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January 2014

Found 14 blog entries for January 2014.

Karen Rothstein just sold this beautiful condo located in Highland Beach. Building amenities include a guard gated entry, 24 hour concierge, private beach club, marina, tennis, gym and pool.  With over 2000 square feet under air, this spacious 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath condo has been completely renovated (top of the line finishes) with an open floor plan and has awesome views of the ocean and intercoastal from its covered balconies. Highland Beach is conveniently located east of the Intracoastal between Delray Beach and Boca Raton.

 For more info contact Karen Rothstein at 561.706.7115, Karen@BocaExpert.com

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/prayitnophotography/7738275002/Boca Raton is home to many great restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some provide one meal that is better than all the others, while other restaurants only open for breakfast or dinner. However, if you're after the top spots in Boca for lunch, try any of the restaurants found below.

Max's Grille - 404 Plaza Real

Max's seems to find its' way onto just about every list created about Boca Raton restaurants. They provide an incredible ambiance with plenty of excellent and unique entrees. The lunch menu features many classic favorites with fresh fish, meatloaf, salads and more.

City Oyster - 213 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

A hip hangout, City Oyster provides plenty of seafood choices for lunch. You can enjoy smaller portions compared to

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29278394@N00/4506731328/Whether you want to put your family up in a beachfront hotel when they visit or you like to spend a little time away from your home in Boca, you need to know where the best beachfront hotels are within Boca Raton. Staying close to the beach provides many benefits. Here are the top choices for your next stay at a beachfront hotel in Boca.

Ventura at Boca Raton

Found on the beach, this is a great place to stay. Ventura offers both two and three bedroom accommodations with plenty of activities and attractions found close by. Enjoy swimming, boating, golfing, shopping and lying on the beach without spending any or very little time in the car. Rooms come equipped with ranges, refrigerators, dishes, cookware, a dishwasher and everything you will need for

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Karen Rothstein just sold this beautiful penthouse located in downtown Boca Raton.  200 East is less then a mile to the Ocean and easy walking distance from a multitude of fine restaurants, Mizner Park, upscale shopping and the Amphitheater.   Full service building with 24 hour manned front desk, concierge services, valet parking and superior hands on management.  It's ammenties include a state of the art fitness center, elevated heated pool and spa, and conference/community activities room.   Over 3300 square feet under air and 450 square feet of balcony,  3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and has awesome panoramic views of the ocean and golf course.  Truly Boca Raton's newest and finest condo living.

 For more info contact Karen Rothstein at 561.706.7115,

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonolist/8799939953/Brunch is a great time to relax, enjoy good food and sip on a mimosa or Bloody Mary. Boca Raton is full of great places for brunch and some very unique choice. Here are the top choices in Boca for Brunch.

Abe & Louie's - 2200 West Glades Road

Abe & Louie's has been serving the Boca area since 2006 and they provide a great brunch on the weekends. It's a high-end steakhouse with plenty of great meat choices and seafood choices. However the brunch provides something a little different, yet still very impressive.

Sundy House Restaurant - 106 South Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach

Featuring an atmosphere with beautiful gardens and a cuisine full of excellent choices from Europe and the Caribbean, this is a wonderful choice for brunch in Boca. They have an

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TeenagersRelocating can be very stressful on everybody, especially teenagers. The high school age is a hard time in anybody's life and when they have to leave everything they know behind, it can cause many issues in their lives.

However, moving with teenagers doesn't have to be so difficult. Getting them out of the house and doing things can help to make the move less stressful, especially if they meet a couple new friends. Here are some of the fun things teenagers can do in Boca Raton, Florida.

Boomers!

One of the top places for teenagers is Boomers. This attraction provides a massive arcade, laser tag, bumper boats, mini-golf, go-kart racing and a huge inflatable water slide. If your teenager has just met a new friend, this might be a great place to send

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Come and see this fabulous courtyard-style home in Boca Raton’s exclusive Mediterrania community! This large courtyard home is a on a lakefront lot and features 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, 3 car garage, heated pool, eat-in kitchen, and a guest house.

Built in 1997, this beautiful centrally located Boca Raton home features an eat-in chefs kitchen with wood cabinets, granite countertops and a double oven. The kitchen is open to a large family room overlooking the courtyard and pool. Additionally, there is an “L”-shaped formal living and dining room. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, while the guest house has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The first floor master suite has two large walk-in closets with built in fittings, as well as a luxurious

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Mizner Tower - Boca Raton Real Estate MarketUnderstanding the real estate market of any area where you plan to purchase a home is very important. Every local market is a little different. South Florida's real estate market isn't the same as New York City or Lincoln, Nebraska. Here are a few things to understand about the market in South Florida.

Growth and Higher Prices

Due to the competition, the South Florida real estate market has seen plenty of growth and surging prices. In October 2013, the average home price increased by over 10%. This is mainly a result of the high competition and multiple bids sellers are receiving.

New Buildings

The tighter market has caused many new homes and condominium buildings to begin development. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are seeing new

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorymartin/3747021179/Growth of any city is marked by new home construction and new job opportunities. Boca Raton is certainly growing and has seen both recently.

Potential New Housing Development

A vote will take place soon and the Palm Beach County commissioners will decide if replacing the old Mizner Trail Golf Course with a new housing development is a good idea.

This new development would add 288 new homes to the area and they would be considered golf course property. The golf course closed in 2005, however. The new development would be a mix of townhomes and zero lot-line homes.

However, this development still has to be approved. The Boca Del Mar Improvement Association will also meet with the county parks department to express interest in buying the old golf

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I just sold this beautiful new constructed home in The Bridges located in Boca Raton/Delray Beach area. Brand new, built by GL HOMES, this gorgeous house is 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths and over 5000 a/c square feet. It features a top of the line kitchen, Loft/Study, Library/Optional 6th Bedroom and 3-Car Garage and all the amenities you would expect in a luxury new construction Boca Raton/Delray Beach home.  GL HOMES builds some of the finest new construction and custom homes on the market today. This house in a Boca Raton/Delray Beach location is close to Delray Marketplace and all the action in downtown Delray.

 For more info contact Karen Rothstein at 561.706.7115, Karen@BocaExpert.com

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