Fort Lauderdale Real Estate and Community News

Jan. 14, 2022

Tips for Choosing Your Next Property

 

It’s the new year, and with that comes new possibilities — especially in the world of real estate. 

You could buy another home, purchase that vacation house you’ve been eyeing, or invest in rental properties, commercial real estate or even international assets. 

Not sure which route is best for your long-term goals and wealth? Here’s how to choose your next property — and do it right:

Do a financial assessment. The first step is to evaluate how much you’d like to spend. Remember to keep in mind both the upfront and long-term costs, as well as the upkeep and maintenance of the property — especially if you’re not on-site often. 

Keep your travel and work plans in mind. Are you planning to go abroad this year? Will work keep you busier than ever, or are you planning to slow things down and take more time for yourself? These details can help point you toward the right buying location and property type. 

Make a detailed list of your preferences. Have a clear-cut picture of what you want. In today’s competitive market, you may find yourself compromising just to find a property, and having a solid list of your must-haves and nice-to-haves can make the process easier to navigate.

Be patient. Competition might be strong, but it shouldn’t push you into the wrong decision or force you to compromise on what’s important. It’s not always easy, but try to be patient until we find a property that’s truly right for you.

Are you on the market for a new property this year? Get in touch to discuss what you’re looking for.

Nov. 2, 2021

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Nov. 2, 2021

5 Family-Friendly Luxury Home Features

 

 

A family-friendly home doesn’t have to be boring or basic — in fact, it can be elegant and appealing.

You do want features that accommodate everyone’s needs, however. As your family grows, this may mean adding space, reimagining a few rooms, and updating your property with the latest technology.

Or it may mean choosing a new property altogether. Are you in the market for a family-friendly luxury home? Here are the top features to be on the lookout for.

The Smartest Technology

Smart home tech can improve your home’s safety and make communicating throughout the house easier and more convenient. Today’s best features also help monitor temperature, control lights and appliances, and more.

Flexible Entertaining Areas 

These rooms can grow and change as your children do. In the beginning, one space may be a nursery. Later on, it can become a separate place for reading and playtime. As your kids get older, a gaming or media room may make more sense.

A Fully Appointed Kitchen

The kitchen becomes the heart of the house for many families, acting as a cozy place to spend time together, even when it’s not mealtime. Make sure you have plenty of space as well as all the latest appliances and gadgets.

The All-Important ADU

If you have the backyard space, adding in an accessory dwelling unit can be a great option. This allows visitors or caregivers to have their own space. You could also convert a pool house, shed or barn into a living area if those structures are already on-site.

Beautiful (and Useful) Backyard Enhancements 

Make your backyard more fun with a built-in pool and waterslide, or add a treehouse, playset or trampoline. You could also install a fire pit or outdoor dining area for future alfresco family dinners and parties.

Need help finding the perfect home for your growing family? Reach out today.

Posted in Blog, Buying a Home
July 31, 2017

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