- Home values went up 3.3% from last year
- Inventory is down 16.3%
- Months supply of inventory is down 18.2%
Sometimes I can’t help but play favorites. Checkout my top picks — and see why I fell in love with these homes (btw they are available if you are looking to make a move)
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Mid Century Driveway house
What I love: That driveway though, back yard waterfront setting is amazing!
The Hollywood Superstar!
What I love: Cool ceiling beams, all renovated, swagalicious pool area
That red door though!
Mid Century Multifamily Looker
What I love: OMG the roof line! Why pay the entire rent, when you can offset the mortgage with a separate suite.
The Roof The Roof, The roof is on Fire – well not really, but it’s an awesome roof!
Veleiros at Crystal Lakes
Past renter of mine turned into a buyer after I provided her a Rent vs Buy analysis. We hit the road running and I showed her 10 properties that she selected. All were 20+ years old. Some risks when buying a 20 year old home puts you 5 years out for a new roof or potential insurance rate increases due to age. We also saw homes that were 50-60 years old in east Broward, which is typical. The issues with these types of homes are older electrical panels, which are red flagged by insurance companies, that then lead to expensive policies and even policy cancellations.
Also, another potential issue with older homes is cast iron plumbing underneath the house. This type of plumbing can decay over time and leads to massive expenses into the $15k+ range.
Many of these homes, believe it or not, don’t have hurricane impact windows, which opens the owner up to higher insurance premiums and risky dangerous conditions during a hurricane.
Looking at this transaction from an advisory standpoint, I suggested a new construction home that would mitigate these issues and have 30% less insurance premiums. She ended up buying a brand new home for under $450,000, which is completely turnkey so she won’t have to do anything to the property for a very long time! I’m so happy for her that she chose this home.
“IF YOU DON’T KNOW NOW YOU KNOW” ~ Biggie
I love this spot for me the days of hanging out on Las Olas and Himmarshee downtown are over, well for the most part. The establish brings a few different dimensions that most bars and lounges don’t. First of all I really like the location in the trending and edgy Flagler Village; a neighborhood on the move. It’s flat out cool! Rank & File pride theirselves in making delicious cocktails, and I promise you they are yummy. But I really enjoy the atmosphere. A very vibey space. The exterior has an old war bunker appearance with cracked brick and grey paint. On the inside there are floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with memorabilia, and cool antique chairs.
The live music is a big added bonus, and I’ve been there a half a dozen times, the singers are good local talent! I admit I really like the pool tables and dart board. There is something for everyone. I never truly enjoyed lounges that are tiny and you are jammed against other people. The 3000 sf establishment offers enough space to be comfortable but cozy enough to perhaps meet someone you would not come across in the Lobster Bar or Yolo on Las Olas.
Fat Village and Flagler Village is exploding with growth. Stefano and Mark Barbagallo (owners) have something good going on here. As a Realtor who specializes in the downtown market, I must say they have put themselves into position to benefit from a growing neighborhood with thousands of units coming to market. #smartplay
This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom in Palm Aire Village Townhomes is about to hit the market. Get in front of the curve and contact me now for more information if you are looking for a townhouse in the low 200’s.
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