Boca Raton, FL Real Estate News

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
(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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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Famous Quotes From Famous People “You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” Harry Firestone “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” Ann Landers  “Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be.” Harriet Beecher Stowe
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
 Homes For Sale With a Pool in Boca Raton FL Are you looking for Homes for Sale with a Pool in Boca Raton FL?   Usually people have a preference about pools.  Either they want an in-ground swimming pool or they don't, or maybe they are ok with it either way.  My homes have all had pools, but that doesn't mean they are for everyone.  Pools can be a great source of relaxation and entertainment for those living in south Florida. However, there are some things to consider before buying a home with a pool in Boca Raton. For people with small children, there is an extra layer of caution needed.  You need to keep a child-proof fence in place around the pool at all times, which can be removed when using the pool.  All pools must be either screened in or fenced in, according to Palm Beach County...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
 Found this today  printed in 2004.  Still worth another read for animal lovers. I shall wear Turquoise and soft gray sweatshirts...and a bandanna over my silver hair...and I shall spend my Social Security Checks on Sweet Wine and My Dogs...and sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen to my dog's breathing.   I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow...and when people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs...and talk of them and about them...  The Ones so Beloved of the Past and the Ones so Beloved of Today... I still will work hard cleaning after them and mopping and feeding them and whispering their names in a soft, loving way...I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat, like a jewel.  And ...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Technology makes it easy for real estate professionals and others to make connections with people. Whether you are trying to help clients list Boca Raton luxury homes or looking to seal a deal on Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes, knowing who to contact and how to make the whole process go as smoothly as possible is what connections are all about.Key to making connections that are meaningful lies in improving your social networking skills. By focusing on the quality of your business contacts instead of the quantity is better. Cultivate your contacts carefully and thoughtfully. Find out more about making more meaningful business connections in RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network video: 
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By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Designed by world-renowned designer Melvin Dwork; the stunning 10-story condo community of Aragon features 41 units with breath-taking views of the ocean and amazing amenities. These include a 2,500 square foot private terrace, beachfront swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center with aerobics studio, squash courts, a steam room, a sauna and direct access to miles of beach.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Internet technology is here to stay and is growing in use. Social media outlets such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Blogger are being used by realtors everywhere, including those trying to market Boca Raton luxury homes. These newly accepted methods of communication give us an easy way to not only keep in touch with family and friends, but extend our network of business partners and customers. By creating a fan page on Facebook where your Boca Raton luxury homes and other properties can be listed and promoted is easy to do. Learn more about other social media forums that can used to further market your Boca Raton luxury homes. 
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Remodeling projects on Boca Raton luxury homes may require a contractor. The most popular remodeling projects include kitchen, bathrooms and bedroom overhauls, updated lighting, and expanded closets and pantries. With any of these, it’s probably a good idea to hire a contractor to ensure the home improvement project is done correctly. Some of the answers you need to know before committing yourself to a contractor is to insist on a payment schedule tied to project progress, and a termination clause in your written contract that allows you to walk away easier if terms are not met.Get more tips on how to hire a good contractor.
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Many home owners of Boca Raton luxury homes or other residential properties don’t consider ceilings as part of their home’s interior design. And for most Boca Raton luxury homes, it unfortunately shows.Most ceilings in many homes are expanses of stark white paint. But savvy home do it yourselfers are converting these blank canvases into interesting and functional design elements that accent a room’s décor or disguise problems. The RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Services recommends the following tips if you decide on tackling a ceiling project on Boca Raton luxury homes or other similar property.
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If you’ve just experienced a massive storm/rainfall there’s a chance you’re either experiencing water damage within your property or are about to. Acting immediately remedy the situation will allow you to save a significant amount of money as well as protect your health and home. Call a water damage professional as soon as possible in order to help you with your situation.As you are waiting for help to come there are steps you can take in order to minimize damage. Water damage within your residency is a very serious problem. If not dealt with properly the lasting damage can be catastrophic.Assessing the SituationEvaluate how serious the water damage is by finding the source. When you detect water leaks its important to assess whether its a minor or major one. A minor leak would be water...
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