Plantation, FL Real Estate News

By Jackie Birnbaum PA Broward County's No.1 Realtor, Your Real Estate Expert For Broward County !
(Keller Williams Realty Partners SW)
  The areas east of University Drive in Plantation around Peters Road and Broward Boulevard are reminiscent of historic neighborhoods, featuring for the most part ranch-style homes some with front porches and tree-lined streets. #1 Awesome Location When living in E-Plantation, you could not be more centrally located to "everything" and in the same time live in a quiet and family oriented community ! While the streets are quiet and tree-lined and offer an oasis to relax at home, the location is so central in Broward County that it is easy to reach downtown Fort Lauderdale, Miami or Palm Beach County in no time. Most major traffic arteries are less than 10 minutes away from E-Plantation. Great schools and near-by colleges are another reason why so many families choose E-Plantation as thei...
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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)
How Do You Deal With Changes (to the Reverse Mortgage Program)? There is no right or wrong way to deal with change. Every time the reverse mortgage program has changed in the last year I haven’t had an exact blueprint on how I would need to change myself, or my business, in order to continue to be successful in a new landscape. As far as the changes that were implemented on September 30 of 2013, it was more about helping as many people as I could before the change and then adapting accordingly afterwards. Fact of the matter is, those changes came swiftly, unexpectedly and the reverse mortgage industry was forced to make the best of it. This is what we’ve been doing for the time being. However, the financial assessment sill looms close and many, including myself, are wondering how the in...
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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)
"Retirement Still Out of Reach for Most" Reports an article published by Reverse Mortgage Daily Through stock market improvements and a considerable boost to the housing market, many Americans possibly found themselves hopeful in achieving a more comfortable, work-free retirement.  However, a study conducted by the Boston College for Retirement Research has found that many households are still unable to maintain pre-retirement lifestyles when they chose to finally chose to retire. While this is only a minor decrease, down to 50% of households from 53% in 2010, it can be the first step to a more positive outlook in the future. For the time being though, homeowners may find their plans for retirement put on hold.  Researchers at Boston College have stated, following their results: "Intere...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Mirror Lake Estates Plantation FL Homes for Sale under $300,000.    As the South Florida real estate market rises in Broward County it is becoming increasingly difficult for buyers to find a single family home in Plantation, FL for sale under $300,000. Many first time home buyers have a target price point under $300,000 to keep their monthly payments manageable. This desirable price point is bringing an increased demand for the homes located in Mirror Lake Estates. The homes in Mirror Lake Estates where built in the 1970s, they are concrete block homes and the average lot size is between 8,000 to 10,000 square feet, a far cry from the zero lot line homes found in other areas of Plantation.  Homes in Mirror Lake Estates are single story, ranch style homes. The average square footage vari...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
What is recyclable in the city of Plantation, FL? One item that definitely is NOT recyclable are PIZZA BOXES... Personally, I would have never had guessed that! After learning this interesting recycling fact, I thought it would be a good idea to review the recycling guidelines for the city of Plantation, FL.      Here are some quick tips for recycling in Plantation, FL: Place all recyclables together in the SAME recycling container. In the city of Plantation, all plastics #1-7 are recyclable. Newspapers, inserts, catalogs, junk mail (mailings from other Realtors ;) office paper, soft covered books, folders, cereal boxes are recyclable in Plantation, FL. Cardboard boxes need to be flattened Aluminum, glass, steel, and tin cans are recyclable.    Items that are NOT recyclable in the city ...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Another time honored traditional is happening this weekend. Come visit the Plantation Junior Woman's Club for the 47th Annual Art in the Park at Liberty Tree Park in Plantation, FL. Saturday, November 9, 2013  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.     The Plantation Junior Woman's Club Art in the Park Event is a Juried Fine Art and Craft Show in Plantation FL. The parking and admission is FREE! Art in the Park at Liberty Tree Park, is one of the most popular events in Plantation, FL and is fun for the whole family. Art in the Park is the perfect way to take advantage of the beautiful South Florida fall weather. Gather some friends and neighbors and sip glass of wine, beer, or a mimosa while strolling along the windy brick path of Liberty Tree Park. Take your time ...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Are you looking for a family friend event this weekend in Plantation, FL? Come and participate in one of Plantation, FL longest standing traditions the Plantation Volunteer Fire Association Annual BBQ.   Sunday, November 3rd from 12-5pm at Pine Island Park, 300 South Pine Island Road, in Plantation   The city of Plantation's first annual BBQ was held in 1956, to raise money to buy Plantation's first piece fire fighting equipment, a 500 gallon pumper. You can often see this unit in Plantation's Holiday and 4th of July Parades.  It almost seems so hard to believe that in the 1950s the population of city of Plantation, FL was roughly 500 people! Plantation has roughly 85,000 residents today.   I hope you can come out to enjoy this family friendly time honored Plantation, FL tradition this ...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
  Are you looking for a family fun Trick or Treating Event in Plantation, FL?      Join your community of neighbors for this year's FREE Halloween Trunk or Treating Event , at the Plantation United Methodist Church parking lot on October 27, 2013 from 4-6pm..   Our Savior Lutheran Church and Plantation United Methodist Church  (PUMC)are joining together to host this family fund event in Plantation, FL. Trunk or Treat  is intended to provide a safe opportunity for children and families to gather and have fun.  PUMC is located on NW 70th Ave between Broward and Sunrise Blvds in Plantation.     If you never experienced a Trunk or Treat Event, here's the ins and outs, the children dress up in Halloween costumes, and then trick or treat from car trunk to car trunk. The trunks are each decor...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Halloween time is upon us and there is no shortage of Halloween family fun events going in Plantation, FL. One of the most popular events is the  Plantation Halloween & Safety Festival on October 26th 2013 from 10am to 2pm.   This year the Halloween Festival has an all new location, Volunteer Park Community Center, in past years this festival was held in East Plantation at the Plantation Community Center, which has been demolished. I'm excited to see the Plantation Halloween and Safety Festival in its all new location in West Plantation. The admission to the event is $3 per person for anyone 2 years and older.   One of the biggest attractions to the Plantation Halloween and Safety Festival is the K9 demonstration by the Plantation Police Dept K9 unit. There are also other police and fi...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
South Florida Horse Shows Plantation Acres Saddle Club show series is beginning this weekend!   Plantation Acres Saddle Club 2013-2014 Show Dates 9/28, 10/19, 11/16, 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/19, 5/17(rain date) My first horse show was a few years ago at the Plantation Acres Saddle Club Show, and this weekend it will be my daughter's first show. I'm so excited to give my daughter the gift of horsemanship. I hope it helps mold her into a confident woman while keeping her mind off of boys in her teen years. Thankfully, I have many years to worry about this since she's only 5 now. The Plantation Acres Saddle Club horse show is great for new riders. They offer a wide range of classes for both kids and adults. I feel that the Plantation Acres Saddle Club show caters to all showing levels in a very...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Last week I experienced my first KW Mega Camp.  I traveled all the way from Fort Lauderdale FL to Austin Tx to "Do Less and Achieve More!" This was my first real estate convention EVER! I've only been with Keller Williams for a year and my last firm did not offer any widely attended conventions or learning venues. Up unitl 2 weeks before KW Mega Camp I was designated as a Buyer's Agent on a Mega Team here in Fort Lauderdale, but the more I read the famous MREA, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent the more the burning desire to step out of the team member role grew. Which is another blog post in an of itself. I'm no longer on a team, which was an incredible shift, not because I was never an individual agent, but because for the last year of my career, I was a part of a 10 person entourage....
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Are you looking for a home in Plantation, FL that is a great deal and could use a little work to increase equity?  I have the properties for you! Click below to see the amazing opportunities to purchase and investment property in Plantation, FL.   Plantation FL Homes For Sale
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By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
      Lakeview Courts at Jacaranda  ~ Plantation, FL.     Adorable 2 story - 2 bed, 2.5 Bath townhome located in the Jacaranda community of Lakeview Courts. Home features fresh new paint, remodeled bathrooms, tile floor downstairs, newer carpet, stainless steel appliances, patio with storage room facing large yard. Minutes from Sawgrass Mill Mall, gated community with pool. Home Offered for $165,000       Interested in this home or in selling your home? Call us:   954.667.7253                                      
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Amazing Deals on Homes for Sale in Plantation, FL in one click. See property information, photos, virtual tours, pricing, and more by visiting us and clicking below. Are you currently looking for a home in Plantation?    Are you feeling frustrated because homes are selling before you have a chance to see them?   Are you working with a dedicated professional that has access to pre-listings?   If you "just want to find a home already!"   Call me today! (954) 439-0996. Start seeing homes before everyone else does!    Call me today or email Amy Kilcoyne, Realtor today amy@livinginbroward.com for a free home buying consultation. I have proven strategies to get your offer to the top of the pile! Start packing! Call me today and find out why my clients are moving within 45 days of meeting me a...
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By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
        Awesome Condo Home Listed and Sold by Green Realty Properties! I was the listing agent and Chris Green represented the buyer.   Great opportunity to own in the heart of Plantation. Two Story condo features wood flooring on the first level and water views. Unit has newer front load washer and dryer and comes with 2 parking spaces. Development has a brilliant pool and great spa.   Home Offered for $76,000 and closed for $80,000  ~ CASH BUYER   Interested in selling your home? Call us:   954.667.7253              
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By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Thinking of selling in Plantation FL ? You are at the right place!   Real estate market data provided by your local expert, Jacob Thomas- REMAX Presidential Thinking of selling in Plantation FL ? You are at the right place!   I have heard a lot of experts and people in South Florida talking about the “best “ time to sell a house.  “Is it better to Sell in Spring when the weather is beautiful and the flowers are in full bloom” or “ is it better to sell before the school starts or over the summer holidays” or “ is Winter the right time to sell the home”. I know it can be very confusing. So what do you think is the right reason? Well, according to me the right time to sell you home depends on your current situation. Click below to view Market trend for Plantation FL for May 2013   No matte...
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By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Beautiful Lakefront Plantation Home Sold by Green Realty Properties    I just sold this beautiful 3 bath, 2.5 bath Waterfront Plantation home to my dear client. Home is located in the desirable Central Park neighborhood and features an open floor plan, master on first floor, high ceilings, amazing patio and water views. Home closed for $320,000.     Interested in selling your home? Call us:   954.667.7253    My happy customer and me after her closing.     
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By Thomas D
(TMD Technology)
Royal Easter Egg Hunt – Rain or Shine Sponsored by The Plantation Woman’s Club & City of Plantation This is a FREE program   Children 3 – 10 are divided by age groups and assigned to a field according to their age to find and pick up eggs. All participants receive prizes and candy.   Please bring a basket or bag for collecting eggs.   Where? Pop Travers Field 6250 SW 16th Street, Plantation, FL When? Saturday, March 30th 10:00 am SHARP!   Questions? Call 954-452-2510.   Pop Travers Field is less than 15minutes from The Townhomes at Riverwalk
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
WOW WE WON THE LOTTERY!!!! We Won the Lottery! I'm at a loss for words! What are the chances that my Plantation, FL based real estate team would hit all 5 numbers in the PowerBall? Approximately one in 5 million! I feel truly blessed to be on the Laurie Finkelstein Reader Real Estate Team with all my team members enjoying this amazing and shocking experience. We love working with each other and sharing this experience is just the icing on the cake. We will never forget this moment! I'm 1/12th of a Millionaire! Read the complete story on the Sun Sentinel We love our jobs and love helping people buy and sell homes so we of course we where working the very next day....however we will be the first to admit we where a little distracted! If you want the luckiest real estate team in Plantation...
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By Amy Kilcoyne, Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together
Imagine finding the perfect home in Plantation, FL. What does it look like? How many bedrooms does it have? Does it have a pool? Plantation, FL is a city FULL of real estate options. Plantation, FL is a thriving community in South Florida; their motto reveals that “The Grass is Greener!” Plantation real estate is considered to be some of the most upscale in all of Florida. In Plantation, FL you can find "historical" homes circa 1950s to modern mansions in the prestigious Hawk's Landing to homes on several acres of land in Plantation Acres. Plantation, FL truly has something for everyone. If you are wondering if the grass is greener on the other side search Plantation, FL Homes for Sale right here.   Call Amy Kilcoyne, Buyer Specialist for the The Laurie Finkelstein-Reader Real Estate Te...
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