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Top 5 cities with lowest Property Taxes and Fire Assessment fees in Broward

According to the Broward County Property Appraiser’s office the Top 5 cities with lowest Property Taxes in Broward County for 2015 are: 1 – Weston; 2 – Hillsboro Beach; 3 – Lauderdale By the Sea; 4 – Lighthouse Point; 5 – Parkland.

The top 5 cities with lowest Fire Assessment Fees for 2015 are: 1 – Lighthouse Point; 2 – Lauderdale By The Sea; 3 – Pompano Beach; 4 – Coral Springs; 5 – Hallandale Beach.

2015 Property Taxes and Fire Assessment Fees in Broward

2015 Property Taxes and Fire Assessment Fees in Broward

One of the key strategic goals for each town is to keep their millage rate and fire assessment fee in the lowest quartile among all 31 cities in Broward County which makes the towns more attractive for home owners and potential new residents in the area.

For a full report please click on the link Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Topics and read page 1 and 5 to see the full report of all the 31 cities and the full tax and fee for 2015.

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

For more information, please contact us at Contact@BillyandAlix.com or 954.707.6252

Trends – South Florida Real Estate Market Report 2015

Trends 2015

Our latest 2015 South Florida Real Estate Market Report (Trends 2015) differs from prior ONE Sotheby’s International Realty market reports in the analytics models developed in conjunction with IRR Miami.

The 2015 Real Estate Market Report cannot be compared to prior annual or quarterly reports due to changes in the manner in which the metrics were developed for singlefamily and condo developments.

Prior reports on single-family pricing relied on price averages which excluded certain classes of assets based on price thresholds.

The current model abandons the variable minimum price threshold view so that averages over time are not skewed by elimination of transactions beyond a threshold and changes in market conditions do not skew the directionality of the market averages.

The most significant change in methodology is the development of the condominium index. The difficulty in comparing existing condominium project average pricing is that the pricing averages have no control over penthouse units, waterview versus waterfront or age and market position of the product. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty and IRR Miami developed an index of relevant condominium towers that comprise what we consider to be a representative sample of the luxury projects within each submarket. The inclusion of each project was vetted by brokerage and appraisal staff from the respective firms and the sampling reflects the center of the luxury market as it relates to the specific submarket.

Average pricing data was then calculated for each of the relevant years by submarket and unique units were excluded from the sample to avoid skewing the average price indicators. The implementation of project samples also helped control the variability brought about by merely averaging all condo projects within a specific submarket, which when comparing multiple years was less reflective of changing market conditions.

While this methodology only reflects a “sample” of the condo market, the number of projects and number of units in the sample are considered representative of the market. The sample pool of projects does not include pre-construction projects. Therefore, the averages and indicators reflect contemporary existing peers and are not meant to reflect pricing of the newest projects coming to market.This methodology will also allow us future analytical capability to project floor premiums, view premiums and penthouse premiums since the data will be isolated for direct and discrete comparison on these function points. We hope this will clarify directionality of the market and allow for deeper analysis in future reports.

This Trends report is not meant to replace property analysis by a qualified broker and should not be applied to specific properties without consultation with a professional. The Trends Real Estate Market Report in 2015 is meant to inform on broader trends and to facilitate comparison and forecasting at the macro market level.

To Read the full Report please CLICK HERE

The Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Report 2015

The Global Wealth 2015

Nearly US$3 trillion of the world’s private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties, a value greater than the GDP of India, a new report by Wealth-X and the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand released last week.

There are 211,275 ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals – defined as those with US$30 million and above in net assets – in the world and 79% of them own two or more residences.

Some of the main hubs for luxury residential real estate are New York City, London and Hong Kong, but niche locations – such as Lugano, the Hamptons outside New York City, and rural areas around the world – are gaining in popularity.

The Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International Realty Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Report forecasts that the ongoing shift in the wealth creation cycle from the West to the East, and the growing significance of intergenerational wealth transfers will have significant consequences on the luxury residential real estate market – with a noted emphasis on new developments and a change in investment grade cities.

Below are other key findings from the inaugural report:

·       The value of UHNW-owned residential real estate assets increased by 8% globally in 2014.

·       On average, UHNW individuals own 2.7 owner-occupied residences.

·       As of 2014, over 7% of the world’s UHNW population made their wealth through real estate, up from 5% in 2013.

·       Ultra affluent women value real estate assets more than their male counterparts, holding 16% of the net worth in such assets, on average, compared to less than 10% for men.

·       Luxury residential real estate is an asset class typically favored by UHNW individuals with inherited wealth: these individuals hold 17% of their net worth in such assets, compared to just under 9% for self-made UHNW individuals.

·       UHNW individuals with net worth between US$30 million and US$50 million typically keep their primary residences for over 15 years and their secondary residences for over 10 years.

·       Billionaires change one of their four properties, on average, once every three years.

·       Secondary residences are typically 45% more valuable than primary residences; twice the square footage and have 10 acres of land.

·       At 83%, Monaco has the highest density of foreign-owned UHNW residences.

·       Over 6% of the world’s UHNW population have relocated their primary residence to a different country from which they were born – these individuals often keep a secondary residence in their home countries, and India is the leading country in this respect.

To read and download the full report click on Global Luxury Residential Real Estate Report 2015

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

Magnificent Trophy Estate: Market Repositioned at $ 6,950,000 USD

Magnificent Trophy Estate in Ft Lauderdale

Market Repositioned at $ 6,950,000 USD

www.707RoyalPlazaDrive.com

707 Royal Plaza Dr

Magnificent Trophy Estate owns the best views in Fort Lauderdale!

707 Royal Plaza Drive was recently reduced to $ 6,950,000 USD.

The breathtaking sunsets enjoyed the luxurious pool deck are only outdone by the heart stopping views from the expansive 2nd story entertainment patio stretching the entire length of the residence.

Classically beautiful with a sophisticated elegance, this exclusive Las Olas Island Oasis is designed for entertaining with a bring open floor plan & numerous formal and casual gathering areas.

100ft of Deep water yacht dockage with FAST unrestricted Ocean Access.

Secluded within a private concrete walled compound with remote iron gated security entrance.

Perfectly located steps from exquisite white sand beaches, Las Olas fine dining, shopping and the best City nightlife South Florida has to offer.

Take a moment to review 707RoyalPlazaDrive.com and see what this spectacular Estate has to offer.

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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.

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

Brickell City Centre Brochure click here

Brickell City Centre Document click here

Brickell City Centre Floor plan click here

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

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

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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