Boca Raton, FL Real Estate News

By Zeev Greenstein, Realtor - Wellington Florida
(Nadlan Realty, LLC)
                                               BOCA ISLES NORTH BOCA RATON NEW LISTINGS                                                      http://www.AAAFloridahomes.com/   ADDRESS               BDROOMS     BATH(FULL)   BATH(HALF)   WATER FRONT     SQ. FT       PRICE19499 BLACK OLIVE LN.     4                3                   0                   Y                 2676        $695,000                                                    http://www.AAAFloridahomes.com/AS OF 08/09/2007FOR ALL YOUR BOCA RATON/ BOCA ISLES NORTH REAL ESTATE NEEDS - ZEEV GREENSTEIN BROKER ASSOCIATE                                                                                             EXIT REALTY PREMIER PROPERTIES                                                                                           ...
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By EDWARD MARKS
(MARKS & SPENCER INTERNATIONAL REALTY, LLC)
After receiving a Master's Degree in Marketing and Advertising, Ed went on to becoming a Chief Executive Officer of a company that, he grew over 35 years, which had offices in 8 states and employed over 1000 people.Ed has successfully negotiated the purchase or sale of hundreds of homes and over 100 businesses. Ed has been elected to the Board of Directors of several publicly traded companies on both the NASDAQ and AMEX.  Ed has been elected to every office of his US/Canadian trade association. Ed has served on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tiles Center for Performing Arts, as well as other Civic and Chamber Committees. Ed came to Florida with the thought of retiring and instead quickly sought a new challenge and became a Realtor. Within a couple ...
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By Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle
(RE/MAX Services)
Boca Raton brings both style and Magnificence to the forefront of South Florida.  One of the only cities that encompasses style, elegance with historic cultural events.  Addison Mizner help build what Boca Raton is today.  With all that is going on in the Real Estate Market why not enjoy life, by coming to see what Boca Raton, FL has to offer.  Its gorgeous sand beaches, and incredible schools, parks, and recreation facilities is why the Rich and Famous live in Boca Raton.  If you need more information including maps, history, and local school information please visit my website at www.SearchPalmBeachHomes.com. 
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By Jason Price, The Mortgage Rider
(Mortgage Financial Group, Inc (NMLS 219650))
The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce holds a month long, city-wide festival to raise money for its non-profit members.  The chamber teams up both for-profit and non-profit businesses to create a wide series of events.  What started off as a way for the camber to generate business for the city's off-season, has now become a huge event with thousand of particpants coming together to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the area's local non-profit businesses.These events run the entire month of August and include some of the following:Art ExhibitsFashion ShowsMusic ConcertsFood and Wine TastingAnd many other fun eventsSo, if you are looking for something to do, there is bound to be an event that tickles your fancy this month in Boca Raton.  For a calendar of events, click here. And whi...
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By Alex Charfen
(Charfen Institute)
For those of you who haven't been there, Morikami Gardensis a must see if you live near or are visiting Boca Raton.  The gardens are rich in history and offer the visitor an exploration of the development and changes in Japanese Gardens throughout history.  The way you see this progression is by actually walking through and experiencing the different styles and features of this living artwork.  The Garden is also the home of the largest publicly displayed Bonsai Tree collection in the Southeast.  These tiny trees are fascinating and are incredibly relaxing to walk through and experience. Here are a few of suggestions:Bring a camera - there is a ton to see here and you will want to remember all of it.Give yourself more time that you think you will need, our fist time there Cadey and I sp...
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By Annette Phelps, Palm Beach County Residental Real EstateSpecialist
(Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton)
Why Use a CRS? You have valued clients who are moving to a city in another state. But you do not know a REALTOR® there. How can you find another REALTOR® who cares for their best interests as much as you do? And who'll send you a referral fee promptly when the clients closes on a home? It's easy when you look up CRS Designees, who live all across the country and in virtually every town in the United States. They number more than 39,000. More important, they are pre-qualified for your clients. Because you know they have completed unparalleled training in both education and production to earn the CRS Designation. Like you, they are consummate professionals. And you know your client is being cared for as if you were their REALTOR® in the new city and state.   Annette Failla-Phelps CRS,ABR,...
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By Annette Phelps, Palm Beach County Residental Real EstateSpecialist
(Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton)
The Pitfalls of Buying Without an AgentPosted by Roz Bryant under For BuyersYou've got a high speed Internet connection, your own car, and a brain right? So why bother with real estate agents? Nobody's really interested in a "hard sell" these days......Including me, the Realtor.Still, you should know what you're in for when you casually stroll into an open house or sales center without your own agent. You're utterly unrepresented, and here's what that can mean:1) You're vulnerable to the upper hand of an agent who's representing the seller. If you start talking about how much you love the place and your need to move in the next 30 days, the seller's agent will definitely "have your number." These are not inherently bad or unethical people, but they are professionals who know their missi...
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By Annette Phelps, Palm Beach County Residental Real EstateSpecialist
(Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton)
Redfin on 60 Minutes: Are Realtors Paid Too Much?May 14, 2007 in General Info + Opinion, National + California News, Buyer Basics, Seller Issues This week, 60 Minutes aired a piece about an online Real Estate company called Redfin, whose extreme "do it yourself" Real Estate transaction services got some valuable airtime to slam the traditional Real Estate business model. Should Realtors at traditional brokers worry? I don't think so.Do-It-Yourself Can Be Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish. Now that we have computers, we don't really need anyone else at all. Robots performing surgery and vending machines spitting out everything from sandwiches to ipods at the airport are real-life examples of technology replacing human interaction. Why, soon, we won't even need to go for a consultation when we...
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By David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!
(THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct)
Fixed Rate Mortgages (FRM) versus Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) is a hot topic of debate right now. So now YOU want to buy a house or refinance your loan and you're getting drawn and quartered by your "trusted advisors" about whether you should get a Fixed Rate Mortgage or an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM). Different people swear by different financial philosophies... the problem is they are DIFFERENT FROM YOU. Your Mortgage Broker will understand the nuances of your unique financial situation and will help you decide on a loan program based on your needs and preferences TODAY as well as help you plan for the future. There are several criteria that are weighed to make the decision. A few of them are as follows: Your life stage Your career stage Your income and future potential Your f...
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By Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle
(RE/MAX Services)
City of Boca Raton Area Profile Boca Raton Map - Demographics - Strategic Plan - Future of Boca 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 ...
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By Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle
(RE/MAX Services)
There are some exciting projects coming to West Boca Raton.  Across from The Shores at Boca Raton is South County Regional Park.  It is an amazing park with a great kids playground, ball fields for lacrosse, soccer, and baseball, water park open during the summer, picnic areas, and more.  They are building a 27 hole Osprey Golf Course at South Regional Park that should be completed by the end of the year.  They are also building an Ampitheater and much more in the coming years.  It is going to be one of the most incredible parks in the state.  On the corner of Yamato and 441 they are building The Shops at Yamato Court.  It is going to be an upscale shopping center with boutiques, restaurants and more including a wonderful chinese restaurant Gary Woo's Take-out.  In the Boca Green's Shop...
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By Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle
(RE/MAX Services)
  The Oaks at Boca Raton is a prestigious community spanning 282 acres of magnficently landscaping in that "Old Florida" Charm.  With approximately 469 homes to be built The Oaks at Boca Raton has widely becoming the most popular estate community in South Florida.  Prices start at around 900,000 and go up to over 5 million.  The Oaks at Boca Raton offers a truly luxurious club lifestyle without the high costs of an equity club.   The Oaks Club features a spacious Santa Barbara style of Clubhouse, Tennis Complex with 12 lit courts and tennis pro, Resort Style Pool with cabanas, World Class Spa, Cafe, Children's Wing indoor and outdoor play areas, and a Theatre Room.
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By Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle
(RE/MAX Services)
 Boca Isles is another one of GL Homes Masterpiece.  Located in West Boca Raton off of Cain Blvd. between Glades Road and Yamato Road, Boca Isles has 2 sections.  Boca Isles North was built in 1994 and consists of 388 single family homes, and Boca Isles South was built in 1996 and consists of 412 single family homes.  With their dramatic gated entrances, and tons of amenities makes Boca Isles one of the most desireable communities in Boca Raton.  They both have clubhouses, exercies facilities, resort-style pools & spas, community rooms, and much more.  The Models range from just over 2200 square feet to about 4000 square feet, and are priced from the low $400's to the low $700's  Come Enjoy what Boca Isles has to offer!!!
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By Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle
(RE/MAX Services)
If you are looking in the West Boca Raton area look no further than The Shores at Boca Raton.  This community consists of 330 single family homes in a gated community with all the amenities of a resort including state of the art fitness facility, resort style swimming pool & spa, community room, kids club room, and playground.  Homes start in the $400's to the $700's ranging in sizes from just over 2000 living square footage to over 4000 living square feet. 
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By David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!
(THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct)
Sometimes while living in vacation and resort towns it is hard to find a great place for Date Night... you know, one of those places where adults are loud and kids are torturing the babysitter instead.  Boca Raton, Florida has a new Date Night  location extraordinaire... the great steakhouse Abe and Louie's.  Rated "Best Steakhouse and Wine List 2005" by Boston Magazine and "The Best Cow in Boston" Zagat Survey 2002 now has a location near Town Center Mall in central Boca Raton, Florida.On your date night, consider the mouthwatering selections Bone-in Filet with a portabello demi-glace Iceberg wedge with applewood smoked bacon and blue cheese dressing.  Lobster tails? Maybe a 20oz Bone-in Ribeye?  A grilled Swordfish steak? Chocolate Souffle for dessert (order 20min in advance). 40oz Po...
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By David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!
(THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct)
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...Federated Department Stores has inked a deal with Così to add their Coffee and Bread cafes to Macy's stores.  (click here for a menu)There are already three of these new concepts located in South Florida Macy's Stores in The Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida, The Falls Mall in Miami, Florida, The Fashion Mall in Plantation, Florida, and Dadeland Mall in Miami, Florida.  The Aventura Mall location has two Così spots...a kiosk in the kitchenware area on the second level and a cafe on the first level.The addition of Così to Macy's is an obvious move to making more of an overall destination location feel to Macy's stores across the nation.  Much like at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, the cafe will create a new shopping experience for store cu...
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By David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!
(THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct)
Boca Raton Florida has loved King's Gourmet Market for its great seafood, fresh produce and delicious bakery items.  The only downside to the market has been its location on Military Road with little or no parking for its throngs of loyal customers.  The Palm Beach Post has reported that King's Gourmet Market will soon be moving to the Boca Grove shopping center on Powerline Road, South of Glades in the space formerly occupied by Ross Dress for Less.  To see a map to the new location, click here!This location will more than double the size of the current King's Gourmet Market's offering much more room for all the wonderful yummies that Boca Raton Florida has come to expect from King's Gourmet Market.For more information, check my BocaRatonHomeLoan.com Blog!!More Florida Mortgage and Rea...
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By David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move!
(THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct)
Finding things to do and places to eat in Palm Beach County Florida just got a little easier with the debut of the new foodie magazine Florida Table.  Florida Table is published by the same company that publishes Boca Raton Magazine, Worth Avenue (West Palm Beach Florida), and  Mizner's Dream (official in-room magazine of Boca Raton Resort and Club).These magazines are great sources of information on the leisure lifestyle that Palm Beach County Florida has to offer.  In them you'll find information on where to eat, real estate, local events, shopping, hotels, spas, people and other local interest pieces.Whether you are a Boca Raton Florida resident, a snowbird, looking for a vacation spot, or someone looking to relocate to Florida, these magazines will show you how green the grass is on...
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By Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle
(RE/MAX Services)
I reside in The Shores at Boca Raton for 2 years now.  I looked at over 30 subdivisions in Boca Raton, and really felt at home at The Shores at Boca Raton.  4 years ago I purchased a brand new home in Wellington, FL in a community called Olympia.  It was big, beautiful and surprisingly affordable.  My wife and I were very excited as this was the first home we built from scratch.  We move in and that was where the excitement stopped.  We had some really crazy neighbors that made us actually move.The Shores at Boca Raton is where we call home now, and I can assure you we knocked on doors before purchasing.  The neighborhood is as important as your home.  The Shores is directly across South County Regional Park which has a water park, ball fields, picnic area, a future golf course, and amp...
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By Susan Horne P.A., RE/MAX- GRI, I.R.E.S., -Realtor-Florida Native-(RE/MAX Services)
((RE/MAX Services Boca Raton FL) Susan Jean Horne P.A.)
Fabulous 4thDate: July 4, 2007Wednesday, July 4                                                    FABULOUS 4TH  (Summer Music Series)                                                  6:00 pm - Family Activities, games, children's rides, concert by RUMOR HAS IT!                                                            7:30 pm  - Concert - WIND SYMPHONY OF FLORIDA, Dr. George Sparks,                                                   9:00 pm -  FIREWORKS DISPLAY                                                  Florida Atlantic University, located on Glades Road, just east of Interstate 95                                                  Cost:                Free                                              
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