A Conversation with Davie Mayor Judy Paul

We recently had the privilege of sitting down with Davie Mayor Judy Paul.  Throughout the course of our conversation, she shared her history of service to the town, why she believes that Davie is a great place to live and where she sees the town in the future.  The conversation was both interesting and enjoyable; … Continued

Florida Staycation and Local Activities

What, you may ask, is a “Florida Staycation”?  Let me share.  A staycation is kind of like mini-vacation; one that doesn’t require much, if any, travel.  Today, we are going to share some staycation ideas: both suggestions for “sleeping out” and ideas for activities if you choose to “sleep in”. Let’s face it.  It almost … Continued

Watching the Super Bowl and Super Bowl Recipes

Where are you watching the Superbowl?  If you are watching at home, what Superbowl recipes do you plan to make? Let’s face it, in the United States Superbowl Sunday is, to many, a national holiday.  Even if your team didn’t make it to the big game (they always have next year); most people manage to … Continued

How To Get Organized

One of the most popular “new years resolutions” is to get organized. That said, how to get organized is a challenge facing many of us this January. And, to be honest, it seems a bit daunting. Between the holidays, having the kids home and the general chaos of life, things tend to get out of … Continued

What You Should Know About Home Owners Associations?

What should you know about Home Owners Associations? The truth, everything! In South Florida, Home Owners Associations govern many communities. Each one has responsibility for different things. When buying a home in a community governed by one, there are issues you should understand.  The first person you should speak with is your real estate agent. … Continued

Things To Do With Kids in Fort Lauderdale

What can you do with your kids in Fort Lauderdale?  Now is the perfect time to decide.  We are counting down the days until winter break! The last day of school (for those of with kids in Broward Schools) is December 22nd.  Then, we have two weeks free! Imagine this: no waking up early, no … Continued

The Best Holiday Lights and Other Family Activities

Driving in the car to see the BEST holiday lights is a family tradition many of us share.  I remember being a child and literally begging my parents to drive through “one more” neighborhood so we could admire the beautiful decorations.  This seems to be a time honored tradition; ever since my daughter was little … Continued

Black Friday & Cyber Monday- Let’s Shop!

It’s almost Thanksgiving.  As such, you have planned your meal, made your grocery store list and are ready for your Thanksgiving Holiday. (Need some help? Check out our Thanksgiving blog) Some of you are actually looking past Thanksgiving and it hasn’t even happened yet.  I understand, though, because we are looking forward to an important day … Continued

Celebrating Thanksgiving in South Florida

It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving in South Florida! So many things come to mind as I look forward to the holiday.  First, of course, is the food!  Which traditional favorites and exciting new dishes will be on your table?  Second is exercise. Something has to counteract that food!  Therefore, South Florida turkey trots are the … Continued

What Does a Credit Score Mean for a Mortgage?

What Does a Credit Score Mean for a Mortgage? What does a credit score mean for a mortgage? Credit scores are a critical component of the home buying process.  You may ask, what is a credit score?   Simply, it is a number assigned to a person that is an indicator of that person’s ability to … Continued