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First Time Home Buyers

According to the National Association of Realtors®, first time home homebuyers are about 31 years in age on average– so what does this mean for today’s real estate market? Just as every generation before them, millennial homebuyers come with their own set of needs and desires when it comes to shopping for property. As a seller, what can you do to give your home the extra value it needs to appeal to this growing demographic of first-time homebuyers? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Open floor plans for casual entertaining.

For many years, home-buyers have desired formal dining rooms and closed off family rooms, but this just isn’t the case anymore.  Younger homebuyers are looking for more open floor plans that make entertaining

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Travel The World With Your Taste Buds

These South Florida Foodie Enclaves Let Residents Travel The World With Their Taste Buds

 

Writer Victoria Fedden visits Brazil, Japan and even Africa without ever leaving South Florida at these authentic, mom-and-pop eateries.

I was born with wanderlust. Growing up, I pored over my family’s collection of World Book encyclopedias and maintained an impressive collection of small plastic dolls wearing traditional costumes. The problem was my family didn’t share my passion for global adventure, although we did visit EPCOT a few times. That’s where I first tried a Moroccan bastilla, and where I learned that by tasting new foods we can instantly be transported without having to deal with airport security lines or baggage claim mix-ups. As an adult, I’ve had opportunities to travel abroad, but

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Broward's LauderAle Beats The Big Breweries

Broward's LauderAle Beats The Big Breweries at Best Florida Beer Champioinships

LauderAle took home a silver medal at this year’s Best Florida Beer Championships, and that came as quite a surprise to the Fort Lauderdale brewery’s owner.

Kyle Jones co-founded LauderAle back in 2013, and while it has grown dramatically since then, it was still one of the smaller breweries in the competition. To win one of the top awards –for the second year in a row, actually – was a bit of a shock to Jones.

“We never really expected to win the first time, so winning this year again was just really a surprise,” Jones says.

The Best Florida Beer Championships is held every year, an event sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program. The championship culminates in winners being announced

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MIAMI - A space-age transportation system may soon zip passengers from Miami to Orlando in just 26 minutes.

Hyperloop One, a start-up company in Los Angeles, proposes using a system of vacuum-sealed tubes that will create a low pressure system to allow trains, or "pods," to move at high speeds with little resistance inside from air pressure.

The company, which plans a public trial of the system this summer, is now considering 11 routes in the U.S. for further development, of which the Miami-to-Orlando route is one. If the system is built, it would take less than a half-hour to travel from South Florida to central Florida. Normal travel time between the markets usually takes between three to four hours by car.

The 257-mile route would run

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Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Miami

The Anderson’s Fried Chicken Sandwich

 

Need dining inspiration the weekend? Don't fret — Eater Miami is here to help.

Each week, the site's editors and contributors select a new group of restaurants and suggest them for various meals throughout the weekend. These picks range from brand new restaurants to old, reliable favorites.

Some pair well with fun weekend activities; others reflect the recent news of the day or features on the site this week. Diners probably won't get to all five in one weekend, but that's what next weekend is for, right?

 Calentando at Paradigm Kitchen

Friday Happy Hour: The Anderson

The Anderson (709 NE 79th Street) might have some of the best happy hour food

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12 Crazy Dishes From Fort Lauderdale Through Boca


Food Gone Wild: 12 Crazy Dishes From Fort Lauderdale Through Boca

South Florida abounds with culinary creativity, proving when it comes to food, the sky is the limit. Discover 12 gluttonous, creative and exotic dishes that will wow your eyes and your taste buds.

Decadent Dog

At B Square, the “Bs” stand for burgers and booze. But the elevated-casual American eatery that joined the east end of Las Olas Boulevard in fall serves up more than your average sandwich. Take, for example, the Decadent Dog, a foot-long American Kobe beef hot dog with sautéed lobster, truffle oil, garlic butter and slaw, served with Parmigiano-truffle fries and homemade chips. “We’re all about elevating and creating unique twists on the classics,” says Thomas Febbraio, the

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Aims To Open This Summer

Rooftop, Fort Lauderdale’s First Top-Of-The-Town Bar, Aims To Open This Summer

If there’s one thing we don’t have in Fort Lauderdale, it’s a downtown rooftop bar—but it looks like that’ll be changing soon.

Next month The Restaurant People will begin construction on the aptly named Rooftop, a bar-slash-restaurant eight stories above Las Olas Boulevard.

It will occupy a 4,000-square-foot roof on top of the new KO Lawyers building at the corner of Las Olas and Andrews Avenue. Still-being-developed menu items will be brought up from a kitchen on the ground floor. 

The design will feel like a chic resort patio, with planters of bamboo and a vine-covered trellis running over a long retro-look bar. Couches and lounge chairs will cover an area that blends turf, tile and outdoor rugs. It’ll be part

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St. Patrick's Day 2017 In Fort Lauderdale

Where To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2017 In Fort Lauderdale

Whip out that green garb before you get pinched—St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and we're doing an Irish jig because we can't contain our excitement.

From the city's big St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival this weekend, to plenty of Irish shindigs on Friday, March 17, there's plenty of green beer, bag pipes, and shepherd's pie in store.

Here are 10 things to do for St. Patrick's Day in Fort Lauderdale.

 Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick's Parade & Festival

March 11, Huizenga Plaza at Andrews Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale's biggest St. Paddy's affair will kick off the Irish festivities early with a 4-mile Shamrock Run at 7:30 a.m.; a green-spirited festival full of

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Top 7 Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale in March 

Savor the Avenue

Head to Delray Beach on March 27 for Savor the Avenue, where guests can enjoy a multi-course alfresco dinner spanning five blocks down Atlantic Avenue. More than a dozen restaurants, including 50 Ocean, Cabana El Rey, Salt7 and Vic & Angelo’s, will participate. Proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Public Library. (Call participating restaurants for reservations; downtowndelraybeach.com)

 

Sip and Dine

Get ready to sip and sample during Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival held on March 24 and 25 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Bacchanalia, the community’s party, will feature 30 local restaurants and world-class vintners who will showcase their finest foods and pours.

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Opens On Fort Lauderdale Beach At Revamped B Ocean Resort

Naked Crab Seafood Kitchen & Cocktail Bar Opens On Fort Lauderdale Beach At Revamped B Ocean Resort

Naked Crab on Fort Lauderdale Beach is serving up some sexy-sounding seafood dishes.

The new seafood restaurant and cocktail bar, which opened at the revamped B Ocean Resort on Feb. 15, offers a menu of surf and turf dishes with names like Menage a Trois (filet mignon with crab-stuffed shrimp and garlic shrimp), Crazy Sexy Tuna (sesame-seared tuna with edamame), and These Carbs Don't Count (pasta dishes including cavatappi or linguini with clams).

And if that's not enough to get the sultry message across, the electric neon Naked Crab sign outdoors or the restaurant's #GetNaked selfie wall should do the trick.

Chef Ralph Pagano, who has appeared on "Hell's Kitchen," "Iron Chef" and

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