There are many desirable places to live in our great country, but there’s something truly special about the warm sandy beaches, palm trees, and endless sunshine that calls you to South Florida. So if a move to paradise is in your future, here are five tips to consider:
- What’s your lifestyle?
When looking for a permanent home or vacation home in South Florida, the biggest factor is deciding on the lifestyle you wish to have. There is a wide variety of towns and communities each with its own identity and feel.from the laid-back small town of Highland Beach to a more trendy hot spot such as Delray and Boca, there’s sure to be a place to fit everyone’s personal lifestyle. A local, experienced realtor will guide you to the areas that fit your preferences.
- To beach or not to beach?
Is your dream to live right on the water? Or have a home or condo with ocean or Intracoastal views? Need dock space for your boat or planning on getting one? Maybe golf and tennis communities are your preferences? Most properties have rules and regulations governed by HOA’s. An experienced realtor will guide you through the details. There are plenty of locations to consider while remaining within your financial budget.
- Are all your house parts up to code?
For additional peace of mind, it’s always a good idea to have a home inspection. Your realtor should be able to recommend you with good, reputable inspectors and help negotiate to remedy any items that may need to be repaired.
- Got furniture?
Now that you’ve found the perfect home, it’s time to furnish it! It is common for people coming from colder, northern climates to have furniture that consists of heavier pieces and darker wood tones, whereas in tropical South Florida, furnishings tend to be lighter and brighter. Long-distance moving is an expensive and daunting experience. It’s common practice to sell your current furnishings and buy new ones once you relocate.
- Ready to make the move?
Now that you’ve made the decision to live in paradise, it’s time to find the best realtor possible, whether you’re looking for an oceanfront estate or a seasonal condo rental. With over 18 years of full-time experience as a licensed Broker in New York and Florida, Southern Breeze Realty Group is here to guide you every step of the way with exceptional service and extraordinary results!