Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The polar vortex has heralded a veritable exodus out of the northeast and Midwest in terms of residential real estate, however one trend that is largely unpublicized is the movement of Finance from New York City to Miami. Lloyd Blankfein and Leon Black, two of the titans of finance are rumored to have purchased condominiums in Miami and the founder of hedge fund, Universa Investments has also moved his operations here. Miami is considered the 2nd most popular financial destination and it is partly due to the Miami Downtown Development Authority and its’ initiative DWNTWN.
Florida has policies and tax incentives that favor fiscal relocation and many hedge firms are relocating to the Brickell neighborhood of Downtown Miami. Currently, there are 70 hedge funds and private equity funds headquartered in Florida. The access to Latin American markets is also a major contributing factor to this move. This is coinciding with a major development boom in the city in luxury residential condominiums that number over 65 and growing in the South Florida are

Monday, February 17, 2014

Scott Patterson just sold and closed 1105 Pelican Ln. for $2.5 million. This waterfront Harbor Islands courtyard home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in the main house, 1 bedroom and 1 bath in the guest cottage. This sale represents another dramatic increase in home values in Harbor Island and the area. "Marketing and Negotiation is paramount" Scott states, the demand from international buyers, our lifestyle and all that South Florida has to offer continues to increase property values throughout South Florida, including Harbor Islands, at least for the foreseeable future. This is a great time to sell, especially if you have contemplated making a move.










Contact Scott Patterson to have a free market analysis on your Harbor Islands Property, below some of the current sales in your community:


  • 1140 Hatteras Lane, $3,500,000 (Closed)
  • 1315 Hatteras Court, $2,400,000 (Closed)
  • 1150 Harbor Court, $2,275,000 (Closed)
  • 1270 Hatteras Lane, $1,900,000 Dry Lot (Closed)
  • 1270 Harbor Court, $1,830,00 (Closed)
  • 1260 Harbor Court, $1,750,000 (Closed)
  • 1081 Harbor Court, $1,654,000 (Closed)


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Miami International Boat Show is back and is this weekend spanning across a number of marinas and the Miami Convention Center in Miami Beach. This show draws hundreds of thousands of spectators, vendors, and nautical crews to South Florida and literally hundreds of boats. From yachts to sailboats to navigational equipment there is little industry not represented. Further, it is a social highlight of the Miami season and many events are scheduled on yachts. The event details are below.

1901 Convention Center Drive 
Miami Beach, FL 33139
*  See show hours below

THE NEW YACHT & POWER BOAT SHOW AT SEA ISLE MARINA (no ticket required for this location)
1635 N. Bayshore Drive 
Miami, FL 33132

400 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL  33132

Courtesy shuttle buses will run between all three locations of the show from one hour prior to show opening through one hour after show close daily.  

Courtesy water taxi service is available between the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside from 10 am–6 pm daily.

*Show Hours

Premier Day
Thursday, February 13th - 10 am - 6 pm

Friday, February 14th - 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday, February 15th - 10 am - 8 pm 
Sunday, February 16th - 10 am - 8 pm 
Monday, February 17th - 10 am - 6 pm

The New Yacht and Powerboat Show at Sea Isle Marina is open from 9 am - 6 pm daily and Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside is open from 10 am–6 pm daily.


Premier Day (February 13th)  $35

5-Day Pass (Good all 5 days of the show)
Thursday, February 13th– Monday, February 17th  $85

FridayMonday  (February 14th–17th) 
Adults  $20 (16 and older)
2 Day Pass  $35
Children 15 and under are FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)




Monday, February 3, 2014

We are pleased to announce the recent listing of 912 Manatee Way in Harbor Islands, Hollywood Florida. The home is rare in that it is updated and single story while still offering plenty of square footage in the incredible Harbor Islands Neighborhood.  The upgrades are more comprehensive than most and some include water filtration for the entire home, mosquito misting system, custom window treatments, and all new stainless steel appliances. Below are the residence amenities and Harbor Islands amenities. If you are looking to sell your Harbor Islands Home or if you would like to purchase a Home in Harbor Islands, contact us today!

912 Manatee Way Features

  • $1.49 Million
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3164 sq ft
  • Pool
  • Built ins
  • First floor entry
  • Foyer Entry
  • Marble Flooring
  • Custom Window Treatments
  • Walk in Closets
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Volume Ceilings
  • Fence
  • Patio

Harbor Islands Community Features

  • Fitness Center
  • Clubhouse
  • Park
  • Tennis
  • Private Marina

Monday, February 3, 2014

Since 2012, home prices in South Florida have been steadily increasing and in 2013, it has increased by leaps and bounds in some areas as much as by over 20%. The inventory of available condominiums and single family homes in Broward and Miami-Dade counties has been constricted for most of 2013, which hastened a new development boom and rush of preconstruction properties to the tune of over 160 new condominium projects in South  Florida. The Miami Association of Realtors and Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors released the numbers for December 2013, and they show further increases in home prices, that do not seem to be in the decline as demand is still present by sellers. If you are looking to buy a home in Miami Dade or Broward County or if you are looking to sell your condominium or single family home, please contact us today. The most recent reported numbers are below!

  • Median Price of Single Family Home in Miami Dade up 15% from December 2012
  • Miami Dade Condo Median Price up 7.4% from December 2012
  • Miami Dade Single Family home Sales up 9.8% total from December 2012
  • Miami Dade Condo Sales up 2.2% from December 2012
  • Median Price of Single Family Home in Broward up16.9% from December 2012
  • Broward Condo Median Price up 26.2% from December 2012
  • Broward Single Family Home Sales up 5% from December 2012
  • Broward Condo Sales Slightly Down 1.5% from  December 2012

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Sales Figures

  • $1,097,278
  • $2,057,777
  • $12,150

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