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Featured Listing: 7199 NW 44th St. Coral Springs, FL 33065

Welcome home to this beautifully maintained 4 bedroom/2 bathroom, centrally located on a private street in amenity filled Coral Springs where there is a park within 1 mile of every neighborhood! With over 2000 square feet of living space along with vaulted ceilings to compliment the natural light that fills this home (while also powering it), you will have no trouble finding a spot to relax. If that wasn’t enough already, you have a large fenced yard with an open pool!

Once inside you will find a large family room adjacent to the main living area which flows nicely into the fully equipped kitchen with loads of counter space. The kitchen features a convection stove and windows overlooking the open pool outside. This home offers a formal dining room in addition to the master suite and three guest bedrooms. Within the very large master suite you will have direct access to the fenced in yard as well as a bathroom with dual sinks and a step-down shower.  

Being that this house is so centrally located within the amenity filled community of Coral Springs, you will always be close to what you love. With a state of the art aquatic center, three golf courses within a 15-minute drive, and being only 13 miles away from the beach, Coral Springs is the perfectly balanced community that everyone can enjoy. To view this home and everything else it has to offer in more detail please check out the photos below of view the complete listing here!


Feel the “zen” in this featured listing which is an absolutely beautiful, approximately 2000 square foot 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome in the amenity rich Fairways of Heron Bay!  This home has been meticulously cared for and is ready for you to move right in and feel at home. Pull in to your paved 2 car garage or walk up your gorgeous walk way to the front door. The home features tile and wood flooring and clerestory windows accenting the main living area and a large bay window is the focal point of the dining room. The completed updated kitchen shows off its 42” cabinets are accented by granite & a tumble stone backsplash.  If that wasn’t enough there are also updated stainless steel appliances as well as a newer washer/dryer setup! The upstairs master suite includes wood flooring with bohemian style shutters and a bathroom that has a separate shower and whirlpool tub.

The moment you walk in you will be able to imagine yourself relaxing in the comfortable family room that leads right out to an expanded patio and lush green fenced yard to enjoy the sunshine. The backyard also has both screened and open air areas on its elevated patio. The sunshine is not the only thing you will be able to enjoy in your gated community. Fairways of Heron Bay has everything you need to live the good life including: resort style pools, TWO clubhouses, tennis, as well as optional membership to the golf course. To visualize this home for yourself please check out the photos below and view the full listing here!

Room Dimensions:

Living Room: 14 x 13 Dining Room: 12 x 11 Master Bdrm: 15 x 14

Second Bdrm: 12 x 10

Third Bdrm: 11 x 10 Kitchen: 11 x 11 Family Room: 13 x 11

Patio Balcony: 17 x 13

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!


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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Please click on the links below to virtually walk the common areas and the building:
321 at Water’s Edge- Unit A 
321 at Water’s Edge- Unit B
321 at Water’s Edge- Unit C
321 at Water’s Edge- Unit D
321 at Water’s Edge- Unit E
321 at Water’s Edge- Unit F
321 at Water’s Edge- Lobby Area
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321 at Water’s Edge- Roofterrace-Community

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Are you aware that the City of Coral Springs holds annual Slice of the Springs neighborhood meetings? These meetings are when City staff come to your neighborhood to discuss relevant issues or concerns. The meetings are your chance to interface directly with staff members from all sectors of the City, including police, fire, community development, code enforcement, building, public works and parks and recreation.


There is a meeting held for each section of town. The meeting schedule is:


Southeast and Southwest

Thursday, November 20, 2014

at 7 p.m.

Ramblewood Elementary

8950 Shadow Wood Drive

Coral Springs, FL 33071


Town Center & Center West

Thursday, February 19, 2015

at 7 p.m.

Parkside Elementary School

10257 Ben Geiger Drive

(N.W. 29th St.)

Coral Springs, FL 33065


Northside and Northeast 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

at 7 p.m.

Coral Park Elementary School

8401 Westview Drive

Coral Springs, FL 33067



Can’t make a meeting? There are still many ways you can stay informed! Catch replays on CityTV:

Advanced Cable – Standard Definition: Channel 25

Digital: Channel 25.2

HD: Channel 725

AT&T U-Verse – Channel 99 or stream it online from www.coralSprings.org/citytv. Links to crime, fire and code enforcement statistics are available below.

Still have questions? Call 954-344-1114 or send an email to: neighborhoods@coralsprings.org. Slice of the Springs meetings are a great way for you to be involved in your community and stay informed on the goings on of you city! Hope to see you there!




The city’s annual community garage sale is set for September 20th! Vendor Spaces are now available for the Trash to Treasure Garage Sale, to be held at Mullins Park on Saturday, September 20 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This popular event offers a great opportunity to buy or sell household and other items. Registration cost is $25 until August 24, $35 per space from August 25 thru September 7, or $45 thereafter. Spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional $30-per-space deposit is required and will be returned after the event if the space is clean. The additional deposit must be made by separate check. There will be no refunds for any fees if a vendor cancels their space after payment. For more information, call 954-345-2119 or register at the Coral Springs Gymnasium at 2501 Coral Springs Drive from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.


Whether you’re a vendor or a buyer looking for some great trash to treasure items, we hope to see you there! You never know what you may find at a garage sale!

Residents can dispose of hazardous waste at Waste Transfer Station on August 2
Coral Springs residents can drop off certain household hazardous waste, such as paint, electronics, and fluorescent lights (only) on the first Saturday of every month at the Waste Transfer Station at the end of Wiles Road at NW 126 Avenue. The next date available for drop off is Saturday, August 2. Two forms of I.D. showing a Coral Springs address are required (driver license, plus bill, registration, etc.). Residents may drop off items from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other dates available for drop-off at the Waste Transfer Station include:

  • Monday, September 1
  • Saturday, September 6
  • Saturday, October 4
  • Saturday, November 1
  • Saturday, December 6

The cities of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach have also established a cooperative agreement that will allow City residents several opportunities to dispose the full range of materials at special one-day events throughout the year. Residents may drop off items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Upcoming events are:

  • August 2, Fort Lauderdale, 2201 NW 9 Avenue (Mills Pond Park)
  • September 13, Coconut Creek, 4800 W. Copans Road
  • November 8, Pompano Beach, 1660 NE 10 Street
  • December 6, Tamarac, 6011 Nob Hill Road

Remember, residents are not allowed to drop off items at Broward County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 954-344-1165.


1960’s – 2000’s

Home decorating is a crucial part of making your house feel like a home. These are the most popular decorating styles of each era.


The 60’s was all about COLOR and graphics. In the 60’s everyone wanted to make a statement, including putting together colors that were once considered a big “no” in the fashion and decorating world. Lava lamps, shag carpets, and posters weren’t just for college dorm rooms, they were acceptable home decor.


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Bright colors were still in during the 70’s, but modern appliances were introduced during this decade changing the appearance of the everyday kitchen. A larger kitchen became an important item on many house hunters lists. Other popular decor items included plastic molded furniture and “couching” designs that most people are happy faded out of style. Exposed brick and astroturf was also a common theme inside and outside of homes. Does anyone recall the Brady Bunch’s astroturf backyard? That was not just because it was a television set, that was a very stylish lawn!


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Mirrors, mirrors, and more mirrors! Decorators in the 80’s loved to put mirrors everywhere to open up smaller spaces. Floral prints were also a popular wallpaper design. Every home had the overstuffed couches, glass tables, and mini blinds. The 1980’s were not well known for their decor sense, but leggings and neon outfits have made a bit of a comeback recently it’s tough to judge what trends will come back around.


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Since the 80’s was a very loud period of time when it came to prints and colors, the 90’s wanted to tone it down. The 90’s was an interesting time because although many were all about getting back to the basics when it came to home decor, items such as inflatable furniture also became popular. The 90’s was a big transition decade from the 80’s to the 00’s; it didn’t know how it wanted to be defined. The 90’s was the dawn of technology. The world wide web was changing everything. Stereo equipment and home entertainment systems started to dominate homes and become a staple in most family rooms. Computers were displayed almost as if they were a piece of furniture in common areas, since they were still quite large not too long ago! Both images below, while VERY different in style, were both common styles in the 90’s.


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The 2000’s brought on a sleek look in homes. It was becoming common to see granite counter tops, white kitchens, stainless steel appliances, subway tiles in the bathrooms, and open floor plans. Technology began changing so rapidly and people are always looking for the next big thing to keep up. Having “green” technology to save energy with washer/dryers and other appliances also began to rise.



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Some styles died out for a reason, others can be brought back with a whole new flair! We hope this gives you some inspiration to revamp your own home and just an interesting look into different decors. Decorating your home can be a lot of work, but sometimes all you need is fresh ideas. Let the decorating begin!

The housing market is constantly changing. As a buyer it is tough to keep up with the trends and seizing the opportunity to buy when the time is right. In 2014 the buyers market has been competitive and appears to be continuing in that direction. It is important to be prepared before making the decision to buy a home. Here are some tips that can help you get ahead of other buyers in the process.

    • Do your research: Purchasing a home is one of the largest, if not the largest purchase, a person makes in their lifetime. Use resources available to you to be as knowledgeable as possible on the market and the process before jumping in.
    • Adjust your negotiating expectations: Nobody likes a bidding war. It can lead to you paying more money and getting fewer concessions, or possibly not getting the house at all. Buyers always want to see how low they can go with price, but in this current market a lowball offer could take you out of the running for that home completely.
    • Be credit ready:You may be told to get a pre-qualification letter from your lender, but you can take it one step further with a pre-approval. A pre-approval letter indicates to the seller that not only are you prepared, but you can close quickly on the home. This will also let you know exactly what price range you can afford.
    • Ask Questions: Sellers are not required to divulge a lot of information about their home. Don’t be afraid to ask the seller a lot of questions. If the seller doesn’t give an answer, it may be a red flag.


Always remember that buying a home, especially your first home, is a major personal decision that you need to make independent of the housing market at the time. There are endless resources available to you to help you every step of the way, including your Realtor!

Happy house hunting!



When you want to buy or sell a property, you might find yourself wondering if you have the time, energy, resources and contacts to complete the transaction on your own. No matter how organized and efficient you are on your own, it’s always best to have some professional help, allowing the transaction to go even more smoothly. This is how a REAL ESTATE TEAM can help you:

Preparing Yourself Financially. Purchasing a new home should ideally start once you have determined your purchasing power and a realtor can give advice which lender would be the best choice to help you taking your savings, income and current debt into account.

Hunting for the Ideal Home. After determining how much you can afford, a realtor can help you find the properties you need. A realtor has numerous connections and resources which would help any client meet their needs.

Negotiating. A lot of clients think that negotiating ends and starts with pricing and the inclusion of repairs but this also involves proper scheduling of inspections and investigations of the property before being bound to the purchase.

Closing the Deal. And importantly, a realtor can help you with closing the deal. Every area has its own unique customs such as some would have an escrow company handle the process, some would have an attorney do it. A realtor will guide a client through this process.

 A real estate transaction is probably the Great Florida Homes Teamthat most people will make. With the risks involved in purchasing a new home, it would be foolish not to trust in the professional services provided by a real estate team.

No matter what your needs may be, a well-oiled real estate team is key to getting the best deal you deserve. Trust in the expertise of the Great Florida Homes Team!