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Spring Valley School District

by Justin Willard

One of the nice things about moving to Spring Valley is the quality of our schools.  New homeowners with school-aged children will have the opportunity to enroll their children in Silver Palms Elementary, Walter C. Young Middle or Charles W. Flanagan High Schools.Silver Palms Elementary

Silver Palms Elementary is located at 1209 NW 155th Avenue and is already preparing for the end of school year on June 9th.  Being a forward thinking establishment, the school has implemented a summer program to bridge the learning gap between June and August.  They definitely live up to their mission statement "to involve and inspire the entire school community." 

If your child attends Walter C Young Middle School, you will have taken part in a Parental Survey.  This is an annual event and your responses help the school in the development of the School Improvement Plan.

And for our graduating students over at Charles W Flanagan High School, tomorrow night and next week are Awards nights in the Auditorium.

Underclass Awards Night May 17, 7.00pm and Senior Awards Night May 24, 7.00pm


If you are not already a homeowner in Spring Valley, you probably want to be so let's look at this month's market update.  The Spring Valley weather is perfect this time of year, so we invite you to come and inspect our listings.

Currently there are 14 available listings in Spring Valley of 3 and 4 bedroom homes.  These range in size from 1,637 to a roomy 3,014 sq ft.  The average asking price for these homes is $302,629.  That calculates out to an average of $136 / sq ft.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 11 closings and average Days of Market is sitting at just slightly over 80 days.  These 3 and 4 bedroom homes have been closing with an average sale price of $254, 036.  However, in the last 30 days one property has closed with a sale price of $260,000 for a 4-bedroom home of 3.091 sq ft.

With these great prices and the amenities of the Spring Valley, it is no wonder More Americans Flock to the South and West

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More Americans Flock to the South and West

by Justin Willard

It seems, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, that more Americans are heading to the South and West.  If you are looking to sell your home in Spring Valley then you are probably well situated.  The latest census data shows that over the last decade, the largest population growth is in areas of the South and West.  Seems this is largely due to the Northeast and Midwest residents continuing to head toward warmer and less expensive Sun Belt hot spots.

As such, the decade’s hottest housing markets also had the most rapid population growth, including Nevada (35.1 percent growth), Arizona (24.6 percent), and Florida (17.6 percent).

This expert opinion might give you an insight into the immediate future and you can judge how it could affect Pembroke Pines and its communities.  Paul Bishop, vice president for research at the National Association of REALTORS®, says…

"I expect much of the short-term housing activity to be mostly centered on the low and high ends of the market, rather than driven by merely migration patterns.  investors likely will continue to target highly discounted homes in growing Sun Belt cities as well as in shrinking Rust Belt areas. I also anticipate an increase in sales of expensive homes."

Now let's compare to last month's market update for Spring Valley and see how our numbers have changed.

Currently there are 11 active listings in Spring Valley, made up of 3 to 5 bedroom homes.  Over these 11 listings, the average listing price is $321,073 or if you prefer to look at the LP$/SqFt, it is $131/Square Foot.  Four properties have shown a fall in listing price on average of 7.9% and one property increased by 4.5%

Looking at the year to date closings, there have been a total of 9 with the average days on market just slightly over 85 days.  On average, these closed at $259,378 or $122/SqFt, which is below the current listing price per square foot of $131.  However, in the last 30 days there have been 3 closings averaging $236,967 or $134/SqFt.  Even though this sale price is lower than the year to date figure, the sale price per square foot is a good indicator that our current listing prices above are priced to sell!

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What is a Short Sale?

by Justin Willard

"A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the sale proceeds fall short of the balance owed on the property's loan."

That pretty much sums it up right there, and in this current economy, right across our beloved land, including Spring Valley, it is a case of look to your left, look to your right.  If one of those neighbors is not doing a short sale – then it is probably you!

"The lender decides that selling the property at a moderate loss is better than pressing the borrower.  Both parties consent to the short sale process, because it allows them to avoid foreclosure, which involves hefty fees for the bank and poorer credit report outcomes for the borrowers.  This agreement, however, does not necessarily release the borrower from the obligation to pay the remaining balance of the loan, known as the deficiency."

What it means is, you had better get yourself some sound advice from the professionals!  But remember, it is a two edged sword.  While it is sad and unfortunate for some, it represents an excellent buying opportunity for others.  And this my friend is what makes the world go 'round.

Opportunities abound in Spring Valley where there are currently 14 Active Listings.  Four of these have lowered their asking price on an average of 10%, while one listing price was increased.  Are you looking for a waterfront home?  You are in luck, because 10 of these listings are just that.  You have a good selection to choose from with 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes all with 2 car garages.

Since Jan 1st there has been a total of 14 closings with an average days on market of 133.  Only one of these was a short sale property.  This 2001 built home was a waterfront property with pool on a larger lot.  With a selling price of $119 per square foot, which is below other sold properties in the same period, it was an excellent opportunity.

Don't forget, if you have any questions  – just drop us a note.  We love helping people find new homes and showing them our beautiful community of Spring Valley.


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What's Springing in Spring Valley?

by Justin Willard

Spring Valley in Pembroke Pines, Florida is an appealing community because of its proximity to great shopping, parks, movie theaters and much more. Made up of a mixture of gated and non-gated neighborhoods, the home styles vary from Estate homes to Executive Series homes with many different layouts in each style.


Active Listings

  • 15 Active Click to view active listings.
  • List prices between $208,900 and $494,500
  • Five 3-bed, seven 4-bed and three 5-bed homes available
  • Square foot ranges from 1,637 to 3,398
  • Various styles from 1 story to 2 story with one ranch and two Mediterranean style homes noted. Click to see floor plans.

Sold Listings

  • 3 sold between January 1st and present
  • Average sale price $257,833
  • Average bedrooms 4 baths 2
  • Average price per sq ft $119
  • Average days on the market 165

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

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