If you’re thinking of selling your home in Davie or other areas in Broward County, wouldn’t it be great if you knew what home buyers really want? With that knowledge, you could make your home stand out from the competition when you list your home for sale. If you’re thinking of doing some renovation, or even small improvements, here are some tips to help you get started in the right direction.

Every few years, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) publishes a report called “What Buyers Really Want” and there are some interesting insights in the 2019 edition.

What Homebuyers Really Want

According to the NAHB, new homebuyers rated the following features as either essential or desirable.

It’s also important to look at what homebuyers don’t want. They don’t really want dog washing stations, laminate kitchen countertops, or dual toilets in the master bath.

Where Should You Spend Time and/or Renovation Dollars?

If you’re not planning a major renovation, you may not be able to come up with a laundry room or walk-in pantry, but you could consider upgrading your kitchen countertops. And, if you are trying to decide between replacing drafty windows or laying hardwood flooring, the windows might be the best place to start. You can probably forget about adding that second toilet to your master bath.

If your exterior lighting isn’t great, that’s usually a relatively inexpensive fix. It can also add to the curb appeal of your home at night if you put lights along the walkway to the front door, for example, or spots on the interesting features of your home. With the emphasis on energy efficiency, you’ll probably want to look for solar powered lighting systems, or at a minimum, systems that are motion-activated.

If you have a laundry room already, take an objective look at it. Is there anything you can do to make it more attractive or functional? Shelving, cupboards, places to hang damp clothes and a folding space are all things that will make your laundry room shine.

If you already have a walk-in pantry, it would be a good idea to organize it before you list. An overflowing pantry just convinces buyers that there isn’t enough storage in your kitchen. There are many ways to make your pantry look inviting. Making your pantry a showplace will highlight one of the features many buyers are looking for.

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What homebuyers really wantThe same theory applies to garage storage. You know what a mess the garage can get into over time. If you have room for storage in the garage, make it look good. You can get garage organization systems at places like Lowes, and there are companies in the local area who will put together a professional looking system and install it for you.

If you’re a DIY person, you can find lots of ideas for organizing your garage. If you have plastic storage bins, you’ve got a start on organization, but stacking them up means you have to unstack all of them to get to the lowest one. You can easily build storage towers so that you can remove and replace each bin easily.

You can mount more things on the walls of the garage by mounting a large piece of plywood over the drywall by screwing it into the studs for stability. Then, you can mount open racks or hooks on the plywood to get a lot more stored in a small space. You can even hang racks on the ceiling to slide storage containers onto, making use of wasted ceiling space.

Finally, you know that outdoor living is important in South Florida. If your patio isn’t the oasis it could be, that would be another place to put some time and effort. If you’re not ready for a large renovation, you can do small things to make your patio stand out from the crowd.

For example, if you’d like to make more of a statement, you can use pavers to expand your deck. Use large colorful pillows to make the patio inviting. Use a hanging candle holder to light up an area for late night dining or build a fire pit from curved paving stones. There’s just no end to the possibilities. But, keep lighting in mind, too. Hanging string lights can make any space look festive.

When you keep in mind what homebuyers really want, you can turn your house into a buyer magnet. If you want advice on how to make your house market-ready, you can trust the Teri Arbogast Real Estate Team to help. We’re Broward County Realtors that have an excellent reputation for excellence.

Take a look at our Google reviews, and you’ll see that our clients have lots of good things to say. We’re very proud of our five-star ratings on Google, Zillow, and other real estate review websites. We’d love to make you our next successful client!  Call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email today.

What homebuyers really want

The COVID-19 pandemic made some changes in how real estate works in Broward County. As Broward County Realtors, we stay in touch with market conditions and what we saw in the Broward County Real Estate Stats May 2020 indicates that the market slowed, but there is still opportunity in Broward County.

There were 814 CLOSED SALES in May 2020, a decrease of 51% from May 2019. It’s natural that the real estate market has less volume now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, while the volume has gone down, there were still TRANSACTION IN MAY that represented $381.5 million, which is nothing to sneeze at.

The MEDIAN SALES PRICE was $372,500, and the AVERAGE SALES PRICE was $468,646. Those two indicators point to the fact that home prices are slightly higher than the same month in 2019 higher priced homes are still very active in the marketplace.

The MEDIAN PERCENT OF THE ORIGINAL LIST PRICE  received was excellent. Homes sold at a healthy 96.2% of the original list price. Even with all the pressures in the current market, buyers aren’t expecting that sellers are desperate and will accept extremely low offers.

The market is moving faster than the same time last year. The MEDIAN TIME TO CONTRACT  in May was 33 days, which is about 23% less than May 2019, when the median was 43 days. For buyers, the message is that homes are moving relatively rapidly and decisions need to be made quickly. It’s good news for sellers because homes aren’t typically languishing on the market for months.

Broward County Real Estate Stats May 2020The MEDIAN TIME TO SALE was 76 days as compared to 84 days in May, 2019. That’s good news for both buyers and sellers because it indicates that the financing process hasn’t slowed down. In fact, it may be moving even faster.

In May 2020, there were 1,755 NEW LISTINGS added to the real estate market in Broward County. That’s down about 15% from the same month last year, but it indicates that even with the pandemic, people are still ready to sell.

At the end of May 2020, there were 4,762 ACTIVE LISTINGS, which comprises a 3.9 MONTHS SUPPLY OF INVENTORY. The Months Supply of Inventory shows you how long it would take to sell all existing listings. Under six months of inventory indicates a seller’s market.

In a seller’s market, there are more buyers than there are homes on the market. For sellers, that means that the market is strong and they can expect to sell their homes pretty close to the listing price. For buyers, it means that they will often be competing with other buyers for the same house.

As a team, the Teri Arbogast Team is keeping busy listing homes and helping buyers. If you’re thinking about buying or selling, you should know that the pandemic hasn’t ravaged the market for Davie homes for sale or homes for sale in other areas in Broward County such as:

If you want to hire Realtors in Broward County, please consider the Teri Arbogast Real Estate Team. Take a look at our Google reviews, and you’ll see that our clients have lots of good things to say. We’re very proud of our five-star ratings on Google, Zillow, and other real estate review websites. We’d love to make you our next successful client!  Call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email today.


Broward County Real Estate Stats May 2020

You’re buying a one of the Davie homes for sale. Congratulations! You’ve already been through the selection process, the offer, negotiations, inspections, and now you’re ready to close. After the close, except for the mortgage if you financed your purchase, you’ll own the home with no strings attached, right? If all goes well, the answer is yes.

But, there could be other people who have a claim against your ownership. To protect yourself and your home from that often costly situation, you need title insurance. Here are answers to some common title insurance questions.

What is Title Insurance?

A title is a legal document that identifies the person or people who own a piece of property. But, it’s important that you have a clear title, meaning that no other person or company can question your ownership. You get a clear title by hiring a title company to research public records to ensure that there are no liens or levys on your property.

Once the title company has determined that you have a clear title, they can issue title insurance to protect you in case something comes up later that questions your ownership. If that happens, it’s said that you have a “shadow” on your title. And, if you have title insurance, the title company will pay for resolving the issue.

Your lender will insist on having a lender’s title insurance policy, and you’ll typically pay for it as part of your closing costs. That insurance only protects the lender. Owner’s title insurance will protect you, but it is optional and some buyers question whether they need it.

How Often is There a Shadow on a Title?

American Land Title Association is one of the top title companies in the nation. A report they published indicates that they find and resolve problems with a title in 25% of the searches they perform. And, those are just the issues they find before closing. So, that’s a pretty good reason why you need title insurance. It can save you from running into bigger problems down the road.

How Could Someone Have a Lien Against My Home?

Do You Need Title InsuranceA lien is a legal claim to assets that have typically been used as collateral for a debt. Another type of shadow on a title can come from someone else claiming ownership. Here are just a few examples of how those things happen.

How would you feel if you ended up paying those subcontractors $40,000? What would you do if someone had a claim against your ownership? The legal fees alone could be staggering.

Who Pays for the Title Insurance and What Does It Cover?

In Broward County, the buyer pays for the lender’s and owner’s insurance policy as a closing cost. Other counties have different rules, so be sure to check with your real estate agent. As a buyer, do you need title insurance? Think about what it would take to resolve these issues that a buyer’s insurance policy will typically cover. Policies are different, so be sure to read your policy carefully. Policies will usually cover the cost to investigate a claim, then either take it to court or settle it.

The Conclusion: You Need Title Insurance

The cost for title insurance varies based on where your property is located and the purchase price. It also varies depending on whether you get coverage beyond the standard. But, when you think about everything that could possibly go wrong, it’s very cost effective.

It’s a one-time fee that is included in your closing costs, and it protects the large investment you have in your home. Typically, the insurance will pay out far more than it cost if you do run into a problem.

Think of it like any type of insurance. You purchase insurance for your home, not because a home burning down is a common occurrence, but because you want the peace of mind knowing that you’d be covered if it did.

Are you thinking of buying or selling? If you want to hire Realtors in Broward County, please consider the Teri Arbogast Real Estate Team. Check out our Google reviews, and you’ll see that our clients have lots of good things to say. We’re very proud of our five-star ratings on Google, Zillow, and other real estate review websites. We’d love to make you our next successful client!  Call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email today.



The COVID-19 virus pandemic has changed a lot about the way we live. Many people are wondering how the real estate industry is handling the problems that we’re all facing. The good news is that while the real estate industry has slowed, the industry has taken steps to make it possible for real estate transactions to continue. Here are answers to many of the questions you may have about real estate in today’s environment.

Yes, real estate is considered essential and we have been granted the right to keep working.

Yes, our team is accepting listings. The number of listings isn’t as high as usual, but people are still listing their Davie homes for sale.

Not according to the Florida Realtors® organization. According to their March 2020 market statistics, the median sale price was $275,000, which is a 7.4% increase over March 2019, and a 1.85% increase over February 2020.

Other market statistics are still moving in the right direction. For example, there were 26,611 closed sales in March, which is just over a 28% increase from February. The median percent of the original list price received was 97.1%, up from 96.8% in February. That means that the final sale price is very close to the original listing price. And, the median time to contract was 38 days in March vs. 49 days in February, meaning that the time was less between the listing date and the contract date for all closed sales.

Yes, if you need a mortgage, lenders are still working and ready to answer any questions you have. If you aren’t working with a lender now, feel free to contact us for a recommendation to lenders that we know are trustworthy. Even if you’re not ready to make a move right now, getting pre-approved for a loan is always the best plan before you start looking at homes.

You can’t take a physical tour of homes for sale, but we’re using technology to let you see homes and stay safe from the virus.

Davie Florida Homes for SaleIf you’re interested in a home for sale, one of our team members can go into that home and give you a virtual tour using FaceTime or Skype. You can ask questions and get a very personalized tour of the areas of the home that are most important to you.

We’re also offering a 3-D home tour for many of our listings. You can see an example of a 3D tour for one of our listings. You’ll see the home exactly as if you were walking around it yourself – right down to the Cheerios box in the kitchen! If you’re wondering how long the counter is in the bathroom, the 3-D tour is even more convenient than being there in person. A ruler is available and you can use it to take measurements of anything in the home.

Let’s say that you found a home you wanted to buy. Placing an offer and negotiations work the same way they always have. You’ll have an inspection contingency in the offer that is also a fairly standard practice.

You’ll be able to see the home during the inspection. Normally, your agent and the listing agent would be present at the inspection. Today, only two parties are able to attend the inspection, you and the inspector. During the inspection, you’ll be able to follow the inspector as they evaluate the home’s systems and talk to the inspector to answer any questions you have.

As usual, if the inspection identifies any defects, we’ll have the opportunity to negotiate with the seller to fix them. If we can’t come to an agreement with the seller, the inspection contingency means that you can cancel the offer and your deposit, also known as earnest money, will be returned to you.

If you’re thinking of selling, the competition would be less at this time since there are fewer sellers putting their homes on the market. That could make your home more attractive to buyers who need or want to move.

If you’re buying, you can take advantage of the low interest rates and the fact that there are homes that aren’t moving as well as they have in the recent past. Sometimes there is more room for negotiation with a seller who really needs to move.


Whatever your real estate needs during this unsettled time, keep in mind that we’re here to help. Whenever you want to hire Realtors in Broward County, please consider the Teri Arbogast Real Estate Team. Take a look at our Google reviews, and you’ll see that our clients have lots of good things to say. We’re very proud of our five-star ratings on Google, Zillow, and other real estate review websites. We’d love to make you our next successful client!  Call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email today.


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If you’re a parent in Davie or anywhere in Broward County, or just about anywhere else, you’re probably facing the challenge of keeping your kids busy while schools are closed. Here’s some information that will help.

Broward County Schools are Closed

But, I’m sure you already know that. Due to the coronavirus, schools in Broward County will remain closed through April 15, 2020. You can get more information on the Broward County Schools website. That page also contains information about food and nutrition services for students and families, which has been extended until April 15.

Grab-and-go meal service was available in nine locations, but will be expanded to 47 locations from March 30 to April 15, 2020. You can open a PDF file that lists all the locations.

Learning Continues

Broward County Schools provides continuing education opportunities for students that are appropriate to their grade level. You can also download a free copy of Microsoft Office Suite if you need that software to let your children use the educational tools on a device that doesn’t already have it installed.

Set Up a Routine for Your Children

Being out of school for such an extended time is a new experience for children and parents. It’s a good idea to set up a routine for your children to help them know what to expect during this time.

You can set up a daily schedule that includes both study times and play times. It may seem weird to set up a schedule for days at home, but kids need structure. While they’re home, you’re the only one who can provide it. There are resources online that can help you figure out how to create that schedule. That page also has some ideas about online educational websites and suggestions on fun ways to stay busy, too.

Find Unique Things for Kids to Do

There are all kinds of things you can use to keep your kids active during this time at home. Here are some of my favorites.

The internet is a treasure trove of ideas. You could start with this Forbes article that lists 110 things to keep your kids busy.

Family time is good. But, everyone is feeling the pain from so much enforced togetherness. Don’t let your kids get bored by giving them structure, and finding new ways to have fun as a family.


When you want to hire Realtors in Broward County, please consider the Teri Arbogast Real Estate Team. Take a look at our Google reviews, and you’ll see that our clients have lots of good things to say. We’re very proud of our five-star ratings on Google, Zillow, and other real estate review websites. We’d love to make you our next successful client!  Call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email today.


If you’re selling your Davie real estate, you probably know that the buyer will typically do a final walk through of your house right before closing. But, you’re not worried. You’ve done everything right throughout the process of selling your home – what can go wrong at a final walk through? Ah, you’d be surprised.

What the Buyer is Looking for During a Final Walk Through

The purpose for the final walk through is to give the buyer a chance to ensure that the house is in the same condition as it was the last time they saw it, and to make sure that anything you and the buyer agreed to has been honored.

Think of it from the buyer’s point of view. Between the time you both signed the sales contract until the day of closing, the buyer will feel a slight tickle in their gut. They now have a bigger stake in the house than you do. You’re a lame duck and for all the buyer knows, you may not show the same level of care as when you owned the home.

So, what can go wrong during a walk through? Keep in mind that buying and selling a home often brings up a lot of emotion. A lot of money is involved and people on each side of the transaction have their own reasons for feeling tense. You’re both hoping the closing goes smoothly. You’re trying to get everything packed and in a truck. The buyers are doing their own packing, and we all know how stressful moving can be.

What Sellers Can Do to Make the Final Walk Through a Breeze

It’s really up to you to make the final walk through a non-event. Regardless of how the buyer is feeling, you can help them by eliminating anything that would cause tension.

Clean before the final walk throughClean the House

Sure, you’ve got a lot of things to do, but don’t leave a mess. For example, you’ll probably find a host of random items that have taken refuge under your washer and dryer. You need to sweep or vacuum where those appliances have been living. You don’t need to go to extremes, just think about when you were renting, and clean your home as if you wanted to be sure to get your security deposit back.

Take All of Your Personal Items

Take everything you own that isn’t permanently installed, unless you have specific agreements with the buyer. It’s very important that you take any trash, empty packing boxes, and even things you don’t want. Can’t figure out what to do with the mop that doesn’t fit in a box? Throw it in the moving truck or your car. Don’t leave anything for the buyer to worry about.

Keep Your Word

The Sales Contract: You may have made agreements with the buyer to leave or remove things as part of the contract. Make sure you honor those agreements.

By default, real estate law says that anything that is permanently affixed to the structure of a house is part of the sale. That includes lighting fixtures, door handles, window blinds, and so on. Don’t kid yourself that if you take the dining room chandelier that you forgot to exclude in the contract, the buyer won’t notice.

On the other hand, if the contract indicates that things need to be removed, you need to do that, too. Even if you’re getting a new washer and dryer for your new home, if the contract says that you’ll remove the existing washer and dryer, you need to honor that agreement.

The Inspection: If you agreed to make repairs as part of the inspection process, make sure those repairs are complete before the final walk through. Your buyer will be specifically looking for any of those items that you haven’t completed. It’s always a good idea to keep the receipts for labor or materials needed to make those repairs and give them to the buyer.

Final Walk ThroughDon’t Turn Off the Utilities

You’ll specifically need the utilities on for the final walk through. The buyer will want to test the lights, run water in the sink, etc.

The buyer should arrange to transfer the utilities into their name. You need to do the same thing whether you’re moving to a new house, or a rental. The worst thing you can do is turn off the utilities and leave the buyer with no lights. If you or your buyer aren’t sure how to make the switch without an interruption in service, you can refer to a set of easy instructions.

To protect yourself, it’s a good idea to check with your existing utility companies right before the close to make sure the buyer has made the required arrangements. This is especially important if you’ll have different utility providers at your new residence. You don’t want to be billed for any time after the closing.

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

The great Yogi Berra immortalized those words, and they certainly apply to a house sale. If you can’t deliver your house in good condition on time, the buyer could back out of the deal. It’s rare, but it does happen.

Most of the time cooler heads prevail and your real estate agent can help you by negotiating with the buyer and their agent to remedy anything that comes up at the last minute. For example, let’s say that your movers put a deep scratch in the hardwood floor and you haven’t had time to fix it. In most cases, you’ll be able to reach an agreement on how to resolve that issue.

If you want to hire a Broward County real estate agent, please consider the Teri Arbogast Real Estate Team. Take a look at our Google reviews, and you’ll see that our clients have lots of good things to say. We’re very proud of our five-star ratings on Google, Zillow, and other real estate review websites. We’d love to make you our next successful client!  Call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email today.


Many people nearing retirement start to wonder if downsizing would be a good plan. If you’re thinking about downsizing your home, it’s a big decision. You need to start by deciding if downsizing would make sense for your situation. Here are some of the issues that will point you in one direction or another.

Consider downsizing your home if you feel like you spend too much time on home maintenance.

You’d probably spend less time doing maintenance tasks around the house after you downsize. Just think carefully about the maintenance tasks you do enjoy. If you spend a lot of time in your garden, for example, decide if you still enjoy gardening or would be willing to give it up.

If you’d enjoy your time more pursuing other hobbies, a townhome might be just what you need. But, if you enjoy gardening, consider that you may need a smaller home that still provides room to design and nurture a garden.

Consider downsizing your home if your existing home doesn’t meet your needs.

Think about what you’d like to change about your existing home. Here are some examples that might point to downsizing.

Are you living in a two-story home, but think you’d be happier in a ranch? Typically, the only way to make that change is to downsize, or at least move to a one-story home.

If you live close to friends and family, perhaps you only need one guest room as opposed to the three you ended up with after your children established their own homes. If you anticipate that a child or parent will eventually come to live with you, you can look for a smaller home with a separate living area – often called a mother-in-law suite.

Sometimes people live on large properties to allow them to raise animals, or keep horses. If other interests are replacing those hobbies, you don’t need the same amount of acreage.

Consider downsizing your home if you want to cut living costs.

Perhaps you don’t think you’re getting enough enjoyment from your home to justify the cost of your mortgage, property taxes, insurance, maintenance, and utility payments. Or, you may be preparing for retirement and want more money for travel or other interests. In those situations, you will probably be able to reduce your living costs by downsizing.

Consider downsizing your home if it won’t cost much to prepare to sell.

If you’ve lived in your existing home for a relatively short period of time, it might just need a coat of paint or some new plantings to improve curb appeal. However, if you have lived in your existing home for many years, the odds are you’ll need to prepare a plan to sell.

You may need to update the kitchen, baths, or even the layout to get top dollar when you sell. If that’s the case, you will need to create a plan that moves toward downsizing in steps. First, you may need to get your home in peak selling condition. At the same time, you can start deciding how to make your furnishings fit into a smaller home. If you’ve lived in a home for 20 years, it will take time to make decisions about what to keep.

You will also need to account for the cost of moving. There will be closing and moving costs, for example, that you will need to consider before making the final decision.

Final Thoughts

If you’re just starting to think about downsizing, the issues discussed above will give you a place to start. There are lots of things to think about and plan to downsize successfully.

If you want to buy or sell Davie real estate, feel free to contact us. We’ve worked with clients at all stages in their lives, including empty-nesters. Call us at 954-242-8030, or send an email.

Take a look at our Google reviews, and you’ll see that our clients have lots of good things to say. We’d love to make you our next successful client!

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Are you looking for new homes in Davie FL? You should know about five new developments in the city. Whether you’re looking for a single family home or a townhome, these new homes in Davie FL could be just what you’re looking for!

Are New Homes in Davie FL for You?

If you’re interested in seeing some of the new home neighborhoods in Davie, be sure to bring your own agent when you first visit a new construction community.

Some people think that it’s better to work with the neighborhood representatives, but that’s not the case. There are at least five reasons why you need your own agent when you consider new construction. For example, the neighborhood representative can’t show you other communities.

Besides that, the builder’s sales people can’t help you negotiate for extras or upgrades because they work for the builder and must protect the builder’s interests. When you have your own agent, you have a professional who’s on your side and will work hard to get you the best deal possible.

The local experts on the Teri Arbogast team are waiting to help you. Call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email. We’re the local experts who can make sure you find the right neighborhood for your next home.

Arbor Reserve – Single Family Homes

CC Homes is the builder of these fantastic single-family homes. CC Homes is one of the largest builder-developers in Florida and focuses on providing excellent lifestyle homes in the best locations. All of the CC Homes in Arbor Reserve can have Mediterranean or modern exterior designs, brick paver driveways and covered entries. Inside you’ll find tall ceilings, energy efficient HVAC, water heaters and insulation. Other features include smart home technology, television cable outlets in bedrooms and family rooms, and full-sized washers and dryers.

In the kitchen, you’ll find stainless steel appliance packages, quartz countertops and more. Quartz countertops also grace the bathroom cabinets, along with Kohler faucets. All bathrooms have porcelain tile floors. Arbor Reserve offers five models.

Provence: The Provence is a one-story plan that offers four bedrooms, three baths and a three-car garage in just over 3,000 square feet of air-conditioned space. Prices start at around $790,000.

Quebec: This is a two-story plan with five bedrooms, four and one-half baths, a three-car garage and a guest casita. Prices start at round $870,000.

Marseille: Five bedrooms, four baths and a three-car garage are included in this one-story plan with custom options. Prices start at approximately $900,000.

Nouvelle: The Nouvelle is a two-story plan, and custom options are available. The plan offers 5 bedrooms, 4 and one-half baths, and a three-car garage. Prices start at about $960,000.

Orleans: Custom options are available for this two-story plan with five bedrooms, four baths and a three-car garage. Prices start at approximately $1,000,000.

Sierra Ranches – Single Family Homes Coming Soon

Lennar is one of America’s leading homebuilders. They’ve been in business since 1954 and build in 21 states. The Sierra Ranches neighborhood is on their list of things to do and will be coming soon. They’ll offer new plans with exquisite chef kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and perfect outdoor living spaces.

Stillwater Shores – Luxury Lakefront Estates

New Homes in Davie FLStillwater Shores is a development of the Kennedy Development Partners. They’ve been building in Florida for over 50 years. The homes have oversized home sites and each one backs up to a small lake. Kitchens have granite countertops, undermounted sinks and stainless steel appliances. Baths also use granite countertops, and tiled showers and tub surrounds.

Available floorplans include:

Ranchera: This one-story plan offers four bedrooms, four baths, and a three-car garage in a 3,000 square foot air-conditioned space, not including a lanai.  Prices start at approximately $1,000,000.

Ranchera Lux: The Lux version includes five bedrooms and three and one-half baths in 3,300 square feet of air-conditioned space, not including a lanai. Prices start at approximately $1,000,000.

Rachera Grand Lux: The Grand Lux adds approximately 500 additional square feet, and offers four bedrooms, four and one-half baths and a three-car garage. Prices start at approximately $1,000,000.

Sedona: This two-story plan offers almost 4,000 square feet of air-conditioned space. It includes five bedrooms and baths along with a three-car garage. Prices start at approximately $1,100,000.

Chapparal Lux: The total air-conditioned space in this model totals approximately 4,000 square feet. Quick move in is available for this model that offers five bedrooms and baths. Prices start at approximately $1,100,000.

Sedona Lux: This two-story plan offers around 4,500 square feet that holds six bedrooms and five baths. Prices start at approximately $1,100,000.

Aspen Lux: The air-conditioned space on this one-story model totals around 4,220 and it has a larger 543 square foot lanai. Prices start at approximately $1,150,000.

Magnolia Trails – Townhomes

Lennar is building this townhome neighborhood. Amenities include a gorgeous community swimming pool and access-controlled entry. Lennar offers four models.

Driftwood: This two-story design includes three bedrooms, two and one-half baths, and a one-car garage. It covers approximately 1600 square feet, and prices start around $370,000.

Greenstone: This is a two-story design that includes three bedrooms, two and one-half baths, and a one car garage. It is larger than the Driftwood at around 1700 square feet. Prices start at approximately $380,000.

Liberty: Larger families will be attracted to this two-story, approximately 1900 square foot townhome. It offers four bedrooms, two and one-half baths, and a one-car garage. Prices start at approximately $400,000.

Oakhill: The Oakhill offers a large master suite, second floor laundry and other amenities in the approximately 2000 square foot plan. There are three bedrooms and baths. Prices start around $400,000.

Palomino Lake – Townhomes Coming Soon

Lennar is developing a 28-acre townhome neighborhood that is coming soon. The townhomes range from two to three bedrooms in 1442 to 1792 square feet of space. One and two-car garages will be available, also.  The neighborhood will offer a pool, cabana, sundeck, a lake and Tot Lot. Pricing will range from about $345,000 to $390,000.

Many people who are interested in Davie FL real estate enjoy all of the things they can do with their children during the summer months. School will be back in session on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Broward County. Between now and then, here are some special summer activities that will help you and the kids avoid the mid-summer blues.

All Abilities Flying!

If there is someone in your family who has physical or cognitive challenges, you can help them push their limits with iFLY’s All Abilities: Choose to Fly program.  iFLY offers specially trained flight instructors who can make the right accommodations based on a person’s specific challenges.

Take advantage of this program to let everyone in the family experience a safe flight in iFLY’s indoor skydiving facility. According to iFLY, challenges are just temporary inconveniences, and they won’t get in the way of everyone having the chance to soar. iFLY is located in Davie.

Limited Time: Dinosaur Exhibit at Flamingo Gardens

From now until September 2, 2019, you can take a trip back in time when you visit the Lost World of Dinosaurs and the Echoes of Extinction exhibits at Flamingo Gardens. You’ll feel like you’re on the set of a Jurassic movie as you discover 27 realistic dinosaur replicas. The botanical gardens make a perfect setting for getting to know more about some of the largest creatures that ever lived.

The Echoes of Extinction exhibit gives visitors a look at the real thing, with pre-historic fossils and a rare 14-foot long Triceratops skeleton. There are interactive displays where the kids can look for treasure in the Dino Dig.  You won’t want to miss this special exhibit.

Limited Time: The Hall of Heroes at the Museum of Discovery and Science

Are you or your children fans of superheroes?  From now until September 2, 2019, you can immerse yourselves in a special superhero exhibit at the Museum of Discovery and Science. The Museum is a mere 10 miles from downtown Davie.

The Hall of Heroes is an interactive exhibit where you can have your picture taken in the 1966 Batmobile. You’ll discover challenging displays with props, costumes and more.

You may also want to register for the Superhero Training Academy. It’s held every Saturday until August 17 (excluding June 8 and 22) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It’s fun for the entire family as you get a private tour of the Hall of Heroes, attend a Superhero science show, and meet some of your favorite superheroes in the flesh.

Summer for Kids in DavieKids Cooking Class

If you have a budding chef, treat them to the kids cooking class at Flippo’s. Flippo’s is located in Sunrise, less than 10 miles from downtown Davie.

This cooking class is held on Sundays, and is aimed at kids aged 3 to 10 years old. They’ll have fun discovering new flavors, and get an introduction to meal preparation.


If you’re not familiar with Flippo’s, this summer would be a great time to plan a visit. It’s a family entertainment center where kids play – and parents can join in. Activities include:

Planning to Move Before School Starts?

When you’re not entertaining your children, you may be planning a move before school starts. Now is an excellent time to finalize your plans. The real estate experts on the Teri Arbogast Team are available to provide you with detailed community information and the local real estate knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your next home.

Feel free to contact us at (954) 242-8030, or send an email. Want to see what our clients are saying? Check out our Google reviews!


Spring is in the air! If you’re planning to update your Davie home, Spring is the time to do it. And, if you’re thinking of selling your home, you want to make sure that your home is properly staged and will impress buyers as soon as they walk in the door.

Davie homes for sale are always in demand. But, if you want to get the most for your home when you sell, you need to make it stand out from the crowd. Making your home look fresh, but with neutral colors, will help buyers see themselves living in the home. Here are some tips for Spring 2019.

Consider the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019

In 2019, Pantone chose a color called Living Coral as their color of the year. It’s a wonderful shade for homes in Florida. Pantone describes it as being an energizing and enlivening color with a soft edge. Many shades of the color could work in your home; it doesn’t need to be the strongest shade.

The advantage of using a Pantone color of the year is that when you want to update your Davie home, all types of designers will be using the color in their products. You’ll find it in clothing, beauty products, and home décor. Take a look at some of these examples. You could use a neutral palette for walls and furniture, and then add Living Coral pillows, lamps, wall art, and more. It blends beautifully with other Florida colors like teal blues, greens and yellows. Depending on the shade you use, it can complement a wide range of colors.

Let Your Personality Shine

Whether you follow design trends or not, update your Davie home with unique décor and eclectic pairings that you’re passionate about. This isn’t the year for everything to match.

The Coastal Style Will be Big

Coastal style lives in natural wood, distressed surfaces, and coastal textures. Think about a backsplash in the kitchen that highlights hand-painted tile. You could also use a whitewashed wood paneling mounted in a herringbone pattern to make your kitchen cozy. And, don’t think your kitchen table or island has to be slick. A rustic design paired with sleek countertops and cabinets brings a homey feeling into the space.

Layer Your Rugs for Design Flexibility

Many designers are using a natural-fiber rug with another rug on top. The top rug should be at least a foot smaller on all sides to let the beauty of the textured rug underneath to make a statement. When you want to change your décor, it’s easy to get a new rug for the upper layer to coordinate with your new color palette.

Update your Davie HomeCaned Furniture – It’s Still In

Caned furniture has been used in coastal settings since the 1600s. Today, the textural feeling of rattan is still a staple of coastal design. And, the cool breezes that can flow through your favorite chair make it perfect for interior design or outdoor living.

Create Attention-Grabbing Accent Walls

Accent walls aren’t just a bold color. There are many ways to create a mood with creative accent walls. For example, think about mounting latticework on your wall, painted in a slightly different shade than the wall itself. It’s inviting and cozy. Raw wood is another way to draw attention to the walls. Use wood like popular, which looks like abstract art.

Brass Hardware and Fixtures

Mixing metals is very popular today. Consider brass hardware or lamps to make your room seem timeless.

Patterned Floors

The most recent trend for floors is hardwood or large solid color tiles. Patterned floors are coming back. However, now the designs are more natural and sophisticated than your grandmother’s vinyl. Herringbone patterns are a simple way to use rectangular tiles in a small room. Too much herringbone may make a large room look cluttered.

Bathrooms are getting a new lease on life with inventive flooring choices. If you’re looking for a vintage or retro look, think about black and white tile – they come in a variety of designs. Mosaic tiles are popular and come in a variety of shapes. Linear patterns in tiles can wrap around the room, or simply accent a shower.

Are You Ready to Get Serious?

If you’re available May 3-5, 2019, you can attend the Broward Home & Design Show. It’s being held in the Pembroke Pines Charles F Dodge City Center, and it’s free. More than 100 companies will be available to discuss your ideas for your home’s interior design, remodeling, and outdoor living.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling in the Davie area, give us a call at 954-242-8030 or send an email. As experienced Realtors in Broward County, we can give you the expert assistance you’ll need to complete a successful transaction. And, if you’re not sure whether a renovation you’re considering will translate into more money in your pocket after you sell, we can help you with that, too!




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