Florida Luxury Real Estate Blog

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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Jose A. Gouvea and Alicia Levitan of Florida Luxurious Properties held the inaugural event of Latino Business Professionals Network at the company office located on Las Olas Boulevard.

     

The event, held on April 14, gathered Latino business professionals and clients from Broward county. It was a perfect opportunity to network with members of such powerful community. Carmen Bernard of Legal Shield was among the participants. Karen Levy and Victor Pakhomov representing Citibank sponsored the network’s first event.

   
  
Stay tuned for the announcement of the network’s next event. 

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Julie Jones-Bernard from Florida Luxurious Properties in Fort Lauderdale has been noticing a growing trend in the demand for private residences that will accommodate extended family living requirements.

 

Julie states, “It is a fact that as we live longer we are expecting more from our residences – an unexpected but welcome family addition, adult children returning to the fold, blended and extended families, the guest or relative from out of State or overseas who visits (and never leaves), plus don’t forget the grandparents, nanny, house manager or Boat Captain.”  A residence that will truly accommodate and give pleasure for decades or generations to come is not an unusual request at the exclusive boutique brokerage of Florida Luxurious Properties.

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Exclusive marina. Exclusive Surf Club fronting over 300 feet of oceanfront beach. Private guard-gated enclave. Architecturally stunning residences. Wide, deep canals just minutes from Port Everglades. Keystone location for all prime, city and coastal destinations. Welcome to Harbor Beach!

As one of Fort Lauderdale’s finest and most prestigious neighborhoods, these luxury amenities make Harbor Beach one of the hottest markets in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Luxurious Properties is honored to present eight excellent waterfront offerings with prices from affordable luxurious to the opulent. Investments in Harbor Beach currently range from land value in the mid $2million to $32 million for a trophy point estate. One listing offers vacant land ready

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A warm wonderful Thanksgiving to our valued customers, friends, fellow South Floridians and visitors enjoying our tropical paradise. Holidays are always a terrific reason to make time for local fun and festivities. Here are a few local favorites to be considered this weekend and beyond:

 

1. BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Rated number one of the top 90 “to do” spots in Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House is an historic 1921 plantation-style home amid tropical gardens and ponds. The home of famed artist, Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn, the Bonnet House ocean-side grounds and estate are open to the public.  Contact education@bonnethouse.org for more information.  Address: 900 North Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Tel: 954-563-5393.

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