RECONSIDER THESE CHOICES WHEN YOU’RE DESIGNING YOUR KITCHEN


Kitchen

The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few things you should avoid:

Cheap Laminate Countertops: The bottom rung of laminate is extremely susceptible to wear and tear. It can melt if you forget to place a hot pad under a pan that’s fresh out of the oven and the edges can chip off from repeated exposure to moisture and heat.

Flat Paint: A flat or matte finish is great in rooms with lower traffic, but it’s a bad idea in the kitchen where the walls are regularly exposed to splatters and spills. You need paint that can withstand an occasional heavy scrubbing, so opt for gloss or semi-gloss finishes.

Trendy Backsplash: If you watch any home remodeling show, you’ll certainly see kitchens with expensive, elaborate backsplash designs and materials. Those trends can be pricey to pursue and can look dated in a hurry. Subway tile is a cheaper, classic option that you’ll never regret, plus you’ll have more room in your budget to purchase quality materials to be used elsewhere.

Cheap Flooring: Just like the countertops, your kitchen floor needs to be strong enough to take some abuse. Cheap flooring easily scuffs and peels (especially from moisture). Quality flooring is worth the investment.


Rick Schuster

Licensed Real Estate Broker – Jaycee Realty, Inc.
Licensed Title Insurance Agent – Home Guardian Title, Inc.
Licensed Mortgage Broker – Leading Edge Mortgage Corp

20283 State Road 7 – Ste 400
Boca Raton, FL 33498

561-206-2835 – via Google Voice
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Boca Raton Townhouse for Sale

Addison Lakes

23081 Addison Lakes Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Offered at:  $304,900

Addison Lakes is a centrally situated, gated town home community located in Central Boca Raton, FL.  There is a community pool, exercise room and clubhouse. Every home is located on a lake.  Addison Lakes is a 55+ community, however, individuals interested in purchasing a home here may possible be considered if under the age of 55.

23081 Addison Lakes Circle was built in 2002 and features:

  • 3 Generous Sized Bedrooms
  • An Entry Lever Master Bedroom
  • Large Kitchen
  • 1.5 Car Garage
  • Beautiful Lake Views from the Enclosed Porch and Master Bedroom
  • Upstairs Loft Living Area
  • 2 Guest Bedrooms Upstairs
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • 2002 Construction
  • 55+ Community
  • Lawn Care

Contact Rick Schuster (Licensed Real Estate Broker, Jaycee Realty Inc) at:  561.206.2835 to learn more about this home.

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Market Update for Meadow Lakes as of December 2014

Real estate market data for Meadow Lakes, Boca Raton, FL provided by  Rick Schuster of Jaycee Realty.

Meadow Lakes Market Update
Over the past 90 days, Meadow Lakes has seen 5 Multiple Listing Service home closings with an average sale price of $284,735. This equates to $143.21 per square foot of living space.  The average List price of $291,360 indicates that Meadow Lakes Sellers are achieving approximately 98% of their asking price.  If you are considering buying a home, you can still find bargains on a house in Meadow Lakes but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, well priced listings often sell within a few days of hitting the market.

Click the following link if you are interested in seeing a current list of available inventory in Meadow Lakes.

At the time of publication of this article, the average currently available Meadow Lakes home was listed for sale for 60 days. Sellers should make sure to price their home near market value if they expect to get an offer from an interested buyer.  I wouldn’t expect home prices to run up quite as fast as they did back in 2005 as banks remain stringent on their lending guidelines.

Meadow Lakes Real Estate Active Listing Summary
The average list price for a single family home in Meadow Lakes is $296,983 which is about $12,000 higher than the most recent closed sales.  The average price per square foot for listings in this neighborhood is $151.06.  Currently there are 6 homes available for sale.

Meadow Lakes Properties Under Contract
The Multiple Listing Service currently shows 5 properties under contract with an average list price of $291,675.  The average price per square foot is $138.73 which is about $5.00 per square foot less than the most recent sales in the neighborhood.

Find Homes for Sale in Meadow Lakes
Visit my website to search for homes in Meadow Lakes or to be notified when a Meadow Lakes home comes on the market.  To find out what your home is worth call me at 561-206-2835.

Note:  The information contained herein was gathered from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and is deemed reliable but not warranted.  Additional properties may be active, under contract or sold which may or may not be listed in the MLS.


Rick Schuster

Licensed Real Estate Broker – Jaycee Realty, Inc.
Licensed Title Insurance Agent – Home Guardian Title, Inc.
Licensed Mortgage Broker – Leading Edge Mortgage Corp

20283 State Road 7 – Ste 400
Boca Raton, FL 33498

561-206-2835 – via Google Voice
561-988-2546 -Fax

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Real Estate Market Update for Boca Raton, FL – November 2014

The Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches has released the Real Estate Market Update for Boca Raton, FL for November 2014.  Here’s the info:

November
New Listings: 536 This Year vs 536 Last Year.  No change
Closed Sales: 270 This Year vs 254 Last Year.  +6.3%
Median Sales Price: $300,000 This Year vs $244,500 Last Year.  +22.7%
Percent of List Price Received: 90.7% This Year vs 91.5% Last Year. (-0.9%)
Days on Market Until Sale:  108 This Year vs 94 Last Year.  +14.5%
Inventory of Homes for Sale:  2,229 This Year vs 2,406 Last Year.  (-7.4%)
Months Supply of Inventory:  6.0 This Year vs 6.4 Last Year (-6.9%)

Year to Date
New Listings: 6,589 This Year vs 6,007 Last Year.  +9.7%
Closed Sales: 3,966 This Year vs 4,096 Last Year.  (-3.2%)
Median Sales Price: $279,000 This Year vs $250,000 Last Year.  +11.6%
Percent of List Price Received: 91.2% This Year vs 90.8% Last Year. +0.5%
Days on Market Until Sale:  95 This Year vs 119 Last Year.  (-20.5%)

Commentary
As you’ll note, the Median Sales Price jumped 22.7% in November while year to date it has increased an impressive 11.6%.  It will be interesting to see how the median pricing changes once we are past the new year.  Can the Boca Raton market absorb much more than a $300,000 median sales price?

Of note, the Days on Market Unitl Sale has decreased by 24 days.  This is a 20.5% change.  Does this mean that lending restrictions are easing?  That is questionable as there are 9.7% more listings Year to Date and 3.2% fewer Closed Sales.  I guess time will tell.

If you are looking to determine the value of your home or would like a list of available properties for sale in your area please contact me.

Source:  Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches


Rick Schuster
Licensed Real Estate Broker – Jaycee Realty, Inc.
Licensed Title Insurance Agent – Home Guardian Title, Inc.
Licensed Mortgage Broker – Leading Edge Mortgage Corp

20283 State Road 7 – Ste 400
Boca Raton, FL 33498

561-206-2835 – via Google Voice
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Market Update for The Shores at Boca Raton as of December 2014

Real estate market data for The Shores at Boca Raton provided by  Rick Schuster of Jaycee Realty.

The Shores at Boca Raton Market Update
Over the past 90 days, The Shores at Boca Raton has seen 3 Multiple Listing Service home closings with an average sale price of $471,167. This equates to $153.44 per square foot of living space.  The average List price of $496,300 indicates that homes in The Shores at Boca Raton are achieving approximately 95% of their asking price.  If you are considering buying a home, you can still find bargains on a house in The Shores at Boca Raton but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, well priced listings often sell within a few days of hitting the market.

Click the following link if you are interested in seeing a current list of available inventory in The Shores at Boca Raton.

At the time of publication of this article, the average currently available home in The Shores at Boca Raton was listed for sale for 85 days. Sellers should make sure to price their home near market value if they expect to get an offer from an interested buyer.  I wouldn’t expect home prices to run up quite as fast as they did back in 2005 as banks remain stringent on their lending guidelines.

The Shores at Boca Raton Real Estate Active Listing Summary
The average list price for a single family home in The Shores at Boca Raton is $444,450 which is lower  than the recent average closed-sale price.  The average price per square foot for listings in this neighborhood is $159.93.  Currently there are only 2 homes available for sale in the community.

The Shores at Boca Raton Properties Under Contract
The Multiple Listing Service currently shows 2 properties under contract with an average list price of $509,450.  The average price per square foot is $157.43 which is roughly $4.00 per square foot greater than the most recent sales in the neighborhood.

Find Homes for Sale in The Shores at Boca Raton
Visit my website to search for homes in The Shores at Boca Raton or to be notified when a home in The Shores at Boca Raton becomes available.  To find out what your home is worth call me at 561-206-2835.

Note:  The information contained herein was gathered from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and is deemed reliable but not warranted.  Additional properties may be active, under contract or sold which may or may not be listed in the MLS.


Rick Schuster

Licensed Real Estate Broker – Jaycee Realty, Inc.
Licensed Title Insurance Agent – Home Guardian Title, Inc.
Licensed Mortgage Broker – Leading Edge Mortgage Corp

20283 State Road 7 – Ste 400
Boca Raton, FL 33498

561-206-2835 – via Google Voice
561-988-2546 -Fax

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Market Update for Stonebridge Country Club as of December 2014

Real estate market data for Stonebridge Country Club, Boca Raton, FL provided by  Rick Schuster of Jaycee Realty.


Stonebridge Country Club Market Update

Over the past 90 days, Stonebridge Country Club has seen 4 Multiple Listing Service home closings with an average sale price of $246,625. This equates to $96.61 per square foot of living space.  The average List price of $270,725 indicates that Stonebridge Country Club Sellers are obtaining approximately 91% of their asking price.  If you are considering buying a home, you can still find bargains on a house in Stonebridge Country Club but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, well priced listings often sell within a few days of hitting the market.

 

Click the following link if you are interested in seeing a current list of available inventory in Stonebridge Country Club.

At the time of publication of this article, the average currently available Stonebridge Country Club home was listed for sale for 272 days. Sellers should make sure to price their home near market value if they expect to get an offer from an interested buyer.  272 days is far greater than the average time to sell a home in Boca Raton, FL.

Stonebridge Country Club Real Estate Active Listing Summary
The average list price for a single family home in Stonebridge is $390,520 which is a “whopping” $143,000 over the most recently sold homes in the community!  The average price per square foot for listings in this neighborhood is $128.86 (also VERY HIGH).  Currently there are 10 homes available for sale.

Stonebridge Country Club Properties Under Contract
The Multiple Listing Service currently shows 5 properties under contract with an average list price of $346,230.  The average price per square foot is $106.89 which is about 10% greater than recent sales in the neighborhood.  Compared to the most recent sales in the neighborhood, these numbers are a little more “in line” vs. the properties currently listed and not under contract.  It is important to note that the properties currently under contract have been on the market for 143 days.  This is around 130 days LESS than homes not yet sold in the community.

Find Homes for Sale in Stonebridge Country Club
Visit my website to search for homes in Stonebridge Country Club or to be notified when a Stonebridge Country Club home comes on the market.  To find out what you home is worth call me at 561-206-2835.

Note:  The information contained herein was gathered from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and is deemed reliable but not warranted.  Additional properties may be active, under contract or sold which may or may not be listed in the MLS.


Rick Schuster
Licensed Real Estate Broker – Jaycee Realty, Inc.
Licensed Title Insurance Agent – Home Guardian Title, Inc.
Licensed Mortgage Broker – Leading Edge Mortgage Corp

20283 State Road 7 – Ste 400
Boca Raton, FL 33498

561-206-2835 – via Google Voice
561-988-2546 -Fax

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Market Update for Boca Greens as of December 2014

Real estate market data for Boca Greens, Boca Raton, FL provided by  Rick Schuster of Jaycee Realty.

Boca Greens Market Update
Over the past 90 days, Boca Greens has seen 11 Multiple Listing Service home closings with an average sale price of $357,218. This equates to $168.75 per square foot of living space.  The average List price of $378,855 indicates that Boca Greens Sellers are achieving approximately 94.2% of their asking price.  For closings that occurred in Boca Greens over the past 90 days, the average home closed in just 71 days.

If you are considering buying a home, you can still find bargains on a house in Boca Greens but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, well priced listings often sell within a few days of hitting the market.

Click the following link if you are interested in seeing a current list of available inventory in Boca Greens.

At the time of publication of this article, the average Boca Greens home was listed for sale for 106 days. Sellers should make sure to price their home near market value if they expect to get an offer from an interested buyer.  I wouldn’t expect home prices to run up quite as fast as they did back in 2005 as banks remain stringent on their lending guidelines.

Boca Greens Real Estate Active Listing Summary
The average list price for the 12 single family homes currently for sale in Boca Greens is $413,650 which is a significantly higher than the list prices of the most recent home sales in the community.  The average price per square foot for listings in this neighborhood is $191.71.

Boca Greens Properties Under Contract
The Multiple Listing Service currently shows 6 properties under contract with an average list price of $361,317.  The average price per square foot is $178.30 which is about 1.2% more than recent sales in the neighborhood.

Find Homes for Sale in Boca Greens
Visit my website to search for homes in Boca Greens or to be notified when a Boca Greens home comes on the market.  To find out what you home is worth call me at 561-206-2835.

Note:  The information contained herein was gathered from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and is deemed reliable but not warranted.  Additional properties may be active, under contract or sold which may or may not be listed in the MLS.