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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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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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U.S. Trust - Bank of America Private Wealth Management - and OUR FUND, a foundation connecting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community; sponsored an evening reception at an exquisite waterfront residence in Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale last month.

         

              

Guest speaker John Arena, Senior Credit Executive for Fine Products from Bank of America Private Wealth Management, conducted a discussion on fine art in today’s market. OUR FUND members actively participated at this wonderful event.

The waterfront residence, located at 38 Isla Bahia Drive in Harbor Beach, is a new construction designed by renowned architect Lee Martin and built by W. A. Bentz Construction. Florida Luxurious Properties is

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Reports estimate that the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show offered somewhere in the vicinity of 1500 boats at an estimated total worth of $5 billion, drawing yachting enthusiast and marine businesses from over thirty countries. 

 The results? About $20 million in revenue for Fort Lauderdale—and rumor has it that all the local Dom Perignon was sold out. Not bad for a long weekend event!

While I understand the international draw of the Boat Show, the extent of its attraction did not hit until strolling among the mega-yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghini’s, Bentleys, private helicopters, luxury boat tenders and an RV to rival any house, while listening to more conversations spoken in different languages or spoken in English with exotic and

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The International SeaKeepers Society is a non-profit organization which focuses on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers mission is to increase current knowledge about the oceans, promote and facilitate scientific discovery and raise awareness about critical ocean issues by working directly with the yachting community as an essential component and contributor to ocean research, education and conservation efforts. In its pursuit to fulfill its mission, SeaKeepers engage and work in partnership with opinion leaders, scientists, businessmen, government agencies, educational institutions, both private and public organizations, as well as environmental advocates.

A critical component of SeaKeepers strategy is the DISCOVERY Yachts

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Fort Lauderdale has been a leading destination in South Florida for international real estate buyers in the United States.

International buyers, and later as sellers, are drawn to Greater Fort Lauderdale because of what they recognize as attractive prices, economic stability, outstanding infrastructure, unparalleled quality of life and incredible opportunity for investment with tax advantages. Sun-seekers from all over the world come to Fort Lauderdale to play, relax, and sometimes to work.

More than 300 miles of navigable inland waterways wind through luxurious estates, citrus groves and the unique Everglades, beckoning boats of all shapes and sizes. Fort Lauderdale is internationally renowned as the Venice of America for its picturesque

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extraordinary women leading changeIn anticipation of the third annual Women's Conference presented by GCI Corporation, Jose A. Gouvea and Maria Seltzer of Florida Luxurious Properties hosted a breakfast event on July 18, 2015 for the "Extraordinary Women Leading Change" members at 38 Isla Bahia Drive in Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale.

Members of the Board of this organization had the opportunity to visit this stunning luxurious property and learn about all the finest features this residence has to offer.

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When thinking of the homeless in our community, seldom does one consider that many children join their parent(s) when circumstances render them without a home. An adult finding him/herself homeless is daunting enough. For a child, the experience can be devastating if not handled properly.

In 1993, the Broward Partnership was formed by a coalition of concerned business and community leaders  to create a safe haven to help the homeless become active, participating members of the community once more.

Intent on aiding the homeless, the Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors started a sponsorship with Broward Partnership that encompassed a year’s effort to rebuild the 15-year old weather-beaten play area for children at the shelter. In January, the project

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Two exciting condominium developments have captured the eye of Fort Lauderdale’s most discerning local and international home seekers. The Paramount has hit the scene inviting you to elevate your life in a new international playground (Fort Lauderdale) and live the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

Meanwhile, the Auberge development partners, The Related Group, Fortune International Group and Fairwinds Group recently announced plans for groundbreaking the Auberge Beach Residences and Spa  comprised of two towers located on 450 feet of prime Fort Lauderdale Beach. Both developments are earmarked for starting late 2015 with estimated completion as late 2017.

Auberge is planned to reside over 4.6 prime and direct oceanfront acres. This breathtaking spa and

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As luxury real estate specialists, we take our community seriously. Florida Luxurious Properties works closely with local charities to help grow awareness of what we all can do to help our neighbors, especially our children, thrive.  It doesn’t take much and the investment offers great rewards!

I am convinced Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre is one of our city’s best kept secrets. It’s time to get loud about this charity. If you can imagine, FLCT surprised us beyond expectation with their production of Sweeney Todd. (Yes, Sweeney Todd!) Do not be fooled by the word Children’s in this theatre group. There is nothing juvenile about this charity or its members. FLCT’s young actors and producers would earn the praise of their Broadway counterparts.

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