Coral Springs, FL Real Estate News

By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
Taking a few family weekend breaks throughout the year can help you and your family in so many ways. It can help you recharge your battery while building deeper memories and stimulating fresh motivation for your return to the hustle and bustle of the real world.    This Saturday, December 14, 2013. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic basket and enjoy a free movie under the stars as the City is hosting its free Family Movie Night featuring “Turbo.”    Turbo is a cute movie about a garden snail named, Turbo whose fascination and obsession with speed makes him an outsider in his slow snail community. What will happen if one day he realizes he has been given the power of incredible speed and sets out to do the impossible?    Watch Turbo reach his dreams on a bigger movie screen stage at,...
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By Giuseppe Hernandez, PA, Raising the standard of excellence
(RE/MAX Advisors )
Yardley Estates is a highly sought-after subdivision in the development of Brookside, which is located in north Coral Springs. There are a variety of reasons for the neighborhood’s high demand. Some of which are: attractive Mediterranean-style single family homes that offer popular floorplans, the location is tough to beat, the schools are excellent, and the neighborhood is well maintained. The Mediterranean-style single family homes in Yardley Estates comprise of one or two-story homes that range in bedroom and bathroom counts of 4 beds/2baths to 5 beds/3 baths. There are split and triple-split floor plans for single-story homes and floor plans with a guest suite or master bedroom downstairs for two-story homes. All homes have 2 to 3-car garages. Almost every home has a pool and more ...
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By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
Everyone has a checklist of our personal goals, whether it is written in a journal or just being kept as a secret in the back of your mind. Although time will always march on, you cannot deny the fact that you and your family want to enjoy the holidays and all the things that make life worth living in the place you call your own home. There is no better time to start looking for that “place to call home”, than holidays.  Start your search from this list of Single Family Homes in Florida.  With the help of GreatFloridaHomes Team, finding and finally owning your first home is attainable. You just need to know how to get the best mortgage possible to secure your home. Below are a few things that you need to know before you apply for a single family home mortgage.   How much monthly payment...
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By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
Why is It Best To Buy A Rental Property? One main reason why most people turn into buying a rental property because you typically can make money by doing so. Being an owner of a real estate investment like a rental property in Coral Springs, is the same as having a tangible asset that you can control. Why? Because everyone needs a place to lay down their head to rest.   There are two ways that a rental property can create money. One is through appreciation. Where the value of the property increases over time. The other one is through income generated, this is when the rent collected from the tenant exceeds the total expenses from mortgage payments, insurance, property taxes, as well as the maintenance and repairs.   This rental property in Coral Springs has a very large floor plan with ...
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By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
Coral Springs Giving Tree Celebration   Holidays are a wonderful time to share with those who are less fortunate. It is not so much about the gift but the representation of our deeper connection to each other through generosity and gratitude by sharing a special moment together.   On December 6,  City Hall in the Mall, Turtle Creek WALMART & Advanced Cable Communications will hold a Giving Tree Celebration with the aim to bring the community together to  collect and distribute toys, non-perishable food and cash to those less fortunate families in our community.     The official kick off ceremony will start at 6pm for the general public, for VIP's reception is 5:30 pm. You can drop your donations at City Hall in the Mall located at 9239 W Atlantic Blvd, Coral Springs, Florida until Decem...
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By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
  The city of Coral Springs celebrated its annual tree and menorah lighting ceremony in grand style on Monday the 25th of November.     The Chorale Choir from Coral Springs Charter school serenaded the guests with their angelic voices. Decorating Fun for the children and adults, such as Catia fro the city, demonstrating the talents!   The choir in the nicely coordinated outfits.  A view of City Hall in the back ground. Soon to be a memory as the city replaces it with a modern, hardened and ADA compliant building The Christmas Tree and Menorah were lit with the smashing of the Staples, "EASY" Button, by the Vice Mayor - Larry Vigola's children and the holidays began! The real Mr and Mrs Santa Claus posing with the Chorale Choir.   May your holidays be blessed and festive!  Be sure to ch...
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By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
Where To Get That Money For Your Down Payment   Most families in the United States want to have their own house. This is the result of the study, conducted by the National Association of Realtors. According to NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun, “Affordability conditions remain favorable in much of the country, but consumers need access to safe and sound financing, particularly the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage and with low down payment options for first-time buyers."  Looking for an affordable house for sale can be achieved through the help of real estate agents like the Great Florida Homes Team, however, the main player to close the deal is still “YOU”, your financial capacity and your ability to get a home loan is another part of the story. For first time home buyers, the first question...
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By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
How Home Staging Helps Sell Your House Easily   If you want to show a house for sale in its best possible light, home staging is one of the strategic marketing tool that you can use. This technique has been widely used by professional Stagers and many Realtors because they believe that the power of home staging matters in the market and it has been proven to increase the value of the home. It is through Home staging that buyers can see more possibilities in a home that could work for them. Statistics from the Real Estate Staging Association shows that properties that were staged professionally spends 73% percent less time on the market.  You can read hundred of articles on how to properly stage your home but the questions remains the same, "How can home staging helps me in selling my ho...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
Did Reverse Mortgages Become Less Attractive for Consumers? Depending on who you talk to, the opinion on the reverse mortgage changes will range from "horrible" to "the best thing that ever happened to the program." I stand somewhere in the middle. The financial assessment still has me weary about the future of the program, mainly, because it will bar a lot of potential consumers from the program. Not to mention, make the program less attractive for those who have been considering a reverse mortgage in the future. Do I think it's fair? No, but I also have to think about the FHA's position in all this. They are trying to keep the program alive for consumers who qualify, while making it safer as well. The FHA is hoping these changes prevent future borrowers from defaulting on their loans ...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
850 WTFL's Legends of Catskills Comedy "A day without laughter is a day wasted." - Charlie Chaplin Don't waste your day and come laugh all night at 850 WTFL's annual Legends of Catskills Comedy Event featuring comedians Freddie Roman and Dick Capri at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. The event is sponsored by PS Financial Services, a reverse mortgage company in Florida. These legends of comedy have been making audiences laugh all around America for decades and now it's your turn. If you've ever seen "Catskills on Broadway" you know what I'm talking about, if you haven't it's not to late to see what everyone has been talking about. Come see the "King of One Liners," Freddie Roman, who co-wrote and starred in"Catskills on Broadway" and his comedic partner, Dick Capri, as the dynamic...
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By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
If you are asking yourself the reasons why would you choose Coral Springs over other communities as the place to live in, check out the list below then you decide why Coral Springs is the Best City for you.     To the residents of Coral Springs, it is a special palce to call home. What makes Coral Springs special is getting what you need in a short period of time. Want to test your luck? There is the Seminole Casino, just on the out skirts of town in Coconut Creek. Looking for that Bronze look, Deerfield Beach or Pompano is a short drive to the ocean.       If you are a football fan, the turnpike provides quick access to the Sun Life stadium where the Dolphins play. Closer to home in Coral Springs the Panthers (Hockey team) practices at Saveology Iceplex. Locally there is one park withi...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Halloween Events 2013 Coral Springs At the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive on Friday, October 25, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 26 2 to 7 p.m. Come take a walk in the Haunted House! Costumes are Encouraged. Bounce Houses Slides Candy $5 per child / $2 per adult Come on over and look through the various Haunted House rooms and then stick around for refreshments. Ages through the 5th grade will enjoy this getting Halloween candy before they leave. Contact 954-345-2200 for further information. But wait! There's more! The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is hosting their FIRST Spooktacular Open House Party on October 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come in your favorite Halloween costume, get free popcorn and see what this fine museum is going to be up to for the season!  Then...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Years ago I sold a five bedroom three bath home to a family with children and aging grandparents. As time marched on, kids moved out and the family size dwindled down so, I found this family, now a couple, their "downsized" villa. After a garage sale, ebay and Craigslist they got rid of most of their furniture they no longer needed. But there was still a little problem making things fit. Their dining room furniture still seemed a little bulky, even though it used to be perfect in the larger home. So, I suggested, for starters, taking off the top part of the hutch. You know, that part that usually has glass doors so you can display some of the china set. We took that down leaving the bottom half and it opened the room up. Then I told them to slant the table so it gave more room to walk a...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
$110,000 , 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,150 square feet     Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | (954) 415-5595 9511 SW 1st Ct # 9511, Coral Springs, FL 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom condo with fantastic pool view from screened in patio 3BR/2BA Condo   offered at $110,000 Year Built 1984 Sq Footage 1,150 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 1 Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $321 per month   Coral Springs see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Laundry room - Walk-in closet - Dishwasher - Dryer - Freezer - Garbage disposal - Microwave - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Washer - Porch - Air conditioning - Central A/C - Central heat - On-street parking COMMUNITY FEATURES - Swimming pool - On-street parking     ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Photo 1 Photo 9 Photo 7 Phot...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
HUD Wants to Know What You Think...About the Financial Assessment Change For the first time, since announcing the changes to the Reverse Mortgage Program, which were implemented on September 30, HUD is asking for feedback. Specifically, about the financial assessment changes coming on January 13 of next year. The 30-comment period, which is set to end on October 15, after beginning on September 12, asks all those who are interested on submit their comments electronically, or by mail, to its Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel. However, it encourages all interested parties submit their feedback electronically. Carol Galante, HUD's assistant secretary for housing, and commissioner of the FHA, stated in an article in Reverse Mortgage Daily:  “Electronic submission of comments a...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs... Against HUD The non-borrowing spouses of reverse mortgage borrowers have finally found a reprieve when a court of appeals rule in favor of the two plaintiffs in a lawsuit against HUD. According to an article in Reverse Mortgage Daily, a court of appeals is holding HUD accountable for providing a remedy for the plaintiffs.  The lawsuit, which was filed more than two years ago, was originally dismissed for lack of standing as the plaintiffs were unable to demonstrate an adequate connection between HUD's repayment guidelines and the emotional distress caused by HUD's action. AARP, however, was able to bring the case back in early 2013 via a court of appeals.  In the past, many non-borrowing spouses have found themselves in hot water with HUD...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Homes For Sale In The Coral Springs Elementary School District Coral Springs Florida has more A schools than any other city in Broward County. The school celebrates their academic success as a recipient of the Golden School Award, due to our high rank in academic learning gains and community involvement. They rank among the TOP TEN at the state level. For a list of all grades on all Broward County Schools visit browardschools.com  The school is located at 7201 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs, FL 33065 Phone number (754) 322-0500. The School 2013/2014 Calendar for Broward County is already out! Coral Springs Florida is a great place to live with great schools for your childs education. Read more about the scores here. Homes For Sale In The Coral Springs Elementary School District   Many of ...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
  Homes For Sale In The Coral Glades High School District Coral Springs Florida has more A schools than any other city in Broward County. The school celebrates their academic success as a recipient of the Golden School Award, due to our high rank in academic learning gains and community involvement. They rank among the TOP TEN at the state level. For a list of all grades on all Broward County Schools visit browardschools.com  The school is located at 2700 Sportsplex Dr, Coral Springs, FL  Phone number (754) 322-1250. The School 2013/2014 Calendar for Broward County is already out! Coral Springs Florida is a great place to live with great schools for your childs education. Read more about the scores here. Many of Coral Springs Schools have received the “Five Star School Award” from the ...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Alot Of For Sale Signs, But Not Available I'm approached daily with questions about the Coral Springs Florida real estate market in Southeast Florida. Alot of folks want to know what's going on straight from a realtors mouth. I tell them, right now, in Broward County it's a sellers market. There are more buyers out there searching for homes than there are sellers. I'm barraged with replies of  "But Terri, we see for sale signs up everywhere. And they're up for a while." I quickly explain that the signs in front of properties don't necessarily mean it's still available. Some properties get multiple offers with in hours. But the agent usually doesn' t remove their advertising until the sale has closed. For cash buyers this can be as quickly as two weeks but with a buyer that is seeking f...
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By James A. Browning, MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified
(Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute)
Become REO Certified® Online through the REO Institute at theDiscounted Package Rate of $189! The online certification courses are offered exclusively through the REO Institute. The REO Certification consists of the following three courses. You must complete all three courses to receive the REO Certification. We recommend you take the courses in the order listed below.1. BPO Simplified 2. REO Simplified3. REO Certification Exam Course   The REO Institute/Browning Real Estate School will provide you with a current "BPO & REO" list to contact Banks/Lenders/Outsourcers after the completion of the REO Certification Exam Course.The two courses, “BPO Simplified” and “REO Simplified,” are approved for continuing education credit in some states. If the courses are approved for CE credit in your...
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