Living in South Florida

If you are moving to South Florida, you probably have a lot of questions about what it is like to live in the area. South Florida is a popular vacation region, and the tourism industry here is central to the region's economy. If you live here, you get to enjoy all of the area's attractions as well as its beautiful year-round weather every day.

Premier Lending Corp provides financing throughout the entire state of Florida, but our central hub is situated in beautiful Broward County, which is in between Miami-Dade & Palm Beach Counties.

The county seat of Broward is Fort Lauderdale. This is the most populous city in the county, which houses approximately 173,570 residents. Other large cities in the county include Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Plantation, & Davie. With an overall population of 1,935,878, it is Florida's second most highly populated county.

What Does It Cost to Live in Broward County?

What Does It Cost to Live in Broward County?

According to Sperling's Best Places, the cost of living in Broward County is rated at 122. On Sperling's index, the average cost of living nationwide is 100. So it does cost more to live in Broward County than it does to live in many other locations nationwide.

Across the board, most costs in Broward are actually comparable to what they are elsewhere in Florida, but housing is significantly more expensive, as is transportation (see the relevant sections below).

Taxes in Broward County

Taxes in Broward County

While housing may cost more in Broward, one area where you will save is taxes. Florida is a state with no income tax. That means you need to pay federal tax, but do not need to worry about filing state taxes at all. The sales tax rate is 6%, which significantly lower than some other states.

Broward County Job Market

Broward County Job Market

While unemployment in Broward County peaked above 10% during the recession, it has dropped steadily since then. As of August 2018, it is only 3.5%. The US Census reports the median household income as of 2016 was $52,954. Per capita, it was $28,987.

Average Home Costs in Broward County

Average Home Costs in Broward County

The same Census data, which provided the information on average incomes also includes data on housing in Broward. The median value of homes in the area was reported to be $202,300 as of 2016 (Sperling reports a higher figure$250,000). The typical monthly cost of housing with a mortgage was $1,735.

Broward County Schools

Broward County Schools

Florida is a state where schools are highly concentrated. Miami-Dade's school district is the largest in the state, but Broward's comes in second. It also happens to be the nations sixth largest. $9,127 is how much the county spends on each student on average.

Getting Around Broward County

Getting Around Broward County

There are a few different options for public transit in Broward. The authority which operates the public transportation options is called Broward County Transit. They run the Tri-Rail metro line as well as the Sun Trolley bus service.

The vast majority of Broward County residents take their own automobiles to work. The average commute time is around 27 minutes. This is very close to the nationwide average.

Leisure and Entertainment in Broward County

Leisure and Entertainment in Broward County

What is there to do around the area when you are not busy working? One of the best things about moving to this part of Florida is that you will never run out of fun and exciting activities to fill your evenings and weekends.

There are of course an abundance of opportunities for shopping and dining throughout Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding cities. You can also visit collections like the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum and the NSU Art Museum. Natural attractions include Flamingo Gardens, Butterfly World, Anne Knolb Nature Center, and of course the famous Everglades. You also can head to the beach or go boating or fishing or enjoy the professional sports teams that represent South Florida such as the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, & Panthers.

Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Today

If you are ready to call Broward County or anywhere in Florida your home, we would love to help! Please call us at 954-840-8811 to schedule a consultation with one of our Loan Originators or click the link below.

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See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us!

Evelyn E
Evelyn E
18:00 04 Aug 22
Sometimes you need a great lender to purchase a new home, and sometimes you need an exceptional lender to immediately rescue you from a reverse mortgage nightmare. I will forever be grateful for the home I inherited, (although attached to a reverse mortgage), and the immediacy for which Jordan Nicolosi and his team acted to help me. From the moment I reached out, he was a hundred percent devoted to saving my family home. To say time was an integral part of this challenge was an understatement. In less than 20 days- we just closed on my family home. Through the process Jordan and his team were professional, available via text, phone or email-usually within minutes, and acted with kindness, patience, and as much concern in tackling this matter as quickly as it demanded. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Premier Lending for all lending needs.
Porfirio Orellana
Porfirio Orellana
19:24 25 Jul 22
I recommend him very persevering he does not give up very focused on the case Thank you very much Mr Elias
DAVENS DEVILLE
DAVENS DEVILLE
17:38 12 Jul 22
I can’t imagine how Jordan stepped in at the last 2 weeks and be able to make this happen very quickly. I closed in less than 2 weeks. Thank you so much Jordan and your team Premier Lending. When it comes to Mortgage y’all the best!
Aileen Farrar
Aileen Farrar
12:50 08 Jul 22
My friends referred me to this company, specifically Juan Fajardo and Casey Boyd. I worked primarily with Casey, who was amazing. He was responsive, thoughtful, clear, and always invited more questions. I also felt like he actually paid attention to the details of my case and made it possible for me to obtain the loan I had hoped for. I had also shopped around with two other mortgage companies, and neither came close to being as helpful. I highly recommend.
crystal
crystal
19:15 01 Jul 22
Casey Boyd at premier lending was our mortgage broker and he was great. He was right there by our side throughout the entire process. He was extremely professional and informative and helped ease our minds through this journey. My husband and I are both extremely satisfied with his service and definitely plan on using him again with any of our future real estate endeavors.
Nicaury Suazo
Nicaury Suazo
14:05 01 Jul 22
I couldn’t be more grateful to Casey Boyd for helping me purchase my first home. As a nurse with complicated differential rates and per diems, Casey tirelessly fought for me to get the best rate and loan possible. I honestly don’t think I would have gotten this house had I gone with anyone else. Thank you!!!!!
Courtney Arcaro-Becker
Courtney Arcaro-Becker
18:01 30 Jun 22
David Perilla was fantastic! He provided us with several options and explained them in terms that we could understand. He was fast getting back (we had an urgent need to refinance) to us and followed up with us throughout the process. I would definitely recommend David Perilla
Rich Duran
Rich Duran
18:20 29 Jun 22
Casey Boyd and Juan Fajardo plus everyone else in their team at Premier Lending Corp were fantastic, each person help us tremendously and guide us in obtaining a loan at a very good percentage rate in todays economic. I will definitely reach out to them again for my home loans.Thank you again to the TEAM at Premier Lending Corp
So we starting on our journey to find a home and we were having trouble finding someone solid to help us secure a mortgage. We had david and 3 different ppl working with us from other companies trying to find us a lender. David was patient and persistent and was able to find us the best deal for our home. Would recommend him to anyone who needs a home especially first time homebuyers. Thanks David perilla
jennifer hosea
jennifer hosea
18:40 16 Jun 22
Juan and team are amazing! Great follow up and attention to detail! will absolutely use again!
Michael Gazzola
Michael Gazzola
13:36 13 Jun 22
Elias was super helpful and expeditious in getting my loan all squared away after I had to change lenders about a week before my closing date.
Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
01:29 10 Jun 22
I wish I could give higher than 5 stars. The Premier Lending Corp team is amazing and provides the best customer service experience possible. Jordan Nicolosi is a true professional that acted as a trusted guide during each step of the process. His experience in each phase of the process reduced my stress and made me more confident in the process. I'd highly recommend PLC to anyone looking to make a new house purchase or refinance!
Max Wyler
Max Wyler
20:16 03 Jun 22
I recently refinanced with Premier, my financial situation is tricky, I own several businesses so showing regular income is difficult. I had two previous mortgage try to refinance my home and the both companies failed. Someone suggested Juan and Premier and they got it done. What I liked most was how organized they are. They got me a great rate and I am set for the next 30 years! Don't waste your time with the "mortgage machines" who are all about volume, Juan and his team at Premier are the people to get it done!
Oral Lawrence
Oral Lawrence
19:28 31 May 22
I recently refinance my mortgage with Premier Lending and I can honestly say I'm so happy and grateful for the professional service that they provided. I want to take the time to thank my main man Jordan Nicolosi for the countless hours he put in all texts messages back and forth and the missed phone calls etc. But in the end he came up big. He got me a great rate and made me a happy man. Thanks again Jordan for making it such a smooth process. 👌 I would definitely recommend Jordan Nicolosi for all your financial needs a true professional.
Kate Delaney
Kate Delaney
15:30 30 May 22
Incredibly responsive and always available no matter what the time day or night. Interest rates were climbing, the clock was ticking, and Premier came through especially Federico Larossa.
Syl Mcg
Syl Mcg
04:11 26 May 22
Juan Fajardo was great. Answered quickly and explained everything. I have recommended him to several people such a positive experience.
Richard Walde
Richard Walde
21:28 24 May 22
My wife and I couldn't be happier with the experience we had with Jordan Nicolosi at Premier Lending Corp! He assisted us with the purchase of our first home and his expertise made for an extra smooth process. We highly recommend him for all your lending needs!
Meredith Acierno
Meredith Acierno
15:40 18 May 22
We recently worked with Jordan on the purchase of our new home. From day 1, Jordan made himself available any time we needed him, fielded my endless questions and help to reassure us that we would get the deal done. He was a pleasure to work with!
William Sprengel
William Sprengel
17:20 03 May 22
My dealings with Premier Lending (thru Justin Rode) were extremely positive. Justin's expertise and insight were on display throughout the process, and he kept me well informed and thoroughly explained the details of the process.I highly recommend Premier Lending and Justin Rode for your banking needs.
Pete Negron
Pete Negron
10:43 03 May 22
Yordi Muñoz
Yordi Muñoz
17:40 02 May 22
Big thanks to Casey and the team. I like that you were direct and always giving me your honest opinion when I asked for it.Again thank you so much for everything and I hope this is the first of many more.
Julio Loureiro
Julio Loureiro
02:46 14 Apr 22
Was a pleasure to work this process with Jordan Nicolosi.Very clear on all information, professional and quick responses. All paperwork was a smooth sailing with Premier lending corporation.
Jamal Stephen
Jamal Stephen
15:46 09 Apr 22
I recently purchased my first home through Premier Lending Corp and had the pleasure of working with Jordan Nicolosi. He was truly amazing! Very professional, knowledgeable, and always available 24/7. He made the process smooth and painless, getting me in at a greatness rate as well. I highly recommend Jordan and Premier Lending Corp when it comes to all your house financing needs.
Sandra Bruno
Sandra Bruno
00:28 01 Apr 22
Awesome customer service, Casey kept me informed all the way to closing. I am a travel nurse and he made it happen. Thanks Casey and team for your professionalism.
Erik Boyd
Erik Boyd
16:35 31 Mar 22
We worked with Casey when purchasing our new home. He was very professional and knowledgeable but also down to Earth and approachable. If he didn't know the answer to our question, he would say so, then find the answer and call us back immediately. 10/10 I would definitely work with Casey and Premier Lending again.
sandy ball
sandy ball
17:04 25 Mar 22
Ben Pflum
Ben Pflum
15:23 22 Mar 22
George De Angelo
George De Angelo
20:53 20 Mar 22
I had the privilege to work with Jordan on my refinance. Jordan was very professional, knowledgeable, and kept my best interest in mind with getting me the best rate and money back on closing. Jordan was available 24/7 with any questions and broke everything down in the way anyone can understand. I highly recommend using Jordan for your refi needs!
Annelle Ripple
Annelle Ripple
20:12 20 Mar 22
Alexis has been such an integral part of my business when it comes to helping clients fulfill their dreams of purchasing a home! Her consistency, communication and compassion throughout the transaction perfectly align with the way I conduct business and how I expect my clients to be treated. Every time we work together I know we’ll be crossing that finish line!!
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