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In My Neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 7, 2015
Bob Robinson answered:
Hi Erika... The RIVA Condos are going to be in a busy area of Fort Lauderdale, almost the heart of the City actually on Federal Hwy, close to a huge mall, car dealerships, restaurants, and a very busy intersection with Sunrise Blvd. I can suggest several other condos that are off the beaten path, but close enough to nice local coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance. Please contact me if I can be of further assistance. My best- Bob Robinson ... more
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Mon Nov 10, 2014 answered:
What a scam. These pictures are from a past sold property at a different address. It wouldn't matter how fast you responded when the information isn't correct from the listing agent and isn't checked. An expense to seek and waste of time for all, except for those trying to drum up business. ... more
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Paolo Barrasso answered:
Hi Key West, the rental on this community is around $1100 and $1300 per month on a full year contract.
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Sat Jun 28, 2014
Michael Joseph answered:
Gary Hitchcock, why do you keep giving people information that is inaccurate? You keep saying repeatedly that Trulia has all the crime reports when they do not. Do you even know where they get this information from? I've commented several times that this information isn't accurate. The police do not report their crimes to Trulia. It speaks of your integrity when you continue to say "Trulia has all the crime reports" to people that don't know any better. What other information do you give your clients as factual when you have no clue to the answer? ... more
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
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Sun Jan 12, 2014
Barbara B. Ruge answered:
Hello, I live in zip code 33309 and would be very happy to help you. Please call me with the name of the community or street address of the property.
Barbara B. Ruge, Lic.Real Estate Broker
L'Amour Florida Realty
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
John Bourassa answered:

This is a very good question. I have been working with a client already who have bought the new Tesla electric car and we looked at most luxury condominiums in downtown or along the beach and following my search and direct inquiries with those buildings, to my knowledge there are no building I know that already have charging stations. But some buildings will allow owners to independently bring electrical supply to their parking spaces....but that is extremely expensive . My client decided to buy a house, instead - less complicated.

This concern has been in the minds of many condominium boards for some time already but it is quite a complicated dilemma for condominiums. For instance, my business partner, Russ Clifton, lives at the Corinthian Condominium on the Intracoastal. About 3.5 years ago, he thought of buying an electric car for his wife to run about town economically and to contribute to save our planet..... He knew that the building did not have such a set up. He presented a motion to his board of directors to form a committee to investigate about installing electric car charging stations. They did not form a committee because they didn't think tht was important enough to worry about this. So, Russ did investigate/research on his own about the pros and cons, accessibility, costs and the practicality of having or not having electric stations.

Electric cars come in three different battery systems: 120 volt which takes an average of 8-10 hours to c\fully charge a car, a 220 volt which takes about 4 hours and some cars have a super 220+ battery that can fully charge in 1.5 - 2 hours (naturally, there is a hyper price tag for each battery system upgrade). And each of those power battery has a different receptacle prong.

Here comes the dilemma: 1- How many of each type of stations are need? 2) Where do we put those charging stations (parking spaces are deeded so the garage can not be rearranged). 3) There are possible outside areas where stations can be placed but will people want to leave their cars outside overnight for recharging? 4) If electric cars get popular and many owners eventually will want to buy an electric car, will there be fights as to who gets priority to charge up his/her car? 5) Who should be responsible to pay for the stations, the condominium or the car owners?...And many more road blocks.

The most logical approach is to bring the proper electricity to each parking space but that concept has many problems to overcome as well and it is a very, very costly enterprise to each individual. I also have a client and friend whom, 9 years ago, I sold a condo unit at Sunrise East Condominium on the Intracoastal (an older sister building to the Corinthian). About 3 months ago he bought a Tesla. He is the first resident to own an electric vehicle in the building. First, he tried to get the building to gear up and build a charging station - at the association's expense - but they told him that if he wants to do it, he can bring electricity directly to his parking space in the garage at his own expense. The Tesla being the ultimate new tech toy, money is abundant for my friend, naturally, he got the model with the super charger battery system but he needed a special electrical outlet tapped directly into the main building power supply but, unfortunately for him, his parking space is at the far opposite of main power source. He told me that it was a nightmare to have an licensed electrician, city permits with tons of restrictions, running wiring 300' across the garage in electrical conduit pipes, installing a special meter, etc. He did not tell me how much that was but he said it was thousands to get that done. And all that for a car he will probably get tired of in a couple of years.

The only way that this would make economical sense would be for new buildings to be build that would have each parking a charging station with an interchangeable adapter for different powers.

I think that older condominiums are not a good choice for people who must have an electric vehicle unless they are a glutton for punishment.
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Denise Stewart answered:
Just a word of caution. When you are told the HOA fees make sure you know what is included.
Many charge for Cable, water and have a large reserve portion, which is something that may be a benefit so that you do not get hit with a large special assessment in the future. It is always best to ask, so that you are comparing "apples-to-apples"...
Good luck
Denise Stewart
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Wed May 15, 2013
Gus Hemmes answered:
Which Gardens are you referring to?

Gijsbrand "Gus" Hemmes

Balistreri Realty Int.
2281 E Sample Road
Lighthouse Point, Fl 33064

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Thu May 2, 2013
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Wed Apr 17, 2013
John Bennett answered:
And then there was the Rodeo, Shooting and Riding really got folks together.
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Chad Gray answered:

A con of living with a family in Fort Lauderdale is all of you will have a year-round tan, which may make out of town relatives jealous.

Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

100% of clients rated our service as "EXCELLENT"!

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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Bryan Engi answered:
Good Afternnon!

I LOVE the Blue Moon Fish Company. It's waterside and the staff could not be more friendly. The chef makes sure to greet every guest and check on them. Top notch in my book.


Bryan Engi
The Keyes Company
(561) 907-7005
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
John Bourassa answered:

The best way to find out about neighborhoods is to physically drive-by those neighborhoods and you will have an on-hand feel about them.
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
marc jablon, new harbor realty answered:
If you're searching for a Fort Lauderdale home in the Progresso area, you will be in an area whose values are on the rise as the area continues to upgrade.

That is very much based on the influence of Wilton Manors, a city whose gentrification has progressed well past its own borders.

You may want to have your Fort Lauderdale real estate agent show you homes in the Progresso area. You will find homes with prices from around $35,000 for small houses that may need heavy rehab, into the mid $300,000s Naturally, the price you pay will depend on the location and the condition of the property.

If you take a look at recent comps for homes in the Progresso area of Fort Lauderdale and homes in Wilton Manors, you may decide that home prices in Progresso -- and even in Wilton Manors, despite its increases -- are still relative bargains...because they continue to increase based on improvement in the area.

Marc Jablon, the Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Barkin Gilman Assoc answered:
This depends on the neighborhood. Feel free to browse our site, we recommend Sunrise Intracoastal and have included our link below. Contact us for more details!
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Kate Stout answered:
Good evening,

It depends on what you are looking for and what interests you. I would welcome the opportunity to speak to you further about what you're looking for. I can then elaborate on the hidden gems of this great city.

I look forward to working with you!


Kate Stout

Castelli Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Services
3908 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Lynne Hale answered:
-Hi J Feeney:
The property taxes were $907 for last year and that includes homestead. Unfortunately, this house has a contract on it and is only accepting back up contracts, in case the first falls through. I can help you look for a similar home that is available.
Please contact me if I can help you in your search for a new home.
Kind Regards,
Lynne Hale, Broker-Associate
Century 21 Hansen Realty Inc
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Phil Sparrow answered:
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Chad Gray answered:

The Coral Ridge Country Club is a private club that requires membership. If you are interested in learning more about membership, contact Kiarra Roper, Director of Sales & Marketing. Kiarra can be reached via telephone at 954-449-4404 or be email:

Here is a link to membership details on the Coral Ridge Country Club website:

I hope this is helpful!

Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
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