Explore Fort Lauderdale, FL

By Ben Gwilliam
(The Keyes Company)
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Las Olas Boulevard is a popular thoroughfare located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. It is home to many of the bars and nightclubs, as well as trendy shops, chic boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels. Las Olas Boulevard has drawn comparisons to many of the most ups...

By Ben Gwilliam
(The Keyes Company)
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The Keyes Company is a full-service real estate company whose heritage can be traced back to a small, one-desk office opened on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami in 1926 by Kenneth Keyes.  The company has become a legend in South Florida real estate and is now one of the largest firms in the country.As...

By Ben Gwilliam
(The Keyes Company)
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So how long have you had your home on the market? This is a common topic of conversation lately in Ft Lauderdale. Many people have had their homes on the market for months without an offer. In years past all a Realtor had to do was put a home on the MLS (multiple listing service) within hours the...

By Ben Gwilliam
(The Keyes Company)
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Ft Lauderdale real estate has been booming for the last five years. Then a few months ago something changed. All of a sudden the Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald had nothing good at all to say about the South Florida real estate market. I even read some where that the Florida real estate bubble ...

By Michelle Burgos, CDPE, Short Sale Expert, Pembroke Pines,Miramar,Davie,Hollywood
(RE/MAX PowerPro Realty)
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Ages 10 and over can take FREE scuba lessons in a 25,000 gallon tank on the beach!  Other features include over 200 dive and adventure sports exhibits, food, live music, fashon shows, and free seminars.  Adults $9 for the day (or $16 for all three days), and kids 12 and under are FREE. Don't Forg...

By David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!
(THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct)
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OK... so I don't always follow a strict diet...but in honor of my wife I made a stop by MICHAEL'S CHICAGO STYLE RED HOTS in Fort Lauderdale...why in her honor? My wife is from Highland Park, Illinois - a Northern Suburb of Chicago.There is a restaurant there called Michael's Chicago Style Red Hot...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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We recently received our renewal package for our company's E&O insurance.  We pay for the policy outright without charge to our associates.  We do provide E&O insurance coverage cards to each associate that are provided by the insurer. We opted for a $2500 deductible and it is indicated on the in...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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One of the advantages of this forum that I enjoy is the ability to share with each other both positive and in many to many instances negative issues that we face every day.  In this case I have the fortunate ability to share a positive experience from yesterday.Our office has an HP4650DN printer....

By Bob Pavey, CRS
(RE/MAX Hometown)
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Fort Lauderdale rest north of Miami boarded on the east by the Atlantic ocean and on the west by the Everglades. Temperatures range from a low of 59 to a high of 90. There is a total residence count of 805,091. Total households are 316,102 with a median age of 37.86. The median income in Fort Lau...

By S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist
(United Realty Group, Inc.)
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Fort Lauderdale, sometimes referred to as the "Venice of America" for its seemingly endless miles of waterways, is one of South Florida's hot spots.  It is also the county seat of Broward County - the heart of South Florida's Gold Coast.  Originally attracting Spring Break college students by the...

By Christine Adler, SE Palm Beach, Broward & NE Miami-Dade Counties FL
(FindAHomeWithMe.com)
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Ft. Lauderdale is known as the ideal place to live. Due to the fact that it is so rich with waterways it is know as the Venice of America with the intercoastal waterway and Las Olas area being the heart of Venice.Ft. Lauderdale Beach has just undergone a $26 million renovation with brick walkways...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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Well, so much for the conspiracy theorists.  FREC conducted a 1 day workshop seminar yesterday specifically regarding their announced enforcement of requiring all advertising to include the broker’s phone number.  FREC was also conducting their normally scheduled commission meetings yesterday and...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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Earlier this year the FREC (Florida Real Estate Commission) amended the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) to require that all advertising (including business cards & yard signs) contain the name and phone contact of the broker. The rule went into effect in August 2006.  However, its’ enforcement ...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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I was reading my real estate news this morning to learn that the former CEO of Move.com (a/k/a Realtor.com) is going to jail for 15 years. The charges were much the same as the Arthur Anderson Accounting firm and Enron.  Cooking the books. Below is the article.Ex-Homestore CEO gets 15-year senten...

By Vivien Young
(Q International Realty Corp.)
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Hi Gang:  Check this out ------this is a great thing. The Florida Department of Drivers License has added a new feature to their on-line services.  You can now go on-line and enter two (2) emergency contacts on your Florida Drivers License (electronically) which can only be retrieved by a police ...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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Hillary Clinton for President in 2008? Who knows? It's certainly way to early to determine. I also have no interest in making my blog or Activerain a political forum.  Although, who knows by the time the 2008 elections roll around. It's been awfully quiet on AR with pending mid-terms.Anyways, I j...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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One of our newest associates recently closed on a transaction representing the buyer. He and his wife purchased a beautiful vase and plant for a home warming gift. They planted within the plant several gift cards for various stores such as Home Depot, Publix, etc.  The entire gift cost approximat...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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I always hear and read that most brokers prefer not to maintain an escrow account. I believe this is founded from broker schools where it is generally taught that you tremendously lower your chances of a state compliance audit if there is not an escrow account maintained by the broker.  Although,...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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Many MLS now require a double authentication system.  Basically, your used ID, password, and generally another password generated by an external key.  Personally, I think it’s great because it helps reduce the unauthorized access/use of the MLS for which we all pay a lot of money.Those MLS system...

By Stephen McWilliam, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Florida State Realty Group, Inc)
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FREE Blackberry 8700CI have been asked by various Realtors which cell phone, in my opinion, is the “best”. Isn’t it obvious? I am using a Blackberry. “Best” is always as in the eyes of the user. So, I think the more appropriate question is why did I pick the Blackberry over say the more Realtor p...

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