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3 Extravagant Mansions For Sale Right Now in Florida

Florida is known for having some of the nicest (and priciest) homes in the United States. We decided to do a little research and compile a list of a few of the most expensive houses for sale right now in Florida. Keep reading to see these extravagant mega mansions!

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There is a home at 935 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, Florida on a strip that is known to be called “Millionaire’s Mile”. The home (If that’s what you want to call it) has a total of 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. This place has a grand total of just under 42 thousand square feet! Sure any huge piece of property can be purchased out in the middle of nowhere just to be developed with a lonely old mansion. Not this place, how about your front AND back yard being on the water? This place is equipped with 465 feet of ocean in the front and 492ft of intercostal out back to dock your mega yacht.

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The home has a 4,500 square foot pool (larger than most homes) with an infinity edge, 6 water features including a 26 foot 3 tier fountain, plunge pool, putting green and a 30 car garage (yes 30! not a typo). Just as you walk in you are brought into the view of a grand staircase made of marble with steel-iron railing that took craftsman more than two years to the tune of $2 million to build. The information on this place is endless but the pictures speak a thousand words. The place was built in 2014 and has an asking price of $139,000,000, for the record the mortgage would be about a half of a million dollars a month!

The next place is substantially cheaper and smaller, but that doesn’t mean this house is amazing. 775 S Mashta Drwaterfront real estate in miami florida in Key Biscayne, Florida lays a 5 story, 6 bedroom and 8 bathroom mansion with 11,500 square feet of paradise. This property has been said to be the greatest property in south Florida. The 2 acre gated estate sits on its own private peninsula overlooking Biscayne Bay with 2,000 feet of water frontage and a 360 degree view of beautiful crystal clear water and Miami. The house is built on property that essentially has its own lagoon for boats to pull up and dock enabling the water way to have little current to interrupt you as you park the mini yacht. Rumor has it this property was a playground for America’s elite at the turn of the century such as the Vanderbilt’s and Carnegie’s. Words can’t even explain how awesome this place is. At a cool $60,000,000 you can buy this beautiful Miami paradise.

1 Star Island drive sounds like an address out of Gilligan’s Island but this house in Miami Beach is far from the 1 star island for salecivilization at Gilligan’s island. This home is nestled in between some of the most elite homes located on Star Island. The home sits on over 1.3 acres with 240 feet of beautiful clear sparkling water of Biscayne Bay and a great view of Downtown Miami. The estate is a two story 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms house along with a private guest house equipped with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Once again just another unique piece of Florida real estate found with a price right at $40,000,000.

If you are looking to buy one of these mega mansions or maybe something a little cheaper like a regular house or condo in Florida than take a look at the tools on MoversAtlas.com to research your new home along with the surrounding neighborhood and community!

Lebron James $17 Million Miami Mansion For Sale

After Lebron James left the Miami Heat for Cleveland it was inevitable that he would have to part way with his stunning Miami Mansion overlooking Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove.

luxury houses for sale in miamiThe beautiful waterfront home has an impressive 12,000 square feet and boasts 6 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms.

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This amazing luxury property comes loaded with a ton of amenities including a concrete dock with enough space for two 60 foot yachts:

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A home movie theater:

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A 3 car garage:

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And an infinity pool overlooking Biscayne Bay:

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The house is exactly what you might expect in Miami as far as luxury properties are concerned.  The price tag on this place is right at $17 million which equals $1,396 per square foot!  For the average homeowner putting 20% down on a 30 year fixed mortgage you can expect a monthly payment of $65,000 a month, of course that doesn’t include utilities or taxes for that matter.

According to public records you would pay around $185,000 a year in property taxes but as they say, you get what you pay for.

For most of us this maybe slightly out of our price range BUT if you are looking for another fabulous house in Florida we have plenty to offer.  Check out www.moversatlas.com to start your home search find important information on the neighborhoods and communities that you are interested in living!

5 Awesome Tips for Buying a Home at Auction

When looking to buy a home many people want to buy a home that is 100% finished and needs little or no additional work or upgrades. These homes can be found but it goes back to the old saying “you get what you pay for” – you are going to florida real estate auctionspay a lot more for a house that is completely upgraded.  Other opportunities for a better deal come in the form short sales, foreclosures, and auctions.  Some of the best deals may be hidden behind some ugly paint, poor landscaping and a little disrepair.  Purchasing a house at an auction is not for everyone, but a little research could turn out to be very profitable.  The following items are top things to consider when looking to purchase a home at an auction.

1. Dry runbeing a novice at anything would require you to take things slow and do a little more research the first couple of times.  My first suggestion would be to visit an auction as just a spectator the first time or two.  The best thing you can do is look and listen, understand the pace in which the auction operates and what everyone else is looking for and saying.  Things like presentation and attire can be the difference of someone attempting to out bid you or taking a knee.

2. House research- normally you would do research on any place you purchase but with a foreclosure there may not be too much information available.  Items like the surrounding neighborhood and homes structural integrity could be a make or break if you are looking to sell the home as an investment.  Some foreclosures will have an open house and many others may not, your best chance of finding out the homes issues is to walk around as much as you can even looking inside the windows and bringing a contractor with good knowledge. Keep in mind the neighbors may not know anything about the homes history but many times what the home looks like on the outside is what it will look like on the inside.

3. Timing- too many times people get excited about one home and believe its all or nothing.  Timing is everything, especially during an auction.  Best advice is to sit back and wait till the offers slow down and be willing to walk away.  The idea of letting the pace slow down is to not add fuel to the fire.  The thought behind being willing to walk away is self explanatory, after being to a few auctions you will see yourself that not every auction home is a good deal.

4. Actual costs- there are other costs involved in an auction purchase, some larger auctioneer companies charge up to 5% for their services right off the top of the final purchase price.  Other cost (besides the unknowns of the house) could include back taxes, liens or other mortgages.  Your due diligence could save you thousands and chances are if the deal seems to good to be true, there maybe an underlining reason for it.

5. Early bird- during the day of the auction there maybe a handful of homes being sold, this has an impact of the crowd that may show and how aggressive the bidders are during the first part of the day.  Chances are some may not show until later and only for one particular home they had their sights on. One suggestion I have is to get there early and be prepared to bid, there could be an opportunity to jump on one of the early homes and get a steal all while the others are still trying to gauge the aggressiveness nature of the bidding crowd.

No matter what investment you are looking for it will always be important to do your research and learn how to play hardball.  Be aware of what you are getting yourself into and keep an open mind.  Real estate always has potential to make money in any market but the key is to make informed decisions and using home buying tools like the MoveMap on www.moversatlas.com is a great way to gather information on a potential home.