Weston FL Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

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Welcome to Weston, FL: A Vibrant and Thriving Community

Weston, Florida - The city of Weston, Florida , our tropical paradise, is a beautiful neighborly master planned city with a big family feeling and large parental involvement. Weston, FL known for its warm climate encompasses 1,877 acres of maintained lakes, canals and 2,200 acres of wetland mitigation offering many of its single family homes fabulous lakeviews.

Located in West Broward County, Florida, Weston, FL is a highly sought-after neighborhood known for its picturesque landscapes, family-friendly environment, and exceptional quality of life. Whether you're seeking a serene suburban atmosphere or access to world-class amenities, Weston has it all. Let's explore the lifestyle and market trends that make this community so appealing.

Lifestyle in Weston:

Education: Weston boasts multiple top-rated schools, including public, private, and charter institutions. Families can choose from a range of educational options, ensuring their children receive quality education. Weston, FL is known for its excellent education system, with a variety of highly rated schools. Here are some of the notable schools in Weston, FL.

Cypress Bay High School: 

Cypress Bay High School is a top-rated public high school in Weston for grades 9-12. It offers a comprehensive curriculum, advanced placement courses, and a wide range of extracurricular activities. The school has consistently achieved high academic standards and is known for its dedicated faculty.

Falcon Cove Middle School:

Falcon Cove Middle School for 6-8th grades, is a highly regarded public middle school in Weston. It provides a challenging academic program along with various elective courses and extracurricular activities. The school emphasizes a supportive learning environment and encourages students' personal and intellectual growth.

Manatee Bay Elementary School:

Manatee Bay Elementary School offers grades K-5, is an exemplary public elementary school in Weston, FL. It presents a nurturing learning environment, dedicated teachers, and a strong emphasis on academic achievement. The school provides a comprehensive curriculum and encourages parental involvement in the education process.

Everglades Elementary School:

 Everglades Elementary School, for grades K-5 is another highly rated public elementary school in Weston, FL. It focuses on academic excellence, character development, and fostering a love for learning. The school offers a range of educational programs and extracurricular activities to enrich students' educational experiences.

Imagine Charter School at Weston:

Imagine Charter School, a Broward County public school for grades K-8 is a well-regarded charter school in Weston, FL It offers a unique educational approach with an emphasis on personalized learning and character development. The school provides a supportive and engaging environment to help students reach their full potential.

Recreation and Nature:

Weston, FL  offers an abundance of public parks, nature trails, and outdoor recreational areas. Residents can enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, golfing, and boating in the beautiful surroundings.

 Weston Regional Park

Weston Regional Park is a spacious and well-maintained park offering a range of amenities. It features walking paths, playgrounds, sports fields, picnic areas, and a large lake where visitors can fish or enjoy a peaceful stroll along the water.

Markham Park and Target Range

Markham Park and Target Range is located just outside of Weston, FL. Markham Park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The park spans over 650 acres and offers nature trails, bike paths, a disc golf course, camping areas, and a shooting range for archery and firearms.

Peace Mound Park

Peace Mound Park is a serene green space in Weston, perfect for relaxation and nature appreciation. The park features walking paths surrounded by lush greenery, beautiful landscaping, and a peaceful ambiance.

Indian Trace Park

 Indian Trace Park is a charming neighborhood park with a tranquil atmosphere. It offers playgrounds, picnic areas, sports fields, and a walking trail that winds through the park's natural surroundings.

Tequesta Trace Park

Tequesta Trace Park is a community park in Weston that offers various recreational amenities. It includes sports fields, a skate park, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness trail, and a scenic lake with a boardwalk.

Weston Hills Country Club

The Weston Hills Country Club features two championship golf courses known for their stunning landscapes and challenging layouts. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round of golf while soaking in the scenic views of the meticulously maintained fairways and greens.

Cultural Scene: Weston, FL hosts various community events and cultural festivals throughout the year, providing opportunities to celebrate diversity and connect with neighbors. You will discover outdoor concerts, art fairs, and cultural celebrations, movies-in-the-park and more such as 4th of July celebrations, Easter Egg Hunts, Rock Banks performing in the Park, Art Shows, and more.

Shopping and Dining: The neighborhood features premier shopping centers like Weston Town Center in the Heart of Weston and the Shops at Pembroke Gardens, nearby in Pembroke Pines, FL or the Sawgrass Mall in Sunrise, the largest outlet shopping destination in the U.S is close to Weston. Weston, FL Residents can explore a wide range of dining options, from casual eateries to fine dining establishments.

Bocas House - Latin Contemporary Food

Carrot Express - healthy dishes but with a lot of taste!

Ceviche Arigato Restaurant - Japanese & Peruvian fare

DelVecchio’s Pizzeria - Offers great pizzas, pastas, and homemade Italian dishes.

Duffy’s Sports Grill - Sports restaurant with burgers to mac and cheese.

Graziano’s - offers contemporary Argentinean food in Weston

 India House - brings the flavors of India to Weston. 

Japan Inn - Hibachi Steak and Seafood cooked at your table.

Moon Thai & Japanese - offers sushi rolls, sashimi, curries, stir-fries

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant - offers traditional Greek dishes.

Tarantella Ristorante & Pizzeria - serves delicious Italian dishes 

Weston Bistro - offers a diverse menu of American cuisine with a modern twist

Vignetos Italian Grill - a family-owned restaurant serving Italian classics 

Wellness and Health: Weston, FL is home to top-notch healthcare facilities, including Cleveland Clinic Florida, providing residents with exceptional medical services and wellness programs. Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and cutting-edge technology. Cleveland Clinic Weston FL offers a broad spectrum of medical specialties, including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, oncology, urology, and many others. It is committed to delivering world-class healthcare services, advancing medical research, and providing the highest quality of care to its patients in Weston, FL and the surrounding communities.

Market Trends in Weston: Susan J Penn PA  is a trusted eperienced local Realtor that writes monthly market trends on the city of Weston, FL. Please sign up for her website to enjoy the reports.

Real Estate Market: Weston, FL offers an array of fabulous housing options, including single-family homes, lake-view homes, golf course homes, Modern and Mediterranean style homes,  townhouses, condos and luxury properties. The market has shown steady appreciation over the years, making it an attractive investment opportunity.

Housing Affordability: While Weston, FL is known for its upscale residences, there are diverse housing options available to suit different budgets and lifestyles. Potential buyers can find properties at varying price points. 

Community Development: Weston, FL prioritizes  a master planned development and meticulous landscaping, resulting in a visually appealing and well-maintained environment that enhances property values.

Low Crime Rates: Weston consistently maintains low crime rates, providing a safe and secure living environment for residents of all ages.

 Strong Economy: Weston benefits from a robust local economy, driven by diverse industries and a thriving business community. This stability contributes to the overall strength of the real estate market.

(6)  Best Weston, FL Neighborhoods to Live in

Weston, FL is known for its family-friendly environment and vibrant neighborhoods. Here are six fun neighborhoods in Weston that offer a range of amenities and activities:

 

Weston Hills:

Weston Hills is a prestigious gated community known for its upscale homes and beautiful landscaping. It features two championship golf courses, parks, and recreational facilities. Residents can enjoy golfing, tennis, swimming, and walking or biking along the scenic paths.

Savanna:

 Savanna is a master-planned community with a variety of amenities and recreational spaces. It offers a clubhouse, swimming pools, water slides, sports courts, and playgrounds. The neighborhood hosts events and activities throughout the year, making it an engaging place for families.

Isles at Weston:

Isles at Weston is a picturesque neighborhood featuring Mediterranean-style homes and lush landscaping. It offers a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, and walking paths. Residents can also enjoy kayaking or paddleboarding on the neighborhood's lake.

The Ridges:

The Ridges is a family-friendly community with an emphasis on outdoor activities. It offers numerous parks, playgrounds, sports fields, and scenic walking trails. Residents can enjoy picnics, bike rides, and community events in this welcoming neighborhood.

Emerald Estates:

Emerald Estates is a charming neighborhood known for its tree-lined streets and well-maintained homes. It offers a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, and a playground. Residents can also explore the nearby regional park and nature trails for outdoor recreation.

Windmill Ranch Estates:

Windmill Ranch Estates is an exclusive gated community with large estate homes on expansive lots. It offers a tranquil and private setting with equestrian trails, lakes, and parks. Residents can enjoy horseback riding, jogging, or simply savoring the natural beauty of the neighborhood.

Feb. 9, 2024

February 2024 SE FL "WHERE ARE MTG RATES" Real Estate Market Report & Newsletter by Susan J Penn Realtor

February in the Sunshine State typically marks the beginning of increased activity in the real estate market.  The holidays are over and people start planning their moves for the spring and summer months. Usually, there is  an uptick in new listings, open houses, and buyer inquiries. February is the month of love and what better way to show your love, than to purchase a new home. 

 

"The housing market is off to a good start this year, as consumers benefit from falling mortgage rates and stable home prices," said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. The Federal Reserve just had their January 30th meeting for 2024. Chair Jerome Powell entered this week’s Federal Reserve meeting in a much more desirable position than he likely ever expected as inflation is getting close to the Fed’s target rate. The outcome of the meeting is needing greater confidence to ensure inflation is moving toward the government's inflation rate goal of 2%. The Federal Reserve is leaving the interest rate alone. The rate plays a role in determining mortgage loan rates. According to the consumer price index and inflation forecasts by the Federal Planning Bureau; inflation should be projected at about 2.8% in 2024 and 1.8% in 2025. 

For February 2024, the average Mortgage Rate is now centering at 6.63%. If you are placing less than 20% down on a mortgage, expect to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI), which is between 0.14% and 2.33% of your loan amount in annual PMI premiums. To get the best interest rate and lower PMI premiums, your credit score needs to be at least 780 or higher, or you’ll pay a higher interest rate.

Pending home sales for December 2023 elevated 8.3%, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Susan J Penn, PA Realtor - 18 Years
London Foster Realty
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Weston FL 33331
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Jan. 10, 2024

January 2024 South East Florida Real Estate Market Report & Newsletter by Susan J Penn Realtor

Happy New Year! If your New Year’s resolutions include buying, selling, or upgrading property, be sure to reach out!  It's an exciting time of year for all of us as we plan for 2024! Real Estate is forever changing. I appreciate you letting me know if you need a Market Report for your Home, Another Search added or you are Ready to List your Home For Sale!

What are the 2024 Real Estate Predictions for South FL?

The new forecast by MIAMI Chief  Economist Gay Cororaton, is that she believes Sales will Rebound and there will be Sustained Price Appreciation.

1. Gay Cororaton's (MIAMI Chief  Economist) first prediction is that Mortgage rates will continue to trend downwards in 2024 and could hit 5.25% by year-end. With inflation slowing, mortgage rates are likely to keep trending down. Currently mortgage rates are around or close to 7%.

Looking at 2023's year in review for 30-Year Mortgage Rates:


01.26.23 - 6.13%
02.23.23 - 6.50%
03.30.23 - 6.32%
04.27.23 - 6.43%
05.25.23 - 6.57%
06.29.23 - 6.71%
07.27.23 - 6.81%
08.31.23 - 7.18%
09.28.23 - 7.31%
10.26.23 - 7.79%
11.30.23 - 7.22%
12.28.23 - 6.61%

If you are looking to buy and need a mortgage, please let me know, as I am happy to provide you with a well-established mortgage consultant. 
2. We are going to see an increase in real estate housing active listings for 2024. Buyers are anticipating mortgage rates to decrease. As this inventory increase starts to occur between Buyers and Sellers, we will be looking at a more balanced market. Currently, we are in a Sellers Market, there is a 3.5 month of Real Estate Supply in Broward County, meaning the demand for Real Estate homes from Buyers was higher than the supply from Sellers. For November 2023, there was a 14.9% increase in listings being added to the market from the prior year. 
What does it cost to purchase a home in Broward County? Homes average sales price for Broward County is $600,000.00.  The Median Sales Home Price is $789,671 in November 2023 and the average sales price is $280,000.00 for Condominiums in Broward County. For Broward County, 42% of the Buyers are cash buyers, which is nearly double the rate for the average of cash buyers.
Oct. 30, 2023

What is Portability in the State of Florida?

What is Portability in the State of Florida?


First, check out the definition of portability.
Portability means to move, to transfer and yes, you are moving from one Florida property location to another Florida location to receive this tax benefit. Portability transfers all or part of your homestead assessment difference. Portability saves your tax savings on your residential property you have accumulated over the years.

Your Homestead Assessment difference transfer (“portability”) allows eligible Florida homestead owners to transfer their Save Our Homes (SOH) assessment from their old residence to their new homestead property, lowering the assessed value for the new homestead.
Everyone loves lowering their property taxes, so this is an amazing tool for Florida homeowners. (SOH) allows you to transfer all or a significant portion of your tax benefit, up to $500,000, from a Florida home with a homestead exemption to a new Florida home that qualifies for a homestead exemption. The portability amount is determined by subtracting the assessed value of the former home from its market value.

Save our Homes was an amendment added to the Florida Constitution, passed by Florida voters in 1992, and  implemented in 1994. The Save our Homes (SOH)Amendment limits the assessed value of your Homesteaded property to increase no more than 3% annually. If you are living in a Florida home and you did not claim Homestead, there is a 10% maximum assessment that is applied for non-Homestead properties.

Your first step is obtaining Homestead Exemption on your property. Welcome to having a computer and the internet, being able to file your Homestead Exemption online. You need to send to the property appraiser's office a copy of your driver's license and your voter registration to qualify, both documents are registered for your current permanent address. Once approved, you will notice on your tax record your homestead will show 100%. A Florida taxpayer automatically receives Save our Homes protection starting the year after acquiring a Homestead Exemption.

Portability is an equation and the Portability calculator can usually be found on the county appraiser's website. You need to submit a portability application with your new homestead Exemption application. 
Oct. 5, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Weston Florida

Weston, Florida is an affluent, beautiful family-friendly suburban Master planned city in the western portion of Broward County. This piece of paradise known for its warm climate is located 33 miles from Miami. Traveling to Weston, FL is easy as the highway system offers 595 from east to west and I-75 going north and south, with a variety of other highways to choose from.

Weston, FL is known for its excellent public schools, appealing wide tree-lined curved streets with well manicured tropical landscaping and side-walks, displaying a traditional suburb feel. Weston offers 14 meticulously maintained park and recreational facilities. Weston, FL is a bicycle-friendly community accompanied by a peaceful atmosphere with low crime rates. Weston, FL is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in Florida, making it an attractive destination for families. The city also offers a range of recreational activities, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. Whether you prefer a gated community, a waterfront property, or a more urban lifestyle, Weston, FL has something to offer for everyone.

In the middle of Weston, a Town Center with multiple shops and restaurants painted in a variety of colors featuring holiday celebrations, shows, festivals, music and expos for everyone to waiting for you to enoy. Restaurants come in many flavors with Tarantella Ristorante, a wonderful Italian resturant, Duffys, a friendly American food spot to watch sports on TV screen, Bocas with a latin flair, Japan Inn with hibachi food cooked in front of you. Weston, FL homes are known for their lakefront views, golf views and tropical landscaping. 

Bokaniko - One of the newest neighborhoods in Bonaventure, Weston is Botaniko, a beautiful gated ultra modern architecture single family home development offering 125 Luxury high end lifestyle houses for the affluent buyer.

Savanna, Weston FL Homes For Sale-has a clubhouse with a cafe, a swirling water slide, a

lagoon style pool for the family, lap pool for swimmers, kiddie pool for the little ones, minature golf, tot lot and more. You feel like you are on vacation, except you are actually living in a terrific family fun neighborhood. Savanna is a guard-gated development with 2 gates. The Ridges Weston FL Homes For Sale - Weston FL has another great family friendly community a large swimming pool, basketball courts, soccer field, and bar-b-que areas. If you are looking for a particular lifestyle, certain size of home, one or two stoies, call Susan J Penn, PA to help you at 954-557-5993.

Oct. 3, 2023

Susan Penn Weston FL & SE Florida Realtor

An Award Winning 18 Year Top FL licensed Realtor at London Foster Realty. Born and raised in Miami and a graduate from University of Florida School of Business where I specialized in Marketing.Susan is a  highly experienced and dedicated realtor in South East Florida, With over 18 years of industry knowledge, Susan has established herself as a go-to professional for all of your real estate needs. Known for strong work ethic and exceptional client service, Susan consistently strives to go above and beyond to ensure my clients achieve their goals and deliver results. Trustworthy, reliable, and personable, Susan is committed to making every real estate transaction a smooth and successful one. Contact me today to receive expert guidance and top-notch service throughout your real estate journey.

𝑴𝒀 𝑬𝑿𝑷𝑬𝑹𝑻𝑰𝑺𝑬:Customer service is top priority! Top Realtor with Proven results! Ask me a question, I will answer any concerns you may have. Are you a family buying or selling their home for the first time? Let me know as I am happy to help and guide you through the process. Are you looking for a realtor who uses internet technology? Yes, I use this feature in my practice.

 The proof of quality service is in repeat customers and in customers who refer Susan to their friends and family. Susan is excited to build new relationships and represent buyers and sellers in South Florida. Being a South Florida native, Susan loves to visit a variety of locations to service her clients. 

Susan is skilled in Negotiation, Luxury Homes, Sales, Real Property, and New Home Sales.  Let's get started!  If you are considering selling or purchasing a South Florida property contact Susan J Penn PA, 

With 18 years of  Real Estate Experience, Susan has intricate knowledge of the Miami-Dade and Broward and Palm Beach Counties real estate market. 

If you are looking for a Realtor who will consistently exceed your expectations and who possesses an unparalleled level of dedication, strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, customer service, passion, and true professionalism, then look no further.

Susan's clients feel very welcomed, serviced with true enthusiasm and professionalism.  Let me help YOU!  Call Susan at 954-557-5993

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Sept. 17, 2023

10 Physician Loans to Choose From For Purchasing a SE Florida Home

10 Physician Loans in SE Florida to Choose From to Purchase a Home

 

If you're a physician in Florida looking for mortgage options tailored to your needs, you'll find that many national and regional lenders offer physician loan programs in the state. These programs typically have features like low down payments, no private mortgage insurance (PMI), and flexible debt-to-income ratios. Here are some lenders that commonly offer physician loan programs in Florida:

Here are 10 Lending institutions that commonly offer physician loans or mortgage programs tailored to medical professionals in Florida with no private mortgage insurance.

1. Bank of America: Bank of America offers a Medical Professional Mortgage program for your primary residence; 95% LTV up to 1 Million, 90% LTV up to 1.5 Million, with no private mortgage insurance.

2. US Bank: US Bank offers a Medical Professional Mortgage program allows 95% LTV up to 1 Million, 90% financing up to 1.5 Million, 85% LTV up to 2 Million, 75% financing up to 2.5 Million with no private mortgage insurance (PMI)

3. Truist: Truist offers a Medical Professional Mortgage program allows 100% LTV up to 1 Million, 95% financing up to 1.5 Million, 89.99% LTV up to 2 Million with no private mortgage insurance (PMI)

4. Fifth Third Bank: Fifth Third Bank has a Doctor Loan program for those with a 720 credit score catering to physicians, dentists, and veterinarians with special financing options, allows 95% LTV $750,000 up to 1 Million, 85% financing 1 Million up to 1.5 Million, with no private mortgage insurance (PMI)

5. BMO Harris Bank: BMO Harris Bank with a minimum 700 credit score offers physician home loans allows 100% LTV up to 1 Million, 95% financing up to 1.5 Million, 90% LTV up to 2 Million with no private mortgage insurance (PMI) 6. Huntington Bank: Huntington Bank offers physician mortgage loans to Medical doctors, Veterinarians and Dentists allows 100% LTV up to 1 Million, 95% LTV up to $1,250,000, 90% LTV up to 2 Million, with no private mortgage insurance (PMI).

7. TD Bank: TD Bank 100% LTV up to 1 Million, 95% financing up to 1.5 Million, 89.9% LTV 1.5 Million up to 2 Million with no private mortgage insurance (PMI).

8. Flagstar Bank: Flagstar Bank offers a Doctor Loan Program with features like no PMI and flexible underwriting for medical professionals, 100% LTV up to 1 Million, 95% financing up to 1.5 Million with no private mortgage insurance (PMI)

9. South State Bank – features 100 % LTV up to $1,250,000, 95% LTV to $1,500,000 and 90% LTV up to $2,250,000

 10. First Horizon Bank -features 100 % LTV up to $1,500,000, 95% LTV to $2,000,000 and 90% LTV up to $2,500,000

 

 

Sept. 15, 2023

Heron Bay, Parkland FL New Construction Homes to be Built!

The New Construction Neighborhood in Heron Bay Parkland, FL Coming Soon!

Welcome to Parkland, Florida! As a realtor specializing in and serving South East FL professionals, I understand the unique needs and expectations you have when searching for your new home. Situated in the NW portion of beautiful South Florida, Heron Bay offers an amazing three gated community with A rated schools. Let's dive in and explore what makes Heron Bay the perfect place for professionals like you.

Two Club Houses

1) The Heron Bay Commons clubhouse offers a swimming pool, spa, fitness facilities, indoor racquetball court, saunas, 12 tennis courts and a club room available for residents events.

2) The Plaza Del Lago Clubhouse is located next to the north entrance. It is a residents-only club with 30,000 square feet of amenities such as basketball, state of the art gym, aerobics classes, spa treatments, children’s play areas including a waterpark area and a grand resort style pool. 

New Construction Homes

Toll Brothers will boast a vibrant New Construction Luxury neighborhood inside of Heron Bay, Parkland, FL making it an excellent destination for professionals.  The wonderful 52 single family homes with unobstructed lake views will be featured on 21 acres of land, ranging in size from 3,500 - 5,000 square feet. The homebuilder plans to sell the houses at prices ranging from $1.5 million to $2 million. The aforementioned Luxury Homes are being built on the golf course that was closed in 2019. The golf property is owned by the city of Parkland. The parcel shown is the "L" shaped green closed Golf Course. The New Construction community is located on the eastern border of the former course and runs parallel to Nob Hill Road, then the development turns westbound towards Heron Run Drive.

Educational Excellence

If you have a family or plan on starting one, Parkland offers a top-notch education system that prioritizes excellence. The city's public schools consistently receive high rankings in Florida, offering your children a quality education.

Parks and Recreation

Beyond its economic advantages, Parkland, FL boasts an abundance of natural beauty and recreational activities that allow professionals to unwind and enjoy their downtime. The city is home to numerous large parks, offering facilities for various sports such as soccer, baseball, and tennis. Parkland has an abundance of parks and recreational options for residents and visitors alike. There are a total of nine parks including 6 Acre Wood Park, Barkland Park (for dogs), Covered Bridge Park, Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve, Equestrian Center at Temple Park, the Parkland Tennis Center at Quigley Park, Liberty Park, Pine Trails Park and Terramar Park.  Parkland offers an assortment of recreational programs for all ages. Some of the recreational activities include dance, basketball, chess, fencing and martial arts.

A Welcoming Community

Heron Bay, Parkland, FL is a family planned neighborhood with a multitude of neighborhoods.  

Sept. 2, 2023

SELLERS, A PRE-INSPECTION OF YOUR HOME CAN GET YOU MORE FOR YOUR HOME?

SELLERS, A PRE-INSPECTION OF YOUR HOME CAN GET YOU MORE FOR YOUR HOME

A pre-inspection can significantly expedite the process of selling your home by enhancing its marketability and instilling confidence in potential buyers. Here are several ways in which a pre-inspection can help you sell your home more quickly:

Identify and Address Issues in Advance: A pre-inspection allows you to uncover and rectify any hidden or overlooked problems with your home. This proactive approach enables you to tackle repairs and maintenance issues ahead of time, reducing the chances of potential buyers discovering problems during their own inspections. Fixing these issues can make your home more appealing and valuable.

Boost Buyer Confidence: When prospective buyers see a pre-inspection report that shows your home is in good condition, they are more likely to feel confident about making an offer. This transparency demonstrates your commitment to providing a well-maintained property, which can alleviate concerns and hesitations.

Streamline Negotiations: With fewer surprises during the buyer's inspection, negotiations are likely to go smoother and faster. Buyers may be less inclined to demand extensive repairs or price reductions, leading to a quicker sale and closing process.

Set a Competitive Price: Armed with knowledge of your home's condition, you can set a competitive and realistic asking price. Overpricing can deter buyers, while underpricing may lead to financial losses. A pre-inspection helps you strike the right balance, attracting more potential buyers and speeding up the sale.

Highlight Your Home's Condition: You can use the pre-inspection report as a marketing tool to showcase your home's positive aspects. Create a comprehensive document that highlights the inspected areas, improvements made, and the overall condition of your property. This can be a powerful selling point during showings and open houses.

Attract Serious Buyers: Pre-inspections can deter casual or speculative buyers who might otherwise tie up your property with offers that ultimately fall through due to inspection-related issues. By attracting more serious and qualified buyers, you increase the likelihood of a swift sale.

Shorten the Closing Process: With a pre-inspection, buyers may be more willing to waive or expedite their own inspections, which can significantly reduce the time it takes to close the sale. Shorter closing times are appealing to both buyers and sellers.

Market Advantage: In a competitive real estate market, having a pre-inspection can set your property apart from others. It can be a unique selling proposition that makes your home more attractive to potential buyers and their agents.

Minimize Stress and Delays: By addressing issues upfront, you can minimize the stress and potential delays associated with unexpected repairs or negotiations that arise after the buyer's inspection. A smoother process is often a quicker one.

In summary, a pre-inspection can be a strategic move when selling your home, as it helps you present a well-maintained property, build trust with buyers, streamline negotiations, and ultimately sell your home more quickly and efficiently. It's an investment that can pay off by expediting the sale and maximizing your property's value.

 


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Sept. 1, 2023

10 Great Neighborhoods in Weston, FL

10 Great  Neighborhoods  in Weston, Florida

1) The Ridges: The Ridges is a popular community known for its tree-lined streets, green spaces, and family-friendly environment and amenities. It offers a range of home styles, from smaller homes with a one car garage to larger single-family homes.

2) Weston Hills: Weston Hills is a prestigious gated neighborhood featuring luxurious homes, a renowned golf course, and beautiful landscaping. It's a favorite among golf enthusiasts and those seeking upscale living.

3) Savanna: Savanna is another gated community in Weston, known for its well-maintained properties and amenities. It's a family-oriented neighborhood with a clubhouse, pools, and playgrounds.

4) Emerald Estates: This community offers a mix of single-family homes in various styles and sizes. It's centrally located and provides easy access to schools, parks, and shopping.

5) The Landings: The Landings is a waterfront Luxury community with beautiful lakefront homes and a serene atmosphere. It's perfect for those who enjoy water views and recreational activities.

6) Isles at Weston: This gated community offers a wonderful selection of single-family homes. It features a clubhouse, pool, and fitness center making it an attractive option for families.

7) Windmill Ranch Estates: Windmill Ranch Estates is an exclusive neighborhood with large estate homes on spacious lots from 1- 5 acres. It's known for its privacy and luxurious living.

8) Bonaventure: Bonaventure is a well-established neighborhood in Weston with a mix of housing options, including condos, townhouses, and single-family homes. It offers a range of amenities, including a Town Center for its residents, a Golf Course, Tennis courts, and more.

9) Legends at Weston Hills Country Club: This upscale gated community within Weston Hills offers luxury townhomes and a private golf club. It's ideal for those seeking an active lifestyle with access to top-notch golfing.

10) Sunset Springs: Sunset Springs is a family-oriented community with a variety of housing options. It's known for its great schools and convenient location.

Susan J Penn, PA  is very knowledgable about the homes inside the city of Weston FL

 

Call Susan J Penn at 954-557-5993

Sept. 1, 2023

Weston, Florida Neighborhoods for Newlyweds and Young Couples

The Perfect Neighborhoods for Newlyweds and Young Couples in Weston, Florida

Are you a newlywed or part of a young couple looking for the perfect place to call home in Weston, Florida? Look no further! Weston is a charming city located in beautiful Broward County, offering an array of amenities and a vibrant community that will make you fall in love.

Location, Location, Location!

Situated in southwestern Broward County, Weston is conveniently located near major roadways, including Interstate 75 and the Sawgrass Expressway. This means easy access to nearby cities like Fort Lauderdale and Miami, as well as various employment centers and recreational destinations.

Welcome to a Peaceful Oasis

When it comes to finding a serene and scenic location to settle down, Weston offers the best of both worlds. You will find well-maintained streets lined with lush trees and beautiful landscapes that create a calming and peaceful atmosphere.

Top-Notch Education

If you are planning to start a family soon or already have kids, Weston boasts excellent schools in the Broward County Public School District. From top-ranked elementary and middle schools to outstanding high schools, Weston prioritizes education and provides a supportive learning environment for children of all ages.

An Abundance of Outdoor Recreation

For those who enjoy an active lifestyle and spending time outdoors, Weston has it all. The city features numerous parks and recreational areas, perfect for playing sports, picnicking, or simply enjoying nature. Markham Park, located nearby, offers an array of activities like bike trails, fishing, and camping.

World-Class Dining and Shopping

Even though Weston may be a serene and peaceful city, it doesn't mean you have to compromise on entertainment and dining opportunities. The area is home to a variety of restaurants ranging from casual eateries to fine dining establishments, making it easy to satisfy any craving. Additionally, the city offers incredible shopping experiences, with the Weston Town Center hosting a mix of boutiques, specialty shops, and well-known brand stores.

A Welcoming Community

Weston is renowned for its close-knit community and friendly atmosphere. With various events and festivals throughout the year, you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet your neighbors and make lasting connections. The city also offers excellent recreational programs for all age groups, ensuring that everyone feels included and engaged.

Stunning Homes for Every Stage of Life

Whether you're looking for a cozy apartment or a spacious single-family home, Weston has an array of housing options tailored to your needs. From gated communities offering luxurious amenities to affordable starter homes, you can find the perfect place to begin your life together as a newlywed or a young couple.

Contact Susan J Penn, Your Weston Real Estate Expert Today!

Are you ready to start your journey towards finding the perfect home in Weston, FL? Look no further! As a local realtor specializing in the Weston area, I have the expertise and knowledge to guide you through the entire buying process. Contact me today to learn more about available properties and start exploring the exciting possibilities that await! 

Call Susan Penn Today at 954-557-5993