Boca Raton, FL Real Estate News

By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Home improvements continue to get better all the time. One of the ones that has caught many home owners’ attention, including those in Boca Raton luxury homes, is polished concrete flooring. Durable, affordable, and stylishly flexible, polished concrete is growing by leaps and bounds in homes for sale in Boca Raton and other locations.Stains, dyes, stencils, and engravings have given this old flooring material new life. Learn more about it and whether or not this kind of floor will work well in your home or investment property. Read more at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty website.
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
 The Daily (040816) Hot Sheet of the Top Real Estate News Trending Now   Mortgage rates hit lowest level since 2015 The average rate on a 30-year FRM fell to 3.59% from 3.71% last week after the Fed chair reaffirmed her plan to raise interest rates slowly. Read more. Mitigation key for flood program reauthorizationsWe should prepare for floods now rather than make repairs later - and figure out how to do it without more gov't money, says Florida Realtors Pres.-Elect Maria Wells. Read more 2015 vacation sales retreat, investment sales leapNAR: Vacation home purchases dropped but still hit their second-highest level in almost a decade - and investment purchases rose for the first time in five years. Read more.Credit unions report TRID delaysSurvey: A credit union mortgage takes about five...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
After their parents bought them a house in Boca, I got to meet Lucy and Diego.  I had been hearing about them for months.  What a treat that was!  Lucy is a loveable Boston Terrier while Diego is a Chihuahua, a work in progress.  I thought he did pretty good!  He loves his family and his space, what can I say.  They are enjoying their time in Florida and their new home.          What I didn't know was their brother, Jordan Rothman, is an honors graduate of the world-renowned SF SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, is a published author and is also in Boca Raton.  Imagine that!  I received a gift of two wonderful books, The Misunderstood Dog and Win-Win, both written by Jordan who is also the owner of Keen Canines LLC in Boca Raton FL.  Jordan's books are available on Amazon or he can be reach...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for March 2016Real estate market data for Boca Raton, FL provided by  Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.      Boca Raton Home Prices We continue to see higher prices on home prices in Boca Raton FL and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Boca Raton, but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long.  Many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for your home, you'll want to have an agent that does a thorough market analysis of the Boca Raton hom...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Dog Friendly Homes for Sale at Boca Isles in Boca Raton FL  Boca Isles South is a pet-friendly community in Boca Raton FL, in what is commonly referred to as West Boca. It's a beautiful planned community of single family homes along tree-lined streets and lakes.  It is the sister community to Boca Isles North.  It is not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing in the streets, at the clubhouse or people out walking their dogs among the swaying palm trees.  Lot sizes in Boca Isles South run about one-quarter of an acre. These are full-size lots.Boca Isles South and Boca Isles North are guard-gated all age communities. What is the Neighborhood Like  Boca Isles South in Boca Raton FL was built by Lennar Homes beginning in 1994 with the last homes being delivered in 1996. Since that time, ...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
When selling Boca Raton luxury homes properties or others, there is a strategy for negotiating the best purchase price. As a seller, you can expect your home’s asking price to be based on what is happening in the Boca Raton luxury homes market, such as:          What type of real estate market is it at the moment (seller’s, buyer’s, balanced)?          What type of requirements are you, as the seller, demanding?          What type of financing does the buyer have?          What is the true condition of your property? All of these factors come into play when trying to set the right price and negotiate offers that will hold up and not fall through. Get more advice at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty on what you should consider before accepting an offer on Boca Raton luxury h...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Dog Friendly Homes for Sale at Boca Isles North in Boca Raton FL  Boca Isles North is a pet-friendly community in Boca Raton FL, in what is commonly referred to as West Boca.  It's a beautiful planned community of single family homes along tree-lined streets and lakes. It is not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing in the streets, at the clubhouse or people out walking their dogs among the swaying palm trees. Lot sizes in Boca Isles North run about one-quarter of an acre.  These are full-size lots. What is the Neighborhood Like Boca Isles North in Boca Raton FL  was built by Lennar Homes beginning in 1993 with the last homes being delivered in 1994.   Since that time, many of the homes have been updated.   The homes for sale in Boca Isles North range between 2000 and 3000 square fe...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Pet-Friendly Homes for Sale at Boca Bath & Tennis in Boca Raton FL  Boca Bath & Tennis is a pet-friendly gated community of single family homes in Boca Raton FL.   This lovely community of tree-lined streets is built around a series of parks spanning 51 acres and 3 lakes. Although not new, many homes for sale in Boca Bath & Tennis in Boca Raton FL have been remodeled or completely rebuilt; many others are waiting to be done. Boca Bath & Tennis  is centrally located in Boca Raton with fabulous lots ranging in size from one-third to more than an acre. It is not uncommon to see people out walking their dogs or children playing in the streets of this friendly community.   What is the Neighborhood Like Boca Bath & Tennis in Boca Raton was built between 1979 and 1985. There are a wide variety...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Smile for the day--Amazing Facts   If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.) If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now that's more like it!)The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. (O.M.G.!) A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes. (O.M.G.!!!) Is that why they are always squealing?A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy) (I'm still not over the pig.) Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Don't try this at home;   maybe at work.) The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to ...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Pet Friendly Condos for Sale at 200 East in Boca Raton FL Find similar condos for sale to the Pet Friendly Condos for Sale in 200 East in Boca Raton  Stop your search! If you are looking for an amazing pet-friendly condos for sale in Boca Raton FL, you have just found it. 200 East couldn't be more conveniently located. Sitting on the south side of East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton FL, many units in the complex have sweeping views of downtown Boca with some having golf and ocean views, as well. Built by Millenium Homes and completed in 2009, the building is nine stories high.  There are a total of 115 units comprised of condos and townhomes all walking distance to downtown Boca Raton, Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place.200 East is a pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton FL. 200 East Units ...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
If you’ve got new construction in your area, like the Boca Raton luxury homes market does, chances are you are receiving a number of bites from prospective home buyers. At least, you should be when looking at the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).Tallies from the MBA Builder Application Survey show a significant boost in home buyers applying for mortgage applications this past February. The survey examined applications put in for new home purchases, which was up 24 percent from January 2016 and 12 percent from February 2015. Read more about it at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty website.
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By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
(Highlight Realty )
2/2 @ VISTAS OF BOCA LAGO $242,000 Fantastic Opportunity! *TRULY TURN KEY* & ready to move in. PURE LUXURY & ELEGANCE! COMPLETELY REMODELED - Over 100K in upgrades. ONLY THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS. EVERY DETAIL IS UNIQUE, DESIGNED & CHOSEN WITH TASTE. PORCELAIN (24"x48"), WOOD  floors, LEATHER baseboards & window trims, LIGHTING SYSTEM, LARGE OPEN KITCHEN, TOP LINE APPLIANCES, CUSTOM BUILT INS, CLOSETS , NTERIOR DOORS, DESIGNER BATHROOMS. Full size W/D, FLAT SCREEN TV'S IN EVERY ROOM. Too many details to mention. COME TO SEE YOURSEL Exterior Front Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Every house should have at least one carbon monoxide detector. This is particularly important during the winter months when those living in Boca Raton luxury homes may choose to light a fire without realizing the home’s chimney and connector pipe may not be in working order. Even if lighting a fire outdoors, this can be a problem.With over 200 deaths attributed to the odorless, colorless gas (some estimates place it closer to 4,000), it is critically important that home owners be aware that the winter months are when many of these types of accidents occur. Attached garages also can be the source of this killer anytime during the year.Get tips on what to look for, what are the leading causes, and how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning from happening in your home at the Berkshire Hathaw...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Some of the best Boca Raton luxury homes have always been east of U.S. 1. Residents living in the area have often hoped that more businesses and restaurants would move in close by for convenience’ sake. In recent years, the movement to east Boca Raton has been evident and this trend seems to be catching on like wildfire.By the end of this year, downtown Boca Raton is expected to have two well-known restaurants open their doors, much to the delight of local residents. Find out more about these new migrants and when you might be able to enjoy their delicious dishes at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Pet Friendly Condos in Luxuria in Boca Raton FLFind similar pet-friendly condos for sale in Luxuria in Boca Raton FL Luxuria sits on the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Boca Raton, Florida.  This pet-friendly condo offers unobstructed ocean views and outstanding service. Luxuria condominium was built in 2009 and offers the finest in oceanfront living in Boca Raton FL today.  Luxuria is European inspired and elegant. No details were spared in this oceanfront condo.   LUXURIOUS  FULL-SERVICE BUILDING AND AMENITIES Luxuria is comprised of just 26 residences. Condos for sale at Luxuria in Boca Raton FL range in size from approximately 4400 to 8000 square feet. These luxurious waterfront condos have fabulous ocean, city and Intracoastal Waterway views.Concierge service at Luxuri...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Pet Friendly Condos in Excelsior in Boca Raton FLFind similar pet-friendly condos for sale in Excelsior in Boca Raton FL The Excelsior sits on the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Boca Raton, FL.  This pet friendly condo in Boca offers unobstructed views of the ocean in one direction and Lake Boca Raton in the other. Service is 5-star at the Excelsior. This luxury condominium in Boca Raton, FL was completed in 2003 and offers the finest in oceanfront living in Boca Raton today. European inspired, Excelsior is an elegant boutique condominium. No details were spared in this pet-friendly condo in Boca.  LUXURIOUS FULL-SERVICE BUILDING AND AMENITIES  The Excelsior is comprised of just 27 residences. Condos for sale at Excelsior in Boca Raton FL range in size from approximately 3...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Boca Security & Fire Equipment in Boca Raton FLWhere:  4201 Oak Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33431Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00-5:00 pmWhat: Security and Fire Equipment Cost: VariesContact: Arlene or StuartPhone: 561-368-1012 Specializing in Security and Fire EquipmentInspired by Nicole Doty's post How to Recover from a House Fire, it got me to thinking.  Where was our fire extinguisher and how old was it? After talking to Richard, I decided it was time to buy a new fire extinguisher and, we headed to Boca Security & Fire Equipment in Boca Raton.  It was where we had bought our first one. Boca Security & Fire Equipment on Oaks Circle in Boca Raton FL is a family-owned business with over 35 years in the fire and security business. They really know their stuff!  Not only do they sell fire exti...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Boca Raton Green Market  Where: "Monument Plaza" at the South Parking area of Royal Palm Place, Federal Hwy & SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton FL 33432Hours: Every Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Nov 7 - May 7 (Rain or Shine)What: Green MarketCost: Free  Specializing in Locally Grown Foods, Bakery Products, Specialty ItemsIt's season in south Florida and along with that comes the Boca Raton Green Market.  This is a great place to stop on Saturday mornings.  There are over 40 vendors featuring locally-grown foods, plants, specialty items, seafood, bakery products, prepared foods, fresh flowers, orchids, coffee and teas, soaps and lotions, candles, pastas and cheeses, doggie treats, honey, spices, fresh juices, organics, shells and more.  Even live music to get the atmosphere going.  And you will de...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Testimonial - Boca Pointe in Boca Raton FL Elyse Berman is a dedicated professional who takes the time to understand her clients' needs and works tirelessly to meet their goals.  She knows her market and shares her expertise which was a real plus coming from out of state. Elyse's sincerity and positive attitude helped us to find the house of our dreams. Carol and Arthur                
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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 Boca Pointe La Corniche in Boca Raton FL  This gorgeous pool home on La Corniche Circle in the pet-friendly community of Boca Pointe in Boca Raton, Florida, closed last week. I represented the buyers.  You can read their testimonial here. This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, 2-car garage and just under 2900 air conditioned square feet of living space. Complete with in-ground pool and summer kitchen, this home features a wide-open floor plan, soaring ceilings, marble and wood flooring with crown molding throughout.  You can Look What We Found At Yesterday's Inspection. Congratulations to the buyers who look forward to spending more time here in beautiful Boca Raton!  For more information on homes for sale in the Boca Pointe community in Boca Raton FL or to find o...
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