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Real Estate Of Florida, Broker Fred, Fred Kraus, David Fetzner, Calle Ocho, Calle 8, 2012, Miami, Little Havana
Join ‘Broker Fred’ (Fred Kraus) and his family as they spend the day in Little Havana Miami at the 2012 Calle 8 Festival.
In “Little Havana”, you can find hand-rolled cigars, fruiterias, meat markets, herbal stores the famous Cuban Cafes. On 8th Street (or Calle Ocho) between 12th and 27th Avenues lies a tradition steeped in rich Cuban and Latino culture.
A good place to start your sight-seeing is (like anywhere in Miami!) with the food! Calle Ocho offers many authentic Cuban restaurants.
At Maximo Gomez Park, or Domino Park as the locals call it, you can see the older generation of Cubans meet to play dominoes or chess each day (as you will see in the video) There is a large mural depicting the Summit of the Americas in 1993. Around the corner, don’t miss the Little Havana Paseo de las Estrellas (Walk of the Stars). It is reminiscent of the one in Hollywood, but stars are given to Latin American actors, writers, artists and musicians.
At the corner of 13th avenue lies a memorial park with monuments to many Cuban heroes. It is a peaceful place, a nice place for a break. You can see memorials to Jose Marti (poet and revolutionary), Antonio Maceo (war hero), the Island of Cuba Memorial, and the Memorial Flame (to the heroes of the Bay of Pigs). (Broker Fred stops by and you will see the Memorial Flame in the video)
Every March the Calle 8 Festival draws more then 1 million people from around the wor! In 1998, more than 119,000 people joined in the world’s longest conga line, and the festival still holds its place in the Guiness Book of World Records. Major news crews from all over broadcast the event as Cubans from all over the country return to celebrate their roots.
It’s a piece of history you have to see to understand, and if your are Cubano by culture (or Latino for that matter) this just might be the location your looking for to relocate or just own a winter home in. Just minutes from Downtown Miami, Miami Beaches and Miami International Airport it is centrally located just off of Interstate 95. For more information just contact ‘Broker Fred’ Today!
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Welcome to Jensen Beach, Florida. Join Fred Broker ‘today with fellow Florida Real Estate, David Fetzner as they travel through the center of Jensen Beach. The relaxed atmosphere of Key West and Caribbean Jensen makes a perfect destination for those who like to boat, beach, fishing, or golf … this is an outdoor paradise with mile wide waterway between the coast and turtle nesting areas Beach.
Jensen Beach is also home to a great artist and the music community, featuring weekly art walks like Jammin Jensen and music events as Pinnapple Day Festival is held every third year, and the great food and entertainment all days as the Crawdaddy, Mulligan, and place Jan.
Click the link above to visit this blog post with more information and links to resources that you will enjoy learning more about events and real estate in this fantastic community located about 40 miles north of West Palm Beach in the Martin County .. a large area called Jensen Beach, Florida.
Below are some links to valuable information about the great resources Stuart and Martin County.
Fun places to visit in Jensen Beach people enter, the Jensen Historical / Arch welcome visitors of Rio de Janeiro and new residents to the city. Built in 1925, Arc marks the boundary between Rio and Jensen Beach. For those inquiring minds, the Center for Environmental Studies teaches ecology exhibits and hands-on teaching style is student kindergarten through eighth grade.
On a windy afternoon, stroll through Maple Street and you’ll find charming cottages where artists show and sell original artwork. The drive down Peacock Lane, reveal families of peacocks colors. Jensen Beach also has many of the establishments in the area’s best restaurants. The variety of culinary specialties are available, while the most popular choice is the fresh seafood.
Stuart and Martin County Area Major offers something for everyone:
People on the beach and coastal outdoor activities and nature takes center stage, the historic cities with tree-lined streets and picturesque sidewalk cafes, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and charming brand shops you are familiar, the people of old Florida “where rodeos and orange, and cowboys still exist, and an old fishing village where fishermen still bring fish to market every day and world class tournaments where sport fishing lodge each year.
The Stuart / Martin County Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in growth, the business climate and economy of our area. Martin is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and the programs and activities of the Chamber that are vital for growth. The Chamber is proud of the benefits and services to 1,500 members, in addition to excellent. If you visit, you are encouraged to “enjoy our good nature” to experience our attractions, services and hospitality.
Stuart offers a wide range of activities for visitors including cafes and sidewalk promenade, restaurants, boutiques classification Fodor one-of-a-kind, studio work and art galleries, antique shops, museums, the weekly market green, jazz concerts, waterfront monthly antique car shows, juried art festivals, and arts and crafts festivals that bring color and fun throughout the year.
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Today we take a tour of the 2012 Port Salerno Seafood Festival in Martin County Florida with ‘Broker Fred’ Fred Kraus. Meet some of the local business owners of the area as Broker Fred talks to them about their projects and products that help the local economy and environment in Martin County near Jensen Beach Florida.
Including the City of Fort Pierce Waterfront Protection Project, The Palm Frond Fish Company, the Pirate’s Of The Treasure Coast, the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center and more!
This is in the Manatee Pocket area located on the South end of Stuart, Florida. If you are looking for a great area to live in and you are a boating, fishing and an environmental enthusiast, the Jensen Beach, Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno Area is a great option for you to definitely look into.
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Hi it’s Fred Kraus here… “Broker Fred” to all my agents. I have been the broker of Real Estate of Florida for over 20 years.
Real Estate of Florida covers over 100 miles of beautiful ocean front South Florida Real Estate including Martin County, St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County, Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), and Miami-Dade County to the Keys.
Whether you are a first time home buyer, a seasoned real estate investor or a Florida real estate agent. I can help make your experience here in South Florida a great one. Feel free to Contact me anytime, and I look forward to getting to know you!
Thanks… See you Soon! ‘Broker Fred’
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Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, Video, Broker Fred
Las Olas Boulevard is the Main Street of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Often refereed to as the the Venice of America with over 3,000 miles of navigable waterways and miles of golden beaches, it’s a great destination for both tourism and real estate investment opportunities… especially in 2012!
In recent years Fort Lauderdale has reinvented itself. Fort Lauderdale Beach has undergone a $26-million renovation.
Watch the video tour above with Broker Fred as he highlights the attractions that Las Olas has to offer.
Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, and Art and Shopping are the primary attractions to Fort Lauderdale’s Main Street. Below is a a Guide to some of these attractions. Courtesy of the Las Olas Association.
Please leave any comments or questions below and I would be more than happy to help you out.! … and stay tuned as we will be visiting the Fort Lauderdale Beach strip and Gault Ocean Mile in our next video!
Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, Video, Broker Fred
Today we are going to visit an area of Downtown Fort Lauderdale that I believe is the centerpiece and hub of the history and economy here in Fort Lauderdale. The area is called Riverfront and the New River. This river was the first trading post in Broward County where the ships came before there were highways and cars, the river was the only way to navigate.
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Located on the New River are some of the most spectacular high rise real estate opportunities in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. For example there is the Riverhouse Condo (one of the newest) community and the Las Olas Grande (one of the most expensive) community’s downtown. Downtown Fort Lauderdale Real Estate has something for about every price range starting from about $150,000 to $5 million and more.
Also located downtown is the Fort Lauderdale campus for FAU (Florida Atlantic University).
If you are a boating or yachting enthusiast, this would be a great area to consider living in.
Watch our video (shot at Riverwalk) to learn more about the Riverfront area of Fort Lauderdale and to see if this may be an area of interest to you if you are looking to buy South Florida Real Estate.
Why Use a Real Estate of Florida Agent?
All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. All Real Estate of Florida agents are REALTORS®, all Real Estate of Florida agents are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REAL ESTATE OF FLORIDA AGENT.
But if you’re still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are a dozen more reasons to use one:
1. A Real Estate of Florida agent can help you determine your buying power — that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give your agent some basic information about your available savings, income and current debt, he or she can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Most lenders — banks and mortgage companies — offer limited choices.
2. Your Agent has many resources to assist you in your home search. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties.
3. Your Agent can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. At Real Estate of Florida our Agents have access to a variety of informational resources. Our Agents can provide local community information on utilities, zoning. schools, etc. There are two things you’ll want to know. First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?
4. Your Real Estate of Florida agent can help you negotiate. There are myriad negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment. The purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.
5. Your Real Estate of Florida agent provides due diligence during the evaluation of the property. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. Your REALTOR® can assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations and provide you with written reports. You will also want to see a preliminary report on the title of the property. Title indicates ownership of property and can be mired in confusing status of past owners or rights of access. The title to most properties will have some limitations; for example, easements (access rights) for utilities. Your REALTOR®, title company or attorney can help you resolve issues that might cause problems at a later date.
6. Your Agent can help you in understanding different financing options and in identifying qualified lenders.
7. Your Agent can guide you through the closing process and make sure everything flows together smoothly.
8. When selling your home, your Real Estate of Florida Agent can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.
9. Your Real Estate of Florida agent markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. Often, your Agent can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the saleability of your property. Our agents will market your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets across the country, over 70% of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. Your Agent will act as the marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc. www.RealestateofFloridaLive.com our exclusive worldwide website is just another resource we have.
10. Your REALTOR® will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. Over 85% of all buyers start their search on the internet. This is one of our sources but we have many others depending on your market area. Our website www.Realestateoffloridalive.com is a leader in internet marketing
11. Your real Estate of Florida agent can help you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing — a lot of possible pitfalls. Your Agent can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.
12. Your Real Estate of Florida REALTOR® can help close the sale of your home. Between the initial sales agreement and closing (or settlement), questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a cloud in the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing (or settlement).
All right, you’ve seen the infomercials for people like Carleton Sheets, or you read an ebook by somebody like T. C. and Vickie Bradley, and you’re hot to trot out your wallet and get rich with real estate investing…just like everybody else.
Whoa, Trigger.Not everybody IS getting rich with real estate investing, no matter what the hype leads you to believe.First, let’s understand a couple of things. There ARE people getting rich with real estate investing. Many of these people have followed the lead of Carleton Sheets or T. C. Bradley or other real estate investing gurus. Those are facts.
Here’s one additional fact. If you don’t know what you are doing, you can lose your shirt in real estate investing…like a lot of other people.That’s not to say you can’t learn, and it’s not to say that people like Carleton Sheets or T. C. and Vickie Bradley can’t teach you. What it does mean is that you can’t listen to one tape, or read one book and run out the door asking for somebody to please take the contents of your wallet! You have got to take the time and make the effort to learn the facts, steps, and inside information necessary to become successful in real estate investing.
However, I realize that those dollar bills are burning a hole in your pocket and you want to get started NOW, so here’s a simple way to begin your trek to the top.Let me tell you how Lois got her real estate investing empire started in Austin, TX. She looked around until she found a small, but well-maintained 4-unit apartment complex in a nice Austin neighborhood. The price was right, so, not having the credit herself to swing the deal, she got her dad to cosign with her. Once the place was hers, she moved into one unit (no more rent to pay), the rent from another unit covered the monthly mortgage, and the rent from the other two units was hers to keep.Not exactly a get rich quick plan, but it was a start. Since she still had a full time job, she used the extra money from the apartments to pay off bills and loans, including the mortgage, at an accelerated rate. This gave her leverage to buy another unit, and the rest is history. She now is an Austin slumlord…! Seriously, she has done well in this simple way and has grown her initial real estate investment considerably.
In his article, “Buy High Yielding Turnkey Real Estate Investments With Your Signature Alone!”, Bill Young, a former bank mortgage officer and real estate investor since 1980 gives valuable pointers in getting started in this sort of deal, sometimes with no down payment required. You can find a copy of this article at http://realestateoffloridalive.com.
While wheeling-and-dealing in real estate investments can make fortunes, there is a learning curve required to make the kind of money professionals like Carleton Sheets and T. C. Bradley do. If you are a total newbie and just HAVE to get into real estate investing, you might be well advised to follow the example of my friend, Lois, and start with small, occupied apartment units, perhaps using some of the space as a residence, as she did, and using income from the units for investment growth.