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THE GREATEST SHOW ON THE SEVEN SEAS

Mark your calendar!

November 1-5, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on November 1-5, 2017.

Show exhibitors include talented yacht designers, builders and brokers of some of the most beautiful watercraft on the seven seas.  A wide variety of boats will be on display, from runabouts to extraordinary superyachts. There is something for everyone who wants to be on the water, and if not, there are exotic cars on display, too.

FLORIDA LUXURIOUS PROPERTIES is a proud sponsor of this event, where beautiful boats from around the world are showcased.  Potential Buyers are also seeking the perfect residence to dock and enjoy the

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LESS IS MORE

It seems that the spirit of “less is more” is contagious—we are meeting people all the time who are on the move upward to a better life through downsizing.

A change of lifestyle can be a very energizing thing.  As we free ourselves of possessions and the space needed to house them, we are liberated—released of responsibility.

Isn’t it time to change the pace?  About time to really take control and bring it all down to a scale that is manageable—so that you are not possessed by your possessions, a warden, caretaking in a house that has outlived its purpose for you?  

Why not consider something smaller, something new for you, some place where you’ll actually utilize and enjoy all the space?  Take a look at 80 Hendricks Isle, or

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

During Hurricane Irma, we all persevered—every one of us faced their own challenge, whether staying in place, or leaving home.

An evacuation order forced many of us to leave home, as a precaution.  The truth is, we have made it through just fine, with minimal property damage, most of the cosmetic kind, not structural.  Not one of our luxury listings suffered damage.

Here in Fort Lauderdale, building codes have been strengthened so much over the last 15 years, that we are better prepared than ever for events such as Hurricane Irma.  Efforts to contain storm damage are paying off, with new zoning regulations, stricter building codes and requirement of weather-resistant materials, like impact glass. For this reason our

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 SUNRISE IN FORT LAUDERDALE

 As the sun rose over the Atlantic this morning, I was reminded of why I love Fort Lauderdale so much.The early light was magical, glinting off a perfectly flat ocean, the tiny rays of light shining like diamonds. Then, as the sun grew stronger and warmer it bathed the beach, the world around me awakened.   A soft breeze was blowing in off the ocean, and the palm fronds swayed gently, the shimmering light bouncing off them. After a cup of very good coffee, I was ready to greet the day, here in our paradise.  And I got to thinking about…

 TEN THINGS I LOVE ABOUT FORT LAUDERDALE

 10 –Location!  My town is very accessible, with a great international airport, an executive airport for private aircraft, rail

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I have the very best of professions! I am fortunate enough to match individuals with the multi-million dollar homes of their ultimate dreams!

A week ago, I showed a fabulous deep-water residence to a delightful newly engaged couple. As we toured the residence I remarked to them that it is real estate dating when looking for the perfect fit! They laughed but I think the simple analogy resonated with them both.

Real estate dating is not so much fun after the fifteenth house. Sometimes, the photos do not match the residence – big surprise there; the house may not be well maintained or clean. The floorplan creates the functional and energy flow of a residence just like the energy of a person, it might not be a good match. On it goes, the

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Fort Lauderdale, the Yachting Capital of the World is home to 50,000 registered vessels. With more than 300 miles of navigable inland waterways and proximity to the Caribbean Islands, it is not surprising that Fort Lauderdale appeals to those with a passion for nautical pursuits and their luxurious yachts. Demand for dockage in Fort Lauderdale increases year-on-year with the supply struggling to meet the demand. Consequently, marina fees are exorbitant. Annual dockage fees at one of the least expensive marinas range between $50,372 to $ 112,420 plus utilities. Based on these numbers, it is not uncommon for mega yacht owners to purchase a waterfront property when they decide to go bigger on their vessel.

 

For yachtsmen seeking an investment

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the impact of technology is pervasive, changing the landscape of modern business and the real estate industry is no exception. As a specialist and a business owner, I perceive technology as a positive fluid component, a welcome disruption to the real estate industry.

Albeit, a challenge to keep up with, it is critical to do so because technology presents opportunities to both sellers and buyers - a wider marketplace, more meaningful accessibility to preview and experience properties from the comfort of their armchair and greater transparency with regard to information about properties on the market as well as real estate agents. From the perspective of a business owner, technology and the World Wide Web allows me to efficiently increase my national

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For the avid yachtsman, 26 Isla Bahia Drive, in prestigious Harbor Beach is a beautiful residence with over 10,000 square foot of thoughtful interplay of luxurious indoor and outdoor living space which articulates “Destination Mediterranean Luxury”.

Drop anchor on the new 100 foot concrete dock with the catch of day to cool off in the custom designed 50 foot pool complete with a Jacuzzi, fountain and a full cabana bath. Enjoy a Rum Runner, prep the catch of the day in the ultimate summer kitchen with a sink, cleaning and preparation station, a wet bar, refrigerator and a built-in gas grill while swaying to the rhythms of steel drum music through the surround sound system! Entertain outdoors South Florida style with a Mediterranean flair

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For the avid yachtsman, 26 Isla Bahia Drive, in prestigious Harbor Beach is a beautiful residence with over 10,000 square foot of thoughtful interplay of luxurious indoor and outdoor living space which articulates “Destination Mediterranean Luxury”.

Drop anchor on the new 100 foot concrete dock with the catch of day to cool off in the custom designed 50 foot pool complete with a Jacuzzi, fountain and a full cabana bath. Enjoy a Rum Runner, prep the catch of the day in the ultimate summer kitchen with a sink, cleaning and preparation station, a wet bar, refrigerator and a built-in gas grill while swaying to the rhythms of steel drum music through the surround sound system! Entertain outdoors South Florida style with a Mediterranean flair

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As a luxury real estate specialist in waterfront and oceanfront residences, I have had the luxury of mixing business with pleasure. Since late 2014, I have invested in my passion for luxury real estate by establishing Florida Luxurious Properties. Florida Luxurious Properties is a boutique brokerage with a team of 18 assertive and entrepreneurial associates eager to apply their expertise to exceed customer expectations. As an enthusiast and member of the small business sector in South Florida, I would like to thank small business owners whom I have had the privilege to work or engage with for the high level of customer service which now serves as a fundamental pillar for my business.

 

As the economy continues to strengthen, resilient small

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