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Written by: Paul Vitale, Point Mortgage Corporation

There's no doubt that teaching your child smart money management habits is vital to their long-term success. But amid all the soccer games, PTA meetings and lunch-packing, the school year can get busy -- making summer the perfect time to start teaching them about money. Here are some great ways to help your child understand finances:

  • Empower them to earn. Start chores young, giving your child small, incremental responsibilities around the house in exchange for money, play time or another reward. Show them that hard work pays off.
  • Encourage them to get a job. When old enough, encourage your kids to get a job. Maybe it's babysitting a next-door neighbor or clearing tables at the
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If you live on the East Coast, you may have seen that a possible tropical storm could wash out your Memorial Day Weekend outdoor plans. Don't worry we have you covered with some activities you can still enjoy and honor those who have fought for our country too. 

IMAX 3D Movies 

Though cookouts to honor past service members may not be possible, you can still head over to the IMAX Theater and see a 3D Movie. This theater is located at 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 for any questions please call (954) 463-4629. To see all showings and times you can visit the AutoNation IMAX Theater website. 

The current 3D Movies Playing are:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Deadpool 2
  • Solo: A Star Wars Movie

Bowling 

Go bowling this weekend

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Flooding in Florida

Written by: Melissa McFarland

With Hurricane season fast approaching, have you given any thought to exactly what type of water damage your homeowner’s insurance covers?

If not then I suggest you continue reading.  Flooding is any accumulation of rising or standing water. Your home can flood from many different areas such as major bodies of water, heavy and continuous driving rain and even poor neighborhood drainage.  Therefore, that means you do not have to be in a high-risk flood zone for your home to flood!

The standard homeowner’s insurance policy will only cover for wind-driven rain and internal flow of water. Therefore, when leaves are blocking the storm drain in front of your house and water is rising into your home, you are NOT covered

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Berkeley Boca Raton

There are new homes coming to Boca Raton! GL Homes is at it again, building new construction community, Berkeley, just south of Yamato Rd. Berkeley will feature seven different styles of oversized waterfront homes set on cul-de-sac lots. 

This gorgeous community features one and two-story designs from 3,091 to over 5,000 square feet with three to six bedrooms as well as three to four car-garages. Every Berkeley home will have luxury features like resort-style pools, gourmet kitchens with granite or quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and beyond. 

Besides having different floor plan options, you can customize your home with upgraded closets, extended kitchens, or even add a second master bedroom. The possibilities are endless!

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Spring Break in Florida

What's up, South Florida? There's a lot happening in the upcoming months that you won't want to miss! Besides Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's Day, this March you can expect heavy Spring Break activity in Florida. Florida destinations Orlando, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale hit the top three Spring Break spots this year and we all know why: there's so much to do in Florida! 

Broward County Spring Break is from March 19th through March 26th while Palm Beach County Spring Break runs from March 22nd through March 30th. Miami Dade County Spring Break will go from March 23rd through April 2nd. 

Looking ahead, you'll want to get your tickets for Tortuga Music Festival and West Palm Beach's Sun Fest Music Festival. 

Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music

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The Oaks at Boca Raton Homes for Sale

The Oaks at Boca Raton brings the best of the leisurely club lifestyle to your doorstep. This 282-acre resort-style enclave was carefully designed to be aesthetically stunning and to provide luxurious amenities, including a clubhouse, restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service spa and tropical pool with cabanas and hot tubs. The card room, 12-court tennis center, basketball court and playground offer additional activities for all ages. 

The Oaks at Boca Raton features Mediterranean-style estate homes that range in size from 3,000 to 7,000 square feet. Located on Clint Moore Road between Lyons Road and 441 The Oaks offers residents of Boca Raton country club living without the hefty membership fees. There are three

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Real Estate in 2018

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive continued real estate growth in 2018. However, changes on the horizon could significantly impact you if you plan to buy, sell or refinance this year.

HOME VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE

Get ready for another strong year! U.S. home values and sales volume will continue to rise in 2018. Experts agree that home prices will increase in 2018, but predict a slower rate of

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Broward County 2017 Halloween Events

Looking for something fun to do with the family this Halloween? We've got a list of all the Halloween events leading up until the 31st. These events will be taking place throughout Broward County and are typically free for everyone to enjoy.

Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave. in Davie, FL,   954-357-8797 will be holding a number of events including: 

  • Monsters of Nature - Enjoy Monsters of Nature this Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This event is for children ages 3-10. There will be a $5 fee per child. Pre-registration is not required. 
  • Trick-or-Treat Family Fun Night - Will be held Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28 from 6-9 p.m. This event is for children ages 3-10 years old.
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Century Village Theater Happenings

Century Village at Pembroke Pines is a luxurious retirement community in Florida. Located in the city of Pembroke Pines, Century Village is well-known for its extravagant amenities as well as its special events held all year long. This July has had no shortage of entertainment with live musical performances, dance shows, and comedians spreading laughs around the 1,024 seat Century Village Theater. 

This weekend, residents of Century Village Pembroke Pines can enjoy a special duo performance as well as a recent movie. On Saturday, July 22,  see BFF's Together Wherever We Go starring Madison Spear and Josh Lerner at 8:00 PM for just $5. Madison and Josh have prepared Broadway's Greatest Hits to perform as well as share stories of their lifelong

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What better way to spend your weekend than by visiting some beautiful homes in Florida? This week, Best Connections Realty is bringing you three open houses to visit throughout Broward County. If you've been thinking of buying a home for sale in the South Florida area, an open house can be a great way to view the inventory. Below you will find a list of our open houses happening on July 8th and July 9th. Please feel free to come on by and meet our team! 

Pasadena Lakes West Open House - Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pembroke Pines Open House  

Best Connections Realty Agent Scott Burney will be holding an open house at 8511 NW 24th Court in Pasadena Lakes West. This four bedroom, three bathroom home is located in Pembroke Pines, FL. It has been fully upgraded and features storm

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