Fort Lauderdale, FL Real Estate News

By Iliana Ivanova
(Sunrise Intercoastal Realty)
The city has long been viewed as a stepsister to its flashier neighbor 30 miles to the south, Miami. But as Miami's construction boom has shifted into overdrive, investment dollars are spilling over into nearby cities, including Fort Lauderdale. In December 2014, a joint venture of Stiles Corp. and Prudential Real Estate Investors paid $108 million to acquire New River Center, a 20-story office tower in downtown Fort Lauderdale, from Invesco Ltd.The sale was the latest in a string of trophy office properties that have changed hands since March, making 2014 the best year for commercial real-estate sales in downtown Fort Lauderdale since 2007. In the first three quarters of this year, office-property deals totaled $302.9 million, compared with $299.6 million for all of 2007, according to...
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By Linda Gustafson, Linda "G" Gustafson PA
(ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty Miami Beach)
The Auberge Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale - Many new artist renderings and floor plan details released at end of February 2015, are now available for viewing on my Auberge Beach Condos Fort Lauderdale web page.   The newest TRUE oceanfront condominium on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. The Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale condominium property will offer each residence spectacular and unobstructed ocean views.  The Auberge Beach Condos in Fort Lauderdale twin condominium towers will be home to a total 171 large luxury condominium residences, with all offering east-to-west "flow-thru" floor plans ranging in size from approximately 1,500 square feet under air to over 5,000 square feet under air. Floor plans include  2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom plans with all residences featur...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Sellstate Partners Realty)
The Humane Society of Broward County, Fl is holding an "Adopt a Sweetheart" event this Valentine's Day weekend, for everyone who has love to share with a four legged friend. Instead of paying $100 & $25 for a dog or cat, respectively, adopters can name their price if the adopted pet is at least one year old.  Pets will be spayed or neutered & will get preliminary vaccines, a 10 day health plan and be microchipped prior to going home.  Come out, meet your new family member & enjoy a bake sale! The Humane Society is located at 2070 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and adoption hours are Monday-Saturday 10:30am-6:30pm; and Sunday from 10:30am-5:30pm.  
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By Linda Gustafson, Linda "G" Gustafson PA
(ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty Miami Beach)
Coming SOON directly on the beach in Fort Lauderdale - The Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale luxury residences and condos.  The NEW preconstruction Auberge Beach Residences & Spa in Fort Lauderdale   The newest luxury TRUE oceanfront condominium on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Auberge Beach Residences & SpaFort Lauderdale condominium property will offer each residence spectacular and unobstructed ocean views.  The Auberge Beach Residences in Fort Lauderdale twin towers will be home to a total 171 large luxury condominium residences, with east-to-west "flow-thru" floor plans ranging in size from approximately 1,500 square feet under air to over 5,000 square feet under air. Floor plans include  2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom plans with all residences featuring large terraces from 900 to...
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By Florida Private Golf Communities, Finding Home Never Felt Better!
(Golf Life Properties, LLC)
The Greater Fort Lauderdale RCA Installation held on January 20, 2015 was very inspiring. The owner of my company Properties USA, Inc., Carola Lueder, was installed as the 2015 RCA President.     Congratulations Carola!     The program included an exclusive business seminar with Bernie Cronin of Sandler Training as the Keynote Speaker with the featured topic of "Change is Good, You Go First!".    Mr. Cronin helped attendees identify how open we are to change and also shared a number of tools to evaluate the top challenges and roadblocks we face in being totally effective in our professional & personal roles.    The four steps of the change process: Denial, Resistance, Exploration & Commitment were discussed and as a bonus the topic of "Networking is Not Working...for Many" helped to ref...
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By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel, Land, Multi Family
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
Active Rain Ft Lauderdale Real Estate Meetup   What a difference 24 hours makes... today we enjoyed perfect blue skies, balmy breezes and sunshine along the waterfront     Meet Diana Lurie and Carol Lozito of Blue Horizon Realty.  Carol was a former flight attendant before forges her residential real state career.  Diana is a residential water front specialist here in Ft Lauderdale.   Nishika Jones Green hales from Baltimore  and now enjoys listing and selling residential properties in metro Ft Lauderdale. She is an expert lead generation specialist who is a published author and trainer.   Kathy Streib, Madame Ambassador, here in our Active Rain community is a famed home stager in Delray Ray Beach.   Eileen Burns, Hollywood Lakes, Golden Isles and Golden Beach luxury specialist and Comm...
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By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel, Land, Multi Family
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
Active Rain LIVE Meetup in Ft lauderdale...join us ...rsvp requested.... to make reservations for lunch on the waterfront!     January 21, 2015 1130AM to 1PM 3300 E Commercial Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Fl  33308 kaluzrestaurant.com   This is our season to dine outdoors....smell the salt air now! reservations are requested so be sure to rsvp   COME meet your local and visiting real estate professionals who subscribe to our social media community where we will get to know each other on a more intimate level   Come share your best apps, your 2015 goals, your success stories and just mingle   Not familiar with Active Rain?  contact Eileen@FloridaRealEstateConnector.com   Looking forward to visiting with each and everyone who clear their calendar to socialize      
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Sellstate Partners Realty)
It's that glorious season of outdoor events, fairs, concerts, etc. that characterizes Winter/Spring in South Florida!! Starting us off is the winter edition of the Las Olas Art Fair on beautiful Las Olas Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. this weekend. Ranked as one of the top art festivals in the nation, the Las Olas Art Fair will have more than 150 artists displaying & selling their creations over two days (Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm). Everyone is invited to enjoy great weather, strolling amongst pieces of art & the Boulevard's sidewalk cafes. This year, the event  takes place at the same time and close to the monthly JM Lexus Jazz Brunch (first Sunday of every month). As a result, art lovers will enjoy music provided by The Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra, Pieces of Work and the Tommy...
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By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
Closing costs can add a lot to home buyers' final price, depending on which lender a buyer uses, which state they live in, the price of the home, and sometimes even the day of the month the closing occurs, The Wall Street Journal reports. Borrowers can reduce their closing costs in several ways: Comparison shop. If buyers apply for a mortgage with more than one lender, they'll be able to compare the origination fees quoted in good-faith estimates, says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst of Bankrate.com. Federal law requires lenders to provide the statement within three days of a loan application. The origination fees cannot be changed, but lenders are given a 10 percent cushion in estimating third-party charges, such as for the appraisal, survey, inspection and title services, accord...
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By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
Real estate agents' most valuable leads still come from traditional sources – open houses, past-client referrals, for sale signs and walk-ins to brokerage offices – according to the latest Imprev Thought Leader Survey of more than 270 broker-owners and top executives at leading franchises and independent brokerage firms. Imprev says that real estate agents and brokers spent more than $33 million in the latest quarter to secure new leads from Zillow and Trulia premium services, but data from its survey finds that brokers consider the leads agents already have in their address books as far more valuable. "A real estate agent's best lead is organic," says Renwick Congdon, chief executive officer of Imprev, a real estate technology company. "It comes directly from his or her sphere of influ...
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By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
Before the Great Recession, some South Florida developers were selling storage units for boats just like condominiums. The financial crisis stymied that, as demand for boats and storage shrunk. Now, with the economy recovering, sales of "dockominiums" are making a comeback. A Dania Beach marina held a grand opening this month, offering its covered dry-racks on land for prices between $35,000 and $90,000 each plus monthly maintenance fees, said sales agent Ginger Hornaday. And The Bluffs Marina in Jupiter reports 17 slips on water sold so far this year, an improvement from last year. It now sells a 60-foot wet-slip for $148,000. "When real estate markets heat up, it always comes around," South Florida marina owner Andrew Sturner, chief executive of Aqua Marine Partners, said of "dockomin...
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By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
News Corp announced today that it successfully completed its acquisition of Move Inc., the oversight company that manages realtors.com for its owner, the National Association of Realtors®(NAR). "In partnership with the National Association of Realtors and its one million members, we look forward to turbo-charging realtor.com and making it the most popular and profitable property site in America," says Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp. According to Thomson, the Move Inc. acquisition extends News Corp's operations globally and digitally, and substantially bolsters the real estate pillar of its business. News Corp.-Move Inc. merger details The previously announced tender offer by a subsidiary of News Corp for all of the outstanding shares of Move common stock at a price of $21....
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By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
 How much do student loan debt and car payments impact first-time homebuyers? RealtyTrac released an analysis of major U.S. counties – including 34 of the 67 in Florida – based on median home prices and median incomes. The analysis assumed a downpayment of 3 percent, 10 percent and 20 percent. RealtyTrac's stated goal: To determine how much lower downpayments would help first-time buyers if they must also pay higher monthly mortgage costs after the sale. It assumed a conventional loan that could be sold later to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. "While lower downpayments may help pave a quicker path to homeownership for some prospective homebuyers, a bigger obstacle to homeownership is the additional non-mortgage debt many borrowers bring to the table," says Daren Blomquist, vice president at ...
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By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
While the real estate market continues to improve slowly, Fannie Mae's November 2014 National Housing Survey finds some subtle shifts in consumers' attitudes. Overall, buyers seems to be more optimistic about whether or not it's time to jump into the market; however, fewer homeowners think it's a good time to sell. According to the survey, consumers' personal financial outlook has increased fairly steadily during the year, lending support to the ongoing housing market recovery. In addition, the share of respondents who expect mortgage rates to go up in the next 12 months decreased again to 45 percent. The overall trend seems to be empowering buyers. However, the share who believe it's a good time to buy and sell a home moved further apart. Sixty-eight percent of consumers now say it's a...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(Sellstate Partners Realty)
Everyone loves a parade!! Be part of the 1.0 million spectators along the 12 mile route watching the 43rd annual Winterfest Boat Parade on Saturday December 13, 2014. This Holiday event is an extravanganza;  decorated & glittering boats of all sizes & types become floats that parade from downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., East on the New River & North on the Intracoastal Waterway, to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach.  Watch the parade from reserved & assigned seats in the Grandstand Viewing Area inside Hugh Taylor Birch State Park at the Northeast corner of Sunrise Blvd & the Intracoastal Waterway, opened from 3:30-9:30pm or along other designated areas on the route. The Winterfest Parade is brought to Ft. Lauderdale each year by Winterfest, Inc., a non-profit organization, volunteers, s...
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By Annett T. Block, Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach
(NextHome Connect Realty)
Holiday Celebration Fort Lauderdale   We hope you can enjoy one of the many Greater Fort Lauderdale Holiday Events during the Holiday season around the corner. Every year many communities around South Florida start their celebration with Tree lighting and window lighting contest around their neighborhood. It is just fun to be there and get in on the festivities. Christmas on Las Olas Below find a few recommended events we had attended our self and had a lot of fun being there. Christmas on Las Olas many times is the first one to open the Holiday Season with their Christmas at Las Olas.  Christmas on Las Olas is by many of us known as the unofficial start of the "winter season" in South Florida. You can find all over the event typical winter celebrations such as having a winter wonderlan...
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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
The parade starts in downtown Fort Lauderdale on the river and then heads east to the intracoastal and north to Pompano ending at lake Santa Barbara for a total of 12 miles. Begins at 6:30pm Saturday December 13th. The holiday season really gets in full gear with this boating extravaganza! David Cassidy (yes him) will be grand marshal this year. Get your front row tickets or condo balcony ready for the best viewing!
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By Annett T. Block, Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach
(NextHome Connect Realty)
Thanksgiving in Fort Lauderdale First and foremost - Happy Thanksgiving to all of my clients, costumers, colleagues and friends. Thank you for being here for me and without you and your support I wouldn't be where I am today. To all visitors to my site I am thankful that you are here and hope you will find our site helpful when looking for activities during your Thanksgiving stay in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas. Every last Thursday in November we celebrate our holiday know as Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a unique holiday to the US where friends, family and sometimes strangers come together to be thankful and show their gratitude for what they have, are and become. Many typical celebrations involve huge home cooked meals with Turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, green been casserole a...
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By Thomas Pidgeon, your one-stop-shop for all your Real Estate Needs
(Florida 360 Realty, LLC)
Fort Lauderdale has a vast array of homes and condos from which to choose:  single-family, town-homes, gated communities, and of course waterfront properties - nestled in warm and Fort Lauderdale communities … such as Victoria Park, Rio Vista, Seven Isles, Wilton Manors and Coral Ridge….there’s a perfect home for everyone.  Fort Lauderdale is located on the southeast coast of Florida, between Miami and Palm Beach. Nicknamed the “Venice of America” for its expansive waterways and canal system that brings waterfront living to a whole new level. Thanks to its economic advantages, Fort Lauderdale has been recognized as a world-class international business center.  Fort Lauderdale now supports a wide range of industries from marine and manufacturing, to real estate, technology and more… For...
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By JM Padron, CCIM, CCP, CCIM, CCP, International Commercial Broker
(THE JMTEAM NETWORK)
Reduced to Sell! Premium Automotive Facility 2300 SW 41 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317 $2,199,000 7,679 SF | Retail        Retail Property For Sale Price: $2,199,000 Building Size: 7,679 SF Price/SF: $286.37 Property Type: Retail Property Sub-type: Vehicle Related Property Use Type: Business For Sale Commission Split: 3% No. Stories: 1 Year Built: 1994 Lot Size: 74,250 SF APN / Parcel ID: 5041 13 27 0010 Listing ID 18356070 Last Updated 26 days ago Find Out More...Is this listing inaccurate? Report Listing Error Attachments Demographics Highlights Excellent Location Right on US441 just North of 595 Trucking Towing Business available State of the Art Constrcution 12, 14 Feet Bay doors Compressed Air System Recycling Oil System Description Fantastic opportunity and a great location fo...
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