Category Archives: Harbor Islands

This Weeks Featured Listing : 325 Layne Blvd

325 Layne Blvd_02Golden Isles – Hallandale Beach, Florida new Listing. Golden Isles is a private gated waterfront community with deep water and no fixed bridges. 325 Layne Blvd is all about luxury and has raised the bar once again in Golden Isles. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms under six thousand square feet of extraordinary luxury and custom finishes. This home is situated on a 92′ x 150′ foot lot with ample boat dockage, a 25K boat lift,325 Layne Blvd_15 new dock and batter pile seawall. The home is fully equipped with top of the line appliances, office, wet bar, smart home automation, two car garage, marble driveway, electronic gates, and of course a custom heated pool, this is a must see. Call me today to schedule a private showing.

-Scott

 

THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTING

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Golden Isles waterfront estate listed for $3.249 million. This new contemporary home was built on an large Intracoastal 100′ x 150′ lot and its many features include: five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half baths with over 5,500 sq. ft. living area and over 7,200 total sq. ft.. Lavish landscaping on this tropical modern setting, large beautiful backyard with an over sized pool, jacuzzi and beach pad.

 

 

 

 

This waterfront home has a large chefs kitchen, formal dining room, down stairs master suite, tray ceilings, custom light fixtures, motorized shades, and lots of natural light adds sheer beauty to this home. Golden Isles is a boaters paradise with the Atlantic inlet nearby!   Call me today for a private showing: 954-661-8871

-Scott

Demolition of the Dania Beach Hurricane Roller Coaster

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They say, whatever goes up has to come down. The Dania Beach Florida Hurricane Roller Coaster in southern Broward County has been a landmark for residents and tourists since year 2000. Just this past week the demolition of the monstrous wooden structure has begun and it created a buzz through the south Florida community. The ride itself closed five years ago and hasn’t been operated since. Some are happy to see it go but some are sad and believe it or not, I rode when it reopened in 2000, lots of memories from my childhood on a wooden roller coaster!

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Kimco Realty Group of New York is developing a 850,000-square-foot center in a joint venture with Master Development and Salzman Real Estate Advisors, Who have projects already through the Tri-County area of South Florida. This project will bring in about 17,000 construction jobs and 13,000 permanent jobs once its fully developed.

No leases of any retailers have been signed yet, But the 35-acre first phase, which will incorporate “big box” stores and discount retailers, is planned to open in the fall of 2017.

The second phase, which will include more retailers, restaurants, 1,000 residential units and two hotels, will follow in the fall of 2018. By that time, construction will be initiated on some of the 500,000 square feet of commercial office space.

Dania Pointe of Dania beach located just north of Hollywood Florida, will be one of the largest shopping centers in Broward County Florida. Dania Pointe will attract many visitors all the way from Southern Miami-Dade County up to The Northern parts of Palm Beach County because of Dania Beaches central location in South Florida. Over half a million cars pass by the location northbound on I95 per day! This development is sure to be a success and a great new addition to the city and South Florida.

 

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

Hollywood Florida Neighborhood Spotlight on Harbor Islands

For this week’s South Florida real estate blog, I’d like to tell you about the Harbor Islands community in Hollywood, Florida.

This deluxe residential neighborhood , which is situated on 192 pristine acres, is a gated community comprised of scores homes, all of which range from 1,500 to 9,400 square feet of living space.

As an interested home buyer, you’ll immediately be drawn to this community’s tranquil setting, ample privacy and stately properties.

Living in Harbor Islands, Florida

The small cluster of islands that comprise Harbor Islands actually feature a number of unique residential enclaves. These include:

  • Edgewater, featuring single-family homes
  • Harborside, featuring executive homes
  • Harborview, featuring generous-sized townhomes
  • Grand Harbor Estates, featuring custom homes
  • The Estates
  • Harbor Pointe
  • Commodore Estates
  • Admiral’s Cove, featuring townhomes and estate homes

Designed by Brookman-Fels with Avatar Development Corporation, these properties were mostly built between 1996 and 2006, and include:

  • 2 to 7 bedrooms
  • 2 to 7.5 bathrooms
  • 2- to 4-car garages
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Beautiful fireplaces
  • Private swimming pools
  • Marble floors
  • Granite countertops
  • Stainless steel kitchen appliances

Generally speaking, interested home buyers can expect to spend between $450,000 and $5 million on these homes.

What’s more, all residences allow two pets of any size, although pit bulls and pit bull-type dogs are prohibited.

And all residents at Harbor Islands enjoy access to such luxurious recreational amenities as:

  •  Grand Clubhouse Recreation Center
  • Biking and Jogging Paths in the 20-acre Joe Dimaggio Park
  • Championship Tennis Center
  • Fitness Center and Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna

There is also the Harbor Islands Marina, which features 196 boat slips to accommodate boats from 20 to 120 feet. The Marina also features 30, 50, and 100-amp electrical services, on-site ship’s store, air-conditioned marble-tiled bathrooms, shows and more.

What’s more, there is a 24-hour roving security patrol on the grounds of Harbor Islands.

Tour Harbor Islands Now from the Comfort of Your Home!

Harbor Islands really is an incredible place to call home. But don’t take my word for it! Check out the above Harbor Islands HD Video, which will have you imagining being a resident in this Hollywood community in no time!

And if you decide that you’re ready to invest in your own property here, please contact me, Scott Patterson, your South Florida REALTOR ®

I’ll be happy to tell you about available listings as well as offer you numerous home-buying resources.

Until next time,

Scott

Now is the Time to Become a Harbor Islands Resident in South Florida!

Hollywood Florida listingsOver the last several weeks, I’ve been telling you a little bit about the Harbor Islands neighborhood on the Hollywood, Florida real estate market.

If you’ve reached a point where you’re interested in becoming a current resident in this elite residential community, then today’s South Florida real estate blog is just for you!

Today, I’m going to tell you about the various active listings in this community.

Hollywood Homes for Sale

No matter what price range you’re in, there is likely a home for you in the Harbor Islands community.

That’s because this diverse neighborhood features numerous distinctive enclaves – which run the gambit from luxury town homes to stately single-family homes.

Thus, if you’re in the market for a single-family home, you’ll be pleased to learn there are currently 29 listings in Harbor Islands – ranging in price from $580,000 to $3,850,000.

While single-family homes are certainly the largest search category when it comes to Harbor Islands, there are also plenty of options for those looking for a townhome.

In fact, there are currently 6 active listings in Harbor Islands for townhomes. These properties tend to range in price from $499,000 to $1,349,000.

Even if you’re not in the market to buy a property, there are still opportunities for you to become a resident of this Hollywood community thanks to four available rental homes in the community.

These properties tend to cost anywhere from $5,500 per month to $8,500 per month.

Your South Florida REALTOR

If while browsing the available listings mentioned above you find one you’re really interested in, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll be happy to provide you with additional information about these listings, answer any questions you may have and even schedule a showing for you!

For now, please take some time to browse some of my online home-buying resources, which include:

Until next time,

Scott

Luxury South Florida Condos Planned for Aventura and Hollywood Florida

Two more luxury condominiums are coming to the South Florida real estate market, according to a recent article I read.

The Miami Herald reported that Property Markets Group is planning luxury condos for both Aventura and Hollywood!

Evidently, PMG is working with the well-respected architect Carlos Otton in planning these new projects.

This is tremendous news for interested South Florida condo buyers who are in the market for a luxury condominium.

Aventura and Hollywood, Florida Condos for Sale

Here’s some additional information about the two condominiums planned for Aventura and Hollywood.

In Hollywood, the 24-unit Sage Beach will feature two-, three- and four-bedroom residences.

These units will all come with private elevators, a plunge pool and grand foyer.

The units at Sage will range from 2,000 to 2,850 square feet and will have an average price per square foot of roughly $650.

In Aventura, PMG is planning a 190-unit condominium community known as ECHO.

This community will feature 2-, 3- and 4- bedroom floor plans with interior designs by Yabu Pushelberg.

In each one of these Aventura condominium units, interested South Florida buyers will find such desirable features as kitchens on each terrace, private elevators, Apple technology-compatible infrastructure and more!

ECHO’s units are expected to range from 1,600 to 4,000 square feet, with an average price per square foot of $550.

Find Your Dream South Florida Condominium Today!

The newest luxury condominiums that are currently in the planning stages are guaranteed to be quite distinctive on the South Florida real estate market!

If you’re interested in learning more about possibly investing at Echo in Aventura or Sage Beach in Hollywood, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

If, however, you’d prefer to continue looking for your dream South Florida residence, please be sure to check out some of these other residential neighborhoods in the area:

Until next time,

Scott

 

Hollywood, Florida Real Estate Spotlight on 1270 Hatteras Lane

1270 Hateras_1Embrace the height of luxury living by checking out my newest South Florida real estate listing at 1270 Hatteras Lane in Hollywood, Florida!

This stunning 7,300-square-foot estate features 5 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

It’s currently priced at $1,995,000.

Luxury Living at Its Finest In Hollywood, Florida

Grandiose, immaculate, spacious, elegant: There are many ways to describe our latest listing on Hatteras Lane in Hollywood.

This property features two levels and seamlessly blends relaxed and formal spaces.

On the first level, prospective Hollywood home buyers will discover a covered entry, a two-story foyer, a bedroom suite, royal gold leaf detailed ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room.

Other reception rooms on the ground level include: formal dining, living room, family room and a den with a wet bar.

Each room boasts an excellent attention to detail, which is why you’ll find such fine features as mosaic tiles, custom window treatments, decorative wall niches and more!

Upstairs, interested home buyers will encounter an ornate master bedroom with sitting room and his and her walk-in closets as well as other generous-sized bedrooms.

The grounds of this incredible Hollywood, Florida home offer freshly manicured gardens as well as an extended coral stone patio that includes a covered terrace and pool.

Other features on site include a 3-car garage and a laundry room.

Harbor Islands Estate!

1270 Hatteras Lane HollywoodContact me, Scott Patterson, to learn more about what the home at 1270 Hatteras Lane has to offer you and your family.

When you do, I’ll provide you with additional property information, help you schedule a showing and more!

Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Real Estate Market Showing Signs of Rebound and Growth

South Florida real estateThere’s reason to celebrate a little for the South Florida real estate market – especially if you’re a home seller with a list price under 1 million.

From a decreasing supply of available homes for sale to rising sales prices – now is a great time to be a Seller  especially if your property is listed under 1 million today. It’s all about “Supply & Demand” which is very price sensitive and it’s very important to understand the market depends on the “List Price” of your property,  the higher the “List Price” the more inventory there is.

Below, I’m going to tell you some of the recent findings from a national index on the health of the South Florida housing market.

Selling South Florida Real Estate

According to a recent market report, South Florida home prices increased by more than 5 percent in July when compared to July 2011 (depending on price range).

That’s not all that has South Florida home sellers excited!

Here’s a look at some other good news that has recently come out about the market:

  • In August, Broward County had fewer than 5,000 single-family homes for sale.
  • When compared to a year ago, Miami-Dade & Broward County’s inventory has nearly been cut by 40-50%.
  • Meanwhile, Palm Beach County’s home inventory was about 6,648 in August, which is 43 percent less than it was a year ago.
  • In Miami, the average price per square foot of Miami area homes was $155, down 4.3 percent from the same period last year.
  • Between July and September, the median sales price for Miami homes was $155,000, up 6.9 percent from the year before.
  • Also during that period, the total number of Miami home sales decreased by 11.6 percent.
  • Broward County’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent between July and August. This is good news for home sellers because it means that more home buyers are in a position to purchase a home.
  • Broward County’s unemployment rate is now better than the national average, which is 8.1 percent.
  • Meanwhile, Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate also fell to 9.6 percent, albeit that’s still higher than state and national averages.
  • Interest rates have continued to fall, with the average 30-year fixed rate falling to a record-setting 3.4 percent recently. Such low rates are sure to attract additional home buyers.

Still, the recent article I read noted that there are some ways in which the housing market can improve even more.

For instance, inaccurate home appraisals have been blamed in recent years for delaying or costing real estate deals.

Experts are now calling for more accurate and consistent appraisals to aid in the housing market’s recovery.

Some are also saying that a slight increase in interest rates may increase home buyer demand since home buyers will feel a sense of urgency to invest before interest rates continue to climb.

Your Dedicated South Florida Real Estate Expert

The South Florida real estate market is a complicated industry with plenty of moving parts that may affect your experience as a home seller.

So for an optimal experience that results in you selling your home in a short amount of time and for a great price, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

I have years of experience working on the South Florida real estate market and I’ll be happy to provide you with invaluable advice, helpful home-selling resources and more!

Start today by requesting my free selling South Florida real estate eBook or a pre-listing package!

Until next time,

Scott

EWM International Realty is now Larger and Better than Ever!

We have exciting news to share with you about our company’s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway.

Berkshire Hathaway has purchased the real estate franchise “Prudential” / Real Living and launch an entirely new brokerage brand for these agents: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Our South Florida real estate company EWM has been owned by Berkshire Hathaway for the last six years.

This new purchase, however, is guaranteed to make the company even stronger and more responsive to home buyer’s and home seller‘s needs.

Selling Real Estate in South Florida and Around the Country

Berkshire Hathaway has acquired Prudential’s agent network from Brookfield Asset Management.

Next year, Berkshire Hathaway and Brookfield will begin converting Home Services agents over to the new brand as well.

The new company will be based in Irvine, California and will be led by a team of Prudential Real Estate executives.

Here are some more facts of this recent deal:

  • Berkshire’s HomeServices of America (which already owns local brokerages with 16,000 agents in 21 states) will be the majority owner
  • The Prudential and Real Living brands will be eliminated over time.
  • Independent local brokers that HomeServices already owns will not have to switch affiliation but their branding will start to note that they’re owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

Your South Florida Real Estate Expert

By aligning ourselves with this new and improved super real estate company, EWM will have even greater access to real estate resources that will ultimately help you as the buyer or seller!

Thus, we’re quite thrilled about this newly formed real estate company!

If you’re considering entering the South Florida real estate market anytime soon, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll be happy to assist you as you navigate any one of the following South Florida markets:

Until next time,

Scott