Tag Archives: Waterfront properties

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

 

Marina Palms Luxury High-Tech Marina

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Marina Palms, North Miami Beaches’ newest addition to the city’s rapidly growing construction boom has opened its marina for business this week. The condo towers feature 468 unit ranging from 1-3 bedrooms. The Marina features 112 boat slips able to cater to boats up to 100 feet. Another key component to the marina’s unparalleled service is a full sundry store open to the public, and of course a high speed fuel point. Residents may enjoy the membership to a private boating club right from the marina ( pricing and availability may vary).

North Miami Beach, A city at the northeast point of Miami-Dade county Florida, is proud to be the home to the new Marina Palms Luxury Residences and Marina. The project will be fully completed by mid 2017 with only now the completion of the south tower which has just topped off.  The history behind the location and the way that they incorporated it into the project really sets it apart from some of the other new construction in the area. An amazing article can be found here that gives you a detailed historical background on the area and the specific location of the project itself. Welcome to the new Miami everyone!

4 Standout Features of Our New Island Estates Home Listing in Aventura!

Aventura HomeWe are some thrilled to tell you about a new listing on the South Florida real estate market that is already generating a lot of interest from home buyers!

Located at 3922 Island Estates Drive, this incredible 7,014-square-foot home is truly remarkable, boasting 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.

Continue reading to learn more about this gem of a property on the Aventura housing market.

This Island Estates Home is Full of Desirable Features and Amenities

Here are the top four features of this South Florida home, although honestly, we could make a list twice that long and not even scratch the surface:

  • It sits on the waterfront, giving you breath-taking views every time you look out the window – not to mention easy access to water recreation amenities.
  • It features its own electric gates, offering you both security as well as a stately ambiance.
  • It boasts an expansive gourmet kitchen with every amenity and luxury you could possible need or want including 50-foot slip
  • Its backyard is full of coveted amenities, including an infinity heated pool, covered terrace and a summer kitchen,

Aventura Home 2But the perks of living here don’t just stop there. Here are some additional amenities and features in this home that will surely capture your attention:

  • Large motor court
  • Wet bar
  • Media room
  • Volume ceilings
  • Lovely fireplace
  • Impressive staircase
  • Granite counter tops
  • Built-in shelves
  • Huge windows
  • Elevator

It’s All About Location, Location, Location

Aventura Home 4What’s more, this Mediterranean style home enjoys a great location with the Island Estates community, which is beloved in its own right for offering its residents an exceptional quality of life. For instance, some of the recreational amenities offered on site here include:

  • Access to estate management and concierge services
  • Round-the-clock professionally staffed guard service
  • Memberships available for golf, tennis, Ocean Club, spa and restaurants

Plus, you’ll live close to a number of outstanding amenities that will appeal to all members of your family. These include:

  • Miami International and Fort Lauderdale airports
  • The Community Recreation Center
  • Aventura Founders Park
  • Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
  • Waterways Park and Waterways Dog Park
  • Veterans Park
  • And more!

Could This Be Your South Florida Dream Home?

Aventura Home 5If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us at The Scott Patterson Group today. We would love to answer any remaining questions you might have about this property as well as help schedule a showing for you.

But act now! Excellent homes like these don’t stay available on the South Florida real estate market for long!

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

Build The Home of Your Dreams in Hollywood, Florida

Interested South Florida home buyers navigating the market have the rare opportunity to build the home of their dreams in Hollywood, Florida.

This is a unique and rare large waterfront lot, located at 1010 S. Northlake Drive, in the Hollywood Lakes section, this property is 85-feet-by-228-feet, which equates to about a half acre.

If you’re interested in living in South Florida but want the freedom to build your own home, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Hollywood, FL Real Estate For Sale

101 Southlake HollywoodThis lot in Hollywood Florida already has plenty to offer interested buyers.

This property features a new seawall and dock. It also boasts a desirable location with Hollywood Lakes, which is a popular and idyllic neighborhood.

What’s more, this property is located on S. Northlake, giving residents access to a sizeable lake that offers expansive water views. It’s great for privacy as well!

And here’s another bonus to living on Northlake: this body of water leads directly to the Intracoastal Waterway, with continuing access to the Atlantic Ocean. And with no fixed bridges along the way, it will be smooth sailing for you if you decide to spend an afternoon on the water.

Centrally-located in Hollywood, this property is also conveniently situated between all of the amenities that Fort Lauderdale and Miami have to offer.

Other amenities within walking distance include:

  • Hollywood Beach
  • Young Circle
  • Dining amenities
  • Shopping attractions
  • And more!

Plus, Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport is just a short distance away!

Helping You Invest in South Florida

If you’re interested in purchasing this beautiful lot in Hollywood, please make sure to contact me, Scott Patterson, your dedicated South Florida REALTOR®, today.

I’d love to answer any questions you may have as well as help you schedule a showing of the property.

Get a sneak peek now by checking out my aerial video of the property above!

Until next time,

Scott

3 Reasons You’re Going To Love This Hallandale, Florida Rental Property

Hallandale listingI recently listed a rental property on the Hallandale Florida real estate market and I have to say – it’s going to be nearly impossible to find a unit this nice in the immediate vicinity.

This 630-square-foot property, located at 455 Golden Isles Drive #106, was completely gutted and remodeled in order to reflect the most modern standards in home design and architecture.

If you’re interested in renting real estate in the beautiful community of Hallandale, you may have just discovered your dream property!

More Information on Hallandale Real Estate

Here are three reasons why prospective residents are going to love this property in Hallandale:

  • It has a beautiful new kitchen designed for convenience and comfort
  • It is a first floor apartment with stunning views of the canal
  • Docks are available for lease

What’s more, this home features new flooring, a new bathroom, new impact windows and fresh paint! Plus, it’s the only apartment with a washer and dryer inside the unit.

Listed at $1,500, this property features 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Residents who want the furniture in the apartment to remain would lease the property for $1,900 a month.

Built in 1966, this condominium for rent also offers residents access to a swimming pool as well as waterfront views.

Hallandale, Florida: Welcome Home!

Hallandale listing 2If you’re ready to take the next step toward renting this incredible property, then please contact me, Scott Patterson, today.

I’m your dedicated South Florida REALTOR and I’ll be happy to help you with all of your real estate needs!

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

Celebrities Move Over, There is More Money Coming to Town

In 2013 the amount of real estate that is being sold is truly record breaking in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Prices are up in every sector of the market, and most especially in the luxury condominium and luxury home markets. The inventory is so incredibly tight that homes that are priced correctly are receiving multiple offers as soon as they are listed or even before if it is a pocket listing. One thing that observers are remarking on is the continued demand. With nearly 160 new projects in developments and international cash buyers ready to put large cash down payments on pre construction condo developments, there is little doubt that this market is still on fire.

 

Celebrities are even taking advantage of the sellers market. Billy Joel sold his home last week for just under $14 million on La Gorce Island, and this week Rosie O’Donnell sold her Star Island Mansion for just under $13 million. Billy Joel will likely break even on the purchase after brokers fees are paid, however O’Donnell will nearly double the money made on the property, since she bought the property in 1999 for $6.75 million and sold it for $12.65 million. While the home was listed last year for $19.5 million, and was reduced, she was advised correctly to sell. Matt Damon also sold his home on North Bay road at an advantage. At the very least this indicates the market is back to 2006 conditions, if not approaching another level, reaching the top echelon of investor.

 

Celebrities are selling, not to leave Miami per se, but because it would be fiscally irresponsible not to. The property values are sky rocketing, and taxes will likely be raised, especially for non-homesteaded waterfront home owners. So who is buying all this incredibly expensive real estate? The answer is billionaires. Alex Rodriguez sold his home on North Bay Road to a group of the Saudi Royal Family, and Billy Joel sold his home to the largest share holder of Saks Fifth Avenue and the owner of Tod’s Shoes. So not only are the celebrities and big name athletes selling their homes, they are making profits, and making way for a newer and vastly more wealthy crowd. This real estate market is most certainly the market to watch, and if you are looking to take part in it, contact us today.

 

Property Insurance Reform to Affect South Florida Waterfront Real Estate Owners

South Florida insurance ratesThe Business Journal recently had an interesting article about how the state’s reforms to Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will ultimately have a huge effect on those living on South Florida’s coasts.

For those of you who aren’t aware, Citizens Property Insurance Corp is a state-run insurer.

According to the recent legislation that the state government approved, protocol for Citizens Property has changed to help reduce enrollment, which officials say will make it less vulnerable during a storm.

This is sure to have a large impact on waterfront property owners all of South Florida!

What South Florida Home Owners Should Know About the Law Change

Under the recent change, residents will be limited to 10 percent annual premium hikes, although new enrollees would have to pass through a number of other insurers before choosing Citizens.

Experts are saying that because of this change, rates will increase overtime since homeowners would need to select private coverage within 15 percent of that offered by Citizens.

Eventually, more insurance providers will be attracted to the area, experts say.

As soon as the Citizens reform was passed, shares from the Fort Lauderdale-based Unviersity Insurance Holdings increased to its highest level in a year.

Universal Insurance Holdings is the largest private insurer in Florida.

Here’s how else the reform will affect circumstances in Florida: Some experts believe Citizens’ policy limit reductions will cause the maximum coverage to decrease from $2 million to $1 million, eventually falling to $700,000.

Some experts think the changes are coming at a bad time and may curb the housing market recovery in South Florida.

After all, investors may think twice if they’re forced to choose private insurance with higher premiums, experts say.

That could in turn call the housing market recovery to slow down or stop altogether.

What’s more, the reform forbids Citizens from covering new coastal construction after July 1, 2014. This may have a direct impact on such South Florida coastal communities.

Still, some experts say the changes to coastal construction coverage may actually end up benefiting the less expensive condominiums in Brickell and Downtown Miami.

South Florida Luxury Real Estate For Sale

What do you make of the recent legislative changes concerning Citizens Property Insurance Corp?

I am always happy to offer straight-forward advice and providing you with such useful home-selling resources as:

Until next time,

Scott