan to buy the property, with the expectation that the house can be sold later for a higher price, or that rental income will meet or exceed the cost of the loan. In the best outcome for the landlord, he will have benefitted from the use of the lending banks money indicating that he has allocated the capital more efficiently than professional investors could have done. If the landlord cannot meet the conditions of their mortgage repayments then the bank will seek to take possession of the property in Miami and sell it to gain the loaned money. The broad popularity of buy-to-let investments in Miami has made a large number of new landlords and is a component of a risk that forms a systemic threat to the banking system in Miami.