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I Specialize in helping families find homes in Boca Raton & Highland Beach. I have helped over 200 families purchase and sell their homes in Boca Raton.We also provide Short Sale Services at no cost
Boca Raton Real Estate
My name is David Serle , and I am a Licensed Real Estate Broker Associate E-Pro, and CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert). I got into this business to help people. I study the Highland Beach Condo, Palm Beach Homes & Boca Raton Real Estate Market daily and know it through and through. I am extremely patient with people and believe that the most inherent problem in real estate is following up. I assure you that I follow up with every consumer. I offer an extensive marketing plan to sell your home that encompasses both online marketing with traditional direct marketing.
I currently reside in Boca Raton and prior to selling South Florida and Boca Raton Real Estate, I was a closing agent for a title company for 3 years. I was born into the Real Estate business as both of my parents are in Real Estate. The knowledge I have learned over the years from my parents and from being a closing agent I pass on to you, the consumer. I ensure smooth closings and make sure that no nonsense fees are charged as I know what to look for. I pride myself in helping you either find your dream home or sell your home for the highest price in the shortest amount of time.
Please call me if you have any questions about how I can help you or if you just have questions about real estate in general I would be happy to talk to you. Please either call me, David Serle at 561-756-3104 or you may navigate through my website www.HighlandBeachViews.com or http://www.SearchPalmBeachHomes.com/ to learn about me and what I do for my clients and you can search the most current listings and Highland Beach Condos on the market.
The Town of Highland Beach is nestled in between The City of Delray Beach and The City of Boca Raton along the ocean. The Town encompasses approximately .6 miles. One of the most beautiful and richest cities to call home, Highland Beach's main street is along a gorgeous tree-lined road called AIA which runs parallel to the ocean. Highland Beach is a residential community with a year round population of 4155 which doubles to around 8500 during the seasonal months of December through April. Highland Beach is considered to be one of the richest cities in America. It has a small town feel with a big town price. The average sale price of a single family home in Highland Beach is near 10 million. There are approximately 4000 residential housing units in Highland Beach. Highland Beach is also one of the safest cities in America named in the top 10 cities as far as low crime rates. The Town has a newly built library, a state of the art water purification system, a staff of 50, and through contract fire protection, solid waste, postal services, and police enforcement.With a price tag of around 10 million for a single family home quite a few celebrities have homes here like Mariah Carey, Jeff Gordon, and Oprah Winfrey. In Highland Beach there are a number of condo buildings with the newest and tallest one being Toscana which was built in 2000.
Highland Beach does have one hotel which is the only grandfathered business in the Town. No further businesses will be allowed to operate in The Town of Highland Beach due to the laws governing Highland Beach.
It was here that in the 1200-1300s inhabitants made their home - the eight-foot tall Caloosa Tribe. What a place this was! Imagine, if you can, complete wilderness and swamp with the old Spanish River hidden from the roar of the Atlantic to the east. Here, food was in abundance: fish, wild animals, fruit, sweet potatoes. Fresh water was found at the base of the tree trunks, and from streams back in the bush, with salt water everywhere for boating, fishing, and swimming.
During the 1500-1600s, pirates and buccaneers made the area their home. Here the living was easy; safety from storms and pursuit and easy access to plunder the gold-laden galleons of old Spain.
In the 1800s, the barefoot mailmen carried mail from Palm Beach to Miami, walking the entire distance along the sandy beach where at intervals were crude structures known as refuge houses. Food consisted of hard biscuits and coffee carried in the mail sack, fish caught in the ocean, and oysters clustered at the roots near the water, together with sweet potatoes, wild oranges and small bananas. Palm fronds were used as plates. Over the centuries, huge green turtles slowly made their way from the waters to the beach to lay their eggs. The birds and pirates would devour the eggs, and the men would slaughter the turtles for food. The turtles still come to the beach to lay their eggs today, but are strictly protected by law. The beach was a treasure of relics from ships broken by storms legend has it that a load of coconuts washed ashore started the growth of our palm trees; there were casks of lard, kegs of wine, enough fittings to build a complete house. During this period, the first Seminole Indians came to these shores from Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. It wasn't until 1896, when Henry Flagler completed the East Coast Railway, that civilized progress began. People traveled in greater numbers and established homes where swamp and jungle had once existed. In the early 1900s a group of Japanese immigrated to Florida and settled just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, naming their little community Yamato. Here they successfully raised pineapple and vegetables.
More Recent Times
The history of present day Highland Beach began in 1949 when it was incorporated with 21 free voters for two prime reasons. First, a fresh water supply was imperative as there was salt intrusion in the existing wells. Neighboring communities were not amenable to supplying water from their wells, therefore funds were required to build a water plant. Secondly, the residents at that time heard rumors that a trailer camp was contemplated in the area, which did not meet with their approval. The name Highland Beach was chosen because at that time the land rose 20 to 25 feet above high tide, relatively higher than other portions of the dune crest in the area. Land values in 1945 were $45 a foot, including the land opposite on the Intracoastal, as that was considered valueless because of the swamp and mangroves. In 1950, it sold for $125 a foot, excluding the west parcel. Presently, the value is in excess of $80,000 a "front" foot!
The meaning of the name Boca Raton has always aroused curiosity. Many people wrongly assume the name is simply Rat's Mouth. The Spanish word boca (or mouth) often described an inlet, while raton (literally mouse) was used as a term for a cowardly thief. But the "Thieves Inlet," Boca Ratones, appeared on eighteenth century maps associated with an inlet in the Biscayne Bay area of Miami. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the term was mistakenly applied to Lake Boca Raton, whose inlet was closed at the time. The "s" and later the "e" were dropped from this title by the 1920s, yet the correct pronunciation remains Rah-tone.
The earliest known inhabitants of the Boca Raton area were the Tequesta Indians, who lived in communities near the ocean as long ago as one thousand years until the eighteenth century. The construction of the Florida East Coast Canal (today's Intracoastal) and the Florida East Coast Railway in the 1890s made the region accessible to a group of resourceful pioneers. By the early 1900s Boca Raton was a tiny agricultural community, many of the farmers specializing in pineapple cultivation. Amongst these were a group of Japanese immigrants under the leadership of Joseph Sakai, who formed a community along today's Yamato Road in 1904.
In May of 1925, the Town of Boca Raton was incorporated at the height of the Florida land boom. The town council commissioned noted society architect Addison Mizner to plan a world-class resort community. His exclusive hotel, known as the Cloister Inn, was completed in 1926 and continues its reign as a city landmark as the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Although many of Mizner's plans for the young community were squelched by the demise of the land boom in 1926, a few survive today-and his architectural style continues to influence the city.
One of Mizner's projects was a design for a city hall for Boca Raton. Completed by Delray architect William Alsmeyer in 1927, Old Town Hall at 71 North Federal Highway still bears the original footprint of the Mizner design, and was constructed using ironwork, tile, and woodwork supplied by Mizner Industries. Today the restored Town Hall is the home of the Boca Raton Historical Society.
In the 1930s and 40s, Boca was known for its winter vegetable crop, particularly the green beans which commanded a premium in northern markets. In 1942, the Army Air Corps established its only war-time radar training school at the site of what is today F.A.U. and the Boca Raton Airport. The facility brought over 30,000 servicemen as well as families and civilian employees to the tiny community of Boca Raton, with a population of 723 in 1940.
In the 1950s, the still small town played host to a safari park called Africa USA which opened where the Camino Gardens development stands now. E. G. Barnhill offered an attraction called Ancient America on the site of prehistoric burial mounds on U.S. One in the area of today's Sanctuary neighborhood. And the Winter Bible Conference Grounds-Bibletown-was established in buildings of the former Air Field.
In the 1960s, South Florida experienced another great land boom, with developments pushing the Everglades and former farmlands increasingly westward. The population grew to almost 30,000 residents by 1970, continuing to increase well outside city limits to this day. In 1962, Boca Raton attracted the newest state university, Florida Atlantic, to the site of the old army airbase. IBM moved one of its computer facilities to Boca Raton in 1967, and in 1981, it was there the first IBM PC, or personal computer, was developed.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the city focused much of its attention on downtown redevelopment, and a number of important historical properties, such as Boca Raton's original Town Hall and F.E.C. Railway Station were restored and opened to the public. Many fine cultural facilities, such as the Boca Raton Museum of Art, have grown up to meet the needs of the growing population.
Specializing in Boca Raton Homes
I am the Vice President and Managing Broker for RE/MAX Services.
I love what I do and am here to create relationships for life.
I offer a specialized and customized marketing plan to sell each and every one of my clients. Please contact me if you are looking to sell, buy or relocate to Boca Raton or surrounding areas.
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Boca Raton Real Estate Testimonials
Jose Ramos, Delray Beach, FL
Thank you so much David for helping me through the short sale process. You and your attorneys really helped myself in a very trying time. ALthough it was a lengthy process you did a wonderful job.
Chris Impelitier, Lake Worth, FL
I never knew what a short sale was until I met you, and explained it may be a better option instead of facing foreclosure. You said the process would take around 60-90 days, and we were closed in under 2 months. Thank you so much. Your attorneys were great that helped us. Thanks again.
"David Serle is not just one of the best real estate agents I have met, but he is one of the best people I have met. I have bought and sold 5 Boca Raton properties from him, and he has me as a client for life."
Samantha Kaplan, Wellington, FL
"I am on the internet constantly, and I came across David Serle through his personal website. Normally, I do not warm up to people let alone use someone who I do not know or reffered to, but he was very professional, and represented me and my families best interest in purchasing a Boca Raton Home . I have since referred him many clients and they all would recommend David for all their real estate needs and services"
"David was very professional and took the time to show us all the places in our price range. He did not push us to a higher price, and allowed us the buyers to make our own decision. We would and have recommended him to others."
Bari Smizik, Boca Raton, FL
"David has beeen a good friend and confidant for years. He has the knowledge to lead us to a good decision. We have bought several properties from him, and will continue to do so. If you are looking for a superb individual who has the knowledge and cares about your best interest then definitely interview him as you will not find a better individual. Thanks Dave for all your help"
Chad Brofermaker, Boca Raton, FL
There are a lot of real estate agents to choose from, but I chose David Serle because of his professionalism and presence on the internet. You never know when you meet someone whether or not they have your best interest at heart, but from the very get go David definitely did. We bought a great home in Boca Raton and David showed us all the homes that fit our criteria. He gave us all the information including title costs, closing costs, survey, easements, encroachments, mortgage information, payment, and more, and then let us make the decision ourselves.
Anonomyous, Boca Raton, FL
Congratulations to David Serle who is now the Vice President and Managing Broker of RE/MAX Services. He is well on his way to improving the level of service and support for its agents through recruiting, and technology. Congrats David.
Joseph Brighton, Boca Raton, FL
I want to thank David Serle for helping us sell our home. We tried 2 other real estate agents, and had it on the market for over a year before contacting David. The minute he listed the home we knew we had a better chance of selling our home in this market. He was professional, efficient, and sold our home in less than 60 days. Thank you, and I would highly recommend David!!
"You were a wonderful broker to work with and I never had any doubt as to your concern or support of your agents. When you defended me to the broker that called to complain about me, you immediately took my side. That meant a lot to me. I always knew that you would go to bat for me and help in any way you could. I really enjoyed working with you and wish you, your family, and RE/MAX Services all the best. I like the weather better in Florida than Indiana.
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