Category: Community/Happenings

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Labor Day Entertaining Should NEVER be LABOR intensive

Posted on August 23, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan When Covid seemed to loom everywhere in 2020 and 2021, among the casualties certainly were celebrations, parties, and even the casual backyard get-together. One of the most beloved but under the radar holidays– LABOR DAY comes with the requisite long weekend. It falls perfectly after the “noisier” July 4th holiday and slides …

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Tips To Help Cool South Florida’s Summer Heat

Posted on August 11, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

Florida has beautiful weather, but there’s no denying that summer can get hot here. While cooling off with a trip to the beach might sound like fun, the truth is that we can’t all spend our days swimming in the ocean. If your AC isn’t quite cutting it this summer, we’re here to help. Here …

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Preparing Your South Florida Home for Summer

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

Florida’s weather is known far and wide as some of the best weather you can get anywhere. And it’s true! Especially here in South Florida, the weather is usually mild, comfortable, and consistent aside from the occasional storm. But, as we head into the warmest summer months, it’s important to remember that prepping your home …

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Keep your PET Safe JULY 4th & What to do if the Unimaginable DOES HAPPEN

Posted on June 29, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan What happened to us almost two years ago to the day, is still hard to relive. We are animal people and love our pets like children. On a Friday morning, we woke like normal, and before we fed the “zoo” scooped up KEKE our pink-nosed former stray cat to go to a …

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South Florida Housing Market Update 2022

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

South Florida usually has a thriving housing market, but that doesn’t always mean it’s a great market for buyers. After all, South Florida is home to some of the best places to live in the world. But that also means it can take some planning if you want to live here. Here’s what you need …

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Seeing green? Everyone is just a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 16, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

By Mindi Rudan No matter your ethnicity or cultural connections when March 17 looms on our collective calendar many of us do something fun to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you hang a whimsical leprechaun, green decorations, make a “traditional” (ha! See below!) corned beef and cabbage meal, drink more than your fair share of …

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The Story of the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts

Posted on February 22, 2022 by Great Florida Homes

The story of the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts …or how a CAN-DO attitude, a group of dedicated visionaries, and a dream location forever changed the vibe of the city they all love. By Mindi Rudan     When “they,” said IT couldn’t be done, there was someone who thought, “oh yes it can.” …

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