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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The rental market is very limited in the Fort Lauderdale beach and Intracoastal areas. Properties are renting quickly and at higher prices than just a year ago. I have rented three 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos in the last 2 weeks – all three were rented for the full asking price.

For those looking to rent before buying, I have one 2 bedroom 2 bath unfurnished annual rental available in the Berkley South Condominium located at 3015 N. Ocean Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The owner requires a current credit report with score, proof of income, and application with prior residence and employment history and character references prior to accepting an offer to rent.

Berkley South 17A is a large corner unit with the best floor plan in the building. This two bed and two bath residence is unfurnished and offers spectacular views of the ocean, city, and intracoastal waterway. Hurricane impact glass has been installed on all openings. The living areas have laminate wood floors and there is carpet in each bedroom. The large eat-in kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and has a window above the kitchen sink. One of the most popular features in this particular corner unit is the massive closet space. There are three huge walk in closets in addition to the 2 closets in the guest bedroom.

Berkley South is a popular condominium building nestled in between the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean with direct beach access. Amenities include a heated freshwater pool on a 40,000 sq. ft. deck, fitness facilities, tennis court and BBQ area. There is 24 hr. security and one covered parking space under the building. An additional covered parking space can be rented for $25/month. BEST LOCATION close to anything you would want or need. For more information on this rental, or if you are looking to purchase in Berkley South or another condominium in the beach area, please contact me today as inventory is shrinking daily.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It is with pleasure I present another listing in the Corinthian Condominium. Residence 10F is a two bed and two bath waterfront condominium, second in from the SE Corner, offering direct ocean and Intracoastal waterway views, as well as the beautiful greenery of the protected Bonnet Preserve. These views are enjoyed day and night from inside the living, dining and kitchen areas through floor to ceiling windows and sliders. Entry to this residence is from a semi private foyer through a double door entrance. The large and bright kitchen and breakfast areas have southern facing vistas. The utility area adjacent to the kitchen accommodates a full size side by side washer dryer. The spacious master bedroom features plantation shutter window treatments, en suite master bath and walk in closets. Each bedroom has city skyline views. This residence enjoys one covered assigned tandem parking under the building, with generous guest parking on the lobby level for a second car.. Maintenance is paid quarterly but is the equivalent of $768 per month. 10F is being offered at $449,900.

While the Corinthian was completed in 1975, it has been well maintained and recently renovated, and is known to be one of the most financially sound buildings in the area. It is located directly on the Sunrise Intracoastal Waterway and is a wonderful place to observe the upcoming Annual Winterfest Boat Parade, Air & Sea Show and Fireworks on the 4th of July. The building amenities include a newly designed lobby, semi private elevators, heated rooftop pool and Corinthian Club with a full kitchen, ideal for entertaining. A 3 room fitness center on the penthouse level offers direct views of the ocean, with long views up and down the Intracoastal Waterway.. The Corinthian on the Intracoastal is a luxury gated waterfront condominium with 24 hour security and parking attendants. Given the lack of inventory in the area and building, this residence will likely not remain on the market long, and I encourage you to contact me today for a showing. If you are looking to list in The Corinthian, please contact me for a listing presentation.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The 54th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show begins tomorrow and will span over 3 million square feet, with 6 locations. Vendors selling everything from stand up paddle boards to multi million dollar yachts will be there representing their nautical fare from Thursday to Monday. Fort Lauderdale has held the two monikers, Venice of America, and Yachting Capital of the World, making it the ideal site for a show of this magnitude. The city has a history steeped in watercraft, and its' geography make it immediately accessible to deep water and the islets in the city form a canal of grids with few fixed bridges and many opportunities to explore the open seas. Some of the most luxurious homes and condominiums lie on these islets or facing them and they include, Las Olas Isles, Rio Vista Isles, and Le Club International to name just a few. If you would like to see available waterfront listings with dockage, please contact me today, and enjoy the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!

Show Information


Bahia Mar Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Hall of Fame Marina
1 Hall of Fame Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Las Olas Marina
240 E. Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
1881 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The Sails Marina
Southeast corner of 17th Street Causeway/Intracoastal Waterway


Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Oct.31-Nov. 4) – $36 online and $38 on show site
2-Day Ticket- $38 online and $40.00 at the show

Daily General Admission:
(Friday – Monday)
Adults $20 online and $22 at the show
Children (ages 6 to 15) $5 online and $7 at the show
Children (under 6) Free

Parking and Transport

Bahia Mar Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale 33316
Las Olas Municipal Marina
2 South New River Dr. East
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Hall of Fame Marina
435 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale 33316
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center (Photo ID Required)
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
1881 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The Sails Marina
2150 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Park at War Memorial and then grab one of the free Boat Show Shuttles to the Broward County Convention Center and Las Olas Marina. From there, continue the shuttle network to the other Boat Show locations. Look below for more shuttle details.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Many buyers choose Fort Lauderdale for the fantastic weather, incredible boating, cultural activities, and golf opportunities. South Florida has some of the most highly rated golf courses in the nation and many of the professionals choose to live throughout Florida due to the access to these championship courses. Real estate surrounding golf courses is highly desirable for those who golf as well as those who are simply looking for luxury homes with lush surroundings. Many golf clubs also have tennis clubs and clubhouses, public and private, that accompany the courses. Nearly all golf course communities are gated for security, another aspect that makes real estate in these neighborhoods desirable. For more information on golf course communities not listed here, please contact me!

Coral Ridge Golf Club: This is a private club within the Coral Ridge neighborhood. This is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in South Florida and Coral Ridge Country Club is full service and contains tennis facilities in addition to dining. Its’ Golf Club is an 18 hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1955. The course has a classic mix of par 3 to par 5 holes, making it ideal for those of any skill level. Homes in this neighborhood are waterfront to townhome.

Jacaranda: Jacaranda is a golf course community located in Plantation Florida, which is just west of Fort Lauderdale. Both the East and West Courses in this community have 4 Star Ratings from Golf Digest Magazine. Both courses are 18 holes each. This course is open to the public to book tee times, however it also has country club membership privileges. Jacaranda Country Club has casual and formal dining and social spaces, and homes surrounding this neighborhood are highly regarded and secluded.

Eagle Trace: Eagle Trace is a Golf Community to the west of Fort Lauderdale located in Coral Springs. The neighborhood has one of the top rated private golf courses in the nation and 900 custom homes. It is an easy commute to Fort Lauderdale and very family friendly. The neighborhood also has Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and a Tot Lot. It is the home to the Honda Classic for the past years on the PGA Tour. This golf course is an Arthur Hills Design, known for his traditional perspective blend of Scottish and Florida style course.

Heron Bay: Heron Bay is another private golf community in Coral Springs to the west of Fort Lauderdale. The Golf Course was designed by PGS Tour winner Mark McCumber and is ideal for beginners and intermediate players alike and is 18 holes. The Club offers casual and fine dining as well as tennis and a fitness facility. Homes in this area are family friendly and are an easy commute to Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

I JUST SOLD BERKLEY SOUTH 10H (my 10th in the building this year) and negotiated the full asking price for my Seller at the highest price/sq. ft. sold this year. Although prices are still down 28% from the peak in 2005, it is exciting to see an increase of 18% this year. Season is fast approaching and good inventory is still limited. If you have thought about selling, NOW could be a great opportunity, I have the proven sales production record to make your sale happen.

Berkley South 17F – SOLD 67 days

Berkley South 3A - SOLD 96 days

Berkley South 15B- SOLD 114 days

Berkley South 5K - SOLD 47 days

Berkley South 11F- SOLD 15 days

Berkley South 5L - SOLD 5 days

Berkley South 14K - SOLD 56 days

Berkley South 11G – SOLD 0 days

Berkley South 14J – SOLD 101 days

Berkley South 10H – SOLD 59 days

As the Realtor Specialist in the Berkley South and various Waterfront Condominiums, I have the experience and knowledge to get your property SOLD! Call me 954-770-8525

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Although prices are still down 16% from the peak in 2006, they have increased an incredible 34% in the last 2 years. Season is fast approaching and good inventory is still limited. If you have thought about selling, NOW could be a great opportunity to enter the market.

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