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.

 

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

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 Update

Last time I discussed with you a trend on the South Florida real estate market in which home prices are dropping and South Florida home buyer interest is rising.

Today I’d like to discuss with you a recent report by Zillow.com that further breaks down the drop in South Florida home prices.

Zillow.com is a Seattle-based company that studies real estate trends all across the country.

South Florida Homes for Sale

According to the recent report by Zillow.com, South Florida home values decreased by 12.8 percent during the first quarter of 2011 when compared to the first quarter of 2010.

Compared with the 25 largest metropolitan areas, the South Florida area (which includes Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County) ranked number five for steepest drops in home values.

Detroit and Atlanta tied for the largest annual decline in home values at 17.3 percent.

Here’s what else the real estate website reported about our South Florida real estate market:

  • South Florida home values have dropped to 2002 levels.
  • Miami-Dade and Broward County home values are less than half of what they were five years ago.

And although Zillow.com previously predicted that the national housing market would bottom out by late 2011, experts are now saying that the housing market won’t bottom out until 2012.

Since Florida’s housing market crashed before much of the rest of the country, my prediction is that our housing market will bottom out earlier than that.

Purchasing a South Florida Home for Sale

The news from Zillow.com is likely grim news for South Florida home sellers looking to get a great price for their South Florida home for sale.

But for South Florida home buyers, conditions are just right to enter the South Florida real estate market.

For more information contact me today to further discuss your options on the South Florida real estate market as a South Florida home buyer.

Feel free to browse some of our amazing residential communities in South Florida online.  These include:

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

Explore Harbor Islands in Hollywood Florida from the Convenience of Home

The advent of the Internet has made it a whole lot easier to be a South Florida home buyer. Why? Because it allows you to have a wealth of information right at your fingertips, from available listings in Hollywood, Florida to virtual tours of some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the area.

My goal is to make navigating the South Florida real estate market as easy as possible. So I’ve made videos of some of the most coveted, luxurious residential communities in the area.

This month, I’d like to tell you about a community that has become well known for its tranquil vistas and friendly neighbors: Harbor Islands in Hollywood, Florida.

Dream Homes for Every Lifestyle in Harbor Islands Community in Hollywood, Florida

Situated on a cluster of islands along the Intracoastal Waterway, the 192-acre gated community of Harbor Islands is a paradise within the city of Hollywood.  Many of the homes in this amenity rich community are waterfront and feature  views of the Intracoastal and canals as well as have private swimming pools.

From waterfront estates to impressive town homes, there is something for every lifestyle at Harbor Islands, with prices ranging from $450,000 to $5 million.  Homes were built between 1996 and 2006 and range in size from 1,500 to 10,0000 square feet.

Although the neighborhood itself is expansive, you’ll feel right at home in one of Harbor Island’s distinctive communities: Edgewater, Harborside, Harborview, Grand Harbor Estates, The Estates, Harbor Pointe, Commodore Estates and Admiral’s Cove.

No matter which community within Harbor Islands you ultimately settle in, rest assured that you’ll have access to such world class amenities as:

  • the Grand Clubhouse Recreation Center
  • The 20-acre Joe Dimaggio Park, which includes paths for biking and jogging
  • A Championship Tennis Center
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center and Spa
  • The Loggerhead Club and Marina
  • And more!

Ready to Enter the Hollywood, Florida Real Estate Market?

If you would like to learn more about what Harbor Islands has to offer its residents, check out my Harbor Islands community page, which will tell you even more about what it’s like to live in this amazing Hollywood, Florida neighborhood.

As your South Florida real estate expert, I’m constantly looking for ways to make your South Florida home buying experience easy and pleasant. Contact me, Scott Patterson, today to learn about featured listings in South Florida’s many beautiful communities, including Aventura, Golden Beach, Hallandale and Hollywood.

I’d also suggest you browse some of my other community pages to learn about other featured neighborhoods in Hollywood, including Hollywood Lakes as well as the condominium communities of  Ocean Palms and Villas of Positano

New To The Market Harbor Islands In “Harbor Pointe” Hollywood Florida

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Harbor Islands, it is a 192-acre private gated waterfront community in Hollywood Florida composed of eight sub-communities.  You can select a home to fit your own personal budget with prices ranging from $450,000 up to $5,000,000.  Amenities in the community include a deep water Marina with 196 boat slips that can accommodate boats from 20-120 feet, Joe DiMaggio Park, Tennis and Fitness Center/Spa.  One of the unique things about  Harbor Islands is that it’s one of the only waterfront gated communities with private streets east of I-95 & US1.
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New Listing Featured below is located in “Harbor Pointe” , the newest community in Harbor Islands located next to the Marina with Intracoastal Waterfront Homes as well as Non-Waterfront homes.

1320 Hatteras Court

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Quick Facts:
5 Bedrooms
6.5 Baths
Living Area Sq.ft.: 4,950
3 car garage

List Price: $1,550,000

There are currently 5 Active properties in Harbor Pointe, the featured listing above (non-waterfront) and 4 others on the Intracoastal waterfront.  See all the Active Listings in Harbor Pointe.  There has been 1 closed sale this year in Harbor Pointe and it was a Bank Owned Foreclosure that sold 2 days ago on September 14, 2009 for $3,200,000 it was a 6BR, 9.5BA 8,519 sq.ft. waterfront home which included the only 100 foot deeded dock at the marina, all the rest of the docks at the marina are only available for lease.

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Harbor Islands Hollywood Florida Real Estate Market Statistics

Harbor Islands Hollywood Florida YTD Statistics:

Harbor Islands Single Family Home Market Statistics:

Number of current Active Listings: 26
Highest Priced Listing: $3,275,000 (Waterfront, 5 Bedroom • 7 ½ Bath, Approx. 7,219 sq.ft.
Lowest Priced Listing: $499,000 (Non-Waterfront, 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath, Approx. 1,592 sq.ft.
Number of Sales this year:
8
Pending Sales: None
Highest Sales Price YTD: $3,200,000 (Waterfront, 7 Bedroom • 6 ½ Bath, Approx. 5,721 sq.ft.
Lowest Sales Price YTD:
$440,000 (Non-Waterfront, 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath, Approx. 2,289 sq.ft.

Harbor Islands Townhouse Market Statistics:

Number of current Active Listings: 9
Highest Priced Listing: $1,099,900 (Waterfront, 3 Bedroom • 2 ½ Bath, Approx. 3,356 sq.ft.)
Lowest Priced Listing: $551,000 (Non-Waterfront, 4 Bedroom • 2 Bath, Approx. 2,402 sq.ft.)
Number of Sales this year: 5

Pending Sales: None
Highest Sales Price YTD: $815,000 (Waterfront, 2 Bedroom • 2 ½ Bath, Approx. 1,937 sq.ft.
Lowest Sales Price YTD: $448,000 (Non-Waterfront, 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath, Approx. 3,126 sq.ft.

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Scott Patterson
Phone: 954.661.8871

*Information obtained from the Southeast Florida MLS and Broward County Tax Records

Highest Sale Price Ever Recorded in Harbor Islands Hollywood Florida

The Highest Sale Price In Harbor Islands:

The Highest priced sale in Harbor Islands sold back in March of 2006 for $3,415,000 to a Russian buyer and is located in “The Estates” section of Harbor Islands with one of the largest lots in the community at 19,458 square feet making it nearly half an acre. Below are the details:

Highest Priced Sale “The Estates” at Harbor Islands

Address: 1200 Harbor Court Hollywood, Florida 33019
Sales Price: $3,415,000             
Sales Date: 3/20/2006
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 6 ½
Square Footage:
5,466 sq.ft.
Price per sq.ft.: 625 per square foot
Lot size: 19,458 sq.ft.
Waterfront: Yes 
Description: Point Lot, Located on a fixed bridge

A total of 3 sales over 3 Million have been recorded in the Harbor Islands community, the two others are:

Address: 1466 Commodore Way Hollywood, Florida 33019 (Commodore Estates at Harbor Islands)
Sales Price: $3,200,000
Sales Date: 5/15/2008
Bedrooms: 7
Baths: 6 ½
Square Footage:
5,721 sq.ft.
Price per sq.ft.: 559 per square foot
Lot size: 14,028 sq.ft.
Waterfront: Yes
Description: Point Lot, over 147 of Water frontage & Dockage

Address: 1110 Hatteras Lane Hollywood, Florida 33019 (Harbor Pointe at Harbor Islands)
Sales Price: $3,150,000                                  
Sales Date: 7/10/2007
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 7 ½
Square Footage:
5,942 sq.ft.
Price per sq.ft.: 530 per square foot
Lot size: 11,232 sq.ft.
Waterfront: Yes
Description: Point Lot on the Main Intracoastal Waterway & 137 of Water frontage

*Information obtained from Broward County Tax Records

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