Fort Lauderdale Beach Real Estate

Jon C. Mumford, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE, CRS, ePRO, GRI, GREEN, RECS, SFR, SRES

Outstanding Opportunity…

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on February 11, 2010

I saw this condo yesterday at a brokers open with friends, and WOW.  The “Four Seasons” is my favorite building in the entire city of Fort Lauderdale.  Located on Sunset Drive just off Las Olas and just west of the Intracoastal Waterway.  This is a fully restored Mid-Century building with 24/7 doorman service, covered parking and available dockage with ocean access/no fixed bridges.  Any size pets welcome.   This was just relisted as an approved short sale for $385,000-this is the previous listing, disregard the list price.   3 bedroom, 3 bath home sized condo at 2400+ square foot.  Enjoy views of Sunset Lake, Ocean and Intracoastal.  Near 9′ ceilings add drama to already huge spaces, eat-in sized kitchen plus den/family room and Florida room.  A/C, cable and hot water are included in your monthly maintenance.

Jon

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Just Listed-“Island City” waterfront home

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on February 7, 2010

 

Just Listed-Beautiful waterfront home in the “Island City” of Wilton Manors

This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home is located in the very easternmost section of Wilton Manors.  Property is only 1 house away from the point and overlooks the North & South Forks of the Middle River.  Enjoy water views from 4 rooms.  Huge Florida room, new PGT windows, hurricane accordian shutters, beautiful 18″ neutral tile floors, crown moldings, remodeled master bathroom, remodeled kitchen with maple cabinetry & Corian counters, laundry & pantry area, new central a/c unit.  Outside features include a large covered patio and lanai, fenced side and back yards, landscaping with Palms and Bamboo, 2 car garage & extra outdoor shed for storage.  New 80 foot seawall.  Property has a 40 foot dock with ocean acess, only 2 fixed bridges between your home and the Intracoastal.  Ideal home for entertaining, and close to everything; shopping, restaurants, entertainment and only a short drive to the beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale.

$499,000, also available for rent.

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“Your Home” & January 2010 Statistics

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on February 2, 2010

 

Wow, it is February already-how did that happen?  In this month’s edition of  “Your Home”  I have a updates on the homebuyer tax credit, home buying trends and it is “census” time.  Our market in South Florida has continued to gain momentum and offers incredible opportunities to those folks looking to purchase real esate.    I just received the numbers for Broward County for January-FABULOUS!

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New Listings

Single Family-1,319, 11% lower than 09′
Condo/Townhome-1,837, 7% lower than 09′
Total all property types-4,903, 12% lower than 09′

Total Available Inventory

Single Family-5,965, 40% lower than 09′
Condo/Townhouse-8,985, 34% lower than 09′

Single Family Sold

535 closed sales, up 42% from 09′
Median sales price, $205,000, same as last year

Condo/Townhome Sold

761 closed sales, 82% higher from 09′
Median sales price, $75,000, 11% down from 09′

Pending Inventory or homes under contract

Single family homes are up 27% over 2009
Condos are up 73% over 2009

Given our current inventory and sales levels, if there were to be nothing else listed, we have a 11 month supply of single family homes on the market(down 58% from the previous year) and a 12 month supply of condos on the market(down 63% from the previous year).

Jon

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How Green are We?

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 28, 2010

 

What percentage of Americans participated in engery-savings activities within the past year?

  • Installed more energy-efficient lightbulbs: 63 percent
  • Purchased energy-efficient appliances: 36 percent
  • Started paying bills online: 46 percent
  • Switched to paperless financial statements: 40 percent
  • Donated an electronic device for recycling: 41 percent
  • Switched from bottle to tap water: 29 percent
  • Installed a low-flow showerhead: 17 percent
  • Installed a low-flow toilet: 16 percent
  • Made home improvements(e.g., windows, solar panels or insulation) that provided government tax credits: 14 percent
  • Bought a more fuel-efficient car: 13 percent
  • None of these: 13 percent

Jon

Source: Harris Interactive

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RAGFL REALTORS #1 IN SALES

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 19, 2010

I came across this and thought it was an interesting statistic.  My association-RAGFL, Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale sold over $1.98 billion in real estate in the first half of 2009.  In fact, members sold over 66% of all single family homes and over 71% of all condominums in Broward County with the highest average price by more than $20K.  That’s over 9,000 transactions-better than two sales every hour, every day, 24/7.

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Making Social Media Work

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 13, 2010

“Not long ago, Jon C. Mumford, a sales associate with Century 21 Hansen Realty in Fort Lauderdale wasn’t social networking at all, according to Christine Hansen, broker-owner of the firm.  “He [got] business from his sphere of influence and farming his own condominium building, but now that he’s embracing social media-by blogging [on WordPress] and connecting with social groups [on Facebook, LinkedIn and ActiveRain]-he’s expanded his sphere and farm area in a larger, faster way than he possibly could have done with [just direct mail and face-to-face contact].”  Click here to read the full article on page 12.

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Questions about extended home buyer’s tax credit? I have the answers.

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 12, 2010

Here is a link to a great website that has all the information buyers need to know about the extended and expanded home buyer’s tax credit.  Housing Market Facts

Real estate questions?  Call me.

Jon

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2009 Home Buyers & Sellers Profile

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 5, 2010

Lots of interesting information in the 2009 profile of home buyers and sellers from the National Association of Realtors.   Last year 47 percent of home buyers were first-time buyers, average age 30 years old with a median income of $73,100.  Click below to see the complete report and feel free to share it.

2009 Profile Home Buyers Sellers

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December Year-End Sales Statistics 2009

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 2, 2010

I just received the sales statistics for Broward County for the month of December and there is FANTASTIC news in the numbers(AGAIN)!  These number have been improving for over a year now.  There are fantastic buys to be had in every price range and my clients are getting incredible deals, unlike I’ve seen in years.  Market activity has picked up tremendously and I’m the busiest I’ve been in 4 years.  Call or email me for exemplary service in South Florida.

 

 

New Listings

Single Family-1,182, 13% lower than 08′
Condo/Townhome-1,585, 10% lower than 08′
Total all property types-4,440, 14% lower than 08′

Total Available Inventory

Single Family-6,024, 43% lower than 08′
Condo/Townhouse-9,327, 34% lower than 08′

Single Family Sold

632 closed sales, up 16% from 08′
Median sales price, $200,750, down 15% from last year

Condo/Townhome Sold

752 closed sales, 73% higher from 08′
Median sales price, $85,000, 11% down from 08′

Pending Inventory or homes under contract

Single family homes are up 27% over 2008
Condos are up 62% over 2008

Given our current inventory and sales levels, if there were to be nothing else listed, we have a 10 month supply of single family homes on the market(down 51% from the previous year) and a 12 month supply of condos on the market(down 62% from the previous year).

Jon

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Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010!

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on December 25, 2009

Whether your Christmas looks like either of these photos(I’m fortunate to have both), enjoy it!

I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season spent with family, friends and loved ones.  Here is to an awesome 2010 for each and every one of us. I am extremely thankful for a tremendous year and I truly appreciate all of your referrals and those of you that returned to me in 2009 as buyers and sellers. Our market has finally begun to turn, inventory is down 40% and closed sales are up 62% from 2008. If there is anything I can do for you, don’t hesitate to call me.

Jon

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