July 19, 2018

Strong Planning, Upgrades, and now Sales are protecting property Values

Eventhough the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market faced tough times over the last five years many condominiums and neighborhoods throughout the South Florida area approached the challenges knowing exactly what was needed to make sure as the next cycle of real estate began with property values of their homes particpating at the start of the rebound.

Neighborhoods that aggressively went after banks that were not taking care of properties whcih were in or heading to foreclosure, were protecting the value of their entire community. Cities that placed liens and refused to back down on poorly care fored properties saw banks pay attention and neglected pools were closed down properly and lawns were mowed. Condominium and homeowners associations who budgeted for unpaid maintance, foreclosed on property (when appropriate) and refused to give in on high amounts owed at closing simply because the system was slow, today are seeing the benefits of a well run property.

As these properties do proceed through the foreclosure system many well runned communitues will see nice returns back into the funds they created for “unpaid HOA dues” often in large lump sums at closing. Sometimes other, not so well runned communites, will get lucky when a realtor gets involved after many missteps by a property and gets the community a check far larger than they legally were entitled to with a large piece of it going to their own legal fees, luckily creating a surprise win for the community.

One property where Eric Miller of Keller Williams Fort Lauderdale has been very involved, as a former board member and a current property owner is the Tides at Bridgeside Square. This condominium has stayed the course throughout the real estate downtown with a great board, management company, and building staff that has risen to occasion. The building has funded reserves in a responsible fashion, worked through the process of foreclosures and short sales consistantly and is a well funded property that is watching their efforts pay off.

In 2012 the building at 10 years old completed an exterior painting of the building, there was no accessment done to complete this project. Currently the unit owners are voting on final design presenations for the new hallways, which will be upgraded beyond the level of the original construction, inlcuding marble elevator lobbies, and a new more elegant feel throughout. This huge project is also fully funded through reserves.

Just a few weeks ago numerous sales were recorded at the Tides of Bridgeside Square. In 2011 the highest recored sale was $290,000 so far in 2012 sales have been recorded at $315,000, $359,000, and with only 8 units available for sale in a building of 246 great Fort Lauderdale Beach Area Condos 2012 is certainly going be seen as the turn around year for this and many other Fort Lauderdale Beach Properties. Eric Miller and Associates were involved in everyone of the sales mention above and are always here to help you with your needs at the Tides at Bridgeside Square and every east Fort Lauderdale Property.

If you are just starting your search for real estate in the Fort Lauderdale area, and know that you like the beach area close to Oakland Park Boulvard and the Tides Fort Lauderdale, here are some other great proeprties we will be happy to show to you. That are selling to today at prices that we thing repreent very close tothe bottom of Fort Lauderale Real Estate market.  Some featured properties worth a look are below.

L’Hemitage is concerned to be one of Fort Lauderdale’s finest residential condominums, sitting on 12 acres of beachfront property. Built in 1997 the timeless architecture of the these two white tower on Fort Lauderdale Beach make it one the most desired resort style propeties in the area.  A pool side cafe and the fact that the buildings are pet freindly add to the appeal of L’ Hermitage. Today there are L’Hermitage Condos available starting at $699,000 range to just under $4,000,000.

 

At the classic Vantage View Condominium in most cases an odd numbered unit is featuring a beautiful intracostal and downtown view and an evn number is facring the ocean. At just a block form the beach this beautful building has received a new lobby and numerous upgrades over the years. One of the properties claims to fame is a roof toop swimming pool which provides from some of the most amazing views of the entire South Florida area and the beach. There are only 5 units listed for sale and they are ranging from $199,000 to $309,000 a great place to call your first Fort Lauderale home.

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