South Florida Real Estate News

What will happen to mortgage rates, affordability, inventory and more

Key Takeaways

  • Mortgage rates are likely to continue to increase throughout 2017.

  • There will not be any easing in inventory, and affordability will still be a challenge in big markets.

  • The potential is there for a large number of first-time buyers to enter the buying market, but they will face new challenges.

It’s been one unprecedented 2016, between the Brexit vote, the continued persistence of low mortgage interest rates and an election that seemed to temporarily throw markets for a loop.

What will the 12 months encompassing 2017 hold in store for housing?

Inman asked eight different experts to give their take:

  • Steve Cook, editor
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And the biggest piece of reader advice: 'Listen to your real estate agent!'

Key Takeaways

  • We asked Inman readers about the biggest mistakes they've seen first-time homebuyers make.
  • These were the top three: not talking to a lender first, waiting too long to make an offer and offering too little for properties.
  • The resounding piece of advice readers offered was: "Listen to your agent!"
As with many things in 2016, the housing market has been plagued with various issues: plummeting inventory, skyrocketing home prices and affordability problems that are keeping some buyers still. However, the National Association of Realtors’ September existing-home sales report revealed a promising silver lining — first-time homebuyers.

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Lang Realty Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

LangRealty goes pink in October to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research

Lang Realty is "Opening the Door for a Cure" to benefit the American Cancer Society. Throughout the month of October, Lang will turn “pink” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of the month-long promotion, Lang’s branding and advertising will be pink; offices will turn pink with décor and pink themed events will be held throughout the company. Lang Realty will make a donation to American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, for each home closed throughout October. Many of Lang’s agents and staff have formed teams to participate in area Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to raise additional funds. Last year, Lang Realty raised

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Brian Pearl of Lang Realty participate in a charity walk for the Alzheimers Association

Lang Realty’s Pat Roseboom, a longtime supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, organized two teams to participate in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Mizner Park in Boca Raton on Sunday, September 25.  More than $5,000 was raised through donations and pledges through both teams, The Pearl Antonacci Group of Lang Realty team and Boca Women’s Executive Club.

“This charity does so much in our community to help find a cure for this terrible disease and support family members and friends who become caretakers,” said Roseboom, an agent specializing in buyers for The Pearl Antonacci Group of Lang Realty.  “It was great to see many Lang agents, members of the Boca Women’s Executive Club, clients and friends come out to support this cause.”  "We are

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Downtown Boca Raton - Mizner 200 New Design for Condos

Mizner 200 Boca Raton Condos for Sale in Downtown Boca

Mizner 200 - Project Overview

Location: Mizner Boulevard next to Townsend Place Condominiums just north of Camino Real

Number of Units: 340-384

Development Size: Four 9-story condo towers averaging 300 feet in height (proposed)

Price Range: $750 per square foot (blended average); $1,500,000 average price per unit
Developer
: Elad National Properties

Mizner 200 latest update 

Last week, Boca Raton received plans for the updated version of Mizner 200, the Elad National Properties condo project that would replace Elad’s Mizner on the Green rental complex across Mizner Boulevard from Royal Palm Place. The change in design is significant and pleasing.  Like the first version, the new plan is for 384 luxury units. Like the first

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Moderne Boca Raton Townhomes

Moderne Boca, central Boca Raton's newest community, is under construction on one of the last undeveloped parcels in central Boca Raton. Located on the northeast corner of Spanish River Blvd and Military Trail, Moderne Boca Townhomes will be comprised of 75 contemporary townhouses, each three stories with outdoor space and two car garages.  Each townhome in Moderne Boca Raton will have 3 bedrooms and prices are expected to start in the low $600's.  West Palm Beach based Kolter who built One City Plaza an Two City Plaza in Downtown West Palm Beach is the builder of this new community.  Affinity Architects designed the unique townhouses. 

The location of Moderne Boca places it directly around Don Estridge Middle School, Pope John Paul High School,

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St Andrews Country Club - Boca Raton Real Estate

Click here for more photos of this stunning home in St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton.

Brian Pearl and Vini Antonacci of Lang Realty have recently listed this custom built home in St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, Florida. The home was listed for $3,795,000 and boasts 7 en-suite bedrooms, fitness room, a steam room, cigar room/library, and home movie theater as well as a 3 car garage and swimming pool and loggia. 

Desirable Cul-De-Sac Lot with Double Fairway Views of The Olde Course

Spectacular Spanish Renaissance estate home in St Andrews Country Club features 7 en-suite bedrooms plus a convertible bedroom currently used as an office/library, fitness/yoga studio with steam room, home theater, and children’s play/study room.  This

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When the developers of the exclusive new luxury rental property in Downtown Boca Raton, The Mark at Cityscape, sought a top-producing real estate team to list the eight penthouse lofts, they didn't look further than Brian Pearl and Vincenza Antonacci of Lang Realty.

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Jan. 21, 2016 - PRLog -- The luxuriously appointed two-story residences offer between 780 to over 1700 square feet with sweeping views of the city's skyline, golf course, ocean, and the famed Boca Resort and Club.  These contemporary units include garage parking, chocolate wood floors, double height ceilings with transom windows and designer lighting, floor-to-ceiling impact resistant windows, multiple balconies, and gorgeous kitchens with white quartz countertops,

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Hamilton Place Townhome For Sale in Delray Beach Florida

Hamilton Place Townhouse in Downtown Delray Beach

Brian Pearl and Vini Antonacci of Lang Realty recently listed and sold 285 SE 6th Avenue Unit E in Delray Beach, Florida.  Rarely available 4 bedroom, 4 bath townhouse with a 2 car garage in Hamilton Place, one of Downtown Delray Beach's most desirable communities! Built in 2005, this tri-level townhouse boasts over 2,000 sq ft under air with high end finishes including hardwood floors, CBS construction, impact glass, French doors, solid core interior doors, and a gourmet kitchen w/ granite countertops, GE Profile stainless steel appliances and solid wood cabinetry. Ground floor has a full bedroom and bathroom, 2-car garage, and large storage closet. The 2nd level is comprised of the kitchen, dining…
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Valencia Reserve in Boynton Beach, FL

Click here for more photos of this stunning home in Valencia Reserve

Brian Pearl and co-listing agent Vini Antonacci of Lang Realty have recently listed and sold a lakefront Pamplona Grand model in Valencia Reserve for full price in only two days!! The listing and sale price of $820,000 is a new record for the active adult community and the highest sale price on record to date. 

Desirable Lakefront Lot and Coveted Pamplona Grand Model

Absolutely stunning lakefront Pamplona Grand with over $230,000 in upgrades! Custom designed & decorated by renowned design firm Decorators Unlimited, this beautiful home has an elegant interior with transitional design elements including white kitchen cabinetry, porcelain tile flooring, crown molding, custom

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