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winter happenings in south florida


Posted on January 29, 2024 by Great Florida Homes

It REALLY is the Most Wonderful Time of year! By Mindi Rudan While much of the country battles freezing temps, bundles up and is buried under a blanket of white; in SOUTH Florida we literally pinch ourselves. From January thru March and if lucky through April, the weather here is postcard worthy perfect. Barely humid, …

October, then and now


Posted on October 13, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

by Mindi Rudan Growing up in New Jersey, the month of October was actually so exciting, it was the true “fall” month. Whereas September was the month that summer sort of lingered into. In September you knew fall was almost here but you still squeezed out the last vestiges of summertime: entertaining outside, taking advantage …


How To Prepare For El Nino Weather In South Florida

Posted on July 13, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

El Nino has just been declared, which means that everyone around the globe needs to be prepared for a slightly different weather year. Here in South Florida, we can expect warmer temperatures, a more active hurricane season, and more precipitation in general. If you live in South Florida or are planning to move here this …

Life Is Short, Eat Dessert First

Don’t put off HAPPY Now to Chase “Bigger Happy” Later

Posted on June 2, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan You know that old adage “Life is short, eat dessert first?” Well in a sentence, the consensus of experts in 2023 is: THAT just might be the best advice / mantra to actually live by. HAPPINESS DEPENDS NOT ON YOUR NUMBER OF FREE HOURS but on HOW YOU choose to spend whatever …

florida summer vacation

Top 5 Things You Should Do in South Florida this Summer

Posted on May 11, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

Whether you’ve lived in South Florida your whole life or just moved here recently, there are a few things that everyone should see in South Florida. Here are some of the top summer destinations you should check out this summer. See the Southernmost Point Buoy The Southernmost point buoy is a landmark here in South …

food to fight alzheimers

Groundbreaking new study suggests: The “CURE” for Alzheimer’s Disease may be as close as your grocery store’s PRODUCE section

Posted on April 12, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan Alzheimer’s disease is something many of us barely give a thought to until we begin to age or had a loved one stricken. Growing up it really wasn’t something I heard much about. Occasionally you’d hear the word “senile,” to lump a bunch of symptoms that seemed to relate to older people …

Easter and Passover Traditions

THE “Halfway” Mark – Easter and Passover Traditions

Posted on March 21, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan While Christmas and Hanukkah generally are the Super Bowl of holidays, with some saying they “overshadow” Easter and Passover, others refuse to let that be the case. Kinda the halfway thru the year mark in terms of mega holidays, some folks (even one I know named “BUNNY”) never let the “spring” holidays …

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OCTOBER Isn’t Just for Pumpkins Any More

Posted on October 13, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan When I was growing up October was all about Halloween. Costumes, decorations, trick or treating! Visiting the local pumpkin patch to pick the family front door pumpkin was so anticipated! We walked through the field where they were arranged in rows and searched for just the right size, just the right shape. …


It’s Not Too Late for Hurricane Prep, South Florida Residents!

Posted on October 5, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

We’re in the midst of hurricane season in Florida, but if you are not yet prepared, it’s not too late! Hurricane season doesn’t end until the end of November, and in the past there has been activity towards the end of the season, so now is still a good time to get ready. Let’s talk …


It’s FALL Ya’ll

Posted on September 26, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan   If you live “up north” there truly IS this almost imperceptible “change” in the air that seems to start right after the last embers of the LABOR DAY barbecues die down. Sure, later into Fall —which BTW officially took place on Sept. 22 this year—the color-changing leaves “up north” screams, hey …