As you may know, I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale and have a real passion for this city. From a real estate standpoint, it is my favorite city to work in because it’s such a great place to invest, I know my clients will do well purchasing here. Here are five reasons that now’s a great time to buy in Fort Lauderdale.
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When purchasing a home, especially for the first time, the typical buyer has a laundry list of "must-haves." At least they think they do - until reality starts to set in.
Shiny new first-time homebuyers, and really, all buyers, tend to start the purchase process wanting to get more for less. Unless you have an unlimited budget, or just get extremely lucky, you're not likely to get every single items on your "must" list. Knowing that compromises must often be made, what's the best way to approach opening up your options?
Separate the Must-Haves from the Nice-to-HavesLocation is a valid category on which to base a major must-have, but even in the realm of location, there's room for some flexibility. You may have a dream, ideal location but perhaps…
Thinking of selling your home? Here are three ways you can bump up your home's value for sale, so you can maximize on your profit. There are tons andirons of ways to accomplish this goal.
LandscapingIf you have a single-family home, a great way to increase the value is to dress it up with some great landscaping. If you already have a lot of plants and trees on the property, you might want to consider cutting back or even removing some of the plants, especially if they are overwhelming. It's hard for buyers to imagine living in a jungle, so if you can clean it up, that's a huge selling point. When you add plants, think about what would look nicest and where. Strategically place a pop of color by the front door or the entryway to make a big impact as…
Along with other interesting 2018 real estate trends such virtual reality, 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 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 to people who like the convenience and nearness of traditional…
We've all seen the commercial with the young couple who keeps listing of their "never," most of which have to do with having kids. "We're never getting a minivan." "Never moving out of the city." "Never having another child," etc.
Having children will absolutely impact you in some way at home, whether it's something as simple as having to childproof the house, to moving to a completely new neighborhood or city to meet your changing needs.
Here are some top reasons that impact family-related moves, and some thoughts to consider.
AmenitiesDesired amenities in a neighborhood are very different if you have kids than if you are single. Single people will often value convenience to their favorite shops, restaurants and entertainment options over proximity…
1. It's too bigYou once needed lots of space, endless bedrooms - a huge home to entertain in. Those days are over now, whether you're an empty nester or just want a simpler life and a smaller tax bill. It's time to go small, and first you must sell your too-big home.
2. It's too smallConversely, you've outgrown your home and it's painfully obvious. There's no room for guests, kids, pets or significant others, let alone all of your stuff. Whatever the size, your home needs to suit your life, so scale up when the time is right.
3. School dazeYou may want to be in a different public school district, or closer to a certain private school for your children. If you're the one going back to school, being close to your…
Do you care about the environment and preserving the world for future generations? Sustainability truly begins at home, and here are five ways you can make your property more sustainable.