boynton beach fl: Here We Go Again - 01/06/18 04:08 AM
Here we go again.  It seems I can't get away from it and nor do I want to.
 
I was standing on a street in Valencia Cove in Boynton Beach FL with buyers who had just had their offer accepted on a house. 
 
 
A man came walking down the street, and the buyer stopped him.  It was the usual, how do you like the neighborhood, where do you live, etc.
 
This gentleman was very accommodating and patiently answered the buyer's questions.  As he was about to leave, I noticed he was wearing a baseball hat from New York City.  Being from New York, my first … (21 comments)

boynton beach fl: 7 Tips To Make Sure Your Pets Have A Pawsitively Safe Christmas! - 12/19/17 03:43 AM
For those with pets, this is a wonderful article written by Nina Hollander in Charlotte.  No matter where, you need to keep your pets safe at Christmas.  Nina offers some very good tips in that regard.
Enjoy the holidays and everyone stay safe - including your furry friends!
To leave a comment, please go back to Nina's original post 
 
Christmas is just eight days away and by now most people who put up trees have done so or are doing so this weekend.  If you have pets at home (dogs and/or cats), it's important to follow some basic tips about decorating your tree to keep your … (0 comments)

boynton beach fl: Home Prices in Boynton Beach for November 2017 - 12/17/17 02:36 AM
 
Home Prices in Boynton Beach Florida for November 2017
 
Real estate market data for Boynton Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Best Connections Realty, Inc.
 
Home prices in Boynton Beach, FL  didn't do much in October.
Prices of closed sales on single family homes in Boynton Beach
showed a decrease along with price per square foot.  Houses sold for close to asking price, while condos, villas and townhomes remained virtually the same as last month with closing prices of .96% of asking price.     
 
Below  is a snapshot for how the market did in October in Boynton Beach FL.
 
Many of our listings are selling within a few … (7 comments)

boynton beach fl: Valencia Bay Buyers' Agent Review - 11/19/17 03:06 AM
Valencia Bay Buyers' Agent Testimonial
 
I recently helped a couple buy a home in Valencia Bay in Boynton Beach FL.  Their closing was a few weeks ago.  They  were so nice and posted this 5-Start Review about me  Thank you Mike and Barbara!
 
 "Trying to figure out how we would become Florida snowbirds between ourselves and what our vision going forward would be should have made our realtor crazy, but Elyse Berman was always patient with us over several cross country house hunting trips, always sharing her experience and expertise to  guide us. I am sure she must have been puzzled that we … (7 comments)

boynton beach fl: Congratulations on Closing - 10/26/17 03:20 AM
Congratulations on Closing 
 
 
Congratulations to Mike and Barbara on the closing of your new home in Valencia Bay!  Enjoy your new home in Boynton Beach FL!
 
You can read what they said here.
 
And thank you to Deb Agliano for entrusting me with this referral.
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boynton beach 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 … (35 comments)

boynton beach fl: Home Prices in Boynton Beach Florida for July 2017 - 08/24/17 07:17 AM
Home Prices in Boynton Beach Florida for July 2017
 
Real estate market data for Boynton Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.
 
Home prices in Boynton Beach, FL showed a decrease in July. Boynton Beach sales were hot!
Prices of closed sales on single family homes in Boynton Beach decreased and and sold for close to asking price and above,  while condos, villas and townhomes remained pretty much the same in closed sales.    
Below  is a snapshot for how the market did in July for  home prices in Boynton Beach FL.  
 
Many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting … (8 comments)

boynton beach fl: How Are You Greeting Your Buyers? - 08/19/17 04:56 PM
Wonderful post for sellers by Kathy Streib , a local Delray Beach home stager.   Definitely worth reading if you are selling or plan to sell your home, whether in Boca Raton or anywhere else.  She makes some great points here.
How Are You Greeting Your Buyers?
 
How often have you heard that you only get one chance to make a good first impression? Yes, it’s become a bit overused but it’s because it’s true.

When you decide to sell your home, it’s important to remember that first impressions do count.
The first impression usually begins with what they … (10 comments)

boynton beach 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)

boynton beach 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)

boynton beach 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 … (17 comments)

boynton beach fl: Blast From The Past in Boynton Beach FL - 12/19/16 07:14 AM
Blast From The Past in Boynton Beach FL
 
When was the last time you saw one of these?  Intercoms were a big upgrade when we moved to Florida in 1994.  Everyone wanted one.  I found this blast from the past while touring homes in Boynton Beach the other day.  How many people would actually use one today?  
 
 
 
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boynton beach fl: Home Prices in Valencias Delray, Boynton & Lake Worth FL - August 2016 - 09/20/16 10:29 PM
Home Prices in Valencias Delray, Boynton and Lake Worth FL - August 2016
 
Real estate market data for  the Valencias in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.
 
 
The Valencias Real Estate Market Report for July 2016 includes the 55+ gated communities of Valencia Lakes, Valencia Isles, Valencia Shores, Valencia Falls, Valencia Palms, Valencia Pointe, Valencia Reserve and Valencia Cove. 
 
These senior housing, baby-boomer communities are not the 55+ active adult communities of our parents.   These 55+ gated communities in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth are upscale luxury communities with state-of-the-art fitness centers, grand clubhouses with pools, card rooms, … (10 comments)

boynton beach 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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boynton beach 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)

boynton beach fl: Honey, let's not use a Realtor! - 08/18/16 08:23 PM
If you are thinking of selling your house without a realtor, please take a few minutes to read Andrea Swiedler 's post.  There is a lot more involved in selling a house.  While Andrea Swiedler is in Connecticut, the same holds true for Boca Raton or Boynton Beach, Florida. 
You need a real estate professional to sell your home.  There is much more to it than meets the eye.
The idea behind not using a real estate agent in the purchase and sale of a home is a simple one, to save yourself some money. I get that.  Buyers think they will … (13 comments)

boynton beach fl: Pet-Friendly Homes a Rare Breed - 07/25/16 10:30 PM
As I've been saying for years, pet-friendly housing in Boca Raton FL and surrounding areas can be hard to find.  Here it is from Florida Realtors this morning.  If you are thinking of buying a home with your beloved pets, please read this article from Florida Realtors. 
 
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boynton beach fl: Moving Tips You Really Need to Know - 04/26/16 08:53 PM
Moving can be overwhelming.  Here are some great tips by Lise Howe .  I had never heard about tieing your clothes in a plastic bag and taking photos of your computer cords.  These are two I will remember!
If you have moved more than once, you know to put all your clothes into trash bags and tie them off at the top by the clothes hanger hooks - that way you can just hang them easily at your new home. 
You know to color code your moving boxes and to pack an overnight bag of first day essentials.  You are a … (13 comments)

boynton beach fl: Real estate market data for Boynton Beach, FL for March 2016 - 04/11/16 09:25 PM
Home Prices in Boynton Beach FL for March 2016
 
Real estate market data for Boynton Beach, FL provided by  Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.  
 
We continue to see higher prices on home prices in Boynton Beach 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 Boynton Beach, 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. … (4 comments)

boynton beach fl: How to Be a Good Seller When You Move.... - 03/25/16 07:27 PM
What a perfect list Kathy Streib has put together for sellers to prepare for their move.  Sellers take heed of Kathy's wise words - this is just as you would want to find your new home left for you. 
10 Things to Do Before You Leave Your Home...
 
You’ve sold your house!  Your new home awaits!  Movers are scheduled, boxes are lined up, ready for their trip in the moving van.  You’ve taken care of the utilities and are ready to begin your new adventure.
 
But wait… there’s more you can do… not
just for you, … (15 comments)

 
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