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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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Feb 2024 Newsletter

Posted on February 2, 2024 by Great Florida Homes

  Fun Events Coming Up This Month Coral Springs Community Concert Join the City Commission to celebrate all the City of Coral of Springs has to offer with a community concert! Enjoy the best hits from Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire and more featuring former members of Chicago. Dress in your best 70’s and 80’s …

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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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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, …

Jan 2024 community events

Jan 2024 Newsletter

Posted on January 2, 2024 by Great Florida Homes

  Upcoming Fun Events MLK Art & Literary Exhibit Stop by the Coral Springs Center for the Arts to view the winning work of students from Coral Springs. This year’s MLK Art and Literary project honors MLK by focusing on the theme – “Dream of Love and Peace: In Color” Date and Time: Saturday, January …

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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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Top South Florida Home Design Themes

Posted on November 7, 2023 by Great Florida Homes

Interior design can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home. There are a lot of different trends in interior design at any given time, but knowing which trends are on top can make a big difference in your design decisions. Whether you’re in the middle of a remodel or trying …

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 …