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Event of the Century | Happy Birthday Broward County THE event of the century is TODAY, October 1, 2015,  in Broward County. A massive Happy Birthday to Broward County. Here is a brief history of our home county. Broward County was named after Napoleon Bonaparte, no not that one but Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, who was the state's governor from the year 1905 to 1909. Way back in 1915 to be exact, Palm Beach County to our north and Dade County in the south each contributed equal portions of land and Broward County was born.   Did you know the original name intended for Broward County was Everglades County, my opinion on that one, they chose the wrong name. But live and let live I guess. The facts about Broward County include...

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A House In Monterra | Move to Cooper City Life in South Florida can be, hectic at best. This is why I believe it is vital to come home to a peaceful environment. And where better, but a house in Monterra, a local  in Cooper City. We have just listed for sale a family-friendly house in Monterra. It  is located in Monterra, Cooper City, in the sub- division of Capistrano. This family residence, built in 2011 offers four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The garage accommodates both “his” and “her” vehicles. This house in Monterra located at 8346 NW 39 Court  can best be described in pictures, so here I go…

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Events In Fort Lauderdale | Culinary Delights The upcoming weather this weekend is forecast to be a mixture of scattered thunderstorms and rains on both Saturday and Sunday.  So with that in mind, I am heading indoors for my selection of events in Fort Lauderdale. All events this weekend will  be culinary based. In short, I will review several local restaurants worth a visit.

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 Real Estate Transactions | Follow The Money To Broward County In a recent article in The Real Deal, the Florida edition, it was noted that the residential housing construction boom is reaching us in Broward County. Of course, we residents of the area all know of this fact.  We are all aware that residential real estate transactions that  are on the rise. Any drive along A1A reveals the construction taking place in Broward County.   In this series of blog articles, I will highlight the real estate transactions and events happening in our neck of the woods. It is crucial, to “follow the money” especially if you plan on adding to your real estate portfolio or commence accumulating real estate holdings. The money is coming to us in Broward County. Invitation Homes, a Texas-based company that operates an extensive portfolio of rental properties just mortgaged its Broward holdings to the tune of $48 million.  I will watch this company as my guess is they will reinvest in real estate in our area. Only this past week, Ocean Land Investments completed the first of its six condo projects in the area. The project, AquaVita Las Olas is located on Hendricks Isle in the Las Olas Isles neighborhood.  Currently, there is one unit on offering at a price of $2million, other real estate transactions will certainly take place over the next few months.

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Event In Fort Lauderdale  | Three Must Attend Venues Can you feel the autumn breeze in the air? No, me neither but a girl can always dream! It seems at this time of the year; there is a slight nibble of holiday anticipation in the air. The following events in Fort Lauderdale set me in the mood for the journey into the holiday spirit. First on the agenda, The Fort Lauderdale Arts and Crafts Show…. think holiday presents. My sources tell me there are 65 artisans signed up to market their wares this weekend. This event in Fort Lauderdale takes place on both Saturday and Sunday from the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. Here is where this event will take place: National Guard Armory

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Events in Fort Lauderdale | National Drive Electric Week Little by little things change. Some for the good and some not so much. This event in Fort Lauderdale falls into the first category. As our climate and environment around us has, shall I say, disintegrated in front of our eyes many are taking a stand to right the wrong. Hey, let’s not get too heavy here. This epic event in Fort Lauderdale slowly and but surely should change the mindset of our younger generation, the citizens of tomorrow I believe change and attitudes can be changed and amended if you involve children. And you ask, what in the world is she talking about… I rant on about the use of electric cars. And yes you got it, National Drive Electric Week commences on Saturday and lasts through to September 20, 2015.

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August Shows Rise in Mortgage Credit Availability Recent news shows that mortgage credit availability increased in August, moving 0.5 percent to 126.1, which suggests a national loosening of credit. This news comes from the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a study from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which reports that the index was benchmarked to 100 in March 2012. Of the four component indices, the Jumbo MCAI saw the greatest loosening (up 0.7 percent over the month) followed by the Conventional MCAI (up 0.5 percent), the Government MCAI (up 0.4 percent), and the Conforming MCAI (up 0.3 percent).

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Last week, I posed several must attend events in Fort Lauderdale. This week I am heading further afield into Broward County to present more events in Fort Lauderdale and beyond this Labor Day Weekend 2015. First I will head over to Davie. Flamingo Gardens, located on wait for it…. Flamingo Road is offering half-price entry this Labor Day 2015. Included in this adventure are a Native Bird Festival and a narrated tram tour of the grounds. Of course attendees can all enjoy many botanical attractions on offer including the famous Flamingo in all their glory. One word comes to mind when I visit Flamingo Gardens…Zen. If you have never ventured over to Flamingo Gardens, I have no hesitation in recommending this attraction to you. It is well worth the money and effort in getting there, I promise.

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The Ultimate Florida Lifestyle - This Coconut Grove, Fla Condo - Modern, Chic and Oh So Now | - Looking for a change in lifestyle? The “burbs” got you down? Do you desire a modern, chic and looking to live the ultimate Florida lifestyle? We have just the dwelling for you. Located within close-proximity to downtown Miami, Coconut Grove offers the best of the best including elegant restaurants and shops. And so, we may add, does this condo we recently have listed for sale.

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Events in Broward County | Labor Day This year Labor Day trickles over into September, the seventh of September to be exact. Planning ahead, this blog post will review the events in Broward County that are taking place on this long awaited holiday weekend. But first… And as you know there is always a first, let's discuss the true meaning of this festive weekend. Labor day is a celebration of the American labor movement. It is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of all workers, the backbone of our society. It first became a national day in the year 1887 and passed a law by President Grover Cleveland. The official day of celebration, the first Monday in the month of September.