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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Get ready for the return of Riptide Music Festival to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, where rock, pop, and R&B combine to create a diverse musical experience that showcases an eclectic blend of musicians and performers.

This year’s highly-anticipated extravaganza will take place December 2-3, right before Art Basel takes over Miami. The variety of musical genres seen at the festival can be credited to the producers of the show, which consists of radio stations WSFS (104.3 THE SHARK), Classic Hits WMXJ (102.7 THE BEACH), AC WLYF (101.5 LITE FM) and Sports WAXY-A (790 THE TICKET).

Day 1 will be headlined by nerdy rock stars Weezer, with other musical stylings coming from bands such as Cage the Elephant (which was all the rave at Lollapalooza), along with Portugal. The Man, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Iration, Pvris, Saint Motel, New Politics, Mondo Cozmo, Barns Courtney, Los 5, MiQ, the Academic and the Heirs, as well as popular South Florida acts Alex Di Leo, Mike Mineo and Brother Sundance. Day 1 hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Jam out on Day 2 with a lineup that consists of KC and the Sunshine Band, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Morris Day and the Time, Loverboy, Shannon, Lime, Mr. Nice Guy, Tito Puente Jr., and legends Salt-N-Pepa, who will pump up the crowd with retro hip hop flair. Day 2 hours are noon-7 p.m.

Need a break from all that rockin’ out? This event will also have other cool festival amenities such as art installations, a sports bar, a wine garden, an animated photo booth, free samples, snacks, giveaways, and even…a PUPPY KISSING BOOTH!

Tickets start at $60 for one-day passes and $100 for two-day passes, while VIP tickets cost $229 for one day and $400 for both. VIP tickets include access to a special entrance, a stage-adjacent VIP area, air-conditioned restrooms, two complimentary drink tickets, and free bottled water all day. The festival also offers ten-person cabanas with even more amenities for a cool $5,000 apiece.

Ready to get your groove on? Then check out http://www.riptidefest.com/ for more information!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Right in the heart of rapidly expanding Fort Lauderdale lies Berkley South sub-penthouse 18k, a hidden gem in one of the most sought-after cities in the country. This stylish 2 BR/2 BA listing is bursting with style and personality, which can be seen from the many sophisticated accents that immediately catch the eye upon entry. Take note of the striking accent walls, smooth ceilings, and chic Travertine floors that immediately elevate this sub-penthouse to the next level of luxury. The open kitchen has been redesigned to perfection, boasting gorgeous granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and modern custom lighting. Prepare delicious meals that can be enjoyed at the kitchen island with seating, creating an atmosphere that is warm and inviting.

Through high-impact glass windows, take in breathtaking long water views from EVERY window, perfectly highlighted thanks to this unit’s sunny SE/SW exposure. Step onto the spacious balcony and enjoy your own little piece of paradise, surrounded by spectacular Ocean, Waterway, and city skyline views. Invite friends over to feel the breeze while enjoying a glass of wine as you watch a colorful sunset descend over the Ocean. After a memorable evening retire to two roomy bedrooms, where the tasteful upgrades continue. The master bedroom comes complete with a redesigned en suite bath and a custom walk-in closet, while the guest bedroom includes a large cedar closet. In Berkley South sub-penthouse 18k, the beautiful views and quality finishes are endless.

Berkley South is currently undergoing several building upgrades (Assessment PAID in full) that only make 18K an even more worthwhile investment! This makeover includes new hallways, a new 2nd floor amenity deck with Infinity heated pool, BBQ grill pavilion area, green space, new tennis court, and redesigned clubroom. Stay on top of your fitness on the new jogging track around the building, or in the remodeled Fitness center with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the revamped pool deck. Berkley South also offers bike and kayak storage, a full time manager on premises, 24-hour concierge, DIRECT beach access, and garage parking for your convenience. Even better, this is a very financially sound building.

This stunning sub-penthouse is just waiting for the right buyer! Contact me at 954-770-8525 or realtor@joannedwards.com and see if that buyer is YOU!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

My Berkley South listings keep getting better and better!

Wake up to sunshine and unparalleled water views in this stunning remodeled 2 BR/2 BA condo, the perfect combination of sophisticated upgrades and the best of resort-style living. Brace yourself to be blown away upon entry, instantly greeted by gorgeous visions of the Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway that this high-floor residence showcases through a plethora of impact windows. An abundance of natural light flows throughout the bright, open floorplan, providing a warm, radiant atmosphere in the kitchen, dining, and living room areas. Take note of stylish enhancements such as Venetian plaster smooth ceilings, crown molding, accent walls, and Travertine floors in every room. In Berkley South 16H, chic finishes and superior craftsmanship are embraced at every turn.

Step into culinary bliss in the expanded custom designed open kitchen, fully equipped with the necessary tools to create mouth-watering meals that will impress friends and family. Especially noteworthy are the elegant imported granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Store your favorite vintage wine in the kitchen’s wine bar, invite over friends, and enjoy a glass on the spacious private balcony! Imagine the memories you’ll make as you watch a colorful sunset descend over the sparkling waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. Feel invigorated by the dazzling city skyline as you prepare for a night out on the town. Rounding out 16H are 2 generously-sized bedrooms with updated baths. The master bedroom comes complete with a Jacuzzi, while frosted glass sliding doors lead to the guest bedroom containing a high-end Murphy bed, perfect for those expecting overnight visitors.

Currently undergoing a $4.5 million renovation project, Berkley South is soon to be the pinnacle of luxury in Fort Lauderdale! Upon completion, the price of units in Berkley South will go up, making 16H a great real estate investment opportunityif you buy now. Renovations include new hallways, a new 2nd floor amenity deck with Infinity heated pool, jogging track, BBQ grill pavilion area, new tennis court, redesigned clubroom, and remodeled fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows. The building also boasts great features such as bike and kayak storage, a full time manager on premises, direct beach access, and garage parking for your convenience. This building is always secure, and a professional front desk person is on the job at all times.

See my latest Berkley South listing asap! Contact me at realtor@joannedwards.com or 954-770-8525 for a private viewing!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Tags:   fort lauderdale, Corinthian, joann Edwards

I’m incredibly excited about my newest listing in Corinthian!

Modern upgrades and the most breathtaking views Fort Lauderdale has to offer combine in highly sought after Corinthian unit 14A, offering prospective buyers a real estate investment full of opportunity. This 2 BR/2 BA high-floor northeast corner unit is impressive upon entry, showcasing wrap around floor-to-ceiling glass walls that give way to unbelievable Intracoastal Waterway, park, and Ocean views from every angle. Soak in the sun and take in the beauty of nature as you relax on the spacious balcony after a long day. Enjoy your own private boat parade with friends as you watch mesmerizing mega-yachts cruise down the Intracoastal over a bottle of chilled champagne. In Corinthian unit 14A, you and your guests have front row seats to the best show in town!

Especially noteworthy about this listing is the beautifully updated open kitchen. Incredibly chic and contemporary, highlights include custom cabinets, gorgeous mosaic glass backsplash, high-end stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, concealed trash chute, and more. 14A also boasts roomy bedrooms with custom walk-in closets, perfect for those who appreciate extra storage space. Rounding out this Corinthian condo is a private utility room with washer and dryer for your convenience. This prime corner unit includes an extra-large garage parking space next to the entrance to the building.

The Corinthian Condominium is a leader in resort-style living in Fort Lauderdale, with several upscale amenities and one of the most desirable locations in the heart of the city. Keeping in mind that Fort Lauderdale was recently ranked the 6th best place for real estate investment, an opportunity to buy in the Corinthian should not be missed. Building amenities include a recently updated lobby and 2 level library with floor to ceiling glass water views, heated rooftop pool and clubhouse with full kitchen facilities for entertaining, 3 room fitness center on the penthouse with gorgeous water views, and 24 hour security/ parking attendants. It is also just minutes away from world-renowned restaurants and shopping centers, such as Galleria Mall, Coral Ridge Yacht Club, and Fort Lauderdale beaches.

Ready to see 14A? Then contact me at 954-770-8525 or realtor@joannedwards.com for a private viewing!

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

It’s my favorite time of year, when boat enthusiasts from all over the world travel to Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, to admire some of the most amazing yachts and watercrafts the world has ever seen! Spanning more than 3 million square feet across seven locations, including Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, the 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is sure to be iconic!

One big question surrounding the boat show this year, taking place November 1-5, is if attendance and sales will be affected by Hurricane Irma. At this point, the answer seems to be a resounding no, as the five day extravaganza is planned to draw over 150,000 attendees. Additionally, early indicators show that consumer confidence is high and 2017 has already been a strong year for boat sales. In fact, online ticket sales for the show are already 16% ahead from last year, and changes have had to be made to the show because some boats have now been sold! All of this, combined with the fact that people will be looking to replace boats damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma, provide strong evidence that this year’s show will provide quite the boost to the South Florida economy.

This year’s show will feature about 1,600 boats and 1,400 exhibitors from more than 40 countries. Over $4 billion will be showcased in various watercrafts including small vessels, yachts, high-performance boats, center consoles, cabin and express cruisers, catamarans, ski boats, trawlers, electronics, marine accessories, and of course, the multimillion dollar superyachts that always steal the show! Several enhancements have been made to the show this year in an effort to improve attendee experience. This includes a mile of new floating docks, new “cushy” waterproof flooring in most exhibition tents, and new electrical equipment. To help visitors navigate the thousands of boats at such a huge show, directional signage has been affixed to metallic totem poles and color-coded zones added as well. Finally, new digital software now enables visitors to print a downloadable “walking list” of exhibitors and products.

Grab your family and take part in one of the coolest Fort Lauderdale traditions! Expect to pay between $8 and $10 at various lots. Water taxis will also be running from 9 am- 9 pm through the week and until 8 pm on Sunday. Buses, shuttles, and the Sun Trolley are also available.

For more information about the 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, please click here!

I wish you all a wonderful and safe time!


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