Bonjour Bens! This is a great time to buy down here in South Florida. My husband David and I have our own boutique real estate brokerage and we specialize in working with European investors. Hallandale is certainly undergoing a tremendous change these days, especially since the Diplomat hotel was built. We see a big turnaround from the old days of being the epicenter for the senior citizen community to a newer, fresher Hallandale (recently renamed Hallandale Beach to go along with its new image). However, I have to be honest, its not a place I strongly recommend to my buyers. I think Fort Lauderdale has far more to offer as far as entertainment, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, activities etc. In my mind you also get a much better choice of properties to choose from. Hallandale is very much a condo community - Fort Lauderdale offers great bargains right now on condos, townhomes, lofts and single family homes. It all depends on your personal likes/dislikes and what you'd like to have and what you'd like to spend. Will you rent it out on an annual basis or would you prepare the home for weekly vacation rentals. We work with clients at all levels of the pricing spectrum and our goal is consistently to listen to our clients, understand their needs and wants and make the process as stress free as possible. If we can help in any way, don't hesitate to contact me. Good luck!
Angela - Villa G Realty 954-816-7996