Category: Buying A Home

The Luck of the Irish

St. Patrick’s Day: Local Celebrations, Myths, Customs, Recipes and the FUN in just being Green

Posted on March 10, 2024 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan March 17, 2024. It’s a day when Irish and non-Irish alike come together in the fun, in the camaraderie just by the “wearing of the green”—or donning a shamrock or two, (the Irish national plant). Supermarkets advertise sales on Corned beef and cabbage – (the fare most commonly associated with the holiday), …

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Renting vs. Buying: Comparing Your South Florida Housing Options

Posted on February 22, 2024 by Great Florida Homes

Whether you’re moving from out of state or are a Floridian looking for a change in scenery, South Florida is a popular destination. From vibrant nightlife in Miami to beautiful beaches down the coast, plus a lack of state tax, there are many reasons to start your home search in Palm Beach, Dade, and Broward …

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Should You Move Into An HOA? Pros and Cons of HOAs

Posted on January 31, 2024 by Great Florida Homes

There are a lot of factors to consider when you’re purchasing a home. School districts, neighborhoods, work commutes, and local amenities will play a role in determining whether a home is right for you. However, one detail is often overlooked: whether the property is in an HOA. What Is An HOA? Homeowners Associations, or HOAs, …

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Should You Buy A Home In A Senior Community?

Posted on December 20, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

Florida is a premier destination for retirees who are looking to escape from colder weather, meet fellow retirees who share their interests and activity levels, and avoid paying retirement taxes. In fact, 21% of Floridians are senior citizens, which is the highest percentage in the nation. If you’re a senior looking to move to Florida, …

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The South Florida Real Estate Market Report

Posted on November 28, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

Are you considering moving to the South Florida area? From the beautiful weather to the numerous outdoor activities, to lots of multicultural events throughout the year, to the freedom from state taxes, it’s no surprise that South Florida is a prime destination for homebuyers. But, relocating here can be challenging if you don’t know the …

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The Sunshine State Migration

Posted on May 4, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

by Mindi Rudan Why the trek to Florida hasn’t REALLY slowed- What YOU need to know NOW! Growing up, I remember there was kind of a rude joke calling Florida “God’s waiting room.” In my grandparents day that might have been the case. Lured by crisp blue skies, nearly perfect year-round weather, limitless golf courses, …

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Moving to Florida? Basic Things Every South Floridian Needs

Posted on April 18, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

South Florida is full of beautiful destinations, exciting venues, and dream homes for every lifestyle. But that doesn’t mean that everything is going to magically fall into place when you move here. Especially if you’re coming from a different part of the country, it’s important to think about what kinds of things you’ll need in …

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Considering Buying a New Construction Property In South Florida?

Posted on March 9, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

If you’ve been looking for your South Florida dream home recently, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of developers looking for people to purchase homes that haven’t actually been built yet. That can be a good thing for buyers, many of these homes will be sold at higher prices once they are built, …



Posted on January 31, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

by Mindi Rudan Unless you live under a pretty big rock, you’ve at least heard of pickleball OR already ARE one of the purported  4.8 million “picklers,” (according to a 2022 report from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association) actively playing the game in the US alone. Growing a whopping average of 11.5 percent a year …

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Complete Guide to Moving to South Florida During the Winter

Posted on January 12, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

If you’re getting ready to move this winter there are a few things you should be prepared for. Moving to South Florida in the winter is a lot easier than moving to other parts of the country, but there are still a few things to be aware of. Here are some tips to help make …