Great lifestyle in a waterfront condo in Florida. Amenities include boat docks, private beach pavilions "on the sand," nice social life. Enjoy warm, balmy beautiful days. Short walk to the beach. Imagine waterfront dining at dusk. Life is relaxing. Find a variety of interests to pursue. See available condo units at www.FloridaLuxuryCountryClubHomes.com. MARILYN KNOWS THE WATERFRONT, and will find you THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS or sell your property for the highest price in the fastest time!
Yoda...that little, green, ancient sage. With so much wisdom gleaned from his centuries of existence, we can all learn a little something. But there is one enduring truth that Yoda espouses that can help you successfully sell your home.
Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Whenever I hear someone say, "I'm trying to sell my house," the hair on the back of my neck stands up and a shiver runs down my spine.
Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Selling your property is not rocket science. The hardest part is to remove your emotions from the process and treat it as the business prospect that it is, handling a sizeable asset of yours.
You may understand the advantages of using a trusted, experience, professional advisor to sell one of your large assets. Your best route to a sale is to find an advisor, a Realtor, who will always look out for your best interests, and who will help you make good decisions. Someone who will be honest with you, tell it to you like it is, rather than tell you what they think you want to hear. Only with the correct and factual information (whether you like it or not), can you be enabled make the right decisions .
You will be guided through the complicated process of properly staging your home for sale, making sure you are not spending money on the things that will not give you a return on your investment. You may be advised to get a short term storage room to "clear the clutter" so buyers can visualize their own furnishings in your property.
Your Realtor will assist you in the proper positioning of your home in the marketplace, assuring that it sells quickly and doesn't linger on the market. Ask for your Realtor’s Marketing Plan and check off what is done as the process moves forward.This is the only way to assure that you are receiving the maximum amount that the market will bear.
Your Realtor will explain the pros and cons of the offers you receive and explain what the process forward is so that your property becomes cleared to close.
While your Realtor brings you their knowledge and experience from selling homes day in and day out, YOU make the ultimate decisions. You can accept their experienced advice or not.Whether you decide to keep the 1970's wallpaper because you believe that it's coming back in style or to remove it and paint a neutral color, that is ultimately up to you. While your agent may show you the data that says your home should sell at a certain price, if you decide to overprice it because you "need some room to negotiate," the decision is yours.
Think of your Realtor as your own personal Yoda.And always remember that when it comes to selling your home, Do. Or do not. There is no try.
If you want to sell your home quickly in this fast moving market,
Right down the highway in coastal Hillsboro Beach there stands Le Palais Royal, a 60,500 sq ft estate on four acres of waterfront land – ocean to intracoastal – on the market for $159,000,000 – so, will the entity who has that much petty cash to purchase please step up?
Planned to resemble France’s Palace of Versailles, a must-stop-by for your next trip to Paris, features include a huge $2MM marble staircase, more than $3MM of gold leaf, 11 bedrooms, 30-car underground garage, IMAX theatre, 3,000-bottle wine cellar, waterfalls and a 1300 gallon fish tank.Two guest houses, each about 3,000 sq ft, will be included on an extra lot.Under construction are a go-kart track, ice-skating rink, bowling alley and night club, all to be ready in 2 years.
Right on: you never have to leave home.It may take months to explore the complete house.
Wouldn’t this make a spectacular Winter White House?But, can the US government afford it?They would need to build an airstrip, perhaps a hospital and make mainland access readily available for cars and walkers.It would definitely raise area home values.A good move.
Lincoln Road in Miami
Beach ranked as the 10th most expensive retail street in the United
States and Worth Avenue in Palm Beach ranked 14th, tied with Boston and
Georgetown.You, no doubt, won’t be
surprised to learn that Manhattan’s Upper Fifth Avenue was at the very top of
the list, 46% more expensive than #2, Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay.
For our World Traveler
readership, other streets on the list were England’s Bond Street, Paris’ Champs-Élysées, Milan’s Via Montenapoleone and Sydney’s
Pitt Street Mall.Rents rose impressively
on the number one street, Manhattan’s Upper East Side, to $3500 per sq ft.BetweenMadison
Avenue’s East 72nd and 75th street, this usually thriving stretch is reported
to be a “micro-pocket of retail that is really starting to flourish, thanks to
the new Apple Store, the forthcoming Metropolitan Museum of Art building and
new residential product.” Retail asking rents north of 72nd are increasingly
exceeding $1,000 per square foot.
Lincoln Road rents, at $325 per sq ft, which
sounds reasonable in comparison, have held steady for the past year.National and international investors have
sent Lincoln Road’s rents and property values way high.Tenants include H&M, Anthropologie, Intermix, Forever 21, Apple, Gap, Urban
Outfitters and lululemon and the same shops, as well as those on Worth Avenue
listed below, can be found in local malls in other Florida cities.
Rents on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue jumped up
20% to $150 per sq ft, resulting in one of the largest global growth rates.Worth Avenue has attracted global luxury retailers, such as
Cartier, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Graff, Gucci, Hermès and Louis Vuitton. Luxury real estate firm, Cushman & Wakefield, reports that part-time residents
and international visitors have led to the growth.
An overhaul is planned for Lincoln Road with
sidewalk enlargements, extensive landscaping and new pedestrian walkways on
some side streets and in back alleys where new retail and restaurant venues
will be found.A Business Improvement
District will be created by assessing area business and property owners to
create a 10-year long maintenance and management program.
With rising consumer sentiment and increased
tourism (100 MILLION tourists visited
Florida in 2014 and more are expected this year) it might not be a bad idea to
get on line on Worth Avenue and Lincoln Road and elsewhere on the Friday after
Thanksgiving and going forward a few weeks after.Online purchases are expected to be about 10%
of retail sales, the other 10% visiting brick-and-mortar stores.
Sounds like our economy has severely
improved, don’t-cha think?
You can sit back, relax, take a nap, read a good book instead of focusing for several hours on road travel!If you haven’t heard this yet, bymid-2017, you no longer have to drive to Orlando or from Miami to Ft Lauderdale, to West Palm Beach, as Brightline, the new name for All Aboard Florida trains, will accommodate you very well.
Brightline will launch with five, four-car trains with capacity for 240 passengers each. The service plans to double that by June 2018, with ten sets of seven-car trains that can hold 356 passengers.The whole route is about 235 miles.
They will have colorful exteriors, easily identifiable.Cost to build, and thereby hugely change the economics of the area for the better, you ask?$3BB.The good news is that it will bring new developments in the station areas, from condos to commercial spaces.Anticipated benefits include easing road congestion and alleviating pressure on crowded airports.
Using the Brightline trains will make a trip from Miami to Ft Lauderdale less than 30 minutes.Miami to West Palm Beach will take less than 60 minutes.Miami to Orlando will take about 3 hours on the Brightline.With the younger generation less “car prone,” this will be a bonus for them.
·power outlets at each seat
·food and beverage options
·bicycle and luggage storage
·cars will also be pet friendly.
The trains, designed by the Rockwell Group, are being built in Sacramento by Siemens. Construction has begun on stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and on connecting urban centers that developers hope will become dining and shopping destinations. Another station will be next to Orlando International Airport.
All Aboard Florida is a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, which is involved in a range of infrastructure, transportation and real estate businesses. The project is being funded by private investors through the issuance of $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds and directly from the parent company. The company expects to become profitable in the first couple of years as it adds more trains and ridership increases.
Trains were the primary mode of transportation in the USA until after World War II, when cars and airlines took over the roads and skies. Federally funded Amtrak has remained the predominant interstate passenger train system, but it does not offer the kind of high-speed service found in Europe and Asia.
The closest thing the USA has to high-speed trains is Amtrak's Acela on the northeast corridor, which can go as fast as 150 mph. Brightline trains will not be high-speed, but its express service will be able to go up to 125 mph.
Now that Florida East Coast Railway has negated
objections to the train route, Palm Beach county is about to thrive.
The Railway is building communities with apartments,
condos, restaurants, offices, retail shops and parking garages at stops in
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and that will boost inventory, much
needed, when completed.More stations
will also have a windfall of new development and that will bring in tax revenue,
some of which will be applied to the cost of running the railroad, and
revitalize rundown areas.Residents who live in these new
properties may be train riders.Shops
may have their employees riding the rails.
Tri-Rail has proposed 28 stations and new developments in
those areas along their Tri-Rail Coastal Link on their eastern tracks, from
Jupiter to Miami, which run almost parallel to I-95.
Nearly 2500 new
residences and 4.4MM sq ft of commercial space may be built in the next 10 years,
if the Coastal Link is built.A $1.25MM
federal grant for some of the developments has been given to Coastal Link.Broward County stations could have 4,220 new
residenceds and 3.2MM sq ft of commercial space.Tribune
could translate into nearly $5 million in extra taxes collected in both Palm
Beach and Broward counties.
"A lot of
the cities are thinking, 'How can I attract a station here and get economic
value from it?'" said Jack Stephens, Tri-Rail's executive director.These cities will be expected to help
maintain and operate the stations.Cities are adjusting their zoning laws to encourage these developments which
complement public transportation.
Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach created special
areas in their downtowns to allow these types of developments near potential
stations.Delray Beach also has been
making similar adjustments to its rules. Even as its downtown is booming with
development, Mayor Cary Glickstein said there is still room for office space."Not 'class-A' shiny buildings, but
smaller-scale buildings that honor our town and will attract knowledge-based
rather than service-based employment," he said.
Young folks and
older adults want to live close to public transportation where it is easy to
get around without a car.In West Palm
Beach, Transit Village, a 1.1MM sq ft development will include a hotel,
offices, 400 apartments, retail shops, civic and community space.
will begin early next year.One place
may just offer housing while another offers office buildings. Each location is
expected to be distinctive, fitting in with each downtown's character.
TOUGH these days for you and those you love to find the rental of your dreams at the price you want to pay.Rentals have gone up in the past year, especially on the waterfront or near a thriving downtown area like Delray Beach or Boca Raton.Demand is strong from those who want an ocean view to those who want to be near amenities, entertainment and restaurants.
Many prospects call me and give me addresses and MLS numbers for units they saw online… but most are already rented!
When you see a rental you like: GRAB IT or next week someone else will.
One great reason to focus on rentals is that each year you can move to a different“scenario” and perhaps eventually find where you want to stay, and we at Weichert Realtor, Health& Joseph, have LOADS OF RENTAL LEADS to tell you about.
If you have the information about a unit you want to see, give me a call and let’s go look!SOME units are negotiable, some are not.Some take pets, restricting them by weight, some do not.Some are for age 55+, some are for all ages.
Good luck with your search… let me make your search easier!
University Commons, an “open air shopping
center” has been purchased by Regency Centers who owns other similar properties
in southeast Florida. One hundred
percent leased, it includes one primary building with four outparcel buildings
and 1,156 parking spaces, barely enough to cover the demand at peak times.
22.4-acre center is 100 percent leased to Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack,
Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, PF Chang’s, J. Alexander’s, Mario’s
Osteria, and Shake Shack.Regency
currently owns 321 shopping centers in most major US markets with nine in
southeast Florida.Florida Atlantic
University is across the street and Boca Regional Medical Center a few blocks
Commons is a premier retail center with great location, top tenants and is
attractively designed.This Whole Foods
is one of the busiest in their chain.