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National Night Out in Boca Raton - 07/31/08 03:24 PM
Mark your calenders for the upcoming National Night Out which takes place on August 5, 2008. This is a national event which always occurs on the first Tuesday in August. It's a great chance for communities and police to come together and maintain control and organization in their neighborhoods and to get to know one another. So turn on all your lights, secure your homes and go outside and meet your neighbors. (0 comments)
Boca Raton Dog Park - 07/30/08 08:14 AM
Even the dogs live the good life in Boca Raton. The Canine Cove Dog Park is up and running at South County Regional Park just off of Glades Rd. in West Boca Raton. This is a Palm Beach County facility which is very nicely laid out with separate areas for big dogs and small dogs. Enjoy one of three gazebos, water fountains for your dogs and even a pet washing station. The hours are sunrise to sunset but it does close on Wednesday from 12 noon to 3pm. For more details check out: www.pbcgov.com/parks/dogparks/caninecove/ (0 comments)
Top Real Estate Brokerages in Boca Raton - 07/29/08 07:24 AM
The numbers don't lie when it comes to production and when it comes to choosing someone to handle one of the biggest transactions of your life you want to be sure you choose wisely. Below are the top ranked Real Estate Bokerages in Boca Raton for the past 12 months. When choosing a company to work with be sure to choose one that has all the tools and resources to get the job done. Company Total Sales in Units Total Units Market % 1. Coldwell Banker 685 13% 2. Lang Realty 425 8% 3. Remax Advantage 377 7.1% 4. Majestic Palms Realty 168 3.2% 5. Prudential FL. WCI 145 2.7%
Boca Raton First Time Buyers - 07/28/08 03:24 PM
When people think of Boca Raton many of them think of multimillion dollar luxury homes and 4,000 square foot condos right on the beach. While we do have many of those we also have some great communities for first time buyers and families and there is no better time than now to get into these communities. Maybe you have other family members who live here and want to be close to them or maybe you want to get a great deal now so when the market gets better you can roll it over and buy something bigger and better. Remember that when the market gets stronger some (0 comments)
Reverse Mortgages - 07/25/08 10:52 AM
During these challenging economic times people are looking for help as they get up in years and find that things are getting more and more expensive and they might not be as comfortable in retirement as they would like to be. Another situation that comes up is children having a tough time taking care of their parents and all their expenses at the same time. Reverse mortgages are a great tool to use if you have no other sources of income to turn to. It really comes in handy if you need to make some major repairs to a home as well. In simple terms a (0 comments)
Boca Raton Free Concert - 07/24/08 08:43 AM
The nice thing about Boca Raton is that you can always find something to do any time of the year. Whether you go to the beach or take a ride on an airboat in the everglades or go shopping, you will never be bored in Boca Raton. Don't forget to check out Summer Music in the Park this Friday at the Mizner Park Amphitheater at 7pm featuring a tribute to Jimmy Buffet were you can see Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways singing Jimmy Buffet songs. They have opened for Jimmy Buffet and are worth the trip. This is a free concert sponsored by the City of Boca (0 comments)
Beware of Mortgage Scams - 07/22/08 09:00 AM
Due to the high number of foreclosures especially in the state of Florida many mortgage scams are being used to steal homeowners money or the remaining equity left in their homes. Many homeowners are so desperate to remain in their homes, especially if they have children that they might not be looking at things as objectively as they should be. Be very careful when dealing with foreclosure rescue firms because some are out to take you for a ride. Below are some of more popular scams we are seeing. 1. Bankruptcy. Someone who claims to be an attorney tells you to file for (0 comments)
Summertime in Boca Raton - 07/21/08 02:11 PM
Boca Raton is a great place to be in the summertime and it's a great chance to enjoy some things that might get a little crowded during the busy months. During the day when the beaches might be a little hot you may want to take advantage of all the shopping venues Boca has to offer. The Town Center Mall is a great place to escape the heat and have a nice lunch and visit your favorite retailers. You can also catch a movie in Mizner Park and walk around one of the nicest shopping districts you will find anywhere. Don't (0 comments)
Palm Beach County Market Report - 07/15/08 07:39 AM
Activity has picked up across Palm Beach County and people across all price ranges are more serious about buying and taking advantage of the current market conditions which still give the buyer some nice advantages. It continues to be the time to get into that neighborhood you always wanted to be in but maybe couldn't get the numbers to work in a strong market. Below are the most recent numbers for June for single family homes as well as condos in Palm Beach County.
Total Properties for Sale 32,083 Total Sold 1367 Total Under Contract 1218 Average Days on Market (0 comments)
Check the Health of your Lender - 07/14/08 04:18 PM
During these challenging times for financial institutions it is very important that if we are in the process of buying a home that we make sure that the lender we choose is going to be around when it comes time to close. Here is a great website where you can keep track of lenders around the country and see who is in trouble and who is doing just fine. This is a great tool to use to monitor where you keep your money especially after reading about the latest IndyMac crisis. Some of these banks really went overboard giving out NINJA mortgages (0 comments)
Seasonal Rentals in Boca Raton - 07/11/08 01:09 PM
The seasonal rental market is booming in Boca Raton as people from the North and elseware are planning how they will spend their winter months. Why be in snow and sleet while you can be walking on the beach? Whether you want to spend $3,000 a month or $15,000 a month there are many options available to the seasonal renter. Choose from the upscale downtown area where you can walk to shops and restaurants or a direct oceanfront building that will make you feel like your on a Caribbean island. Now is the time to make your reservation as this is (0 comments)
Boca Raton Historical Society - 07/10/08 07:58 AM
A great activity that you should consider is a visit to the Boca Raton Historical Society. Whether you visit in person or online, you won't be disappointed. You will really appreciate the town by looking back at the people who built it and enabled it to be what it is today. You can look back and see who the past mayors have been starting with Mayor George Long who was the cities very first Mayor. Read all about Addison Mizner and the huge impact he had on Boca Raton. Your children will love the Express Train Museum and you can even become (0 comments)
Boca Raton Downtown Plan - 07/09/08 12:44 PM
Plans are in the works to make Downtown Boca Raton more active and usable. When many people decide to go out many still choose to go to Atlantic Ave. or Deerfield Beach and the City of Boca Raton would like to keep them in Boca. While we certainly could benefit by more activity downtown, too many tall buildings and traffic are not a good thing either. Meetings have been taking place to get as much feedback as possible from the community so a report can be made and presented to the Community Redevelopment Agency which will meet on July 21,2008. Once things are approved (0 comments)
Boca Raton Public Library - 07/08/08 01:49 PM
One of the best things about the City of Boca Raton is how much they put into public services. Whether its a park, beach, ball field or any other public place, they make sure they are beautifully maintained and state of the art. The library system is top notch and the most recent edition is the Spanish River Library which is very impressive featuring all new inventory, computers, lots of activities for the children and even a cafe to have lunch in. You really see your tax dollars at work and Boca Raton continues to be one of the best managed cities (0 comments)
City of Boca Raton Building Permits - 07/07/08 06:01 AM
When buying a home it is important to know the status of any work that has been done and that everything has the proper permits and that the permits have been closed out. Often times the person selling the home has no idea about their own permit situation. They may have had some work done and their contractor told them everything was good to go and somewhere down the road they will find out that the permit is still open and if you are the new owner this is now your problem to deal with. A problem that can be very costly and (3 comments)
Boca Raton Fireworks Displays - 07/03/08 07:44 PM
What a great time to enjoy some time off in beautiful Boca Raton with all your family and friends. If your in town and aren't sure where to go check out these Boca Raton fireworks displays. One is located in West Boca and the other is located East. South County Regional Park (West Boca) Concert 6:30pm at The Sunset Cove Amphitheater Food & Drink available 8:30pm is the fireworks display. This is the first time this is being done in West Boca so look for a great crowd pleasing show. For more information call 561.488.7414
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Boca Raton Important Phone Numbers - 07/02/08 08:58 AM
During this time of year in South Florida its a great time to take a look at our homes to make sure they are ready for any weather we may experience even though things have been quiet. Its also a good idea that you have some kind of action plan in place just in case we get a storm. Think about how you will secure things and if you have enough batteries, lights, etc. Keep a first aid kit ready to go as well as some basic tools ready and available. Below is a list of numbers you can print out (0 comments)
Boca Raton Luxury Market Report for June 2008 - 07/01/08 08:05 AM
Below are the numbers for luxury properties in Boca Raton priced over $1,000,000. Luxury homes continue to do well as we enter the slow season and condo activity was quiet which can be expected during this time of the year. Single Family Homes
Total Properties on the Market 586 Price Range $1,000,000 - $24,900,000 Total Sold 19 Price Range $1,050,000 - $10,600,000 Average Price per Square Ft. $398 Average Days on Market 321 Months of Inventory 30
Total Properties on the Market 127 Price Range $1,000,000 - $5,950,000 Total Sold 0 Price Range N/A Average (0 comments)
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