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Though common for many luxury buyers, purchasing vacant land on which to build a dream home can be a little intimidating, unless you know what to look for.

This leads to today’s topic – what does one need to know before purchasing vacant land?

  • Location – is the community in which the home is located one you can live in, or one that is marketable in the long run? 
  • Will you need title insurance to secure your investment or a survey to determine elevations and exact property lines?
  • What are the zoning restrictions on the property? What can be built? Is there a restriction on the style of home that can be built?
  • What regulations are the property subject to? Is the land part of a subdivision or part of a neighborhood with a
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Many cities throughout South Florida are experiencing urban renewal, and there are several options available for loft homes.

The following are some of the many benefits of living in a loft space:

Access to nightlife and cultural amenities

Living in a city’s urban core allows you to be near “the action,” meaning you can go out to eat every night at a different restaurant, or go see every show and concert that comes to town, without a commute or worrying about parking.

Walkability and conveniences of urban living

Live, work and play all in one place. Walk, or bike, from home to work, to brunch, to the movies, the beach, or wherever.

Diversity

Living in a downtown environment means you’ll be alongside a diverse group of people. People of all…
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Whether you’re selling your home or want to get in to investment properties for vacation or long-term rentals, it’s a safe bet to make sure your property is millennial-friendly. This generation is made up of people born between the early 1980s to early 2000s – myself included - and as a group we have different wants and needs than other generations before us. No matter what you have heard about Millenials, whether positive or negative, we’re a significant generation and can’t be ignored – in fact, we took over as the largest generation in the workforce in 2017.

Here are some trends to be aware of if you plan to market to Millenials:

Where the amenities are

Millenials, especially those who haven’t settled down to raise families, prefer living in a…
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Much has been written about why Millenials, or members of Generation Y – those of us born between the early 1980s and 2000s - do NOT buy homes.

As someone who has worked with many millennial clients spanning across all price ranges, and is, indeed, a Millennial herself, I think it’s time we flipped the script.

Here I’ll share my thoughts and experiences on why Millenials DO buy and how the real estate profession can adapt to better serve this important market segment.

In short, it’s all about the experience and relationships.

The real estate process can be daunting and downright scary, especially if you’ve never bought anything more expensive than a car. There’s a lot of preparation involved before you can even start to look at homes. Young, and first-time…
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Coral Ridge is an upscale Fort Lauderdale neighborhood featuring both waterfront and dry lot properties located in the northeast area of the city, between Sunrise Boulevard and Commercial Boulevard just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, on both sides of the beautiful Bayview Drive.

Coral Ridge is a community of single-family homes, townhomes and condos.

Coral Ridge real estate epitomizes luxury east-side living. Many of the homes east of Bayview Drive in this neighborhood are located on the water. Many have dock space needed to thoroughly enjoy the high-end waterfront lifestyle.

Subdivisions within the Coral Ridge area include Coral Ridge Country Club, Old Coral Ridge and Coral Ridge Yacht Club. Established in 1947, Coral Ridge Yacht Club is one of the…
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Here in South Florida, we live in one of the most diverse, multicultural and international areas of the United States. All you have to do is drive through various neighborhoods and areas to see the flags of many other nations flying, or walk down the street in a popular area to hear a wide variety of languages spoken. Our airports connect to almost every nation in the world and people from all reaches of the globe can feel comfortable and welcome here.

With all of these factors in play, it only makes sense that international buyers would want to purchase their own chunk of South Florida paradise. If you’re a seller, you need to know where can they be found, what are they looking for, and how can you market to them.

Where can international buyers be

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Thinking about buying a condo? You may not be aware that the rules for condo purchases are different than other types of residences such as single-family homes and townhomes.

If we think about real estate like a dating relationship, condos can be more like an arranged marriage than a love affair. Here’s what you need to know.

Think about buying a condo not like buying an individual asset, but more like buying in to a partnership of a shared asset with many partners. In an arranged marriage, there are a lot of people who have a say in the most intimate details of your daily life… and so it is for a condo purchase.

Like an arranged marriage, there’s more than meets the eye - there are also additional costs not associated with other types of homeownership,…
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Colee Hammock Homes For Sale Do you want to live steps away from the beautiful Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale? If so, consider Colee Hammock, a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos located in the heart of it all.

Colee Hammock is a lovely, delightful neighborhood situated on the south side of Broward Boulevard, bordering on the Victoria Park area. Colee Hammock homes for sale are some of the most beautiful and historic properties in Fort Lauderdale, many of the homes built in the Mediterranean style.

Many homes in Colee Hammock are located on the New River, featuring enormous live oak trees providing classic Old Florida charm.

Colee Hammock homes for sale are near the beach and right next to downtown Fort…
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If you watch renovation shows, you’ve seen the highs and lows experienced by homeowners during a renovation. There are moments of great triumph, like seeing your perfect new floor or how beautifully your furniture looks in a room once it is finally in. There are also moments of despair, like when one project leads to another, and another and another. And expenses begin to pile up like the dust that coats everything inside your home.

Do you have the fortitude to make it through a renovation? Consider the following before deciding whether you want a fixer-upper or a turnkey home.

Drawbacks

It Could Take Months
Renovations almost always take longer than anticipated. All of the supplies needed often aren’t available in one place or have to be…
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Spend any time in the real estate industry and you’ll run in to a home or two that has been lingering on the market a little too long. Here are eight reasons why your home might be hanging out like that last party guest that just won’t leave… for an inappropriately long time.

1. Terrible Listing Photos

Pet peeve here – if you want your home to sell, you need to present it to the world as something people would want to buy. Amazon doesn’t post bad photos of items for sale, so why would you put up with a Realtor who has done that to your home?

2. Poor First Impression

You get one chance to make your first impression, and it had better be good. If prospective buyers fall in love at first sight, they’ll want to see more. A fresh coat of paint,…
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