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Life is Sweet on the Peaceful Shores of Highland Beach













 
Highland Beach was named for its uncommonly high sand dunes that offer both protection from the sea and magnificent views. Highland Beach is just three miles long and proud of having it’s own police, fire and emergency assistance departments dedicated to serving it’s relatively small population.
 
 
 


This cutting-edge town installed a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis water treatment facility, drawing directly from the Florida “aquifer“ 1000 feet below the surface. This assures residents enjoy an unlimited supply of pure water.

Hillsboro Beach: A Charming Beachfront Town with Modern Day Appeal

 
 
 
 
 
 
Bordered by Deerfield Beach to the North and Pompano Beach to the South, Hillsboro Beach is a highly-prized stretch of beachfront attracting local Floridians and winter residents wholong to make their home by the sea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At just 3.2 miles, Hillsboro Beach residents enjoy ocean vistas, Intracoastal waterway views or; the most fortunate homeowners enjoy a bit of both. From time shares, co-ops and sleek high-rise condominium buildings to multi-level town homes and spectacular ocean-front mansions, Hillsboro Beach features a housing type to fit every budget and lifestyle.

54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Calling All Captains!
One of South Florida’s most exciting annual events, theFort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is slated to run from October 31 through November 4. The largestin waterboat show in the world, theFort Lauderdale International Boat Showattracts boating enthusiasts from all over the world. Hosting over six locations, visitors revel in a first hand look at everything from spectacular super yachts and sail boats to the latest in personal water crafts along with marine and fishing accessories.

The Boating Life in Pompano Beach, Florida

Living theboating lifestyleis an exciting way to connect with nature and tune out the day’s concerns. Whether you merely want to cruise the deep blue waters and catch some rays or enjoy sport fishing and water sports, time spent on the open water is engaging for the whole family.
 
 
Pompano Beach, Florida is a townperfectly suited for the boating lifestyle.With its name derived from thePompanofish, Pompano Beach is a popular destination for fishermen and boater’s from all over the world. Pompano Beach is a little over 22 square miles of land mass with a stretch of pristine beachfront approximately 3 miles long.

Stuart, Florida: A Progressive Oasis with Old World Charm

A gem nestled along the St Lucie River, Stuart, Florida is known as theSailfish Capital of the Worldand part of Florida’s famedTreasure Coast. In the 18 century, several Spanish galleons shipwrecked off the coast while carrying untold amounts of gold and silver. Onlysomeof this valuable bounty has since been recovered, giving the region its sparkling name.
VotedAmerica’s Most Beautiful Cityin 2008, today’s Stuart represents a new frontier in South Florida. Quality of life and a lower cost of living coupled with open spaces and lower crime rates create an oasis for Floridians and snowbirds, alike.

Making A Success of Your Rehabbed Purchase

It is common to find newly rehabilitated or,rehabbedhomes on the market that were previously bought as foreclosed properties by investors. These homes are renovated and re-enter the residentialreal estate marketwith the investor in position as the seller. A reputable investor will have performed all renovations and improvements to code with proper permitting and paid all contractors in full.Is this always the case?Well, not always. However, don’t let that deter you. There are a few simple precautions potential

Hang Ten Home Buyers - Surf is Still Up for Home Ownership!

 
I have some good news… because we had a few interest rate spikes, qualified home buyers do not need to abandon the idea of home ownership. You did not miss the boat! Interest rates are still lower than they’ve been in nearly 50 years.Think about that for a minute. That is not anopinion, that is reliable data all qualified homebuyersneed to consider before they give up their goal of home ownership. Interest rates have not been this low in nearly 50 years.
 
 
In the United States, we are beginning to nudge into the 4 percent interest rate range.

South Florida Homeowners Freshen Up Pools with Fresh New Ideas

 
As Labor Day approaches, most of our neighbors to the north are savoring these last few weeks of sun and fun around the family pool. Before long, tarps will cover once sparkling blue pools, soon to be covered by the amber leaves of Autumn.
 
 
 
 
Not here!It‘s pool season all year long in South Florida which is just one of the benefits of life in the Sunshine State. There are many new design styles and technological innovations for the backyard pool; below I highlight just a few:

Low Inventory: A Buyer’s Plight. What Now?

 
If you are financially-qualified and motivated tobuya new home yet, frustrated with low inventory don‘t get discouraged.Stay positive!There are a steps you can take to increase your chance of finding a newhome sweet home!
 
Buy Florida Real Estate
BUY Florida Real EstateDuring this inventory squeeze,buyersare best served to cast the widest net possible when establishing theirhomesearch criteria. One way to bring more homes into contention is to open your mind to neighborhoods you may not have considered in the past. This doesn’t necessarily mean a compromise.

Buyers Are Confident - Rates Are Still Low


Home Sales Are Up 2013
 
A highly regarded industry source, the S&P/Case-Shiller real-estate index, released encouraging new figures; the best news since the peak of the bubble in 2006!

Home prices in South Florida are up an average of 14% this year. Lets all share a collective
, Yay!

That is good news as it pertains to home equity for current owners. This encouraging index also offers an opportunity for currenthome buyersto invest at a time when the market is on an upswing, increasing their confidence and potential for building equity.
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