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Hidden Hammocks/Butler Farms Board Meeting (1/2018)

By: Nick Casamassimo - February 2, 2018

I am a little embarrassed to share that, despite living in Butler Farms/Hidden Hammocks community for 4 years, I have yet to attend our monthly Board Meetings…until this last one.  I walked to Park Springs Elementary school, thinking there would not be a parking spot and was surprised to see only 6 participants, half of whom were on the board or our Community Association Manager.  In the meeting the following items were discussed:
 

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The Secret To Updating Your Home for Less, According to Scott McGillivray

By: - February 1, 2018

If we had to name Scott McGillivray's super power, it'd be knowing the best time to purchase a house. But he knows a lot more than that when it comes to all things home related. After all, he's the host of Income Property and an expert on Flipping the Block. And that, our friends, is why when he says revamping the entryway is an inexpensive and easy way to transform a home, we pay attention...
 

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32nd Annual Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park

By: Nick Casamassimo - February 1, 2018

 

32nd Annual Museum Art Festival_Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 3–4 / 10:00 am–5:00 pm_Boca Raton Museum of Art
 

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Florida REALTORS Optimistic about 2018

By: Kelly McCabe - January 30, 2018

Florida’s housing market showed no signs of a seasonal slump at the close of 2017, and that isn’t likely to change as 2018 ticks on, according to a new forecast from Florida Realtors. Unveiled at its mid-winter business meeting, the 2018 Florida Real Estate Trends forecast expects growth in the state’s employment and population, which will drive home sales...
 

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Construction on Wiles Road

By: City of Coral Springs - January 11, 2018

 

A new traffic pattern to facilitate the widening of Wiles Road from West of Rock Island Road to State Road 7/US 441 in Coral Springs is scheduled to change in November 2017..

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Coral Springs weighs raising taxes to keep it as 'great place' to live

By: Sun Sentinel - January 11, 2018

 

Coral Springs would hire more police officers, add park amenities and get more mosquito-killing tablets to ward off Zika.


Helping pay for it all would be the city’s plan to increase taxes and fees for the upcoming year.


The property tax rate is proposed to be increased from $5.09 for every $1,000 of assessed property value to $6.32...

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Review: Arun's Indian Kichen in Coral Springs is a tasty takeout haven

By: Micahel Mayo - January 11, 2018

 

Arun’s is a hectic and slightly chaotic, family-run place that has built a devoted following since opening in its current location in 2014. Kichen is deliberately misspelled, co-owner Arun Sareen says, for the sake of procuring a web address that ended in “.com.” ...

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5 Kitchen Trends That Are Poised to Take Over in 2018

By: Becca Endicott - January 1, 2018

 

With a new year comes thoughts of how to renovate, refresh, and redecorate our living spaces. And where better to start than in the heart and hearth of the home, the kitchen? Check out the five kitchen trends poised to make a huge splash in 2018...
 

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Board Must Allow Hurricane Shutters...

By: Joseph Adams - December 24, 2017

 

Q:        Our condominium documents require owners to maintain windows. The board wants to encourage (or even force) owners to install impact glass. Can the board dictate the type of new windows that have to be installed? Also, why does the law require the board to adopt “hurricane shutter specifications” when the modern trend is impact glass? Can’t the board just ban shutters and require impact glass? (R.W. via email)...

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What is Home Concierge?

By: Nick Casamassimo - December 14, 2017

 
You may be familiar with the term “property management,” which is when a third party handles the daily operations of a real estate investment. They can manage all types of properties, from single family homes to large apartment complexes, and work on things such as screening for tenants, filling vacancies, addressing maintenance or repair issues, managing budgets and maintaining records.  They ultimately remove the stress of being a landlord and try to bring the biggest return on investment for the investor.

Although home concierge has many overlapping services when compared to property management, there is a distinct difference:   
 

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Homeowners Guide to Understanding HOA

By: Burke Nielsen - December 7, 2017

 

With 69 million Americans living in common interest communities, nearly all of us have at least heard of HOAs.  In states like Florida, you would be hard-pressed to find a neighborhood that isn’t governed by a homeowners association.  Even with the rapid growth of common interest communities, many homeowners don’t really understand how they work and what they can do to make their community better...

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Zillow's 6 Predictions for the 2018 Housing Market

By: Marian Mcpherson - November 17, 2017

 

If only we could stare into a crystal ball to see exactly what 2018 holds for the housing market. More inventory? Yes! Slower home price growth? Absolutely! Oprah giving everyone a free house? That would be a dream come true.
 
For now we have forecasts from top economists and housing experts. And Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell offered hers on behalf of Zillow...

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Maximizing Space in Kitchen & Get Biggest ROI

By: Nick Casamassimo - October 30, 2017

 

Kitchen renovations can be very daunting for homeowners.  So many choices relating to cabinets, general layout, backsplashes, fixtures, and don't get me started on counter tops.  Not only can you get lost in the difference between quartz versus quartzite versus granite versus marble, but colors and designs can dizzy even the most calm-headed renovator. 

But what is universal in getting the most bang from your buck is maximizing ...

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Elevator Pose Problems after Hurricane Irma in Boca High R

By: Marci Shatzman - October 28, 2017

 



Boca Raton's Assistant Fire Chief Matt Welhaf never got more calls about out-of-service elevators than he did after Hurricane Irma from people who live in beachfront buildings.


Turns out there's a city law about keeping at least one elevator in service for public safety/paramedic access during a storm, Welhaf said at the Oct. 17 Beach Condominium Association meeting in San Remo....


 

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First Friday Art Walk in Delray Beach

By: Downtown Development Authority - October 28, 2017

 

The November 3rd First Friday Art Walk is a perfect way to experience an evening of ...

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