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Top 5 Weekly Best Buys in Fort Lauderdale!

Check out this week’s handpicked Top 5 Weekly Best Buys in Fort Lauderdale. Not your perfect match search for your favorites on my website than contact me today! Let’s work together.

Top 5 Weekly Best Buys | Chris Berthelson | Real Living Real Estate

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Downtown Fort Lauderdale | Chris Berthelson | Real Living Real Estate

Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Fort Lauderdale!!

The downtown area of Fort Lauderdale has seen dramatic growth in the past decade. It now hosts many new hotels and high rise condominiums. Other improvements include a wide array of new boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.

The art and entertainment district runs along Las Olas Boulevard. East Las Olas Blvd has a mile of upscale shops and restaurants. West Las Olas caters to a younger crowd with a variety of nightclubs and restaurants. Downtown also boasts the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

There is also a new set of shops called Riverside that sits on the Riverwalk. Riverwalk offers another option for restaurants, bars and shopping.

If you want to live in the heart of Fort Lauderdale where you will be close to everything, Downtown Fort Lauderdale is the place for you.

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Energy Saving Tips – Saving Energy in the Kitchen | Chris Berthelson | Real Living Real Estate

You use a lot of energy in your kitchen. You might be surprised how much energy is used by your dishwasher or refrigerator. In this video from Keys Energy Service are some ways that you can make sure you’re not using more than you have to.

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Broward to sue no-pets condo over dispute about service dog

The condo Commandos just could not help themselves on this one!

Lynda Davis and her mother Dorothy lived in peace at their no-pet condo on Fort Lauderdale’s Galt Ocean Mile — until their puppy moved in.

Neighbors spotted Davis walking the German shepherd and accused her of getting the dog as a pet — though she told them Nittany would one day be a service dog for her 90-year-old mother, who is frail, blind and hard of hearing.

Now lawyers with Broward County are preparing a rare housing discrimination lawsuit against the Southpoint Condominium Association on behalf of the family.

It’s the latest skirmish over pets and condos in South Florida, where conflicts arise now and again over the no-pet rules that are so often part of an association’s bylaws.

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Looking for a mover? Beware!

Websites linked to increase in moving scams 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June 21, 2013 – Complaints are rising over a scam where moving companies provide low-ball estimates to customers and, once the truck is loaded, inflate fees and holding customers’ possessions hostage until they pay more.
These scammers sometimes even threaten to auction off belongings unless the people moving come up with more money to pay them.
While a scam could happen with any move, Florida has laws to protect people who must relocate. However, Florida law applies only to those moves that begin and end within the state – intrastate moves. An interstate move – one that begins and ends in different states – has fewer legal protections.
How can clients avoid being duped? Consumer Reports suggests collecting estimates from at least three companies, and being cautious about companies that don’t provide an address or licensing information. It also recommends using a mover with a marked truck who puts everything in writing. Avoid companies that require large upfront deposits, Consumer Reports warns, and check the Better Business Bureau for any complaints against companies.
Recently, New Jersey officials uncovered 25 unlicensed moving companies with listings on sites such as Craigslist and Angie’s List accused of duping customers with a moving scam.
Those who feel they’ve been scammed should contact their state attorney general, consumer protection agency, or licensing agency. Consumers should contact police if they feel a mover is illegally holding their possessions.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration oversees interstate moves between two states. Their website allows consumers to search registered movers and has instructions on how to submit complaints.
For an overview of state law applicable to moving, visit the Florida Division of Consumer Services.  It offers an overview of the law, tips for moving and a way to submit complaints.
Source: “Low-Ball Movers Put The Moves on Unsuspecting Consumers,” RealtyTimes (June 20, 2013)