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Determining Home Comparables

Determining the market value of a Fort Lauderdale home may not qualify as science fiction, but it can be a bit of an adventure in time and space—at least when it comes to selecting similar homes that recently sold (commonly referred to as “home comparables” or “comps”). Most folks understand the general economics principle that…
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Bad Real Estate Photo

Avoid Bad Home Listing Photos

One of the first steps serious home buyers take while viewing properties online is to narrow down the list of possible homes using criteria like area, asking price, number of bedrooms and photos. In the increasingly visual and digital world that we live in, it is more important than ever to ensure your home listing…
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Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk Water Trolley

Riverwalk Water Trolley

There’s a new mode of transportation on Fort Lauderdale’s historic New River and its free! Introducing the Riverwalk Water Trolley, a 48 passenger, environmentally-friendly diesel electric vessel that offers bicycle stows and is wheelchair accessible. “The New River is essentially the first highway in the City of Fort Lauderdale,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of…
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807 NE 3rd Street

For Sale: 807 NE 3rd Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33301

807 NE 3rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 The award-winning Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale group at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate listed this contemporary town home for sale. Located in the east Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of Victoria Park, this newer construction home has three levels of living space. The first level includes an en suite…
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DIY Home Maintenance

DIY Home Maintenance Tips

Home maintenance can seem like a daunting task to many homeowners. Fear that your attempts at fixing a leaky faucet or drafty window will cause further damage can be discouraging. What’s the alternative? Hiring a pricey professional contractor, or ignoring small problems until they get bigger and more expensive to fix. Fear not! Having a…
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Best Realtor Joe Mongillo


We are thrilled to announce that Realtor® Joe Mongillo has joined the Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale real estate group! Joe hails from the Erie, Pennsylvania area. He relocated to east Fort Lauderdale in the early 2000s, after vacationing here a few times and becoming enchanted with all Fort Lauderdale has to offer. We can’t say…
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Best Realtor


There were high fives all around at the Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale office the other day.  Chad Gray received a congratulatory letter on behalf of the team from Bruce Zipf, NRT LLC President and CEO. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the nation and parent company…
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School Districts Matter


You probably already know that top-notch schools carry significant weight in the Fort Lauderdale home buying process. However, a recent survey yielded facts that you might find surprising. When queried about which factors weigh most heavily on their home buying preferences, over 90% said that school district boundaries are either “important” or “somewhat important.”…
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