2-story single family courtyard estate home listed for sale in central Boca Raton. Built in 2003, this custom home features 6 bedrooms, 7 ½ baths, 3-car garage and a private in-ground heated swimming pool. This home is located in the Boca Hamlet subdivision of Montoya Circle.

Flics Courtyard 

Beautifully laid out, this quality home has plenty of room for indoor and outdoor entertaining. The formal living room with fireplace is truly impressive. The kosher chef’s kitchen includes a six-burner gas range, three ovens, two microwaves, two dishwashers, warming drawers, granite counter tops, granite prep island and much more.

The master suite with its magnificent master bathroom and massive walk-in closet is located on the first floor along with the study, media…

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Long Lake Estates Gated CommunityGloria Singer, who represented the seller in this transaction, is proud to announce the sale of this Long Lake Estates gem.

Located in the gated community of Long Lake Estates, this single family home was recently sold as a short sale to very happy new owners.

Consisting of six bedrooms and five full bathrooms, space was not an issue for the new owners when considering this property; the master bedroom is gigantic, with its own sitting area that could easily be converted into an additional bedroom (if needed) with its own closet and windows, of course.  

The two bedroom guest suite with its own private entrance allows for a lovely mother-in-law or maid area, while the other bedrooms are positioned within the home so that they can be configured to…

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Another short sale, another great deal! This 4 bedroom,  2.5 bath, 2,552 sq. ft home in Symphony Bay was originally listed for sale at $289,000 in August and just sold by our buyer’s specialist, Karen Rothstein, for $265,000, under current market value. Karen’s client is thrilled to have found this spacious and updated 2 story single family home with tile and wood flooring throughout in a highly sought after community. This home, built in 1995, has an updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, beautiful draperies, newer AC and hot water heater and a pool. This was a fabulous value in a beautiful West Boca Raton community with low monthly HOA’s and A+ schools.


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There were a total of only 23 closed home sales in the Montoya Circle Boca Raton neighborhood in 2010, comparable to the 24 which closed in 2009. Both these past years saw a decline of the numbers in recent previous years. Of this year’s Montoya Circle sales, six were short sales, and two were bank owned properties. The trend towards lower prices continued, especially in the lower end townhomes and homes in Montoya Estates and Captiva, as there is more supply than demand in the under $400,000 price range. Two homes in Montoya Circle sold for $1,000,000 in the past year, which were the highest priced properties which sold in the neighborhood. The community is characterized by its proximity to the popular Boca Raton Synagogue and continues to…

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blog_grelck_1_512_01 The buyer of this charming Boynton Beach real estate 2 bedroom, 2 bath home of 1,292 square feet in Boynton Lakes  got a fabulous deal. Gloria listed this home as a short sale to sell in August and an offer was accepted at the asking price of $115,000 after just 2 weeks! This adorable home is located on a quiet street on a cul-de-sac. The 2 screened-in patios allow for 2 beautiful outdoor living spaces, one just off the kitchen and living room and the other just off the master bedroom. The 2 car garage, updated eat-in kitchen with pantry, bahama shutters, plenty of storage space and great location near the community pool, and clubhouse made this home that was priced right sell quickly! The sellers bought this house in May 2006 for $254,000. As…

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Gloria listed this fabulous 4 bedroom home in Tivoli Reserve in Boynton Beach on July 20th, 2010. Tivoli Reserve is a very popular active adult (55+) community in a great location of Boynton Beach. This was a short sale and it really moved fast. The lucky buyers got a great deal on a fabulous upgraded Roma model that featured a stunning gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite, and gorgeous back patio area with a tranquil pool and spa. The satisfied seller is very happy to have sold so quickly in this market. The seller purchased this home brand new from the developers in 2003 for $401,696. The new owners just paid $350,000. If you are interested in selling your house, and you are also underwater…

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Terrific Short Sale Opportunity in Sierra Del Mar in Boca Raton! This prime Boca Raton Real Estate is located in A+ school district; Del Prado Elementary, Omni MS, and Spanish River HS. This private, 2 bedroom villa has a fenced in backyard patio, a spacious master bedroom with his/her closets and an updated kitchen that features maple wood cabinetry and a granite counter top. The spacious sunken living room has soaring cathedral ceilings and a custom mosaic fireplace as its focal point. The private backyard and patio has an in ground jacuzzi/spa and is surrounded by lush landscape and a fence. Just beyond the fence is a beautiful park and lake with walking/jogging trails. This Boca Raton home is close walking distance to worship, shops, and…

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I just sold this gorgeous courtyard home in the Courtside subdivision of Broken Sound Country Club. For those of you who don't know the lingo, a Courtyard Home is one in which the swimming pool and patio are in the front of the house. You usually enter through the entrance doors into a courtyard and then the front door of the house is through the courtyard. Many courtyard homes in Boca Raton have detached guest houses as well.


This stunning home in Broken Sound Club has four bedrooms and four baths in the main house, in addition to a one bedroom suite guest houses. It has beautiful Brazilian wood floors throughout, and over 3400 square feet in total. 

Broken Sound Club is an equity country club in a fabulous central Boca Raton location. 

This was…

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With short sales making up over twenty percent of all Boca Raton real estate listings, and over thirty percent of those listings under $400,000, it is time to answer some commonly held questions and misperceptions about short sales.

SHORT SALE MYTH #1: Short sales take 9-12 months and do not get approved.

This is the most difficult part of a short sale process for both buyers and sellers. The lenders are slammed with files and do not always respond promptly. And it is true that the lender will not look at a file without an executed purchase contract. However, I am finding that the process is becoming more streamlined and it is possible to get a response in a more timely manner. The average process is as follows:  Once there is an executed contract…

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This is probably the most frequent request I hear when working with a buyer looking for Boca Raton real estate.  Of course I haven’t met anyone who has said, “price doesn’t matter”. The truth of the matter is really quite simple. It’s all inventory whether it is a Boca Raton short sale, Boca Raton Foreclosure or a regular deal (an arm's length transaction between a motivated buyer and seller). What is different about each one of those sales is the process that you undertake to purchase the home.


Yes, it is important to know the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure because since the process is different, a short sale or foreclosure may not be a viable…

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