RemodelingSometimes, a real estate agent, friend, family member or somebody else tells you it's necessary to remodel your home before you put it on the market. However, this may not be the truth. Each situation is a bit different and you must consider certain factors before remodeling.

Those without much equity and an older home may benefit from some remodeling projects. If the project increases the overall value of the home, you may be able to create equity. This will give you a little more flexibility when selling your home.

However, not all situations call for remodeling. Here are a few things you should know before starting a remodeling project, if you plan to sell your Boca Raton home.

Are you remodeling for you or for the person you will be selling the…

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3594 S Ocean Blvd #505, Boca RatonReal estate in the South Florida area, in general has risen in price over the past year. Boca Raton has been a part of the higher prices and has seen average sales prices rise for 24 straight moths now. January of 2014 was 16.5% higher than January from 2013 and the prices keep going up.

All the South Florida areas are seeing this type of growth in prices including Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is a good sign for Boca and the surrounding areas.

All 20 of the cities tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index saw annual price gains. This is great progress for the area and most experts expect this growth to continue.

Construction Starts in South Florida

When the real estate market took a dive, a few years ago,…

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South Inlet Park is found off South Ocean Boulevard in Boca Raton. This is a popular beachfront park with just over 11 acres of space. Many Boca Raton residents enjoy the area because it's not as commercialized as some of the other beach parks in the area.

However, the city of Boca Raton has considered purchasing the park for years. Since it's considered prime oceanfront real estate, this presents a few issues. It could be a good move because the city would be able to control the waterfront. However, Boca Raton would become responsible for the maintenance and the upkeep of the park. They already take care of the Red Reef, South Beach and Spanish River parks, so this wouldn't be anything new.

Some residents have voiced their concerns. They don’t want…

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EventsApril is a great month in Boca Raton for events. So much is going on and there's so much to enjoy. Here are a few of the biggest and best events happening in the area for April 2014.

Palm Beach International Film Festival - April 3rd to April 10th

Found all throughout Palm Beach County, this film festival will provide plenty of entertainment. Many award-winning films will be shown and top filmmakers, actors and industry professionals will be in attendance.

International Gay Polo Tournament - April 4th to April 6th

Held at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida, this tournament is one of the best polo tournaments for the year. It will feature a grand champion style and will provide plenty of fun.

TurtleFest - April 5th


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If you're considering staying near home in Boca Raton for your family vacation this year, choosing a hotel can provide a great way to enjoy your staycation. This popular trend has provided more affordable ways for families to get out of the house and enjoy areas near their home. Here are a few of the best family-friendly hotels in Boca to choose from this year.

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six - 2301 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Take a trip just a little outside of Boca and stay at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. This resort will provide you with 22-acres to discover with the Intracoastal Waterway very close by. It's only three blocks from the beach and provides a 142-slip marina, full service spa, three pools, tennis courts and a…

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Golf CourseFinding a great Semi-Private golf course provides the opportunity to enjoy the pristine conditions of a private course without the high cost. Whether you're looking to become a member or you would rather just play a round or two, the right course makes a difference. Here are the top semi-private golf courses near Boca Raton.

Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club - 1400 Country Club Drive, Boca Raton

This premier golf course is one of the best in Boca Raton. The course itself is 18 holes long and provides a challenge for all skill levels. The facility also includes a nine-hole executive course and a driving range. You can play here for between $45 and $65, depending on the time of year.

Atlantis Country Club - 190 Atlantis Boulevard, Atlantis

Found in the…

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Image Credit: Raton offers a number of great restaurants. Finding the right place for an excellent Italian dinner isn't easy, however. Here are a few of the top spots to try throughout the area.

La Villetta - 4351 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton

The uncompromised cuisine is the main reason to dine at La Villetta. However, this Italian restaurant also offers excellent service and a place you'll feel right at home. The menu isn't littered with dozens of choices and the signature dish is yellowtail snapper with sea salt. Many other great dishes are found on the menu, such as the Vitello Pavaroti and Filet Mignon Casa Nostra.

Brewzzi - 2222 Glades Road, Boca Raton

This Italian paradise provides a decor centered on natural wood, brick and other materials.…

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GolfGolf is a huge activity enjoyed by many throughout Florida. One of the perks of living in a destination, such as Boca Raton, you can take a stay-cation in your own back yard. There's no need to hop on a plane and waste countless hours traveling just to reach your final destination. Instead, you can choose from any of the top golf resorts in the area.

Choose a challenging course coupled with a luxurious resort perfect for you, your golfing buddies, the wife or even the entire family. Here are some of the top choices in the area.

Boca Raton Resort & Club

This luxurious resort provides plenty of golfing fun. Choose from two 18-hole courses and enjoy some of the best golf in the area. Snead and Armour once held positions at the resort and the courses…

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Located in Highland Beach, Karen Rothstein just sold this beautiful 3BR/2BA condo in the fabulous community of Highland Beach Club.  This beautiful condo is in total move in condition and sits on a split floor plan.   With 1,500 square feet under air, this great unit features upgraded kitchen and baths with granite and new cabinetry, large walk in closet and freshly painted too!  Highland Beach Club is a great community and has it all - Resort like pool, hot tub and BBQs with outdoor kitchen, TV and dining area.  Other great ammentites include; Fitness center, tennis, business center, clubhouse, on site manager and maintenance. Private beach access and 24 man guarded gated entrance. PET FRIENDLY. Minutes from Mizner Park and fabulous Downton Delray.…

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