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Recently on the blog I discussed reasons why now is a great time to buy in Fort Lauderdale. Well don’t feel left out if you already have a home or a property – it’s also a great time to sell now. Trust me, I’ve sold and bought right here in Fort Lauderdale within the past few months, and both deals were very good! Here are three reasons that now’s a great time to sell in Fort Lauderdale.

You’re Gonna ProfitUnless you bought your home at the absolute top of the bubble, you most likely will profit if you sell your home now. Prices are recovered greatly since the bottom of the recession. There are also plenty of investors and cash buyers out there who are willing to give you a great deal for your h...

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It may not be obvious if you’re not tuned in to the real estate scene, but Fort Lauderdale is in the midst of a new construction boom. Part of the growth of the city is a new passenger train service, which is already impacting real estate values – Brightline.

Brightline is a new passenger train that will initially run between Miami and West Palm Beach starting in 2017, and will later expand to offer service up to Orlando, which will give us, our friends, families and tourists, an option other than driving or flying to get to and from Central Florida. To start, Brightline will have three major stations – Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, which are all under construction right now. In fact, the Fort Laude...

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If you’re familiar with Fort Lauderdale, you know that Las Olas Boulevard is the heart of the city downtown, and it is one of the major drivers of real estate in the area. As a native to this city, I can tell you it has changed a lot over the years… but is it changing for the better? What’s really going on right now?

Part of the charm of Las Olas is the concentration of shops and restaurants where you – and millions of tourists a year – can stroll down the street, drop some cash and grab drinks or anything from a quick bite to an elaborate four-course meal. There’s always turnover on Las Olas, and fortunately it has been in a growth trend for a while, even during the recession to a degree. Ther...

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Is selling your home at the top of your 2017 resolution list? If so, here are some things you can do now, over the month of December, to get ready to sell.

Leverage a Holiday Spruce-Up
Whether you’re just cleaning up the house for out-of-town visitors, or literally sprucing up your home with a real Christmas tree, take this opportunity to de-clutter, make any minor repairs that need to be done, touch up paint, do some minor landscaping and make your home as pretty as it ca
n be. When the decorations come down, your home will be more attractive than ever and ready to hit the market.

Inspect Yourself, Before You Wreck YourselfDig a little deeper and decide if you want to tackle any larger repairs or upgrades that might need to b...

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Along with other interesting 2017 real estate trends such as how the election will impact housing, drones and millennial buyers, a recent MarketWatch article brings up a new term that has strong significance in South Florida, “Surban” communities.

Surban?The article says the trend reflects existing suburban neighborhoods adding urban amenities, to create an area where you can “live, work and play right outside of the core part of the city.” In South Florida, especially the Fort Lauderdale area, there are plenty of cases of this popping up. Suburban communities like Hollywood, Weston, Sunrise, Pembroke Pines and Miramar, and even outskirts of Fort Lauderdale are adding mini-downtown areas and amenities that cater t...

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