7 Summer House Maintenance Ideas

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Cleaning is a time to tidy up and revitalize your home’s interior. But homeowners have an extra responsibility when it comes to home maintenance. By following a few simple steps this summer, you can help preserve your investment whether you are planning to sell soon or live in your home for years to come. 1) Test and maintain your HVAC …


Why Boca Raton is a Great Place for Young Families

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While many might think South Florida is a place for retirees, anyone who has visited Boca Raton knows that the city is filled with young professionals raising happy and healthy families. Why are so many young people drawn to Boca Raton? Because it has everything a young family wants in a home. Great Weather One of the easiest and cheapest …


How the Fed’s March Rate Hike Affects Homeowners, Buyers, and Sellers

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After months of hinting, the Federal Reserve announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percent in mid-March. The change in rates has not disturbed the stock market and mortgage lenders. As for the housing market, expectations are that mortgage rates will hit the 4.5 – 4.75% range by the end of the year. Here’s how …


What You Should Know Before Buying a Rental Property in South Florida

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Investing in real estate is a tried and true method of building wealth, and buying a rental property can be an excellent way to create equity and cash flow. More fortunes have been created through real estate investment than any other method of wealth building. But before you jump into the hot rental market in South Florida, here are some …


5 Tax Deductions Every Homeowner Should Look Into Before Filing

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For most of us (except for accountants) tax season isn’t a joyous occasion. However, sometimes there’s some good news for homeowners built into it. Check out these deductions to see if your home can minimize your bill from Uncle Sam. 1) Mortgage Interest The mortgage interest deduction is the most familiar perk for homeowners when it comes to filing your …


How South Florida House Hunters Can Prepare for the Spring Season

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While South Florida’s real estate market doesn’t have to worry about a cold snap keeping buyers indoors, we still have cycles. And spring is a busy season for buyers and sellers. With interest rates expected to rise multiple times this year, we expect this spring and summer to be particularly frenzied as buyers try to save money on financing. So …


5 Simple Steps to Make Home Sales Easier in South Florida

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Selling your home can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways make sure you get the best price for your property without running into hassles and headaches. Here are 5 simple steps to take to avoid unnecessary stress during the home sales process. 1) Hire a dependable, experienced real estate agent Choosing …


Where to Find the Best Bargains in Boca Raton

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While shopping in Boca Raton can often seem very pricey, you can also find some real bargains (and at the same time support some wonderful organizations) if you just know where to look. Here’s a list of a few of my favorite thrift and consignment shops. Cocoblue Consignment Boutique Visiting the areas consignment and thrifts stores is like going on …


Discovering Art House Films at FAU’s Living Room Theater

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For those who have an appreciation for documentaries, indie or foreign films, Florida Atlantic University’s Living Room Theater won’t disappoint. Located just off of I-95 at the campus’ east entrance on Glades Boulevard, this gem can be found right in the heart of FAU’s Boca Raton campus in its Culture & Society Building. The recently constructed facility features a box …


5 Special Spas in Boca Raton

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If you’re ready for some total body relaxation, a day spa has to be high on your list. Here in Boca Raton, there are dozens from which to choose. These six are among the most highly regarded in the area. Eden Day Spa The menu of services ranges from deep tissue to neuro-muscular to Swedish massage, along with a wide …