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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 

Mizner Park is a great place to ring in the new year with many options for dining and entertainment. Whether you want to enjoy some fine dining or a more casual meal, check out what they have to offer. Its also nice to have such a great place to go so close to home.  Visit their website below for...
12/31/2008
As we wind up the new year here in Boca Raton I am sure many seller's are glad to see it go. One thing is for sure, Boca Raton is packed with people and this will be a great season and many homes will be purchased lowering the inventory even more. There is light at the end of the tunnel and peopl...
12/29/2008
Single family luxury homes continue to do well in Boca Raton and across South Florida.  The reason for this is people from around the world continue to come here for the lifestyle and for the weather.  Unlike condo buyers, many luxury home buyers use their homes as their primary residence. While ...
12/29/2008
The Florida Department of Revenue has cleared up what was becoming a major issue in handling short sales.  They have ruled that the amount of Doc Stamps due is based on the amount actually paid by the buyer and does not include any amount forgiven by the lender. For awhile many closing agents had...
12/26/2008
Starting January 1, 2009 the law requires that condo owners purchase hazard insurance and put their Association down as an additional insured. This actually has always been in force but the new part is that you have to put the Association down as an additional insured.  Many condo associations do...
12/24/2008
There is no place like Boca Raton to spend the holidays and that is evident with the large numbers of people in town ready to enjoy themselves. The blizzards taking place around the country sure are helping people make up their minds as to where they should spend the winter. Many buyers are in to...
12/23/2008
With the new law that has just passed in Tallahassee landlords now have the option of adding a penalty in when a tenant breaks a lease.  This would allow the tenant to pay 2 months rent and be released from any further action if they break the lease. This new law has the potential to benefit both...
12/22/2008
For the people who are current with their mortgage and have good credit its a great time to think about refinancing with rates below 5% becoming available more and more. This makes alot of sense if you are planning to stay in the property for awhile. In times like these everything we can do to lo...
12/19/2008
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Service contracts are a great selling tool especially in a challenging market like we are in now.  When a buyer is shopping out properties, especially those in the lower price ranges, they definitely will lean toward a property that has a service contract in place knowing that they can enjoy peac...
12/18/2008
As we progress through this difficult cycle its nice to see adjustments being made to help the people who need it most. Fannie Mae has come up with a program that will let current tenants in a property that has been foreclosed on stay in the property. They will arrange a short term lease with the...
12/17/2008
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This blog will keep you informed about the Boca Raton and South Florida Luxury Real Estate Market.