Residential Real Estate (Homebuyer) Services
Links are provided for convenience of our website visitors only.
Though all linked sites are reputable, mainly state, local government or similar
resources, no guarantees can be provided as to accuracy of information found
at any site on a given day, as such information may require to be updated.
Florida Department of State
The registration database of Florida corporations.
Dept of Business & Professional Regulation - Licensing
Business and consumer info website for Florida business licensing matters.
Florida Business Guide
Information website for doing business in Florida.
Broward County Property Appraiser
A treasure of information about every piece of real estate in Broward County.
Includes assessed valuation, estimates of size, prior sale amounts, and more.
FannieMae HomePath Program
This is the federal 'first look' program for homebuyers seeking foreclosures.
Broward County Public Schools
Everything you could possibly want to know about Broward County schools is found at
this very large schools site. All public schools are part of the progressive complete county
district, is one of the largest in America.
This is a nationwide source of information on school performance. With 200,000 listings of
public and private schools serving students from pre-school through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews, GreatSchools is an excellent guide for parents aiming to make a smart school choice.
Find school listings for any Florida city or school district.
Search Florida 55+ Housing Directory
Search here for registered 55+ communities in Florida by county, unit name, address,
city or registration. Find renewal information or search by using the full list of counties.
Compare Homeowner's Insurance Rates
This state-run website creates a fictional house and shows how much it would cost to insure. Based on rate filings submitted to Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. The site's main benefit is ability to provide comparisons of rates offered by competing companies within a given Florida county. There are also links to insurance company contact info.
(The above Home Insurance Rates Comparison site may be temporarily suspended)
National Flood Insurance Program
Get flood insurance information and find out how much a flood could cost you.
Geography: The state of Florida enjoys a wonderful sub-tropical location in the extreme SE United States. Situated on a long, low peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is bordered to the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama.
Area: 58,560 sq miles
Largest City: Jacksonville
Nickname: The Sunshine State
Motto: In God We Trust
State bird: Mockingbird
State flower: Orange blossom
State tree: Sabal palmetto palm
Tourism: Tourism plays a primary role in the state's economy; annual visitors to Florida spend over $60-billion. Walt Disney World, a massive cluster of theme parks near Orlando, is one of the world's leading tourist attractions; Universal Studios, a combination theme park and film and T.V. production facility and many South Florida attractions draw millions yearly.
Famed Beaches . . . such as those at Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County, attract hordes of vacationers every year. With more than 4,000 sq mi (10,360 sq km) of inland waterways and the ocean readily accessible from almost anywhere in the state, Florida is also a fishing paradise.
Other attractions include Everglades National Park with its unusual plant and animal life, Palm Beach, with its palatial estates, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach which possess not only world-class shopping-facilities, great beaches and fabulous night life but also provide spectacular ports of embarkation to the Bahamas and to the Caribbean for all the major cruise-lines of the world. This also includes Royal Cunard Cruise Line's magnificent new 'Queen Mary 2' from its winter home-port berth at Port Everglades.
Agriculture: Famous for its citrus fruits, Florida leads the nation in the production of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and market-ready corn and tomatos. Other important crops include sugarcane and many varieties of winter vegetables. Cattle and dairy products are important, as is commercial fishing, with the daily catch including crabs, lobsters, shrimp.
Kennedy Space Center: No reference to Florida would be complete without mention of the Kennedy Space Center. Located 45-minutes drive east of Orlando, it can also be reached by direct, convenient, drive up Interstate 95 from Broward County and Palm Beach County (driving time depends upon point of departure). Nowhere else can you see, touch and hear more about the workings of America's space program - or get so close to the amazing machines that launched a nation into space and kept it there for more than forty years.
Visit the new Astronaut Hall of Fame where proud American Astronauts won the space race as they rode into history aboard Apollo, Gemini and Mercury spacecraft.
Here is the fascinating human story behind space travel, told through the largest collection of personal Astronaut memorabilia ever assembled.
Kennedy Space Center - Space Shuttle Launch
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