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Hurricane Season is Here – Are You Prepared?

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and it is important to always have a family plan and supplies on hand in case of a storm. Whether you are a resident or a business, register online for the Coral Springs Police Department’s free CodeRED service to stay informed on the latest hurricane information before, during …

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Do you believe everything you see on Zillow?

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Zillow has become a popular resource for consumers when looking for a home, looking for city data, and other pieces of information in the real estate realm. While the easy to use interface and cool app has made many consumers flock to it, Zillow has some shady tactics when it comes to the data you …

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Where does that “price per square foot” come from?

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Pricing properties isn’t as simple as one may think. Taking the sold price and dividing it by the size of the home will give you a figure, but this figure won’t give you the full picture of what you’re paying for or what you should be selling for. All these factors go into this magical …

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Coral Springs Home Search $300,000-$400,000

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

A popular and well established city in Northwest Broward county, Coral Springs is home to a younger population overall. When I moved here in 1985 there were 63,000 residents. Now the city has approximately 124,000 residents. 36 percent of the population was under the age of 18 and that figure is now 26% (20 years …

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Mortgage Tips for Millenials

Posted on May 1, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Millennials are the next wave of home buyers, but many feel becoming a homeowner has become more challenging for young people, but your first home is closer than you think! Here are some tips to help millennials (and any potential home buyers!) prepare to purchase your first home. Consistent Employment: Lending companies not only want …

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Curb Appeal: What Does a Buyer See?

Posted on April 15, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Curb appeal of a home has always been important – it’s a potential buyer’s first impression of the house. The home’s exterior is a sneak peek of what’s to come in the rest of the house. Here are some tips to help your house get the attention it deserves.   Photos While curb appeal for …

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Enjoy Your Community!

Posted on April 2, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

South Florida is a beautiful place to live and we need to work together to keep it that way! Earth Day is right around the corner and a great reason to do something good for your community. To celebrate Arbor Day, the City of Coral Springs will be hosting EarthFest on Saturday, April 16 at …

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Spring has Arrived!

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

The first day of spring was this past weekend, March 20th, and while South Florida residents don’t tend to notice too much of a climate shift as other parts of the country it is still a good time to do some Spring cleaning! Doing a deep cleaning every few months is necessary to keep your …

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Happy St Patrick’s Day! There are tons of great ways to celebrate the holiday this weekend in Broward County. See just a few of the ways you can get into the spirit below:   Fort Lauderdale Parade and Festival 305 S. Andrews Ave., Ste 300, Fort Lauderdale FL Fort Lauderdale will be hosting its annual …

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Home Improvements With Your Tax Refund

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Are you getting a tax refund this year? We have discussed how to maximize your refund, now let’s put that refund back to work on your house! The average tax refund is between $2,500 to $3,000. Even if your refund wasn’t quite that much there are lots of ways to put that money to use in your …

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