Thursday, December 26, 2013

Florida is on its way to a brighter future

Based to the newest data is Florida the third most populated state in the United States. Florida follows the States California and Texas. Besides the population increases the economy grows too. After six tough years the state economy grows by 2.4 percent and it is forecasted that in 2014 the economic growth will be 3.5 percent and 2015 it is even better. The forecast is 4 %.
This economic growth is predicted for the following industries:  housing, retail, tourism, professional and business services.

Based on the population growth there is a high demand for new construction and this industry will grow. It is expected that the North East and Southwest Florida will have the biggest growth in construction.

Based on these overall economic conditions people starts to go on vacation again. This will also will stimulus the tourism in this area. This growth will lead to new investments. These investments normally need financing. It is expected that the Federal Reserve will keep the interest rates on a low level to stabilize the economy recovery.

With the investment and the economic growth, business will hire new employees. Today the unemployment rate is seven percent nationwide and based on the today’s economic development it is predicted that the unemployment rate will decrease to 6.5 % in 2014 and will go back to 5.8 % in 2015.

The Federal Reserve decision for low interest rates makes stocks more interesting for investors. That is already shown by the stock market with its today’s numbers. The inflation is also on a very low level – 0.7 % and is forecasted to stay below 2 % until 2015.

This is a very positive prediction for 2014 and therefore have a great successful start in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas  to all.


All candles are lit and the Christmas lights makes every shiny and bright. The Florida Services & Information LLC and the Florida Dream Homes Realty wishes all our customers, their family and friend are an extraordinary holiday.

As a little light from us to you we included a few little films with Christmas Decoration in our area.


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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas present - an extraordinary view with increasing value

This is the Sunday of Advent and the fourth and last candle is lit. Do you have all presents ready for Christmas?
If not then it is time to hurry and get ready.

For all who are interested to make their whole family a big and long lasting present. May the new construction that are growing all over in Miami-Dade and Broward County are the right investment for the future. The Condos in Miami and Fort Lauderdale are in excellent locations and start in the low $200,000 and up to $1.5 Million. There is the right condominium for every piggy bag on the market. However, do not wait. The market is picking up and there are many interested buyers on the market.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Florida’s real estate is improving.

Yes, the Florida real estate is improving and it is nearly back to its normal conditions. The following data show this and the forecast is that the trend goes in the same direction for next two years.
As the last statistics of November 2013 show, sellers get 94 % of their asking price. Over the last 3 years, the difference between listing and sale price was much bigger than 6 %.  This situation is also backed by the available homes on the market. More active listings help the market to recover in a healthy way.
In comparison to November 2012, the active listings have increased by 14.8 % for single-family homes and new listings for condominiums arose by 5.4 % since November 2012.

The median price for a Florida single family home is $169,900 that is up by 13.3 % in comparison of November 2012 and the median price for townhouses and condominiums is $131,200 up by 17.2 % from November 2012.

The Florida numbers are still below the national median numbers. The median price for the single family home is $199,500 and $199,200 for condominiums nationwide.

The statistics also show that there are also fewer short sale and only cash deals during the examined period. That indicates that the market is going back to traditional conditions.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winterfest Parade in Fort Lauderdale

Yesterday was one of the big days in Fort Lauderdale. Each year the City and the Hard Rock Hotel organize the big Winterfest Boat Parade. This is a well-known event and many spectators were looking along the Intracoastal Waterway in the mild evening breeze.

When you are here in Fort Lauderdale on a visit next year in December mark your calendar with this event. It is terrific even if you have been there several times. It is also a good idea to get familiar with the best viewing spots because the ticket are going quickly.

In case you did not get a ticket for this event, the best way is to find a little park or little green spots along the parade route. Another option is to find a friend with a boat or use a dinner cruise for this event. These boats anchor on the Waterway in designated areas while the parade boats are passing by.

The parade starts on the New River where the north and south fork comes together and follows the New River through the downtown area towards the Intracoastal Waterway. From there the route turns north and the end is the Santa Barbara Lake where the ships turn and go back.

Such a Winterfest Parade in Fort Lauderdale has more than 50 illuminated Boats with many Christmas and Holiday motives. These boats are often sponsored by Fort Lauderdale businesses but private boater can participate with their boats for a small starting fee.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter Boat Parade in Pompano Beach 2013

Yesterday was the second Advent's Sunday and we lit the next candle at our Advent's wreath. We are moving fast to the Christmas Day and with two lights, it is brighter and warmer.

The weekend there were no only two candles but many little lights and they were floating on the Intracoastal Waterway from the south Pompano Beach city limit to the Hillsboro Blvd. During the parade, the Sherriff block the big roads that cross the Intracoastal because the drawbridges were open to let the big and small Christmassy lighted boats pass.

The boats were decorated with Christmas motives like Frosty and Santa and lights all over. On the bigger ships, boaters had a party and waved with lights to the audience along the Intracoastal.  Many of the spectators at the Waterway waved back and enjoyed this spectator event.

The boat route on the Intracoastal Waterway is close to the Atlantic Ocean and so the evening breeze made it a little bit chilly and a sweater was the right outfit.

A little tip for the visitors next year: the best place for an excellent look with the right dinner ambience are the restaurants directly at the Intracoastal but you need to register in advance.

This is the click for the winter parade in Pompano Beach

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Yuletide Parade in Pompano Beach

Yesterday we had our Yuletide Parade in Pompano Beach. This is a tradition in the city and each year it is a pleasure and an honor to participate. As a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), we walk behind our service truck.

Many residents were lined up at the parade route. This year the route starts at the Riverside Dr, turned to the Atlantic Blvd west towards the US-1 over the drawbridge and ends at the McNab Park.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

It's looking like Christmas everywhere

In the last few days Christmas lights are coming up everywhere and the passing by tourism in all cities started already.

Many residents and visitors pass at the lighted houses and enjoy the Christmas motives with Santa, Reindeers and all his little helpers and friends.

Here is one of our Christmas videos.

Happy Holidays.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

That is amazing! Amazon delivers within 30 minutes after ordering! Packages up to 5 pounds can be delivered by drones right to your doorsteps. Your home has to be in a 10 miles radius of a delivery center. The only little issue is the pending approval from the FAA but Santa is certainly very interested in this new way to get his presents ready.
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

We have an European Tradition that we light four Sundays before Christmas one candle at our wreath and sing Christmas Carols with the family. At Christmas all 4 candles of the wreath shine their light and announces the joy of Christmas. Today we light the first candle.
Today I also did my Elf duty and helped Santa to wrap presents for a Children's Charity Organization and that is only the start.

Tree Lighting in Pompano Beach

The Christmas Season in Pompano Beach started officially on November 30th, 2013 when the big City Christmas Tree was light. All attendees had much fun with entertainment and Christmas treats.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanks to all my supporters

When I started in the real estate business, I thought about what would give me a niche and help to build business. At that time, I realized that our association has a special group of realtors. This group is looking for business beyond the country borders and that made me curious. I started to examine the group goal.

Shortly after I had joined the Global Real Estate Council, I remembered my own experience with many different cultures during my worldwide travel adventures and the council work became one of my favorite business interests.

I think to make the world a better place and to grow prosperity we have to grow the understanding among the different cultures and to bring the different interests together. To accomplish this goal I got actively involved in different local and global networks and organizations.

One of these organizations is the Global Real Estate Council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtor. I had the opportunity to be a part of the effort to grow this global interest and understanding among my fellow realtors over the years.

Yesterday I was honored with an award and I thank all my supporters that helped to be successful in our efforts. I am so proud to be member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors and especially to be a member of the Global Real Estate Council and the Committee. This award motivates me to move forward with my fellow committee and council members to our next year with new interesting cultural insights and education sessions. 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dominican Republic - the next booming export opportunity for Florida

Florida economy is growing and always looking to expand their markets. The next very interesting market to export is the Dominican Republic. This country is the second largest market in the Caribbean after Cuba.

 The Dominican Republic is on its way to become the tourism hotspot in the Caribbean. Over the last few years there were a lot of construction projects started to improve this industry.

 Besides the tourism the main export goods from the Dominican Republic to the world is sugar and coffee. The country itself is interested in direct investments several industry sectors.

To start your business efforts in that Caribbean country the Florida Services and Information LLC can help you and connects you with the best partners for your project.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Boat Show 2013 in Fort Lauderdale - Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

One of the best place at the end of October each year is the Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale. On this show many big and well known manufacturers present their new boat constructions and best interiors.

 As a boater or a new yacht owner you do not have to go far because Fort Lauderdale has one of the finest yacht builders and the rich and famous are going in and out.

 The potential boater has the choice among more than 1000 different boats at 6 six different locations around the harbor area that has a direct connect to the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

 What do you need more?

 Maybe a matching home? No problem the international Brokerage Florida Dream Homes will assist you to find the best matching home for your new boat. Contact us soon - the real estate market is in your favor.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day of the Dead Celebration in Fort Lauderdale

Yesterday we celebrated the 4th Annual Day of Dead in Fort Lauderdale. The celebration parade started in the Bubier Park and went along the Riverwalk west to the party area. The attendees and spectators came dressed in costumes and with artful painted faces. Everyone enjoyed the cheerful and colorful celebration and marked the date for the next Day of the Dead next year.

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition that is celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd each year. During this time we remember deceased love ones and decorate their graves with flowers and honor their memory with a party.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Uncorked 11-01-2013 - Pompano Beach

The next vacation and tourist season is right around the corner and you can go out for parties every day. There is music and entertainment at every corner and before our door we had today the following event.

Uncorked at the Harbor Village in Pompano Beach.

Enjoy and stay connected with us for our next videos.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

New Contents with Sun Flashes

To give our valued reader and users a better impression about the life in Florida we made some changes and added since November 1st 2013 our new feature

 Sun Flashes

These are video new from South Florida that can also be used to promote your business and services to the travelers, local business and global audience.  


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Monday, October 21, 2013

Fort Lauderdale – der besondere Immobilienstandort mit Charme an der Ostküste

Fort Lauderdale –

der besondere Immobilienstandort mit Charme an der Ostküste

Fort Lauderdale ist ein attraktiver Lebensraum sowohl für US-Bürger als auch für Foreign National, die aus aller Welt kommen und eine Immobilien hier erwerben. Die geografische Lage von Fort Lauderdale wird bevorzugt, weil von hier aus sternförmig alle Highlights Floridas auf kurzen Wegen zu erreichen sind.

17 Gründe, eine Immobilie in Fort Lauderdale zu erwerben:

Ø  Das attraktivste an der Stadt Fort Lauderdale sind ihre vielen Kanälen, die die Stadt durchziehen und zu dem Venedig Amerikas machen. Diese Kanäle und Wasserstrassen haben eine Gesamtlänge von 480 Kilometer.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale ist nicht nur das Venedig von Amerika sondern die italienische Stadt Venedig ist eine der Partnerstaedte von Fort Lauderdale. Die Partnerstadt in Deutschland ist Duisburg.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale hat über 37 Kilometer Sandstrände, die zu den gepflegtesten und sichersten der gesamten USA gehören.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale hat 3.000 Sonnenstunden im Jahr und das die Stadt zu einem, der beliebtesten Urlaubsziele in den USA

Ø  Fort Lauderdale hat über 100 Yachthäfen und mehr als 40.000 Yachten sind hier registriert.

Ø  Ein Bootsbesitzer kann seine Privatyacht gleich vor dem Haus vertäuen und hat nahezu immer direkten Zugang zum Atlantischen Ozean.

Ø  Port Everglades ist Heimathafen zahlreicher Kreuzfahrtschiffe.

Ø  Die Ostküste ist als Meeresregion besonders beliebt bei vielen Bootsfahrern, weil die Marinas leicht zu erreichen sind und der Intracoastal Waterway einen gewissen Schutz bei Stürmen bietet.

Ø  Die Stadt Fort Lauderdale liegt in unmittelbarer Nähe zu Miami, der quirligen Großstadt und einem der wichtigsten Finanzzenten in Südflorida.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale hat einen eigenen Internationalen Flughafen und es sind schnelle Verbindungen in alle Welt verfügbar

Ø  Der eigene Internationaler Hafen – Port Everglades – liegt in unmittelbarer Nähe zum Flughafen, so dass Kombinationen von Kreuzfahrten in Verbindung mit Flügen schnell zu arrangieren sind.

Ø  Der südlichste Punkt auf dem US-amerikanischen Festland, Key West mit seine touristischen Attraktionen, ist nach einer atemberaubenden Fahrt über die unzähligen Brücken der Keys zu erreichen.

Ø  Die unmittelbare Nähe zu den Bahamas lädt zu einen Kurzurlaub oder Ausflug per Schiff oder Flugzeug ein

Ø  Eines der größten Naturschutzgebiete Floridas, die Everglades mit ihrer reichhaltigen Pflanzen- und Tierwelt, ist gleich vor Haustür

Ø  In nördlicher Richtung lockt Orlando mit seinen vielen Attraktionen in den Entertainmentparks von Walt Disney und Universal Jung und Alt.

2 weitere Argumente, die für die heutige Marktlage besonders gelten, sind

Ø  das überdurchschnittliche Immobilienangebot


Ø  die unterdurchschnittlichen Immobilienmarktpreis

Diese beiden Argumente können sich schnell ändern, weil die Immobilienverkäufe zunehmen und für entsprechende Anpassung der Marktbedingungen sorgen.

Fort Lauderdale – The exceptional lifestyle place with charm on the East coast

Fort Lauderdale is one of the most attractive living area on the East coast for US-Citizens as well as Foreign Nationals as vacationers or investors. The geographic location of Fort Fort Lauderdale is preferred because from this point every highlight for the tourism and business is easy to reach with short drives.

17 reasons to buy a home in Fort Lauderdale:

Ø  The most exciting part in the city of Fort Lauderdale are the many canals which are going throughout the whole inner part of the town and makes it to the Venice of America. These canals have a total length of 480 kilometers or nearly 300 miles.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale is not only the Venice of America but is also the Sister City of Venice in Italy. The Sister City of Fort Lauderdale in Germany is Duisburg.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale has over 37 kilometers (22 miles) sandy white beaches and they are one of the cleanest and securest beach areas in the United States.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale has over 3.000 hours sunshine year around and the city is one of the favorite vacation locations in the US.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale has over 100 marinas and more than 40,000 yachts are here registered.

Ø  As a boater you can moor your private yacht right in the backyard of your home and have nearly everywhere direct connection to the Atlantic Ocean.

Ø  Port Everglades is the home of many cruise liners.

Ø  The east coast is as the open water region a favorite for all boaters because all marinas are easy to reach and the Intracoastal Waterway is a better protection during the storm season.

Ø  The city of Fort Lauderdale is close to Miami - a glamorous metro area in the south with its important financial district.

Ø  Fort Lauderdale has its own international airport and offers a quick connection to all parts of the United States and the world.

Ø  The international harbor – Port Everglades – is located close to the airport so that the connection for the air transport and cruises are easy to manage.

Ø  The most southern point of the United States, Key West with its touristic attractions is easy to visit after a ride over the many bridges in the Keys and offers lots of entertainment.

Ø  Close to the southeast region of Florida are the Bahama Island. They invite to a short vacation trip by boat or air plane.

Ø  One of the biggest natural wonders of Florida – the Everglades – is right in the back yard of the metro area of Fort Lauderdale and offers a beautiful plant and wild life.

Ø In the northern direction is Orlando with its many attractions and entertainment parks of Disney World and Universal located and is calling your name.


2 more benefits that are important in the today’s market are

Ø the extraordinary real estate inventory


Ø the prices for your next dream home

These last two benefits can change quickly because the real estate transactions are increasing and that will lead to changes in the market conditions.

When a few the above reasons are important for you than you should hurry – change is around the corner.

We hope to see you soon here in Fort Lauderdale!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ist jetzt ein guter Zeitpunkt zum Kauf in Florida? - Absolute!

Viele Käufer fragen sich, ob sie heute kaufen sollten oder besser warten. Und oft warten sie und verlieren. Aber zurück zu Frage: Ja -jetzt ist der richtige Zeitpunkt zum Kauf, weil mit jedem Tag der Kaufpreis teurer wird.
Die Hauspreise in Florida steigen wieder. Das wird auch dokumentiert mit den monatlichen Immobilienzahlen in der Metro Area von Fort Lauderdale.
Der mittlere Preis für ein durchschnittliches Einfamilienhaus war im Juli letzten Jahres $272,000 und diesem Jahr liegt der Preis für ein solches Haus bei $336,000. Das ist eine Preissteigerung von 23,4 %!
Auf der anderen Seite fiel das Immobilien-Inventar um 19,6% und die Häusers sind schnell unter Vertrag und werden im Durchschnitt innerhalb von 25 Tagen verkauft. Das bedeutet für den Käufer, dass weniger Häuser auf dem Markt sind und jeder, der interessiert ist ein Haus zu kaufen, bedenken muss, dass dies zu weiter steigenden Preisen führen wird.
Der Condomarkt ist nicht anders
Der mittlere Condo-Kaufpreis war im Juli 2012 $130,000 und bei den heutigen Marktkonditionen kostet das gleiche Condo $156,000. Für dieses Marktsegment bedeutet dies eine Preissteigerung von 20,2%.
Auch im Condomarkt fiel das Inventar während des letzten Jahres und der Käufer hat sich auch in diesem Markt zu beeilen. Eine normale Immobilientransaktion ist in rund 36 Tagen abgeschlossen.
Für alle Kaufinteressierten ist jetzt der richtige Zeitpunkt sich zum Kauf bereitzuhalten, weil der Markt in aufwärts Trend ist und jeder, der zu lange wartet, wird mehr bezahlen.