Real Estate Information Archive

Blog

Displaying blog entries 1-4 of 4

8 Ways to save money on electric bill

by Justin Willard

Summer is coming and the days are warming up in Laguna Isles and many of us are thinking, how to save money on your electric bill.  Thanks to American Home Shield, here are 8 tips.

1. An air conditioner set at 70 degrees can cost twice as much to operate as one set at 78 degrees.  Raise the thermostat by 2 degrees above its normal setting.  You’ll still be comfortable, and your pocketbook will thank you.

2. Set the thermostat to 80 degrsave money on electric billees when you’ll be out of the house for several hours and lower it when you return.  However, don’t shut the air conditioner off; it’s less efficient to cool the house back down than to leave it set at a higher temperature.

3. A ceiling fan uses about as much energy as a 100-watt bulb, but it can make a room feel up to eight degrees cooler.  In summer, blades should turn counterclockwise, pushing air downward to create a cool breeze.

4.  Keeping windows closed and curtains drawn during the day can reduce cooling costs by 30%.

5. Lights, computers, and televisions all generate heat.  Turn them off when they’re not in use.

6. Get your air conditioner serviced before you need to turn it on to avoid the rush in service calls made to air-conditioning repair companies on the first hot day of the year.

7. Create shade for the outdoor part of your AC unit, but keep the area around the exterior unit clear of leaves, bushes, and other obstructions to ensure adequate airflow.

8. Clean or replace the air filter monthly.  Clogged, dirty filters block airflow and make a unit work much harder.  A clean filter can save up to 10% on your bill.

Source: American Home Shield

Now that you can save money on your electric bill, let's look at the market update for Laguna Isles!

Currently there are 7 active listings in this beautiful gated community.  You will have a choice between 3 and 4 bedroom homes, priced to suit a quick sale.  Listing prices range from a low of $245,000, which is an incredible $68 / sq ft up to a higher, yet still affordable $398,000.  The average size of these homes is approximately 2,500 sq ft.

Three homes have had reductions in their listing price, dropping on average 2.5% however there was one property that has had an 8.5% increase.

Since the beginning of this year we have seen a total of 4 closings with an average selling price of $315,625 achieving 93% of the listing price.  Days on market have been just a little shy of 55 days.  At the moment, closings have been a little quiet with no closing in the past 30 days.

Get ahead of the crowd - be the first to hear about new listings, sign up for our email service.  Let us do the work for you and keep you informed via email.  You can opt out at any time. Or perhaps you are thinking of selling.  Then you will want an analysis of your approximate home value delivered direct to your inbox so you can make an informed decision.

Call now on (954) 745-4735 and speak with Justin or Claudia Willard for first hand advice.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Are Foreclosures still a concern for you?

by Justin Willard

It really doesn't matter if you are facing foreclosure yourself or not, the situation where families in Laguna Isles are finding they must walk away from their homes is heartbreaking.

Here at The Willard Realty Team, we are taking listings for new foreclosures on a regular basis.  To keep up to date with the latest listings, you can follow us at Twitter.  Here is a screen shot we took earlier this week, see for yourself, 3 foreclosures just in this screen capture.

If you are, or you know a friend or family member who is, facing the real possibility of foreclosure, please contact us for a private consultation.  We have the knowledge and experience that may help you avoid foreclosure.

Twitter feed

To help you understand the current market conditions of Laguna Isles, we like to provide you with regular feedback.

This month we have a total of 8 active listings.  If you are in the market to buy, you are likely to find a suitable home among these listings.  Ranging from 3 to 5 bedroom homes and from 1,900 square feet up to a spacious 3,424 square feet, one of these home will be the perfect size for you and your family.  The average price for these listings is $361,100.

There has been some price reductions as well as a price increase, but the overall resulted in a 11% fall in listing prices.

Since January 2011, we have seen 3 closings with sale prices ranging between $295,000 and $396,000 and these were all 4 or 5 bedroom homes above 2,500 square feet.

So if you want to be the first to hear about new listings, sign up for our email service.  Let us do the work for you and keep you informed via email.  You can opt out at any time. Or perhaps you are thinking of selling.  Then you will want an analysis of your approximate home value delivered direct to your inbox so you can make an informed decision.

Call now on (954) 745-4735 and speak with Justin or Claudia Willard for first hand advice.

Follow is on Twitter                                                     Like us on Facebook

Neighborhood spotlight… Laguna Isles

by Justin Willard

As you drive up to the beautiful front entrance of Laguna Isles in Pembroke Pines, FL you are immediately made aware that this is one of the premier subdivisions in Southwest Broward County.

If you are looking for the benefits of living life in a gated community, then look no further!  Laguna Isles promises all the convenience and luxury that you would expect.

This exclusive, planned community provides you with amenities such as lawn mowing, basic cable and access to the community clubhouse and pool.  Imagine how you will feel as you enjoy a beautiful sunset and the gentle breeze while you laze by the pool.  And when you need to leave your paradise, living in Laguna Isles means easy access to Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

All you need now is some up to date information on Laguna Isles.

Active Listings

  • Currently we have 7 active properties.
  • List prices between $217,900 and $439,900
  • Select from three 3-bed, four 4 bed and one roomy 5-bed homes
  • Square foot ranges from a comfortable 1,900 to a spacious 3,424
  • These homes are all 1 & 2 story homes

Sold Properties

  • 2 properties have closed since January 1st
  • Average sale price is $366,250
  • Closing prices are on average 95% of list price

To check on the availability of any Laguna Isles home or to sell your home, contact Claudia Willard today at 954.745.4735 or email mailto:info@willardrealtyteam.com 

We are Laguna Isles experts and pride ourselves on knowing the inside information about this community.  We also provide FREE Home Valuesfor Laguna Isles.

Search now and be among the first to know when new homes hit the market in Laguna Isles. 

Follow me on Twitter

What's happening in Laguna Isles?

by Justin Willard

laguna islesLaguna Isles in Pembroke Pines, FL is well known as one of the premier subdivisions in Southwest Broward County. Life in the gated community of Laguna Isles promises all the convenience and luxury you'd expect from an exclusive planned community. Amenities like lawn mowing, basic cable and access to the community clubhouse and pool are available to all residence.  Living in Laguna Isles means easy access to Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Active Listings

  • 4 Active Click to view active listings.
  • List prices between $219,900 and $439,900
  • Four 3-bed, three 4-bed and one 5-bed home available
  • Square foot ranges from 1900 to 2678
  • Various styles from 1 story to 2 story  Click to see the model floor plans.

Sold Listings

  • 2 sold between January 1st and present
  • Average sale price $382,950
  • Average bedrooms 4.5 baths 3
  • Average price per sq ft $130
  • Average days on the market 65.5

To check on the availability of any Laguna Isles home, contact Claudia Willard today at 954.745.4735 or email mailto:info@willardrealtyteam.com  or if you would like to sell your Laguna Isles home. We are Laguna Isles experts and pride ourselves on knowing the inside information about this community. We also provide FREE Home Values for Laguna Isles.

Click here to be among the first to know when new homes hit the market in Laguna Isles.

Displaying blog entries 1-4 of 4

Syndication

Categories

Archives

Copyright © 2003-2019 Real Pro Systems LLC. All rights reserved.
Last Modified 3/19/2019