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South Florida Realtor Associate with extensive local knowledge, living in South Florida for over 15+ years.

Looking for a new place wether is renting, buying, leasing to own, or buying and investment property in South Florida real estate? You have come to the right place. I will help you find the perfect real estate property from new construction, single family homes, apartments, town-homes, lofts, condos, and pre-construction developments that will fit your needs in a hassle free process.
Jose Azuaje is very familiar with the areas of Miami-Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach. 
Looking for a property outside the USA? I can also help you find your dream home anywhere in the world with my extensive network of international brokers.

My goal is to attend to my client's needs in every step of the real estate transaction. Nacido en Venezuela hablo español.
 

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Welcome to my blog, here you can find different articles from how the housing market is doing, to other types of tips relating to the real estate industry.

I also like to feature different developments that are being built or will be built around South Florida. For more detail information on these amazing developments follow the links on the blog articles, or click on New Construction on the top navigation bar of this site.

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Jose Azuaje

 

Filtering by Tag: South Florida Buying

Botaniko - Weston

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Getting home to your own little forest, yes that is one of the adequate descriptions for the spectacular Botaniko Weston. 

A very tastefully done luxury community being develop by the Terra Group, its lucky residences will be emerged into natural greenery with lakes, miles of private walking, jogging, and biking trails that intertwine with the perfectly manicured landscaping.

Botaniko will be located on a portion of the Bonaventure golf course in the city of Weston Florida.

Arriving to your home that emerging feeling will not stop, it will only flourish; the size of the lots at Botaniko will be astonishing, up to 26,000 square feet. 
The homes themselves are simply amazing, Botaniko Weston will have a beautiful collection of 10 different floor plans that can sure meet the most sophisticated needs, 5 will be designed by architect Chad Oppenheim, and 5 by architect Roney J. Mateu.

For a complete breakdown of all floor plans and renderings see my complete article of Botaniko Weston here.

Unlike anything else! There is absolutely nothing like Botaniko currently in the city of Weston, which has practically reached its limits as far as residential real estate construction; this is most likely the last chance to own new construction real estate on this amazing city.

The true meaning of saving the best for last, Botaniko by the Terra Group will give a magnificent closing to residential construction in the city of Weston Florida.

Any questions about this marvelous development, or to reserve your lot do not hesitate to contact me.
 

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Rent To Own? Yes!

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A new program through Home Partners of America allows future buyers to lease a home with the option to buy later at a predetermined price.

This is great news for future buyers that need to fix a couple of things before getting qualify for a mortgage, or need some extra time to save up for a downpayment. It takes out the added pressure of competing with renters and buyers in a red-hot real estate market.

Another great advantage that users of the program offered by Home Partners of America will benefit from is that it removes the process of moving and having to find a new home.

Many home buyers that were hit hard by the housing bust aren't taking advantage of the current economy low interest rates and real estate market because they can't qualify for a mortgage. With some exceptions, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government agencies that back more than half of all home loans, require a borrower who completed a short sale to wait four years for another federally insured mortgage. A foreclosure requires a seven-year wait.

By 2022, more than 300,000 South Floridians who lost their homes during the bust will have cleared up their financial issues and become eligible to buy again, show reports from RealtyTrac Inc. These buyers should be able to own again, as long as they've rebuilt their finances and secured steady jobs.

To reach those potential owners, Home Partners launched its lease-to-own program in 2012 and moved into South Florida last summer, so far investing $18 million in purchasing 58 homes. Residents can qualify for the program by proving they have sufficient income and no excessive debts.

Next, the new potential owners will choose real estate agent of their choice to help them find their new home. Home Partners negotiates with the seller, paying cash in hopes of securing the deal.

Once the sale has been completed, Home Partners may even repaint or make other minor cosmetic changes to the property. The tenant moves in and rents the home but is under no obligation to renew the lease or to buy the property.

So what if the prospective owner wishes to buy the home? The new resident can buy the home at any time by paying 5% above Home Partners' total acquisition costs, including renovations. Home Partners is not a lender so the buyer will have to obtain their own financing in order the purchase the property.

If the new resident just wishes to rent the own until they are ready to buy years down the road, the rent will increase annually at 3.75%

This program provides rent and purchase price security that is added piece of mind on this market.

Gale - Ft.Lauderdale

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Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences now on pre-construction will be filling the Ft.Lauderdale Beach skyline in early 2017.

Some of the benefits to the owners of these residences besides the prestige of the Gale brand will be the modern style and a restored vintage architecture, plus being able to share many of the Gale Hotel amenities like Room Service among many, right on your own private residence.

Newgard Development Group will be developing the 12 story tower that will be composed of 128 private residences with many resident only features, like their own pool and lobby.

Gale will have 13 floor plans to choose from so there will sure be one to fit anyones needs.
The Gale Hotel part of the development will have 96 boutique-style hotel rooms and suites that will be managed by Menin Hospitality Group, this is the same group behind the Gale South Beach Hotel.

Gale Boutique Hotel and Residences Ft.Lauderdale will provide its owners tremendous flexibility like offering a rental program option. Owners who wish to rent their units while they are not using it, will be able to rent it out. Gale will manage the entire process.

For more complete detailed information including:

  • Building and residences features.
  • Floor and site plans.
  • Amenities.
  • More Pictures.
  • Pre-controcution pricing.

Click anywhere on Gale or follow the link below

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Have any questions regarding any of the units at Gale Ft.Lauderdale, or to reserve your beach property do not hesitate to contact me.

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Florida Housing Prices Continue To Climb

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Florida real estate prices continue to climb steadily, reports the Florida Realtors Association. All while we face tighter and tighter inventory levels.

According to the Florida Realtor Association on July 2015 there was only around 4.5 months supply on single family homes, while town houses had a little bigger supply at 5.3 months. This information reiterates what we already know (we are in a seller's market) A balanced market would be considered at around a 6 month supply for buyers and sellers, on single family homes and town houses.

Freddie Mac reveals that interest rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.05% in July 2015, representing a drop down from the 4.13% average recorded earlier on the previous year July 2014. Buyers are certainly taking advantage of these lower interest rates; it reflects on the number of closed sales Florida continues to experience.

Florida closed sales of existing single-family homes were up 21.8% over July 2014, totaling 26,916 in the month of July 2015. The raise on closed sales was not only noticed on single family homes, but on town homes as well that also showed double digit gains.

The raise on the booming Florida real estate market is not only for closed sales, but new pending sales also showed gains. New pending sales for single-family homes in July went up 6.5% year-over-year, while new townhouse-condo pending sales rose 3.8%.

The Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis Department in partnership with local Realtor Boards/Associations revealed that median sales price for single family existing homes on July 2015 was $199,900, that is an increase of 8.1% from the previous year; while town houses numbers for July was $150,000 which is up 9.1% over the previous year figures.

Want to see live graphs on how the South Florida market is behaving? Simple just click on Client Tools/Market Reports on the top navigation bar of this website or follow the link below.

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As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me sending me a message or on social media.

Jose Azuaje

 

  

Riva - Ft.Lauderdale

Jose Azuaje

Coming to the Ft.Lauderdale area on Fall 2016 Riva will be 15-story riverfront tower with views of the Ft. Lauderdale downtown skyline and ocean beaches. Riva, located where the city’s most beautiful river and park meet two of the city’s best shopping boulevards, you’ll find stores like Neiman Marcus and Whole Foods, top-rated restaurants and theatres, and elegant waterfront homes.

Riva is at the heart of the intown neighborhood that is attracting more and more 5-star brands with a combination of city convenience and waterfront tranquility. On the bank of the Middle River across from George English Park. A quick jaunt from Galleria Mall and a bike ride from the beach. It is also only 5 minutes from Las Olas and downtown.

Riva's riverfront lobby takes you from the covered arrival court directly out to the water. Check with the concierge, stop for an espresso in the café, drop off your paddleboard at the watersports center, or even take your boat out from your own slip. Every Riva resident enjoys a waterfront lifestyle, at home.

Riva’s curvilinear design, running parallel to the river, creates panoramic, unobstructed views from everyone’s balconies. To the east, over the river and parks, lies the blue horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. To the west are the endless sunset skies of the Ft.Lauderdale skyline that turn to a curtain of twinkling city lights as night falls.

Riva intent is built to extend your indoor living space and create real opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, right at your home. Whether it’s a dinner party for 12 under the stars, or a Sunday brunch on the terrace for 20, Riva’s extraordinarily large balconies with summer kitchens give you the outdoor living and panoramic views that everyone in Florida wants. 

Floors 5 to 14 will have 90 residences with 10 different models to choose from. Sunrise and Sunset terraces are both combined in some Riva models (Residences 1 and 10 see floorplans), where residences extend all the way through the building. Views to both the ocean and the city give you endless Sunrises and Sunsets.

Premier Developers has lined up amazing building features on their Riva creation for the 100 lucky owners, some of the Riva building features will include:

  • 250-foot landscaped entry drive to riverside lobby.
  • Site is approximately 2 acres, on west bank of the Middle River, across from the 20-acre George English Park, just north of Sunrise Blvd and Galleria Mall.
  • Porte cochere entry with fountain and valet service.
  • 60-foot wide, glass-walled, river-view lobby with reception/security desk, attended 24/7.
  • Lobby-level cafe overlooking river.
  • 400-foot landscaped park along the bank of the river, with seating, gardens and walkway. 
  • Private boat slips and dock for residents, accommodating boats up to 30 feet.
  • Recreation dock for kayakers and paddle boarders, on-site watersports club with rentals.
  • “The Riva Water Taxi”, a private residents’ boat service to take you across the river for tennis in the park, lunch at Galleria, or a sunset cruise.
  • Reserved garage parking.
  • Wifi in all public areas.
  • The River Club:
  1. The entire 4th floor, featuring floor-through, glass-walled, air-conditioned facilities surrounded by a wrap-around outdoor deck from sunrise to sunset.
  2. A 40,000 square-foot private club for residents and their guests, with river, ocean and city views. 
  3. The 7,000 square-foot Fitness Center, fully-equipped with cardio and aerobic areas, as well as yoga.
  4. The 2,500 square-foot Club Room, a cocktail lounge and private party room offering indoor and outdoor seating and escapes.
  5. The 1,500 square-foot Cucina, a grand exhibition kitchen, dining and party experience where you and 20 friends can prepare your own feast, or bring in a 5-star chef.
  6. Borghese Spa, with treatment rooms and the famed Italian spa product line.
  7. Private wine lockers.
  8. The River’s Edge Pool, a full-size 65-foot lap pool which overlooks the river, and offers ocean-view lounging with splash pools.
  9. Cabanas for residents & guests.
  10. The Sunset Garden, a lushly landscaped hideaway for romantic evenings and city lights.
  11. The Dog Walk, a specially built sequestered walkway for a quick dog visit without leaving the building.

Interior

  • Private elevator access. 
  • 9’ ceiling heights (10' ceiling heights on the Penthouse Collection).
  • Tinted, energy-efficient, impact- resistant windows and glass doors.
  • Pre-wired for high-speed internet, cable tv and data/voice.
  • Energy-efficient air heating and cooling system.
  • Exceptionally large and livable outdoor terraces, deeper and wider with dimensions up to 13 feetdeep and 72 feet long, offering both sunrise and sunset views.
  • “Summer Kitchen” on outdoor terraces, with built-in grill and counter/storage.
  • Choice of optional flooring; finished “decorator ready”.

Bathroom

  • Contemporary, sensual “wet room” design combines shower and bath in large stone and glass area.
  • Lighted vanity mirror.
  • Stone counters with undermount sinks .
  • Porcelain flooring.
  • Imported Italian-design cabinetry.

Kitchen

  • Sub-Zero/Wolf premium appliance package with gas cooktop.
  • Imported Italian-design cabinetry.
  • Stone counter with undermount sinks.

 

Penthouse Collection

From endless sunrises to sunsets the Penthouse Collection will give you just that, highlighting two horizons, two terraces, on two floors of magnificent living space. Two-story penthouses with rooftop terraces of more than 2,400 square feet, plus room for your own private pool. 

Riva’s penthouses are what you expect a penthouse to be. Not just the top floor, but the top two floors. All of them. So you get two huge terraces, and both ocean and city views. With two floors, you also get your own elevator to travel between your two stories (a glass-enclosed pneumatic one that lifts you slowly and tranquilly). Total indoor-outdoor living space runs from over 5,000 to more than 7,000 square feet. Your own two-car garage and private boat slip that accommodates boats up to 30 feet.

There’s nothing like these eight penthouses anywhere in Fort Lauderdale. See floor plans available.

For more complete information of Ft.Lauderdale's Riva Condos including model floor plans, click on Riva.

For showings, more information, or simply have questions about Riva do not hesitate to contact me.

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Why Buy or Invest In South Florida Real Estate?

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The booming South Florida real estate market has something to offer for any level of buyer or investor. 

Below are some of the top reasons why you should buy or invest in South Florida real estate market:

  1. Affordable Real Estate – The local market offers record affordability, amenities, and seller incentives; 50% more affordable in the last five years; the weak U.S. dollar gives greater discounts for foreign buyers.
  2. Commercial & Investment Real Estate – Vacancy rates for all commercial sectors in Miami are below the national average; retail and multi-family are outperforming most major markets in the U.S
  3. Top Market for International Buyers or Investors – Florida is the top state in the U.S. & Miami is the top market for international buyers; and is expected to outperform other U.S. markets long into the future.
  4. “Gateway to the Americas” – Strategic location between Latin America & Europe; “Capital of the Americas” - perfect for business or pleasure.
  5. The Most International City in the U. S – nearly 50% of population is foreign born and speak over 100 languages.
  6. Global Business Center – For business, finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts & international trade; no state income tax; home to nearly 1,200 multinational companies from 56 nations; more than 100 international consulates, trade offices and bi-national chambers of commerce.
  7. World Aviation Hub – 3rd in the U.S. with 33.5 million passengers a year; Over 80 airlines to 120 destinations. Top freight airport in the U.S. with 1.8 million tons. $19 Billion in business revenue/year.
  8. Port of Miami – “Cruise Capital of the World” with more than 4 million passengers a year; also serves 240 seaports; 9 million tons of sea cargo; top markets: China, Italy, Hong Kong, Honduras & Brazil.
  9. Top Tourist Destination – 12.6 million overnight guests, with 6 million of them international visitors.
  10. Enviable Weather – The only major “subtropical” city in continental U.S.; average temp. 75 ºF / 23 ºC.
  11. Beautiful Beaches – Greater Miami has 84 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline & 67 square miles of inland waterways & more than 15 miles of world-famous beaches.
  12. Water Sports & Activities – Enjoy snorkeling (Key Largo diving capital of the world just one hour away), sailing, boating, kayaking, swimming, diving & other water sports all year around.
  13. Hotels – Ranks fifth in US in occupancy after New York, Oahu Island, San Francisco, & Boston.
  14. Exciting Lifestyle for All – Young adults, families, baby boomers, retirees, celebrities, & visitors - museums, performing arts venues, art galleries, professional sports, & amazing places to shop.
  15. Fabulous Nightlife – Ocean Drive and more with top restaurants, night clubs, bars, world famous hotspots.
  16. Restaurants - In Miami you can savor worldwide cuisine unlike in any other city in the U.S due to its amazing ethnic diversity.
  17. Entertainment Industry – Major fashion center, top modeling agencies in the world, Fashion Week and more than 2,400 motion picture & video businesses.
  18. Educational Institutions – 4th largest U. S. school district; 5 colleges & universities; 3 law schools.
  19. Hospitals – 33 hospitals; Jackson Memorial is one of the top 25 hospitals in the U. S. and Miami Children’s Hospital is rated the top pediatric hospital in the country.
  20. Top Rankings - Miami has the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S; Miami’s skyline ranks third in the U.S. behind New York City & Chicago & 18th in the world (Almanac of Architecture & Design); Miami is the only major city in the United States bordered by two national parks, Everglades National Park on the West, & Biscayne National Park on the East.

South Florida has become a great to live, work and play. Moving to South Florida might be the best decision you’ve ever take, l just listed 20 reasons that will not make you think twice on your sunshine state dreams.