Mortgage Rates Fall Back

Condo building in downtown Hollywood
Condo building in downtown Hollywood, FL

Freddie Mac just released it’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, and it shows U.S weekly average mortgage rates as of  November 1st, 2018.

Freddie Mac.Primary Mortgage Survey Rates as of 11_1_2018

This survey shows how U.S weekly average mortgage rates change during the week.

This week’s, November 1st, 2018, survey shows, that 30-year fixed rate mortage went down by 3 points since the last week’s survey and now it is at 4.83 percent. It increased by 89 points since the last year Noveber  2nd, 2017 rate of 3.94 percent.

The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage went down by 6 points in one week and it is at 4.23 percent now, when last week was 4.29 percent. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage for the year increased by 96 points, when it was on November 2nd,2017 it was 3.27 percent.

Freddie Mac. Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Mortgages Rates as of 11_1_2018

When we look at the graph above, whitch shows the change in weekly mortgage rate during the last 5 years, we are still at the high point. The highest the rate went up during the last five years was for the week of October 11th, 2018. The 30-year fixed rate mortage was  4.90 percent, and 15-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.29 percent.

Events in Broward County, FL – November 2018

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Here are some events that are happening in Broward County, FL during the month of November 2018. I hope you find something that interests you!

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

When : November 8th, 2018. 7:30 PM
Where: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info www.browardcenter.org

Twice named “New Ave Artist of the Year” by Billboard magazine, five-time Grammy Award Nominee and nouveau flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert, has released 25 albums and earned 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in his remarkable career.he performs his classical yet futurist and evocative music with his dynamic band – Luna Negra.

 

So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018

When : November 10th, 2018. 8:00 PM
Where: Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Art

More info https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/so-you-think-you-can-dance-live-2018
Following the continued success of the hit summer competition series and 15 Emmy® wins,  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2018 will feature the show’s Top 10 Finalists Jay Jay Dixonbey, Chelsea Hough, Evan DeBenedetto, Genessy Castillo, Cole Mills, Darius Hickman, Magdalena Fialek, Slavik Pustovoytov and Jensen Arnold, and winner Hannahlei Cabanilla, America’s Favorite Dancer plus All-Star guests Lauren and Cyrus.

 

Camelot Days Medieval Festival

When:November 10-11 & 17-18, 2018,
Time:10:00am to 5:30pm
Where: T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.,Hollywood,FL 33021

Tickets:Adults $15
Kids (6-12 yrs) $3
Under 6 Free
Adult Season Pass $40
Plus Park admission. Broward County Parks charges $1.50 per person to enter TY Park on the weekends.

For more info, check www.camelotdays.com

 

Art in the Park “Splash into Arts” 2018

Plantation Junion Women’s Club’s 52nd Annual Arts and Crafts Show

When: November 10, 2018,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m, November 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Liberty Tree Park, 7421 N.W. Fifth Street, Plantation 33317. 

Live entertainment, kids’ activities and dozens of artists displaying their work are part of Art in the Park, a free event in Plantation. Parking is free. For more info, check it out https://artintheparkplantation.com/

The event includes food vendors, performances and fun for kids.

Entertainment includes

  •  Retrio   rock band
  • Pete Dejesse
  • South Florida Cloggers
  • ProMusic Plus
  • others

 

Hawaii Festival

When: November 10th, 2018. 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where:Mickel Park, 2675 NWt 7th Ave., Wilton Manors, FL 33311

Come and celebrate the beautiful Hawaiian culture. There will be live music, Hula performances, Hawaiian Food, Games and Vendors. Bring your chairs, umbrellas and beach throws. No outside food or drinks allowed.(305)771-HULA. Free. More info here

 

Oakland Park Art & Antique Walk + Craft Show

When : November 10, 2018. 9 AM to 2PM
Where: ART PARK, Northeast 34th Court, Oakland Park, FL 33334

Complementary shuttle service to all stores will be provided. Art Park is the location of pickup and dropoff. Free parking is located in the Roselli Park Plaza parking lot [adjacent to Art Park] 3415 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, FL 33334.ART PARK is center hub for this event. Live music, a craft show, and a food court will be located in the park. Craft Show opens at 9AM. Stroll through Art Park with a coffee & donut or mimosa before hopping on the tour shuttle. 10AM shuttles begin the tour. Shuttles run on a continuous loop. 11AM-2PM food court open for lunch. This is a FREE community event, Eventbrite registration  is a prerequisite for shuttle service. More info and registration for shuttle here

 

Gold Coast Jazz: South Florida Jazz Orchestra With Antonio Adolfo.

An Evening of Latin Jazz

When : November 14, 2018. 7:45 PM
Where: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/gold-coast-jazz-south-florida-jazz-orchestra-with-antonio-adolfo

The Grammy Award nominated Latin Jazz pianist Antonio Adolfo, joins forces with the South Florida Jazz Orchestra for this great musical tribute to Latin Jazz. The South Florida Jazz Orchestra, led by Chuck Bergeron, is a modern Big Band comprised of some of the best Jazz musicians, studio musicians, and Jazz educators in the southeast.

 

Florida Grand Opera: La Boheme

When : November 15, 2018. 7:30 PM and November 17, 2018. 7:30 PM.
Where: Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/florida-grand-opera-la-boheme

Experience Giacomo Puccini’s lyrical romantic tragedy of young lovers in the Latin Quarter of nineteenth-century Paris. Will Mimì and Rodolfo find a way to make their love survive terrible poverty, the freezing winter, and Mimì’s life threatening illness? Puccini’s magical melodies, including “Si, mi chiamano Mimì” and Mussetta’s famous waltz transform this tale of lovers living on borrowed time into a timeless classic.

 

Home Design & Remodeling Show

When: November 16 – 18,2018
Show Schedule:
Friday 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday Noon – 9:30 pm
Sunday Noon – 7:30 pm
Where: The Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

More info: https://www.homeshows.net/  Purchase tickets online by November 15th and SAVE $3.00!

At the Home Design & Remodeling Show, you get to experience Florida’s home remodeling industry at its very best. When you enter, you will be greeted with a diverse range of products and solutions tailored specifically to the Florida housing market. You will also encounter some of South Florida’s most prominent home designers and home remodeling companies.

Speakers include Linda Phan of Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House and John Pipoly, STEAM/Environmental Educational Coordinator for Broward County Parks and Recreation on Florida-Friendly Landscape Design for Optimal Aesthetics and Function.

 

Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre: Coppellia

When: November 17-18, 2018. 
Where: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/fort-lauderdale-childrens-ballet-theatre-coppelia-1

Celebrating its 30th season of bringing Ballet to South Florida audiences, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre presents Coppelia. A reclusive toymaker (Dr. Coppelius), a life like doll (Coppelia) and a curious girl (Swanhilda) come together in this charming, light hearted, comedic ballet that is perfect for first time ballet goers, die hard ballet lovers and everyone in between!

 

Holiday Craft Show and Green Fair

When: November 17-18, 2018. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, 4271 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314

Over 100 vendors come together for a two day craft fair and green market. Vendor booths, including work by local artists and artisans , are featured at a free holiday event in Davie. The event includes performances by local dance troupes, plant vendors and environmentally friendly products. 954-797-1181. Entry and parking are free. Information is here.

 

Elton John

Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

When: November 23, 2018. 7:00 PM
Where: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/elton-john

Kicking off in the U.S. on September 8, 2018, the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour, the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before.

 

When: November 24, 2018. 6:00 PM
Where: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/south-florida-ballet-theater-holiday-gala-and-the-nutcracker-gala

Under the artistic direction of Lynda DeChane, South Florida Ballet Theater opens our show with International guest artists Rita Duclas and Ricardo Graziano, as they dance the Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene. Then a modern contemporary piece “Desencuentro” danced by Amanda Rose Hall, followed by “Esmeralda and her Friends” and the “Mistake Waltz”. In Act 2, The Nutcracker, sit back as we travel to The Land of The Sweets staring Diana Catalina Gomez, as the Sugarplum Fairy, with her Cavalier, Roberto Mauricio, and “Chocolate from Spain” danced by Rita Duclas and Ricardo Graziano.Kicking off in the U.S. on September 8, 2018, the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour, the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before.

 

Christmas on Las Olas

When : November 27,2018. From 5:00 PM till 10:00 PM.
Where: Las Olas Blvd., between SE 6th AvE and SE 11th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

The 56th Annual Christmas on Las Olas  event is free and open to the public.  Christmas come early this year as the Las Olas Association and its sponsor partners will once again transform Downtown Fort Lauderdale into an urban Winter Wonderland! The centerpieces of the evening are the four performance stages featuring more than 35 local school and church choirs.

The children’s fun zone area, also known as One Beat CPR’s Enchanted Village, has been relocated to the intersection of Las Olas & 8th Ave. This section includes a winter-themed bounce house and free holiday activities for kids to enjoy. Photos for the kids with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be located at One Beat CPR’s Enchanted Village at the 788 E. Las Olas. Returning as the Number One (#1) attraction, Snow Mountain.This holiday favorite brings fun, excitement and smiles, as boys and girl of all ages enjoy a 70-ft. sled ride down REAL snow. In addition to the REAL snow on Snow Mountain, snow will fall from the sky with TWO snow machines stationed high above the buildings over the 9th Ave intersection. WOW! Skate Las Olas for one magical night directly across from Snow Mountain,  Movie Theater relocating outside of the Louie Bossi restaurant / bistro.

iHeart Radio will have radio personalities from BIG 105.9, Y100, 93.9MIA and their mobile broadcast vehicles will be located at the three large performance stages with free giveaways throughout the evening.

Throughout the evening, visitors can enjoy an eclectic array of food with vendors offering holiday treats at more than 70 booths!

For more information on all aspects of the event visit www.lasolasboulevard.com/events or call Amber VanBuren, Executive Director of the Las Olas Association at (954) 258-8382.

 

South Florida Symphony: Masterworks I

When: November 28, 2018. 7:30 PM
Where: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

More info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/sfso1819-masterworks-i

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto reminds us all: Every moment is precious. This flawless creation turns each simple gesture into a profound event.
Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition winner Angelo Xian Yu joins the South Florida Symphony’s season opener bringing an astonishing technique, exquisite tone, and exceptional musical maturity to this revered concerto.

Fall Festival on Halloween

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It was a fun family friendly event at St. Andrews Park Road Presbyterian Church in Hollywood. There was no need to be a member of this chuch, because anyone could have joined for some fun and games. And the best part- it was FREE!

There was fun for everyone-games, face painting, bounce houses, basketball, slides, climbing wall. And lets not to forget- plenty of candy!

I hope to see you there next year.

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Astronomical Fall Starts on September 23rd, 2018

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Astronomical fall vs. meteorological fall
There are various ways to explain the start and end dates of fall. The two most commonly used are based on the astronomical calendar and the meteorological calendar. 

Astronomical fall
In the Northern Hemisphere summer ends and fall starts during September equinox, which occurs every year on September 21 to 23. Fall ends and winter starts at the moment of the December solstice, which occurs every year between December 20 and December 23. The starting and ending dates of fall are based on the changing position of Earth in relation to the sun, and then results of solar events of equinoxes and solstices.

Meteorological fall
Meteorological fall in most of the Northern Hemisphere is usually defined as the three months of September, October and November, starting with September 1st and ending on November 30th.

 

Johnson Street Utility Improvement Project in Hollywood

Johnson Street in Hollywood,FL

While living in South Florida, we do enjoy nice weather all year round. But we have to accept another fact that comes with it – because of the great weather, people can work outside all year round. That includes road construction work. Yes. Road construction here, South Florida, is happening all year round.

Johnson Street Utility Improvement Project is on the way in Hollywood, FL.

While driving through construction area, remember the people working on the road and be very cautious. The street work is temporally, and once it is done, the ride will on a newly paved street be nice and smooth.

Be patient. Traffic and bumps on the road are just temporally.