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  • Five Easy Steps to a New Look Bedroom!

    Posted Under: Design & Decor in Fort Lauderdale, For Rent in Fort Lauderdale, Rentals in Fort Lauderdale  |  November 8, 2010 5:22 AM  |  3,590 views  |  1 comment

    Changing up your home decor for the new season! Renting doesn't mean you can't enjoy decorating your space, whether it's an apartment, home, studio or dorm!

    A few easy changes can transform the appearance of your bedroom. Best of all, you can do most of the work yourself, save some money, and end up with a bedroom that has been given a new look. Try these ideas:

    1. Clean up the clutter 
    This is the time to evaluate your needs and wants. Carefully assess the items in the room and remove anything except those items you wish to keep for the new room layout. Be discerning! You’ll be amazed at how much better the bedroom looks with just this one step.

    2. Redress your bed 
    The bed is the most prominent object in the room so you can transform the room simply by changing the bedding set. Choose something that matches your personality and and use it to set the mood and theme for the room. 

    3. Don’t forget the floors!
    An area rug is a great way to change the look of the room without a complete overhaul. Remember, darker floors will make the room appear smaller, while lighter colors will do the opposite.

    4. Throw in some pillows and add some shams 
    Accent pieces, shams and euro shams that coordinate with your bedding provide an easy way to carry the design scheme around the room. Many companies offer entire lines of accent pieces designed to coordinate and complement the bedding sets they offer. 

    5. Treat your windows to a new look 
    Choosing longer drapes that reach to the floor will elongate the walls and give the room a grander ceiling. For a traditional look, contrast the window treatments to the color of the walls to allow them to shine as a distinct element in the room. Matching the drapes to the wall gives a softer, more contemporary feel. Alternatively, try some valances or blinds. 

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    Spacious two bedrooms, two bathroom unit with updated kitchen. Huge walk-in closets and washer and dryer in unit. Carpet flooring. Lovely, quiet development conveniently located in the heart of Davie. Minutes from the universities, shopping, dining and highways. Great amenities: Pool, tennis and gym. All ages welcome.

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  • SHORT SALE APPROVED (Must Close In 45 Days) OCEANFRONT PROPERTY: 2308 Bay Drive Pompano Beach, FL 33062

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Fort Lauderdale  |  July 14, 2010 6:14 PM  |  769 views  |  1 comment


     2308 Bay Drive

    Pompano Beach, FL 33062



    ASKING PRICE $3.160,000 Beds: 6  Baths: 7   Sq/Ft: 8,870    Year Built: 2001


    This is an opportunity to own one of the most unique ocean front properties in Florida for a fraction of what is owed! This chance will never come again so we urge you to bring your most discerning buyers to visit this majestic rare diamond. This is truly a ""dream home"" in which words cannot describe. Direct unobstructed views of the Ocean, Hillsboro Inlet and the Historic Hillsboro Lighthouse. Majestic in every sense of the word, this ""Private Ocean Front Castle"" boasts many features & is unlimited.

    Property also includes a dock that can fit a yacht and a 80 ft private beach. The view is of the lighthouse and the ocean it is the last home on the Hillsboro inlet before the ocean. It includes over $1.5 million in furniture and art work. Current owner paid $12.5 mil in 2007 and it is currently assessed @ $10.2 mil.

    This deal must close in the next 45 days. We will be accepting offers during that period. Any questions please feel free to call (786) 704-8482 or email me at AndreShambley@aol.com.

    Interested parties need proper identification and letter from reputable bank to view.

    :  http://www.circlepix.com/home2/B3A7AZ


  • Sold on Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Fort Lauderdale  |  December 5, 2008 5:21 AM  |  799 views  |  No comments
    Every homebuyer has a lot of concerns when it comes to buying Fort Lauderdale real estate. Of course, you will want only the best quality home, complete with the features you have always wanted at the most reasonable price possible. You may decide to do things yourself and explore the opportunities or invest in a professional to make everything easier.

    Affordability Issues

    The prices of homes in Fort Lauderdale have experienced a boom in the past few years because of the development and growth that has been going about. Residential areas located especially close to attractions and other key points may be more expensive compared before. However, you can still find a good number of affordable places that has the right features you need.

    Consider the total budget you want to spend. Ask yourself how much you can afford on a monthly basis, whether the amount you have allocated for the house and its special features is reasonable and if you can afford the average price of houses in that particular location. Go through neighborhoods in person and also search the internet for postings. You will most likely land on something that appeals to you in terms of price. On the average, majority of buyers can afford homes that are priced three times their household income per year.

    What Do You Want to Buy?

    There are so many homes to choose from when buying Fort Lauderdale real estate which is why you need to specifically write down the characteristics that you need the most. Some of the examples may be location, having a garage for 1 or 2 cars, having a backyard or garden or the presence of a unique type of wood in the floors or kitchen. These will be your basis in choosing. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages by letting an engineer do an ocular inspection of the place.

    Specify if you want to buy a duplex, a single-family home, a condominium, townhouse, apartment, etc. Consider the number of people you expect to live in the house. How many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, as well as the age of the house you envision. Older homes may be more difficult to maintain and will require more fixes than new models. There may also be rare features in older homes that may no longer be available in new models.

    How Will You Pay?

    Dealing with the owners of each potential home will help you assess whether it is the right Fort Lauderdale real estate to buy or not. Are you getting a loan? How long do you intend mortgage payments to last? What are the guarantees given by the owner? Are there any existing due taxes or liens in the property? Always check for these or you may risk paying more in invisible fees and other costs that may not be made known to you at the start. Some of the expenses to expect include upfront fees, closing costs, processing and agent fees.

    If you are hiring a real estate professional, you can actually save more money since he or she is aware of the prices that can be avoided. The value of the home can be determined accurately too, based on its current condition, location and age. In the end, hiring an agent can greatly help boost savings and avoid unnecessary fees.

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