Boca Raton Real Estate Blog

Who Are The Key Players In A Real Estate Transaction?

who are the real players in a real estate transaction?

Like the players on a field, we list out the usual suspects that participate and facilitate in a real estate transaction. Through today's Boca Raton Real Estate blog, we'll review the title, role, and expectations of each of these key members you're likely to contact when buying a Boca Raton home for sale. Some of these may be core essentials, while other members may be called in to rectify certain problems or address disputes. Just like it's easier to play chess when you know the purpose and movement of each piece, the same goes for all things in business - your real estate transaction is not excluded. Read further, and learn who's who in your home buying or selling process.

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Buyer

The buyer is the first person to dive into the market following the trail to their dream home. A buyer and seller are like yin and yang, and without one, the transfer of property would either be a donation or confiscation. Buyers often wield more power than sellers since they are not tethered to the home that is being listed, and can freely scrutinize the area within their price range. Their activity, or lack thereof upon viewing a property is the impetus for sellers to adjust pricing, seek renovations, and work to compromise. In addition, there are typically more buyer's agents than seller's agents among those who specialize...

Boca Raton Real Estate Quarterly Market Update | (Q1 2024)

boca raton quarterly market update (q1)

It's been a wild few years in Post-Pandemic America, and with it, the downstream macroeconomic effects impacting all of us.  Boca Raton Real Estate, and South Florida as a whole is so sought after that it remains somewhat insulated from national calamities and rate increases. However, condo assessments, the staggering price of everyday goods, and the shortage of affordable housing have all had an impact on both our economic picture and the individual circumstances of buyers and sellers. The four metrics below paint a sufficient picture to speculate on the driving forces behind these numbers and how they may impact your outlook today and into the near future.

Please note: All commentary and reflections on this blog are informed opinions, and should not constitute actionable financial, legal, or any form of advice otherwise. 

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Average Listing Price

  • 04/01/2024 - $1,515,073 | +2.41% Increase

Listing prices can sometimes reflect a disconnect between sellers, buyers, and the timeline of macroeconomic events that impact the overall price of housing. Though Boca Raton, and South Florida as a whole are often more insulated from financial...

The Ultimate Guide To Placemaking

the ultimate guide to placemaking

As Realtors, we have a unique opportunity to participate in our community at several levels. Our understanding of the housing market, the needs of the people, and our connection to many adjacent parties are all assets to civic engagement. We have an understanding and a network that spans the worlds of local government and home design, along with numerous charitable opportunities to give back with our hands, heart, and wallets. Placemaking is one of the ways that our roles as professionals and members of our community begin to blur into one. It is an opportunity to leverage our talents and goodwill to create something unifying and lasting. In today's blog, we'll review this relatively new but growing term in city planning, what it is, and how you can get involved.

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Placemaking: Defined

The Project for Public Spaces defines placemaking as "a participatory process for shaping public space that harnesses the ideas and assets of the people who use it." Commonly seen in communities experiencing urban renewal and revitalization, it is an intentional project that intends to create a shared public space to bring people together and keep them active. Placemaking aims to create public spaces that are equal parts accessible, comfortable,...

The Top 5 Most Family Friendly Neighborhoods In Boca Raton

5 most family friendly neighborhoods in boca raton

With a sterling record of public safety, top-notch school district, and numerous recreational opportunities for all ages, Boca Raton Real Estate is among the very best suited for young, growing families. Despite the city's longstanding reputation as a second-home mecca and destination for retirees, Boca Raton has recently taken on a mishmash of FAU grads, young relocating families, and talented entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of the vibrant lifestyle and competitive business sector the city has painstakingly created for its citizens. To learn what 5 of the many family-friendly neighborhoods are in Boca Raton, enjoy today's blog. Keep in mind that these are largely subjective choices brought on by experience and the word of our own resident Realtors, their friends, and clientele. What's best for you may not be on this list, but we endeavor to bring you relevant, valuable information nonetheless. Looking to buy a single family home in Boca Raton? Start with these 5 beautiful family-friendly communities.

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Boca Chase

The massive Boca Chase is one of the most family-friendly communities in West Boca. With over 1,400 homes and villas spread across 15 unique subdivisions, Boca Chase provides a safe environment for children to venture outside and play. With a large, horseshoe-shaped main road, it's easy to see incoming traffic, keeping kids safe as they venture further from the home. Despite sitting off a main road, there are very few...

St. Patrick's Day Events In Boca Raton | St. Patrick's Day Parties Near Me (2024)

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Boca Raton may not be renowned for its strong Irish influence, but it is never short on unique hospitality opportunities to get out and live your best. With the many transplants from Boston, Philadelphia, and even overseas, there is plenty afoot for Emerald-clad revelers to enjoy the weekend ahead. Today's St. Patrick's Day-focused blog will incorporate public events, pubs, family-friendly, and nightlife all into one comprehensive guide to St. Patrick's Day events in Boca Raton! Read on and set your calendar, and be sure to have your green wardrobe ready!

The Inaugural Proper St. Paddy's Day Celebration at Mizner Park 

The headline event for this year's Boca Raton St. Patrick's Day is the Proper St. Paddy's Day Celebration. This all-day celebration will occur from 12 PM to 10 AM on Sunday, March 17th. Like most holiday celebrations in Downtown Boca, this event will take place at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre. General Admission is free and includes a bevy of family-friendly and elevated experiences. Proper St. Paddy's Day will include live music, traditional Irish performances such as bagpipes, Irish dancers, and a live DJ. For children, face painting, an obstacle course, bounce houses, and arts and crafts are available. For the adults, there are a variety of handcrafted goods for sale, specialty craft cocktails, and even a "dry bar" featuring Guinness 0.0 or mocktails, for those who hold the keys. 

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Boca Raton Easter Brunch | Where To Celebrate Easter Sunday In Boca Raton (2024)

Easter Brunch in Boca Raton 2024 edition

2024 has been off to a delightful start! With beautiful seasonal weather carrying the day (at least the day of this writing) we're eager and excited for a fruitful spring. As always, Easter Sunday is a keynote holiday and one of the only internationally celebrated holidays between March & May. For today's Boca Raton Real Estate blog, we present a round-up of some of the most elegant and mouthwatering Easter Sunday Brunches from our epicenter in Boca Raton throughout the greater Palm Beach area. Read on and learn more to set your reservations and pick out your best pastels. It's time for Easter!

marisol easter brunch at the boca raton

Marisol at the Boca Raton - Boca Raton

Marisol is but one of the fine establishments found at The Boca Raton, the famous resort & club founded and dreamed by Addison Mizner. Marisol will offer its very own brunch buffet menu from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Far from a basic buffet, Marisol incorporates a bevy of global flavors into a menu of finely procured, upscale dishes. Such examples include the Caribbean crab benedict, shakshuka, bread pudding french toast, and as always a fine assortment of handcrafted pastries and donuts.

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Popular Boca Raton Home Renovations For Retirement

popular renovations for retirement

Retirement is sure to be a significant shift in your life. From daily labor to mornings on your lanai, the sweet fruits of decades of work have finally come to fruition. While the purpose and meaning of your life are sure to change, and with it your investments of time, money, and effort, don't neglect the potential your home may have for these popular retirement renovations. Whether to accommodate a health concern or make your home office more... recreational, ponder these exciting and popular home renovations for retirement in today's Boca Raton Real Estate blog.

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Convert a Bedroom Into A Home Office

Whether you're fully retired, dabbling in work, or simply enjoying the game from your home office TV, this is one of the most commonplace renovations retirees in Boca Raton make. The den is the ultimate flex room, and like Madonna's looks over the years, changes dramatically depending on the decade. It may begin as a den, then converted to a bedroom for the next child on the way, only to find its way back into the hands of the original homeowners (the retirees) once again. What may have once been a place for toy storage and early childhood enrichment before bringing that last child into the world can now return to the multiuse, customizable den. Whether as an office, trophy room, study, or indoor lounge space, this is the first room you'll look to flex when you're an empty nester.

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The Best Outdoor Activities In Boca Raton | Boca Raton Outdoor Recreation

best outdoor activities in boca raton

Boca Raton is an absolute paradise for nature lovers, beachgoers, and outdoor enthusiasts. With a rich selection of public parks and several renowned beaches, there's always something to do outside in Boca Raton while the sun shines and the sea breeze is blowing. For many, "outdoor activities" could be as simple as going for a walk or a quick drive and finding your own space of sun and sand to enjoy, but for our Boca Raton Real Estate blog, we're eager to share some of our favorite ideas for the best outdoor activities in Boca Raton.

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Take A Jaunt Through Mizner Park

Mizner Park is the perfect gathering point for all downtown Boca activities. Whether it be a fine dinner before a riveting night out, a place to start or end your jog, or just a place to sip a coffee and enjoy the sights, there's a reason Mizner Park is named for our most stylish and historic residents. Mizner Park isn't quite a "natural" activity, in the sense that it resembles one of our beachfront parks or protected woodlands, but it is an indoor/outdoor setting that allows for a multitude of activities to center within. The Amphitheatre, named for famed donors the Count and Countess deHoernle, is the ultimate multiuse space, where seasonal festivals, special events, and evening concerts take place.

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A List Of Helipads And Private Airfields In Boca Raton

airstrip and helipad boca

Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Miami Beach are three waterfront cities renowned for their concentration of wealth. Both for vacationers and residents, this luxurious triumvirate represents some of the most sought after real estate in the world. With wealthy businesspeople, upcoming entrepreneurs, and retired millionaires dotting the landscape, it's no wonder there are numerous opportunities for the aviation-enthused to live their best in the skies. In today's Boca Raton Real Estate blog, we shed light on the majority if not all local airstrips, hangars, helipads, and service stations for your helicopter or airplane. 

private airport in boca raton area

The following is a list of known airplane hangars, maintenance bays, landing strips, and fuel depots for private aviation.

Boca Raton Executive Airport (BCT)

The largest and closest to our offices, the Boca Raton Executive Airport services the majority of inbound private flights. Built on a portion of the former Boca Raton Army Air Force Base, BCT is now the main hub for private aviation in Boca Raton.

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FLL)

The 4-terminal midpoint between Palm Beach International and Miami, Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) includes rentable hangar space via the Fort Lauderdale Executive Jet Center (FXE) along with...

5 Hot Boca Raton Nightlife Spots To Visit This Weekend | Boca Raton Lifestyle

nightlife server with shots and beers on tray

Boca Raton may not have the raucous club scene found in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami, but that doesn't mean the city doesn't have numerous locales for late-night fun. From swanky cocktail bars to seeing your favorite jam band and sipping a cold one, Boca Raton has many hotspots to hit with new visitors and locals alike. For our blog, we list 5 of our favorite spots to experience, with an emphasis on versatility. We don't want all 5 entries to represent one bracket, one style, and one type of night out. Worry not! Our list, and these clubs, represent the spice of life we're looking for on a late-night soiree. Here are 5 hot nightlife spots in Boca Raton to suit just about everyone.

Crazy Uncle Mike's

Crazy Uncle Mikes

Crazy Uncle Mike's is located in East-Central Boca along US-1, in a convenient and easily noticable location. Catering to fans of all ages and a variety of musical styles, Crazy Uncle Mike's also includes its own microbrewery, two bars, and an outdoor deck for the smokers among us. A spot popular among Blues fans, Jam bands, and avant-garde styles, Crazy Uncle Mike's may not be the hard-hitting club experience like some, but it is now a staple of Boca Raton nightlife, and a stage worth enjoying.

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The 5 Largest Companies Headquartered In Boca Raton

who are the 5 largest companies in boca raton

Over the past few decades, Boca Raton has transformed from a waterfront gem to a bustling entrepreneurial hotbed. This growth has only compounded in the past few years, with the city and state vying for both new startup opportunists and major corporate relocations. While there are many mom & pop businesses, local nooks, and special legacy companies that built their brand in Boca Raton, for our blog we focus on the biggest, the richest, and the most significant employers in Boca Raton. Learn a little bit more about these international names and their significance to our city, and the economy as a whole.

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Tyco Integrated Security

  • HQ - 6600 Congress Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33487

Tyco Integrated Security is the single largest company headquartered in Boca Raton. The company can trace its founding to the earliest days of commercial security in the United States, launching in 1874. After merging with ADT in 1997, the company grew to become one of the largest security providers in the world, eventually splitting into three companies in 2011. As of 2012, Tyco Integrated Security spearheads residential and commercial security systems solutions, which include electronic security products such as supporting software and integrated hardware, along with their installation and service. The company currently has over 200 North American...

The Impact Of Neighborhood Amenities On Boca Home Value

impact of neighborhood amenities in boca raton

When searching for new homes for sale in Boca Raton, amenities are certainly tertiary compared to major concerns such as safety and the home itself. However, beyond your home, the first thing a development will advertise are its list of amenities, common areas, and shared experiences. These luxurious additions are even more magnified in the Boca Raton condo market, where there is less individuality to sell per unit, and often many more amenities within a smaller space. While there may be larger determinants for valuing a Boca home, amenities play a major role in the decisions of who are often big money buyers. Buyers with more liquid capital can not only choose from a wider range of Boca Raton communities, they can also make changes to their homes as needed. With more necessities accounted for and less concern for the basics, amenities play a bigger role in higher-income communities. In today's blog, we'll shed light and share what we know about the role amenities play in the value of your Boca home, and community as a whole.

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Upscale Amenities Are Part of An All-Inclusive Lifestyle

Many Boca Raton communities are renowned for their all-inclusive lifestyle, featuring the basics like cable and lawn care to upscale frills like ...

The New Year's Resolutioner's Guide To Boca Raton

resolutioners guide to boca raton

There is quite a debate around New Year's Resolutions. For the more goal-oriented among us, they are a must and a means to a beginning into the next year. They are the stars that guide us in the direction we wish our lives to be. For the more... whimsical and realistic, sometimes New Year's Resolutions, though well-intended, represent a goalpost we will likely fall short of, setting the stage for disappointment. It's not that the standard is impossible, but like a small child at a dessert buffet, sometimes we bite off more than we can chew. The answer lies somewhere in the middle. New Year's Resolutions should not be about the result or the destination, but the journey and the process it takes to reach them. In that way, we inculcate better habits without setting ourselves up to fail, and while we're at it, become more comfortable with ourselves and the trajectory of our lives. We're not here to judge you or tell you what to strive for or how hard to work for it. You deserve to grow on your schedule, free from the leering eyes and burdensome gazes of those beyond your circle. We referenced this Forbes Article regarding the latest in 2024 New Year's Resolutions. Whatever your New Year's Resolution is, take it at your own pace, and see if any of these Boca Raton, places, people, and things can make your life a bit better every day.


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5 Of the Most Popular Home Decor Trends In 2023

popular boca raton home design trends in 2023

Home exteriors are a style all of their own. Like home interiors, or the clothing we wear, even the natural world has trends. While we don't have the same breadth of design freedom in a less controllable environment like nature itself, there are still many ways we can tailor both our home interior, exterior, and the natural world around it to our liking. These home design trends represent a broader national example but are also acutely found here around many beautiful Boca Raton homes. We've observed and researched online and in-person, the latest direction home designers have taken their products. Our list is hardly comprehensive but represents some of the most significant and popular home decor trends for 2023. 

black and white interiors

Black and White 

We've made plenty of notes over the past years about the ascent of modern, contemporary decor after decades of Mizner-inspired Mediterranean Revivalism. Despite the beauty of the tans, beiges, and goldenrods that mark the walls, ceilings, and accents of these Boca Raton homes, many are choosing clean, crisp lines and simple palettes. Evidenced by communities like Lotus and Lotus Palm, home designers are now seeking black and white to define the home line by line, angle by angle. These crisp, colorless palettes of greys, whites, and blacks are common...

New Years Parties In Boca Raton | Where To Celebrate New Years Eve

new years events in the boca raton area

Is it 2024 yet? We're a little bewildered that the year came and went faster than the Brightline, but here we are ready to ring in the New Year. In keeping you informed on the latest happenings, holidays, and celebrations around Boca Raton, today's Boca Raton Real Estate blog highlights the best events, parties, and fun things happening around the city. Read on and get your sparklers, champagne, and dancing shoes ready!

new years eve at crazy uncle mikes

New Year's Eve at Crazy Uncle Mike's - Boca Raton

  • When: Dec. 31 - Jan. 1 | 9 PM - 1 AM
  • Where: Crazy Uncle Mike's 6450 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL

One of our favorite spots in Boca Raton, Crazy Uncle Mike's has become a premier destination for live music, craft beer, and easy bites. With an elevated stage and superb lounging area, alongside its outdoor deck, we love Crazy Uncle Mike's as a venue and a restaurant. In keeping with their namesake, Crazy Uncle Mike's has invited Southern Blood, a band saluting Southern Rock, to hit the stage for a celebration that's sure to rock the night away. 

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Hurricane Shutters vs. Impact Resistant Windows: Which Is Right For Your Boca Home?

hurricane shutters vs impact glass

With today's new construction homes, hurricane-impact windows are almost an expectation. For older homes without the accommodations for impact windows, however, the question still looms. Do I spend (a lot more) on impact windows, or find a simpler, yet still reliable solution? In today's blog, we discuss protecting and securing the most vulnerable points of your home from the worst nature has to throw at it. Impact windows, or slide-out shutters? Read on to learn more about what might work for you!

hurricane shutters on teal home

Pros Of Hurricane Shutters

1. Hurricane Shutters Are Much Cheaper

Let's face it. Things aren't as cheap as they used to be. We're never one to compromise on our safety, especially in the wake of a potential life-altering natural disaster. However, buying an existing home in Boca Raton leaves you with the potential for expensive remodeling projects during a time of sky high material costs. Hurricane shutters are plug and play solutions that are easily affixed to the side of the home. Often made from simple sheet metal, they are easy to self-install and remove in a pinch, without requiring remodel work to the structure of the home.

2. They Can Easily Be Added and Subtracted From The Home

Hurricane shutters can be affixed to the home via a tracking system, allowing for an easy rollout. Whether attached via track or kept separately altogether, hurricane shutters...

The 2023 Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade | Everything You Need To Know

2023 boca raton holiday boat parade

We're fired up for the 49th annual Boca Raton holiday boat parade! One of the most popular events in Boca Raton is nearly five decades old, returning for its next installation. The Boca Holiday Boat Parade is a coalescing event that incorporates much of what sets this community apart. The bright lights, beautiful boats, balmy weather, and neighborhood camaraderie are exemplified at this event. For our part, we've got our eyes on the water and our thumb on the pulse of our backyard, and are here to bring you everything you need to know about the 2023 Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade!

  • When: Saturday, December 16th 2023. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Where: Boca Raton Intracoastal Canal (C-15 to Hillsboro Bridge)

The Parade Route

The Parade will follow its usual path beginning in the C-15 Canal of the Boca Raton/Delray Beach border. The parade boats will turn due south at the Intracoastal and follow along until the route end at the Hillsboro drawbridge. The boats will pass several waterfront communities in Boca Raton including the Boca Marina Yacht Club and Golden Harbour among several others. There are three drawbridges along the route: Spanish River, Palmetto Park, and Camino Real, beginning with Spanish River and ending beyond the picturesque twisting drawbridge spanning Camino Real. Eachdrawbridge will...

Boca Raton Christmas Lights Near Me | Where To See Christmas Lights In 2023

2023 christmas lights in boca raton

The Champagne & Parisi Blog has become quite the holiday institution if our readership numbers are any indication. We've covered Thanksgiving and the holiday boat parade, and once again, here we are sharing the best places to view Christmas Lights near you in the Boca Raton area & beyond. Without further ado, here are some of the most well-known and picturesque places to enjoy Christmas lights and holiday displays, in the way only South Florida can provide!

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THE 49TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE - BOCA RATON

  • Where: The Intracoastal Waterway, from the C-15 Canal to Camino Real
  • When: Saturday, December 16th 2023

For the best and most detailed information on this nearly 5-decade Boca Raton holiday event, visit our dedicated Holiday Boat Parade blog!

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The 100 Ft Christmas Tree and Holiday Village - Delray Beach

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Boca Raton Thanksgiving 2023 | Giving Thanks From Champagne & Parisi Real Estate

thanksgiving gratitude list 2023

Gratitude. It's the basis for being a good person. It begins with humility, transmutes to gratefulness, and is expressed in kindness. A tradition of Champagne & Parisi Real Estate in recent years, we love writing our many thanks to the few fortunate enough to make our list. While we could easily quadruple our list and add many more people and businesses we're grateful for, we had to narrow it down to a select few. We're grateful for life, opportunity, friendship, and the generosity of all we're blessed to work alongside, but these mentioned people, places, and things are as deserving as any for our Thanksgiving 2023 gratitude list. 

patch reef title company boca raton

Patch Reef Title

We'll begin by thanking three of our most crucial business partners, starting with Patch Reef Title Company. When it comes to real estate title work, Patch Reef is more than just our partner. They are the absolute gold standard in the industry and work tirelessly for our clients. Whether it's facilitating the final stages of a deal, resolving disputes, or educating our team on the latest in Real Estate titling, Patch Reef is one of many title companies serving the area, but a steadfast partner who proves their worth at every turn.

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The Best Shopping In Boca Raton | Shops And Stores In Boca Raton

best shopping in boca raton

Boca Raton is a city renowned for its inclusive yet glamorous lifestyle. Whether retiring to one of the illustrious 55+ communities throughout the city, raising a beautiful family in the likes of Boca Chase, or hitting the fast lane at a Downtown condo, there are so many ways to live your best life in Boca Raton. Besides the numerous city beaches that attract locals and tourists from across the world, the elegant retail options and incredible shopping experiences are sure to coax tourists from their beachfront hotels and locals from their living rooms to enjoy a little soiree downtown. For today's Boca Raton Real Estate blog, we show newcomers where the best shopping in Boca Raton can be found and remind the locals that a lovely day of retail therapy is at their fingertips.

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The Boca Town Center Mall

The Boca Town Center Mall is the largest indoor mall in the Boca Raton area. Despite brick-and-mortar stores experiencing a significant downturn following the advent and expansion of online retail, the Boca Town Center Mall has held firm as one of the premier attractions in Boca Raton. The mall features numerous high-end luxury shops selling everything from fine wines and culinary goods to jewelry, watches, and textiles. In addition to their attractive store options, the food court...