There’s something to be said for staying organized, regardless of whether we’re talking about your busy schedule or keeping things in order throughout your home. Much like how staying organized in your work life or social life can save you time, effort, and a whole lot of headaches, keeping your cupboards and food storage areas clean and organized can also make cooking a meal much less stressful, and do we dare even say…fun?

As you probably already know, however, keeping a pantry organized is much easier said than done, especially given items are constantly coming and going. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn't at least try to have a set of systems down that will help keep things in order and perhaps save a little space along the way as well.


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Numbers are in for 2017 real estate sales, and we continue to see some challenges for buyers, especially first-time and entry level buyers. Constrained inventories in the lower price ranges are often producing multiple offers, and buyers with finance contingencies are losing out to cash buyers in many cases. In fact, 46% of closed sales in the Boca Raton real estate market had no financing at all.

A Look at the Numbers

2017 Market Update 

All in all, activity in Boca Raton was within a normal range when comparing 2017 to 2016, as well as for Palm Beach County as a whole. The significant changes were in the average and median sales prices, which increased more than 6% countywide. Otherwise, slightly fewer listings came to market in 2017, with a corresponding…

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I recently had the opportunity to represent the sellers of this spectacular three-bedroom oceanfront condo, which ultimately sold for $945,000 after only 23 days on the market. 



Located at the upscale Ocean Dunes Condo in Highland Beach, this beautiful unit boasts fabulous ocean views from the floor to ceiling windows located in the living room, dining room and master bedroom. It also features a covered terrace where the sights and sounds of ocean views can be enjoyed. 



Marble floors are found throughout the condo, with the exception of the third bedroom with features wood flooring. The entire residence is open and spacious, with crown molding, smooth ceilings and motorized screen shades in the living room adding…

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Boosting Your Home's Curb Appeal As a prospective home seller or perhaps someone who has plenty of experience selling homes in the past, you hear it all the time—curb appeal matters. It goes without saying that first impressions can make or break any potential deal, regardless of whether it’s for a job interview or first date, or attracting somebody to possibly buy your home or condo.

But what exactly is “curb appeal” in today’s digital world, and how much does it impact home sellers? Well, just like well before the days of the internet, it’s still a vital part of generating interest and getting people through the door. After all, if you can’t grab someone’s attention from the exterior photos of your home, chances are they won’t bother clicking through to the interior photos.

So before…

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Just Sold! A 3 Bedroom Home at 334 NE 4th Street in Boca Raton.

Sold price: $770,000.00

This property was not yet on the market, and because I live in the neighborhood, I was able to find my buyers a great property that fit their needs and was not yet listed.

This charming and adorable home with a pool and backyard area is in one of the most desirable areas in East Boca. Just a few steps from beautiful Mizner Park, Downtown Boca, the beach and so much more. 

If you are interested in finding out more about this area or any other area in South Florida, call me!

To find out more about buying a new home or listing your home for sale, please contact Ahuva New, Realtor at 561.866.4494 or by email at  




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Do You need an attorney when buying or selling a property in Florida? This is a question that we receive frequently in our real estate practice at our Boca Raton real estate brokerage. The answer is both yes and no. It is not required but you do need one.
Unlike many states, Florida law does not require you to involve a lawyer in closing a real estate transaction. Real estate agents are trained to complete contracts (i.e. fill in the blanks) which are prepared by the Florida Bar in conjunction with the Florida Association of Realtors. Regardless of the experience or expertise of your Realtor, most are not attorneys. In my opinion, you do need an attorney to represent your interests as well as to protect you should problems arise. There are many potential…

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Choosing between a single-family home or a condominium can be somewhat difficult, since the property types are so different. Single-family homes offer a great deal more independence, but they usually require a lot more work. Condos feature the benefits of community, from social opportunities to less yard work. The right choice depends on a buyer’s preferences considering these five common factors.

1. Upkeep

The limited amount of maintenance work condominium owners face is typically one of the biggest reasons buyers opt to purchase a property in a community arrangement. With a single-family home, owners have to arrange for all of the upkeep of the property, including the landscaping, outbuildings, and the exterior structure. Condo owners typically…

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Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club is one of Florida’s premier country clubs and yachting communities, not to mention one of its biggest. Comprised of over 700 residences, it’s probably best described as a lavish residential community that features a plethora of custom-built estates that all sit on very generous home sites, of which many are either deep water or golf course lots, which only adds its allure and overall appeal.  Furthermore, Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club is also a private invitation club only, adding an uncommon level of exclusivity that ultra-luxury home buyers love when shopping for a luxe new place to live. It is worth noting, however, that membership to the club is not limited to those who call Royal Palm & Yacht Club home.

Even still, if…

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It may sound cheesy, but the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make a change and start fresh, regardless of whether you’re looking to make a serious life change or do something different that’s a little more personal or inconsequential.

To keep things light, we’ll stick with the latter and talk about something as simple as mixing things up in the hair department, and with the calendar just turning over to 2018, there’s no time like the present to do just that.

Here in Boca Raton, there’s hardly a shortage of fabulous stylists, salons, and studios for both men and women, and most are equipped to handle any hair type or challenge you bring their way. Of course many Boca locals already have their hair salon of choice, but if you're new to the…

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