Linda Stevenson's Blog Posts

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Housing Starts Fell In March But No Big Deal
WASHINGTON (AP) – April 18, 2017 – U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year remains stronger than in 2016.Housing start...

2017s Greenest States
https://wallethub.com/edu/greenest-states/11987/...

Forget Millennials Gen X Driving Todays Market
CHICAGO – April 18, 2017 – Millennials often get all the attention, but members of Generation X are really the ones driving the housing market lately. Gen Xers – adults betwe...

Miami Home Prices Again Pushing Buyers North
MIAMI – March 31, 2017 – A recent study from Florida International University find more Miami residents looking to live elsewhere because they're struggling to find affordable ...

Broward County Property Appraiser Newletter
http://www.bcpa.net/Forms/ENewsletter/marty_kiar_bcpa_20170323.pdf...

New Weapon In Airbnb Battle Nixing The Homestead Exemption
MIAMI – March 20, 2017 – Miami-Dade homeowners frequently renting stays to Airbnb customers risk losing their homestead exemptions, according to a new advisory from the elected...

Fed Raises Interest Rates 14 Point As Expected
WASHINGTON (AP) – March 15, 2017 – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and signaled that any further hikes this year ...

Hollywood Florida Finally Gets Its Day In The Sun
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/hollywood-florida-finally-day-sun-article-1.2992571...

Buyers Racing To Snag A Low Mortgage Rate
NEW YORK – March 9, 2017 – Borrowers are getting spooked by rising mortgage rates and, as a result, rushing to lock in rates before any further increases. That, in turn, is pus...

When It Comes To Mortgage Rejections Fla Is No 1
ORLANDO, Fla. – March 3, 2017 – What happens after a home sale closes and the new buyer has keys in hand? In the days and months that follow, how do most new homebuyers feel?To...

501 In Fla Say Its A Good Time To Buy A House
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2017 – Homeownership nationwide is at a record low, but a slim majority of Floridians (50.1 percent) say it's a good time to buy a house, according...

Is There Any Leeway In Over55 Community Rules
While the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination against protected classes, including families with children under the age of 18, federal guidelines permit exemptions for commun...

Residents Form East And West Solar Coops To Go Solar Together
NAME: Kay SommersEnvironmental Protection and Growth ManagementPHONE: 954-519-1257EMAIL: ksommers@broward.orgBROWARD COUNTY, FL - Neighbors have formed two solar co-ops...

Pompano Beach House New Restaurant GroundBreaking
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December Was A Sellers Market With Increased Sale Prices And Fewer New Listings
An increase in both median and average sales prices across the board and a decrease in closed sales and thenumber of new listings are the key takeaways from the December 2016 housi...

Americas Most Expensive Home Hits The Market
https://www.yahoo.com/style/americas-most-expensive-home-250m-los-angeles-mansion-170000588.html...

How To Find The School For The Home You Are Going To Buy In Broward County
http://www.browardschools.com/School-Info/locator...

Canadian Snowbirds Most Interested In Southern Florida
Canadians continue to dominate international searches for property in Southern Florida according to data from the Miami Association of Realtors.Colombia had been the long-time top ...

Estimating First Year Taxes For A New Homebuyer
If you purchase a home, you will inherit the seller's exemption status for the current tax year. Be sure to verify with the Broward County Property Appraiser's office just before t...

Older Adults Face Housing Troubles
Older adults face housing troublesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jan. 3, 2017 – The nation's housing inventory won't meet the needs of an increasingly older population through the next two...

Welcome To The World E9
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Lori Parrish Letter Announcing Her Retirement Tomorrow December 14
To the property owners and residents of Broward County:December 14, 2016 will be my last day working in the office. December 31 will be my last day answering your emails and questi...

Jimmy Buffet Wants To Go To Space
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Broward County Homestead Exemption Filing For 2017
YOU CAN FILE NOW FOR A 2017 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION!You can file today for 2017 exemptions. This includes homestead, disability, widowed persons, granny flat, portability, deployed mil...

Aspires Web Page For Luxury Condos
http://www.aura-condo.com/en/page/home.html...

Aspire Real Estate Development To Build Luxury Condos In Pompano Beach
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA (PRWEB) DECEMBER 02, 2016The Aspire Real Estate Development company has acquired land to build a seven story, 19-unit luxury condo building in the heart...

The Extravagant In House Amenities Of Floridas Elite
http://nypost.com/2016/12/01/the-extravagant-in-house-amenities-of-floridas-elite/...

Inside The Oldest House In America For Sale
http://www.realtor.com/videos/video-step-back-in-time-inside-the-oldest-house-for-sale-in-america/1c1b34bd-f14c-4f57-8636-a032e8570411...

October Home Sales
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/realestate/fl-home-sales-october-20161122-story.html...

Tiny Homes
More tiny neighborhoods are comingSPUR, Texas – Nov. 23, 2016 – Tiny homes are still mostly illegal in the majority of the country since they don't tend to meet municipali...

HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS
STUART, Fla. – Oct 17, 2016 – Question: Has the law been amended to authorize the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes to investigate complaints a...

BROWARD COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISERS Adjusted Square Footage
"Why does the BCPA.net measurement of my house size differ from the actual square foot measurements? "We use the "adjusted square foot" ("Adj.Bldg.S.F.") measurement of a buil...

Fannie Mae Debuts Loan Option For Green Retrofits
WASHINGTON – April 1, 2016 – Fannie Mae announced HomeStyle Energy mortgage, a program to help borrowers make energy and water energy efficient upgrades to their home.With...

Boomers And Millennials Desire Different Things
Home buyers are demanding more home features that help them save energy and keep the home organized, according to a new study released by the National Association of Home Buil...

Portability
PORTABILITY - What is homestead "portability" for Save Our Homes? The "Save Our Homes" (SOH) Amendment in Florida’s Constitution was in...

Adjusted Square Footage For Valuation
ADJUSTED SQUARE FEET - Why does the BCPA.net measurement of my house size differ from the actual square foot measurements? We use the "ad...

Valuation
VALUATION - Why doesn't my recent purchase price match the proposed market value assessment for this year for my home? Per Florida law, a...

Anticipated Restaurant Openings 2016
http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/restaurants/12-most-anticipated-restaurant-openings-in-broward-and-palm-beach-for-2016-7490819...

Pompano Is Popping
http://sfbwmag.com/departments/business-scene/pompano-popping...

Tornado Safety
Get Prepared Now• Designate a safe room in your home that can be reached in a matterof seconds. Choose an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor with no windows. • Make s...

RealtyTrac Reports 28 Vacancy Among Area Homes The Firm Says South Floridas Home Vacancy Rate Is 16
RealtyTrac reported that tri-county South Florida has one of the largest percentages of vacant single-family homes among major U.S. metropolitan areas. The real estate research fir...

Mortgage Delinquency Foreclosures Decline
NEW YORK – Feb. 10, 2016 – The rate of serious mortgage delinquency, the foreclosure rate and the number of completed foreclosures all turned lower in the final month of 2015. ...

What Does Energy Efficient Home Mean
What does ‘energy efficient home’ mean?WASHINGTON – Feb. 8, 2016 – In an existing house, the first step is to conduct a home energy assessment – sometimes referred to as ...

Other Broward County Tax Exemptions
Widows, widowers, permanently disabled persons, and qualified senior citizens on fixed-incomes are entitled to additional tax-saving exemptions. With the exception of the $5,0...

Portability Of Homesteaded Savings
Florida's "Portability" law allows property owners to transfer their “Save Our Homes” benefit earned on a previous Florida homesteaded property to a new Florida homesteaded pro...

How Can A New Homebuyer Estimate First Year Taxes
If you purchase a home, you will inherit the seller's exemption status for the current tax year. Be sure to verify with the Broward County Property Appraiser's office just bef...

Average 30year Fixedrate Mortgage Back Above 4 Percent
BY KIM JANSSENChicago TribuneThe average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has crept back above 4 percent for the first time in five months, according to Freddie Mac.Following the Federa...

Baby Boomers Blamed For Clogging Housting Market
WASHINGTON – Dec. 8, 2015 – Some economists say the baby boomers aren't selling their homes like previous generations did and not downsizing fast enough – and that leads to s...

Fly Into The Beautiful Sunshine Of Florida
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Santa Drops Into Pompano Beach
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The Numbers
Listing inventory for November looks like it will end down 2% compared with October. Homes are also taking a longer time to sell, which is typical as winter rolls through most mark...

INFORMATION FOR HOME BUYERS NEW LOAN ESTIMATE EXPLAINED
http://www.nat.com/News-Info/NAT-TV/CFPB/CFPB-The-Loan-Estimate.aspx...

INFORMATION FOR HOME BUYERS NEW CLOSING DISCLOSURE EXPLAINED
http://www.nat.com/News-Info/NAT-TV/CFPB/CFPB-New-Closing-Disclosure.aspx...

Im Here To Serve Your Real Estate Needs
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The Official Website Of The City Of Pompano Beach
http://pompanobeachfl.gov/index.php...

Floridas Housing Market Rising Median Prices In October
ORLANDO, Fla. – Nov. 23, 2015 –Florida's housing market reported higher median prices, fewer days on market and a constrained inventory of homes for sale in October, according ...

What Irks Homeowners
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?p=1&id=328058...

Dont Blink Eyelash Extension Franchise Opens In Miami
http://therealdeal.com/miami/blog/2015/06/30/dont-blink-eyelash-extensions-opening-in-miami/...

Try Before You Buy
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?p=2&id=325072...

South Florida Home Values Rise But Growth Slows
https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article25819969.html&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTOTc2MjM2Njk1ODQyMDI4NDA1NzIcMWI1MmIwYjBiZG...

Fort Lauderdale Condo Market Surges
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article25649911.html...

Picture Yourself Boating And Living In South Florida
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Deerfield Beach Wine And Food Festival
This Festival is for the Foodie Family!For the first time, the Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival will be a “Family Fun Day” a family-friendly event as part of the ...

Sunrise In Pompano Beach
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Working In South Florida
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article21483288.html...

Broward Heads Toward Stricter Standards For Taxi Uber Drivers
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-uber-taxi-law-broward-20150414-story.html...

Browards Hotel Boom
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article18716328.html...

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival April 24 Thru April 26
http://pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com/...

Invasion Of The Exotics
http://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/news/2015-04-01/Top_News/Invasion_of_the_exotics.html...

South Florida Home Prices Rise 8 Point 3 Percent In January
Most of the country continues to chase South Florida when it comes home price increases.Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties saw prices rise 8.3 percent in January from a ye...

Best Mahi In Town
We had the MOST delicious dinner at the Sea Watch Restaurant last evening followed by a walk on the beach watching the kite surfers. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea offers one of the mo...

Kite Surfing Lauderdale By The Sea Style
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Al Capones Former Miami Beach Mansion Restored For Video And Photo Shoots
The new owners of Al Capone's mansion in Miami Beach had a media open house Wednesday to show off an extensive restoration project.The house where the notorious Chicago gangst...

Good Year Blimp Out And About
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Mortgage Docs Locked In Stone 3 Days Before Closing
WASHINGTON – March 16, 2015 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has major mortgage changes scheduled to take place Aug. 1. While the new rules directly impact len...

Koi Residences And Marina Pompano Beach Florida
Koi Residences and Marina offers a stunning, master-planned community that is surrounded by a 26-slip marina, preserved nature trails, lushly landscaped parks, and open areas. Koi ...

Key West Living
http://www.keyweststeamplant.com/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=promo%2Bpost&utm_campaign=fb%2Brealtors...

Your Realtor Linda Having A Valentine Lunch With Her Sweetheart
I'm enjoying a fine brunch at the Rusty Hook Tavern in Pompano Beach. Blue Crab Benedict and Shrimp and Grits were created by Chef Ned!...

South Florida Home Sales Grow And Condo Sales Fall In 2014
http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2015/02/11/south-florida-home-sales-grow-condo-sales-fall-in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+industry_2...

ZOMBIE FORECLOSURES ARE ON THE DECLINE ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/realestate/fl-zombie-foreclosures-20150205-story.html...

Music Under The Stars Pompano Beach
PETTY HEARTS BANDFriday, February 13, 2015 at the corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Boulevard!Music under the Stars featuring a variety of different bands every 2nd Friday of th...

Large 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo In San Souci Investors Dream
Updated, 5 minutes from the Beach and Bal Harbour Shops, parks, highways. etc.  Asking 159900  quiet balcony overlooking pool and community...

Two South Florida Condominium Properties Sell For 126M
http://www.cpexecutive.com/cities/miami/two-south-florida-condominium-properties-sell-for-12-6m/1004111465.html...

Rapper Vanilla Ice Helps Injured Hollyood Florida Firefighter
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/01/13/pool-builder-teams-with-vanilla-ice-to-help-firefighter/...

The Benefits And Burdens Of Marriage When It Comes To Your Florida Homestead Property Tax Exemption
As of January 6, 2015, Florida began recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions and issuing marriage licenses for same-sex marriages to be performed in Florida...

FHA Helps First Time Home Buyers
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article5650761.html...

Want To Buy A Historic Mansion In Hollywood
http://linda.brsluxuryhomes.com/details.php?mls=43&mlsid=A1721381http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Wesley_Young_House...

A Little Paddle Board Fun At The Hillsboro Inlet In Pompano Beach Florida
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Holiday Inn Sunrise Sells
http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2015/01/02/holiday-inn-in-sunrise-sells-for-10-5m.html...

Worth Repeating Fine Consignments Wilton Manors
http://worthrepeatingfineconsignments.blogspot.com/...

What A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
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Christmas Day By The Sea In Pompano Beach
Life is a little nicer when you live by the sea!...

Cuba And Property Development
http://swtimes.com/business/us-developers-tread-cautiously-cuba-s-property-frontier...

Best Books On Cuba
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/17/5-great-books-about-cuba.html...

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Coming 2015
This is the progress as of today, December 20, 2014!...

15th Street Fisheries And Dockside Cafe Fort Lauderdale Florida
Spectacular food, outside on the dock to go along with the nighttime ambiance of the intracoastal waterway!...

Shipping Container Homes
http://www.inspirationgreen.com/container-homes.html...

2015 HOT HOUSING TRENDS
http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/feature/article/2014/12/21-hot-housing-trends-for-2015......

Lighthouse Lightning
Remember: Lightning can travel miles sideways so be careful while you are outside in a lightning storm....

SkY230 Lauderdale By The Sea
PRE-CONSTRUCTION PRICES!! Have your town home customized in the quaint seaside village of Lauderdale by the sea!http://sky230townhomes.com/...

Longer Commute To Work Equals Unhappier Life
Canada's University of Waterloo recently conducted a study that correlates directly between your  well-being and commute time to work. The results from the study &nb...

Key West Sunset
Living in South Florida has it's advantages when it comes to travel and tourism. Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports are convenient hubs for travelling. You can catch a last mi...

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse
A beautiful winter morning in January at the Hillsboro Lighthouse Inlet. The sun was rising and the atmosphere was so peaceful. All of your cares in the world disappear as you stan...

GFLR Holiday Toy Drive
Bring an unwrapped toy OR contribute $10 to the Boys and Girls ClubOn Wednesday, December 10th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors®will be hosting the Hol...


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