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Event in Fort Lauderdale | Black Friday Shopping I have been curious about Black Friday. So I put my digits to the keypad to conduct some research. When did this shopping extravaganza, this pumped up event in Fort Lauderdale commence? Is it an official holiday? How did this day after Thanksgiving get its name? Are we the sole country on the planet that includes this shopping day of pure madness on her calendar. Let me reveal what I found out… Black Friday, now known to many a retailer (and their prospective banks!) as the start of the holiday season was born on the fourth Friday in November. It started way back in the early 2000’s  but got fully ingrained in our physique in the year 2005.

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Events in Fort Lauderdale | Top 3 Restaurants This weekend I am taking you on my journey down the culinary lane and let’s start the weekend early! Here are the Top 3 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, one restaurant to dine at each day of an extended weekend. On the menu, this third weekend in November 2015 are the Top 3 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. Sharing a meal with a partner or friends and family can be an entertaining event. So without further ado, let’s head on out to the Top 3  Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

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Beaches In Broward County No doubt about it, it is hotter than ding dong outside, especially for this time of year. While friends and family in the north prepare for the onslaught of winter (a.k.a- snow, ice and dark days) we here in the Sunshine State bask in the sunshine and the “cooler” breezes that drift off the Atlantic ocean. This leads me nicely to the reason for this blog post: the beaches in Broward County. Before the roads and beaches become congested with tourists why not head out to one of the several exquisite beaches that hug our shores.

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Event Fort Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Sailing into town this weekend, pun intended is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.The gala event is in its 56th year in our fair city and takes place this coming weekend until and including Monday, November 9, 2015. The range of exhibits includes yacht builders and brokerages; also here are exotic car dealerships at this event in Fort Lauderdale. Here are some interesting tidbits about the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show:

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Follow The Money | Broward County Real Estate This month in my series “ Follow The Money” I present to you the potential “game changers” in real estate. There is a massive influx of investment taking place in South Florida.This potential to renovate and rejuvenate has not been seen in decades.  Evidence of this type of transformation can be found in the Miami/Dade areas of Wynwood, MIMO, Edgewater and Overtown to name a few. Investors see the potential for growth in these areas. You should also take note.

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Events in Fort Lauderdale | Halloween Fort Lauderdale Style Halloween is just days away and yes folks it is hard to believe it is nearly November. Today let’s take a glimpse into this festive time of the year and later look at several Fort Lauderdale events. Halloween is celebrated worldwide on October 31. The name itself is a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening” and is also known as All Saints Day. This day brings about a three-day observance of “Allhallowtide”, a time of the year when the dead, including martyrs, saints and another faithful follows are remembered.The roots of pagan Halloween are traced back to the Celtic Speaking countries, including Ireland, the Isle of Man, Wales, and Scotland, Cornwall in England and Brittany in France. Who would have thought that!

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Fannie Mae to Bring Simplicity to Lenders and Borrowers By Callie Dosberg Fannie Mae recently announced a series of innovations intended to bring more certainty and simplicity to lenders, employ stronger data capabilities, and help borrowers have access to sustainable mortgage credit. In addition, Fannie Mae previously announced plans to reduce lenders’ costs and enhance the company’s technology platform, including new capabilities for the EarlyCheck™ loan quality system and a new loan delivery tool. According to Timothy J. Mayopoulos, president and chief executive officer of Fannie Mae, “Our aim is to help lenders serve their customers efficiently so that more qualified borrowers have access to mortgage credit. We are enhancing our offerings, improving our tools and innovating through the technology we provide to our customers.

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Events in Fort Lauderdale | A Prelude to Halloween The “cooler” weather has finally arrived in South Florida. I write this with a sense of trepidation (and fingers crossed), for this is my favorite time of the year. I akin this time of year to the moment when the hibernating bear realizes it is time to wake up from a long winter's sleep. With that all said, what a great time to head outside to events in Fort Lauderdale As it is October, and nationwide it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month the 9th annual Glam Doll Strut takes place this weekend in  Esplanade Park. Shades of pink will be adorned by all participants who join in this shout out to cure this destructive disease. This worthy cause commences at 11 am and comes its conclusion at 3 pm. The entry fee is $45 and of course, the fee is tax deductible. Heading slightly south to Hollywood…

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Galt Ocean Mile Fort Lauderdale   For those unfamiliar with Fort Lauderdale, the Galt Ocean Mile runs parallel with the Atlantic Ocean. There are many elegant condominiums dotted along this beach area. One of the many splendid features of this neighborhood is its proximity to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood International Airport and major highways that run the length of the state. Presently we have two condominiums for sale at this location. The addresses are as follows: 4250 Galt Ocean Drive Unit- 7G 3430 Galt Ocean Drive Unit-1110 Let me show you around this two homes, first on the list 4250 Galt Ocean Drive- Unit 7G

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 6 Fun Facts About Columbus Day  Yes, we are coming upon a holiday weekend. The Columbus Day Holiday in Fort Lauderdale is a retail merchants extravaganza. It is a federal holiday in the United States when typically banks and posts offices are closed. My bank is open, but I will not go there. But contrary to popular believe this Columbus Day Holiday in Fort Lauderdale has a historical meaning. Here is the intel on this event: