Highland Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net
(Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT)
 THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN FOR THE FEATURE   My article this morning on  A HIGHLAND BEACH U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY MARKER is a FEATURE , thanks to ACTIVE RAIN.   It was quite  a discovery that I found it on a coral ledge on the beach in Highland Beach.  ( Refer to previous article ) A HIGHLAND BEACH U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY MARKER   THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN FOR THE FEATURE     WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM          I wonder if NOAA (it now comes under NOAA since 1970 ) is looking for it ?  The marker is a National Co-ordinate system that provides the foundation for transportation and communication , mapping and charting.  I am so happy I found this marker, if they are looking for it, let me know !   I can't wait to find something else on the beach.     WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM   CONTACT M...
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By Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net
(Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT)
 A HIGHLAND BEACH U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY MARKER       WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM       While taking my sunrise walk along the beach in Highland Beach ,Florida  Sunday morning I discovered this marker on the coral .           A HIGHLAND BEACH U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY MARKER   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM  I had not seen it before , I guess because it was covered with sand.  But this morning a piece of it caught my eye as  the sun was gleaming on a piece of the marker.           A HIGHLAND BEACH U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY MARKER   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM                                               I brushed the sand away from the top of the marker and I was amazed at what I had found.  In 1929 the U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY MARKER was put in place to mark the coastline of th...
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By Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net
(Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT)
 A HIGHLAND BEACH DAY !   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM          The weekend is here and what better way to relax than a day at the beach, so pack your sunscreen and picnic lunch and head to the beach.                   A HIGHLAND BEACH DAY !   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM                            you never know what you will see at the beach so grab your camera and go and have some fun.   THE WEEKEND IS HERE !       Enjoy some of my BEACH DAY photos!          A HIGHLAND BEACH DAY !             WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM                                 WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM   CHECK MY WEBSITE FOR AVAILABLE PROPERTIES IN   HIGHLAND BEACH , FLORIDA   CONTACT ME FOR YOUR PIECE OF PARADISE   COME FOR THE DAY..... STAY FOR A LIFETIME !  
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By Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net
(Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT)
   HIGHLAND BEACH MARKET REPORT FOR JUNE 2012   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM        The month of June 2012 has been very busy in Highland Beach , Florida.    New listings were up 21.5 % Closed sales were up 18.6 %   HIGHLAND BEACH MARKET REPORT FOR JUNE 2012   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM         The median sales price was down slightly to  $ 390,000 from $ 410,000 Over all things are looking very positive as home prices continue to rise in this    BARRIER ISLAND THAT IS AN OCEAN TO INTRACOASTAL  OASIS     HIGHLAND BEACH MARKET REPORT FOR JUNE 2012         Statistics provided by regional MLS Palm Beach   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM   CONTACT ME FOR YOUR PIECE OF PARADISE   COME FOR THE DAY, STAY A LIFE TIME !     HIGHLAND BEACH MARKET REPORT FOR JUNE 2012  
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By Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net
(Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT)
 TOWNHOUSES OF HIGHLAND BEACH   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM                           This magnificent two story penthouse  on the Atlantic Ocean has been completely redone. To compliment the cherry cabinets you have spectacular views of the ocean.   TOWNHOUSES OF HIGHLAND BEACH   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM   OFFERED AT $ 1,899,000 OTHER CONDOS AVAILABLE FROM $ 200,000        The four  bedroom three  bathroom townhouse is elegantly appointed with crown molding and custom built in cabintry in the living room. Floor to ceiling impact windows.   TOWNHOUSES OF HIGHLAND BEACH   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM     There is also a two story outdoor deck for sun-bathing or casual entertaining.   CHECK MY WEBSITE FOR YOUR PIECE OF PARADISE                  WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM                       ...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Highland Beach Florida Real Estate Market Report - June 2012                   The Highland Beach Real Estate Market continues to show that when homes are priced right, they sell.    In my opinion, we remain in a price-driven market.  There were 26 closed sales in Highland Beach this month, 2 less than last month.   Prices show a decrease across the board in closed sales of attached units.  There were no single family homes closed in Highland Beach this month.  Although inventory has gotten tight in certain buildings, there is still a good supply of condos and homes available at this time with some at prices not seen in many years.   The chart below is based on information taken from the Multiple Listing Service and sold by various MLS participants. It does not include private sales.  I...
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By Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net
(Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT)
AN AWESOME HIGHLAND BEACH DAY   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM  Living in Florida , I find no two days are ever alike. I enjoy the sunrises and sunsets the warm ocean breezes and the ever changing view of the ocean and intracoastal.  Where you live determines how you live.               WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM   AN AWESOME HIGHLAND BEACH DAY             I guess that's why so many "snowbirds" call Florida home.  You can choose to be on the ocean or in Highland Beach directly across the street on the intracoastal.  It is a casual serene lifestyle, come and enjoy it now.       AN AWESOME HIGHLAND BEACH DAY   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM    Highland Beach is  sandwiched between Boca Raton and  Delray Beach on the Atlantic Ocean.  Not all condos will give you a fabulous view, the secret is to find...
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By Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net
(Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT)
HIGHLAND BEACH HAS NOTHING TO OFFER ....   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM                                                          Except the beautiful blue water of the Atlantic Ocean. Highland Beach ,Fla. is on the eastern coast of Florida. It is a lush tropical intracoastal to ocean oasis. The barrier island is a mer three and one half (3.5) miles long and approximately  .5 miles wide. There are no department stores, gas stations, restaurants , schools, how is this possible to exist without these ammenities ?                   HIGHLAND BEACH HAS NOTHING TO OFFER ....   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM  The answer is easy. Boca Raton to the south of Highland Beach offers all of these world class amenities. Children go to Boca Raton A+ schools .  The towns founding fathers decided at the time, tha...
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By Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net
(Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT)
  MANATEE ALERT Two manatees with a GPS satellite  tracking device are missing.                                     The manatees Holly and Bernice were raised to adult hood by the MANATEE REHABILITATION PARTNERSHIP after they were orphaned.   MANATEE ALERT  WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM  Bernice was last tracked in Vero Beach, Fla. and Holly was expected to be in W.Palm Beach,Fla area by Saturday. MANATEE ALERT   WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM                                Boaters are asked to call  888-404-3922 if they see a manatee with a tracking device. Help us find Bernice and Holly.   MANATEE ALERT    WWW.FEDERALHOMEREALTY.COM    
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Interior Redesign for Your Highland Beach Condo!Living in Highland Beach gives you the best of both worlds... the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Intracoastal on the other; Boca Raton to the south and Delray Beach just to the north.   You are within walking distance of the beach.   However with some exceptions, one of the trade-offs is space.  Why not consider Interior Redesign for your Highland Beach Condo?   Here are 6 tips to get you started with your own Interior Redesign for your Highland Beach Condo. 1.  Think Light.  You have a view that takes the breath away.  Don’t be afraid to show it.  Remove those heavy  window coverings and anything else blocking the view.   Use mirrors strategically.   A large decorative mirror that reflects a blank wall doesn’t add anything.  Try to pl...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Highland Beach Florida Real Estate Market Report - May 2012                   The Highland Beach Real Estate Market continues to show that when homes are priced right, they sell.    In my opinion, we remain in a price-driven market.  There were 28 closed sales in Highland Beach this month, 3 more than last month.   Prices show a decrease across the board in closed sales. of attached units.  Although inventory has gotten tight in certain buildings, there is still a good supply of condos and homes available at this time with some at prices not seen in many years.   The chart below is based on information taken from the Multiple Listing Service and sold by various MLS participants. It does not include private sales.  It is deemed accurate but not guaranteed or warranted.  Here is the break...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  City of Highland Beach, FL Market Stats for the 1st Quarter of 2012 Stats and facts about the City of Highland Beach, Florida, are out for the last quarter ending in March 2012.  The report is pack with informative information about the county and the local city mentioned above. In a nut shell the inventory of homes available for sale are at a 11.9 month selling point which is down nearly 55.1% from a year ago. That’s a good sign things are loosening up and people are buying. Click on this link, for more graphs and stats. Whether you are buying or selling in this hot market of the City of Highland Beach, FL, choosing the right company with save you money, time and many sleepless nights. I not only have 28 years experience as a Realtor, construction was a passion of mine as well. This ...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Highland Beach Florida Real Estate Market Report - April 2012                   The Highland Beach Real Estate Market continues to show that when homes are priced right, they sell.    In my opinion, we remain in a price-driven market.  There were 25 closed sales in Highland Beach this month, 2 more than last month.   Prices show an increase across the board in closed sales of attached units.   There was one single family home sold and the price was up this month.  There is a good supply of condos and homes available at this time with some at prices not seen in many years.   The chart below is based on information taken from the Multiple Listing Service and sold by various MLS participants. It does not include private sales.  It is deemed accurate but not guaranteed or warranted.  Here i...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Highland Beach Florida Real Estate Market Report -  March 2012                   The Highland Beach Real Estate Market continues to show that when homes are priced right, they sell.    In my opinion, we remain in a price-driven market.  There were 23 closed sales in Highland Beach this month, 10 more than last month.   Prices show a decrease in closed sales of attached units.   There were two single family home sold and the median price was up this month over last.  There is a good supply of condos and homes available at this time with some at prices not seen in many years.   The chart below is based on information taken from the Multiple Listing Service and sold by various MLS participants. It does not include private sales.  It is deemed accurate but not guaranteed or warranted.  Here...
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By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
  3224 S. OCEAN BLVD. #410-B, HIGHLAND BEACH, FL 33487 OCEANT FRONT CONDO @ THE SEAGATE OF HIGHLAND OFFERED @ $217,900 IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! ENJOY THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS FROM THIS CHARMING TWO BEDROOM UNIT.  DIRECT FRONT VIEW OF INTRACOASTAL FROM BALCONY AND MASTER BEDROOM.  OCEAN VIEW FROM KITCHEN AND GUEST BEDROOM. SUNRISES FROM THE FRONT WINDOWS AND SUNSETS FROM THE BACK BALCONY!   FRESHLY PAINTED UNIT IN GREAT CONDITION.  NEW HURRICANE IMPACT WINDOWS AND SLIDING GLASS DOORS ON BALCONY RECENTLY INSTALLED ADDING PEACE OF MIND AND GREAT VALUE TO THIS UNIT.   CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ASSIGNED COVERED PARKING SPACE IS ALSO INCLUDED.  AVAILABLE UNFURNISHED OR NEGOTIABLE FURNISHED OR TURNKEY. (ARTWORK, FLAT SCREEN TV, BOSE RADIO AND OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS DO NOT CONVEY IF SOLD FU...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Home Staging Tips -Add Some Flair to Your Florida Condo to Get It Sold.Room Service Home Staging recently helped this absentee Florida condo owner sell their home.   Having moved out of state, the owner was hoping to sell his condo... furnishings included.  Many Buyers looking for second homes in Palm Beach County want one that is furnished so that they can start enjoying our great weather and beaches as soon as they move in.  Our job was to incorporate the existing furniture and accessories  with items that we purchased that would convey with the condo.  The project involved creating a design plan for the space, shopping for additional items including linens, artwork and accessories and putting it all together so that all the new owner had to do was start enjoying South Florida. This c...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County- Take It Off…Take It ALL Off!No…it’s not what you think!  But if your house is on the market or if you’re even thinking of selling your home, you know that today’s buyers prefer move-in ready homes.    Any repairs and updating they perceive they have to do will go into the “minus” column when they make their decision to buy and what to offer.Wallpaper… that favorite that is either “in or “not” has the potential of screaming “DATED” when the buyer sees it.  Of course wallpaper can be removed, just as walls can be painted. However do you want to risk a buyer:1.       Not being able to “see” your space and its possibilities because they’re so focused on the paper.2.      Factoring in how much it‘s going to cost them to remove the paper, and paint.3.  ...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
ActiveRain MeetUP in Delray Beach-Guess Who Wound Up with $1 Million Big Ones!All I can say is for those of you who did not attend the AR MeetUp in Delray Beach....Look what you missed!!! Clever Irene gives these out!  Her contact info is on the back! And, that’s not all... I won the door prize!  Irene Durocher of Coldwell Banker in Boca Raton and I had an ActiveRain MeetUp at TRYST on Atlantic Avenue.  I’d met Irene at a presentation I did at a broker’s office but this was my first opportunity to get to know her.  Irene has been a Realtor for over 20 years and specializes in waterfront property in Boca Raton and Highland Beach.   This is an area she knows well because from her own balcony, she has a bird’s eye view of the Intracoastal.  Go to her blog and check out some of her pictures...
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By Erv Fleishman, Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates
(Realty Associates)
Toscana Condominiums Luxury Condos for Sale Highland Beach Florida Luxury with Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway Views   Toscana is located on South Ocean Boulevard in Highland Beach, Florida. Condos offer ocean and intracoastal panoramic views. Toscana consists of three towers built after the year 2000 in a gated community. Toscana offers deeded beach access, swimming pools set in a lush tropical setting, and lighted tennis courts. Twenty-four hours security, valet parking, business center, fitness center are just some of the many services. Condo units available offer two to three bedrooms and size is from 2000 to over 3100 square feet. Residences have individual keyed elevator service opening to individual rotunda foyers. Ceilings are nine feet, and condominiums are finished with luxury...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR
(Best Connections Realty, Inc.)
Are you looking for dog-friendly housing in Highland Beach Florida?  Or pet-friendly housing in Highland Beach Florida?   Then you have come to the right place.  There is much to learn before you embark on a search for a condo for you and your four-legged friend.    Proceed with caution as most condos do not accept pets in Highland Beach Florida amd those that do may have a cap of one pet 25 lbs or more.  You need to know!                                      As dog lovers or animal lovers, we expect everyone to feel the same as we do about our pets.   Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Some folks just do not care for dogs or cats  There are many buildings in Highland Beach, Boca Raton and Delray Beach that do not accept pets of any sort.   The rules are the rules and we have to work...
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