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AN UPDATE ON FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH

Fort Lauderdale has seen a great deal of residential development with much of the attention focused on luxury high-end condos along with more affordable apartments. However, retail properties along the beach have recently peaked the interest of investors. In March, an investor paid $7 million for the land underneath the Elbo Room. Also, the Aquatic… read more.

FORT LAUDERDALE – A GROWING WORLD CLASS CITY

Fort Lauderdale continues to emerge as a world class city and is recognized as such by both international and domestic visitors and investors. The expansion of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is attracting worldwide visitors and most recently Emirates is offering daily non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale from Dubai. Fort Lauderdale’s robust economic growth… read more.

FORT LAUDERDALE – ONE OF THE STRONGEST MARKETS IN SOUTH FLORIDA – PART II

Miami has been at the epicenter of high-end luxury real estate for many years. However, due to rising values over the last couple of years, the market has shifted north to Broward County. The Fort Lauderdale real estate market has been evolving and growing for almost a decade and there is still ample upside potential…. read more.

FORT LAUDERDALE – ONE OF THE STRONGEST MARKETS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale continues to shine as one of the strongest real estate markets in South Florida. “The median price in Fort Lauderdale is a record [$305,000] going back at least 10 years, blending of homes and condos. That’s something we’re not seeing in most of the other markets,” as quoted by Jonathan Miller of Miller… read more.

COMMERCIAL SALES ON THE RISE

For many years, foreign buyers invested heavily in South Florida real estate, preferring residential investments over commercial investments. Residential investments are relatively easy to buy and sell, whereas commercial investments are longer term commitments and can be more complicated to sell. Residential purchases can also provide a home and a lifestyle that investors can enjoy… read more.

2016 IN REVIEW AND A LOOK AHEAD TO 2017

2016 was a year that the South Florida real estate market saw slowing sales, especially in the luxury condominium market. Developers are now being more realistic with their pricing and putting new projects on hold. The impact of a strong U.S. dollar compared to foreign currencies reduced the buying power of some international buyers. The… read more.

THE CHANGING SOUTH FLORIDA MARKET

The real estate market is dynamic and changes with different events taking place on the world stage. In most cases we have no control over these events, but it’s how we react that will make the difference between success or failure. Many of these events were in play in previous cycles when the market went… read more.

FORT LAUDERDALE – AN EVOLVING DOWNTOWN

World class beaches, desirable weather and a growing international airport have put Fort Lauderdale on the map as a highly desirable tourist destination. However, development in downtown Fort Lauderdale has lagged behind the beach area, but this is not so anymore. The downtown has grown into a business hub with many companies now relocating their… read more.

NEW FOREIGN BUYERS

For many years, South Florida real estate has attracted wealthy buyers, primarily from Canada, Europe, and Latin America. However due to a strong U.S. dollar and weak foreign currencies from these areas, the pace has slowed. Now, buyers from countries such as Turkey and China are considering and investing in our market. In the past… read more.

THE STRENGTH OF THE MARKET IN BROWARD COUNTY

The South Florida real estate market recovered from the recession of 2008 with double digit price growth from 2011 until early 2015. Pricing became over-inflated, especially in the Miami marketplace as foreign buyers took advantage of the weak dollar and falling prices by investing in Miami real estate. This fueled a buying frenzy and unsustainable… read more.