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Hollywood Historic Home Tour Coming Soon to South Florida

Are you a South Florida resident who has a deep appreciation for historical homes and architecture? If so, I recommend you attend the Hollywood Historic Home Tour on February 26.

During the tour, residents will be able to check out 6 luxurious Lakes homes, as well as several antique cars that will be on display.

I’m excited to report that I will be the main sponsor for the event.

Continue reading to learn more about this annual event, which is now in its 11th year.

Tour Hollywood, Florida Homes

Incorporated in 1925, Hollywood was initially developed in reaction to the South Florida Boom times of the 1920s.

The community was meant to be a “city of dreams,” according to its original founder, Joseph Young.

Today, the community conjures images of luxury single-family homes and high-end hotels whenever it’s mentioned to South Florida residents.

Considered the 9th largest city in the state of Florida, Hollywood  is also known for its family-friendly atmosphere and deep historical roots, especially when it comes to its collection of historical homes.

That rich Hollywood history will be celebrated during the 11th annual Historic Homes Tour.

Here are the details:

  • When: 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26

  • Where: Event starts at Art & Cultural Center, 1650 Harrison Street in Hollywood

  • Admission: $25  Advance ticket sales by mail available.

  • More Info: Proceeds benefit The Hollywood Historical Society, a 501c3 non-profit cultural organization.

  • Contact: Call 954-673-7739 or visit for more information

Relocating to Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood is a rich city, full of history and personality.

In fact, one of the reasons I love sponsoring the Hollywood Historic Home Tour each year is because it really showcases what makes Hollywood such a special and unique city.

If you’ve been thinking about investing in Hollywood real estate lately and making it your permanent home, be sure to contact me, Scott Patterson, your South Florida real estate expert.

I’ll be happy to tell you about the various residential communities in Hollywood as well as tell you about available listings in the area.

You can even start your South Florida home search today by checking out my user-friendly home search tools. These tools allow you to narrow down your search by price range.

For instance, you can:

Until next time,


Mexicans Increasingly Investing in South Florida Real Estate

For months I have been telling you about how Brazilian nationals have been spurring activity on the South Florida real estate market by investing in South Florida homes for sale.

Now it appears that another group of foreign nationals are finding South Florida real estate increasingly attractive: Mexicans.

According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, Mexicans find that South Florida is a safe place to invest their money outside of their home country, where violence has steadily increased over the years.

South Florida Real Estate Market Attracting International Buyers

While Mexican nationals have historically invested in properties in border cities such as El Paso and San Diego, an increasing number of Mexicans are investing in South Florida, specifically Miami.

By some estimate, Mexican investors have invested about $30 million in the South Florida real estate.

And according to the Commerce Department’s international trade administration, Mexicans made a direct investment of $31 billion in the United States in 2008.

Most experts attribute the surge in Mexican nationals investing in the United States to the violence that is occurring across the border.

Since the Mexican president Felipe Calderon launched a war on drug cartels in late 2006, more than 40,000 Mexicans have been killed in the fighting.

Consequently, the United States has issued an increasing number of visas to Mexicans.  Between 2007 and 2009, the number of visas for Mexican investors grew from 15,000 to 21,000.

In 2009, about 250 Mexicans were granted asylum in the United States.

Purchasing a South Florida Home for Sale

As a South Florida real estate expert, I have years of experience working with international buyers.

If you’re thinking about relocating to South Florida from another country  – or from another part of the United States – then contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll help make navigating the South Florida real estate market exponentially easier with my exclusive South Florida home buying tools.  These include:

Until next time,


Real Estate Market Report for Hollywood Lakes Subdivision in South Florida

A lot can change over the course of a year in the South Florida real estate market.

The home sales data for this historic neighborhood (located off the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean) is compared below during the first part of the year for 2010 and 2011.

Hollywood, Florida Real Estate

Here’s a look at closed sales data in Hollywood Lakes from Jan 1, 2010 to May 16, 2010.  Please keep in mind this is only for closed sales not active listings.

  • Total homes sold: 22
  • Minimum list price: $160,000
  • Maximum list price: $1,300,000
  • Minimum sales price: $99,000
  • Maximum sale price: $1,275,000
  • Minimum Days on the Market: 1
  • Maximum Days on the Market: 478

Now compare that with sales date for Hollywood Lakes between Jan. 1, 2011 and May 6, 2011:

  • Total homes sold: 17
  • Minimum list price: $235,000
  • Maximum list price: $619,000
  • Minimum sales price: $234,000
  • Maximum sale price: $580,000
  • Minimum Days on the Market: 6
  • Maximum Days on the Market: 401

One of the biggest conclusions I’ve drawn from this data is that the South Florida real estate market is beginning to stabilize and grow.

Consider This: 45 percent of homes that sold in that time period in 2010 were on the market for more than 100 days, compared with 41 percent in 2011.

And while sales prices are lower in 2011, they’re closer to the list price than in 2010, where the difference varied widely in some cases.

Thinking About Selling Your South Florida Home for Sale?

I can help! As your South Florida real estate expert, I have years of experience in successfully marketing South Florida homes for sale and getting a good price for home sellers.

Contact me, Scott Patterson, today to learn about all of the South Florida home seller resources I provide, including:

Until next time,




Hollywood Lakes Florida Largest Estate

Hollywood Lakes largest estate was built in 2001 and is located on Northlake at 900 S. Northlake Drive.  The lot is over 1 Acre, around 48,000 sq.ft. making it one of the largest lots on either lake and the home is approximately 15,000 sq.ft. with 9 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, 4 half baths and a separate 1,800 sq.ft. guest house.  The corner lot offers open water views along the 450ft. of seawall.

The home is currently listed for $14,900,000.00

Southlake & Northlake

Hollywood Lakes is a waterfront community centrally located minutes to Hollywood Beach Florida, Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale Airport and many local attractions.

Scott Patterson

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City Of Hallandale Approves $85 Million Dollar Retail Project

Hallandale Square Project

600 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.

The City of Hallandale recently approved plans for a five-story 380,000-square-foot retail project located at the southeast corner of Hallandale Beach Boulevard and Federal Highway (US 1).  Hallandale Square will include approx. 320,000 square feet of retail, 28,000 square feet of restaurants, a 749 seat movie theater and open atrium.  Developers estimate construction to begin late spring.  The pedestrian friendly project will focus on environmentally friendly materials and design.

Whole Foods Market Coming to Hallandale Beach Florida

Whole Foods Market will be coming soon to Hallandale Beach Florida  just around the corner from the waterfront community of “Golden Isles”.  Whole Foods will be one of the anchor tenants along with Cobb Theaters for the Hallandale Square Project which is located just north of the $1billion mixed-use project , Village at Gulfstream Park.  Currently there is an old shopping center where Tony Romas and The Knife restaurant are located along with other offices and retail.

Hallandale, Hollywood, Aventura and Golden Beach Seeing Fast Growth

Hallandale Beach Florida is changing fast and is yet another reason why I think the cities of Hallandale, Aventura, Golden Beach and Hollywood Florida along with sub-communities of Harbor Islands, Hollywood Lakes, Golden Isles, Presidential Estates, Aventura Lakes and Porto-Vita will be some of the key areas for growth and appreciation since they benefit from being “in the center of both market’s of Miami and Fort Lauderdale”.

You may access the City of Hallandale’s Current Development Activity List to find out about the major construction going on in the City.

Developers for Hallandale Square Project: Laura and Irwin Tauber principals of Taubco
Architect for Hallandale Square Project: Behar Font & Partners

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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.

Dockside Dining In Hollywood Florida

Boating in Hollywood, Hallandale, Aventura and South Florida

Whether you are looking for a place to take your boat or simply enjoy the scenic water views while dining, below is a list of restaurants that offer dining along the waterfront in Hollywood Florida. If you are planning a trip to Hollywood you might want to check out local events and things to do to in the area.

Being a boater myself I love the ability to experience South Florida from a different perspective as well as waterfront dining. I have personally been to all of these restaurants and really enjoy the ambiance and relaxation waterfront dining offers.

Hollywood Restaurants Along The Intracoastal Waterway

Billy’s Stone Crab
400 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-923-2300 

Capone’s Flicker-Lite
1014 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-922-4232

Giorgio’s Bakery Market
800 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-929-5550

Giorgio’s Grill
606 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-929-7030

Las Palmas Tropical Grille & Sushi
1318 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-929-0550

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Le Tub Saloon
1100 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-925-4840

Nikki Marina at the Diplomat Landing
3660 S. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-602-8750

Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille at the Diplomat Landing
3460 S. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-602-8760

Taverna Opa
404 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
P: 954-929-4010