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April Fools Boca Raton! | 5 Preventable Mistakes Home Buyers & Sellers Make

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Happy April Fools Day! As much as we're tempted to go into hiding to avoid the practical jokers in our midst, the Boca Raton Real Estate market and our clients remain stoic in the wake of such a wacky holiday. In sticking with the theme, and as the only major non-denominational holiday in the month of April, we're writing about five of the most significant mistakes, misunderstandings, and challenges home buyers and home sellers make. If you're guilty, don't worry, we're not branding you a "fool" by any means. As a matter of fact, even great Realtors are guilty as charged, but as professionals, it's also our job to point out and rectify mistakes made along the way. To celebrate April Fool's Day, here are five of the most common Real Estate mistakes we've seen made both recently, and across time.

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Your Listing Price Is Too High

Oftentimes Realtors are tasked with educating their clients on the ways the current economic climate impacts their listing. "The market," or how it is discussed at large in the media, around our water coolers, and at our favorite bars may have some congruencies with your current situation, but there may be stark differences...

Easter Events In Boca Raton | Boca Raton Easter Sunday 2023

easter events in boca raton 2023

It's another (y)ear in Boca Raton and for many, a time of reflection as they approach the holiest day of their faith. Yet, for all of us, it's another opportunity to enjoy decadent brunches, pastel-flecked eggs, and springtime fun. Easter may be a religious holiday, but much like Christmas, or the once-paganistic Halloween, we're more than content with our interpretation of the thematic fun that Easter brings. As a harbinger of springtime and as part of a diverse community, Easter festivities are hardly exclusive to anyone. For the best of Easter Events in Boca Raton, read on and see below!

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Easter Brunch at the Addison

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Boca Raton Real Estate Budgeting | What Does A $1 Million Budget Get You Across America

what can $1 million get you?

As Realtors, we always love playing the "what if" scenarios in our minds. We believe a good Realtor sees a home for both its potential through imagination and the practical economics behind it. A Realtor should be as good at envisioning your desires and taking them from paper to reality, as they are in executing an efficient and ethical transaction. One enjoyable thought exercise is to see what an imaginary budget would afford in a selection of different cities and states. With home prices rising in South Florida, and our relative insulation from the very worst of the post-lockdown economic fallout, $1 million might not go as far as you think. Without further ado, here is a selection of metro areas, and a sample of what 1 million dollars can buy in each region.

Please Note: Real Estate is a dynamic and always-changing industry. Numbers, values, and percentages will not always hold and trends may heavily impact the veracity and currentness of this information over time. 

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Boca Raton, FL

We begin with the idyllic Boca Raton, Florida. Part tropical paradise, part glamor destination. Imagine the glamor of LA and New York without the numerous disadvantages by way of taxes, traffic, and public safety. Boca Raton is the nexus of Champagne & Parisi's legacy and a city we are proud to call home.

What can you afford with a $1 Million Budget In the Boca Raton Real Estate Market? 

  • A 3-4 bedroom single-family home in a West Boca Raton gated community.
  • A smaller-sized luxury condo in the downtown or...

The Ultimate Guide To Home Tile Types | Boca Raton Real Estate

the ultimate guide to home tile types

When combined with the wear and tear of the heat and humidity, Boca Raton's Mediterranean Revivalist architecture has given us the preeminent canvas for tile work. Flooring options like hardwood are often poor long-term solutions thanks to our subtropical climate. Beginning with Addison Mizner, tilework has long been infused as part of our cultural expression and nowhere is that truer than the many works of interior and exterior mastery in Boca Raton. For our Ultimate Guide to Home Tile, we researched every kind of tile we could find, listed them all out below, and describe the good and bad behind each. While we don't claim to be contractors, we know a thing or two about homes and are confident in delivering you the best information in The Ultimate Guide to Home Tile Types.

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Ceramic

Ceramic Tiles are an affordable and durable solution for residences in the Boca Raton area. These often grouted tiles are easy to clean, come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes, and are relatively low-cost and easy to acquire. On the negative side, ceramic has a higher potential to sustain cracks, and is generally more difficult to self-install as an untrained professional. In addition, the hardness and insulation can leave ceramic tiles cold to the touch and wear down the feet if standing too long. However, these remain among the most popular...

St. Patrick's Day Events In The Boca Raton Area | St. Patty's Day Near Me

st patricks day in boca raton 2023

Welcome back to our annual roundup of exciting holiday events in the Boca Raton area & beyond! Unfortunately, the longtime Mizner Park mainstay: The Dubliner, is no more. Thus, it is incumbent on us in the Boca Raton Real Estate blog to account for the diaspora of partygoers as the big day looms on the near horizon. Through these 5 events, we give you everything from arts & crafts to cheers & beers, things for the kids and the not-so-young, and a little more for the young at heart. Enjoy this jovial celebration of all things Irish right here in our backyard! Read on to learn more about the litany of excitement that lies ahead for this year's St. Patrick's Day events in Boca Raton (and beyond)!

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St. Patrick's Day Specials At Max's Grille - Boca Raton

We can always depend on Max's Grille at the heart of Mizner Park for the best in seasonal cuisine and cocktails. A significant contender for one of Boca Raton's very finest restaurants, Max's has a seasonal offering for every holiday and has been mentioned many times in our Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day blogs to name just a few. The culinary artists at Max's have spun a slightly modern twist on classic Irish flavors, with the loaded...