Boca Raton, FL Real Estate News

By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Look What We Found At Yesterday's Inspection Two banana trees and a mango tree!  It's not mango season but there were plenty of bananas at this Boca Raton, FL home.  
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Daily Hot Sheet of Top Real Estate News Trending Now   Tuesday, November 10, 2015    Freddie Mac warns buyers of 3 credit scamsSome buyers want to boost their credit scores to qualify or get a better mortgage rate - but a few "fix my credit score" companies do more harm than good. Read more.Buyers shopping for a newly built home? Act quicklyA homebuyer has decided on new-home construction, but if they're dragging their feet, it could cost them money. After Jan. 1, the cost of some supplies goes up. Read more.Scott budget chief: State can afford tax cutsGov. Scott's budget chief says Fla. will have more than enough revenue to pay for a $1B tax cut - including the business rent tax deduction favored by Realtors. Read more.Realtor.com's new owner upbeat about resultsThe company that manage...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Daily Hot Sheet Of Top Real Estate News Trending Now Thursday, November 5, 2015   NAR releases 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and SellersThe number of first-time buyers declined for the third straight year - to its lowest point in almost 30 years. Most deals involved repeat buyers with two incomes. Read more.Supreme Court decision could impact FREC, FREABThe decision has state agencies, such as DBPR, questioning how regulatory boards operate when members are also active participants in the profession. Read more.'Smart home' sellers do more than hand over keysWhen a seller operates security systems and thermostats through a phone app, his home sale may also require a technology transfer. A new checklist can help. Read more.Fla.'s Realtors predict price increases will top 5%In NAR's latest c...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Testimonial - Santa Barbara in Boca Raton FL My wife and I first contacted Elyse when her name came up during an internet search for pet friendly communities in Boca Raton as she herself is a long time pet owner. Initially, we asked her help for a seasonal rental with 2 small dogs. She said that it would be very challenging due to the many restrictions most of the communities have regarding the amount of pets, size and breed. However, she was kind enough to make some recommendations and we started our search. After a couple of months of searching for seasonal rentals that would allow 2 dogs, we realized there were just too many complications and restrictions, especially being out of state residents. Since it was really important to us at this point in our lives to spend more time in Flo...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
CLOSED SALE at Azura in Boca Raton FL This beautiful new construction home on Bellamalfi Street, in the Azura community in Boca Raton Florida, closed last week. I represented the buyers.  You can read their testimonial here. This spectacular home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3-car garage and over 3000 air conditioned square feet of living space.  Complete with inground pool, summer kitchen and a yard for the furkids.    Congratulations to the buyers who will move in shortly, along with their dogs!!!       For more information on homes for sale in Azura community in Boca Raton FL or to find out more about pet-friendly homes in Boca Raton and Boca Raton Real Estate, please contact me. I am a Boca Raton real estate agent. I can be reached at (561) 716-7824, by text or by email at Elyse@ElyseBe...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
UPDATE:  The results of Buttons skin test came back and she had a double bacterial infection in the skin of her paws which was resistant to many meds.   3 weeks after this phot and double antibiotics, she is like a new dog.  Her fur has grown back and she is no longer licking them!   This has been a bad allergy season and, more so, if you are close to the ground.  Buttons' allergies have been especially bad this summer.  Despite several visits to the doggy dermatologist, she has not gotten better.  She licked all the fur off her paws from the knees down.    Today we took her sister to the vet for her eye (also allergy related.)  When the vet saw Buttons' paws, she couldn't believe it.  She immediately took charge asking if it was ok to take her off all meds and switch her to a new one. ...
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By Anthony Barone, Realtor Associates
(Balistreri Real Estate)
I will be available for a free market analysis of you home and a free list of homes for sale in the area...  if you live here in South Florida or thinking of moving down I would be happy to help you explore your options.  I will be available through out the entire event and my office is convieniently located just half a mile down the street should you want to browse the information on a full size screen. Below is some of the details listed by Antonio the waiter--- Come out and celebrate a "Pour for the Cure" with me, Antonio the waiter at the Waterstone Resort & Marina​ tomorrow night after 2pm. In addition to the $1 donation from the Waterstone resort  donated and matched by Fat Bastard for every bottle of wine sold I will personally donate $1 us currency for every bottle I sell !!! So...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Real estate professionals use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) nearly every day. From listing Boca Raton luxury homes to doing comparables on Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes or reviewing Coral Springs homes for sale, the MLS is the tool real estate professionals must have. But, many realtors do not use all the features that are readily available to them through the various services. From Map Layers and Drawing Tools to Prospecting and more, there is much more to the MLS than just running property reports.Some of these features can help make assessing the property value of a home improvement project to the overall home’s price easy. Another can help determine the distance between properties and other significant areas that can affect real estate properties value. Learn more about what ...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Pet-Friendly Mizner Tower Condos for Sale in Boca Raton FloridaFind similar pet-friendly luxury condos for sale in Mizner Tower in Boca Raton FL.Mizner Tower is on the grounds of Mizner Village, home of the famed Boca Raton Resort & Club.  It was built by Arvida in 1989. Eight stories high, Mizner Tower consists of 136 units.  Many of the units offer views of the ocean, the Intracoastal and Lake Boca Raton or golf course. Condos for sale at Mizner Tower range in size from approximately 2000 to 2900 square feet.  LUXURIOUS FULL-SERVICE DOG FRIENDLY BUILDING Mizner Tower is a pet-friendly luxury condo in Boca Raton with full services. A valet, concierge and on-site manager will assist you with everything from pre-arrival services to where to take your dog for grooming.  Mizner Tower condo...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
The new “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Disclosure Rule is now in effect. If you are a home buyer than you probably will be rejoicing to know that beginning October 3rd, 4 forms typically presented to the home buyer as the mortgage process moves toward closing, has now been simplified to 2. Plus, the information has been succinctly placed into easy to read charts so that your financial obligation is clear and to the point.Whether you are buying Boca Raton luxury homes, Coral Springs homes for sale, or another similar property, the costs you are committed to for the next 7 to 30 years will be outlined in an understandable format so there is no question what you are agreeing to pay.Get more details on the rule and what you can expect from it.
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While homes in our area and around the country continue to appreciate, Boca Raton house prices are not in a bubble.Why mention this? Because of these two statistics: nationwide median single family house prices moved up to almost $229,000 as of May 2015. In 2006, when the bubble finally burst, that number was $230,400.Today, however, market fundamentals are very different.And that is why, According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), home prices are not in a bubble. Here are the 3 reasons why:ONE: Housing demand is 25% lower than it was during the bubble years.It seems paradoxical that while demand is forcing up the prices of Boca Raton houses for sale – because there are not enough to go around – overall demand for houses is 25% lower than it...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
The short answer is no. You don’t need to have a realtor to sell your home but many homeowners find selling their own home quite daunting.There is a lot involved when selling any home. Whether it’s Boca Raton luxury homes, Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes, or other similar properties, knowing how to set the right price, target the right audience, and market in the right places all takes finesse.There also are preparations and showings along with the closing paperwork. In the end, an experienced realtor is more likely to get you the best price for the best overall experience.If you’re not convinced, get a few specific reasons selling your own home may be more than you bargained for.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Fall is here! Even if you own Boca Raton luxury homes, Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes, or another property in South Florida, fall still means football, Halloween, and other fall festivities.  Despite the warm fall weather, the time change will mean evenings will be getting darker at earlier times, which can be hazardous for many reasons.  If you plan on hosting any fall events at Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes, Boca Raton luxury homes, or anywhere in South Florida or elsewhere, there are a 4 easy to do home improvement tricks you can do to keep your family, friends, and property safe this fall.
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
The historical neighborhood of Old Floresta is known for the architectural style of the land’s original owner: Addison Mizner. Most homes in the community characterize lush tropical landscaping and Spanish architecture. Residents need not to travel far to enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops, museums, beaches, and other attractions.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Successful real estate professionals know what’s happening in the minds of home buyers, even those looking at Boca Raton luxury homes. Having your finger on the pulse of the market is key in staying relevant and targeting an audience that is serious about finding a home.Current trends are toward digitalizing traditional methods of home marketing to play into the hands of our mobile dependent society. There are a few methods that can easily be incorporated into typical home selling techniques, but make getting pertinent information to those interested in a particular property. Get two basic methods targeting mobile phone users that can assist in getting listings sold and help you track relevant lead sources for Boca Raton luxury homes.
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Are you looking for Dog Friendly Condos in Boca Raton FL?  Are you frustrated because you cannot find one?  The listings don't tell you and are often incorrect.  Pet restrictions can change.  What are you to do when your furkids are part of your family.  You're thinking, as I do, some people just don't understand.  The truth is, some people really don't understand the genuine attachment we have to our pets.   Don't give up yet - not yet!  Pet friendly condos in Boca Raton can sometimes be hard to find but it may not be impossible.  There are options.  You may not get your first choice, but if you're like me, I won't go without my pets.  My dogs are part of my family.  It's true.  They even sleep in the bed.  Actually, they run the house.  This is non-negotiable in my book.  After all, o...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Should you pay off your mortgage faster if you can every month or not? There are many sides to the debate, but owning your own Boca Raton luxury homes, Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes or Oviedo real estate property in full is definitely a benefit and will most certainly save you money over the lifetime of the loan.Be aware that not every loan is the same, and some will charge extra if paid off too quickly. However, any extra penalties that may be applied are probably less than what you will end up paying by following the 15 or 30 year loan payment plan.Learn more about the benefits of paying off your mortgage early, and what to ask your lender before you start.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Realtors may want to target the single-family rental home market as the best place to find potential home buyers.According to a recent Freddie Mac report, the number of dissatisfied renters is highest among those living in single family home rentals and they report seeing themselves buying their own place, whether they are living in Boca Raton luxury homes, Weston luxury homes, or other propertiesThe trend from this quarterly report seems to indicate that satisfied renters are more likely to keep their living situation status quo irrespective of their financial status. The key may be in a renter’s dissatisfaction with a property, and single family home renters were less happy with their environment.Get more details on the Freddie Mac research.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Second hand furniture is a great way to furnish Boca Raton luxury homes. Believe it or not, new Boca Raton luxury homes can be stylishly furnished with used tables, desks, chairs, and other knick-knack pieces that can add character and warmth to a home.Of course, there are some precautions when looking at used furniture. For example, if thinking about used children’s furniture, you need to make sure the piece has not been recalled or that it hasn’t been damaged and repaired.There are more considerations furniture shoppers should be aware of before buying or bringing in second hand furniture. Get 6 tips on buying used furniture.
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