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By Loriann M. Harrison | Agent in Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Sell a Luxury Home in Broward County, FL

    Posted Under: General Area in Broward County, Market Conditions in Broward County, Home Selling in Broward County  |  October 17, 2012 12:37 PM  |  566 views  |  No comments

      

    Contact:  Loriann Harrison

    Phone:  954.237.0713

    Fax:  305.851.4077

    Loriann@LMHLuxuryGroup.com

    www.LMHLuxuryGroup.com

     

    October 17, 2012

    Sell a Luxury Home in Broward County, FL

    Luxury homes in Broward County, FL have continued to increase in value thanks to a stabilizing real estate market in South Florida.  Increased demand – from foreign buyers in particular – has stimulated the housing economy towards recovery, with additional support from move-up buyers and real estate investors.

    Confidence in the reviving marketplace is not just limited to consumers.  Real estate developers and commercial businesses are also planting roots in South Florida’s sands.  This boost in job creation and housing expansion is contributing to improving prices in Broward County, FL luxury real estate.

    Compound these variables with historically low interest rates, and you have a lucrative opportunity for individuals who would like to sell a luxury home in Broward County, FL.

    Selling a luxury home requires a customized approach by an experienced Broward County, FL Realtor.  Creating strategic marketing pieces that highlight the one-of-a-kind features in these unique homes is instrumental in the successful selling of luxury real estate in Broward County, FL.

    Loriann M. Harrison is a full-time real estate Broker-Associate, a multi-million dollar producer, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), and member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a real estate trainer and a resident of SW Broward County Florida.  She is also an Inventory and Marketing Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert, (CDPE) specializing in assisting clients in selling distressed properties as Short sales.

    Practicing real estate since 1998 - first in Long Island, NY, and now in Florida since 2004 - Loriann and her husband have been successful real estate investors since 1995 and manage a multi-million dollar portfolio.  Her no nonsense approach to analysis and research, and her commitment to excellence have made her a favorite among sellers looking for exceptional results and service in the South Florida Luxury Market Place.

    About the CLHMS Designation

    Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.

    Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.

    Like Loriann on Facebook and be entered into a monthly drawing for a free subscription to Lowes New Ideas magazine!

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    LMH Real Estate on Twitter

  • Broward County Appeals to Young IT Professionals

    Posted Under: General Area in Broward County, Quality of Life in Broward County, In My Neighborhood in Broward County  |  October 10, 2012 11:26 AM  |  470 views  |  No comments

    Contact:  Loriann Harrison

    Phone:  954.237.0713

    Fax:  305.851.4077

    Loriann@LMHLuxuryGroup.com

    www.LMHLuxuryGroup.com

    October 3, 2012

    Broward County Appeals to Young IT Professionals

    Broward County luxury homes are about to get a boost as the county looks to appeal to more young, successful IT professionals.  Plans to broaden the amount of technology related employers and luxury amenities are already underway and will provide residents with excellent schools, reliable public transportation, vibrant culture and an active lifestyle.

     "If you have MIT students who are coming to visit their grandmother or hanging out east of 95, they don't see a lot of businesses with [Blackberry maker] RIM or IBM logos during their visit. They're not downtown or in high-tech areas," said Bob Swindell, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance – the development group working to recruit and nurture high-tech firms in Broward.

    Broward currently fields a telecom cluster in Sunrise, and local schools are also assisting the effort by collaborating with businesses to provide training and certifications in IT fields.  "Work in the Cloud, Live in the Sun." is a slogan created by South Florida Technology Gateway, which focuses on the high quality of life that the region offers residents.

    Hoping to grow its reputation as a trendy, upscale community, county officials are taking development cues from Austin, TX which grew during the 1980’s when the University of Texas, Sematech and Dell headquarters opened there.

    "How do we get there? We work together," said Christopher Malter, a management consultant who co-chairs the Tech Gateway. "If it takes five years or 10 years, fine. Then, we'll be there."

    If you would like to sell a home in Broward County, FL or search homes for sale in Broward County, FL, contact Loriann M. Harrison.

    Loriann is a full-time real estate Broker-Associate, a multi-million dollar producer, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), and member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a real estate trainer and a resident of SW Broward County Florida.  She is also an Inventory and Marketing Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert, (CDPE) specializing in assisting clients in selling distressed properties as Short sales.

    Loriann has been practicing real estate since 1998, first in Long Island, NY, and now in Florida since 2004. She and her husband have been successful real estate investors since 1995 and manage a multi-million dollar portfolio.  Her no nonsense approach to analysis and research, and her commitment to excellence have made her a favorite among sellers looking for exceptional results and service in the South Florida Luxury Market Place.

    About the CLHMS Designation

    Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.

    Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.

    Like Loriann on Facebook and be entered into a monthly drawing for a free subscription to Lowes New Ideas magazine!

    LMH Luxury Group on Facebook

    Florida Realty Now on Facebook

    LMH Real Estate on Twitter

  • Private Schools in Pembroke Pines, FL

    Posted Under: General Area in Pembroke Pines, Schools in Pembroke Pines, Home Buying in Pembroke Pines  |  July 4, 2012 10:48 AM  |  517 views  |  No comments

     

    Contact:  Loriann Harrison

    Phone:  954.237.0713

    Fax:  305.851.4077

    Email:  Loriann@LMHLuxuryGroup.com

    Website:  www.LMHLuxuryGroup.com

    July 4, 2012

    Private Schools in Pembroke Pines, FL

    Pembroke Pines has some very well ranked schools from which to choose.  According to reviews on GreatSchools.org, 11 public schools, 6 private schools, and 1 public charter school received a community rating of 5/5 stars. 

    For your convenience, I’ve compiled a list of private schools in Pembroke Pines, FL:

    (954) 431-8805

    9860 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL

    PK – 8

    (800) 214-0239

    7932 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL

    9 – 12

    (954) 662-9415

    8331 Pembroke Rd, Pembroke Pines, FL

    K – 12

    (954) 447-0187

    18055 NW 8 Street, Pembroke Pines, FL

    PK – 5

    (954) 435-4622

    19200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL

    PK – 5

    (954) 431-4224

    14900 N.W. 20th Street, Pembroke Pines, FL

    K – 12

    (954) 989-2771

    11330 Sheridan St, Pembroke Pines, FL

    K – 12

    (954) 431-2571

    2801 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL

    PK – 2

    (954) 846-4887

    7050 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL

    PK – 5

    (305) 823-2522

    659 SW 167th Way, Pembroke Pines, FL

    PK – 2

    If you are interested in selling or buying a luxury home in Pembroke Pines, contact Loriann Harrison for a complimentary and confidential consultation.

    Loriann M. Harrison is a full-time real estate Broker-Associate, a multi-million dollar producer, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), and member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a real estate trainer and a resident of SW Broward County Florida.  She is also an Inventory and Marketing Specialist and Certified Distressed Property Expert, (CDPE) specializing in assisting clients in selling distressed properties as Short sales.

    Loriann has been practicing real estate since 1998, first in Long Island, NY, and now in Florida since 2004. She and her husband have been successful real estate investors since 1995 and manage a multi-million dollar portfolio.  Her no nonsense approach to analysis and research, and her commitment to excellence have made her a favorite among sellers looking for exceptional results and service in the South Florida Luxury Market Place.

    About the CLHMS Designation

    Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence, and confidence they require.

    Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.

    Like Loriann on Facebook and be entered into a monthly drawing for a free subscription to Lowes New Ideas magazine!

    LMH Luxury Group on Facebook

    Florida Realty Now on Facebook

    LMH Real Estate on Twitter 

     

  • The Advantages of Working with a Buyer’s Agent

    Posted Under: General Area in Broward County, Home Buying in Broward County  |  April 9, 2012 1:49 PM  |  177 views  |  No comments

    If you have begun your search for a home in Broward County, FL, you’ve probably realized that there aren’t as many options as you might have hoped.  While wanting to take advantage of an opportune buyer’s market, you may not wish to compromise on the amenities and/or features of your future home.  How can you be sure that you are seeing everything that is available?

    The only way to ensure that you have access to every property listed on the market is to work with a Realtor in SW Broward County.  Not only do these agents have access to the most updated information on the MLS, they also have networks of others agents that enable them they ability to hear about a listing before it is activated on the open market.  It isn’t uncommon for a listing agent to announce an upcoming listing in an office sales meeting, or send fliers out to fellow agents.  This is a benefit that you can’t get if you are house-hunting on your own. 

    Another huge disadvantage to working on your own is lack of representation.  Did you know that buyer agency representation has only been around since the 1990’s?  Before that, every agent worked for the seller, which made sense since the seller was the one paying the commission on the sold home.  However, in the early 1990’s states passed the statute law creating “buyer agency.”  The seller still pays the commission (another huge advantage to buyers) but now they are paying the cooperating broker to represent the buyer, instead of simply procuring the buyer.  You could theoretically equate working without a buyer’s agent as representing yourself in a court of law.  Without an agent on your side, you have no one to negotiate (among other things) on your behalf, leaving you at the mercy of the seller and their agent.

    Without a buyer’s agent, you also don’t have access to any of the broker’s resources.  These resources range from the benefits given above, to the peace of mind knowing that your broker has attorneys who have drafted and reviewed all documents, procedures, etc. to avoid any legal wrong doing.  A sales contract is not one to be taken lightly, and certainly not one to sign without informed consideration.  There are many other steps taken after the sales contract is ratified that happen behind the scenes to ensure that the represented buyer is protected.  While you as the buyer will not be involved in these steps, you can be sure that they are absolutely critical to a successful and binding transaction.

    If you are searching for a reliable buyer agent, contact Loriann Harrison.  She is a trusted resource with the answers to your home buying questions.  Her experience helping buyers and sellers in SW Broward County allows her the ability to conduct targeted home searches.  She also has unparalleled negotiating skills to offer you support to the closing table and beyond.

  • Florida "SAVE OUR HOMES" is Saved Again....

    Posted Under: General Area in Florida, Home Buying in Florida, Home Selling in Florida  |  September 15, 2010 4:19 AM  |  318 views  |  No comments

    Florida "SAVE OUR HOMES" is Saved Again....

    As reported yesterday the News Service of florida, Florida's "Save Our Homes" was saved once again when a case filed by out of state property owners was rejected by the First District Court of Appeal...........

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 14, 2010 – The First District Court of Appeal on Monday again rejected an appeal by out-of-state homeowners questioning the constitutionality of Florida’s Save Our Homes amendment and its offspring, the amendment that allows homeowners to take SOH tax savings when they move to a new home.

    The latest case was filed by a group of property owners led by William Deluccia who owns property in Florida. The Court of Appeal previously rejected an appeal filed by a group of out-of-state property owners whose challenge had been dismissed by Leon County Circuit Court Judge Jackie Lee Fulford. In rejecting the lawsuit, Fulford said multiple cases had already upheld both the original Save our Homes amendment and a 2008 amendment approved by voters that extends a portion of the tax cap saving to homeowners who relocate within the state, called the portability amendment or Amendment 1.

    “As the trial court rightly determined, we have previously rejected these arguments,” the appellate court ruled in a four-page group opinion, three pages of which were devoted to the parties and attorneys involved the case.

    Source: News Service of Florida
  • TIME TO APPEAL YOUR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAXES IN FLORIDA & LATE FILING FOR 2010 HOMESTEAD THRU SEPT 20TH!

    Posted Under: General Area in Broward County  |  August 23, 2010 6:06 AM  |  244 views  |  No comments

    TIME TO APPEAL YOUR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAXES IN FLORIDA & LATE FILING FOR 2010 HOMESTEAD THRU SEPT 20TH!


    It's Property Tax Trim Notice time in Broward County, Florida. Here is the information regarding filing for an appeal as found on the Broward County Property Appraiser's website, www.BCPA.net :


     "Our office mails out the TRIM Notices of Proposed 2010 Property Taxes between August 13-20. The deadline to file a petition to appeal your proposed assessment is September 20. To speak in person with one of our appraisers about your assessment, please visit our Main Office at 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, in downtown Fort Lauderdale (just south of Broward Boulevard). Our Main Office is always open weekdays from 7 am until 6 pm -- and we will stay open until 7 pm weekdays during September 7-20.


     "SPECIAL WEEKEND HOURS: Both of our offices will also be open on two Saturdays -- August 28 (8:30 am to 5 pm) and September 11 (8 am to 6 pm) -- from to better serve your busy work week schedules.


     "YOU MAY LATE FILE FOR 2010 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20 ... OR PRE-FILE NOW FOR 2011 EXEMPTIONS. File today for 2010 and 2011 exemptions! This includes homestead, disability, widow/widower, granny flat, portability, and non-profits. To be eligible for a 2010 exemption, you must be on the title and make the property your permanent residence as of January 1, 2010 -- and must submit a complete application by the statutory September 20, 2010, late filing deadline. No 2010 applications will be accepted after September 20th.  Questions? Please contact our Customer Service & Exemptions Division at 954.357.6830.


    FOR FORMS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE BROWARD COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER'S WEBSITE, www.BCPA.net.


  • Drywall Maker Loses Case, settles others MIAMI

    Posted Under: General Area in Pembroke Pines  |  June 23, 2010 5:53 AM  |  217 views  |  No comments

    Drywall maker loses case, settles others MIAMI


    Just wanted to share this article with you from the Florida Association of Realtors...


     June 22, 2010 – A Chinese maker of toxic drywall lost a case in Florida state court and agreed to settle two Louisiana cases before going to trial. The events could impact future drywall cases and settlements.


    Florida- A Miami state court awarded a Coconut Grove family over $2.4 million in a case that could set a standard for future lawsuits. Armin Seifart and Lisa Gore sued Banner Supply, a building material supplier in the first trial to be heard by a jury. In the lawsuit, Seifart and Gore claimed that Banner knew it was selling defective drywall, which smells like sulfur and corrodes appliances, wiring and other metal. During the trial, Banner’s attorneys claimed that the supplier did not realize the extent of the problem, thinking it was limited to a small amount of drywall. In its ruling, the Miami-Dade Circuit Court jury found Banner negligent and in violation of Florida’s deceptive and unfair trade law. The court found Banner 55 percent liable; Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. Ltd., the manufacturer, 35 percent liable; and the importer and shipper 5 percent liable each.


    Louisiana- Knauf, one of several companies responsible for manufacturing defective Chinese drywall and the company involved in the Florida case, agreed to settle two Louisiana cases that were set to go to trial on Monday, June 21, in U.S. District Court. The cases involved two homes built with Chinese drywall manufactured by Knauf Tianjin. They were pending in federal court before Judge Eldon E. Fallon and part of multi-district litigation involving thousands of similarly situated homeowners. According to Dan Bryson, a member of the plaintiffs’ trial team, settlement details are still being negotiated, but are expected to include full removal and replacement of the problematic drywall, all corroded metal and HVAC components, and compensation for the owners’ out-of-pocket expenditures during remediation.


     © 2010 Florida Realtors®

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