Are you ready to make the move to vertical living?

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Real Estate

The real estate market has presented some unique trends over the last decade, but the most fascinating, particularly those within the South Florida arena, is vertical living. We took to the community to host a new construction symposium on April 11th at Midtown Athletic Center in Weston to discuss the various options available to the buyer pool in a presentation titled, “Are You Ready to Move East and Transition from The Empty Nest?”


Throughout the presentation, panelists discussed the local real estate market, trends and why people are downsizing, including career and life transitions. Our very own, Rose Sklar, detailed how baby boomers are heavily considering vertical living. For these buyers, the big "Mc Mansions" are becoming too exasperating and expensive to run now that they are empty nesters with the kids out of the house. Some buyers are even choosing 55+ community living, while others favor minimalistic, smaller living with more of a focus on resort-style amenities including gyms, walkability, large balconies, pet-friendly and the new "concierge living" concept.


There is a myriad of options to choose from when looking to downsize, including moving vertical to a high-res. At the event, our panel of experts gave their insight on the pressing question: "Are you ready to make the move, leave the empty nest and consider vertical living?"


“There is a trend for buyers to select smaller and more minimalist homes that also provide more amenities, clean lines and are buyer-ready. The buyer pool is very busy and with anywhere between 600 to 800 people per day moving to Florida, buyers tend to prefer a finished product, which gives new construction the appealing edge,” said Nancy Klock Corey, regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Southeast Florida.


In addition to the vast discussion on vertical living and empty nesters, Rose also discussed how to get ready to sell the present home for the best return on investment. Here at The Rose & Dean Sklar Team with Coldwell Banker, we have great success with staging and renovations to bring aging homes up to today's standards which enables the sellers to get top dollar for their current homes. If you’re thinking about making the move, it’s essential to have the best representation when selling or purchasing a home.


Here at The Rose & Dean Sklar Team with Coldwell Banker, we recommend finding what fits your needs and working with a real estate agent who is familiar with the area. This will make the decision making and shopping for a new solution more desirable.


Well, are you ready to make the move, leave the empty nest and consider vertical living? If so, contact The Sklar Team today at 954.298.3626.


The symposium location and catering were underwritten by Midtown Athletic Center. The event was sponsored by InWeston Magazine, Lee Glassman, Chase Bank, Jo-Aynne Von Born, and Rose & Dean Sklar. All registration costs and sponsorships benefitted the Weston Music Society. Entertainment was provided through the courtesy of Rising Starz Music Academy.


Fifteen new construction representatives and builders were in attendance, including: 100 Las Olas, Adagio, Thirty 30, 321 at Waters Edge, Galleria Lofts, Conrad, Riva, Dunes Boca, Costa Del Mar, Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale, Galleria Village, Metropica, Alos, All Claims and Ellish Builders.


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