Fall Festival on Halloween


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


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.

Events in Broward County, FL – September 2018

Events in Broward County,FL-September 2018

Hello, September!

Summer is finally over. Kids are back in school. Lets check it out what is going on in Broward County during the first month of fall:


The Weepies- Completely Acoustic And Alone Tour.

With Special Guest Carsie Blanton

Time and Date: September 1th, 2018 @ 8 PM
Location: Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Laudredale, FL
More Info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/the-weepies

With their beautiful harmonies and lyrical songwriting, The Weepies duo of Steve Tannen and Deb Talan quietly sold more than a million records, with over 30 million views on YouTube and 90 million streams on Spotify. Don’t miss the chance to hear their intoxicating folk-pop sound live.


Way of the Ninja

Presented by The Consulate General of Japan in Miami

Time and Date: September 5th, 2018 @ 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM
Location: Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing, Fort Laudredale, FL
More Info: https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/way-of-the-ninja

  • FREE — RSVP required

Reservations are required for this free event. RSVP here.
Please note that the 6:30 PM event is sold out.


Iga Ninja, Ninjutsu artist and Ninja stunt performer Tomoyoshi Ukita presents Way of The Ninja, a free demonstration and lecture presented by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami. A specialist in Japanese swords, shuriken (throwing ninja stars), shichihode (the art of disguise), kaginawa (the art of grappling hook and rope) and kusarigama (the art of chain and sickle), Ukita is a living descendant of the ancient Iga Ninja clan and has appeared in the U.S., Spain, France, Italy, China and Korea.


Paul Simon

The Farefell Tour

Time and Date: September 8th, 2018 @ 8 PM
Location: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL. 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, Florida 33323
More Info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/paul-simon

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon has announced a stop at BB&T Center on his Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.


Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids Expo

Time and Date: September 8th, 2018 @ 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 
More Info: here

This year, at the 6th Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids Expo get excited to experience:

Over 75+ activities for kids, Celebrity Meet & Greets, Storybook Character Photo Opps, Fun STEAM Activities, a Live Concert for all ages with Disney’s Kevin Quinn, Baby Love Zone, and all Museum of Discovery and Science Exhibits! Plus, enjoy Publix Aprons Kids Cooking School demos!

Join us Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10am-5pm at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Tickets are $16 for Adults, $13 for Kids (2-12) and $15 for Grandparents.

Register now here and we’ll email you a voucher for 1 FREE* Kids Ticket! – https://1043theshark.radio.com/blogs/free-kids-ticket-kids-expo-2018-register-online-now

Whether you’re 2 or 82, enjoy a full day of family fun at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids Expo!


Disney on Ice.

Mickey’s Search Party.

Time and Date: September 13-16, 2018 @ Various times
Location: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL. 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, Florida 33323
More Info: http://www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around!


Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Time and Date: September 22, 2018 @ 8 PM
Location: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL. 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, Florida 33323
More Info: www.thebbtcenter.com/events/detail/game-of-thrones-live-concert-experience

The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will bring the world of Westeros to BB&T Center on Sat, Sept. 22, 2018. Fans will have the opportunity to watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, Emmy® Award-winning HBO series. The new dates for the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will include new music and footage from Season 7, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerizing visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology.

Sale Price and List Price Ratios

List price and sold price ratio

What are sale prices and list priceratios for single family homes in Broward County, Florida?

Close price to list price ratio. Broward. Jan 2013-July 2018
Close price to list price ratio. Broward. Jan 2013-July 2018


Real estate is somewhat seasonal.

If you woud look at the chart above you can see very interesting information about Broward County, FL real estate. The chart I did using all the information I had gathered from MLS of the Palm beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. These numbers are said to be reliable but are not guaranteed.

The chart shows the real etstate market from the period of January 2013 up untill July 2018. It is based on sales of 97,537 single family listings.

The green line in the chart shows the closed price to the list price ratio. You can see that during summer 2018 the ratio was the closest to 100% during this period. It was above 97.6%

The bigest discrepancy between closed and sold price was around the January 2015.  It was around 96.5%

If you look in more detail information, you will notice that around every January of each year, there is a close price and listing price ratio decrease. There are usually fewer homes around Christmas holidays. We usually notice the increasing number of the homes for sale after the holidays. If you look closely, you will notice the closed price and list price ratio is the highest during the summer months. Some of it has to do with people buying habits.

It is still a great time to sell.