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Divorce and the Sale of Your Fort Lauderdale Home

Divorce is never easy. Add jointly owned or contested real estate to the situation, and a challenging life event can escalate into a truly difficult, complex, and contentious episode. It’s rarely something either party in the divorce seeks. But it qualifies as one of those “necessary evils” needed to bring closure to one chapter of…
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Working Your Network to Boost Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Listing

48: I was talking recently with Eileen Mulkey, a seasoned real estate broker and Fannie Mae appraiser on the team here at The Gary Lanham Group at Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach Office. We were discussing how she was marketing a new listing in Fort Lauderdale’s Victoria Park neighborhood. The theme that arose was network…
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Fort Lauderdale’s Charming Homes Ready for Modern Amenities

From Boca Raton through Fort Lauderdale to exclusive Harbor Beach on Port Everglades, The Gary Lanham Group at Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach Office knows greater Fort Lauderdale real estate. No place is this more apparent than the magnificent old Florida home located at 2313 East Las Olas Boulevard. Built in the 1940s, it stands…
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US, Canadians and Pompano Beach: a Tourism, Condo Destination

35: If you watched the video that accompanies this blog, you got a glimpse of what for generations has made Pompano Beach a popular destination for both tourists and residents alike. With the surf in the background and the wind coming off the Atlantic, it’s little wonder real estate in Fort Lauderdale and along popular areas…
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Boomers and Millennials–Economics of Quality Life

The Economy and Real Estate for Quality of Life 32:Look around greater Fort Lauderdale, and you’ll see neighborhoods teeming with baby boomers and millennials, real estate buyers in search of a common attribute: quality of life. It should be no surprise in a community known across the globe as a lifestyle destination. From fun in…
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Fort Lauderdale Real Estate in Midst of Buyer’s Market

Those who have been in the South Florida real estate community long enough know market fluctuations are common. Like any marketplace, highs and lows in home values can tip the scales from real estate buyer’s market to seller’s market – and back again. By working closely with a veteran realtor team with a skilled home…
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Inspect Galvanized Pipes Before Buying or Selling a Home

There’s a threat lurking in the ground beneath that beautiful, “vintage” Fort Lauderdale home you’re looking to buy. It’s a potential burden that could cost thousands of dollars to remedy if not discovered before it bursts. The threat: plumbing made from galvanized pipes in older homes. https://youtu.be/YayXVYq7AbQ Galvanized pipe corrosion is common in Florida’s older…
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The Golden Rule of Realtors: Professionalism Wins the Day

The phrase “It takes two to tango” was coined as a song in the 1950s and popularized by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. Yet, the phrase applies every time residential real estate agents representing home buyers and home sellers begin negotiations. Whether selling a home in greater Fort Lauderdale, or anywhere in the country, for…
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Turning Life Challenges into Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Options

At Gary Lanham Group at Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach Office, we work with buyers and sellers in conventional and complex real estate transactions across Broward County. We are especially skilled at working with Baby Boomers and other clients facing both predictable and uncertain life challenges and changes. Our team recently helped position, negotiate, and…
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Pricing Your Coral Ridge Country Club Home – Part 4

What Yesterday’s Home Says About Tomorrow’s Listing The Coral Ridge Country Club home was the quintessential Fort Lauderdale luxury residence. A luxury estate home if ever there was one, it featured 100 feet of concrete seawall and prime dock on the water leading to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. It recently had been…
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