boca raton fl: Round Up - My Newest Articles on Pet Friendly Gated Communities - 04/26/18 03:47 AM
After a massive disaster with a former website and IDX provider, I have been working hard to rebuild my website and write new articles on pet friendly housing in Boca Raton FL and south Florida.  It's been a huge undertaking the past six months and a work still in progress.  But, my blog is a labor of love and so it goes.
 
Here are some of the articles I recently wrote about pet-friendly gated communities:
 
Mizner's Preserve - Pet Friendly Gated Community in Delray Beach FL -  This is a great community and one we built a house in years ago.  Centrally located to everything … (10 comments)

boca raton fl: A Buyer's Guide to Closing Costs - Infographic - 04/19/18 05:06 PM
A Buyer's Guide to Closing Costs, courtesy of Florida Realtor
 
Related Articles:
 
Berkeley | Pet Friendly Homes for Sale in Boca Raton FL Azura | Pet Friendly Luxury Gated Community in Boca Raton FL Pet Friendly Gated Communities in Boca Raton FL … (0 comments)

boca raton fl: He sold homes he did not even own - why you need a buyers agent? - 04/13/18 06:19 PM
Please take a moment to read this outstanding post by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  about why you need to hire a buyer's agent for a real estate transaction.  It is vitally important!  They tell an unbelievable story of what happened where they live in Pennsylvania.
 
Although we are in south Florida, it makes no difference.  It costs a buyer nothing to hire a buyer's agent - it's FREE.  What have you got to lose?  The listing agent works for the seller.  The name on the sign works for the seller.  The builder's salespeople work for the seller.  They are nice, but they … (5 comments)

boca raton fl: Soooo....You Want to Downsize to a Condo.... - 04/06/18 02:52 AM
Are you thinking of downsizing to a condo or just buying a condo in general?  There are things you must be aware of before you purchase a condo. 
 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, while not in Florida, did an outstanding job of explaing this.  In addition,  in Florida, buyers have a 3 day right of recission on resales once the condo docs, by laws and all financials, etc have been provided.  On new construction, it is 15 days. 
Condo living can be great, but buyers need to understand what is involved.  If you have a question, ask!
  For some people, Spring brings … (3 comments)

boca raton fl: Monet Cafe, Best Place for Lunch in Boca Raton - 03/26/18 08:04 AM
Monet Cafe, Best Place for Lunch in Boca RatonWhere: 7050 W Palmetto Park Rd #31, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-3:00pm
What: French Restaurant Specialty
Cost:  (See Menu of Monet Cafe)
Phone: 561-368-1740
 Specializing in French Specialty Food in Boca RatonMonet Cafe is a great place for lunch.  Located in the Garden Shops at Boca Raton, this small French cafe has amazing food.  Fresh, home cooked wonderful food.  They have been in this shopping plaza for many years.  You can have anything from a cold sandwich to a hot sandwich, soup or crepes.  Even the cappuccion is perfect - and if you like cinnamon, … (8 comments)

boca raton fl: My Top 3 articles this year ... so far - 03/25/18 03:16 PM
Dog owners and lovers know I write about pet friendly housing and have been for years.  This year, I wrote 3 articles that surpassed all of my articles on pet friendly condos, pet friendly gated communities and pet friendly 55+ active adult communities  in south Florida.  It was time to break it down.
 
The first article is about pet friendly condos in Boca Raton, Highland Beach FL.  This article is about finding dog and cat friendly condos in Boca Raton, Highland Beach and the surrounding areas in south Florida, and the frustrations and aggravation people go through when they try to do it … (4 comments)

boca raton 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)

boca raton fl: Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for November 2017 - 12/04/17 01:57 AM
 
Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for November 2017                  
 
Real estate market data for Boca Raton, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Best Connections Realty, Inc.
 
Boca Raton Home Prices
 

If you are interested in how much inventory is currently on the market, you can click on this link.   It will show homes for sale in Boca Raton, FL.  
 
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 houses … (2 comments)

boca raton fl: Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for October 2017 - 11/03/17 02:41 AM
 
Home Prices in Boca Raton FL for October 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 inventory is currently on the market, you can click on this link.   It will show homes for sale in Boca Raton, FL.  
 
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 houses … (4 comments)

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 … (35 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
 
SOLD
20843 Boca Ridge Dr N
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Boca Ridge Glen
 
REDUCED $ 274,500 
 
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 … (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 … (17 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)

 
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