Category Archives: Golden Isles

South Florida Real Estate Summer 2011 Market Update

The median sales price for South Florida homes has steadily increased since the start of the year , according to Ron Shuffield, president of our company, Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc. Realtors

Here’s some of the recent news that Ron shared with us about the South Florida real estate market:

  • Between January and May of this year, the median sales price in Miami-Dade County rose from $150,000 to $180,000.
  • Between January and May of this year, the median sales price in Broward County rose from $165,000 to $190,000
  • 61 percent of our company’s sales are for either a short sale or a foreclosure.  However, that is down from 67 percent just four months ago.

Ron said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the most recent trends on the South Florida real estate market.

As the inventory of South Florida homes for sale continues to dwindle, prices are expected to increase, he said.

Learn more about the current state of the South Florida real estate market by watching the below video from our company’s president.

Navigating the South Florida Real Estate Market

 

If you’re interested in entering the South Florida real estate market as a home buyer or home seller, contact me, Scott Patterson, your South Florida real estate expert, today.

Whether you’re an interested South Florida home buyer or a South Florida home seller, I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have as well as provide you with a number of helpful South Florida real estate resources to help make navigating the market easier.

Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Real Estate Market Update for First Quarter, 2011

Our South Florida real estate company is expected to sell more total South Florida properties this year than ever before , according to Ron Shuffield, president of our company, Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc. Realtors

Here’s some of the  South Florida real estate market news Ron recently shared with us:

  • Miami home and condo sales in the first quarter are up by 38 percent year over year.
  • Broward County home and condo sales in the first quarter are up by 9 percent year over year!
  • There is 55 percent less South Florida property inventory than three years ago.

All of this is great news for both South Florida home buyers and South Florida home sellers.

For South Florida home buyers, it means that they can find great deals on homes on the South Florida real estate market. After all, the median sales price has been steadily dropping over the last four to five years.

For South Florida home sellers, it means that the market will soon begin shifting in their favor.  Think about it:  the more home sales there are, the less inventory there is on the South Florida real estate market.

That scarcity of homes for sale, coupled with the demand for South Florida real estate, means that home prices will start to climb once again.

Learn more about the current state of the South Florida real estate market by watching the below video from our company’s president.

Entering the South Florida Real Estate Market

If you’re thinking about entering the South Florida real estate market as a home buyer or home seller, contact me, Scott Patterson, your South Florida real estate expert, today.

I’ll provide you with a number of invaluable South Florida real estate resources and help make navigating the South Florida real estate market easier for you and your family.

Until next time,

Scott

New South Florida Real Estate Website Unveiled to Help South Florida Home Buyers and Sellers

I  have some exciting news for interested South Florida home buyers and home sellers. We recently redesigned our website to make it easier for you to navigate the South Florida real estate market!

Here’s a look at some of the features we recently added or improved:

Personalized South Florida Real Estate Service

I strive to give every interested South Florida home buyer and home seller the best service possible.   That’s why we also added some of these social features to our website that helps us stay connected to you:

Thinking About Entering the South Florida Real Estate Market?

With our newly designed website, it’s never been easier to navigate the South Florida Real Estate market!

Contact me, Scott Patterson, your Aventura area real estate expert today, to learn more about what we can do for you.

Until next time,

Scott

2010 Real Estate Market Report for Golden Isles in Hallandale, Florida

In 2010, I spent a lot of time selling properties in the gated waterfront community of Golden Isles in Hallandale, Florida. In fact, of the 14 homes that sold in this community in 2010, I sold half of them.

Golden Isles has become a coveted address because of it’s location and access to the ocean. It’s central location puts you just minutes away from the unique communities of Aventura, Sunny Isles and Bal Harbour, this deep waterfront community is also less than 5 minutes from the newly constructed Gulfstream Park:

Community Amenities include:

•Tennis Center
•Park and Children’s Playground
•24 Hour Manned Gatehouse

I recently reviewed all of the sales in the Golden Isles community, below is a quick summary in case you’re thinking about entering the South Florida real estate market.

2010 Sales Data for the Golden Isles Community in the Hallandale Real Estate Market

Of the 14 homes that sold in Golden Isles in 2010, I sold seven.  Below I have listed the sales data for this sought after Hallandale community.

Total Sales in 2010: 14

Highest Priced Sale in 2010: $1,425,000 (Structure was torn down by buyer, corner property sold for land value)

Lowest Priced Sale in 2010: $440,000 (Knock down on north side of Tamarind Drive, the north side of Tamarind is the least desirable location in Golden Isles since it faces older condos built in the 50’s)

Maximum Square Footage on a Home Sold in 2010: 5,908

Minimum Square Footage on a Home Sold in 2010: 1,708

Given this community’s compelling location on the water and its close proximity to all the shopping, dining and entertainment venues of neighborhood communities, the lots in Golden Isles are quite valuable.

Buying a Home in Hallandale, Florida

Do you want to learn more about Golden Isles?  Check out my Golden Isles community page, which details all of the amenities you’ll find in this community.

If you’re a South Florida home buyer who is interested in learning more about all the available listings in Hallandale, Golden Beach, Hollywood and Aventura, then contact me, Scott Patterson.  I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about the area and help make navigating the South Florida real estate market as easy as possible for you.

Demolition in Golden Isles Hallandale Beach Florida

Another home is torn down in the gated community of Golden Isles Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. The land with the structure just closed for $750,000 on November 5, 2010.  The structure was cleared/demolished in preparation for a new single family home. The cost of the demolition was approximately $32,000. There are now 7 new homes being constructed in Golden Isles, only two are spec homes.  Golden Isles is undergoing many improvements including new bridges, new guard house, new water lines and has seen much growth in the past few years.

New Home Construction Rises In The Waterfront Community Of Golden Isles Hallandale Florida

There has been a rise in new home construction in the waterfront community of Golden Isles in Hallandale Florida. All the homes pictured below are currently under construction and are being built by end users, only one is a “Spec” home.  All of these homes are nearly complete.  There are also 3 new vacant land purchases that will soon also have new homes built.

Golden Isles itself has been going through a makeover including new bridges, new guard house and new water lines.  These new homes will further improve the aesthetic appeal of the community and continue to establish Golden Isles as a very desirable deep waterfront community in South Florida. For more information on Golden Isles and/or properties for sale contact me at 954.661.8871.

8 Year Snapshot Of Single Family Real Estate Inventory in Broward County

A picture is worth a thousand words, in this case it’s an 8 year snapshot of the Broward County real estate market….the peak of the market was March 2005 when we had the lowest supply of inventory of single family homes in Broward County including the cities of: Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Plantation,Weston, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.  It was a extreme Seller’s market, inventory steadily increased and peaked in April of 2008 and has since been declining and we now have the lowest amount of inventory we have seen in sometime.  It’s now challenging to find “Good Inventory”and it’s all about “Supply & Demand”, especially in the key communities and developments like: Las Olas, Rio Vista, Harbor Beach, Weston, Windmill Ranches, Hollywood Lakes, Harbor Islands and Golden Isles.

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