Moving to Weston, FL: A Welcoming Community With Endless Opportunities

Do you plan on moving to Weston, FL? You must be looking for resources to be secure in your decision. If so, then you’ve found the only one you’ll need. In this post, we highlight everything that makes Weston the vibrant city of Broward County, Florida.

This city has a welcoming community and charming attractions that is an ideal place for anyone to call home. If you remain uncertain on whether you should push through with your relocation, let us show you what makes living in Weston, FL, your next best decision.

Location and Climate: Explore the Charm of Weston’s Tropical Paradise

Weston is a city in South Florida, just a short drive away from Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Its…

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Living in Coconut Creek 

Are you looking for a lively and welcoming place to call home? Look no further! We’re taking you on a journey to explore the enchanting city of Coconut Creek.

Have you ever dreamed of living in a place where beautiful beaches, friendly communities, and endless opportunities await? Coconut Creek is just the place for you! From its thriving real estate market to its vibrant atmosphere, there’s much to discover and love about this hidden gem.

With an array of condos, townhomes, and luxurious properties available, finding your dream home in Coconut Creek is within reach. We’ll guide you through the ins and outs of the real estate market, help you understand property taxes and the cost of living, and reveal the exciting nearby…

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Following the Surfside condo tragedy, the Florida legislature passed new laws overseeing condo and co-op safety, including standards for inspections and reserve studies. Part of that overall plan includes new documents some buyers are entitled to receive from sellers. This was added on March 20th to the condo writer that's required on the contract when purchasing a condo in Florida.

It's important to note that not all sellers will be required to provide these documents to buyers because, A, the law only applies to certain associations. And, B, if the seller's association has not yet obtained the inspection or the study, then they still have until the end of 2024 to do so.

Some of the documents now potentially required to be given to buyers are…

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With all the changes to condo buying, since the tragedy in Surfside, there's a lot of attention being paid to special assessments.

If you and your agent are not careful when you're filling out the paperwork when you're buying or selling a condo, it can really come back to bite you.

In this video, I'm gonna go over some of the new changes regarding special assessments. This is a pretty technical video, so I apologize in advance for the legal terms and nuances, but it's really important stuff.

The contracts and addendums of the standard contract that realtors use in Florida mention special assessments in various places. However, one place tends to cause the most confusion.

That's Paragraph 3 of the condo rider, which is entitled Fees,…

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Are you buying a home in South Florida, but stressed out that you also have a home to sell at the exact same time?

Well, we've got a solution custom tailored for you.

My name's Andy Mandel with the Mandel Team at Remax, and I wanted to talk to you a little bit about our Buy Before You Sell Program.

So here's the deal. When you're looking to buy a new home, many people need the proceeds from the sale of your old home, and it can be very stressful trying to figure out the timing of when do I list my current home and when do I buy the new home, and what contingencies do I put in place to protect myself?

There's so much that people juggle that sometimes people just end up staying at a home that doesn't really suit the needs of their family.

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I'm sure you've seen by now the news all over the internet about a new unfair tax on mortgage borrowers with higher credit scores.

Some people have gone so far as to suggest that they could intentionally lower their credit score in order to get a better deal, but before you stop paying your bills in the hope of cashing in, let's separate fact from fiction.

First, and most importantly, you'll absolutely not get a better deal on your mortgage rate if your credit score is lower, no matter what you hear on the news.

This all has to do with changes to loan level price adjustments, also known as LLPAs imposed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Which are the two government agencies that guarantee a vast majority of the new mortgages.

LLPAs are also…

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Most Expensive Neighborhoods In Parkland

Parkland, Florida, is known for its beautiful homes, excellent schools, and natural beauty. It's a city that offers a unique blend of luxury living and outdoor recreation, making it a highly sought-after destination for homebuyers. Although there are many beautiful neighborhoods throughout Parkland, some stand out as the most exclusive and expensive.

Let’s take a closer look at the most expensive neighborhoods in Parkland, exploring their backgrounds, amenities, and real estate statistics. From the grandeur of Cypress Head to the coastal-inspired homes of Parkland Bay, here’s what makes these neighborhoods so desirable and sought-after.

Cypress Head

Cypress Head has a rich history dating back to the…

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Is the housing market in South Florida cooling down, speeding up, or is it crashing? Let's find out.

Hey, it's Andy with the Mandel team at Remax, and I'm here to bring you your April 2023 Housing Market Update.

As always, for the purposes of these videos, we're gonna be talking about single family homes only in Boca, Parkland and Coral Springs. Those are the areas where our team does the predominant amount of our business.

And when we talk about these stats, we're trying to give you the leading indicators of where the real estate market is headed, not where it's been.

So I'm trying to show you what happened in the last 30 days, not what you're hearing in the media.

A lot of times they like to talk about closed sales prices,…

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Best South Florida Areas for Families

Perhaps you’ve lived in New York or New Jersey all your life and you can’t get enough of their hustle and bustle. Or maybe you're relocating from the West Coast looking for lower taxes and great beaches. If you feel like you want more sunny days, warm temperatures, and abundant activities with your growing family, however, it might be time to move south. Let’s explore South Florida and the five best neighborhoods for your family!

An Overview of Florida

Florida is a state that offers a little of everything, from the urban delights of Miami to the widely-visited theme parks in Orlando. Its 2022 population was over 22 million and has over 1,000 people moving to the state every single day. 

Is Florida a good…

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When Is The Best Time to List Your House in South Florida?

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According to the Sun Sentinel, the best time to list a property in South Florida is the week of April 23rd. After analyzing data from 2018, 2019, 2021, & 2022, they came to the conclusion that this was the optimal time due to slightly higher asking prices, almost 17% higher Buyer demand, and 4% fewer price reductions at that time.

You can never time the market perfectly, and whether you list on April 23rd, April 4th, May 23rd, or any other time this year (as long as you…

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