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Broward County Housing Authority First-time Homebuyer Workshops


WHAT: First Time Homebuyers Workshop WHEN: Second Saturday of every month (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) WHERE: BCHA main office 4780 North State Rd 7 Lauderdale Lakes, FL COST: FREE Registration required. Go to http://bit.ly/BCHAFirstTimeHomeBuyerForm for details. Classes fill up fast. Registrants will be placed in the first available class, which may be for a [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Featured,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Davie launches Veterans resource directory

The Housing and Community Development Department has created a veterans resource guide and service directory that can be viewed on Davie’s  Town’s website. There are a myriad of local, state, and federal services and programs available for veterans. The Housing and Community Development Department developed these resource tools to make it easier for veterans to [...]

November 12th, 2010 | Posted in Davie,Local news,Military,Real Estate | Read More »

2010 Broward tax bills in the mail

Broward County Records, Taxes & Treasury Division will have mailed more than 400,000 property tax bills by November 1, 2010. Property taxes must be paid no later than March 31, 2011, to pay without penalty and avoid delinquency, but may be paid as early as November 1, 2010, to take advantage of discounts. A 4 [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Attorney General McCollum Announces Multistate Effort to Reign in Mortgage Servicers for Deceptive and Unfair Practices

Attorney General Bill McCollum announced last week an  on-going effort to reign in mortgage servicers and protect Floridians from  purported deceptive and unfair practices. Attorney General McCollum, along  with 48 other Attorneys General, are part of a multistate effort to stop  mortgage loan servicers from allegedly submitting affidavits or signing  notices that appear to have [...]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

Davie Receives Additional Funds to Purchase Foreclosures

Receives Additional Funds to Purchase Foreclosures

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Latest news,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Broward County Housing Finance Authority launches mortgage credit certificate program

tax return

The Housing Finance Authority of Broward County has launched a Mortgage Credit Certificate Program to help reduce home loan financing costs for qualified homeowners in Broward County. The Mortgage Credit Certificate program entitles qualified applicants to a federal income tax credit in an amount of up to $2,000 annually. This enables qualified owners or buyers, [...]

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Evicted tenant arrested for rental scam in North Lauderdale

A woman, who was going to be evicted from her house for not paying her rent, turned her eviction into a money-making scam. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified three victims, but they fear there could be more. Kerrian McKenzie had been living at a rental property at 8151 SW 3 Court in North Lauderdale [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,North Lauderdale,Real Estate | Read More »

Broward commission skips passing resolution against Amendment 4

By Andrea Freygang Broward County commissioners passed on taking an official stance on Amendment 4, despite the majority of them being against the constitutional amendment. The bill, put forth as a citizen initiative would require a vote by residents and all land-use and comprehensive plan changes put forth by a local government. The first speaker [...]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward gets $27 Million for neighborhoods Hard-hit by Foreclosure

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, left, and Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl.

Broward County received more than $27 million today to assist communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Ron Sims announced the award at a news conference last Wednesday in Dania Beach. He said that Broward County would individually receive $5,457,535 and 13 Broward County [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Featured,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Real Estate,margate | Read More »

Broward to help educate owners of homes with Chinese Drywall

From the office of Commissioner Stacy Ritter: The Broward County Commission unanimously passed a motion which will help homeowners find and get more accurate information about the clean-up of defective Chinese drywall.  Broward Commissioner Stacy Ritter asked the Commission to direct county staff to make updated, federal government approved information available to homeowners At this [...]

September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Parkland,Real Estate | Read More »

Oakland Park creates online registry for abandoned properties

The City of Oakland Park Code Enforcement Division has established an on-line to registry to help solve the problems created by abandoned and vacant properties. “We identify a property as being vacant – often evidenced by an accumulation of mail, newspapers, debris, an overgrown yard, complaints, or contact from residents of the neighborhood,” said Jay [...]

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park,Real Estate | Read More »

Free foreclosure workshop in Sunrise July 17

On Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the City will present a Foreclosure Intervention & Homeowners’ Assistance Clinic at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351). This free workshop for residents, brought to you by the Sunrise City Commission and the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, will include educational sessions [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Sunrise | Read More »

86 South Florida Residents Charged with Mortgage Fraud

A special investigation has netted 86 indictments in South Florida related to mortgage fraud. From March 1, 2010 to the present date, Operation Stolen Dreams resulted in the indictments of 86 individuals in South Florida for their participation in a series of mortgage fraud schemes that resulted in more than $76 million in fraudulent loans. [...]

June 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate | Read More »

Broward has 12% drop in property values; cities also decline


Despite small signs that the real estate market, and the recession in general are starting to turn around, Broward County is still looking at an average 12 percent decline in property value, with municipal cities and other taxing entities (close to 61 government agencies in Broward collect taxes) seeing similar drops in revenue.

June 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate,Schools | Read More »

Real Estate Market in South Florida to be Examined at Meeting at NSU

Experts will discuss the residential and commercial real estate market in South Florida at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) on April 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Titled “Adjusting to the New Normal in Southeast Florida’s Real-Estate Sectors,” the meeting will feature presentations by local leaders in real estate operations, construction, development, financing and regulation.

April 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Consumer protection bill on appraisal management moves to Florida House floor

State Representative Matt Hudson (R-Naples) today lauded the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 303 (Click here to see bill) in the General Government Policy Council. The bill is a consumer protection measure that requires Florida’s appraisal management companies

April 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

NSU Students Competing in South Florida’s First Collegiate Real Estate Challenge

Seven students from the Master of Science in Real Estate Development program at Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship are competing in the inaugural Collegiate Real Estate Challenge hosted by the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

March 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Miramar has funding for low income homeowners get repair, Chinese drywall help

The City of Miramar announces the availability of funding from the Community Development Block Grant – Recovery Act (CDBG-R) to address residential repair needs for low income households throughout the City of Miramar. The City will also utilize reprogrammed CDBG funding, a balance of Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) funding, and reprogrammed State Housing Initiative Partnership [...]

March 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miramar,Real Estate | Read More »

Coral Springs still has funds to assist low to moderate income persons purchase and rehab a foreclosure

The City of Coral Springs is still providing assistance to low and moderate-income persons with the purchase and rehabilitation of foreclosed homes in Coral Springs through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Previously, the program offered funds toward the purchase of foreclosed homes in the 33065 ZIP code. Recently, HUD approved the City’s request to expand the

March 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Families,Federal Government,Local news,Money,Real Estate | Read More »

Broward Property Tax Exemption Filing Dates Announced For March 2010, help meetings scheduled


The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office hosts a series of community outreach events each month throughout Broward County. Deputy Appraisers will be available to assist with Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. We are also accepting applications for Portability. The outreach program is designed to [...]

March 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Money,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Real Estate,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Broward County Seeking Applications for Recovery Zone Facility Bond Program

The Broward County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking applications from companies and organizations in Broward County to participate in the Federally Sponsored Recovery Zone Facility Bond Program.

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Skidmore files bill to hold banks more accountable for foreclosure proceedings in Florida


Florida Rep. Kelly Skidmore has filed a bill that intends to “make banks carry their fair share of the financial burden by making them more responsive and directly liable to the condominium and homeowners associations for delinquent fees, regular and periodic maintenance and preservation care of units and properties in arrears during foreclosure proceedings.”

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

Faster permits for green builders in Broward

Under a new program designed to reward contractors and homeowner-builders whose plans are designated “green” by a recognized certification program, the Broward County Permitting, Licensing and Consumer Protection Division has announced that it will speed those projects through the permitting process in less than five business days.

February 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Oakland Park to discuss land use, water in two separate meetings

Oakland Park to discuss land use and possible changes The City of Oakland Park presents a neighborhood compatibility and incompatible land use ordinances community meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 4000 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. The meeting is open to all residents, property and business owners, [...]

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Oakland Park,Real Estate,Water management | Read More »

New director for Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency

After a nationwide search, City Manager Cameron D. Benson has named Tanja Gerhartz the new Executive Director for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).   Ms. Gerhartz brings more than 25 years of local economic development and planning experience to the CRA ranging from real estate redevelopment and targeted business recruitment to negotiation of incentives and [...]

February 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Hollywood,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

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