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Homes & Lifestyle Blog by Jason Taub, Realtor®

Hardest Place to Rent? Fla. and the Northeast

Study: Miami-Dade saw the fiercest renter competition in the first four months of 2022, with Orlando (2), Southwest Fla. (3) and Broward (10) also in the top 10. NEW YORK – Florida and the Northeast are the most competitive markets for renters in the United States, according to a study by real estate software firm Yardi Systems’ RentCafe unit. The analysis found that Miami-Dade County saw the fiercest competition for renters in the first four

Good Renters May Qualify for Mortgages

As of July 10, 2022 – Renters who pay on time can get a home-buying boost even if they have thin credit scores – a big benefit for first-time buyers in underserved communities. PASADENA, Calif. – For years, many renters have struggled to qualify for a loan, simply because their credit files did not have enough established credit. Now, that’s about to change, creating homeownership opportunities for millions of first-time homebuyers – especially in underserved
🏙️ CLARIDGE CONDO # 2206: Ultra-Modern, Spacious 2/2 condo at Claridge in Pompano Beach! Fully Furnished. Move-In Ready. High Floor. Direct, panoramic ocean, pool & sunrise views. Hurricane impact glass. Double door foyer entrance. Unique floorplan w/ various shapes & sizes. Private balcony feels like outdoor living room. HOA includes water. Walk directly from pool deck to the pristine, white sand of private, lushly landscaped beach complete with beach chairs. Secure covered parking. HOA includes

7 Ways to Reduce Property Insurance Costs

When is the lowest-cost insurer not the lowest-cost insurer? When another company actually charges less because you bundled or installed security or did something else. NEW YORK – The price of homeowners’ insurance is on the rise, and many owners may be looking for ways to reduce their high premiums. While discounts can vary greatly based on location, size, and age of the house, some credits may be available that could reduce some homeowners’ premiums

Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Homes At Night!

Waterfront homes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! There’s plenty of them out there and this video showcases a nighttime view of just some of the most recognizable ones. Any guess who’s sprawling estate this once was? It belonged to Wayne Huizenga – The late, prominent businessman and founder of AutoNation, Waste Management and co-owner of Blockbuster Video, the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and Florida Marlins professional sports teams. He lived within this 18,000 square foot waterfront

Freedom Week 2022 Sales Tax Holiday Has Arrived!

Beginning today July 1 and through July 7 … Is Freedom Week, signed into Florida law in 2021. The week-long sales tax holiday eliminates taxes on many outdoor recreation and entertainment events such as kayaks, fishing gear, sleeping bags, bicycles, sunglasses, movie and concert tickets and more.  This is a great opportunity for some savings on a variety of items you may already be planning to purchase. For the full list and specifics, click here.
The Fort Lauderdale 4th of July Spectacular, one of the most highly attended annual events at Fort Lauderdale Beach, returns this Monday, July 4th. Celebrate America’s Independence Day at the City of Fort Lauderdale’s free 4th of July Spectacular! The patriotic celebration will include tons of activities for everyone – Including beach games, family activities, a kids zone, inflatable water slides, live bands, hot dog and apple pie eating contests, face painting and more. The
Some of the latest Fort Lauderdale and nearby updates curated by Jason –   ➡️ Sheridan Street Bridge Closure ➡️ Downtown FTL: 3 New Pizza Places ➡️ New Reggae Roots Jamaican Restaurant ➡️ Coming to South FL: Kroger Grocery Chain ➡️ Fort Lauderdale Tunnels: Next Milestone Approved ➡️ 47 Story Tower Near Brightline Station ➡️ Coming to Lake Boca: Luxury Condo Building ➡️ Pompano Beach: Ritz Carlton Residences   Curated by Jason Taub, Resident Realtor® in

The FREE Fort Lauderdale Transportation Network: LauderGO!

LauderGO! is the City of Fort Lauderdale’s FREE transportation service that spans various modes, each with different routes designed to take you to and from your favorite destinations whether it’s Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Downtown district, Riverwalk or the surrounding areas. The FREE transportation network consists of the: ✅ Community Shuttle – Various air conditioned bus routes within the City of Fort Lauderdale ✅ Water Trolley – Cruise to various riverside destinations along the New

High Mortgage Rates? Not Historically Speaking

In the 2010s, mortgage rates averaged only 4.08% – but today’s rates are still a bargain compared to the 1970s (9.03%), the 1980s (12.7%) and the 2000s (6.29%). TAMPA, Fla. – Unless you plan on purchasing real estate with an all-cash offer, you’ll likely be taking out a mortgage loan. It’s never a bad idea to be aware of mortgage rates, which can be ever-changing due to various factors – inflation, economic growth, Federal Reserve

May 2022 Real Estate Market Update: Broward County

“Broward County’s median sale price reached $586,000 in May! Along with the rise in median sale price, we also saw a 4.6% increase in active listings and 7.1% increase in months’ supply of inventory. This uptick in inventory can be attributed in large part to the federal interest rate hikes to combat inflation. Despite rising mortgage rates, this is still a bargain compared to interest rates from the 1970s to early 2000s when we look

The LauderGO! Seabreeze Tram: FREE Transportation in Fort Lauderdale

The Seabreeze Tram is a FREE and scenic, one-mile loop that transports beachgoers and their beach gear between the Las Olas Parking Garage (on the north side of the Las Olas Blvd bridge) and Las Olas Oceanside Park (on the south side of Las Olas Blvd and directly next to the iconic A1A and Fort Lauderdale Beach).  The tram is an open-air vehicle with 28 seats.  The estimated wait time at either stop is 15-20

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