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Boca Raton Real Estate News & Events

Boca Raton Real Estate News & Events

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We are proud to announce that Boca Expert Realty has been selected as the exclusive representative for Leverage Global Partners in Boca Raton and the surrounding areas in Palm Beach County, Florida. Boca Expert was chosen based on our reputation and success in the local market, and consistency in providing exceptional service to our clients. Leverage Global Partners is an international community of independent brokerage firms who align under shared standards of care, market expertise and service. The member brokerage firms who have been chosen to join Leverage have been vetted and trusted with the exclusivity of being the Network’s sole representative of their markets. This partnership aligns the most prestigious independent luxury real estate

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Election day 2018Election day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018, and Boca Raton real estate owners face some decisions. There are 12 proposed amendments on the ballot in Florida, two of which affect homeownership and property taxes. Following is a summary of these proposals:

Amendment 1: Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption

This proposal grants an additional $25,000 Homestead Exemption for properties valued over $125,000. There are also some increases for properties between $100,000 and $125,000. This would apply to all levies other than school districts and would take effect January 1, 2019.

If this amendment, commonly referred to as the “Third Homestead”  is approved by voters, it will be worth an additional $200-300 (approximately) tax savings for those

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Palm Beach County’s housing market reported rising median prices along with reduced listing inventory in May 2018 as compared to May 2017, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. 

Notable facts from the latest statistics include:

The Market for Single Family Homes and Condos/Townhomes is Different
The median price of closed sales in Palm Beach County for single-family homes continues to rise, with a 5.7% increase from the same period last year. The median price now stands at $354,000 for single-family homes. The median price has increased every month this year for single-family homes. 

The median price for condos and townhomes did go down somewhat this month as compared to the previous year, as well as month to

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This 4 bedroom, 4.2 bath contemporary style home, that I found for my delightful buyers, sits on just under half an acre of land that precedes the dramatic lake view. 

With over 4,400 total square feet of living space that encompasses top-of-the-line amenities and elegant furnishings, this home sold for a $2,100,000! 

The magnificent estate has been completely renovated to embrace a more modern, yet inviting look. The hurricane-resistant, floor to ceiling windows beautifully accentuate the open floor plan to allow natural, bright light to engulf the entire home. Glamorous new additions such as Italian porcelain and wood floors, impressive custom kitchen cabinetry, opulent Thermador appliances, and a 24 inch wine cooler have been supplemented

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Selling a home is a difficult and emotional process and obviously you want to get the highest price possible. There are many factors that affect the price that you will ultimately get for your house. Some of these include: recent past sales in your neighborhood (what appraisers look at), what is currently on the market (your competition), interest rates, and general market conditions. Additionally, you must keep your house in mint “show ready” condition, and make it easy to be shown. Lastly, your Realtor® needs to be an expert negotiator adept in marketing your home for maximum exposure. 

 

Price Reduction.

Setting an initial asking price is more art than science. Often, our sellers will want to price the property higher than what we recommend, so they will have

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Boca Bidges

The long-awaited next “Bridges” by GL Homes development has opened. Following on the success of The Bridges and Seven Bridges, GL is opening sales for its newest luxury community. Located just south of Seven Bridges, on the West side of Lyons Rd and just north of Clint Moore. Boasting a Boca Raton address, there will be over 500 single family homes ranging from the $800,000s to $3,000,000. Boca Bridges will appeal to the buyer looking for a luxury lifestyle with all of the amenities but without the expense and buy-in of a country club community. 

The Lifestyle

One of the highlights of the community is the luxurious and extensive lifestyle complex, featuring a 27,000 square foot clubhouse and more than seven acres of recreational space. The

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 According to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®, Palm Beach County’s housing market reported rising median prices and more closed sales. Additionally, the listing inventory experienced a slight reduction in March 2018 as compared to March 2017. 

Here’s what buyers and sellers of Boca Raton real estate need to know.

March Stats

Median Price Continues to Climb

The median price of closed sales continues to climb, with a 7.1% increase from the same period last year for single-family homes, and 9.3% for townhouses and condos. The median price also climbed month over month. The median sale price in March 2018 was $348,000 vs. $345,000 in February 2018 for single-family homes, and $177,000 vs. $170,000 for townhouses and condos. 

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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. President Lyndon B Johnson signed the legislation into law on April 11, 1968 — on the heels of the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This landmark legislation prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. Not included is equal opportunity in private housing on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, although about half the states have enacted legislation banning this discrimination (unfortunately not Florida). 

The Fair Housing Act was designed in part to end the racially discriminatory practices which resulted in segregated neighborhoods. The discrimination was perpetrated by both

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Palm Beach County’s housing market reported rising median prices and more closed sales, along with slightly reduced listing inventory in February 2018 as compared to February 2017, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. 

Here’s what buyers and sellers of Boca Raton real estate need to know.

Median Price Continues to Climb

The median price of closed sales jumped significantly over the same period last year. The median price is the midpoint, meaning half the homes sold for more, half for less. Months supply of inventory (how long it would take to sell all of the current homes listed for sale) is still hovering around 6 percent, which indicates a balanced market favoring neither buyers or sellers. 

Closed Sales

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Now that real estate prices have just about returned to market highs, many people are considering selling a home in Florida. Theprocess of selling your home involves many challenges, which are both time consuming and emotionally draining. These challenges make it easy to make costly mistakes. However, these common pitfalls can be avoided with guidance from an experienced real estate professional. If you want to get the most money out of your home in a reasonable amount of time, follow my advice.

Mistake #1: Pricing Incorrectly 

Setting a strategic asking price for your property right out of the gate is the key to a successful sale. Homes that are overpriced will not attract attention, and thus will receive fewer showings. Ultimately, these

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