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Tree Lighting Tonight in Mizner Park November 28. 2008 - 11/28/08 05:23 PM
Time sure does fly especially here in Boca Raton. Tonight is the annual tree lighting for the downtown area and this is a great event to take the whole family to! The kids will enjoy the excitement and there are usually plenty of things for them to do at this event. This is a great way to start the season and what better place than Mizner Park where you can have a nice meal as well as get some shopping done. (0 comments)
Happy Thanksgiving From Boca Raton - 11/27/08 04:06 PM
Happy Thanksgiving from Boca Raton. As we all discover the many things that we can be thankful for on this special day, I would like to thank all of my customers who trust me to handle all of their real estate needs. Buying or selling real estate is a huge transaction in most peoples lives, especially now and I thank them for their business and the opportunity to be their Realtor. Happy Thanksgiving! (0 comments)
Getting a Loan Modification - 11/26/08 08:51 AM
These days it seems that all you hear about are loan modifications. These workout plans by lenders are crucial to enable many people to remain in their homes. The most important thing to remember is that it is up to you to get your loan modification. The banks are so overwhelmed that if you are not aggressive and persistent, you will get lost in the shuffle and wind up getting foreclosed on when you may have been able to avoid it. Banks are very large companies and during these challenging times though they have become more organized as far as their workout departments (0 comments)
Thanksgiving in Boca Raton - 11/25/08 10:07 PM
The streets are really getting full in Boca Raton as people roll into town, some for the holiday and for the lucky ones the winter. Restaurants and homes will be full as people celebrate one of the nicest holidays of the year. Its a great time to be thankful for all we have and to help someone that may be having a tough time. People are in need all over, even in Boca Raton so donate a turkey, volunteer at a center or just invite someone over for dinner and lets all be thankful that we are lucky enough to live in such (0 comments)
Foreclosures, Short Sales and Motivated Sellers - 11/24/08 08:48 AM
In this buyers market many people are looking for the best deal in town and many people assume that when a property is a foreclosure they are getting the best deal on the planet. While it may be true that they are getting a deal, many times they could do better elsewhere since banks are in the market to make money. The big problem with foreclosures right now is that most of them are receiving multiple bids and driving the price up. The banks just love this bidding frenzy, especially when they wind up receiving market value for the property. Short sales are a (0 comments)
Boca Raton Sun & Surf - 11/21/08 08:39 AM
Sun & Surf located East of the intracoastal waterway in Boca Raton is a true paradise if you are looking for a luxury single family home in a great location. Just off A1A this super luxury community features 81 spectacular homes situated on some of the nicest lots in Boca. Look to spend from $1,000,000 up to $5,000,000 to live in this upscale community which affords easy access to the beach, Mizner Park, airports and everything else Boca Raton has to offer.
The Effect of Foreclosures - 11/20/08 05:44 AM
Foreclosures have many different effects on many different things but obviously they have the most effect on the people who are losing their home. Though a necessary part of this challenging real estate cycle, foreclosures also cause a big problem for other sellers trying to sell their homes and perhaps stay out of the foreclosure process themselves. With the banks discounting so many properties throughout the country, sellers are finding it hard to compete with them. Its very important to price your home correctly as a seller but this is getting harder and harder to do for many sellers because of (0 comments)
Why We Really Buy A Home - 11/19/08 09:31 AM
Over the past several years with all the investing, flipping properties and unrealistic appreciation we forget the way things used to be. What we forget about are the real reasons Americans have always bought homes. These reasons are still valid and always will be. The number one reason people buy a home is to have and create a home for their families. The second most important reason people buy a home is to realize appreciation over time like our parents did, not 35% per year, and the final reason people buy homes is to take advantage of the great tax deduction. We need (0 comments)
Palm Beach County Market Report for October 2008 - 11/18/08 10:02 AM
Palm Beach County inventory is decreasing mainly because of the many properties that have been reduced in price and because of the foreclosure activity. The banks are really liquidating everything under $300,000 very quickly so they can keep up with the new properties they are getting. This price range is seeing a large amount of foreclosures. Luxury single family homes continue to do well and the luxury condo market will pick up now that the season is here. One thing you can be sure of is that everyone is looking for a deal and many people are getting them. Below are the numbers for Palm (0 comments)
Boca Raton Riviera - 11/17/08 09:49 AM
The Boca Raton Riviera development located East of the intracoastal waterway and just North of Palmetto Park Rd. is a great community that is just steps away from the beach and is one of the original developments in the area. If you like the beach this location is for you and with a market like the one we are in now its a great time to buy in a neighborhood where in a stronger market inventory is low and the prices are much higher. The neighborhood features waterfront mansions in the 3 to 4 million dollar range as well as nice (0 comments)
The Market Will Get Better in Boca Raton - 11/14/08 10:34 AM
When we are in this kind of market and times are challenging it sure does feel like it will be like this forever but like history has taught us these cycles will evolve like they always do. Take a look at what the price of the home you grew up in and there is no doubt your parents already have or will realize a nice profit when they decide to sell. Home ownership gives us so much and one of the most important things it gives us is that it creates a forced savings account for us. Down the road even if (0 comments)
Boca Raton Luxury Living Por La Mar - 11/13/08 10:34 AM
Por La Mar is one of Boca Raton's most upscale luxury home communities. Located just South of Palmetto Park Rd. and East of the intracoastal waterway this neighborhood features 84 luxury homes with pricing starting at just over 1 millions dollars and going up to over $18,000,000. Several of the homes feature breathtaking views of famous Lake Boca. This community really represents the true luxury living that Boca Raton has to offer. (0 comments)
Mortgage Help is on the Way for Some - 11/12/08 12:34 PM
The government bailouts are making their way through the system and many banks are now on board to do everything they can to help people restructure their loans. One key ingredient to this is the banks willingness to reduce the principle amount owed to them because a majority of the loans can't be helped by just lowering the interest rate or extending the term of the loan. Remember that you have to qualify for this assistance and unfortunately there are alot of people who won't qualify especially here in South Florida. Some of the things you need to qualify are: You must (0 comments)
Boca Raton Real Estate - Pricing Your Property at the Top of Your Price Range - 11/11/08 10:21 AM
Here is a technique to use when pricing your property. Its called pricing at the top of your price range. Lets say you have your property listed at $425,000. When potential buyers search for properties and search under $500,000, your property will be compared to the properties for $500,000 and look less attractive. To be aggressive you should price your property at $399,900 so when people search under $400,000 your home is in with the nicest homes that come up. Numbers mean more than you think and this is just one example on how you can use them to your advantage in this (0 comments)
Luxury Rental Available in Highland Beach - 11/10/08 08:33 AM
This completely renovated 3 bedroom 2.5 bath luxury residence is beautifully furnished and features high ceilings, two balconies and spectacular views. Located in Beach Walk East, a boutique, high end building right on the sand in exclusive Highland Beach, Florida. Adjacent to Boca Raton, this tiny community is the perfect location to spend your winter with easy access to the airports, recreation and fine dining.
Mortgages are Available in Boca Raton - 11/07/08 07:57 PM
The uncertainty has quieted down somewhat with the banks and with the bailouts that the government put in place money has loosened up again to the point where it was about 2 months ago. What the banks are seeing now is that they are ready to lend money but applications are down. The reason for this is that many people wrongly assume that they won't be able to get financing and don't even try and also many people are choosing not to take on any additional debt in uncertain times. Now is a great time to get out there and find your deal. I am seeing (0 comments)
Boca Raton Luxury Property Market Report for October 2008 - 11/06/08 03:49 PM
The season is here and the population is rising here in Boca Raton as the temperatures drop across the country. Activity is picking up and luxury single family homes are selling well as always. Luxury condos are slow but the numbers should increase starting next month due to the season. Below are the numbers for October for luxury properties priced over $1,000,000.
Single Family Homes Properties Available 573 Price Range $1,000,000 to $22,000,000 Properties Sold 18 Price Range $1,085,000 to $6,000,000 Average Price per Square Ft. $366 Average Days on Market 346
Condos Properties Available 127 Price Range $1,000,000 - (0 comments)
Cartoon Museum in Mizner Park Boca Raton - 11/05/08 09:29 AM
A new steakhouse is coming to Boca Raton. Zed 451 will be the first new tenant in the old Cartoon Museum space. Everybody from Chicago should be excited as this is their first location to open outside of Chicago. The restaurant will occupy 14,000 square feet and is scheduled to open on November 10, 2008 just in time for the busy season. (0 comments)
Presidential Election 2008 Boca Raton - 11/04/08 04:35 AM
Today is the day to voice your opinion and it should be a very active day in and around Boca Raton. Maybe your registered to vote but haven't put much thought into going because your busy or your not sure where you are supposed to vote. Why not take advantage of voicing your opinion. Here is a great site where you can check out who you will be voting for and you can also look up your precinct and get directions to your voting place.
Just click on My Precinct to see where to vote. (0 comments)
Voting in Boca Raton - 11/03/08 01:53 PM
As we get ready to go vote tomorrow there are many things to consider. One thing that will help you is to become familiar with the current amendments that will be on the ballot. This will make your time in the voting booth much easier and will give you the opportunity to cast your vote the way you intend to because as you know the way these amendments are written can really be unclear. Below are simple explanations for the 6 amendments that will be on your ballot.
Amendment 1 This amendment will remove a clause in the Florida constitution that would (0 comments)
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