August 2016

There are 10 blog entries for August 2016.

Wine cellar for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 083016

When it comes to celebrating and relaxing, there's no better way than to pair it with a fine glass of wine with the perfect blend or a bouquet to tickle your fancy. Perhaps the celebration calls for champagne or an aged glass of Bordeaux? Whatever the case may be, there are plenty of places in Boca Raton, where you can learn and indulge in premier wines for any occasion. In this blog, we uncover where to go, and what to try in and around this area.

Adding a wine cellar is certainly a trend in luxury homes. Jean-Luc Andriot's real estate advice would be to build or dedicate a special room in your home to save great bottles, knowing that the wine value appreciates over time and is therefore a good investment. Well maintained great bottles increase in

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Boca Raton Local business news for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 082616

No matter where you go in Palm Beach County you'll notice there are several communities where there's strong economic growth. Boca Raton is home to five leading Fortune 500 companies that consider the Sunshine State ideal for growing their business. Home owners benefit from having stable economic foundations. The "proof is in the pudding" as we point out some solid facts that show why Boca Raton is the best town for investing this side of the Atlantic.

In a recent article found in Forbes Magazine, the writer reveals seven cities in the state of Florida as great investment markets. This is due to a healthy job sector along with population growth. Another factor is the anticipated home values. Because local economic health helps to drive housing supply

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August 2016 Keller Williams Realty monthly real estate statistics.
This very short video (1:11 minute) is going to give you the 3 national real estate statistics for this month.
With these 3 numbers, you should be able to "feel" the current market. Just click on the video below.
Keller Williams Realty This month in real estate August 2016

  1. The number of projected homes for sale nationally
  2. The national median home price
  3. The average 30 year fixed-rate mortgage rate.

The Boca Raton area market is a little different from the national market. To get insider's information from a local real estate specialist, please be sure to reach out and call us today at . We'll let you know how these number may affect you and would be happy to talk about your real estate needs.

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Boca Raton Museum of Art

If there’s one thing you won’t find a shortage of while living Boca Raton is an appreciation for the arts. There’s no lack of culture within the city known as “The City for All Seasons” as the recent opening of the 65th All Florida Exhibition hosted by the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In this blog we uncover a few of the highlights of the show and what you can expect whether you’re an art enthusiast or just enthusiastic about avant-garde work.

Whether you live in the city limits of Boca Raton or anywhere in Palm Beach county for that matter, one thing you’ll notice is the many galleries and museums that can be found in the area. The vast array of both artists and people serving the art communities can be a very big factor for our clients buying and

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Private jet picture for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 081916

Many of our home buyers in the Boca Raton area are investors from other countries such as Canada, South America and Europe. Rather than paying the high cost for a hotel each time they visit, they find buying a second or vacation home more cost effective. There's also a good percentage of our community who travels for business and always looking for efficient means of travel. These international residents and visitors are always seeking alternative means of transportation. Those living opulent lifestyles find flying by jet much more suitable than commercial flying. This blog highlights some reasons chartering a jet is more sensible.

First, let's discuss some of the places you can charter or store your own plane, since many of our residents have them.

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High ceiling luxury home for Jean-Luc Andriot blog

When it comes to selling luxury property in Boca Raton, one thing is certain, homes with taller ceilings tend to be highly sought after. The newest developments are offering ceilings up to 18-feet+ with their latest construction. Since the average ceiling is 96" from the floor, builders are asking for more money for this type of architecture. In this blog we explain why people with higher ceilings and windows are getting top dollar when selling their luxury properties.

Cathedral ceilings aren't necessarily a new concept by any stretch of the measuring tape. However, if your home is constructed with such a room or better yet, several rooms that offer raised ceiling, you may find the home is worth more. Cathedral ceilings are also described as vaulted

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10 top sold luxury homes in Boca Raton Delray Beach Highland Beach Hillsboro Beach Gulf Stream July 2016
Here is the list of the 10 highest sold price luxury homes in Boca Raton / Delray Beach / Highland Beach / Hillsboro Beach / Gulf Stream - July 2016 (Source BeachesMLS) 

Click here to see what is currently available for sale in these luxury homes:

Listing $26M Delray Beach RX-10211173 Segers front MLS® #RX-10211173
$26,357,000
8 Bedrooms, 9.3 Bathrooms
Delray Beach, Fl

The estate features 8 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 3 ½ baths, 7 fireplaces, a relaxation spa, fitness room, 10 car garage, ...

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MLS® #F1369975
$6,500,000
5 Bedrooms, 8.00 Bathrooms
Hillsboro Beach, Fl

Casa Del Mar The Best Of Both Worlds. Gated Oceanfront To Intracoastal Estate In Prestigious Hillsboro Mile 100' Oceanfront &...

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MLS®
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Jean-Luc Andriot tips hiring the right home inspector August 2016

Don't Get Burned – Get a Home Inspection to Save Money on Your Next Purchase
Okay, you made one of the most important decisions in your life: you're buying a home! You found your ideal home. It's in your desired neighborhood, close to everything you love, you dig its design and feel, and you're ready to finalize the deal.
But, whoa ... wait a minute! Buying a home isn't like buying a toaster. If you discover something's wrong with your new home, you can't return it for a refund or an even exchange. You're stuck with your buying decision. Purchasing a home is an important investment and should be treated as such. Therefore, before finalizing anything, your "ideal" home needs an inspection to protect you from throwing your hard-earned money into a money

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10 Top Sold Luxury Condos in Boca Raton Delray Beach Highland Beach Hillsboro Beach Gulf Stream - July 2016
Here is the list of the 10 highest sold price luxury condominiums in Boca Raton / Delray Beach / Highland Beach / Hillsboro Beach / Gulf Stream - July 2016 (Source BeachesMLS)

Click here to see what is currently available for sale in these luxury buildings:

MLS® #RX-10223359
$2,710,000
3 Bedrooms, 5.00 Bathrooms
Boca Raton, Fl

Spectacular Residence 506-s At Boca Raton's Prestigious Mizner Grand Enjoys Sweeping Views Of Lake Boca Raton And The Iconic ...

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MLS® #RX-10109028
$2,075,000
3 Bedrooms, 4.00 Bathrooms
Boca Raton, Fl

This Ocean Front Condo Is The Least Expensive Per Square Ft. On Boca Beach With Over 4,000 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space. The Arago...

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Jean-Luc Andriot House and Money for real estate transaction

*In an article recently found in the Sun Sentinel, the reporter had pointed out inventory was low in Palm Beach County but not as low as the rest of South Florida. That being said, would mean that Boca Raton is feeling the crunch of home sales. On the contrary, this city continues to flourish with new development and economic growth, which helps drive the real estate market.
On the flip side to having lower mortgage rates, the city of Boca Raton announced today that city council will not raise the tax rates for the 2016-17 fiscal year. With all this information to chew on, we think it’s a great time for those looking to sell property, especially in the high-end luxury markets. Here are some best practices for selling your condo or single family home

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