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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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Pricing Your Coral Ridge Country Club Home – Part 3

How Personal Taste Affects Pricing, Marketing, and Positioning of a Coral Ridge Country Club Home Your Coral Ridge Country Club home has a roof less than two decades old. It’s spacious, with more than 3,000 square feet under air. It has at least four bedrooms – maybe five; it’s unclear from MLS data and county…
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Pricing Your Coral Ridge Country Club Home – Part 2

How to Price, Market, Position and Sell Your Coral Ridge Country Club Home For generations, homes in Coral Ridge Country Club have been among greater Fort Lauderdale’s finest luxury residential gems. Whether ranch-style, single-story homes built in the 1960s or ’70s, or newly-built, multi-story residences with all the modern touches and amenities, the more than…
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Pricing Your Coral Ridge Country Club Home – Part 1

Fort Lauderdale Realtor on Pricing Coral Ridge Country Club Homes You’ve owned your home in Coral Ridge Country Club for a generation or longer. It might even have been in the family since it was first built in the 1960s. Whether on the golf course or the waterfront or an interior lot, as one of…
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Artificial Intelligence & Your Fort Lauderdale Home

This is the fourth of four blogs from Gary Lanham Group at Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach Office on home-buying trends among Baby Boomers. Click below to see Gary share his insightful thoughts on Artificial Intelligence now! Or click here to see the complete library in this series. https://youtu.be/c9UssAxfmAc Baby Boomers have watched as homes across…
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