highland beach fl: Buyer's Market in South Florida 2019 - 01/17/19 04:04 AM
It is a Buyer's Market in South Florida in 2019
 
The tables have finally turned.  It is now a buyer's market in Boca Raton and south Florida.  For the past several years, sellers were calling the shots.  Homes received multiple offers. Sellers stood their ground.  Many sellers have not realized the market has turned or come to terms with this yet, as it happened quite recently over the past few months.
 
But it did happen.  We are now in a Buyer's market, not only in Boca Raton but Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Highland Beach, as well.  In fact, all of south Florida has … (11 comments)

highland beach fl: Is the Market Starting to Turn - 11/28/18 02:23 AM
Is the Market Starting to Turn to a Buyers' Market
 
In the past two months, but especially the past month, I have seen indications of my market turning more into a buyer's market.  Not everyone may agree; this is my observation of Boca Raton Florida and the surrounding areas. 
 
 
There is definitely more inventory,  I recently listed a house in a neighborhood where there were 10 homes for sale at the time.  We wouldn't have seen that 6 months ago.  Houses were on fire over the summer, so to speak.  List them and multiple offers were coming in.  Now, there were 10. 
 
 
In the past … (10 comments)

highland beach 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
 
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highland beach 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)

highland beach fl: Real Estate Market Report for Highland Beach FL for March 2018 - 04/11/18 03:40 AM
 
Real Estate Market Report for Highland Beach FL for March 2018
 
Real Estate Market Data provided by Elyse Berman of Best Connections Realty, Inc.
  
 
      Closed sales in Highland Beach FL for March 2018 a significant increase from last month for condos, townhouses and villas, along with a single family home sold.    There was one single family house that closed this month in Highland Beach FL, and there were 20  condos, villas and townhouses.  That's one more house and one more condo than last month.  It may not sound like a lot, but Highland Beach, … (6 comments)

highland beach fl: Home Prices in Highland Beach FL for November 2017 - 12/04/17 02:23 AM
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Home Prices for Highland Beach FL for November 2017
 
Real Estate Market Data provided by Elyse Berman of Best Connections Realty, Inc.
  
 
    Market stats for November 2017 show an increase across the board in the number of homes sold,  price of closed sales for condos, villas and townhomes in Highland Beach FL.  There were no single family homes closed in November in Highland Beach FL .  I believe this has a lot to do with Hurricane Irma, which hit south Florida in mid-September.  Florida was closed for a while, some areas longer than others.  The good news is - … (3 comments)

highland 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)

highland 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)

highland 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)

highland beach fl: Home Prices in Highland Beach FL for June 2017 - 07/24/17 02:36 AM
Home Prices in Highland Beach FL for June 2017
 
Real Estate Market Data provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.
 
 
      Market stats for June 2017 show a decrease in the price for closed sales of condos, villas and townhomes in Highland Beach FL in both price and number of units sold - 19.  There was also 1 single family home sold, which is a decrease over prior months, where none were sold.  Highland Beach real estate is hot! If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a condo or house … (4 comments)

highland beach fl: 20 Questions To Ask When Buying A Condo - 07/07/17 03:10 AM
Shared with permission from Florida Realtors.
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highland beach fl: Pet Friendly Condos for Sale at Trafalgar in Highland Beach FL - 03/30/17 03:16 AM
Pet Friendly Condos for Sale at Trafalgar in Highland Beach FL
Find similar waterfront condos for sale in Highland Beach, Florida

Trafalgar is one of our pet friendly condos in Highland Beach Florida.  Located directly on the beach, on the sand, overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, Trafalgar may be the perfect building for you. 
 
Although considered a boutique condo, this oceanfront condominium is a full-service building. Trafalgar was built in 1980. It is comprised of 54 condo units and 3 townhomes, with the last units being completed in 1981. The building is 11 stories high.  One of the best things is … (3 comments)

highland beach fl: Home Prices in Highland Beach Florida for December 2016 - 01/12/17 07:10 AM
 
Home Prices in Highland Beach FL for December 2016
 
Real Estate Market Data provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.
Home prices in Highland Beach FL showed a  marked decrease this month over last.   There was 1 single family home sold along with 13 condo . And there was a sharp increase in pricing this month over last.  Market stats for Decemberer show a substantial decrease in price of closed sales of condos, villas and townhomes in Highland Beach FL. If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a condo or house in Highland Beach, but … (4 comments)

highland beach fl: Pet Friendly Condos in Boca Raton FL - Sea Ranch - 11/17/16 06:39 PM
pet Friendly Condos in Boca Raton FL - Sea RanchFind Condos for Sale in Boca Raton FL - Sea Ranch  
 
 
 
 
Are you looking for pet friendly condos for sale in Boca Raton FL?   Thinking how nice it would be to live by the ocean and walk to the beach?  
 
Are you confused by the multitude of listings that say pet friendly but you're not really sure?  Buyer beware. It may be pet friendly, but is it pet friendly to your specific pet?  Will they take your breed of dog or are they pet friendly to a bird or a cat?  If your pets are … (8 comments)

highland 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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highland 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)

highland 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)

highland beach fl: Pet-Friendly Condos at Highland Beach Club in Highland Beach FL - 02/17/16 06:06 PM
Pet-Friendly Condos at Highland Beach Club in Highland Beach FL
Find similar Pet Friendly Waterfront Condos for Sale at Highland Beach Club in Highland Beach FL
 
 
If you are looking for pet-friendly condos for sale in Highland Beach, FL, then Highland Beach Club may be a good choice for you.  Highland Beach, Florida is a small town of 1.6 miles that runs along the ocean between Boca Raton and Delray Beach. Highland Beach Club is comprised of 200 residences, two condo buildings and townhomes on South Ocean Boulevard, in a gated complex of lush manicured lawns and swaying palm trees, between the blue … (2 comments)

highland beach fl: Do I Need a Richmond VA Realtor to Buy New Construction? - 01/14/16 10:37 AM
Shannon Milligan wrote this post about whether or not buyers need a realtor to buy new construction.  I can tell you whether you are in Virginia, as Shannon is, or in Boca Raton, Delray Beach or Boynton Beach, as I am, you need a realtor to buy new construction.  \
Why, you say?  The builder is not going to give you five cents off because you show up without an agent.  Builders sell homes.  They are out for themselves.  You, the buyer, needs a realtor to look after your interests.  Yes, you do - trust me on this.  I have personally built … (6 comments)

highland beach fl: Dog Parks in Boca Raton FL - 01/11/16 07:19 PM
Dog Parks in Boca Raton FL
DOGS LIKE TO HAVE FUN 
Once you're settled into your pet friendly condo in Boca Raton, Highland Beach FL, you may want to take your furry friend for some fun and exercise and what better place to do that than our local dog parks.  Boca Raton has two dog parks:  Mizner Bark, which is located central, and Canine Cove, which is out west.
 
MIZNER BARK
 
Mizner Bark, appropriately named as everything in Boca is named either Mizner or Addison after Addison Mizner, the famed architect and visionary who was instrumental in our history.  
 
 
Mizner Bark is centrally located on Military … (10 comments)

 
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