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Buying or Selling A $1M Plus Home? EWM in South Florida is Your Expert Resource!

graphic for scottSome South Florida real estate agents close a $1 million home transaction once in a blue moon. And others, like EWM in South Florida, make it a core part of their business model.

Who would you rather work with when buying or selling YOUR $1 million plus home?

It is with great pleasure that we report to you that EWM was recently recognized as THE leading luxury brokerage in Miami-Dade and South Broward counties for listing single family homes over $1 million.

So what exactly does it take to hold this distinguished position in the region? It means:

  • Selling a $1 million plus residence every 13 hours
  • Closing 335 transactions in excess of $1 million each during the first six months of 2015
  • Selling homes at an average sales price of $2,559,020
  • And completing a total of $857 million in luxury sales between January and June of 2015.

Now that we’ve told you what we’ve done to get this distinction, we want to take a moment to share with you how we provide the most excellent luxury home sales services in South Florida.

What We Provide For You as a Luxury Home Seller

When you work with us as a home seller, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your home is being marketed to interested and qualified home buyers and that it fetches the highest price possible on the market.

Some of the specific tools we offer include our marketing plan for sellers, tips for showing your property and tips for pricing your property.

We also offer you access to our valuable home selling blog!

What We Offer to Our Luxury Home Buyers

As a home buyer, we will search high and low for the ideal South Florida luxury home for your lifestyle and price range.

Plus, in addition to thoughtful advice, some of the valuable resources we offer to our buyers online include a guide to South Florida communities, Buyer FAQs and School Information.

20 Most Recently Listed EWM Estates For Sale

Start Working With An Award-Winning South Florida Team Today!

As you can see, when it comes to luxury real estate in South Florida, no one knows it better than our expert agents at EMW!

Thus, when you’re ready to enter the market as a buyer or seller, be sure to connect with us!

Until next time,

Scott

Hot Listing Alert: Our New Ocean Palms Condo in Hollywood FL

Hollywood Listing 2We recently listed a luxury condominium on the South Florida real estate market in Hollywood that is attracting a lot of home buyer attention.

Located at 3101 S. Ocean Drive #1102, This gorgeous Hollywood residences offers buyers everything they could possibly want – from panoramic views of the water to the latest kitchen appliances, from spacious bedrooms to upscale detailing throughout.

If you’re in the market for a Hollywood condo, you should check out this new listing before it’s sold!

The Inside of This Hollywood Condo Is a Dream!

Hollywood listingListed at $1,099,000, this South Florida condo boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a total of 2,308 square feet of living space.

Thus, this home really does offer interested home buyers all of the space they could want to live a happy and comfortable life right here in South Florida.

When home buyers step inside this property, they’ll immediately notice the builder’s commitment to excellence.

At every turn, they’ll find sought-after amenities that aren’t just found in any South Florida condo. In fact, these features are reserved for the more upscale residences.

These desirable amenities include:

  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Marble Counters
  • Two large wrap-around terraces
  • Bold walls of glass
  • Private custom foyer
  • And so much more!

Plus, your residence offers spectacular views of both the ocean and the Intracoastal waterway!

Built in 2006, this condominium truly is designed for the modern home buyer!

Enjoy Excellent Recreational Amenities On Site!

Hollywood Listing 3Meanwhile, thanks to its 5-star condo setting in Ocean Palms, this residence offers home buyers easy access to such resort-style amenities as:

  • A gym
  • Infinity pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Theater
  • Beach access
  • Pool service
  • And more!

Another benefit to living in the Ocean Palms community is that you’ll be conveniently close to downtown Hollywood, which features numerous specialty shops, dining venues, boutiques and galleries. Life is truly wonderful here in Hollywood!

You’ll also be just a short drive away from all of the shopping and dining opportunities at nearby Bal Harbour Shops and Aventura Mall.

And for those faraway trips, you’ll enjoy convenient access to the Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale International Airport as well!

Ready to Make This Hollywood Condo Yours?

Hollywood Listing 4If so, then please contact me, Scott Patterson, your luxury South Florida real estate expert.

I would love to assist you by answering any questions you might have as well as providing you with some valuable home buying resources, such as our Buying South Florida Real Estate eBook

And if you’re really interested in this condo, I’ll be happy to schedule a showing of it as well!

Until next time,

Scott

Discover a South Florida Paradise in Weston

WestonIf you’re looking for a gorgeous South Florida community in which to reside, you should consider checking out the master-planned community of Weston.

This contemporary community is highly-desirable by home buyers because it is not only family-friendly but also community-oriented. Plus, it boasts excellent public schools within the area as well as a great location near some fantastic recreational amenities.

Continue reading to learn more about what Weston has to offer buyers.

5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Weston

Here are some of the most oft-mentioned reasons for why people love to relocate to Weston:

This community, which was developed by Arvida/JMB Realty, boasts gorgeous single-family homes and condominiums. These homes were constructed with the latest and greatest interior amenities and features.

Weston has the lowest combined property taxes, municipal taxes and fees in the county, giving residents great deals on real estate in South Florida.

The 27-square-mile community is home to several Fortune 500 companies as well as owner-operated retail establishments and unique restaurants. This makes for a strong and robust local economy. No wonder the city was recognized as the community with the largest job growth in Florida in 2006.

Weston is zoned for some excellent public schools within the Indian Trace Development District as well as the Bonaventure Development District. These schools have been nationally recognized for being high-performing schools that have high graduation rates.

This community boasts 14 incredible park and recreational facilities. And a lot of them host some well-attended community and cultural events throughout the year. In other words, there’s always something going on in Weston.

And this is just scratching the surface of reasons why people love living in Weston!  There are countless more reasons as well, including excellent proximity to Miami as well as the gorgeous landscaping throughout the community.

Interested in Relocating to This South Florida Community?

If so, then please take a moment to learn even more about this community by checking out my recently updated Weston community page. You’ll learn about even more reasons to fall in love with this South Florida community.

And when you’re ready to purchase your own Weston home on the market, then make sure to contact me, Scott Patterson, your dedicated South Florida real estate expert.

I’ll be happy to talk with you about what you’re looking for in a home and will then work hard to find all available listings in Weston that match those criteria.

Until next time,

Scott

Hurry! Our One-of-a-Kind Hollywood Lakes Home Is Sure to Sell Quickly!

Hollywood LakesAre you the kind of South Florida home buyer who prides yourself on being a discerning buyer with impeccable tastes? Are you looking for a piece of real estate in South Florida that really stands out and makes a statement?

If so, then you’re sure to fall in love with our recent listing at 1136 Tyler Street in Hollywood Lakes.

This incredible residence is truly unique, with a distinctive character and a warm charm that’s evident from the street!

Continue reading to discover why we don’t expect this piece of Hollywood, Florida real estate to stay available for long!

4 Reasons Our Hollywood Lakes Home for Sale is So Desirable

Hollywood Lakes 2First, this home boasts a whopping 4,982 square feet of living space, including 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. This will give the next owners plenty of room to grow!

Second, this home features top-of-the-line kitchen appliances as well as a sophisticated design created to attract modern buyers.

Third, this home features the sought-after guest cottage, perfect for entertaining out of town guests or enjoying some quality time with the in-laws.

And fourth, this home boasts a large and lushly landscaped backyard that included a heated-salt water swimming pool, summer kitchen and covered terrace. Talk about luxury!

But wait! There’s More!

Hollywood Lakes 3Here are some other interior features in this home that are sure to grab your attention:

  • Oversized double lot
  • Home office
  • Personal gym
  • Marble flooring
  • Wood flooring
  • And more!

Every room you walk through in this house, you’ll be able to notice the builder’s fine attention to detail and dedication to quality.  There are plenty of gorgeous homes in the Hollywood Lakes community but this one certainly stands out as being the best of the best!

You’ll Love Living in Hollywood Lakes

Hollywood Lake 4This distinctive and historic neighborhood (located conveniently off the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean) has been making home owners quite happy since it was first established in 1925 by Joseph Young.

This family-friendly community boasts single-family homes, apartments and hotels and is a great place to set down roots!

Meanwhile, you’ll live just minutes away from such incredible communities as Aventura and Golden Beach. Plus, Fort Lauderdale is just 15 minutes away and Miami is 25 minutes away!

Is This Your South Florida Dream Home?

If so, then please take a moment to contact me, Scott Patterson, your #1 South Florida Realtor®.

I would love to assist you by helping you schedule a showing of this property, which is currently priced at $1,449,000.

I’ll also be happy to answer any lingering questions you may have about this property as well as offer some valuable home buying resources!

Until next time,

Scott

Sears Proposes Replacing Aventura Mall Store with Village

aventura renderingA major redevelopment could be on its way to Aventura, Florida, according to a recent article I was reading.

Evidently, Sears recently submitted a development proposal to the City of Aventura. In that proposal, Sears is recommending replacing its current store location at Aventura Mall with a little village.

This village would be comprised of retail, office and even hotel space.

Currently, Sears occupies two stories at Aventura Mall. But under the new plan, Sears would only occupy 20,000 square feet within the 250,000-square-foot village.

Developers want to call the project “Esplanade at Aventura.” If it is approved, industry analysts are already saying it would be better than the existing Piazza at Aventura Mall where Cheesecake Factory is located.

What Do You Think About Sears’ Plans?

Do you think it would be a good addition to the mall? Do you think it’s a wise business decision on the part of Sears? Would you rather see Sears stay the way it is?

I would love to hear your thoughts!

I’ll also make sure to keep you posted as these proposed plans go forward.

Meanwhile, if you’re considering entering the market anytime soon as an Aventura home buyer or home seller, make sure to contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’m your dedicated South Florida real estate expert and I will work hard to get you the results you want on the local housing market in Aventura!

3 Reasons Why You’ll Love My New Hollywood Florida Home Listing

HollywoodAre you the kind of South Florida home buyer who is unsatisfied with anything less than stellar? If so, then you should definitely check out my new listing on the Hollywood Florida real estate market.

This breath-taking property, located at 1295 Hatteras Lane, features an incredible 4,930 square feet of living space, including 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

Listed at $2,350,000, this home is a top-notch home on the South Florida real estate market.

Top 3 Reasons Why This Home Is Catching The Eyes of Buyers

Hollywood2Here are three of the best features you’ll find in this gorgeous estate home:

  • A gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and top-of-the-line appliances
  • An excellent location within the Harbor Islands subdivision of the Harbor Pointe community, which is well known for being family-friendly and community-oriented.
  • A spacious and lushly landscaped lot that includes a heated pool and spa, a barbecue area and a fabulous 1 bedroom/1 bathroom guest house.

Other excellent amenities you’ll enjoy when you purchase this home include:

  • Custom entry doors
  • Volume ceilings
  • Custom finishings
  • Impact windows and doors

Hollywood3Built in 2006, this home also features luxurious marble flooring throughout.

Plus, thanks to your location within Harbor Point, you’ll enjoy such fine community recreational amenities as:

  • Boat facilities
  • Community Clubhouse
  • And more!

Meanwhile, it’s Hollywood address means you’ll live in one of the most elite communities on the South Florida real estate market. This puts you within minutes of such fine amenities as upscale boutiques, 5-star restaurants and so much more.

What Are You Waiting For? Request A Showing of This Hollywood Home Today!

Hollywood4If this sounds like the kind of home that you could envision yourself living in, then please contact me, Scott Patterson, your dedicated South Florida REALTOR.

I would love to assist you by answering any questions you may have and also scheduling a home showing of this property.

Until next time,

Scott

City of Miami Continues to Be a Hot Spot for International Buyers

Miami Home Selling 3If you’re a foreign buyer weighing whether to invest your dollars, chances are that there is one U.S. city at the top of your list: Our thriving city of Miami.

For the last several years, I’ve told you about how foreign investors have been flooding the US housing market, mostly attracted by our exchange rate as well as the incredible properties they can own for such a great price here.

But there’s no other city that has even touched the level of attention that Miami has received from these investors. It’s certainly remained a hot market for foreign investment.

Why Miami Is The Place to Be

What makes Miami’s market so active? For one, this world-renowned city is currently undergoing a bit of a condo construction boom, with luxury developments popping up everywhere!

And who’s behind that development? You guessed it: Investors from across Europe as well as Latin America and Asia.

In fact, according to the Miami Downtown Development Authority, 90 percent of sales were international in downtown Miami recently.

Still, it is worth noting that, according to the Miami Association of Realtors, June existing condo sales were down 3.8 percent from last year.

Who Could Blame These International Buyers, Either?

After all, Miami is an incredible place to live.  Imagine living in an internationally-acclaimed city where you can revel in the cultures of dozens of nations, all on the same block!  Here you can sunbathe at one of our pristine beaches or simply enjoy sweeping views of the waterfront from your high-rise condo.

What’s more, this city has a bustling local economy, which means you’ll have access to a steady jobs market.

And thanks to its location, you’re just a short distance from a number of popular and unique restaurants and boutiques.  And a cruise to the Caribbean or a flight to Central America is exceptionally easy thanks to Miami’s waterfront location.

If there was ever an ideal place to call home, it would be Miami!

What This Means for You as a Local South Florida Buyer

Home Selling 2The real estate market in Miami is highly competitive right now because you’re not only competing with local buyers – you’re competing with international buyers who often have cash on hand to use.

This could result in a multiple offers situation or worse – being priced out of the condo you want to purchase outright.

That’s why it’s paramount to work with an experienced South Florida real estate expert like me if you want to enjoy a successful outcome on the local housing market.

Here’s Where I Can Help!

So contact me, Scott Patterson, today for help navigating the Miami and South Florida real estate markets.

I have years of experience helping buyers just like you and I would be more than happy to assist you by providing valuable resources and straight-forward advice.

Until next time,

Scott

Aventura Townhouse Shatters Previous Record with $4.45M Sales Price

Aventura TownhouseHow much would you be willing to pay for luxury? How much would it mean to you to be able to say that you live in one of the most elite zip codes in South Florida, that you enjoy the most opulent amenities and the most magnificent views in all of Aventura?

For one recent South Florida home buyer, the price to enjoy such luxury is right around $4.45 million dollars – the highest sales price for a townhouse in Aventura ever!

So What Does $4.45M Get You On the Aventura Real Estate Market?

Aventura Townhouse 2This majestic Aventura Villa Flora Townhouse, which is located in Villa Flora within Williams Island, boasts 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and a total of 7,102 square feet of living space.

Located in the gated community of Villa Flora at 1524 Island Boulevard in Aventura, this gorgeous property will give its new residents sweeping bay views on a stunning and masterfully maintained estate.

Inside, the residents will be awe-inspired with their spacious home theater, gorgeous master suite with His & Her Master bathrooms, custom kitchen with wolf and sub-zero appliances and even custom wall paper.

Meandering through this elegant estate, the residents will also be able to appreciate such fine attention to details as coffered ceilings, plantation shutters, hardwood floors, marble floors and even a personal elevator.

Aventura Townhouse 3Other features that will make other buyers jealous that they didn’t nab this deal first:

  • Lovely fireplace
  • Ornate wall detailing
  • Stunning chandeliers
  • Enormous kitchen
  • Grand staircase
  • Magnificent garden tub
  • And more!

And there will never be a shortage of storage space in the garage, given that it can accommodate three cars.

Meanwhile, what South Florida luxury estate wouldn’t be complete without a tranquil heated pool in the backyard? And although dockage was not included, the buyers had the option of including it as part of the greater community.

And You Can’t Beat This Residential Community in South Florida!

Aventura Townhouse 4Williams Island is beloved for its gorgeous and luxury real estate properties as well as its endless list of recreational amenities for residents.

Here you can enjoy a relaxing day at Williams Island Spa, spend a day shopping in some of the fine boutiques nearby or even enjoy a little friendly competition at the nearby tennis courts.

Perhaps you might prefer to spend a day on the water with the services offered at the nearby 99-slip marina or take your children to the local playground. You can do it all right here on Williams Island!

Allow Me to Help You With Your Next South Florida Home Purchase!

We really are thrilled about the recent sale of this elite townhouse in Aventura. Not only are the buyers getting an exceptional and one-of-a-kind piece of real estate but it’s also good for the local housing market.

If you’re interested in living in this high-end community, please contact me, Scott Patterson, today.

I would love to answer any questions you may have as well as tell you about available listings for sale in Aventura!

Until next time,

Scott

Incredible Piece of Hollywood, Florida Real Estate Available Now!

Are you a South Florida home buyer looking for the ideal piece of land to purchase so that you can build your perfect home?

If so, then I recommend you check out this piece of Hollywood Florida real estate.

Located at 1018 S Northlake Drive, this property is a blank canvas just waiting for the right buyer to come along to build an unforgettable home on an already amazing piece of land.

This Piece of Hollywood Real Estate Has Much to Offer!

1018 Southlake DriveThis half acre lot – which totals 85 feet by 232 feet – features a new seawall as well as a lovely dock, meaning that you’ll be able to keep personal watercraft at your home.

Located in the eclectic neighborhood of Hollywood Lakes, this community is a great find on the Hollywood real estate market!

And because of its location on S. Northlake, this property also provide residents with ample watersport recreational options.

What’s more, this generous-sized lake is known for its stunning water views as well as the tranquility it offers residents who live along its edge.

Have any boaters in your family? They’ll be thrilled to learn that Northlake actually connects with the Intracoastal Waterway, which then feeds into the Atlantic Ocean – all without any fixed bridges obstructing the way!

For those who prefer different types of recreational amenities, there are also a number of other attractions located within the vicinity, such as Hollywood Beach, dining and shopping attractions and Young Circle.

Plus, there is always something going on in nearby Fort Lauderdale and Miami!

Your Dedicated South Florida REALTOR®

If you would like to learn more about this beautiful property on the South Florida real estate market, please make sure to contact me, Scott Patterson, today.

I would love to assist you by answering any lingering questions you may have and also scheduling a showing for you.

For now, make sure to check out the aerial video I made of this property above!

Until next time,

Scott

 

The Point of Aventura Expected to Get Large Scale Renovations Soon

Talk about a major overhaul! The Point of Aventura, a luxury condominium with a track record for excellence, is about to receive some major renovations that will make it even more magnificent.

From the salon to the yoga studio, lobby to the garden room – there won’t be an inch of The Point that isn’t improved during this major renovation.

In the end, the residents of this community will be restored to a level of prestige and comfort that they’ve come to expect and deserve.

Flurry of New Luxury Condos Is The Driving Force Behind Renovations

According to the above video, The Point’s Master Board passed the large scale renovation project during a recent meeting.

A major driving force behind the renovations is the fact that the South Florida real estate market is seeing a flurry of new construction activity in the luxury condominium market.

This is putting pressure on existing condominiums to undergo large scale renovations in order to keep pace with area competition. For instance, the nearby Williams Island recently underwent a $5 million renovation of its spa and fitness center.

The results have been nothing short of incredible, with an overwhelmingly positive response from the residents and even a boost in property sales.

Now it’s The Point’s turn to undergo a major renovation that will significantly improve quality of life at this luxury South Florida condo.

Here is a breakdown of the renovations that are expected for the various sections of the building:

The Salon

  • More square footage
  • Elevated ceilings with improved lighting
  • Resort level equipment
  • New retail area for products
  • Appropriate ventilation and exhaust to enhance the experience

The Spa

  • New sauna and steam equipment
  • Enhanced lighting throughout
  • Fully functional massage treatment rooms
  • Redesign of various amenities for improved layout

The Lobby

  • Modernized finishes
  • New reception area that’s strategically placed for better visual monitoring
  • Upgraded grand staircase
  • New multipurpose room

Garden Room

  • Upgraded lighting
  • Improved ceiling design for elegance and improved acoustics
  • New audio visual system with drop down projection screen
  • Multi-zone temperature and volume control

Upper Level

  • An independent exterior access point to public hallways that will prevent further interruptions in the garden room

Throughout the Building

  • Expanded and renovated yoga room
  • New multipurpose room
  • Dedicated Pilates room

Wow! That’s an lengthy list of improvements coming to The Point

I personally can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

It’s encouraging to see that community leaders are dedicated to improving quality of life for current and future residents.

What’s more, these luxury upgrades are sure to result in the skyrocketing popularity of this condo on the Aventura real estate market.

Now is An Ideal Time to Relocate to The Point Condos in Aventura

Be one of the first residents to enjoy all of these fabulous upgrades. Purchase a luxury South Florida condominium at The Point today!

Contact me, Scott Patterson, your South Florida real estate expert, now and I’ll be happy to assist you by answering all of your questions about this community as well as telling you about available listings here.

Until next time,

Scott