Boca Raton Real Estate Blog

Month of May 2015 Palm Beach County real estate market (source: Realtors' Association of the Palm Beaches)

To view the Realtors' Association of the Palm Beaches market report May 2015, please click here

From year to year May 2014 to May 2015 for single family homes:
The number of closed sales increased by 6% (to 1,739)
The median sale price increased by 6% (to $295,400)
The median days on market decreased by -25% (to 42)
The months of inventory supply decreased by -21.1%  (to 4.7)
The single family homes real estate market in Palm Beach County is accelerating. The inventory is becoming scarce both in availability and number of days they remain on the market. Consequently sold prices have increased. Consequently there are fewer homes available for sale.
If you are interested in selling your home, now is a good time to list your home for sale!

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550 SE Mizner blvd B-608 Boca Raton, FL 33432, Townsend Place MLS# RX-10103783

Welcome to 550 SE Mizner blvd B-608 Boca Raton, FL 33432, Townsend Place (MLS: RX-10103783)!

Fusion of luxury and sophisticated design embraces you the moment you step into this bright and spacious condo. This is a high end designer’s home. She has used unique architectural ideas to coordinate throughout the entire home, yet allowing a different atmosphere in each room. The custom designed foyer sets the tone with its tiered columns and beveled marble floor which transitions to beautiful Caribbean rosewood flooring throughout the living, dining, den and kitchen.

An elegant stepped crown molding is surrounding the ceiling and coordinates with architectural wall details as well as a living room ceiling light platform. The dining room entrance is

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7701 NE Morningside Terrace Boca Raton, FL 33487, Morningside MLS RX-10125386

7701 NE Morningside Terrace Boca Raton, FL 33487 Front View Morningside MLS RX-10125386


Located on a lush half acre lot. This beautiful 4 bedrooms + office and 3.5 baths, offers a true lifestyle. Enjoy the luxury of your own park like private yard with pool & spa for your family and friends entertainment. The contemporary style, with soaring ceilings and open floor plan, is elegant as well as inviting. Upgrades include custom woodwork & cabinets, fireplace, and Jacuzzi tub in master bath. The spectacular circular driveway has plenty of room for parking. All this, plus the convenience of walking to shopping, restaurants and the theater, or drive 5 minutes to the beach or fabulous downtown Delray Beach makes this a most

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Three years after opening, iPic Boca Raton still sees growth

Tired of people behind you at the movie theater kicking your seat? Suffering from back pain because of uncomfortable movie seats?  iPic Theater in Mizner Park, Boca Raton, solves each of these issues and provides the services regular movie-goers could only dream of. At iPic, it’s reality. And it’s putting Mizner Park back on the map as one of the number one spots in America for luxurious living.

Sit back and relax in a “premium-plus” leather recliner, five star food,  and perhaps iPic goers’ favorite: have  someone take your cocktail and hors d’oeuvres orders before the opening  credits roll. Hamid Hashemi, the cinema mogul  who brought us Muvico Palace 20, now Cinemark Palace 20, in Boca

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575 NE 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432, Boca Villas MLS# RX-10134475

575 NE 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432, Boca Villas Front view MLS RX-10134475

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Location, location, location. New construction home in East Boca Raton, behind Mizner Park. 1 block from intracoastal, 6 blocks from ocean. Impressive corner lot, 2 story single home with pool. First floor includes: living room, study / 4th bedroom, dining room, kitchen, family room, 2 car garage. Second floor includes: 3 bedrooms, game room, media room / 4th bedroom.

All dimensions below are approximate

First floor living area sq footage 2,019 sq ft
Second floor living area sq footage 2,397 sq ft
Total sq footage living areas 4,416 sq ft
Garage sq footage 450 sq ft
2nd floor terrace 105 sq ft
First floor veranda 105 sq ft

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Home Improvements: Cost vs. Value

Should you renovate your luxury property before you put it on the market?

Boca Raton real estate Cost-vs.-Value home improvement

Preparing your home properly before it is shown can often make or break a sale. As a seller, what you see as a minor problem can be a major turn-off to buyers. Jean-Luc Andriot, of Jean-Luc Andriot Boca Premier Property Group, suggests taking the time and money to repair certain items, but also warns that some repairs are just not worth it.

“Be careful that you choose wisely in the projects you undertake when your goal is to maximize your selling price,” he says. “There are specific things that need to be done to impress qualified buyers. A member of our team will be happy to guide you on what improvements we think will bring you the

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550 SE Mizner blvd B-607 Boca Raton, FL 33432, Townsend Place MLS# RX-10046635

550 SE Mizner Blvd B-607 Boca Raton FL 33432 Townsend Place View from balcony

Located on the 6th floor of Townsend Place condominium, amazing South East direct view on the Boca Raton Resort & Club golf course, special design layout of saturnia floors, faux paintings in the bathrooms, den with lighted crown moldings, crown moldings throughout the apartment. This unit has a split 2 bedroom floor plan with 3 bathrooms. Full granite kitchen like new, custom walk-in closet.

Condominium dimensions (approximate)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Living room: 20 x 14
Kitchen: 11 x 10
Dining area: 12 x 10
Family room: 23 x 18
Master bedroom: 13 x 18
Bedroom2: 12 x 16
Living sq ft: 1,968
Total sq ft: 2,191
Model name: F

Townsend Place is walking distance to downtown

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The home inspection process:

Of the many ways you need to get your home ready for sale, home inspection should be near the top of your checklist. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, an inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the roof to the foundation. These inspections are generally completed 10 to 14 days from the acceptance of the home sale contract.

Source: Thompson Home Inspection

“From what I’ve seen, the primary concern of buyers is worrying about problems they haven’t seen that could cost them money down the road,” Jean-Luc Andriot says

In order to ease their concerns, buyers will therefore cover the cost of the inspection and the payment for the repairs

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It's one of the most important decisions you'll make in your life and can also be one of the most complicated - selling your house! Jean-Luc outlines the most important things you need to know to sell your home with success. Selling my home in Boca Raton

1. Have a concrete reason for selling your property

Selling a home should never be an impulsive decision. It is necessary to sit down and make a concrete list of reasons you want to sell your home. Not only will this help you decide for yourself what the right decision is, but it will also help in the negotiation process if you have firm reasons for wanting to transfer the ownership of your property.

2.  Select a REALTOR

No matter whom you choose as your agent, it is important to be honest with them, and to be sure that

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Located East of Federal Highway, about 1 mile from the ocean, Townsend Place condominium is defined as a luxury building. Comprised of 2 separate buildings, a total of 198 units with different views, ranging from 1,400 living sq ft for a one bedroom to 2,500 living sq ft for a 3 bedroom. Amenities include a heated pool, a concierge, an exercise room  and a social room for each building.

Centrally located, you can walk across Mizner Blvd to Royal Palm Plaza where you will find dozen of shops, boutiques and restaurants. If you want to walk a little bit further, you will reach the famous Mizner Park area for your entertainment needs.

Click here to see the condos available for sale in Townsend Place

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