- Yellow= Apartments
- Blue = Condos
- Red = Proposed or under construction
Downtown lofts are a hot commodity! Just last month I was waiting in the lobby at Nu River Landing for my customer to do her walkthrough when I noticed a young woman at the concierge asking to see one of the units there. I was close enough to hear the conversation, and I could hear the front desk clerk stating he can’t show any of the units. Well, that’s my cue I suppose. I approached her and told her I was a realtor, but I was busy with a customer at the moment and if she waited I could do a quick consultation and potentially show her apartment that day. She was so excited, I wish all my customers were like that. Apparently she has spent days going through Zillow trying to schedule appointments, but with no success.
After my walkthorugh I sat her and the Mr. down in the clubroom at Nu River. With my macbook in hand we reviewed the market and I provided her with a solid snapshot of the inventory and the pros and cons of each building ; total money requirements, association approval time, parking, amenities and availability. It was still early in the day around 1pm. A few of the listings they liked I had great relationships with some of the listing agents – those were easy to get codes. I called and called until I was able to connect with the balance of the listing agents. Within 30 minutes I had 4 MLS properties set up, and 2 off market properties ready to show.
Fast forward 4 hours, they found the one they liked the most. The next morning we wrote up the intent to lease supplied all their documents to the Landlord representative; ID, Income, application, Credit and intent to lease. The contract was executed and they were on the nest step to association approval. The unit only came with 1 parking spot, that was an issue. I called the homeowners association and tracked down an owner with an empty spot. He initially wanted $125 a month, but I negotiated on their behalf and it was leased for $100 a month.
Today I finished the move in and added another set of happy customers to my list. We will be working together on a purchase in the future. Until now they get to enjoy this beautiful 1 BR for $2000.00 a month annually. The unit has 14ft ceilings, exposed ductwork, polished floors and impact windows. Reminiscent of NY style lofts.
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The American Dream is in full force for these first time home buyers ! We found their perfect starter home in Fort Lauderdale with a perfect lot size to store their boat on the side . The house had a renovated kitchen with gas appliances . Bathrooms were not renovated giving them the opportunity to do the upgrades themselves as they desired . Roof was only 8 years . The house was listed for 250k and we negotiated 15 k and a small seller concession , they purchased it for 235 k with 5% conventional loan . All together they own this House with 15k down !!! The conventional loan vs the FHA will give them the opportunity to do away with the PMI once it reaches 78-80% LTV. Long story made bearable , I’m happy for them !
Broadstone Harbor Beach is here, preleasing now, first move in’s April 1st 107. I’m exicted to be a listing agent for Broadstone Harbor Beach helping them bring realtors and potential tenants to the property. Broadstone Harbor Beach is a class AA mid-rise containing 394 apartments, 2700 square feet in retail, a putting green (because that’s important ) and a retail out-parcel of 4600 square feet .
Broadstone Harborbeach will be located just west of 17 Street Causeay Bridge on a redevelopment site of Art Instutite Fort Lauderdale . The site was purchased by Alliance Residential, out of Phoenix, for a whopping $22.1 Million price tag.
Located on a 4.3 acre parcel site that was carved from the Art Institue parcel and also used to be the former marine park and tourist attraction the closed in 1994 called Ocean World.
Broadstone has broke ground and expected to deliver the first apartments in 2017 with a estimated completion date by mid 2017.
Broadstone Harbor Beach will also provide amenities such as cabanas , pool, spa, yoga studio, fitness center, movie theater, luxury finishes and upper floor ocean views . Rents will range initially at $1650 Up to $3400 .
A new address for Broadstone Harbor Beach will be established at 1721 SE 17 Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316.
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I had the pleasure of working with a recent couple who are relocating from Miami to Broward County or Boca Raton due to commute times. They love their current house in Miami especially because its on a lake with a beautiful view. (stay tuned for the listing pictures soon) However , they decided to take the plunge in the Broward County market. Their criteria was fairly simple. They wanted a 3/2 house or villa,with a pool, 1800 square feet minimum, single-story turn-key (no major interior work), gated community, low HOA, pet friendly, 2 car garage , large driveway, close to some things-to-do, and a backyard where they can let their dogs free to roam. They were also open to Boca.
What I did first is have them come to my office for a 20 min buyer presentation. I explained to them the process, what was needed from them ( pre qualification etc), and why I am the right agent for them. It was a great meeting and I was able to get to know them a bit, and understand their must-haves and what they can do without . Later on that evening I sent them a list of properties that I felt fit the description of the house they wanted. Within 2 days I had 5 properties set up for the day between east and west boca. Each house we arrived at, I took notes of what they liked, what they didn’t. I like to do this because at the end of the day if it doesn’t work out I normally know them much better and the second attempt is normally successful. The first 4 properties were not a fit for some reason or another, however, the 5th property was actually what they were looking for. It was listed for $450,000 in an area where closed comps are showing between $375- $425k. I will say that the house was renovated very nicely and I can see the house being on the higher end of that spectrum.
They really liked the house, and wanted to me to find out what type of negotiating room there was. I didn’t have the best feeling about it because when I asked the seller why he wanted to move , his answer was ” I want a 3rd garage for my car”. To me that is called an “Unmotivated seller”. I spoke to the agent and he basically said they will not negotiate the price at all. My client agreed to move to someone who wants to move or has an vacant property.
The second day I set up 5 appointments in west Broward where we can get some “bang for our buck”. Within these group of properties I had found a 3/2 Villa with a 2 car garage, fully renovated, in a gated community with a pool and a fenced in backyard. Its was listed for 375k which seemed priced to sell. The last closed sales was 369k without a pool. The villa turned out to be a good fit, they really liked it. YAY. My client originally wanted to put down 150k and finance the rest. However , they had mentioned they could go cash if needed. I suggested a 340k all cash offer. The seller countered at 369k. I told the other agent that if they are not going to give us a good deal we will finance, but we won’t pay 369k , the property is 2 months on and we can walk. We countered back 350 cash offer and the seller countered back at 360k cash! DONE DEAL! I found out there was an appraisal recently before us and it came back at 368k. Saved my client 8k and it was 15k off the listing price. Everyone is happy. The inspection was clean, all contracts and disclosures signed and the HOA has approved already. The closing is set and there is nothing to stop us now. I even checked with Allstate to make sure the house is insurable and not in a flood zone. On to a happy closing !