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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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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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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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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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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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Condos are a great option for anyone who loves the Southern Florida lifestyle but doesn’t necessarily need the constraints of home ownership and prefers the exclusivity and convenience of living within a community association. Condos are always in high demand in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and surrounding areas, and developers are constantly planning more buildings to keep up with the influx of prospective residents. These luxury properties do not stay on the market for long, so here’s what you need to know about upcoming projects in the area this year.

The pre-construction condo market in South Florida has been an ongoing project, and in 2015, the real construction will begin. More than 65 new towers are scheduled to be opened this year east of Interstate

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