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Moving to a new neighborhood brings with it a long list of questions. What are the neighbors like? Are there kids in the area? It is safe? What are the best places to shop?

Once you’ve made the decision to relocate, these questions and more are bound to arise. Many questions can be answered by your Realtor or your contractor, but information on others may be less forthcoming. As realtors are bound by an oath that upholds fair housing and non-discriminatory practices, there are certain questions they just cannot answer. So, issues like churches in the area or the demographics of your neighbors are simply off-limits. 

The Fair Housing Act: why your Realtor can’t always tell you what you want to know

What a Realtor can and cannot disclose is

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Over the past 25 years, Downtown Delray Beach has grown into a crown jewel of the vivacious city. Developed through a myriad of public and privately funded projects, citizens of Delray take pride in the comfortably urban environment. The town center provides a dynamic arrangement of dining and entertainment, while the beautiful oceanside backdrop offers a calming respite from the hustle and bustle of city-living.

Stay up to date on the breathtaking development projects on Delray's horizon:

236 Fifth Condos for Sale in Downtown Delray

236 Fifth Delray + Aloft Hotel

Set to finish construction in December of 2018, 236 Fifth Delray in conjunction with Aloft boutique hotel is planning to provide luxury apartments and lodging, allowing residents to "live on vacation." This lavish development

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How to Prepare for South Florida's Hurricane Season

If you live along a coastal area, hurricanes are a fact of life. Despite their inevitability, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all.

Preparing in advance for the potential damage and risks will help you cope when emergency strikes. Here are some great tips to ensure you are ready for any eventuality: 

Plan your escape route

In the event of an evacuation, you may have to act quickly. storm surges in a hurricane can create a significant rise in water level that can affect coastlines for hundreds of miles around the storm zone. Don’t wait until the last minute, as panic may overtake common sense in an emergency. 

Have pets? Plan ahead!

Have a plan for your pets in the event that you have to evacuate. Many shelters have accommodation

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National real estate sales data collected from 2014 - 2017 can predict the best time to sell in Boca Raton. The data compares the average national home sales price each year to the average home sales prices per month, and national home selling time to the average speed of home sales per month.

Based on this research, if you time your home sale correctly, you could make more money on the sale or sell the home faster than you could if you sold it at any other time of year.   

When to Sell in Boca Raton to Make the Most Money

Over the timespan of 2014 - 2017, June was the best time to close on your home sale in Boca Raton. Home sales that closed in June sold for 9.47% higher than the average home selling price for the year. This information suggests

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236 Fifth Avenue Condos in Delray Beach

Hotels, condos, retails shops and more are coming to Delray Beach’s walkable neighborhood, SofA (South of Atlantic Avenue). 

The 236 Fifth Avenue, a 35-unit luxury condominium and the Aloft Hotel, a 122-room tech-minded hotel, 5,000 square feet of first-floor retail boutiques and structured parking are rising and occupancy for 235 Fifth Avenue will begin in 2018.

Condos at 236 Fifth Avenue are on sale now. Prices start at $500,000 and range over $1,000,000. Positioned on the second, third and fourth floors, the pet-friendly residences will vary from one-bedroom to three-bedroom condos with sizable balconies and private parking with additional guest spaces.

The contemporary-style building is adjacent to the Aloft Hotel and the residences will

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Sober House Rules in Delray Beach

Delray Beach officials, as well as residents, have long voiced concerns about the prevalence of sober homes in city neighborhoods.

Sober homes provide safe homes for individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction as they prepare to re-enter society after rehab or incarceration. Since these individuals are protected under federal law, the City of Delray Beach has been largely unsuccessful in its attempts to curb the rise of more such homes and has continued to lobby the feds in favor of an equitable solution. 

Proposed change limits number of sober homes in a given area

Currently, the city is proposing a new regulation that would not only limit the number of sober group homes in an area but would also require these homes to be

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