parkland florida homes: Suffering in a ‘Low Inventory’ Real Estate Market? 3 Helpful Tips for Finding a Home to Buy - 05/03/17 05:54 AM
Many homebuyers struggle with finding a home that is within their price range, but many of those perusing the market also struggle when it comes to the search. If you’re currently in the real estate market and are having difficulty finding a good selection of homes, here are some ways to expand your search so you can find an opportunity you’re prepared to invest in.
Look Over The Old Listings
Whether you do it on your own or enlist the help of your real estate agent, it’s worth looking through the old listings to determine if any old opportunities are still available. There … (1 comments)

parkland florida homes: Beautiful 4 Bedroom Coach Home with Golf Course View - 07/23/14 02:40 AM

$447,750, 4Bd/2Ba Townhouse, 2288 sqft.  
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parkland florida homes: 5 bedroom, 4 Bath, 3 car garage home with heated pool & spa - 06/17/14 05:06 AM

$589,900, 5Bd/4Ba Single Family House, 3852 sqft.  
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parkland florida homes: How To Seal A Granite Countertop - 05/13/12 11:33 PM
Among Parkland & Coral Springs homeowners, granite countertops remain a popular kitchen and bathroom finishing choice. Granite boasts a combination of natural beauty and durability that's unmatched among most commercial options. But different from many other countertops choices, granite is a natural material; mined from the Earth. It is porous and highly absorbent. To protect the granite in your home, therefore, and to ensure its quality over time, you'll want to seal your countertops at least once annually. A proper granite sealing will prevent stains and damage that can ruin your countertops' appearances. Sealing your granite countertops is a simple job, … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: Mortgage Guidelines Resume Tightening Nationwide - 04/30/12 11:40 PM
Despite an improving U.S. economy, the nation's banks remain cautious about what they will lend, and to whom. Last quarter, by a margin of 3-to-2, more banks tightened residential mortgage lending standards for "prime borrowers" than did loosen them. A "prime borrower" is defined as one with a well-documented credit history, high credit scores, and a low debt-to-income ratio. The insight comes from the Federal Reserve's quarterly survey of its member banks. Last quarter, of the 54 responding banks : 0 banks tightened mortgage guidelines considerably 3 banks tightened mortgage guidelines somewhat 49 banks left guidelines basically unchanged 2 banks eased … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: Buyer Foot Traffic Through New Construction Up Nearly Threefold Since 2009 - 03/21/12 01:49 AM
Home builder confidence in the newly-built single-family housing market remains high. In March, for the second consecutive month, the National Association of Homebuilders reports the Housing Market Index at 28 -- a doubling of the reading from just 6 months ago and, along with last month, the highest HMI value since June 2007. When home builder confidence reads 50 or better, it reflects favorable builder conditions in the single-family, new home market. Readings below 50 suggest unfavorable builder conditions. The HMI itself is a composite reading. It's the result of three separate surveys sent to home builders by the trade association. … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: How To Remove Soap Scum From Shower Doors - 03/12/12 12:42 AM
Dirty shower doors can ruin an otherwise sparkling-clean bathroom. The soap scum that accumulates isn't just unsightly; it contains body oils and skin particles that provide for a perfect bacteria breeding ground. Supermarket shelves in Parkland and Coral Springs are filled with bathroom cleaners that promise to cut through soap scum, but the cleansers don't always work and those that do often contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin. Cleaning shower doors can be more safe and more pleasant, then, when you use chemical-free household products, many of which you likely have in your kitchen already. White vinegar makes an … (2 comments)

parkland florida homes: Pending Home Sales Rise To 22-Month High - 02/29/12 03:35 AM
The housing market appears headed for a strong spring season. After a brief setback in December, the Pending Home Sales Index resumed its climb in January, posting a 2 percent gain over the month prior. The data puts pressure on Parkland and Coral Springs home buyers. This is because a "pending home" is a home that's under contract to sell, but has not yet sold. It's tracked by the National Association of REALTORS® and, among all housing statistics, it's the only one that's "forward-looking". The Pending Home Sales Index is important to home buyers throughout South Florida because 80% of homes … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: A Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (January 25, 2012) - 01/25/12 09:38 AM
Wednesday, the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. The Fed Funds Rate has been near zero percent since December 2008. For the third consecutive month, the Fed Funds Rate vote was nearly unanimous. Just one FOMC member dissented in the 9-1 vote, objecting only to the language used in the Fed's official statement. In its press release, the Federal Reserve noted that the the U.S. economy has "expanding moderately" since its last meeting in December 2011, adding that the growth is occurring despite "slowing in … (1 comments)

parkland florida homes: The Federal Reserve Meets Today : Mortgage Rates Expected To Move - 01/25/12 01:13 AM
The Federal Open Market Committee adjourns from a scheduled 2-day meeting today, its first of 8 scheduled meetings this year. The FOMC is a designated, rotating, 12-person committee within the Federal Reserve, led by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Members of the FOMC sub-committee are the voting members of the Federal Reserve; the ones that ultimately determine U.S. monetary policy. The most well-known Federal Reserve monetary policy tool is the central bank's Fed Funds Rate. The Fed Funds Rate is the prescribed interest rate at which banks borrow money from each other for a period of one night. The Fed Funds … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: How To Clean An Exposed, Interior Brick Wall - 01/17/12 01:30 AM
Exposed interior brick can add a nice, decorative touch to your Parkland home, but because brick is a porous material and prone to staining, it can be cumbersome to clean. Standard household detergents alone are rarely enough to clean brick properly, so if your home features exposed interior brick, plan to use alternative cleaning methods instead. Here is how to do it. First, find a pair of sturdy rubber gloves to protect your hands from the harsh brick surface and from your cleaning agents. Then, with a dry dish cloth, gently wipe the entire surface of the brick wall to remove … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: Should I Refinance My Home? - 10/11/11 03:37 AM

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With mortgage rates at all-time lows, you may be asking “Is now a good time to refinance?”. This short interview from NBC’s The Today Show offers good insight.
Refinancing a mortgage is about more than just “low rates”. For example, there are costs associated with giving a new mortgage and even with the average, 30-year fixed rate mortgage near 4 percent, the costs of a such a move can outweigh the benefits — both in the short- and long-term.
The video originally ran in September when mortgage … (1 comments)

parkland florida homes: A Mortgage Rate Strategy Ahead Of Friday’s Jobs Report - 10/06/11 05:23 AM
A Mortgage Rate Strategy Ahead Of Friday’s Jobs Report
Mortgage rates are prepped to make big moves in the next 36 hours. Is it time for you to call in your rate lock?
Friday, at 8:30 AM ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the Non-Farm Payrolls report for September. Issued monthly, the ”jobs report” offers sector-by-sector job creation figures from the month prior, and reports on the national Unemployment Rate.
Last month, exactly zero net new jobs were created, the government said. This month, economists expect a net 60,000 new jobs created.
Depending on where the actual monthly figure falls, … (1 comments)

parkland florida homes: Home Values Rose For the 4th Straight Month - 10/05/11 05:32 AM
Home Values Rose For the 4th Straight Month
The government is confirming what the private sector has already shown —  home values are on the rise.
The Federal Home Finance Agency’s Home Price Index shows home values rose 0.8% in July.
July marks the fourth straight month that home values climbed and the FHFA’s Home Price Index is the latest in a series of “rising home values” reports — an encouraging trend for buyers and sellers in Parkland, Coral Springs, Boca Raton and nationwide.
Last week, the S&P Case-Shiller Index showed home value up nearly 1 percent in July. CoreLogic reached … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: Conforming Loan Limits Drop In High-Cost Areas - 10/04/11 04:31 AM
Conforming Loan Limits Drop In High-Cost Areas
For homeowners in high-cost areas nationwide, conforming and FHA loan limits have dropped by as much as 14 percent.
Effective October 1, 2011, the temporary mortgage loan limits that allowed for non-jumbo loan sizes of up to $729,750 are no longer.
$729,750 is above the “normal” loan limit of $417,000.
The elevated limits were put in place in 2008 as the economy and financial sector entered its crisis. At the time, there was little private money to serve buyers and would-be refinancers whose loan sizes exceeded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s maximum $417,000 … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: Fall Fix-Ups For Your Home - 10/03/11 04:50 AM
Fall Fix-Ups For Your Home It’s October and the fall season has officially started. For homeowners throughout south FL and nationwide, the change of season is a well-timed, “preventative maintenance” reminder.
As temperatures cool, there are a handful of do-it-yourself projects you should undertake in order to keep your home in tip-top shape through the winter. This 4-minute piece from NBC’s The Today Show highlights just a few of them.
Calling it a “Fall Fix-Up Checklist”, The Today Show’s interview is fast-paced and wide-ranging. Some of the topics covered include :
Pick up all fallen leaves to limit damage to grass and … (1 comments)

parkland florida homes: Existing Home Sales Jump; Home Supplies Falling - 09/27/11 02:40 AM
Existing Home Sales Jump; Home Supplies Falling
Are home resales rebounding?
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Existing Home Sales rose 8 percent in August from the month prior, and 19 percent as compared to August of last year.
“Existing homes” are homes that are previously owned; ones that cannot be considered new construction.
A total of 5.0 million existing homes were sold last month on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. This is slightly better than the 12-month home resale average, a statistic partially powered by “distressed sales”. Distressed homes — homes in various stages of foreclosures or sold via … (0 comments)

parkland florida homes: Parkland Isles - Just Listed - 09/26/11 04:46 AM
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parkland florida homes: How To Clean Your Home Gutters - 09/26/11 03:01 AM
How To Clean Your Home Gutters
With the change of season, it’s a good time to make sure your home’s gutter system is clean and well-functioning.
Home gutters serve a specific purpose. By capturing and funneling rainwater away from a home “footprint”, water damage to walls, windows and roofing can be minimized. A well-functioning gutter system can keep a home’s yard from flooding, and a foundation safe from long-term structural damage.
Damaged or dirty gutters can lead to major home damage that may not be covered by insurance.
For homeowners in Parkland FL, keeping clean gutters is essential. Luckily, with the … (1 comments)

parkland florida homes: Building Permits Rising Nationwide; Housing Starts To Follow - 09/23/11 03:25 AM
Building Permits Rising Nationwide; Housing Starts To Follow
Single-Family Housing Starts fell for the second consecutive month, dropping to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 417,000 units in August 2011.
A “Housing Start” is defined as a home on which ground has broken.
We shouldn’t put too much faith in the findings, however. Although housing starts were lower last month, as noted by the Census Bureau, the margin of error in the August Housing Starts report exceeded the actual result.
From the official report:
August’s Published Results : -1.4% from July  August’s Margin of Error : ±10.3% from July Therefore, August’s Housing Starts may have … (1 comments)

 
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