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Featured Listing: 804 Cypress Blvd # 205 Pompano Beach, FL 33069

You won’t be disappointed when you check out this beautifully updated condo in Pompano Beach! With exceptional long lake views over a Champion golf course, this condo will have you feeling relaxed and right at home. The location has East West exposure for crosswind breezes. The whole unit is completely remodeled , with sparkling tile and wood floors and top of the line appliances.

This condominium can be found in the beautiful Palm-Aire Community. It is conveniently located only 20-30 minutes from the best beaches, the shopping on Las Olas Blvd, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Port Everglades and the airport. With three community pools and surrounded by activities there is something for everyone in this neighborhood.

Check out the photos below for a visual tour of this beautiful home. Like what you see? Call the Great Florida Homes team to set an appointment!

 

Welcome home to luxurious comfort with a golf course view from both your front and back door living areas. The brilliance of natural light flows through every room in this stylish home. This featured listing is located at: 4709 Woodlands Boulevard Tamarac, Florida.

This is a contemporary mid-century modern home with a huge master closet that must be seen to be believed. Four bedroom, two & a half bath home. Fourth Room is Media Room with Skylights & Private Wood Deck. $90,000 Designer Kitchen with Bamboo Wood Cabinetry, Quartz Countertops, & Built-in Miele Espresso Maker, Entry Atrium. Circular driveway. Two car garage includes built-ins & electric car charger. Additional 1 car garage for golf cart (Cart not include). $60,000 New Roof March 2016 w/ All New Skylights. A MUST SEE!


No two homes are alike with their unique architecture and golf course views. Enjoy a home like no other! Wonderful
mid-century modern contemporary design is a part of the 35 Estate Homes that line the boulevard in the community
created by Kenneth Behring, founder of Tamarac.

  • Entry Atrium
  • Circular driveway
  • Two car garage includes built-ins and electric car charger. Additional 1 car garage for golf cart (Cart not included)
  • $60,000 New Roof, March 2016 with All New Skylights
  • $90,000 Kitchen with Bamboo Wood Cabinetry and Quartz Countertops.
  • Impact Windows throughout. Rear sliders have impact film
  • Full House Generator with a 1,000 Gallon tank that is serviced annually for full functionality
  • Soft Brazilian Blonde Wood Floors are easily maintained
  • All interior doors with inlaid glass
  • LED high hat lighting
  • Knock down textured walls throughout
  • Three Air Conditioning units 14 main Area 1 for master and one for guest wing
  • Tankless Water Heater for majority of the home and a separate water heater for laundry room only
  • Post-Wilma Screen Enclosure over the Heated (Electric) Pool
  • Automatic Sprinkler economically draws from the Lake
  • Neighborhood Association fee for the 35 homes in the Estate Section is $100 a year

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  • KITCHEN
  • Custom Designed and Built by Allied Kitchen of Fort Lauderdale
  • $3,000 Built-in Miele Espresso and Coffee maker with pull-out shelf coffee bar
  • Coordinating Panels for Sub-Zero Refrigerator and Dishwasher
  • Two pull out pantries on both sides of the kitchen
  • Built-in spice rack
  • Separate Chilled Cold Water Faucet with filtrated drinking water
  • Microwave and Convection combination along with full size Oven
  • Induction cooktop  – with designer hood that vents to the outside
  • Concealed Garbage
  • Washer and dryer not included

 

GUEST SUITES

  • All bedrooms are over-sized with built-ins inside of closets and one features a desk system
  • Split bedroom design. Jack and Jill Bath is fully tiled with the Specialty shower that features body sprayers.
  • Sinks and showers have Grohe and Dornbracht hardware. Cabinets include Corian Countertops
  • Tremendous golf course and lake views from guest bedroom

 

MEDIA ROOM

  • Includes custom glass sliding doors for privacy
  • Built-in Bookshelves and Workspace area with Corian Countertops. Skylights make the room very comfortable
  • Media Room has private wood patio outside of Impact French Doors

 

MASTER SUITE

  • Features tremendous closets and built in’s.
  • Master Bath with Sprayer Shower and Whirlpool spa tub.
  • Grohe and Dornbracht hardware in bathroom.
  • Master Closet is large enough to be another room. The center island in the closet is movable.
  • Master Closet includes a built-in TV, built-in Cabinetry, Impact Windows, Skylight
  • Master Closet includes Murphy bed

 

Great Views and a Pool!

Massive Room Sizes:

Main living area 38 x 21

Dining room 15 x 13

Good morning room 13 x 11 

Kitchen 20 x 12

Master bedroom 36 x 20

Master closet 27 x 15

Guest bedroom 18×13 guest bedroom 25 x 18

Media room 17 x 14

Easy To See, By Appointment – Please Call 954-695-7653 Today!

Many things get better with age…moving is not one of them. Moving at a young age can be fun and exciting, the prospect of a fresh start on the horizon. At an older age moving can mean downsizing or leaving behind a lot of family memories; so it can involve a lot more emotional and physical baggage. Here are a few tips to help the beloved and important seniors in your life move with as little stress as possible.

Enlist loved ones. Gather as many relatives as you can to assist in the move. Surrounding your parents or senior relative with loved ones who are supportive and encouraging can help ease the emotional stress, reduce the pressure on one relative to organize the move, and will make the process more fun!

Do not rush it. Take time to reflect on memories, sort through boxes of old photos, tell stories about the odds and ends you find, and reminisce on the fun family memories that happened in each room. It’s tempting to just start throwing things away and trying to get it over with as quickly as possible, but sharing these memories will keep family memories alive for everyone.

Don’t get a storage unit. Having a storage unit will give you a great excuse to not throw things away that will end up sitting in the storage unit costing you money and never coming out again. Moving is the perfect time to purge unnecessary items and downsize. Let go of items that are no longer important – donate them, give them to relatives, or throw it out.

Make a plan. With any process having a plan always eases the stress of the process. Going into it blindly will cause problems to arise. Know the requirements of the new living space; can you move in at any time? Do you need to reserve the elevators? Will your current couch fit in the new living room?

It’s okay to be sad, there will be a range of emotions experienced in a move at an older age, but also remember moving as a senior does not have to be all sad. This could be a whole new chapter of life. Keep positive and be patient. Most importantly be supportive and don’t focus on the details of the move focus on the loved one you are moving!

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This weeks featured listing is a gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 Bathroom in the heart of Fort Lauderdale! The home is very well cared for, it looks like it’s right out a catalog! It is move in ready and if you fall in love with everything in the home, even the furniture is negotiable. This home is 1,009 sqft on a beautiful lot that is 5,088 sqft. There are impact windows & french doors leading out to your private fenced in yard and garden so you can enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather.

Much of the home has been recently renovated, there is new A/C duct work, new fascia boards, and a new sprinkler system. The home also has beautiful bamboo wood floors throughout with plenty of natural light to give it that open and airy feel. Still can’t visualize this picture perfect home? Check out the photos below to envision yourself in this home and then contact your Great Florida Homes agent to request a showing!

 

Welcome home! This Coconut Creek house is ready to become a home for a buyer. It is located in a great family friendly location, with easy access to many of the great things South Florida has to offer such as shopping, 15-20 minutes to the beach, and easy highway access. Great school district for children and it is a lively neighborhood where the local kids can play outside and have a lemonade stand! 

This single family home is well cared for and on a Cul-de-sac, making it a safe spot for kids to play. It has 4 Bedrooms, a Den, 3 Bathrooms, and 1 Full Bed/1 Bath Downstairs. Do you and your significant other argue over closet space? Problem solved! This great space has TWO walk in master bedroom California closets. It is also ideal for entertaining outside with a retractable awning (for cover from those quick Florida rains!) and BBQ Area. The surrounding community offers 2 pools and plenty of amenities. Have a furry friend that’s moving with you? Furry friends are welcome! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to move into this great home. View the full listing here and some great photos below.

Check out this beautiful new listing in the Forest Hills subdivision. It is located right in the center of town, making it easy  to walk to local events. The city has great schools, parks, lots of organized sports teams, and more to offer! It is a remodeled and updated home located in a Culdesac. Attractive wood floors through out the home with large bedrooms. Spacious fenced backyard with that tropical Florida feel. Great large screened patio that is perfect for families and entertaining. Porch area is pleasant to sit out and watch the kids play or meet your neighbors. Check out the beautiful photos below. Interested in learning more? See the full listing here and contact our agents!

 

321 at Water’s Edge is one of the newest developments in the now trending North Beach Village area in east Fort Lauderdale. Situated on the widest stretch of Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway, steps away from pristine beaches and minutes from Downtown Fort Lauderdale, 321 at Water’s Edge’s location is simply perfection. Priced from $2 million, 321 at Water’s Edge overlooks some of South Florida’s most sought-after waterfront real estate.  Residents walk to several renowned international luxury resorts and are moments from the premier shopping, dining, cultural events and entertainment that make Fort Lauderdale the ultimate tropical destination.  In addition, all area airports and the world-class sea port, Port Everglades are easily accessible from 321 at Water’s Edge. 

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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 home. It may not pay to redo the entire kitchen, but here are 5 things it will cover.

  • Add a back splash or paint a room! Fresh walls can transform any room in the house.
  • Swap out an old shower head. This may seem like a silly improvement, especially if your old shower head is still functioning, but swapping out old shower heads can reduce your home’s water-heating costs by about $150 a year!
  • Taken out a home equity loan for a home improvement project recently? Use this money to pay it down and save on interest!
  • Replace drafty windows.This will help your AC stay so your house stays cool, especially with the hot Florida summer right around the corner!
  • Organize your closet. Get new shelving or bins, find a system that keeps your clothing organized.

It may be tempting to use that refund money for a vacation or use small amounts of it here and there throughout the year, but your home is one of the biggest investments you will make in a lifetime – why not take care of it? Your home will thank you!

 

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Saving for a down payment on a home can feel like an insurmountable task to take on, but there are a lot of options out there that will help you tackle the down payment hurdle! The conventional way to start saving is to start setting aside a portion of your paycheck each month towards the down payment, but here are some creative ideas that will jump start your down payment:

Get creative when saving for a home!

Saving for a down payment on a home can feel like an insurmountable task to take on, but there are a lot of options out there that will help you tackle the down payment hurdle! The conventional way to start saving is to start setting aside a portion of your paycheck each month towards the down payment, but here are some creative ideas that will jump start your down payment:

Hobbies to Side Gigs!

You may think your knitting skills or knack for putting together furniture is a fruitless talent, but you would be surprised at the amount of money people will pay for such tasks. Whatever your talent may be, put it to work to earn some extra cash to put into your down payment fund.

Government Options

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, offers a number of homeownership programs, including assistance with down payment and closing costs. There are different options based on income, location,a and even certain professions can provide you with eligibility for savings when getting your first home.

When you have some money saved away a high yield savings account may be a good option for you as well as they’re insured by the federal government. Why not put your money to work?

Your Employer

Employer Assisted Housing (EAH) programs help connect low- to moderate-income workers with down payment assistance through their employer. Much of our workforce cannot afford to live in the communities where they work or serve, EAH is meant to assist in resolving this issue.  Ask the human resources or benefits personnel at your employer if the company is part of an EAH program.

Keep the Change!

Change jars may not seem like you are saving a lot of money, but it adds up over time! Change jars are probably the easiest way to save for a down payment.Throw in a few quarters and other coins here and there and you will see progression over time.

Have the Seller Cover some Closing Costs

Many sellers want to sell their homes quickly and might be willing to assist the buyer with closing costs. The less closing costs you as the buyer has to cover the more money you can apply toward your deposit. Different mortgages allow for different concessions, so discuss this with your mortgage broker as well to see your options are.

 

Saving is challenging, but you can make it fun. Get creative and before you know it you will be living in your dream home!

 

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Buying a home is complicated, especially your first time around. If you are at the point where you have done your research and looked at homes for months (maybe longer!) and you have finally spotted your home. It is scary and exciting all at the same time – you are ready to make an offer…now what? Here are some tips to help you through the process.

What do you want?

A buyer should be confident going into the offer process. Always trust your own judgement and your agent is there to help you through this process and answer all your questions. Everything about an offer is negotiable – the price, the terms, the occupancy date, what personal property is included, etc. Asking for what you want is the first step, you may not get it, but set out what you want and ask.

Communicate with your Lender

Your lender is very important and should be with you every step of the way through this process. You may need a new pre-approval letter to even submit the offer if some time has passed since your initial pre-approval letter was given. Rates change daily and you will need the most updated information to submit your offer. Define the maximum interest rate at which you are prepared to finance. This is to protect yourself against volatile, escalating interest rates, which could land you with a much higher mortgage payment than you had anticipated.

Have Faith!

Discuss terms and finalize your offer, and then submit it to the buyer. Not every offer is accepted. If it doesn’t work out, another home for you will come along in the future. Buying a home doesn’t happen overnight and your realtor is along for the ride with you to help! our-offer