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Homes & Lifestyle Blog by Jason Taub, Realtor®

CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Has Expired

The Supreme Court had signaled the ban would only be extended to July 31. With the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 delta variant, Biden is asking Congress to extend the fed eviction ban, but the prospects of legislative action are unclear. BOSTON (AP) – The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire July 31, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would

Dine Out Lauderdale Has Begun!

It Has Returned! Enjoy the very best tastes of Greater Fort Lauderdale at some of the area’s top restaurants during Dine Out Lauderdale during the months of August and September. Take advantage of taste-tempting meals, all with at least three courses for $35 and/or $45. Discover the mouthwatering ingredients that make dining here so extraordinary. For the full list of participating restaurants, their menus (specifically created for this event)  and specials – click here.

Neighborhood Spotlight – Sunrise Key & Sunrise Intracoastal

Sunrise Key and Sunrise Intracoastal are two distinct neighborhoods located directly across the water from one another.  Commonly referred to as the Sunrise neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, these communities are not to be confused with the city of Sunrise, which is a suburb in Broward County about 25 minutes west. The island of Sunrise Key is accessible via a single and discreet, gated road which is aptly named Sunrise Key Blvd.  The island is located
FULLY FURNISHED, SOUTH FACING HIGH FLOOR 2 BR / 2 BATH AT NURIVER LANDING CONDO WITH HIGH 11′ CEILINGS AND ULTRA MODERN FURNISHINGS, FLOORING. NO SMOKING / NO PETS. AVAILABLE SEPT 1, 2021 – MAR 31, 2022 AS SHORT TERM 6-7 MONTH RENTAL. Resort style amenities include 24 hour concierge, valet parking, security, mail package room, secure parking, rooftop pool (unrivaled panoramic views of Fort Lauderdale & ocean), party lounge, bbq grills, fitness center, basketball

Discounted Parking Rates For Fort Lauderdale Residents

All residents of Fort Lauderdale are eligible for discounted parking rates in city parking lots, garages and on-street spaces using PayByPhone (the app). Documentation to confirm residency is required and residents must reapply annually to ensure they still qualify for the resident rate (reminders are sent as the expiration date approaches). Once registered and approved into this program, you’ll be saving 50% on parking rates and in some locations, even more.  If you regularly park

June 2021 Real Estate Market Update: Broward County

“It was a monumental month for the Broward County housing market! The median sale price hit $498,203, making it the highest we have ever seen. June’s market stats show that the low inventory levels aren’t deterring prospective homebuyers from jumping into this red hot market. Low mortgage rates combined with rising sale prices have everyone shopping for homes in South Florida. Meanwhile, closed sales increased 37.3 percent to 1,803 and homes are flying off the

WATCH: Live Streaming Feed of the New River

The New River, the main waterway that winds through the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, is a destination of its own, for many reasons. The river begins at the mouth of the Intracoastal Waterway, winding westward through Downtown Fort Lauderdale, continuing under I-95 and then trickling into a series of canals that connect to the Florida Everglades out west. A live streaming video feed is available 24/7, courtesy of the Marine Industries Association of South

Mortgage Rates Fall for Fourth Week

Pandemic numbers are rising again. That’s shaken investors and pushed 30-year mortgage rates lower again this week, though adjustable rates moved a little higher. MCLEAN, Va. – The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 2.78%, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey. It’s the fourth week in a row for a drop. “Concerns about the Delta variant, and the overall trajectory of the pandemic, are undoubtedly affecting economic growth,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “While

Buyers’ Pressure Cooker Eases a Bit as Bidding Wars Drop

A survey of Redfin agents found a slow but steady drop in the percentage of listings engaged in a bidding war. In April, 74.1% of sellers entertained multiple bids; in May it dropped to 72.1%; and in June, it fell to 65%. But Sarasota tops the list of U.S. bidding-war cities at 87%. SEATTLE – While the U.S. remains in a strong sellers’ market, the buyer competition seems to be easing a bit as home

Help Set a New World Record – Sangria Saturday in Fort Lauderdale

Mark your calendars for a world record attempt – This Saturday, July 24 at Huizenga Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Sangria Saturday returns 12pm – 8pm, benefiting Good Karma Pet Rescue. The event features the Pet Promenade, Food Court, Beverages, Market, Live Music and of course – Sangria served from 3 gigantic, 50 gallon barrels filled with Authentic Spanish Red, White and Rosé Sangria. The world record attempt is to create the Largest Sangria Party

30 Year Mortgage Rate Falls Again

After hovering at about 3%, rates for 30-year, fixed-rate loans have fallen for three straight weeks. However, the 15-year option moved slightly higher, from 2.2% to 2.22%. WASHINGTON (AP) – Mortgage rates were mixed last week. The benchmark 30-year loan fell for the third straight week amid lingering concerns over the recent surge in inflation. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average for the 30-year home loan eased to 2.88% from 2.90%, down

9 Reasons Why Some Homes Sell Faster

TEXT VERSION: Beyond the obvious elements such as location and size, here are nine factors that can affect how quickly your home sells. 1. Curb appeal. Realtors named curb appeal the #1 factor affecting the amount of time a home is on the market. 2. Local school ratings. Homes linked to good schools sell faster and at a premium. In one study, one in five buyers said they pay 6-10% above their budget for the

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