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Forbes Magazine named Fort Lauderdale one of the Best buy cities in 2016

Ft Lauderdale Best Buy

 

If you are looking to buy a home in 2016, Fort Lauderdale might be the right place to buy.

Forbes Magazine released its 2016 list of Best Buy Cities and Fort Lauderdale came as number seven (7) of the top twenty.

Real Estate reporter with Forbes wrote: “Each of our Best Buy Cities boasts healthy job growth, strong population growth, and anticipated home price appreciation.”

With a 20 percent home price growth forecast over the next three years, 3.2 percent annual jobs growth (contributing to Fort Lauderdale also being named one of the best cities to find a job in 2016), and 4.5 percent three-year population growth rate, buying a home in Fort Lauderdale known as the Venice of America could be a good idea.

With twenty cities on the list, Florida, proved to be providing buyers good value. The six other cities were Orlando (No. 2), Cape Coral (No. 10), North Port (No. 12), Tampa (No. 14), Jacksonville (No. 18) and West Palm Beach (No. 19).

With an economy that has stabilized and in the process of growing, Fort Lauderdale becomes one of the favorite places for vacation, retirees and a desirable place to live.

2016 TRENDS Luxury Market Report in South Florida

2016 Trends Luxury Market Report

Take a moment to read and review the latest Trends of what is happening in the Luxury Market in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale By the Sea, Sea Ranch, Hillsboro Mile, Coral Ridge and in general in Broward County.

This is an exciting time for Buyers and Sellers in the Luxury Market. Learn about all our new projects and what we have to offer.

The time to invest in Real Estate in Fort Lauderdale is Now!

North Beach Village Fort Lauderdale

According to several articles and different information obtained since 2014, 2015 and 2016 we believe Fort Lauderdale is in the process of growth, which shows that the investment may be more favorable in Fort Lauderdale right now due to the $ 1.3 billion being invested in East part of Fort Lauderdale. This is partially based on new construction developments trying to meet the demand that a luxury market has. Among these projects are The Gale Residences, the Four Seasons, Auberge Beach and Residences and Paramount Beach.

If we compare Fort Lauderdale to Miami prices per sq ft, in Miami they have a difference of 261% higher as compared to Fort Lauderdale where it is cheaper and still has not reached the peak moment as Miami and its neighborhoods. (Article in Ocean drive).

If we compare Fort Lauderdale with some cities in Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale it is the one that can perhaps offer a better return on your capital in Real Estate or at least a little higher. Just last week, Forbes magazine named Fort Lauderdale as one of the best cities to buy real estate in 2016, with an expectation of 20 % growth in prices in the next three years, and other factors that make Fort Lauderdale a good place to invest. To be exact West Palm Beach was recognized as the number 19 compared to Fort Lauderdale city number 8.

In 2014 Fort Lauderdale was recognized as one of the most “exciting” cities in “midsized cities”. And downtown Fort Lauderdale was named as one of the top 10 in US downtowns. All within a mile and a half from the Gale Residences, Auberge Beach Residences, Four Seasons and Paramount Projects.

At the end of 2017 the “High Speed Rail” – “All Aboard Florida” transportation is expected to be completed and to be connecting the downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando. This could be a mayor disadvantaging for cities like Aventura, among others that will not have the great movement of passengers, residents and workforce who will use one of the best transportation systems in Florida. Fort Lauderdale located at the midpoint, indicates that probably people are going to choose it to work, live and vacation In the near future.

According to statistics from ISG in their latest report informed Fort Lauderdale attracts around 14.3 million visitors a year and hotels are 88% sold out according to statistics Sunny.org. It is one of the metropolitan cities with the highest growth, in addition to the famous beaches, the beautiful scenery of the Intracoastal Waterway, excellent nightlife, with Sawgrass 30 minutes away and Galleria mall which it is also in the process of being expanded.

All these projects are relatively close to the airport in Fort Lauderdale which has an investment of 2.3 billion in renewal and growth of international flights direct from countries like Norway, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Colombia and many other countries and important cities in US. Aventura is between the airport of Miami and Fort Lauderdale but with the level of traffic in Aventura some international businesses may not see it as an interesting point.

Fort Lauderdale is the “Venice of America” 33,000 + miles of Intracoastal waterways and canals make Greater Fort Lauderdale “the Yachting Capital of the world and the Venice of America.” The famous “International Boat Show” in October had more than $ 4 billion of boats and marine products and 130,000 visitors in 2014.

Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is very important to the economy including the large amount of cruisers that use Port Everglades as major port with a record of more than $ 153 million with high revenue.

The city is investing $ 78 million to renovate the Fort Lauderdale beach along with other attractions.

In conclusion, the time to invest in Real Estate and new construction in the Greater Fort Lauderdale is NOW. With so much investment in the city it is clear that the city is still growing at a relatively stable economy.

This information was obtained from articles published in Ocean Drive, Sun Sentinel, ISG World Report, BrowardPalmBeach.com (Fort Lauderdale among Top Ten) and (Fort Lauderdale Named Seventh most exciting midsize cities), All Aboard Florida and Sunny Org with visitors statistics and Forbes Magazine that Names Fort Lauderdale One Of 2016′s Best Buy Cities.

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New Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences in Fort Lauderdale
Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences

Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences

The Gale Fort Lauderdale Boutique Hotel & Condos has chosen ONE Sotheby’s International Realty to be the exclusive sales and marketing firm to represent the $120 million project from Newgard Development Group.

Located at 2900 Riomar Street and 410 Bayshore Drive, the 12-story tower is expected to break ground this summer and open early in 2017.

Featuring 128 condos and 96 hotel rooms, residents and guests alike will enjoy the rooftop spa, gym, lounge, 24-hour valet and resort-style pools. Offering condos with up to three bedrooms, units will range in price from $399,000 to over $1.2 million.

Residences deliver elegant, contemporary living with exquisite views over the North village to the beach and the downtown skyline. Intimate scale and nostalgic charm joins elevated services and amenities for a luxury experience Fort Lauderdale hasn’t seen in decades.

According to The Real Deal South Florida, President of ONE Sotheby’s, Daniel de la Vega said in a statement, “We are delighted with the addition of Gale Fort Lauderdale Boutique Hotel & Residences to our condo development division portfolio. This project will afford residents a luxury lifestyle and will elevate beachfront living in Fort Lauderdale.”

For more information or a private tour please contact us at Contact@BillyandAlix.com or 954.707.6252.

FACTS

  • Historic Property from the 1940’s
  • Winner of the Hospitality Design’s Judge Award for Best Renovation
  • Luxurious & state-of-the-art interiors
  • Specializing in Historic Renovations
  • Personalized service
  • Award-winning food & beverage offerings

AMENITIES

  • 12 Story Residential Tower
  • 128 Residences
  • 24-hour welcome desk
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • Ground-floor premium space for retail and signature restaurants
  • Expansive roof-top sky deck refreshments and wireless internet
  • Multiple Pools with views of the Intracoastal
  • Hotel Services by Gale
  • 1, 2, 3 bedroom units & Townhomes
  • Premium concierge service
  • Secure, high-tech resident parking system
  • Private residents-only club room with fully-equipped catering kitchen and bar
  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Steps from world renowned Fort Lauderdale Beach

FEATURES

  • Fully Finished Residences
  • Modern, open-concept floor plans
  • Full-width oversized balconies available
  • Spacious walk-in closets
  • Imported cabinets and contemporary hardware
  • Dual sinks in select bathroom units
  • Glass shower enclosures
  • Hotel services for all Owners at all outlets, such as restaurants, room service, bars, fitness center and business center
  • Includes savings at all Menin Properties*
  • Smart building technology
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with impact resistant glass
  • Pre-wired for multiple phone lines, cable TV and high-speed internet
  • Gourmet Kitchen with top of the line appliances
  • Spa like amenities including soaking tubs in Masters
  • Custom-finished floors and walls in wet areas
  • Designer fixtures accessories
  • Menin Hospitality Membership Privileges

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Pets’ amenities rising trend for homebuilders

photo Blue and Bianca

Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.

The suite is a 170-square-foot pet paradise with a step-in wash station, handheld sprayer and leash lead; tile walls and floors; a designated drying area with a commercial sized pet dryer; a water station; automated feeders; a large bunk-style bed; cabinets for toys, treats and food; a stackable washer and dryer; a French door that opens to a puppy run; and a flat-screen television set.

Standard Pacific, based in Irvine, decided to offer pet suites after conducting livability studies with homeowners. Pets were a constant theme, said Jeffrey Lake, vice president and national director of architecture for Standard Pacific.

“Devotion to pets is second-to-none,” he added. “They are family.”

The American Pet Products Association reports that 68 percent of Americans own pets and contribute to an industry worth more than $55 billion annually.

Real estate officials say building homes designed to cater to pets is a new concept, but that remodels for pet owners have been available for some time.

Adam Cowherd Construction in Ozark, Missouri, installs pet-friendly additions to homes. Cowherd said he recently finished a job where there was an open shelf on the end of a kitchen island to hold pet bowls.

“Owners want it uniquely functional, very contemporary and something that catches the eye,” Cowherd said.

However, only once in the last 10 years has he been asked to build a whole room for a pet, he added.

Melanie Dean lives with her family near Dallas in a Standard Pacific home with a pet package for their dog, Lola.

Lola’s room “makes life much easier,” Dean said. “We don’t have to use the kitchen sink to wash yucky stuff anymore.”

Standard Pacific Homes’ newest community, called Avignon at Blackstone in Brea, about 25 miles south of Los Angeles, features homes that start at $710,000. The pet spa option adds $35,000 to the price, Lake said.

Only the largest suite is available in Brea, but in some of the other communities, there are smaller sizes and prices, starting at 60 square feet for $8,000, he said.

During some of the model grand openings at different communities, several potential buyers brought their dogs to look at the homes, said Danielle Tocco, the company’s director of communications.

Around 70 percent of those looking for a home have pets, said Mollie Carmichael, principal at the John Burns Real Estate Consulting firm in Irvine.

Pet adoptions were also held at some model grand openings, she said, just in case somebody didn’t have a dog but wanted one.

For cat owners, things can be rearranged and swapped out, like a scratching post for the dryer. And if no one is using the bath, it can be used for sporting equipment, like golf clubs.

Those looking to sell their homes may find their pet additions to be a benefit.

Laundry rooms and mud rooms toward the back of homes are popular, said Amy Bohutinsky, chief marketing officer at Chicago-based Zillow. Pet washrooms can also be used as multipurpose mudrooms, which may attract buyers.

Copyright © 2014 The Associated press

Brickell City Centre: In the Heart of the City
Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre is Miami’s most extraordinary mixed-use urban development, now under construction. Reach Brickell City Centre, the development’s first residential tower, is an extension of its revolutionary lifestyle concept, directly connecting residents to an unprecedented urban playground. Raising expectations for urban living, Reach Brickell City Centre’s Sales Gallery is now open.

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W South Beach Residences

W South Beach Residences

Location

2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Exquisitely finished and furnished oceanfront condominium residences offering world-class service and the ultimate resort lifestyle in the heart of South Beach. Enjoy an enviable 300 feet of frontage along one of the finest stretches of wide, white sand beach. Each residence is situated at a 25-degree angle to maximize the spellbinding majesty of panoramic ocean and Miami city views while providing the utmost in privacy.

Features

20 STORIES | 408 UNITS

1 TO 3-BEDROOM RESIDENCES

FROM 574 TO 1,758 SQUARE FEET

DEVELOPER INVENTORY PRICING UPON REQUEST

COMPLETED IN 2009

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Ocean Seven in Surfside

ocean seven

The Location
9501 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154

One Breathtaking Oceanfront setting with Seven luxury – 4 story residences

Residence Features

  • Rooftop ocean views
  • Multiple balconies encompassing variety of views
  • Glass-enclosed private elevators
  • Gated street-level entry
  • Private 2-car garage leading to entry foyer
  • Wired for automated smart-home, energy-efficient controls
  • Rooftop Summer kitchen & wet bar

Fact Sheet
Address: 9501 Collins Avenue
Developer: Property Markets Group (PMG)
Architect: Schapiro Associates
Number of Units: 7
Number of Stories: 4
Unit Mix: 4 Bedroom Residences
Starting Price: $3,850,000

Property Features

  • Award-winning architectural design
  • Private landscaped gated entry with dramatic exterior lighting
  • Spectacular rooftop terrace, summer kitchen plus wet bar and convenient half bath
  • Direct beach access

For more information contact Billy or Alix at 954.707.6252 or via email at Contact@BillyandAlix.com

Beach House 8 – Miami Beach

Beach House 8

Location:

3651 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida, 33140

Residences:

With a distinctive facade, Beach House 8’s bold composition of rectangles creates unique terraces and balconies for each of its eight floor-through residences—expressing a mix of natural beauty and urbane sophistication at the heart of Miami Beach.

Residences Features:

  • 4 Bedroom
  • 4 Bathroom
  • Private terraces
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Energy efficient LED downlighting
  • Full Home Automation System including Audio, Video, HVAC, Lighting and Shade controls
  • Audio speakers throughout unit
  • Building Security System

Building:

In shared outdoor and lobby areas, elements from wood-paneled drawing rooms to decking finished in Teak, from natural-fiber banquettes to dark-blue mosaic tiling in the pool, from the garden waterfall to the airy 14-foot ceilings at the entry—combined with a full suite of concierge services appropriate for cosmopolitan living—all create an atmosphere of both understated elegance and contemporary informality. Just right for where the city meets the beach.

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Adagio on the Bay takes luxury waterfront living to a new level
Adagio on the Bay

Adagio on the Bay

1110 Seminole Drive. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Price starting at $ 1,490,000

Each of Adagio’s twelve homes boasts panoramic views overlooking Coral Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway and Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale. Adagio takes luxury waterfront living to a new level.

Adagio is a combination of three unique floor plans on four living levels. With a coastal modern ideology, the architecture combines an indoor/outdoor living experience with large expanses of glass, deep terraces, natural stones, and exotic woods.

Every residence features a summer kitchen with grill, ice maker, and a wet bar on an incredibly deep terrace. As only an example of Adagio’s commitment to provide the highest level of luxury and quality, residents will have the advantage of cooking on gas and to do so with Gaggenau equipment, the Rolls Royce of appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows, wine coolers, a private marina with no fixed bridge dockage, a water treadmill pool feature, electric car parking spaces,10’ ceilings, private elevators, climate controlled storage, designer finishes, spacious floor plans, and a fitness studio are only examples of Adagio’s attributes. Adagio’s rooftop generator will keep the private elevators and all common areas fully powered in the event of a power outage.

For more information feel free to contact us at 954.707.6252954.707.6252 & 954.363.1115954.363.1115 or email us at contact@billyandalix.com

3 MODELS:

3,365′ w/terrace | 2,965 a/c

3,335′ w/terrace | 2,925 a/c

3,235′ w/terrace | 2,870 a/c

Only 12 residences with luxury waterfront living at new level with open baby water views just off intracoastal. Walking distance to Galleria Mall and the beach. Residences delivered by Fall of 2014.