Parkland, FL Real Estate News

By Michal Bander, Branch Manager & VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate Inc. - NMLS #2611)
Reasons Why We Need So Much Documentation From You As you prepare for a mortgage application, I want to educate you on why we ask for, what may seem like, an excessive amount of documentation during your mortgage process. Due to lax underwriting from 2004 to 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac decided that they weren’t being strict enough on mortgage bankers and upgraded their standards in an attempt to prevent default mortgages, which began in 2008. In order to sell any loans to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, lenders have to make sure we meet their requirements. This has led us to tighten our standards. If we fail to comply with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac’s obligations, whether a loan is performing or not, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac will pursue other options. To prevent this, we now have at lea...
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Beverly Shanahan, Premium Properties Group | Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate | (954) 818-0572 7147 NW 122nd Ave, Parkland, FL 5 Bedroom 4 1/2 Pool Home in Heron Bay Parkland Florida 5BR/4+1BA Single Family House offered at $719,000 Year Built 2005 Sq Footage 4,344 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 full, 1 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 12,029 sqft HOA/Maint $184 per month DESCRIPTION NOT A SHORT SALE BEAUTIFUL SPANISH STYLE TWO STORY FIVE BEDROOM 4 1/2 BATHS, THREE CAR GARAGE POOL HOME ON BEAUTIFUL WIDE WATERFRONT LOT. LOCATED IN EDGEWOOD HERON BAY THIS ELEGANT TWO STORY HOME IS SITUATED ON ONE OF THE LARGEST LOTS IN THE COMMUNITY AND OFFERS SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS.UPGRADED KITCHEN, FORMAL AND INFORMAL LIVING AREAS PLUS MANY UPGRADES AND ALL THE AMENTIES AVAILABLE...
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A team of seven Centerline Homes’ associates participated in the second annual Parkland Holiday 5-mile race, sponsored by the Teton Nation Adventure Guides and the Seminole Nation Indian Princess organizations. Held this past Sunday, December 18th, the race featured well over 500 participants on a course that wound through the scenic streets of Parkland, Florida. In addition to the YMCA at Pine Trail’s Park, the race benefitted several worthy causes. Centerline Homes’ financial analyst Kelli Nelson placed first in her age group. Way to go Kelli! Keep up the good work. www.CenterlineHomes.com
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
The Heron Bay Men’s Club will host a candidates’ debate at Plaza del Lago from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Heron Bay residents, Stacy Kagan and John Willis, are seeking the Parkland District 1 seat in a special election to be held on January 31, 2012.   The debate is open to all Heron Bay and Parkland residents. The debate will be moderated by Trina Robinson, Anchor of “Today in South Florida,” weekday mornings on NBC.   Residents of Parkland are requested to submit questions for the debate. Questions must be received by December 30, 2011. Each resident may submit a maximum of three questions by email, Subject “Debate Questions” sent to HeronBayMensClub@aol.com and must include the resident's name and address.   Please advise your Parkland friends who are NOT residen...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  If you plan to hit the malls Monday morning, here is a list of South Florida store and mall hours for the day after Christmas. STORE HOURS: BrandsMart USA stores, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.... Best Buy stores, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Target stores, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Walmart stores open 24 hours. MALL HOURS: Aventura Mall, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Boynton Beach Mall, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Festival Flea Market in Pompano Beach, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pembroke Pines Mall, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Promenade at Coconut Creek, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sawgrass Mills outlet mall in Sunrise, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Town Center at Boca Raton, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Westfield Br...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
City Offices will be closed for Christmas Holiday City of Parkland offices will be closed Monday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas Holiday. City Hall: Will be closed Solid Waste and Recyclables: There will be no pick up on the 25th. Garbage normally collected on the 25th will be picked up on the next scheduled pick up day. Regular service will resume on the 26th. Library: Will be closed on December 26th Parks: Will close early at 6:00 pm on December 24th, 25th and 26th
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By Joy Carter & Jeff Booker Brother and Sister Team, Trust Your Family's Move To Our Expertise!
(Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team)
                                             On Sunday, December 25th, 2011 from 12:00-3:00pm Chabad of Parkland, the Regional Headquarters for Chabad of North Broward & South Palm Beach will hold its 36th annual Chanukah Celebration. The Menorah lighting ceremony will highlight a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and festivities, which will take place at the Parkland Amphitheater @ Pine Trails Park in Parkland 10700 Trails End  Parkland, FL 33076. The Mayor of Parkland Mr. Michael Udine as well as commissioners will be on hand to assist in the kindling of the largest Menorah in Parkland, symbolizing the importance of religious freedom and unity in our community and the world at large.   The highlight of the afternoon will be the spectacular Kenyan Acrobats performance as well as Dr...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
City Of Parkland's New Dog ParkIt will be a day for the dogs when the City of Parkland cuts the ribbon to open Barkland. The City of Parkland will hold the grand opening for the City’s first dog park, Barkland, on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 12:00pm. Barkland is just over two (2) acres in size and has separate areas for large and small dogs, a dog washing station, water fountains for pets and their owners, covered pavilions, walking trails, benches and picnic tables. In addition, there is dog play equipment that includes tunnels and agility elements. Broward County Animal Care will be on site to host a low cost Rabies Clinic for Broward County residents where pet owners will be able to get their dog or cats vaccinated against rabies, and receive a Broward County pet license tag for onl...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
  Parkland, Get Your Bark On! Well, it's official! A Doggie Park in Parkland Florida is under way. It is currently under construction but will officially open January 7th, 2012 at 12:00pm. It will be over two acres and have dog play equipment, separate areas for large and small dogs, covered pavilions, a dog washing station, water fountains for the doggies and their owners, walking trails, benches and picnic tables. So when construction is done, and it will be very soon, bring Lassie, bring Fido and bring FiFi and the twins for an afternoon of play and fun. Barkland will be located at Liberty Park in Parkland Florida. For more info you can call 954-753-5040. Parkland Residential Properties If you're interested in buying, feel free to give me a call and I can go over the available inven...
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The Redwood, priced from $259,900, is one of Centerline Homes most popular three-bedroom luxury townhome designs at Parkland Reserve. Located in one of Broward County’s most sought-after zip codes, the Townhomes at Parkland Reserve are located within walking distance to top-rated schools. Diverse dining, great shopping and many recreation choices are also close by. The YMCA and Parkland’s sensational Pine Trails Park are right across the street. So Centerline Homes knew homebuyers would love an affordable new home choice in such a highly desirable community. The Redwood, one of the company’s brand-new three-bedroom luxury townhome designs at The Townhomes at Parkland Reserve, starts at just $259,900. And its broad appeal to a variety of lifestyles, from singles and couples to smaller f...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
City NewsHalloween Trick-or-Treat In preparation for Halloween, the City of Parkland has several recommendations to help make trick-or-treating a safe and enjoyable experience for young witches and goblins. HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS 1. Walk in small groups, not alone. 2. Bicycles and skateboards should be left at home. 3. Younger children should be accompanied by adults. 4. Costumes should not restrict vision. 5. Use stick-on reflective material generously. 6. Carry a flashlight if out after dark. 7. Only give or accept wrapped or packaged candy. 8. Parents should examine candy carefully before children are allowed to eat it. By following these simple tips, everyone will be sure to have a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
The City of Parkland wants to give back to those in need during this holiday season. The City of Parkland will donate all food collected to Feeding South Florida. For the 4th consecutive year, Parkland staff will be collecting food until November 14, 2011. The holidays are just around the corner and for Parkland City employees that means the start of helping those less fortunate during this holiday season. The City invites all residents to join in this important food drive so please visit City Hall, the Parkland Library, the YMCA and the Amphitheater at Pine Trails Park to drop off any and all donations. If you have any questions, please call Colleen O’Dea, Special Events Coordinator at 954-757-4120.    
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By Ed Poirier, Top 100 Agent - over $350 million in home sales!
(Coldwell Banker Top 1%)
Poinciana Model Floor Plan at Sawgrass Bay of Heron Bay in Parkland FL 33076 This new construction at Heron Bay Poinciana Model has 3,995 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage and is priced at $614,900 HERON BAY RESIDENT ED POIRIER CAN ASSIST WITH NEW CONSTRUCTION Ed Poirier 954-255-0885 www.HeronBayHomesFlorida.com Homes@EdPoirier.com
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  A Taste of Parkland October 23rd   The Taste of Parkland Gourmet Food Truck Expo will be held on October 23 from 2PM - 5PM at the Parkland YMCA located in the Pine Trails Park. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the public schools of Parkland.     CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Taste of Parkland 2011     
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By Florida Management and Consulting Group Inc., Real Estate Brokerage and Property Managers
(Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. )
Parkland Florida is a great place to live! Parkland was purposely designed to be “park like”. Nature is never far as there are numerous parks within the city limits and Parkland is bordered by The Everglades on one side and a canal on another. Even though it is just minutes from downtown Ft Lauderdale and the rest of the South Florida urban area, Parkland has a stylish country feel to it. The homes in Parkland Florida are on average very upscale. Although there are some homes that are priced under $300,000 the majority of homes are priced more than this. Million dollar homes in Parkland are not uncommon. Florida Management and Consulting Group is located next to Parkland in Coral Springs. We do manage homes in Parkland and condos too. If you are looking for a professional management com...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
New Homes in Parkland Florida - Heron Bay Heron Bay offers graceful country club living at its finest! Azalea The Azalea single-family home offers an open great room design with a spacious owner's suite and a versatile living room that could also serve as a formal dining room. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,862 a/c sq. ft. and a 2-Car Garage   Priced from $347,900     Camellia The Camellia features a spacious master suite with a roomy walk-in closet and open great room. This plan also offers three additional bedrooms, one of which features a private bath making it ideal as a den or study that can double a guest suite. 4 BR, 3 BA, 2,257 a/c sq. ft. and a 2-Car Garage   Priced from $384,900     Allamanda The Allamanda's open great room design offers a spacious first-floor owner’s suite, additional bedroo...
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By Richard Green, Search All Parkland Real Estate
(RealEstateShowcase.com)
Parkland certainly is the place to be. From the high rated Parkland schools to the land that the city over the years has alotted for the parks and sports venues for our children and ourselves. With low density commercial it has kept  the city to a small town feel while still having a location where you feel you are close to everything, even just a short drive to south florida beaches. To see all the homes currently available in each individual neighborhood in Parkland, just click on whichever neighborhood below you like and you see all it has to offer and the homes currently for sale : Parkland Real Estate     Bbb Ranches BenningtonCarriage Homes Caseras Country Acres Countrys Point Creekside Cypress Cay Cypress Pointe Cypress Trail CypressheadFox Ridge Estates Grand Cypress Estate Hero...
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