Floridians Call for Protection of Endangered Species

Posted on September 19, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

According to a new survey from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Floridians want to protect endangered species even if it means putting restrictions on their personal freedoms or being fined for violations. The respondents in the study support legal protection for endangered species of all kinds. Because of its climate …


South Florida Living

Posted on September 18, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Each state has something to offer. While there are those who would prefer to be in an urban jungle and be the center of high rise buildings, the creative crowd and the chic boutiques, there are those who are always looking for something different. South Florida is a top destination for people because living here …


More Homeowners Will Have Enough Equity to Sell

Posted on September 13, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

More good news for homeowners this month! In the recent U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report for September 2013, RealtyTrac has shown that 8.3 million homeowners have a loan to value (LTV) ration from 90 to 110 percent. These homeowners represent 18 percent of all U.S. homeowners with a mortgage as of the start of …


Real Estate and Due Diligence

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Lots of real estate websites put importance on doing due diligence prior to placing an offer. What is “FHA” anyway? Despite sounding like a term you’d commonly hear on a legal drama, “Due Diligence” is simply the act of investigating prior to signing a contract. Common sense dictates that “Due Diligence” is an important part …


Inventory is Easing Up for Home Buyers

Posted on September 6, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

In the past year, the tight supply of homes have defined the South Florida housing market, driving listing prices higher and turning it into a seller’s market. However, this tight inventory is starting to ease up according to local real estate agents and analysts. Ever since prices hit rock bottom in early 2012, investors and …



Posted on September 4, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Broward County includes well known cities of Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Highland Beach, Hillsboro, Lighthouse Point, Parkland, Plantation, Sunrise, Tamarac and Weston. There are currently 4085­, Single Family Homes LISTED FOR SALE in Broward County. ­­­1371 priced under $250,000 1278 priced between 250,001 and $500,000 522 priced between $500,001 and $750,000 …


Cameras Reduce Accidents in Coral Springs

Posted on September 3, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Last year, cameras were installed at University Drive and Riverside Drive (south), University Drive and Ramblewood Drive (north and south), University Drive and Shadow Wood Boulevard (north and south), University Drive and Royal Palm Boulevard (north), Sample Road and Riverside Drive (east), and State Road 7 and Wiles Road (south). Because of these installations, violation …


Growth in Florida Real Estate Improves Local Economy!

Posted on September 3, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

The reports are in and according to the latest housing data from Florida Realtors, the Florida housing market gained lots of momentum with more closed sales, more pending sales, higher media prices and a smaller inventory of homes for sale. Florida Realtors President Dean Asher claims “We’re seeing double-digit gains in state-wide closed sales, new …


Organizing Your Home for School

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

If you have a school age child in your home, back-to-school season understandably brings in an air of promises not just for the child but for the parents as well: this school year would be better than the last; I will be more active for my child’s PTA this school year; I will spend more …


Foreign Purchases in South Florida Drive Property Values UP!

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Over the last three years, there has been a record surge of foreign investments in Florida housing which boosts the property tax revenue in the localities hit hardest by the recession. In a recent Bloomberg report, the 10 Florida counties with the highest amount influx of international cash since 2010 had their property tax assessments …