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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
When can I buy Post Short Sale in Parkland Florida 2013-2014. We get asked the question of When can I buy Post Short Sale in Parkland Florida? The chart below will answer your question, that being said you do need to check with a mortgage banker. There are some extenuating circumstances that can shorten the time line of When you buy Post Short Sale in Parkland Florida 2013. see in a larger  PDF.  Call for more information. Michal Bander Guaranteed Rate                                                                         954-684-9227 michal.bander@guaranteedrate.com www.guaranteedrate.com/MichalBander This article is a helpful guide about "When can I buy Post Short Sale in Parkland Florida 2013-2014, but should not be relied upon exclusively . Please  call  us 954-802-8451  to further...
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By Lea Plotkin & Rubin Wites, "Our Knowledge Empowers You"
(Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty)
Worst Time of the Year May Be the Best Time for Buyers in Parkland Florida (edit/delete) Worst Time of the Year May Be the Best  Time for Buyers in Coral Springs  Florida  Why is the worst time of the year, often the best time for real estate buyers in Parkland Florida ? The holiday season and the following "worst weather" months  in the northern areas are widely considered the worst time of the year for selling or buying real estate. In reality, these distraction-packed months - November to February - carry benefits for determined buyers in Parkland Florida . Yes the holidays are here buy its a good time to visit Parkland Florida  and the weather is wonderful, and your home hunting can be fruitful. Join the "herd" of buyers who are activley buying homes in  Parkland Florida  area duri...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  Gone are the days where parents sit at home while their costumed children run around the neighborhood alone. These days, most small children are walked door to door by family. While there is relatively little mischief they can get into under their parents’ watchful gaze, below are even more trick-or-treating safety tips for an untroubled, fun and haunted evening.   Light Them Up – Put reflective tape on your children’s costumes and bags so drivers can identify them easily. It’s dark out there! Plan A Route – Hit up familiar homes and don’t go too far from your house in case a small one gets tired or needs to go to the bathroom. Stay Out Of The Street – Keep kids on the sidewalk and be sure to look both ways before crossing the street. Take Stranger Danger Seriously – Don’t go into any...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  Are you trying to sell your home and finding that it is not selling very well? This might be due to a number of reasons that you can’t control, such as its location or the fact that the home layout is somewhat unusual.   If you are struggling to sell your home, there is one factor that you can alter that might change things – the price.   Many homeowners are reluctant to lower the price of their home, because it feels somewhat like a defeat. However, while you want to make as much money from your house sale as possible – it is better to sell your home at a slightly cheaper price than to let it sit on the market for a long time.   Have You Had Many Lookers, But No Buyers?   If you have had many people come to look at your home, but no one has placed an offer, this might be a sign that ...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
You might love your furry friends, but are their pet odors turning off potential buyers when you are trying to sell your home?   Many cat and dog owners are around their animal companions so often that they become immune to the smell and don’t notice it in their home, so you might not even realize that your home smells of pet odor.   However, when you are selling your property first impressions are very important and if a potential buyer gets a whiff of pet odors when they walk in the door this can really make them lose interest in your property.   Ask your real estate agent for an honest opinion. If they say that you have a problem, here are some ways that you can freshen up your house without getting rid of Fluffy or Fido.   Air everything out. Open up all of the windows to let the fr...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
$435,000 , 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 0 half baths, 2,550 square feet     Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | (954) 415-5595 10937 NW 61st Ct, Parkland, FL 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home with Loft and Oversized Screened In Patio. 4BR/3BA Single Family House   offered at $435,000 Year Built 2000 Sq Footage 2,550 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 7,729 sqft HOA/Maint $231 per month DESCRIPTION Well maintained Islamorada model in Mystic Key section of Parkland Isles. 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath with a loft. Master and another bedroom downstairs. Custom closets. Accordion hurricane shutters. New air conditioner upstairs. Freshly painted. New carpet. Large screened patio plus yard. French doors. Guard gated community with clubhouse, heated pool ...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
$465,000 , 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 0 half baths, 2,327 square feet     Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | (954) 415-5595 6408 NW 107th Ter, Parkland, FL Gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath heated pool home on water in Palm Harbour. 4BR/3BA Single Family House   offered at $465,000 Year Built 2001 Sq Footage 2,327 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 8,996 sqft HOA/Maint $231 per month DESCRIPTION Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath heated pool home on water in Palm Harbour. Upgraded kitchen with granite counters & new S/S appliances. All baths have been remodeled. New A/C in 2011. New water heater.Crown molding. French doors. Keyless entry & security system with 6 cameras. Move right in, nothing to do. Guard gated community with Clubhouse, tennis, bask...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  So you are looking at buying a home, but you are wondering whether or not it is worth it to pay a little extra for a home with one more bedroom.   It’s a tough decision to make, especially when balancing other factors such as location and the other features of the home. However, having one more bedroom than you think you need could end up being a good thing for a number of reasons.   Expanding Family   Perhaps you only planned on having two children, but a third one might come along as an unplanned surprise… will you have enough room for everyone?   One of your children’s friends might have a bad home situation and need a place to crash for a while. One of your elderly parents might need to live with you for a while.   There are many situations when the family living under your roof m...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  Every home seems to have a never-ending remodeling list. As you consider tackling your next project, it usually pays off if you also think about helping the environment.   Green remodeling can last longer, utilize recycled materials and typically end up saving you money in the long run. Below are several environment-friendly ideas that will have your neighbors green with envy.   1. Rain Gardens   Rain gardens are shallow depressions in your yard planted with native shrubs and flowers. When there is a large rainfall, all the water rushes along roadways picking up dirt and pollutants along their way to drainage systems and eventually rivers and streams. Rain gardens catch water run-off, which reduces the street flooding and makes for cleaner water sources.   2. Reclaimed Hardwoods   Usi...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  What happens if you find the dream property that you want to buy before you have made the sale on your old property? Ideally you would have sold your current home before you buy your new property.   However, sometimes the transition doesn’t work out that way. You don’t want to give up the purchase if you have found a bargain on your dream home, so is it possible to buy the property before you have closed on your current residence?   The answer is yes, it is possible. You will need to use a financing option that will allow you to secure your next home before you have sold your existing property.   Getting A Bridge Loan   One option is a bridge loan. This is designed to wrap your payments for your current home and your future home into one loan, which can last usually between six and tw...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported Thursday that its Housing Market Index rose three points to a reading of 59 for August.   Confidence among builders is likely growing in connection with stronger housing markets and high demand for homes. These conditions are being driven by short supplies of homes for sale in many markets.   Builder confidence in current market conditions rose by three points to a reading of 62, while builder confidence in market conditions within the next six months rose by one point to a reading of 68. Confidence in buyer foot traffic was unchanged from July’s reading of 45.   Readings above 50 indicate that more builders surveyed view housing market conditions as positive rather than negative; there was some concern that the high builders’ ...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
    If you’re looking to purchase real estate, keep in mind that the homes you are considering might be in need of repairs or improvements.   In a recent study done by a major home inspection company, at least 40 percent of previously owned homes on the market have at least one serious issue or defect.   When buying real estate, you should have a professional inspection performed on the property to look for any issues that might not be visible to the untrained eye.   It’s better to identify this damage before you buy so that you are not stuck with budget-busting renovations.   Below are a few major red flags you should look for when buying a home.   Foundation Damage   Look at the slope of the yard. If the land slopes towards the house, this could be causing water to run down into the f...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  Summer always brings with it a hard choice: Do you turn down the thermostat to stay cool and resign yourself to high power bills? Or, do you sweat it out to save some dough?   If you’ve been struggling with this dilemma, don’t fret.   With a programmable thermostat, you can beat the heat and save money, too. They are easy to install and can save you over $100 a year.   The key is that they have different temperature settings for certain times of the day. The latest models can be self-installed, are easy to program and can be controlled over the Internet.   Save Energy   This is obviously the biggest perk. Not only are you helping the environment, you’re also helping your monthly budget.   You can preset the thermostat to adjust the temperature when you’re away from the house, so you’r...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
$400,000 , 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,997 square feet     Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | (954) 415-5595 10925 NW 64th Dr, Parkland, FL 3 BR / 2 BA Key West Model in Parkland Isles - Mystic Key. Water view on cul-de-sac lot! 3BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $400,000 Year Built 1999 Sq Footage 1,997 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 8,985 sqft HOA/Maint $231 per month   Parkland see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Attic - Dining room - Family room - Laundry room - Master bath - Pantry - Walk-in closet - Dishwasher - Dryer - Freezer - Garbage disposal - Microwave - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Washer - Lawn - Porch - Sprinkler system - Yard - Air conditioning - Ceiling fans - Central A/C -...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
$385,000 , 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,825 square feet     Jon Klein | Real Living 1st Choice Realty | (954) 415-5595 7184 NW 116th Way, Parkland, FL 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Bay Cove Heron Bay on large pie shaped lot! 3BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $385,000 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 1,825 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 11,422 sqft HOA/Maint $117 per month DESCRIPTION 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Bay Cove Heron Bay on large pie shaped lot! Features in this home include: Upgraded kitchen with wood cabinets, granite counters and new appliances. Master bathroom upgraded with floor to ceiling tile. Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, and dual sinks. Gated community with clubhouse, swimming pool, playground, te...
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Homes at Heron Bay offer an outstanding quality of life for it’s residents. Between all the amenities and options for housing, finding your dream home in this community is easy.    Within Heron Bay, a safe and  gated community, you will feel like you live at a resort. Hike and bike trails stretch through the stunning landscape that features the beauty of southern Florida. There are two community clubhouses boasting huge facilities for residents, including basketball courts, gyms with fitness classes, spas, children’s’ areas, resort style pools, and a waterpark. And that is just the beginning! The community also contains 12 tennis courts, playgrounds for kids, and of course, a state of the art golf course. The famous golf course architect Mark McCumber designed this 18-hole course, makin...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  Does the time of year when you put your home on the market affect how well it will sell?  What about the final sales price?   According to many studies in housing trends, the answer is yes. The time of year when you sell your home can have an effect on how many people are interested and how much the home will sell for.   Of course, if you need to move and sell your home at any point of the year, you will still be able to find buyers and negotiate a price that works for you. In some areas of the country, the currently swift moving housing market can help overcome poor timing.   However, if you have the ability to plan for a more advantageous time, it makes sense to make the most of your flexibility.   The Best Times Of The Year To Sell A Home   One of the best times of the year to sell...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a home and make the big move.   However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a mournful wail and cries that it is not fair. How can you possibly take her away from all of her friends, her favorite hangout spots and the cute boy she just started seeing?   Moving is a difficult transition and it is often even more traumatic for teenagers. The teenage years are an important stage where young adults establish their individuality and independence and during this time their social circle is extremely important to them.   Being removed from that against their will can make any teen feel sad, confused, angry and resentful. Also, fitting into a new social scene in a differen...
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By Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent
(Realtor)
  Parkland Homes For Sale In Heron Heights Elementary School District 11010 Nob Hill Rd. Parkland  754 322-9150  Kenneth J. King, Principal  Jennifer Glancy, Assistant Principal One of Parklands newest schools with an excellent staff and programs. Parkland believes in investing in it’s children. Public Schools represent a unique and diverse population with students and faculty of many backgrounds. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation.   Parkland Homes For Sale In The Heron Heights Elementary School District   Terri Poehler -Parkland, FL Real Estate Expert – Making it Happen for Home Buyers & Sellers Inte...
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By Jon Klein, Search Parkland Homes for Sale - Parkland FL
(Real Living 1st Choice Realty)
  With spring just around the corner, now is a good time to begin decorating your home for the upcoming season.   Whether you enjoy chic decorations that are budget-friendly or easy changes to create a fresh look, below are five quick ideas to brighten up your home for the season.   Add a Pop of Color   Spring is a good time to add color to your décor. Switch your tablecloth in the dining room for one with lighter colors.   Cover decorative pillows with pastel pillowcases to lighten a room.   Adding decorative centerpieces to tables that contain a pop of spring colors is also a simple way to get your home ready for spring.   Find A Spring Wreath   Wreaths are usually hung during the Christmas holiday, but other seasonal wreaths are becoming a popular trend.   You can purchase a floral w...
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