boca raton fl: What is a Safe Room - 09/11/17 06:21 PM
What is a safe room?  If you live in Florida, you need to know.  We live in Paradise, but once in a while Mother Nature rears her head and we have to oblige.
 
We've been in Florida for 22 years.  This is the second time we've had to really worry.  But the truth is, there is something to worry about pretty much wherever you live - earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, snow and ice.  The good thing with hurricanes, if there is a good thing, is that you have time to leave. We didn't.
 
We chose to stay.  We're inland, about 15-20 minutes from the beach.  When … (34 comments)

boca raton fl: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, Today, August 28th: Pets Forever Loved, Never Forgotten - 08/28/17 12:21 PM
Thank you to Nina Hollander for this beautiful post on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.  I was in tears remembering those I've loved and lost.  
 
Today, August 28th is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day-- a day set aside to remember the pet companions we've loved and lost and not forgotten. 
 
Today, I'm remembering my beloved pets who've crossed that rainbow bridge -- Max, Gracie, Tutti, Frutti, Natasha, Christina, Murka, and others. And while the pain of losing them has lessened over the years, my memories of each are still vibrant and clear in my mind's eye. And I've never had any doubt in … (9 comments)

boca raton fl: A REALTOR® NIGHTMARE - 08/10/17 01:35 PM
A REALTOR® NIGHTMARE
 
 
 
I washed my phone yesterday.  Not on purpose, mind you.  It got scooped  up with the bed linens and tossed in the wash.  
 
By the time I realized it, my phone was in hot water...and so was I!  
 
I had a call to make, but I didn't know the number.  Panic set in!  I was scrambling.  Where was the number?  It's amazing how much we rely on our phones for everything today - phone numbers, contact info, alarm clock, and so on.  I remember thinking, I wish I had a phone book.
 
This saga started at 8:00 am and took 12 hours … (18 comments)

boca raton fl: On the Radio - 08/06/17 04:14 PM
Yesterday I was on the radio with Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  Margaret hosts a real estate talk radio show on Sundays at noon.
 
Although nervous, it was exciting to think people could actually hear me.  What did I sound like?  
We talked about pet friendly housing in Boca Raton and in Baltimore.  Of course, the surrounding areas too.  This is a subject near and dear to my heart.
 
In Baltimore, much the same as in Boca Raton and the surrounding areas of Highland Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, finding a condo with a pet is difficult.  We even have restrictions … (38 comments)

boca raton fl: Best Business Practices From Court Reporting to Real Estate - 08/04/17 03:04 AM

Best Business Practices from Court Reporting to Real Estate
 
While going through a bad time in my life, I enrolled in court reporting school at the urging of a cousin and a friend.  Court reporting changed my life. 
 
When I was about to enter my last class 200--225 words per minute, the school went out of business.  I told them, You can't; I'm not finished yet!  New York state came in to sort things out.  They transferred those who wanted to finish the course  to another school, while others left to become legal or medical secretaries.   They brought teachers out from … (11 comments)

boca raton fl: Look Who Showed Up At Whole Foods in Boca Raton FL - 08/01/17 04:34 PM
Look Who Showed Up At Whole Foods in Boca Raton FL
 
They were there when I went in and when I came out.  So cute!
 
 
 
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boca raton fl: 20843 Boca Ridge Dr N, Boca Raton FL 33428 - 07/17/17 10:18 AM
 
20843 Boca Ridge Dr N
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Ridge Glen
 
 
 
Pet-Friendly, Guard Gated Community. All ages. Townhouse with Master Bedroom on Ground Floor and Garage in Boca Raton is located near Town Center Mall, Walmart and all types of shopping, movies, medical facilities and more.
 
Beautiful serene lake views.  Have your morning coffee or watch the magnificent Florida sunsets from your oversized screened-in patio on the lake.  There are 3 bedrooms, 2.1 baths and a 1-car garage.   
 
The Master Bedroom is on the First Floor.   There is a walk-in closet and a second closet.  Master Bath has separate shower and tub.
Inside laundry … (10 comments)

boca raton fl: Should I Use a Buyer's Agent On New Construction in Boca Raton FL - 05/30/17 02:36 PM
Should I Use a Buyer's Agent for New Construction in Boca Raton FL
 
Thinking of buying new construction in Boca Raton FL?  Thinking of going directly to the builder?  They're advertising like crazy.  Stop - wait just a second!  
What most people don't realize is that the builder's agents, his sales people, are all working for him, the builder, not you.  These sales people are not on your side.  They are not your friends.  They are sales agents of the builder working for him.
 
Think you'll get a better deal if you go without an agent?  You'll save the commission?  No way!  Not … (16 comments)

boca raton fl: Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for February 2017 - 03/14/17 02:27 AM
 
Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for February 2017
 
Real estate market data for Boca Raton, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.
 
Boca Raton Home Prices
 
 
If you are interested in how much current inventory is on the market in Boca Raton you can find that information by clicking on the link. 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 homes of getting multiple offers coming in.  
I wouldn't expect home prices to run up quite as fast as they did back in 2006 … (0 comments)

boca raton fl: Park Place Shopping Plaza in Boca Raton Florida - 03/01/17 03:28 AM
Park Place Shopping Plaza in Boca Raton Florida
 
Meet Boca Raton's newest shopping plaza - Park Place. Located on Military Trail just north of Yamato, Park Plaza is a welcome addition.  The 64,000 square foot plaza recently opened with Fresh Market as an anchor store.
 
Along with Fresh Market, there will be lots of good food to eat. Park Place will include Raw Juice, a juice bar and vegan food restaurant, Habit Burger, Chipotle, Burton's Grill and Rappy's, a deli.  Other tenants will include Phenomenon, a nitrogen-based ice cream.  Sounds interesting.  This is a new one for me.  And  an Eileen Fisher Boutique.  Also … (9 comments)

boca raton fl: Make Me An Offer - 02/18/17 04:27 PM
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is in Baltimre MD.  That's irrelevant when it comes to her advice.  This holds true for anywhere.  "Make me an offer,"  she said.  You cannot insult me.  
Buyers, take heed of these wise words of advice.
To leave a comment, please go back to Margaret's original post.  

 
 
After showing one of my listings, the buyer's agent asked what the seller would take.
My answer...'I could probably get them to take  the list price.'
 
They answer back... 'but we don't want to insult you with an offer.'
 
You cannot insult me and I will not … (0 comments)

boca raton fl: 20925 Boca Ridge Dr West in Boca Raton Florida - 11/13/16 06:15 AM
 
20925 Boca Ridge Dr W
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Ridge Glen
 
SOLD!!!
 
Pet-Friendly, Guard Gated Community. All ages. Townhouse with Master Bedroom on Ground Floor and Garage in Boca Raton is located near Town Center Mall, Walmart all types of shopping, movies, medical facilities and more.
 
There are 3 bedrooms 2.1 baths with a 1-car garage.  The kitchen has been updated with granite counters and wood cabinets.  There is also a breakfast area. 
 
The Master Bedroom is on the First Floor.   There is a walk-in closet and a second closet.  Master Bath has separate shower and … (4 comments)

boca raton fl: Pet-Friendly Townhomes for Sale in Moderne Boca in Boca Raton FL - 10/25/16 09:24 PM
Pet-Friendly Townhomes for Sale in
Modern Boca in Boca Raton FL Why Do People Live here?
Moderne Boca is a beautiful new neighborhood of 75 townhomes that is conveniently located in central Boca Raton. It is currently under construction at this time. Moderne Boca is just that - contemporary in design and energy efficient.  
Moderne Boca is also a pet-friendly community in Boca Raton FL.  It will not be uncommon to see people out walking dogs as Moderne Boca is a pet-friendly community in Boca Raton FL.

What's the Neighborhood Like?There are 3 different floor plans offered in Moderne Boca.   Floor plans are … (3 comments)

boca raton fl: Pet-Friendly 55+ Villa with Garage in Boca Raton FL - 09/22/16 08:04 PM
 
18820 Stewart Circle 8
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Town Villas
UNDER CONTRACT! 
 
Pet-Friendly 55+ Villa with Garage in Boca Raton is located near Town Center mall, Walmart, Costco, all types of shopping, movies, medical facilities and more.
 
There are 2 bedrooms 2 baths and a 1-car garage.  The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and solid-surface counter tops with a breakfast area. 
There are hurricane impact windows throughout.
There are enclosed front and back patios.
The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and separate shower.
This is a corner unit with split bedrooms.
The second bedroom has 2 closets.
Both bedrooms are good sized.
Villa is tiled throughout except bedrooms. 
Inside … (7 comments)

boca raton fl: 7 Tips for Buyers to Keep From Feeling Overwhelmed - 09/11/16 07:23 AM
Buyers take heed - if you gotten an accepted contract on a home, please take a few minutes to read this post by Jeff Dowler .  Although Jeff is in Carlsbad, CA, his information is appropriate to Boca Raton, FL or anywhere else. 
It's easy to feel overwhelmed with so much to do, but your Buyer's Agent will guide you through the process.  They are there to help throughout the process and long after.
7 Tips for Buyers to Not Feel Overwhelmed
 
You just made an offer on the house you love, and now you have an accepted contract.
 
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boca raton fl: Should First-Time Home Buyers Purchase in a HOT Seller's Market? - 09/05/16 05:57 AM
This is excellent advice for first-time homebuyers by Tammie White .  Although Tammi is in Tennessee and our contracts vary, from state to state the same advice holds true for homes in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and surrounding areas.  I have also seen this lately with more seasoned buyers.
The Franklin housing market has been brutal on home buyers. Gone are the days of taking out buyers to see several homes and then taking a day or so to decide whether to make an offer. Buyers who don't pull the trigger immediately will likely miss out on a purchase.
This is … (4 comments)

boca raton fl: 29 Ways It Pays to Work with a REALTOR® - 08/19/16 10:17 PM
This post is a follow up to Andrea Sweidler's post Honey Let's Not Use a Realtor.
 
It is courtesy of Florida Realtors and explains to buyers and sellers 29 Ways It Pays To Work With a Realtor® .  I think buyers and sellers do themselves a disservice by trying to go it alone.  Please read the chart.  Makes sense, don't you agree?
 

For information about pet-friendly housing in Boca Raton FL 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, cell or email at Elyse@ElyseBerman.com.
 All information deemed accurate but not guaranteed or … (2 comments)

boca raton fl: Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for July 2016 - 08/13/16 04:32 AM
Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for July 2016
 
Real estate market data for Boca Raton, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.
 
Boca Raton Home Prices
 
If you are interested in how much current inventory is on the market in Boca Raton you can find that information by clicking on the link. Low inventory suggests that homes are not sitting on the market for very long, That is the market we are in. Low inventory in Boca Raton on has multiple offers coming in on homes similar to what we saw back in 2007. I wouldn't expect home prices to run up quite as … (3 comments)

boca raton fl: Only in Boca - 07/17/16 11:09 AM
Only in Boca or do they have 24-hour dry cleaners elsewhere? Inquring minds want to know!
 
 
 
 

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boca raton fl: Elyse Berman, Realtor, Has Been Awarded the CRS Designation - 06/08/16 09:22 PM
Elyse Berman, Realtor, Has Been Awarded the CRS Designation
 
 
 
On May 26, 2016, Elyse Berman, was awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®.
 
REALTORS® who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.  Only 29,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned the credential.
 
Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict REALTOR® code of ethics, have been trained to use the latest tactics and technologies, and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and … (24 comments)

 
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