Parkland, FL Real Estate News

By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
BIGGEST MISTAKES HOME SELLERS MAKE in  Parkland Florida  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2014   Lea Plotkin Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty954-802-8451Leaplotkin@gmail.com     BIGGEST HOME SELLER MISTAKES in Parkland Florida Survey of 1,000 Real Estate Agents Reveals the Top Six Ways to Sabotage the Sale of Your Home   Parkland Florida: The most common reasons that a house will not sell in a good market are often well within the control of the home seller according to a recent survey by the ActiveRain online real estate community. In a poll of over 1,000 real estate agents, it was revealed that the top six ways home sellers turn potential home buyers away are:   The home is overpriced It is difficult to set a showing time The seller is unwilling to depersonalize or de-clutter the home Unple...
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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
Homestead and Portability in Coral Springs Florida and Parkland Florida If you closed on a property last year in Coral Springs Florida and Parkland Florida between January 1, 20114 and December 31, 2014 and you haven't already  filed for homestead  and possibly portability as well (if you owned another property in the last 2 year  in Florida) you still have time to do it until March 31 2015.. It is very easy process today you can do it all on line and not only do you save money on your real estate taxes but  you will also cap the value of the home, and it will not be able to go up any more  3% any one year,  which is very important as values start going up. Florida Pursuant to the 1992 "Save Our Homes" (SOH) Amendment to the Florida Constitution, the assessed value of your Homestead pro...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
$2,750/mo, 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 2252 sqft.     Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | 954-415-5595 5788 NW 119th Ter, Coral Springs, FL 33076 Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom home for rent in Tuscany at Heron Bay 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House   $2,750/mo Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 2252 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 2.5 Baths Parking 2 Garage Lease Duration 1 Year Pets Policy Cats & Dogs OK Laundry In Unit Website home.jonklein.com... DESCRIPTION 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath in Tuscany at Heron Bay. Immediate occupancy. Immaculate townhouse with courtyard entrance. On cul-de-sac, walk to community pool. Screened in patio with large yard. Owner prefers to rent furnished. Furnished price is $2950.   Coral Springs see additional photos below Unit Features - Living room - Dining ...
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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
Homes For sale in Heron Bay Parkland  Florida Why Do People want to Live in Heron Bay Parkland Florida? Heron Bay Parkland Florida  is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes, condo units, townhomes, that surrounding a  waterway that encompasses the   Heron Bay Golf course. The Heron Bay community sits conveniently between Boca Raton and Coral Springs Florida. It is 20 minutes to the Fort Lauderdale airport and downtown Fort Lauderdale 20-25 minutes to the beach and intercoaslal for boating.  It's not uncommon to see neighborhoods with  kids playing in the streets of this oasis in the suburbs all year because the weather is fabulous almost all year except for our rainy season which is the summer. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city so residents don't fee...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
Many people think that selling a home after the holidays and during the Winter season is a bad idea. Most people are not in the home buying mood, because they are thinking about the holidays. Also, buyers will think that you are desperate and they will give you offers that are less than list price. Advantages Of Selling Your Home Now However, there are some advantages to selling your home over the holidays and into the new year. There will be less homes on the market, so there won’t be as much competition. Also, buyers will likely be on their holidays from work, so they will have much more time to view properties and look around at homes. Another factor is mood – buyers will generally be feeling more cheery and relaxed over the holidays, which will result in them being more likely to ma...
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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
What to look for when viewing model homes in Parkland Florida's new construction communities. When viewing model homes in New construction communities in Parkland Florida, buyers are overwhelmed with the beauty and the designers touches in the  Parkland Florida decorated model homes. What buyers do not realize is many times these homes are base priced at $550,000 for the home and standard lot, and they could have over $900K  in decorator items & in design & permit options. Meaning a home's price on paper being sold by the builder at 550 k for  a home on standard lot has close to a million dollars  in upgrades.   The base home price in Parkland Florida new construction  is just that and it will usually but not always include a standard lot.  Buyers will also pay a premium for the upgrade...
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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
Cypress Point at Heron Bay, Parkland Fl  is a  condo community for all ages  in Heron Bay Parkland Florida. Cypress Point  has its  own community pool and Mediterranean architecture as well as convenient access to the Heron Bay clubhouse Plaza Del Lago and The Commons clubhouse where the tennis club, and has 3 24 hour guarded gates, and roving patrol.  In  Cypress Point of Heron Bay Parkland Florida  today there are resales homes starting from over $300,000. & rental homes from around $2,200 and new construction will be available for 2014 . Here is your  Cypress point Heron Bay parkland fl condo  search.  Cypress point of Heron Bay Parkland Florida is a great place to call home at a very affordable price. Boasts  240 condominium coach homes . One on top of the other but all Private entr...
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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
Buy a New Construction home in Parkland Florida  With the year winding down it would be a good time to visit the idea of Buying a New Construction home in Parkland Florida.  There are 4 projects at present in Parkland Florida that are new construction.  A Few of new construction the communities in Parkland Florida have resale homes available as well. In some cases the builders have spec homes that will be ready sooner than the normal year or 12 months it takes to build a new home in Parkland Florida. Located in the City of Parkland Florida  an exclusive suburb of northwest Broward County, and known as the “relaxed” city, the  City In The Country, Parkland Florida  residents will enjoy relaxed seclusion while being conveniently within easy access to excellent educational facilities, fine...
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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
When can I buy Post Short Sale in Parkland Florida 2013-2014. We get asked the question of When can I buy Post Short Sale in Parkland Florida? The chart below will answer your question, that being said you do need to check with a mortgage banker. There are some extenuating circumstances that can shorten the time line of When you buy Post Short Sale in Parkland Florida 2013. see in a larger  PDF.  Call for more information. Michal Bander Guaranteed Rate                                                                         954-684-9227 michal.bander@guaranteedrate.com www.guaranteedrate.com/MichalBander This article is a helpful guide about "When can I buy Post Short Sale in Parkland Florida 2013-2014, but should not be relied upon exclusively . Please  call  us 954-802-8451  to further...
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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
Worst Time of the Year May Be the Best Time for Buyers in Parkland Florida (edit/delete) Worst Time of the Year May Be the Best  Time for Buyers in Coral Springs  Florida  Why is the worst time of the year, often the best time for real estate buyers in Parkland Florida ? The holiday season and the following "worst weather" months  in the northern areas are widely considered the worst time of the year for selling or buying real estate. In reality, these distraction-packed months - November to February - carry benefits for determined buyers in Parkland Florida . Yes the holidays are here buy its a good time to visit Parkland Florida  and the weather is wonderful, and your home hunting can be fruitful. Join the "herd" of buyers who are activley buying homes in  Parkland Florida  area duri...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  Gone are the days where parents sit at home while their costumed children run around the neighborhood alone. These days, most small children are walked door to door by family. While there is relatively little mischief they can get into under their parents’ watchful gaze, below are even more trick-or-treating safety tips for an untroubled, fun and haunted evening.   Light Them Up – Put reflective tape on your children’s costumes and bags so drivers can identify them easily. It’s dark out there! Plan A Route – Hit up familiar homes and don’t go too far from your house in case a small one gets tired or needs to go to the bathroom. Stay Out Of The Street – Keep kids on the sidewalk and be sure to look both ways before crossing the street. Take Stranger Danger Seriously – Don’t go into any...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  Are you trying to sell your home and finding that it is not selling very well? This might be due to a number of reasons that you can’t control, such as its location or the fact that the home layout is somewhat unusual.   If you are struggling to sell your home, there is one factor that you can alter that might change things – the price.   Many homeowners are reluctant to lower the price of their home, because it feels somewhat like a defeat. However, while you want to make as much money from your house sale as possible – it is better to sell your home at a slightly cheaper price than to let it sit on the market for a long time.   Have You Had Many Lookers, But No Buyers?   If you have had many people come to look at your home, but no one has placed an offer, this might be a sign that ...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
You might love your furry friends, but are their pet odors turning off potential buyers when you are trying to sell your home?   Many cat and dog owners are around their animal companions so often that they become immune to the smell and don’t notice it in their home, so you might not even realize that your home smells of pet odor.   However, when you are selling your property first impressions are very important and if a potential buyer gets a whiff of pet odors when they walk in the door this can really make them lose interest in your property.   Ask your real estate agent for an honest opinion. If they say that you have a problem, here are some ways that you can freshen up your house without getting rid of Fluffy or Fido.   Air everything out. Open up all of the windows to let the fr...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
$435,000 , 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 0 half baths, 2,550 square feet     Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | (954) 415-5595 10937 NW 61st Ct, Parkland, FL 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home with Loft and Oversized Screened In Patio. 4BR/3BA Single Family House   offered at $435,000 Year Built 2000 Sq Footage 2,550 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 7,729 sqft HOA/Maint $231 per month DESCRIPTION Well maintained Islamorada model in Mystic Key section of Parkland Isles. 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath with a loft. Master and another bedroom downstairs. Custom closets. Accordion hurricane shutters. New air conditioner upstairs. Freshly painted. New carpet. Large screened patio plus yard. French doors. Guard gated community with clubhouse, heated pool ...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
$465,000 , 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 0 half baths, 2,327 square feet     Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | (954) 415-5595 6408 NW 107th Ter, Parkland, FL Gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath heated pool home on water in Palm Harbour. 4BR/3BA Single Family House   offered at $465,000 Year Built 2001 Sq Footage 2,327 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 8,996 sqft HOA/Maint $231 per month DESCRIPTION Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath heated pool home on water in Palm Harbour. Upgraded kitchen with granite counters & new S/S appliances. All baths have been remodeled. New A/C in 2011. New water heater.Crown molding. French doors. Keyless entry & security system with 6 cameras. Move right in, nothing to do. Guard gated community with Clubhouse, tennis, bask...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  So you are looking at buying a home, but you are wondering whether or not it is worth it to pay a little extra for a home with one more bedroom.   It’s a tough decision to make, especially when balancing other factors such as location and the other features of the home. However, having one more bedroom than you think you need could end up being a good thing for a number of reasons.   Expanding Family   Perhaps you only planned on having two children, but a third one might come along as an unplanned surprise… will you have enough room for everyone?   One of your children’s friends might have a bad home situation and need a place to crash for a while. One of your elderly parents might need to live with you for a while.   There are many situations when the family living under your roof m...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  Every home seems to have a never-ending remodeling list. As you consider tackling your next project, it usually pays off if you also think about helping the environment.   Green remodeling can last longer, utilize recycled materials and typically end up saving you money in the long run. Below are several environment-friendly ideas that will have your neighbors green with envy.   1. Rain Gardens   Rain gardens are shallow depressions in your yard planted with native shrubs and flowers. When there is a large rainfall, all the water rushes along roadways picking up dirt and pollutants along their way to drainage systems and eventually rivers and streams. Rain gardens catch water run-off, which reduces the street flooding and makes for cleaner water sources.   2. Reclaimed Hardwoods   Usi...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  What happens if you find the dream property that you want to buy before you have made the sale on your old property? Ideally you would have sold your current home before you buy your new property.   However, sometimes the transition doesn’t work out that way. You don’t want to give up the purchase if you have found a bargain on your dream home, so is it possible to buy the property before you have closed on your current residence?   The answer is yes, it is possible. You will need to use a financing option that will allow you to secure your next home before you have sold your existing property.   Getting A Bridge Loan   One option is a bridge loan. This is designed to wrap your payments for your current home and your future home into one loan, which can last usually between six and tw...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported Thursday that its Housing Market Index rose three points to a reading of 59 for August.   Confidence among builders is likely growing in connection with stronger housing markets and high demand for homes. These conditions are being driven by short supplies of homes for sale in many markets.   Builder confidence in current market conditions rose by three points to a reading of 62, while builder confidence in market conditions within the next six months rose by one point to a reading of 68. Confidence in buyer foot traffic was unchanged from July’s reading of 45.   Readings above 50 indicate that more builders surveyed view housing market conditions as positive rather than negative; there was some concern that the high builders’ ...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
    If you’re looking to purchase real estate, keep in mind that the homes you are considering might be in need of repairs or improvements.   In a recent study done by a major home inspection company, at least 40 percent of previously owned homes on the market have at least one serious issue or defect.   When buying real estate, you should have a professional inspection performed on the property to look for any issues that might not be visible to the untrained eye.   It’s better to identify this damage before you buy so that you are not stuck with budget-busting renovations.   Below are a few major red flags you should look for when buying a home.   Foundation Damage   Look at the slope of the yard. If the land slopes towards the house, this could be causing water to run down into the f...
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