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The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Luxury Condo In Fort Lauderdale

by | Mar 24, 2023

You’re in the market for a condo in Fort Lauderdale – congratulations! No doubt you’ve been dreaming of life on the sunny Florida coast with all the city amenities, beautiful beaches, and year-round sunshine it has to offer. Before you jump right into your search, however, take some time to read through this guide about buying a Fort Lauderdale condo.

The Fort Lauderdale real estate market is booming, with homeowners and investors buying condos at a  steady pace. But, when you buy a condo, you have to think about more than just buying a property: there are legal and financial considerations that come along with it. In this article, we’ll guide you through all the insider knowledge required to find your dream condo in this city full of natural beauty and sunshine. Here’s our ultimate guide on how to purchase a luxury condo in Fort Lauderdale.

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Research And Set Your Budget

As with any big purchase, it is critical to research and set a budget before beginning your property search. Luxury condos often come with additional amenities like parking, business centers, fitness areas, and swimming pools, which can significantly increase the purchase cost. To ensure you make the right decision, gather as much information on the various neighborhoods, outdoor recreation, amenities, and property values available in the area.

As you explore the luxurious options, such as breathtaking waterfront views and resort-style living, it’s essential to establish a realistic budget, taking into account your financial capabilities and expectations. Being mindful of what features are necessary for you and setting an actionable budget are significant steps toward finding a perfect condo.

Here Are Some Of Fort Lauderdale’s Luxury Condos Available On The Market Today!

    • Auberge Beach Residences: An exquisite waterfront property located at 2200 N. Ocean Blvd. priced at $2.49 million that features one- to five-bedroom units ranging in size from 1,350 to 5,822 square feet of living space and an abundance of luxury amenities.

    • EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale: Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale at 2121 N. Bayshore Drive, this pre-construction condo property offers stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway and is designed with luxury finishes throughout. Prices start at $1.5 million, and the building features two- and three-bedroom units as well as four exclusive penthouses.

    • Pier 66 Fort Lauderdale Residences: An oceanfront condo building located at 2301 SE 17th Street, featuring two- to four-bedroom units ranging from 1,600 to 3,500 square feet and prices starting at $3.6 million. This property offers fantastic amenities such as a grand spa, fully-equipped fitness center, and resort-style pool with an exceptional view.

By combining steadfast research with a well-defined budget, you will confidently navigate the attractive options available to you and, ultimately, secure the perfect luxury condo in Fort Lauderdale that meets your every need and desire.

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Visit Local Open Houses

Attending open houses is one of the best ways to gain an intimate understanding of luxury condominiums located in different parts of Fort Lauderdale. During open houses, you have a chance to walk around buildings and become familiar with their various aspects while comparing them against each other. 

Imagine stepping into these stunning properties and gaining invaluable firsthand knowledge about the various cutting-edge designs, plentiful amenities, and the different breathtaking views each unique condominium offers. This immersive experience allows you to visualize your potential new home and compare and contrast the varying price points, locations, and customizable features.

Furthermore, attending open houses allows you to ask questions, gather advice from experienced luxury real estate professionals, and secure exclusive deals. Don’t skip this helpful step along the journey towards acquiring the luxury condo of your dreams in Fort Lauderdale. Exploring local open houses is the ultimate key to unlocking the door to your perfect luxury condo in the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale.

One thing to remember during open houses is that they can get crowded quickly, so arrive early to get all the precious information and opportunities.

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Conduct Neighborhood Comparisons

Conducting thorough neighborhood comparisons is an indispensable strategy to streamline your selection and ensure you find the perfect dwelling. By analyzing each locale’s unique features, from upscale amenities, cultural scene, and lifestyle opportunities to long-term investment potential and desirable local attractions, you’ll be well-equipped to make an intelligent investment and enrich your life with a new-found sense of belonging.

Comparing neighborhoods when searching for a condo helps set rental rates and resale value expectations. Developments and properties near shopping districts or colleges could allow for cheaper rent rates than downtown neighborhoods but require more commuting time (if that is important for potential buyers). Additionally, factors such as market trends should be considered since these may affect discounts on insurance costs or property resale value.

Trust the insight gained from neighborhood comparisons to guide you toward your idyllic luxury condo living experience in Fort Lauderdale. A great condo far away from the part of town you want to be in may not be the best choice. And you might find that you fall in love with a neighborhood you didn’t previously know about and want to open your search further to include it!

Consider Financing Options

One major factor that often gets overlooked when purchasing high-end condos is the financial planning aspect. Securing financing from banks, or other nonbank lenders such as credit unions, can help potential buyers save up some initial funds. 

Don’t let finances be the barrier to owning the perfect luxury condo, let thoughtful and well-researched financing choices be the key to unlocking the door to your dream home. Consider options like conventional financing programs, FHA loans, or even VA loans if you are a military veteran. By exploring these options, you’ll empower yourself to make wise financial decisions and bring yourself closer to living  the lavish Fort Lauderdale lifestyle you’ve been after.

Condo financing can be complex, but with research, financial planning, and expert assistance, you can secure a mortgage that suits your financial situation and then secure your dream home.

Enlist Professional Guidance From A Real Estate Agent

Hiring real estate professionals who specialize in finding high-end condos for their clients can save you valuable time when looking for luxury condos in Fort Lauderdale – thanks to their expertise and established relationships with owners and developers alike. Even though hiring help will cost extra money upfront, it could quickly pay off later regarding finding suitable units faster or avoiding possible mistakes due to lack of experience during crucial negotiations between buyers and sellers.

Realtors are also invaluable help with understanding the local market. They can provide current comps and estimates of home values in the area and advise you on how to get the best deal. Moreover, with their help, you can access exclusive listings unavailable on the open market.

Navigating the world of luxury condos in Fort Lauderdale can be an overwhelming task without proper guidance. Enlisting the expertise of a seasoned professional, like Josh Stein, is a smart move, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey in acquiring your dream property.

Josh Stein: A Global Luxury Realtor

With years of experience and a comprehensive understanding of the market, Josh possesses the unique ability to identify the right property to perfectly fit your desires and lifestyle. His unwavering dedication to providing a seamless and personalized purchasing experience is reflected in his keen attention to detail and commitment to client satisfaction.

Trust in Josh Stein’s unparalleled expertise to guide you through the complexities of the Fort Lauderdale luxury condo market, transforming your dreams into reality. Don’t hesitate to reach out today and get the luxury condo of your dreams in Fort Lauderdale.

South Flagler House

2301 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale
Starting at $3.5 Million


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