Fort Lauderdale, FL Real Estate News

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Fort Lauderdale luxury homes and their owners who may be hosting visitors this summer season may want to treat their guests to one of the most entertaining food tours in South Florida. The Las Olas Food Tour will take you and your guests through restaurants lining this downtown boulevard and fill you in on the history, the development, and the latest creations that make Fort Lauderdale one of those most sought after sights in the cuisine world.Find out more about when, where, costs, and a few more details about the tour at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty site.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
The Federal Reserve has been holding steady on interest rates and announced they are reducing the number of planned hikes from 4 to 2 this year. June was expected to be the first month for an increase this year, but experts aren't so sure.In addition, any hikes are likely to slightly climb up with estimates placing the numbers at just a 0.9 percent funds rate in 2016.This move tells a tale of caution, which makes sense given the past decade. And for home buyers, the low-interest rates are a great invitation into home ownership for Fort Lauderdale luxury homes and other properties. There are other factors home buyers should concern themselves with, even more so than interest rates. Visit Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty for details.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
More new listings, higher median sales prices and fewer days to a sales contract means good news for the Florida real estate market. This is the latest findings from Florida Realtors® that just completed its analysis of the first quarter of the Florida housing market for the year.The latest housing data indicates a stabilizing within the state's housing sector with traditional housing sales rising in Florida while sales of distressed properties declined in the first three months of 2016.  Numbers show single-family homes with closed sales across the state equaled 57,913 for the first three months of the year. This is a slight increase of 0.3 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.Read more at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.
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By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
Eileen Burns connected real estate colleagues right on the Ft Lauderdale waterway today April 28, 2016!  What a Chamber of Commerce day we had for our #Active Rain meetup. We had many stories to share!  Sherry Crewss, Carol Lozito. Kathy Streib, Marco Giancola    Lauren Olsen, InvestorCarol Lozito, Pomapno Beach RealtorEileen Burns, Ft  Lauderdale RealtorSherry Crewss, East Coast Title ServicesKathy Streib, Home StagerMarco Giancola, Miami Beach Developer and Realtor For those in the dark about #Active Rain... we are a community of real estate professionals who exchange ideas to grow our respective business. Our platform provides exciting ways for agents and other real estate industry contributors to connect, share, and learn.Come join the most forward thinking real estate professionals...
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By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
Meet Eileen Burns for another #Active Rain Real Estate Meetup in Ft Lauderdale, FL.... Thursday, August 28, 2016  Kaluz3300 East Commercial Blvd.Ft Lauderdale, FL  33308954-772- 2209Lunch 1130AM to 1PM Meeting waterfront on another chamber of commerce day in gorgeous Ft Lauderdale.....is our wish!  Anyone involved in the real estate profession is invited.  Please rsvp so we can make reservations. Active Rain is the largest social media site for real estate peeps in the nation.  This will be your opportunity to network with your online business colleagues live and in person.   We share personal stories and laugh a lot.  One can create life time friendships by this association.  Members will be rewarded 1,000 points for attending.  Not a member..  join us anyway.  Not available 4/28 then ...
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By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
Meet Eileen Burns for another #Active Rain Real Estate Meetup in Ft Lauderdale, FL.... August 28, 2016  Kaluz3300 East Commercial Blvd.Ft Lauderdale, FL  33308954-772- 2209Lunch 1130AM to 1PM Meeting waterfront on another chamber of commerce day in gorgeous Ft Lauderdale.....is our wish!  Anyone involved in the real estate profession is invited.  Please rsvp below so we can make reservations. Active Rain is the largest social media site for real estate peeps in the nation.  This will be your opportunity to network with your online business colleagues live and in person.  We share personal stories and laugh a lot.  One can create life time friendships by this association.  Members will be rewarded 1,000 points for attending.  Not a member..  join us anyway.  Not available 4/28 then consi...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Sellstate Partners Realty)
If it's Spring on Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. beach, it must be time for the annual Tortuga Music Festival! Tortuga (spanish for turtle) is a 3 day musical extravaganza put on by the Rock the Ocean Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to increase public awareness about problems affecting the world's oceans and to fund initiatives to clean/protect our waters.  The musical lineups for the three days is impressive. Friday, Saturday & Sunday headliners are Dierks Bently, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton, respectively; other musical acts will include Billy Currington, Thomas Rhett, Lynrf Skynrd, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt & Kristian Bush. Also set up at the venue will be a 'conservation village', i.e. an arena of exhibits offering a variety of interactive educational experiences (about ocean conservati...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Financial planning is always a part of home buying and selling. A home mortgage is usually one of the biggest buys a person will make during their lifetime, and one of the longest payment plans anyone will ever get into. Whether it is a 15-year mortgage or a 30-year mortgage, the monthly payments can be significant and weighty on a family’s budget. One question many families ponder when buying Fort Lauderdale luxury homes is if they should pay off the mortgage early when they have the means to do so. There is some debate about it and many financial experts say it’s a bad idea. Find out why at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty website.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
 (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Cheryl Bosa, a licensed real estate Sales Professional with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, is making headlines as a featured Who’s Who in Real Estate for the April 2016 Lifestyle Las Olas magazine, which is part of one of the largest and fastest growing magazine publishers in South Florida. Headlining comes naturally for Cheryl, who not only focuses on assisting her clients in achieving their real estate goals but has supported her star football family in becoming headliners in their own right. Cheryl’s oldest son is set to be a top pick in this year’s NFL draft while her younger son will be joining The Ohio State University football team this coming fall. Cheryl attributes much of her success in the real estate business to the “team mentality” ...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Marine turtles are a passion for me, it is that simple. So anything that supports their resurgence is just fine with me! The Tortuga Music Festival is one such affair. Held on the beautiful white sand beaches of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, the Tortuga Music Festival  is a 3 day extravaganza featuring country and good ol' fashioned rock n roll music! The idea of the Tortuga Music Festival  is to bring public awareness to the issues that face our oceans. Through public support, education, research and conservation issues it is hoped that progress can me made...no MUST be made. Over $250,000 dollars has already been raised for the cause, and the 2016 Tortuga Music Festival is gearing up to continue that trend.Here's the Music Line-up                                         Blake Shelton   ...
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Yesterday I took a quick trip up to Ft. Lauderdale for a couple of reasons. One was to get out of my normal environment and see something different and the other was to attend a seminar on real estate investing.I did not expect to get much out of the seminar since I have been investing in real estate since I was 18 years old.However there was an ulterior reason and that was to meet Scott McGillivary from "Income Property" on HGTV. He was quite charming, funny and yes, very handsome in person.
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
We here in South Florida have the extra treat of seeing gorgeous yachts and mega-yachts cruise into our ports daily. In the winter time especially it is really fun to see all the international boating crowd intown. Buying property(yes!) shopping going to restaurants and just adding some extra glamour to our lives. I spent the day in Ft. Lauderdale today visiting friends and thought I would share some of the sights.This one is for our own Roger D. Mucci, I know his tastes.The Pershing is for  Barbara Todaro, that boat belongs to friends of mine and awhile back I posted photos of me driving it and she liked it:)
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By Brian Scharick, South Florida Luxury Home Specialist 954-644-9118
(Florida Exclusive Living Inc. - Fort Lauderdale Luxury Home Realtor)
The neighborhood of Coral Ridge is located in east Fort Lauderdale.  This stunning community has a beautiful array of single family homes and town homes.  Over the past year this community has seen a massive change.  Though it has always been a hot spot for home buyers and sellers, there has been an up tick in complete renovations that are drawing even more attention to the area.  Developors have had their eyes on the area and are benefiting from purchasing older homes or developments and building brand new modern town homes.  These town homes, due to the demand for it, offer ultra luxury finishes and spacious living areas. Most of these townhomes start out around one million dollars. Coral Ridge Luxury Homes for Sale have taken a new turn also.  As buyers demand luxury details, bright-...
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By Annett T. Block, Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach
(NextHome Connect Realty)
Owning A Second Home In Fort Lauderdale Owning a second home in Fort Lauderdale is where you possible find everything you want. There is warmer weather during the winter month, sunshine most of the time, comfortable living, and affordable homes are still available. You will wear flip-flops and shorts all winter long.If you're considering owning a second home in Fort Lauderdale or as a possible retirement destination you are in the right place.  During the winter month in Fort Lauderdale, you have easy access to your daily activities, a walk on the beach, shopping in the supermarkets,  window shopping in the shopping malls, and hospitals if needed. No need to shuffle snow, heavy coats, scarfs and layers of cloth to stay warm.In fact there are no freeze warnings, there are no snow warning...
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By JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker
(THE JMTEAM NETWORK)
Fort Lauderdale is waking up by JM Padron, CCIM, MRICS Private equity firm Blackstone Group listed the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel and marina in Fort Lauderdale for sale. The Property has 384-room hotel and 127-slip marina at 2301 Southeast 17 Street. There is not asking price, but price should be in the high $100 million.There will be lots of interest in this property considered a landmark in Fort Lauderdale. The site also has been approved for development of 58 residential units in two 11-story buildings with retail and office space exceeding 30,000 square feet. Blackstone acquired the Pier 66 property from H. Wayne Huizenga’s Boca Resorts Inc. in 2004 in a portfolio deal that included the Boca Raton Resort & Club and a lease on the Bahia Mar hotel and marina in Fort Lauderdale.
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By Marina Sarabia & Kathleen Costanzo, 954-914-8060 ~ 954-914-8056 ~ We Sell Broward !!!
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals)
I have a real issue with the situation here regarding pets in condos.  I just can't believe that these 55+ communities will not allow a small pet.  What am I missing?  Don't these people understand that these pets are sometimes what keeps older people from just getting out of bed in the morning?  These elderly people are being forced into getting "emotional support" letters from doctors.  Give me a break please!  I challenge anyone to tell me that having a pet around you when you are alone and old is not a healthy situation.  I will agree to a weight limit and I would enforce strong rules about picking up after the pet and no barking to disturb the other owners but please these rules about pets need to be changed and they need to be changed now--the baby boomers are here!
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By Irene Medina PA GRI CRS CDPE GREEN, Standing by YOU Every Step of the WAY!
(The Medina Real Estate Group)
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Price Reduced!     2405 NW 33rd St, Oakland Park, FL 33309 - Unit 1207   Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools       What is Your Home Worth?   2405 NW 33rd Street OAKLAND PARK, FL 33309   Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2 full | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 1237 square feet     BUY THIS CONDO WITH ONLY 10% DOWN! CALL NORMAN FISHER OF VANDYK MORTGAGE AT 954-270-2299 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Remodeled condo with beautiful water view. This is the largest model. Condo is a corner 2 bedroom 2 bath in sailboat point. Almost 1300 sq ft with vaulted ceilings, tile throughout and screened patio. Each room has its own bathroom and walk-in closet. Kitchen is remodeled and has w/d and large pantry. Closets galore in this unit! Walking distance to the cl...
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By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
Eileen Burns Ft Lauderdale Active Rain Meetup Chamber of Commerce Day!  What did you do today?  We watched all the yachts sailing by while we discussed conditions in our Ft Lauderdale real estate market, the State of Active Rain, networking and travel.    Eileen Burns, Ft Lauderdale Real Estate BrokerFocus high end residential luxury homes, hotels and apartment buildingsCertified Florida Probate Specialist                      Kathy Streib , Active Rain Ambassadorand infamous Delray Beach, Fl Home Stager AND Carol Lozito, Pompano Beach, FL Broker - waterfront residential specialist                                                      Lauren Olson, Investor AND Certified Florida Probate Specialist Such an exciting gathering discussing ... ...State of Active Rain - glad to hear the BIG go...
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By Annett T. Block, Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach
(NextHome Connect Realty)
Charming Small Towns and Communities in Greater Fort LauderdaleHere are few small towns and communities that are perfect for anyone to come and want to live in a charming small town and enjoy our laid back Florida lifestyle. We list the towns we set our hearts on so we can share and you can discover what we love about those small towns. 1.Lauderdale by the SeaThis charming small beachside village is located on the barrier island just east of Fort Lauderdale. Lauderdale by the Sea  was declared in 1997 to the Shore Dive Capital of South Florida. 2.Sea Ranch Lakes Sea Ranch Lakes is a village surrounded by the small town of Lauderdale by the Sea. Within this village, there are two artificial lakes only accessible by their residents.  3.Galt Ocean Mile Galt Ocean Mile also known as Galt Mi...
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By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
NEW YEAR 2016 meetup via #Active Rain Real Estate Tuesday, January 26th  hosted by Eileen Burns!  Join us and discover stories and secrets of our Ft Lauderdale real estate community.                                                    3300 East Commercial BlvdFt Lauderdale 3330811:30AM to 1PM954-772-2209Dish, Discover & Enjoy this Delicious Waterfront Locationwith Dynamic Power Agents! Break away and finally connect face-to-face with some of the best bloggers and networkers in the metro Ft Lauderdale real estate industry.  We have animated conversations about our Active Rain social media community.  Come and be apart of the conversation!A MeetUp is an informal gathering between ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate world that would like to attend. YES, in addition to the....
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