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5 Non-Park Places in Boca to Take Your Kids (or Grandkids) this Summer

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Whether you’re a parent looking for something to break up the monotony of summer or a grandparent with little ones visiting, there are plenty of options for keeping the kids busy this summer. Parks and beach activities abound, but here are a few more ideas for what to do in Boca Raton this summer. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center South Florida …

Strengthen the Curb Appeal of Your South Florida House this Summer

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Does the front of your home look like it could be the setting of a Stephen King novel? If children rush past your yard while exchanging fearful whispers, it might be time to review your curb appeal. With summer coming soon, it’s a great opportunity to get your home ready for the market. Try these tips to ensure potential buyers …

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How to Tell If You’re Ready to Buy a Home in South Florida

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Buying your first home is a part of the American dream. It’s a rite of passage that marks a new stage in your life. But it’s also a huge purchase, often the largest single investment in your portfolio. How do you know when you’re ready to leave behind the world of rentals to join the homeowners club? It’s not about …

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Is Your Realtor Staging Your Home Incorrectly?

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Staging your home is one of the most effective ways to ensure that it sells quickly and for top dollar. A savvy Realtor can help guide you through the staging process, from choosing a stager to the finishing touches. Unfortunately, an inexperienced agent can accidentally sabotage your home staging by making mistakes. Avoid the following common missteps in the staging …

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Where to Find the Best Cup of Coffee in Boca Raton

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Boca is blessed with a plentitude of cafes and coffee shops with a variety of styles and atmospheres. While you can find a Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts without even trying, give one of these independent shops a chance the next time you’re in the mood for a jolt of java. The Seed Boca Founders Monique and Carly combined their love …

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13 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Condo in South Florida

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Boca Raton’s combination of oceanfront views and vibrant urban living makes it a great location for condominiums. They provide access to some of South Florida’s best features at a lower premium than a single-family dwelling but allow you to invest in your home rather than renting. If you are debating whether to purchase a condo in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, …

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Don’t Make These Costly Mistakes When Selling Your South Florida Home

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There is much to consider when selling your home. It is an involved process, and mistakes will cost you money or time. Sometimes a little. Sometimes a lot. Here are some of the common mistakes inexperienced sellers make during the process. 1) Sticking around during an open house or showing. At first, it makes sense to think you should be …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …