July 2015

There are 7 blog entries for July 2015.

Rio Vista, meaning “River View” in Spanish was christened by C.J. Hector an Iowan developer who began developing the area in the 1920s. It is one of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s most coveted and charming luxurious residential neighborhoods. As one of our oldest communities, Rio Vista’s charm stems from its history reflected in the eclectic mix of architecture which spans decades. Driving through this community, you will notice Spanish/Mediterranean Revival homes, sprawling mansions, quaint cottages, warm inviting bungalows and prominent modern estates. Every house is unique and is representative of the period in which it was constructed.

This sense of community reflects a tight-knit bond amongst residents which draws families to Rio Vista. It is

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Harbor Beach is a prestigious neighborhood in East Fort Lauderdale. It is and remains the oldest and most desirable luxury residential community. Estates in this idyllic community consist of a mixture of contemporary and Mediterranean architecture. Most homes are waterfront with private dockage to accommodate yachts and speed boats and unobstructed access to the ocean. The serious yachtsman’s would be thrilled to know that Harbor Beach is one of the few neighborhoods that has its own marina and offers residents who are members of the Harbor Beach Surf Club access to 300 feet of private shoreline that extends all the way to Lake Sylvan.

Harbor Beach is all about location, location and location! The ocean is to the east, the Intracoastal to the west

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South Florida appeals as one of the most important global regions for ultra-high-net-worth individuals. International buyers, and later as sellers, are drawn to the region because of attractive prices, economic stability, outstanding infrastructure, unparalleled quality of life and incredible investment opportunities with tax advantages.  

Foreign buyers continue to invest in South Florida’s real estate and contribute to its diversity. Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom and more recently China represent the leading nations in real estate sales in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Located on Las Olas Boulevard, Florida Luxurious Properties is proud of its presence in Fort Lauderdale – The Venice of

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Achieving consistent sales results in the ultra-luxury real estate market is a skill shared by the top producing Broward brokers. Such performance is driven by strong brokerage relationships and synergistic business connections, state wide, nationally and globally. As a testimony to the above, Julie Jones-Bernard and Florida Luxurious Properties have brokered three out of the five top residential sales in Broward County year-to-date (January to May, 2015).




Julie Jones-Bernard and the team of experts associates at Florida Luxurious Properties specialize in the $1M plus real estate market, offering French, Spanish,

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Las Olas Isles derives its name from the “Island Section” of Fort Lauderdale, dating back to 1910 when the area was nothing but mangrove swamps. Finger islanding of the swamps was started by W.F. Morang and Charles Green Rodes. Today, one beautiful isle follows another with multi-million dollar residences of Mediterranean, Tuscan and contemporary styles with exotic tropical landscaping and large loggias, summer kitchens and resort-styled pools, all designed to take advantage of the amazing South Florida climate.

Las Olas Isles offers lush tropical vegetation, romantic views and luxurious comfortable South Florida living. Las Olas Isles depicts the ‘Venice of America’ with Italian inspired waterways and island names such as San Marco or The Isle of

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At a recent Kaufman Rossin & Co. CEO Roundtable Breakfast to discuss their 2015 Broward Executive Survey, conducted in partnership with The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward business leaders echoed each other’s optimism in saying business continues to grow across all industries, and demand is high for talented and qualified workers.

Here are the trends sited in the 2015 Broward Executive Survey:


  • 76% of business leaders report the health of their business is better today than one year ago—up 10% from the previous two years.
  • 90% expect a healthier business in the coming year.
  • 60% expect to increase staff.

Geographic Impact:

  • 40% of businesses conduct at least 50% of their business solely in Broward County.
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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released its latest data on international investors and Florida continues to be in the top four states in the United States as a destination for international buyers to purchase real estate property. According to NAR, 21% of all units purchased by international clients occurred in Florida from April 2014 to March 2015. This represents the highest percentage among the top four states in the US: Florida, California, Texas and Arizona.

International buyers are attracted to Florida because it offers attractive prices compared to other states, economic stability, outstanding infrastructure and unparalleled quality of life, in addition to the great weather and its location. International clients see Florida

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