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Coral RIdge Fort Lauderdale

Coral Ridge is located in northeast Fort Lauderdale just west of the Intracoastal waterway and offers residents a wide range of pool and dry lot homes as well as deep waterfront homes with ocean access.

During the month of October, a quick snapshot of closed sales shows there were 7 closed sales and 1 sale nearby in North Bal Harbour Fort Lauderdale

Address Bed/Baths Year Built List Price Sold Price Sold Date Days On Market
2309 NE 22nd Ter* 3/2.5 1959 $668,900 $670,500 10/29/18 29
2821 NE 40th St* 3/2.5 1960 $749,000 $685,000 10/26/18 116
2641 NE 27th Ter* 5/3 1961 $850,000 $850,000 10/16/18 139
2616 NE 23rd
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Imperial Point Fort Lauderdale

Imperial Point is located at the north end of Fort Lauderdale, just west of Us-1 (Federal Highway) and offers single family homes with dry lots, pool homes and waterfront homes. 

A market update during the month of October, shows that there were 6 Closed sales including nearby subdivisions Coral Ridge Add and Knoll RIdge.

Address Bed/Baths Year Built List Price Sold Price Sold Date Days On Market
5408 NE 22nd Av 2/2 1958 $429,900  $389,000 10/01/18 120
2030 NE 55th Ct 3/2 1970 $439,000  $426,000 10/22/18 170
2130 NE 54th St 3/2 1957 $449,000  $440,000 10/31/18 96
1802 NE 59th Ct 4/4 1968 $549,000 
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The numbers are in for the Broward County Real Estate Market Update for October 2018:

Single Family Homes

The number of closed sales for Single Family Homes in October 2018 for Broward County Florida was up by 121 sales (10.1%) with 38 more registered as cash sales (15.1%) as compared to same period last year. The Median Sales Price was up by $20,000 (6.0%) and Median Days To Contract was just one day more. The total inventory for homes for sale was higher by 795 more properties (15.6%). The total months supply was up by slightly at 4 1/2 months which is still below 6 months, which most experts agree is the base line for a balanced real estate market. The 4.5 months indicates that it is still a seller's market.

Condos & Townhouses

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Spectacular views of the Intracoastal/bay from this 2 Bedroom 2 Bath renovated high floor unit at Marina Bay Condo-Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach.  Marina Bay is situated directly on the Intracoastal Waterway and is a perfect match for investors looking for a vacation get-a-way and the opportunity to earn income when not in residence.

There are no rental restrictions and pets are permitted. Marina Bay offers luxury amenities including a Fitness Room, Business Center and Huge pool and deck area with forever views. A few short blocks to the beach. Restaurants, shopping, and aiport are all close by.

Listed for $575,000. To schedule a showing, call John (954) 850-2397 / Johanne Gosselin-Sabia (954) 261-6344 (parle français).

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 Why An increase in Inventory As Homes Sales stall?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released findings in the latest Existing Home Sales Report that the supply of homes for sale and condos for sale in 2018 as compared to last year has increased each month for the last four months, while at the same time, existing home sales have slowed down.

During the last three years, the opposite was true, Sales climbed as inventory fell.

Lawrence Yun, Nar's Chief Economist shared his thoughts on why the change. Yun believes, "This is the lowest existing home sales level since November 2015. A decade's high mortgage rates are preventing consumers from making quick decisions on home purchases. All the while, affordable home listings

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Are you thinking about buying a home or condo for sale? Sandra Holmshaw with Nationwide Mortgage added this quick video to help you choose between a local mortgage broker and a bank when you decide to apply for a mortgage loan.

For more detailed information, contact Sandra Holmshaw directly.

Start your home or condo search here:


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Sandra Holmshaw with Nationwide Mortgage offers these tips on what not to do to if you are planning to purchase a home or condo for sale and you will be applying for a mortgage.

Give Sandra a call at the number below for more detailed information and to check the most current interest rates. 

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20 Tips To Help You Sell During The Fall Months

When listing your home for sale, your number 1 objective should be to get your home sold for the highest possible price and best terms. Before listing, you may want to ask if there are small projects you can do to ensure you reach your goal. As a local professional real estate agent, I can make simple suggestions you can implement to get your home ready for the market.

Here are a Few Tips

  • Your entry needs a new look!  A fresh coat of paint or a new front door will do wonders.
  • Landscaping needs help! A well groomed lawn and hedges shows buyers the home has been well taken care of.
  • Change bulbs both Interior & exterior lights - If they are not in working order. Light it up!
  • Clean
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Is the increase in Inventory a Bearish or Bullish Indication?

a recent article reported New listings increased by 8% year-over-year across the nation, the largest increase since 2013. Also reported, The total listings in the 45 biggest real estate markets are now up 6% on average as compared to last year.

This housing inventory increase has triggered two different reactions. Some folks are concerned that this signals a potential collapse, while other folks believe it is a welcomed reprieve from the lack of inventory that many markets have experienced.

In a recent 'Z Report by Zelman & Associates, "with the rate of home appreciation starting to decelerate alongside the uptick in inventory, we exect significant debate whether this

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