FEMA Flood Zone Definitions

Definitions of FEMA Flood Zone Designations

Flood zones are geographic areas that the FEMA has defined according to varying levels of flood risk. These zones are depicted on a community’s Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) or Flood Hazard Boundary Map. Each zone reflects the severity or type of flooding in the area. Moderate to Low Risk…

Broward County 2018 TRIM Notice

2018 Property Tax Trim Notices for Broward County Mailed

The Broward County Property Appriaser’s office has recently mailed homeowners their 2018 TRIM notices.  These notices tell property owners their 2018 property assessment, exemptions and preliminary tax estimate. Now is the time to review your TRIM notice and contact the local taxing authority for questions, or to challenge your assessed…

Staged Homes Sell Quickly

5 Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

Once you have arrived at the decision to sell your home, the clock begins ticking. It is common in the Fort Lauderdale real estate market these days that you will locate your new home first and then you will need to move quickly to sell your existing home. Selling it…

Homeowner Tax Deductions

Tax Deductions Home Buyers and Sellers Can Take

Most people are aware of the costs involved in both buying and selling real estate. For buyers, your major costs are going to be your down payment and the closing costs that are associated with your home loan. For sellers, there are also closing costs including real estate agent commissions…

Fort Lauderdale Beach Development 2018

New Developments on Fort Lauderdale Beach

The Fort Lauderdale beach area is slated to have some great changes coming soon. Specifically, the Las Olas Boulevard area and surrounding have 6 projects that have been planned and approved that will bring some nice changes to the area. The exciting improvements will offer a much better plan of…

Payoff Your Home Mortgage Early

3 Tips for Paying Down Your Mortgage Faster

Becoming debt free is everyone’s dream, but it becomes increasingly more difficult with everything costing more these days including the price of real estate. When it comes to your home, making some additional payments towards your mortgage can be a smart idea as it can save you thousands over the…