Parkland, FL Real Estate News

By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
Beginning as soon as next week, new mandatory mortgage fees will push mortgage rates higher throughout Parkland and nationwide. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are raising their respective "guarantee fees". Guarantee fees are fees that mortgage-backed securities providers charge to lenders for mortgage-related services including the bundling, selling and reporting of mortgage-backed bonds. Guarantee fees are also used to insure providers against credit-related losses. As announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, effective for all conforming loans delivered to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, beginning November 1, 2012, guarantee fees will be raised by an average of 10 basis points per loan. Conforming mortgages already average close to 30 basis points in guarantee fee per loan. This is the...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
CNNMoney has released its Best Places To Live 2012 list. The annual survey is based on data from Onboard Informatics. Using Quality of Life factors such as education, crime and "town spirit", and focusing on towns with between 50,000 and 300,000 residents, this year's survey ranks the country's best mid-sized cities. To be eligible for ranking, towns must have a median household income greater than 85 percent, and less than 200 percent, of the state median income; must not be a categorized as a "retirement community" or a town with "major job loss"; and must be racially-diverse. From a list of 744 eligible towns nationwide, Carmel, Indiana ranked first. The complete Top 10 Best Places to Live as cited by CNNMoney, and average local home listing price as of July 2012 follows : Carmel, In...
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By Brian Kantor
(Fip Realty)
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Million Dollar Homes In Parkland Florida What a million dollars will get you in the zip code 33067 of Parkland Florida. An equestrian city where traffic lights have been kept to a minimum. There is a rich mixture of gated communities and wide open spaces. Lots with alot of acreage to raise horses. There are still streets of beautiful homes that sit on an abundance of acreage. And Parkland offers buyers exquisite properties that are unique in floor plans and architectural design. Parkland Million Dollar Listings Terri Poehler -Parkland, FL Real Estate Expert – Making it Happen for Home Buyers & Sellers! I personally live in Coral Springs and consider myself a Parkland real estate expert.  Allow me to assist you with the purchase of your new home. Thinking of selling your Parkland, FL  h...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | (954) 415-5595 12480 NW 76th St, Parkland, FL Heron Bay Pool Water Golf 5BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $639,000 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 3,101 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size 10,873 sqft HOA/Maint $180 per month DESCRIPTION Beautifully maintained 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage pool home with water & golf views. Triple split floor plan. Outdoor pool w/separate screened patio. Plantation shutters, silhouettes, and custom window treatments. Large kitchen with 42" wood cabinets, granite counters, & large center island. Gated community with 2 Clubhouses, pools, tennis, golf. Near highways and shopping. Heron Heights elementary school.
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
Friday morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report. More commonly called "the jobs report", Non-Farm Payrolls is a monthly market-mover. Depending on the strength -- or weakness -- of the data, mortgage rates will change. Perhaps sharply. Unfortunately, we can't know in which direction. If you're actively shopping for a mortgage in Parkland , therefore, today may be a prudent day to lock a mortgage. The job report's connection to mortgage rates is straight-forward. As the number of U.S. citizens earning paychecks increases, reverberations are felt through the economy. First, higher levels of income are tied to higher leve...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Good To Great Schools Does it really matter what high school you go to? As long as you hold up your GPA, you can apply at any ivy league college, right? Well, the fact of the matter is, schools get grades too. And parents flock from all over Broward County Florida to get their kids into Parkland schools. The teachers make the grade, the students ace their SATs and best of all . . the enviroment encourages hard work. And not to mention the beautiful city with beautiful communities to live in, such as Parkland Isles, Heron Bay, Cypress Head, where you get a lot of land with a lot of house, BBB Ranches, Ternbridge, these are younger houses and many more communities. Parkland Florida Schools Elementary {5} Middle {3} High {2} Preschool {1} High Schools in Parkland, FL, 3 2 High Schools fou...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Looking to rent a home in prestigous Parkland Florida? There are selections available right now. Alot of folks are looking for addresses with garages, back yards and a community that has alot to offer. That describes homes in Parkland Florida. You can rent in Heron Bay, Parkalnd Golf & Country Club or many other Parkland communities. Parkland has great schools, I have written about it a few times. Take a long drive through the quiet city and you will see why it's highly sought after. Check out below the current inventory on Rentals in Parkland. And then call me to view these luxury homes.   Rental Properties In Parkland Florida Terri Poehler -Parkland, FL Real Estate Expert – Making it Happen for Home Buyers & Sellers! I personally live in Coral Springs and consider myself a Parkland re...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Parkland Florida Many of the Parkland communities have unbelievable deals right now. Once, homes priced in the millions, now can be purchased for a lower amount. Buyers tell me years ago they could never even consider purchasing in the Parkland Golf & Country Club with all of it's amenities. But now, it seems affordable to many. But, Parkland communities are making a come back in real estate value. Even though there are still many once in a life time deals in this beautiful city, some of the neighborhood prices are on the rise. So, if this is one of the areas you have your eye on for your next real estate purchase, you better get over there! Nobody can really predict how long the discounts are going to be available. Or how fast prices can move. Interested in buying a home in Parkland, ...
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By Morris Massre, Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida
As a real estate agent at Prudential Florida Realty we have the luxury of knowing that our sales of WCI Community new construction projects in the state of Florida come with a 100% commission compensation, half of it paid up front. It is one of the many nice perks we receive as agents at Prudential in South Florida.   With that in mind, those potential buyers who seek a stable way to buy a home and get exactly what you want in it have a choice throughout the state. WCI is offering nine new home sites throughout the state ranging from Tampa, to the Southwest, to the Southeast. While South Florida only offers Heron Bay in Parkland, the Gulf Coast has a multitude of communites to choose from. Tampa offers the Westshore Yacht Club, Bradenton the Tidewater Preserve, Venice the Venetian Golf...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Parkland Pine Tree Estates Pine Tree Estates in Parkland Florida is an equestrian community. Pine Tree Estates is a gorgeous area flaunting many different estate homes with beautiful landscaping and accommodations for horses. The community was first built in the 1970's but there are homes built in the 80's and 90's as well. Located in Broward County, the beautiful Pine Tree Estatesoffers 2 main sections with North Pinetree Estates on the top of Holmberg Road and South Pinetree Estates on the bottom half closer to the Sawgrass Expressway. The surrounding neighborhoods include Cypresshead, Countrys Point, Sable Pass, Ternbridge Estates, Cypress Trail and The Mews. Parkland Homes For Sale  There is alot do do in this lovely city. Horse back riding is a really big deal here. And they have ...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
Parkland Golf And Country Club Parkland Golf And Country Club has some of the most beautiful estate homes with breathtaking views of the fairways and water. A gated community filled with homes boasting great floor plans with huge lots. Many of the homes feature upgrades like gourmet kitchens, theaters, magnificent tray ceilings, huge lofts, wine cellars and much more. This prestigious community is situated on approximately 790 acres and offers an exclusive, amenity filled lifestyle. It is planted in a desirable location between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. And Parklands A rated schools are nearby. You will find a 43,000 square-foot Sports and Social Club providing an endless source of recreational and fitness opportunities including resort-style pools and spa; tennis courts; state-o...
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By Michelle Burgos, CDPE, Short Sale Expert, Pembroke Pines,Miramar,Davie,Hollywood
(RE/MAX PowerPro Realty)
Q: What are the two most important factors when selling a home? A: Price and condition are the two most important factors in selling a home, even in a down market. The first step is to price your home correctly. Use comparative sales information from your agent, or pay for a professional appraiser (usually $200 to $300), to objectively evaluate your home's worth. Second, go through the house and repair any obvious cosmetic defects that could deter a buyer. In a down market, you may have to consider lowering your price and/or making a major repair, such as replacing the roof, in order to lure a buyer. Also, make sure that your home is getting the exposure it deserves through extensive advertising, good signage and a listing on the local multiple listing service or online listings provid...
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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” this classic Dickens’ quote speaks volumes about Centerline Homes’ Parkland Reserve community. The builder has announced that the second phase of the community, 112 townhomes, are now sold-out in addition to the initial phase of single family homes. “We opened for sales at the bottom of the worst housing market in history,” noted Deb Marton, Vice-President of Sales for Centerline Homes. “The fact that we consistently sold between 8 and 10 homes and townhomes a month through that period is a testament to the Centerline Homes’ philosophy of providing buyers with the right location, design and value.” Today, Parkland Reserve is a happy, thriving community of families who took advantage of prices from as low as the mid-$200’s and the ou...
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By Richard Green, Search All Parkland Real Estate
(RealEstateShowcase.com)
While searching for your next dream home within Parkland Fl. located within Broward County consider viewing the beautiful estate homes within Cypresshead and Tall Pines. Both of these neighborhoods have large estate homes on oversized homesites many of which have luxurious upgrades and appointments within, with lake views and custom pools. Dramatic architecture and lush landscaping within a gate guarded community. To view the homes for sale in both of these communities just click on the links below. CypressheadTall Pines  
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
After a brief surge north of 4 percent last month, mortgage rates have settled down, near their lowest levels of all-time. According to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, for applicants willing to pay 0.7 discount points plus a complete set of closing costs, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate fell to 3.88 percent this week. 0.7 discount points adds $700 to your mortgage closing costs for each $100,000 borrowed. Mortgage rates are down this week on "safe haven" buying. The move is triggered by Wall Street's concern that Spain and Italy will have trouble servicing their respective sovereign debt. In response, investors are selling risk-heavy assets and using the proceeds to purchase U.S. government-backed bonds. This creates demand for mortgage bonds which, in...
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By Craig Levine, South Florida New Construction Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coral Springs/Parkland)
Heron Bay Parkland offer kids Camp! Just one of the many amenities available at Heron Bay Parkland. KIDS IN ACTION DAYS OFF SCHOOL CAMP at Plaza del Lago CLUBHOUSE   APRIL 6   TIME: 8:00-5:30   SPORT CAMP AGES 5-11   SOCCER, BASKETBALL, KICKBALL& TEAM GAMES   PERFORMING ARTS CAMP AGES 5-11   HIP HOP dance - DRAMA - MUSICAL THEATER-   TUMBLING - CHEERLEADING - ARTS & CRAFTS   $45.00 DAILY RATE. HERON BAY RESIDENTS ONLY       CHILDREN must supply their own LUNCH AND 2 SNACKS Contact Craig Levine with any questions Craig Levine Broker Associate Keller Williams Direct 954-804-4248 Craig@Levinesells.com www.yoursouthfloridarealty.com
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As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and that’s exactly what’s happening at Centerline Homes’ very successful Townhomes at Parkland Reserve community. According to Deb Marton, Centerline Homes’ Vice President of Sales, “Our prestigious Parkland location is the perfect setting for fresh and exciting new home designs, and our Redwood and Shenandoah models are just that.” Although both plans feature 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths, they each offer unique and distinctive living spaces. The Redwood includes an oversized one-car garage and over 1,600 square feet of living area. The Redwood’s large foyer greets guests and the Grand Room (measuring over 28’ in length) provides vistas to the outdoor patio and enables buyers a choice of furniture layouts – one that’s perfect for thei...
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By Michal Bander, Branch Manager & VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate Inc. - NMLS #2611)
Buying a home involves a variety of parts; many people, documents and tasks are needed in order to make your purchase go smoothly. This post will give you the 20 Documents You Need for a Smooth Home Purchase.  It's better to get organized as soon as possible, but what exactly do you need? To start, you should get all the paperwork that will be required gathered and organized. Here's a list of the paperwork you'll need to buy a home, depending on what stage of the purchase process you're at: If you're ahead of the game and still getting ready for your pre-approval or mortgage: 1. Tax Returns (at least one year, if self-employed or commission typically 2 years)2. W2s (last 2 years)3. Pay Stubs (last 2 years with year-to-date earnings)4. Bank Statements (last 2 months)5. Investment Account...
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By Florida Management and Consulting Group Inc., Real Estate Brokerage and Property Managers
(Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. )
Throw that ball and get your pooch prancing in this new and exciting dog park at the City of Parkland! This two acre park opened on January 7, 2012 and has lots of amenities including water fountains, covered pavilions, walking trails, and a place to wash your pooch. There are also benches and picnic tables. Barkland is great place for dogs and dog-lovers to play, have fun, and enjoy a good time.   Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested parties may contact Scott Davidoff the Community Services Director, at 954-757-4126 or email sdavidoff@cityofparkland.org for more information. You can also go to cityofparkland.org.
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