Healthcare on the Go!

June 14th, 2017

The Coral Springs, Parkland Fire Department/Cleveland Clinic Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program (MIH) is a mouthful to say but is something that brings a very unique form of healthcare to Coral Springs. It is a system that gives the patient (in a non emergency situation) the option of being treated on their premises and then to be referred to the appropriate level of follow up care if needed.

The fire department has modified one of its existing rescue trucks into a mobile urgent-care of walk-in unit. It has the feel and look of an examination room found in a hospital or doctor’s office. The unit is staffed with one mid-level care provider, a nurse practitioner and one paramedic. The service is available by appointment only between 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  and the caller will be asked for some basic demographic and insurance information before the appointment is confirmed.

Some examples of service that could be provided are as follows:  Respiratory Infections, Ear, Nose and Throat Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Asthma, Migraines, Minor Lacerations and Burns, Minor Soft Tissue Trauma (Sprains/Strains), Minor Skin Conditions (Rashes/Bites), Minor Eye Conditions, Minor Pelvic Discomfort, Sports and School Physicals, Vaccinations, and Community Public Education.

Please call 954-346-HELP if you are interested in scheduling an appointment. Times and services will be expanded as demand for services increase. Stay safe!

Enjoy an Ice Cream Cone With Coral Springs Finest

June 12th, 2017

On June 16th, we encourage you to come out to the Chick-Fil-A on University Drive in Coral Springs to enjoy a Cone With a Cop. Join your neighbors and police officers for an ice cream cone and conversation. There will be no agenda or speeches, just questions from you!

This is an opportunity for you to voice any concerns your may have as well as just being able to get to know the officers that are patrolling your neighborhood. Coral Springs always wants their police officers and citizens to have a solid relationship and this event is your chance to ask any questions you may have.

The event will take place on June 16th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chick-Fil-A located at 1341 University Drive in Coral Springs. So come on down and enjoy some ice cream while getting to know those who keep Coral Springs safe each and every day!

Coral Springs Flooding – Be Safe!

June 9th, 2017

Coral Springs has had over a foot of rain over the past few days which has led to dangerous flooding, especially with the current drought situation upon us. We want to remind you that flooding is extremely dangerous and that precautions should be made. The City of Coral Springs is working very heard to remedy the situation and is pumping water out at its maximum capacity. The c-14 canal is currently very high due to the amount of rain in such a short amount of time which is making it difficult to move water out at a quicker pace.

Please drive carefully and avoid flooded areas for your safety. To report any road hazards, please call the Call Center at 954-344-1001. The water districts are working very hard to clear the flooded roads. Please be aware that Westchester, North Springs, and the Corporate Park are the worst affected areas. Please avoid them if you can.

Lastly, Waste Pro is working hard to collect carts, but some routes are inaccessible due to flooding. If they are unable to collect your cart, please store them away until the next scheduled pick up day. The city wants to thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Stay safe!

Broward County to Replace Aging Police Radio System

June 7th, 2017

Coral Springs and the surrounding communities in Broward county have approved the replacement of its aging police radio system. The current system has had some recent criticism for the static and sporadic outages that have been reported in the past. The cost of the new system totals at $59.5 million. Though replacing the system is expensive, the current system is more than 25 years old and is generally considered to be at the “end of its life”.  The new system which was approved Tuesday May 23rd won’t be ready to use until the end of the 2018 year.

A new system means improved communications within the county and will increase the capabilities of local law enforcement agencies to respond that much quicker and allow the first responders to be better updated with critical information. It will be focused and used by all public safety responders, police, and fire departments. This is just another way in which Coral Springs and the communities in Broward County are making this area a place where everyone will feel safe and everyone will want to live!

U.S. Home Resale Prices Hit a 10 Year High In Q1!

June 6th, 2017

Home resale numbers and prices across the country jumped in the first three months of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales of existing homes jumped 1.4 percent from the previous quarter to hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.6 million, the highest rate since the first quarter of 2007.

The national median home price hit $232,100, a 7 percent jump from the same period last year and the biggest increase in two years. Out of the 178 markets covered in the National Association of Realtors survey, 85 percent saw increases in single-family homes. Thirty markets saw double-digit annual price gains in the first quarter.

With the market continuing to rise and hitting these types of highs it might be a good time to invest in a home and watch the price go up! South Florida is an especially good market at the moment with affordable prices and great listings. Contact Great Florida Homes for all the help you need!

 

NOAA Predicts High Active 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Stay Safe Florida!

May 31st, 2017

As hurricane forecasts are beginning to form, the federal government predicts an unusually active 2017 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with five to nine hurricanes expected to form. Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts 11 to 17 named tropical storms will develop in the region which includes the Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. The season official begins June 1st and runs through November 30th.

It is worth the investment to install hurricane impact windows on your home as well as any other wind resistant installments that can save your home from extensive damage and in turn an extensive hit to your back account. These storms can reach wind speeds easily over 100 mph and as seen in the past, do some real damage to homes. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew which tore into South Florida on August 24th , 1992. We here at Great Florida homes encourage you to make the investment in making your home not only a safer place but also a more valuable property for future tenants, especially in such a hurricane prone area that we live in. Stay safe!

 

Upcoming Events in Coral Springs!

May 29th, 2017

Thank you to everyone in the community who joined the City of Coral Springs this morning in celebrating and supporting the Veterans Coalition of Coral Springs at the special Memorial Day Ceremony in honor of the men and women who have given their service and lives to this great nation. Just because Memorial Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t continue to show your support throughout the year. The Veterans Coalition of Coral Springs are continuing to transform Veterans Park by placing engraved bricks along its walkway. The bricks can be purchased to memorialize and honor veterans of all eras and services. The bricks can be purchased for $50 each directly from the coalition. Anyone can purchase and the bricks can accommodate up to 4 lines of engraving. For more information, please check out the website here to donate and get a brick! 

The annual Fourth of July celebration at Mullins Park is just around the corner as well! One of our most exciting and anticipated celebrations of the year will begin at 6 p.m on Tuesday, July 4th. Families are encouraged to celebrate the birth date of our country by safely by enjoying a grand fireworks display set to begin promptly at 9 p.m. Free admission, bounce houses, and music are available while small fees will be administered for arts and crafts, food and refreshments. A $3 parking fee will also be assessed for those parking at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. Alcoholic beverages, personal fireworks, and pets will not be admitted into the park (as an extra safety measure, coolers, backpacks, and lawn chairs in a bag are also prohibited). Mullins park is located at 10000 Ben Geiger Drive (NW 29th St) and for more information please call 954-345-2200.

We all hope you come out to both of these special events and show your support for our veterans, this country, as well as this city. We here at Great Florida Homes hope you all have a great and safe summer!

Coral Springs City Improvements!

May 17th, 2017

It is a busy time of the year in beautiful Coral Springs and we here at Great Florida Homes want you to know all about some great upcoming improvements to the city!

As of May 22nd eTRAKiT, will be available for use to the general public. Residents and business owners can use the system’s modules to check on permit status and other information on projects relating to building, zoning, and code compliance. You can also pay bills online, submit permit applications, request inspections, and much more. To take advantage of this great and efficient system, please visit www.CoralSprings.org/etrakit.

Do you know another way Coral Springs is making improvements for the future? Electric vehicle charging stations are now available at Coral Springs Gymnasium. The City of Coral Springs has recently introduced two new electric vehicle charging stations that are open from 6 a.m to 10 p.m daily and are located on the north parking lot of the Gymnasium. Both charging stations are “Level 2” single port charging stations (one of which is made specifically for Teslas). Tesla has provided the stations to the city at no cost. These charging ports are part of the City’s sustainability initiative which included the city purchasing two new fully electric vehicles to use for city departments.

There are some great changes being made across the city making Coral Springs a better place to live each and every day!

Featured Listing: 804 Cypress Blvd # 205 Pompano Beach, FL 33069

April 18th, 2017

You won’t be disappointed when you check out this beautifully updated condo in Pompano Beach! With exceptional long lake views over a Champion golf course, this condo will have you feeling relaxed and right at home. The location has East West exposure for crosswind breezes. The whole unit is completely remodeled , with sparkling tile and wood floors and top of the line appliances.

This condominium can be found in the beautiful Palm-Aire Community. It is conveniently located only 20-30 minutes from the best beaches, the shopping on Las Olas Blvd, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Port Everglades and the airport. With three community pools and surrounded by activities there is something for everyone in this neighborhood.

Check out the photos below for a visual tour of this beautiful home. Like what you see? Call the Great Florida Homes team to set an appointment!

 

Featured Listing: 7199 NW 44th St. Coral Springs, FL 33065

March 2nd, 2017

Welcome home to this beautifully maintained 4 bedroom/2 bathroom, centrally located on a private street in amenity filled Coral Springs where there is a park within 1 mile of every neighborhood! With over 2000 square feet of living space along with vaulted ceilings to compliment the natural light that fills this home (while also powering it), you will have no trouble finding a spot to relax. If that wasn’t enough already, you have a large fenced yard with an open pool!

Once inside you will find a large family room adjacent to the main living area which flows nicely into the fully equipped kitchen with loads of counter space. The kitchen features a convection stove and windows overlooking the open pool outside. This home offers a formal dining room in addition to the master suite and three guest bedrooms. Within the very large master suite you will have direct access to the fenced in yard as well as a bathroom with dual sinks and a step-down shower.  

Being that this house is so centrally located within the amenity filled community of Coral Springs, you will always be close to what you love. With a state of the art aquatic center, three golf courses within a 15-minute drive, and being only 13 miles away from the beach, Coral Springs is the perfectly balanced community that everyone can enjoy. To view this home and everything else it has to offer in more detail please check out the photos below of view the complete listing here!