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What is Home Concierge?

By: Nick Casamassimo - December 14, 2017

 
You may be familiar with the term “property management,” which is when a third party handles the daily operations of a real estate investment. They can manage all types of properties, from single family homes to large apartment complexes, and work on things such as screening for tenants, filling vacancies, addressing maintenance or repair issues, managing budgets and maintaining records.  They ultimately remove the stress of being a landlord and try to bring the biggest return on investment for the investor.

Although home concierge has many overlapping services when compared to property management, there is a distinct difference:   
 

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Homeowners Guide to Understanding HOA

By: Burke Nielsen - December 7, 2017

 

With 69 million Americans living in common interest communities, nearly all of us have at least heard of HOAs.  In states like Florida, you would be hard-pressed to find a neighborhood that isn’t governed by a homeowners association.  Even with the rapid growth of common interest communities, many homeowners don’t really understand how they work and what they can do to make their community better...

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Zillow's 6 Predictions for the 2018 Housing Market

By: Marian Mcpherson - November 17, 2017

 

If only we could stare into a crystal ball to see exactly what 2018 holds for the housing market. More inventory? Yes! Slower home price growth? Absolutely! Oprah giving everyone a free house? That would be a dream come true.
 
For now we have forecasts from top economists and housing experts. And Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell offered hers on behalf of Zillow...

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Maximizing Space in Kitchen & Get Biggest ROI

By: Nick Casamassimo - October 30, 2017

 

Kitchen renovations can be very daunting for homeowners.  So many choices relating to cabinets, general layout, backsplashes, fixtures, and don't get me started on counter tops.  Not only can you get lost in the difference between quartz versus quartzite versus granite versus marble, but colors and designs can dizzy even the most calm-headed renovator. 

But what is universal in getting the most bang from your buck is maximizing ...

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Elevator Pose Problems after Hurricane Irma in Boca High R

By: Marci Shatzman - October 28, 2017

 



Boca Raton's Assistant Fire Chief Matt Welhaf never got more calls about out-of-service elevators than he did after Hurricane Irma from people who live in beachfront buildings.


Turns out there's a city law about keeping at least one elevator in service for public safety/paramedic access during a storm, Welhaf said at the Oct. 17 Beach Condominium Association meeting in San Remo....


 

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First Friday Art Walk in Delray Beach

By: Downtown Development Authority - October 28, 2017

 

The November 3rd First Friday Art Walk is a perfect way to experience an evening of ...

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14 Easy DIY Living Room Updates Anyone Can Do in a Day

By: Manasa Reddigar - October 8, 2017

Is your living room languishing because you think you just don't have the time to spruce it up? Well, think again! If you have a day—and a design dream—you already have everything you need to bring that room back to life with one of these lightning-fast living room decor ideas...
 

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7 Ways to Get Better Curb Appeal in 60 Minutes

By: Bob Vila - October 3, 2017

Are you dissatisfied with your home’s less-than-fabulous first impression but too strapped for time to do anything about it? Don’t worry! You don’t have to take on time-consuming remodeling projects to amp up your home’s curb appeal. With just an hour and the assistance of an innovative collection of tools, you can...

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Who Is Responsible for Damage and Removal of Downed Trees?

By: AriasBasinger - October 3, 2017


 

Hurricane Irma caused a lot of damage in Central Florida and we are still dealing with downed trees and limbs littering neighborhoods.  Since the storm, we have received countless phone calls from clients asking who is responsible for damage caused by a neighboring property owner’s tree falling on their property, or who is responsible for the cost of removing a neighboring property owner’s tree that fell on their propert...

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At Festival of the Arts: Bill Murray, T Bone Burnette, Kathleen Battle

By: Ben Crandell - October 3, 2017

Actor Bill Murray, influential musician and producer T Bone Burnett, opera great Kathleen Battle and violin legend Itzhak Perlman are among the highlights of Festival of the Arts Boca 2018, rolling out Feb...

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11 Clever Decorating Tricks That WIll Make Any Space Bright and Airy

By: Sarah Emslie - September 5, 2017

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Less weighty than curtains, blinds can make a room feel light and airy...

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Hurricane Irma: How to Prepare for the Storm

By: CBS News - September 5, 2017

 

MIAMI -- As Hurricane Irma gains strength and moves across the Atlantic Ocean, some residents in South Florida have begun preparing for the storm...
 

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7 Things to Buy If You Want to Spend Less on Bills

By: Donna Boyle - August 7, 2017

 

Let's face it: Owning a home isn't cheap. You're on the hook for mortgage payments and property taxes, of course, as well as maintenance and repair expenses. Under typical circumstances, cost-cutting options are frustratingly few, but there's one crucial exception—utilities. You don't pay a fixed price for things like electricity, water, and natural gas. Rather, from one month to the next, the size of your bill depends on the extent of your usage. That means...


 

 

 

 

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A Condo Rule against Complaining

By: David Thiel - August 2, 2017

 

Recently, a condominium corporation in Toronto was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit the ability of residents to complain to the condominium. Various parties including residents of the building in question have expressed outrage at such a rule...

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Dining Buzz: 8 New Restaurants on Deck, from Boca to the Gardens

By: Lisa Balmaseda - July 17, 2017

That buzzing you hear is the sound of new restaurant kitchens in construction, of booths and bars and floors getting spiffed up as new spots prepare to make their debut...

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