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Real Estate Agent - Mizner Grande Realty - Boca Raton, Florida Waterfront Expert
This blog will keep you informed about the Boca Raton and South Florida Luxury Real Estate Market.

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2008 

The City of Boca Raton is one of the best managed cities you will find anywhere.  Below are some statistics relating to some important areas of the city.   Total Annual Budget  $517,471,400 Total Property Taxes Collected  $61,500,000 Cost to Operate Police & Fire  $67,000,000 Full Time Employees ...
08/15/2008
It's great news that the annual Boca Raton Boat Parade will be taking place again this year with the help of some very generous local business people.  The parade takes place on Dec. 20 and starts at 6:30pm at the C-15 canal and heads southbound.  If anyone would like to enter their boat call Lil...
08/14/2008
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 has passed which means much needed assistance for the people who need it most and much needed help for our real estate market which has so much influence over many aspects of our economy. Below are some of the highlights of this 650+ page bill.   FHA ...
08/13/2008
Below is a list of closing cost you will have if you buy or sell a property. Seller Expenses Real Estate Brokerage Fee Title Insurance Process Satisfaction of Existing Mortgage Doc Stamps on the Deed Real Estate Taxes Due up to the Date of Closing Pay Off Mortgage Balance   Buyer Expenses Loan Or...
08/12/2008
Now that its prime time for seasonal rental reservations I thought I would explain what the Tourist Development Tax is. The Tourist Development Tax is a 5% charge on the revenue generated from rentals of six months or less. This amount is in addition to the state sales tax which is 6.5% in Palm B...
08/11/2008
Below are the top ten reasons me and my family choose to live in Boca Raton. 1. The Climate and Geography. 2. The People. 3. The Parks and Beaches. 4. The Private Schools.                                                                5. The Shopping. 6. The Cleanest City Anywhere. 7. The Proximi...
08/08/2008
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Now that Amendment 1 has passed, even though it didn't make a drastic difference in most peoples lives it did put us on the right track to go after more meaningful tax reform which brings us to the next phase which is Amendment 5. Amendment 5 will be on the November 4th ballot and will save prope...
08/07/2008
Now that its getting close to back to school time everyone is taking care of things like school supplies, clothes and aftercare arrangements. As we get closer to switching back to our school time routines our mindsets are changing and we are getting down to business. Don't forget to be attending ...
08/06/2008
Check out this new listing that I have in Collier Manor located just West of Federal Highway in Pompano Beach.  It is a 2 Bedroom 1 bath single family home on a big lot with lots of room to expand!  The home features impact glass, a newer roof and new electric service. Who said South Florida was ...
08/05/2008
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During this time when the banks are tightening up and being very careful who they lend money to it is important to make sure your credit report is in good shape.  If you have poor credit you should be working on ways to improve it so down the road you can take advantage of all the great things go...
08/04/2008
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This blog will keep you informed about the Boca Raton and South Florida Luxury Real Estate Market.