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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Gary Hitchcock answered:
When we moved from Boston area we settled in Parkland which has the best public schools.

Gary Hitchcock
Remax Professionals
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Catherine Kim Owens answered:
Usually there is no smell; however, I've golfed at Ecco and smelled some sulfa/sewer smells on occasion.
However, this complex was built after the new hurricane window regulations; therefore, wind resistent sliding doors will keep the smells out on the few occasions...

Good space, convenient location to everything, if you don't mind developments and similar looking homes.

I have a client who lives in the complex, with two kids, and she loves it there.

Let me know if I can be of service. I'm a realtor, mortgage broker, and property manager. I've lived near there for 12 years. I used to live in Montclair, NJ:)
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Dave Thomas answered:
Oakland park has been a Lovely place to live for my Family and myself. As a property owner and business owner in Oakland Park, I must say it is a great City to work in. Oakland Park is one opf the older cities in Broward with rich history marked by its historic buildings. Recent building on "Main Street" show promis to a lively business and community distrect. ... more
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:

Warm weather and sunshine come to mind......
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Charlotte-

It's best to contact the local police station to find out.

Ali, Community Manager
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Chad Gray answered:

Here's my list of areas in Greater Fort Lauderdale where you can have a decent amount of land, close to good schools and not be too far from conveniences:

- Davie
- Parkland
- Plantation Acres
- Southwest Ranches

A great resource for school ratings is They are so good, and our clients appreciate the information they provide so much, that we included their school rankings on every listing on our website. So when you find a home you like on our website, there is a tab about schools in the area with rankings from

Let me know if you have questions or need help finding your new home!

Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

100% of clients rated our service as "EXCELLENT"!

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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Ann Ryan answered:
Ange, If you really want to make sure your kids are exposed to music, you're probably better off seeking a good tutor, rather than a school with some vague program. I survived 8 years of choir with a mostly tone deaf choirmaster, but that's probably not something I should admit in public. And no, I don't play an instrument - or worse sing - today. ... more
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Tue Jan 8, 2013
oscar echeverri answered:
Hollywood Fl Home Inspections Start at $200

Once you find the property you are looking for, I will help you save thousands of dollars and prevent you from buying a property in bad condition or with hidden defects.

We are Licensed and Insured Home Inspector and General Contractors.

Would you like to paint, renovate, add value to your property ?
Feel free to call me with any questions.

For a sample of one of our reports, pelase visit

Oscar Echeverri
GAIA Construction Inc
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Gary Meltzer answered:
It is a great area! I lived in South Florida since 1977 and in Regency Lakes, which is located behind Tradewinds Elementary school since 2007. We chose this area after carefully researching the area and the school. We found that Tradewinds has always been an "A" rated school which was what we were looking for in a school for our 2 daughters who both attended the school. The area overall is awesome as well. Convenient to all major highways, shopping, dining and of course the beaches.
Feel free to call me if youhave any questions.
Gary Meltzer
954 670 4279
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Sat Oct 13, 2012
Shai Mashiach answered:
Hi Scott,

The first thing you need to do is ask the building if they have any special assessments and how much money is in reserves.
If they don’t have any money and something happens in your building they will ask you for more money and raise your HOA fee.
Waverly, Las Olas by the River and Strada are three completely different buildings. If you have any questions on the buildings please let me know because if you like the Waverly you will not like the Strada.


Shai Mashiach
Prudential Florida Realty
Fort Lauderdale luxury real estate/ Miami luxury Real Estate
Phone: 954.816.7070
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Errandboyworld answered:
Weston is a safe quite area.
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Chad Gray answered:

Following are links to a couple of dog-friendly resources:

1. City of Fort Lauderdale Doggie Guide:

2. Broward County Dog Parks:

I hope the links are helpful!

Chad Gray | PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

100% of clients have rated our service as "excellent" -
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Pat Palmer answered:
Hello Nvpaiute,

Many of the available homes for sale are still short sales and bank repo's. Both of these can still take an extended time to close. Between that, and the fact that there tend to be multiple buyers offering on many homes, 4-6 months is not unrealistic to start your home search.

"Starting" should involve getting yourself approved for a loan to begin with. Most sellers will not look at a buyer unless they are pre-approved. From there, seeing properties via an MLS search sent to your email will help you get to know areas. You will be come more educated as you go.

Once you are ready to start looking, you will be much better prepared. If I can assist you, or if you'd like to have homes sent to you, or need help finding a lender, feel free to contact me. I'd be glad to help.

Pat Palmer-Broker Associate
Boca's Best
Direct: 786-286-6557

Keller Williams Boca Raton
2424 N. Federal Hwy. #318
Boca Raton, FL,33431
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Claudio & Robyn Petasne answered:
Hello Sophie,

Here is a link to homes in Coral Springs you inquired about. Please take a look and feel
free to contact me for further information on this home and any other home you
see on the market.,9510,9514,9516/community/Coral%20Springs-Parkland/propertytype/SINGLE/maxprice/200000/beds/3/baths/2/

This link will provide you with community, school, and market trend information about the area.

Have a wonderful day!

Claudio Petasne, PA
Petasne Real Estate Team
Keller Williams Realty
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Eitan Ronen answered:
I'm one of residents in the Avent Garde, 2049 building,it is a good choice good location ,there is few more things that u probably need to know before making your final move u can contact me if u wish and will let u know. ... more
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Alberto Castre answered:
Pembroke Pines is a safe modern city, with beautiful communities that are very family oriented, great schools "A" schools.
Near Fort Luderdale and Miami Airports, this greta city has greta shopping expierence with the new open Pembroke Gardens mall whic future great stores and good restaurants,near by is the brand new Fresh Maarket.
Over all Pembroke Pines is a city between Dade & Broward county that is a wonderful city with excellent communities, great parks, excellent schools and very good restaurants, shopping centers .
If you need any more particular information about this great town , contact me at any time
954 549 3060
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Ronnie Ratner-Sheldon answered: Please look on my site and you will find new construction floor plans for Heron Bay Parkland A+ Schools.I am a realtor & Heron Bay Resident for 12 years. I love the area and the club facilities are greta. I can also send you information on resales. Best Regards, Ronnie Ratner-Sheldon Prudential Florida Realty 954-340-9059 Offcie ... more
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Ronnie Ratner-Sheldon answered:
Do you have children that atten schools? Parkland/Heron Bay has one of the best schools in the country A+Rated. 33076 Parkland is upscale surbibia Boca with the feeling of more land and less density. What price range are you? there are plenty of custom home commmunities and planned home communities such as Heron Bay? Heron Bay Offers 2 state of the art Club Houses Gyms, & Pools. Ronnie ratner-Sheldon Prudential Florida Realty 954-340-9059 ... more
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
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