This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Bryce model in Parkland Reserve is immaculate and move-in ready. Most desirable C elevation with stone front on corner lot. Ultra premium pool package includes spa, heater, waterfall & salt water chlorinator. Mosquito mister in fenced in yard. French doors. Hi hat lighting in all rooms. Crown molding. Upgraded kitchen with granite counters, 42″ wood cabinets, tumbled marble backsplash, & huge pantry. Plantation shutters throughout. Gigantic master closet. Upgraded master bath. Impact hurricane windows. Over 100k in upgrades. Built in Bar. Low HOA.
11187 NW 65th Ct, Parkland, FL
$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2550 SQUARE FEET
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home plus large 21’x11′ loft in Parkland Isles with great water views! This freshly painted home has all neutral colors throughout with new carpet in all bedrooms. The kitchen has been remodeled and has newer stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom plus additional bedroom on the first floor. Master bath has been remodeled. Screened extended patio, tropical landscaping, fenced yard with plenty of room for a large pool. Over-sized 2 car garage with space for 2 cars plus storage. This home comes with a one-year Home Warranty. Gated community with 24-hour manned gate, community pool, exercise room, teen room, tennis, plus much more.
It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and school will begin in a few short weeks! The City of Parkland has lined up some great free events for you and the whole family to enjoy. I have highlighted some of the activities below that you won’t want to miss!
Scavenger Hunt & Concert: Saturday, July 28th from 5:00-9:30pm at Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, Parkland: The City of Parkland has teamed up with Watson Adventures to create a fun scavenger hunt for kids of all ages (geared towards 10+) using their own smartphone cameras to submit photos and complete a series of challenges. Create your own team and prepare for an exciting night of fun followed by a FREE CONCERT! For more information, click HERE and be sure to fill out the waiver and sign up your team in advance. Happy Hunting!!
An Evening in Polynesia: Friday, August 3rd from 6:30-9:30pm at Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, Parkland: The City of Parkland invites you to an evening in Polynesia which will feature an authentic Polynesian show, along with hula lessons, music, and food trucks. The event is FREE. For more information click HERE.
Parkland Night Out: Wednesday, August 8th from 5-8pm at Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, Parkland: The City of Parkland along with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office & Coral Springs Fire Department bring you a special event to introduce you to your School Resource Officers. There will also be police, fire, & emergency vehicle displays and demonstrations. The event is FREE and will include music, food and Touch-A-Bus. For more information click HERE.
Youth Fishing Derby: Saturday, August 11th from 8-10am. Mark your calendars for the last Youth Fishing Derby of the summer. Check in time is 7:45am at the fishing pier at Pine Trails Park. Ages 3-12 welcome to participate. Make sure to bring your own rods and bait. For more information on this event click HERE.
Back to School Splash Bash: Saturday, August 18th from 10am-1pm at the Parkland Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland. Celebrate Back to School with Color Wars, Music, Games, Crafts, Food Trucks, & WATERSLIDES!! Make sure to wear bathing suits, this is a FREE EVENT open to all ages. For more information click HERE.
Whether you’re buying or selling in Parkland, it is critical to have a good understanding of what’s happening in our market.
Knowing the most important data such as # of homes sold, average sales price and days on market will better prepare you to buy or sell a home.
Our May market update is easy to understand and showcases everything that you need to know about local real estate trends.
It’s hard to believe Memorial Day is here! Summer is upon us! There are plenty of events around South Florida to keep you and even the little ones busy between your BBQ’s and pool parties (weather permitting😎). Remember to take some time to honor the men and women who served our country. Listed are a couple of area Memorial Day Ceremonies that you can attend to pay your respects. It is always a treat to have a three day weekend and if all else fails there is always NETFLIX!
Memorial Day Events
Great American Beach Party, Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Blvd, May 26, 10am-8:30pm
Featuring music, live performances and activities for the entire family including a kids zone, sand castle contest, an art show, and a free movie showing on the beach! Six bands will perform on two stages throughout the day treating crowds to a variety of rock ‘n’ roll, country, funk, dance favorites, and more. Featured artists will include: Swahili Band, Pitbull of Blues, Rogue Theory, Shane Duncan Band, Stall 4, and Pocket Change. At 4:45pm, the Great American Beach Party will also welcome country music icon Lee Greenwood for an exclusive Great American Beach Party engagement.
Kidzfest at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S Flamingo Rd., Davie, May 26-28, 9:30am-4:30pm.
Flamingo Gardens is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with KidzFest, in conjunction with the US Premier of the Borowski Art Glass exhibit, “Fables and Fairytales” featuring more than 70 imaginative works of art in glass and metal by the acclaimed glass artists of Studio Borowski, installed throughout Flamingo Gardens this summer. The colorful objects and sculptures are reminiscent of mythical creatures from beloved fables and fairytales.During KidzFest, Memorial Day weekend, children can also enjoy special guided tours, bounce houses, kid’s entertainment, games, crafts, vendor and information booths, food and fun surprises! $19.95 age 12+, $12.95 ages 3-11, free ages 2 and under
Memorial Day at Mizner Park Ampitheater, 590 Plaza Real, May 28th from 6pm-9pm
Enjoy a concert in the park by The Helmsmen Band and The Shane Duncan Band, plus food trucks, including Tucker Duke’s and a beer garden featuring local breweries.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Blankets and chairs are welcome at this free event, and chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00 (free for veterans). There is limited free parking for Veterans in the lot adjacent to the amphitheater. No coolers or outside alcoholic beverages permitted. The event is rain or shine.
21st Annual Downtown Delray Craft Fair, 201 W. Atlantic Ave., May 26 & May 27 from 10am-5pm
The eclectic city of Delray Beach is the perfect location for a delightful Memorial Day Weekend craft festival. Paintings, jewelry, glass work, pottery, and much more line the streets for a must-see event. The Delray Beach Tennis Center is where you’ll meet some of the nation’s finest crafters and shop their handmade wares. A Green Market with gourmet sauces, handmade soaps, along with live orchids completes this fantastic festival. Free admission
Fort Lauderdale Home Design & Remodeling Show, Broward County Convention Center, 1750 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, May 25 from 9am-7:30pm, May 26 & 27 noon-9:30pm, May 28 from noon-7:30pm
At the Home Design & Remodeling Show, you get to experience Florida’s home remodeling industry at its very best. When you enter, you will be greeted with a diverse range of products and solutions tailored specifically to the Florida housing market. You will also encounter some of South Florida’s most prominent home designers and home remodeling companies. Tickets required for admission.
Memorial Day Ceremonies
City of Coral Springs, Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd., May 28th 9am
City of Coconut Creek, Veterans Park, 3550 Lyons Road, May 28th 9am
Congratulations! You have a contract on your home, that is great news! However, don’t pop that champagne bottle just yet–you have to get through the dreaded inspection period. According to the National Association of Home Inspectors, there is typically a 1600-item checklist when inspecting a home! That is A LOT! Take a deep breath! As a general rule, if you know something is broken in your house, the inspector is going to find it–just fix it!
Below are 10 proactive tasks you can do to prepare your home for the inspection:
1. Clean Your House. Make a good first impression. A clean house shows that you care about your property. It is also a good time to de-clutter, this will also give you a head start on packing. 😊
2. Make sure there is access to the garage and attic. Can the inspector safely open your attic door? If not, clear the way. Also, if your garage is full, the inspector will definitely need access to the electrical panel and water heater (if its in the garage); make a clean path!
3. Check to make sure all lights and smoke detectors are in working order. You may need to replace bulbs or batteries. You don’t want a remark that the lights don’t work when its just a burnt out bulb!
4. Change your A/C filter(s). A dirty filter is a red flag to the inspector that the unit may not be maintained properly and may recommend a complete cleaning and separate HVAC inspection.
5. Empty the dishwasher/washer/dryer, and give the inside of your microwave and oven a good cleaning. They will all be tested and run by the inspector.
6. Clear away brush and tree limbs, especially if they are rubbing against the home. The inspector may require further inspections if they are causing too much wear on your roof.
7. Have home repair paper work handy. Pull out invoices and documents of maintenance and repairs that you have made on the home. If there have been insurance claims in the past, be sure to have the documentation on hand for proof that the repair work was completed.
8. If you have a pool/spa, clean it and make it sparkle! Make sure your pool equipment is in working order; it will be documented if it is not.
9. Put your pet(s) in a crate or make arrangements for them to be out of the house during the inspection. A dog can be hard to work around with an inspector coming in and out.
10. Time for you to leave, too! Plan on being out of the house for at least 2-3 hours (average inspection time). It’s best just to stay out of the way and let the inspector do their job. Your agent should be present as your trusted representative. You will be called when the inspection is complete.
Hopefully this list serves as guide for your upcoming inspection and can help eliminate some common issues on the inspection report. Keep your chin up, even though this is an anxious time, you can count on your experienced agent to make things go as smooth as possible!
Although we celebrate Mom everyday in our own way, Mother’s Day is a great day to make Mom feel extra special. Buy her a card, send her flowers, or take her out to eat. Many area restaurants are offering special menus to make Mom’s Day! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th. It will be a busy restaurant day, so if possible, try to plan ahead and make reservations. If not, be prepared to wait, remember to relax, sip a mimosa, and enjoy making memories with Mom! Below are 7 local options you won’t have far to travel.
The Cook & The Cork, 9890 West Sample Rd., Coral Springs, (954) 227-2665, www.thecookandthecork.com
Mother’s Day Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner will be served from 10:30am-5:30pm on Sunday & breakfast items will be served until 2:30 pm. Breakfast menu items featured are omelettes to order, Brioche French toast, Home Fries, The Cook and The Cork bacon, & Chicken Apple Sausage. There will be Prime Rib and Herb Roasted Turkey carved to order. Also included are chilled presentations like Walnut Wood Smoked Salmon, roasted beet salad, domestic & imported cheeses and select bakery items. $45 per adult, $20 under 12. $8 Mimosas $10 Ketel One Bloody Marys. Reservations accepted online or by phone. Mom’s will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco or Sangria!
Déjà Blue, 7805 N. University Dr., Parkland, (954) 345-0128, www.dejabluerestaurants.com
They are calling it an Unlimited Connoisseur Mother’s Day Brunch Food Festival beginning at 10:30am with last seating at 3:00pm. This brunch features everything you can ask for and more. Enjoy the Raw Bar, Omelet Station, Pasta Station, Open Air Grill, & Sweet Temptations just to name a few! Adults $55 per person includes one welcome Flûte of Prosecco (upgrade to unlimited mimosas $15) Kids age 3-12 $20. 25% deposit required for parties 8 or more. Price includes complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks. Book now!
Fresh Harvest, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40 St., Coconut Creek (954) 977-6700, www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com
Sunday, May 13th from 10am-9pm. Brunch Buffet includes Chef-Inspired favorites like Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Classic Eggs Benedict, Stuffed French Toast, Baked Ham, variety of meats and cheeses, and delectable desserts & pastries. $42 adults includes endless mimosas & sparkling wine, and one pound of crab legs, $17 children 10 & under.
Silverspot Brunch & A Movie @ Trilogy Restaurant, 4441 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek (954) 840-8150, www.silverspot.net
Want to try something a little different? Silverspot Cinema at the Coconut Creek Promenade is offering a 3 course Prix-Fixe Menu including a Bloody Mary or Mimosa for Adults $30 per person. Kids $12. You can reserve your spot by calling the cinema directly or have your meal delivered to your seat while watching your movie (tickets sold separately) via the app beginning May 12th.
Angelo Elia, 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs, (954)344-1233, www.angeloeliapizza.com
When you think of Angelo Elia’s you think of their Italian classics, did you know they offer a Sunday brunch? This Mother’s Day you can give them a try. They offer choices a la carte such as Omelette Caprese, Eggs Fra Diavolo, and Mama’s Sunday Gravy Rigatoni. Brunch options also include Nutella French Toast and traditional blueberry pancakes. Adults can enjoy bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for $15! Reservations are accepted.
Big Bear Brewing Co., 1800 N. University Dr., Coral Springs, (954) 341-5545, www.bigbearbrewingco.com
Another restaurant in town that your first thought doesn’t go to brunch is Big Bear Brewing Co. This local establishment has been serving Sunday brunch for a long time. They do not take reservations, so it is first come, first served. The menu is a la carte and ranges in price from $10-18 for “brunch” favorites like Belgian waffles, eggs benedict, and their version of steak & eggs. The regular menu is also available. Brunch is served from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Bonefish Grill, 1455 N. University Dr., Coral Springs, (954)509-0405, www.bonefishgrill.com
Mother’s Day Brunch begins at 10am. Enjoy the Endless Bubbles Brunch (Bellinis, Mimosas, or Blackberry Sangria) with any brunch entree purchase. Through June 16th purchase a $50 gift card and receive $10 bonus card. Walk in dining is encouraged, but they do offer a limited number of tables for reservations online.
If your personal budget is similar to many other people’s budgets, your home mortgage payment is by far the largest expense that you pay for each month. In fact, this payment may easily account for 20 or 25 percent or more of your take-home income.
Understandably, you may be focused on trying to pay this expense off early. By focusing on this payment, you can build equity and may be able to achieve financial security more quickly. You simply have to find a way to put aside a bit of extra cash regularly so that you can make extra payments, and there are few easy ways that you can consider.
Use Your Tax Refund
First, if you are one of the many taxpayers who receives a refund each year, consider setting aside some or all of this refund to reduce your outstanding mortgage balance.
Some taxpayers may have such a sizable refund that it can account for two or more mortgage payments each year. However, even a few hundred dollars extra put toward your principal balance will save you a considerable amount of money in interest charges over time and will have a wonderful effect on your balance.
Earmark Your Annual Bonus
If you are lucky enough to receive an annual bonus each year, you may consider using this to pay down your principal balance. While you may usually spend this money on extra holiday gifts or just add it to your spending cash, you can benefit more substantially when you contribute it to your effort to pay down your mortgage.
Use An Automated Draft To Create a Fund
Another great idea that will work well for all individuals is to create an automated draft from your checking account each month. You may set aside the funds in a special account, and you can make an extra mortgage payment from this account periodically. Another idea is to set up auto payments for your mortgage that are higher than the amount due. For example, you may establish auto payments that are $50 or $100 more than your scheduled payments.
Paying off your mortgage earlier can be a life changing event for you. Simply imagine how different your life would be if you were not responsible for this payment each month. The fact is that this could be your reality sooner than you think if you follow these tips. For the best results, apply two or even all three tips to your efforts.
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South Florida’s re-energized housing market took another step back in November.
The Broward County median price for existing single-family homes sold last month was $267,000, down 1 percent from November 2013, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors said Monday. It was the second time in three months that Broward failed to see a median price increase.
Meanwhile, normally robust sales also dropped, falling 6 percent to 1,008 from 1,073. Not since December 2010 have both the median price and sales declined in Broward.
In Palm Beach County, the November median price was $265,012, off less than 1 percent from a year ago, according to the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches. It was the third time in the past four months that the median dipped when compared with the same period the year before.
Although prices were down, Palm Beach County home sales increased 9 percent, to 1,104 from 1,009.
Housing isn’t as overheated as it was last year, but analysts say the slower pace isn’t something to fear.
Ken Johnson, a real estate economist at Florida Atlantic University, said the leveling off of prices is partly the result of a more informed consumer unwilling to get caught up in another housing frenzy.
“It’s a sign that we’re shrewder about our housing purchases,” Johnson said. “People are buying because their incomes support it. All in all, that’s great for the housing market.”
In recent months, what had been a seller’s market from late 2012 to early 2014 has balanced out, with fewer bidding wars giving buyers more say-so in negotiations.
“I see the sellers still standing firm, but prices and appraisals aren’t justifying it,” said Jon Klein, an agent for Real Living 1st Choice Realty in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
One of Klein’s clients, Adam Dalva, bought his five-bedroom Parkland home for $680,000 in 2007 and listed it for $725,000. But with the market not as hot as before, Dalva, 42, figured it was better to reduce his asking price so he could sell it in time to close on another home in the area.
He accepted a contract for $675,000 and expects to complete the deal in early February.
“I think I could have gotten my price if I had held on for another 60 to 90 days, but I wasn’t going to hem and haw. It wasn’t worth the aggravation,” Dalva said.
Although buyers are gaining more leverage as prices soften, there’s still plenty of demand for attractive homes in good neighborhoods, agents say.
Marc Weiser said he was out-bid recently on two Boca Raton houses – even though he offered more than the list prices.
“It seems like it’s not quite a buyers’ market, at least not in the areas we were looking in,” said Weiser, 47, who ended up finding another place in northwest Boca.
Listings keep climbing in both counties as sellers grow more confident in the market. But agents say buyers’ choices are still scant, particularly in the $150,000 to $300,000 range.
“On the ground, trying to find houses that people like, that are well-priced in good condition, is difficult,” said Douglas Rill, a longtime broker in Palm Beach and Broward counties. “It’s still hard to find quality inventory.”
Despite lackluster reports from the Realtor groups, an analysis last week from real estate website Zillow.com showed the total value of all homes in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties is expected to end 2014 at $717 billion, a 9 percent increase from last year.
The total value of all homes across the country is expected to be $27.5 trillion, a 6.7 percent jump from 2013.
Meanwhile, Zillow’s home value index for South Florida in November was $208,000, a 13.6 percent increase, the highest in the nation.
Unlike local Realtor board figures, the Zillow index includes the values of all homes – not just those sold in a given month.
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