November 18, 2019

Woodlands Country Club, Tamarac Florida

Great Value in South Florida Real Estate

One of the best kept secrets in Fort Lauderdale Real Estate today is actually just a few miles West of Fort Lauderdale at the Woodlands Country Club of Tamarac. a4m3e4_still_drFort Lauderdale realtor, Eric Miller often takes clients there when they start speaking about an architectural, space, and price that today’s Fort Lauderdale Real estate market does not offer. Looking for resort amenities, large homes and incredible pricing, take a drive through the Woodland Country Club off Commercial Boulevard just west of the turnpike. Now is a great time to do so as the area represents some on the best home values in Broward County. Just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market the Woodlands Country Club offers larger homes that often can be found for just over  $100 a square foot.

Tamarac Homes Reminiscent of Palm Springs

From the moment you enter the community you can see that the developers clearly had a Palm Springs influence. Conceived in 1968 by Fort Lauderdale real Estate developer, Ken Behring the goal was to build a golf community in the Fort Lauderdale area that remindeWoodlands Country Clubd people of Palm Springs California. The community was started with the purchase of 640 acres just west of what is today the Florida Turnpike.  Demand was so strong for the first part of the community that the community grew to over 5000 acres. The planned community was to attract purchasers from all over the country who visited south Florida seeking to purchase their dream home in the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market only to find an area a little bit more built out than they expected. Just west, off Commercial Boulevard in the City of Tamarac, the Woodlands Country Club offered exactly the South Florida Golf lifestyle they were looking for. Winding waterways, wooded areas, fairways and numerous amenities in addition to the country club itself made the Woodlands an immediate success.1_nefssz_front

South Florida Golf Communities

The Woodlands Country Club today is open for residents to enjoy the bar and restaurant with no membership required and offers all different types of memberships to support the diverse community of the Woodland today. With over 800 homes Tamarac’s Woodlands features everything from elegant estate homes on huge oversized lots, to homes ranging from 1500 to over 4000 square feet on smaller lots. The lack of fencing, and winding roads always makes you enjoy the feeling of open space from any home in the Woodlands community.  In addition to the two 18-hole championship golf courses and a clubhouse, most sections of the Woodlands feature their own amenities including clubhouses and swimming pools.

Best Value in South Florida Homes

Today as you drive through the beautiful streets of the Woodlands Country 4_nefssz_still_drClub of Tamarac it is easy to see that many home are being recognized for their contemporary architecture and being embraced for renovations that will bring them back to their original grandeur. Many homes offered for sale have been part-time residents or beautifully cared for by their owners and are ready to move right in and personalize over time. Many home buyers are immediately amazed by the huge floor plans and soaring ceilings available in some of the well know Woodlands Country Club models. Some homes feature amazing views of the golf courses, others feature oversized garages, and atriums along with walls of glass that allow you to bring the incredible South Florida lifestyle into your home. Today at just over $100 a square foot the Woodland Country Club represents one of the best housing deals in Broward County and visually the Woodlands looks like a community of much more expensive homes. Ready to take a look at the Woodlands reach out to the real estate team at Eric Miller and Associates, Keller Williams Realty professionals to set up your private tour of the best homes available today in the Woodlands Country Club of Tamarac.

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate and Power Lines

Ft Lauderdale Real Estate and the look of area of  South Florida Neighborhoods will benefit from cities burying distribution power lines.  Currently only one third of FPL’s distribution lines are buried. However FPL is offering to pay up to 25% of the cost to bury lines for qualified neighborhoods.  Buried power lines can be attractive to buyers looking to purchase Ft Lauderdale Real Estate.

Ft Lauderdale Homes and Ft Lauderdale Condos in four neighborhoods may soon have buried power lines.  Idlewyld, Riviera, Seven Isles and Las Olas Isles, have applied to buyer power lines.  Seventy percent of the property owners must agree to pay the costs.

Nine cities near Ft Lauderdale have agreements with FPL to pursue burying power lines, including Coconut Creek, Hollywood and Plantation.  Contact Eric Miller and Associates for more news effecting Fort Lauderdale Real Estate and discuss why  it is a great time to purchase a Fort Lauderdale Home or Condo.

Fort Lauderdale Foreclosure Bargain

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Foreclosurer – Reduced to $289,900 on July 18th, 2011

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate shoppers are finding out that there not Ft Lauderdael foreclosed homes on every corner in the Ft Lauderdale Real Estate market waiting for buyers to arrive in Fort Lauderdale and make an offer. In fact, the real story of the Ft Lauderdale Real Estate market is a market where the local Ft Lauderdale newpaper recently reported that tightening inventory is leading to a sellers market in certain neighborhoods of Ft Lauderdale.

Ft Lauderdale Real Estate is just like any real estate market in the country when it comes to the rules of real estate, “location, location, location”. In Fort Lauderale Real Estate a choice location for most people is about being close to Ft Lauderale Beach, or close to the Fort Lauderdale Downtown area of Las Olas Boulevard. These are the, “certain neighborhoods”, that the tightening market is talking about. In addition to these choice areas, you can add to it the criteria of great schools, and in-turn the areas of Weston, is seeing a tightening market, along with the neighboring city of Cooper City. Great schools, and choice attractions such as Fort Lauderdale Beach lead to great real estate markets that are all ready showing the signs of tightening.

Oaktree Drive Foreclosed Home

Are there still bargains out there ? Absolutely and my goal here is to bring your attention to one such bargain. Just west of 95, about 4 miles from the beach is a community of 56 homes that built just over 10 years ago on the back of the Oak Tree Golf Course in Oakland Park, Florida, the city which borders Ft. Lauderdale to the North and West. [Read more…]

Shifting Markets in Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

When the real estate market shifts to a more balanced market, a market where neither buyers nor sellers have a huge advantage in a real estate transaction does anyone truly expect it to happen to the “national real estate market”? Does anyone truly expect to able to mark their calendars on the exact day the real estate crisis ended and the market stabilized?

The answer is simply, the real estate conversation is going to shift from one of the “national real estate market to those words much more associated with real estate, location, location, location? The shift to a more balance market is going to happen neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city, with the areas with a better economic foundation moving forward first.

Recently we have seen a shift in certain neighborhoods within the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market that indicates the shift is coming. One such area is the City of Wilton Manors, where Wilton Manors Real Estate saw the supply of homes for sale drop to less than 5 months supply based on current sales trends. Many condominium buildings are seeing Fort Lauderdale Condos for Sale at their properties drop below 10% of the number of units at the property. We once saw this 10% number as a balanced market.

There will be bumps in the road. No recovery is ever a straight line out of the woods, and we don’t expect prices to be immune to the things that place pressure on our economy as a whole. However we do see inventory shrinking, multiple offers on well prices properties, and there is major activity in the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market, check out our market statistics tab regularly for markets.

Ft Lauderdale Real Estate Auction Proves Demand for Ft Lauderdale Real Estate

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate demand proved to be the exact opposite of what national reports keep saying about the real estate market in general. A few weeks back as we discussed in an earlier blog post the Fountains on Ocean Blvd. conducted a real estate auction for the remaining unsold inventory. The auction drew a huge crowd of buyers to the Fort Lauderdale Hilton on a beautiful sunny day in Ft. Lauderdale, to buy their own piece of Fort Lauderdale Real Estate.

Fort Lauderdale Condominiums were sold in an orderly fashion of aggressive bidding, and in just over an hour the last remaining Ft Lauderdale Condominium units at the Fountains on Ocean Boulevard were under contract and called for by lucky buyers who will get to close on one the last remaining unsold developer Fort Lauderdale Condominiums.

Ft Lauderdale Condos were sold at about 40% off of the original asking prices, with unit selling from just under $300,000 into the mid $500,000 range. The demand was strong and the prices are a true indication of market value of Ft Lauderdale Condos.

Fort Lauderdale Condominiums near the beach are part of a Ft Lauderdale Real Estate market where location is everything and has not been plagued with an endless supply of foreclosures and short sales. The bargains are out there, but if you have been waiting to purchase a Fort Lauderdale Condo near Ft. Lauderdale Beach, now is the time to plan your shopping trip, as the good inventory is clearly being sold to the highest bidder, as inventory continues to shrink when it comes to Fort Lauderdale Condominiums.

Ft Lauderdale Condos – A Change for Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate News reports seem to ignore a simple fact about the Fort Lauderdale Condo market today. Construction plans have stopped and sales are growing. As Fort Lauderdale Realtors, we know that 2011 will be the last year to purchase a brand new condominium in the Ft Lauderdale Condo market for at least 4 to 5 years.
If you have been thinking for years about purchasing a New Condominium in the Ft. Lauderdale area, 2011 is the year as supply is twiddling of new Condos in Ft Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale CondosWhen Fort Lauderdale Real Estate prices collapsed there were only a few buildings under construction in the Fort Lauderdale Condo Market. Adding Pompano Beach, and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to the inventory of the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate, only adds three additional new developments to the inventory of Fort Lauderdale Condos.

We currently estimate that in the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market there may be less than 150 brand new Ft. Lauderdale Condos available for sale, and this number is shrinking rapidly. As developers dropped prices to sell units the market has responded accordingly.

 

Ready to see these condos, thinking about calling one of the last new Ft. Lauderdale Condos your own, call Eric Miller and Associates and schedule our new construction tour. We will set up the appointments and turn you into experts on the Fort Lauderdale Luxury Condo market in a few short hours. As FFt Lauderdale Condost Lauderdale Real Estate experts we are excited about the great product available and the bargains that current buyers are getting, but simply it is not going to last.  In real estate, if you can purchase a Ft. Lauderdale Condo brand new for less that it would cost to build, this is a bargain.

In the Fort Lauderdale Condo market there is remaining unsold inventory in the Sapphire, Fountains on Ocean Drive, and Coconut Grove. In Pompano we add the Sonata Beach, and the Oceanside, and in Lauderdale-by-Sea we add Villas of the Sea.  At Eric Miller and Associates we are here to answer to your questions about any Ft. Lauderdale Real Estate.

Foreclosure | Hot Property | Great Buy

Bamboo Flats is the one of the coolest newer town-home communities inan are just north of downtown Fort Lauderdale called Flagler Village. This area is destined to be cool artsy center for living in downtown Fort Lauderdale. When the Fort Lauderdale  Real Estate market slowed many of the area projects that were planned were placed on hold.

Bamboo Flat Mixed Use Foreclosure

Bamboo Flats which was already underway was completed and today stands strong as a great contemporary village of town homes with beautifully maintained landscaping and a great community pool. On the West side of the community a few mixed use units were built. The first floor is a work space, for a professional office. Opening on the street it is ideal for an office that does not generate retail type traffic. It is zoned professional office. Above the office is three stories of loft like living, with a seperate entrance plus a roof top deck. Originally this property closed in 2007 for $533,000. Today it stands designer ready ( waiting for flooring ) at just $306,900. As an REO sale we expect this property to sell quickly, with multiple offers and we are calling this our weeks best buy among Fort Lauderdale Foreclosures.

UPDATE HOME CLOSED FOR $300,000 – A Great Buy

Real Estate Season Opens

It’s become a tradition over the years that most Fort Lauderdale Realtors mark the opening of the real estate season as the week Fort Lauderdale Boat Show brings the city to life. It’s been a long hot summer filled with rumors of economic demise for the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market. For some who rather spend time thinking about those rumors they have gotten all the media attention they could ask for. However, for others who rather deal in facts, Boat Show attendance is up, the restaurants are packed, real estate inventory is shrinking and its a great time to be in paradise. Oh, got to run, booked solid today, working with numerous buyers, looking for their bargain piece of Fort Lauderdale Real Estate.