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342757635_5513 Palm Dr. Hallandale Beach, Fl. 33009


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


More Canadians Flocking to South Florida to Invest in Real Estate

Canadians investing in South FloridaFor the last several years, the focus on the South Florida real estate market in terms of international investors has been on Brazilians.

Now it appears that there’s another country whose citizens are entering the South Florida real estate market en masse: Canada.

According to a recent article I read, more Canadians are coming to the South Florida real estate market on account of a strong Canadian dollar and a weaker American dollar.

Translation: Canadians are seeing this as a prime opportunity to get a great return on their investment.

South Florida Real Estate for Sale

As Canadian baby boomers are looking for a place to invest their dollar, they’re finding a fantastic welcoming in South Florida.

Given the strong Canadian dollar and the already great deals to be found on the South Florida real estate market, it’s an obvious choice, experts say.

In fact, Canadians have become the No. 1 international visitors to Florida and the largest foreign buyers of second homes in the state of Florida, according to recent data.

Broken down further, 3.3 million Canadians visited the state in 2011, up 7 percent from 2010.

During that time, they spent $4 billion, up nearly 14 percent from the year before.

In Broward and Palm Beach counties alone, snowbirds from Canada and other places spent more than $2 billion last year!

This winter season, their tourist spending should rise about 2 percent.

And that’s just in tourism dollars!

Home investment-wise, Canadians are major players on the South Florida real estate market.

This is great news for the South Florida real estate market because these investments are breathing new life and energy into the market and making it more stable and robust.

Invest in South Florida Real Estate Today!

Contact me, Scott Patterson, to learn about the various available listings in such South Florida real estate markets as:

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South Florida Ranks Number 1 Nationally for International Buyers

For months I’ve been telling you about the impressive number of investments that international home buyers – particularly Brazilians and Canadians – have been making on the South Florida real estate market.

Now there’s confirmation of just how expansive their investments have been.

The National Association of REALTORS recently identified Florida as having the highest concentration of international buyer property purchases than any other state.

Continue reading to learn more about how this distinction will have an impact on you as a home seller in Aventura, Hallandale, and surrounding areas.

Luxury Property for Sale in South Florida

Here’s an overview of the latest activity related to international home buyers:

  • International buyers have helped South Florida sell 91 percent of almost 49,000 boom-era units, according to condo Vultures
  • In 2011, 31 percent of all international sales in the country came from Florida
  • About 27 percent of international buyers identified the US real estate market as a profitable investment
  • Canadians viewed US real estate most favorably, accounting for 23 percent of all foreign buyers
  • In South Florida, 8 percent of all Florida resales were sold to Canadians

So what exactly does this mean for interested South Florida home sellers?

It means that – thanks in large part to international home buyers – the housing inventory on the South Florida real estate market is shrinking.

As that happens, remaining properties for sale on the South Florida real estate market will become even more coveted because there won’t be as many of them available.

This will, in turn, cause home prices to rise over time, meaning that your chances of getting the price you want on your luxury South Florida home will increase.

Your South Florida Real Estate Expert

If you’re ready to enter the South Florida real estate market as a home seller, then contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll tell you about the aggressive and comprehensive marketing plan I offer to my clients as well as provide you with a number of helpful home selling resources, such as:

Until next time,


Get To Know Hollywood Beach Florida

Avoid the Crowds – Come to Hollywood Beach!

Offering visitors and residents alike many advantages including easy access to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Hollywood Beach is located minutes from Aventura, Golden Beach, Sunny Isles, Golden Isles and Hollywood Lakes. In South Florida we all know its all about the beaches and Hollywood Beach Florida offers some of the finest beaches like its sister South Florida cities. Want to avoid the peak season crowds? You must come to Hollywood Beach. Offering something for every budget, visitors to Hollywood Beach can access accommodations from the luxurious to the affordable.

The Hollywood Boardwalk

Hollywood Beach Hollywood Florida

Measuring two miles in length, the Hollywood Boardwalk was built in 1923. Beckoning to days of old, this landmark thirty-foot wide pedestrian promenade is home to a vibrant blend of beach activities, cultural events, awe-inspiring views and of course – a terrific beach! Named one of America’s top notch nostalgic venues by USA Today, the Hollywood Boardwalk is an auto-free zone. Expect to find an active crowd enjoying a bike ride, along with runners, walkers and rollerbladers. Blending in perfectly in this nostalgic setting are fanciful boutique hotels, interesting shops, and great Oceanside eats.