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January 2009

Found 10 blog entries for January 2009.

The Oaks Gated Community

The Oaks, Boca Raton FL Luxury Amenities

Living in this Boca Raton gated community is indulgent of the type of amenities you deserve. This is the playground for the rich, where the majestic estate homes they reside in are some of the most magnificent in area.   The Club (designed in a chic “Santa Barbara” style) at The Oaks is one part of living in these Boca Raton, FL custom homes that was planned to fit the needs of the entire family – with a special Children’s Wing for the youngest residents to enjoy such activities as “Funtime Boot Camp” and “Color Me Music”, plus a basketball court for the teenagers and adults alike.  Including activities for children, teens and adults, the all- round atmosphere is one of leisure, culture and a lifestyle like no other.

 

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This tremendously exclusive Boca Raton, FL gated community, The Oaks, is a prestigeous community of 282 acres with magnificent estate and perfectly custom built homes that are currently priced from the high $800's to just under $5 million.  The Oaks comprises of five collections of homes: Enclave East, The Estates South, Oak Pointe Estates, Royal Estates and Grand Lakes Estates.

  

The Enclave East Collection is one that is priced from under $1 million, however, they are luxurious indeed. From 4,046 square feet to 5,317 square feet of living space, these homes have the latest in epicurean kitchens, oversized living spaces and private libraries or offices for your private use.  Wonderfully landscaped exteriors including tropical pools, covered patios

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The responsibility of public education in Boca Raton, FL is handled by the school district of Palm Beach County. The city is split into several districts which allow the most educational facilities to serve the city and county.  Palm Beach County School District has been an “A

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Please find below for your review the sales activity within the Central and West Boca area of Boca Raton real estate for the month of December 2008 - these are all homes located West of Military Trail.  

Boca Raton Central & West Market Statistics - December 2008

The Central and West side of Boca witnessed a dramatic increase in sales last month compared to that of the month of November 2008 - 35 more single family homes sold last month than in November and 25 more condos/townhomes sold than the previous month.

One noteworthy home that sold was the property located within the magnificent gated community of Le Lac

Le Lac Estate Home

This estate home consists of 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms and 8,400 square feet of living area, plus a guest house and private tennis court.  Situated perfectly on the lake within a cul-de-sac,

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Please find below the statistics that make up the December 2008 Boca Raton real estate market.  This shows the activity within the single family homes and condos/townhomes in the East Boca Raton area - which includes all homes between Military Trail and the Atlantic Ocean.

Boca Raton East Market Statistics December 2008

Both single family homes and condos/townhomes in the East Boca area saw an increase of about 25% in sales last month, compared to those in November 2008, which is indicative for this time of year, regardless of the ongoing market conditions throughout the U.S.  Five of the forty-two condos/townhomes that sold last month was within the Vistazo at Boca Raton community.  These large townhomes comprise of 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 or 4 bathrooms with between 1,924 to 2,283 square feet of

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With the low mortgage rates and the abundance of homes on the market, the time to purchase your new home is right now. If you are waiting perhaps thinking the rates will go even lower, think about this: They could start to climb! If you wait any longer, the opportunity to purchase your new Boca Raton home could be gone and you could start seeing mortgage rates increasing. The shrewd home buyer will see the opportunity that is available now and act on it before the market does a complete turn around. Here's five reasons why you should not allow this opportunity to pass you by:

 

1. Investing is great and if you are purchasing a home or homes to hold onto until the market turns around, this is a good business move. If purchasing a Boca Raton, FL real

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For the tennis enthusiasts, Broken Sound Golf & Country Club community offers 23 Har-Tru courts that you can overlook in stadium seating while dining on fine cuisine at the Center Court Café. They offer a pro-shop with all of the racquetball and tennis equipment and fashions you need while offering private and group lessons.  They offer leagues, Pro-Ams and exhibits featuring professional tennis players. Their once a month tennis clinic is a great way to brush up on skills.

 

If golf or tennis aren’t enough for you, the Broken Sound Club offers a state of the art, 16,500 square foot Spa and Fitness center featuring a weight and cardio center, classes, 25 meter lap pool, pool bar, hot tub and full service spa facilities, treatments and products.

 

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22869 Barrister Drive, Boca Raton, FL

                   22869 Barrister Drive

Welcome to this wonderful family home in the gated community of Crescent Lakes.

This beautiful residence consists of just under 1,700 square feet of living area, three bedrooms and two full bathrooms with cathedral ceilings, ceramic tile and carpeting plus a comfortable screened patio for relaxing in the Boca Raton, FL warmth!

Enjoy the gorgeous eat-in kitchen, open living/dining room and spacious master bedroom and bath while at home, and then take advantage of the many amenities this gated community offers, including swimming pool/spa-hot tub, tennis courts, biking/jogging paths, clubhouse, exercise room and gameroom/billiards.  What more could you ask for?!

This perfect home is in immaculate, move-in

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22869 Barrister Drive, Boca Raton, FL

           22869 Barrister Drive

Welcome to this beautiful three bedroom, two full bathroom home within the Gated Community of Crescent Lakes in the heart of Boca Raton. 

This perfect family home is in perfect, move-in condition, which boasts cathedral ceilings, gorgeous eat-in kitchen, an open living/dining room and a spacious master bedroom and bath.  There is ceramic tile within the living areas and carpeting in the bedrooms.  There is also a comfortable screened patio where you'll find yourselves relaxing in the Boca Raton, Florida warmth!

All appliances are included in the rental - washer, dryer, refridgerator, range and dishwasher. 

This gated community includes such amenities as swimming pool, tennis courts, biking/jogging trails,

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I thought I would write a quick blog post to comment on my thoughts about the past year selling real estate in Boca Raton. It has really been an interesting time! I actually had a very good year in spite of all of the economic difficulties surrounding us. I am working three times as hard as ever, but I am flourishing and continuing to produce results for my clients. I am proud to be the recepient of the Emerald Circle award from Lang Realty for outstanding sales production in 2008!

Here are my thoughts:

  • SELLERS- Listings that are priced right are selling! Priced right in this market means at or slightly below what the recent sales have been. It is still a declining market with an abundance of inventory. Sellers who are motivated to price their
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