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!

 

Learn More about Coral Springs and Help Keep the City Clean!

February 2nd, 2017

If you would like to learn more about Coral Springs or address any concerns you have as a resident or potential resident, we encourage you to attend in-person or via Facebook Live the upcoming “Slice of the Springs” meeting. These neighborhood meetings are a chance to interact with City employees ranging from police officers, firemen, community development employees, parks and recreations, and many other departments! All the staff members will be available to answer any questions you may have via Facebook LIVE on Thursday, April 20th from 7 to 8 p.m.

You can also submit your questions ahead of the scheduled live stream through Facebook. If you have more interest in attending these meetings in-person either on February 9th at 7pm or on March 2nd, depending on which section of Coral Springs you reside in. The staff is eager to answer any questions you may have so please stop by or tune in! To find out more please visit www.CoralSprings.org/slice.

Are you looking for an exciting and valuable local volunteer opportunity? The City of Coral Springs is seeking volunteers to help beautify the city as part of “Keep Coral Springs Beautiful” campaign. Volunteers will be split up into teams and spend a few hours cleaning up different areas throughout Coral Springs. If you are interested, the clean up will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch will also be provided after the cleanup in addition to volunteer raffles. If you are interested in signing up please fill out the volunteer forms available at www.CoralSprings.org/volunteer or contact volunteer services at 954-346-4434. So come on out and help keep our beautiful city clean!

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Featured Listing: 5667 NW 125th Ave #5667, Coral Springs 33076

January 27th, 2017

Feel the “zen” in this featured listing which is an absolutely beautiful, approximately 2000 square foot 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome in the amenity rich Fairways of Heron Bay!  This home has been meticulously cared for and is ready for you to move right in and feel at home. Pull in to your paved 2 car garage or walk up your gorgeous walk way to the front door. The home features tile and wood flooring and clerestory windows accenting the main living area and a large bay window is the focal point of the dining room. The completed updated kitchen shows off its 42” cabinets are accented by granite & a tumble stone backsplash.  If that wasn’t enough there are also updated stainless steel appliances as well as a newer washer/dryer setup! The upstairs master suite includes wood flooring with bohemian style shutters and a bathroom that has a separate shower and whirlpool tub.

The moment you walk in you will be able to imagine yourself relaxing in the comfortable family room that leads right out to an expanded patio and lush green fenced yard to enjoy the sunshine. The backyard also has both screened and open air areas on its elevated patio. The sunshine is not the only thing you will be able to enjoy in your gated community. Fairways of Heron Bay has everything you need to live the good life including: resort style pools, TWO clubhouses, tennis, as well as optional membership to the golf course. To visualize this home for yourself please check out the photos below and view the full listing here!

Room Dimensions:

Living Room: 14 x 13 Dining Room: 12 x 11 Master Bdrm: 15 x 14

Second Bdrm: 12 x 10

Third Bdrm: 11 x 10 Kitchen: 11 x 11 Family Room: 13 x 11

Patio Balcony: 17 x 13

Happy New Year from the Great Florida Homes Team!

January 26th, 2017

January is almost over, but it’s never too late to make a resolution for the year! Here are a few tips that you can use to set your new year’s resolutions and some ways to keep those resolutions throughout the year.

Set a plan for your resolutions in steps. Everyone always has those big dreams or changes that they want to make in their life, but they can sometimes seem almost impossible to reach. Setting small, achievable goals on the way to accomplishing your end goal will allow you to hit milestones throughout the year while also allowing yourself to get a feeling of accomplishment along the way! If your goal is too difficult to carry out early in the year it often gets dropped and forgotten.

Keep looking ahead to the future. When coming up with your new year’s resolutions, think about whether they are moving towards what you would want in your ideal life. If they are bringing you closer to that picture, stick with them. If not, it may be a good idea to rethink your resolutions and redirect them towards your life goals. This goes hand in hand with setting smaller achievable goals to reach your large, life milestones.

Forming good habits. It is often difficult to get your mind right and keep pushing towards a goal that you truly want to accomplish but is extremely difficult. Once you form a daily, weekly, biweekly, etc. habit, your body and mind will have a much easier time achieving that goal. It may be tough and mentally stressing the first few months or so, but it the long run it will be worth it! Rewarding yourself along the way can also help!

The new year is always a time in which people reflect on their past and look towards the future. It is a chance to reset and make the changes that you want in your life. If you stick to it and follow some of the tips listed above, you will be able to move towards that ideal lifestyle and success that you want for yourself. Each of this tips and tricks can also be applied from a real estate perspective! Setting goals and small steps on the way to finding your dream home can be easy if you just keep moving forward! The Great Florida Homes want to wish you a happy, safe, and successful new year to you and all your loved ones!

 

Featured Listing: 4709 Woodlands Boulevard Tamarac Florida

December 19th, 2016

Welcome home to luxurious comfort with a golf course view from both your front and back door living areas. The brilliance of natural light flows through every room in this stylish home. This featured listing is located at: 4709 Woodlands Boulevard Tamarac, Florida.

This is a contemporary mid-century modern home with a huge master closet that must be seen to be believed. Four bedroom, two & a half bath home. Fourth Room is Media Room with Skylights & Private Wood Deck. $90,000 Designer Kitchen with Bamboo Wood Cabinetry, Quartz Countertops, & Built-in Miele Espresso Maker, Entry Atrium. Circular driveway. Two car garage includes built-ins & electric car charger. Additional 1 car garage for golf cart (Cart not include). $60,000 New Roof March 2016 w/ All New Skylights. A MUST SEE!


No two homes are alike with their unique architecture and golf course views. Enjoy a home like no other! Wonderful
mid-century modern contemporary design is a part of the 35 Estate Homes that line the boulevard in the community
created by Kenneth Behring, founder of Tamarac.

  • Entry Atrium
  • Circular driveway
  • Two car garage includes built-ins and electric car charger. Additional 1 car garage for golf cart (Cart not included)
  • $60,000 New Roof, March 2016 with All New Skylights
  • $90,000 Kitchen with Bamboo Wood Cabinetry and Quartz Countertops.
  • Impact Windows throughout. Rear sliders have impact film
  • Full House Generator with a 1,000 Gallon tank that is serviced annually for full functionality
  • Soft Brazilian Blonde Wood Floors are easily maintained
  • All interior doors with inlaid glass
  • LED high hat lighting
  • Knock down textured walls throughout
  • Three Air Conditioning units 14 main Area 1 for master and one for guest wing
  • Tankless Water Heater for majority of the home and a separate water heater for laundry room only
  • Post-Wilma Screen Enclosure over the Heated (Electric) Pool
  • Automatic Sprinkler economically draws from the Lake
  • Neighborhood Association fee for the 35 homes in the Estate Section is $100 a year

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  • KITCHEN
  • Custom Designed and Built by Allied Kitchen of Fort Lauderdale
  • $3,000 Built-in Miele Espresso and Coffee maker with pull-out shelf coffee bar
  • Coordinating Panels for Sub-Zero Refrigerator and Dishwasher
  • Two pull out pantries on both sides of the kitchen
  • Built-in spice rack
  • Separate Chilled Cold Water Faucet with filtrated drinking water
  • Microwave and Convection combination along with full size Oven
  • Induction cooktop  – with designer hood that vents to the outside
  • Concealed Garbage
  • Washer and dryer not included

 

GUEST SUITES

  • All bedrooms are over-sized with built-ins inside of closets and one features a desk system
  • Split bedroom design. Jack and Jill Bath is fully tiled with the Specialty shower that features body sprayers.
  • Sinks and showers have Grohe and Dornbracht hardware. Cabinets include Corian Countertops
  • Tremendous golf course and lake views from guest bedroom

 

MEDIA ROOM

  • Includes custom glass sliding doors for privacy
  • Built-in Bookshelves and Workspace area with Corian Countertops. Skylights make the room very comfortable
  • Media Room has private wood patio outside of Impact French Doors

 

MASTER SUITE

  • Features tremendous closets and built in’s.
  • Master Bath with Sprayer Shower and Whirlpool spa tub.
  • Grohe and Dornbracht hardware in bathroom.
  • Master Closet is large enough to be another room. The center island in the closet is movable.
  • Master Closet includes a built-in TV, built-in Cabinetry, Impact Windows, Skylight
  • Master Closet includes Murphy bed

 

Great Views and a Pool!

Massive Room Sizes:

Main living area 38 x 21

Dining room 15 x 13

Good morning room 13 x 11 

Kitchen 20 x 12

Master bedroom 36 x 20

Master closet 27 x 15

Guest bedroom 18×13 guest bedroom 25 x 18

Media room 17 x 14

Easy To See, By Appointment – Please Call 954-695-7653 Today!

Coral Springs to Honor WWII Veterans

December 1st, 2016

Next week on December 7th, 2016,  join the Coral Springs community in honoring our World War II Veterans. This date will mark the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. This annual commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor fosters reflection, remembrance, and understanding. December 7th, 1941, is a date that lives in infamy, and this event is an opportunity to honor the sacrifice and dedication of our military.

The ceremony will take place outside of City Hall at 10:30 a.m. following the Commission Meeting. City Hall is located at 9551 W. Sample Road, just west of University Drive. The ceremony will feature a special flag dedication by the Coral Springs Veterans Coalition. The Coral Springs Veterans Commission is an organization that helps veterans and their families take advantage of all the products, services and benefits they have earned by serving their county. If you would like more information on the event please call the Coral Springs City Commission office at 954-344-5911.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20th, 2016

Are you hosting your family for Thanksgiving this year? Here are some tips to make hosting less stressful, so you can enjoy the holiday with your family and friends too!

Never turn down help! Just because you are hosting does not mean you need to take care of every single item on the menu. If mashed potatoes aren’t your specialty and someone else can cover that let them.

Check your oven before the big day. There is nothing worse than going to turn your oven on thanksgiving morning only to discover it needs a cleaning or isn’t heating properly. Do a little oven maintenance before to save yourself from having to deal with an issue that morning.

Set up a kids corner. If you have a lot of little ones attending your Thanksgiving dinner have some crafts and things set up to entertain them. This will keep the kids occupied while dinner is being prepped. This will make both adult and child guests alike happy!

Do as much ahead of time as possible. Set the table the day before, cook pies the night before, and anything else that does not need to happen that day. This will take stress off the prep while guests are arriving.

The holidays can be a crazy time of year, but don’t forget it is all about family and being thankful for the good in your life. To spread some good this season here is a guide on great ways to volunteer and give back right in your own backyard.

In the spirit of giving the Great Florida Homes team is hosting our first annual Pie Day on Tuesday the 22nd at 3301 N University Drive, Suite 120, Coral Springs FL. Reserve your complimentary pie by sending your RSVP to team@greatfloridahomes.com with your pick of apple or pumpkin pie! The Great Florida Homes team wishes you and your families and happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

 

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Senior Moving Stress

November 5th, 2016

Many things get better with age…moving is not one of them. Moving at a young age can be fun and exciting, the prospect of a fresh start on the horizon. At an older age moving can mean downsizing or leaving behind a lot of family memories; so it can involve a lot more emotional and physical baggage. Here are a few tips to help the beloved and important seniors in your life move with as little stress as possible.

Enlist loved ones. Gather as many relatives as you can to assist in the move. Surrounding your parents or senior relative with loved ones who are supportive and encouraging can help ease the emotional stress, reduce the pressure on one relative to organize the move, and will make the process more fun!

Do not rush it. Take time to reflect on memories, sort through boxes of old photos, tell stories about the odds and ends you find, and reminisce on the fun family memories that happened in each room. It’s tempting to just start throwing things away and trying to get it over with as quickly as possible, but sharing these memories will keep family memories alive for everyone.

Don’t get a storage unit. Having a storage unit will give you a great excuse to not throw things away that will end up sitting in the storage unit costing you money and never coming out again. Moving is the perfect time to purge unnecessary items and downsize. Let go of items that are no longer important – donate them, give them to relatives, or throw it out.

Make a plan. With any process having a plan always eases the stress of the process. Going into it blindly will cause problems to arise. Know the requirements of the new living space; can you move in at any time? Do you need to reserve the elevators? Will your current couch fit in the new living room?

It’s okay to be sad, there will be a range of emotions experienced in a move at an older age, but also remember moving as a senior does not have to be all sad. This could be a whole new chapter of life. Keep positive and be patient. Most importantly be supportive and don’t focus on the details of the move focus on the loved one you are moving!

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