Sunday, May 11, 2014

Shortage of Waterfront Beach Condos in South Florida

Scarcity of beach properties for sale in South Florida.

Prices of refurbished 40 years old buildings are going through the roof. We, realtors, see it every day.

New developments are scarce, and most of them are for the super rich.
We are talking starting prices of 2 million for relatively small units. 

The Apogee Beach a couple of years ago was a timid attempt by a developer and the results were so stunning that in no time every piece of available dry land in Sunny Isles Beach, Hallandale, Hollywood, had a large project humming. They also sold quickly. 

The Sage Beach, the Beachwalk, the Regalia, Porsche Design, Jade, Acqualina, at different price levels have sold or are selling very well.

And when a client ask sme about “something new on the beach”, I have a real hard time finding a good option.

The one I still mention, because there still are a few units left is the HYDE BEACH. 

The remaining apartments are condo-hotel units. That means that they can be used by their owner for about half of the year, and must be put for rental the rest of the time. 

This can be a great solution as a vacation home, when a family or a person wants to use the place for a few weeks every year, and can put the unit in a hotel program where it will generate income to cover HOA fees, property taxes, and  perhaps produce some revenue, while its value will almost surely increase throughout the years due to its excellent location.

Let me tell you some more about the Hyde Beach, because in Hallandale/Hollywood, it is with COSTA HOLLYWOOD, the only pre-construction project I can think about at this time, on the beach side, this side of town.



Location :  Hollywood Beach,
Total Units: 407
 Number of Floors : 41 stories
Project Description


Architect: Cohen, Freedman, Encinosa & Associate Architects
 Interior Design: TBD


HYDE BEACH - Unit Description: 

40 Condos (22nd – 41st floor/Flooring Included)
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms: 1,380 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms: 1,870 sq. ft.

367 Resort Condominiums (Finished and Furnished)
1 bedroom/1 bathroom: 870 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms: 1,235 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms: 1,380 sq. ft.
(10th – 21st floors)
3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms: 1,840 sq. ft.
(10th – 21st floors)
Corner residences include direct ocean views and private elevators. 

All resort condominiums are completely finished and furnished. They may be rented daily, weekly, and monthly for a maximum of 150 days/year. 


HYDE BEACH  - Amenities 


Infinity edge ocean view pool, sundeck, and private cabanas
Room service available to all units
Housekeeping, cleaning and laundry services offered to all units
State of the art fully equipped fitness center with cardio theater overlooking the ocean 

 Health spa with men’s and women’s steam and sauna facilities
 Beach Club to include pool, spa services, and restaurant on the ocean
 Permanent installation of curated art collection throughout the building
 24-hour complimentary valet parking
 24-hour attended security services
 Personal Concierge Services 24/7
 High-speed Internet access
 On-site Property Management for short-term rental services 


HYDE BEACH  - Residence Features 

 40 Decorator Ready condominiums, two and three bedroom residences
 367 beautifully finished and furnished condominiums
 Wide private terraces with glass railings and unobstructed views
 Ocean views from almost every residence
 Energy efficient, tinted, impact resistant, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and windows
 Advance Technology “Smart Building” pre-wired with fiber optics for high speed internet, data/voice cable TV access
 European Cabinetry in Kitchens and Bathrooms
 Imported stone counter tops 

Maintenance fees:   $ .95 cents/foot

HYDE BEACH - Deposit Structure:

 10% reservation (4th quarter – 2013)
 10% contract (1st quarter – 2014)
 20% groundbreaking (2nd quarter – 2014)
 10% top off (3rd quarter – 2015)
 50% closing (2nd quarter – 2016)

Henry B. Nathan is a South Florida Real Estate Agent

specialized in Pre-Construction Projects

 (800) 416-2747   (954) 296-6741

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