Boca Raton, FL Real Estate News

By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
 SOLD! 19706 Black Olive LaneBoca Raton, FL 33498Palm Beach CountyFlorida    Boca Isles NorthBoca Raton, FLPalm Beach County 33484MLS #   RX-10554221$ 459,000 Too late for this one!  This beautiful pool home in a pet-friendly gated community in Boca Raton has closed.   The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an inground pool.   The master suite encompasses one side of the house.  The secondary bedrooms are split from the master.  There is a private backyard with a pool. The house has an updated kitchen.  The roof, air conditioner and hurricane shutters were all replaced in 2016. Amenities at Boca Isles North include a clubhouse with pool, fitness center, tennis courts, and tot lot.   Nearby is Burt Aronson South County Regional Park which offers a water park, dog park, nature center, golf...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
SOLD IN BOCA LAGO | CLIENT REVIEW This 2-story house in Boca Lago in Boca Raton Florida just closed.  The house has 3 bedrooms and a den, 2.1 baths, a 2-car garage with golf and lake views. The house is in a pet-friendly gated community in Boca.  Congratulations to all!  CLIENT REVIEW OF ELYSE BERMAN PA Dear Elyse, Barbara and I wish to than you for an excellent job of selling our home in Boca. Your representation and constant communication with us made us very comfortable with a closing which was fraught with difficult issues.  You handled these issues with professionalism and with patience which resolved these issues.  We have already referred you to our friends who will be looking to sell their home in the near future. Thank you for an excellent job and representing our interests.  W...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
 21669 Hammock Point DriveBoca Raton, FL 33433Hammock Point - Boca LagoRX-10550765$ 470,000 SOLD! Rarely Available 2-Story home in gated, pet-friendly community.  Low HOA.   Close to Turnpike and I-95 for ease of travel.  Minutes to Town Center Mall.  Great school district.   NO membership required.  OPTIONAL membership is available. The Master Bedroom is on the ground floor,  has two walk-in closets, additional built-in closets and opens to the back patio.  Master Bath has dual sinks, whirlpool jacuzzi tub and separate shower.   Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bath.  2nd Bath has a shower/tub combination. There is also a den/ofice and half bath on the main floor. 2726 Air Conditioned Square Feet with 2 brand new York Air Conditoners.  And don't forget the 2-car garage. Kitchen has wood...
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By Susan Horne P.A., RE/MAX- GRI, I.R.E.S., -Realtor-Florida Native-(RE/MAX Services)
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
 DOWNTOWN Living at its best in this fabulous 3 bedroom 3.5 Bath 2 Car Garage.. Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen with Gas cooktop, Stainless steel Appliances, Double oven, Pantry, Large Island with Marble countertop. Glass tile Backsplash. Huge Master suite with oversized walk in closet , Large master bathroom with jetted tub. Wood flooring , crown molding throughout, 8 foot doors, 2 en suite guest bedrooms with own private bathrooms. Large loft that can be converted to 4th bedroom or perfect for office or kids play room, fenced courtyard, Cat5 wired, Pet friendly, Low HOA.. Walk to downtown festivities Restaurants and shopping. Walk or bike to the Beach and start enjoying everything Sunny Boca Raton has to offer.. Call Susan Horne 561-312-4388 RE/MAX Services 561-312-4388 www.SusanHorne.com
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By Susan Horne P.A., RE/MAX- GRI, I.R.E.S., -Realtor-Florida Native-(RE/MAX Services)
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
THE TOOLS OF RE/MAX AGENT, Susan Horne P A has the tools, the experience and the know-how to go from For Sale to Sold. Check it out. www.SusanHorne.com Search All For Sale In Palm Beach County. Call Susan Horne 561-312-4388
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Can I Say I Knew You When? was the question I posed to Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland this morning.  Naturally, she asked me why. I told her when I logged onto crs.com this morning and went to trsmag.com (The Residential Specialist Magazine), the page opened and there she was.  Was I ever surprised!  I had to look twice to make sure.  But, yep, there was Margaret! Of course, then I called her and asked:  Can I say I knew you when?   Margaret did not know the article was going to be featured this month, but there it was - All Roads Lead to Rome.  And there is only one Rome I know who is worthy of this feature.  I hope this link works without having to log in because it's a great article.   So congratulations Margaret on a job well done!  As always!         
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
It is a Buyer's Market in South Florida in 2019 The tables have finally turned.  It is now a buyer's market in Boca Raton and south Florida.  For the past several years, sellers were calling the shots.  Homes received multiple offers. Sellers stood their ground.  Many sellers have not realized the market has turned or come to terms with this yet, as it happened quite recently over the past few months. But it did happen.  We are now in a Buyer's market, not only in Boca Raton but Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Highland Beach, as well.  In fact, all of south Florida has become a buyer's market.    Buyers have Options  As a buyer's agent in south Florida, when I show property now, I have more and more options of homes to show.  It's been years since I've had this many homes to show or see...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
This past year, I served on the Grievance Committee for the Board of Realtors and loved it.  I am always amazed, but no longer surprised, at what goes on out there.  Having been a court reporter in New York City, I thought I had seen and heard it all.  Definitely not so!   The past year was a wonderful learning experience, and one I wanted to continue.  However, they cut the committee from 74 to 30 members.  I know that sounds like a lot, but with a membership of 33,000 agents in our MLS, I guess it really isn't.   I volunteered, again but did not know if I would be accepted.  There are a lot of really good people on this committee.   I am thrilled to share that they, once again, accepted me.  I will be serving on the 2019 Grievance Board of the Board of Realtors for Realtors of the Pal...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Is the Market Starting to Turn to a Buyers' Market In the past two months, but especially the past month, I have seen indications of my market turning more into a buyer's market.  Not everyone may agree; this is my observation of Boca Raton Florida and the surrounding areas.   There is definitely more inventory,  I recently listed a house in a neighborhood where there were 10 homes for sale at the time.  We wouldn't have seen that 6 months ago.  Houses were on fire over the summer, so to speak.  List them and multiple offers were coming in.  Now, there were 10.   In the past 30 days, 5 more houses came on the market.  There were price drops in some.  Several went under contract.  I had one buyer's agent say to me, Can the seller decide fast because we have another house to look at and m...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Thank you Debbie Laity  for the Referral and Fred Griffin ! It's season in south Florida and this post is a couple of weeks overdue.  When things get really busy in real estate, we just keep on going.         I wanted to send out a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to my fellow Rainmakers Debbie Laity from Colorado and Fred Griffin from Florida!   Debbie, by way of Fred, contacted me to help sell her cousin's house.  When I first looked into the property, I noticed some issues which needed immediate attention.  I suggested to Debbie that her cousin take care of these issues ASAP before anything else.  A few months later, Debbie came down to Florida TO help her cousin pack, and I got to meet her and her cousin.  She is as sweet and fun as she is here in the Rain.  We talked a lot and had a lot of laug...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Round Up - My Newest & Best Articles As I explained once before, I am trying to recover from some website disasters that have been taking up quite a bit of time.  On the bright side, I have written some good articles that I would like to share with you. WHAT HAPPENS IF THE HOUSE DOESN'T APPRAISE - As REALTORS® we know what happens but, for the most part, buyers do not.  They do not know they have options.  This article goes into depth and explains their options. HOW TO MOVE TO SOUTH FLORIDA WITH PETS - You know me and pets were bound to come in somewhere!  This articles goes into depth on how to prepare to move with pets - dogs, cats, whatever.    INSIDER TIPS ON BECOMING A SNOWBIRD FROM NEW YORK TO FLORIDA This was a guest post written for Phil Faranda.  As you know, Phil is in New Yor...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Boca Raton Florida Pool Home for Sale MLS # RX-1047668922205 SW 61st AveBoca Raton, FL 33428$ 310,000  Located in Sandalfoot Cove in West Boca.Boca Raton Schools.3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Pool Home.  There is an air-conditioned enclosed Florida Room, as well as an extra room off the kitchen that would be great for an office.  There is a walk-in closet in the master bedroom and shower.  There is a Jacuzzi tub with jets in the second bath.Single Story Home.  No Steps!NO HOA.  Perfect for Investors and full-time living.No Pet Restrictions.  No wait to rent.        This home is on an interior lot.  No road noise!There is an inside laundry room, pantry and air-conditioned storage. There is a screened patio and an inground pool - perfect for south Florida outdoor living!    For more information on ...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Homes for Sale in Boca Raton FL | Boca Bridges Why Do People Live Want to Live in Boca Bridges? Boca Bridges is a gated community under construction in Boca Raton FL.  The neighborhood, when complete, will consist of 301 homes in four sections.  Located on Lyons Road off Clint Moore Road in the Ag Reserve, Boca Bridges is a pet friendly community in Boca Raton FL.  The community is being built by GL Homes, builder of The Bridges, Seven Bridges and the Valencias.  If you are looking to buy new construction in south Florida, the most important thing to remember is never go to the builder without a buyer's agent.  Never! Should you hire a buyer's agent for new construction?  Absolutely yes!  It costs you nothing and could wind up saving you a fortune.  Remember, the nice people in the sale...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Homes for Sale in Boca Raton FL | Newport Bay Club Why Do People Live here? Newport Bay Club is a gated community in Boca Raton Florida.  The neighborhood consists of 230 homes in four sections and is centrally located in Boca Raton with easy access to everything.   Newport Bay Club is a pet-friendly gated community in Boca Raton - my favorite kind - so you will often see people out walking their dogs.  People who buy a home in this gated community in Boca Raton  also have use of their clubhouse, 2 indooor racquetball courts, 8 lighted tennis courts, pro shop, fitness center, men's and women's locker rooms with sauna and an Olympic-sized pool. SEARCH HOMES FOR SALE IN NEWPORT BAY CLUB Looking for a home in Newport Bay Club?Interested in finding homes for sale in Newport Bay Club in Boc...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
After a massive disaster with a former website and IDX provider, I have been working hard to rebuild my website and write new articles on pet friendly housing in Boca Raton FL and south Florida.  It's been a huge undertaking the past six months and a work still in progress.  But, my blog is a labor of love and so it goes. Here are some of the articles I recently wrote about pet-friendly gated communities: Mizner's Preserve - Pet Friendly Gated Community in Delray Beach FL -  This is a great community and one we built a house in years ago.  Centrally located to everything and cat and dog friendly, Mizner's Preserve is a great choice for a gated community if you have pets.         Berkeley - Pet Friendly Gated Community in Boca Raton FL - Berkeley is new construction in west Boca Raton ne...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Houses for Sale in Boca Isles in Boca Raton, Florida Why Do People Live here?                      Boca Isles is comprised of two beautiful gated communities of single family homes - Boca Isles North and Boca Isles South.  They are located in western Boca Raton.   It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing in the streets, at the clubhouse or people out walking their dogs.   After all, this is south Florida and Boca Isles is a pet-friendly community in Boca Raton.Looking for a home in Boca Isles?Interested in finding homes for sale in the Boca Isles Community of Boca Raton FL? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Boca Raton. What's the Neighborhood Like?                           The homes you would expect to find for sale in the Boca Isles Ne...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
  Boca Raton FL Homes Prices for March 2018      Real estate market data for Boca Raton, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Best Connections Realty, Inc.   Boca Raton Home Prices   If you are interested in how much inventory is currently on the market, you can click on this link.   It will show homes for sale in Boca Raton, FL.     Low inventory suggests that homes are not sitting on the market for very long . That is the market we are in.  Low inventory continues in Boca Raton with some houses getting multiple offers coming in.   You can still get a good deal but you need a good Buyer's Agent working for you - for FREE.   I wouldn't expect home prices to run up quite as fast as they did back in 2006 as banks have gotten a lot stricter on lending guidelines and are no longer giving a loan t...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Highland Beach or Boynton Beach? Where should I move, buyers will ask?  Boca Raton or Delray Beach?  Highland Beach or Boynton Beach?  What's the difference?  My friends told me to look here or there.  Well, there are some differences between them, but first you have to figure out what you want in a condo or house.  They are all close enough that if you want to go out to eat or to a local vet, you'll be fine.   If, for example, you want to live at the beach, then I would suggest you look into Boca Raton, Delray Beach or Highland Beach.  Then we would dig further, depending on price and pets. If you want a single family home with a dock in your backyard, I would say Boca Raton, Delray Beach or Highland Beach.  Again, depending on price. If you want a gated commu...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Monet Cafe, Best Place for Lunch in Boca RatonWhere: 7050 W Palmetto Park Rd #31, Boca Raton, FL 33433Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-3:00pmWhat: French Restaurant SpecialtyCost:  (See Menu of Monet Cafe)Phone: 561-368-1740 Specializing in French Specialty Food in Boca RatonMonet Cafe is a great place for lunch.  Located in the Garden Shops at Boca Raton, this small French cafe has amazing food.  Fresh, home cooked wonderful food.  They have been in this shopping plaza for many years.  You can have anything from a cold sandwich to a hot sandwich, soup or crepes.  Even the cappuccion is perfect - and if you like cinnamon, just ask for it.   It is owned and run by a husband and wife.  He does the cooking; she greets you and will bring you your food.  They are as delightful as the food the...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Dog owners and lovers know I write about pet friendly housing and have been for years.  This year, I wrote 3 articles that surpassed all of my articles on pet friendly condos, pet friendly gated communities and pet friendly 55+ active adult communities  in south Florida.  It was time to break it down. The first article is about pet friendly condos in Boca Raton, Highland Beach FL.  This article is about finding dog and cat friendly condos in Boca Raton, Highland Beach and the surrounding areas in south Florida, and the frustrations and aggravation people go through when they try to do it on their own.  The second article is about pet friendly gated communities in Boca Raton FL.  This article talks about pet restrictions in different pet friendly gated communities in Boca Raton FL and th...
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