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The Case For Home Ownership 

Homeowners report considerable higher rates of satisfaction than renters with their housing. A variety of reasons include: 

Equity Build-Up. People believe in the investment wisdom of owning a home and accept mortgage payments as a benign forced savings plan. For most homeowners, housing prices move up more quickly in good times than they decline when the economy sours because homeowners shy away from selling property during recessions. 

  1.  Home ownership also means the right to control your domain. A lender can’t send homeowners packing unless they stop paying their mortgage loans. Landlords may force tenants out at the end of the lease. Owners can paint their walls with pink polka dots and install water beds and
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If you are in the process of purchasing a home, your first step is to inquire about your mortgage financing options. As you’re doing this, it is very important to be able to distinguish the difference between a Pre-Qualification and a Pre-Approval. Based on your current financial situation such as income, savings, credit, etc, the bank will be able to inform you how much of a house you can afford.  Obtaining the right mortgage is extremely important and that’s when an experienced Loan Officer comes in to play.

So what’s the difference between these two concepts? It’s simple; a Pre-qualification is a preliminary and informal estimate of how much money you’ll be able to borrow for the purchase.  This is done by verbally supplying the bank/lender with

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When deciding on a city to live in, each family has their own criteria for making their choice. Living in the City of Parkland offers residents many positive reasons for living in the city. Parkland is an official Tree City USA. It is a unique city that offers luxury gated communities as well as a luxury rural areas that features acre plus size lots and even allows horses. 

During the winter months when the weather is cooler, The City of Parkland features the annual Farmers Market from November to April twice a month on Sundays from 9 am to 1pm. This weekend you will be able to purchase items such as fresh and organic vegetables, beautiful flowers, delicious breads, pastries and other baked goods as well as a variety of gourmet foods such as jams,

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On March 1st, the School Board meeting was held at Plantation High School and had the initial approval of the Parkland Boundary change for the elementary schools. The plan approved assigns children that live north of Sawgrass Expressway, west of 441, south of Loxahatchee Rd. and east of University Drive will attend Riverglades Elementary beginning the school year of 2017 to 2018.  There is one more approval for this to go into effect and the next Hearing will be held on   March 22nd at 5:30 pm.



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Would you like to see where your tax dollars are going?  Join us at the ribbon cutting ceremony and tour for one of the two new Fire Stations in Coral Springs.  It is absolutely beautiful!

Coral Springs Firestation

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It has been said that a “small town feel” is not defined by a city’s physical size or by its number of residents, but is defined by the feeling of community! If measured by the numbers, with over 126,000 residents in 2016, Coral Springs could hardly be called a “small town”. But if measured by the feeling of community-welcome home!

One way Coral Springs achieves this “small town feel” is by holding “Slice of the Springs” meetings throughout our communities. The city staff comes to our neighborhoods to discuss relevant issues and concerns. Police, fire, parks and recreation, public works and more come to bring the residents “up to date” on how they are helping to build and maintain the physical and social infrastructures. Even better, they come to

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Artesia Final Phase Coming Soon—prices from the mid $300k’s!—An exceptional opportunity exists to experience maintenance-free, luxury resort living in west Sunrise! Artesia’s newest selection of dynamic and visually arresting Courtyard Homes, Terrace Homes and premium Sky Villas will appeal to those who demand the best in quality, design and lifestyle; offering its residents an adventurous departure from the ordinary. Legendary amenities such as tranquil pools, private cabanas, sports courts, lounges, spa, fitness center and staffed gate houses will become part of your everyday experience. Ideally positioned for living conveniences and just steps from Sawgrass Mills Mall and the BB&T Center. Construction is limited to only 123 residences, so call The

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Beautifully remodeled home in Vizcaya, a gated community with clubropom, fitness room, pool an spa in the SW section of Coral Springs. Gorgeous bathrooms, crown moldings, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, wood kitchen cabinets, plantation shutters, newer a/c unit are all included in this 3 bedroom/2 1/2 bath home. Additional benefits is the tennis facility at Eagle Trace.

Vizcaya is located near top rated schools, fine dining, shopping and easy access to Sawgrass expressway. For more information click on  967 NW 127 Ave Coral Springs, Fl. 33071 .



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Latest on Parkland School Boundary Changes

Superintendent Runcie of Broward County Schools has released the 2017-18 SUPERINTENDENT’S FINAL BOUNDARY RECOMMENDATIONS: Here is the link to read the Superintendents recommendation:
Broward School Superintendent's Final Boundary Recommendation
In order for this to pass it has to be approved by the School Board members at a public hearing on March 1 and then approved again by the members at a public hearing on March 22.
There is speculation that an amendment will be made by the School Board at the first hearing. The recommendation, as written, currently states: Elementary Students residing within the combined boundary of Heron Heights and Park Trails Elementary Schools may be assigned to Riverglades Elementary

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2016 was a banner year for sales in the city of Parkland Florida. With 625 homes closed (as per MLS) this was an increase of 15.5% increase in the amount of sales from 2015 where there were 541 closed sales.  To see a comparison between 2008 to 2016 click here: 2008-2016 Parkland Closed Sales Stats. 

The DuPree Team are real estate experts selling Parkland since 1978. Call Marta DuPree at 954-752-1986 when buying, selling or leasing in Parkland Florida.

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