First I can assure you that you will be able to find one bedroom waterview condos in the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood area in your price range. The furnished part is a little more difficult because that will limit you to units where the seller has spent the money to furnish the unit. A lot of our current condo stock is vacant, and the owners are simply trying to dump their investments. That being said, I am sure that I can help you find attractive furnished units in your price range.
Many buyers, particularly in newer and less stable developments, have suffered serious "sticker shock" when the monthly maintenance fees that they were promised turned out to be a fraction of the amount that they eventually were required to pay. Most of the governing documents for condominium associations require that the building be operated as a break-even proposition. Therefore, if a good number of units are empty, and/or there are residents who are unable, or refusing to pay, the association is obligated to cover its expenses by assessing those owners who are willing to foot the bill. You absolutely must (and your Realtor is your best resource in this regard) investigate the financial health of any development that you are considering a purchase within. Note that I am not suggesting that a Realtor will do this analysis for you, but a good Realtor will assist you in gathering the necessary information, and will direct you to the more stable developments in the area.
Please don't let any of these doom and gloom scenarios discourage you from purchasing in the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood area - I do not want my answer and others to overstate the frequency with which this scenario occurs. I have sold many condos in this area and although I have heard of this kind of problem, none of my clients have ever experienced these kind of horrors for themselves.
If I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am confident that I can help you find the perfect South Florida condominium, without fear of a condo association "surprise".
Villa G Realty