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Friday, August 26, 2016
Tags:   fort lauderdale, joann Edwards, berkley south

For my blog this week I would like to highlight another Fort Lauderdale community of which I consider myself an expert and resident specialist.

That community is The Berkley South Condominium, located between the beach and Intracoastal Waterway. This central location not only provides convenience, but also direct access to some of the best views, entertainment, and fine dining Fort Lauderdale has to offer! Just minutes away are waterside restaurants overlooking sparkling views of the Intracoastal Waterway and trendy art galleries in the NE 33rd art and entertainment district. Want to be even closer to home? Berkley South provides a variety of high-end amenities and is currently undergoing a $4.5 million designer renovation project that will include new hallways, a new 2nd floor amenity deck with Infinity heated pool, jogging track, BBQ grill pavilion area, green space, new tennis court, and a redesigned clubroom! There will also be a new Fitness center with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the stunning new pool deck. Other amenities include bike and kayak storage, 24-hour concierge, pet friendly, and garage parking.

If this sounds like the type of luxurious living you have been looking for, then I have wonderful news! I currently have an available unfurnished annual 2BR/2BA rental in Berkley South that is only steps from the beach and bursting with charm. Unit 6G is a bright, sunny, SE corner unit with unobstructed direct ocean views that make it an ideal spot for entertaining friends and family. Million dollar homes frame the direct ocean views that are perfect for day or nighttime observation on the private balcony. The open floor plan ensures that natural light encompasses this condo, providing a sense of warmth and radiance. Finished off with wood floors, hurricane impact glass on all openings, and spacious bedrooms, this condo is sure to go fast! Priced at $2,000 per month, this is one of the most reasonably priced resort-style living condos on the market!

Are you ready to see this listing for yourself? Then contact me at realtor@joannedwards.com for a viewing or more information.

For more pictures, click this link!

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Tags:   joann Edwards, The Corinthian, fort lauderdale

Last week, I did an in-depth blog highlighting all of the exceptional features that make Corinthian Condominiums, in my opinion, one of the best resort-style living communities in all of Fort Lauderdale. As far as luxury is concerned, no stone has been left unturned. All 152 two bedroom, two bath units showcase bright and airy flow thru floor plans, creating an ideal space to relax comfortably with guests. Floor to ceiling glass sliders in each condo not only fill them with an abundance of natural light, but also provide the best views this city has to offer. Private terraces leading out from each residence provide gorgeous photographic protected park greenery and never-ending water views up and down the Intracoastal Waterway.

Today I would like to remind all luxury condo seekers that I have TWO furnished turnkey rental units currently available in the Corinthian that I’m confident will please anyone looking for elegance and sophistication in the heart of one of the most rapidly expanding cities in the country. As you will see, the theme for these units is custom design and renovation! The first is unit 22D, an exquisite sub-penthouse annual or seasonal rental that has been remodeled to luxurious perfection! Of course it has the breathtaking direct ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and protected park views you have come to expect from the Corinthian, but it is the quality craftsmanship in every detail that truly make this unit special. Upon entering the foyer you will immediately notice premium finishes such as a double tray ceiling with Venetian plaster and solid wood frosted glass panel doors. Polished 24” marble flooring throughout the unit leads to an open gourmet kitchen that has been redone to include custom mahogany cabinets complemented by granite counters with full classic glass tile backsplash, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, and private trash chute behind the kitchen cabinets. The enhancements continue with beautifully remodeled baths, including an exquisite en suite master bath complete with granite topped custom mahogany vanities with dual sinks, large walk-in shower with seamless glass shower enclosure, and tray ceiling. The guest bath shares these upgrades. Custom designed walk-in closets round off this elegant unit.

Corinthian Unit 22D:

My next condo, unit 4E, is another Corinthian gem. Travertine marble floors in this furnished turnkey unit lead into a spacious, open floor plan. Admire magnificent yachts traversing up and down the Intracoastal Waterway or the lush greenery of the protected Bonnet Preserve while preparing delicious meals in the open gourmet chef’s kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. The recently updated bathrooms in this unit are truly impressive, complete with custom granite topped wood vanities, Jerusalem stone accent wall, and an enlarged frameless walk-in shower in the en suite master bath.

Corinthian Unit 4E:

These two impressive listings set the standard for luxury in Fort Lauderdale. Both are furnished and being rented as turnkey, meaning the serious renter can move in tomorrow! Both rentals must be occupied for at least 6 months and 1 day. Don’t forget that the Corinthian does not just have some of the most beautiful condos in Fort Lauderdale, but the building comes complete with great amenities! Amenities include 24 hour security and parking attendants, assigned garage parking, a 3 room fitness center on the penthouse level, heated rooftop pool, clubhouse with full kitchen facilities for entertaining and 2 level library with floor-to-ceiling water views. All of this is just steps away from popular shopping mall, The Galleria, and world-renowned fine dining establishments.

For more information about unit 22D, click here!

For more information about unit 4E, click here!

For any other questions about buying, selling, or renting, please contact me!

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Friday, August 12, 2016
Tags:   joann Edwards, The Corinthian, fort lauderdale

I pride myself on being a leader and expert in Fort Lauderdale real estate, particularly the resort-style living community in the Corinthian. Today, I want to highlight how its perfect location, unique building amenities, and elegant details make the Corinthian the ideal location for the buyer seeking luxury in a city where the housing market continues to see a steady rise in sales and where unforeseen expansion is happening at a rapid pace.

The Corinthian is an exclusive community offering 152 spacious two bedroom, two bath luxury units with east/west exposure, and three stunning penthouse residences. Upon entering the updated building lobby, you will be immediately impressed by the elegance that surrounds you. The sophisticated details continue into the units, characterized by bright and airy floorplans, floor to ceiling walls of glass leading onto large private terraces with breathtaking views of mega yachts whizzing down the Intracoastal Waterway. All apartments feature double door entrances, a semi-private elevator foyer, private concealed trash chutes in kitchen, washer/dryer inside every unit, and hurricane protection.

At the pulse of this luxury are the exceptional building amenities, which provide a sense of security and prestige for all residents. Residents can feel safe knowing that the Corinthian provides 24 hour security and parking attendants, underground assigned parking, and a huge upper deck area for guest parking and second cars. Those who enjoy staying active will love the three room Fitness Center located on the penthouse level. Packed with cardio and Cybex equipment, you can experience amazing direct Ocean and Intracoastal views during your workout.

Rooftop amenities are impressive as well! Entertain guests on the roof in the well-appointed clubhouse with kitchen facilities, then take a dip in the heated, fresh water pool or relax in the tranquil Sauna. The views of the Ocean, Intracoastal, and City are especially dazzling at night! Events such as the Spring Air & Sea Show, Annual Winterfest Boat Parade, and 4th of July are taken to exciting new heights (literally) when observed from the gorgeous Corinthian rooftop area. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
As I stated earlier, the Corinthian boasts the perfect location, right in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, only minutes away from the best dining, shopping, and entertainment in the city. Top notch restaurants such as Truluck’s, Capital Grille, Season’s 52, Pf Changs, and Blue Martini located in the popular Galleria Mall provide quality food selections. The Galleria Mall features upscale shopping from designers around the world. Every day I read about plans for a new restaurant or luxury retail store to be built in Fort Lauderdale. This quick expansion is making Fort Lauderdale the perfect market for a luxury homebuyer!

It is my privilege to currently have 3 wonderful listings for sale in the Corinthian. To learn more about them and see more pictures, click the links below!

936 Intracoastal Drive Unit 16D, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Priced at $624,928, this home boasts over $300,000 in gorgeous contemporary upgrades! With kitchen renovations including Dada Italian hardwood cabinets, Viking, Sub-Zero, Fisher & Paykel appliances, this unit is ready for move in today!

936 Intracoastal Drive Unit 10G, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Priced at $498, 945, this condo has Stunning DIRECT OCEAN, Intracoastal Waterway, and park views! It also has updated white kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and new duet washer/dryer. Contact me to see it for yourself!

936 Intracoastal Drive Unit 5E, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Priced at $420,000, this listing is the lowest priced in the building, which provides plenty of opportunity for the right buyer to create their dream home! If you want all of the gorgeous water views living in the Corinthian provides, and an opportunity to customize the unit to your personal taste, then contact me!

Curious about other Corinthian listings I’ve already sold? Check out this impressive list!

For any further inquiries, please email me directly at realtor@joannedwards.com.

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Friday, August 5, 2016
Tags:   fort lauderdale, The Enclave, Coral Ridge Country Club

For my blog this week I wanted to highlight a Fort Lauderdale development that has taken years of meticulous planning, strategy, and hard work to turn into a reality. It demonstrates all of the incredible expansion that is taking place in Fort Lauderdale, and why this city is fast becoming one of the most sought after cities by investors, developers, and house hunters across the nation.

The Enclave at Coral Ridge Country Club is Fort Lauderdale’s newest privately gated community in four decades. It first broke ground in early 2016, and is now offering single-family homes. Located off US1/North Federal Highway, The Enclave is in the heart of Fort Lauderdale in the prestigious Bayview Drive area, nestled in the middle of the renowned Robert Trent Jones, Sr. championship 18-hole golf course. This course perfectly captures the essence of the world-renowned golf course architects legacy and vision with its lush, sprawling greens, pristine fairway, and tropical landscaping and ponds. All 36 of the exclusive luxury residences planned for this community will have a stunning view of this magnificent course.

Lot prices start at around $785,000 and range in size from a half acre to full acre. If they wish, owners may build a custom home as long as it is consistent with specific design standards governed by an Architectural Review Board, which ensures that this intimate community is preserved as one of South Florida’s finest luxury neighborhoods. Each lot will have access to water, sewer, Florida Power & Light, AT&T and Teco Gas. The minimum square footage allowed for a home in this community is 3,750 under air conditioning. This community will be governed by a homeowners association (HOA) with monthly assessments starting at $525. HOA fees are expected to range from $800 to $1,000 per month once the community evolves through construction.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the homes planned for The Enclave at Coral Ridge Country Club:

The exclusive community is setting the gold standard for luxury in Fort Lauderdale. If you would like more information about The Enclave at Coral Ridge Country Club, please feel free to contact me at realtor@joannedwards.com for more information. I consider myself the leader in Fort Lauderdale luxury and would love to assist you with any of your real estate needs!

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