Oakland Terrace Townhome Rendering

Oakland Terrace Townhomes Construction Permit Approved

Eight new townhomes will be built on a large lot on NE 35th Street in Oakland Park, just west of Dixie Highway in the Central Business District.  There will be two buildings each with 4 townhome units. Each 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom two story townhome has 2,200 sq. ft. of…

Park Lane West Residence Inn Rejected

Residence Inn Proposal Rejected by City of Oakland Park

On Wednesday, November 1st the City Commission of Oakland Park rejected a proposed hotel by a vote of 3-2.  The proposal was rejected by the Planning & Zoning Board a few weeks earlier but requested a full city commission review. The property owner, SPIH of Oakland Park, LLC, proposed to…


September 2017 Real Estate Market Activity

Hurricane Irma hit South Florida on September 11th, and all market activity ceased for the remainder of the month.  Closed Sales and New Pending Sale listings dropped dramatically and were extended to at least October.  While damage to housing was not reported as extensive, widespread tree canopy debris and lack…


What is Property Tax Portability?

In Florida, Property Tax Portability refers to the ability to transfer up to $500,000 of accumulated Save Our Homes Cap “Savings” from an existing or prior homestead exempt property to a new property established as your homestead within two tax years of selling or abandoning your existing or prior homestead….

Remodeled Kitchen That Appeals to Home Buyers

Remodeling Projects That Appeal to Home Buyers

The following interior projects REALTORS® ranked highest to lowest as remodeling projects that would appeal to home buyers (listed along with project estimate costs and the potential return on investment at resale): 1. Complete kitchen renovation Cost estimate: $65,000 REALTORS® estimated cost recovered: $40,000 Percent of value recovered from the…

Waterfront Condos With Docks

August 2017 Real Estate Market Activity

The Single Family housing market continues to suffer from a shortage of inventory.  The resulting supply has increased price levels across the county. The overall market statistics above are still somewhat skewed due to the large reductions in foreclosures and short-sale properties in both new listings and closed sales.  Closed…


INFOGRAPHIC: 18 Tips to Protect Your Home

If you just purchased a new home or if you are an existing homeowner who would like to protect your home against thefts, fire, and acts of nature, here are 18 steps you can take to improve the safety and security of your home. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING BUYING OR…

Picture of Staged Living Room

Selling Your Home Is A Team Effort

When you hire a real estate agent to sell your home, many sellers forget that it takes a combined effort to realize a sale.  The agent cannot do it all. Following is a list of seller responsibilities during the selling and contract process: Clearing Clutter – You may love all…

Hurricane Wilma Storm Coming

Will Hurricane Wilma affect Florida Real Estate Market?

The recent passing of Hurricane Wilma through South Florida has done very little damage to property. The storm, while quite strong as it passed through Broward County, resulting in mostly fallen trees and limbs, and the loss of power.  The Florida Keys, Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and areas on the…

Crayon Marked Wall

Tips and Tricks to Remove Stains and Dirt From Your Walls

  By Pat Curry, HouseLogic Clean walls are the best prep you can do for a paint job you won’t have to repeat any time soon You can’t wait to cover up that nasty beige on your walls, but as you take a close look at all the areas you’re…