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Golden Isles Home For Sale

Details About This New Waterfront Listing

Golden Isles Home for Sale in Hallandale Beach, Florida : The newly listed two-story waterfront estate located at 443 Holiday drive spares no expense, offering luxury amenities in a modern tropical setting.

443 Holiday Drive is in Golden Isles

The home is situated along the deep Intracoastal waterways of Golden Isles; one of South Florida’s most sought after luxury waterfront communities.

Features You Will Love About This Golden Isles Home

Home Features four bedrooms, three and a half baths, volume ceilings, bright and sun-lit living areas, state-of-the-art kitchen with top of the line appliances, large cook island, breakfast area and formal dining room all under 5,100 sq.ft.   The resort-style backyard with swimming pool, top of the line summer kitchen, Gazebo and deeded dock make for a backyard oasis, great for Alfresco dining and entertaining.   The second-story is exclusively dedicated to the ample master suite, with spa like master bath and private balcony.

Large circular driveway and two-car garage offers ample space for parking.

Learn More About This Golden Isles Home For Sale

For more information about this listing or to View other Golden Isles Homes For Sale, please visit or call me at 954-661-8871.


Until next time,


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.



The Aventura Mall Expansion Is Underway

Aventura, FL – The beautiful city of Aventura is not only a great place to live in the many communities such as Porto Vita, Island Estates, Aventura Estates and also play golf at The Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club but the city is known for one of the nations largest and highest grossing luxury shopping malls in the US., “The Aventura Mall”. To many of us, it has become not only a convenience but staple of our Lifestyle.

The Aventura Mall not only has some of the best shopping around, its also has great restaurants, a movie theater, and an Equinox Gym. Well, if anyone is wondering what all the construction is on the east side of the mall, you can bet it’s going to be big. The new expansion of the mall includes a 315,000 sq. ft. retail wing and parking garage along with a host of destination restaurants and a new state of the art food court.QE5oWH2 Starting to sound good to you isn’t it? To top it all off, renderings have revealed plans for a new Tesla store to be included in the expansion. Let me know what stores you would want to see be included in the expansion in your comments below!

– Scott


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


Open House 524 Palm Dr. Hallandale FL


thumbnail_524 Palm Dr_02524 Palm Dr. Hallandale Beach, FL is in the sought after waterfront community of Golden Isles. This updated home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, all impact windows / doors and all under 3000  sq. ft. From the luxurious waterfront backyard to the dine-in chefs kitchen, look no further than this home. With its covered patio and gourmet summer kitchen it caters to the most picky client and is a boater paradise with deep water and no fixed bridge.

Please feel free to come and visit our Open House Sunday June 12th from 2pm – 4pm. See you there !524 Palm Dr_08

New Condo Proposals Abound Right Now in South Florida

South Florida condosAn interesting trend has happened recently on the South Florida real estate market. Evidently, condo developers have been enthusiastically proposing new projects lately, proposing an average of almost 1,000 new units monthly for the tri-county coastal region since October 2012.

This is not only a sign that developers are feeling optimistic about the economy but also a sign that there’s about to be some incredible new real estate available in South Florida!

Real Estate for Sale in South Florida

According to the recent article I was reading in The Miami Herald, it has only taken roughly 10 months for developers to propose 20,000 new units in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Here’s what else the recent article revealed:

  • Since the fourth quarter of 2012, developers announced nearly 90 new buildings with a combined 9,500 units in South Florida.
  • At least three additional condo high rises with an estimated 1,200 units in the planning stages.
  • All put together, South Florida could ave at least 145 towers and nearly 20,700 units proposed for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
  • The last South Florida condo boom of this magnitude started in 2003 and ultimately resulted in 245 towers and almost 49,000 units in the region.
  • Miami-Dade County has the largest concentration of proposed projects with more than 90 towers and nearly 15,285 units planned.
  • Broward County has 26 towers and less than 2,125 units proposed.
  • Palm Beach County is a third with 23 towers and nearly 2,100 units proposed.
  • Broken down further, the Hollywood and Hallandale Beach market in Southeast Broward County has proposed 11 towers with nearly 1,450 condo units.
  • Sunny Isles Beach on the barrier island in Northeast Miami-Dade County has proposed 10 towers and nearly 1,200 units slated to be developed.
  •  West Palm Beach has proposed seven towers and nearly 1,170 units
  • The city of Miami Beach has proposed with 17 towers and nearly 1,100 units.
  • And Bal Harbour, Surfside, and Bay Harbor Islands market in Northeast Miami-Dade County have proposed 14 condo towers with nearly 1,000 units.

Part of the reason that developers are moving so fast to develop new condos is because the inventory of available condo buildings is dwindling fast.

Experts predict that the current supply of existing condos for sale could be exhausted by the second half of 2014.

Some of the projects that developers are proposing include:

  • A 713-foot-tall tower with at least 60 stories at 600 Biscayne Blvd.
  • A 710-foot-tall tower with at least 60 stories at 700 Biscayne Blvd
  • A 610-foot-tall tower with 55 stories at 24 SW 4th St. on the north bank of the Miami River.

Still, despite all this talk about new South Florida developments, these companies have a large hurdle to overcome first: getting loans from the banks, which have tightened their lending policies in recent years.

That’s why experts believe that it is those developers who can drum up sufficient support from would-be condo buyers that will ultimately find success on the South Florida real estate market.

South Florida Condos for Sale

What do you think of the recent flurry of activity on the South Florida condo market? I would love to hear your thoughts!

In the meantime, if you’re thinking about investing in a South Florida condo, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll be happy to assist you by letting you know about available condos for sale, answering any questions you may have as well as telling you about nearby condo communities in such communities as:

  • Aventura, Florida
  • Hallandale, Florida
  • Davie, Florida

Until next time,



Elegant Listing in Golden Isles, Presenting 424 Holiday Drive

424 Holiday Isle

We are pleased to present our featured listing 424 Holiday Drive.  It is in the gated community of Golden Isles, and is waterfront. This is one of our most majestic and elegant listings from the vaulted ceilings to the marble and red wood floors. The first story has all Travertine marble flooring and the second story is rich red wood. A chef ready kitchen is completely top of the line including Wolf gas range and generous sized kitchen island. The living room has a fireplace, should you catch a rare drift in the winter months and the living room opens to the dining room that enjoys the water views of both the canal and the pool.

The home has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths within a spacious 4,735 square feet living area. This is a relatively new construction, finished in 2000 and the amenities of the home reflect a modern sensibility. Closets are oversized and the baths are all lavishly appointed with the latest finishes and utilities. The home is in the classic Mediterranean style. There is large covered parking in a two car garage and there is additional parking in the driveway. A deeded dock and incredible patio with salt water heated pool and gourmet Viking summer kitchen make this an incredible home for entertaining.  It is located minutes from the beach, from Aventura, and the major expressways, insuring that the entertainments of South Florida are at your back door. This home is listed for $2.3 million. For more information on this home, to schedule a showing, or to view other homes in this area, please contact us today.



South Florida Real Estate Market Recovery Ranked Best in the Nation

South Florida real estate salesThe South Florida real estate market is experiencing a larger bounce back than most housing markets around the nation.

Evidently, Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County are all seeing major jumps in their median sales price – making them some of the fastest improving markets in the country!

This is obviously great news for luxury South Florida home sellers who are hoping to get a respectable price for their South Florida property!

South Florida Home Sales

Here’s a breakdown of recent South Florida real estate market activity:

  • Broward County’s median price was $127,000, up 21 percent from the year before.
  • During that previous year, the median sales price in Broward County was $105,000.
  • That jump in Broward County was the highest jump of any housing market in the nation!
  • In Miami Dade County, the median sales price was $165,000, up 20 percent from the year before.
  • During that previous year, the median price in Miami-Dade was $138,000.

Although a lot of South Florida homes lost nearly half their value during the housing crisis, experts are now saying that the market is bouncing back from that drop.

Helping the situation is a lot of demand from investors as well as a shrinking supply of available South Florida homes for sale.

Rising rental prices are also driving more home buyers to the market.

List Your South Florida Home on the Market Now

South Florida home sellers who have been hesitant to list their home on the market in recent years can start doing so with confidence.

After all, given the recent data, it appears that home sales prices in the area are on a steady climb.

For help listing your home on the South Florida real estate market, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’m an experienced area REALTOR who can help you set the right list price on your home and create an effective marketing plan tailored to you.

For now, be sure to browse some of my online home-selling resources, such as:

Until next time,


Positive Signs for South Florida Real Estate Market in 2012

The year 2012 may turn out to be a better year for the South Florida real estate market than previously expected, according to panelists at a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce meeting.

During the panel discussion on real estate and new construction, experts predicted that the South Florida housing market had finally bottomed out.

Ron Shuffield, president of our company Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realtors, attended the meeting and participated in the discussion.

Continue reading to learn  about his predictions for 2012 and what it means for interested South Florida home sellers.

South Florida Homes for Sale

According to housing experts, low interest rates as well as depressed sales prices on the South Florida real estate have attracted a new influx of home buyers.

Given the increasing demand for homes, Ron Shuffield said that the only thing that may slow down home sales in 2012 would be a shrinking home inventory.

For instance, typically there should be a seven to nine month home inventory. But right now, there’s a six to seven month housing inventory.

Panelists credited that shrunken inventory to heavy discounting, especially for South Florida condominiums.

Here are some of the predictions that these real estate experts made for the New Year:

  • The last of the 4,700 condominium units remaining from the 49,000 built in the region in the last several years will be sold in 2012
  • Many of those 4,700 condominium units will likely be converted into rental properties.
  • Several of the proposed condominium projects in Miami-Dade County will reach fruition in 2012, adding about 4,200 units to the market.
  • European and Latin American investors will continue to fuel much of the activity on the South Florida real estate market
  • A possible increase in mortgage interest rates as well as land prices, however, may slow down the economy once more.
  • What’s more, new condos priced too high could also stall real estate activity.

South Florida Properties

The outlook on the South Florida real estate market definitely seems to be improving each year, suggesting that the market is starting to swing back toward a neutral market rather than a buyer’s market.

This should be welcome news for South Florida home sellers trying to get a good deal on their home.

From my expert advice to my many home selling resources, I’ll make navigating the South Florida real estate market a breeze for you.

Until next time,


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,