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!

Jaimie Abert
Jaimie Abert
15:48 07 Dec 22
Jordan Nicolosi made the refi process as easy as it could be. He understood our needs, was great with communication, and helped us meet our goals. Highly recommend!
Jared Shulman
Jared Shulman
19:35 06 Dec 22
If you plan on doing ANYTHING with your mortgage needs, if you do not use Jordan Nicolosi at Premier Lending, you are doing it wrong. We learned firsthand that Jordan is the best in the business from start to finish was there for us every step of the way. Any issues that came up or roadblocks, Jordan took care of us immediately to make sure the process was going as planned. I can not THANK and RECOMMEND Jordan enough!! Thank you so much JORDAN YOU ARE THE BEST !!!!
Sherry Lebowitz
Sherry Lebowitz
18:16 02 Dec 22
David Parilla is an amazing lender! I sent him a very difficult deal for a client and he closed it smoothly!
Liana Botta Cruz
Liana Botta Cruz
00:42 01 Dec 22
I have to say David Perilla my mortgage broker was amazing and making this process which can be very stressful run very smoothly with no glitches or hiccups I will definitely recommend
Michael Raben
Michael Raben
22:36 30 Nov 22
David Perilla was nothing short of a miracle on this deal. Without David, there was no chance that we would have been able to successfully close 3001 NW 4th terrace and deliver a home to the buyer. Premier Lending Corp; David Perilla in particular, has continued to be leading by example. They have set the standard high and as a realtor in the busy South Florida market, its pertinent to have such a professional and easy to work with company. I recommend Premier Lending and David Perilla to any and everyone who is interested in purchasing or refinancing.
ilisoren
ilisoren
22:16 30 Nov 22
Thank you David Perilla, for all your assistance in helping our customers cross over to first time buyer status! They are so pleased with your professionalism, and knowledge, not to mention your communication was on point which really matters to me!Looking forward to working with you in the future! “Let’s make it REal!”Iliana J Sorensen, KW Realty Miami Lakes
alyssa perez
alyssa perez
22:16 30 Nov 22
David Perilla with Premier Lending Corp was absolutely amazing! He made the process for my family and I to find our home very smooth. He was available at all times even when he left out of the country. He made sure we were satisfied and exceeded our expectations in every way. Thank you so much!
Julie Miller
Julie Miller
01:15 21 Nov 22
Juan was amazing! Some of the best professional services customer service we've ever experienced. He is knowledgeable, proactive and puts customer's needs first. We would definitely recommend him to others and would use him again in the future.
Brenna Rassmann
Brenna Rassmann
19:36 17 Nov 22
As first time home buyers, we were very thankful to have Juan guide us through the home buying progress. He did a phenomenal job keeping us in the loop as the process went on and definitely looked out for our best interests from the beginning through the end. We will definitely reach out to Juan and Premier Lending whenever we need these services again.
rena deopersaud
rena deopersaud
18:05 17 Nov 22
David Perilla is a savior and an exceptional individual. Premier Lending is very fortunate to have him on board. He was always available to take my calls even while on vacation and jumped through hoops to ensure my loan closed on time. Thank you David, keep up the great work. Definitely will use Premier Lending for my future needs.
Malik Ahmad
Malik Ahmad
16:17 17 Nov 22
Cindi was fantastic through the whole process. Helping out with everything from technical issues, explaining the process, and even giving her honest opinion on our situation. Would highly recommend.
Joseph Santino
Joseph Santino
18:58 27 Oct 22
My son recommended Jordan and his team at Premier Lending. Over the past year we have been under multiple contracts, and had multiple deals fall through. Jordan was there every step of the way. He put the time in to every possible deal, and was always so encouraging. All of those lost deals finally led us to the perfect place. When a few last minute changes threatened the deal Jordan was able to handle everything quickly, without issue, and keep us in position to close on time. I couldn’t be more happy with the job Jordan and his team did to help me through process.
stephen shavers
stephen shavers
18:05 13 Oct 22
Jordan did a fantastic job for me. He was very prompt with getting everything to me, and made the refinance process pleasant.
Adrian Rodriguez
Adrian Rodriguez
18:04 13 Oct 22
David made this whole process run so smoothly. Anything that I needed he was always there to help. 10/10 would recommend!
Julian Barcelo
Julian Barcelo
18:07 07 Oct 22
Had a great experience with David Perilla. He was on top of everything and was very quick & efficient, always answered my phone calls whenever I needed something for my clients. 10/10 !
Melvin Cordova
Melvin Cordova
18:07 07 Oct 22
australia palmers
australia palmers
23:03 06 Oct 22
I had a great experience with David Perilla, at Premier Lending. He is very professional, patience and extremely experienced. I am honestly recommending him to all of my clients and anyone who i know needs a home loan, because He will do whatever it takes to help the client. Thank you so much for all you have done for us. 😊🙏 May God bless you always 🙏
Sara Bergida
Sara Bergida
20:07 22 Sep 22
I had the pleasure of working with Alexis VanLandingham for my loan and she is AMAZING!! Highly recommend if you are looking for someone professional, responsive, knowledgeable and genuine. She made this experience truly easy and I am so grateful!
Giovanni Velez
Giovanni Velez
12:50 20 Sep 22
Thank you Alexis for helping us refinance our loan. You made the process run smoothly and never missed a beat.
RONALD WABOMNOR
RONALD WABOMNOR
16:12 16 Sep 22
Johanny and his team were amazing from start to finish. As a first time home buyers, he was very patient and walked me through exactly what to expect. Johanny answered all my calls, texts, and emails in less than 2 hours regardless of the time or day of the week. My realtor was sooo impressed with Johanny as he had us ready to close in less than 3 weeks. He had truly made this home buyer process EASY, especially in this market. I’m beyond grateful and can’t wait to work with him again!
Candice Xavier
Candice Xavier
01:07 14 Sep 22
Jordan Nicolosi with Premier Lending Corp was incredible! He is genuine, extremely knowledgeable, and always available to answer any questions we had along the way. Jordan made our home buying process seamless and stress-free. He even went out of his way to attend our closing! I cannot recommend Jordan enough. He will guide you every step of the way and treat you like family. Thank you, Jordan!!
01ceanna
01ceanna
14:27 31 Aug 22
Jordan was a pleasure to work with. He was punctual and professional during the entire process..
CALL THE COMPS
CALL THE COMPS
00:35 27 Aug 22
Jordan Nicolosi is reliable, informative, and a true professional. When my clients need financing, I can send them to Jordan and that’s one less thing I need to worry about. I know they are in good hands.
David Santiago
David Santiago
17:31 24 Aug 22
Juan is spectacular! We’re not too savvy when it comes to this stuff especially as first time home buyers. But Juan really made the experience stress free and helped us through every step. He made sure to explain everything clearly, and didn’t get upset every time we asked him to repeat. He went above and beyond and we definitely recommend working with him.
lee “Lasorama” s
lee “Lasorama” s
22:35 22 Aug 22
I worked with Juan on buying my first home recently and I can confidently say there is no way in the world I could have done it without him. He was available at any time of day any day of the week. He answered every single question we had and helped move our closing process through as smoothly as it can be done. I can not recommend him enough.
nicbongo
nicbongo
20:47 19 Aug 22
Over what was a very difficult experience buying our first home, Michael was a consistent beacon of support, pretty much available 24/7 and communicating whenever needed. The few times they didn't know something or misunderstood (new system), he remedied as fast as he could, which is all you can ask!Thanks for all your help Michael and team! We'll be reaching out when we're ready to refinance 👍
Stephen Gorey
Stephen Gorey
14:47 16 Aug 22
Casey was always available when I needed him and very knowledgeable !
Monique Victor
Monique Victor
02:40 16 Aug 22
Premier Lending Corp has efficiently helped me and provided 100% service on time. Justin was working with me and he knew what he is doing. He is nice, patient, knowledgeable and always made me understand every process during the purchase of my property. Thank you so so much Justin you are definitely a great asset for that company
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
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