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Coral Springs Takes First Step to Donate Land Appraised at $823,000 to Nonprofit for Construction of Affordable Homes

May 21, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs has started the process to donate city-owned properties appraised at $823,000 to a nonprofit housing organization to build affordable townhomes.

City commissioners this week approved moving forward with the initial steps of turning over four “surplus” properties on Riverside Drive just north of Sample Road to Habitat For Humanity of Broward ...

‘It's Just Not Worth the Beautiful Weather Anymore’: Coral Springs Family Joins Migration Out of Florida Due to Rising Housing Costs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As South Florida has become America’s least affordable place to live, a Coral Springs family is joining many others in moving elsewhere.

Diane Perez and her husband are both nurses who are fed up with the skyrocketing home prices that show no signs of going down.

They are planning to move to South Carolina in the coming months.

“It's just ...

Trying to Find an Apartment in Coral Springs? Good Luck. Area Had Less Than 2% Rental Vacancy Rate, According To Survey.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you’ve been looking to rent an apartment in the Coral Springs area, good luck – there are few long-term rentals available.

That’s according to a new report: the Coral Springs/Coconut Creek market had a 1.6 percent apartment vacancy rate out based on a survey of 11,321 units late last year.

“It might as well be zero,” said ...

“Darth Vader” Building in Downtown Coral Springs Going on the Market

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The black office tower known as the “Darth Vader” building in downtown Coral Springs is going on the market.

Coral Springs Economic Development Director Kristi Bartlett told city commissioners last month that she’s been in touch with the broker of University Place at City Center at 3111 North University Drive to help promote the sale.

The ...

New Childcare Center Planned in Coral Springs at Time When Many Parents Have Hard Time Finding Reliable Childcare

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As parents across the nation scrabble to find childcare for their children, a new childcare center is planned on a vacant piece of land on Royal Palm Boulevard in Coral Springs.

Ladybird Academy is looking to build a 12,400-square-foot center on a two-and-a-half property on the southwest corner of Royal Palm Boulevard and NW 89 Drive, according to a 2020 memo to city ...

New Parking Lot Planned For Construction Over Former Municipal Dump in Coral Springs Corporate Park

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A thicket of trees and shrubs covers what was once a municipal dump in a corner of Coral Spring’s corporate park, according to a memo.

The vacant 16-acres property, designated as a “brownfield site,” is being considered for a parking lot for the long-term storage of trucks and trailers, the memo said.

The land, just east of Sawgrass Expressway ...

New Warehouse Center in Coral Springs Corporate Park Could Generate More Than 200 Jobs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The construction of a new warehouse center in Coral Spring's corporate park would generate $1.5 million in new taxes annually and create 202 jobs, according to documents submitted to Coral Springs.

The property owner, Sawgrass Place Owner, is asking the city to give special zoning approval to build two office/warehouse distribution facilities, totaling ...

Second Attempt Starts to Build Development at Former Golf Course at Heron Bay in Coral Springs and Parkland

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The first round of planning to build over part of the former 220-acre golf course along the Heron Bay community in Coral Springs and Parkland into a commercial center didn’t work out.

So now, North Springs Improvement District, which owns the land, is trying again, this time with a different development company.

The special taxing district is considering ...

Economic Development Director: Dave & Buster’s “Has Shown Some Interest in Coral Springs”

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There are now two Dave & Buster’s locations in South Florida. Could Coral Springs be another one?

In updating city leaders last week on what new businesses may be coming to the city in the coming years, the city’s economic development director Kristi Bartlett said Dave & Buster’s has “shown some interest in Coral ...

Plans Move Forward for Building Affordable Housing in Coral Springs on Public Land

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In two years, 13 new townhomes are expected to be built on Riverside Drive on two empty properties owned by Coral Springs, according to a presentation this week to city officials.

These homes will be reserved for working-class residents as part of the city’s initiative to create more affordable housing at a time when Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida ...

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2021 Broward Health Paramedics of the Year Awards Named for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two Coral Spring paramedics were named recipients of 2021 Broward Health Paramedics of the Year Awards for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department during the Broward Health Annual EMS Week Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
 
The two first responders honored are Lieutenant Mike Farmer, named Broward Health North ...

Eaton Financial Group in Coral Springs: Quick Financial Tips for Women to Build Financial Success

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Eaton Financial Group is proud to celebrate International Women’s Month in support of women across the world. Our financial planning team specializes in providing financial solutions based on the needs of our female clients and customized to match their specific goals, whatever they may be.

We are proud to be a part of the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Chamber of ...

What Investors Need to Know About Renting in Coral Springs and South Florida

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As an investor, you have been eyeing real estate investments in South Florida. You are considering a single-family property or maybe a four-plex to maximize your profits. 

However, as housing prices continue to climb, is a rental property in the Sunshine State still worth the high price tag?

At Royal Empire Realty, we believe the short answer is “yes!” ...

Office Evolution Coral Springs Member: Ben Groenevelt, Mortgage Loan Originator With Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Ben Groenevelt became a member of Office Evolution last year. He’s been working in the mortgage and real estate fields for more than 11 years and is currently a loan officer with Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

Groenevelt (NMLS ID: 2107972) has served as VP of the Wisconsin Association of Mortgage Brokers and is a member of the National Association of Mortgage ...

Ben Groenevelt, Absolute Home Mortgage Corp., in Coral Springs: How to Figure Out Current Value of Your Home

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s something many homeowners are asking: How do I figure out the current value of my home? It’s assessed at $350,000. Would this be the current value?

Answer: The short answer is the assessment is the value the assessor's office places on your home for property tax purposes, and an appraisal is a snapshot of current market value based on comparable ...

New Orthopedics and Spine Care Center Opening Soon in West Boca Raton

PARKLAND, FL- West Boca Medical Center will soon be opening a state-of-the-art Ortho and Spine Care Unit that will provide a seamless transition for surgery patients to move right into community care.

They are offering a sneak peek at the new facility that is expected to open around the end of May.

"We've created a section of the West Boca campus that is dedicated to ...

Retirement Council In Coral Springs: Food Inflation -- What's Behind It and How to Cope

May 23, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As measured by the Consumer Price Index for food at home, grocery prices increased 3.4% in 2020, a faster rate than the 20-year historical average of 2.4%.1 

More recently, food inflation accelerated by 6.5% during the 12 months ending in December 2021, while prices for the category that includes meat, poultry, fish, and eggs spiked 12.5%.2

Food prices have long ...

Coral Springs Parkland Community Emergency Response Team Receives Donation From Coral Springs Charter School

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coral Springs Parkland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently received a generous donation of more than $500 from the Coral Springs Charter School Health Occupations Students of America Club, (HOSA).

Charter School student and CERT member Scott Smith suggested the fundraiser. Students routinely raise money for various worthy organizations. 

CERT ...

Opinion: Coral Springs is Considering Ways to Tackle Plastics. Let’s Goose City to Speed This Up.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Back home when you wanted someone to move faster on something you said, “I better goose them.” I have no idea why or where the expression comes from, but I’m reviving it.

What follows is to goose the Commission on this issue:

“Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic pours into the world’s oceans—that’s garbage truck of ...

I Suffered From Postpartum Depression. Here’s How I Got Through It.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Let me start with this fact: one in seven moms and one in 10 dads suffer from postpartum depression, according to Postpartum Support International.

I was one of them.

I struggled with my mental health issues after my son was born in 2017. I was filled with separation anxiety, and overwhelmed with the world around me.

At times, I was afraid to leave my house ...