Tamarac, FL Real Estate News

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
Just sold 1 bed 1 bath 2nd floor condo in St Andrews in Tamarac, FL Just sold 1 bed 1 bath 2nd floor condo in St Andrews in Tamarac, FL. This rarely available 2nd floor corner unit gets extra windows and has vaulted ceilings. Pristine and in turn key condition. Beautiful laminate flooring in living areas. Can be rented first year. Pet friendly. Only one like this on the market. The development has a terrific pool, a gym, tennis and facilities, gated community.  Not only is there a very nice recreational facility inside of the community, Tamarac Sports Complex is close by. The Tamarac Sports Complex has a covered playground, a hockey rink, tennis courts, basketball courts, football / soccer fields, a concession building with a meeting room and restrooms and much more.   Contact The Teri ...
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By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
Second Floor 1 Bed & 1 Bath Condo For Sale in St. Andrews, Tamarac                 This beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo is a rarely available corner unit on the 2nd floor. The corner unit has extra windows and vaulted ceilings. There is only one like this on the market. The condo was bulit in 2005 and is in pristine and turn key condition. The living areas have beautiful wood laminate flooring and the master bedroom has carpeting. The condo can be rented for the first year and is pet friendly.           St. Andrews in Tamarac is a gated community located off of Nob Hill Road just north of McNab Road. There is a recreation facility that has a gym, game room, a pool, tennis court, racquet ball as well as many other things. There is a monthly maintenence fee of $265 that pays for main...
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By Morris Massre, Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida
So my seller's lawyer calls me and says that he wants to eliminate the clause that states the buyer can purchase via cash or mortgage loan and replace it with cash only.  Now, you would think that if this guy is as smart and savvy a lawyer as he represents then he would know that by eliminating the mortgage clause you are eliminating most of your primary buyers.  I have found that cash deals are great...for investors!  That is why they pay cash.  They want a deal.  A primary, especially in a tough South Florida market, is the better prospect in the long run because they stick and will pay more than an investor.  After explaining this to him he immediately refrained from insisting on my eliminating it.  But why am I the one to explain such a simple sales philosophy?
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
"In Lieu of a Retirement Plan…Get a Reverse Mortgage" One of the big misconceptions about a reverse mortgage is that it should be used in lieu of a retirement plan or if a previous plan fell through because of one reason or another.  This is not true. This is one of the reasons why the reverse mortgage program earned a reputation for being a "loan of last resort" or only use in case of emergencies.  The reverse mortgage is a loan, which means you have to pay it back, but only if you pass away, are unable to live in your primary residence for a period longer than 12 consecutive months or do not keep up with your financial obligations. At a time when most seniors are hoping to age in place, maybe with the help of a part time job, it's important to consider that a reverse mortgage may also...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
Baby Boomers Take Advantage of Their Empty Nests Even while empty nests are potentially becoming a thing of the past, it seems some baby boomers are trying to combat this reverse trend by helping out their children monetarily before letting them move back home. According to an article published in Reverse Mortgage Daily, a Del Webb Baby Boomer Survey, which surveyed more than 500 baby boomers this past September, found that 68% of "empty nesters" are much more likely to offer financial assistance than have them move back in. One reason could be that they have decided to downsize, meaning less space for a child to move in after they have already moved out, or they have decided to move to a different state or retirement community. All of this means that, while they will be more comfortabl...
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By William E. Lewis, Jr.
(William E. Lewis, Jr. & Associates)
As part of their commitment to the local community, Joe's Pizza & Pasta is partnering with Team "Pop Rocks!" and the Relay for Life of Tamarac – North Lauderdale to raise funds and generate awareness for cancer research.  Located  at 1410 Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, Joe's Pizza & Pasta is hosting a "Give Back Night" on Wednesday, April 10 during which 50% of its total event sales from 5 p.m. until closing will be donated to "Pop Rocks!" and the Relay for Life of Tamarac – North Lauderdale. Throughout the evening, guests are invited to dine at Joe's Pizza and Pasta and support the Tamarac – North Lauderdale Relay for Life,   Information about the American Cancer Society and the important work of its foundations and community outreach will also be available. Guests will also meet ...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Tamarac Real Estate School online real estate courses are available at Rowlett Real Estate School.  Click on our website at www.rowlettrealestateschool.com for a complete line up of Florida Real Estate Courses Online.  If you are looking for a Tamarac FL Real Estate School to become a licensed real estate sales associate in Tamarac FL, we have got the best prices for the 63 hr. Pre Sales Associate Course, Principals Practices and Law Online.  With today's busy schedule, an online class may be just what you are needing.  With Rowlett Real Estate School, you can become a licensed Real Estate Agent in just a few weeks.  We have online classes for Sales Associates and brokers to meet all your Florida Real Estate License Requirements.  Feel free to give us a call at 850-547-1333 and Captain ...
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By Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida
(eXp Realty)
Closed another South Florida Short Sale on December 30th, my last Short Sale closing for 2011. It was another smooth Short Sale closing - oh how I love it when I can report that I sold a Short Sale after negotiating the sale for my distressed Sellers and it all worked out nicely! The Sellers received an offer within 9 days and received Short Sale approval in less than 30 days.  The Inspections went fine The Appraisal came in on the dot at the Sales price The Buyer received their loan approval These are noted characteristics that I pray for with each Short Sale Closing. Wondering how my customers and now friends for life felt about getting this stressor behind them?   Dear Lynn, I would like to take a minute out to tell you how grateful we are for all your time and hard work in the “sho...
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By Richard Green, Search All Parkland Real Estate
(RealEstateShowcase.com)
It's no wonder why people choose Tamarac to call there home or to use as a vacation setting. Located just south of Coral Springs in a great location close to malls, greeat schools, and expressways.  Take advantage of the fine dining, or just take a short drive to South Florida beaches. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Find your next home or condo by choosing one of the neighborhood links below, and claim your piece of paradise. Tamarac Real Estate   Catalina IslesPLUM BAYWOODMONT CaptivaLes Jardins SUNFLOWER Plum HarborMainlandsWOODLANDS
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By Gilles Rais, The Fort Lauderdale Luxury Homes and Condos Specialist
(http://www.GillesRaisFineHomes.com Coldwell Banker)
      Gilles Rais, the most respected name in the luxury Condo and Home market in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area presents The Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac.  Search available listings live, view prices, floor plans and pictures of the properties and amenities now.  You can also visit the community blog at http://www.thewoodlandstamarac.com   The Woodlands Community  is an amazing and unique Golf Country Club  that is located in the city of Tamarac in Broward County, Florida.  You do not have to become a member of the country club to live in the Woodlands Community.  Woodlands C.C @ Tamarac features a huge variety of elegant single family homes and custom built estate homes on oversized lots, some are as large as an acre with private tennis courts.  Amenities include two beautiful...
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By Emilio Cardenal
(irealty.pro)
Looking to Buy in Tamarac. We are living at a moment in time that you can adquire properties at historic low price points. If you are looking or your personal use or for investment, there are homes and condos in Tamarac that you can pick up at incredibly low prices.   If you need a mortgage to buy your home in Tamarac, then you should contact a local mortgage professional. There are a few mortgage brokers or banks locally in Tamarac that know the area and properties. Real Estate is a local business. Work with professionals that are doing transactions in Tamarac.   You can start doing your research online. Search for properties on Tamarac now by visiting our website: http://www.interinvestments.com  we have the all the communities in Tamarac!  Interinvestments Realty -  Tel 305-220-1101 ...
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By Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
(CondoDomain.com)
If you are like me, I carry my camera everywhere. Pictures for my listings, pictures of the neighborhood, or like what I am also doing, LOTS of BPO's. Here is the problem I run into several times maybe a week. I take my pictures and have to wait till I get to a computer to upload my pictures. I have run into problems where I forget my card reader for the camera card. Would have to run home to get the card or just wait till I got home. Which would slow me down, and if you are like me are always on the go. So having to stop to go back home to get it is no use to me. So my husband got me this great Christmas gift to make things just a bit easier for me. Its a wifi camera card called the EyeFi. Basically how it works, if you are near a wireless network and if your camera is on, it will auto...
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By Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida
(eXp Realty)
I've been working with the Foreclosure Angel Foundation who have purchased a condo for a family in need here in the Coral Springs/Tamarac area.  The only problem is that some repairs are needed, appliances are needed and I need some help to find some contractors who can volunteer their services.    We had some volunteers lined up to help and they just backed out and we're up a creek without a paddle! I'm putting this out there in case anybody knows of anyone who can really help to get the job done. We need: A/C checked to see if it works and does it need replacing A boarded up window needs replacing Base boards and some drywall needs replacing as the A/C wasn't running in the heat of the summer and some mold developed. Some plumbing concerns in bathrooms and needs kitchen faucets. Needs...
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By Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
(CondoDomain.com)
OK I know that many of you frown down on BPO's, that they are a waste of time and pay no money. But my frame of mind is otherwise different. You see it has forced me to see my market in a whole different view. Let's start with the basics. Do you know what type of information you need to give the bank for BPO's whether you are doing an exterior or interior? The pictures you need to give? It's like doing a CMA, only some more information is given. CMA's are done mainly for listings, and think have of us are not listing, we are working with buyers. In general we won't do a CMA. Yeah, when I am putting in an offer with my customers we go over the compared solds. But that's it. Here the banks are having us go to the subject property and looking at it from a different perpesctive. Like an inv...
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By Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
(CondoDomain.com)
Time is running out.... I have been getting lots of calls from 1st Time Home buyers. You see now they are realizing that time is running short if they are going to use the $8,000 Tax Credit. I got a call the other day from someone who found me from a blog post I wrote about the buyers seminar. She had the print out from here ActiveRain and one from Trulia. She told me that she really wants to buy now but didn't know what steps to take. She thought I was going to do another seminar, but I did something better.. Met her one on one. We covered all the bases. She filled out what she was looking for and she signed the Buyer's Brokerage Agreement. I gave her the number to the Mortgage broker to get her Qualified and as soon as we know what she qualifies for we will start her search.. So if yo...
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By Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
(CondoDomain.com)
  If you haven't heard yet, Google came out with Google voice. It has some great features. What features you ask? Well here is a quick over view:   If you haven't already heard about it, Google Voice is a service that makes using your current phones much better! Here's what it offers: A personal phone number that rings all of your existing phones when people call All of your voicemail in one inbox with unlimited online storage and free voicemail transcripts sent to your phone and email Low-priced international calling to over 200 countries and free SMS Other powerful features like the first phone spam filter to protect you from unwanted callers, the ability to ListenInTM on your voicemail messages while they are being left, conference calling and more To learn more about Google Voice b...
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By Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
(CondoDomain.com)
Jeannette Neerpat9000 Sheridan StreetPembroke Pines, Fl 33024www.Neerpat.com Would you like a Free Market Analysis? Visit www.Neerpat.com or call 954-993-4104.
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By Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
(CondoDomain.com)
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. Here is a glispe of my evening spent at the Tamarac Sports Complex, which had a wonderful turn out since we didn't get rained out! It happens every year and this year it didn't. Cars were lined up on every street, dancing, face painting. Here are 2 videos of our evening......                 Jeannette Neerpat 9000 Sheridan Street Pembroke Pines, Fl 33024 www.Neerpat.com Would you like a Free Market Analysis? Visit www.Neerpat.com or call 954-993-4104.
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By Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
(CondoDomain.com)
Do you remember last summer the M2T contest? Where there were a bunch of teams of Appertence and Mentor? Well Midori and I were part of that contest and made it to the top 3. Brian and Desiree came in first and Missy and Kim came in second. Well a year has gone by and a lot came from that contest. Friendship, business and of course we put in place business plans, pre listing packages, listing contracts and so on. Till this day I still get comments on the pre - listing package Midori and I came up with and she is still ask for a copy of it. Well she called me the other day saying she got an email from someone who was looking to write about our Listing Checklist. So she called me and asked if I was ok with someone writing about it. I was more than ok I was flattered actually. Someone from...
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By Jeannette Neerpat, e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
(CondoDomain.com)
Florida is Set to help with Down Payments! The state is looking to help with the Down Payments assistance. Which helps you with the purchase of your First Home. How much better can this get. So now instead of having to wait for the tax credit, you can use it as a Down Payment. So with an FHA loan on a $250,000 you need 3.5%, that means you need $8750. So if you get the $8,000 then you are looking at bringing $750.00, plus your closing cost. So what the government is trying to do, is lend you the $8,000. You still file it on your tax return for next year. Then when you get the return you payback the state. So you are not using your out of pocket money. Makes sense to me. This article is out of the Sun-Sentinel. “Here in Florida, rather than qualified buyers waiting to get the tax credit ...
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