2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boat Show Starts Wednesday, November 1st That’s right, the boat show starts Wednesday and ends on Sunday this year, not Thursday to Monday like previous years. With 1,500 boats, 6 miles of floating docks and over 100,000 attendees the Fort Lauderdale...

Hurricanes and the Real Estate Market

It has been a tough hurricane season so far. Hurricane Irma was the most intense storm to hit South Florida since Wilma in 2005. Irma forced the largest evacuation in Florida’s history and caused widespread damage throughout the state, especially in the Florida Keys....

Pumpkin Soup

‘Tis the season for pumpkins and while most people are carving them to scare the neighborhood kids, eating pumpkins can be just as fun. And, pumpkins are good for you; they are high in both antioxidants and beta-carotene. Here is a yummy and healthy pumpkin soup...

Diary of a Real Estate Investor

Real estate investment has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Friends, family and clients often come to me with questions about the various types of investments I have been involved in and I am always happy to share my experiences. While this is not a...

Grilled Halibut with Mayo Glaze

I made this at a party recently and just about everybody asked me for the recipe, so here it is. Many people are intimidated by cooking fish on the grill, but if you follow this recipe and the tips I give you then you’ll want to grill fish all the time. First of...

Relay for Life Fort Lauderdale – Saturday April 8th

Please join us Saturday, April 8th for an amazing day of fun, music, food and fundraising for the American Cancer Society. The weather should be perfect with temperatures around 70 degrees at 11:00 AM. If you cannot make the event, please consider a small donation at...

Interest Rates and The Real Estate Market

15 months ago the Federal Reserve approved an increase in the federal funds rate. That was their first increase since 2006. Since then the Fed has made 2 additional rate hikes, the most recent on March 15th of this year. This move was widely anticipated so it had very...

Northeast Fort Lauderdale Condo Market

The Landings and Bay Colony The Landings and Bay Colony neighborhoods are a hidden gem in Northeast Fort Lauderdale. One of the great things about these neighborhoods is that they provide a diverse inventory of housing units, with the vast majority consisting of...

2017 Projections on the Housing Market

Lawrence Yun is the chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. Among other interesting projections in this brief 6 minute interview, Mr. Yun projects mortgage interest rates will rise to somewhere between 4.6 to 4.8% in 2017 and existing home sales...
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