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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Orlando Norena answered:
Hi: We have limited listings available for rent in Boca Raton. Please contact me at (954)701-1580.
I have a couple of questions.
Thank you,
Orlando Norena
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Tue May 14, 2013
Tom Priester answered:
Dear Findnikki,

It sounds like your children's education will be a big part of your decision making and for that you should be applauded. You will find when researching schools in Palm Beach County that three of the highest rated public systems will be in Boca Raton, Wellington and Jupiter. I am not sure how tied you are to Boca but if Jupiter is a possibility certainly worth exploration. You won't be close to the beach in Wellington but housing prices are very favorable and it too offers a high quality of life but inland a bit.

One of my favorite sites when it comes to school ratings is and if you have an iPhone check out their app which is also a fantastic tool. I love their site, use it often, and highly recommend it to my clients who are interested in finding the best schools for their children's education. GreatSchools profiles public, private and charter schools and has a great format for readers to leave comments. Besides their rating system the comment section is the best place to go to get real life feedback from children who attend the schools as well as their parents.

You might also want to check out the Florida Department of Education School accountability reports which are also a wealth of information and can be accessed with this link;

After doing your homework on-line I always recommend parents visit the school live and in person prior to making any purchasing decisions in that district and if you need assistance let me know as I would be happy to show you around. When looking for gated communities in your price range in Boca you will find that most of the opportunities will be located between the Florida Turnpike to the west and I-95 to the east. Not sure if a private country club lifestyle is in play but you have many options worth exploring.
Clearly defining your housing objectives considering size of home, number of bedrooms, how many garage spaces, size of yard required, private pool required, acceptable association fees, etc. is a great place to start. If you would like me to send you some current opportunities please feel free to contact e at your convenience and I will be very happy to put that together.

If you are not 100% tied in to Boca you might take a serious look at the Jupiter area. You might enjoy a brief article I wrote about the north county area and you can access it at the link below;

I hope this information is helpful and if I can be of service to you and your family in any way please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Mon Aug 18, 2014
Erv Fleishman answered:
The good news is there are lots of choices for you.
Price considerations and life style are the first items to solving the puzzle as to where you should look.

The school district here is actually the Palm Beach County. There are great local schools in Boca as part of the district. All of those details can be discussed and explained so that you understand your options.

Good luck and feel free to contact me for more information.
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Beverly Loder answered:
The school system in Boca is very good. The schools I am familiar with are Boca High,
West Boca and Spanish River. All have excellent ratings.

If you would like for me to send you listings, please write dirctly to: or cell # 561-271-0792

Hope it was helpful..
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Obviously tablet is better because it is bigger and easier to see and use. Much will depend on your mls system, cell data system you use and things like that. I suggest making sure you get something that receives cell tower data and wifi so you can select one or the other and not be limited to a wifi only tablet which won't do much on the road. Your Board of Realtors I bet would have someone that could help you. ... more
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Sun Sep 30, 2012
Gary Goldberg answered:
The rate of commercial leasing is 10%. This rate breaks down to:

5% listing Broker
5% co-broker

Feel free to contact me with any other questions. Thank you,
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Dan Statlander answered:
Hi Robert.
I have a very close Banking relationship with a Lender that specializes in VA loans. He himself is a Veteran. His name is Paul Abad and he is with Equity Mortgage Bankers LLC. His cell number is 954 513 0841. Please feel free to give him a call and let him know i directed you to him. Good luck. I am sure you will be able to work everything out.

Feel free to contact me with anything Real Estate related. My name is Dan Statlander and my company is Stateland Brown LLC.

My Office number is 561.245.8722 and my cell number is 561.542.7338.

Please check out our website

Thanks and good luck
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Daniel Dohrn answered:
I'm sure that you would enjoy working with Keyes Real Estate. We are an 81 year old business in Southern Florida. Also the 13th largest independent real estate office in the U.S.
I work out of the Lighthouse Point office (just south of Boca Raton). We have many offices throughout S. FL. Check us out at Call me at 561-212-5373 and I will introduce you to my Broker. ... more
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Tue Mar 5, 2013
Cindy Galiardo answered:
There a few waterfront communiites in north Boca that you may be able find in that price range. Please feel free to contact me and I will happy to assist.

Cindy Galiardo
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Thu May 31, 2012
John DeShields answered:
Boca Woods is a great community for families. It is a gated community that provides greater security with less traffic. Boca Woods has a club house with a swimming pool for the kids to enjoy. Open spaces with two golf courses. The golf club has monthly activities which include BBQs, themed parties for the kids, and much more. If you're interested in seeing what's available in Boca Woods please contact me. Thanks.

John DeShields
Realtor at DeBianchi Real Estate
(561) 445-2631
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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Adam R. Cohn answered:
I have a great REALTOR that you can call in Boca for some good advice her name is Olivia and can be reached at 561 558 7912.

She's from Boca so she's a good asset for your home buying experience.

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Sat May 26, 2012
Marilyn Farber Jacobs answered:
Santa Barbara is a pretty community located just north of Town Center Mall where there is tons of shopping. Traffic could be noisy if you are on the south end of the community, off Glades Road, but if you are a mall shopper it is PERFECT for you.

Boca Isles is also very pretty, but unless you are near the turnpike it is quiet.

Both are lovely communities and I believe thy will rise at about the same amount.

Can I show you properties?

Marilyn Jacobs
Jeffrey Ray & Associates
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Mon May 28, 2012
Erv Fleishman answered:
Average high is 90 degrees. Although you have cool days up there, we do not have days as hot as you get.
Spanish River High fact
The school came in at 185th on the list with a graduation rate of 96 percent, 95 percent of graduates college bound, and an average SAT score of 1613. Also part of the ranking formula were: percentage of AP [Advanced Placement] tests taken per graduate; the average AP/IB/AICE test scores and the AP courses offered.

"Our AP test scores are in, and they've gone up as well, so we'll be celebrating that, too. We went from 82 to 85 percent passing," she said.

If your children are good students, there are good programs for them Atlantic High has IB program. Great private schools here also. Spanish River and Boca High excelletnt schools with great AP offerings.

As far as neighborhoods and recommendations.
contact me and let's talk.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Stephanie Leon answered:
I believe it.. In my area (Miami Lakes, FL) we have very low inventory and too many buyers. Prices are stable and believe it or not inching up a tad bit in some areas...
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Sat Mar 19, 2011
Jennifer Susanne Sommers answered:
Dear Allquot,

A great neighborhood that I would suggest is Boca Pointe! There are some really nice townhomes and single family homes that are around the price range. The nice part about this community is that it's gated, secure and it is a country club community BUT you don't have to join.

Another place to look
1) Lands End
2) Mizner Pointe
3) Boca Pointe--As mentioned above.

The first question you need to ask yourself, is if you want to live in East, Central or West....then I can help you narrow down the best community for you. If I can be any assistance, kindly let me know!!

Sincerely yours,
Jen Sommers
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Thom Colby answered:
Donna -

It is 100% about price. Suggest your parents start lowering the price by $1,500 every 5 days until they get traffic or an offer. At this point they have nothing to lose and everything to gain by getting rid of this burden.

Another alternative would be to donate the property to a reputable charity and take the tax deduction - they will win with the tax deduction, the charity will be happy and they will no longer have any expenses of the property!
Not the best situation - but it could be a solution !

Best of Luck,

Thom Colby
Broker / Owner
Thom Colby Properties
Newport Beach, CA
Moving Lives Forward (TM)
We never double-end a transaction in our brokerage.
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Wed Apr 28, 2010
Ben and Sandra McCaul answered:
Camino Woods 2
Boca Delray Golf & Country Club (no golf fees) gated guarded
Camino Woods 1

If you would like more detailed info please email to
or call 561-702-4430 and visit our website to search the entire mls at
Thank you for your inquiry!
Sandra A. McCaul, PA,ABR
Prudential Florida Realty
2255 Glades Rd. Suite 100E
Boca Raton,FL 33431
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Mon Apr 20, 2009
David A Podgursky PA answered:
Mission Bay may be an option. Remember, there are a lot of Snowbirds down here... most communities won't allow short term rentals - anything under 6 months...but if you wanted a seasonal renter and you come visit other times during the year there should be no issue with the HOAs of any communities you like.

Fanfare - you would have to inform the HOA that there is a renter for security purposes... you would lose access to the common areas and even the gates (in the gated sections). You would also have to allow the HOA to approve them or you may be fined by the association. Some are stricter than others.

West Boca is nice...very family friendly and definitely a newer area in many ways. I would also look at Boca Isles, Boca Falls and Saturnia as viable alternatives.

You are right about ease of renting - West Boca especially Mission Bay does have its share of short term (6mo) renters due to the tennis center attracting youth from around the country for professional level training...but East would have higher insurance and/or condo fees!

I will be in my office tomorrow morning and would be happy to discuss these areas with you specifically targetting properties you are wanting to pursue.

Also the link below will show you everything for sale AND lease in Mission Bay.

(ps... Zillow is a terrible resource for valuation as it does not differentiate between viable and not-viable comps)

David Podgursky
Boca Executive Realty
561-504-6949 c
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Sun Mar 27, 2011
Leigh Mattern answered:
What impressed me the most when I first came to Boca Raton was that unlike many other cities that have lovely, beautifully groomed communities behind their gates and walls, Boca Raton landscapes along the highways, roads and medial strips. It is hard to find an area of Boca Raton that isn't well manicured, whether you are driving along Military Trail or entering a subdivison of million dollar homes. ... more
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